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Media Technology VITAL – Umeå Dr. Peter Parnes
Media Technology The Media Technology Research Group Research leader: Dr. Peter Parnes Dr. Kåre Synnes 7 graduate students Roland Parviainen, Jeremiah Scholl, Stefan Elf, Marcus Nilsson, Johan Kristiansson, Mikael Drugge, Josef Hallberg (soon) Other people Johnny Widén, Göran Öberg, Fredrik Johansson
History Created 1995 as Software Engineering as part of CDT Long history of working with real-time IP- based communication mStar – Marratech AB Changed into formal research area 2002 First PhD 1999, second 2002 (Computer Science – “Datalogi”)
Current Research Human Communication Always best connected (ABC) Mobile wearable systems (Borderland) Context-Aware systems (Alipes)
Human Communication How can human communication via electronic means be enhanced? Then: Technology view Now: User view What does the user perceive as better ? Different from situation to situation! Primarily group communication Scalable media distribution (Rome) EFamily
Scalable Group Communication
mPocketPro Mobile E-Meetings
Always Best Connected The user should be able to move between different networks Shouldn’t need to reconfigure applications/computers when switching networks or network operators Challenge: Make usage of mobile internet useable It should just work!
ABC Architecture Physical layer Link layer GPRS PPP IEEE IPv4 IPv6 Mobile IPv6 Network layer Middleswares (Nomadic Architecture) ABC management Profiles Adaptive applications Applications API Session layer
Wearable Computing How to create wearable systems for human communication Not building new hardware Combining existing components User interface issues Device Interaction, switching screens (handheld to HMD), switching media (text to audio etc). Application migration
Borderland Wearable Computing
Context Aware Systems Systems that are aware of their surrounding The user “state” Stressed How to gather this information How to present that information to System Other humans How to utilize this information in other ways. Dr. Kåre Synnes
Applied Research in Action! Scenario driven applied research Results: Prototypes (running software/systems) Good academic results We want the results to be utilized! It should just work!
Future Interest 1. Scalable really high quality media distribution 10Kbps – 270 Gbps Anywhere, Any device 2. Shared consumption Consume media at several locations with your friends Group viewing
More interest… 3.Mobile Media Production: How to produce high quality media “on the go”? Quick setup Combination of (remotely) stored and real-time media Directed reruns based on cached media at the receiver Events, education, meetings