IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine facebook page

At the editorial board meeting we discussed new ideas on how to distribute content of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine in further ways. The magazine is widely read, has a healthy acceptance rate (about 20%) and articles are highly cited – but I think we cannot ignore that access to media is rapidly changing.

Currently this effort is not about replacing the print copy and the PDF in the online library but to add further channels. One Idea is to have a podcast that provides some of the articles (e.g. conference report or other departments) or to have an audio preview of a new issue (e.g. Guest editors introduction and abstracts of technical articles).

The experiment has started :-)

Grace Tai read one article (conference report on the Auto-UI conference, [1]) and this is now available as MP3. This MP3 is deliberately “home made” as we would expect that this is a quality we as a community (e.g. the authors reading their articles, volunteers reading the articles) can achieve.

It would be great if we can start a discussion how useful such a podcast would be. There is a facebook page where the discussion already started: www.facebook.com/pervasive

If you have recently authored an article for the IEEE Pervasive Magazine – it would be great if you could also read it an share it here for discussion on the facebook page.

[1] Albrecht Schmidt, Wolfgang Spiessl, Dagmar Kern, “Driving Automotive User Interface Research,” IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 85-88, Jan.-Mar. 2010, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.3.

>IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine facebook page

>At the editorial board meeting we discussed new ideas on how to distribute content of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine in further ways. The magazine is widely read, has a healthy acceptance rate (about 20%) and articles are highly cited – but I think we cannot ignore that access to media is rapidly changing.

Currently this effort is not about replacing the print copy and the PDF in the online library but to add further channels. One Idea is to have a podcast that provides some of the articles (e.g. conference report or other departments) or to have an audio preview of a new issue (e.g. Guest editors introduction and abstracts of technical articles).

The experiment has started :-)

Grace Tai read one article (conference report on the Auto-UI conference, [1]) and this is now available as MP3. This MP3 is deliberately “home made” as we would expect that this is a quality we as a community (e.g. the authors reading their articles, volunteers reading the articles) can achieve.

It would be great if we can start a discussion how useful such a podcast would be. There is a facebook page where the discussion already started: www.facebook.com/pervasive

If you have recently authored an article for the IEEE Pervasive Magazine – it would be great if you could also read it an share it here for discussion on the facebook page.

[1] Albrecht Schmidt, Wolfgang Spiessl, Dagmar Kern, “Driving Automotive User Interface Research,” IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 85-88, Jan.-Mar. 2010, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.3.

IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine facebook page

At the editorial board meeting we discussed new ideas on how to distribute content of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine in further ways. The magazine is widely read, has a healthy acceptance rate (about 20%) and articles are highly cited – but I think we cannot ignore that access to media is rapidly changing.

Currently this effort is not about replacing the print copy and the PDF in the online library but to add further channels. One Idea is to have a podcast that provides some of the articles (e.g. conference report or other departments) or to have an audio preview of a new issue (e.g. Guest editors introduction and abstracts of technical articles).

The experiment has started :-)

Grace Tai read one article (conference report on the Auto-UI conference, [1]) and this is now available as MP3. This MP3 is deliberately “home made” as we would expect that this is a quality we as a community (e.g. the authors reading their articles, volunteers reading the articles) can achieve.

It would be great if we can start a discussion how useful such a podcast would be. There is a facebook page where the discussion already started: www.facebook.com/pervasive

If you have recently authored an article for the IEEE Pervasive Magazine – it would be great if you could also read it an share it here for discussion on the facebook page.

[1] Albrecht Schmidt, Wolfgang Spiessl, Dagmar Kern, “Driving Automotive User Interface Research,” IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 85-88, Jan.-Mar. 2010, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.3.

Pervasive Editorial Board Meeting in Santa Clara

The IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine is one of 4 magazines I still read in paper (the others are IEEE Computer, Communications of the ACM, and Interactions) and we had interesting discussions how we read/consume magazine content in the future. In the near future it seems likely to me that we will get more choice and will use more different media. For the Pervasive Magazine we will over the next month experiment with some new ideas. There is a new faccbook page: www.facebook.com/pervasive

It was for me the first editorial board meeting of the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine and I was impressed by the people :-) We discussed the upcoming special issues for the magazine – and I am thrilled that one will be on automotive pervasive computing! The call will be published in the next weeks. The magazine has a set of departments and we discussed how to move these forward. It is exiting that we will have a new department that will provide short tutorials on research methods and I am looking forward to contribute in a department on new pervasive computing devices.

Prior to the meeting there was an interesting workshop at Intel in Santa Clara looking a future challenges and opportunities from ubicomp research.

PS: Satya suggested a book: The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr.

>Pervasive Editorial Board Meeting in Santa Clara

>The IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine is one of 4 magazines I still read in paper (the others are IEEE Computer, Communications of the ACM, and Interactions) and we had interesting discussions how we read/consume magazine content in the future. In the near future it seems likely to me that we will get more choice and will use more different media. For the Pervasive Magazine we will over the next month experiment with some new ideas. There is a new faccbook page: www.facebook.com/pervasive

It was for me the first editorial board meeting of the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine and I was impressed by the people :-) We discussed the upcoming special issues for the magazine – and I am thrilled that one will be on automotive pervasive computing! The call will be published in the next weeks. The magazine has a set of departments and we discussed how to move these forward. It is exiting that we will have a new department that will provide short tutorials on research methods and I am looking forward to contribute in a department on new pervasive computing devices.

Prior to the meeting there was an interesting workshop at Intel in Santa Clara looking a future challenges and opportunities from ubicomp research.

PS: Satya suggested a book: The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr.

Pervasive Editorial Board Meeting in Santa Clara

The IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine is one of 4 magazines I still read in paper (the others are IEEE Computer, Communications of the ACM, and Interactions) and we had interesting discussions how we read/consume magazine content in the future. In the near future it seems likely to me that we will get more choice and will use more different media. For the Pervasive Magazine we will over the next month experiment with some new ideas. There is a new faccbook page: www.facebook.com/pervasive

It was for me the first editorial board meeting of the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine and I was impressed by the people :-) We discussed the upcoming special issues for the magazine – and I am thrilled that one will be on automotive pervasive computing! The call will be published in the next weeks. The magazine has a set of departments and we discussed how to move these forward. It is exiting that we will have a new department that will provide short tutorials on research methods and I am looking forward to contribute in a department on new pervasive computing devices.

Prior to the meeting there was an interesting workshop at Intel in Santa Clara looking a future challenges and opportunities from ubicomp research.

PS: Satya suggested a book: The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr.

Finally a simple explanation of social software

Social software and media is getting hugely popular and there are many longer explanations in CSCW and CHI why this works and what are the basic drivers. I saw a t-shirt that explains it in a single picture :-)

It may over generalize but there is some truth in it – and given the recent figures on the prevalence of ADHA it seems to be a driving business in the future…

>Finally a simple explanation of social software

>Social software and media is getting hugely popular and there are many longer explanations in CSCW and CHI why this works and what are the basic drivers. I saw a t-shirt that explains it in a single picture :-)

It may over generalize but there is some truth in it – and given the recent figures on the prevalence of ADHA it seems to be a driving business in the future…

Finally a simple explanation of social software

Social software and media is getting hugely popular and there are many longer explanations in CSCW and CHI why this works and what are the basic drivers. I saw a t-shirt that explains it in a single picture :-)

It may over generalize but there is some truth in it – and given the recent figures on the prevalence of ADHA it seems to be a driving business in the future…

Workshop at MobileHCI: Context-Aware Mobile Media and Mobile Social Networks

Together with colleagues from Nokia, VTT, and CMU we organized a workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Media and Mobile Social Networks at MobileHCI 2009.

The topic came up in discussions some time last year. It is very clear that social network have moved towards mobile scenarios and that utilizing context and contextual media adds a new dimension. The workshop program is very diverse and ranges studying usage practices to novel technological solutions for contextual media and application.

One topic that is interesting to further look at is to use (digital) social networks for health care. Taking an analogy in history it is evident that the direct social group you were in took were the set of people that helped you in case of illness or accident. Looking at conditions and illnesses that cause a loss of mobility or memory it could be interesting to find applications on top of digital social networks to provide help. Seems this could be a project topic.

In one discussion we explored what would happen if we would change our default communication behavior from closed/secret (e.g. Email and SMS) to public (e.g. bulletin boards). I took the example of organizing this workshop: our communication has been largely on email and has not been public. If it would had been open (e.g. public forum) we probably would have organized the workshop in the same way but at the same time provided an example how one can organize a workshop and by this perhaps provided useful information for future workshop chairs. In this case there are little privacy concerns but images all communication is public? We would learn a lot about how the world works…

About 10 years ago we published at paper there is more to context than location [1]. However, looking at our workshop it seems: location is still the dominant context people think of. Many of the presentations and discussions included the term context, but the examples focused on location. Perhaps we do need location only? Or perhaps we should look more closely to find the benefit of other contexts?

[1] A. Schmidt, M. Beigl, H.W. Gellersen (1999) There is more to context than location, Computers & Graphics, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 893-901.