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

Edge, Robert; Mussack, Dominic; Böhmer, Matthias; Schrater, Paul

Predicting Contextual Influences on App Usage from a Rational Model of Time Allocation Inproceedings

2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops) , IEEE, 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 Inproceedings Forthcoming

Proceedings of NordiCHI 2018, Forthcoming.

2017

Reschke, Daniela; Böhmer, Matthias; Sorg, Manuel

Tactifloor: design and evaluation of vibration signals for doorway reminder systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 449–455, ACM 2017.

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 Inproceedings

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3045–3054, ACM 2014.

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 Journal Article

International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 6 (2), pp. 32–45, 2014.

2013

Böhmer, Matthias; Krüger, Antonio

A Study on Icon Arrangement by Smartphone Users Inproceedings

CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013.

Böhmer, Matthias; Ganev, Lyubomir; Krüger, Antonio

AppFunnel: A Framework for Usage-centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems that Suggest Mobile Applications Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 2013.

Böhmer, Matthias; Saponas, Scott T; Teevan, Jaime

Smartphone Use Does Not Have to Be Rude: Making Phones a Collaborative Presence in Meetings Inproceedings

MobileHCI 2013, 2013.

Parate, Abhinav; Böhmer, Matthias; Chu, David; Ganesan, Deepak; Marlin, Benjamin

Practical Prediction and Prefetch for Faster Access to Applications on Mobile phones Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing, pp. 275–284, ACM 2013.

Böhmer, Matthias; Hempel, Jonas; Gehring, Sven; Krüger, Antonio

Revisiting Phone Call UIs for Multipurpose Mobile Phones Journal Article

2013.

Löchtefeld, Markus; Böhmer, Matthias; Daiber, Florian; Gehring, Sven

Augmented reality-based advertising strategies for paper leaflets Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication, pp. 1015–1022, ACM 2013.

Löchtefeld, Markus; Böhmer, Matthias; Ganev, Lyubomir

AppDetox: helping users with mobile app addiction Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 43, ACM 2013.

2011

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 Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services, pp. 47–56, ACM 2011.

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