Section: Application Domains

Other domains: Energy, Environment, Health and e-Government

This year we started specific work on user involvement in the three following domains:

  • Energy (cf. section  8.1.3 ): the main AxIS topic here is usage analysis in the context of an eco-challenge within an enterprise which is a difficult task due to the complex situation (installation of more than 400 sensors, various differences between the three concerned teams). Such an analysis aims to correlate energy consuming, team eco-responsible behaviours and team profiles.

  • Health (cf. section  8.2.6 ): Living Lab characterisation in Health domain: AxIS contributed to such a characterisation through the visit (M. Pallot) of several Living Labs, which operate in the domain of Health and Autonomy, and conducted interviews. This work was done in relation with the CGIET (CGIET is the High Council for Industry, Energy and technology, created in Feb 2009 and chaired by the Minister in charge of economic affairs) (cf. section  8.2.6 ).

  • e-Gov (cf. section 8.2.5 : Personal Information Management System in e-gov: The future Internet will bring a growing number of networked applications (services), devices and individual data (including private ones) to end-users. The important challenges are the organization of their access, and the guarantee of trust and privacy. The objectives of the PIMI (Personal Information Management through Internet) project are the definition of a design environment and a deployment platform for Personal Information Management system (PIM). The future PIM must provide the end-user personal data access with services that are relevant to his needs. In order to take mobility into account, the PIM will be accessed both by mobile devices (smartphone) and Personal Computers. With the increasing number of services and associated data being accessible through Internet, the number and complexity of PIM will raise dramatically in the near future. This will require strong research investment in a number of topics, all contributing to the expected usability and accessibility of Individual Information Spaces for the end-user.