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“My Smartphone is my Best Friend”. This was the title of Prof. Maalej’s talk on Mai 23rd in Albert-Schäfer-Saal, the largest event room of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Hamburg).
Prof. Maalej discussed the potentials of usage data and sensor data collected by modern context aware apps as well as the risks and limitations. One part of this discussion was the research on: “how we face the challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” that the EU project MUSES addresses. Prof. Maalej presented a research approach called “Situation Prediction” that automatically distinguishes between private and professional smartphone usage. After the talk there was a podium discussion with renowned people that offers new perspectives on security and privacy issues in the mobile era. About 200 listeners attended the informative event.
As the representative organisation of Hamburg’s enterprises, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce is the political lobbyist, mediator and advocate for the local business community of 159.000 enterprises. It’s the oldest Chamber of Commerce in Germany.
Prof. Walid Maalej, the head of MOBIS, is a winner of the “2014 Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award” by Microsoft Research.
The award is coupled with the project: STIMME- Systematic Analysis of User Reviews and Usage Data for Windows Mobile Apps. The SEIF award supports academic research in software engineering technologies, tools, practices, and teaching methods.
The SEIF 2014 Award is granted by Microsoft Research Connections Computer Science, in conjunction with the Research in Software Engineering Group, the Sensing and Energy Research Group, and Global Foundation Services.
More info at Microsoft Research.