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Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Riener
Associate Professor

Institut für Pervasive Computing
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz

Room: S3 0607
Office Hour: On appointment only
Phone: +43-732-2468-4773
Fax: +43-732-2468-4765
E-Mail: riener ät pervasive döt jku döt at
Lectures in 2014WS
340.000SEDissertantenseminar Informatik 3
340.002SEMasterarbeitsseminar WS
340.016UE G1Softwareentwicklung 1
340.029UE G2Softwareentwicklung 1
340.031UE G4Softwareentwicklung 1
340.032UE G5Softwareentwicklung 1
Projects
SOCIONICAL: FP7 ICT Call-3, FET proactive / Goal 8.4: Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT Goals: There are a number of projects that acknowledge the tight entanglement between social and technical systems. SOCIONICAL differs from these project in that it jointly deals with complex systems at three levels: (i) Interacting social entities; (ii) Interacting technical entities; (iii) Interacting socio-technical entities.
FACT: This industrial research project with Siemens AG Germany aims at developing systems which are able to manage themselves and adapt to their environment.
Autonomic Peer Systems: This industrial research project with Siemens AG Germany provides a basis for situated spontaneous interaction of mobile devices in decentralized ad-hoc scenarios.
Betreute Bakk-/Masterarbeiten
Multi-touch Interaktion auf beliebigen Objekten basierend auf Temperaturüberwachung: Problem definition, Approach: Interfaces (Displays) on Smartphones, Tablets, etc. today allow for multi-touch interaction based on capacitive or optical technologies. The field of application is somehow restricted, as the technology has to be embedded/integrated into the display/device.The actual MSc thesis aims at developing a new type of multi-touch interface based on thermal imaging (touch-sensation replaced by temperature-sensation).
Fahrerzustand: Unterschiede zwischen Tag- und Nachtfahren: Problem definition, Approach:  Though there is usually less traffic during nighttime hours, much of traffic collisions occur after dark... One of the most important differences between daytime and nighttime driving conditions is the way in which we see our surroundings. We become completely dependent upon artificial sources of light to show us where we are. We are also much more sensitive to bright lights and other distractions on the road ahead (http://www.smartmotorist.
Evaluierung unterschiedlicher Blind Spot Detection (BSD)-Systeme: Goals: Ein Blind Spot Detection (BSD)-System (oder Totwinkel-Assistent) ist ein Fahrerassistenzsystem zur Warnung des Fahrers vor drohenden Kollisionen beim Spurwechsel durch übersehene Fahrzeuge im toten Winkel. Diese Systeme wurden vor etwa 10 Jahren von Volvo erstmals vorgestellt und finden sich heute in vielen Fahrzeugen. Warnmeldungen an den Fahrer erfolgen in der Regel wie folgt:Für den Fall, dass kein Blinker betätigt ist, wird eine optische Warnung ausgegeben (z.B.
Gesteneingabe an der Lenkradrückseite: Goals: Fahrer-Fahrzeug Interaktion wird ständig komplexer, und die Zahl der Kontrollemente im Fahrzeug (87 Schalter/Knöpfe in einem BMW X5, 2011) hat eine höhe erreicht, die es (gelegentlichen) Fahrern bereits sehr schwer macht, alle Funktionen (wieder)zufinden. Um dieser Entwicklung entgegenzuwirken, ist in dieser Arbeit ein frei konfigurierbares Gesteneingabesystem zu entwickeln und evaluieren.
Qualitative Verbesserung der Reichweitenangabe bei Elektroautos (Testfahrten+Modellierung): Aufgabenstellung: In dieser Arbeit geht es primär um die Entwicklung einfacher Prognosemodelle für die Reichweite von Elektrofahrzeugen und deren Validierung mittels parametrisierten Fahrten. Nachfolgende Fragen sind exemplarisch - eine Fokussierung der Aufgabenstellung auf persönliche Interessen des Bakkelaureaten/Diplomanden ist selbstverständlich möglich.Hintergrund: Der Hauptgrund für "mangelndes Vertrauen" in Elektrofahrzeuge liegt in einem großen Wissens- und Informationsdefizit, z.B.
Individuelle Nutzungsunterschiede von Elektrofahrzeugen (Evaluierung auf Echtdaten): Ziele: Das Hauptziel dieser Bachelor/Diplomarbeit ist eine Untersuchung der Reichweitenvariation eines Elektroautos basierend auf individuellen Nutzungsunterschieden, um in weiterer Folge jeder Person eine genauere Reichenweitenangabe anzeigen zu können. Weitere (Sub-)Ziele können im Zuge einer Erstbesprechung diskutiert und definiert werden.Zur Beantwortung der Frage(n) stehen Nutzerdaten von Elektrofahrzeugen zur Verfügung, derzeit folgende Parameter:Bremse betätigt (binär)Ladestand der Batterie...
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo: Goals: Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses and it should be used in this thesis as tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo. Using a cheap off-the-shelf device as indicated below, first step is to work on a free-configurable controller (Arduino, etc. <-> connection with Smartphone App). With the advanced device, exemplary questions such as the following should be answered in user studies: how can such a...
Force-sensitive waist gestures: Goals: Analyzation of force-sensitive waist gestures of different composition: one- or two-handed including knockingusing different levels of force - etc. Technologies: XSensor High-precise pressure-sensitive mat arrays (48x48=2304 sensing elements, 10 Hz resolution) Related Work: On request
Tactile information perception on the steering wheel: Problem definition, Approach: With this bachelor/master thesis we address the challenging issue of delivering additional information to a driver while he/she is engaged in a primary driving task (which usually occupies the visual, and possibly also auditory channel of perception). Particularly, the tactile channel of perception is addressed here to deliver information in an inattentive manner, e.g. with as few as possible disruption from the primary engagement.
Novel vehicle operation: Free configurable, pressure-sensitive pedals: Problem definition, Approach: The aim of this bachelor/master thesis is, to compare (in a driving simulator study) interaction performance, usability, experience of traditional vehicle controls (throttle, brake pedal, clutch) with a novel pressure-sensitive interface in the foot space.For that, traditional pedals in the car are replaced with a pressure-sensitive mat allowing for free configurable "foot gesture" based controlfree positioning of throttle pedal, brake pedal, and clutchuser configurable...
Tissue Interface: Aufgabenstellung:Ein romantisches Abendessen für zwei. Sie sitzen gegenüber ihrer Freundin und sind in ein angeregtes Gespräch vertieft und bemerken daß die aktuelle Hintergrundmusik, die Raumbeleuchtung, die Temperatur, etc. nicht mehr optimal mit der momentanen Stimmung übereinstimmt. Das Letzte daß sie in dieser Situation möchten ist aufzustehen, eine passende Musik einzulegen, das Raumthermostat umzustellen, den Lichtdimmer zu bedienen, usw.
Weitere, aktuelle Themen (Juni 2011): Interessierten Studenten können wir eine Menge weiterer Diplom-/Masterarbeitsthemen anbieten, etwa:Echtfahrexperimente mit Sensordatenaufzeichnung und -auswertungStudien zur Korrelation von EKG (HRV) mit Verkehrsdaten (siehe dazu: Andreas Riener, Alois Ferscha, Mohamed Aly: "Heart on the road: HRV analysis for monitoring a driver's affective state"Aktivitätserkennung mit Microsoft Kinect (XBOX), siehe http://www.xbox.com/de-at/kinect, http://de.wikipedia.
Subliminal Display Overlay Driver: Problem definition, Approach: (Visual) information overload is a topic of increasing importance. In this thesis, the influence of subliminal information transmission should be investigatedInformation, if displayed/flashed for only very short time (< 20ms; =subliminal) cannot be „seen" by the eye, but is recognized by (part of) the brainTo study this effect, a interface is required allowing for overlaying different types of information to normal screen contents (Webbrowser, Email-client, Word/Excel),...
Inattentive Auditory Stimulation: Problem definition, Approach: In this thesis, the influence of not attentively perceived auditory information on driving performance should be investigated (as it is known, for example, that engine sound and ambient noise reflect driving speed Experimental setting (user study): "Audio speedometer" simulated driving, route with speed limits; drive to the limit as good as possible (withoud exceeding it=fine) > experimental series: 1) regular (speedometer in dashboard), without sound 2)...
Scent/Flavor Stimulation while Driving: Problem definition, Approach: Driving a car is dynamic adaptation task; "driving performance" is massively influenced by a driver's emotional stateShift in (emotional) driver state is achievable by fragrance based stimulation, e.g.scent of lavender = relaxingpeppermint = stimulation, arousing, "active"Experimental setting (user study)measure the influence of different scents on driving performance (reaction time, optimum trace) or physiologic conditions (study ECG/HRV/autochronic image)application of...
ECG Analysis while Driving: Problem definition, Approach: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and related measures (HRV, autochronic image) offer great potential in person psychological state change evaluationMeasure the influence of several factors of influence on driver's emotional stateSeveral small-scale experiments 1) driving through tunnels (in particular for persons with claustrophobia) 2) compare driver workload with copassenger workload while driving on a motorway (200km); changes expected due to concentration on task of...
Thermal Imaging for Emotional State Recognition: Problem definition, Approach: Implicit interaction using the emotional state of a person is a promising approach to improve HCIStatement: Emotional state of a person is correlated with his/her body surface temperature measurement taken with thermal IR (infrared) camera applied technology: FLIR (forward looking infra red)Measurement experiments with factor variationdifferent pieces of music, still images, moviescontinuously record thermal image evaluation & interpretation: potential/influence...
Physiological Sleep Analysis: Problem definition, Approach: Electrocardiogram (ECG) and related measures (HRV, autochronic image) offers great potential in person psychologic state change evaluationRecreation while sleeping is an important topicSleep analysis: Influence of ECG measures of a couple a) both sleeping alone (e.g. in different rooms or flats/houses) b) sleeping together (double bed) Expected outcome: ECG/HRV/autochronic images show significant differences, e.g.
Social inspired driving mechanisms ("Collective Driving"): Introduction: Vehicles are indisputably becoming more and more connected, but until now the consumer hasn't had much control over the exact capabilities of their car. Very few infotainment systems are user upgradable, and thanks to the extremely fast pace of consumer electronics and the Internet (especially when compared to the long development cycles in the automotive industry) "next generation infotainment system" can quickly become "last generation" (outdated).
Steering behavior/accuracy control via subliminal information transfer: Problem definition, Approach: (Visual) information overload is a topic of increasing importance. In this thesis, the influence of subliminal information transmission should be investigatedInformation, if displayed/flashed for only very short time (< 20ms; =subliminal) cannot be „seen" by the eye, but is recognized by (part of) the brainTwo types/cases of interestvehicle steering//driving scenario using a lane change test (LCT); "content injection" in a dynamic scenarioadvertising scenario on a large...
Invisible Object Recognition using Vibro-tactile Feedback: Aufgabenstellung Im Normalfall können wir Dinge, Objekte mit unseren Augen wahrnehmen, erkennen und insbesonders deren Größe und Form feststellen. Es gibt jedoch Situationen, in denen Sehen nicht oder nur eingeschränkt möglich ist, beispielsweise wenn es finster, nebelig oder verraucht ist bzw. wenn eine Person nur eingeschränkte Sehfähigkeit besitzt. Im Rahmen dieser Bakk.
Ein Kollisionswarngürtel mit Ultraschall-Sensorik zur Distanzbestimmung: Im Rahmen dieser Diplomarbeit soll ein bestehendes taktiles Raumwahrnehmungssystem (Richtungs- bzw. Distanzinformationen werden mittels in einen Gürtel eingearbeiteten Vibrationselementen übermittelt) um eine Komponente zur „relativen Positionierung" erweitert werden.Die Übermittlung von taktiler Distanzinformation an den Träger des Systems soll mittels in einen Gürtel integrierten Vibrationselementen geschehen.
DA-2007-05: Actuator-Based Vehicle Control: Im Rahmen dieser Diplomarbeit soll eine Matte aus Vibratoren, wie sie zb. in Mobiltelefonen zu finden sind, aufgebaut werden. Die einzelnen Vibratorelemente sind über ein Mikrocontrollerinterface (verwendeter Baustein ist auszuwählen) mit dem PC mittels geeigneter Technologie (USB, WLAN, RS232, BlueTooth, etc.) verbunden und über eine entsprechende Steuersoftware anzusprechen. Je eine Matte mit dieser Vibratormatrix (Grösse der Matrix ist festzulegen, zb. 4x4, 5x5, ...
In-house Audio Maintenance: Im Rahmen dieser Diplomarbeit soll ein System implementiert werden, welches „Wireless Audio-Streaming“-Funktionalitäten zur Verfügung stellt um Aktivlautsprecher im und um das Haus drahtlos mit Musik versorgen zu können. Als Trägertechnologie soll ZigBee zum Einsatz kommen, die ZigBee-Knoten werden lediglich an die Lautsprecher „angesteckt“. Das System ist Benutzeradaptiv – bewegt sich ein ausgewählter Benutzer durch das Haus so folgt ihm „seine“ Musik von Lautsprecher zu Lautsprecher...
Publications (96)
2014
A. Riener, M. Jeon, I. Alvarez, F. Zambonelli
Special Issue on The Social Car: Socially-inspired Mechanisms for Future Mobility Services
Editorial, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Editors: Behrooz Shirazi, Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Vol. 2014, No. 14, pp. 66-70, 5 pages, ISSN: 1574-1192, DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.08.007, October 2014.
A. Riener*, H. Thaller
Subliminal Visual Information to Enhance Driver Awareness and Induce Behavior Change
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
M. Manseer, A. Riener*
Evaluation of Driver Stress while Transiting Road Tunnels
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, ACM, 6 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
A. Riener*, J. Reder
Collective Data Sharing to Improve on Driving Efficiency and Safety
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, ACM, 6 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
Social Driving Services: Very Cool, But How To Guarantee Application On Broad-Scale?
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, Workshop on " Social, Natural, and Peripheral Interaction: Together and Separate", ACM, 4 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
Who cares about trust, grade of traveling & quality of user experience in a world of autonomous cars?
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, Workshop on, ACM, 3 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
A. Riener*, B. Pfleging*, M. Jeon*, M. Chiesa, I. Alvarez, A. Löcken, H. Müller
Workshop "Social, Natural, and Peripheral Interactions: Together and Separate"
6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'14), September 17-20, Seattle, WA, USA, Workshop summary, ACM, 6 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0725-3, September 2014.
S. Fakhr Hosseini*, A. Riener, R. Bose, M. Jeon
"Listen2dRoom": Helping visually impaired people navigate indoor environments using an ultrasonic sensor-based orientation aid
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2014), NY, June 22-25, Editors: Areti Andreopoulou and Norberto Degara, 2 pages, June 2014.
A. Riener, P. Chalfoun, C. Frasson
The Potential of Subliminal Information Displays to Change Driver Behavior
Special Issue on Subliminal/unaware cues and perception of presence in virtual, telepresence, and automotive environments, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Editors: M. Slater and J. Weisenberger, MIT Press Journals, 55 Hayward Street Cambridge, MA USA 02142-1315, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 51-70, 20 pages, ISSN: 1054-7460, DOI: 10.1162/PRES_a_00170, May 2014.
A. Riener, M. Jeon, M. Reiner
Theory and Technological Implications of Subliminal Perception Research
Special Issue on Subliminal/unaware cues and perception of presence in virtual, telepresence, and automotive environments, Guest Editors' Introduction, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Editors: M. Slater and J. Weisenberger, MIT Press Journals, 55 Hayward Street Cambridge, MA USA 02142-1315, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 3-7, 5 pages, ISSN: 1054-7460, May 2014.
E. Baumer*, A. Krüger, D. Patterson, A. Riener, J. Schöning, e. al.
CHI 2039: Speculative Research Visions
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '14, Toronto, CD, April 26-May 01, 2014, Editors: Daniela Rosner and Lilly Irani, ACM, 9 pages, May 2014.
alt.chi program
R. Bose*, S. Fakhr Hosseini, M. Jeon, A. Riener
Design and Evaluation of the Multimodal Indoor Wayfinding System for the Visually Impaired People
Proceedings of the Upper Peninsula Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference (UPISRC-2014), Houghton, Michigan, 2 pages, April 2014.
A. Riener, M. Fullerton, C. Maag, K. Zia, C. Mark, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
Modular simulation-based physical and emotional assessment of ambient intelligence in traffic
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Editors: Ellen Bass, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 286-292, 7 pages, ISSN: 2168-2291, DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2014.2302389, March 2014.
Technical Correspondence
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener, A. Sippl
Head Pose Based Attention Recognition on Large Public Display
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, Editors: L. Miguel Encarnacao, IEEE Computer Society, 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-1264 USA, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 32-41, 10 pages, ISSN: 0272-1716, DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2014.9, March 2014.
(January/February 2014)
Perceptual Computer Science: Human-centric and reality-based human-machine interaction
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Strasse 69, 279 pages, February 2014.
Habilitation thesis, submitted May 13, 2013, approved February 10, 2014
2013
Driver-vehicle confluence or how to control your car in future?
Human Computer Confluence: The Next Generation Humans and Computers Research Agenda, Editors: Alois Ferscha, Th. Sc. Community, pp. 60-62, 3 pages, ISBN: 978-3-200-03344-3, November 2013.
Projects: HC2
A. Riener*, A. Ferscha, F. Bachmair, P. Hagmüller, A. Lemmé, D. Muttenthaler, D. Pühringer, H. Rogner, A. Tappe, F. Weger
Standardization of the In-Car Gesture Interaction Space
5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'13), October 27-30, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 14-21, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2478-6, DOI: 10.1145/2516540.2516544, October 2013.
Best paper award!
Socially-inspired Driving Mechanisms
Adj. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'13), October 27-30, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Editors: B. Pfleging, I. Alvarez, N. Broy, A. Riener, M. Joen, 2 pages, October 2013.
Position paper in Joint workshop on Natural UI's and Socially-inspired Mobility Services
A. Riener, M. Jeon, I. Alvarez
2nd workshop on "Socially-inspired Mechanisms for Future Mobility Services"
5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'13), October 27-30, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Workshop summary, pp. 75-77, 3 pages, October 2013.
E. Nigussie, A. Riener, L. Guang
Introduction to the Special Issue on Context-aware Architectures and Services on Emerging Infrastructures
Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, West University of Timisoara, 4 B-dul Vasile Parvan 300223 Timisoara, Romania, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 3-4, 2 pages, ISSN: 1895–1767, October 2013.
S. Jansen, A. Westphal, M. Jeon, A. Riener
Detection of Drivers' Incidental and Integral Affect Using Physiological Measures
5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'13), October 27-30, Eindhoven, The Netherlands,, Editors: A. Riener, 2 pages, September 2013.
Enhancing Future Mass ICT with Social Capabilities
Co-evolution of Intelligent Socio-technical Systems, Editors: Mitleton-Kelly, Evangelia, Springer, pp. 141-184, 43 pages, ISBN: 978-3-642-36613-0, May 2013.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
An Agent-Based Parallel Geo-Simulation of Urban Mobility during City-scale Evacuation
Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, SAGE, May 2013.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Kun, L. Boyle, B. Reimer, A. Riener
Interacting with technology in vehicles: Perspectives from the AutomotiveUI 2012 conference
IEEE Pervasive Computing, Editors: Elizabeth Belding, 3 pages, April 2013.
A. Riener, K. Zia, A. Ferscha, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
Traffic flow harmonization in expressway merging
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC), Springer, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 519-532, 14 pages, ISSN: 1617-4909, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-012-0505-6, March 2013.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
2012
M. Jeon, A. Riener, J. Lee, J. Schuett, B. Walker
Cross-Cultural Differences in the Use of In-vehicle Technologies and Vehicle Area Network Services: Austria, USA, and South Korea
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
"FaceLight" - Potentials and Drawbacks of Thermal Imaging to Infer Driver Stress
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
A. Riener*, M. Jeon, A. Dey, A. Gaggioli
Workshop "The Social Car - Socially Inspired Car2X Interaction"
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, pp. 8, 2012., October 2012.
Workshop organizers.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Driver-vehicle confluence or How to control your car in future?
4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'12), October 17-19, Portsmouth, NH, USA, ACM, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1751-1, October 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
G. Stevenson, A. Riener*, A. Ferscha
"TactiGlove" - A Guidance System to Effectively find Hidden Spots in 3D Space
4th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE'12), October 10?12, 2012 Seattle, Washington, US, Springer LNCIST, 20 pages, October 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener*, M. Reiner, M. Jeon*, P. Chalfoun
Methodical approaches to prove the effects of subliminal perception in ubiquitous computing environments
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1224-0, DOI: 10.1145/2370216.2370453, September 2012.
A. Riener*, M. Jeon
The role of subliminal perception in vehicular interfaces
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Editors: A. Riener, M. Jeon, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1145--1149, 5 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1224-0, DOI: 10.1145/2370216.2370454, September 2012.
A. Riener*, H. Hartl
"Personal Radar": A Self-governed Support System to Enhance Environmental Perception
Proceedings of the BCS HCI 2012 People & Computers XXVI, September 12-14, 2012, Birmingham, UK, BCS, Swinton, UK, UK, pp. 147-156, 10 pages, September 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Are You Cool Enough for Texas Hold'Em Poker?
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1145--1149, 5 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1224-0, DOI: 10.1145/2370216.2370459, September 2012.
A. Riener*, M. Jeon, P. Chalfoun, M. Reiner
Workshop "Effects of subliminal perception in Ubiquitous Computing Environments"
14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2012), September 8, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, September 2012.
Workshop organizers.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Self-adaptive Response in Spatial Information Ecosystems
First International Workshop on Adaptive Service Ecosystems: Nature and Socially Inspired Solutions at Sixth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2012) Lyon, France, September 2012.
Projects: SAPERE
A New Opportunity to Urban Evacuation Analysis: Very Large Scale Simulations of Social Agent Systems in Repast HPC
26th ACM/IEEE/SCS Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (PADS 2012), Zhangjiajie, China -- July 15-19, 2012., July 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Gestural Interaction in Vehicular Applications
Computer, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 42-47, ISSN: 0018-9162, DOI: 10.1109/MC.2012.108, April 2012.
Subliminal Persuasion and Its Potential for Driver Behavior Adaptation
Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Editors: M.A. Sotelo Vazquez, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 71-80, ISSN: 1524-9050, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2011.2178838, March 2012.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
2011
A. Riener*, P. Wintersberger
Natural, Intuitive Finger-based Input as a Means of In-Vehicle Information System Operation?
3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'11), November 29-December 2, Salzburg, Austria, ACM, 8 pages, December 2011.
A. Riener*, M. Gutenbrunner
Online UPnP/AV Device Database for Quick and Easy Capability Checking
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT '11), December 19-22, Islamabad, Pakistan, IEEE CS Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 314-320, ISBN: 978-0-7695-4625-4/11, DOI: 10.1109/FIT.2011.65, December 2011.
A. Riener, P. Wintersberger*
3D Theremin: A Novel Approach for Convenient "Point and Click"-Interactions in Vehicles
3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'11), November 29-December 2, Salzburg, Austria, Editors: Andreas Riener and Myounghoon Jeon, Adjunct proceedings, 2 pages, December 2011.
Poster paper
A. Riener*, M. Rossbory
Natural and Intuitive Hand Gestures: A Substitute for Traditional Vehicle Control?
3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'11), November 29-December 2, Salzburg, Austria, Editors: Andreas Riener and Myounghoon Jeon, Adjunct proceedings, 2 pages, December 2011.
Poster paper
Information injection below conscious awareness: Potential of sensory channels
3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications AutomotiveUI'11), November 29-December 2, Salzburg, Austria, Editors: Andreas Riener and Myounghoon Jeon and Manfred Tscheligi and Joseph Fellner, Workshop position paper, Adjunct proceedings, 6 pages, December 2011.
Human-Computer Interaction beyond Keyboard and Mouse
9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT '11), December 19-22, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2011.
Invited speaker
A. Riener*, M. Tscheligi, J. Fellner, M. Jeon
Workshop Subliminal Perception in Cars
3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI'11), November 29-December 2, Salzburg, Austria, 52 pages, November 2011.
Chapter 7: Sitting Postures & Electrocardiograms: A Method for Continuous and Unobtrusive Driver Authentication
Continuous Authentication based on Biometrics: Data, Models, and Metrics, Editors: Issa Traore and Ahmed Awad E. Ahmed, IGI Global, 701 E. Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033, USA, pp. 137-168, ISBN: 978-1-61350-129-0, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-129-0.ch007, September 2011.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Comparing Parallel Simulation of Social Agents using Cilk and OpenCL
15th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2011), Salford, UK, IEEE CS Press, 10 pages, September 2011.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
K. Zia, A. Riener*, A. Ferscha, A. Sharpanskykh
Evacuation Simulation based on Cognitive Decision making model in a Socio-Technical System
15th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2011), Salford, UK, IEEE CS Press, 10 pages, September 2011.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener*, M. Rossbory, A. Ferscha
Natural DVI based on intuitive hand gestures
Workshop User Experience in Cars, INTERACT 2011, September 5-9, Lisbon/Portugal, Springer LNCS, pp. 62-66, September 2011.
A. Szczepanski, K. Saeed, A. Riener, A. Ferscha
Wearable Computers: A Study on ECG Signal Changes During Everyday Activities
2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering (ICBAKE 2011), 19-22 September 2011, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, IEEE CS Press, 6 pages, September 2011.
Display content adaptation using a force sensitive office chair
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IJACI), Editors: Kevin Curran, IGI Global, 701 E. Chocolate Ave. Hershey, PA 17033, USA, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 8-17, ISSN: 1941-6237, July 2011.
R. Müllner, A. Riener
An energy efficient pedestrian aware Smart Street Lighting system
International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (IJPCC), Editors: Ismail Khalil et al., Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Howard House Wagon Lane Bingley BD16 1WA United Kingdom, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 147-161, ISSN: 1742-7371, DOI: 10.1108/17427371111146437, July 2011.
article number 393720/137341
A. Ferscha, K. Zia, A. Riener, A. Sharpanskykh
Potential of Social Modelling in Socio-Technical Systems
The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition (FET11), 4-6 May, Budapest, Hungary, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier, Vol. 7, pp. 235-237, May 2011.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener, G. Kempter, T. Saari, K. Revett
Subliminal Communication in Human-Computer Interaction
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Volume 2011, Article ID 156028, received 8 March 2011, accepted 8 March 2011, Hindawi, 3 pages, DOI: 10.1155/2011/156028, May 2011.
Editorial to the Special Issue
A. Riener, G. Kempter, T. Saari, K. Revett
Special Issue on Subliminal Communication in Human-Computer Interaction
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Hindawi, Vol. 2011, 59 pages, May 2011.
Guest Editors
Assessment of Simulator Fidelity and Validity in Simulator and On-the-road Studies
International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Editors: Constantin Paleologu, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, pp. 110-124, ISSN: 1942-261x, February 2011.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
2010
The car seat: Potentials for relieving driver's cognitive load
International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2010), December 21-23, 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2010.
Invited speaker
Reduction of Driver Stress Using AmI Technology While Driving in Motorway Merging Sections
First International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-10), November 10-12, 2010, Malaga, Spain, Editors: B. de Ruyter et al., Springer-Verlag, LNCS, Berlin Heidelberg, No. 6439, pp. 127-137, ISBN: 978-3-642-16916-8, November 2010.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener*, A. Ferscha, P. Frech, M. Hackl, M. Kaltenberger
Subliminal vibro-tactile based notification of CO2 economy while driving
2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications AutomotiveUI 2010), November 11-12, 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, ACM, pp. 92-101, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0437-5, November 2010.
Challenges of subliminal information displays in the car-context
2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 11-12, Editors: A. Kun, S. Boll, Adjunct proceedings, November 2010.
Poster paper
Projects: SOCIONICAL
K. Zia, A. Ferscha, A. Riener*, M. Wirz, D. Roggen, K. Kloch, P. Lukowicz
Scenario Based Modeling for Very Large Scale Simulations
14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2010), Fairfax, VA USA., IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2010.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
A. Riener*, K. Zia, A. Ferscha, C. Beltran Ruiz, J. Minguez Rubio
AmI technology helps to sustain speed while merging – A data driven simulation study on Madrid motorway ring M30
14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2010), Fairfax, VA USA, IEEE Computer Society Press, 10 pages, October 2010.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Tactor Placement in Wrist Worn Wearables
14th annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC'10), October 10-13, Seoul, South Korea, IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2010.
Sensor-Actuator Supported Implicit Interaction in Driver Assistance Systems
Ausgezeichnete Informatikdissertationen 2009, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Editors: Steffen Hölldobler et al., Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), Bonn, Vol. 10, pp. 221-230, ISBN: 978-3-88579-414-2, August 2010.
K. Zia, A. Ferscha, A. Riener, M. Wirz, D. Roggen, K. Kloch, P. Lukowicz
Pervasive Computing in the Large: The SOCIONICAL Approach
Adjunct Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, Helsinki, Finland, May 2010., 6 pages, May 2010.
Conferences: Pervasive 2010
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Simulating On-the-road Behavior Using Driving Simulators
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2010), February 10-16, 2010, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, Awarded with a best paper award, see
P. Lukowicz, G. Pirkl, D. Bannach, F. Wagner, A. Calatroni, K. Förster, T. Holleczek, M. Rossi, D. Roggen, G. Troester, J. Doppler, C. Holzmann, A. Riener, A. Ferscha, R. Chavarriaga
Recording a Complex, Multi Modal Activity Data Set for Context Recognition
Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Context-Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation (CosDEO 2010), VDE Publishing House, Hannover, Germany, February 2010.
Projects: OPPORTUNITY
Sensor-Actuator Supported Implicit Interaction in Driver Assistance Systems
Vieweg+Teubner Research, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1st edition (January 14, 2010), 287 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8348-0963-6 (ISBN-10: 3834809632), January 2010.
2009
Effect of Proactive Braking on Traffic Flow and Road Throughput
13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT 2009), October 25-28, Singapore, IEEE Computer Society Press, 8 pages, October 2009.
Conferences: DS-RT 2009
Projects: SOCIONICAL, FACT
A. Riener, M. Straub, A. Ferscha
Time-lag as Limiting Factor for Indoor Walking Navigation
4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2009), University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, Editors: P. Barnaghi et al., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, LNCS 5741/2009, pp. 24-37, ISBN: 978-3-642-04470-0, ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online), September 2009.
Projects: SOCIONICAL, FACT
Heart on the road: HRV analysis for monitoring a driver's affective state
First International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2009), September 21-22, Essen, Germany, ACM Digital Library, 8 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60558-571-0, September 2009.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
M. Straub, A. Riener, A. Ferscha
Route Guidance with a Vibro-tactile Waist Belt
Poster/Demo at the 4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2009), University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, Editors: Editors: P. Barnaghi et al., Adjunct Proceedings, 3 pages, September 2009.
A. Riener, M. Straub, A. Ferscha
Tactograms for Vibro-tactile Route Guiding
Advances in Wearable Computing 2009, Adjunct Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC'09), Demo/Poster abstract, books@ocg.at, Editors: Alois Ferscha, Gabriele Kotsis, Daniel Roggen, Lucy Dunne, Rene Mayrhofer, Antonio Krüger, Horst Hörtner, Sabine Seymour, Christa Sommerer, Andreas Riener, Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Vol. 248, 1 pages, ISBN: 978-3-85403-248-9, September 2009.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Reaction Time Differences in Real and Simulated Driving
First International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2009), September 21-22, Essen, Germany, Poster abstract, Adjunct Proceedings, 1 pages, September 2009.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
Influence of Age and Gender on the Reaction Performance in Human-Vehicle Interaction
Special Issue: Nutzungsschnittstellen und interaktive Anwendungen im Auto, i-com, Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien, Editors: Albrecht Schmidt, Susanne Boll, and Klaus Bengler, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 34-39, ISSN: 1618-162X, DOI: 10.1524/icom.2009.0023, August 2009.
M. Straub, A. Riener, A. Ferscha
Distance Encoding in Vibro-tactile Guidance Cues
Poster at the 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2009), IEEE XPlore, July 13-16 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2 pages, ISBN: 978-963-9799-59-2, July 2009.
Projects: SOCIONICAL
D. Roggen, K. Förster, A. Calatroni, T. Holleczek, Y. Fang, G. Troester, P. Lukowicz, G. Pirkl, D. Bannach, K. Kunze, A. Ferscha, C. Holzmann, A. Riener, R. Chavarriaga, J. Millán
OPPORTUNITY: Towards opportunistic activity and context recognition systems
Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC 2009), IEEE CS Press, Kos, Greece, June 2009.
Projects: OPPORTUNITY
D. Roggen, K. Förster, A. Calatroni, A. Bulling, T. Holleczek, G. Troester, P. Lukowicz, G. Pirkl, D. Bannach, A. Ferscha, A. Riener, C. Holzmann, R. Chavarriaga, J. Millán
OPPORTUNITY: activity and context awareness in opportunistic open-ended sensor environments
Poster at the 1st European Future Emerging Technologies Conference (FET 2009), Prague, Czech Republic, April 2009.
Projects: OPPORTUNITY
Pervasive Adaptation in Car Crowds
First International Workshop on User-Centric Pervasive Adaptation (UCPA) at MOBILWARE 2009, Berlin, Germany, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST), Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, 6 pages, April 2009.
Reconfiguration of Vibro-tactile Feedback in Vehicles
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2009), February 1-7, 2009, Cancun, Mexico, IEEE Computer Society Press, 9 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4244-3351-3, February 2009.
Sensor-Actuator Supported Implicit Interaction in Driver Assistance Systems, PhD Thesis
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, 329 pages, January 2009.
2008
Simulation Driven Experiment Control in Driver Assistance Assessment
Proceedings of the 12-th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, accepted for publication, Editors: David Roberts, IEEE Computer Society Press, October 27 - 29, 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, No. 3425, 10 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3425-1, ISSN: 1550-6425, October 2008.
Conferences: DS-RT 2008
Master Thesis: Haptic Room-Awareness System
Raising awareness about space via vibro-tactile notifications
3rd European IEEE Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC'08), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, October 29-31 2008, Zurich, Switzerland, Vol. 5279/-1/2008, pp. 235-245, ISBN: 978-3-540-88792-8, ISSN: 0302-9743, October 2008.
Conferences: EuroSSC 2008
Age- and Gender-Related Studies on Senses of Perception for Human-Vehicle-Interaction
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Applications, September 7-10, 2008, Lübeck, Germany, accepted for publication, GI-Edition 2008, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), 8 pages, September 2008.
A. Ferscha, B. Emsenhuber, A. Riener, C. Holzmann, M. Hechinger, D. Hochreiter, M. Franz, A. Zeidler, M. dos Santos Rocha, C. Klein
Vibro-Tactile Space-Awareness
Video paper, adjunct proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2008), Seoul, South Korea, September 2008.
Supporting Implicit Human-to-Vehicle Interaction: Driver Identification from Sitting Postures
The First Annual International Symposium on Vehicular Computing Systems (ISVCS 2008), ACM Digital Library, July 22-24, 2008, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, July 2008.
A. Ferscha, M. Hechinger, A. Riener, M. dos Santos Rocha, A. Zeidler, M. Franz, R. Mayrhofer
Peer-it: Stick-on solutions for networks of things
Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Editors: Sajal K Das, Marco Contri, Behrzooz Shirazi, Elsevier B.V., Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 448-479, ISSN: 1574-1192, June 2008.
Intelligent Vehicle Handling: Steering and Body Postures while Cornering
21st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2008), System Architecture and Adaptivity, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Editors: Brinkschulte, U.; Ungerer, T.; Hochberger, C.; Spallek, R.G, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Vol. 4934, 14 pages, ISBN: 978-3-540-78152-3, February 2008.
Conferences: ARCS 2008
Master Thesis: Haptic Room-Awareness System
2007
A. Ferscha, M. Hechinger, M. dos Santos Rocha, R. Mayrhofer, A. Zeidler, A. Riener, M. Franz
Building Flexible Manufacturing Systems Based on Peer-its
Special Issue on Embedded Systems Design in Intelligent Industrial Automation, EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, October 2007.
Driver Activity Recognition from Sitting Postures
Mensch und Computer 2007, Workshop Automotive User Interfaces, Weimar, Germany, Editors: Thilo Paul-Stueve, Verlag der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, pp. 55-63, ISBN: 978-3-86068-319-4, September 2007.
2006
Emotional Interaction (Human-Machine Confluence)
Ubicomp 2006, Doctoral Colloquium, Newport, California, USA, September 18 - 21, 2006, Adjunct Proceedings, 2 pages, September 2006.
A. Ferscha, M. Hechinger, A. Riener, H. Schmitzberger, M. Franz, M. dos Santos Rocha, A. Zeidler
Context-Aware Profiles
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2006), IEEE CS Press, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 48 pages, April 2006.
Building Pervasive Display Landscapes with Stick-On Interfaces
Workshop "Information Visualization and Interaction Techniques", associated with CHI'06 International Conference, Quebec, Canada, 9 pages, April 2006.
Emotional Interaction (Human-Machine Influence)
Current PhD Research in Pervasive Computing, Technical Report LMU-MI-2006-01, Editors: Alois Ferscha and Marc Langheinrich and Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich, 5 pages, ISSN: 1862-5207, March 2006.
2001
Entwicklung eines Online-Shops mit Apple Webobjects (Development of a online shop using Apple Webobjects)
Diploma Thesis, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Committee: Günther Blaschek, Rainer Lischka, May 2001.

 




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Supervised Diploma-/ Bachelor- /Master Thesis
"A Framework for Organizing Vibro-tactile Patterns (Tactograms)", Bachelor thesis, Martin Weniger, 0255354, completed November 2009
"Information perception via vibro-tactile patterns", Bachelor thesis, Michael Matscheko, 0156237, completed December 2009
"Information perception via vibro-tactile patterns", Bachelor thesis, Manuel Lehner, 0156089, completed December 2009
"SSL – Ein interaktives, benutzerkontextsensitives Strassenbeleuchtungssystem", Bachelor thesis, Reinhard Müllner, 0756506, completed December 2010
"Sitting Posture Recognition System", Bachelor thesis, Martin Mascherbauer, 0257379, completed February 2011
"UPnP-Framework", Bachelor thesis, Martin Gutenbrunner, 0055172, completed March 2011 (http://www.upnp-database.info)
"Quantifying Driver Stress with Thermal Imaging Technology", Bachelor thesis, B. Anzengruber, completed April 2012
"Theremin-based human-computer interaction", Bachelor thesis, Philipp Wintersberger, 0456762, completed March 2013
"C2CCI - An inexpensive Car-To-Car Communication Improvement Approach", Bachelor thesis, Reinhard Müllner, 0756506, completed March 2014
"OpenXC: Platform for social inspired driving mechanisms", Bachelor thesis, Johann Reder, 1055101, completed April 2014
"Subliminal visual priming and its influence on the affective state", Bachelor thesis, Hannes Thaller, 0955502, completed April 2014
"ECG analysis while driving: Measuring stress while passing through road tunnels", Bachelor thesis, Marcel Manseer, 1057287, started March 2014
"Tactile information perception on the steering wheel", Bachelor thesis, Peter Schmidinger, 1056352, started April 2014
"Inattentive auditory stimulation in a car driving scenario", Bachelor thesis, Bernhard Hell, 0755430, started April 2014
"Fatigue detection in long-term driving based on thermal signal variation", Bachelor thesis, Emanuel Böhm, 1155268, started April 2014
"Driving experience sharing to improve the quality of individual driving'', Bachelor thesis, Dominik Prilmüller, 1155508, started Juli 2014
"Cues for Vibro-tactile Route Guidance", Diploma thesis, Markus Straub, 0255818, completed November 2009
"Performance of Haptic Interaction for Vehicle-Control", Diploma thesis, Martin Mascherbauer, 0257379, completed December 2011
"Handover Management of Media Streams", Diploma thesis, Martin Gutenbrunner, 0055172, completed May 2011
"Real-time gaze tracking for public displays", Diploma thesis, Andreas Sippl, 0655395, completed June 2012
"Invisible Object Recognition using Vibro-tactile Feedback", Master thesis, Georg Stevenson, 0355785, completed October 2012
"A wearable collision detection system with tactile feedback", Master thesis, Harald Hartl, 0555345, completed December 2012
"Emotional State Recognition while Driving", Master thesis, Jürgen Noldi, 0555847, completed May 2014
"Spatial Abstraction based on Depth Information", Master thesis, Bernhard Anzengruber, 0455640, completed June 2014
"Mutual influence in interpersonal communication: Arousal state analysis of couples", Master thesis, Clemens Müller, 0957182, completion expected September 2014
"A new approach for dynamic carpooling: Qualitative design to increase on user acceptance", Master thesis, Philipp Wintersberger, 0456762, started March 2014
"Multi-touch thermal interfaces", Master thesis, Harald Rogner, 0956365, started April 2014
 

Master thesis "The unconscious perception" (Rainer Gutkas), aborted

Master thesis "Cultural differences in crowds" (Otto Naderer, 0256433), aborted

Bachelor Thesis "A Testbed for Investigating on Haptic Space-Awareness" (Stefan Simmer, 0456435), aborted
Bachelor Thesis "Zigbee Power Consumption Meter" (Alexander Krenhuber, 0555278), aborted
   
Curriculum Vitae (Short Biography) and Core Research Competences
CV and research profile
  2014-07-04 CV Andreas Riener.pdf
   

Andreas Riener is an associate professor at the University of Linz's Institute of Pervasive Computing. His research has yielded more than 90 publications across various journals and conference proceedings. Riener received a PhD in computer science from the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Andreas is and has been engaged in several EU- and industrial-funded research projects (e.g., Siemens AG P2P/FACT/APS project; FP7 ICT projects “SOCIONICAL”, FET proactive, no. 231288 and “OPPORTUNITY”, FET-Open, no. 225938), and has been a reviewer for years for conferences in the broader field of pervasive/ubiquitous computing (such as PERVASIVE, UBICOMP, CHI, ISWC, TEI, IUI, AmI, Automotive UI, Mensch & Computer, and IEEE/Springer/Elsevier/etc. journals). He is a member of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), IEEE, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Europe Chapter.


His current research focus is centered around pervasive/embedded technology with a focus on intelligent transportation systems, automotive user interfaces, and cyber-physical automotive systems (connected embedded assistance systems, mobile communication to enable collective (adaptive) systems, socially-inspired emergent behavior in driving, social intelligence, etc.) with the aim to improve driving experience and comfort (quality of interfaces, satisfaction), driver-vehicle communication, driving efficiency (travel time, CO2 emission), and road safety. Technology-wise, his interests include multimodal sensor and actuator systems seamlessly integrated in the environment with a focus on smart sensors, physiology (ECG/HRV, respiration, etc.) and implicit human-computer interaction. This includes the entire product/service life-cycle, starting with core development tasks in the broader field of pervasive/ubicomp like prototyping techniques, user-centered design approach, application of guidelines, principles, standards/norms, integration of embedded systems technology, software development (considering real time behavior, fault tolerance, reliability) to gather, process, and interpret data, application tests, user studies, and simulation techniques for verification (on large scale), etc. to finally result in high quality, user accepted applications in the broader field of HCI, automotive, wearable computing.

My research agenda could be summarized as "development of future interaction concepts and user interfaces that include cognitive elements to reflect the uniqueness of its user". Major achievements are expected in improving on 1) understanding of humans' feelings, needs, intentions, desires, and trust while involved in communication/negotiation with technical systems (vehicles), 2) interaction quality, e.g., by standardizing user interfaces or the interaction space, 3) quality of user experience and satisfaction, and 4) reliability of (communication in) collective/cooperative systems.

   
Research topics at a glance
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI): Interface technologies (multimodal, implicit, explicit, subliminal perception)
  • Quality of interaction, User experience, Human factors, Interaction design, Satisfaction of UIs
  • Automotive systems: Novel driver-vehicle interfaces (tactile and gestural interaction, body postures), UI/vehicle control standards, Autonomous and collective driving
  • Sensory modalities: Vibro-tactile interfaces (Haptics, Tactograms)
  • Physiology: Biosignal sensing, analysis, and processing to study impact of physiological state on interaction performance
  • Emotional computing (Human-machine-confluence)
  • Subliminal perception (c.f., information transmission below conscious awareness)
  • Social-inspired systems (collective information systems, experience sharing, negotiation)
   
Research interests related to the emerging field of (semi-)autonomous driving
  • Role of the human person in future driver-vehicle interaction
  • Novel in-car services (to safeguard high driving experience)
  • Collective driving services (experience sharing, negotiation)
  • Takeover in critical situations
    • timecritical (problems are known only short before occurance)
    • context switches take some time (5 seconds or longer?), in particular when the driver is busy doing other things (read a book, play a computer game, watch a movie, compose emails)
    • lack of experience: By using autonomous driving for some time, the driver forgets how to react in critical situations; most likely, he/she would solve a critical problem worse than the vehicle itself...
    • idea: centrally organized service provider that support drivers in the "takeover" process from outside (similar to control a vehicle in a computer game, but connected to the real car)
  • Co-existence of manual and self-driving vehicles
  • Full augmented-reality driving (electronic signage)
    • road signs, traffic lights, street paintings, etc. disappear
    • AR displays covers entire windscreen
    • allow for dynamic (re)configuration of road shape, signs, etc.
    • problem: missing traceability (speed trap fine, accidents on misbehavior of virtual traffic lights, etc.)
  • Interaction with and perception of autonomous vehicles in outer space
    • missing "eye contact"/negotiation between vehicle drivers and pedestrians, cyclists
    • interaction with autonomous vehicles, e.g. gestures to communicate with vehicles (call a taxi, etc.)
   
Further research interests
   
  • Sensor systems and networks
  • Peer to peer (P2P) technology/systems
  • Wireless communication (ZigBee)
  • Mobile interaction
   
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Teaching (History)
   
WT 2005/06
 

Pervasive Computing - Peripheral Displays
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha and Dipl.-Ing. Schmitzberger


ST 2006
  Embedded Systems
Combined course (exercise part), 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha
ST 2006
 

Pervasive Computing - Emotional Computing
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha

 

WT 2006/07
 

Software Engineering I
Two Exercise groups

 

ST 2007
  Embedded Systems
Combined course (exercise part - WSN applications, ZigBee technology), 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha
ST 2007
 

Pervasive Computing Multimedia - "The Emotional Car"
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha

 

WT 2007/08
 

Software Engineering I
Two Exercise groups

 

ST 2008
 

Pervasive and Embedded Systems (340.019, 340.020, 340.022)
3 practice groups, each 1 semester hour (1.5 ECTS)
Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, Microcontroller, ZigBee-Technology, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Matlab, Simulink, Project: Phidgets


ST 2008
 

Seminar Pervasive Computing: "Vibrotactile Interfaces for Drivers" (340.003)
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha


WT 2008/09
 

Software Engineering I
Two Exercise groups

 

ST 2009
 

Pervasive and Embedded Systems (340.019, 340.020, 340.022)
3 practice groups, each 1 semester hour (1.5 ECTS)
Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, Microcontroller, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets


WT 2009/10
 

Software Engineering I (340.029, 340.016, 340.032)
3 practice groups, each 2 semester hour (3.0 ECTS)
Introduction into the JAVA programming language (basic principles and concepts, classes/methods, arrays/strings/lists, inheritance, etc.)

 

ST 2010
 

Pervasive and Embedded Systems (340.019, 340.020, 340.022)
3 practice groups, each 1 semester hour (1.5 ECTS)
Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, Microcontroller, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets


ST 2010
 

Seminar Pervasive Computing: "Subliminal Information Perception in Vehicular Interfaces" (340.003)
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha

 

WT 2010/11
 

Software Engineering I (340.029, 340.016, 340.032)
3 practice groups, each 2 semester hour (3.0 ECTS)
Introduction into the JAVA programming language (basic principles and concepts, classes/methods, arrays/strings/lists, inheritance, etc.)

 

ST 2011
 

Pervasive and Embedded Systems (340.019, 340.020)
2 practice groups, each 1 semester hour (1.5 ECTS)
Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, Microcontroller, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets


ST 2011
 

Seminar Pervasive Computing: "Gesture Recognition with MS Kinect" (340.003)
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with Prof. Ferscha

 

WT 2011/12
 

Software Engineering I (340.029, 340.016, 340.032)
3 practice groups, each 2 semester hour (3.0 ECTS)
Introduction into the JAVA programming language (basic principles and concepts, classes/methods, arrays/strings/lists, inheritance, etc.)

 

ST 2012
 

Pervasive and Embedded Systems (340.019, 340.020, 340.022)
3 practice groups, each 1 semester hour (1.5 ECTS)
Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, Microcontroller, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets


ST 2012
 

Seminar Pervasive Computing: "Activity Recognition and Analysis" (340.003)
Seminar, 2 semester hours
Together with A. Ferscha

 

WT 2012/13
 

Software Engineering I (340.029, 340.016, 340.032)
3 practice groups, each 2 semester hour (3.0 ECTS)
Introduction into the JAVA programming language (basic principles and concepts, classes/methods, arrays/strings/lists, inheritance, etc.)

     

ST 2013

 

 

340.210 UE G1 Algorithm and Data structures I (1 sem. hours, Content: Specifications, Algorithm with memory, Complexity, Recursion, Random numbers, Sort & merge)
340.019 UE G1 Embedded and Pervasive Systems (1 sem. hour, Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, uC, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets)
340.044 Project Practical 5h (3 sem. hours, Content: Seminar accompanying bachelor thesis, together with A. Ferscha)
340.021 SE Master thesis seminar (3 sem. hours, together with A. Ferscha)
     
WT 2013/14
 

340.016 UE G1 Software Development I

(2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.029 UE G2 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.030 UE G3 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.032 UE G5 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
     

ST 2014

 

 

340.300 VO Principles of Interaction

(2 sem. hours, Content: UXD, interaction quality, usability, prototyping, etc.; together with M. Kranz, Passau University)
340.301 UE G1 Principles of Interaction (1 sem. hours, together with P. Lindemann, Passau University)
340.019 UE G1 Embedded and Pervasive Systems (1 sem. hour, Content: Reliability, Petri Nets, uC, Sensor/Actuator-Interaction, Octave, Gnuplot, Project: Phidgets)
340.044 Project Practical 5h (3 sem. hours, Content: Seminar accompanying bachelor thesis, together with A. Ferscha)
340.027 Project in Pervasive Computing (3 sem. hours, together with A. Ferscha)
340.021 SE Master thesis seminar (3 sem. hours, together with A. Ferscha)
     
WT 2014/15
 

340.016 UE G1 Software Development I

(2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.029 UE G2 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.031 UE G4 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.032 UE G5 Software Development I (2 sem. hours, Content: Introduction into JAVA programming: basic principles and concepts, OOP, etc.)
340.000 SE Dissertation thesis seminar (3 sem. hours, together with A. Ferscha)
340.002 SE Master thesis seminar (3 sem. hours, together with A. Ferscha)
     
   
Other Courses
   
Nov. 5 - 7, 2007
 

Sensor Network Application Development (SNAD)
Department of Telecooperation, Johannes Kepler University, Linz

This course on Sensor Network Application Development was organized in context with the two networks of excellence Euro-FGI and CRUISE sponsored by the sixth Framework programme of the European Union.
The course website can be found <HERE>

 

 

Monday, November 5 2007
10.30 - 12.00AM, HT176G

ZigBee Introduction
Course materials (Introduction): PDF

01.15 - 04.45PM, HT176G
Course materials (Interoperability of components; TinyOS programming environment; first examples): PDF
Course materials (Interfaces, Configurations and Modules; Tasks, Interrupts and Synchronisation; Single-Hop Communication): PDF

 

 

Tuesday, November 6 2007
01.15 - 04.45PM, HF9915
Course material (Development of ZigBee programs - Base Station with Message Queue: Architecture Overview and Source Code Fragments): PDF

 

 

Wednesday, November 7 2007
08.30 - 11.00AM, HT176G
Course material (Communication between Motes and Applications, Radio Link Distance Limit, Multihop Sensor-Network): PDF

 

   
PhD Thesis
   
A. Riener
Sensor-Actuator Supported Implicit Interaction in Driver Assistance Systems
PhD thesis, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, January 20, 2009, pp. 329, 2009.
To the download page...
   
   
Habilitation Thesis
   

A. Riener
Perceptual Computer Science - Human-centric and reality-based human-machine interaction
Habilitation thesis, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, pp. 279, submitted for assessment May 13, 2013, approved February 10, 2014.

This project summarizes my experimental and hypothesis-driven research contributions within applied computer science/HCI aiming at improving our understanding of the role of emotion/cognition in user interfaces. Most of my research was conducted in the transport domain and related to sophisticated driver-vehicle interaction and novel driver-vehicle interface concepts to give the driver greater awareness of the driving situation and to make driving safer and more pleasant. With it, I myself see the habilitation project as a groundwork for concepts enabling the future of driving, defined by self-driving cars, co-existence of manual and autonomous vehicles, new interaction concepts to support the drivers (individuality), and social services in the car.

   
   
Reports
   
A. Ferscha, M. Langheinrich, A. Schmidt (Editors)
Current PhD Research in Pervasive Computing
Proceedings of the First Int. Doctoral Colloquium on Pervasive Computing, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, Technical Report LMU-MI-2006-1, March 2006, ISSN 1862-5207.
   
   
Scientific Activities/Conference Committees
   
September 2014
  7th Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2015), September 1-3, 2015, Nottingham, UK, http://www.auto-ui.org, (TPC, Chair)
June 2015
  10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (PT2015), June 3-5, 2015, Chicago, US, http://persuasive2015.org, (TPC)
December 2014
  12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2014), December 17-19, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan, http://fit.edu.pk, (TPC)
October 2014   3rd Int. Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction (Symbiotic 2014), October 30-31, 2014, Helsinki, Finland, http://symbiotic2014.org, (TPC)
September 2014
  6th Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2014), September 17-19, 2014, Seattle, Washington, US http://www.auto-ui.org, (TPC, Chair)
September 2014
  2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014), September 14-17, 2014, Seattle, Washington, US http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2014/, (Doctoral Colloquium Chair)
September 2014
  6th International Conference ICT Innovations 2014, September 9-12, 2014, Ohrid, Macedonia http://www.ict-act.org, (TPC)
August/Sept. 2014
  Mensch und Computer (M&C) 2014, August 31-September 3, München, Germany, http://muc2014.mensch-und-computer.de, (TPC)
August 2014
  4th International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologies (AMBIENT 2014), August 24-28, 2014, Rome, Italy, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/AMBIENT14.html, (TPC)
June 2014
  5th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2014), June 4-6, 2014, Salamanca, Spain, http://isami.usal.es, (TPC)
May 2014
  Special Session on Intelligent Cooperative Driving, and Autonomous Connected Vehicles (ICD & ACV 2014), May 19-23, 2014 , Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, http://cts2014.cisedu.info/2-conference/special-sessions/ss01---icd, (TPC)
March 2014
  The Seventh International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2014), March 23-27, Barcelona, Spain, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/ACHI14.html, (TPC)
December 2013
  11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2013), December 16-18, 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan, http://fit.edu.pk, (TPC)
November 2013
  13th International Conference on Systems Simulation (AsiaSim 2013), November 6-8, 2013, Singapore, Singapore, http://www.asiasim2013.org, (TPC)
October 2013
  5th Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2013), October 27-30, 2013, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, http://www.auto-ui.org, (WIP & Demo Co-Chair, Doctoral Colloquium Chair)
October 2013
  ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2013 Conference (ITS 2013), October 6-9, 2013, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, http://www.its2013.org, (TPC)
September 2013
 

3rd International Conference on Ambient Computing, Applications, Services and Technologie (AMBIENT 2013), September 29-October 3, 2013, Porto, Portugal, http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/AMBIENT13.html, (TPC)

September 2013
  ICT Innovations 2013, September 12-15, 2013, Ohrid, R. Macedonia, http://www.ict-act.org, (TPC)
September 2013
 

27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things (BCS HCI 2013), September 9-13, Brunel University, UK, http://hci2013.bcs.org, (TPC)

September 2013
  Mensch und Computer (M&C) 2013, September 8-11, 2013, Bremen, Germany, http://www.interaktivevielfalt.org, (TPC)
September 2013
  AwareCast 2013: 2nd Workshop on recent advances in behavior prediction and pro-active pervasive computing), in conjunction with UBICOMP 2013, September 8-9, 2013, Zurich, Switzerland , http://www.comtec.eecs.uni-kassel.de/awarecast/, (TPC)
August 2013
  2nd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2013), August 22-25, 2013, Mysore, India, http://icacci-conference.org/site/, (Steering Committee)
June 2013
  The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, June 25-28, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-13/, (TPC)
May 2013
  4th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2013), May 22-24, 2013, Salamanca, Spain, http://isami.usal.es, (TPC)
May 2013
  7th International Workshop on Self-organizing Systems (IWSOS 2013), May 9-10, 2013, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, http://ifisc.uib-csic.es/iwsos2013/, (TPC)
February 2013
  The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2013), February 24 - March 1, 2013, Nice, Francehttp://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/ACHI13.html, (TPC)
February 2013
  16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013), February 23-27, 2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA, http://cscw.acm.org/index.html, (TPC)
December 2012
  10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2012), December 17-19, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan, http://fit.edu.pk, (TPC)
November 2012
  The 7th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST-12), November 21-23, 2012, Suzhou, China, http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/FCST2012, (TPC)
October 2012
  4th Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2012), October 16-19, 2012, New Hampshire, US, http://www.auto-ui.org, (Paper Co-Chair)
October 2012
  7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI), October 14-17, 2012, Copenhagen, Danmark, http://www.nordichi2012.org/, (TPC)
September 2012
  IEEE Conference on Control, Systems & Industrial Informatics (ICCSII 2012), September 23-26, 2012, Bandung, Indonesia, http://www.iccsii.org/, (TPC)
September 2012
  IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications (ISIEA 2012), September 23-26, 2012, Bandung, Indonesia, http://www.isiea.org/2012/, (TPC)
September 2012
  Mensch und Computer (M&C) 2012, September 9-12, 2012, Konstanz, Germany, http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/mc2012, (TPC)
August 2012
  The 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012), August 27-29, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-12/, (TPC)
June 2012
  8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'12), June 26-29, 2012, Guanajuato (Mexico) , http://www.intenv.org/, (TPC)
June 2012
  AwareCast Workshop (recent advances in behavior prediction and pro-active pervasive computing), in conjunction with PERVASIVE 2012, June 20, 2012, Newcastle (UK) , http://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/dus/Awarecast//, (TPC)
May 2012
  ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012), May 5-10, 2012, Austin, Texas, http://chi2012.acm.org, (TPC)
March 2012
  International Symposium in Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2012), March 28-30, 2012, Salamanca, Spain, http://isami.usal.es, (TPC)
March 2012
 

20th International IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS 2012), March 4-7, 2012, Vancouver, Canada, http://2012.hapticssymposium.org/, (TPC)

February 2012
  Self-Adaptive Networked Embedded Systems (SANES 2012), Special session in Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS), February 24-26, 2012, Rome, Italy, http://www.peccs.org/SANES.asp, (TPC)
February 2012
  Sixth international conference on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction (TEI 2012), February 19-22, 2012, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, http://www.tei-conf.org/12/, (TPC)
December 2011
  9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2011), December 19-21, 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan, http://fit.edu.pk, (TPC)
December 2011
  3rd Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2011), November 29-December 2, 2011, Salzburg, Austria, http://www.auto-ui.org, (Posters and Interactive Demos Chair/TPC)
November 2011
  6th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST-11), Bio-informatics, bio-inspired computing and networking track, November 16-18, 2011, Changsha, China, http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/fcst2011, (TPC)
October 2011
  5th International Conference on New trends in Information Science and Service Science (NISS), October 24-26, 2011, Macao, http://www.humanpub.org/niss/, (TPC)
October 2011
  AmI Environments 2011, Special Track of the 15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2011), October 10-13, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal,, http://epia2011.appia.pt/, (TPC)
September 2011
  5th ACM International Workshop on Context-Awareness for Self-Managing Systems (CASEMANS 2011), September 17-21, 2011, Beijing, China, http://www.ibr.cs.tu-bs.de/dus/casemans/, (TPC), in conjunction with UBICOMP 2011
September 2011
  2nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2011), September 19-21, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/, (TPC)
September 2011
  Mensch und Computer (M&C) 2011, September 11-14, 2011, Chemnitz, Germany, http://uebermedien.org/, (TPC)
July 2011
  7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'11), July 25-28, 2011, Nottingham, UK, http://intelligentenvironments.org/conferences/ie11, (TPC)
July 2011
  2nd International Workshop on Trust Management in P2P Systems, July 22-24, 2011, Kochi, Kerala, India, http://www.acc-rajagiri.org/IWTMP2PS2011.html, (TPC)
June 2011
  International Conference on Next Generation Information Technology (ICNIT 2011), June 21-23, 2011, Gyeongju City, Republic of Korea, http://www.aicit.org/icnit, (TPC)
June 2011
  7th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management (NCM 2011), June 21-23, 2011, Gyenogju, Korea, http://www.aicit.org/ncm, (TPC)
June 2011
  4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, June 10-12, 2011, Chengdu, China, http://www.iccsit.org/, (TPC)
May 2011
  ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, http://chi2011.org, (TPC)
April 2011
  International Symposium in Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2011), April 6-8, 2011, Salamanca, Spain, http://isami.usal.es, (TPC)
February 2011
  2nd Workshop on Context-Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation (CoSDEO 2011), http://www.teco.edu/conf/cosdeo2011, (TPC)
February 2011
  4th International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2011), http://www.iaria.org/conferences2011/ACHI11.html, (TPC)
January 2011   International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (COSIT 2011), http://coneco2009.com/cosit, (TPC)
December 2010   International Workshop on Bio-inspired Approaches to Advanced Computing and Communications (BioAdcom 2010) , http://www.bionetics.org/ws/BioAdcom.shtml (TPC)
November 2010
  5th International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT10), November 30-December 2, Seoul, Republic of Korea, http://www.aicit.org/iccit, (TPC)
November 2010
  2nd Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2010), November 11-12, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, USA, http://www.auto-ui.org, (TPC)
September 2010   Mensch und Computer (M&C) 2010, September 12-15, Duisburg, Germany, www.mensch-und-computer.de, www.interaktive-kulturen.de (TPC)
July 2010   2nd International Conference on Networks & Communications (NeCom 2010), http://www.coneco2009.com/necom/necom.html, (TPC)
July 2010   International Workshop on Trust Management in P2P Systems (IWTMP2PS 2010), http://coneco2009.com/IWTMP2PS2010/, (TPC)
July 2010   International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT '10), http://www.acadiau.ca/ant10/home.php, (TPC)
June 2010
  International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2010), http://isami2010.di.uminho.pt/index.php, (TPC)
February 2010
  3rd International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2010), http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/ACHI10.html, (TPC)
November 2009
  3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI '09), http://www.ami-09.org/ (TPC)
September 2009
  1st Int. Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Auto-UI 2009), http://www.auto-ui.org, (TPC)
September 2009
  13th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '09), http://www.iswc.net, (Publicity Chair, Demo Chair)
since 2005
  Reviewer for several conferences (amongst others, PERVASIVE, UBICOMP, CHI, ISWC, AmI, ANT) and Journals (IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Elsevier Pervasive Mobile Computing, Hindawi AHCI, etc.)
   
Scientific Activities/Journal Editor
   
August 2009   Guest Editor of the HINDAWI Advances in Human-Computer Interaction (AHCI) Journal, Special Issue on Subliminal Communication in Human-Computer Interaction, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ahci/2011/si.schci/
Since 01/2010   Member of the Editorial Board of the INDERSCIENCE International Journal of Cognitive Biometrics  (IJCB), http://www.inderscience.com/ijcb
Since 08/2010   Member of the Editorial Board of the AICIT Journal of Convergence Information Technology  (JCIT), http://www.aicit.org/jcit/
Since 09/2011   Editor for the International Journal of Computer Engineering Researchy (IJCER), http://www.academicjournals.org/IJCER//
Since 01/2012   Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, http://www.iariajournals.org/intelligent_systems
February 2013  

Co-Guest Editor of the Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience (SCPE), Special Issue on "Context-aware Architectures and Services on Emerging Infrastructures", together with E. Nigussie and L. Guang (University of Turku, Finland), http://www.scpe. org/index.php/scpe/pages/view/CallForPapers, February 2013 (publication expected for late 2013).

February 2013  

Co-Guest Editor of the Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments Journal, Special Issue on " Subliminal/unaware cues and perception of presence in virtual, telepresence, and automotive environments", together with M. Jeon (Michigan Tech) and M. Reiner (Technicon Israel), http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/pres, full CfP available at http://www.mitpressjournals.org/userimages/ContentEditor/1362670473807/PRES_CfP_Subliminal.pdf

March 2013   Co-Guest Editor of the Elsevier Pervasvie and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal, Special Issue on "'The Social Car' or Socially inspired C2X interaction", together with M. Jeon (Michigan Tech), I. Alvarez (BMW Beijing, China), and F. Zambonelli (University of Modena, Italy), http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pervasive-and-mobile-computing, full CfP available at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pervasive-and-mobile-computing/call-for-papers/socially-inspired-mechanisms-for-future-mobility-services/
Since 05/2013   Member of the Editorial Board of the Sci-pub Journal of Informatics & IT today (IIT), http://www.sci-pub.com/informatics-it/
Since 12/2013   Member of the Editorial Board for POLES (Proceedings of Open Library on Engineering Sciences)., http://poles.olesjournals.org/
   
Scientific Activities/Invited Talks
   
April 29, 2009   Invited talk "Vibrotactile Interaction in the Automotive Domain” at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Dec. 21, 2010   Keynote talk at Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2010) conference, "The car seat: Potentials for relieving driver's cognitive load", Islamabad, Pakistan
Autumn 2011   Invited talk "Activity recognition from driver Electrocardiography (ECG) in a dynamic vehicular environment", AGH University, Krakow, Poland (planned).
Dec. 22, 2011   Keynote talk at Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2011) conference, "Interaction Beyond Keyboard and Mouse", Islamabad, Pakistan
Jan. 26-28, 2012   Key contributor at the Kapsch TrafficCom Innovation workshop on "Smart City Solutions", Vienna, Austria
Feb. 13, 2012   Invited talk "Pervasive Computing Use Cases: Activity Recognition and Attention Estimation", JKU Linz, Presentation in the frame of the FIT("Frauen in die Technik", woman and machinery) initiative
June 3, 2012   Invited talk at the Intelligent Vehicle (IV'12) conference, "Hand and Finger Gestures: A novel approach for driver-vehicle interaction", Alcalá de Henares, Spain
June 12, 2013
 

Invited talk "Pervasive Computing - Computers invisible and omnipresent", JKU Linz, Presentation of Computer Science to Highschool students

July 29, 2013
 

Invited talk "Automotive Embedded Systems: Contribution and Challenges", University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany <Download Slides>

August-September, 2013
  Visiting scholar at Michigan Technological Universit (MTU), Department for Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Prof. M. Jeon, Hougthon, MI, US
September 9, 2013
  Invited talk "Improvements in Driver-Vehicle Interaction: Selected Cases", Michigan Technological University, Hougthon, MI, US
February 10, 2014
 

"Perceptual Computer Science, Use case: Driver-Vehicle Interaction", Habilitation colloquium, Johannes Kepler University Linz <Download Slides>

May 13-15, 2014
 

"Research Overview and Perspective in the field of “Perceptual Computer Science” (Focus: Driver-Vehicle Interaction), Lulea Institute of Technology, Skelleftea/Lulea, Sweden, (appeals procedure Full Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing)

June 11, 2014
 

Invited talk "Embedded Automotive Systems: Contribution and Challenges", Graz University of Technology, (appeals procedure Endowed Chair in Embedded Automotive Systems)

July 11, 2014
 

Invited talk "Human centered approach in driver-vehicle interaction & future automotive UIs", University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg

September 17, 2014
 

Driver-Vehicle Interaction: State-of-the-Art and Future Outlook ("Fahrer-Fahrzeug Interaktion: Stand der Technik und Zukunftsausblick", Vortrag im Rahmen der Studieninformationsmesse (SIM014) am 17. September 2014, Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, Österreich). Youtube: http://youtu.be/C7XI_EMi9h0

   
Academy Memberships
   

Member of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), http://www.ocg.at
IEEE Member (ID 90628653), http://www.ieee.org/index.html
Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), European Chapter, http://www.hfes-europe.org

   
University Administration
   
1999 - 2000
  Member of the Habilitation commission of Dr. Stürzlinger, JKU Linz
2009 - 2010
  Working group "Qualification declarations" (Technical faculty, JKU Linz)
2012 -   Member of the board for the "Dr. Hans Riegler-Award", JKU Linz, http://www.hans-riegel-stiftung.de
2013 -
  Member of the advisory board of study affairs, JKU Linz (period 2013-2016)
2013 -
  Member of the board of the computer science curriculum, JKU Linz (period 2013-2016)
2013 -
  Member of the non-professorial faculty, faculty of science and technology, JKU Linz (period 2013-2016)
2013-10-23 -
  Chairman of computer science (non-professorial faculty), JKU Linz

   
Other University Activities
   
1999 - 2000
  Member of the Habilitation commission of Dr. Stürzlinger, JKU Linz
2009 - 2010
  Working group "Qualification declarations" (Technical faculty, JKU Linz)
2012 -   Member of the board for the "Dr. Hans Riegler-Award", JKU Linz, http://www.hans-riegel-stiftung.de
2013 -
  Member of the advisory board of study affairs, JKU Linz (period 2013-2016)
2013 -
  Member of the board of the computer science curriculum, JKU Linz (period 2013-2016)
2014-10
 

Offering diploma theses (pre-scientific research papers) for scholars of technical colleges (HTL)

2014-11
 

Supporting "young science" (http://www.youngscience.at), center for the cooperation of science and school in the OeAD (Austrian Exchange Service) GmbH) with projects in the field of computer science.

 

   
Awards
   
November 17, 2008
  Talent Funding Award for Science, Winner of the ”Talentfoerderungspraemie fuer Wissenschaft”, Direktion Kultur, Amt der Landesregierung fuer Oberoesterreich
    For detailed information see JKU Homepage
November 2009
  Nominee for the Vodafone-Stiftung für Forschung: Innovations- und Föderpreise 2010
    For detailed information see Homepage of Vodafone-Stiftung für Forschung .
February 2010
  Nominee for the GI-Dissertationspreis (awards the best German, Austrian, and Swiss PhD thesis in the field of Computer Science)
    For detailed information see GI Homepage.
  (August 2010: Papers are published in the section "Dissertations" of the GI-Edition "Lecture Notes in Informatics" (LNI), ISBN: 978-3-88579-414-2, pp. 221-230)
September 2014
  Nominated for the Upper Austrian "Regionaliätspreis" in the category "Mobility" (one of three candidates, selected amongst themore than 200 submission), awards ceremony September 17, 2014.
   
Press
   
August 23, 2009   "Nach Gespür mit dem Auto fahren", Die Presse, see Die Presse.com online, Download article (PDF)
April 13, 2010   "Assistenten statt Automaten. Wie Technik in der Zukunft verschwinden soll", Ö1 Dimensionen - Welt der Wissenschaft, OE1 online, Download article (PDF)
September 1, 2010   "Angewandte Visionen" (applied visions), JKU UniVationen, 3/2010, p. 21, JKU Univationen online, Download article (PDF)
September 22, 2010   Spezialmatten könnten bald schon müde Lenker „wecken“, Neues Volksblatt, 22. September 2010, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
September 22, 2010   Automatte weckt Fahrer auf, Salzburger Nachrichten, 22. September 2010, Seite 23, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
September 22, 2010   Intelligente Matten wecken müde Autofahrer auf, Wiener Zeitung, 22. September 2010, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
September 27, 2010   Intelligente Sitzmatten verhindern Sekundenschlaf, Hitradio Ö3 vom 27. September 2010, Beitrag (2:31min) zum Nachhören (MP3)
October 11, 2010   Sensoren fürs Auto, Antenne Muntermacher vom 11. Oktober 2010, Beitrag (1:51min) zum Nachhören (MP3)
October 12, 2010   Wie funktioniert das Google Car, Liferadio vom 12. November 2010, Beitrag zum Nachhören (MP3), Presseartikel zum Download (PDF)
December 25, 2010   Mehr Sicherheit ohne Fahrer - Persönliche Computerchauffeur, news.ORF.at vom 25. Dezember 2010, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
September 10, 2013   "Das selbstfahrende Auto", Interview in ZIB24, ORF1 vom 10. September 2013, ORF TVThek ZIB24, Beitrag als MP4 (2:43)
June 17, 2014   "Mit App eines Linzers werden Fahrgemeinschaften flexibler", Kronen Zeitung vom 17. Juni 2014,Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
June 20, 2014   "Fahrgemeinschaft startet auf Mühlviertler Pendlerstrecke", Oberösterreichische Nachrichten vom 20. Juni 2014, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
June 25, 2014  

"Fahrgemeinschaften mit neuer Handy-App bilden", Bezirksrundschau Urfahr-Umgebung, Ausgabe 26/2014, Seite 16, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)

June 25, 2014   "Spontane Fahrgemeinschaften per App. Projekt geht in die Testphase", Tips Urfahr-Umgebung, Ausgabe 26/2014, Seite 2, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)
August 28, 2014  

"Bilanz in Sachen Verkehr - Interaktive Mitfahrbörse", Bezirksrundschau Urfahr-Umgebung, Ausgabe 35/2014, Seite 28, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)

October 28, 2014  

"Wenn AutofahrerInnen in die Röhre gucken: Nachweis für Stress bei Tunnelfahrten gelungen", jku.at, Aktuelles vom 28.10.2014, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)

October 29, 2014  

"Wissenschaftlicher Nachweis: Fahren durch den Tunnel verursacht bei vielen Stress...", Ö3-Nachrichten vom 29. Oktober 2014 (08:04 Uhr), Beitrag (1:00 min) zum Nachhören (MP3) - aus Lizenzgründen offline

October 30, 2014  

"Tunnelfahrten verursachen Stress", LoungeFM vom 30. Oktober 2014 (06:45 Uhr), Beitrag zum Nachhören (MP3) - aus Lizenzgründen offline

October 30, 2014  

"Tunnels: Die Angst vor der Röhre", ooe.orf.at, 30. Oktober 2014, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)

October 30, 2014  

"Tunnel-Unfälle oft wegen Angst vor Röhren", heute.at, 30. Oktober 2014, Zum Artikel online, Download (PDF)

     
 

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