GMU Software Engineering Seminar Series

Date: Thur, 2/04/2010
Time: 12 – 1pm
Location: 4201 Engineering
Food: Pizza & Soda

Title: A Survey on End User Programming Infrastructures for Ubiquitous Computing Environments

Speaker: Vasilios K. Tzeremes

Smart spaces are becoming more and more prominent. The increasing quality of devices, lowering costs, user friendly interfaces, higher network speeds and greater device interconnection are some of the factors that have contributed to this trend. As end users becoming more technologically savvy, they also looking for ways to utilize technology to simplify their everyday life. For example a user might want to create an application that secures his house when he is not present or play his favorite TV show in any of the TVs that he is in front. In this seminar, we will present a collection of end user programming infrastructures that allow end users to create and deploy software applications for their environments. The seminar will begin with a description of major end user programming techniques followed by a collection of end user programming infrastructures for ubiquitous computing. Also for each of the infrastructures, we will provide a detailed description along with benefits and limitations.

Vasilios Tzeremes is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Technology at George Mason University. Vasilios is working as a Software Engineer in Northern Virginia for the past 9 years. He has developed several software applications for private and government organizations. He specializes in the development of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications. Vasilios is originally from Greece where he completed his undergraduate studies. In 2004 he completed his Master degree in Information Systems at American University. He is currently working on his dissertation proposal. His dissertation topic focuses on the design and development of a software infrastructure that would enable end user application development for smart spaces.



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