MoMo #6: Smart camera applications

Monday April 6, 2009
18:00 (programme begins at 18:30) to 21:00

Where: ETH, Semper Aula, Room G60 in Zurich (click on this link for directions to the meeting)

Phones are not just for voice. Cameras are not just for taking photos
There´s much more to the camera in a mobile phone than only a device for taking photos. The value of the camera phone above and beyond a digital camera is the result of integration of the camera with other mobile handset hardware and software , and services. In this meeting we will be describing and discussing the technologies and applications for these, native and which may be added to the camera phone by the user, that enrich images, extract information from the user´s environment and add to the utility and fun of mobile platforms. Also learn how companies are making money from smart camera applications.

Format for this meeting: Presentations by experts will be followed by interactive demonstrations during our casual, informal networking and refreshments.

Demonstrations: During our networking time, we will have live smart camera application demonstrations and information from the following institutions:

Nokia, Technical University of Graz/Imagination (Vienna), Originize, Kaywa, Kooaba, BeeTagg and others.


Christine Perey, PEREY Research & Consulting

Smart Camera applications and Mobile Augmented Reality (Slides)
Christine is an independent consultant and industry analyst focusing on mobile social networking, mixed and augmented reality and other uses for machine learning as a basis for intelligent network-based consumer-facing services (such as the Internet of Things). She is an evangelist working at the intersection of research and business, providing technology transfer and business development services in her domains of expertise. She co-founded the Mobile Monday Switzerland chapter.
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Invited Speakers

Juha K. Laurila, Nokia Research Center

The evolution of Camera Phones and how developers can build new applications (Slides)
Juha Laurila has been leading Nokia Research Center (NRC) in Lausanne since its establishment in spring 2008. Juha joined Nokia Research Center in 2000 and previously played various roles related to wireless systems research. He received PhD from Vienna University of Technology in 2000 and MSc from Helsinki University of Technology in 1995.
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Roger Fischer, Kaywa

2DÂ barcodes: their history and technology overview (Slides)
Roger Fischer is CEO and co-founder of Kaywa. Roger is a serial entrepreneur. In 2003 he started Kaywa with a focus on mobile blogging services. Since that time he has participated in the development of numerous barcode-based marketing campaigns leveraging Kaywa technology for major brands in Switzerland and across Europe. “DokoDare: Places, People, Me,” one of Kayway’s recent projects in collaboration with Hochschule fur Technik Rapperswil, is a location-based mobile service based on QR Codes. He did his post-graduate studies in film and audiovisual media in Paris.

Daniel Wagner, Graz University of Technology

Tracking objects in video with Natural Feature Recognition (Slides)
Daniel is working as a researcher at Graz University of Technology on truly mobile Augmented Reality. His current research interests are real-time graphics and real-time tracking for augmented reality on mobile devices. He is the head of the Studierstube Handheld AR project and developed the well-known “InvisibleTrain” and “Virtuoso” projects.
Daniel holds a Master in computer science from Vienna University of Technology and a PhD from Graz University of Technology.
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Herbert Bay, Kooaba

Merging the fixed and mobile Internet with Visual Search
Herbert is the co-founder and CEO of Kooaba, a leading provider of computer vision technologies for mobile devices. Users of Kooaba technologies gain access to the mobile web and hyperlinking print advertising with their camera phones but no need for additional codes of any type. Prior to founding Kooaba, Herbert received his PhD from ETH Zurich Computer Vision Lab in 2006. For his masters at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) he studied Micro-engineering.
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Who is coming : see the participants list

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