department of informatics

Oliver Schmid



I was doing my PhD studies from September 2009 to May 2013 in the PAI-Group. Within my project, I have worked on the creation of a toolkit for the development of computer supported collaborative systems based on web technologies to support spontaneous ad-hoc collaboration with minimal infrastructure requirements. As a result, the "Toolkit for Web-based Interactive Collaborative Environments" has been built which is released under the Apache License v. 2.0 on GitHub.

For further information, please visit the project web page or contact me.

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Research Interests

  • Computer supported co-located cooperation
  • Distributed systems
  • Web technologies


  • Schmid, O., A. Lisowska Masson, and B. Hirsbrunner, "Real-time collaboration through web applications", Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Theme Issue on Designing Collaborative Interactive Spaces, 10 pages, Submitted.

  • Schmid, O., A. Lisowska Masson, and B. Hirsbrunner, "Collaborative Web Browsing: Multiple Users, Multiple Pages, Concurrent Access, One Display", 4th ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems (EICS '12), Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 141-150, 06/2012.

  • Schmid, O., and B. Hirsbrunner, "Middleware for distributed collaborative ad-hoc environments", Work in Progress session at PerCom 2012 (WIP of PerCom 2012), Lugano, Switzerland, pp. 435 - 438 , 2012.

  • Bowie, M., O. Schmid, A. Lisowska Masson, and B. Hirsbrunner, "Web-Based Multipointer Interaction on Shared Displays.", Proceedings of the Interactive Papers session of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative work (CSCW 2011)., pp. 609-612, March, 2011.

  • Schmid, O., A. Lisowska, M. Courant, and B. Hirsbrunner, "Robust and reliable solutions for middle cost large multi-touch displays.", Proceedings of the workshop on Engineering Patterns for Multi-Touch Interfaces 2010 at the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2010), 3 pages, June, 2010.

  • Schmid, O., M. Khadraoui, and B. Hirsbrunner, "Video indexation by subtitles and its usage within the language learning process", 13th IBIMA conference on Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies, 6 pages, November, 2009