Lancaster University

The School of Computing and Communications (SCC) at Lancaster University has a world-class reputation for its research in mobile and pervasive computing. The department received outstanding recognition for their research excellence in the UK’s 2009 Research Assessment Exercise (80% of the research was classified as internationally excellent, 20% of which marked as world-leading).

Participants from Lancaster:

  • Nigel Davies
  • Adrian Friday
  • Sarah Clinch
  • Corina Sas
  • Mateusz Mikusz

University of Stuttgart

The Universität Stuttgart lies right in the centre of the largest high-tech region of Europe. It is surrounded by a number of renown research facilities and have such global players as Daimler or IBM as neighbours. Founded in 1829, this technical institution has developed to the research intensive university it is today. The main emphasis is on engineering and the natural sciences.

Participants from Stuttgart:

  • Albrecht Schmidt
  • Niels Henze
  • Tilman Dingler
  • Bastian Pfleging
  • Alireza Sahami
  • Tonja Machulla
  • Passant El Agroudy
  • Ken Singer
  • Sebastian Kunz
  • Christian Schierle

The Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) and the newly founded Visualization Institute of the Universität Stuttgart (VISUS) are internationally well known for research in the area of visualization, interactive 3D computer graphics, and human computer interaction. The institute is currently involved in a number of national and international projects carried out in collaboration with partners from academia, public research institutions and industry. The focus of the R&D-work of VIS is on human computer interaction techniques (interactive systems for computer aided learning, model-based user interfaces, user interfaces for sensory handicapped people, virtual and augmented reality), computer graphics (parallel and hardware accelerated graphics, web based graphics, graphics on mobile devices, non-photorealistic representations), visualization (volume rendering, flow visualization, multi-resolution analysis, large datasets as well as information visualization on high-dimensional and heterogeneous data set visualization and visual analytics), semantic models.

University of Lugano

The University of Lugano (or USI for short, deriving from its Italian name Università della Svizzera italiana) is the youngest of the 10 cantonal Universities in Switzerland. Founded in 1996, it is comprised of four faculties: architecture, communication sciences, economics, and informatics.

Participants from Lugano:

  • Marc Langheinrich
  • Fabio Crestani
  • Evangelos Niforatos
  • Agon Bexheti
  • Morgan Harvey
  • Ali Bahrainian

It is home to some 2400 students from over 30 nationalities, over 600 academic staff and 30 research institutes, currently pursuing approximately 50 scientific projects. The Faculty of Informatics, which is a partner in RECALL, was inaugurated in 2004 and already features a faculty of 24 full, associate, and assistant professors, making it the largest computer science faculty of all Swiss cantonal Universities (second only to the two large Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne). The faculty has a strong research track record, in particular in systems software engineering, information retrieval formal methods, security and privacy, ubiquitous computing, and human-computer interaction.

University of Essex

The University of Essex is one of the leading research-intensive universities in the UK and is ranked ninth nationally for the quality of our research. It has world-leading academic departments with international reputations in the social sciences, humanities, science, engineering, law and management. It is also home to the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the UK Data Archive nationally important centres of excellence and resources for researchers.

The Department of Psychology is a dynamic and research-orientated department with an international reputation for the high quality of our work in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It also enjoys exceptional research labs and facilities.

Participants from Essex:

  • Geoff Ward
  • Caterina Cinel