Leuven.Inc Visionary seminar: The next mobile experience

Organised by Leuven.Inc in cooperation with imec

Smart Phones are common place today and tablets are quickly becoming equally abundant. What made these devices so successful in such a short time period? Was it the hardware, with the introduction of the touch screen, GPS, gyroscope and accelerometers? Or was the breakthrough caused by changes in user interface, like multi-touch support or speech recognition and even understanding? Or was the fast adoption triggered by the introduction of content and application stores, making your device a virtually unlimited music, photo, video, books, periodicals and applications library?

More importantly, which breakthroughs can be expected regarding hardware (e.g. holographic displays, 3D video capturing, electronic nose), user interfacing (e.g. gesture recognition, situation awareness), and service and content delivery (e.g. mobile payment)? How are these evolutions impacting business models and changing the value chain?

This seminar will address all these questions and many more. It will provide you with a clear understanding on why and how smart phones and tablets impacted economy as well as our lifes and will present a glimpse towards the next mobile experience.

Practical aspects

Date: Tuesday March 27th, 2012
Location: imec, Auditorium, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)


16h30: Welcome coffee
17h00: Welcome by Leuven.Inc
17h10: Introduction
Rudy Lauwereins, Vice President imec and professor K.U.Leuven
17h20: The next mobile hardware platforms
Rudy Lauwereins, Vice President imec and professor K.U.Leuven
  • Display: resolution, multitouch, rollable plastic, holography
  • Connectivity: multistandard, GPS, compass, gyro, cognitive
  • Sensors: camera evolution 3D, e-Nose, hub
  • Processor: multicore hype, frequency hype, power issue
  • Battery: trends
17h40: The impact of the user interface (UI) on the mobile user experience
David Geerts, Research Manager Centre for User Experience Research
  • Evolutions in Mobile UIs: (multi)touch, gesture, speech, …
  • Mobile UI guidelines
  • How 'natural' are natural user interfaces?
18h10: Coffee break
18h40: App or web in SoLoMo (Social, Local, Mobile)
Lucy Setian, Business Development Manager tcs digital world
19h10: Case: Quantified self
Erik Duval, Professor K.U.Leuven Department of Computer Sciences
  • Self knowledge through numbers
  • What people measure: sleep, weight, sports, food,...
  • What people do with it
  • 'Health Operating System'
19h30: Panel discussion and Q&A
19h50: Drinks and snacks

The interventions will be held in English 

Participation fee

135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others
Special fee available for Master and PhD students affiliated to and billable by K.U.Leuven or other universities.  Please do contact us by e-mail.
logo-kmo-portefeuille Participation in our activities at -50% discount via KMO-portefeuille Pijler OPLEIDING: Leuven.Inc Approval number DV.O106761
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Registrations before Tuesday March 20th, 2012, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Register' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.*

* As an (Associate) Company Member you can be replaced by a colleague. As an individual Member you can only be replaced by another Individual Member. When this is not possible, Leuven.Inc will charge an extra fee for the replacement by a non-member.


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