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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University College Dublin

The CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies is among the largest research centres in Sensor Web technologies worldwide. The centre with administrative headquarters at University College Dublin (UCD), focuses on the intersection between two important research areas: Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery. The centre's aim is to -bringing information to life- which refers to the harvesting and harnessing of large volumes of sensed information, from both the physical world in which we live, and the digital world of modern communications & computing. The technology developed by CLARITY will help to empower the citizen by taming the information overload problem currently facing individuals, helping to ensure that everyone has access to the right information at the right time. CLARITY is part of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) programme. CSI Profs Barry Smyth (Centre Director) and Gregory O'Hare (PI) are working with other academic staff from DCU and the Tyndall Institute on this project.


In particular, the team of Prof. Gregory O'Hare at UCD conducts research in middleware solutions to facilitate the management of autonomic wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous and robotic systems, with emphasis on Ambient Assisted Living applications.


Dr. Mauro Dragone is a co-principal investigator, project manager and team leader at the CLARITY Centre for SensorWeb Technologies in Ireland and a research fellow at University College Dublin (UCD), School of Computer Science and Informatics. He received a laurea degree (110/110 con lode) in  Computer Science at the University of Bologna, in 1998, and a PhD in Computer Science from UCD, in 2008. Besides his involvement in academia, Dr. Dragone has more than 12 years of professional experience in the software industry, in the area of distributed systems, system integration and enterprise applications. His research interests include robotics, ubiquitous systems, wireless sensor networks and control architectures for autonomous agents, embracing both artificial intelligence and software engineering aspects.  Dr Dragone initiated and now leads the EU FP7 project RUBICON - Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Network (FP7-ICT-269914) - a 2.5M project focusing on creating a self-organizing, learning and goal-oriented robotic ecology, i.e. a network of heterogeneous computational nodes interfaced with sensors, effectors and mobile robot devices. He is also co-principal investigator and project manager for the EU FP7 project undefinedHOBNET - HOlistic Platform Design for Smart Buildings of the Future InterNET (FP7-ICT/FIRE-257466), and project manager for the European project undefinedFIEMSER (FP7-ICT-248605), in the area of energy efficiency in buildings.



Professor Gregory M.P. O’Hare is an Associate Professor at UCD. He has published over 320 refereed publications in Journals and International Conferences. His research interests are in the areas of Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS), and Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing, Autonomic Systems, Robotics, and  Wireless Sensor Networks. O’Hare is a Fellow of the British Computer Society a member of the ACM, AAAI and a Chartered Engineer. He also held a prestigious Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator Award 2003-2007, and is one of the Principal Investigators and  founders of CLARITY (2008-2013).

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