Dr. Ashad Kabir, Charles Sturt University, Australia, "Socially-Aware Pervasive Mobile Applications"
Abstract: Pervasive Social Computing is a novel collective paradigm derived from pervasive computing, social media, social networking, social signal processing and multimodal human-computer interaction. It aims to take advantage of human social context to enable the fulfilment of users' task on the move, ultimately promoting individual well-being and social productivity. With the increasing prevalence and features of advanced mobile devices, interest has grown in socially-aware mobile applications, where the applications will be aware of users' social context and be able to assist them in their daily activities. The key requirements to develop such applications are modelling, managing and reasoning about users' social contexts. In this presentation, I will discuss a novel framework to address the challenges in developing socially-aware mobile applications. The framework includes an approach to model, represent, reason about, and manage different types of social context, and a platform for acquiring, storing, provisioning and managing social context information to aid the development of socially-aware mobile applications.
Biography: Dr. Ashad Kabir is a Lecturer in Computer Science at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He received his PhD in Software Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has more than ten years teaching and research experience in a number of universities including Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Deakin University (Australia), Swinburne University (Australia), University of Nantes (France), Pusan National University (South Korea), University of Chittagong (Bangladesh) and Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh). Over the years, Dr. Kabir has been involved in a number of research projects from different industries/institutions, including Rolls-Royce (Singapore), Samsung (South Korea), INRIA (France) and Computer Associate (Australia). His research interests include human computer interaction, mobile data mining, context-aware adaptive systems, social context awareness, data/software behavior mining, smart mobile applications, and pervasive/ubiquitous computing.
Please contact Assistant Professor Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed for further information or if you would like to meet with Dr. Kabir.