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Bachelor and Master Theses

Please find here an overview of possible Bachelor and Master (Diploma) theses. If you're interested in some topic, or if you want to suggest another one, feel free to contact us...

Teaching Focus

Agile Software Development / eXtreme Programming

The mediation of profund knowledge in eXtreme Programming is the motivation for a series of successfull well established pratical labs. In general, computer-science students from Uni Bonn, b-it and RWTH Aachen have the possibility to explore this agile way of software development in a team for approximately four weeks.

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Mobile Gaming 2009 (Project Group / Lab)

Mobile games are based on the physical movements of players in a game-world that combines the real world with virtual dimensions. Mobile games unite two game-worlds that were previously mutually exclusive: classic outdoor games and computer games.

But they are also games in the traditional sense as “homo sapiens” has always been a “homo ludens”. Games are part of the every day life, just like eating, breathing, or sleeping. They allow us to try the impossible. We use game rules to voluntarily confine the game space, and then roam this space to imaginatively overcome the limits of reality. But apart from being a pastime, games also mirror the real world and so they can be used to play-test life. Over the centuries, games evolved with the intellectual and technical possibilities of mankind.

Goal of this lab is to learn to know different frameworks for location-based multi-player games both theoretically and in practice. Each participant will implement a mobile game with location support using the framework. Additionally she will study the characteristics of the framework and give a final presentation about using it.

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Web-Based Mobile Services (MobileServices) 2008 (Seminar)

At least since the introduction of the iPhone it became clear, that web-based applications play a central role for today's and tomorrow's mobile phones, PDAs and notebooks. Specific context information like location (GPS), time or accelarator data further extends the varity of possible applications.

What can be done with web-based application, what is impossible? Where are the difficulties of realisation, how can they be avoided? These and more question are about to be tackled in the scope of this seminar.

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Mobile Computer Human Interaction 2008 (Seminar)

Computer-human interaction (CHI) is the study of interaction between people (users) and computers. It is often regarded as the intersection of computer science, behavioral sciences, design and several other fields of study. Interaction between users and computers occurs at the user interface (or simply interface), which includes both software and hardware. In this seminar, we want to apply the basics of CHI to mobile communication.

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Context-Aware and Ambient Applications 2007 (Seminar)

Seminar at the b-it: April, 10 - July, 13 2007

This seminar is provided in cooperation with the UIE Group at b-it Center and in parallel with the Seminar Ubiquitäre Mensch-Maschine Interaktion 2007 - University of Braunschweig.

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