Dr. Sebastian VanSyckel

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Vortragender Dr. Sebastian VanSyckel
Titel System Support for Proactive Adaptation
Zeit Donnerstag 03.09.2015, 15:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Ort S3|20, Raum 111
Rundeturmstr. 10, 64283 Darmstadt
Applications in our modern, pervasive computing environments have to adapt themselves or their context in order to cope with changes. In dynamic multi-user systems with shared resources and interactive applications, such adaptations cannot be scripted in advance. Instead, they have to be calculated as well as coordinated at runtime. However, the necessary calculations quickly exceed the complexity that can be handled in real-time. The concept of proactive adaptation allows to change applications and/or context based on prediction of context and user behavior. However, it also requires a constant effort of monitoring and planning, which is not
sensible for applications running on mobile devices. Hence, applications need suitable system support to build on.
Sebastian VanSyckel is a researcher at the Chair of Information Systems II at the University of Mannheim. Sebastian received both his Ph.D. and Diplom degrees from the Business School of the University of Mannheim in 2015 and 2010, respectively, after also spending time at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research interests include adaptation in pervasive systems, esp. proactive adaptation and adaptation coordination, as well as self-* systems, and distributed
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