SeaSTAR underwater experiments in Het Rutbeek lake 05/06/13
The Dutch SeaSTAR project, which is funded by Technology Foundation STW, has reached a new milestone on May 6th 2013, when a network consisting of custom-built underwater sensor nodes was deployed and tested by the Pervasive Systems group of the University of Twente. In total, seven underwater nodes
Colloquium on radio localization and sensing 04/21/13
On Thursday 25 April 2013 starting from 14:30 at Waaier building of the University of Twente, PS will organize a colloquium on radio localization and sensing. In this unique opportunity, a number of pioneers in the field from Europe and USA will share their thoughts and ideas, and new sensing and lo
PS at IDTechEx 2013 04/18/13
PS particpated in the IDTechEx 2013 in Berlin, Germany with a number of demos, poster presentation, and two invited talks. During this two days event, PS showcased its research outcome related to wireless structural health monitoring and underwater sensor networks developed in the context of WiBrate
PS and Debate on Underwater Sensor Networks 04/10/13
On 10 April 2013, Paul Havinga and Nirvana Meratnia were invited to participate in a debate session on future of underwater sensor networks. The debate was organized in the context of Sense of Contact congress taking place in Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
PS at Hannover Messe 2013 04/08/13
PS participated and showcased its research outcome related to wireless structural health monitoring and underwater sensor networks in the Hannover Messe, which took place on 8-12 April in Hannover, Germany. During the five days exhibition, hardware and software platforms and techniques developed in
Keynote speech at ISSNIP 2013 Conference 04/04/13
On 4 April 2013, Paul Havinga gave a keynote speech in the context of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2013) in Melbourne, Australia. In his presentation he spoke about challenges and trends of wireless structural health moni
GoGreen project meeting 03/21/13
GoGreen project meeting took place on 21 March 2013 in Enschede. In this meeting, progress of each partner was discussed and plans for experiments were outlined.
PS delegate at FI-PPP workshop in Barcelona 03/01/13
On 1 March 2013, PS delegate participated in the Future Internet workshop organized in the context of PPP projects in Barcelona, Spain. During this workshop, PS exchanged its expertise and experience in various domains including safety, transport and logistics, energy efficient buildings, and enviro
Invited talk during EWSN conference 02/15/13
On 15 Februari 2013, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk at the 10th European conference on wireless sensor networks (EWSN) in Gent, Belgium. His presentation was entitled: "the wsn roller coaster", and covered his 10 years of experiences on research and deployment of wireless sensor network
First workshop of EIT Connected Textile 02/05/13
On 5 February 2013, the first workshop of EIT Connected Textile action line took place in Berline, Germany. In this meeting, partners discussed their interests in the project and their expertise and plans were made for further collaborations.
Majid Bahrepour successfully defended his doctoral thesis 01/23/13
On 23 January 2013, Majid Bahrepour successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Artificial Intelligence Based Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assistant promotor).
Dennis Bijwaard successfully defended his doctoral thesis 01/11/13
On 11 January 2013, Dennis Bijwaard successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Realtime Mobile Sharing of Multimedia and Context”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Henk Eertink (assistant promotor). Thesis can be found at:
PS Outing and Christmas Concert 12/19/12
The program of PS winter this year consisted of the Weihnachts- Oratorium of Bach and Mexican dinner prior to the concert. Both events took place on 19 Dec 2012 in Oldenzaal.
CLAM project meeting and review 11/27/12
On 26 Nov 2012, CLAM project partners meet and hold their project meeting. In this meeting, project progress was discussed. This meeting was followed by a project review on 27 Nov.
CLAM sea trial in 200 meter deep water 11/23/12
CLAM partners performed a set of underwater tests in 200 meter deep water in Horten, Norway. In these experiments, the new CLAM underwater node and networking solutions were tested.
First review meeting of WiBRATE project 11/14/12
The first review meeting of WiBRATE project took place on 14th November 2012 at Leuven, Belgium. Piror to that, the third plenary meeting and review preparation meeting of WiBRATE took place on 12th and 13th November 2012. The meeting was organized and hosted by the project partner LMS International
3 accepted papers at Internet of Things Conference 2012 10/25/12
The 3rd International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT2012) was held in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012. During this conference, 3 phd students of Pervasive Systems, i.e, Bram Dil, Kallol Das, and Viet Duc Le presented their accepted papers.
PS organized "IoT Challenge" competition 10/24/12
On 24 October 2012 and during the Internet of Things (IoT) conference, held in Wuxi, China, Pervasive Systems organized "IoT Challenge" competition. Out of 14 papers submitted to the challenge, the best three were selected based on thorough review results. During the competition, these thr
SeaSTAR underwater experiments in the diving center 10/22/12
On 22 October 2012, PS participated in underwater experiments in the diving center Dive World Enschede. These experiments were part of SeaSTAR project and aimed to test collaborative beamforming techniques.
A video about these experiments can be found on:
Presentation at STW annual congress 10/11/12
On 11 October 2012, STW organized its annual congress in Nieuwegein's Business Center. The objective of this congress was to bring researchers and potential users together. During this congress, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk entitled "Fine-grained underwater monitoring: real or fi
PS supervisors in Noodle Study Tour 10/05/12
PS staff have accompanied Noodle study tour organized by I.C.T. Study Association Inter-Actief to China and South Korea. In this trip a number of universities and companies have been visited. Students are supposed to write a scientific article supervised by the research staff and a report about thei
GENESI project meeting in Bologna 10/03/12
GENESI project meeting of 3rd Oct 2012 took place in Bologna, Italy. In this meeting, final deployment of project solutions in the being constructed bridge in Point La Poya in Switzerland was discussed.
Invited talk in VCWI Sino-Dutch Forum on emerging issues 09/21/12
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Sino-Dutch diplomatic relation, VCWI organized a one day seminar on 21 Sep 2012 on new perspectives in Sino-Dutch Cooperation. One of the themes of the seminar was Sino-Dutch cooperation opportunities in Energy & Resources, Water and Food, Space and ICT
Invited talk at Incas3 09/20/12
On 20 Sep 2012, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk at Incas3. The talk was about energy efficient buildings and how activity recognition and learning mechanisms can help in reducing energy consumption at home environments while keeping user satisfaction at a reasonable level.
Award ceremony of STW valorisation grant 09/07/12
On 7 Sep 2012, in a ceremony organized by STW and NWO, winners of the STW valorisation grant received their grants from the minister of education Mr. Zijlstra. Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen, AIOs at PS, received a valorisation grant (phase 1) for their proposal entitled "Spatial-Based SALOC&q
Second review of GENESI project 07/11/12
Second review of the GENESI project took place on 11 July 2012 in Rome, Italy. After presenting scientific and technical achievements of the project, reviewers and the consortium partners paid a visit to the under construction Rome under ground metro station, which is used by the GENESI project as o
Final event of Codesign project course 07/06/12
Co-Design is a Bachelor course given by the Pervasive Systems group. In this course hardware and software codesign is a central theme. During this course, students pick an assignment in which they could display their skills and knowledge about programming hardware, using sensors and working with dis
Valorisation grant phase 1 for Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen 07/04/12
Dutch Technology Foundation STW has awarded Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen, AIOs at PS, a valorisation grant (phase 1) for their proposal entitled "Spatial-Based SALOC". The valorisation grant is an individual grant for researchers to develop innovative high-tech businesses based within a
Farewell party 07/03/12
On 3 July 2012 and during the PS outing, farewell party of Yang Zhang, Raluca Marin-Perianu, Mihai Marin-Perianu, and Berend-Jan van der Zwaag took place. PS wishes them lots of success in their future carrier.
PS Outing in Summer 2012 07/03/12
On 3 July 2012, PS members and their family enjoyed a sunny day in the nature. The outing started by a biking trip from the university to the Avatarz Nature Park. After having lunch on the way, a number of fun outdoor activities including climbing tress were performed.
Invited speech at IoT China 2012 06/29/12
Paul Havinga gave an invited speech at the IoT China 2012 event, which took place on June 27-June 29 2012 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.
Second GENESI Workshop 06/12/12
On the 12 June 2012, the second GENESI workshop took place in Catania, Italy. The objective of this workshop was to present research and technical achievements of the project and to exchange ideas with other researchers. A number of demos were also presented.
Joint workshop of IOP Gencom projects 05/23/12
On 23 May 2012, PS organized and hosted the first joint workshop of the three projects, i.e., Go-Green, RRR, and MEANS, funded by the IOP Gencom. After a short introduction of each project, important achievements of each project till now were presented. The meeting was continued by fruitful discussi
Keynote presentation at Saxion 05/22/12
On 22 May 2012, Paul Havinga gave a keynote presentation at Saxion in Enschede during a symposium related to safety aspects for first responders. He presented our research on Smart Cities, and in particular on the Reconsurve and the Sensafety projects. He addressed the most prominent challenges of c
Visiting Lemnis Public Lighting 05/11/12
on May 11 Pervasive Systems made a visit to the research and development labs Lemnis Public Lighting in Almere. Lemnis is a partner in the SenSafety project, in which it will take care of adaptive lighting. As such, Lemnis is performing research on the effects of light (color, intensity) on visibili
SeaSTAR meets with its user committee for the second time 05/09/12
On 09 May 2012, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives to discuss project progress and exploitation plans. The discussions with end user committee members from TNO (The Netherlands), SINTEF (Norway) and IMEC Holst Center
Public debate on human factors related to sustainability 05/07/12
On Monday May 7, 2012, Paul Havinga and Peter-Paul Verbeek had a public debate on human factors related to sustainability. Peter-Paul, professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, argued that technology is useless if the human factors in rela
Go-Green project meeting 05/05/12
Go-Green project meeting took place on 5 April 2012 at University of Twente. In this meeting, partners presented their work and project progress and plans for setting up a test-bed were discussed.
More CLAM news 04/28/12
Recent underwater experiments of the CLAM project in the diving center attracted much media attention. In these experiments, CLAM’s newly designed and developed underwater sensor node was tested.
GENESI meeting in Zurich 04/19/12
On 18-19 April, GENESI meeting took place in Zurich. One of the highlights of this meeting was the visit to the La Poya bridge, which is one of the deployment sites of the project.
Presentation to a delegation of the municipality of Enschede 04/12/12
On 12 April 2012, Paul Havinga gave a seminar of the Pervasive Systems research topics for a delegation of the municipality of Enschede. In particular they were interested in our projects related to smart cities, in which applications related to public safety and environmental monitoring were highes
Intermediate review meeting of the CLAM project 04/11/12
Intermediate review meeting of the CLAM project took place on 11 April in Brussels. In this meeting, project partners presented results of the recent tests of the designed underwater sensor networks in the diving center and discussed project’s experiment plans with the reviewers.
Real-world experiments with underwater sensor networks in a diving center 03/30/12
The first set of real-world underwater experiments of the CLAM project took place on 30 March 2012 at the Dive World diving center in Enschede. During the three days perior to these tests, CLAM partners met and prepared a set of tests, including integration, communication and sensor tests. The senso
Inaugural address of Hylke van Dijk 03/22/12
On 22 March 2012, former PS member Hylke van Dijk held his inaugural address at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (NHL), where he has been lector in Serious Gaming since 2011. A delegation of PS members attended the inauguration ceremony and visited the accompanying experience market.
Nirvana Meratnia featured in Bits and Chips magazine 03/02/12
Nirvana Meratnia featured in Bits and Chips magazine, in which she talks about energy-efficient wireless sensor systems for structural health monitoring and in-network data processing techniques developed by the University of Twente within the European project GENESI (Green Sensor Networks for Struc
PS in Lugano 02/24/12
A number of PS members attended the Wibrate and CLAM project meetings in Lugano, Switzerland on 21-23 February.
CLAM project meeting in Lugano 02/23/12
CLAM project meeting in Lugano, Switzerland took place on 22 and 23 February. Important topics discussed in this meeting were related to the development of CLAM’s new underwater sensor node and real-world test plans.
Wibrate project meeting in Lugano 02/22/12
The second plenary meeting of the WiBRATE project was hosted by the Università della Svizzera italiana and took place in Lugano, Switzerland, on the 21st and 22nd of February 2012. On the agenda were project progress and use case requirements, among other things.
PS on Ice 02/10/12
PS members enjoyed skating on natural ice on a frozen lake this winter, as continuous extremely cold days of beginning February resulted in frozen lakes and canals.
Invited presentation at ICT Office 01/18/12
On 18 January 2012, Paul Havinga gave an invited presentation entitled "Smart Cities – Safer Cities" at ICT Office. The event was organized in the framework of Saas-Cloud networking events with the theme "Internet of things; smart, smarter, smartest".
PS Christmas party 12/14/11
PS members and their family celebrated the start of the holiday season in a pleasant atmosphere with Christmas music and a nice dinner. The occasion provided the chance to wish everyone nice holiday and happy new year, before all are gone for vacation.
IS-ACTIVE project at the Innovation Convention in Brussels 12/06/11
IS-ACTIVE has exhibited its inertial sensing system for advanced chronic condition monitoring and risk prevention at the Innovation Convention organized Brussels on 5-6 December. T IS-ACTIVE, a project funded by the AAL JP, is a work implemented by Norwegian, Dutch and Romanian Institutions and SME
CLAM project meeting in Enschede 11/22/11
CLAM general project meeting took place on 21 and 22 November in Enschede, the Netherlands. In this meeting, project progress and plans for experiments and integration were discussed.
The interview can be found at: http://a13.nu/2011/11/16/interview-ramo
Hans Scholten gave a talk at ICTDelta 2011 11/16/11
ICTDelta 2011 took place on 16 November in World Forum Den Haag. One of the speakers of this event was Hans Scholten who gave a presentation about the SenSafety project.
GENESI project meeting 10/27/11
On 27 Oct, GENESI project meeting took place in Rome, Italy. In this meeting, consortium partners discussed project progress and possibilities to integrate research performed in various workpackages.
Invited talk at Philips 10/12/11
On 12 Oct 2011, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk at Philips research, Solid State Lighting group. The talk was about energy efficient buildings, and in particular home, challenges and trends.
CLAM project review 10/05/11
Review of the CLAM project took place on 5 Oct 2011 in Brussels. In this meeting, in which consortium's representatives, project officer, and two reviewers were present, progress and results obtained during the first year of the project were discussed.
PS deligation in ICTurkey 09/27/11
On 27 Sep 2011, an International Partnering and Collaboration Event was organized by Pera on behalf of TÜBITAK, the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. In this event, Nirvana Meratnia and Aysegul Tüysüz Erman discussed with a number of Turkish organizations possible research a
The third edition of W3 workshop was a success 09/27/11
Pervasive Application of Wireless Technology workshop is a series of workshops which took place this year for the third time. The 3rd edition included invited talks from prof. Torsten Braun from the University of Bern in Switzerland and dr. Maria Lijding from Smart Signs solutions B.V. in the Nether
IS-ACTIVE project's nomination for AAL Forum Award 09/26/11
The AAL Forum Award is intended to recognize the most promising project of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme that demonstrates great promise in terms of innovation, human-centric approaches to development and market potential.
IS-ACTIVE project was selected as one of the four f
SeaSTAR project appears in the UT news 09/22/11
On 22 Sep, UT news publishes an article about the SeaSTAR project. In this article, the three Phd students working on the project are interviewed. SeaSTAR project is a STW funded project, which aims to develop core technologies for underwater monitoring platforms based on wireless sensor network tec
Presentation during Open Dag of University of Twente 09/17/11
On 17 Sep 2011 and on the occasion of Open Dag of University of Twente, Paul Havinga gave a presentation entitled “Smart Dust technologies”, in which he gave an overview of the research performed about Smart Dust for an audience with a broad background and interest.
Kick off meeting of the Wibrate project 09/14/11
On 13 and 14 September 2011, the Pervasive Systems group hosted the kick-off meeting of the EU WiBRATE (Wireless Self-powered Vibration Monitoring and Control for Complex Industrial Systems) project. In this meeting, each partner presented itself and its plans for the project and for cooperation in
PS meets a delegation from Wuhan Universty 09/09/11
On 09 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Department of Electronics and Information Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. The objective of this meeting was to discuss future collaboration in the field of underwater sensor networks and distributed data pro
PS meets a delegation from Tongji University 09/07/11
On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from School of Ocean and Earth Science of Tongji University. The objective of this meeting was to discuss potential of underwater sensor networks for environmental monitoring.
PS meets with a delegation from SIMIT China 09/07/11
On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT). The objective of this meeting was to discuss future collaboration in the field of Internet of Things.
PS meets with a delegation from East China Normal University 09/07/11
On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Computer Science department of East China Normal University (ENCU) and State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) to discuss possible collaborations. The main collaboration subject between the groups was utilization of unde
Aysegul Tuysuz Erman successfully defended her doctoral thesis 09/01/11
On 01 Sep 2011, Aysegul Tuysuz Erman successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Multi-sink mobile wireless sensor networks: dissemination protocols, design and evaluation”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Arta Dilo (assistant p
Go-Green project meets with end-users 07/04/11
On 4th July 2011, Go-Green user committee meeting took place in Nijmegen. The meeting started with a short introduction about the project, which was followed by interesting and constructive discussions with the end users about user expectations from energy management systems at home, automatic contr
PS outing: Visit to Oeral festival 06/19/11
As part of its social program, PS visited Oeral festival in Terschelling. The outing consisted of boat trips, over night stay in Vlieland island, as well as visits to musical and theatrical performances in Tershchelling island.
CLAM project meeting in Santander 06/06/11
On 6th June 2011, CLAM project meeting took place in Santander Spain. In this meeting, the project's results and achievements of the last half a year as well as work in progress were discussed.
SeaSTAR meets with end users 05/31/11
On 31 May 2011, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives to discuss project progress and exploitation plans. After a short introduction to the project given by Nirvana Meratnia, Wouter van Kluenen and Koen Blom the two Phd
GENESI's first project review 05/27/11
The first project review of GENESI project with the EU officer and project reviewers took place On 27th May 2011 in Rome. After discussing the project's first year results, project consortium and the reviwers paid a visit to one of GENESI's deployment sites, which is a subway tunnel under
Pervasive Systems at Innoversum Innovatiecongres 05/25/11
On 25th May 2011 in invited talk, Paul Havinga presented his vision on future technologies and smart cities during the Innoversum Innovatiecongres. Later on in the day, Hans Scholten gave a presentation about current initiatives related to the topic in the Netehrlands and chaired a session on challe
Organizing MobiSense Workshop in Conjunction with Mobilight 2011 Conference 05/10/11
Nirvana Meratnia and Paul Havinga from PS group together with Desislava Dimitrova from University of Bern, Switzerland and Hans van den Berg from TNO in The Netherlands organized the 1st International Workshop on Opportunistic Sensing and Processing in Mobile Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks. T
Pervasive Systems in REALWIN 2011 workshop 04/11/11
The Real-Time Wireless for Industrial Applications (REALWIN) workshop was held on 11 April 2011. PS participated in this workshop through a paper entitled "D-SAR: A Distributed Scheduling Algorithm for Real-time, Closed-Loop Control in Industrial Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks&
SeaSTAR project in STW Sense of Contact conference 04/07/11
During the STW Sense of Contact conference organized by STW, Wouter van Kleunen presented a poster about his work in the SeaSTAR project. His work concerns communication scheduling in underwater acoustic sensor networks.
Work visit of the Prime Minister 04/06/11
On 6 April, Prime minister Mark Rutte paid a work visit to University of Twente. As part of the program, Paul Havinga, head of the Pervaisve Systems research group and the founder of Ambient Systems B.V., presented knowledge transfer skills and experience of the Computer Science department of the Un
Best paper award 04/04/11
Hans Sholten is the winner of the “Best Paper Award” of the Tenth International Conference on Networks, ICN 2011. The title of the awarded paper is “Opportunistic Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in which Pascal Bakker, a former MSc student of PS is co-author.
Presentation to a delegation of Shell company 03/30/11
On 30 March, Paul Havinga presented PS research in the area of underwater monitoring, structural health monitoring, and safety and security to a delegation of Shell company including its CTO.
Strategic Research and Technology Agenda of IIP Sensor Networks 03/24/11
PS in co-operation with Sensor Universe published the Strategic Research and Technology Agenda of the ICT Innovation Platform Sensor Networks (IIP Sensor Networks). In this book future directions of sensor networks are discussed. More information can be found at:
Go-Green presentation in the Gouden Driehoek conference 03/18/11
On 18 March during the Gouden Driehoek conference, Paul Havinga gave a presentation entitled "Context aware smart energy systems for green houses". The main theme of the conference, organized jointly by the Domotica Platform and the AgentschapNL, was conceptual design of green networks use
GENESI workshop with end users 03/11/11
On 11 March, GENESI organized a workshop and brain storming session with end users in the area of structural health monitoring. Interactive sessions with end users from UK, Italy, and the Netherlands in the areas of dike monitoring, rail monitoring, and environmental monitoring shed light on user re
GENESI face to face meeting 03/10/11
GENESI face to face meeting, in which project progress and plans for the coming months were discussed took place on 10 March in Schiphol, The Netherlands.
Pervasive Systems in health-care workshop 03/09/11
Pervasive Systems was invited to the workshop on potential use of sensor technology in heath-care. During this workshop organized by SmartXP, Nirvana Meratnia gave a presentation entitled "Medical Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks" and discussed PS research results in the medical do
Good bye party of Hylke van Dijk 03/02/11
On 2 March, farewell party of Hylke van Dijk took place. Hylke has been the coordinator of the SmartXP for the last 2 years and thanks to his efforts SmartXP functions now as an active living lab. We wish Hylke all the best in his carrier and look forward to future collaborations.
Pervasive Systems meets Digital Art 02/25/11
Pervasive Systems participates in a meeting organized by Dutch Media Art Institute to explore technological challenges faced by digital media art.
Kick off meeting of Go-Green project 02/10/11
On 10 Feb, Pervasive Systems group hosted the kick off meeting of Go-Green project. In this meeting, issues related to application requirements, architecture specification, and use cases were discussed and plans for the coming six months were made.
STW project gets approved under the Smart Energy Systems call 01/03/11
The STW project iCARE (PersonalIsed Climate and Ambience contRol for zero-Energy buildings) project is accepted. It takes a multi-pronged approach in order to create a zero-energy building (ZEB) by addressing both energy harvesting and reduction of energy consumption.
Two COMMIT projects accepted 12/15/10
Two COMMIT proposals of the Pervasive Systems are accepted. One of proposal is about Sensor Networks for Public Safety, led by PS. The other proposal is about User Centric Reasoning for Well-working, in which PS participates.
Pervasive Systems is ISSNIP 2010 12/10/10
Pervasive Systems group members were present in the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) 2010 by four papers on routing, localizations, and adaptive sampling. ISSNIP conference was held from 7 till 10 December in Brisbane, Austral
Talk in Lustrum Symposium on "Natural Hazards" 11/26/10
ON 26 Septermber, Arta Dilo gave a talk in lustrum symposium on "Natural Hazards" organized by GeoVUsie, Earth Sciences student association of the Vrije Universiteit. The title of her talk was "Importance and use of geo-information in emergency response operations".
Invited talk in Marine Tech Summit 10/28/10
On 28 Oct, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk entitled "Collaborative Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks for Underwater Surveillance" in Marine Tech Summit in Dalian, China.
More information can be found at: http://www.bitconferences.com/mts2010/default.asp
The prize, a sum of one thousand euros, is for the PhD student whose poster best demonstrates to companies and investors how the STW research in question can be
Invited talk in Wireless Sensor Network in Industry Workshop 10/05/10
On 5th October Supriyo Chatterjea gave a talk entitled “Using Spatio-Temporal Correlations for Energy-Efficient Data Extraction from Wireless Sensor Networks” at the Wireless Sensor Network in Industry workshop organised by Centro Ricerche Fiat in Trento, Italy.
Workshop on pervasive application of wireless technologies was successful 09/29/10
The workshop organized by the three CTIT research groups, i.e., Pervasive Systems (PS), Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS), and Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES), and sponsored by the CTIT SRO WISE on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies on September 28
Invited talk in Innovative Truth 2010 congress 09/15/10
On 15 Sep, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk in An Innovative Truth 2010 congress about sustainable ICT and energy. The title of his presentation was "Sustainability...- Opportunities of using wireless sensor networks".
More information can be found at: http://www.aninnova
Second workshop on pervasive applications of wireless technologies 09/01/10
Pervasive systems group together with DACS and CAES groups is organising for the second time a workshop on pervasive applications of wireless technologies. The workshop will take place on the 28th of September in Hotel Drienerburght at the university campus. This year's program includ
CLAM Kick-off meeting 07/06/10
CLAM Kickoff meeting took place on 6-7 July 2010 in Enschede, in which representatives of Kongsberg, Sintef, Microflown Technology, University of Rome, University of Padova, and University of Twente were present. Productive meeting was followed by a dinner at the city center of Enschede, after which
Final event of Co-Design course was successful and fun 07/02/10
Similar to last year, final assessment of the Co-Design course turned to a fun competition between students. 12 teams of 2 students each, had to compete in most correctly determining the length of a traveled path. Using Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) nodes and localization, dead
SeaSTAR and CLAM projects in the news 06/25/10
STW funded SeaSTAR project and EU funded CLAM project on monitoring underwater using wireless sensor networks have attracted media attention. Both projects appeared as a flash news on UT news and homepage of the University as well as radio and TV interviews.
Leon Evers successfully defended his Phd thesis 06/24/10
On 24 June 2010, Leon Evers successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Concise and Flexible Programming of Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Jan Kuper (assistant promotor).
Complete thesis ca
Yang Zhang successfully defended his Phd thesis 06/23/10
On 23 June 2010, Yang Zhang successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Observing the Unobservable: Distributed and Online Outlier Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks". The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (as
Final presentation of design project students about Sixth Sense 06/21/10
PS design project students who have been working on implementation of the sixth sense concept presented by MIT presented their work on 21 June. They have developed a framework to support seamless interaction of a user with its surroundings through use of sensors and actuators. Using wearable devices
Sensei project meeting 05/28/10
Cross workpackages meeting of the Sensei project took place on 25-28 June in Menorca, Spain.
Onderzoekdag for school students 05/17/10
During a full-day program, presenting research activities of the Computer Science department to high school students, Pervasive Systems group presented its research in the area of activity recognition, distributed fire detection, and collaboration between ground wireless sensor networks and autonomo
GENESI (Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring) project starts 04/01/10
On 1 April 2010, GENESI project on Green Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring starts. GENESI is a STREP project accepted in the FP7-ICT-2009-5 call, which has the ambitious goal of bringing WSN technology to the level where it can provide the core of the next generation of systems for structura
Pervasive Systems in ICTDelta 2010 03/18/10
During ICTDelta 2010, Pervasive Systems group demonstrated its research results in the field of wireless sensor networks, human activity recognition, and intelligent interaction techniques.
Second prize for AWARE project in EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award 03/13/10
The AWARE project (http://www.aware-project.net/) got the second prize of the EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award 2010. This award "was created in 2003 in order to improve the quality of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry".
Officiel opening of SmartXP 02/02/10
Smart eXperience lab was officially opened on 2 February 2010 in presence of various national media representatives. The rector magnificus gave the opening speech, after which visitors enjoyed interaction at the experience market. PS participated through several demos ranging from wireless sensor ne
STW valorization grant 01/27/10
STW valorization proposal on “inMotion - Wireless Motion Sensor Networks in Sports” is granted. 25000 euro grant is meant to do market analysis and explore business potential of research.
SeaSTAR project begins 01/01/10
The STW SeaSTAR (Underwater Monitoring Platform) project aims at gathering experts from traditionally disjoint communities (sensor technology, IC design, power conversion, computer architecture, wireless sensor network protocols design, underwater telemetry and distributed processing) to investigate
Christmas Dinner 12/16/09
Just before start of the Christmas holidays, PS group members enjoyed a group dinner at Fred & Douwe restaurant in Enschede.
PS group successfully organized a symposium in ISSNIP 2009 12/10/09
The PS group successfully organized a symposium on the "Theoretical and practical aspects of large-scale wireless sensor networks" as a part of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) held in Melbourne, Australia fro
Top 3 ENIAC Scriptieprijs 12/04/09
On 4 December 2009, Peter Koerhuis, who graduated in July from Pervasive Systems ended in the top 3 of the ENIAC scriptieprijs for his MSc thesis "A Smart Camera Platform for Smart Signs - Visual Tag Recognition Using Computer Vision".
Sinterklaas visits PS 11/27/09
On 27th November Sinterklaas and Zwaarte Pieten paid a visit to PS. Following a positive assessment, all children, PS members and their family received a present from the Sinterklaas.
Cees Links from Green Peak was the keynote speaker a
Participating in Design for Usability Symposium and Workshop 11/12/09
Strengthening the user centered design approach is one of the issues to be addressed in the IS-Active project. Juan Jimenez attended the design for usability symposium and its workshop: "Guiding and changing user behavior", in which different ways to modify user behavior towards a better u
Final event will take place on November 5, in which nominees give an elevation pitch and try to convince the jury over the success of their business.
Successful final review of the AWARE project 10/20/09
The reviewers of the European research project AWARE (IST-2006-33579) congratulate all project partners with their excellent work and the great results that have been accomplished in the project. With this final review, the technical part of the project, in which the Pervasive Systems group took par
Successful House Warming for SmartXP 10/15/09
House warming party of SmartXP took place on the 15th of October 2009. SmartXP welcomed about 70 EEMCS members of staff, master students, and other interested people. About 20 more people were actively involved in setting up experiments and demonstrations.
Included in the Lab Warming was
Raluca Marin-Perianu is the winner of the Christiaan Huygens award 2009 10/07/09
Raluca Marin-Perianu is the winner of the Christiaan Huygens awards 2009 in the scientific area Information and Communication Technology. She received this award, consisting of €10.000, a certificate, and a sculpture, for her PhD thesis entitled "Wireless Sensor Networks in Motion - Clustering
Welcome the Wireless World 10/01/09
Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) and Pervasive Systems (PS) groups organize a workshop on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies on November 13, 2009 at the University of Twente, Hotel Drienerburght, room E&F, Enschede, the Netherlands.
The Workshop EUBR 2009 was held in the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil from 8th to 9th of S
Kavitha Muthukrishnan successfully defended her PhD thesis 09/04/09
On 04 September 2009, Kavitha Muthukrishnan successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Multimodal Localization: Analysis, Algorithms and Experimental Evaluation”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor).
Pervasive Systems group is organizing a symposium at ISSNIP 2009 07/30/09
The Pervasive Systems group is organizing a symposium on Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Large-scale Wireless Sensor Networks as part of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP). The conference will be held in Melbourne, A
Raluca Marin-Perianu is nominated for the Simon Stevin Gezelprijs 2009 07/27/09
Raluca Marin-Perianu is nominated for the Simon Stevin Gezelprijs 2009, which is awarded to top young researchers graduated on an STW funded project in 2008. Besides Raluca, two other researchers from Technical University of Delft and Eindhoven are also nominated. The winner will receive the award o
Final event of Co-Design course was a big success and lots of fun 07/03/09
As part of the final assignment of Co-Design course, 28 teams of 2 students each, had to compete in most correctly determining the length of a traveled path. Using Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) nodes and localization, dead reckoning and sensor fusion techniques, students devise
Ozlem Durmaz Incel received her Phd degree in March 2009 with the Pervasive Systems group on the thesis titled "Multi-channel Multiple Access Control-protocol".
iLand project begins 04/01/09
The iLAND project aims to provide a deterministic middleware harness for applications that have strong needs for reconfiguration and compositional flexibility, while preserving non-functional guarantees such as timely communication and execution. iLAND focuses on dependable applications, in the sens
FREE (True-wireless mesh networks for transport and logistics) project begins 04/01/09
FREE project aims at developing energy management mechanism that operates on a wireless mesh network taking in consideration all its levels: from individual device to the network as a whole. Particularly, when individual devices employ energy scavenging technologies, estimates of the amount of avail
Is-Activfe project begins 04/01/09
The IS-ACTIVE project aims at devising a person-centric healthcare solution for patients with chronic conditions - especially elderly people - based on the recent advances in wireless inertial sensing systems. The project emphasizes the role of the home as care environment, by providing real-time su
Ozlem Durmaz Incel successfully defended her PhD thesis 03/20/09
On 20 March 2009, Ozlem Durmaz Incel successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Design and Evaluation". The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Sape Mullender (promotor) and associate prof. Pierre Jansen (assist
Colloquium given by Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari 03/19/09
On Thursday 19 March, Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari from the University of Southern California, gave a presentation entitled "Rate-based Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks".
Smart Surroundings final event was a success 03/04/09
The Smart Surroundings final event took place on the 4th of March 2009 in the Atrium of SenterNovem in Den Haag. During this event, the results that the consortium has achieved in the context of Smart Surroundings, including the developments and exploitation results of the industrial partners and th
Smart Surroundings Project Final Event 02/11/09
The Smart Surroundings project is a Dutch funded project that refers to the trend that we as humans interact no longer with one computer at a time, but rather with a dynamic set of small networked computers, often invisible and embodied in everyday objects in the environment. all mission of the Smar
Ice skating in the new skating hall 12/12/08
On 12 November 2008, after having dinner in a Greek restaurant we enjoyed ice skating in the new ice skating hall. Having professionals and absolute beginners skate next to each other was quite fun.
Pierre Jansen's pension party 12/10/08
26 years loyal service of Pierre Jansen at the University of Twente is honored today with a fantastic party and an amazing show scripted and played by his colleagues.
Housewarming party 12/07/08
Moving of members of the Pervasive System group to the other side of the corridor was finalized and this called for a small party in the new coffee room.
Mihai Marin-Perianu successfully defended his PhD thesis 11/06/08
On 6 November 2008, Mihai Marin-Perianu successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks in Industrial and Business Processes”. The research has been performed under supervision of Dr. Paul Havinga (assistant-promotor)
Supriyo Chatterjea successfully defended his PhD thesis 09/26/08
On 26 September 2008, Supriyo Chatterjea successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Distributed and Self-Organizing Data Management Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks. A Cross-Layered Approach”. The research has been performed under supervision of Dr. Paul Havinga (assistant-promo
SENSEI project begins 09/16/08
SENSEI (Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future) is an Integrated Project in the EU's Seventh Framework Programme , in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Thematic Priority of Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastru
Papers recently accepted for publication 09/16/08
Members of PS have recently had several publications accepted in conferences such as SECON’08, DCOSS’08, WiOpt’08 and others. Abstracts of the accepted publications are listed below.
1. Authors: Ozlem Durmaz Incel and Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Conference: Proceedings of Fift
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