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Aug 2008 International Workshops at EMBC Canada and Intel USA

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Along with my industrial co-PI Dr. Michael McGrath on the TRIL technology platform we recently demonstrated our BioMOBIUS research platform internationally. We were joined in these presentations by our colleagues Drs. Karl O'Donovan and Julie Doyle and our head of software Brian O'Mullane. We first showcased our toolkit at an event in Intel Amberglen Oregon. This event allowed those who attended to learn how to use BioMobius but it also allowed us to gain valuable feedback through a detailed user study of the event.

Following this event our group along with the TRIL co-director Terry Dishongh presented our EMBC workshop. Our event was on "Platform Oriented Approaches to Biomedical Application Development for In-lab and In-home Deployments" at the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here again from a different class of user, we gained feedback through a detailed user stu…

Aug 2008 Microsoft Techtalk: Social Network Visualisation

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On Monday the 25th of August I gave an invited Techtalk on Social Network Visualisation at Microsoft Ireland. I was invited to present by Andrzej after meeting him at AVI 2008 in Naples Italy in June.

The talk discussed the history and purpose of social network analysis and visualisation. I also gave details on a range of interactive visual representations (algorithms and methods) for abstract relational data. This visual display of data aids in human exploration and understanding of it. It is a key research
challenge. Network Visualisation is concerend with the sourcing, management, layout, drawing, viewing and interaction with relational data.

Visualisation relies on a human to guide the application of methods, structuring of queries and control of the interaction in the pursuit of understanding. In practice, the network data of interest arises from domains including social science (criminal networks, transaction networks, standard social networks, phone-call networks and disease tran…

Aug 2008 Invitation to Speak SENIOR project Brussels

I have been invited to present a talk on Ubicomp User Interfaces at the SENIOR project workshop in Brussels on Ubiquitous Computing on Sept 8th.

The SENIOR project is examining issues related to ethics, privacy, and social inclusion in the context of ICT for the Elderly. The dialogue that they are conducting on these topics will lead to a roadmap for policy and technology development as this area continues to grow and evolve. As a part of this dialogue, they are conducting a series of five workshops beginning on the 8th of September, and the first one is focused upon Ubiquitous Computing, technologies expected to have a significant impact in the living environment for the elderly in the years to come.

Aug 2008 VAST 2008 and congrats to Mike Farrugia

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Congratulations to Mike Farrugia one of my MSc students as he is one of the VAST 2008 Challenge Award Winners. His node-link animation submission to the contest was given one of these awards due to the "innovative visualizations, excellent analysis, and outstanding functionality demonstrated in the visual analytic environments" shown. Congrats Mike! More details here when I get them.

Aug 2008 Three new papers and a poster accepted

Along with students and colleagues we had a series of workshop and poster papers accepted recently.


Rashid U. and Quigley A., "Ambient Displays in Academic Settings: Avoiding their Underutilization", Ambient Information Systems Workshop at UbiComp 2008, September 21 COEX, Seoul, South Korea



Clear A.K, Shannon R., Holland T., Dobson S., Quigley A. and Nixon P., "Multiverse: parallel visualisations of multivariate context information", 2nd Workshop on Ubiquitous Systems Evaluation (USE '08) at UbiComp 2008

Kenny E., Shannon R. and Quigley A., "Stay-in-touch: a system for ambient social reminders", Ambient Information Systems Workshop at UbiComp 2008, September 21 COEX, Seoul, South Korea


Duffy B., Carr H. and Quigley A., Efficient Clustering for Interval Trees, poster (non-archival publication) VisWeek 2008, October 19-24 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Aug 2008 Elevated to IEEE Senior Member

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Dr. Aaron Quigley was elevated to the grade of Senior Member in the IEEE.

Aug 2008 CAPSIL Tokyo

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Dr. Aaron Quigley the CAPSIL co-ordinator attended the second CAPSIL Workshop, held in Waseda University Tokyo from 30-31, July. He presented a co-ordinator report to the CAPSIL consortium members.

CAPSIL (International Support Action of a Common Awareness and Knowledge Platform for Studying and Enabling Independent Living) is an EU funded support action under FP7. This workshop brought together consortium members from three regions (US, Japan, and EU). These represent extensive teams who are developing hardware/software/knowledge solutions in independent living. Each CAPSIL meeting will have an increasingly expansive set of objectives in order to involve the entire independent living community from all three regions (US, Japan, and EU), in the process of developing our roadmap and instantiating CAPSILs. Included during the two day event was a visit to the Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences along with policy, funding and independant living research pr…