the wireless campus an explorative environment for innovation 1
the wireless campus
a permanent test- and demozone active partnership with industry and government platform for scientific research and education
focus on mobile (city) services & applications
design, develop & evaluate reference applications in a real life context
assist young developers & entrepreneurs
offer living lab environment with 10000 users
urbizone as a catalyst
Free public wifi network on university campus
Supports broadband-intensive services
1 km2 outdoor coverage
Strategic indoor connectivity
Direct connection to fiber
Active user community
Part of larger Brussels wifi
infrastructure (largest in Belgium) 3
Build, test & evaluate mobile services
Different application domains
Sport & leisure
Education / R&D
Currently under development
QuTiReal-time monitor for queue sensitive events.
TWINICOnline knowledge sharing platform.
WAYFINDING 2.0Sensor-based navigation for public spaces
RADIATION MONITORCompound radiation measurements for public safety.
Sport & leisure:
MIND THE STEPMotivational, sustained physical activity monitor.
MOBILE MUSEUM GUIDEcreating personalised musea experiences through mobile devices.
MOBILEIZERMultimodal group communication hub.
Context aware urban mobile service.
An engine for the Internet of Things.
People can describe, experience and discover (groupings of) objects, places and other people.
Allows for dynamic in- & outdoor trails.
Use cases: city trajectories, museum guides, mobile quests, urban story telling.
Airgraffiti engine & data store
Engine: open application environment (through API) for:
ubiquitous computing internet of things social networking
Data store: objects reusable by other applications
The incentive program… a motivation for participation 8
Mobile Radiation Monitor
(GSM upper bound frequency band -1.71-1.88 GHz, WiFi frequency band -2.4-2.5 GHz, and WiMAX frequency band -3.4-3.5 GHz)
Mobile prescription by physicians at the home of patients
Sound level measurements (dense maps of sound nuisance – website and Google map coupling)
9 Facility: AV Lab @ ETRO A service provider in audio-visual content creation Production & Post-Production
10 Services 1. Music Production 2. Audio-Visual Production 3. Dubbing ●Recording in-synchrony multi channel audio-visual databases for research or commercial applications (simultaneous ingestion of 6 video and 24 audio channels) ●Produce promotional material for VUB related projects ● Recording/mixing-editing of music bands ●Produce promotional band video-clips from recording session video material ●ETRO developed Automatic Post-Synchronization technology
11 Specs - Time Plan Specifications ● Recording Room: 6.67m x 4m x 2.67m, box-in-box construction with double walls, double window, double doors, floating ceiling, low noise HVAC, truss system, variable acoustics, lines for 48 audio signals, 6 SDI video signals and electricity ● Control Room:16 sq m, acoustic treatment - Audio: Soundtracs Quartz (48ch/24bus analog recording console), outboard equipment, microphones, headphones, Pro Tools HD1 recording system, Event monitoring - Video:Bluefish video capture (simultaneous ingestion of 4 SD-SDI and 2 HD-SDI video streams), video router, 8ch multiviewer with two 24’’ SD/HD LCD monitors, autocue - Audio-visual capture: 6 video and 24 audio channels in-synchrony ● Power Feed:3x64 A ● Storage Rooms:18 sq m total area
● July 2009 – Audio Installation and Testing
● September 2009 – Launch of Music Production Service (Nosey Elephant Studios)
● November 2009 – Video Monitoring Installation, Single SD/HD video recording
● December 2009 – Audio/Visual Integration
● First Quarter of 2010 – Multi Channel Audio/Visual Recording
Digiles Facility: the lecture capture system of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Installation and exploitation of an automated system for digitalisation of all lecture aspects.
Digital content is made available from the existing learning platform in diverse fromats, adapted to portable and fixed equipments
a large user & testpanel in a permanent real life demozone
Micro-cosmos of society at large Ecology of early adopters Professional users & developers
interdisciplinary research team
living lab framework and methodology
active partner program
test and validate services & applications
set up a (permanent) showcase
gain insights in mobile applications and services
network with industry & government
VUB (ETRO) Pleinlaan 2 – 1050 Brussel
Jan Cornelis & Pieter Ballon
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com The campus demozone is a project initiated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel & iLab.o With the support of the Brussel- Capital Region 15
Extra slides The campus demozone is a project initiated by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel & iLab.o With the support of the Brussel- Capital Region 16
AirGraffiti (Kristof Michiels) Context aware urban mobile service - Provides a highly personalized city experience, tailored to specific interests, expectations and situation - Allows for dynamic in- & outdoor trails - Uses GPS, QR-codes, RFID-tags - Use cases: city trajectories, museum guides, mobile quests, urban story telling - Today: Poster + limited demo on req. 17
Mobileizer – Oyble (Kristof Michiels) Multimodal group communication hub - A platform that allows any group to stay connected through a computer and/or a mobile phone - Uses SMS, e-mail, the web, an API and screen scraping - Embeddable widget allows subscription on every web site - Use cases: Student bodies organizing activities, Teachers sending students last-minute notices, communities keeping each other up to date - Today: Poster + demo at the boot 18
Wayfinding 2.0 (Kristof Michiels) Sensor-based navigation experiment on the campus - Uses active nodes on the campus: displays + RFID readers attached. - Users navigate the campus with a passive RFID tag - Each node provides a visual queue & info on how to get to the next node - Dynamic trails with minimal configuration. Use cases: future events on the campus - Today: Poster (currently in early development) 19
Mind The Step (Bart Jansen or Kristof Michiels) Community website for stimulating a healthy lifestyle. Diet is monitored through simple questionnaires. Physical activity is automatically monitored through a smart sensor. Will the community aspect improve compliance? We are targeting large employers to launch a competition among different departments. Today: Poster + sensor demo 20
Mobile Museum Guide (Frederik Temmermans)
A Museum Guide Platform that brings multimedia content to mobile devices.
A solution for content management and distribution for museums.
VUB-ETRO develops technology that allows querying the database with a picture of a painting.
In October 2009 an exposition of artworks selected from the VUB art collection will be organized to demonstrate the framework and the recognition and retrieval functionality.
QuTi - Mobile application for queue-sensitive events (Olga De Troyer) What:
Real-time info about waiting times and availability of products for queue-sensitive events
Generic framework using:
Sensor technology for monitoring the traffic Internet for communication Web as well as mobile technology for consultation Configurable per event Demo application for the VUB restaurant in October 2009 22