26-28 March 2018
Stuttgart, Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone

Nigel Davies


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

11:45am -12:30pm

Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Pfaffenwaldring 47

Room V 47.03


Next Generation Physical Analytics

Weiser’s vision of ubiquitous computing is becoming a reality through technology such as the IoT. A key research challenge lies in providing analytics that capture user interaction with these systems. I will explore this issue using a case study based on pervasive display networks. Traditional signage analytics provide a display-centric view of the world, reporting data on content shown, audience numbers and demographics. This is problematic if we want to understand where, for example, to place content in a network of physically distributed digital signs to optimise content exposure. Synthetic analytics combine mobility simulations with signage analytics data to provide viewer-centric analytics. This approach enables us to ask questions of the analytics from the viewer’s perspective for the first time, transforming the way signage networks, and pervasive IoT systems more generally, can be understood and managed.



Nigel Davies is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Data Science Institute at Lancaster University. He has held visiting positions at Sony Electronics, Google Research, ETH Zurich, CMU and most recently Università della Svizzera italiana. In addition, Nigel has served as CTO for an SME creating novel IoT systems for the highways sector. His work is in the area of pervasive computing including systems support for new forms of data capture and interaction and is characterized by an experimental approach involving large-scale deployments of novel systems with end-users. Nigel has chaired many of the major conferences in the field, is a former editor of IEEE Pervasive Computing and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.



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