Software Engineering of Social and Ubiquitous Media (SESAM)


Every day, millions of people use social media: they communicate in social networks or blogs and they share, comment, judge and edit digital content. They work at projects, discuss problems, follow recommendations and find like-minded people, support and answers. With the increasing distribution and capability of mobile devices, the use of ubiquitous media has become common practice. How these various possibilities of communication and collaboration can be used in the future - in order to help people of all ages and with different social backgrounds to acquire knowledge - is the main field of research of the interdisciplinary junior research group SESAM.

Under the direction of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlegel, six junior researchers of SEUS investigate the information technological requirements and possibilities of ubiquitous education and information systems. Finding appropriate software engineering methods and models as well as user-friendly designs and functionalities for those systems are the major goals of the project. Semantic models help users to receive specific and relevant information despite the enormous quantity of available data. Besides the SEUS junior professorship, two other professorships are involved in SESAM: Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Hagen from the Institute of Media and Communication (IfK) and Prof. Dr. Sara Burkhardt from the Junior Professorship of Arts and Its Didactics with focus on New Media (KDNM).

For further information about SESAM, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website (only German).


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Schlegel
Dipl.-Medieninf. Romina Kühn
Dipl.-Inf. Sören Brunk
Dipl.-Inf. Ingo Keller
Dipl.-Ing. Jörn Pfanstiel
Dipl.-Medieninf. Bianca Zimmer
Dipl. Troph. Veronika Schlegel

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Duration of the project: 01.08.2012 – 31.12.2014

Funded by:

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