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Dec 2007 Grant Success: CASL Scientific Computing Sensor Facility

A group of us in the UCD CASL were awarded €620,000 as part of a successful grant application under the 2007 SFI Equipment Call. This is a great success for CASL as the grant involved researchers from 4 different schools (Computer Science & Informatics, Mathematical Sciences, Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, and Geological Sciences). This equipment supports large-scale experiments with complex multimedia sensing and processing at terabyte scales.

UCD’s Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL) is a collaborative research laboratory which leverages the unique mix of expertise at UCD in various fields. CASL puts computer scientists, information scientists, mathematicians, electronic engineers, geologists, biologists and ļ¬nancial academics in the same space to work on grand-challenge problems.

CASL brings together 25 nationally- and internationally-funded and recognised principle investigators (PIs) with over 150 graduate and post-doctoral researchers from t…

Dec 2007 Co-Chair Pervasive 2008 Late Breaking Results

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Preliminary Call for Late Breaking Results Papers

Pervasive 2008
The Sixth International Conference
on Pervasive Computing
Sydney, Australia
May 19-22, 2008
http://pervasive2008.org/

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Preliminary Call for Late Breaking Results Papers

Submission Deadline: 1st February 2008, 18:00 EST
Notification of acceptance: 15th March 2008
Camera-ready paper deadline: 29th March 2008

Within the category of Late Breaking Results, PERVASIVE 2008
provides researchers the opportunity to present their results in
three ways, as a poster, published paper and short "1 minute madness".
We welcome contributions on original and recent research findings,
early stage research, fundamental results, basic research contributions
and novel ideas in the area of pervasive comp…

Dec 2007 Umer Rashid starts as IBM/IRCSET funded postgrad

Umer Rashid has joined me this week as a postgrad in the SRG. Umer has a Masters from the U-VR Lab, GIST, Gwangju, South Korea under the supervision of Wontack Woo. He comes to us with a number IEEE, LNCS and HCI publications. His Masters thesis is on Context-based Disclosure of Personal Information in Pervasive Healthcare Using an Ontology-based Context Model. Umer is based on the 3rd floor of the CASLso he can colaborate with with other Ubicomp SRG researchers.

Umer is getting an IRCSET scholarship under the Enterprise Partnership Scheme from IBM and will be working on Human-computer-interaction in ubiquitous computing environments. His initial focus is on the personalization of user interfaces, and privacy and information disclosure issues associated with interaction of wearable computing devices with context-aware services in ubiquitous computing environments. Initially with a focus on instrumented spaces for long term self and remote monitoring by/of elders, using off the shelf we…