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Information Event for Teaching Project: M-Lab

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On the upcoming Wednesday (08.06.) in Room G-021, we will host an information event about our teaching project M-Lab, offered for bachelor and master students. We are going to answer all your questions and show you project results of previous courses.

In this “lighthouse project”, student teams will develop real innovative Apps for real customers from industry, under real project conditions, and use the newest technology.

 

Please share this information with your colleagues!


What:   M-Lab information event
Date:    Wednesday (08.06.)
Time:   11:45 – 12:30
Where: Room G-021 / G-022

 

Our students in the Audi App Challenge

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The car manufacturer Audi is organizing an App challenge for student teams of different universities across Europe. Each team should develop an app based on Android Auto or proprietary Audi interfaces in order to integrate the vehicle into the digital network of the user.

Within our teaching project M-Lab, one team consisting of 5 students participate in this app event. The student team will design, develop, and test an app idea within one semester based on the popular “Design Thinking” method. Thereby the teams have exclusive access to the vehicle data.

MOBIS wins competition for best teaching project

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We are proud to announce that our lighthouse teaching course for mobile app development M-Lab (here in German) won this year’s competition for the best university teaching in Hamburg within the funding program “Unseren Hochschulen 2015”. With this program, the Claussen-Simon Foundation and the Hamburg Higher Education Authority aim at promoting excellent professors and innovative teaching activities as well as increasing the collaboration between students and professors. We have been selected among the top 3 out of 300 student recommendations for professors and their teaching events.

The award ceremony ‘Ausgezeichnet!’ (eng. outstanding) took place on the 7th December 2015, where the award winners were honored and the prize money for each of the 3 winning project was announced. Our project received the highest funding (69.000 EUR). Members of MOBIS and selected students from current and past M-Lab were invited to this special dinner event.

The funding will be use for hiring more teaching assistants, improve the quality of the tutorials and seminars collocated with the M-Lab projects (e.g. with podcasts) and to develop a sustainability concept for the teaching program.

MOBIS nominated by students for best teaching project in Hamburg

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With the program “Unseren Hochschulen” the Claussen-Simon Foundation and the Hamburg Higher Education Authority aim at promoting excellent professors and innovative teaching activities as well as increasing the collaboration between students and professors. We have participated in this program with M-Lab (in German), our lighthouse teaching project for mobile app development. Out of 300 student recommendations for professors and teaching events we have been selected among the top 10 and nominated as a candidate to win the teaching price. The three winners will be announced in October 2015 and will receive a total award of 200.000 Euro to realize their teaching projects and concepts. We are very grateful for our students, who have nominated us for this competition and have voted for our project proposal.

M-Lab Client Acceptance Test

Invitation Poster for M-Lab Winterterm 2014/15 Client Acceptance test

Once again we would like to invite you to the Client Acceptance Test, the final event of our annual lighthouse project course M-Lab. The students have worked hard in this semester and their projects are now in the final stage. During this event the students will present they projects and their “ready-to-use” apps. The “clients” will give feedback and judge the results.

 Time: Thursday 29th January 2015 at 16:00

Place: Building F on the ground floor, Room F-132, Department of Informatics in Hamburg-Stellingen

Agenda:

This is a public event within the university. Interested students, professors, and MOBIS partners, in particular from industry, are welcome to join. Note: this event will be in German.

More information about the course and the projects can be found here. There is also a compilation of M-Lab project posters available for download.

MOBIS at a leading event on app store analysis

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Prof. Maalej gave an invited talk on „Mining User Reviews in the App Store“ as a part of The 36th CREST Open Workshop  (COW36) at the University College London.

The topic of the workshop was App Store Mining.  App stores provide a rich source of information for software engineering research, including technical information such as the app binaries, releases and updates as well as business information such as customer reviews, pricing, and popularity. This workshop will bring together software engineering researchers from all over the world to discuss and develop the emerging research agenda in App Store Analysis.

Internationally recognized researchers researchers in the field participated in the workshop including Prof. Andreas Zeller, Prof. Hark Harmann, Prof. Ahmad Hassan, and others. From MOBIS, Christoph Stanik also attended the workshop and participated in the discussions. The agenda and the complete list of attendants is available on the workshop website.

The workshop is part of the CREST Open Workshop (COW) program, which started in 2009 and has so far attracted 548 different attendees from 218 different institutions spread over 42 countries. An archive of talks including slides and videos will be available on the workshop website soon. The workshop was also accompanied by a live blogging by Dr Black.

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Maximilian Lazar wins the best student project at EXPO 2014

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The annual EXPO of the Department of Informatics at University Hamburg is an exhibition of student projects including Bachelor-, Master- and Diploma theses. This year our student Maximilian Lazar was honored for his Master thesis “Mobile Analytics: Collecting and Understanding App Usage Data” supervised by Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej. The research aimed to answer the question on how to collect raw mobile data and transform it into meaningful and useful information to improve mobile apps. The project also aimed to study how organizations and software vendors can use mobile analytics. Maximilian Lazar developed for his thesis a Mobile Analytics system called MARLA. MARLA tracks in-application usage data and provides on a reporting web server three Analytics scopes: Session Analytics, Feature Analytics, and Review Analytics.

 

M-Lab: new semester, new projects, same challenges

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After the Ice Breaker and two intensive tutorial days for Android and iOS development, we have had the kickoff of M-Lab, our lighthouse teaching project for master students.
Onboard are 19 highly motivated students and four companies from the Hamburg area, each with a different problem. Overall four teams will develop 4 Apps and learn the ACBs of Software Engineering for Mobile Services – following our motto „Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.„
More information about the course and the projects can be found of the course website.
You can find the trailers resulting from previous M-Lab projects in our youtube channel.
The whole M-Lab concept is explained in this short video.

Girls’ Day 2014 @ MOBIS

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 Zusammenfassung: Mädchen ab der 9 Schulklasse können Informatik spielerisch kennenlernen mit Angry Birds und der Elbphilharmonie!

Herzlich willkommen zum MOBIS Girls Day 2014, ein Teil der deutschlandweiten Initiative Girl’s Day 2014, dem Mädchen Zukunftstag,  und dem Girl’s Day der Universität Hamburg!

Wir sind der Arbeitsbereich für Apps und Software Entwicklung und wollen Euch in 3 Stunden die tolle Welt der Informatik spielerisch vorstellen.

Wollt Ihr schon immer Wissen was Informatik ist? Wer hat Informatik, die Computer und alles was mit Facebook und Google zu tun hat eigentlich erfunden? War es ein Hamburger, hier an der Universität Hamburg? Zu all diesen Fragen und werden wir Euch im ersten Teil unserer Veranstaltung Antworten geben.

Wollt Ihr schon immer mal Eure eigenes Computerprogramm schreiben und dachtet Ihr: Das ist doch zu kompliziert? Wir werden Euch im zweiten Teil dieser Veranstaltung das Gegenteil zeigen! Innerhalb von nur einer Stunde werden wir den bösen Schweinchen aus Angry Birds mit unseren Programmierwerkzeugen zeigen, dass wir uns nicht ärgern lassen. Jedes Team versucht dabei durch kleine Programmbausteine das Angry Bird durch ein Labyrinth zu führen, um das grüne Schweinchen zu vertreiben.

Und das ist noch nicht alles! Nachdem wir den Schweinchen gezeigt haben, wer der Chef ist, wartet eine neue Herausforderung auf uns: Hungrige Zombies. Bevor Sie uns fressen, müssen wir Ihnen Schritt für Schritt mehr Pflanzen zum Essen geben. Vielleicht schaffen wir es, Sie zu überzeugen, dass Pflanzen doch das bessere Hauptgericht sind.

Nun, Informatik ist viel mehr als Programmieren! Wie in der realen Welt, brauchen Informatiker auch Architekten, damit komplizierte Programme, was in der realen Welt mit einem Haus, vielleicht auch der Elbphilharmonie vergleichbar ist, nicht in sich zusammenbrechen. Wusstet Ihr das?

Im dritten Teil unserer Veranstaltung dürft Ihr Softwarearchitekten sein und lernt die andere Seiten kennen, mit der sich Informatiker, fernab des Programmierens tagtäglich beschäftigen müssen, damit am Ende ein windfestes, krisensicheres und zuverlässiges Programm entsteht, und das tut was man von dem erwartet.

Überzeugt das Euch alles nicht? Denkt Ihr noch: Informatik ist doch nichts für mich! Da sind doch nur doofe Jungs! Den letzten Teil unserer Veranstaltung werdet Ihr mit Informatikerinnen verbringen, die Euch aus ihren Erlebnissen erzählen und Eure Fragen ehrlich beantworten.

Wir freuen uns auf Euch.

VERANSTALTER

Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej, Rebecca Tiarks und Mathias Ellmann

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Eindrücke

Ein Eindruck wie der Girl’s Day bei MOBIS in Aktion aussieht.

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WEITERE GIRLS’ DAY EVENTS

Wir möchten Euch auch auf weitere sehr spannende Girls’ Day Projekte hinweisen:

 

 

Crowdsourcing Requirements in the Mobile Era

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Prof. Maalej gives the keynote at the Annual German Meeting on Requirements Engineering (GI-Fachgruppen-Treffen Requirements Engineering). The talk is on “Crowdsourcing Requirements in the Mobile Era” and is in German. 
This year the meeting takes place in Ilmenau and the main focus is on „Requirements Engineering for Mobile Applications“. More info including the full program of the meeting can be found here.

M-Lab Final: Client Acceptance Test

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The client acceptance test is the final and most exciting event of the lighthouse project course M-Lab. During this event the students will demonstrate their “ready-to-use” Apps to the customers, who will judge the results. The client acceptance tests will be a public event. Everyone interested is welcome to join. 

Time: Thursday 11th July 2013 at 16:00

Place: Seminar room C-221, building C, the Informatics Campus of the UHH in Hamburg-Stellingen.

 

Agenda:

  • 16:00 Opening remarks by Prof. Maalej and the instructor team
  • 16:10 “Social and Sailing Navigation” by the Presentec team
  • 16:30 “Remote Control for an in-car Infotainment System” by the Volkswagen team
  • 16:50 “Community Assessment of Telecommunication Service Quality” by the I.C.H.N. team
  • 17:10 “Sale-Support of Special Financial Products” by the Capgemini team
  • 17:30 Get together with snacks, drinks, and an exhibition of the apps