Till Halbach @ NR

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Publications Scientific works with my participation
Current projects

Current projects with my participation:

Good screen types
Research area
eInclusion/multimedia
Description
Review of research and knowledge regarding screen types for people with vision impairment
Responsibilities
Knowledge state of the art; literature and standards survey; methodology
Technologies
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Personalization
Research area
Smart Information Systems / eInclusion / Privacy & Security
Description
Overview of personalization technologies in a variety of disciplines
Responsibilities
Project management, research state of the art and literature research, market analysis, dissemination
Technologies
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Arena for mobile personal learning
Research area
eInclusion/multimedia
Description
Development of a personal adaptive platform for mobile learning with the objective to decrease the number of school dropouts
Responsibilities
Technology state of the art, literature survey; user study and evaluation; eye tracking
Technologies
mYouTime, WordPress, H5P, xAPI, LRS
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Digital mobile resource point for dementia relatives
Research area
eInclusion/multimedia
Description
Building of a digital resource center for relatives of dementia patients
Responsibilities
Technical consultation; user requirements; prototypes and mockups; user study and evaluation
Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, PHP, MySQL, JSON
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Previous projects

Recent projects with my participation.

Gene data processing pipeline
Research area
Smart information systems / statistics
Description
Graphics-supported statistical processing of biobank data
Responsibilities
Feasiblity analysis, technology assessment, development
Technologies
R, R packages, Shiny, rmarkdown, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, RStudio
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Measuring screen contrasts
Research area
eInclusion/multimedia
Description
Review of technology, tools, and methods for measuring ambient contrasts on digital screens
Responsibilities
Technology state of the art, literature and standards survey; experiments
Technologies
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High-trust wallet
Research area
Cyber Security
Description
Building a prototype of a smartphone wallet for digital assets like payment cards, loyalty cards, electronic ID, and other
Responsibilities
Development of libraries, user interaction, and interface
Technologies
Java/Android, MySQLlite, NFC
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Universal-Design Effects
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Literature study reg. the effects of universal design of ICT
Responsibilities
Related Norwegian and international studies, meta study
Technologies
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Effitac — Efficient Web Accessibility Testing
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Evaluation of tools and processes for effective and efficient accessibility testing of webpages
Responsibilities
Project planning and management; Testing tools; (Semi-)automatic and manual testing; Documentation
Technologies
WCAG, HTML, CSS, other web standards
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Virtual Assistive-Technology Lab
Research area
eInclusion
Description
A lab environment for running a variety of assistive-technology tools and services
Responsibilities
Project proposal and planning; System setup, administration, and maintenance; documentation
Technologies
Windows 7, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP
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MobileSage: Adaptive Guidance for the Mobile Elderly
Research area
eInclusion/Multimedia
Description
"Situated Adaptive Guidance for the Mobile Elderly", a smartphone app for finding multimodal help content
Responsibilities
Project proposal, planning, and management; System architecture; Requirements specifications; Development of Content Management System User evaluations
Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, various multimedia libraries and utilities; (Android) Java
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Accessibility evaluation of Norwegian survey software
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Evaluation of inclusiveness, accessibility, and universal-design aspects of survey software used in the Norwegian marked
Responsibilities
Setup, configuration, and maintenance of survey software development of survey questionnaires; conduction of online surveys
Technologies
PHP, LAMP
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Evaluation of itslearning
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Usability and accessibility evaluation of the elearning framework itslearning
Responsibilities
Preparation and conduction of technical tests and expert evaluations screen reader and assistive-technology consultations
Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WCAG, ARIA, NVDA, SuperNova
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Self-serve terminals
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Production of text and illustrations (graphics stills and animations) for proper design and equipment of self-serve machines
Responsibilities
Solution architect; Technical consultations Media production
Technologies
SVG, MPEG, HTML
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e-Me
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Accessible and usable identity management solutions in social electronic media
Responsibilities
Literature research; Planning and requirements specifications; System architecture, installation, configuration, and maintenance; Prototype development; User studies and evaluations
Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, OpenID
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Movis – Performance Monitoring System for Video Streaming Networks
Research area
Multimedia
Description
Development of a framework for the assessment of the subjective user experience (UX), or Quality of Experience (QoE), and mapping of the UX indicators to objective parameters like Quality of Service (QoS)
Responsibilities
Derivation of the theoretical framework and mathematical analysis; technical consultancy; quality assurance
Technologies
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IVIS
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Social electronic media for the vision impaired
Responsibilities
System engineer and maintenance, technical evaluations
Technologies
Social media
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Web citizen (Nettborger)
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Development of a solution to demonstrate how social media can contribute to more people participating in the digital life
Responsibilities
Literature research; System development
Technologies
Social media
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Norwegian Historical Person Register
Research area
Multimedia/eInclusion
Description
Building of a wiki containing person data from historical censi
Responsibilities
Planning; System architecture, installation, configuration, and maintenance; Software development and integration Wiki technology, bots, and scripts;
Technologies
HTML, PHP, WikiMedia, plugins
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EUX2010SEC
Research area
Multimedia/security
Description
Investigating security aspects of Open Source software for VoIP and associated media
Responsibilities
Video telephony and conferencing; feasibility and integration; evaluation of software and distributions; lab setup and maintenance
Technologies
VoIP, Linux
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Personal content management
Research area
Multimedia
Description
Developing a framework for the life cycle management of personal content, and in particular multimedia data
Responsibilities
Planning, system architecture, use and business models
Technologies
Versioning systems, collaborative editing systems, reversible processes
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eVote
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Assessment of technical solutions with regard to their accessibility, usability, and standard conformance. The eVote project aims at providing technology for web based voting in 2011
Responsibilities
Automated testing, technical tests, WCAG conformance, HTML conformance, CSS conformance, JavaScript and cross-platform compatibility, fluid rendering
Technologies
WCAG, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, responsive design
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KogNett
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Design of a tutorial (veileder) tailored for web designers and authors, including matters like user interfaces for the cognitively impaired, WCAG 2.0, ELMER 2.0, and the legal framework by the Norwegian authorities
Responsibilities
Project management, design principles, technical writing
Technologies
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, WCAG, ELMER
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MARIAGE
Research area
Multimedia
Description
Ensuring that systems, applications, and data are accessible in the long-term run
Responsibilities
Streaming of video and audio (radio); anycast; technology evaluation; system virtualization; content management systems (e.g., video sharing site); applied multimedia meta data; photo collections/databases; photo management tools; codecs long-term storage and lossless compression; accessibility issues; testing
Technologies
H.264, Dirac, Theora, Motion JPEG2000, streaming servers, CMSs, others
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Universal Mobile Device
Research area
UD, eInclusion, accessibility
Description
Usability evaluations of personal devices
Responsibilities
Device acquisition
Technologies
iOS, Android
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DIADEM
Research area
eInclusion
Description
Usable and accessible Web forms for people with cognitive disabilities and elderly members of the community
Responsibilities
Prototype development and system architecture; Java, JavaScript, XSLT, and plug-in programming; form development (Xforms, Xpath, Xschema); web markup (HTML, XHTML, XML); style (CSS); usability and accessibility (WCAG, MWBP, ARIA, ELMER); scalability; testing; dissemination
Technologies
Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XHTML, XML, XSLT, Xforms, Xpath, Xschema, WCAG, MWBP, ARIA, ELMER
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UNIMOD
Research area
Universal design
Description
Accessible multimodal web solutions for public services
Responsibilities
Prototype development and system architecture; web and plug-in technologies (HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash); multimedia and multimodal solutions, in particular screencasts; usability and accessibility (WCAG, MWBP, ARIA, ELMER); scalability; UI design; testing; supervision of students
Technologies
HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, WCAG, MWBP, ARIA, ELMER, screencasting
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OSIRIS
Research area
Middleware infrastructure
Description
Open-source infrastructure for run time integration of services
Responsibilities
Software development; system architecture; Java programming
Technologies
Java, OSGi
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Unnamed project
Research area
Security
Description
Feasibility study for secure software client
Responsibilities
Threat analysis; vulnerability considerations; technology state of the art; technology discussion; proof of concepts
Technologies
HTML 5 APIs, JavaScript, HTTP, SSL
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Unnamed projects
Research area
Multimedia
Description
C++ programming; image and video compression and transmission
Responsibilities
  • Compression and decompression of video sequences with codecs compliant with specifications like MPEG-4, H.264, Theora, or Dirac
  • Performance evaluations and comparisons of video codecs
  • Compression and decompression of still images with codecs compliant with specifications like JPEG­2000, and transmission
  • Evaluation of project roadmaps, technical consultations
  • Trend assessment and development of marked strategies
Technologies
MPEG-4, H.264, Theora, Dirac, JPEG­2000, C++
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JPEG2000 implementation
Other

Responsibilities outside projects.

Writing of research proposals, funding applications, and offers
Part of the processes of writing responses to program calls by e.g. EU and NRC, writing applications for funding to other institutions, and writing project plans for public institutions and commercial actors
Web site administrator
Web technology (including search engine optimization), content, and style for my department's web pages at NR
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List of publications at NR, including available documents.

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