1. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI): www.sf.ie
2. Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRSET): www.ircset.ie
3.Enterprise Ireland (EI): www.enterprise-ireland.com
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Intune Networks Ltd.
Oracle (Sun Microsystems)
Universities: Dublin (UCD), Limerick (UL), Maynooth (NUIM), Trinity (TCD), Waterford Institute of Technology / TSSG
PROJECTS & INITIATIVES
The SOCIETIES project aims to investigate and address the gap between pervasive and social computing by designing, implementing and evaluating an open scalable service architecture and platform for Community Smart Spaces (CSSs). A CSS is inherently context-aware, self-organising, self-improving and capable of pro-active behaviour aiming to optimise and personalise the pervasive experience of an entire community. In addition to the resources controlled by its individual owner, a CSS may also provide public access to its devices, services and resources.
The vision of PERSIST is of a Personal Smart Space, which is associated with the portable devices carried by the user and which moves around with him/her, providing context-aware pervasiveness to the user at all times and places. The Personal Smart Space will cater for the needs of users, adapting to their preferences and learning new ones as these arise.
The goal of OPENi is to inspire innovation in the European mobile applications industry, by radically improving the interoperability of cloud-based services and trust in personal cloud storage through the development of a consumer-centric, open source mobile cloud applications platform.
The Irish Future Internet Forum (IFIF ) was established by the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group at Waterford Institute of Technology, with the purpose of bringing the Irish ICT research community together in a common forum that would facilitate the discussion and knowledge transfer of issues related to Future Internet activities in the EU and globally.
The Irish IPv6 Task Force was set up in 2004, chaired by Mícheál Ó Foghlú of the TSSG. The Irish National IPv6 Centre was set up in 2005 as a collaboration between the TSSG in Waterford Institute of Technology, the Hamilton Institute in NUI Maynooth, BT Ireland and HEAnet. The role of these organisations is to encourage the transition of the Irish network to IPv6 to allow continued growth of the Internet and its services in Ireland.
As the move towards convergence of communications networks gains momentum, the academic and industrial research community is increasingly focussed on the evolution of networking technologies to enable the “Future Internet.” However, we believe that addressing evolution of networking technologies in isolation is not enough. Instead, it is necessary to take a holistic approach to address the issues of communications services, their societal drivers and the requirements they place on the heterogeneous communications infrastructure. The three programme partners have strong track record in the areas of: communications network and service management (WIT-TSSG); network performance analysis (NUIM-Ham); interaction design and usability (UL IDC); and analysis of usage patterns of ICTs (NUIM-Soc). They are ideally positioned to collaborate on the development of a framework for creation, deployment and management of communications services that serve societal needs.
To date, computational modelling has not been fully exploited at the neighbourhood- or city-scale, be-cause of the expense and time required to create computational meshes for the vast quantity of buildings involved. This project (GUILD) has made fundamental breakthroughs in the auto-generation of city-scale computational modelling by creating a pipeline to convert to aerial LiDAR into Finite Element Meshes without any manual intervention and without any reliance on a prior data. The long-term vision for this work would enable anyone to log onto a Google Map type site and conduct environmental modelling for alternative energy optimization, hazard exposure, and general environmental health. The project also has significant implications for disaster management planning and response and for the construction of major infrastructure projects.
The key objective of this HEA-funded Irish National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) service is to support sharing of digital learning resources and associated practice among the Irish academic community.
This is a unique and innovative portal and platform encourages the use, reuse and sharing of digital education resources and associated practices. The ethos of the service is that the sharing of resources, experience and information can contribute to raising awareness of best practice in teaching and learning and potentially improve efficiencies in the preparation of material by reusing and repurposing existing learning content. The NDLR enables development and sharing of digital learning resources between ALL of the Irish third level institutions. The service is a free and supports an open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty of higher education in Ireland to share their learning materials.
Research and development of real-world applications for the Future Internet of Things is about delivering technologies built around management and access to real-time heterogeneous datasets. Analyzing these enormous volumes of data on mobile devices requires context-aware smart applications and services. 3DQ (Three Dimensional Query) is our novel mobile spatial interaction (MSI) prototype for data mining and analysis on today’s location and orientation aware “smartphones” within 3D sensor web environments. Our prototype tailors a military style threat dome query calculation using MSI with hidden query removal functionality for reducing “information overload” on these off-the-shelf devices. The effect gives a more accurate and expected query result for Location-Based Services (LBS) applications by returning information on only those objects/sensor enabled “things” visible within a user’s 3D field-of-view (FoV) as they move through a built environment.