Farahnaz Yekeh

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—Nowadays, most complex embedded systems follow a distributed approach in which a network interconnects potentially large numbers of nodes. One technology that is being increasingly used is switched Ethernet, but real-time variants of this protocol typically limit scalability. In this paper, we focus on the scalability of the Flexible Time Triggered(More)
Emerging pervasive sensing technology provides new ways to create persuasive systems that can help people improve their health. Much persuasive computing research has involved the exploration of re-searchers' hypotheses about the ways that such ubicomp sensing can improve health. Our work aims to enable individual users to test their personal hypotheses(More)
Ethernet is becoming a common network technology for industrial and factory automation systems and, in recent years, a big effort has been made in enabling real-time communications using Ethernet technology. Many of these systems are complex, extend over relatively large places and/or integrate a significant number of nodes, thus requiring the use of(More)
Important long-term goals for good health and wellbeing are challenging to achieve. Emerging technology offers the promise of easy data collection to help people monitor progress toward such goals. We designed SAL (simple, situated ambient logger) to help people track food eaten. It is minimalist with a core goal of making it easy for people to log progress(More)
Long term goals such as healthy ageing, diet and exercise demand consistent, repeated effort over long periods of time. While such goals are widely recognized as important, many people find it very hard to achieve them. Some of the key challenges include maintaining motivation, establishing habits, setting personal goals, monitoring progress and tackling(More)
This demonstration introduces SAL, the small, simple, situated, ambient logger. We designed SAL to help people achieve long term goals, by tracking and monitoring each day's progress on a <i>minimalist</i> logging interface. People can flexibly configure SAL to log a broad range of behaviours that they intend to do each day. A SAL logger should be(More)
The SAL (simple situated ambient logger) is an infrastructure and interface designed to enable people to do logging. They can use it to configure what they want to log each day and they are able to place their logger in a convenient location that works for them. Their logged data is stored in their personal store and the SAL's interface shows a history of(More)
The aim of this research is to develop new theories, methods and technology, which enables adaptive and personalised dialogues between a human and a software agent, to handle everyday queries about health that are perceived as meaningful and useful to the human. Some of the challenges to build such human-agent dialogue system are the following. The agent(More)
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