CMUSV Professor to Deliver Keynote Address-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

CMUSV Professor to Deliver Keynote Address

Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Ted Selker will give a keynote address at the 2012 5th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) Dec 17-19 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. SOCA is an annual conference organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS).

Dr. Selker’s keynote address, “Integrating Sensor and Social Interactions as a Service,” will focus on considerate services that improve human and organizational performance. In particular, Dr. Selker will present findings from the SweetFeedback project, a system that was designed to help people participate in the NASA Leed’s Platinum Sustainability Base’s efficiency goals. “I am honored to be giving this talk,” said Dr. Selker. “I am especially looking forward to discussing user experience issues to a community that cares so much about continuity of technology creation.”

SweetFeedback is a locally deployable USB connected physical token dispenser whose client system recognizes and rewards a building inhabitant for efficient activities such as turning off unused electronics and monitoring room temperatures. In addition, individuals can monitor other people’s actions toward or against energy efficiency, encouraging community support behavior.

“The more and more connected world requires more coordination with more powerful tools. I will speak on the need to balance the temptation to make apps overnight with the value of making systems that work in the social contexts that technology is part of,” said Dr. Selker.

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