Design and implementation of a pervasive occupancy displaying system in an academic environment
Paper in proceeding, 2014

This paper describes the design of a system providing room occupancy information in a university campus. The system and its possible influence on the human environment are designed to enhance the work environment through pervasive information delivery. The work is motivated by recent advances in the domain of ubiquitous computing. The authors describe a case study of delivering a solution to university students informing them where they can find free spaces in rooms designated for quiet study. The data is available on the web and through ambient displays. The proof-of-concept study presents the methodology applied, discusses the design issues that were encountered by the project team and reflects on the devices and techniques used in the implementation. An application of standard image processing techniques to provide a contextualized, pervasive user-centered service is also depicted.

Pervasive Occupancy Information

Ambient intelligence

Image Processing

Ubiquitous computing


A. Romanowski

Lodz University of Technology

Z. Chaniecki

Lodz University of Technology

K. Grudzień

Lodz University of Technology

H. Garbaa

Lodz University of Technology

L. Jackowska-Strumiłło

Lodz University of Technology

D. Sankowski

Lodz University of Technology

Pawel Wozniak

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

13th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, HIS 2013


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Human Computer Interaction



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