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November 2018

22, Nov, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

CISTER Researchers partipated on EFECS 2018, in Lisbon

CISTER Researchers Eduardo Tovar, Luis Lino Ferreira and Ricardo Severino, attended EFECS 2018, that took place at the Lisbon Congress Centre - CCL .

EFECS 2018 is an international forum with a focus on 'Our Digital Future' along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe.
The organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission, in association with EUREKA, have joined forces to provide numerous opportunities to learn more about the latest developments, cooperation and funding possibilities in the ECS Community.
Several projects with CISTER participation were presented in the event, in the form of posters or in the form a small pitches. Additionally, CISTER members participated in several consortium building meetings, which will target the next Eureka and ECSEL calls.

Ongoing ECSEL Projects at CISTER:
Productive 4.0
SCOTT
ENABLE-S3
SafeCOP


21, Nov, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Cláudio Maia, participated in the 5th edition of "AED Days", in Oeiras

15, Nov, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Sanjay K. Jha gave a CISTER distinguished seminar on Security in Internet of Things (IoT)

6, Nov, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Cláudio Maia successfully defended his PhD thesis at FEUP

October 2018

18, Oct, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Ramiro Robles participated in the SCOTT General Assembly

From the 16th until the 18th of October, 2018, the SCOTT project consortium gathered in the city of Cork Ireland for a face-to-face and general assembly meetings. This is the third GA of the project and the second in 2018. This meeting was mainly used to keep track of the progress and to analyze the feedback from the reviewers after the meeting in Brussels in September 2018. CISTER/ISEP plays a key role in the project as leader of the technology line of the reference architecture, chair of the technical board, and co-lead of the aeronautics use case. SCOTT aims to build trust in IoT solutions for 5 different industrial domains: aeronautics, automotive, railway, building, and healthcare. SCOTT uses the concept of the Bubble to enhanced backwards compatibility with existing domain infrastructure, encapsulating these underlying technologies with a modern IoT interoperable and cross-domain cloud application environment with enhanced security, safety and trust.

15, Oct, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Kai Li nominated as Associate Editor for IEEE Access Journal

CISTER researcher Kai Li nominated as Associate Editor for IEEE Access Journal. As the Associate Editor, Kai Li is responsible for ensuring that the publication maintains the highest quality while adhering to the publication policies and procedures of the IEEE. He will also help facilitate a rapid review process that takes less than two weeks, and coordinate the careful and critical review. His research interests include vehicular communications and security, resource allocation optimization, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, human sensing systems, sensor networks and UAV networks.
 

6, Oct, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Michele Albano and Luis Lino Ferreira delivered the final version of the MANTIS book

Michele Albano and Luis Lino Ferreira delivered the final version of the book “The MANTIS Book: Cyber Physical System Based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance” to the publisher.
The Book is dedicated to the results achieved on the MANTIS project comprising several chapters on the different aspects of CPS-based maintenance. The book will published by River Publishers and it will be made available by the end of November.

2, Oct, 2018

Industry Collaborations

CISTER hosts the kick-off meeting of the VORTEX CoLAB

September 2018

26, Sep, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Ramiro Robles participated in the SCOTT project review

Ramiro Robles was present in the first year project review meeting in Brussels. The review meeting was preceded by a rehearsal meeting with all the representatives of the different domains, and industrial partners. The preliminary feedback was very positive and the work in the reference architecture and aeronautics domain lead by ISEP received positive comments.

20, Sep, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Undergraduate student Renato Oliveira presented a talk at CISTER/ISEP

20, Sep, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Undergraduate students Joel Pinto and Rúben Gonçalves presented a talk at CISTER/ISEP

July 2018

29, Jul, 2018

In Memoriam

José Rufino (1958-2018)

24, Jul, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Ana Aguiar gave a distinguished seminar at CISTER/ISEP

24, Jul, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student Miguel Gaitán participated in the Summer School on Control and Robotics at FEUP

CISTER's PhD student Miguel Gutiérrez-Gaitán has participated in the "1st Summer School on Control and Robotics" organized by FEUP (Faculdade de Engenharia Universidade do Porto) and APCA (International Federation of Automatic Control).

The event held at FEUP on the 23rd and the 24th of July covered some key mathematics tools for advanced research in this field: Non-linear Control, Functional Analysis, Control of Robotic Manipulators, and Sparse Optimization and Image Processing.

Researchers, PhD students and professionals from different institutions of the country attended the sessions offered by leading researchers in robotics and control.

At CISTER, Gutiérrez-Gaitán is currently exploring some mathematicals fundamentals applied in the context of wireless industrial networks.

6, Jul, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Paper awarded the Outstanding Paper Award at the ECRTS 2018

5, Jul, 2018

Industry Collaborations

David Pereira participated in ENABLE-S3 review project meeting

June 2018

26, Jun, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Benny Åkesson gave a distinguished seminar at CISTER/ISEP

23, Jun, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Michele Albano gave a Keynote presentation at the MPMM 2018

Michele, as the leader of WP8 (Dissemination and Exploitation) of the MANTIS project, was invited to give a keynote speech at The Maintenance, Performance, Measurement and Management Conference 2018 (MPMM 2018), 21-23 June 2018, Coimbra, Portugal.
The title of the presentation was "Framework for Proactive Maintenance in the Real World" and provided a high-level overview of the work done in the project. The presentation comprised three different research directions: how MANTIS targets the problem of building a platform for the Proactive Maintenance of industrial machinery; how the involved technologies (CPS, cloud computing, machine learning and advanced HMI) are orchestrated together; how 4 different project pilots implemented the approach in a production environment.

May 2018

29, May, 2018

Achievements in Academia

António Barros successfully defended his PhD thesis at FEUP

23, May, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Ricardo Severino participated in the annual review meeting of the SafeCOP project in Brussels

Ricardo Severino participated in the annual review meeting of the SafeCOP project in Brussels, where he presented an overview of the work carried out within the Safe and Secure Wireless Communications work-package, leaded by ISEP. The work-package was quite successful and was approved by the reviewers. Ricardo also gave an overview of the progress in the Portuguese Vehicle Platooning Use Case being developed with GMVIS Skysoft.
 

22, May, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student José Fonseca presented a talk at CISTER/ISEP

15, May, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Zahid Iqbal successfully defended his PhD thesis at FEUP

15, May, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Moris Behnam (Mälardalen University) gave a distinguished seminar at CISTER/FEUP

15, May, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Reinder Bril gave a distinguished seminar at CISTER/FEUP

14, May, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Ramiro Robles participated in the ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC41 meeting in Berlin

Ramiro Robles participated in the ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC41 meeting in Berlin, at the premises of the German standardization authority (DIN), where the SCOTT-ISO liaison between WG5 and the project SCOTT was accepted.
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC41/WG5 is the working group in charge of the Internet of Things technology and applications. This activity is part of the standardization strategy of project SCOTT (Secure Connected Trustable Things).

3, May, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student Ishfaq Hussain presented a talk at CISTER/ISEP

April 2018

13, Apr, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

CISTER hosts in Porto, the largest event on Cyber-Physical Systems, CPS Week 2018

10, Apr, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Luis Pinto successfully defended his PhD thesis titled “Aerial Multi-Hop Sensor Networks” at FEUP in Porto

March 2018

27, Mar, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Ramiro Robles presented a talk on “Cooperative and Retransmission Diversity for Real-Time multiple antenna Communications in Correlated Channels with Cochannel Interference” at CISTER/ISEP

23, Mar, 2018

Achievements in Academia

Paper co-authored by Alan Burns and Borislav Nikolic won the Best Paper Award 2018

15, Mar, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Karl-Erik Årzén (Univeristy of Lund) presented a Distinguished Seminar on “Control of and over the Cloud” at CISTER/FEUP

8, Mar, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Antonio Augusto Fröhlich (UFSC - LISHA) presented a Distinguished Seminar on “SmartData for a Trustful Internet of (Cyber-Physical) Things” at CISTER/FEUP

February 2018

27, Feb, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student Miguel Gaitán presented a talk on “An Information-Centric Network Prototype for IoT” at CISTER/ISEP

15, Feb, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Luis Miguel Pinho, Cláudio Maia and Renato Oliveira participated in the KhronoSim project meeting held at Critical Software in Coimbra.

13, Feb, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Gaming app from EnerGAware project released in app stores.

The “Energy Cat : The House of Tomorrow” serious game, resulting from the European H2020 EnerGAware project was released in the iOS and Android App stores. In this simulation game, users learn to reduce energy consumption by making small changes in the household, the game can be connected to smart meters, providing rewards upon real-life energy savings. Within the project, CISTER was responsible for the development of a IoT middleware which connects the game with a electricity and gas metering interface in the pilot development of the project.

EnergyCat @ Teksapo
EnergyCat @TVI 24

6, Feb, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

Patrick Yomsi presented a talk on "Towards Reliable Real-Time Data Emission in Mobile Intelligent Transportation Systems" at CISTER/ISEP.

January 2018

24, Jan, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Luis Miguel Pinho presented results of KhronoSim and P-SOCRATES projects in the scope of the HiPEAC 2018 conference in Manchester.

18, Jan, 2018

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student Mubarak Ojewale presented a talk on “An Intelli-Fog Approach to Manage Real Time Actionable Data in IoT Applications” at CISTER/ISEP

10, Jan, 2018

Industry Collaborations

Michele Albano participated in the general assembly of the MANTIS project in Ghent

Michele represented CISTER at the MANTIS general meeting in Ghent (Belgium). MANTIS project is at M33 (month 33) out of 36, and the meeting featured wrapping up work on most deliverables, defining what will be shown at the review meeting, and defining how to attain a couple of pending requirements raised by the Project Officer at last review meeting.

CISTER is the leader of Work Package 3 "Smart sensing and data acquisition technologies". The WP is finishing, the technical work is completed, but a few deliverables are late. Some reorganization was done and agreements were made with Task Leaders and Deliverable contributors and reviewers, to prioritize actions and reschedule work to complete all late documents by end of this month (January 2018, M33).

CISTER also led Work Package 8 "Dissemination of knowledge and exploitation". Apart from discussing how to complete all WP8's deliverables, Michele is the first editor for the book the MANTIS project is writing, and in this way satisfying the dissemination requirements set by the Project Officer. A lot of work was done to finalize the ToC of each chapter of the book, the management structure for the book writing activities, and MANTIS partners have already provided around 120 pages of well-written material to be used. Weekly calls between the partners are now in place for each chapter, and the timeline was refined to allow to complete the book before the end of the project. Agreement with the Publisher ensured that the book will be published and available on most merchant websites before the final review meeting.

CISTER represented the Portuguese sub-consortium, which has built a project pilot "Sheet Metal Bending Machine Monitoring". Michele presented the results of the pilot, and did a demo of the pilot at the open space we had in the meeting. This way, CISTER satisfied Portugal's obligations to reach a Milestone of Work Package 7 "Validation of MANTIS solutions in relevant scenarios", and contributed to defining what will be shown at the final review meeting regarding our pilot.
 

December 2017

13, Dec, 2017

CISTER soon to welcome new research scholars

To maintain its pace and quality of research, CISTER regularly intakes high quality research students using competitive calls. During 2017, CISTER launched multiple calls for PhD student positions in the area of Real-Time & Embedded Computing (RTES). The CISTER selection committee, made up of its research members, received over hundred applications from twenty countries spread all over world. Out of these, with a rigorous multi-stage evaluation process, five highly motivated candidates were selected.

The selected candidates are from prestigious institutions in Chile, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan and Russia. CISTER intends to announce further calls this year for motivated research candidates in RTES.

8, Dec, 2017

Achievements in Academia

CISTER Member plays key role in shaping IEEE program for young professionals

The IEEE Young Professionals program is run for members who are in an early stage of their career. It offers networking events with technical experts and industry leaders as well as a host of volunteering roles.

CISTER PhD candidate Shashank Gaur has been part of this leadership team for eight years. His role is to form partnerships across IEEE technical societies to find new opportunities for Young Professionals members. That includes helping develop micro volunteering roles for those who want to get involved with the organization but lack sufficient time. At CISTER, Gaur's PhD work focuses on context-aware computing in wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things.