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Summer School on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing

August 7-14, 2002, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany


Participant Affiliation Country
Tue Haste Andersen Copenhagen University, Department of Computer Science Denmark
Gerhard Austaller Darmstadt University of Technology, Telecooperation Germany
Faruk Bagci University of Augsburg Germany
Renata Bandelloni Istituto Trentino di Cultura ITC-irst Italy
Martin Bauer University of Stuttgart Germany
Alastair Beresford University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering United Kingdom
Jan Beutel ETH Zurich, TIK Switzerland
Mark Billinghurst University of Washington, Human Interface Technology Laboratory USA
Sonja Buchegger IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, EPFL Lausanne Switzerland
Thomas Buchholz Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Communication Systems and Computer Networks Germany
Ozan Cakmakci UCF, Florida, CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers) USA
Jochen Denzinger Fraunhofer IMK, MARS – Exploratory Media Lab Germany
Esko Dijk Technical University Eindhoven / Philips Research Eindhoven Netherlands
Matthias Dyer ETH Zurich, TIK Switzerland
Gudrun Fischer University of Dortmund, Computer Science VI, Information Retrieval Germany
Hannes Frey University of Trier, System Software and Distributed Systems Germany
Robert Harle University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering United Kingdom
Dominik Heckmann DFKI Saarbrücken Germany
Adolf Hohl University of Freiburg, Institute for Computer Science and Social Studies Germany
Nataliya Hristova University College Dublin Ireland
Tero Häkkinen Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics Finland
Matthias Joest European Media Laboratory (EML) Germany
Alexandros Karypidis Institute of Computer Science, FO.R.T.H. Greece
Oliver Kasten ETH Zurich, DSG Switzerland
Nicky Kern ETH Zurich, PCCV Switzerland
Csaba Kiss Kalló University of Trento Italy
Ursula Kretschmer Fraunhofer IGD Germany
Rainer Kroh DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology Telematics Research Germany
Jonas Landgren Viktoria Institute Sweden
Tatiana Lashina Philips Electronics Nederland, Research Lab Netherlands
Paul Lukowicz ETH Zurich, Wearable Computing Lab, IfE Switzerland
Filipe Meneses University of Minho, Information Systems Department Portugal
Florian Michahelles ETH Zurich, PCCV Switzerland
Martin Muehlenbrock Xerox Research Centre Europe France
Tatsuo Nakajima Waseda University, Department of Information and Computer Science Japan
Andronikos Nedos Trinity College Dublin, Distributed Systems Group Ireland
Chaki Ng Harvard University USA
Stina Nylander Swedish Institute of Computer Science Sweden
Kasper Halleborg Pedersen University of Southern Denmark, Maersk Institute Denmark
Mario Pichler Software Competence Center Hagenberg Austria
Yves Punie Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) (JRC-EC) Spain
Jaana Rantanen Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics Finland
Kasim Rehman University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering United Kingdom
Gerhard Reitmayr Vienna University of Technology Austria
Steffen Reymann Philips Research Laboratories United Kingdom
Stephanie Riche HP Labs Grenoble France
Matthias Ringwald ETH Zurich, DSG Switzerland
Michael Rohs ETH Zurich, DSG Switzerland
Johan Sanneblad Viktoria Institute Sweden
Kulpreet Singh Trinity College Dublin, Distributed Systems Group Ireland
Martin Strohbach Lancaster University United Kingdom
Mark Taylor Lancaster University United Kingdom
Dario Teixeira Philips Research / Technical University Eindhoven Netherlands
Tore Urnes Telenor Research and Development Norway
Julien Vayssiere INRIA Sophia Antipolis France
Andreas Weissel University of Erlangen, Department of Computer Science 4 Germany
Song Yuan Darmstadt University of Technology Germany
Andreas Zeidler Darmstadt University of Technology Germany
Wensheng Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Software, HCI and Intelligent Engineering Lab China

Tue Haste Andersen

Tue Haste Andersen Tue Haste Andersen

Copenhagen University, Department of Computer Science
Universitetsparken 1
Copenhagen O 2100

Phone: +45 35321456
Scientific interests:
I am a Ph.d. student at the Music Informatics Laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhangen. My master thesis was on analysis, modeling and synthesis of musical sounds. The goal of this work was to improve current additive analysis and synthesis techniques, for use in sound recognition and musical synthesizers.

I have recently started my ph.d. study in the Music Informatics group. My work is on interaction and visualization of sounds, in music performance and production contexts. Although I have no practical experience in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, I am interested in application of sound signal analysis in these fields, and the interaction aspects hereof.

Short CV:
I hold the following degrees:
High School degree in mathematical sciences, Denmark, 1995.
Bachelor in Computer Science, University of Roskilde, Denmark, 1999.
Master in Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002.

Currently I am working on my Ph.D. at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Recent Publications:
- T. H. Andersen and K. Jensen. On the importance of phase information in additive analysis/synthesis of binaural sounds. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Havana, Cuba, 2001.
- J. Arnspang, K. Jensen, D. Murphy, T. Andersen, and G. Marentakis. Music informatics laboratory at DIKU. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Havana, Cuba, 2001.
- T. H. Andersen and K. Jensen. Phase modeling of instrument sounds based on psycho acoustic experiments. In Workshop on current research directions in computer music, Barcelona, Spain, 2001, 2001.
- D. Murphy, G. Marentakis, T. H. Andersen, and K. Jensen. Scalable spectral reflections in conic sections. In Proceedings of the Digital Audio Effects Workshop, Limerick, Ireland, 2001.
- T. H. Andersen. Phase models in real-time analysis/synthesis of voiced sounds, January 2002. Master thesis.

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Gerhard Austaller

Gerhard Austaller Gerhard Austaller

Darmstadt University of Technology, Telecooperation
Alexanderstr. 6
Darmstadt 64283

Phone: +49 (6151) 16 - 2259
Fax: +49 (6151) 16 - 3052
My current research topic can be summerized as "context aware infrastructures for mobile services". My former research and implementation of a service infrastructure for mobile devices including WAP phones showed that taking context into account can have extremely positive impact on service platforms for mobile devices. Currently only the use of context in applications for mobile users is considered to be important. These kind of applications normally deliver better results to users.
But even more important in my opinion is that context can and must be used for service discovery and service orchestration. In near future there will be many services using each other to perform tasks for users. The gathering and combining of these services ("service orchestration") itself is a dynamic process influenced by the context of the services' users. E.G. today calendars like Outlook inform users at a fixed time before the meeting. If the calendar knew the location of the user it could calculate the time before it must remind the user. Calculation can be done by asking other services like timetable for public transport or route planner for car. Finding these services of course depends on the users' context.

Gerhard Austaller was born in Eberstalzell (Austria) in 1973.
He received the degree of "Diplom-Ingenieur" (Dipl.-Ing.) in Computer Sciense at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in fall 1999. In his master thesis he explored possibilities to overcome some problems in mobile computing environments notably disconnections. Afterwards he there joined the Telecooperation Group as research assistant with focus on service-based infrastructures.
In spring 2001 he moved to the Telecooperation Group at the Darmstadt University of Technologie. There he is researching on bringing the advantages of context-aware computing to mobile services and infrastructures.

Andreas Hartl, Gerhard Austaller, G. Kappel, C. Lechleitner, Max Mühlhäuser, S. Reich, R. Rudisch: Gulliver - A Development Environment for WAP Based Applications. WWW9, 9th International World Wide Web Conference, Amsterdam, May 15-19, 2000. pp. 26-27, 2000. ISBN 1-930792-01-8

Andreas Hartl, Gerhard Austaller, G. Kappel, C. Lechleitner, Max Mühlhäuser, S. Reich, R. Rudisch: Gulliver Beans: Generating Device Optimized and Individualized Content for WAP Applications. Proc. Workshop Information Design for Mobile Web Services, Amsterdam, May 15.-19. 2000.

Gerhard Austaller, Andreas Hartl, G. Kappel, C. Lechleitner, Max Mühlhäuser, S. Reich, R. Rudisch: Gulliver Beans: A Tool for Fine Tuning Data Delivery in E-Commerce Applications. Proceedings EMISA?00 Informationssysteme für E-Commerce, 8.-10. Nov. 2000, Linz, Austria. pp. 29-40, 2000. ISBN 3-85487-1945

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Faruk Bagci

Faruk Bagci Faruk Bagci

University of Augsburg
Eichleitnerstr. 30
Augsburg 86159

Phone: 0821/598 2352
Fax: 0821/ 598 2359
I am a Computer Scientist and I am engaged in a research project about the use of mobile agent technologies in Ubiquitous Computing since 6 months. My interests are in Mobile Software Agents, Location and Context Awareness, and Prediction techniques. I would like to engross my knowledge about ubiquitous computing, especially context&location modelling and awareness, as well as security and privacy issues.

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Renata Bandelloni

Renata Bandelloni Renata Bandelloni

Istituto Trentino di Cultura ITC-irst
Via Sommarive 18
Povo, TR 38050

I graduated in computer science in December 2001 at the University of Pisa (Italy). At present I'm working at the National Council of Research in Pisa (Italy), with a grant from ITC-IRST Trento (Italy). My research activity focalize on middleware applications for mobile personal area networks and distributed computing, with context awareness.

What I expect from partecipating the summer school is to learn more about subjects strictly related to my research and having the possibility to see what others are doing on the same field, exchange ideas and maybe start some collaboration.

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Martin Bauer

Martin Bauer Martin Bauer

University of Stuttgart
Breitwiesenstr. 20-22
Stuttgart 70565

Phone: +49 711 7816 218
Fax: +49 711 7816 424
I am a research assistant in the Distributed Systems Group headed by Prof. Rothermel at the University of Stuttgart.

I am working on the Nexus project, a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with partners from the areas of photogrammetry, electrical engineering, databases, visualization and distributed systems.

We investigate concepts and methods for the support of context-aware applications for mobile users, where the most important context information is location. The goal is to develop a global platform for context-aware applications with a federated, distributed and dynamic model of the real world at its core that is augmented with virtual information.

My area of research within the project is the efficient observation of spatial events, i.e. events that are related to the position of mobile objects in space. A typical example for such an event is that a user wants to be informed when passing a shoe shop, because he needs to buy shoes (and usually forgets about it when he is in town). The information that is necessary for observing such an event may be distributed among different servers and therefore the observation of the event may also be distributed. This means that time concepts have to be taken into account in order to have a well-defined semantics for the distributed event, which can be described using an event specification language, e.g. based on global predicates. The observation of events then has to be distributed to observation nodes in an optimal way regarding parameters like delay (affecting the semantics) and communication overhead.

The summer school covers issues (e.g. location-awareness, context-awareness, mobile computing, middleware computing infrastructures, security and privacy) that are very relevant for the Nexus research project as a whole as well as for my own research, with lecturers who are well-known in these fields. I hope to exchange ideas about the current research topics in this field with the participants of the workshop, which may be the basis for future cooperations.
I would like to contribute to the workshop, especially on topics concerning location-awareness and the distributed observation of events.

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Alastair Beresford

Alastair Beresford Alastair Beresford

University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering
Laboratory for Communications Engineering, CUED, Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB3 0HL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1223 766513
I am a PhD student in the Laboratory for Communications Engineering, University of Cambridge, England.

My PhD research is focused on increasing user privacy in location-aware applications; I am currently exploring several techniques, including:

(1) Anonymizing location information;
(2) Applying role-based access control methods to location services such as SPIRIT and QoSDream.

My research takes a practical as well as theoretical stance through analysis of location-aware applications driven by our AT&T Bat location system (50 badge location updates per second, with an accuracy of >3cm in three dimensions).

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Jan Beutel

Jan Beutel Jan Beutel

ETH Zurich, TIK
Gloriastr. 35
Zurich 8092

Phone: +41-1-6327032
My research focusses on distributed positioning algorithms for
wireless ad-hoc networks.

I am interested in the following areas:
- Wireless ad-hoc networking
- Intergating network services with communication protocols
- Bluez protocol stack for linux
- Packet based wireless communication protocols
- System design aspects of all kinds of wireless systems
- Hardware for wireless systems, hw-sw codesign, partitioning
- Global Positioning System (GPS), Glonass and Galileo

For further infos and publications please refer to my research homepage:

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Mark Billinghurst

Mark Billinghurst Mark Billinghurst

University of Washington, Human Interface Technology Laboratory
5230 15th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98105

Phone: +1-206-616-1491
Fax: +1-206-543-5380
I have just completed my PhD in Electrical Engineering with a thesis on Collaborative Augmented Reality.

I am interested in getting a good grounding in ubiquitous and pervasive computing for research work that I intend doing in the future. In addition to gaining a good overview of current research in the field I'm hoping to use the workshop as an opportunity to network with researchers with similar interests and to establish some research collaborations.

I am particularly interested in how ubiquitous computing technology could be used to support face to face and remote collaboration. I think that this is an important research area that has needs further work. Although I have not begun work in the area yet, I will do so later this year. In particular I am interested in how people can use handeld (PDA) devices to interact with smart spaces to support collaboration. This enables users to have a private handheld display as well as a public display space that they can move data between. Interaction and display techniques for this type of interface and the effect that this might have on the collaboration are areas of interest.

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Sonja Buchegger

Sonja Buchegger Sonja Buchegger

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, EPFL Lausanne
Breitensteinstrasse 88
Zurich CH-8037

Phone: 01-7248237
Fax: 01-7248955
My main research interest (i.e., my Ph.D. thesis topic) is on cooperation of nodes for routing and forwarding in mobile ad-hoc networks, where nodes do not rely on any routing infrastructure but relay packets for each other. Thus communications in mobile ad-hoc networks work properly only if the participating nodes cooperate in routing and forwarding. However, it may be advantageous for individual nodes not to cooperate, for example to save power or to launch security attacks such as denial-of-service. I developed a protocol, called CONFIDANT, to mitigate the effect of such misbehavior, it aims at detecting and isolating misbehaving nodes, thus making it unattractive to deny cooperation. Trust relationships and routing decisions are based on experienced, observed, or reported routing and forwarding behavior of other nodes. For some details see our paper at MobiHOC 2002. I am interested in game-theoretic and Bayesian approaches to evaluate and improve cooperation among network nodes.
Other research interests include peer-to-peer networks, network security, sensor networks, and overlay networks.

Background: Since February 2000 I have been an off-site Ph.D. student at EPFL Lausanne, Communications Systems. My advisor is Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec. I have been working at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Networking Software Group, since April 1999. Our current project is on network appliances for massively distributed applications, e.g., games.

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Thomas Buchholz

Thomas Buchholz Thomas Buchholz

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department of Communication Systems and Computer Networks
Hugo-Weiss-Straße 90
Muenchen, Bayern 81827

Phone: 089 2180 9861
Fax: 089 2180 99 9861
I own a joint master's degree in Business Administration and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt. I specialized in distributed multimedia systems and internet technology. My main educators were Ralf Steinmetz from the Technical University of Darmstadt, for whom I worked for about a year as assistant staff, and Klara Nahrstedt at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I spent a year in her research group working on adaptive mechanisms for MPEG-2 streaming in a live- and potentially wireless scenario. Since 1st of March this year, I am a PhD student at the Department of Communication Systems and Computer Networks at the LMU Munich (Prof. Hegering & Prof. Linnhoff-Popien).

I am currently engaged in a research endeavour trying to scale existing smart space test-beds to a country-wide scope. This project is named "context-aware services for UMTS". Our partners are Siemens Corporate Technology and Apollis Interactive, a start-up company that was the first to offer a location-based service in Germany. The project is financed by the State of Bavaria. The focus of our work is to develop a framework for the provision of context information in cellular networks and to prove our concepts by implementing prototypes. The framework is necessary to decouple the provisioning of context from its usage, thereby allowing for a new business role called context provider.

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Ozan Cakmakci

Ozan Cakmakci

UCF, Florida, CREOL (Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers)
8336 East D.E. Ave
Richland, MI 49083


Ozan Cakmakci received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University in 1999. Ozan has worked at BMW Research, Munich, Germany; Starlab Research in Brussels, Belgium and the human-computer interaction group at the University of Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.

He will start graduate school in optics at CREOL (Center for Research in Optics and Lasers) in Florida (UCF) under the direction of Jannick Rolland.

Research Interests

I am interested in the research question of how we can build natural extensions to our minds and bodies. In particular, I view ubiquitous and wearable computing, augmented reality, human perception and optics as a set of tools and approaches to prototype towards this research question.


Biocca, F., Cakmakci, O., Czischke, J., DeVries, J., Huang, H., Kind, K., Nowak, K., Witt, M. (1998) "Virtual & Augmented Reality" In A. Grant. Communication Technology Update. 6th Ed. Butterworth-Heinemann.

O. Cakmakci, J. Coutaz, K. Van Laerhoven, H. Gellersen. Context awareness in systems with limited resources. ECAI workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems
(AIMS 2002), Lyon, France.

O. Cakmakci. A magnetic finger tracker. Proc. 9th International on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2001). August 5-10, 2001, New Orleans, LA, USA.

K. Van Laerhoven and O. Cakmakci. What shall we teach our pants? In Proc. International Conference on Wearable Computing (ISWC 2000), Atlanta, GA, USA.

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Jochen Denzinger

Jochen Denzinger Jochen Denzinger

Fraunhofer IMK, MARS – Exploratory Media Lab
Schloss Birlinghoven
Sankt Augustin D-53754

Phone: +49-(0)2241-14-3441
Fax: +49-(0)2241-14-2133
Jochen Denzinger holds a master in industrial design and is currently working for the MARS Exploratory Media Lab/ Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. He is mainly concerned with questions in the domain of information architecture, interaction- and interfacedesign.

From 1997 till 2000 JD worked as a freelance software designer. One of his main projects was his work for the IPSI (Institut für Integrierte Publikations- und Informationssysteme) of the former GMD in Darmstadt in the team of Norbert Streitz on topics as cscw and augmented reality. (
Until march 2002 he worked as a researcher at Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main (Dpt. Industrial Design).

Currently JD is writing on his phd-thesis on the subject of design and ubiquitous computing at Prof. Mihai Nadin (Universität Wuppertal/ Dpt. Computational Design).
Looking from a designer's perspective the work examines the question of the mutual influences of ubiquitous computing on the discipline of design and the possible roles of design in ubicomp.

For his thesis JD provides a website: (currently only German)


I am interested in the "Summer School on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing" as it seems a quite unique opportunity to get an overview and insight on my phd's topic from different perspectives. I expect to broaden my view due to interpersonal communications.
I would like to contribute to the workshop talking on ubicomp under a design perspective.

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Esko Dijk

Esko Dijk Esko Dijk

Technical University Eindhoven / Philips Research Eindhoven
Den Dolech 2
Eindhoven 5600MB

Phone: +31-40-2742256
1. Background: Studied electrical engineering (topics: systems theory, pattern classification). Currently PhD student.

2. Research field: location and context awareness, location technology based on ultrasound. (See summary below)

3. Expecting from the summerschool: Meet people who work on all types of location systems and models! Also educate myself more broadly in the UbiComp field.

4. Presentation topic: ultrasound positioning technology.

Research summary:

Many Context Aware applications need information on the location of people, objects and devices. Sometimes orientation or movement information is desired as well.

We focus on future consumer applications in the home domain. This domain has a unique combination of requirements: 1. Low-cost, high-volume electronics ; 2. Low power ; 3. Resolution required varies from 1 cm to several meters ; 4. Easy installation by a non-expert user.

A survey of state-of-the-art technology showed that none of the existing systems could handle all requirements simultaneously. Ultrasound location technology turned out to be a promising candidate for accurate indoor location systems.

Therefore we work on new ultrasound-based measurement methods and algorithms, that are needed to realise an in-home 'plug and play' location system. Topics include: System modelling, optimizing the configuration of transmitters/receivers, and orientation estimation.

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Matthias Dyer

Matthias Dyer

ETH Zurich, TIK
J.C. Heer-Strasse 13
Winterthur 8406

Phone: +41 1 63 27061
- Master Thesis on Reconfigurable Computing at Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory ETH Zürich in March 2002
- PhD Student for Prof. L. Thiele since May 2002
- SNF NCCR MICS IP9 Project Member (Mobile Information an Communication Systems)

Research / Interests:
- Reconfigurable Hardware
- Design Space Exploration
- Context awareness
- Embedded Systems
- Wearables

Current Work:
- Design Space Exploration for Wearable Systems

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Gudrun Fischer

Gudrun Fischer

University of Dortmund, Computer Science VI, Information Retrieval
August-Schmidt-Str. 12
Dortmund D-44227

Phone: +49 2 31 / 7 55 - 58 43
Fax: +49 2 31 / 7 55 - 24 05
I am a PhD student and researcher at the University of Dortmund, in the Information Retrieval group with Norbert Fuhr.

Some of our IR projects, e.g. the Cyclades project where I am involved, already feature at least Web-based personal workspaces and other location-independent services. Within our research group, we expect that the goal of "finding the relevant information in any situation (anywhere, anytime)" will become a highly relevant topic of Information Retrieval in the future. Thus, we expect ubiquitous computing to have a strong impact on our area of research in future years.

With this in mind, I hope to get an overview over the field which I could then share with my IR colleagues. I am curious about the visions of ubiquitous Information Retrieval we will develop on this basis.

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Hannes Frey

Hannes Frey Hannes Frey

University of Trier, System Software and Distributed Systems
Frauenstr. 5
Trier 54290

Phone: +49 651 22561
After studying Computer Science at the University of Trier (Germany), since November 2001 I am working on my PhD thesis. I am employed as a scientific assistant at the research group for System Software and Distributed Systems at the University of Trier. I participate in the SOUL project (self organized ubiquitous learning), which is funded by DFG, Schwerpunktprogramm SPP1140 "Basissoftware für selbstorganisierende Infrastrukturen für vernetzte mobile Systeme". This project covers the design of middleware components for networked mobile systems and their experimental validation in the scope of self organizing university exercises. Currently we are working on the design of a novel communication pattern for mobile ad-hoc networks based on a market place metaphor. A marketplace is a fixed geographical location where information is traded at given times. Client requests or agents acting on behalf of the client travel to the marketplace by infecting promising nearby devices. When arriving at the marketplace, the device actually hosing the request or agent is searching for matching peers by periodically announcing the set of requirements. At a given deadline or if a sufficient number of matching peers is found, the response resp. the successful agent will travel back to the home coordinates of the initiator. A paper with the protocol description and simulation results has been submitted to KIVS 2003 (Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen 2003).

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Robert Harle

Robert Harle

University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering
CUED, Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambs CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1223 765150
Fax: +44 1223 766517
I am currently researching computer environment learning in a pervasive location system. At the Laboratory for Communications Engineering, Cambridge University, we have installed the active bat ultrasonic location system, which is used to provide a context-aware, pervasive computing environment that is in day-to-day use. Currently, such location technologies require large initial input from the user to provide a model of the world, within which people and objects are located. My research centres around the wealth of information that can be derived from the data discarded by the system as irrelevant to positioning. My aim is to create a pervasive system that learns its environment (rooms, spaces, and their usage) and adapts accordingly to improve itself, and provide new applications.

The research I am doing has strong links with sentient computing, tagging, security, image recognition, probability theory, autonomous navigation and general computer learning. However, very little research exists in the precise area, and I wish to attend the summer school to gain contacts in the area, and to broaden my general knowledge of the cutting edge of pervasive computing, in the hope that it will inspire the future course of this research.

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Dominik Heckmann

Dominik Heckmann Dominik Heckmann

DFKI Saarbrücken
Kleegartenstraße 13
Schwalbach 66773

Phone: 0681 302 3496
Hello, I am a PhD student at the European Post-Graduate College for Language Technology and Cognitive Systems in Saarbruecken and Edinburgh. The title of my thesis is "Ubiquitous User Modeling for situated Interaction". I try to merge User Modeling with Ubiquitous Computing. My first supervisor is Prof. Dr. Wahlster from DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence). My most recent paper is "Empirically Grounded Decision-Theoretic Adaptation to Situation-Dependent Resource Limitations" (Thorsten Bohnenberger, Boris Brandherm, Barbara Großmann-Hutter, Dominik Heckmann, Frank Wittig), Special Issue "Adaptivity and User Modeling", KI-Journal, Vol.3, 2002 (in press,

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Adolf Hohl

Adolf Hohl

University of Freiburg, Institute for Computer Science and Social Studies
Friedrichstrasse 50
Freiburg 79098

Phone: +49 761 203 4931
Fax: +49 761 203 4929
background: computer scientist
focus: security & pervasive computing
expectations: learn more about pervasive computing and feedback to my contribution
contribution: new addressing scheme for pervasive devices

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Nataliya Hristova

Nataliya Hristova

University College Dublin
Dublin D4

Phone: +353 -1-716 2491
Fax: +353-1-269 7262
Nataliya Hristova received her M.Sc. Degree with Honours in Computer Science from University of Shumen “Bishop Konstantin Preslavski”, Bulgaria, in 1999. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at University College Dublin. Her research interests are within the mobile computing, location-awareness, user modeling, mobile cartography and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) areas. The focus of her current research is applying MAS for location-aware, pervasive and personalized mobile advertising applications for wireless and mobile phone users. The recent publications listed below describe the work done on developing a context and location-aware mobile advertising system named Ad-me.

[1]. Hristova, N., O’Hare, G.M.P., Ad-me: A Context-Sensitive Advertising System, in Proceedings of the 3rd Int'l Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (IIWAS), September, Pub. By Austrian Computer Society, Linz Austria, 2001.

[2]. Hristova, N., O’Hare, G.M.P., Ad-me: Intelligent Context-Sensitive Advertising within a Mobile Tourist Guide, In Proceedings of the 12th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS), 7-9 September, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 2001.

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Tero Häkkinen

Tero Häkkinen Tero Häkkinen

Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics
P.O. Box 692
Tampere 33101

Phone: +358 3 3115 2153
Fax: +358 3 3115 2620
I have grauduated (MSc) from the field of electrical engineering in year 2000. I have worked in the research group of Personal Electronics at Tampere University of Technology Institute of Electronics since 1998, first as a research assistant and after graduation as a researcher and a PhD student.

The focus of my research is to examine various methods for short range data communication in wearable and ubiquitous computing. At the moment my work concentrates on applying Bluetooth technology to communication needs in smart clothing applications. Previously I have worked on infrared communication developing a tag system for identification and positioning purposes. The system was originally intended to be used with wearable computers. The tag system was also the subject of my MSc thesis. I have also gained some knowledge on low power 433 MHz radio circuits for low bandwidth data communication.

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Matthias Joest

Matthias Joest

European Media Laboratory (EML)
Villa-Bosch, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33a
Heidelberg, Baden/Wuerttemberg 69118

Phone: +496221533264
Orginally I studied Biology and Geography at the University of Heidelberg. In parallel I started 1998 working in the field of geomatics on web-mapping solutions and mobile computing within the project Deep Map at the European Media Laboratory (EML).

2001 I finished my studies and started as a junior researcher at the EML. My main research fields are mobile computing and user interface design.

Until now I am working in an EU-IST project called ATTRACT on intelligent user interfaces.

Since January 2002 I additionally started my PhD with the focus on user-adaptive and context-aware tourplanning in an mobile scenario. This research project is called Deep Map II.

I expect from the sommer school many fruitful discussion with some of the precursors on ubiquitous computing and context-awareness and I think that will have a very possitive feedback on my PhD.

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Alexandros Karypidis

Alexandros Karypidis Alexandros Karypidis

Institute of Computer Science, FO.R.T.H.
26, S. Siniori st.
Volos 38334

Phone: +30 4210 74965
Alexandros received his diploma from the Computer Science dept. in May 2000.

He is currently collaborating with the Institute of Computer Science at FO.R.T.H. ( on the 2WEAR project (

His research focuses on the area of permanent storage frameworks for mobile users and ubiquitous computing environments.

His goal is to receive his PhD in this field, from the Computer & Communications Engineering department of the University of Thessaly (

By attending the workshop he hopes to meet people with radical, interesting opinions in the ubiquitous and mobile computing field. Hopefully, through discussions with lecturers and attendants, he will be able to steer his own research towards a even more challenging and fun direction.

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Oliver Kasten

Oliver Kasten Oliver Kasten

ETH Zurich, DSG
Clausiusstr. 59
Zurich 8092

Phone: +41 1 6320663
Fax: +41 1 6321659
I am a PhD student in the distributed systems group of the computer science department at ETH-Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) where I currently work in the Smart-Its project (

My research concentrates on infrastructures and middleware services for collections of smart objects (everyday objects embedded with computation, communication and sensing) and their applications. Particularly I pursue the paradigm of virtual counterparts: software components that interface real-world objects and represent them in digital space.

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Nicky Kern

Nicky Kern Nicky Kern

ETH Zurich, PCCV
ETH Zentrum
Zurich 8092

Phone: +41-1-632 04 34
Fax: +41-1-632 15 96
My work is focused on context aware computing for wearable computers.
It is being conducted as part of the wearable computing initiative at ETH Zurich. Our vision of a wearable computer is that of an assistant, that is always on and trying to support the user in his everyday tasks.
Since the computer is permanently worn by the user, it can perceive the environment in the same way the user can, "see" what the users, "hear" what the user hears, etc.

My work is hence focused on extracting contextual information from multiple sensors in a wearable computer. This includes context modeling, multi-sensor perception and fusion.

My expectation of the summer school is to get in touch with the most recent developments in wearable and ubiquitous computing and the people behind it!

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Csaba Kiss Kalló

Csaba Kiss Kalló Csaba Kiss Kalló

University of Trento
via Sommarive 14
Povo, Trento 38050

Phone: +39 340 2249168
Fax: +39 0461 882093
I am studying the Bluetooth wireless technology. Inside this area I am concentrating on scatternet formation protocols and scatternet topologies. Optimizing scatternets with respect to routing, load balancing (or other aspects) are also of interest for me. Localization of Bluetooth devices is another topic that I am intendig to study soon.

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Ursula Kretschmer

Ursula Kretschmer Ursula Kretschmer

Fraunhofer IGD
Fraunhoferstr. 5
Darmstadt 64283

Phone: ++49-6151-155-413
Fax: ++49-6151-155-444
Ursula Kretschmer graduated from Bonn University with a diploma in Surveying and Geodesy. At Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany she has been involved in the research project GEIST. In this project, a mobile system is being developed, which allows experiencing history within an urban environment. The system is addressed to students and should help them to learn historical facts via a thrilling, individual story. Her main interest lies in the area of Augmented Reality, i.e. to determine position and orientation of the user. To fade in reconstructions of buildings in the line of sight of users, she is developing a videobased tracking system, which uses a 3D model of the environment as a reference.

Papers dealing with the determination of position and line of sight of a person:

Coors, V., Huch, T., and Kretschmer U.: Matching buildings: Pose estimation in an urban environment. ISAR 2000

Kretschmer, U., Coors, V., Spierling, U, Grasbon, D., Schneider, K., Rojas, I., Malaka R.: Meeting the Spirit of History. VAST 2001

Kretschmer U.: Using Mobile Systems to transmit Location based Information, submitted to PCV'02

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Rainer Kroh

Rainer Kroh Rainer Kroh

DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology Telematics Research
Wilhelm-Runge-Street 11
Ulm 89081

Phone: +49 731 505 2862
Fax: +49 731 505 4110
I am working in the DaimlerChrysler Research Department in the fields of Mobile Computing and Telematics since 1993. The focus of my research are distributed systems and IT-Security/IT-Privacy. In my opinion vehicles will also be a part of a future pervasive computing world (the vehicle as a whole and also the components inside of a vehicle), therefore I am very interested about all the coming trends and technologies in the area of ubiquitous and pervasive computing. Additionally I am sure to meet many people working in the different fields of ubiquitous computing and maybe that lead to research collaborations in the future.

I also want to contribute to the workshop and the topics of my talk will be in the vehicular environment.

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Jonas Landgren

Jonas Landgren

Viktoria Institute
Viktoriagatan 13, Box 620
Göteborg 411 25

Fax: +46 (0)31- 773 55 30
Jonas Landgren (1971)
Msc Informatics (1998), University of Gothenburg

New member, July 2002, of the Mobile Informatics group at the Viktoria Institute in Gothenburg, Sweden.

My general field of interest are mobile solutions that help people make better decisions and help them learn from past events.

I am working in a research project named Safe Street.
The objectives of the SafeStreet project is to design and develop mobile solutions for public safety. The research is conducted in close cooperation with police and rescue services (fire brigade). The argument elaborated in this research is that we have democratic right to feel safe in public places -- SafeStreet, and the we also have a moral duty to participate in maintaining the SafeStreet.

My part in this project is to focus on Rescue Services (Fire Brigade) and their need for mobile solutions for cooperation and collaboration.

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Tatiana Lashina

Tatiana Lashina Tatiana Lashina

Philips Electronics Nederland, Research Lab
Professor Holstlaan 4
Eindhoven 5656 AA

Phone: +31 40 27 43464
Fax: +31 40 27 44918
I have graduated from the Belorussian State University, Minsk, and obtained a Master of Science in radiophysics and electronics. The topic of my graduation work was 'Restoring an image from distortions introduced by the apparatus using the neural network approach'. Immediately after I have entered the postgraduate programme in User-System Interaction provided by the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. After completing the programme I began at Philips Research in the group Media Interaction led by Professor Emile Aarts. My research interests include multimodal user interfaces, context awareness and user interface input technologies.

My motivation to participate in the summer school training is driven by the possibilities to exchange knowledge with other participants, broaden my knowledge about the field and to build a coherent view on the state of the art in pervasive computing.

I would like to contribute to the workshop programme by presenting the work on the Context Aware Personal Remote Control.

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Paul Lukowicz

Paul Lukowicz Paul Lukowicz

ETH Zurich, Wearable Computing Lab, IfE
Gloriastr. 35
Zurich 8092

Phone: +41/1/6327614
Fax: +41/1/6321210
I have received a MSc degree in Computer Science in 1992 and in Physics in 1993 and a Ph.D in 1999 all from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Since 1999 I am postdoctoral researcher in charge of the Wearable Computing Lab and the Computer Architecture Group at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the ETH Zurich. In my research I concentrate on architectural and system design issues in wearable computing as well as on multisensor systems for context recognition. I have been in charge of the development of the WearARM wearable system build in our lab. Currently my focus is on modeling and evaluating different variants of heterogenous, distributed wearable architectures with respect to their performance and power consumption for different applications. An important part of such architectures are distributed sensor units that can be used to derive complex information about the user's context and activity from simple signals.

I would like to contribute to the workshop by presenting the architecture concept, model and implementation of our wearable computing and sensing system. This could be a good starting point for discussion with other participants about the system requirements of different wearable and ubiquitous applications. I am particularly interested in the types of context information that people would find useful for their applications.

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Filipe Meneses

Filipe Meneses Filipe Meneses

University of Minho, Information Systems Department
Information Systems Department, Campus de Azurém, University of Minho
Guimarães 4800-058

Phone: +351253510259
Fax: +351253510250
Since 1999 I have been working with the Telecomputing Engineering Group of the Information Systems Department of the University of Minho. With this group I have participated in the Around and Hypergeo projects where we have developed some context-aware services and applications.
In 2001 I have presented my MsC dissertation with the title “Applications to access localized information” and I’m now starting my PhD studies focusing my work in the location management for context-aware applications in mobile systems.

List fo publications:
- Filipe Meneses, “Applications to access location-based information”, Dissertação de mestrado, Setembro 2001.
- Filipe Meneses, Adriano Moreira, Rui José, “How do I design a location-dependent application?”, SPIE’s Internation Symposium on the convergence of Information Technologies and Communications - ITCOM 2001, Denver, Colorado, EUA. 20 a 24 de Agosto, 2001. Pag. 28-36.
- Rui José, Adriano Moreira, Filipe Meneses, Geoff Coulson, “An Open Architecture for Developing Mobile Location-Based Applications over the Internet”, 6th IEEE Symposium on Computer and Communications, Hammamet, Tunisia. 3 a 5 de Julho, 2001.

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Florian Michahelles

Florian Michahelles

ETH Zurich, PCCV
IFW D29.2, Haldeneggsteig 4
Zurich 8092

Phone: 632 7477
My current research interests are self-organizing sensors, context-aware and perceptual computing. My focus is particularly on multi-sensor fusion and perception. I started as a Ph.D. student at the Perceptual Computing and Computer Vision Group of Bernt Schiele at ETH one year ago. So far I worked on an approach which allows to reveal a user's context in a self-organized sensor network without a central point of control. A uniform communication scheme, referred to as Smart Context-Aware Packet's (sCAP's), allows single sensors to share sensed data and to cooperate in order to build a meaningful context model from manifold inputs. My work is currently funded by the Smart-Its project.
I'm looking forward to meeting other young ubicomp-researchers, discussing and sharing knowledge and research interests with them.

Dipl.-Informatiker (M.Sc. in Computer Science)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, March 2001.

Sloan Business School Visiting Fellow at MIT Sloan School of
Management, Cambridge/Massachusetts, Spring 2000.

Center for Digital Technology and Management, Munich, Germany.

Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration, Reykjavík, Iceland
Internship (June '98 - September '98)
Project: Flight Data Processing System (FDPS), DB performance

Universidade São Francisco, Itatiba/São Paulo, Brazil
Internship (February '00 - May '00
Advisor: Dr. Carlos Camara
Project: Mobile Telephone Communication Infrastructure planning Madrid, Spain
Internship as an MIT Entrepreneurship Lab student
Project: Strategic Consulting, Developing an US-market-entry strategy

Distributed Wearable Augmented Reality Framework (DWARF),
Munich, Germany
Research Project (June '00 - December '00)
Advisor: Prof. B. Brügge
Project: Developing an modular architecture for wearable computing

Proactive Instructions for Furniture Assembly,
Stavros Antifakos, Florian Michahelles and Bernt Schiele, To Appear: In The Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2002, Göteborg, Sweden, September

Detecting Context in Distributed Sensor Networks by Using Smart Context-Aware Packets,
Florian Michahelles, Michael Samulowitz and Bernt Schiele, To appear in: In International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS), 2002, Karlsruhe, Germany, April

Smart CAPs for Smart Its - Context Detection for Mobile Users,
Florian Michahelles, Michael Samulowitz, Third International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices (MobileHCI), at IHM-HCI 2001, Lille, France, September

CAPEUS: An Architecture for Context-Aware Selection and Execution of Services,
M. Samulowitz, F. Michahelles, C. Linnhoff-Popien.
To be published at: The Third IFIP WG 6.1 International Working Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS'2001 Conference), Krakow, Poland, September

Adaptive Interaction for Enabling Pervasive Services,
M. Samulowitz, F. Michahelles, C. Linnhoff-Popien.
To be published at: 2nd ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE01), Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 2001.

Designing an Architecture for Context-Aware Service Selection and Execution,
Florian Michahelles. Diploma Thesis, Institute for Computer Science, LMU München, March 2001.

Foreign languages
German (native)
English (very good written/spoken)
Portuguese (advanced knowledge )
Icelandic (basic knowledge)
Russian (basic knowledge)

Outside interests and activities
extended travels (Israel, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan);
climbing, trekking, ski hiking, snowshoeing, inline skating,
cycling and surfing.
Coach and referee of a Judo Club
Certified guide at a Mountain Club (DAV)
International and National Politics, Economics.

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Martin Muehlenbrock

Martin Muehlenbrock Martin Muehlenbrock

Xerox Research Centre Europe
6 chemin de Maupertuis
Meylan 38240

Phone: 0033476614116
Fax: 0033476615039
Web: http://http//
- Member of the research group on "Contextual Computing" and "Devices & Intermediation" at the Xerox Research Center Europe (XRCE), Grenoble, France
- Ph.D. in Computer Science (computer-supported collaborative learning, intelligent support, shared workspace systems)
- Diploma in Computer Science (machine learning, cognitive modelling, explanations for the day/night cycle)

- Making contacts with distinguished scholars and other people working in this field
- Learn and discuss about research questions, new technologies and platforms

- Present briefly some of the activities in this area at the Xerox Research Center Europe
- Report about a recent pilot project for visitor support, with location detection using signal strength in a wireless LAN

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Tatsuo Nakajima

Tatsuo Nakajima

Waseda University, Department of Information and Computer Science
Build 61-505 3-4-1 Okubo Shinjuku
Tokyo 169-8555

Phone: +81-3-5286-3185
Fax: +81-3-5286-3185
I'm working on software infrastructure for ubiquitous computing. Our group is currently working on buidling three systems. The first one is middleware for home computing, the second one is middleware for building smart spaces, and the last one is middleware for personal devices. We are also interested in developping a frameworks for context-aware software. We have actually developped user interface middleware for selecting input/output interaction devices dynamically without modifying existing applications that adopt traditional GUI toolkits.

We are interested in to discuss appropriate high level abstraction and system supports for ubiquitous computing. Also, we like to discuss how to develop context-aware applications in a systematic way.

We have developped middleware, operating system and networking supports for home computing for a couple of years. Thus, we can talk about system supports for home computing if you like.

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Andronikos Nedos

Andronikos Nedos Andronikos Nedos

Trinity College Dublin, Distributed Systems Group
11 Ossary Road, Northstrand
Dublin Dublin 3

Phone: +353 /1 6081543
Fax: +353 /1 6772204
I am currently a first year Ph.D student in TCD and a Research Assistant in the GloSS project ( part of the EU's Dissapearing Computing initiative.

I am investigating models and middleware components for Context Aware and Ubiquitous Computing. I am also interested in Ad Hoc Networks and Mobile Computing and the requirements to support innovative context-aware applications and protocols.

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Chaki Ng

Chaki Ng Chaki Ng

Harvard University
Maxwell Dworkin 309, 33 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-901-3811
I am a 1st PhD student at Harvard University, working with Prof. Margo Seltzer and Prof. David Parkes. I am interested in applying mechanism design (economics) techniques to pervasive/distributed systems.

My background includes years in the educational technology industry. I've been working with Interactive Constructs which build e-learning systems and projects for publishing companies like Pearson and Harcourt. I have degrees from MIT Sloan and Northeastern University.

My website is at

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Stina Nylander

Stina Nylander Stina Nylander

Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Lägerhyddsvägen 18
Uppsala 75237

I work as a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, and I am a PhD student at the department of information technology at Uppsala university. I have a Master degree in Computational Linguistics.

My research focus is human-computer interaction and device independent mobile services. I work with finding ways to develop services that are cross platform and that can adapt to the different devices or platforms that they running on or are accessed from. Computing devices of today are very different in their capability of presenting information, accept input and many other areas that highly affect the users experience. This means that services will have to adapt their user interface and functionality to be able to present good user interaction.

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Kasper Halleborg Pedersen

Kasper Halleborg Pedersen Kasper Halleborg Pedersen

University of Southern Denmark, Maersk Institute
Campusvej 55
Odense M 5230

Phone: +45 65503585
Fax: +45 66157697
I'm a first year Ph.D. student, at the Maersk Institute at University of Southern Denmark, working on framework development for the TangO conceptual model. TangO is a conceptual model for pervasive computing, where we try to model the pervasive world in terms of habitats, tangible objects, and associations. The concepts are related to physical, logical, and informational spaces.

Currently I'm working on Jini as a technological platform for the framework, and I am trying to implement simple pervasive systems to justify the power of the Jini technology.

I hope the summer school will widen my view of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. The topics for the school seem very interesting, and they are all topics I have given some thoughts during my research project.

For the talk, I would like to talk a little about the TangO conceptual model in terms of Jini, and properly demonstrate, some of the applications.

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Mario Pichler

Mario Pichler Mario Pichler

Software Competence Center Hagenberg
Hauptstraße 99
Hagenberg, Upper Austria 4232

Phone: +43 7236 3343 898
Fax: +43 7236 3343 888

Mario Pichler graduated from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, in 2001 with a Master's degree in Computer Science. His Master's thesis research was about 'the application of groupware tools in multidisciplinary development teams'. Mario is now working in the Database and Software Technology Areas at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg, where he currently plans his doctoral work.

Research Interests

While in general he is interested in a number of areas of ubiquitous and pervasive computing, mobile and wireless computing, peer-to-peer computing as well as CSCW and groupware, his current research focus is on software architectures and middleware for wireless and mobile applications.
He is especially interested in solutions supporting the development of mobile peer-to-peer and spontaneous/ad hoc collaboration applications to support chance encounters and mobile teamwork for instance.

Recent Publications

Thomas Hofer, Wieland Schwinger, Mario Pichler, Gerhard Leonhartsberger, Josef Altmann: Context-Awareness on Mobile Devices - The Hydrogen Approach. Submitted to HICSS36, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawaii (Big Island), January 6-9, 2003.

Mario Pichler, Thomas Hofer, Gerhard Leonhartsberger: Considerations and Requirements for Tools Supporting Mobile Teams. International Workshop on Mobile Teamwork 2002, Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2002.

Mario Pichler, Thomas Hofer, Gerhard Leonhartsberger: Bringing Together People: Social Benefit of Mobile Ad Hoc Applications. CHI2002 Workshop on Mobile Ad Hoc Collaboration, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 22, 2002.

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Yves Punie

Yves Punie

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) (JRC-EC)
Edificio Expo WTC, C/Inca Garcilaso (Isla de la Cartuja)
Sevilla, Sevilla 41092

Phone: +34 95 448 82 29
Fax: +34 95 448 8208
I have a PhD. in Social Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). My doctoral thesis was on the use and acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in everyday life, also known as ‘domestication of ICTs’ (June 2000). Its objective was to study, both quantitatively and qualitatively, how people in their everyday lives deal with ICTs, why (or why not) they accept them, buy them and use them. The focus was on a broad range of technologies, such as the VCR, TV, PC, Internet, mobile phones, etc.

Before joining IPTS as a post-doc research fellow in May 2001, I was senior researcher at SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication, VUB) (

The Institute of Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is one of the joint research centres of the European Commission. The mission of IPTS is to provide techno-economic analysis to support the European decision-makers. It monitors and analyses science and technology related developments, their cross-sectoral impacts, interrelationships and implications for future policy development. (

My main project for the coming year at IPTS is on the future of domestic new media technologies, and here, of course, comes ubiquitous computing around the corner. I am aiming at mapping the applicability of ubiquitous computing or ambient intelligence (AmI) technologies for the home environment. The project builds upon the so-called ISTAG scenarios of AmI in 2010, developed by IPTS and ISTAG. See:

Ami@Home, as I called the project, aims not only at mapping AmI technologies for the home, but should also give an account of the social, economical and policy issues at stake (including RTD).

List of recent/relevant publications:
Beslay, L. & Punie, Y. (in press), ‘The virtual residence: Identity, privacy and security’, The IPTS Report, 67, September 2002.

Punie, Y., Burgelman, J-C. & Bogdanowicz, M. (2002), ‘The future of online media industries. Scenarios for 2005 and beyond’, The IPTS Report, 64, May 2002, 35-42.

Punie, Y. (2001), Technology Roadmapping as a forward-looking instrument to map technological developments and the positioning of Europe, Background document for the IPTS/ESTO internal workshop on Technology Roadmapping, Brussels, 15 October 2001.

Frissen, V. & Punie, Y. (2001), Present users, future homes. A theoretical perspective on acceptance and use of ICT in the home environment, Position Paper STB-01-30a for the Media@Home project, TNO, Delft, May 2001.

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Jaana Rantanen

Jaana Rantanen Jaana Rantanen

Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics
Korkeakoulunkatu 3
Tampere 33720

Phone: + 358 3 3115 3401
Fax: + 358 3 3115 2620
Since 1997 I have been working at the Institute of Electronics at Tampere Univeristy of Technology.
The projects that I have been participating in have dealt with wearable electronics.
As a postgraduate student I'm concentrating on basic research.
At the moment communication and usability issues as well as problems with physical construnction
on smart clothing ( e.g. problems with connecting devices etc.) are the focus areas. In January 2002 I was
accepted to the Graduate School of User-Centered Information Technology.


M.Sc. in 1999 Tampere University of Technology
Thesis Work: Input Methods in Wearable Computing

Working experience
Several summer jobs 1990-1996
Research Assistant 1997-1999 Tampere Univeristy of Technology, Institute of Electronics
Research Scientist 1999- Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics

Rantanen, J., Reho, A., Tasanen, M., Karinsalo, T. & Vanhala, J. 2000.
Monitoring of the User's Vital Functions and Environment in Reima Smart Clothing Prototype.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Automation, ICMA2000, Osaka, Japan, 27-29.9.2000,
Japan Society for Precision Engineering & International Federation for Theory of Machines and Mechanics,
pp. 177-182.

Rantanen, J., Alfthan, N., Impiö, J., Karinsalo, T., Malmivaara, M., Matala, R., Mäkinen, M., Reho, A.,
Talvenmaa, P., Tasanen, M. & Vanhala, J. 2000. Smart Clothing for the Arctic Environment.
Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Atlanta, GA, USA, 16-17.10.2000,
IEEE, pp.15-23.

Rantanen, J., Reho, A., Tasanen, M., Karinsalo, T. & Vanhala, J. 2001.
Monitoring of the User's Vital Functions and Environment in Reima Smart Clothing Prototype.
Edited by Arai, E., Arai, T. & Takano, M. Human Friendly Mechatronics,
Selected Papers of the International Conference on Machine Automation, ICMA2000, 27-29.9.2000, Osaka, Japan.
Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp.25-30.

Rantanen, J., Ryynänen, O., Kukkonen, K., Vuorela, T., Siili A. & Vanhala, J. 2001.
Electrically Heated Clothing. The 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando,
FL, USA, 22-25.7.2001, IIIS & IFSR, pp. 490-495.

Kukkonen, K., Vuorela, T., Rantanen, J., Ryynänen, O., Siili, A. & Vanhala, J. 2001.
The Design and Implementation of Electrically Heated Clothing.
The Fifth International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Zürich, Sveitsi, 8-9.10.2001, IEEE, pp.180-181.

Rantanen, J:, Vuorela, T., Kukkonen, K., Ryynänen, O., Siili, A. & Vanhala, J. 2001.
Improving Human Thermal Comfort with Smart Clothing. IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2001 Conference,
Tucson, AZ, USA, 7-10.10.2001, IEEE, pp. 795-800.

Salonen, P., Keskilammi, M., Rantanen, J & Sydänheimo, L. 2001.
A Novel Bluetooth Antenna on Flexible Substrate for Smart Clothing.
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2001 Conference, Tucson, AZ, USA, 7-10.10.2001, IEEE, pp. 689-794.

Salonen, P. & Rantanen, J. 2001. A Dual-Band Antenna on Flexible Substrate for Smart Clothing.
The 27th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Denver, CO, USA, 29.11-2.12.2001,
pp. 125-130.

Rantanen, J., Impiö, J., Karinsalo, T., Malmivaara, M., Reho, A., Tasanen, M. & Vanhala, J. 2001.
Smart Clothing Prototype for the Arctic Environment. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.
Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 3-16.

Rantanen, J., Jokinen, E., Reini, J. & Vanhala, J. 2002.
Usability Study of CityGuide: A Mobile Mapping Application.
9th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunication, ICT 2002, 23-26 June, 2002, Beijing, China. (Accepted)

Rantanen, J., Hännikäinen, M. & Vanhala, J. 2002.
Wireless Communication Technologies for Smart Clothing.
The 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, FL, USA, 14-18.7.2002.

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Kasim Rehman

Kasim Rehman

University of Cambridge, Laboratory for Communications Engineering
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

I obtained a "Master of Engineering" degree from Imperial College, London in 2000. After that, I started a PhD at Cambridge University.

My main interest is in improving usability aspects of Ubiquitous Computing Environments. In a survey of more than 100 Ubiquitous Computing Applications (available at my web site) I found that most of these problems arise from the fact that the system->user (as opposed to user->system) communication channel is mostly very limited. I intend to alleviate this problem by using "Augmented Reality" in order to place interaction-related, dynamically changing information "in the world". The result shall be a Graphical User Interface for an environment. A "meta-user interface" that abstracts from heterogenous devices, services and agents shall provide the user with a uniform user interface layer.

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Gerhard Reitmayr

Gerhard Reitmayr Gerhard Reitmayr

Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188/2
Vienna 1040

Phone: ++43 1 58801 18856
Fax: ++43 1 58801 18898
Gerhard Reitmayr is researcher at the Interactive Media Systems Group (IMS) at the Vienna University of Technology.
After graduating in engineering mathematics from Vienna University of Technology, he has now enrolled in the PhD program.

His research is focused on user interfaces and software technologies for mobile augmented reality systems, exploring
the possibilities of collaboration in such spaces. The focus lies on interaction and augmentation with 3D computer graphics. This work is happening in the context of a larger augmented reality system called Studierstube. Other interests involve tracking and location based services, applications of XML technologies and web based virtual environments.

Some recent publications :
G. Reitmayr, D. Schmalstieg
Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality
Proc. ISAR 2001, New York, USA, Oct. 2001.

G. Reitmayr, D. Schmalstieg
An Open Software Architecture for Virtual Reality Interaction
Proc. VRST'01, Banff, Canada, Nov. 15 - 17, 2001.

The following links give some information on the projects related to Studierstube.
Studierstube -
Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality -

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Steffen Reymann

Steffen Reymann

Philips Research Laboratories
Cross Oak Lane
Redhill RH1 5HA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1293-815386
Fax: +44-1293-815500
I am a research scientist with Philips Research in the UK since 2001, before that I worked on my PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Kingston University.

My current project 'Context aware mobile platform' is concerned with possible architectures for such systems, my primary interest is in the middleware layer (e.g. UPnP or JXTA). Topics of interest for us are also both the RF side (e.g. Bluetooth or other short-range bearers) and the application side (context aware applications) and all the implications coming with that such as privacy, profiling and so on.

From the workshop I would expect to learn a lot about the field of course, but also share the vision on this exiting and important topic and see what other researchers in the field are thinking.

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Stephanie Riche

Stephanie Riche Stephanie Riche

HP Labs Grenoble
5, avenue Raymond Chanas
Eybens 38053

Phone: 33476145395
Fax: 33476144468
I’m a researcher atHP Labs Grenoble since October 2000:

I have an engineer diploma from Supelec where I have followed a specialization on network systems:

My research topic addresses the problem of user personal information distribution on user devices.
This implies a large amount of challenges such as:
- How to provide data availability while keeping data consistent?
- What is trustworthy user storage?
- How should we deal with lightweight devices considering their limitations (bandwidth, storage resource, battery limitations…) regarding the storage of user information?
- How to provide a user-friendly storage solution? All the mechanisms put in place to respond to previous challenges must not spoil the user experience but facilitate his interaction with the virtual world.

Aside my research focus, I’m interested in the impact of new technologies on people and how people interact with these technologies in their daily life.

From this workshop I expect to confront my ideas of how to tackle such problems, consolidate my vision of the next distributed computing generation and get contacts with other people working in the field.

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Matthias Ringwald

Matthias Ringwald Matthias Ringwald

ETH Zurich, DSG
Haldeneggsteig 4, IFW
Zürich 8032

Phone: +41-1-63-26132
I just started my PhD as a member of the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zürich. There I'm involved with the usage of ad-hoc networks based on small microcontrollers in the project.
I'd like to see pervasive computing spread into the environment of most people therefore I'm interested in real-world applications of ubiquitous computing techniques. I hope to get a good overview of current research topics from the lectures and to meet some people for further collaboration.

Brief CV:
2001 Dipl.-Inform. (MSC like degree) from Universität Karlsruhe
2001 Internship at GeorgiaTech's Aware Home Research Initiative

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Michael Rohs

Michael Rohs Michael Rohs

ETH Zurich, DSG
Haldeneggsteig 4
Zurich 8092

Phone: +41 1 632 0859
Fax: +41 1 632 1659
I studied computer science at the Darmstadt University of Technology and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since May 2000 I have been working as a research assistant and PhD student in the Distributed Systems Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

I am interested in distributed systems, ubiquitous computing, and ubiquitous user interfaces, in particular in the integration of computational capabilities into everyday objects and physical environments and their presentation to users. This includes the development of flexible infrastructures that support dynamic networking of tiny computing components and techniques for coupling physical everyday objects with computational functionality. Another area of interest is security using smart cards.

Currently, I am involved in the ETH World project - an initiative to establish a virtual campus augmenting the physical infrastructure of ETH Zurich. We conduct a subproject called "Entry Points into the ETH World Infostructure" [1]. Its main objectives are the interweaving of the infostructure of ETH World with the physical infrastructure of ETH; the provision and utilization of location information; and the investigation and evaluation of privacy and user acceptance aspects.

Past projects include the CASTING project [2], done jointly with Swisscom AG Bern, Corporate Technology, in which we explored ways to use mobile phones as remote card readers to authenticate users and to secure applications.

The topic of my diploma thesis was the integration of smart cards in Jini federations. The result is an architecture that defines a standard way to access smart cards remotely, explore the services they contain, and make them available as Jini services. More information can be found on the JiniCard Homepage [3].


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Johan Sanneblad

Johan Sanneblad

Viktoria Institute
Box 620
Goteborg 41125

I am a Ph. D. student at the newly founded Future Applications Lab (FAL) at the Viktoria Institute in Goteborg, Sweden. My research interest focuses on mobile games and services for triggering and supporting social interaction in everyday places. Recent activities in the Future Applications Lab includes the development of several software platforms for handheld devices such as OpenTrek (a platform for WLAN, GPRS, Bluetooth and IR gaming), GapiDraw (a superset of DirectDraw optimized for Pocket PCs and Smartphones) and CaféTrek (a suite of games for handheld computers based on the OpenTrek and the GapiDraw platforms). Current plans include evaluating the platforms and services in real environments, such as cafés.

Some web links:

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Kulpreet Singh

Kulpreet Singh

Trinity College Dublin, Distributed Systems Group
Computer Science, Trinity College
Dublin 2

Phone: +353-1-608-1539
I have an interest in developing outdoors, location aware, ubiquitious environments, that would help the citizens of the morrow lead an easier and more fruitful life as they go about their daily tasks in their urban or rural environments.

I am trying to explore possible wireless network configurations that would help build such environments. There are questions in my mind as to how networks need to evolve, given the new requirements of location and other contextual awareness?

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Martin Strohbach

Martin Strohbach Martin Strohbach

Lancaster University
Engineering Building, Bailrigg
Lancaster LA1 5NQ
United Kingdom

My research concentrates on the augmentation of every day objects with sensing, computing and communication capabilities. The goal is to enhance the user's interaction with his environment. I am especially interested on relationships between objects and the exploration what kind of functionality emerges by the dynamic change of these relationships. This research is closely connected to the Smart-Its project (

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Lancaster University
The Graduate College
Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 0PF
United Kingdom

Phone: 0870 7536516
Ubiquitous Computing: context aware senarios using senors (Load Sensors).

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Dario Teixeira

Dario Teixeira

Philips Research / Technical University Eindhoven
Prof. Holstlaan 4
Eindhoven 5656 AA

Phone: +31-40-2742355
I am currently working on my PhD in a joint project between Philips Research and the Technical University Eindhoven. This project aims at the development of a "Perceptive Home Environment" which recognises and adapts itself to its users.

My background is in Computer Science, and I'm focusing my research on the development of Conversational Interfaces for finding information. I am particularly interested in Context Modelling, since this is a potentially crucial factor for many of the applications I deal with.

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Tore Urnes

Tore Urnes

Telenor Research and Development
Block B1f, Snarøyveien 30
Fornebu 1331

Phone: +47 951 86 003
Fax: +47 962 10 623
Brief CV:
1998-present: Research scientist at Telenor R&D, Norway.
1993-1998: PhD studies on software architectures for synchronouse groupware at York University in Tornoto, Canada.
1992-1993: Research assistant at Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.
1991-1992: MSc studies on specification languages for distributed GUIs at University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
1987-1991: BSc studies in computer engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Research interests:
Mobile computing, context-awareness, ubicomp, user interfaces. Experience from building several working prototypes of ubicomp apps. Larger projects include a smart handheld travel assistant, a cooking assistant for an instrumented kitchen, a universal remote for Telenor's futuristic home (, and tangible/gesture-based UI for media control. Currently involved in projects employing wireless ad hoc networks and peer-to-peer architectures.

Focus of research:
In the past mainly software infrastructure for smart environments such as Telenor's home of the future ( and context-aware, mobile devices. Currently focusing on middleware for ubicomp apps built on ad hoc wireless networks and peer-to-peer architecture. Have also worked on methods for concept development (for ubicomp apps) and conducted usability evaluation of TUI prototypes.

Recent publications:
T. Urnes, Å. Weltzien, A. Zanussi, S. Engbakk, J. Rafn. Pivots and Structured Play: Stimulating Creative User Input in Concept Development. In Proceedings of the Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2002, Aarhus, Denmark, October 19-23). To appear.

S.S. Bygdås, R.H. Johansen, Ø. Myhre, T. Urnes. A Handheld Travel Assistant. Book chapter contribution in, J. Allin (ed.), Wireless Java for Symbian Programmers, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., September 2001.

T. Urnes, A.S. Hatlen, P.S. Malm, Ø. Myhre. Building Distributed Context-Aware Applications. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 5(1):38-41, April 2001.

S.S. Bygdås, R.H. Johansen, Ø. Myhre, T. Urnes. Java Applications on Wireless Information Devices. Scientific Report, Telenor R&D R 9/2001, March 2001.

S.S. Bygdås, P.S. Malm, T. Urnes. A Simple Architecture for Delivering Context Information to Mobile Users. Position paper at the Workshop on Infrastructure for Smart Devices: How to Make Ubiquity an Actuality. Co-located with HUC 2k, September 27, 2000.

T. Urnes, A.S. Hatlen, R.H. Johansen, Ø. Myhre. Using Mobile Code to Build a Smart Kitchen. In Short Paper Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing (HUC 2k, Bristol, UK, September 25-27). Published in Personal Technologies, 4(4):202-204, September 2000.

T.N. Wright, T.C.N. Graham, T. Urnes. Specifying Temporal Behaviour in Software Architectures for Groupware Systems. In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on the Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems (DSV-IS 2000, Limerick, Ireland, June 5-6), Published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2000.

T. Urnes, A.S. Hatlen, R.H. Johansen, Ø. Myhre. Home Automation Software Infrastructure: A Jini Case-study. Scientific Report, Telenor R&D R 13/2000, May 2000.

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Julien Vayssiere

Julien Vayssiere

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004 route des lucioles - BP 93
Sophia Antipolis 06902

Phone: +33 4 92 38 75 54
Fax: +33 4 92 38 76 44
I am about to complete my Ph.D. at INRIA Sophia Antipolis in France under the supervision of Denis Caromel.

My main research interests are in distributed computing and security. I wrote the first implementation of ProActive (, a Java library for distributed and concurrent programming based on an active object model. As I investigated the security aspects of ProActive, I stumbled on a number of security issues raised by meta-object protocols (MOP), for which I proposed a solution that now constitutes the main topic of my doctoral dissertation (see proceedings of ECOOP'2001 and Reflection'2001).

I also have a long standing interest in ubiquitous and pervasive computing. I programmed a few applications using the Jini library and published a paper on how to improve the type-based lookup mechanism of Jini (see proceedings of DOA'2001). I am also interested in peer-to-peer networks. I wrote a small implementation of the Gnutella protocol for performing statistics on the Gnutella network, although this work has not produced any publications yet.

I expect this summer school to present me with a broad and deep overview of the field of pervasive computing. As I am about to finish my Ph.D., I am looking forward to meeting other researchers in the field and learn about new research directions for giving a new orientation to my research.

I would of course be delighted to contribute to the workshop under the form that you will find the most appropriate. I could, for example, give a small presentation of my Jini work and present Jini in general, or also present the Gnutella protocol and the recent research papers that have been published on discovering the topology of the Gnutella network.

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Andreas Weissel

Andreas Weissel Andreas Weissel

University of Erlangen, Department of Computer Science 4
Martensstraße 1
Erlangen 91058

Phone: +49 9131 8528026
Fax: +49 9131 8528732

Andreas Weissel studied computer science at the University of Erlangen and became a research staff member of the Distributed Systems and Operating Systems Group in February 2002. He is working toward a Ph.D. in the area of "OS-directed power management", i.e. energy-aware operating system mechanisms and system design to account and reduce energy consumption.

Research Interests

As a member of the power management group at our department I am interested in energy-aware system design. Energy- related aspects of ubiquitous computing include:
- power management techniques employed by energy-aware operating systems for (deeply) embedded systems, e.g. device shut-down policies, scheduling policies, processor core frequency/voltage scaling etc.
- energy-aware operating system API (e.g. deferrable and abortable I/O operations)
- accounting of energy consumption
- application adaptation
- trade-offs between energy consumption and quality of service
- energy efficient communication in wireless (sensor) networks

We investigate mechanisms to deduce the specific energy consumption from certain hardware event patterns. This helps in identifying the originator (energy principal) of a specific hardware activation. Towards this goal we both exploit hardware features already prevalent in today's microprocessors -such as performance counters- and also propose new architectural features specifically tailored to the problem domain at hand. Using information gathered this way efficient power management techniques can be applied. Several approaches of doing this are known, e.g. core frequency/voltage scaling.

Other interests include pricing models and resource management based on energy consumption for servers and distributed systems.

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Song Yuan

Song Yuan

Darmstadt University of Technology
Zimmer 128, Alexanderstr. 10
Darmstadt, Hessen D-64283

I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science of TU-Darmstadt.
My research interests include Digital Watermarking, Digital Authentication, and Reconfigurable Hardware for Ubiquitous Computing.
I want to know more about the subfields of pervasive computing, and to meet some people working in Pervasive Computing.

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Andreas Zeidler

Andreas Zeidler

Darmstadt University of Technology
Wilhelminenstr. 7
Darmstadt 64283

Phone: +49 6151 16 6233
Fax: +49 6151 16 6229
As a practitioner of Ubiquitous Computing I'm interested in infrastructures for such systems. My main research questions are: How can we identify key services in the infrastructure and what is their purpose? How do they interact? What are the key factors for such systems to be accepted by "common" users andnot "geeks" only.

Subtopics of this are "context", its formalization and interpretation, as well as HCI issues and models for user interaction. Nevertheless, the main focus is laid on answering such trivial questions like "What is the next printer?" - A challenging question in my opinion...

This summer school is a great opportunity to meet (again) many excellent researchers in the field of Ubicomp. Talking to and exchanging ideas with them is an opportunity I do not want to miss. If the schedule is comparable to the Dagstuhl Seminar last year I am sure every participant will benefit from this event.

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Wensheng Zhang

Wensheng Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Software, HCI and Intelligent Engineering Lab
No.4, South 4 Street, Zhongguancun Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R China
Beijing, Beijing 100080

Phone: 86-10-62540481
Fax: 86-10-62562533
I am a post-doctor student (or young researcher) in Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 1998, I have been working on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Machine Learning (ML) and Pattern Recognition (PR). Our lab is a famous HCI lab in China. The main research focus is Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The ultimate goal is to achieve the Ubiquitous computing. I have finished a lot of projects about Handwritten Mathematical Expression Editor, Hand-Map (Palm Map), Slide Authoring, Children Virtual Drawing. Now, I am researching on information fusion in Multi-modal (pen, speech and image) Human-Computer Interaction. After finding the Summer School on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, I am very interested. I think that it is a good opportunity to get to know other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to improve the research of Ubicomp in my lab and in my country.

1. Zhang Wen-sheng,Ding Hui,Wang Jue, Study on Computing the Support Vectors of Massive Data Based upon Neighborhood Principle. Journal of software(China),2001.5.

2. Wen-sheng Zhang,Jue Wang, Using SVM Technology to Achieve Function-link Net. Journal of Computer sciences, 2001.5.

3. Zhang Wen-sheng,Wang Jue, Dai guozhong, The Study of Theory and Method Introducing Posterior Probability into Support Vector machines. Journal of computer research and development, 2002.4.

4. Wensheng Zhang, Guozhong Dai, Research on Similar Symbol Recognition in Pen-based Interaction System, The Proceeding of the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction, Nov.2002.

5. Wensheng Zhang, Handwritten Interaction Mathematical Expression Editor. The International Conference on Control and Automation, Xiamen, June 2002.

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