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Thomas Pederson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:56:44 +0200
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The Pervasive Interaction Technology Lab (pIT Lab) at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), Denmark, has the following vacancy for a 3-year PhD student position:

Seamless integration of wearable computers and public displays for mobile collaboration in a hospital setting

Application deadline: October 14 2011

Project description
This project targets the development and evaluation of interaction technology for wearable computers and public displays with a focus on acute and surgical environments inside hospitals. Specific focus will be paid on mixed-reality session establishment (activities typically involve a range of real-world objects, interactive devices, and digital information), multimodal interaction, and context-sensitive user interface adaptation. A wearable system prototype that provides activity support both at an individual level and in collaborative settings will be designed and evaluated together with hospital partners. The project is part of the iCareNet research project ( simultaneously engaging 19 PhD students in 7 different European countries.

Other than fulfilling the general requirements for performing a PhD at the IT University of Copenhagen (see link to the "general ITU PhD Fall 2011 call" at the end of this text), the student should have a background in one or more of computer science, human-computer interaction, ubiquitous/pervasive computing, interaction design, or related fields. The ideal applicant should have both the necessary technological expertise for developing context-aware prototypes as well as experience in evaluating interactive systems in lab and real-world settings.

Important additional requirement: in order to apply for the this iCareNet scholarship the EU Marie Curie program requires applicants to fulfil the "mobility" criteria. In this case, it means that at the time of selection, the PhD candidate may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her appointment. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. More info at

The pIT Lab @ ITU
The Pervasive Interaction Technology Laboratory - the pIT - at the IT University of Copenhagen hosts a wide range of resources and technologies for experimental design and development of hardware and software technologies for Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Important application areas for the moment are: Pervasive Healthcare, Activity-Based Computing, Global Interaction, Gaze Tracking.

Appointment and Scholarship Support
The appointment is full time for a duration of three years, with start as soon as possible.  Apart from a PhD student salary which covers more than the basic living costs in Copenhagen, the student will have access to a significant budget for travel and equipment purchases in connection to the PhD project.

Further Information and Application
General ITU PhD Positions fall call 2011, including application procedure details:

pIT Lab PhD position announcement:

IT University of Copenhagen:

Contact person:
Thomas Pederson, [log in to unmask], +45 7218 5335
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