Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz J. Hauck
Prof. Hauck studied computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. After two years in industry he earnt his dissertation and habilitation also from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg interrupted by a one year stay at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Since 2002 he is teaching and doing research at the Ulm University as a professor for distributed systems at the institute with same name.
His research interests are special-purpose middleware systems with focus on fault-tolerant server systems, but currently also on resource management of soft real-time systems, privacy-preserving communication, and mobile crowd sensing. Current projects are OptSCORE, PriCloud and ESIT.
Prof. Hauck is a member of the ACM, the German Computer Society, GI and of its special interest groups on Operating Systems, Communication and Distributed Systems (KuVS), and Fault-tolerant Computer Systems (FERS).
He is also an elected member of the Faculty Coucil of his Faculty, elected member and head of the Doctoral Committee for Dr. rer. nat., and appointed member of the Joint Comission for Teacher Education. As such he is also member of the Academic Affairs Commission, the Examination Board and the Admission Committee for teacher education programmes. He is chairman of the Examination Board.
His three most recent publications:
Innovations in doctoral training and research on Tinnitus: the European School on Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT) perspectiveFrontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9:447
Abstract: Tinnitus is a common medical condition which interfaces many different disciplines, yet it is not a priority for any individual discipline. A change in its scientific understanding and clinical management requires a shift toward multidisciplinary cooperation, not only in research but also in training. The European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus research (ESIT) brings together a unique multidisciplinary consortium of clinical practitioners, academic researchers, commercial partners, patient organizations, and public health experts to conduct innovative research and train the next generation of tinnitus researchers. ESIT supports fundamental science and clinical research projects in order to: (1) advancing new treatment solutions for tinnitus, (2) improving existing treatment paradigms, (3) developing innovative research methods, (4) performing genetic studies on, (5) collecting epidemiological data to create new knowledge about prevalence and risk factors, (6) establishing a pan-European data resource. All research projects involve inter-sectoral partnerships through practical training, quite unlike anything that can be offered by any single university alone. Likewise, the postgraduate training curriculum fosters a deep knowledge about tinnitus whilst nurturing transferable competencies in personal qualities and approaches needed to be an effective researcher, knowledge of the standards, requirements and professionalism to do research, and skills to work with others and to ensure the wider impact of research. ESIT is the seed for future generations of creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative researchers, trained to master the upcoming challenges in the tinnitus field, to implement sustained changes in prevention and clinical management of tinnitus, and to shape doctoral education in tinnitus for the future.
Towards incentive management mechanisms in the context of crowdsensing technologies based on TrackYour Tinnitus insights
Proc. of the 15th Int. Conf. on Mobile Sys. and Perv. Comp. (MobiSPC) Volume 134 of Procedia Computer Science
Abstract: The increased use of mobile devices has led to an improvement in the public health care through participatory interventions. For example, patients were empowered to contribute in treatment processes with the help of mobile crowdsourcing and crowdsensing technologies. However, when using the latter technologies, one prominent challenge constitutes a continuous user engagement. Incentive management techniques can help to tackle this challenge by motivating users through rewards and recognition in exchange of task completion. For this purpose, we aim at developing a conceptual framework that can be integrated with existing mHealth mobile crowdsourcing and crowdsensing platforms. The development of this framework is based on insights we obtained from the TrackYourTinnitus (TYT) mobile crowdsensing platform. TYT, in turn, pursues the goal to reveal insights to the moment-to-moment variability of patients suffering from tinnitus. The work at hands presents evaluated data of TYT and illustrates how the results drive the idea of a conceptual framework for an incentive management in this context. Our results indicate that a proper incentive management should play an important role in the context of any mHealth platform that incorporates the idea of the crowd.
Referenceable mobile crowdsensing architecture
Proc. of the 1st Int. Worksh. on Serv. for Mobile Data Coll. (MoDaC) Volume 134 of Procedia Computer Science
Abstract: Smartphones have become an integral part in life of users, mainly because over the course of recent years, they have become extremely mainstream, cheap, flexible, and they pack high-end hardware that offers high computational capabilities. Many, if not all of today’s smartphones are equipped with sophisticated sensors which enable smart mobile sensing. The programmable nature of these sensors in the smartphones enable a wide array of possibilities to achieve user-centric or environmental sensing. Even though there have been different approaches proposed to develop a smartphone app, platform, design frameworks, APIs, and even application-specific architectures, there is a lack of generalised referenceable architecture in the literature. In this paper, we propose a generic reference architecture, which can be derived to create more concrete mobile sensing or mobile app architectures. Furthermore, we realise the proposed reference architecture in a healthcare use case, specifically in the context of applying smart mobile sensing to support tinnitus research.
A complete list of publications as well as further details to projects, Ph.D. students and given classes can be found on a details page.