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8th Workshop in Speckled Computing 2009

This took place at 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh on 2, 3 and 4 December 2009.
List of Attendees

2 December 2009
Session 1: Speckled Interactions
Chair: Jon Oberlander (Director, Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance)
Research Overview (PDF)
DK Arvind (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
"Development of Movement Skills in Young Children” (PDF)
Martine Verheul (Perception-Movement-Action Research Centre, University of Edinburgh)
"Representation and Data-Driven Learning of Flexible Humanoid Robot Behaviours” (PDF)
S Ramamoorthy (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Resisting the Seamless Interface” (PDF)
Martin Parker (Department of Music, University of Edinburgh)
“Designing for Unusual Sensors: Feedback, Uncertainty and Control”
John Williamson (Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow)
“Motion Synthesis for Close Character Interactions” (PDF)
Taku Komura (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Communicating with Hands in Face-to-Face Conversation” (PDF)
Alex Lascarides (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Modelling and Assisting Humans using Computer Vision Systems” (PDF)
Jesse Hoey (School of Computing, University of Dundee)
Session 2: Speckled Healthcare
Chair: Sai Prasad (Cardiothoracic Surgery, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)
“NHS in 2020”
Charles Swainson (Medical Director, NHS Lothian)
“Empirical Assessment of Specks for Healthcare Applications” (PDF)
D K Arvind (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Perioperative Respiratory Monitoring” (PDF)
Gordon Drummond (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary), Ian Grant and Alasdair Waite (Western General Hospital)
“Speckled Computing for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders” (PDF)
Janet Hanley (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary), Brian McKinstry (Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh), William McNee (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary) and Roberto Rabinovich (Queen’s Medical Research Institute)
Chair: John Campbell QC (Chairman, Research Advisory Board)
“Monitoring Sleep Disorders using Specks” (PDF)
Andrew MacDuff and Renata Riha (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)
“Mobile Gait Analysis for Lower Limb Prosthetics using Specks” (PDF)
Elaine McCurrach and Alison Richardson (Astley Ainslie Hospital)
“Biomechanical Evaluation of Selected Physiotherapy Exercises” (PDF)
Martine Verheul, (University of Edinburgh)
“Designing Services, Exploring Speckled Interactions” (PDF)
Gordon Hush (Glasgow School of Art)
Exhibition : “Healthtrace: Exploring the Design of Speckled Healthcare Services” (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)
Presented by the Product Design degree students at the Glasgow School of Art

3 December 2009
Session 3: Speckled Environments (Built and Natural)
“The ENS Platform and Networks” (with Demonstration) (PDF)
Matthew Barnes (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Free Space Optical Networking of ENS Platforms” (with Demonstration) (PDF)
James Mathews (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Hybrid Simulation of ENS Networks” (with Demonstration) (PDF)
Ryan McNally (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Tracking People in Built Environments” (with Demonstration) (PDF)
Chris Conway (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Monitoring Crop Stress, Disease Risk and Nitrate Leaching with Specknets” (PDF)
Simon Oxley (Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh)
“Microbial Sensors and Power Sources for Speckled Monitors in the Natural Environment” (PDF)
Igor Goryanin (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Optimising Microbial Electricity Generation for Powering Specks” (PDF)
Andrew Free (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)
Session 4: Networks of Sensors for Environmental Monitoring
Welcome and Introduction (PDF)
D K Arvind (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)
“Technology Requirements for Sensor Systems in the Marine Environment” (PDF)
Peter Statham (National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton)
“Terrestrial Science Challenges for Dense Wireless Sensor Networks” (PDF)
Timothy Hill (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh)
“Networks of Sensors programme: Call and Scope” (PDF)
Nathan Hill (NERC, Swindon)
“The SIKTN’s Environmental Monitoring and Wireless SIGs, Industrial Drivers and Support for Environmental Sensor Networks Activities” (PDF)
Alex Efimov (Sensors & Instrumentation KTN)
Case Study: “Development of Mobile Low-cost Real-time Sensors for Monitoring Air Quality”
Iq Mead (Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge)
Case Study: “Ruggedised Environmental Sensors for Ocean Deployment”
Hywel Morgan (School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton)
Case Study: “Resolving Vegetation Granularity with Spatial Ground-Based Measurements”
Robert Clement (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh) 


4 December 2009
“Low Power Trigonometric Calculations Using Simple Digital Logic Co-Processor” (PDF)
Q Gao (University of Strathclyde)
“Design of the Single Bit Level Tx/Rx Comms Architecture” (PDF)
Louise Crockett (University of Strathclyde)
“Multimicrophone Arrays for Low Power Acoustic Sensing”
Ousman Sadiq (University of Strathclyde)
“RF Channel Environments and Characteristics for Short Range Sensor Arrays”
Faisal Darbari (University of Strathclyde)
"Speckled Boxers: An Interactive 2-Player Game" (PDF)
Andrea Sessanelli, Karol Kalna, Gary McGiluary and Peter Sandilands (SLiP Students, University of Edinburgh)
“Review and Summary of the Glasgow Activity on Speckled Computing”
Iain Thayne (Dept of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow)