Alois Ferscha

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We deployed 72 sensors of 10 modalities in 15 wireless and wired networked sensor systems in the environment, in objects, and on the body to create a sensor-rich environment for the machine recognition of human activities. We acquired data from 12 subjects performing morning activities, yielding over 25 hours of sensor data. We report the number of activity(More)
In a distributed memory environment the communication overhead of Time Warp as induced by the rollback procedure due to “overoptimistic” progression of the simulation is the dominating performance factor. To limit optimism to an extent that can be justified from the inherent model parallelism, an optimism control mechanism is proposed, which by(More)
The main performance pitfall of the Time Warp distributed discrete event simulation (DDES) protocol has been widely recognized to be the overoptimistic progression of event execution into the simulated future. The premature execution of events that eventually have to be \rolled back" due to causality violations induces memory and communication overheads as(More)
The Petri net formalism, due to its graphical modeling support and profound mathematical background, has been successfully used in the analysis of systems that obey concurrency, synchronization, mutual exclusion and nondeterminism. Computerized tools supporting the model development process and automating the analysis are available today. In this work we(More)
Opportunistic sensing allows to efficiently collect information about the physical world and the persons behaving in it. This may mainstream human context and activity recognition in wearable and pervasive computing by removing requirements for a specific deployed infrastructure. In this paper we introduce the newly started European research project(More)
The CAPSE (Computer Aided Parallel Software Engineering) environment aims to assist a performance oriented parallel program development approach by integrating tools for performance prediction in the design phase, analytical or simulation based performance analysis in the detailed specification and coding phase, and finally monitoring in the testing and cor-
Current mobile devices like mobile phones or personal digital assistants have become more and more powerful; they already offer features that only few users are able to exploit to their whole extent. With a number of upcoming mobile multimedia applications, ease of use becomes one of the most important aspects. One way to improve usability is to make(More)
The dynamics of discrete event systems can be effectively described and analyized using the timed Petri net formalism. The aim of this paper is to comprehensively present the achievements attained in accelerating Petri net executions by using parallel or distributed multiprocessing environments. The basic problem is to generate concurrent Petri net(More)