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Seminar: Intelligent Spaces


| Gernot A. Fink | Embedded System Design | Department of Computer Science | University of Dortmund

Block(!)-Seminar Intelligent Spaces, SS 2007

Registration: via e-mail to Gernot A. Fink (until 31.3.2007, Note: Limited number of participants!)

Kick-off Meeting: Wednesday 4.4.2007, 2 PM, (IRF/OH 8, R.108)


  • 1st Day: Monday 4.6.2007, 9 AM - 4 PM, IRF/OH 8, "FINCA"
  • 2dn Day: Monday 18.6.2007, 1 PM - 6 PM, IRF/OH 8 "FINCA"

Trends in miniaturization of computing devices and sensor elements make it possible to embedd aspects of computational intelligence into collaborative working environments, private homes or even public spaces. The presence of the embedded computing devices is then no longer apparent to people using those intelligent spaces - a development that follows the vision of the "vanishing computer" put forward by the pervasive and ubiquitous computing commmunity. The goal of this seminar is to explore various aspects of intelligent spaces concerning enabiling technologies, relevant aspects of man-machine interaction, and implications of the deployment of such systems. Those topics will be complemented by case studies of intelligent spaces realized in actual research projects.

Topical focus areas (Schwerpunktgebiete): 6 (Computational Intelligence ...), 7 (Intelligent Systems)

Topics (tentative list)

  1. Introduction
  2. Enabling Technologies
  3. Application Areas
  4. Case Studies
  5. Perspectives, Goals, Dreams: Where do we want to go? (plenary discussion, final session)


Note: Individual references given with topics above are only meant as an initial starting point for further literature search.

Presentations / Seminar Papers:

  • June 4, 2007: Introduction, Enabling Technologies
    • Timo Hüntler, 9:00-9:45 Introduction to Pervasive Computing and Ambient Intelligence (Paper)
    • Ghersain Cesar Zomera, 9:45-10:30 RFID Technology (Talk, Paper)
    • Roman Levin, 10:30-11:15, Visual Observation of Persons (Talk, Paper)
    • Sebastian Steinbuß, 11:30-12:15, Interface Agents (Talk, Paper)
    • Andrea Torres, 12:15-13:00, Gesture-based Interaction (Talk, Paper)
    • Arun Prakash, 14:00-14:45, In-Door Localization (Talk, Paper)
    • Dhayanidhi Dakshinamoorthy, 14:45-15:30, Ubiquitous Display Environments (Talk, Paper)
    • (All), 15:30-16:00, Plenary Discussion
  • June 18, 2007: Applications and Case Studies
    • Marcel Preukschat, 13:00-13:45, Ambient Intelligence at Home (Talk, Paper)
    • Christian Kusber, 13:45-14:30, Intelligent Working Environments (Talk, Paper)
    • Ulises Estrada, 14:30-15:15, inHaus I/II (Paper)
    • Mohammed Negmeldin, 16:00-16:45, The Gator Tech Smart House (Talk, Paper)
    • Noble, Vikram R., 16:45-17:30, The Aware Home Initiative (Talk, Paper)
    • (All), 17:30-18:00, Final Discussion

Requirements for Obtaining Credits (4 CP):

  • Regular participation
  • Seminar talk (30 Minutes) and discussion
    (includes literature research, structuring of the topic chosen, preparation of handout for audience)

    Note: Consultations well in advance of presentation date should be sought by presenter!

  • Seminar paper (thesis, approx. 10-12 pages)
    (1st draft 2 weeks after presentation, final version before Sep. 1, 2007)


| Gernot A. Fink | Embedded System Design | Department of Computer Science | University of Dortmund