Chair for Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Systems


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About us

Our research group conducts research at the intersection of ubiquitous / smart computer systems and human-computer interaction. We address both basic research questions and questions that arise in context-specific applications.

The goal of our research is to understand how ubiquitous computing systems can be used to support humans in their tasks and activities while keeping humans themselves in the loop and in control. Especially in the age of increasing automation and more autonomous systems, this is a growing challenge.

In our research we therefore develop and evaluate novel systems and modes of interaction that aim to improve human-technology interaction and collaboration and to enable simple, safe and positively experienced interaction.

One focus of our current research is in the field of future intelligent and connected mobility as an application context for digital assistance and automation. Here, we address various topics and forms of mobility. In the SteigtUM! project, we consider and solve informatics and interaction questions around a rental system for electric cargo bikes. In addition, we are very actively involved in research around the topic of automated driving. In this area, we are looking on the one hand at how the occupants of future automated vehicles interact with the vehicle and how future non-driving-related tasks can be supported by interactive systems. On the other hand, we explore how to design the interaction between automated vehicles and other (vulnerable) road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

In our projects around our Feuerwehr Apps, we develop apps for Android and iOS, which support fire departments in practical operations with digital functions. This includes, for example, information on hazardous materials, vehicle information (rescue data sheets) or water collection points. The apps are used in productive operations throughout Saxony and soon also in Thuringia.

Prof. Dr. Bastian Pfleging

Prof. Dr. Bastian Pfleging

Professor for Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Systems

Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straße 2, Zimmer 113

Telefon +49 3731 39-3939
Fax +49 3731 39-2298
Bastian [dot] Pflegingatinformatik [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

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Chair for Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Systems
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Informatik
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straße 2
09599 Freiberg