Archive for June, 2008

Supervisor Meeting 27 June 2008

June 30th, 2008 1 comment

Paddy and I met to discuss the IRCSET Report and my research direction.

Regards the former, the document I wrote was fine, and Paddy will submit a supervisor report separately (as per the IRCSET guidelines).

Regards the latter, I said that I felt that although I had been reading around many areas, and was enthused by attending Pervasive 2008, I did not really have a particular topic that I was readings around. Paddy suggested that allthough I effectively have the freedom (within reason) to research what I wanted, he has some ideas that I could work on.

The topic he suggested was to investigate Wearable Computing/Technology, and to build up my knowledge on the subject by spending the following week doing a breadth-first search of the related literature. We suggested and we agreed that the emphasis could be on the infrastructure and management of wearable technologies within pervasive computing environments. Areas/Issues of interest (some added by me later) being:

power, communications, compliance, privacy, commonalities, categorisation, storage & reporting, processing capacity……

The 1 week project resulting in me finding 3-4 good papers in the field that Paddy and I could use to discuss further research.

Also discussed at the meeting, with Aaron was what to do with the Basadaeir system, we decided that we should meet together (Paddy, Aaron, Matt and Julie) to talk about  where this project could head.

We also briefly talked about Aaron’s Bluetooth idea of encoding communications into Bluetooth name strings, and decided to discuss that at a later date. Aaron will send me his thoughts to date on the project.


June 9th, 2008 No comments

I recently attended the Pervasive 2008 conference in Sydney, Australia. where I submitted my paper – SensorMash: Exploring System Fidelity Through Sensor Mashup, which I co-authored with Steve Neely and Paddy Nixon.

I presented a poster and a one-minute-madness talk, for which I won best one-minute-madness.

I have/will write(n) a summary of the events there (as a reflection on my experience), and the ideas that I had for new projects as a result of the conference.

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