COOJA and Testbed Federation/TWIST growing together

Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.

Call for Papers: CONET/UBICITEC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.

Newsletter issue #19

The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.

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Established in 1981, the Distributed Systems Group (DSG) is both the longest standing and largest research group in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin. DSG conducts basic and applied research into all aspects of distributed computing extending from the theoretical foundations underpinning the field to system engineering issues. Our expertise is in the areas of middleware, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing and software engineering. Our main application domain is currently "smart cities", i.e. how ICT can be used to improve quality of life and ensure sustainability, by optimising the delivery of services and the use of resources. Some of our current projects include EMMON (EMbedded MONitoring for very large-scale WSNs), REALT (autonomic management of critical infrastructure), and in the vehicular domain, work on real-time communication and guaranteeing arrival times on highways.


Vinny Cahill obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Dublin in 1996. He holds a Personal Chair in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin where he also serves as Head of the Department of Computer Systems. His research addresses many aspects of distributed systems, in particular, middleware and programming models for pervasive and mobile computing with application to intelligent transportation systems and management of critical infrastructure. He has a particular interest in self-organising systems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in international conferences and journals.


Mélanie Bouroche was awarded a "Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Télécommunications" by INP Grenoble, France, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems) from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. In 2008, she completed her PhD thesis, which presents an approach to systematically translating system-wide safety constraints into requirements on the behaviour of autonomous mobile entities. She is now a Research Fellow in the Distributed Systems Group. Her research interests include distributed systems, and in particular, middleware for sentient computing and large-scale wireless sensor networks, and real-time coordination of mobile autonomous entities.