Research in the Department of Information Technology at PUEB, Poznan, Poland:
Virtual and Augmented Reality, IoT, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity and Privacy
The goal of this seminar is to present the current research directions and results at the Department of Information Technology (DIT) of the Poznan University of Economics and Business (PUEB), Poland, as the first step toward future cooperation and synergy.
For over 20 years, one of the main research fields at DIT is Virtual and Augmented Reality. The research is focused on novel paradigms and methods enabling creation, use, and re-use of VR/AR content and services in a ubiquitous manner by both domain experts and end-users with limited skills and resources. Methods of content creation based on parameterized and procedural modeling are investigated, also considering new content models and patterns, semantic modeling and social creation of content. Methods of automatic adaptation of virtual reality applications to different environments with the use of semantic descriptions are investigated, as well as new approaches to building augmented reality environments enabling uniform modeling and flexible mixing of VR/AR objects.
In the area of IoT, DIT research focuses on semantic and ontological modeling of e-comfort by IoT devices and services, ad-hoc networking with IoT devices, do-it-yourself IoT networks, privacy and anonymity in IoT, IoT payments, and basic IoT application areas (smart cities, buildings, homes and workplaces, with indoor and outdoor geo-localization).
In Natural and Distributed User Interfaces, the research is on new methods to build device-independent applications that may interact with users sequentially or simultaneously via multiple end-devices, employing forms of interaction that are natural and intuitive.
In Cybersecurity and Privacy, DIT aims at developing multi-modal system based on context-aware payment authorization model providing a trade-off between security and convenience. A second goal is protection of privacy-sensitive user data (spatial, temporal, payment and interaction patterns) for VR/AR and IoT.
DIT has research laboratories of VR/AR, IoT and mobile environments covering the whole cycle of building and evaluating VR/AR applications, enabling modeling of 3D objects and animations, presentation of VR and AR environments to end users with semi-immersive, immersive and mobile interfaces.
is Porfessor at the Technical University of Poznan (Poland). From 1992 to 1996 he served as the vice-president responsible for research of the Franco-Polish School of New Information and Communication Technologies. In 1996 he joined the Poznan University of Economics and Business as a Head of the Department of Information Technology. He has been a visiting professor at various Universities and Institutes (Nancy I and II, University of Paris-Sud, University of Paris-Dauphine, University of Genova and Ancona, United Nations University in Macao and United Nations University in Guimaraes). He has lead numerous national and international industrial projects. He has been a main organizer of over 40 scientific national and international conferences and in the PCs of over 330 conferences. He is author or co-author of 10 books, editor/co-editor of 15 books, and author of over 150 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings. Currently his research is in Virtual/Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, mobile environments, cybersecurity and privacy, e-economy, e-business and e-governance.