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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.
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University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus is a research-oriented department active in several areas of Information Society. Its research interests vary from purely theoretical and foundational topics to applied development. The labs that will be involved in the project are: the Networks Research Lab (NetRL) and the Advanced Research and Development Unit (ARDIS). The NetRL Lab performs research in communication network issues, such as protocols, algorithms, and mechanisms that support network control and the provision of quality of service in both fixed and wireless/mobile networks. The principal aim of NetRL research is the development of protocols with a primary focus on flow and congestion control, mobility management, traffic engineering, and resource management. Complex control and nature inspired techniques for robust, adaptive and self-organized networked systems, with emphasis on Sensor Networks are of primary interest. The ARDIS Lab research focus is on mobile computing and data management. More specifically, location management, location based services, mobility of services, personalization of wireless users, mobile data models, context awareness, collaboration in the wireless environment etc. Furthermore the group has a strong background in database technologies and data management issues (transaction processing, consistency of data, query optimization etc.). Sensor networks and its application in pervasive environments present one of the Lab’s main areas of interest.Both labs have been involved in a number of national and EU funded research projects.
Prof. Andreas Pitsillides, NetRL Director. Andreas Pitsillides is as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, and heads the Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL). His research interests include fixed and wireless Networks (ad-hock, VANETS, and sensor networks, TCP/IP, WLANs, UMTS Third Generation mobile networks and beyond), flow and congestion control, resource allocation and radio resource management, and Internet technologies and their application in Mobile e-Services, e.g. in Tele-Healthcare and security issues. He has a particular interest in adapting tools from various fields of applied mathematics such as adaptive non-linear control theory, computational intelligence, and recently nature inspired techniques, to solve problems in computer networks. He will be contributing to the Conex project at the technical level with his knowledge for fixed and mobile networks research, including Ad-hoc, sensor and VANETS, resource allocation and control theoretic approaches for performance control.
Christodoulou Eleni (Ph.D.), ARDIS Lab Director. Eleni Christodoulou is the Director of Advanced Research and Development Unit (ARDIS) of Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus focusing on advanced technologies in the areas of mobile and pervasive computing and applications. She studied Medical Informatics in the Technical University of Munich, Germany and has an over 18 years working experience in the IT business and academia sector both in Germany and Cyprus especially in the provision of consultancy and project management of large-scaled IT solutions and implementations in the eGovernment and eHealth sector. In the last 8 years she has served as a Director in the IT industry. She has served as proposal evaluator and consultant at a national/international level and since 2002, she is invited by the European Commission as a project evaluator/auditor in areas related to mobile and wireless computing. Her research interest includes Collaborative infrastructures, mobile and wireless solutions, mobile and pervasive computing (smart houses), Decision Support systems, eHealth applications, eGovernment. She has been involved or is currently participating, as an expert or partner, and as a project coordinator in over 15 internationally and nationally funded projects and studies, including different IST funded projects.