Description

Leader of the group Distributed and Interactive Systems: Pablo Santiago César Garcia.

For more information, visit our webpage: www.dis.cwi.nl

YouTube channel and Twitter account

Our research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. We address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people, and devices. We use recognised scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.

 We base our results on realistic testing grounds and data sets, and embrace areas such as wearable technology and smart textiles, immersive media, and languages and infrastructures. Distributed and Interactive Systems is an outward-looking research group, and we enjoy a number of fruitful partnerships with companies and organisations in the areas of creative industries and smart cities.

Our group transfers knowledge through scientific publications, standards bodies, open-source implementations and consultancy. We pride ourselves on pushing boundaries, leading the way for others to follow.

 

News

DIS contributes to MPEG’s work on Point Cloud Compression

DIS contributes to MPEG’s work on Point Cloud Compression

The Distributed and Interactive Systems group has been a core contributor to the effort of Moving Picture Experts Group on 3D point cloud compression technologies. This effort aims at providing efficient representation of static objects and scenes, as well as dynamic objects and real-time acquisition environments. It has resulted in a call for proposals from MPEG.

DIS contributes to MPEG’s work on Point Cloud Compression - Read More…

Current events

Smart Textiles and the Internet of Things

  • 2017-09-26T14:00:00+02:00
  • 2017-09-26T17:00:00+02:00
September 26 Tuesday

Start: 2017-09-26 14:00:00+02:00 End: 2017-09-26 17:00:00+02:00

Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1, London

CWI researchers Pablo Cesar, Sergio Cabrero Barros, Jack Jansen, and Steven Pemberton from the Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) research group will be presenting at a symposium on Smart Textiles and the Internet of Things at the Royal College of Art in London, one of the world's leading art and design universities.

Pablo Cesar will be speaking on physiological sensors and the creative  industries, Sergio Cabrero Barros on using smart textiles to sense audiences at events, Steven Pemberton on  unified access to the Internet of Things, and Jack Jansen on creating  appliances for unified access. The new DIS project "Project Cairo: an intelligent soft-robotic jacket" will also be presented  (https://www.cwi.nl/news/2017/kiem-funding-for-development-smart-urban-jacket).

CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) research group focuses on  facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. They address key problems for  society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content,  people, and devices. The group uses recognized scientific methods,  following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.

More information:
https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/smart-textiles-and-soft-robotics-symposium/
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-textiles-and-soft-robotics-tickets-37724830985

A sensor tag on a knit casing.

Picture: a sensor tag on a knit casing.

 

Lectures:

  • Pablo Cesar: “Sensing Engagement: Physiological Sensors and the Creative Industries
  • Sergio Cabrero Barros: "Smart Textiles go Clubbing: Sensing Audience at the Amsterdam Dance Event”
  • Steven Pemberton: "Restful, Unified Access to the Internet of Things"
  • Jack Jansen "Igor and Iotsa: Creating Appliances for Restful, Unified Access"

Members of Distributed and Interactive Systems

Publications

Software

Current projects with external funding

  • Personalised Aftermovies en festivalbeleving
  • 2-IMMERSE
    Creating and Delivering Shared and Personalised Multi-Screen Broadcast and Broadband Experiences

Related partners

  • British Telecom
  • ChyronHego AB
  • Illuminations (Television) Limited
  • Institut fur Rundfunktechnik
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Cisco International Limited
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam