Information for Participants








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University of Washington/Microsoft Research Summer Institute
Technologies of Invisible Computing


Information for Participants

The flow of the meeting is as follows:

  • Day 1:
    • 10 minute introductions by all the participants (this is the only portion you need to prepare before arriving)
    • -> get a sense of the activities in industry and academia

  • Day 2:
    • breakout groups to survey technology areas and report (e.g., wireless networking, physical interfaces, etc.)
    • -> make sure everyone is cognizant of important trends

  • Day 3:
    • transfer from UW to Semi-ah-moo with an optional afternoon "show-and-tell" for those of you that want to bring demos or just start smaller focused discussions
    • -> relax at a new location and have less formal interactions

  • Day 4:
    • orthogonal groups around application areas with reports (e.g., medical, office-work, home, etc.)
    • -> understand how different areas can leverage the same technologies and infrastructure

  • Day 5:
    • summarization and attempt to put together a research agenda for this emerging community
    • -> idenitify common needs/goals and leveraging opportunities
Several UW grad students will be on hand with web-connected laptops to help each group prepare their presentations and perform web/bibliographic searches. We will have data projectors and overhead projectors available.

We will be collecting the introductions, group presentations, and research agenda and making it available on the web to the general public.

Before the meeting you should only need to prepare a 10 minute presentation on your area of expertise and research activities (approx. 5-7 foils), make sure that Gretchen Cox (at gretc@cs.washington.edu) is aware of your travel schedule and whether you are bringing any significant others along, and have a safe trip to Seattle.