Friday seminar: Semantic Light – an enlightened journey

Friday Seminar
Date and time: January 31, 2014 14:30 - 16:00
Place: Wireless@kth and EIT ICT Labs co-location centre, Isafjordsgatan 26, Kista. Elevator C, floor 3


Welcome to a Wireless Friday seminar Friday January 31 at 14:30!

Topic: Semantic Light – an enlightened journey

Speaker: Dr Pietro Lungaro, KTH


This talk will provide highlights from the MobiSLIM project funded by Wireless@KTH and a summary of the current work performed at the Mobile Service Lab at KTH on the novel concept of Semantic Light and InfoMedia.

Semantic Light and InfoMedia (SLIM) provides a machine understanding of an illuminated scene in order to transform conventional agnostic lighting into dynamic, semantically intelligent lighting by digitally altering the qualities, quantities and informational capacity of light based on awareness of the individual, his/her current context, the task at hand, location and mobility. Further, such a system would have the capability to act with equal success as both an illumination source and an information channel. By using image and sensor understanding to acquire input, and digital light processing to control output, a Semantic Light appliance may create any number of light and media manifestations with individually variable content and light properties such as: intensity, color, focus, shape and texture. Finely modulated light manifestations, including images, text, video and animation make Semantic Light as much a form of future media as illumination. Mobile-aware networked arrays of SLIM fixtures paired with spatial mapping further broaden the potential applications including smart home lighting and automation, public space information, and retail.

Dr. Pietro Lungaro holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Communications systems from KTH.

His research interests include the design, implementation and evaluation of both novel content delivery and resource management schemes and future media.

Some of his latest works focus on defining novel content delivery paradigms including context-awareness and opportunistic communication with the overall goal of optimizing Quality of Experience (QoE).

The design of architectures, applications and platforms that could enable light and illumination as a form of future media and future mobile service is also a key component of his current research.

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