Dresden International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation

From March 5 to 11, the International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation “smart@work” was held at the Technischen Universität Dresden with 22 participating PhD students and Post-Docs from 15 different countries. During three keynotes, four talks and five workshops, questions about the future of human work were discussed, i.e., how to facilitate cooperation between people and technology as partners on equal footing.

smart@work Participants

With keynotes from the outstanding experts Axel Platz, Patrick Baudisch, and Stephen Brewster as well as talks by the involved professors, the participants received manifold impulses towards new ideas and discussions during the first half of the week. While focusing on one of the three problem areas of mobile industrial facilities, modular factories and control rooms, participants were asked to employ different perspectives to their topic and to develop novel concepts and solutions during the workshop session.

smart@work Keynote Patrick Baudisch

All participants were highly creative and active anytime, which was also reflected through excited discussions and fascinating concepts. The high diversity of the participants proved to be a positive factor in this regard, not only in cultural differences, but also regarding their different research areas: Expertise in industrial design, acoustic and haptic, or also new interaction modalities led to an immense range of professional experience.

smart@work Workshop
smart@work Workshop

Besides general information on this website we also created a compilation of additional impressions in a photo gallery. We are happy that the Spring School turned out as such a success and want to thank all involved chairs as well as the university administration for their support.

The Spring School was a joint event of the School of Engineering Sciences of the Technische Universität Dresden and was part of TU Dresden’s Institutional Strategy, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.

The 2017 smart@work Spring School

Public Events

Date Time Event Location
Mar 05 16:00-17:30 Opening Keynote by Axel Platz
Designing the Future of Work – From Machine to Meaning
Mar 06 11:30-13:00 Keynote by Prof. Patrick Baudisch
Personal Fabrication in HCI: Trends and Challenges
14:30-16:00 Kick-off Talk by Prof. Leon Urbas
Digitalization and cyber-physical production systems
Mar 07 09:00-10:30 Kick-off Talk by Prof. Raimund Dachselt
Multimodal Interaction for Natural and Intuitive Control
14:00-15:30 Kick-off Talk by Prof. Rainer Groh
Return of the body
15:45-17:15 Kick-off Talk by Jun-Prof. Jens Krzywinski
Rapid Hybrid Prototypes
Mar 09 17:00-18:30 Keynote by Prof. Stephen Brewster
New ways of interacting with mobile devices
Mar 11 11:00-12:30 Results Presentation of Spring School Makerspace M1

Download the overview of public events as detailed or compact version (PNG). The full program is available here.

About the Spring School

The Dresden International Spring School on Human Technology Cooperation is going to explore one of the main research challenges in the field of human technology cooperation in complex, dynamic Cyber-Physical Systems: How do highly automated and dynamic systems need to be designed in order to enable people and technology to cooperate as partners on equal footing, and to benefit from their respective strengths?

For seven days, PhD students and Postdocs from around the world will discuss and elaborate a vision of being smart@work. Leading international scientists will share their experience at the highest international level. A broad mix of lectures, keynote speeches, workshops, hands-on sessions and excursions will stimulate the academic exchange and foster focused, results-oriented and high quality scientific work. The workshop will be accompanied by leisure activities in the beautiful city of Dresden, the cosmopolitan metropolis of art and science. The entire Spring School will be held in English.

Map of Participants

The Spring School will take place in Dresden, Germany. All interested PhD students and Postdocs are invited to visit the participation page for further information.

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Download Flyer (pdf).