ERCIM Working Group Report

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Overall report year: 2011

Section A: Joint Projects

WG: E-mobility

Project: COST Action IC0906: Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO)

  • Funding: ESF
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2010-06-01 to 2014-05-30
  • Contribution:
  • description:

Participating Organisations:
  • SARIT / U Bern - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • U Twente - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • U Coimbra - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • CNR - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • Karlstad U - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • FORTH - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • Tampere U - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • SPARCIM / UPC - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • DUTH - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • SARIT / U Geneva - type: Research - budget: 0€

Project: COST Action IC0703: Data Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA)

  • Funding: ESF
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2008-03-01 to 2012-02-29
  • Contribution:
  • description:

Participating Organisations:
  • U Coimbra - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • VTT - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • FORTH - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • U Twente - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • SPARCIM / UPC - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • SARIT / U Geneva - type: Research - budget: 0€

Project: COST Action IC0804 - Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems

  • Funding: ESF
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2009-01-23 to 2013-05-04
  • Contribution: ESF
  • description:

Participating Organisations:
  • SARIT / U Bern - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • SPARCIM / UPC - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • U Coimbra - type: Research - budget: 0€

WG: Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)

Project: Movere

  • Funding: FNR Luxembourg
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2010-07-01 to 2013-08-30
  • Contribution:
  • description:

Participating Organisations:
  • University Luxembourg Lassy - type: Research - budget: 0€
  • University of Geneva, SMV - type: Research - budget: 0€

WG: Software Evolution

Project: Modeling, Evolution and Verification of Software - MoVES - PAI P6/39

  • Funding: Belgian Science Policy Office
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2008-01-01 to 2011-12-30
  • Contribution:
  • description:

    This project combines the leading Belgian research teams in software engineering, with recognised scientific excellence in model-driven engineering (MDE), software evolution, formal modelling and verification (FMV) and aspect-oriented software development (AOSD). The project aims to advance the state of the art in each of these domains. The long term objective of our network is to strengthen existing collaborations and forge new links between those teams, and to leverage and disseminate our research expertise in this domain at a European level.

Project: Reuse and Migration of legacy applications to Interoperable Cloud Services - REMICS

  • Funding: EU FP7
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2010-09-01 to 2012-08-31
  • Contribution: 4,500,000
  • description:

    REMICS proposes a leap progress in legacy systems migration to Service Clouds by providing a model driven methodology and tools, which significantly improve the baseline ADM concept. This will be achieved through driving the standardization work in OMG including PIM4Cloud specification, and support and increase impact further by providing project results under open source licences.

Project: Synchronizing Models and Code, SNF project # 200020_131827

  • Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2010-10-01 to 2012-09-30
  • Contribution: 337'337 CHF
  • description:

    See webpage

Project: ANR Cutter

  • Funding: ANR (French national project)
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 2011-12-01 to 0000-00-00
  • Contribution:
  • description:

    The aim of Cutter is to develop, combine, and evaluate new techniques for analyzing and modularizing code. The innovation of Cutter is to: combine different package decomposition techniques (graph decomposition, program visualization...); support different levels of abstractions (system, packages, classes); and be directed by the quality of the resulting remodularization and take into account expert input.

WG: Sensor Web

Project: RUBICON (for Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Network)

  • Funding: European FP7
  • Status: Active
  • Date: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
  • Contribution: 2.2 Million
  • description:

    This project will create a self-learning robotic ecology, called RUBICON (for Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Network), consisting of a network of sensors, effectors and mobile robot devices. Enabling robots to seamlessly operate as part of these ecologies is an important challenge for robotics R&D, in order to support applications such as ambient assisted living, security, etc. Current approaches heavily rely on models of the environment and on human configuration and supervision and lack the ability to smoothly adapt to evolving situations. These limitations make these systems hard and costly to deploy and maintain in real world applications, as they must be tailored to the specific environment and constantly updated to suit changes in both the environments and in the applications where they are deployed. A RUBICON ecology will be able to teach itself about its environment and learn to improve the way it carries out different tasks. The ecology will act as a persistent memory and source of intelligence for all its participants and it will exploit the mobility and the better sensing capabilities of the robots to verify and provide the feedback on its own performance. As the nodes of a RUBICON ecology will mutually support one another’s learning, the ecology will identify, commission and fulfil tasks more effectively and efficiently. The project builds on many years of experience across a world-leading consortium. It combines robotics, multi-agent systems, novelty detection, dynamic planning, statistical and computational neuroscience methods, efficient component & data abstraction, robot/WSN middleware and three robotic test-beds. Validation will take place using two application scenarios. Impact: The project will reduce the amount of preparation and pre-programming that robotic and/or wireless sensor network (WSN) solutions require when they are deployed. In addition, RUBICON ecologies will reduce the need to maintain and re-configure already-deployed systems, so that changes in the requirements of such systems can be easily implemented and new components can be easily accommodated. The relative intelligence and mobility of a robot, when compared to those of a typical wireless sensor node, means that WSN nodes embedded in a RUBICON ecology can learn about their environment and their domain application, through the ‘training’ that is provided by the robot. This means that the quality of service which is offered by WSNs can be significantly improved, without the need for extensive human involvement.

Section B: Joint Publications

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

Nonparametric criteria for supervised classification of fuzzy data. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning

  • Author: Colubi, A.; González Rodríguez, G.; Gil, M.A.; Trutschnig, W.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: International Journal of Approximate Reasoning. Vol. 52(9), pp. 1272-1282
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1016/j.ijar.2011.05.007

A determination coefficient for a linear regression model with imprecise response

  • Author: Ferraro, M.B.; González Rodríguez, G.; Colubi, A.; Coppi, R.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Environmetrics. Vol. 22 (4), pp. 516-529
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1002/env.1056

Estimation of a flexible simple linear model for interval data based on set arithmetic

  • Author: Blanco-Fernández, A., Corral, N., González-Rodríguez, G.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: University of Oviedo
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1016/j.csda.2011.03.005

Multiobjective Optimization using Differential Evolution for Real-World Portfolio Optimization

  • Author: Krink, T. and S. Paterlini
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Computational Management Science, Vol. 8 (1-2), pp. 157-179
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

An introduction to the special volume on "Political methodology"

  • Author: Altman, M.; Jackman, S.; Fox, J.; Zeileis, A.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 42 (1), pp. 1-5
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://www.jstatsoft.org/v42/i01/

ccounting for individual differences in Bradley-Terry models by means of recursive partitioning

  • Author: Strobl, C.; Wickelmaier, F.; Zeileis, A.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Vol. 36 (2), pp. 135-153
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.003

Bookmaker consensus and agreement for the UEFA Champions League 2008/09

  • Author: Leitner, C.; Zeileis, A.; Hornik, K.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. Vol. 22 (2), pp. 183-194
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1093/imaman/dpq016

Robust Uniform Design with Errors in the Design Variables

  • Author: Winker, P.; Lin, D.K.J.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Statistica Sinica. Vol. 21 (3), pp. 1379-1396
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Least Median of Squares Estimation by Optimization Heuristics with an Application to the CAPM and Multi Factor Models

  • Author: Winker. P.; Lary, M.; Sharpe, C.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Computational Management Science. Vol. 8, pp. 103-123
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Robust and efficient one-way MANOVA tests

  • Author: Van Aelst, S.; Willems, G.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of the American Statistical Association. Vol. 106 (494), pp. 706-718
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1198/jasa.2011.tm09748

Stahel-Donoho estimators with cellwise weights

  • Author: Van Aelst, S.; Vandervieren, E.; Willems, G.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. Vol. 81 (1), pp. 1-27
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): doi:10.1080/00949650903103873

Most-predictive design points for functional data predictors

  • Author: Ferraty, F.; Hall, P.; Vieu, P.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Biometrika 97 (4), 807–824
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Structural test in regression on functional variables

  • Author: Delsol, Laurent; Ferraty, Frédéric; Vieu, Philippe
  • year: 0
  • Reference information: Journal of Multivariate Analysis 102 (3), 422–447
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Bootstrap in functional linear regression

  • Author: González-Manteiga, Wenceslao; Martínez-Calvo, Adela
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

WG: E-mobility

Uplink packet scheduling in cellular networks with relaying -- comparative study.

  • Author: Dimitrova, D.C. and van den Berg, J.L. and Heijenk, G.J.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Telecommunication systems, 48(3-4). pp. 237-246
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/19421/

Analysis of packet scheduling for UMTS EUL - design decisions and performance evaluation.

  • Author: Dimitrova, D.C. and van den Berg, J.L. and Heijenk, G.J. and Litjens, R.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Journal of Internet Engineering.
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/19159/

LTE uplink scheduling - flow level analysis.

  • Author: Dimitrova, D.C. and van den Berg, J.L. and Heijenk, G.J. and Litjens, R
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: 4th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications, MACOM 2011, 11-13 Sep 2011, Trento, Italy. pp. 181-192. Springer Verlag.
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/20180/

Scheduler-dependent inter-cell interference and its impact on LTE uplink performance at flow level

  • Author: Dimitrova, D.C. and Heijenk, G.J. and van den Berg, J.L. and Yankov, S.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: 9th IFIP international conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2011, 15-17 June 2011, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain. pp. 285-296. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6649. Springer Verlag.
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/20294/

Analysis methodology for flow-level evaluation of a hybrid mobile-sensor network.

  • Author: Dimitrova, D.C. and Heijenk, G.J. and Braun, T.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: 1st International Workshop on Opportunistic Sensing and Processing in Mobile Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks (MobiSense), 9-11 May 2011, Bilbao, Spain. pp. 1-9.
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/21206/

Towards Energy Consumption Measurement in a Cloud Computing Wireless Testbed

  • Author: Vitor Bernardo, Marilia Curado, Thomas Staub, Torsten Braun
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: IEEE First Symposium on Network Cloud Computing and Applications (NCCA 2011) , Toulouse, France, November 21 - 23, 2011
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://rvs.unibe.ch/research/pub_files/BCB11.pdf, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NCCA.2011.22

WG: Image and Video Understanding

Unsupervised Classification of SAR Images using Hierarchical Agglomeration and EM

  • Author: Kayabol, K. - Krylov, V. - Zerubia, J.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: MUSCLE International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding 2011
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

A Latent Variable Bayesian Approach to Spatial Clustering with Background Noise

  • Author: Kayabol, K.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: CWI. Probability, Networks and Algorithms [PNA], PNA-1106, p.1–11 [ Technical report ]
  • Type: Other
  • Document (link to the URL): http://repository.cwi.nl/search/abstract.php?publnr=18705

SAR image classification with non-stationary multinomial logistic mixture of amplitude and texture densities

  • Author: Kayabol, K. - Voisin, A. - Zerubia, J.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing 2011 (18) , p.173–176 [ Proceedings article ]
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://repository.cwi.nl/search/abstract.php?publnr=18709

WG: Constraints

Recent Advances in Constraints - 14th Annual ERCIM International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming, CSCLP 2009, Barcelona, Spain, June 15-17, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

  • Author: Javier Larrosa and Barry O'Sullivan
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6384
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19486-3

WG: Software Evolution

Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Principles of Software Evolution and the 7th annual ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution, EVOL/IWPSE 2011

  • Author: Anthony Cleve, Romain Robbes
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: ISBN 978-1-4503-0848-9
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/iwpse/iwpse2011.html

Extracting structured data from natural language documents with island parsing

  • Author: Alberto Bacchelli, Anthony Cleve, Michele Lanza
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Proc. ASE 2011, pages 476-479
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6100103

Reverse Engineering Architectural Feature Models

  • Author: Mathieu Acher, Anthony Cleve, Philippe Collet, Philippe Merle, Laurence Duchien, Philippe Lahire
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Proc. of ECSA 2011, pp. 220-235, LNCS 6303, Springer
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://www.springerlink.com/content/hx4662n738346864/

Unifying design and runtime software adaptation using aspect models

  • Author: Carlos Andres Parra, Xavier Blanc, Anthony Cleve, Laurence Duchien
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Science of Computer Programming 76(12), pp. 1247-1260, Elsevier
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2010.12.005

Studying the co-evolution of production and test code in open source and industrial developer test processes through repository mining

  • Author: Andy Zaidman, Bart Van Rompaey, Arie van Deursen, Serge Demeyer
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE): 16(3):325-364
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10664-010-9143-7

Symbolic Model Checking of Software Product Lines

  • Author: Andreas CLASSEN, Patrick HEYMANS, Pierre-Yves SCHOBBENS, Axel LEGAY
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Proc. of , in 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011), pp. 321-330, ACM, 2011
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1985793.1985838

Proceedings 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering

  • Author: Andreas Winter, Tom Mens, Yiannis Kanellopoulos
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: 978-0-7695-4343-7
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL): http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/csmr/csmr2011.html

WG: Sensor Web

Mobile Gateway for Remote Interaction with Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Author: Angove, P., O’Grady, M.J., Hayes, J., O’Flynn, B., O’Hare, G.M.P., & Diamond, D. A.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Angove, P., O’Grady, M.J., Hayes, J., O’Flynn, B., O’Hare, G.M.P., & Diamond, D. A., Mobile Gateway for Remote Interaction with Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume: 11 , Issue: 12, Page(s): 3309 - 3310 (2011), (Digital Object Identifier
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Distributed Constraint Optimization for Resource Limited Sensor Networks

  • Author: Muldoon, C., Trigoni, N., O’Grady, M.J., & R. Tynan,
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Muldoon, C., Trigoni, N., O’Grady, M.J., & R. Tynan, Distributed Constraint Optimization for Resource Limited Sensor Networks, Science of Computer Programming, Elsevier Press, (ISI Impact Factor 1.459)
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

PI: Perceiver and Interpreter of Ambient Assisted Living Datasets

  • Author: Ye, J., Stevenson, G., Dobson, S., O'Grady, M.J. O'Hare, G.M.P.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Ye, J., Stevenson, G., Dobson, S., O'Grady, M.J. O'Hare, G.M.P. PI: Perceiver and Interpreter of Smart Home Datasets. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. Springer. (In Press)
  • Type: Journal
  • Document (link to the URL):

Combining Sensor Selection with Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Author: O' Hare, G.M.P., Muldoon, C. & Trigoni, N.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: O' Hare, G.M.P., Muldoon, C. & Trigoni, N. Combining Sensor Selection with Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks, In Proceedings of 8th International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (DMSN’11)‚ held in conjunction with the Int
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

PI: Perceiver and Interpreter of Smart Home Datasets

  • Author: Ye,J., Stevenson, G., Dobson, S., O'Grady, M.J. O'Hare, G.M.P.
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: Ye,J., Stevenson, G., Dobson, S., O'Grady, M.J. O'Hare, G.M.P. PI: Perceiver and Interpreter of Smart Home Datasets, Pervasive Health 2011, 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 23rd-26th May 2011 - Dublin
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Enabling Intelligence on a Wireless Sensor Networks Platform

  • Author: O'Grady, M.J., Angove, P., Magnin, W., O'Hare, G.M.P., O'Flynn, B., and Barton, J.
  • year: 0
  • Reference information: O'Grady, M.J., Angove, P., Magnin, W., O'Hare, G.M.P., O'Flynn, B., and Barton, J. Enabling Intelligence on a Wireless Sensor Networks Platform. 10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Salamanca, 28th - 3
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Robotic UBIquitous Cognitive Network In Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence

  • Author: Amato, G., Broxvall, M., Chessa, S., Dragone, M., Lopez, R., McGinnity, T.M., Micheli, A., Arantxa A., Renteria, A., O'Hare, G.M.P., and Pecora, F.,
  • year: 2012
  • Reference information: Amato, G., Broxvall, M., Chessa, S., Dragone, M., Lopez, R., McGinnity, T.M., Micheli, A., Arantxa A., Renteria, A., O'Hare, G.M.P., and Pecora, F., Robotic UBIquitous Cognitive Network In Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on Ambient Intelligen
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Networks (RUBICON

  • Author: Abdel Naby, S., Amato, G., Bacciu, D., Broxvall, M., Chessa, S., Coleman, S.,, Di Rocco, M.,, Dragone, M., Gallicchio, C., Gennaro, C., Guzman, R. ,Lopez, R., Lozano, H., Maguire, McGinnity, T.M., Micheli, M., O’Hare, G.M.P., Pecora, F., Ray, A., Renteri
  • year: 2012
  • Reference information: Abdel Naby, S., Amato, G., Bacciu, D., Broxvall, M., Chessa, S., Coleman, S.,, Di Rocco, M.,, Dragone, M., Gallicchio, C., Gennaro, C., Guzman, R. ,Lopez, R., Lozano, H., Maguire, McGinnity, T.M., Micheli, M., O’Hare, G.M.P., Pecora, F., Ray, A., Renteri
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Generating Power Footprints without Appliance Interaction: an Enabler for Privacy Intrusion,

  • Author: Sintoni, A Schoofs, A, Doherty, A.R., Smeaton, A.F., O'Hare, G.M.P., & Ruzzelli, A.G.,
  • year: 0
  • Reference information: Sintoni, A Schoofs, A, Doherty, A.R., Smeaton, A.F., O'Hare, G.M.P., & Ruzzelli, A.G., Generating Power Footprints without Appliance Interaction: an Enabler for Privacy Intrusion, 1st HOBNET Workshop on IPv6 Sensor Networking for Smart/Green Buildings, I
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Remote Electricity Actuation and Monitoring Mote

  • Author: O'Connell, S. Barton, J., O'Connell, E., O'Flynn, B., Popovici, E.M., O'Mathuna, C., Ruzzelli, A.G., Schoofs, A., & O'Hare, G.M.P.,
  • year: 2011
  • Reference information: O'Connell, S. Barton, J., O'Connell, E., O'Flynn, B., Popovici, E.M., O'Mathuna, C., Ruzzelli, A.G., Schoofs, A., & O'Hare, G.M.P., Remote Electricity Actuation and Monitoring Mote, 1st HOBNET Workshop on IPv6 Sensor Networking for Smart/Green Buildings,
  • Type: Conference
  • Document (link to the URL):

Section C: Organised Events

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

4th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on COMPUTING & STATISTICS (ERCIM'11)

  • Topic: Computing and Statistics
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 2011-12-17 to 2011-12-19
  • Place: Senate House and Birkbeck University of London, UK
  • Lecturer: Keynote Talks: Peter M. Robinson, London School of Economics, UK; Alastair Young, Imperial College, London, UK; Stephen G Walker, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK; There were 4 invited sessions (12 talks), 54 organized sessions (200+ talks) and further 200 contributed talks. There were also 2 tutorials the day before the conference.
  • Coverage: The Conference was organized by the WG and took place jointly with the CFE 2011. Overall there were 950 participants for this joint meeting. There were eight (8) special issues of the journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis associated with this conference. Further details: http://www.cfe-csda.org/ercim11

5th CSDA International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE'11)

  • Topic: Computing, econoemtrics and statistics
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 2011-12-17 to 2012-02-19
  • Place: Senate House and Birkbeck University of London, UK
  • Lecturer: Andrew Harvey, University of Cambridge, UK; Dick van Dijk, Erasmus School of Economics, The Netherlands; Peter M. Robinson, London School of Economics, UK. There were 12 invited sessions (12 invited talks), 70 organized sessions (280 talks) and approximately further 200 contributed talks. There were 2 tutorials before the conference.
  • Coverage: The conference is organized by the specialized group (track) of the working group. It covered the areas of computational econometrics and quantitative finance. The meeting is associated the the CSDA Annals of Computational and Financial Econometrics. It took place jointly with the 4th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on COMPUTING & STATISTICS. In total there were 950 participants. For further details: http://www.cfe-csda.org/cfe11/

WG: E-mobility

5th ERCIM workshop on e-mobility

  • Topic: Wireless and mobile communications
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-06-14 to 2011-06-14
  • Place: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalonia
  • Lecturer: Erol Gelenbe, see http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/eMobility/index.php/Fifth_ERCIM_Workshop_on_eMobility
  • Coverage:

3rd Workshop on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies

  • Topic: Wireless and mobile communications, pervasive systems and applications
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-09-27 to 2011-09-27
  • Place: University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Lecturer: Torsten Braun, see http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/dacs/events/www2011/
  • Coverage:

The 3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems

  • Topic: Wireless and mobile communications
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-05-09 to 2011-05-10
  • Place: Bilbao, Spain
  • Lecturer: Prof.-Dr. Pedro M. Crespo, University of Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain Prof.-Dr. Robert Piche, Tampere University of Technology, Finland Dr. Marc Brogle, SAP Zürich, Switzerland Prof.-Dr. Paul J.M. Havinga, University of Twente, The Netherlands, http://www.mobilight.org/speakers.shtml
  • Coverage:

WG: Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

ERCIM/EWICS/DECOS Dependable Cyber-physical Systems Workshop 2011

  • Topic: Dependable Resilient Embedded Systems, System safety/Systems-of-Systems, Robotics
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2022-09-20 to 2022-09-20
  • Place: Naples, SAFECOMP 2011
  • Lecturer: Presentations from E. Schoitsch (ERCIM, AIT, AT), A. Skavhaug (ERCIM, NTNU, NO),E. Armengaud (AVL, AT), Armin Wasicek (TU Vienna, AT), Przemys?aw Osocha (SESM, IT),Ken Pierce (Newcastle Univ., UK), R. Schlick (AIT, ERCIM), Martin Waßmuth(EADS, DE), Francesco Sperandio (D’Appolonia S.p.A, IT), Janne Merilinna (VTT, Finland), Francesca Saglietti (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE), André Dietrich (University of Magdeburg, DE), Kristoffer Rist Skøien (NTNU, NO, ERCIM),Andrea Guarise (Innova Spa, IT)
  • Coverage: Academia and Industry from the dependable embedded systems research and industry, 25 attendees, good coverage of European Research Projects (FP7, ARTEMIS) in the area.

WG: Security and Trust Management

7th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM’11)

  • Topic: Security, Trust Management, Privacy
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-06-27 to 2011-06-28
  • Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lecturer: * "A Non-Standard for Trust", by Stephen Marsh, Communications Research Centre, Canada. * "Trust Extorsion on the Internet" by Audun Josang, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Coverage: The 7th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management (STM’11) was held in Copenhagen (Denmark) from the 27th to 28th of June 2011. It was co-located with IFIPTM’11. The General Chairs of this year event were Christian Damsgaard Jensen from The Technical University of Denmark and Aljosa Pasic from Atos (Spain). Catherine Meadows from the Naval Research laboratory (US) and Carmen Fernandez-Gago from the University of Malaga (Spain) serve as Program co-Chairs. This year’s program included two invited talks. The first of these talks was delivered by Stephen Marsh from the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa (Canada) and the title was “A Non-Standard for Trust”. His talk considered the proliferation of mobile technologies that are available to users in his every day applications. This made difficult to ensure security as well as the application of traditional trust models in order to establish trust relationships among users. The second talk was delivered by Audun Josang from the University of Oslo (Norway) with the title “Trust Extorsion on the Internet”. He analysed the fact that the Internet plays a crucial role for the provision of multiple comercial services but at the same time it is exposed to some security risks that users perceive. This may result in a detrimental use of the Internet as a comercial platform. Due to this anohter business model came up that intends to increase the perception of security for users. Thus, he discussed the validity of the autosigned certificated that are mainly consider as proof of authenticity but it might not be the case. This is forcing some companies to buy certificates emitted by these certification authorities in order to ensure their businedd to continue. As one of the main goals of the ERCIM STM Working Group is to promote the scientific growth of young researchers interested in the field of security and trust management, an award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the area has been established. The main objective of this award is to increase the visibility of the young researchers inside the ERCIM scientific community as well as in the larger European one. The PhD Thesis ERCIM award winner of this year has been “Automorphic Signatures and its Applications” by Georg Fuchsbauer. Besides the invited talks the technical program consisted of four sessions focusing on different topics such as Access Control, Authorization and Authentication, Trust Management or Architectures and Protocols. In these sessions 12 accepted papers, out of 37 submissions, were presented. The submissions as well as the accepted papers came not only from Europe but also from the United States or India. This year’s workshop also included a panel on “New Paradigms on Trust”. The members of the panel were Audung Josang, Stephen Marsh, Michael Goldsmith, Carsten Rudolph and Ketil Stolen.

WG: Environmental Modelling

6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs)

  • Topic: Session G1.1: Analysis of data of remote sensing data for environmental models - with special emphasis on
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 2012-07-01 to 2012-07-05
  • Place: Leipzig, Germany
  • Lecturer:
  • Coverage: Data of different scales and sources play a big role for building and running mesoscale environmental models. They serve as input data to model runs, build the basis for the models themselves and for their validation. Thus methods for deriving the necessary parameters, input values and validation characteristics are of increasing interest to enhance the quality of simulation results. This session addresses methods and tools from informatics to process and analyze these data with respect to their use in mesoscale environmental models. Particular topics are: - Remote sensing techniques - Uncertainty analysis of data - Aggregation of data of scales smaller than mesoscale to perform high quality and sustainable parametrization of processes modeled, in particular for surface characteristics - Analysis of data from a global scale as drivers and boundary conditions for mesoscale models - Statistical methods for data analysis - GIS based methods - Emission models - Coupling of models of different scales to mesoscale models to enhance performance of models - Tools and methods to automate resulting workflows of data gathering, analysis, model run, analysis of results, model based management and graphical representation.

WG: Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

FMICS 2011 - 16th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

  • Topic: Design, specification, code generation and testing based on formal methods; Methods, techniques and tools to support automated analysis, certification, debugging, learning, optimization and transformation of complex, distributed, real-time systems and emb
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-08-29 to 2011-08-30
  • Place: Trento (Italy)
  • Lecturer: Leonardo De Moura (Microsoft Research) Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen)
  • Coverage: The aim of the FMICS workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers who are interested in the development and application of formal methods in industry. In particular, FMICS brings together scientists and engineers that are active in the area of formal methods and interested in exchanging their experiences in the industrial usage of these methods. The FMICS workshop series also strives to promote research and development for the improvement of formal methods and tools for industrial applications. The FMICS'2011 proceedings were published by Springer as LNCS 6959.

FMICS WG board seminar

  • Topic: Scientific update of the achievements in the teams involved in the WG board; Identification of future action plans for the WG
  • Type: Other
  • Date: 2011-12-12 to 2011-12-12
  • Place: Paris (France)
  • Lecturer: Alessandro Fantechi (University of Firenze, Italy) Stefania Gnesi (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy) Jaco van de Pol (University of Twente, The Netherlands) Hubert Garavel (INRIA Grenoble, France) Radu Mateescu (INRIA Grenoble, France)
  • Coverage:

WG: Image and Video Understanding

MUSCLE International Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia Understanding

  • Topic: Multimedia Understanding
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-12-13 to 2011-12-15
  • Place: Pisa, Italy
  • Lecturer: Bulent Sankur, Bogazici University, Turkey Sanni Siltanen, VTT, Finland
  • Coverage: Public http://muscle.isti.cnr.it/pisaworkshop2011/

World Congress 2011 The Frontiers in Intelligent Data and Signal Analysis

  • Topic: Data Analysis
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 2011-08-30 to 2011-09-03
  • Place: New York, USA
  • Lecturer:
  • Coverage: Public

WG: Constraints

CSCLP 2011 - Annual ERCIM Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming

  • Topic: Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-04-12 to 2011-04-13
  • Place: York, England
  • Lecturer: Holger H. Hoos, University of British Columbia; Torsten Schaub, University of Potsdam.
  • Coverage: http://csclp2011.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/

WG: Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)

Serene workshop

  • Topic: Resilience of software systems
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-09-29 to 2011-09-30
  • Place: Geneva Switzerland
  • Lecturer: Peter Popov. Preliminary Interdependency Analysis (PIA): Method and Tool Support Ivica Crnkovic. Predictability and Evolution in Resilient Systems
  • Coverage: Unprecedented level of complexity of modern software makes it difficult to ensure its resilience –an ability of the system persistently deliver its services in the trustworthy way even when facing changes. Yet we are observing the increasingly pervasive use of software in such critical infrastructures as transportations, health care, energy production etc. Such a trend could lead to devastating accidents unless the research community develops powerful methods for assuring resilience of software-intensive systems. The SERENE 2011 workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange reports on advances in all areas relevant to this challenge.

Serene Doctoral School

  • Topic: Resilience in Software
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-09-27 to 2011-09-28
  • Place: Geneva
  • Lecturer: Speaker: Manuel Oriol, University of York, UK Speaker: Valérie Issarny, INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt, France Marc-Olivier Killijian, LAAS-CNRS, France Ekkart Kindler, Technical University of Denmark
  • Coverage: Testing Resilient Systems, Towards Future Proof Interoperability, Resilient Mobiquitous Systems: design, evaluation and geoprivacy issues, Resilient Software by Model-based Software Engineering

WG: Software Evolution

IWPSE-EVOL 2011: Joint 12th International Workshop on Principles on Software Evolution, and 7th ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution

  • Topic: software evolution
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2012-09-05 to 2011-09-06
  • Place: Szeged, Hungaruy
  • Lecturer: Prem Devanbu, Computer Science Department, University of California Nazim Madhavji, Department of Computer Science, Universtiy of Western Ontario
  • Coverage: Research in software evolution and evolvability has been thriving in the past years, with a constant stream of new formalisms, tools, techniques, and development methodologies trying, on the one hand, to facilitate the way long-lived successful software systems can be changed in order to cope with demands from users and the increasing complexity and volatility of the contexts in which such systems operate, and, on the other hand, to understand and if possible control the processes by which demand for these changes come about.

BENEVOL 2011: 10th Belgian-Netherlands Seminar on Software Evolution

  • Topic: software evolution
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-12-08 to 2011-12-09
  • Place: Brussels, Belgium
  • Lecturer: Michele Lanza, University of Lugano, Switzerland: Requiem for Software Engineering
  • Coverage: The goal of BENEVOL is to bring together researchers from Belgium, The Netherlands and the neighboring countries that are working in the field of software evolution.

CSMR 2011: European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering

  • Topic: software evolution, maintenance and reengineering
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 2011-03-01 to 2011-03-04
  • Place: Oldenburg, Germany
  • Lecturer: Jens Borchers Hans Vangheluwe
  • Coverage: Our WG awarded the best technical paper at CSMR 2011, as well as the most influential paper of the last 15 years of the CSMR conference series

WG: Sensor Web

Pervasive Health 2011, 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

  • Topic: Pervasive Healthcare
  • Type: Conference
  • Date: 0000-00-00 to 0000-00-00
  • Place: Dublin
  • Lecturer: Stephen S. Intille. Northeastern University Geraldine Boylan. University College Cork.
  • Coverage: The overall goal of the conference remains tightly coupled with the original aims of the field, to address a set of related technologies and concepts that help integrate healthcare solution more seamlessly into everyday life, regardless of space and time. To achieve this, it is necessary to take a multidisciplinary approach to Pervasive Healthcare Technology research and development. The Pervasive Healthcare Community has a broad scope of research topics and concerns: • identifying and understanding problems from a technological, social, and medical perspective; • design, implementation, and evaluation of supporting hardware and software infrastructures, algorithms, and applications; and • organisational strategies that facilitate integration of Pervasive Healthcare Technology into the healthcare enterprise.

WG: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

MLQA 2011

  • Topic: The third annual meeting of the MLQA working group
  • Type: Workshop
  • Date: 2011-09-05 to 2011-09-05
  • Place: Aachen, Germany
  • Lecturer: Jean-Yves Le Boudec, EPFL, Switzerland. Jane Hillston, LFCS Edinburgh, UK Luca Bortolussi, Univ. Trieste, Italy. Verena Wolf, Saarland Univ., Germany. Josée Desharnais, Laval Univ., Canada Flemming Nielson, DTU, Denmark.
  • Coverage: The aim of the MLQA workshop was to bring together experts in areas like process algebras, stochastic differential equations, fluid-­flow techniques for process algebras, for queueing networks or Petri nets, stochastic hybrid systems, both from the theoretical foundations point of view and from that of the applications. The Scientific Programme at a glance • J.Y. Le Boudec, ODEs and discrete simulation • J. Hillston, Stochastic process algebras and ODEs • L. Bortolussi, On the Relationship between ODE, Simulation and Stochastic Process Algebras • V. Wolf, Stochastic Hybrid Analysis of Markov Population Models • J. Desharnais, Approximation of continuous space systems and associated metrics and logics • MLQA business meeting, chaired by Flemming Nielson • Small Thematic Working Group: Hidden Markov Chains and the languages/logics, convened by Flemming Nielson

Section D: Mobility

WG: Image and Video Understanding

  • Topic 1 : Stochastic methods in SAR image processing

Fellows

  • Name: Koray Kayabol
  • Type: ERCIM fellow
  • Institute 1: INRIA Ariana - 2010-12-01 to 2011-08-31
  • Institute 2 : CWI - 2011-09-01 to 2012-05-31

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

  • Topic 1 : Matrix computations and statistics
  • Topic 2 : Computational Econometrics
  • Topic 3 : Computational intensive methods in statistics
  • Topic 4 : Statistical data mining

WG: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

  • Topic 1 : Models and Logics for Discrete Analysis
  • Topic 2 : Models and Logics for Stochastic Analysis
  • Topic 3 : Models and Logics for Continuous Analysis

Fellows

  • Name: Diego Latella
  • Type: Visiting researcher
  • Institute 1: Technical University of Denmark - 2011-01-31 to 2011-02-27

WG: E-mobility

  • Topic 1 : Mobile Applications and Human-Computer Interaction for mobile devices
  • Topic 2 : Middleware & Security in wireless networks
  • Topic 3 : Mobility Management including handover management, roaming, ambient networks and localization
  • Topic 4 : Quality-of-Service and Traffic Engineering in wireless networks

Fellows

  • Name: Simon Duquennoy, SICS
  • Type: ERCIM
  • Institute 1: SARIT / U Bern - 2011-05-23 to 2011-05-27
  • Name: Ivo Noppen, U Twente
  • Type: Visiting
  • Institute 1: SARIT / U Bern - 2011-09-15 to 2011-12-15
  • Name: Thomas Staub, SARIT / U Bern
  • Type: Visiting
  • Institute 1: U Coimbra - 2011-06-24 to 2011-06-30
  • Name: Desislava Dimitrova, U Twente
  • Type: Visiting
  • Institute 1: SARIT / U Bern - 2011-01-25 to 2011-02-28
  • Name: Desislava Dimitrova, SARIT / U Bern
  • Type: Visiting
  • Institute 1: SPARCIM / UPC - 2011-10-10 to 2011-10-14
  • Name: Vitor Bernardo, U Coimbra
  • Type: Visiting
  • Institute 1: SARIT / U Bern - 2011-02-21 to 2011-03-04
  • Name: Marilia Curado, U Coimbra
  • Type: Visiting researcher
  • Institute 1: U Twente - 2011-06-08 to 2011-06-09
  • Name: Torsten Braun, SARIT / U Bern
  • Type: Visiting researcher
  • Institute 1: DUTH - 2011-09-05 to 2011-09-07

WG: Software Evolution

  • Topic 1 : Incremental and continuous verification, validation and quality control of software-intensive systems
  • Topic 2 : Runtime evolution and dynamic adaptation of software and services
  • Topic 3 : Migration to, and evolution of, software in "emerging" paradigms (model-driven, aspect-oriented, service-oriented, distributed, context-aware, etc.)
  • Topic 4 : Empirical studies of the evolution of large open source and commercial software systems

Fellows

  • Name: Patrick Heymans
  • Type: Visiting researcher
  • Institute 1: INRIA Lille-Nord Europe - 2011-09-01 to 2012-04-30

WG: Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

  • Topic 1 : Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems
  • Topic 2 : Adaptive Resilient Robotic and Autonomous Systems
  • Topic 3 : Dependability analysis and evaluation of software-intensive systems
  • Topic 4 : Product assurance and Validation and Verification for critical embedded systems

WG: Sensor Web

  • Topic 1 : Cyber-Physical Sensor Systems
  • Topic 2 : Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Topic 3 : Autonomic Wireless Sesnsor Networks

WG: Constraints

  • Topic 1 : Constraint Programming
  • Topic 2 : Constraint Logic Programming
  • Topic 3 : Optimisation
  • Topic 4 : Operations Research

Section E: Visibility

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

WG Web Site: http://www.CMStatistics.org

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

  • Description: Book of abstratcs of the ercim working group meeting (distributed to approximately 950 participants), Display of Fellowship programme and Ericm news

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: E-mobility

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/eMobility/

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

WG Web Site: http://www.ercim.at/

Articles in ERCIM News

  • Issue: ERCIM News 84 (Jan. 2011)
  • Page: 58
  • Title: SAFECOMP 2011 - ERCIM Workshop
  • Issue: ERCIM News 87 Oct. 2011
  • Page: 59
  • Title: Dependable Cyber-physical Systems Workshop at SAFECOMP 2011

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Security and Trust Management

WG Web Site: http://www.iit.cnr.it/STM-WG/

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

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WG: Digital Patient

WG Web Site: http://www.ercim.org/wg/Digital_Patient/

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Environmental Modelling

WG Web Site: http://ercim.fokus.fraunhofer.de/

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

WG Web Site: http://fmics.inria.fr

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Image and Video Understanding

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MUSCLE/index.php/Main_Page

Articles in ERCIM News

  • Issue: 85
  • Page: 9
  • Title: ERCIM MUSCLE Working Group at the World Congress 2011
  • Issue: 86
  • Page: 19
  • Title: Attaching Semantics to Document Images Safeguards our Cultur
  • Issue: 86
  • Page: 62
  • Title: MUSCLE Workshop on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: IM2IM - IT and Mathematics applied to Interventional Medicine

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/IM2IM/index.php/Main_Page

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Constraints

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/Constraints/index.php/Main_Page

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)

WG Web Site: http://serene.uni.lu

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Software Evolution

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/SoftwareEvolution

Articles in ERCIM News

  • Issue: 88
  • Page: all
  • Title: Special theme on Evolving Software

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

  • Event: 33rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)
  • Place: Honolulu, Hawaii 2011-05-25
  • Description: Demonstration of FireDetective: Understanding Ajax Client/Server Interactions. (by Nick Matthijssen and Andy Zaidman, TU/Delft, NWO)

WG: Grids, P2P and Services

WG Web Site: http://www.coregrid.net/mambo/content/view/747/418/

Articles in ERCIM News

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Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

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WG: Data and Information Spaces

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/DIS/

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Sensor Web

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.org/wg/SensorWeb/

Articles in ERCIM News

  • Issue: ERCIM News 2011(87): (2011)
  • Page:
  • Title: Mauro Dragone, Sameh Abdel-Naby, David Swords, Gregory M. P.

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MLQA/index.php/Main_Page

Articles in ERCIM News

  • Issue: 88
  • Page: 60
  • Title: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Social Network Analysis

WG Web Site: http://cliquecluster.org/content/ercim-social-network-analysis-group

Articles in ERCIM News

n/a

Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

n/a

WG: Media Technology and Edutainement

WG Web Site: http://wiki.ercim.eu/wg/MTE

Articles in ERCIM News

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Brochures and other PR material with distribution information

n/a

Demonstrations

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Section F: Cooperation with Commercial Companies and Public Services

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

n/a

WG: E-mobility

several joint EU proposals have been prepared together with SAP Research Zürich

WG: Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

The ERCIM DES WG co-operates with several ARTEMIS projects (MBAT, SafeCer, R3-COP) and FP7 projects (MOGENTES, ProSE, ADOSE); ERCIM is refernced there explicitely in proposals and Technical Annexes (Description of Work)as co-operation partner and interest group to be included for dissemination and exploitation thus increasing ERCIM visibility in the Dependable Embedded Systems Community, the Public Authorities and EC officers involved in these project initiatives. The same is valid on national level in Austria and Norway. Additionally, ERCIM information and DES-WG information was distributed at several conferences and exhibitions (e.g. AARIT Convention, SAFECOMP (where ERCIM is listed by LOGO as scientific co-sponsor on all CfP material and announcements), and exhibitions with AIT booths). Especially ERCIM News are distributed widely nationally as well as on European scale through these channels.

WG: Security and Trust Management

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WG: Digital Patient

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WG: Environmental Modelling

n/a

WG: Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

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WG: Image and Video Understanding

The group is collaborating closely with ibai-publishing (www.ibai-publishing.org) that provides open-access journals in the fields of Data Mining, Case-Based Reasoning, and Mass Data Analysis of Signals and Images. Muscle members provide publication and scientific services to the International Worldcongress Frontiers in Signal and Data Analysis (www.worldcongressdsa.com), which combines three international conferences, MLDM, ICDM, MDA, and workshops.

WG: IM2IM - IT and Mathematics applied to Interventional Medicine

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WG: Constraints

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WG: Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)

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WG: Software Evolution

SAP AG, SAP Research, Germany SIG, The Netherlands SIRRIS, Belgium ATX Software, UK and Portugal IMEC, Belgium Obeo, France

WG: Grids, P2P and Services

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WG: Data and Information Spaces

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WG: Sensor Web

Coperation has emerged and continued between University College Dublin and Bell Labs Alcatel Lucent in Dublin in the general area of middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks

WG: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

n/a

WG: Social Network Analysis

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WG: Media Technology and Edutainement

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Section G: Comments

WG: Computational and Methodological Statistics

The annual meeting of the working group had approximately 950 participants and has been quite successful. The working group is organizing through with a specialized group the meeting Computational and Financial Econometrics which is associated with the journal of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. The Working Group members are currently editing eight (8) special issues of the CSDA journal. The Working Group had a number of exchange research visits among its members (too many in order to be listed).

WG: E-mobility

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WG: Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems

See Section F for general ERCIM visibility and (informal) co-operations in the DES-community and public services and policy makers.

WG: Security and Trust Management

n/a

WG: Digital Patient

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WG: Environmental Modelling

- Session at iEMSs 2012 was organised, topics discussed. - More than 15 abstracts for the session were reviewed. - Additionally, during the conference a working group meeting will be organised.

WG: Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems

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WG: Image and Video Understanding

The reorganization of the group's activities has been continuing through the entire year 2011. Two plenary meetings have been held, in Barcelona, on 1st September, and in Pisa, on 15th December. The main decisions taken were to establish a steering committee, composed by the group chair plus 8 members, and the rules to renew periodically the group management. The most important task of the committee is to select the topics and promote joint projects. The outcome of all this decision process will be announced shortly in the web site. To increase the visibility of the group, as well as the possibilities of interaction among its members, it has been decided to start a LinkedIn MUSCLE group, which has been set up and is now being tested.

WG: IM2IM - IT and Mathematics applied to Interventional Medicine

no activity in 2011

WG: Constraints

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WG: Software Engineering for Resilient Systems (SERENE)

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WG: Software Evolution

In 2011, Tom Mens and Jacques Klein were guest editors of the ERCIM News 88 special theme issue on Evolving Software, that appeared in January 2012.

WG: Grids, P2P and Services

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WG: Data and Information Spaces

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WG: Sensor Web

The Sensor Web Working Group has had a successful year gaining maturity and producing notable outputs in the last year. The number and quality of the venues in which joint publications have been published has both increased in number and quality. The continuation of the RUBICON project continues to investigate the interplay between robotics (mobile sensor platforms) and sensor networks. The relative intelligence and mobility of a robot, when compared to those of a typical wireless sensor node, means that WSN nodes embedded in a RUBICON ecology can learn about their environment and their domain application, through the ‘training’ that is provided by the robot. This means that the quality of service which is offered by WSNs can be significantly improved, without the need for extensive human involvement. The RUBICON project involves participation from University College Dublin (UCD) the coordinator and the University of Pisa both Sensor Web Working Group Members. In addition the WG organised the highly successful Pervasive Health 2011, 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. This was relevant to the group in that a major thrust of this conference explores body area sensor technology. The group is hoping to consolidate on its activities through joint reserach proposals to the EU in 2012.

WG: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis

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WG: Social Network Analysis

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WG: Media Technology and Edutainement

The Media Technology & Edutainment WG is officially set-up in November 2010 after the kick-off meeting which took place in FhG Campus in Schloss Birlinghoven in Germany. Working Group Partners The working group currently consists of the following institutions: 1. University of Hertfordshire (UK) 2. Fraunhofer Institute IAIS (D) 3. Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS (D) 4. University of Southampton (UK) 5. University of Porto (PT) 6. Athens Information Technology Institute (Gr) 7. University of Trondheim (N) 8. NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (D) 9. University of Dusseldorf (D) Report on WG activities Since its formation the WG has been conducting regular Teleconferencing to discuss possible fields of co-operations. The WG website was created & in full operation since December 2011. The WG has set-up a new “Wiki” for shared information & documentation. The system is to be accessed under http://chaucer.ait.gr:8081/kwebo/dmz/. The WG is currently involved in submitting two proposals for the two consecutive calls of 15 April & 15 May 2012. The WG is planning to contribute fully for Autumn/ Winter edition of ERCIM news.