2nd International UBI Summer School 2011: Workshops
Instructor: Dr. Adrian Friday, University of Lancaster, UK
Instructor: Chief Nerd Zach Shelby, Sensinode Ltd., Finland
Internet Protocol technology is quickly becoming critical for low-power wireless sensor network applications e.g. for the smart grid, building automation and logistics. At the same time Web Services have become an integral part of almost all enterprise systems. New Embedded Web Service technology is enabling us to apply Web Services to constrained networks and devices, moving us closer to the Web of Things. In this workshop Zach Shelby gives a hands-on introduction to the exciting new area of Embedded Web Services and the new IETF Constrained RESTful Environment standard, the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). During the workshop students will learn and try the basics of web services, the CoRE architecture, along with CoAP and related application protocols, and will design and prototype their own applications using the latest technology. Prospective students should have basic knowledge of Internet protocols, particularly HTTP, XML and web services, and C and Java programming. Programming exercises will be done with a personal laptop running Linux or with a desktop PC in a computer room.
Instructor: Professor Leopoldina Fortunati, University of Udine, Italy
The aim of this workshop is to analyse some social and cultural aspects of the new media use. Therefore users' behaviour and attitudes will be the object of our analysis on a theoretical and empirical level. In the first day we will focus our attention especially on two categories: space/time and gender. In the second day we will deal with new media use in contexts: places, situations, ubiquity. In the third day we will investigate some meanings attributed to the new media by analysing three levels: myths, symbols, and metaphors. In the fourth day we will analyse some issues relate to practices: public/privacy, the role of the body and emotion. In the last day we will focus on some main social processes relate to the diffusion and use of the new media: dematerialization, globalization, self-exploitement, empowerment, immaterial labour.