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Smart Spaces for Smart People
Smart Spaces for Smart People: physical and digital mashups ESI mini-theme
The Smart Spaces theme will explore exploitable links between Smart Spaces and smart personal systems. The theme workshops will use novel recording methods and make use of social media to investigate interactions between physical spaces and personal digital technologies, and propose innovative ways to ‘mashup’ the two worlds. The proceedings will be published in an open access journal and material will be assembled for a Blue Book that will include best practices.
Aim This theme aims to examine the potential for exploiting interactions between Smart Spaces in the physical world and smart personal systems, both hardware and software. The overall objective is to explore and define best practice for enhancing the value of links between the physical and digital worlds. Web 2.0 style mashups will be one area to be considered. The workshops will focus on three specific Smart Space environments: meeting, teaching, and research. Coverage
One facet of the theme will be to envisage a future in which everything has an IP address. The following examples are areas in which the workshops might explore the potential impact of smart interactions:
- Recording data in context for each of the three specific environments, for example capturing research-related discussions with mobile devices and ‘GPS’ within buildings;
- Exploiting fully the capabilities of complex building managements systems, by enabling access to their many sensors and sophisticated software;
- Enhancing the effectiveness of interactions between equipment and people in remote discussion, monitoring, and control contexts;
- Developing efficient learning and teaching spaces: to assist in exploring this area, we will engage with the University of Southampton Smart Teaching Spaces undergraduate design competition (Create Your Campus);
- Investigating the scope for games technology, including augmented reality techniques, to engage new learners and (potentially) researchers.
Workshops Proceedings will be captured contemporaneously, both by recording and by note-takers assigned to that purpose. All participants will be encouraging to contribute in real time to a wiki and/or a Twitter feed, and also to contribute observations derived from discussions taking place outside the workshop sessions. Each workshop will include a session devoted to the free suggestion and association of ideas. All recordings, notes, wiki pages, and tweets will be used in combination by the theme facilitators to produce the formal outputs described in the next section.
Outputs Associated with the workshops will be a series of articles in an open access journal, hopefully combined into a special issue. We also intend to produce a Smart Spaces Blue Book that will combine material from the workshops and would assemble best practices for the theme.
For the draft workshop timetable see Timetable
For Speaker's brief see Speaker's Brief
Session Wiki Pages