Seminar topics, WS 0607


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Seminar Topics

  1. Improving sports performance with wearable computing 2006.10.26 (slides, paper, iPod video 580 MB)
  2. Real-time motion and activity recognition with sensors 2006.11.09 (slides, paper, iPod video 530 MB)
  3. Physics in the user interface 2006.11.16 (slides, paper, iPod video 654 MB)
  4. Mobile Music 2006.11.23 (slides, paper, iPod video 488 MB)
  5. Tabletop Interactions 2006.11.30 (iPod video 733 MB)
  6. Fiducials 2006.12.14 (slides, iPod video 600 MB)
  7. Affect 2007.01.11 (sorry, corrupt video file)
  8. Multimedia Architectures 2007.01.18 (slides, paper, iPod video 877 MB)
  9. End User Programming 2007.01.25 (slides, paper, iPod video 753 MB)
  10. Audio Skimming 2007.02.01 (iPod video 888 MB)


Improving sports performance with wearable computing - Florian Reske, Manu Agelescu

advisor: Daniel Spelmezan

Ed H. Chi, Gaetano Borriello, Guerney Hunt, Nigel Davies. Pervasive Computing in Sports Technologies: Guest Editor's Introduction IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 2225. July, 2005. IEEE Press.

Florian Michahelles, Erich Crameri, and Bernt Schiele. Design, implementation and testing of a wearable sensing system for professional downhill skiing in cooperation with trainers. In 2nd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing, IFAWC 2005, March 2005.

Doo Young Kwon and Markus Gross. Combining body sensors and visual sensors for motion tracking. In ACE ’05: Proceedings of the 2005 international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, Valencia, Spain, June 2005. National University of Singapore.

Masami Takahata, Kensuke Shiraki, Yutaka Sakane, and Yoichi Takebayashi. Sound feedback for powerful karate training. In NIME ’04: Proceedings of the 2004 conference on New interfaces for musical expression, pages 13–18, Singapore, Singapore, 2004. National University of Singapore.

Vadim Gerasimov. Swings That Think.

Real-time motion and activity recognition with sensors - Moritz Wittenhagen, Tim Hemig

advisors: Daniel Spelmezan, Tico Ballagas

Tom Molet, Ronan Boulic, and Daniel Thalmann. A real time anatomical converter for human motion capture. Proceedings of the Eurographics workshop on Computer animation and simulation '96, Springer-Verlag New York, 1996, pp. 79-94.

Eric R. Bachmann, Robert B. McGhee, Xiaoping Yun, and Michael J. Zyda. Inertial and magnetic posture tracking for inserting humans into networked virtual environments. Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology 2001, ACM Press New York.

Richard DeVaul and Steve Dunn. Real-time Motion Classification for Wearable Computing Applications. Technical report, MIT Media Laboratory.

Paul Lukowicz, Friedrich Hanser, Christoph Szubski, Wolfgang Schobersberger. Detecting and Interpreting Muscle Activity with Wearable Force Sensors. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing, PERVASIVE 2006. Dublin, Ireland, May 2006

Nishkam Ravi, Nikhil Dandekar, Preetham Mysore, and Michael L. Littman. Activity Recognition from Accelerometer Data. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, July 9 – 13 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California

L. Bao and S. S. Intille, "Activity recognition from user-annotated acceleration data," in Proceedings of PERVASIVE 2004, vol. LNCS 3001, A. Ferscha and F. Mattern, Eds. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2004, pp. 1-17.

Ryan Aylward, Joseph A. Paradiso. Sensemble: a wireless, compact, multi-user sensor system for interactive dance. Proceedings of the 2006 conference on New interfaces for musical expression, IRCAM.

Doo Young Kwon and Markus Gross. Combining body sensors and visual sensors for motion tracking. In ACE ’05: Proceedings of the 2005 international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, Valencia, Spain, June 2005. National University of Singapore.

End User Programming - Klaus Meyer, Chirstian Brockly

advisor: Tico Ballagas

Beckwith, L., Kissinger, C., Burnett, M., Wiedenbeck, S., Lawrance, J., Blackwell, A., and Cook, C. 2006. Tinkering and gender in end-user programmers' debugging. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 22 - 27, 2006). R. Grinter, T. Rodden, P. Aoki, E. Cutrell, R. Jeffries, and G. Olson, Eds. CHI '06. ACM Press, New York, NY, 231-240. DOI=

Myers, B. A., Pane, J. F., and Ko, A. 2004. Natural programming languages and environments. Commun. ACM 47, 9 (Sep. 2004), 47-52. DOI=

iCAP: Interactive Prototyping of Context-Aware Applications
Anind K. Dey, Timothy Sohn, Sara Streng, and Justin Kodama
in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Pervasive Computing. Dublin, Ireland, May 2006

Truong, K. N., Huang, E. M., Abowd, G. D. (2004). "CAMP: A Magnetic Poetry Interface for End-User Programming of Capture Applications for the Home" To appear in the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2004). Nottingham, UK. (pdf)

Audio Skimming: - Bjoern Ganslandt, Nils Jeners

advisor: Thorsten Karrer

Wolfgang Hürst and Tobias Lauer and Cédric Bürfent and Georg Götz, "Forward and Backward Speech Skimming with the Elastic Audio Slider", Proceedings of the 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference, 2005

Barry Arons, "{SpeechSkimmer:} A System for Interactively Skimming Recorded Speech", ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 1997.

Multimedia Architectures - Alex Hoffmann, Ines Faerber

advisor: Thorsten Karrer

Alexandre Francois, "SAI: Architecting Distributed Asynchronous Software Systems"

Conal Elliott, Paul Hudak, "Functional reactive animation", Proceedings of the second ACM SIGPLAN international conference on Functional programming

Affect - Alexander Schiffel, Daniel Herding

advisor: David Holman

Measuring emotional valence during interactive experiences: boys at video game play
Hazlett CHI 2006

A Continuous and Objective Evaluation of Emotional Experience with Interactive Play Environments
Mandryk CHI 2006

Using psychophysiological techniques to measure user experience with entertainment technologies. Behaviour and Information Technology
Mandryk et al. 06 (Behaviour and Information Technology (Special Issue on User Experience)

The Sensual Evaluation Instrument: Developing an Affective Evaluation Tool
Isbister et al. CHI 2006

Tabletop Interactions - Aldabert Schanowski, Christian Gass

advisor: David Holman

Tabletop Sharing of Digital Photographs for the Elderly
Apted et al. CHI 06

Collaborative Coupling Over Tabletop Displays
Tang et al. CHI 06

TeamTag: Exploring Centralized versus Replicated Controls for Co-Located Tabletop Groupware
Morris et al. CHI 06

Enabling Interaction with Single User Applications through Speech and Gestures on a Multi-User Tabletop
Edward Tse et al. AVI 06

Fiducials - Hoefig Kai, Noriyasu Vontin

advisor: Tico Ballagas

Rohs, M. Real-world Interaction with Camera-
phones, In 2nd International Symposium on Ubiq-
uitous Computing Systems (UCS 2004), Tokyo,
Japan, November 2004.

Toye, E., Madhavapedy, A., Sharp R., Scott D., Blackwell A. Upton
R., Using camera-phones to interact with context-aware mobile ser-
vices. Technical report, UCAM-CL-TR-609, University of Cambridge,

Naimark, L., Foxlin, E. Circular data matrix fiducial system and ro-
bust image processing for a wearable vision-inertial self-tracker, Proc.
of IEEE ISMAR, 2002, pp. 27–36.

Kato, H., Billinghurst, M. Marker tracking and HMD calibration for a
video-based augmented reality conferencing system. Proc. of IWAR
1999, pp. 85–94.

Mobile Music - Mei Feng Liau, Hendra Gunawan

advisor: Tico Ballagas

Tanaka, Atau Mobile Music Making. Proceedings of New Interfaces for Musical Interaction (NIME), 2004.

Bassoli, A., Cullinan, C., Moore, J., Agamanolis, S.
“TunA: A Mobile Music Experience to Foster Local
Interactions”, Proceedings UBICOMP. 2003.

O'Hara, K., Lipson, M., Jansen, M., Unger, A., Jeffries, H., and Macer, P. 2004. Jukola: democratic music choice in a public space. In Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Designing interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques (Cambridge, MA, USA, August 01 - 04, 2004). DIS '04. ACM Press, New York, NY, 145-154. DOI=

Physics in the user interface - Leonhard Lichtschlag, Katja Kurdyukova

advisor: Thorsten Karrer

Anand Agarawala, Ravin Balakrishnan. (2006). Keepin' it Real: Pushing the Desktop Metaphor with Physics, Piles and the Pen. Proceedings of CHI 2006 - the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. p. 1283-1292. 

Bederson, B. & Hollan, J. (1994). Pad++: a zooming graphical interface for exploring alternate interface physics. UIST. p. 17

Streitz, N., Geißler, J., Holmer, T., Konomi, S.i., Müller-Tomfelde, C., Reischl, W., Rexroth, P., Seitz, P., & Steinmetz, R. (1999). i-LAND: an interactive landscape for creativity and innovation. CHI. p. 120--127.

Gonzalez, C. 1996. Does animation in user interfaces improve decision making?. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Common Ground (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 13 - 18, 1996). M. J. Tauber, Ed. CHI '96. ACM Press, New York, NY, 27-34. DOI=

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