時 間：01月23日 星期三 13:20 ~ 15:10
地 點：電資大樓 第4會議室 (一樓) / MIRC 4th meeting room.(1F)
演講者：Dr. Meng Chang Chen, Research Fellow, IIS, Academia Sinica
講 題：PLASH: A Platform for Location Aware Services with Human Computation
Meng Chang Chen received the BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, and the PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989. He was with AT&T Bell Labs from 1989 to 1992. He then joined Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. From 1999 to 2002 and from 2008 to 2010, he served as Deputy Director of the institute. From 2000 to 2003, he served as the chair of Standards and Technology Transfer group of the National Science & Technology Program for Telecommunications Office (NTPO). His current research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, information retrieval, and data and knowledge engineering.
The PLASH platform is designed to help location-aware service (LAS) providers deploy their applications easily so that users may contribute their efforts and location-related data by using the services, which is the main difference from traditional location-aware services. The collective efforts and data that may be generated by humans or sensors (or both) can be used to help solve difficult location aware problems, such as real-time road network traffic estimation, city panoramas and social networking analysis. The PLASH platform is designed with consideration of openness and scalability. Seasoned application builders can contribute their mature applications as a PLASH service component for other application builders to expand and create more sophisticated applications. In addition, PLASH provides an application specification language and GUI for easy application development.