Operations Research seminar

Operations Research seminar

Measuring Meaning
Data Collection: why, what, where and from whom?

Alejandro Moreno, Arun Ramakrishnan, Jason Dai, Kallol Das, Lamia Elloumi and Mitra Baratchi


At a living smart campus, you can easily find out where activities are taking place, be it sports, entertainment, research, studies, and so on. Spaces just as humans are alive and can change rapidly. Having an understanding of the space and the events happening within it can be useful for many applications. In a living smart campus, the meaning of space is constantly measured and made available to various applications. Thanks to the collaborative wireless networks, the heterogeneous devices of our living smart campus can not only exchange timely information but also enhance the quality of information through IoT solutions. In a living smart campus, you can easily find your way even when the spaces are dynamically changing their meaning. Also, it supports more challenging scenarios involving people with special requirements by providing the appropriate instructions and assistance in a socially appropriate manner. Moreover, the quality of life of different user groups is monitored including time spent on various activities such as studies, socialization, recreation and sports. This would help to understand the on-campus lifestyle and compare between peers. In addition, people will be in touch with their community, be it on or off campus. They can organize their own activities and invite other curious people on the fly. More importantly, the improved on-campus collaborative learning facilitates creating study groups with relevant student profiles and organizational activities. Despite being monitored and guided, people know that their privacy is protected and the services are robust, secure, and highly available.

For more information: https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/meaning