学术讲座:Premier League Football and the Connected Crowd




讲座题目: Premier League Football and the Connected Crowd

主讲人:Professor Ian Wakeman

主持人:张闯 副教授

时间:201864 (周一)上午10:00



Football stadia present a difficult environment for the deployment of digital services, due to their architectural design and the capacity problems from the numbers of fans.  In this talk, I will describe how we built the technology for an ad hoc network amongst the attendees at matches at Brighton and Hove Albion's AMEX stadium, so as to share the available capacity and supply digital services.  We describe the protocol and how we engaged our users in service design so that the app was attractive to users.

In the second part of the talk, I will talk through our journey in building a company with the technology, distilling lessons that are transferable to any technology startup and that should in ensuring a sustainable business


Ian Wakeman is a Professor in Software Systems in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex.
He has a BA in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University, a MS from Stanford University and a PhD from UCL.  

His research is best described as user-centred networking, investigating protocols and techniques to make computer networks work for people. This has spawned over 80 refereed papers in fields as diverse as congestion control for packetized video, programming languages for active networks and has more recently focused on trust based approaches for network and system configuration in pervasive computing.  He is the co-founder of InCrowd Sports Ltd, which provide app driven connectivity within sports stadia.  He is currently acting Head of School.





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