Official opening of the Intertain Home Lab

at the VU University Amsterdam

16 Apr 2010
16 Apr 2010

The doors of the new Intertain Experimental Research HomeLab at the VU University Amsterdam will officially open on Friday the 16th of April 2010. The VU would like to invite you to come and explore these facilities for research and experimentation that the Computer Science department at the VU are now offering.


Homelab - bron

There will be a diverse program of external keynotes, in-house demonstrations and walk-through the lab facilities.

Speakers of the day are:

- Marleen Stikker
President of Waag Society
Member of ICT Regie
- Pieter van der Heijden
Designer of the Beeld en Geluid Experience in Hilversum
Managing director and partner of XPEX BV


10:00 Welcome by Computer Science department chair Prof. Hans Akkermans
10:15 Keynote by Marleen Stikker (President of Waag Society, Amsterdam)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee-break
11:30 Overview of the Intertain Demonstrations
11:45 Demonstrations (Round I)
(1) 3D molecular interaction visualization (VU Chemistry department demo)
(2) Bio sensors used in bike training (Lifestyle Informatics project demo)
(3) Location tracking using in-house micro-GPS sensors
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 Keynote by Pieter van der Heijden (Designer of the Beeld en Geluid Experience, Hilversum)
14:15 Demonstrations (Round II)
(1) Distributed applications using Android mobile phones (Interdroid project demo)
(2) Visualization of a remotely running galaxy simulation (Ibis project demo)
(3) Interaction analysis using distributed sensors (InCrowd project demo)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee-break
15:30 - 16:30 Demonstrations (Round III)
(1) Interactive applications on multi-touch tables and large LCD screens
(2) Digital Cultural Heritage (E-culture project video and demo)
(3) Personalized Museum Tours (CHIP project demo)
(4) Video Tagging Games (PrestoPrime demo)
16:30 Future research trends & closing remarks
16:45 - 18:00 Drinks


The event is free of charge, however, you have to register if you want to participate. Registration is possible for the morning, afternoon or the whole day (including lunch). Please, register before April 14 2010 at the website.