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Previous projects developed by the group ubicomp

PD-NET TOWARDS FUTURE PERVASIVE DISPLAY NETWORKS

Project Resources

Related posts on this web site:

This page: http://ubicomp.algoritmi.uminho.pt/pd-net

Main project web site: http://pd-net.org/

Overview

Pd-NET  aims to lay the scientific foundations for a new form of communications medium with the same potential impact on society as radio, television and the Internet. The goal is to explore the scientific challenges and new technologies required to enable the emergence of large scale networks of pervasive public displays and associated sensors that are open to applications and content from many sources. In effect, the project will look to provide the foundations for work on a brand new global communications medium for information access and interaction and to ensure that Europe is in the best possible position to benefit from this new medium. The project is highly innovative, no such pervasive display networks exist today, and their emergence would represent a radical transformation in the way we think about information dissemination in public spaces; it is high risk, numerous technical and societal challenges need to be addressed before pervasive display networks are possible; and potentially high pay-off, if successful, the project will pioneer a new research area and provide the foundations for a new communications medium that offers entirely new opportunities for economic activity and a means to radically change public spaces, from today environments in which information is pushed to people in the form of adverts to spaces that can utilize public displays and ambient intelligence to reflect the hopes, aspirations and interests of its occupants using content and applications created anywhere in a global network.

Partners

PD-Net is a partnership between Lancaster University (coordinator), University of Stuttgart, University of Lugano and University of Minho.

Dates

The project is running between May 2010 and October 2012 (30 month)

Project Team

Rui José
Helena Rodrigues
Hélder Pinto
Bruno Silva
Constantin Taivan

Project Resources

Related posts on this web site:
This page: http://ubicomp.algoritmi.uminho.pt/pd-net
Main project web site: http://pd-net.org/

AROUND – Supporting Location Based Internet Services / Suporte a Serviços Internet de Âmbito Local

Overview

The focus of the proposed research is to model and implement an architecture for the support of location-based Internet services. To achieve a comprehensive solution to this problem we antecipate the need to address two main issues. The first issue is building a service discovery mechanisn that includes location requirements and the capability to work across multiple administrative domains. The other issue is creating a scope model for location-based services. The model should include the necessary abstractions to provide a mapping between location-based scopes and network topology. For evaluation, we will develop a series of prototype location-based services and applications and a supporting network infrastructure. Our main application will be a Bus Information System for the town of Guimarães.

Partners

Entities that participate in the AROUND project:

  • University of Minho – GET – Telecomputing Engineering Group (Department of Information Systems)
  • Lancaster University (U.K.)
  • Inesc – Instituto Nacional de Engenharia e Sistemas de Computadores (now INOV) – Grupo de Comunicações Móveis e Pessoais
  • Edite-Minho – Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inovação Tecnológica do Minho
  • Camara Municipal de Guimarães

Dates

This project started in June 1999 and was closed in October 2001.

Funding

Project financed by / Projecto financiado pelo: PRAXIS (Nº PRAXIS/P/EEI/14267/1998).

Contacts

Adriano J. C. Moreira
Dept. de Sistemas de Informação
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Azurém
4800-056 Guimarães
Portugal

Phone: +351 53 510308
Email: adriano.moreira@dsi.uminho.pt

LOCAL: Location contexts for location-aware applications

Overview

The aim of the Local project was to contribute to the specification of a framework to support the development of location-aware applications for mobile and ubiquitous systems. The main objective of this project was to develop a Context Management system, specialized for location-context information, that builds a representation of the context of a person and provides it to external applications.

To build the context of a mobile object, the project explored the following concepts: i) the context can be enhanced with high-level context information by calculating and estimating new context dimensions from the location data collected directly from sensors; ii) the situation of the mobile object can be enhanced through correlation of geographic information with location data collected from sensors.

This project was funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia through grant (POSI/CHS/44971/2002) with support from the POSI programme.

Dates

This project ran from February 2004 to June 2006.

Project Team

Adriano Moreira (Principal investigator)
Maribel Yasmina Santos (Prof.)
Rui José (Prof.)
Helena Rodrigues (Prof.)
Filipe Meneses (PhD student)
Miguel Gonçalves (research assistant)
Sofia Carneiro (research assistant)

WeSP: Web Security and Privacy

Weaving together technology innovation with human and policy considerations.

Overview

This project will carry out fundamental research in 5 key themes: Build tools to enable end-users to effectively control their privacy, focusing on social networking websites; Create training material and automated systems to combat phishing, in the context of the web and location-based services; Develop and evaluate mechanisms and design principles to help users decide whether or not they can trust different types of digital services; Test automated approaches to detecting copyright breach and enforcement of copyright policies in the context of peer-to-peer networks and related services; and use formal methods to validate policy languages developed in the context of online social networking.

The Uminho team is focused on the topic of Trustworthy Services: Building Trust through Identity, Design and Reputation. The goal is to extend trust and security policies to the specific application domain of situated services, in which physical presence and familiarity arise as distinctive characteristics. The instant places technology for situated displays will be used as a case study as as the basis for the development and evaluation of the new trust algorithms being developed.

This project is a partnership between University of Madeira (leader), University of Minho, Instituto Superior Técnico, a multi-disciplinary team from Carnegie Mellon University, and SAPO/Portugal Telecom.

Dates

Running between March 2009 and February 2012 (36 month).

Project Team

The UMinho team is composed by Rui José, Nuno Otero and Jorge Cardoso.

Project Resources

Main project web site: http://wesp.m-iti.org/about.html

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