January 13th, 2016 | Published in Research
Within the BMBF-funded project “Lehre hoch Forschung”, several measures to establish research-oriented teaching at a much earlier stage than in traditional university teaching are implemented at KIT – both in individual institutes as well as in the central institutions.
TECO / the Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems is involved in the subproject “Servicestelle Projektorientierte Lehre”, that deals with the creation and development of new course structures. These are a practical software development course (“Praxis der Software-Entwicklung (PSE)”) and a practical research course (“Praxis der Forschung (PdF)”).
In “Praxis der Forschung”, students are deeply involved in current research. They go through all phases of a research project, including planning and writing a short proposal, always with the goal to publish the results at the end of the 1-year project. “Praxis der Forschung” is very successful so far: Since its start, at TECO alone, a number of papers partially or completely covering the research from the student projects have been successfully published, one was even awarded the “Best Paper Award” of the conference.
Another notable success is that so far two former undergraduate students decided to pursue PhD studies at TECO as a result of their participation in “Praxis der Forschung” and are currently working as full-time employees at TECO.
- 2012 – today
- Various other computer science chairs at KIT
- Creation and development of a practical software development course (“Praxis der Software-Entwicklung (PSE)”)
- Creation and development of a practical research course (“Praxis der Forschung (PdF)”)
For TECO’s activities regarding the master’s course “Praxis der Forschung” within “Lehre Hoch Forschung”, please contact
For general info on “Lehre Hoch Forschung”, please contact
- Sarah Grebing, of the Institute of Theoretical Informatics
- Information on Lehre-HOCH-Forschung on the KIT homepage (in German)
- Central “Praxis der Forschung” homepage (in German)
(2016) Praxis der Forschung: Eine Lehrveranstaltung des forschungsnahen Lehrens und Lernens in der Informatik am KIT, Neues Handbuch Hochschullehre(74), p. 55-79, pdf
PUBLICATIONS IN “PRAXIS DER FORSCHUNG”
The following publications all include work done by TECO students in the course of their “Praxis der Forschung” projects. For a list of all publications (including those of other chairs), please look here.
(2017) VibrationCap: Studying Vibrotactile Localization on the Human Head with an Unobtrusive Wearable Tactile Display, 21st International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2017), p. (To appear)
(2015) Leveraging Smartwatches for Unobtrusive Mobile Ambulatory Mood Assessment, Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, doi:10.1145/2800835.2800960
(2015) Device-Free Radio-based Low Overhead Identification of Subject Classes, 2nd Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA-15), co-located with ACM Mobisys
(2014) End-user installation of heterogeneous home automation systems using pen and paper interfaces and dynamically generated documentation, 2014 International Conference on the Internet of Things (IOT), p. 19-24, IEEE, slides [expand], doi:10.1109/IOT.2014.7030109
(2014) Semantic Web Based Context-Adaptable Generation of Product Specific Documentation, Proceedings of Web of Things Workshop, ACM, pdf
(2014) Leveraging Spatio-Temporal Clustering for Participatory Urban Infrastructure Monitoring, The First International Conference on IoT in Urban Space (UrbIoT'14), Best Paper Award, url
(2014) Improving Participatory Urban Infrastructure Monitoring through Spatio-Temporal Analytics, 3rd ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing (UrbComp’14) - Co-located with the ACM International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2014), pdf