Contextualized Computing and Ambient Intelligent Systems

Kontextsensitive und Ambient Intelligente Systeme

Material for the course Contextualized Computing and Ambient Intelligent Systems, summer term 2018.

Materialien für den Kurs Kontextsensitive und Ambient Intelligente Systeme, Sommersemester 2018.

Other websites: [ Learnweb | LSF ]

Andere Websites: [ Learnweb | LSF ]

Handouts, Slides

To be published after the lectures.

Folien und Handouts werden jeweils nach den Vorlesungsterminen veröffentlicht.

  • Overview
    Rules and regulations, learning outcomes, literature.
    [ Handout | Slides ]
  • Introduction
    Mediality, Codality & Modality; Ubiquitous Computing; Ambient Systems; Context; Descriptive Framework; Research Systems.
    Updated 17.04.2018
    (09.04.2018, 16.04.2018)
    [ Handout | Slides ]


Course readings can be downloaded in the learnweb. Every text has a wiki-page in the learnweb, please use to describe and summarize the text and link it to the course. Results of the discussion may also be written up in the learnweb.

Other deliverables can usually either be submitted through the Learnweb or presented in the course. There will be no compulsory assignments, but the content of assignments will be relevant for the exam.

Learnweb-submissions are usually to be in PDF-format:

  • txt is OK for text only or code
  • SVG, PNG and JPG is OK for images
  • mp3, wav and ogg is OK for audio
  • mp4 is OK for video
  • No files from word processors or graphic programs, please (doc, docx, odt) &emdash; those will not be marked
  • You can submit acceptable file types also in zip, gz, bz2, xz or rar archives

Only homework assignments will be listed here, group work assignments to be discussed during class can be found in the respective slide deck or handout.

2.1: Required Reading Week 1

  • Weiser, M. (1991). The computer for the 21st century. Scientific American, September 1991, 94-104.
    To be discussed 23.04.18.

2.2: Collecting Examples

  • For two weeks, you should collect interesting examples of ambient or contextualised systems you come across
  • You should use the framework introduced to describe the different Examples
  • You should be able to present one or two examples of Examples
    • Classification according to the framework
    • Shortfalls of the framework
  • Deliverable:
    • Monday, 23.4., 18:00, LearnWeb
    • Monday, 23.4., in the course

2.5: Required Reading Week 2

  • Aarts, E., R. Harwig, and M. Schuurmans. 2001. Ambient Intelligence. In The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology into Everyday Life, ed. P. J. Denning, pp 235-250. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies.
    To be discussed 30.04.18.

Last modified: Tuesday, 2018-04-17 16:26 UTC.