UbiMount - Ubiquitous Computing in the Mountains

Florian Daiber, Johannes Schöning, Keith Cheverst, Jonna Häkkilä, Massimo Zancanaro, Lahda Cassim, Felix Kosmalla, Frederik Wiehr

In: Proceedings of the international conference on Ubiquitous computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp-16) September 12-16 Heidelberg Germany ACM 2016.


Mobile and wearable computing has great potential to support alpine outdoor sport activities. This includes, but is not limited to, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, and skiing. Interestingly, technology for tracking, monitoring and supporting sport activities is broadly used in sports like running or cycling, but has not reached the top of the mountains yet. Nevertheless, such technologies could support people in many mountain scenarios such as activity tracking, navigation, or emergency support. Technologies and applications for mountaineers can learn from ubiquitous computing research in many ways to provide more joyful, motivating and safer outdoor experiences. This workshop addresses the promises and challenges that arise, when Ubicomp technologies are applied to alpine activities. During this two day workshop the participants will present their positions and research, followed by a hands-on experience on current technology during a field trip.

UbiMount-Workshop-CR.pdf (pdf, 106 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence