Javier García-Zubía's Bio

Javier García-Zubía is full professor of the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). His research is mainly focused on remote experimentation (also in programmable devices) and technology enhanced learning. He has been responsible for the WebLab-Deusto platform in remote experimentation for more than 10 years. He has edited several books on remote experimentation, including research of many research groups in this area, and has published and presented technical papers in journals and conferences.
Currently he is the President of the Spanish Chapter of IEEE Education Society.

Consumers, providers and prosumers, what is there outside of research?

In general, all of us are involved in research (plus teaching, managing, etc.) asking some questions like: what is the best solution for a particular remote experiment? can I apply the IoT in remote experimentation? how can I improve the user experience? how can I measure the learning effect?
But sometimes we forget to answer the question why are we designing remote experiments? Who is the consumer? where is the consumer? can I provide him/her with a good remote experiment? can I assure her/him QoS? how?
Maybe there is a primary question, is there a market for remote experimentation? If the newspapers, policy makers, institutions, organizations, reports, etc are speaking about the Digital Classroom, why is the remote experimentation not taken into account? are we losing the train? what train?
I will try to present (and answer) some questions coming from outside the research in remote experimentation.

Gudrun Klinker's Bio

Prof. Gudrun Klinker studied computer science (informatics) at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen, Universität Hamburg (Diplom) and Carnegie-Mellon University (Ph.D.) in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, focusing on research topics in computer vision. In 1989, she joined the Cambridge Research Laboratory of Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston, MA, working in the visualization group on the development of a reusable tele-collaborative data exploration environment to analyze and visualize 3D and higher-dimensional data in medical and industrial applications. Since 1995, she has been researching various aspects of the newly emerging concept of Augmented Reality, first at the European Computer-industry Research Centre, then at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, and since 2000 at the Technical University of Munich. Here, her research focus lies on developing approaches to ubiquitous augmented reality that lend themselves to realistic industrial applications.
Prof. Klinker is a member of the steering committee of the International Symposium of Augmented Reality (ISMAR). She has served on numerous program committees such as VR, VRST, 3DUI, and UIST. She is author and co-author of more than 150 reviewed scientific publications.

User Experience for Live Experimentation in AR and VR Settings: Synergetic Effects between Computer Science and Games.

As new display and tracking technology for virtual and augmented reality is emerging in great strides, it becomes increasingly important to investigate the usability and their user experience in applications. Gaming provides many very good scenarios for testing novel user experiences. Via gamification, these may be brought back into a wide range of applications. This presentation will discuss and analyze opportunities and challenges of providing user experiences for live experimentation in AR and VR settings.

Steeve Baudry's Bio

Steeve Baudry is in charge of developing the Industrie 4.0 and Digital Transformation strategies for Process-oriented customers in Siemens. He has been working in var- ious industries in an advisory role for new technologies integration, change man- agement and new business models development. He is also leading the Siemens Global Digitalization Consulting team for Process Industries, which supports glob- ally Siemens customers in their digital transformation.

Digitalization in Process Industries - Integrated Engineering and Integrated Operations

One of the most critical drivers of the industry is increasing productivity in order to stay competitive. Siemens is one of the pioneers for the preceding phases of indus- trialization and has a large portfolio for electrification and automation, including holistic solutions for Integrated Energy Management and Integrated Automation Management.
We, at Siemens, see Digitalization as the next level for productivity. With the recent technological innovations driving digitalization, such as computing power, storage costs or bandwidth increase, a big leap towards higher productivity in process in- dustries can be achieved.
The Siemens “Digital Enterprise” approach for Process Industries addresses key features of Industrie 4.0 focusing on Integrated Engineering and Integrated Oper- ations, supporting our customers to respond with significant speed, flexibility and efficiency improvements.