UW CSE and Microsoft Research sponsored their 13th annual Summer Research Institute, held July 27-29th. The purpose of each institute is to gather thought leaders to deeply explore a timely research topic. The 2009 institute focused on “Unraveling the technological knot in homes.” Modern homes are well on their way to becoming one of the richest everyday computing environments with a diverse mix of inter-connected devices, infrastructure and services. The goal of this summer institute was to articulate the key aspects of this problem space, identify new and promising solution approaches, and encourage inter-disciplinary research efforts that will create the revolution of the intelligent home.
Links to presentations from the institute, including keynote presentations by Anders Vinberg, Microsoft, and Keith Edwards, Georgia Tech, may be viewed here.
Information on past summer institutes may be viewed here.