Cooperative Ubiquitous Environments - Winter Term 2005/2006
DescriptionThe increasing computing power and fast development of mobile communication and sensors enable developing novel ubiquitous and context-aware applications to support cooperative work. Users in cooperative ubiquitous environments require information about their environment and the people they are working with: current activities or location, presence, availability, etc. In ubiquitous environments users are surrounded by sensors, which capture information about their cooperative environment. It is processed according to context models and presented by indicators. Yet, a sensor's captured information without an association with one or more contexts describes only abstract values.
The main objective of this research project is to develop and implement models describing context information in cooperative ubiquitous environments. The focus of this project will be also on the issues and challenges of cooperative work in ubiquitous environments, where users communicate using different equipment (mobile phones, computer, etc.), which require means of adaptation (downsizing, porting, etc.).
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Tom Gross (Supervisor)
Tareg Egla (Supervisor)
Christoph Oemig (Supervisor)