Scientific Projects

1 Oct 2011– 30 Sep 2014

The SCI-BUS project aims to ease the life of e-Scientists by creating a new science gateway customisation methodology based on the generic-purpose gUSE/WS-PGRADE portal family. The customised science gateways will enable scientists to focus on their work and exploit resources of main Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) without the need to deal with the underlying infrastructures' details.

1 Sep 2011– 30 Sep 2013

The aim of the project is to do experiments about an e-science platform which supports the daily activities of researchers and creative workers. The software tools and services used by researchers changes rapidly nowadays mostly because of the fast evolution of ICT, and therefore researchers need to devote much time to learning and practicing the use of these tools in order to enhance their productivity.

10 Feb 2011– 31 Dec 2014

In the case of flow simulations (CFD) the computational problem can be defined on a 2D or 3D array (NxM, NxMxL) type Virtual Cellular Machine while the operation of each processing element is described as a mathematical expression, acyclic data flow graph or UMF diagram. The problem to be solved is how to map the computational problem on a virtual array to a given physical FPGA where area/processor (logic slices, DSP slices), on-chip memory (BRAM) and off-chip memory bandwidth are limited. To conserve memory bandwidth the arrays are computed serially as a 1D stream of cells.

1 Jan 2011– 31 Dec 2013

The work will focus on the research of indexing, retrieval and visualization schemes for searches over large video pools. The main goals of this research could be summarized as the following:

1 Oct 2010– 30 Sep 2013

ADVANCE is a three year project (01.10.2010-30.09.2013) co-financed by the European Commission’s Seventh Research Framework Programme under the Intelligent Information Management objective.
The main objective of the project is to provide collaborative communities or networked enterprises, primarily logistics networks, with a solution platform which enables them to improve their operations through analysis of operational data, decision support and network-wide sharing of otherwise locally constrained information.

1 Sep 2010– 31 Mar 2013

The PC glasses contain the computer in a case with sunshield form which does not obstruct the view. There is a simplified user interface on its upper shield with four buttons for paging, searching and switching books, films and files stored in the memory. The display units located below the eye-level present a distant and large-size virtual image in the bottom part of the field of vision. The image can be viewed by glancing downwards at a comfortable reading angle; therefore, the horizontal view has no obstacle.

1 Jul 2010– 30 Sep 2012

The SHIWA project's main goal is to leverage existing workflow based solutions and enable cross-workflow and inter-workflow exploitation of DCIs by applying both coarse- and fine-grained strategies.

The coarse-grained (CG) approach enables to combine workflows written in different workflow languages in order to reuse existing reuse and combine existing workflow applications written in various workflow languages. The CG approach treats existing workflows as black box systems that can be incorporated into other workflow applications as workflow nodes.

1 Jul 2010– 31 Jul 2013

The project “Quantifiable Closed Quality Control” (QC)² deals with the identification and development of improved structures and methods, which enable SME to control their activities concerning process and product quality issues.
Process quality addresses the minimization of all non-value adding processes in the value chain from order processing to production itself..

1 Jun 2010– 31 May 2012

The FP7 EDGeS project has successfully set up a production-level distributed computing infrastructure (DCI) consisting of more than 100.000 PCs from several volunteer and low-cost Desktop Grids, which have been connected to existing Service Grids (including EGEE, SEE-GRID, etc. with about 150.000 processors) based on the new 3G Bridge technology and application development methodology.

1 Jun 2010– 31 May 2012

EDGI will develop middleware that consolidates the results achieved in the EDGeS project concerning the extension of Service Grids with Desktop Grids (DGs) in order to support European Grid Initiative (EGI) and National Grid Initiative user communities that are heavy users of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) and require an extremely large number of CPUs and cores. EDGI will go beyond existing DCIs that are typically cluster Grids and supercomputer Grids, and will extend them with public and institutional Desktop Grids and Clouds.