Selected running and completed research projects
conego (principal investigator) investigates requirements and user acceptance of voice-based services for citizens. In analogy to emerging „Conversational Commerce“ applications, we aim to gain a deeper understanding of future „Conversational E-Government“ services on smartphones or smart loudspeakers. By developing and evaluating a functional prototype of a promising voice-based citizen service, we will derive guidelines for their concrete design, realization and introduction.
b-Part (principal investigator) investigates novel concepts and solutions for citizen e-participation utilizing latest mobile device technology and appliances embedded in today's urban environments. Its pervasive participation approach will consider each level of e-participation by enabling, engaging, and empowering citizens with the ultimate aim of encouraging a continuous dialogue between a city and citizens by using contemporary technology.
ATREUS (principal investigator) explores the potential of latest Web technologies such as Websockets and mobile sensor APIs for Ubiquitous Computing applications with a special focus on the interplay of mobile devices and public displays. Its goal is to prototype and evaluate attractive browser-based remote control applications for smart environments. Read more...
PRIAMUS (principal investigator) explores a camera-based interaction approach for remotely controlling public screens via smartphones. Exploiting mobile augmented reality techniques, the PRIAMUS framework will open a wide range of novel use cases and applications.
ROADSAFE (researcher) targeted the development of robust systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and the demonstration of those systems on the road. My main contributions included the design and development of functional novel driver information systems utilizing real-time safety messages.
KOFLA (researcher) proposed an assistance system for e-vehicle drivers that routes the vehicles to the best recharging station while considering user preferences, distance, costs, actual traffic and energy load. I was responsible for prototyping the service front-end in form of a Web-based mobile application.
WikiVienna (researcher) pursued the idea of reconstructing the inner city of Vienna in a collaborative effort utilizing advanced computer vision methods and user-generated photos. In this project, I explored novel innovative end-user services utilizing novel visualization and interaction techniques for spatial information.
Point to Discover (researcher) investigated a service framework for enabling simple pointing gestures with a mobile phone to invoke virtual services linked to the real environment, e.g. fetching cultural background information on a historic building. I was responsible for extending prototypes and realizing showcases.
Selected previous research and development projects