Digital sensors in social research – timeline

NCRM Research Methods Festival

3rd July 2018

NCRM Research Methods Festival

Coming up:  the HomeSense team is convening a session on Tuesday 3 July @ 10am, titled: “Sensors in social research”.

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Research visit to Amsterdam

15th May 2018

Research visit to Amsterdam

Jie Jiang has gone to Amsterdam for a month as a visiting researcher, and will be spending her time with the Computational Intelligence Group in the CS department at the Vrije Universiteit.

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HomeSense field trial completed

28th March 2018

HomeSense field trial completed

Journal Article

18th December 2017

Journal Article

Jiang, J., Pozza, R., Gunnarsdóttir, K., Gilbert, N. and Moessner, K. (2017). Using Sensors to Study Home Activities. Journal of Sensors and Actuator Networks 6(4): 32.

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Sharing knowledge with the CVSSP at Surrey

14th December 2017

Jie Jiang presented HomeSense research at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey.

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Post-truth symposium, Oslo

6th December 2017

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir presented on managing ‘ground truth’ in reference to the analyses of data collected during the HomeSense field trial.

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Joint UK/Japan workshop, Tokyo

7th September 2017

Joint UK/Japan workshop, Tokyo

Jie Jiang gave a talk in a joint UK/Japan workshop at the British Embassy in Tokyo:  “Acceptability and Value of IoT in the Home“.

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ICFNDS’17 Proceedings

28th August 2017

ICFNDS’17 Proceedings

“Recognising Activities at Home: Digital and Human Sensors” published in the ICFNDS’17 Proceedings of the International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems.

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2017 International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems

19th July 2017

Jie Jiang presented a paper on behalf of the HomeSense team at the ICFNDS’17 conference in Cambridge, UK.

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Festival of wonder

13th May 2017

Festival of wonder

The HomeSense team hosted an exhibition area (a simulated home), titled “Making sense of the 21st century household“.

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NatCen-ESS ERIC-City methodology seminar series

11th May 2017

Nigel Gilbert was invited to a NatCen seminar to speak about the HomeSense project, and gave a talk, titled:  “Using digital sensors to understand activity in the home“.

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SPHERE lecture

9th May 2017

SPHERE lecture

Pete Woznowski and Alison Burrows gave a lecture each on their engineering and social-anthropological research for the SPHERE project in Bristol.

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Sensors in Research

4th April 2017

Sensors in Research

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir (w/HomeSense team) hosted an open inter-departmental event at the University of Surrey, aimed at knowledge exchange and dialogue among researchers who use sensors/actuators in their research.

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Recruiting for the HomeSense field trial

29th March 2017

Recruiting for the HomeSense field trial

2017 Computer Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference, Brussels

27th January 2017

2017 Computer Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference, Brussels

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir was invited to give a talk at this 10th international CPDP conference, “The Age of Intelligent Machines“.

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2017 NCRM Annual Centre Meeting

23rd January 2017

2017 NCRM Annual Centre Meeting

Nigel Gilbert and Jie Jiang presented findings to-date.

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Sequence Analysis and STATA

19th January 2017

Jie Jiang attended a seminar on sequence analysis and STATA, organised by Morten Wahrendorf, University of Manchester.

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SPHERE lecture

1st December 2016

SPHERE lecture

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir and Jie Jiang gave a talk, titled:  “Making sense of the household”  at  SPHERE — Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC), University of Bristol.

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ESRC seminar

10th October 2016

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir and Jie Jiang presented at an ESRC seminar event in Southampton, titled:  “Microenterprise, technology and big data: new forms of digital enterprise and work and ways to research them“.

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Korea-EU coordinated calls R&D conference

10th October 2016

Korea-EU coordinated calls R&D conference

Klaus Moessner presented HomeSense as part of a talk, titled:  “One view on future cloud research“,  at the 2016 Korea-EU Coordinated Calls R&D Conference in Seoul, Korea.

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Japan-EU symposium on ICT research and innovation

7th October 2016

Japan-EU symposium on ICT research and innovation

Klaus Moessner presented HomeSense as a part of his talk, titled:  “Situational security, controlled privacy“, at the 6th Japan-EU Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation, Tokyo.

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RICHFIELDS stakeholder workshop

27th September 2016

RICHFIELDS stakeholder workshop

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir was invited to join a stakeholder workshop on food and health big data, organised by the H2020-funded RICHFIELDS project at the Exchange Avenue in Schiphol, Amsterdam.

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NCRM Research Methods Festival

5th July 2016

NCRM Research Methods Festival

Nigel Gilbert convened a session, titled: ‘The Ethics of Sensors‘, at the ESRC Research Methods Festival in Bath, 5-7 July.

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INSIGHTS: bringing together sensor technology and social research

20th June 2016

INSIGHTS: bringing together sensor technology and social research

A two-day consultation took place at the Goodenough College in London, 20-21 June 2016.

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Research afternoon

1st June 2016

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir presented to the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey.

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Blogpost on the UK Personal Data & Trust Network

5th May 2016

Blogpost on the UK Personal Data & Trust Network

Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir posted a blog on the UK Personal Data & Trust Network (now the Digital Catapult), as part of an outreach in preparation for the INSIGHTS workshop at the Goodenough College in London.

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2016 NCRM Annual Centre Meeting

19th April 2016

2016 NCRM Annual Centre Meeting

Nigel Gilbert introduced the HomeSense project, its design, objectives and the people involved.

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The HomeSense project starts

1st February 2016

The HomeSense project starts

Dr Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir and Dr Jie Jiang, began work on the HomeSense project on the 1st and 8th of February respectively.

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NCRM announcement

11th January 2016

NCRM announcement

The NCRM announces that HomeSense is one of seven new methodological research projects funded by the ESRC.

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