UBISS 2019

UBISS 2019

10th International UBI Summer School 2019

Oulu, Finland, June 10-15, 2019

Application deadline: Remaining seats are handed out on first come first served basis to qualified participants applying and registering by May 31, 2019

March 19, 2019: Workshops A and D have few seats left, workshops B and C are full

 

Hosted by Center for Ubiquitous Computing at University of Oulu
Credits: 5 ECTS (University of Oulu course code 521154S)
Registration fee: 250 €
Accommodation: 35 €/day (per person in twin bed room in luxurious villa with sauna, must be booked by May 5, 2019)

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UBISS 2019 invites researchers, students, and industry and public sector professionals to gain theoretical insight and personal hands on experience on selected topics under the tutelage of distinguished experts. UBISS 2019 continues the legacy of the previous nine successful multidisciplinary UBI Summer Schools hosted by us in Oulu in 2010-2018.


WORKSHOPS & INSTRUCTORS

UBISS 2019 comprises of four parallel 6-day “hands on” workshops (intensive courses):

A: FROM REALITY TO VIRTUALITY: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF CREATING VR EXPERIENCES

Prof. Frank Steinicke, University of Hamburg, Germany
Eike Langbehn, University of Hamburg, Germany

(FULL) B: THE IoT – WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS: A JOURNEY FROM ZIGBEE TO 5G

Prof. Roberto Verdone, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Chiara Buratti, University of Bologna, Italy

(FULL) C: CRITICAL MAKING: DESIGNING FOR ACTIVISM

Assoc. Prof. Eric Paulos, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Assist. Prof. Jill Miller, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Assoc. Prof. Georgi V. Georgiev, University of Oulu, Finland

D: UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING: ENABLING TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED LIVING

Prof. Anind K. Dey, University of Washington, USA
Assist. Prof. Edison Thomaz, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Adj. Prof. Denzil Ferreira, University of Oulu, Finland


APPLICATION & ENROLLMENT

All prospective participants have to submit an online application where they provide motivation for their participation and a ranked list of preferred workshop(s). The application is forwarded to the instructors of preferred workshop(s) who select students to their respective workshops. An applicant accepted to a particular workshop has to confirm her/his seat via online registration.

Participants are enrolled to the workshops in two stages:

CLOSED: Stage 1 – Open international call

March 11, 2019: Application deadline
March 25, 2019: Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2019: Registration deadline

OPEN: Stage 2 – Any remaining seats will be handed out on first come first served basis to qualified participants applying and registering by May 31, 2019

March 19, 2019: Workshops A and D have few seats left, workshops B and C are full.
Accommodation in our block reservation for economic housing must be booked by May 5, 2019.


UBISS CONCEPT

The purpose of the annual international UBI Summer Schools (UBISS) is to provide researchers, students, and industry and public sector professionals with an opportunity to gain hands on experience and insight on selected topics under the tutelage of distinguished experts. UBISS typically comprises of 3-6 parallel 6-day “hands on” workshops where the instructor(s) first provide a theoretical framing of the topic of the workshop and then supervise students’ group projects whose outcome is presented in the result seminar in the last day. Thus, the instructor(s) work intimately with their students throughout the week, in contrast to many other summer/winter schools, where a particular instructor is only available for few hours in form of lectures or a tutorial. To stimulate interaction between attendees, UBISS has a rich social program in form of a get together party, dinner boat cruise and school dinner.

Students are selected through an open international call so that all prospective students have to submit an online application where they identify their preferred workshop(s) and justify why they should be accepted to a particular workshop. From the pool of applications the instructor(s) select students to their workshops who then confirm their seat through registration. Instructor(s) prep their students by specifying a reading package to be studied in advance. They can also give pre summer school assignments that students have to do in advance. Students completing their project and passing the final exam given in the last day of the summer school will be awarded 5 ECTS credits towards their studies, subject to the approval by a student’s home institution. The design and implementation of future UBISS is informed by the feedback that students provide in a comprehensive post summer school questionnaire.

The first UBISS was organized in summer 2010, to provide prospective participants of the 1st International UBI Challenge 2011 with an opportunity to obtain prior hands-on experience of the urban computing infrastructure deployed in Oulu that would be utilized in the upcoming UBI Challenge. Prof. Albrecht Schmidt (back then in University of Stuttgart, now in LMU Munich) proposed arranging a summer school for this purpose. The first UBISS enrolled 72 participants from 20 countries in six parallel workshops. Excellent feedback from both instructors and students participating in the inaugural and subsequent summer schools has convinced us to host UBISS as an annual tradition, with a highly multidisciplinary collection of workshops over the years. So far, over 500 students from all over the world have attended an UBISS, many of them multiple times. Dr. Eduardo Velloso became the first former UBISS student to return as a ‘junior’ co-instructor to Prof. Hans Gellersen in UBISS 2016, incarnating the endless cycle of academics passing on their knowledge to following generations. Additional two former UBISS students, Dr. Denzil Ferreira and Dr. Simo Hosio, returned as ‘junior’ co-instructors in UBISS 2018.

UBISS 2018 enrolled 82 students from 15 countries in 4 parallel workshops

UBISS 2018 enrolled 82 students from 15 countries in 4 parallel workshops

UBISS Trailer - UBISS in 67 seconds

UBISS Trailer – UBISS in 67 seconds

UBISS 2018 The Film

UBISS 2018 The Film (6 min summary)

UBISS 2018 Program

UBISS 2018 Program

UBISS Photo Archive

UBISS Photo Archive

UBISS Video Archive

UBISS Video Archive


UBISS LEGACY

UBISS 2018 (9th International UBI Summer School 2018), June 4-9, 82 participants from 15 countries in 4 workshops
A: HUMANISTIC HCI (Prof. Jeffrey Bardzell & Prof. Shaowen Bardzell, Indiana University, USA)
B: WEARABLE AND MOBILE HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR TRACKING (Prof. Jakob E. Bardram, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark & Adj. Prof. Denzil Ferreira, University of Oulu, Finland)
C: DESIGNING FOR THE MARGINS (EXTRA-URBAN INTERACTIONS) (Prof. Alan Dix, Swansea University, UK & Adj. Prof. Simo Hosio, University of Oulu, Finland)
D: MAKE. WEAR. MATTER: EXPLORATIONS IN DESIGN, MAKING & CREATIVITY (Prof. Mark D. Gross & Prof. Ellen Yi-Luen Do, University of Colorado Boulder, USA; Adj. Prof. Georgi V. Georgiev, University of Oulu, Finland)

UBISS 2017 (8th International UBI Summer School 2017), June 12-17, 53 participants from 9 countries in 4 workshops
A: DESIGNING CITY FUTURES THROUGH AUGMENTED PLACE (Prof. Alessandro Aurigi & Dr. Katharine Willis, Plymouth University, UK)
B: VIRTUAL CITY MODELS (Prof. Norbert Haala & Patrick Tutzauer, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
C: DIGITAL PRODUCT REALIZATION: MAKING THINGS THAT MATTER (Dan Somen, Stanford University, USA & Dr. Georgi Georgiev, University of Oulu, Finland)
D: AUGMENTED URBAN EXPERIENCE AND MEDIATED SPATIAL NARRATIVES (Reader Ava Fatah gen. Schieck, Dr. Simon Julier, Petros Koutsolampros, UCL, UK & Dr. Ana Javornik, Newcastle University, UK)

UBISS 2016 (7th International UBI Summer School 2016), June 13-18, 68 participants from 12 countries in 4 workshops
A: UBICOMP IN THE WILD: DEVELOPING AND DEPLOYING PERVASIVE DISPLAYS (Prof. Nigel Davies & Dr. Sarah Clinch, Lancaster University, UK)
B: EYEWORK: DESIGNING INTERACTIONS WITH EYE MOVEMENTS (Prof. Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, UK & Dr. Eduardo Velloso, University of Melbourne, Australia)
C: COLLABORATION AND PERSONAL DEVICES AROUND INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS (Prof. Giulio Jacucci, University of Helsinki, Finland & Petri Savolainen, HIIT, Finland)
D: NEXT GENERATION VIRTUAL REALITY: PERCEPTION MEETS ENGINEERING (Prof. Steve LaValle & Dr. Anna Yershova, UIUC, USA)

UBISS 2015 (6th International UBI Summer School 2015), June 8-13, 56 participants from 14 countries in 4 workshops
A: SENSOR-BASED INTELLIGENT MOBILE INTERFACES (Dr. Per Ola Kristensson, University of Cambridge, UK)
B: DESIGN FICTIONS FOR DATA GEOGRAPHIES (Associate Prof. Mark Shepard, The State University of New York, USA)
C: DESIGNING GAMES FOR THE BODY (Associate Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, RMIT University, Australia)
D: 3D WEB AND OPEN DATA FOR SMART CITIES HACKATHON (Prof. Timo Ojala, University of Oulu, Finland)

UBISS 2014 (5th International UBI Summer School 2014), June 9-14, 59 participants from 16 countries in 4 workshops
A: DESIGNING URBAN INTERACTIONS FOR PARTICIPATORY PUBLICS (Prof. Martin Brynskov, Aarhus University, Denmark)
B: URBAN AUGMENTED REALITY (Prof. Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA)
C: LEARNING FROM PEOPLE TO DESIGN FUTURE “ENJOYING MACHINES” (Prof. Oskar Juhlin, Stockholm University, Sweden)
D: DESIGNING BODILY PLAY (Dr. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, RMIT University, Australia)

UBISS 2013 (4th International UBI Summer School 2013), June 10-15, 76 participants from 18 countries in 4 workshops
A: EXPERIENCE-DRIVEN DESIGN OF UBIQUITOUS INTERACTIONS IN URBAN SPACES (Prof. Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Tampere University of Technology, Finland & Dr. Jonna Häkkilä, University of Oulu, Finland)
B: DESIGNING MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY INTERFACES (Prof. Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
C: DEVELOPING UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING DEVICES (Prof. Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
D: URBAN RESOURCE NETWORKS (Prof. Malcolm McCullough, University of Michigan, USA)

UBISS 2012 (3rd International UBI Summer School 2012), May 28-Jun 2, 51 participants from 10 countries in 3 workshops
A: INFORMATION VISUALISATION FOR UBICOMP DATA (Prof. Aaron Quigley, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
B: SUPPORTING COMMUNITY THROUGH INTERACTIVE PUBLIC DISPLAYS (Dr. Keith Cheverst, Lancaster University, UK)
D: URBAN SENSORIA: HUMAN-CENTERED COMPUTING IN PRACTICE (Dr. Alejandro ‘Alex’ Jaimes, Yahoo! Research)

UBISS 2011 (2nd International UBI Summer School 2011), May 23-28, 36 participants from 6 countries in 3 workshops
A: OPEN PERVASIVE DISPLAY NETWORKS (Dr. Adrian Friday, Lancaster University, UK)
D: EMBEDDED WEB SERVICES (Chief Nerd Zach Shelby, Sensinode Ltd., Finland)
E: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF NEW MEDIA (Prof. Leopoldina Fortunati, University of Udine, Italy)

UBISS 2010 (1st International UBI Summer School 2010), May 31-Jun 4, 72 participants from 20 countries in 6 workshops
A: REAL WORLD CONTEXT-AWARE SYSTEMS (Prof. Anind Dey, CMU, USA)
B: URBAN INFORMATICS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (Prof. Marcus Foth & Dr. Jaz Choi, QUT, Australia; Patrick Hofmann, Google, Australia)
C: URBAN SOCIAL NETWORKS ANALYSIS (Prof. Vassilis Kostakos, University of Madeira, Portugal)
D: CREATING AND SHARING ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES WITH UBIQUITOUS TECHNOLOGY (Dr. Jürgen Scheible, Aalto University, Finland)
E: IP-BASED WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS (Head of Research Zach Shelby, Sensinode Ltd., Finland)
F: INTERACTIVE TEXTURES – RETHINKING MATERIALITY (Prof. Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden)


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