Ubiquitous Help System–Selection (UHS–Selection)
Ubiquitous Help System-Selection (UHS-Selection) is a context-aware social computing prototype system that assists users in two discrete ways. In one way, it helps the user to select relevant contextual information that is necessary to exchange in a conversation with persons from distant places. In any social conversation in a collocated environment, we share a lot of contextual information both implicitly and explicitly. However, when we communicate with persons from distant places, it is difficult to convey the contextual information that we share implicitly while we perform the same conversation in a face-to-face communication. Furthermore, there is a lot of contextual information, and it is difficult to identify which contextual information is important and necessary to convey. The UHS-Selection system captures and prioritizes a dynamic list of contextual information to assist the user in the selection process.
When a user is looking for a reliable help from a trusted social peer, additionally, the UHS-Selection system helps the user to identify a group of potential help providers within his social network. Selecting a group of potential help providers while on the go is a cumbersome task. Depending on the contextual information, the system presents a list of potential help providers to the users.
Mixed-initiative Context Filtering and Group Selection for Improving Ubiquitous Help Systems*,
(*Received “Award of Scientific Excellence.”) and
Ubiquitous Help System for Persons with Dementia (UHSd)
Ubiquitous Help System for Persons with Dementia (UHSd) is a software prototype developed together with from University of Fribourg (Switzerland). It fits in the domain of assistive living for people with dementia. When dementia syndrome progresses, persons with dementia increasingly need spatio-temporal, social and navigational support. The UHSd system strengthens the involvement of caregivers through the patient’s social network. Typically running on the Android device, UHSd provides targeted help by providing it only when it is necessary; without potentially patronizing its user! A raw video could be found
Dazed and Confused Considered Normal: An Approach to Create Interactive Systems for People with Dementia,
Nasim Mahmud, and October 14-15, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ubiquitous Help System (UHS)
Ubiquitous Help System (UHS) is a software prototype that allows user to find context aware interactive information help from potential users present in the vicinity. Typically it runs on (mobile) client devices and can communicate with other clients within the vicinity. It utilizes the power of Social Network (SN) to find friend of a friend (FOAF). It also takes into account the users’ profile and preferences. A distributed architecture made it possible to scale up the system. The system utilizes RDF query language for searching the distributed databases.
Context Aware Help and Guidance for Large Scale Public Spaces,
Nasim Mahmud, and December 14-15, 2009, San Sebastian, Spain
Where People and Cars Meet: Social Interactions to Improve Information Sharing in Large Scale Vehicular Networks,
Nasim Mahmud, and Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Geo-Social Interaction: Context-Aware Help in Large Scale Public Spaces,
Nasim Mahmud, and
Ubiquitous Help System-Next (UHS-Next)
Marine Stabilized Satellite Communication System (SatMax)
I (together with my colleagues in SatPoint AB, Stockholm, Sweden) have developped an interactive system for marine stabilized stellite communication system under the SatMax project. We have utilized the User Centered Design (UCD) approach. The system runs on PC-101 harware running on customized Linux. We have utilized: Python, PHP, Java, HTML, CSS etc. For more detail please visit my *old* website in KTH, here.