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tilesDigital lifelogs are records of observations related to some particular entity, such as a user or a physical artefact. Typically, a lifelog is automatically created from input delivered by sensors installed in smart spaces, mobile devices, and so-called smart items (physical artefacts with embedded technology). Such data can be exploited to realize a broad range of novel applications, ranging from reflection of personal experiences to product lifecycle management. From a research point of view, the topic combines aspects of capturing and interpreting real-world data, knowledge representation, and user interface design. Here, particular challenges arise due to the mass of collected data, its granularity, and the effect of time on its representation and interpretation.

Over several years, the DFKI gained expertise in building and exploiting digital lifelogs for users and objects. This webpage provides an overview of running and past activities of DFKI in this field, including research projects, workshops, and teaching.

News

Workshop on "Digital Object Memories in the Internet of Things 2012" in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2012)

Seminar on "Information Systems for Resource Efficiency and Sustainability"

W3C Object Memory Modeling Incubator Group closed, summary of results in a "W3C Object Memory Modeling Incubator Group Report"

Project RES-COM started "Resource Conservation by Context-Activated M2M-Communication"

Recent Publications

A. Kröner, P. Gehard, B. Brandherm, B. Weyl, J. Preißinger, C. Magerkurth, and S. Anilmis
Personal Shopping Support From Digital Product Memories. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS 2011), pp. 64-73, SciTePress, ISBN: 978-989-8425-48-5, 2011.
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D. Vyas, A. Nijholt, D. Heylen, A. Kröner, and G. van der Veer
Remarkable Objects: Supporting Collaboration in a Creative Environment. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2010), pp. 37-40, ISBN 978-1-60558-843-8, 2010.
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M. Schneider, A. Kröner, P. Stephan, T. Plötz, F. Kawsar, G. Kortuem (Eds.)
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Object Memories in the Internet of Things (DOME-IoT), held in conjunction with UbiComp 2010. Technical Report DFKI-D-10-01, ISSN 0946-008X, 2010.
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A. Kröner and J. Schlick
Using Object Memories For Resource Efficiency. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Object Memories in the Internet of Things (DOME-IoT) at UbiComp 2010, Technical Report DFKI-D-10-01, pp. 9-10, ISSN 0946-008X, 2010.
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D. Vyas, A. Nijholt, and A. Kröner
CAM: A Collaborative Object Memory System. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2010), pp. 415-416, ISBN 978-1-60558-835-32010, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series archive, 2010.
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