Applied Computing

Available Speakers on this Topic

Dorian C Arnold – Atlanta, GA, United States

Brian A. Barsky – Berkeley, CA, United States

Steve D Benford – Nottingham, United Kingdom

  • Trajectories Through The User Experience
    The idea of designing the ‘user journey’ is familiar to User Experience designers. However, the emergence of mobile interaction, followed by augmented reality and now the...
  • Uncomfortable User Experience
    This is a provocative lecture that confronts our current thinking about how we design interactions with computers and instead makes a case for the deliberate engineering of discomfort as...

Christophe Bobda – Fayetteville, AR, United States

Erik Brunvand – UT, United States

  • Technological Fluency through Circuit Bending
    Electronic technology is pervasive in our modern world but how it actually works can be a mystery to many people. In 1999 and 2002 the National Research Council (NRC) released influential...
  • What Programmers Should Know about DRAM
    Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is what makes up the "main memory" of most computer hardware. It's also much stranger than you might think, and has hidden complexity that...

Li Chen – Washington, DC, United States

Luca Chittaro – Udine, Italy

Dipankar Dasgupta – Memphis, TN, United States

Kerstin Dautenhahn – Hatfield, United Kingdom

Henry Duh – Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Geraldine Fitzpatrick – Vienna, Austria

Donald Gotterbarn – Johnson City, TN, United States

  • Computer Ethics and Technology
    This talk focuses on computer ethics as it relates to the day to day activities of practicing computer professionals. The emphasis is on real world moral and legal issues for the practicing...
  • Software Development: More Than Just Programming
    We are often surprised by the number of non-programming related issues that affect the professional’s efforts to develop quality software and web interfaces. Development efforts are...
  • Unmanaged Risk: Why Systems Don't Work
    The focus on software testing and risk analysis during software development has only had a limited effect in reducing software failures. This talk will present a new approach to the identification...

Michael Gschwind – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

  • Accelerating Deep Learning
    As computing systems transform to become more responsive to human needs, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are poised to become key drivers of new cognitive computing systems....
  • The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence

    As computing systems transform to become more responsive to human needs, cognitive computing systems are posed to revolutionize computing.  Artificial Neural...

Vicki L Hanson – Dundee, United Kingdom

  • Inclusive Technologies



    Nearly 1 of every 5 people either currently has a disability or will develop a one in their lifetime.  For these...
  • The Age Wave

    Are technology difficulties an inescapable fact of ageing?  Or are there factors that can equip future generations of older adults with skills that will erase...

Yu Hua – Wuhan, China

Kristina Höök – Stockholm, Sweden

  • The Mobile Life? An enjoyment society
    The Mobile Life Centre, started in 2007, has grown to be about 45 researchers, exploring experiential, leisure and playful mobile and ubiquitous interactions. We do serious research on what we...

Seiji Isotani – Sao Carlos - SP, Brazil

Nigel W John – Chester, United Kingdom

  • Bits, Bytes and Blood
    This talk explores the role of computer graphics and related technologies (such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) in supporting some of the latest products to be used in hospitals: from...
  • State of the Art of Mixed Reality in Medicine
    Mixed Reality (MR) is of increasing interest within technology- driven modern medicine but is not yet used in everyday practice. This situation is changing rapidly, however, and this talk explores...

Joaquim A Jorge – Lisboa, Portugal

David J Kasik – Sammamish, WA, United States

  • Visualization at Scale
    As the amount of data in the world increases, there is increased need to develop tools and techniques that cope with scale.  In this context, scale means not only an absolute number of...

Benjamin Kenwright – Leicester, United Kingdom

  • Memory management: Fast Efficient Fixed-Sized Memory Pools
    This lecture discusses the importance of memory in the context of performance.  We examine and present a ready-to-use, robust, and computationally fast fixed-size memory pool manager...
  • Debugging Game Systems (Practical Debugging)
    The practical challenges of debugging large software projects (such as video games) is important – not just the ability to track down issues but to write software that makes the...
  • High Performance Graphics with Vulkan
    This lecture introducing the listener to the Vulkan cross platform 3D graphics API - including examples and discussion on the practical aspects. The lecture address questions, such...
  • Inverse Kinematics
    Inverse kinematics is the mathematical process for calculating the movement of objects. This is useful in a whole range of fields, from engineering and robotics to medical analysis and...
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Teaching Video Games in Higher Education
    This lecture discusses the opportunities and challenges of video game curricula. The talk explores the diversity of the subject from both an artistic and technical perspective - centred around...

Samee U Khan – Fargo, ND, United States

  • Big Data Recommendation Systems
    Recommendation systems were developed in the 90s to address the challenges of automatic and personalized selection of data from diverse and overloaded sources of information. These systems...
  • Data Center Networks: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
    The major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) components within a data center are: (a) servers, (b) storage, and (c) interconnection networks. The data center network (DCN) is...
  • Universal Design in Learning
    It is a well-known fact that the human learning experience is not universal. Consequently, when developing instructional materials, we must be cognizant of techniques and procedures that...

Fernando Koch – Melbourne, Australia

Sven Koenig – Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Making Good Decisions Quickly
    Several disciplines, including artificial intelligence, operations research and others, study how to make timely and good decisions. In this talk, I argue that it is possible to combine ideas from...
  • Recent Advances in Path Planning
    Path planning is an important technology for a large number of applications, and most computer scientists are familiar with Dijkstra's algorithm. In this talk, I discuss recent advances in...

Jysoo Lee – Daejeon, Republic of Korea

  • Introduction to High Performance Computing
    High performance computing (HPC) is an important tool which can be used to enhance the quality of life, to increase economic competitiveness, to prevent and manage natural disaster, and to...
  • User Centric e-Infrastructure
    Construction of any infrastructure requires active interaction between users and providers. When emerging technology is applied to users who are not familiar with technology, such as in the cases...

Panos Markopoulos – Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • Designing Socio Digital Experiences
    The experiences emerging from interacting with digital technology need to be understood, designed, and engineered in order to ensure that they provide value to their users, helping them achieve...
  • Interaction Design for Rehabilitation
    There is a growing demand for rehabilitation and this necessitates the development of rehabilitation technology. Further, such technologies can not only improve the quantity of rehabilitation that...

Oge Marques – Boca Raton, FL, United States

Jeanna N Matthews – Potsdam, NY, United States

Amit Nanavati – Vasant Kunji Enclave, India

  • The Spoken Web
    The WWW enabled quick and easy information dissemination and brought about fundamental changes to various aspects of our lives. However, a very large number of people, mostly in developing...
  • What does engineering mean to a student?
    A discussion on what engineering ought to mean, it's goals and how it might differ from science.

James F. O'Brien – Berkeley, CA, United States

  • Adaptive Simulation with Triangle Meshes
    This talk will discuss the development of high-fidelity finite element simulation methods based on adaptive mesh refinement. These methods dynamically refine and coarsen meshes so that they...
  • Image and Video Forensics through Content Analysis
    Advances in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics allow for the creation of visually compelling photographic forgeries. Forged images have appeared in tabloid...

Sharath Pankanti – Yorktown Heights, NY, United States

  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies
    For the first time in the history of universe, the video data generated by humans has exceeds all other forms of the data. While no one denies the utility of the information hidden within...
  • Biometrics
    The determination of identity can be accomplished by three generic means. Conventionally, an exclusive possession (either a physical, e.g., key or electronic, e.g., cookie), knowledge (e.g.,...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity
    In virtually every business context there is a need to establish some form of monitoring system to ensure that employees comply with business processes and policies. Compliance failures range from...
  • Public Sector Surveillance
    Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to...
  • Retail video analytics
    The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss...

Gyana R Parija – New Delhi, India

Jon G Peddie – Tiburon, CA, United States

  • Augmented Reality, where we all will live
    Philosophers, scientists, futurists, and other have speculated about the moment in time when computers will match, and quickly exceed, human processing speed, memory access, and ultimately...
  • Exploiting Machine Learning in Gaming
    If you want to exploit ML, this session will give ideas on how to use the next wave of technology.
    We will discuss ideas for enhancement and differentiation of gaming...
  • Future computing
    How will compute evolve over the next ten years
    These panel members get paid the big bucks to figure that out
    Anything that uses electricity will be a...
  • Learning Deeply
    Can an AI make a movie?
     
    The first step was training it on trailers of 100 horror movies. Each trailer was segmented into...
  • Mixed (up?) reality
    The realities of virtual reality. Who is (was) using it, who will use it, and why.

    This was followed by a panel discussion.
  • Real Time Experiences
    Realtime is being built with a collection of tools. Some are being adapted from the game industry. Others are adapted from other disciplines like mo-cap, mobile technology,...
  • Visual Computing
    We want/need very high-resolution, fast, color accurate cameras in stationary locations (transportation and shopping centers, sports arenas, etc.) and mobile (on first-responders and law...

Pearl Pu – Preverenges, Switzerland

  • Emotion Analysis in Natural Language
    What is human emotion? It turns out there are more than 90 definitions. Among the most recent well-accepted ones, emotion is understood as our reaction to external and internal...
  • Sensor-based Personalized Wellness Applications
    The cost of health care is expected to grow enormously in the coming years. To keep these costs limited, we need better technological tools for self-monitoring and independent aging, and to...

Andrzej Rucinski – Strafford, NH, United States

  • OPPORTUNITY OF INTERNET OF THINGS SEMINAR
    Internet of Things (IoT) is an expanding space for researchers, students, and professionals.  Development of IoT applications is hindered by the lack of available design tools,...

Valentina Salapura – NY, United States

Xipeng Shen – Raleigh, NC, United States

Leonel Sousa – INESC-ID, Rua Alves Redol, 9, Portugal

Ranjith Tharayil – Bangalore, India

André Tricot – Toulouse, France

Jean Vanderdonckt – Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

  • Heuristic evaluation of user interfaces.
    Heuristic evaluation is a usability inspection method that consists of submitting any user interface of an interactive system to a set of recognized principles, called heuristics. These heuristics...

Rakesh Verma – Houston, TX, United States

  • Programming Without Tears?
    Can you imagine a sorting program that is two lines? A Quicksort Program that fits on a PowerPoint slide? In...

Wan Abdul Rahim Bin Wan Mohd Isa – Shah Alam, Malaysia

  • E-Inclusion Value Chain Framework
    The absence of systematic rural informatics leads to a mismatch of capabilities and needs of specific target community. These ultimately resort to the issue of sustainability and under-utilization...
  • Engineering Rural Informatics using Agile User Centered Design
    The applicability of agile user centered design had gained interests to engineer rural informatics for rural community. This is because rural communities have unique technological requirements and...
  • Usability Testing Research Framework
    In general, there are five common usability testing characteristics that may lead to the best practices in the usability testing. The five characteristics are (i) specific goals for each test,...

Bebo White – San Francisco, CA, United States

Tao Xie – Raleigh, IL, United States

Moustafa A Youssef – New Borg Elarab City, Alexandria, Egypt

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti – Nicosia, Cyprus

  • "Telco Big Data: Current State & Future Directions"
    A Telecommunication company (Telco) is traditionally only perceived as the entity that provides telecommunication services, such as telephony and data communication access to users. However, the...
  • Internet-based Indoor Navigation Services
    This talk presents the fundamental mobile data management concepts behind the realization of innovative indoor information services that deal with all aspects of handling indoor data as a...