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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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SAP AG / SAP Research Business Unit (SAP), Germany

SAP has grown to become the world’s leading provider of e-business software solutions. With 12 million users, 96,400 installations, and more than 1,500 partners, SAP is the world’s largest inter-enterprise software company and the world’s third-largest independent software supplier, overall. SAP solutions help enterprises of all sizes around the world to improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP employs over 39,300 people in more than 50 countries. SAP Research is the technology research department of SAP and as an integral part of SAP’s R&D activities, SAP Research is responsible for identifying, researching, understanding, developing and evaluating new and emerging technologies, processes and e-business solutions that strategically influence the future of SAP business applications. SAP Research is a Global Business Unit under the direction of SAP AG operating Research Centers in various countries. These Centers are usually co-located with Academic Partners and focused on specific research topics. Depending on the particular needs of the projects,  SAP Research will consider to distribute work packages among its locations in order to engage Researchers with the required expertise. This will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the execution of the project. SAP industry solutions support the unique business processes of more than 25 industry segments, including high tech, retail, public sector and financial services. With the focus on applied research, SAP Research bridges the gap between open, collaborative research with external partners and exploitation into new or existing SAP product lines through SAP´s development groups. In the context of this document, SAP refers to SAP AG and its SAP Research Business Unit

 

Stamatis Karnouskos joined the SmartItems team (investigating the usage of networked embedded devices such as WSNs in enterprise systems) of SAP in 2005. Prior to that and since 1997, he has been working as a project manager and research engineer at Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany. The last 12 years Stamatis has been involved in several European Union and industrial projects related to Internet-based services and architectures, active and programmable networks, software agents, mobile payments, security and mobility. His research aims at designing and implementing secure open communication infrastructures. He has authored more than 40 technical papers, acted as guest editor in IEEE T-SMC and Elsevier’s ECRA journals, and participates as a program member committee in several international conferences and workshops. Stamatis coordinates SAP’s Enterprise Service Community on Sensor Networks, a SAP-driven cross-industry effort for the usage of (wireless) sensor networks in enterprise systems and services that depend on them.

 

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SAP, via its research department (SAP Research), takes part at several EC co-funded projects that deal with the enhancement of business processes by integration of device-level functionality in enterprise services. By strongly coupling bottom layer devices such as electricity meters, with high-level business domain (e.g. enterprise services), it is possible not only to get near real-time data but also be able to distribute business intelligence at several layers between them e.g. at backend system, internet-based services as well as the devices themselves. This has the potential of drastically changing the way we design and implement enterprise applications and services. Therefore, SAP’s interest is to deeply investigate the challenges the new infrastructure poses, early identify and solve problems that may arise and investigate the impact on the existing business processes, and products. Indicatively, SAP already participates in projects towards device-to-business coupling projects e.g. SOCRADES (www.socrades.eu), CoBIs (www.cobis-online.de), WASP (www.wasp-project.org ) etc.