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Living in a Smart Environment - Implications of Ubiquitous Computing

A Research Project in Cooperation with the Distributed Systems Group

Living in a Smart Environment - Implications of Ubiquitous Computing is an interdisciplinary research project that brings together researchers from seven universities with various backgrounds: computer science, electrical engineering, psychology, law studies, economy, sociology, and philosophy. They jointly investigate the possible consequences (both opportunities and challenges) of the anticipated large-scale deployment of ubiquitous computing technologies.

The aim of the project is twofold: On the one hand, by bringing together humanists and technology developers, the former are informed about the newest technological developments and the latter can learn about their concerns and reserves about these developments. On the other hand, the project tries to inform politicians, journalists, and the society at large about ubiquitous computing, to enable an early discussion about the new technolgies and their possible consequences.

The project funded by the Gottlieb Daimler- and Karl-Benz foundation, Ladenburg, Germany. More information can be found on the project homepage.

This project ended in February 2005.

See also the following related items:

Selected Publications

See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.

Related Student Projects

The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.

S Erweiterung des Welterklärers um einen smarten Blindenstock Michael DullerVlad CoroamaSS 04
M Dynamische Autoversicherungen und -steuer Christoph PlüssVlad CoroamaSS 04
S Einbindung von RFID-Tags in eine existierende Welterklärer-Infrastruktur Christoph PluessVlad CoroamaWS 03/04
D Welterklärer für Sehbehinderte Felix RoethenbacherVlad CoroamaWS 03/04
P Indoor Navigation for Visually Impaired People (Navigation Layer) Nicolas TissotVlad Coroama,
Jürgen Bohn
SS 03
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