Belgium: PhD Scholarships in Human-Computer Interaction, Research Institute of Hasselt University

Call for candidates at the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM, www.edm.uhasselt.be), research institute of Hasselt University in Belgium, in the context of two FWO research projects for:
2 PhD Scholarships human-computer interaction (2×2 years)
(mandates WNI/2007/012-013)

Envisioned research
The PhD research will be performed in the research group human-computer interaction (HCI) of EDM. Relevant research domains covered in HCI research at EDM are:
* technologies and tools for the realisation of user interfaces in for ubiquitous computing
* model-based software development
* context-aware, distributed and migratable user interfaces.

The two FWO-projects are defined in the area of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence, in which several devices in the environment are connected by (wireless) networks and which offer intelligent services to users. The research in one scholarship will focus on distributed user interfaces (on PDA, smartphones, desktop PC as well as large displays) that are aware of and adapt to contextual information (preferences of the user, available platforms, environment variables like light or noise, location using GPS or wireless networks). The other scholarship emphasizes context-aware local service provisioning in large-scale ubicomp environments, and investigates the realisation of (aggregated) user interfaces to interact with these services.

Diploma
Academic license (4 years), master (5 years) or equivalent diploma in computer science. Students who will complete their studies during the summer, are strongly invited to apply.

Further information
Prof. dr. Karin Coninx, promotor, +32-11-26 84 11, karin.coninx@uhasselt.be
Prof. dr. Kris Luyten, +32-11-26 84 11, kris.luyten@uhasselt.be

Application
Applicants must use the official application forms
which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 03
or which can be downloaded here pfd-file / Word format.

* http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.pdf
* http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.doc

The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Friday August 24, 2007. Job interviews will take place in the week of September 10, 2007.

Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: jobs@uhasselt.be

Closing date: August 24, 2007