Projects

FIESTA - Federated Interoperable Semantic IoT/cloud Testbeds and Applications (principal investigator)
The FIESTA infrastructure will empower an Experimentation-as-a-Service (EaaS) paradigm for IoT experiments, which will enable experimenters to use a single EaaS API for executing experiments over multiple IoT federated testbeds in a testbed-agnostic way. Experimenters will be able to use the EaaS API to access data and resources from any of the underlying testbeds. The underlying interconnected testbed will provide common standardized semantics and interfaces, which will enable the FIESTA EaaS infrastructure to access their data, resources and other low-level capabilities. RIA, European Union, Horizon 2020, 2014-2017
 
OpenIoT - Open Source blueprint for large scale self-organizing cloud environments for IoT applications (project coordinator)
The goal of this project was to develop and implement an architectural blueprint for IoT applications. OpenIoT provides a flexible middleware (see OpenIoT GitHub) that abstracts from heterogeneous sensor network technologies to higher-level functionalities suitable for use by service and application developers. OpenIoT enables the efficient creation and management of IoT (Sensors) cloud-based environments and provides a blueprint for non-trivial IoT applications, which will be delivered by cloud computing infrastructures, in both autonomic and pay-as-you-go service models. STREP, European Union, Framework Program 7, 2011-2014.
 
Super Stream Collider Fed4FIRE Experiments (principal investigator DERI)
The goal of this project was to conduct large-scale, distributed experiments with our >Super Stream Collider platform on the Fed4FIRE distributed testbed. Open call project in project Federation for Future Internet Research and Experimentation (Fed4FIRE), European Union, Framework Program 7, 2013-2014.
 
CityPulse - Real-Time IoT Stream Processing and Large-scale Data Analytics for Smart City Applications (principal investigator DERI)
CityPulse provides innovative smart city applications by adopting an integrated approach to the Internet of Things and the Internet of People. The project facilitates the creation and provision of reliable real-time smart city applications by bringing together the two disciplines of knowledge-based computing and reliability testing. STREP, European Union, Framework Program 7, 2013-2016.
 
VITAL - Virtualized programmable InTerfAces for innovative cost-effective IoT depLoyments in smart cities (Project coordinator)
VITAL introduces an abstract virtualized digital layer that will operate across multiple IoT architectures, platforms and business contexts. Added-value services on top of this layer will provide higher level functionalities like e.g. data filtering and complex event processing that integrate services of existing IoT systems. This will allow solution providers to (re-)use a wider range of data streams, thereby increasing the scope of potential applications and enabling a more connected approach to smart city development. Applications will be able to integrate data and services between different organisational units as well as between different smart cities, reducing the amount of necessary infrastructure inside a city. Application developers will be able to reuse their applications in different cities, greatly reducing development effort and time. STREP, European Union, Framework Program 7, 2013-2016.
 
GAMBAS - Generic Adaptive Middleware for Behavior-driven Autonomous Services (principal investigator DERI)
The goal of the GAMBAS project is the development of an innovative and adaptive middleware to enable the privacy-preserving and automated utilization of behavior-driven services that adapt autonomously to the context of users. STREP, European Union, Framework Program, 2012-2015.
 
Large-scale integration and provisioning of Internet of Things and utility streams in real smart city environments (principal investigator)
This project addresses an integrated technology layer for effectively and efficiently managing complex city infrastructures, enabling greater resource efficiency management. It takes into account data analytics aspects by supporting solutions for a uniform "networked information layer". Science Foundation Ireland, SFI Industry Fellowship, 2014-2015.
 
INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics (funded investigator)
Ireland's National Big Data and Analytics Research Centre. Science Foundation Ireland, 2013-2019.
 
FiPS - Developing Hardware and Design Methodologies for Heterogeneous Low Power Field Programmable Servers (principal investigator DERI)
FiPS aims to significantly increase energy efficiency of supercomputing hardware through a smart combination of alternative processors such as ARM smartphone processors, 3D graphics chips, reconfigurable chips (FPGA), or many-core architectures. STREP, European Union, Framework Program 7, 2013-2016.
 
Research, Design, and development of a demonstrator integrating private commercial data, Public Sector data and geographic mapping data with a simple visual user interface to support retail business planning (principal investigator, finished)
Science Foundation Ireland, Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA), 2013-2014.
 
Lion-2 - Enabling Networked Knowledge Through Semantics (principal investigator, finished)
This was the base grant for DERI (which in 2013 became part of the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics). The goal of this project was to research methods and build tools for enabling networked knowledge on a global scale. Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET), Science Foundation Ireland, 2009-2014.
 
SPITFIRE - Semantic-Service Provisioning for the Internet of Things using Future Internet Research by Experimentation (project coordinator, finished)
A European STREP project whose goal it is to to investigate unified concepts, methods, and software infrastructures for the efficient development of applications that span and integrate the Internet and the embedded world. The project started July 1, 2010 and will end June 30, 2013.
 
CONET - Cooperating Objects NETwork of excellence (principal investigator DERI, finished)
A European Network of Excellence whose goal it is to build a strong community in the area of Cooperating Objects, bringing together researchers form the areas of embedded systems, pervasive computing systems, and wireless sensor networks. We participate as experts in semantics and sensor networks middleware. The project started June 1, 2008 and will end May 31, 2012.
 
PECES - PErvasive Computing in Embedded Systems (principal investigator DERI, finished)
A European STREP project whose goal it is to create a comprehensive software layer to enable the seamless cooperation of embedded devices across various smart spaces on a global scale in a context-dependent, secure and trustworthy manner. We participate as experts in semantics and sensor networks middleware. The project has started October 1, 2008 and end September 30, 2011.
 
Global Sensor Networks (GSN)
This is a research project on developing a middleware for zero-programming deployment of sensor networks.
 
SUPER - Semantics Utilised for Process Management within and between Enterprises (principal investigator DERI, finished)
A European Integrated Project whose goal is to raise Business Process Management (BPM) to the business level, where it belongs, from the IT level where it mostly resides now. This objective requires that BPM is accessible at the level of semantics of business experts. We participate by leading the overall architecture development and contributing to semantic business process descriptions and semantic business process mining (2006-2009).
 
NEPOMUK - Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge (project manager EPFL 2006, finished)
A European Integrated Project whose goal is to develop a comprehensive solution for extending the personal desktop into a collaboration environment which supports both the personal information management and the sharing and exchange across social and organizational relations. We participate by providing a distributed search and storage infrastructure and methods for self-organized semantic alignment. The project started (2006-2009).
 
DIP - Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services (project manager EPFL 2004-2006, 2006-2007 DERI project coordinator, finished)
A European Integrated Project in the Semantic-based knowledge systems program. DIP's goal is to make Semantic Web Services a reality by providing an infrastructure (i.e., an architecture and tools) that for data and process integration in eWork and eCommerce as the Web did it for human information access. Leading house is DERI at the National University of Ireland, Galway. EPFL participated by methods for establishing semantic interoperability among Web Services. The project started January 2004 and ended February 2007 and was officially named "EU flagship project".
 
Bricks - Building Resources for Integrated Cultural Knowledge Services (project manager EPFL 2004-2005, finished)
A European Integrated Project in the Digital Libraries program. The goal of BRICKS is the definition, development and maintenance of a user- and service-oriented space to share knowledge and resources in the cultural heritage domain. Leading House is Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA from Rome, Italy. EPFL participates by realizing a decentralized meta-data storage for XML documents (2004-2007).
 
Evergrow - Ever-growing global scale-free networks, their provisioning, repair and unique functions (project manager EPFL 2005-2006, finished)
A European Integrated Project in the FET program to invent methods and systems, and build infrastructure for measurement, mock-ups and analysis of network traffic, topology and logical structure. Leading house is SICS in Stockholm, Sweden. EPFL participate in the subproject on scalable decentralised self-healing services which investigates fundamentals of P2P architectures (2004-2007).
 
Knowledge-Web - Realizing the semantic web (finished)
A European Network of Excellence in the Semantic-based knowledge systems program. Its goal is to support the transition of Semantic Web technology from academia to industry. Leading house is University of Innsbruck, Austria. EPFL participated in the areas of managing meta-data and ontologies, ontology integration and semantic web languages (2004-2007).
 
Self-organized Distributed Applications in a Mobile Environment (senior researcher EPFL 2002-2006)
This is a subproject of the Swiss Research Centre for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (NCCR MICS) . I participated with work on emergent semantics and self-organizing data access in mobile ad-hoc networks and decentralized, self-organizing methods for efficient data access.
 
P-Grid
This is a research project on developing our P2P platform.
 
OPELIX - An open personalized electronic information commerce platform (project manager, senior researcher, finished)
A European IST project in Framework 5. The goal was to provide a customizable platform to enable electronic commerce with non-tangible information products. I did this project while with TU Vienna. Our contribution was the architecture, Internet-scale delivery and dissemination, and payment (2000-2002).
 
Minstrel (push system, finished)