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Invited Talk of Jakob E. Bardram: ‘Activity-based Collaboration for Interactive Spaces’ on March 3, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Jakob E. Bardram from the Technical University of Denmark as invited speaker on March, 3 2016. He will give a talk about “Activity-based Collaboration for Interactive Spaces”. The talk will be held at 5.00 pm in room ML 630.


Activity-based computing (ABC) have been proposed as a novel conceptual and technological framework for designing systems that provide more efficient user interaction. In ABC, rather than interacting directly with lower-level technical entities like files, folder, documents, etc., users are able to interact with ‘activities’ that directly map human work activities, and which encapsulates files and other low-level resources. In ABC an ‘activity’ can be shared between collaborating users and can be accessed on different devices. As such, ABC is a framework that suits the requirements of designing interactive spaces. This talk provides an overview of ABC with a special focus on its support for collaboration (‘Activity Sharing’) and multiple devices (‘Activity Roaming’). These ABC concepts are illustrated as implemented in two different interactive spaces technologies; ReticularSpaces [1] and the eLabBench [3, 2]. The talk discusses the benefits of activity-based collaboration support for these interactive spaces, while also discussing limitations and challenges to be addressed in further research.

[1] Bardram,J., Gueddana,S., Houben,S., Nielsen,S.: Reticularspaces: activity-based computing support for physically distributed and collaborative smart spaces. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’12, pp. 2845–2854. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2012).
[2] Tabard, A., Hincapi Ramos, J.D., Bardram, J.: The elabbench in the wild: supporting exploration in a molecular biology lab. In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’12, pp. 3051–3060. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2012).
[3] Tabard,A., Hincapi-Ramos,J.D., Bardram,J.E.: The elabbench: An interactive tabletop system for the biology laboratory. In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2011, ITS2011, pp. 301–310. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2011)



Dr. Bardram is a professor in computer science at theTechnical University of Denmark (DTU) and directs the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (CACHET). Prior to this position, he was a professor at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) and an associate professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus and the co-founder and first manager of the Danish Centre for Pervasive Healthcare.

Dr. Bardram received his PhD in computer science in 1998 from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. During his academic career, he has raised considerable national and european funding for strategic research projects in cooperation with different industrial partners. He has published an edited book on Pervasive Healthcare and has edited several special journal issue on computing systems in healthcare. During his scientific career, Dr. Bardram has published more than 100 original peer-reviewed papers in international scientific books, journals, and conference proceedings. See his Google Scholar profile.

Business Background:

Dr. Bardram has been involved in several start-ups based on his research. Recently (2013) he co-founded and serves as the CEO of the company Monsenso ApS that provides personal health technologies for metal disorders. In 2006, he co-founded the company Cetrea A/S, which specialize in the development of pervasive computing technology for hospitals. He has had several executive roles at Cetrea, including member of the board, chief executive officer (CEO) and chief scientific officer (CSO). Dr. Bardram also helped found CLC Bio A/S who develops bioinformatics software. Dr. Bardram has previously held positions as project manager and IT architect at IBM, and he has been an industrial research fellow at CSC, where he worked with software architectures for cooperative systems in hospitals.

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