Location-based systems are a rapidly growing area in mobile systems that use information about users' current location and their surroundings to provide novel services or to adapt services to the local context. The lecture part will cover key topics of relevance in this area, including different methods to sense the user's current location, potential application areas, contextual factors as well as implications for user interaction. The practical part complements the lecture on location-based systems, and will enable participants to independently explore some of the areas discussed in the lecture. Using academic literature on location-based services, the topics of the lecture will be further explored through brief presentations by students on specific papers, discussions and group work.
This course consists of two parts, lecture and exercises, which can only be taken together in one semester. Therefore, please make sure to register for the lecture part as well!