Tim Kindberg


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Tim Kindberg, the founder and managing director of matter 2 media, has two decades of experience as a computer scientist, helping technologies grow to solve business problems and create and enhance experiences for users. He spent the last decade researching and developing mobile services and technologies - at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto and Bristol, and then at matter 2 media. He is an expert on pervasive (ubiquitous) computing, which makes use of cameras, location technologies and other sensors found on mobile phones to deliver media that integrates with the real world around us. He has been the leader of industrial partnerships. He is a textbook author, an inventor on ten patents, has published many scientific papers, and is a regular speaker at conferences. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Westminster and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

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Kindberg, Tim, Pederson, Thomas, Sukthankar, Rahul (2010): Guest Editors' Introduction: Labeling the World. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 9 (2) pp. 8-10. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2010.29

Kindberg, Tim, Chalmers, Matthew, Paulos, Eric (2007): Guest Editors\' Introduction: Urban Computing. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6 (3) pp. 18-20. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2007.57

Kindberg, Tim, Spasojevic, Mirjana, Fleck, Rowanne, Sellen, Abigail (2005): The ubiquitous camera: an in-depth study of camera phone use. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4 (2) pp. 42-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPRV.2005.42

Kindberg, Tim, Bryan-Kinns, Nick, Makwana, Ranjit (1999): Supporting the Shared Care of Diabetic Patients. In: Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 1999 November 14-17, 1999, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. pp. 91-100. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/cscw/320297/p91-kindberg/p91-kindberg.pdf

Kindberg, Tim (2008): Measuring trust in wi-fi hotspots. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 173-182. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357084

Harper, Richard H. R., Sellen, Abigail, Kindberg, Tim, Gosett, Phil, Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila, Kaisa (2004): The Myth of the \'Martini Solution\'. In: Brewster, Stephen A., Dunlop, Mark D. (eds.) Mobile Human-Computer Interaction - Mobile HCI 2004 - 6th International Symposium September 13-16, 2004, Glasgow, UK. pp. 536-537. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3160/31600536.htm

Kindberg, Tim (2003): The Zen of Everyday Encounters: Spontaneous Interaction in Ubiquitous Systems. In: Chittaro, Luca (eds.) Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - 5th International Symposium - Mobile HCI 2003 September 8-11, 2003, Udine, Italy. pp. 15-16. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2795/27950015.htm

Kindberg, Tim, Sellen, Abigail, Geelhoed, Erik (2004): Security and Trust in Mobile Interactions: A Study of Users\' Perceptions and Reasoning. In: Davies, Nigel, Mynatt, Elizabeth D., Siio, Itiro (eds.) UbiComp 2004 Ubiquitous Computing 6th International Conference September 7-10, 2004, Nottingham, UK. pp. 196-213. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/3205/32050196.htm

O\'Hara, Kenton, Kindberg, Tim, Glancy, Maxine, Baptista, Luciana, Sukumaran, Byju, Kahana, Gil, Rowbotham, Julie (2007): Social practices in location-based collecting. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 1225-1234. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240810

Fleck, Margaret, Frid, Marcos, Kindberg, Tim, O\'Brien-Strain, Eamonn, Rajani, Rakhi, Spasojevic, Mirjana (2002): Rememberer: A Tool for Capturing Museum Visits. In: Borriello, Gaetano, Holmquist, Lars Erik (eds.) UbiComp 2002 Ubiquitous Computing - 4th International Conference September 29 - October 1, 2002, Göteborg, Sweden. pp. 48-55. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2498/24980048.htm

O'Neill, Eamonn, Kostakos, Vassilis, Kindberg, Tim, Schieck, Ava Fatah gen., Penn, Alan, Fraser, Danae Stanton, Jones, Tim (2006): Instrumenting the City: Developing Methods for Observing and Understanding the Digital Cit. In: Dourish, Paul, Friday, Adrian (eds.) UbiComp 2006 Ubiquitous Computing - 8th International Conference September 17-21, 2006, Orange County, CA, USA. pp. 315-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11853565_19

Kindberg, Tim, Jones, Timothy (2007): \"Merolyn the Phone\": A Study of Bluetooth Naming Practices (Nominated for the Best Paper. In: Krumm, John, Abowd, Gregory D., Seneviratne, Aruna, Strang, Thomas (eds.) UbiComp 2007 Ubiquitous Computing - 9th International Conference September 16-19, 2007, Innsbruck, Austria. pp. 318-335. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74853-3_19

Kindberg, Tim, Spasojevic, Mirjana, Fleck, Rowanne, Sellen, Abigail (2005): I saw this and thought of you: some social uses of camera phones. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1545-1548. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056962

Kindberg, Tim (2002): Implementing physical hyperlinks using ubiquitous identifier resolution. In: Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2002, . pp. 191-199. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/511446.511472

Barton, John, Kindberg, Tim, Dai, Hui, Priyantha, Nissanka B., Al-Bin-Ali, Fahd (2003): Sensor-enhanced mobile web clients: an XForms approach. In: Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2003, . pp. 80-89. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/775152.775164

Kindberg, Tim, Tallyn, Ella, Rajani, Rakhi, Spasojevic, Mirjana (2004): Active photos. In: Proceedings of DIS04: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2004, . pp. 337-340. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1013115.1013174

Kindberg, Tim, Zhang, Kan (2003): Secure Spontaneous Device Association. In: Dey, Anind K., Schmidt, Albrecht, McCarthy, Joseph F. (eds.) UbiComp 2003 Ubiquitous Computing - 5th International Conference October 12-15, 2003, Seattle, WA, USA. pp. 124-131. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2864/28640124.htm