Digital Technologies for Interactive Smart Spaces

ACCELERATED COURSE

Overview

Thanks to the advances of Internet of Things, the increasingly low cost of sensors and actuators, the improved network connectivity, the availability of software components and tools to support application development, our environment is increasingly enriched with digital devices that waive themselves into the fabric of our physical space and  objects. Forecasts suggest that by 2030 around 50 billion of IoT devices will be in use around the world, creating a massive web of interconnected "things" that are making our spaces "smart", i.e., responsive and adaptive to the user’s behavior and to the change of environmental properties, enabling new interactive applications to empower users and the quality of their life in many different fields.

The Summer School addresses the challenges of this scenario by providing a multidisciplinary discussion of Smart Spaces from different perspectives: development tools (hardware and software frameworks); interaction paradigms (e.g., gestures, touch, eye gaze, voice, tangible manipulation.), UX evaluation methods; application domains (e.g., home/work automation, automotive, culture, health/well-being, education, entertainment); ethical, sociological and psychological issues.

Intended Audience

The intensive one-week Summer School is devoted to Master/PhD students, researchers and professionals who want build technological and methodological competences. This will enable them to become innovators in the field of Smart Spaces, as academic researchers or designers/developers in start-ups or larger companies.

Location

Como is an internationally known tourism destination easily accessible from Malpensa airport (30-40' by train/bus) and downtown Milan (40' by train). Villa del Grumello (www.villadelgrumello.it/it/)  is an impressive historical building surrounded by a magnificent  garden on the shore of Como Lake. It is located 10' walking distance (5' by bus) from downtown Como.

Format and Program

The one-week intensive Summer School consists of a mix of lectures, case studies presentation, and project-based teamwork on Smart Space design. The speakers are Professors and Researchers from Polytechnic of Milan and from top-level research institutions in Europe, Australia and Israel. PhD students and Post-docs from Polytechnic of Milan and other Italian universities supervise the group’s project work. In the last day of the course, the attendants’ groups are required to present their proposal for an innovative Smart Space application, including UX concept and technology feasibility study.

For PhDs students, the attendance to the Summer School and the project work account for 5 ECTS recognized by the Polytechnic of Milan.

Monday, 11 July

WHENWHATWHO
9:00 - 9:15WelcomeOrganizers
9:15 - 10:45WHEN THE SENSES MEET TECHNOLOGY: DESIGNING MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCESMarianna Obrist
UCL - London, UK
10:45 - 11:15Coffee break
11:15 - 12:45REDEFINING THE “SMART-EVERYTHING” PARADIGM: BEYOND "SMART-ONLY" CITIES AND ISLANDNorbert Streitz
Smart Future Initiative, Germany
12:45 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 15:15ADVANCED UBIQUITOUS, CONTEXT-AWARE TECHNOLOGY FOR SMART SPACESTsvi Kuflik
University of Haifa, Israel
15:15 - 15:45Coffee break
15:45 - 17:15DESIGNING LOCATION-BASED EXPERIENCESNikos Avouris
University of Patras, Greece
17:15 - 18:30PROJECT WORK
  • PRESENTATION OF PROJECT THEMES (EDUCATION, HEALTH, CH)
  • TEAM FORMATION
 
Students and Tutors

Tuesday, 12 July

WHENWHATWHO
9:00 - 10:30THE CHALLENGE OF TECHNOLOGY UPTAKE IN EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL SETTINGS: BARRIERS AND FACILITATORSTamar Weiss
University of Haifa, Israel
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DESIGN PARTNERS: FACILITATING DEVELOPMENT, LOCALIZATION AND ADAPTATION OF REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGIESArie Melamed Yekel
ALYNnovation, Israel
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00ISOLATION IN AUGMENTED REALITY: WORKING TOWARDS A GROUP-ORIENTED SITUATED USER EXPERIENCE FOR AR IN PUBLIC SPACESNarcis Pares
Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30ECO-CENTRIC INTERACTION FOR THE RE-BALANCE OF THE RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS AND NATURENuno Nunes
Tecnico, U. Lisbon, Portugal
17:30 - 20:30Social Event: Cruse on the Lake

Wednesday, 13 July

WHENWHATWHO
9:00 - 10:30END-USER DEVELOPMENT OF IOT AND ROBOTS  ECOSYSTEMSFabio Paterno
ISTI-CNR, Italy
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30DESIGNING SMART DEVICES FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATIONMaristella Matera
Politecnico di Milano
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00CO-DESIGN OF WEARABLES FOR SPORTS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL INTERACTION IN OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPACESMassimo Zancanaro
University of Trento
15:00 - 16:30MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCES IN SMART SPACESFranca Garzotto
Politecnico di Milano
16:30 - 17:00Coffee break
17:30 - 18:30PROJECT WORKStudents

Thursday, 14 July

WHENWHATWHO
9:00 - 10:30MULTIMODAL BEHAVIORAL ANALYTICS AND INTERFACE TOOLS: ADVANCING HUMAN LEARNINGSharon Oviatt
Monash Univ., Melbourne, Australia
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30PSYCHOLOGICAL USER MODELING AND RULE RECOMMENDATIONS IN A SMART HOME CONTEXT Cristina Gena
Università di Torino
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 16:00PROJECT WORKStudents
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
17:00 - 18:30PROJECT WORKStudents

Friday, 15 July

WHENWHATWHO
9:00 - 10:30PROJECT WORK PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONALL
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30PROJECT WORK PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONAll members
12:30 - 12:45WRAP-UPOrganizers and Speakers
12:45 - 13:45Lunch and Goodbye

Accomodations

Accommodation can be provided by the Ostello Bello Lake Como located close to the Summer School venue (Villa del Grumello): https://ostellobello.com/en/hostel/como/

Other hotels in Lake Come relatively close to the school venue:

NOTICE

This is a 1-week long Summer School programme. The tuition fee is 850 EUR. EIT Digital will issue a Certificate of Attendance.

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