Hello, I am Matthias Böhmer,matthiasboehmer

I am a professor of computer science at Technische Hochschule Köln, University of Technology, Arts, Sciences. Currently I am building up our new lab for mobile and distributed information technology with a great support of my team. My focus is on building mobile and distributed information systems. In particular, I am interested in understanding and supporting the usage of mobile apps and innovative connected products.

Before I became a professor at TH Köln I worked for product design at Deutsche Telekom in Bonn (2013-2015). As a technology manager in Telekom Design Gallery I looked into future products for the company and built a platform for experiencing innovative use cases. During my PhD studies I was an HCI researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken (2011-2013). My first job was at the Software Engineering Lab of Münster University of Applied Sciences, where I was a research associate (2007-2010). During summer 2012 I spent some time at Microsoft Research, Redmond, working on making mobile phones less irritating in meetings.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (2005) and a Master of Science in Information Technology (2007) from Münster University of Applied Sciences. I was a PhD student at the Graduate School of Computer Science of Saarland University and my doctoral work was about “Understanding and Supporting Mobile Application Usage“. My research was – and still is – motivated by the evolution of mobile phones from mere communication appliances to multi-purpose devices.

Selected publications

2018

Understanding Mobile Information Supply: Studying the Amount of Textual Information Smartphones Provide Petersen, David; Böhmer, Matthias: Understanding Mobile Information Supply: Studying the Amount of Textual Information Smartphones Provide. Proceedings of NordiCHI 2018, ACM, 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)
Edge, Robert; Mussack, Dominic; Böhmer, Matthias; Schrater, Paul: Predicting Contextual Influences on App Usage from a Rational Model of Time Allocation. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops) , IEEE, 2018. (Type: Inproceedings | )

2017

Reschke, Daniela; Böhmer, Matthias; Sorg, Manuel: Tactifloor: design and evaluation of vibration signals for doorway reminder systems. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 449–455, ACM 2017. (Type: Inproceedings | )

2014

Böhmer, Matthias; Lander, Christian; Gehring, Sven; Brumby, Duncan P; Krüger, Antonio: Interrupted by a phone call: exploring designs for lowering the impact of call notifications for smartphone users. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3045–3054, ACM 2014. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Böhmer, Matthias; Krüger, Antonio: A Case Study of Research through the App Store: Leveraging the System UI as a Playing Field for Improving the Design of Smartphone Launchers. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 6 (2), pp. 32–45, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | )

2013

Böhmer, Matthias; Krüger, Antonio: A Study on Icon Arrangement by Smartphone Users. CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Böhmer, Matthias; Ganev, Lyubomir; Krüger, Antonio: AppFunnel: A Framework for Usage-centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems that Suggest Mobile Applications. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Böhmer, Matthias; Saponas, Scott T; Teevan, Jaime: Smartphone Use Does Not Have to Be Rude: Making Phones a Collaborative Presence in Meetings. MobileHCI 2013, 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Parate, Abhinav; Böhmer, Matthias; Chu, David; Ganesan, Deepak; Marlin, Benjamin: Practical Prediction and Prefetch for Faster Access to Applications on Mobile phones. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing, pp. 275–284, ACM 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Böhmer, Matthias; Hempel, Jonas; Gehring, Sven; Krüger, Antonio: Revisiting Phone Call UIs for Multipurpose Mobile Phones. 2013. (Type: Journal Article | )
Löchtefeld, Markus; Böhmer, Matthias; Daiber, Florian; Gehring, Sven: Augmented reality-based advertising strategies for paper leaflets. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication, pp. 1015–1022, ACM 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )
Löchtefeld, Markus; Böhmer, Matthias; Ganev, Lyubomir: AppDetox: helping users with mobile app addiction. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 43, ACM 2013. (Type: Inproceedings | )

2011

Falling asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle: a large scale study on mobile application usage Böhmer, Matthias; Hecht, Brent; Schöning, Johannes; Krüger, Antonio; Bauer, Gernot: Falling asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle: a large scale study on mobile application usage. Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services, pp. 47–56, ACM 2011. (Type: Inproceedings | Links)

Please see my Google Scholar profile for all publications.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhmer
Mobile and Distributed Architectures

Technische Hochschule Köln
Campus Gummersbach
Steinmüllerallee 1
51643 Gummersbach

Room: 3.248
Make an appointment here

Phone: +49 2261 8196 6397
E-Mail: matthias.boehmer@th-koeln.de