Philippe Roose: Ubiquitous widgets & interactions


Ubiquitous widgets & interactions


Philippe Roose


Pau, France: Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour


IUT de Bayonne/Computer Science Dépt.


Dr. Roose created and was leader of the project-team ALCOOL. He is leader of the research team T2I of the LIUPPA Lab and director of the computer science dept. He is co-holder of 3 patents and is currently creating a startup. His research is on context aware applications and middleware, as well as distributed and multimodal interactions, social IS (particularly on spontaneous communities’ detection). Applications are particularly suitable for mobile applications, digital health/smart home, social mobile app, contextual and distributed interactions and HCI, smart-cities and tourism/environment application oriented, etc.

Project overview

The use of Internet is not neutral in term of ecological footprint. For example, 2 requests on Google generate 14 gr of carbon. That is the equivalent of an electric kettle (15 gr). There are more or less 200 million requests on Google each day. The display (and transfer) of a simple page (Google Engine) represents 0,02 gr. of carbon/second whereas this number is multiplied by 10 for a page with picture/video (Amazon). In this work, we want to get all the consumption that is possible to identify, to propose a model and to produce metrics and validate that with a Chrome Plugin or an Android widget. It does exist some indicators and models.

The objective of the project is to:

  • study of consumptions (web oriented)
  • propose a model
  • create a Chrome plugin and/or an Android widget in order to measure our daily consumption, both on the use of research engine and on the consumption due to the browser. Language can be JavaScript