About CMI


Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) engages in research and teaching in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including information technology (IT), telecommunications and media/broadcast. There is a focus on the convergence of technologies and industries and a special attention to the Internet, which increasingly is the common platform for ICT-based communications.

CMI’s research and teaching has a technology development as well as an analytical perspective. The overall aim is to explore and exploit the potential of ICT for innovative services and solutions and new business opportunities. Development activities are directed at applications and services. Analytical activities are directed at the interactions between users, technology, market, policy, and organizational developments. The foundational basis for CMI is that development activities have greater chances of success when they are based on analyses of interactions of technological and social factors, and that analytical activities gain by being part of development work.

CMI, therefore, has a technologically based interdisciplinary profile also including economic, political, and user aspects. Within this profile it is essential for CMI that the activities strengthen the disciplinary approaches included: Engineering, human-computer interaction, economics, and political science. The aim is to contribute to the understanding of the development and use of ICTs and applications in a market / social perspective. This perspective includes user-driven innovation and user involvement in the development processes as well as market conditions and the political / socio-economic framework for technological developments.

Specifically, CMI engages in:

  • Development of creative and innovative concepts, solutions, applications, and services based on state-of-the-art ICT and media prototypes, demos, and projects
  • Analyses of the market conditions as well as the political and socio-economic frameworks for new converged media and services
  • Development of secure social, cognitive and context-aware services based on the users’ social networks, behavior and feedback enforced by privacy enhancing technologies, also in order to protect the user from identity theft
  • Studies of mobility and user experience concepts of new services and converged IT and media solutions with focus on user acceptance
  • Close collaboration with industry including research projects and promotion of start-ups

Research networks

CMI participates in different national, European and international scientific centers and networks. These platforms give us the possibility to contribute to the state of the art research and discussions in the field of ICT and Media at different levels and to get input on our research and teaching activities. 

The networks are further used to collaborate with researchers in other institutions and countries to develop scientific books and papers and to enhance our outreach.

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) is a global organisation representing all sectors of the mobile communications industry and the research community.

The objective of WWRF is to formulate visions on strategic future research directions in the wireless field, and to generate, identify and promote research areas and technical trends for mobile and wireless system technologies. Professor Knud Erik Skouby, CMI/AAU, is currently heading Working Group 1: Human Perspectives and Service Concepts.

More information on http://www.wireless-world-research.org

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS)

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors. ITS is an independent, non-aligned and not-for-profit organization with a worldwide network of about 400 members.

ITS provides a forum where academic, private sector, and government communities can meet to identify pressing new problems and issues, share research results, and form new relationships and approaches to address outstanding issues. ITS focuses on the evolving applications, services, technology, and infrastructure of the communications, computing, Internet, information content, and related industries.

The goal of ITS is to research and analyze issues related to the emergence of a global information society. The organization places particular emphasis on the interrelationships among socioeconomic, technological, legal, regulatory, competitive, organizational, policy, and ethical dimensions of the issues it addresses.

For more information please visit the ITS home page: www.itsworld.org


The European Communications Policy Research (EuroCPR)

The European Communications Policy Research (EuroCPR) Conference is held annually to facilitate systematic interaction between academic research, European and national policy makers, and industrial representatives in the communications sector. Discussion at CPR is of the highest quality. To optimise dialogue, the number of invited guests is limited.

EuroCPR’s strategy is to bring well-grounded theoretical and empirical research to bear upon current policy issues. Research presented at the EuroCPR conference is leading edge. It is chosen for its innovative character and for the contribution it will make to current policy and business strategy analysis.

For more information please visit the EuroCPR home page: www.eurocpr.org

Industry collaboration

CMI has a strong backing from industry evidenced in, e.g., participation by leading Danish and international persons in the Advisory Board. CMI also promote collaboration on student projects, master theses and PhD theses, where CMI researchers, students and companies find matching partners.

We collaborate with:

An essential function of the industrial partners is to participate in creating the unique research cluster around CMI and to contribute to the development of the teaching curriculum.

Advisory Board:

The industrial advisors to the teaching programmes are:

  • Steffen Ring, Motorola
  • Peter Ib, BlueTown
  • Lars Kierkegaard, Teracom A/S
  • John Kristensen, Gramex
  • Ole Mørk Lauridsen, independent consultant