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January 27, 2010

Prof. Schrader talks about the SmartAssist Project at the 3rd German Congress on Ambient Assisted Living in Berlin.

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Smart Party

A Pervasive Automatic DJ System using RFID

Smart Party

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schrader

Ankit Saha, Evgenia Nikolova, Grieve Sakuwaha, Mpho Setuke, Haneen Tamari

Ubiquitous Computing, RFID, Pervasive Computing

SmartParty is a pervasive music system based on RFID and virtual jukebox and has been developed within the Ubiquitous Computing course project at the ISNM in 2006. The SmartParty system allows for an automatic song selection based on visitor preferences of a smart campus party. Music sharing has become commonplace on the Internet based on audio compression. Web 2.0 supports user collaboration in a plethora of new dynamic web services. Virtual jukeboxes have been developed bases on automatic playlists and music databases. But how to integrate all that into the social space of a party?

SmartParty uses pervasive technology (RFID and wireless networks) to detect visitors and adjust the current playlist according to their pre-selected preferences. Parties are finally democratized, no need for hijacking the DJ booth anymore.

More information can be found at:

  • Project Page
  • Evgenia Nikolova, Haneen Tamari, Ankit Saha and Andreas Schrader
    Pervasive Campus: Smart Party
    (re)Actor2: The Second International Conference on Digital Live Art, Broadcast House, Leeds Met University, UK, September 10, 2007.