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Since its foundation in 1877, the Technische Universität Darmstadt has been an internationally oriented university with a strong technical focus. TUD has been ranked repeatedly among the top three technical universities in Germany. The status as an autonomous institution gives TUD the freedom to enhance creative processes of change and renewal.

The Telecooperation (TK) Division (head: Prof. Mühlhäuser) targets cooperation among humans and machines, based on information & communication technology. Ubiquitous Computing denotes the next era of Telecooperation, where humans are surrounded by zillions of networked computers that support all aspects of our daily life. Research@TK emphasizes cooperation of different kinds of parties: (1) humans, most of them not using a desktop PC (2) smart services, i.e., distributed context-aware software components (3) smart items of all kinds, i.e., wearable computers, appliances, spaces, etc. and (4) smart content – knowledge media based on multimedia documents & streams.

The Telecooperation (TK) Division consists of about 30 researchers, organized into the following seven areas: Smart Environments, Multimodal Software Engineering, Security for Ubiquitous Computing, Ubiquitous Peer-to-Peer Infrastructures, Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing, Ambient Collaborative Learning, Talk and Touch and Ambient Learning Structures.

Key People

·         Max Mühlhäuser , Professor .

·         Dr. Dirk Schnelle-Walka, Area Head.