Publications

Capturing and Analysing Movement Using Depth Sensors and Labanotation
@inproceedings{Kordts:2015:CAM:2774225.2774842,
author = {Kordts, B\"{o}rge and Altakrouri, Bashar and Schrader, Andreas},
title = {Capturing and Analysing Movement Using Depth Sensors and Labanotation},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems},
series = {EICS '15},
year = {2015},
isbn = {978-1-4503-3646-8},
location = {Duisburg, Germany},
pages = {132--141},
numpages = {10},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2774225.2774842},
doi = {10.1145/2774225.2774842},
acmid = {2774842},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {3D motion, Labanotation, depth sensors, movement analysis, natural user interface, online gesture recognition},
}

Large-scale Interaction Deployment: Approaches and Challenges
@inproceedings{Altakrouri:2015:LID:2774225.2777459,
author = {Altakrouri, Bashar and Schrader, Andreas and Hosio, Simo and Kindsm\"{u}ller, Martin Christof and Signer, Beat},
title = {Large-scale Interaction Deployment: Approaches and Challenges},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems},
series = {EICS '15},
year = {2015},
isbn = {978-1-4503-3646-8},
location = {Duisburg, Germany},
pages = {292--293},
numpages = {2},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2774225.2777459},
doi = {10.1145/2774225.2777459},
acmid = {2777459},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {ambient assisted living, ambient interactions, dynamic interaction deployment, gestures, interaction dissemination, kinetic interactions, natural user interfaces, sharing interactions},
}

Challenging Documentation Practices for Interactions in Natural User Interfaces
@inproceedings{altakrouriLMIS2015, author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Challenging Documentation Practices for Interactions in Natural User Interfaces},
booktitle = {In the interactional workshop on Large-scale and model-based Interactive Systems: Approaches and Challenges at workshop at the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS'15),
address = {Duisburg, Germany},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}

Ambient Reflection: Towards self-explaining devices
@inproceedings{altakrouriLMIS2015, author = {Daniel Burmeister, Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Ambient Reflection: Towards self-explaining devices},
booktitle = {In the interactional workshop on Large-scale and model-based Interactive Systems: Approaches and Challenges at workshop at the 7th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS'15),
address = {Duisburg, Germany},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}

LICS - Light paint coding system: Mobile device based information encoding and decoding using light paintings
@inproceedings{Mobiquitous2014Röhr, author = {Kai Röhr, Sönke Momsen, Tobias Weiss, Deniel Burmeister, Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {LICS - Light paint coding system: Mobile device based information encoding and decoding using light paintings},
booktitle = {In 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2014),
address = {London, Great Britain},
month = {December 2–5},
year = {2014}
}

Ambient assisted living with dynamic interaction ensembles
@PHDTHESIS{Altakrouri2014_DoctoralThesis, author = {Bashar Altakrouri},
title = {Ambient assisted living with dynamic interaction ensembles},
school = {The Department of Computer Sciences/Engineering), University of Luebeck},
type = {Doctoral Thesis}, address = {Luebeck, Germany},
month = {August 31},
year = {2014}
}

LICS - Light paint coding system: Mobile device based information encoding and decoding using light paintings
@inproceedings{Mobiquitous2014Röhr, author = {Kai Röhr, Sönke Momsen, Tobias Weiss, Deniel Burmeister, Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {LICS - Light paint coding system: Mobile device based information encoding and decoding using light paintings},
booktitle = {In 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous 2014),
address = {London, Great Britain},
month = {December 2–5},
year = {2014}
}

Distributed Crowd-Sensing Infrastructure for Personalized Dynamic IoT Spaces
@inproceedings{HCSE2014AltakrouriSchrader, author = {Peter Rothenpieler, Bashar Altakrouri, Oliver Kleine and Lukas Ruge},
title = { Distributed Crowd-Sensing Infrastructure for Personalized Dynamic IoT Spaces},
booktitle = {In the 1st International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (Urb-IoT 2014)
address = Rome, Italy},
month = {Oct 27-28},
year = {2014}
}

Dynamic Interaction Plugins Deployment in Ambient Spaces
@inproceedings{HCSE2014AltakrouriSchrader, author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Dynamic Interaction Plugins Deployment in Ambient Spaces},
booktitle = {5th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering 2014 (HCSE'2014),
address = {Paderborn, Germany},
month = {September 16 - 18},
year = {2014}
}

Describing movements for motion gestures
@inproceedings{altakrouriEGMI2014, author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Describing movements for motion gestures},
booktitle = {1st International Workshop on Engineering Gestures for Multimodal Interfaces (EGMI 2014) at the sixth ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS’14)},
address = {Rome, Italy},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}

An Ad-hoc Smart Gateway Platform for the Web of Things
@INPROCEEDINGS{ithings2013AltakrouriCarlsonSchrader,
author = {Darren Carlson, Bashar Altakrouri, Andreas Schrader},
title = {An Ad-hoc Smart Gateway Platform for the Web of Things},
booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2013)},
address={Beijing, China},
month={August 2013},
year={2013}
}

Documenting Natural Interactions
@INPROCEEDINGS{CHI2013AltakrouriGroeschnerSchrader,
author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Jan Gröschner and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Documenting Natural Interactions},
booktitle = {ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'2013), Work in Progress Section},
address={Paris, France},
month={27 April - 2 May},
year={2013}
}

Sharing kinetic interactions for mobile devices
@INPROCEEDINGS{DAPI2013AltakrouriCarlsonSchrader,
author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Darren Carlson and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Sharing kinetic interactions for mobile devices},
booktitle = {HCI International 2013, 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International)},
address={Las Vegas, USA},
month={July},
year={2013}
}

Reinventing the Share Button for Physical Spaces
@INPROCEEDINGS{Percom2013ClarsonAltakrouriSchrader,
author = {Darren Carlson and Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Reinventing the Share Button for Physical Spaces},
booktitle = {Demo paper at IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2013)},
address={San Diego, California, , USA},
month={March 18-22},
year={2013}
}

SoundOfTheCity - Continuous Noise Monitoring for a Healthy City
@INPROCEEDINGS{SENAmI2013RugeAltakrouriSchrader,
author = {Lukas Ruge and Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {SoundOfTheCity - Continuous Noise Monitoring for a Healthy City},
booktitle = {5th International Workshop on Smart Environments and Ambient Intelligence (SENAmI 2013) at IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom 2013)},
address={San Diego, California, , USA},
month={March 18-22},
year={2013}
}

AmbientWeb: Bridging the Web's Cyber-physical Gap.
@INPROCEEDINGS{IoT2012CarlsonAltakrouriSchrader,
author = {Darren Carlson and Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {AmbientWeb: Bridging the Web\'s Cyber-physical Gap},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT2012)},
address={Wuxi, China},
month=oct,
year=2012
, abstract = {The Web has rapidly evolved from a static informational medium into a highly capable interactive application platform. Today, Web browsers have become the de facto interface for many networked applications; however, conventional Web browsers are still unable to directly interact with the broad range of context sources and actuators available in highly heterogeneous mobile environments. In our Ambient Dynamix project, we are creating a new approach for mobile computing, where advanced context sensing and acting capabilities are deployed to mobile devices on-demand as plug-ins, and are made available to applications through a few lines of code. In this paper, we present an extension of our Dynamix Framework, called AmbientWeb, which exposes Dynamix’s plug-and-play context capabilities to Web applications running in unmodified mobile Web browsers, such as Google Chrome and Firefox. By leveraging AmbientWeb, browser-based Web applications are able to directly interact with contextually relevant resources without requiring environmental modification or Web-based proxies. For the IoT Challenge, we present a fully operational version of the AmbientWeb architecture along with an example browser-based Web application that uses runtime installed Dynamix plug-ins to discover rich, high-order contextual information, perform context-aware adaptations, and influence the physical environment through direct ad-hoc control of DMX-based lighting equipment.} }

Towards Dynamic Natural Interaction Ensembles.
@INPROCEEDINGS{ author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Towards Dynamic Natural Interaction Ensembles},
v editor={{Devina Ramduny-Ellis, Alan Dix and Steve Gill}}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the fourth Workshop on Physicality (Physicality 2012) co-located with British HCI 2012 conference},
address={Birmingham University, UK},
month={September},
year={2012}
abstract = {Exploring the potential of whole body in motion is inevitably important for natural interactions. People are expected to use different body parts to simultaneously interact with multiple interactions techniques. Therefore, interactive ecosystems in interactive spaces become a real challenge. We have identified three closely related issues to be solved for better adoption of natural interactions in ambient systems: assessment of anthropometric physical abilities and disabilities, interaction ensembles and orchestration, and finally community-based designing and sharing of interactions. In this paper, we present an integrated concept for realizing interaction in ambient systems using natural interaction ensembles. Interaction modalities from different devices are tailored at runtime to maximize the adoption of interactive systems according to the users’ physical abilities, needs, and context.} }

The Benefit of Activity Recognition for Mobile Phone Based Nursing Documentation: Wizard-of-Oz Study.
@INPROCEEDINGS{ author = {Bashar Altakouri, Gerd Kortuem, Agnes Grünerbl and Paul Lukowicz},
title = {The Benefit of Activity Recognition for Mobile Phone Based Nursing Documentation: Wizard-of-Oz Study},
booktitle = {ISWC'10, the fourteenth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers},
year = {2010},
address = {COEX, Seoul, South Korea},
month = {Oct. 10th ~ 13th},
abstract = {In a Wizard-of-Oz experiment we investigate to what degree automatic activity recognition can support the use of prioritized lists for nursing documentation on hand held mobile devices. The study involved 15 nurses, 60 patients records and over 250 documented processes at a geriatric care ward. Based on time effort, interaction complexity, error rate and subjective system perception we show that activity recognition is a key factor in the usability and acceptance of the system. We also study the impact of activity recognition errors and demonstrate that error rates of up to 25% do not aversely affect the documentation process.} }

Supporting Interaction with the Internet of Things across Objects, Time and Space.
@INPROCEEDINGS{ author = {Fahim Kawsar, Gerd Kortuem and Bashar Altakrouri},
title = {Supporting Interaction with the Internet of Things across Objects, Time and Space},
booktitle = {Internet of Things 2010 Conference (IoT-2010)},
address = {Tokyo, Japan},
month = {Nov 29 - Dec 1},
abstract = {Effectively assisting people in complex and highly dynamic work environment requires advances in high-level declarative activity models that can describe the flow of human work activities and their intended outcomes, as well as novel interaction approach for distributing and coordinating information across physical objects, time and space. This paper describes a novel modeling technique for pervasive systems based on high-level models of human activities, so-called situated flows and presents a corresponding flow driven distributed software framework. This framework provides the foundation for discovery, adaptation and execution of flows in real time matching the dynamics of real world activity and consequently drives the pervasive interaction using push interfaces to facilitate a synergic coordinated interaction experience in dynamic work environment.} }

Designing Pervasive Interactions for Ambient Guidance with Situated Flows.
@INPROCEEDINGS{ author = {Fahim Kawsar, Gerd Kortuem, and Bashar Altakrouri},
title = {Designing Pervasive Interactions for Ambient Guidance with Situated Flows},
booktitle = {Fourth International Workshop on Human Aspects in Ambient Intelligence,
in collaboration with the 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT 2010)},
year = {2010},
address = {Toronto, Canada},
month = {August31- September 3, 2010},
abstract = {Effectively guiding people in complex and highly dynamic work environment requires advances in high-level declarative activity models that can describe the flow of human work activities and their intended outcomes, as well as novel user interface models for distributing guidance information across time and space. This paper describes a new line of research aimed at developing a new programming and human interface approach for pervasive systems based on high-level models of human activities, so-called situated flows, and mobile projector interfaces for uncovering task information embedded in physical environments.} }

Spin&Swing : Spatial Interaction with Orientation Aware Devices.
@MISC{altakrouri10,
author = {Bashar Altakrouri, Fahim Kawsar, and Gerd Kortuem},
title = {Spin&Swing : Spatial Interaction with Orientation Aware Devices},
howpublished = {Demo paper in the Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2010)},
month = {17 - 20 May},
year = {2010},
note = {Demo},
abstract = {We present Spin&Swing, a spatial interaction technique that leverages user’s orientation as an active input to interact with mobile applications. With Spin&Swing, a user can trigger a variety of mobile operations by orienting her spatially aware mobile device with in the sphere around her. In our current prototype this 360° circular orientation is mapped into a temporal dimension enabling users to browse and visualize historical interaction with an application in context. The demo showcases a prototype application where we have utilized this technique using a mobile device to visualize and browse the historical information recorded by a digital memory augmented shoe in a personal travel log application.},
keywords = {Spatial Interaction, Orientation Awareness, and History Browsing},
location = {Helsinki, Finland},
timestamp = {2010.06.03},
url = {http://www.pervasive2010.org/demos.html} }

Flow Driven Ambient Guidance.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Kortuem10,
author = {Gerd Kortuem, Fahim Kawsar, and Bashar Altakrouri},
title = {Flow Driven Ambient Guidance},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th Annual IEEE Int'l Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2010)},
year = {2010},
month = {March 29 - April 2},
publisher = {IEEE},
note = {Work-in-Progress},
abstract = {Effectively guiding people in complex and highly dynamic work environment requires advances in high-level declarative activity models that can describe the flow of human work activities and their intended outcomes, as well as novel user interface models for distributing guidance information across time and space. This paper describes a new line of research aimed at developing a new programming and human interface approach for pervasive systems based on high-level models of human activities, so-called pervasive flows, and mobile projector interfaces for uncovering task information embedded in physical environments.},
keywords = {Pervasive Flow, Guidence, and Projected Interface}, location = {Mannheim},
timestamp = {2010.06.03},
url = {http://www.percom.org/} }

Flow-driven Interactions for Adaptive Pervasive Applications.
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/gi/Altakrouri09,
author = {Bashar Altakrouri},
title = {Flow-driven Interactions for Adaptive Pervasive Applications},
booktitle = {GI Jahrestagung},
year = {2009},
pages = {2216-2120},
crossref = {DBLP:conf/gi/2009},
abstract = {The era of ubiquitous and pervasive computing technology opens the world for new pervasive applications and services within the physical surroundings. Often users find themselves dealing and interacting with multiple applications simultaneously to achieve certain goals to satisfy certain motive. Currently, pervasive computing applications are individually created and tailored with little or no consideration of the users’ overall goals and intentions. My research investigates the concept of flow-driven interactions as a prominent and innovative model for goal-driven activities carried out by users in the pervasive computing setup. Flow-driven interaction model is aimed at overcoming problems such as interaction consistency, losing orientation, context switching and interface adaptation, resulted from user interaction with multiple pervasive applications, devices and objects.},
bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de} }
@proceedings{DBLP:conf/gi/2009,
editor = {Stefan Fischer and Erik Maehle and R{\"u}diger Reischuk},
title = {Informatik 2009: Im Focus das Leben, Beitr{\"a}ge der 39. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f{\"u}ur Informatik e.V. (GI), 28.9.-2.10.2009, L{\"u}beck, Proceedings},
booktitle = {GI Jahrestagung},
publisher = {GI},
series = {LNI},
volume = {154},
year = {2009},
isbn = {978-3-88579-248-2},
bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de} }

Ambient Media Services in Intelligent Environments.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Altakrouri&Schrader09,
author = {Bashar Altakrouri and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Ambient Media Services in Intelligent Environments},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments. IE09. Special Session on Awareness Systems},
editor = {Callaghan, V.; Kameas, A.; Reyes, A.; Royo, D., Weber, M. (eds.)},
volume = {Volume 2 Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments},
series = {ISBN 978-1-60750-034-6},
pages = {75-82},
month = {July 20-21},
publisher = {IOS Press, Amsterdam},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
timestamp = {2010.06.03} }

Mobile HolstenTour: Contextualized Multimedia Museum Guide.
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/momm/TakrouriDMOSZS08,
author = {Bashar Al Takrouri and Karen Detken and Carlos Martinez and Mari-Klara Oja and Steve Stein and Luo Zhu and Andreas Schrader},
title = {Mobile HolstenTour: contextualized multimedia museum guide},
booktitle = {MoMM},
year = {2008},
pages = {460-463},
ee = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1497185.1497283},
crossref = {DBLP:conf/momm/2008},
bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}
} @proceedings{DBLP:conf/momm/2008,
editor = {Gabriele Kotsis and David Taniar and Eric Pardede and Ismail Khalil Ibrahim},
title = {MoMM'2008 - The 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, 24 - 26 November 2008,
Linz, Austria},
booktitle = {MoMM},
publisher = {ACM},
year = {2008},
isbn = {978-1-60558-269-6},
bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de} }

Pictory - A Hybrid Augmented Table-Top Game using Image Search Engines.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Altakrouri07,
author = {Altakrouri, B., Bustamante, L., Canonico, A., Janiszewski, M., Nikolova, E., Talmantas, M., and Schrader, A.},
title = {Pictory - A Hybrid Augmented Table-Top Game using Image Search Engines},
booktitle = {the 4th International Symposium on Pervasive Gaming applications (PERGAMES'2007)},
year = {2007},
month = {June 11-12},
publisher = {Shaker Verlag, Aachen 2007},
location = {Salzburg, Austria},
timestamp = {2010.06.03},
url = {www.pergames.de} }

eyeJOT - A Ubiquitous Context-aware Campus Information System.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Altakrouri207, author = {Al Takrouri, B., Canonico, A., Gongora, L., Janiszewski, M., Toader, C., and Schrader, A.},
title = {eyeJOT - A Ubiquitous Context-aware Campus Information System}, booktitle = {Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA07)},
year = {2007},
month = {July 26-27},
publisher = {IEEE press},
location = {Birmingham, UK},
timestamp = {2010.06.03},
url = {http://www.icpca.uce.ac.uk/)} }

PortNet Navigator:Internet-Based Visual Planning Tool for Maritime Logistics.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Hasebrook07, author = {Hasebrook, Joachim P.; Janiszewski, Michal; Mansilla, Wendy Ann; Schmidts, Uli; Altakrouri, Bashar}, title = {PortNet Navigator:Internet-Based Visual Planning Tool for Maritime Logistics},
booktitle = {The 3rd International Symposium on Management, Engineering and Informatics: MEI 2007},
year = {2007},
month = {July 8-11},
location = {Orlando, Florida, USA},
timestamp = {2010.06.03},
url = {http://www.iiis-cyber.org/wmsci2007/} }

Campus Memories: Learning with Contextualised Blogging.
@INPROCEEDINGS{deJong07, author = {de Jong, T., Al Takrouri, B., Specht, M., & Koper, R.},
title = {Campus Memories: Learning with Contextualised Blogging},
booktitle = {TENCompetence workshop},
year = {2007},
month = {11th 12th January},
location = {Manchester},
timestamp = {2010.06.03} }