Seminar human building interaction

Teacher(s): Lalanne Denis
Level: Master
Type of lesson: Seminar
Language(s): English
Semester(s): SP-2015
The goal of the seminar for computer science master students is to review the domain of "Human Building Interaction". Human Building Interaction aims at designing interactive building systems and the corresponding human-machine interfaces, and at evaluating them with inhabitants. The major goals of this multidisciplinary domain (informatics, psychology, sociology, design) are to improve the quality of life of residents, reduce energy consumption, and increase social and energy awareness.

Another objective of this seminar is to develop skills in reading, writing and reviewing academic papers. In this context, students will be asked to write and present a state of the art of a sub-domain of the "Human Building Interaction" research field. Sub topics such as user interfaces for home automation (studying various level of automation), building/neighborhood visualization (energy, activities) to increase awareness, and multimodal telepresence to limit long distance movements, will be addressed in this context.
Each student will be asked to choose a theme within the domain, select state-of-the-art references relevant to the chosen thematic, synthesize these references and present them orally in a presentation during one of the final seminar sessions, and synthesize the selected bibliographic references in a written report, of 6 pages, authored in LaTeX following ACM Strict format.
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Training aims

At the end of the seminar, students will know how to do a bibliographic research and how to write a scientific article.
Further, they will know what is "Human Building Interaction" and the current techniques and trends, and will deepen their knowledge on a particular subtopic.