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Das Institut für Pervasive Computing hat zu den Feierlichkeiten zu 40 Jahren Informatik aktiv beigetragen. Neben einer großflächigen Projektion unter dem Titel "Sätze der Informatik" befragten wir auch die Besucher zur Zukunft der Informatik.


Location is one of the major factors as far as context-awareness is concerned. We use wireless devices equiped with RFID readers to supply location-dependent information


Real-Time identification and notification system employing RFID tags.

Presse Standard


A voting system for public meetings based on short messages transmitted over cellular phone networks.


The Virtual Board is a notification system based on short messages. It enables a large auditorium to post questions to a projection display.

OÖN , TelekomPresse
ORF video (german)


Web Luggage extends a normal suitcase with multiple sensors and a web-server, giving it the ability to identify objects placed inside it wirelessly. The Web-server can be used to access different functions, like a listing of the current inventory, logs of what has been inside, or its current location.

ORF video (german)


In this showcase we have developed a tabletop-setup of a flexible manufacturing system composed of fully autonomous entities and demonstrate a change in the processing-process away from centralized initiated handling of goods to products that autonomously control their flow through their processing-process.


Conventional Posters, Signs and Shop Windows are rather static today. Al-though modern systems allow dynamic content, they do not interact with users. Smart Signs allow a personalized presentation of arbitrary content as well as interaction with signs. Users can “pickup” information by simply passing by the poster.


“Digital Aura” proposes a “spontaneous interaction” thought model, in which things start to interact once they reach physical proximity to each other: Ex-plained using the metaphor of an “aura”, which like a subtle invisible emanation or exhalation radiates from the center of an object into its surrounding, a “Digital Aura” is built on technologies like Bluetooth radio, RFID or IrDA together with an XML based profile description, such that if an object detects the proximity (e.g. radio signal strength) of another object, it starts exchanging and comparing pro-file data, and, upon sufficient “similarity” of the two profiles, starts to interact with that object.