User and Device Agency

Agency in Human-Smart Device Relationships: An Exploratory Study

Can User of IoT technology be more then “just user”? How do they relate to technology? Abstract: With technology in reach of everyone and the technology sector in ascendance, it is central to investigate the relationship people have with their devices. We use the concept of agency to capture aspects of user’s sense of mastery…

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information. Is it possible? Abstract: The growing synergy between Web Services and Grid or cloud based technologies is enabling profound, dynamic interactions between applications dispersed in geographic, institutional, and conceptual space. Such deep interoperability requires the simplicity, robustness, and extensibility for which XML has…

Improving the performance of XML based technologies by caching and reusing information

Client Side Estimation of a Remote Service Execution

Is it possible to achieve a Client Side Estimation of a Remote Service Execution? Abstract: Many use cases, concerning the monitoring and controlling of real physical instruments, demand deep interaction between users and services that virtualize the access to such instruments/devices. In addition, in order to realize high interoperable solutions, SOA-based Web/Grid Service technologies must…

Honors Research Experience: Call for Students at CentER

This is a call for students of TiU to participate in the CentER Honors Research Experience. It provides a unique opportunity for students to work with top researchers at Tilburg University, and learn about academic research and academic life. Background: Replacing the CentER Honors Program, the goal of the CentER Honors Research Experience is to make…

Adopting good scientific practices increases your visibility and the grade of your thesis

Adopting healthy scientific practices is essential for conducting good quality research. This may be intuitive but it is hard to achieve and does not happen naturally. This video from the Royal Society introduces the problem: The term “replication crisis” emphasizes that replication, a corner stone in science, is often considered of secondary importance. If we…

Data Inspired Creativity

Data Inspired Creativity

What is Data Inspired Creativity about? In an elevator pitch this project is a about Big Data with a focus to the media industry in collaboration with Talpa Media . The contemporary media landscape demands that media content producers approach continuously changing consumer preferences in an agile manner, adapting content to audiences. Insights gleaned from…

Human and Smart Device Interaction: Help Wanted

The topic of human and smart device interaction touches everybody in their everyday life. Why do you like a particular smart device? Why do you choose that particular object? At a first look these questions look really obvious, to the point that they do not really need to be answered. However, “the obvious” is what…