Jan Cornelis: iBrussels Conference & Workshops - Introduction


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  • The workshop is organized by two different and very active researchers communities, each representing a broad thematic research field: on the one hand urban studies which is covered by “het stadsplatform”of the UAB and on the other hand ICT dedicated to modern IC T applications running on top of wirred and wireless communication networks , covered by the iBrussels team. In the workshop of today we would like to initiate a question/answer dialogue: a dialogue about the expectations of the city with respect to ICT infrastructure and services and what can be expected from the ICT world. The university is an ideal platform where this kind of dialogue can be conducted in structured ways supported by scientific expertise. As you can see from the participants list, stakeholdrers from industry, government, Brussels city area’s, the international R&D community and experts that have conducted similar projects in the area of digital or electronic cities have been invited to exchange idea’s. At VUB, we treasure the open debate culture, which means that controversial subjects have to be analyzed by confronting all viewpoints and opposing idea’s must receive the opportunity to be discussed in constructive dialogues. That is why I want to announce right from thestart of the workshop an unexpected and not announced initiative about the important topic with respect to radiation safety.
  • Jan Cornelis: iBrussels Conference & Workshops - Introduction

    1. 1. Welcome to the iBRUSSELS workshop 09-06-09
    2. 2. Unplanned, unexpected but important ETTERBEEK Ondes Wifi manif. Ce jeudi 30 avril de 12 h 30 à 13 h 30 les ASBL Teslabel et Beperk de Straling manifesteront près de la VUB et de la gare d’Etterbeek. Elles protesteront contre les futurs développements et applications des technologies sans fil. Cette action est motivée par la conférence Wireless iBrussels que la VUB organise Lors de cette conférence chercheurs entrepreneurs et décideurs vont examiner comment les technologies sans fil peuvent continuer à se développer déplorent les associations. La Capitale 29.04.2009 AuxiPress, … . Taken from a BELGA press release 09-06-09
    3. 3. Apart from the workshop program …. Demo’s <ul><li>Ongoing project: start 15 February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Core Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>IBBT: iLab.o The user studies group of IBBT </li></ul><ul><li>VUB: SMIT: Studies in Media and Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>VUB:ETRO: Informatics and Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>In collaboration with: </li></ul><ul><li>Several communities of the Campus, </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized departments in application area’s </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and logistics departments of VUB </li></ul><ul><li>Supported and funded by: </li></ul><ul><li>BhG (CIBG) </li></ul>09-06-09
    4. 4. AirGraffiti (Kristof Michiels) <ul><li>Context aware urban mobile service </li></ul><ul><li>- Provides a highly personalized city experience, tailored to specific interests, expectations and situation </li></ul><ul><li>- Allows for dynamic in- & outdoor trails </li></ul><ul><li>- Uses GPS, QR-codes, RFID-tags </li></ul><ul><li>- Use cases: city trajectories, museum guides, mobile quests, urban story telling </li></ul><ul><li>- Today: Poster + limited demo on req. </li></ul>09-06-09
    5. 5. Mobileizer – Oyble (Kristof Michiels) <ul><li>Multimodal group communication hub </li></ul><ul><li>- A platform that allows any group to stay connected through a computer and/or a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>- Uses SMS, e-mail, the web, an API and screen scraping </li></ul><ul><li>- Embeddable widget allows subscription on every web site </li></ul><ul><li>- Use cases: Student bodies organizing activities, Teachers sending students last-minute notices, communities keeping each other up to date </li></ul><ul><li>- Today: Poster + demo at the boot </li></ul>09-06-09
    6. 6. Wayfinding 2.0 (Kristof Michiels) <ul><li>Sensor-based navigation experiment on the campus </li></ul><ul><li>- Uses active nodes on the campus: displays + RFID readers attached. </li></ul><ul><li>- Users navigate the campus with a passive RFID tag </li></ul><ul><li>- Each node provides a visual queue & info on how to get to the next node </li></ul><ul><li>- Dynamic trails with minimal configuration. Use cases: future events on the campus </li></ul><ul><li>- Today: Poster (currently in early development) </li></ul>09-06-09
    7. 7. Mind The Step (Bart Jansen or Kristof Michiels) <ul><li>Community website for stimulating a healthy lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>Diet is monitored through simple questionnaires. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical activity is automatically monitored through a smart sensor . </li></ul><ul><li>Will the community aspect improve compliance? </li></ul><ul><li>We are targeting large employers to launch a competition among different departments. </li></ul><ul><li>Today: Poster + sensor demo </li></ul>09-06-09
    8. 8. Mobile Museum Guide (Frederik Temmermans) <ul><li>A Museum Guide Platform that brings multimedia content to mobile devices. </li></ul><ul><li>A solution for content management and distribution for museums. </li></ul><ul><li>VUB-ETRO develops technology that allows querying the database with a picture of a painting. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>09-06-09
    9. 9. QuTi - Mobile application for queue-sensitive events (Olga De Troyer) <ul><li>What: </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time info about waiting times and availability of products for queue-sensitive events </li></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>Generic framework using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensor technology for monitoring the traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet for communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web as well as mobile technology for consultation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Configurable per event </li></ul>Demo application for the VUB restaurant in October 2009 09-06-09
    10. 10. Digiles: the lecture capture system of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Patrick Steen) <ul><li>Installation and exploitation of an automated system for digitalisation of all lecture aspects. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital content is made available from the existing learning platform in diverse fromats, adapted to portable and fixed equipments </li></ul><ul><li>Today: demo just before the start of the afternoon session – announcement will be made after lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Capturing, editing, processing, hosting, playback </li></ul>09-06-09
    11. 11. Panopto CourseCast Spreker Hoofdscherm Notities en zoekscherm (ook online wireless!) Slides 09-06-09
    12. 12. Time to start … 09-06-09 First session: International Status Questionis