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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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities and covers most Engineering disciplines. UPM has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation, with more than 200 Research Groups and several Research Institutes and Technological Centres in different knowledge areas. The Ontology Engineering Group (OEG,, led by Prof. Asunción Gómez-Pérez, has been working on the provision of semantic infrastructure since 1995, and is currently composed of researchers from different fields: Ontological Engineering, Data Integration, Semantic Web and Semantic e-Science.


Some of the most important results of the OEG in the previous areas are: METHONTOLOGY, WebODE and Oyster (in Ontological Engineering); R2O, ODEMapster and EgoIR (in semantic-based data integration); ODESeW and ODESWS (in Semantic Web); and WS-DAIOnt-RDF(S) andODESGS (in Semantic Grid). Besides, the Group has participated or is participating in the following EU IST projects: MKBEEM (IST-1999-10589), OntoWeb (IST-2000-25056), Esperonto (IST-2001-34373), OntoGrid (FP6-511513), NeOn (FP6-027595), SEEMP (FP6-027347), Knowledge Web (FP6-507482), SemsorGrid4Env (FP6-223913), ADMIRE (FP7-215024), DynaLearn (FP7-231526), SEALS (FP7-238975), SCALUS (FP7-), MONNET (FP7-248458), PlanetData (FP7-257641) and Wf4Ever (FP7-270192).


Dr. Oscar Corcho is an Associate Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Previously, he has worked at the University of Manchester and iSOCO. He graduated in Computer Science from UPM in 2000, and received the third Spanish award in computer science from the Spanish Government. He obtained his MSc in Software Engineering from UPM in 2001, and his PhD in Artificial Intelligence in 2004. He has also worked as a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Manchester and as an R&D manager at iSOCO. His research activities include ontology languages and tools, metadata management in the Semantic Web and Semantic e-Science. He is participating at the EU FP6 IST project SemsorGrid4Env (FP6-223913) and ADMIRE (FP7-215024), and is leading UPM’s work at the PlanetData network of excellence. He has also participated in the HALO project (funded by Vulcan, Inc.), and in the following EU IST projects from FP5 and FP6: Esperonto (IST-2001-34373), DIP (FP6-507483), HOPS (IST-2002-507967), SWWS (IST-2001-37134), OntoWeb (IST-2000-25056), OntoGrid (FP6-511513) and Knowledge Web (IST-2003-507482). He has also been a research visitor at KMI (Open University) and SMI (Stanford University). He has published two books, over 40 international journal and conference/workshop papers, and reviews papers in many conferences, workshops and journals. He has been part of the organisation committees of some of the most relevant conferences in the ontologies and Semantic Web community, such as EKAW2002 and EKAW2010, ESWC2006, ESWC2008 and ESWC2010, ISWC2009 and he will be the programme chair of KCAP2011.


Prof. Asunción Gómez-Pérez is Professor at the Univ. Politécnica de Madrid and director or the OEG at UPM. She has a B.A. in Computer Science (1990), M.S.C. on Knowledge Engineering (1991), Ph.D. in Computer Sciences (1993) and MS.C. on Business Administration (1994). She was visiting (1994-1995) the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. She also was the Executive Director (1995-1998) of the Artificial Intelligent Laboratory at the School. The most representative projects she is participating are: SEEMP (FP6-23747), NeOn (FP6-027595), OntoGrid (FP6-511513) as project coordinator, Knowledge Web NoE (FP6-507482) acting as Scientific Vice-director, Esperonto (IST-2001-34373), the OntoWeb (IST-2000-25056) thematic network, and also the MKBEEM (IST-1999-10589) project. She has published more than 150 papers on the above issues. She has led several national and international projects related with ontologies and the semantic web funded by various institutions and/or companies related. She is author of one book on Ontological Engineering and co-author of a book on Knowledge Engineering. She has been codirector of the summer school on Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web in 2003, 2004,2005, 2006 and 2007. She was program chair of ESWC’05 and was of EKAW’02.  She has been co-organizer of the workshopsand conferences on ontologies at ECAI-04, IJCAI-03, ECAI-02, IJCAI-01, ECAI-00, IJCAI-99, ECAI-98, SSS-97 and ECAI-96. She has tought tutorials on Ontological Engineering at the summer schools.