UBI Summer School 2010, Workshop A: Real World Context-Aware Systems

Instructor: Professor Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Workshop goals

This workshop will discuss the design and development of context-aware systems. It will engage participants in building their own context-aware systems with a variety of mobile phone and fixed environment sensors. Participants will be exposed to behavioral/anthropological methods in selecting systems to build, to a variety of software tools for building applications and to a variety of methods for evaluating these systems. In the workshop, we will discuss the details for building context-aware systems in domains such as healthcare, mobile computing, and transportation. We will also investigate a number of aspects of context-aware systems related to the usability and experiences in using these systems: intelligibility, the role of machine learning, end user control, end user feedback, etc.

Video of the workshop's result presentation