L2: Demonstrators

By chosen demonstrators in the laboratory the methods and technologies of VENUS are tested and demonstrated practically.  Therefore the VENUS-partners will agree on common application scenarios in which technologies and design proposals of Research Field 1 and the developed method of Research Field 2 are to be applied.

Here such demonstrators are relevant that rely on high user interaction as well as matters of protection of privacy.

A good example of this is the so called Social-Awareness-Application. Here the user is sharing actual information with a selected circle of friends, e.g. their position, their activities and their mood. Potential candidates for demonstrators can be found in the application domains Mobile Living, Mobile Working and Mobile Government that have already been investigated in the mik21-project.

In the context of VENUS several demonstrators are to be designed and realized in the laboratory that should prove the effectiveness of the new interdisciplinary development process (“Kassel Methodology”) by realistic situations. Special focus is on dovetailing technical, economical and legal matters right from the very start of the design phase.
This is often ignored in the known methods, whereby the integration takes place only in a later stage (for example when doubts arise as to the legality of newly deployed technology).

The detailed arrangements of the application scenarios are subject of investigations in this sub-project.  Conceivable are the following guidelines:

  • Interior area scenario: these scenarios concern the living or working surroundings. The user uses services that support him during a typical daily routine. His environment reacts contextually to his requirements without infringing his privacy beyond the desired measure. In the living surroundings, scenario spheres of personal lifestyle have to be taken into account, while in the office surroundings, labor laws and regulations have to be observed.
  • Outdoor area scenario: here the delivery of a system with location-dependent services moves into the foreground. Another topic for discussion is the tension between individual utility (use of value-added services like events calendar, special offers, city map and tour guide) with legal problems (freedom of movement without traceability, limitation of profiling, privacy of the retrieved information) and economic interests (submission of offers, the creation of interests, questions on competition).

In Sub-Project L2 the following works take place:

  • The preparation of two concrete scenarios in coordination with all other sub-projects;
  • The analysis of the typical procedures in the use of service of a user ("A day in the life of Miss S.") in realistic and future environments considering the designed scenarios.
  • The analysis of the use cases in the scenarios which are relevant for the user.
  • The analysis of the functional requirements, operating conditions, chances and risks of the application systems according to Sub-Project M1.The development of design proposals according to the method from M2
  • the proto-typical implementation of the demonstrators with the help of the results from M3.