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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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) is one of the main actors in research and development of the semantic technologies in Europe. NUIG-DERI performs research in the Semantic Web, Sensor Network platforms, and Semantic Web Services and applies its research results to solve integration problems in various application-oriented projects in eLearning, eGovernment, eBusiness, and eHealth. In Semantic Web, NUIG-DERI develops advanced Semantic Web infrastructures, which facilitate collaborative social working environments, scalable storage and reasoning engines, distributed computing, and ontology development. In Sensor Networks, NUIG-DERI is co-developer (together with EPFL, Switzerland) of the Global Sensor Networks (GSN) platform which provides a flexible middleware layer which abstracts from the underlying, heterogeneous sensor network technologies and supports fast and simple deployment and addition of new platforms, facilitates efficient distributed query processing and combination of sensor data, provides support for sensor mobility, and enables the dynamic adaptation of the system configuration during runtime with minimal (zero-programming) effort. In Semantic Web Services, NUIG-DERI extensively contributes to the framework of SWS technology in the context of the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO), the Web Service Modeling Language (WSML) and the corresponding architecture and Web Service Execution environment (WSMX). NUIG-DERI actively participates in and leads research funded by the EU FP6 program (DIP, SUPER, SemanticGov, NEPOMUK, TripCom, RIDE), Science Foundation Ireland (LION) and Enterprise Ireland (SAOR, LITE). NUIG-DERI members actively participate in a number of sensor network and semantic community initiatives and standardization activities such as the Wireless Sensors Enterprise Led Network (Ireland), the W3C Semantic Annotations for Web Services Description Language and XML Schema Working Group (W3C SAWSDL WG), OASIS Semantic Execution Environment Technical Committee (OASIS SEE TC), Semantic Web Services Challenge (SWS Challenge), Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI), and Ontology Management Working Group (OMWG).


Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth is vice-director of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland and professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He holds an M.S. (1994) and a Ph.D. (1999) in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna. From January 2002 to September 2006 he was a senior researcher and research project manager at the Distributed Information systems Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to his work at EPFL he was an assistant professor at the Distributed Systems group at the TU Vienna. His research interests are on sensor networks middleware, Internet of things, large-scale distributed semantic information systems, peer-to-peer systems, self-organization and self-management. He has published a large number of papers in these domains and has co-authored a book on distributed software architectures and several book chapters on P2P data management and semantics. He has served in over 120 program committees of international scientific conferences and recently was local chair of WDAS2004 and program co-chair of SME05, STD3S, MCISME, and DMC2006. In 2007 he is program co-chair of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing and is general chair of the European Semantic Web Conference in 2008. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.


Dr. Josiane Xavier Parreira is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Galway, Ireland. She holds an M.S. (2003) and a Ph.D. (2009) in computer science from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) - University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany. Her main research interests are on semantic sensor networks, large-scale distributed systems, social networks, Internet of things, link analysis and peer-to-peer systems. She has published more than 15 articles in journals, refereed conferences and workshops. During her PhD, she was awarded a fellowship from the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), and she currently holds a IRCSET Post Doctoral Fellowship.