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REFLECT is a research project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme (FP7) that runs from January 1st 2008 to March 31st 2011.

The project consortium consists of Fraunhofer FIRST, Ferrari, Philips, LMU Munich, LJMU Liverpool, Uni Groningen, Uni Pavia and Institut Mihajlo Pupin. The REFLECT project is coordinated by Nikola Serbedzija, Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin.



2nd UCPA Workshop in Sydney

The second PerAda Workshop on User-Centric Pervasive Adaptive Systems was held in conjunction with the 7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems on December 6th to 9th 2010 in Sydney, Australia. It explored topics such as software engineering for adaptive systems, methods to sense, analyze and influence the psycho-physiological state of the user, or the design of user interfaces for adaptive applications.




The Project
The REFLECT project aims at developing new concepts and means for pervasive-adaptive systems. REFLECT researches ways of sensing users and their mood and intentions. Different aspects are taken into account: emotional state (e.g. annoyance), cognitive engagement (e.g. high mental workload) and physical conditions and actions (e.g. temperature and movement). All these together with human behavioural patterns form the personal awareness of the system. Additionally, information about the surroundings is gathered and used to establish environmental awareness.

Augmenting these results, REFLECT investigates ways of realizing pervasive-adaptive environments. A software framework with a set of practical tools is developed which can be used for building pervasive, adaptable, self-organized systems that seamlessly collaborate with users and control their environments.

The resulting REFLECT system will be able to derive, suggest and perform actions to optimize user comfort and performance, assisting people in their specific activities, for example, in driving a vehicle. To illustrate the pragmatic orientation and results, the REFLECT project includes a number of case studies and a prototype from the automotive domain that shows how such systems can be deployed in practice.


The REFLECT Project

Report on REFLECT from PerAda TV.



BBC report on REFLECT from PerAda TV.