Hello, I am Matthias Böhmer,
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.
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 Inproceedings Forthcoming
Proceedings of NordiCHI 2018, Forthcoming.
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.
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.
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.
A Study on Icon Arrangement by Smartphone Users Inproceedings
CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2013.
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.
Smartphone Use Does Not Have to Be Rude: Making Phones a Collaborative Presence in Meetings Inproceedings
MobileHCI 2013, 2013.
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.
Revisiting Phone Call UIs for Multipurpose Mobile Phones Journal Article
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.
AppDetox: helping users with mobile app addiction Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, pp. 43, ACM 2013.
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.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhmer
Mobile and Distributed Architectures
Technische Hochschule Köln
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