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Research


Round Corner
Department of Computer and Information Science

Projects

Ongoing Projects

CoCreat

CoCreat - Enabling creative collaboration through supportive technologies

CoCreat is funded within the EU Lifelong Learning Programme and it aims at promoting creative collaboration in terms of new and innovative learning models based on social media and mobile technology. The main idea is to develop and evaluate collaborative spaces for learners of different ages in order to promote creative collaboration. User groups include children, university students, elderly. The project is a cooperation among 8 partners in 7 European countries.

Project ContactParticipants 
Monica Divitini Monica Divitini
Professor
004 IT-bygget
735 94462 / 918 97 790
Software Engineering Group
CSE-SC

CSE-SC - Scientific Computing Lighthouse

This project is one of the stategic "light houses" funded by the IME Faculty. Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is a cross-disciplinary areas of strategioc importance to NTNU. The CSE-Scientific Computing (SC) Lighthouse is our college's (faculty's) contribution to an NTNU-wide effort in this area. It funds 3 PhDs covering the following areas:

1. High-Performance Computing Modeling with GPUs, led by Anne C. Elster

2. Hardware-Adapted Numerics (led by Trond Kvamsdal, IMF), Anne C. Elster (co-advisor)

3. Leveraging Modern Iterative Methods for Fast Approximate Bayesian Computing (Elena Celledoni, IMF)

 

 

Project Contact 
Anne C. Elster Anne C. Elster
Associate Professor
410 IT-bygget
735 93674 / 981 02 638
Algorithms, HPC and Graphics Group
Doil

Doil - Digital Oil

Oil and gas operations are increasingly dependent on an extensive network of sensors for measurement and logging of relevant parameters (e.g. pressure, temperature, water and sand detection). The strong trend towards unmanned subsea installations distributed in a network on the seabed makes senor-based information not only useful but absolutely necessary. Daily operations generate vast amounts of data in different formats, time-scales, and granularity throughout the lifecycle of an oil and gas well. In the same time, operations are often run in extremely fragile natural submarine environments that must therefore be constantly monitored. Digital oil (Doil) addresses the challenging research issue and pressing practical and economic concern of how to exploit the potential of ICT to obtain a sufficient overview of the subsea wells to operate them in an efficient and safe manner. Doil targets the sub-surface communities of geosciences (geologists, reservoir engineers, production engineers and geophysicists) and the emerging marine biology disciplines. The goal is to identify tactics for trusting sensor-based information and user-driven heuristics for generating overviews of the well lifecycle. Doil is supported by the Verdikt program of the Norwegian Research Council. For more details, see the project’s website: www.doil.no

 

Project ContactParticipants 
Eric Monteiro Eric Monteiro
Professor
014 IT-bygget
735 96751 
Information Systems Group

EECS - Energy Efficient Computing Systems

Energy efficient operation is becoming a major requirement from the smallest to the largest computing systems. This trend has both a technical and an environmental motivation. The technical motivation differs between classes of computing systems. For high performance systems, we have reached the limits of economically viable cooling systems and packaging technologies. Battery powered devices are continually expected to deliver more advanced functionality, but battery capacity is not increasing fast enough. Finally, there are a number of systems where replacing batteries is costly or even impossible.

EECS aims to improve the energy efficiency of computing systems at all the abstraction layers of a computing system. This effort leverages that several strong groups at the IME Faculty possess expertize within different abstraction layer (horizontally). The EECS project will integrate these efforts across abstraction layers (vertically). A vertical approach exposes different problems to a horizontal approach and will result in high quality research results.


 

 

Project ContactParticipants 
Magnus Jahre Magnus Jahre
Associate Professor
404 IT-bygget
735 93680 / 952 22 309
Computer Architecture and Design Group

Hetero Flow - Heterogenous Framewok for Flow Simulations

Statoil funded project in collaboration with Dr. Alf B. Rustad, Statoil Research. PI: Anne C. Elster.

The goal of this project is to develop a framework and models for the heterogenous computing platforms of the future in the context of large compute-intensive simulations with a special focus on flow simulations. Software developed during this project will open and be licensed under GPL. 

Statoil funded project in collaborations wtih Dr. Alf B. Rustad, Statoil Research.

Ph.D. candidate Ruben Spaans is funded by this project.

 

 

Project Contact 
Anne C. Elster Anne C. Elster
Associate Professor
410 IT-bygget
735 93674 / 981 02 638
Algorithms, HPC and Graphics Group
iAd

iAd - Information Access Disruptions

Objective: To provide next generation schema agnostic indexing services by fusing structured, unstructured and multimedia content in precision, analytics and scale optimized information access services.

iAd is hosted by Fast Search and Transfer has the following partners: Cornell University, Dublin City University, Norwegian School of Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, Accenture, and Schibsted

Project ContactParticipants 
Svein Erik Bratsberg Svein Erik Bratsberg
Professor
209 IT-bygget
735 50382 
Data and Information Management Group

LinkedDesign - Linked Knowledge in Manufacturing, Engineering and Design for Next-Generation Production

LinkedDesign will boost the productivity of today‘s engineers by providing an integrated, holistic view on data, persons and processes across the full product lifecycle as a vital resource for the outstanding competitive design of novel products and manufacturing processes.

Project ContactParticipants 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group

MIRROR - Reflective Learning at Work

MIRROR is co-Funded by EC IST FP7 and it brings together 15 partners across Europe, involving industry, research, and testbeds.

The focus of MIRROR is the creation of an easily used set of applications ('Mirror' apps), that enable employees to learn lessons from their own and others experiences to perform better in the future. The project facilitates learning 'on the job', at the workplace, through collaboration and reflection technologies.

Project ContactParticipants 
Monica Divitini Monica Divitini
Professor
004 IT-bygget
735 94462 / 918 97 790
Software Engineering Group

Birgit R. Krogstie Birgit R. Krogstie
Post Doctoral Fellow
005 IT-bygget
735 51154 
Software Engineering Group
MMCV

MMCV - ICT for Medical Modelling, Computing and Visualization

The MMCV project is sponsored by the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME) with co-funding form the Faculty of Medical Technology (DMF).

The amount of medical-related information available about all of us today is massive and will increase dramatically over the next few years. The aim of the MMCV project is to help integrate this information in such a way that it is possible to benefit from it, both in daily clinical practice and in medical technology research.

In order to make this possible, excellent skills are needed in mathematical and medical modeling, numerical analysis, parallel and heterogeneous computing and multimodal visualization, in addition to biomedical knowledge.

The project thus sponsors three PhD scholarships in:

  1. Medical Visualization
  2. Heterogeneous Computing Framework Targeted Medical Image Analysis and/or Visualization
  3. Nonlinear Numerical Modeling of Ultrasound Imaging


PhD candidate Mohammadmehdi Bozorgi has been working on the Medical Visualization scholarship since the fall of 2011 (Frank Lindseth (main advisor), Anne C, Elster (co-supervisor).

PhD candidate Thomas F. Falch started working on the Heterogeneous Computing Framework Targeted Medical Image Analysis and/or Visualization in the summer of 2012 (Anne C. Elster (main supervisor), Frank Lindseth (co-supervisor).

The last PhD scholarship on non-linear modeling ultrasound imaging will be supervised by Anne C. Elster (main supervisor), Bjørn Angelsen and Frank Lindseth (co-supervisors).

Project ContactParticipants 
Frank Lindseth Frank Lindseth
Adjunct Associate Professor
448 IT-bygget
92809372
Algorithms, HPC and Graphics Group
NASCENCE

NASCENCE - Nanoscale Engineering for Novel Computation using Evolution

The aim of this project is to model, understand and exploit the behaviour of evolving nanosystems (e.g. networks of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes or films of graphene) with the long term goal to build information processing devices exploiting these architectures without reproducing individual components. With an interface to a conventional digital computer we will use computer controlled manipulation of physical systems to evolve them towards doing useful computation.

 

Work programme:
FP7-ICT-2011.9.6 Unconventional Computation (UCOMP)


 

 

Project ContactParticipant 
Gunnar Tufte Gunnar Tufte
Associate Professor
403 IT-bygget
735 90356 
Computer Architecture and Design Group
Odd Rune Strømmen Lykkebø Odd Rune Strømmen Lykkebø
PhD Candidate
445 IT-bygget
Computer Architecture and Design Group

PAsTAs - Patients Trajectories

Exploring patient pathways in Electronic Patient Records and how they can be used to improve the treatment of chronically ill patients.

Project ContactParticipant 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group
Rune Sætre Rune Sætre
Associate Professor
104 IT-bygget
735 96101 
Information Systems Group
PRESIOUS

PRESIOUS - PREdictive digitization, reStoration and degradatIOn assessment of cultUral heritage objectS

The PRESIOUS project proposes breakthrough ICT solutions to challenges in Cultural Heritage. The aim is to address the following issues:

  1. The difficulty and inefficiency of the 3D digitisation process.
  2. The quantification of stone monument degradation.
  3. The reconstruction of objects from large numbers of constituent fragments that may be worn, immovable, dispersed or incomplete.
Project ContactParticipants 
Theoharis Theoharis Theoharis Theoharis
Professor
420 IT-bygget
735 91447 
Algorithms, HPC and Graphics Group

TRIMAKS - Wireless Trondheim Living Lab

Wireless Trondheim Living Lab is member of ENOLL - European Network of Living Labs

Project ContactParticipants 
John Krogstie John Krogstie
Professor
116 IT-bygget
735 93677 / 934 17 551
Information Systems Group

TUC - The Understanding Computer (BusTUC, GeneTUC, WeatherTUC, SportTUC, etc.)

The Understanding Computer (TUC) is a general natural language system developed by Tore Amble.

And BusTUC, most famous among the TUC system extensions, was developed by Jon S. Bratseth as a student project at NTNU. Both systems are written entirely in Sicstus Prolog.

BusTUC is a natural language problem solver capable of answering questions about bus departures in Trondheim stated in common English or Norwegian language.

The BusTUC project was a part of the TABOR (Speech based interfaces and reasoning systems) project which aims at making a system capable of answering bus route questions posed with normal speech through a telephone.

A report on the BusTUC project is available in PDF format, and a version of BusTUC has been commercialized and made into an open source project by LingIT AS. Endors AS is currently running the BusTUC service for AtB in Trondheim.

The TUC systems are still under development. Questions and remarks are welcome to tagore@idi.ntnu.no.
 

Project ContactParticipant 
Rune Sætre Rune Sætre
Associate Professor
104 IT-bygget
735 96101 
Information Systems Group
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group
UbiCollab

UbiCollab - Platform for Ubiquitous Collaboration

see the web site for description.

Project ContactParticipants 
Babak A. Farshchian Babak A. Farshchian
Adjunct Associate Professor
012 IT-bygget
735 92939 / 99286869
Information Systems Group
WIDTH

WIDTH - Warehousing images in the digital hospital: interpretation, infrastructure, and integration

Advanced information communications technology (ICT) has created an expectation that the innovative use of ICT can deliver high quality healthcare to a situation where patients' data can be supplied seamlessly to support clinical decisions. The world however has moved beyond the current reactive model and hamstrung by the problems of fragmentation and lack of coordination. Medical images are of a typical example. While picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) have come closely to be a universal tool in managing medical images, they only work for radiology images and are searchable by using text descriptions.

Project Contact 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group

Recent Projects

ADIS - Adaptive Distributed Information Services

The main objective of the project is development of models, methods and a platform for adaptive intelligent distributed mobile information services support

The increasing number of mobile devices creates opportunity for development of mobile information services. The main advantage of the mobile services is the high availability to customers; anytime and everywhere. Mobile devices enables users to access and use the Internet and services previously only available to PCs.

Project ContactParticipants 
Mihhail Matskin
Former Adjunct Professor
Mihhail Matskin

AKSIO - Active Knowledge System for Integrated Operations

Development and use of ICT-solutions in Integrated Operations (IO) in oil and gas production. Establishing new approaches and collaborative technologies for improving the transfer of knowledge across geographical and organizational borders.

Field studies and other empirical methods are applied in order to investigate and evaluate new prototypes and associated work practices.

Project ContactParticipant 
Knut-Helge Ronæs Rolland
Former Associate Professor
Knut-Helge Ronæs Rolland
Agnar Aamodt Agnar Aamodt
Professor
322 IT-bygget
735 91838 
Intelligent Systems Group
ArTe

ArTe - Art and Information Technology

ArTe aims at enhancing the state of knowledge at the interdisciplinary intersection of Information Technology and the arts. The focus is on creativity, cooperation, and openness of processes and content.

Project ContactParticipant 
Maria Letizia Jaccheri Maria Letizia Jaccheri
Professor
214 IT-bygget
735 93469 
Software Engineering Group
Salah Uddin Ahmed
Former PhD Candidate
Salah Uddin Ahmed
ASTRA

ASTRA - Awareness Services and Systems ? Towards theory and ReAlization

ASTRA aims to define a framework for supporting the conception and the design of Pervasive Awareness systems, specifically those that are intended to support social relationships.

This project is funded by the EU, via the IST - FET (Future and Emerging Technology) initiative

Project ContactParticipants 
Monica Divitini Monica Divitini
Professor
004 IT-bygget
735 94462 / 918 97 790
Software Engineering Group

BUCS - BUsiness-Critical Software

Seeking to develop methods to improve support for development, operation and maintenance of business-critical systems/software.

Systematically study key software technologies for the development of business-critical software "in vivo", with the purpose of improving these technologies and/or their usage.

Project ContactParticipants 
Tor Stålhane Tor Stålhane
Professor
105 IT-bygget
735 94484 
Software Engineering Group

CAIM - Context Aware Image Management

The CAIM project introduces image context-awareness as a means of supporting image-based information retrieval in distributed and mobile environments. An image can be associated with multiple contexts and knowledge of these contexts can enhance the quality of the information retrieval process. We believe that context-awareness can be used for identifying image semantics and relationships, and may thus contribute to closing the semantic gap between user information requests and the shortcomings of current content-based image retrieval techniques.

CAIM is a project supported by the Research Council of Norway under the VERDIKT programme. It is a joint project between University of Tromsø, University of Bergen, NTNU, and Telenor R&D Tromsø.
Project Contact 
Heri Ramampiaro Heri Ramampiaro
Associate Professor
205 IT-bygget
735 91459 
Data and Information Management Group

CloudIX - Cloud-based Indexing and Query Processing

CloudIX intends to transfer knowledge from data management technology to the cloud infrastructure, in order to support advanced query processing. To this end, CloudIX aims to propose a generic, distributed, dynamic and adaptive indexing framework for handling multidimensional data in the cloud. Capitalizing on this indexing infrastructure, CloudIX will present novel efficient algorithms for processing advanced query types, such as range, nearest-neighbor, top-k, rank joins, and skyline queries. The CloudIX project is a research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research (Marie Curie Actions, Intra-European Fellowships) and with partial support from the Norwegian Research Council.

Project ContactParticipant 
Kjetil Nørvåg Kjetil Nørvåg
Professor
212 IT-bygget
735 96755 
Data and Information Management Group
Christos Doulkeridis
Former Post Doctoral Fellow
Christos Doulkeridis

COMIDOR - Cooperative Mining of Independent Document Repositories

A research project within the VERDIKT program for the Norwegian ICT sector, investigating issues in distributed text mining .

Project ContactParticipants 
Kjetil Nørvåg Kjetil Nørvåg
Professor
212 IT-bygget
735 96755 
Data and Information Management Group

CORAL - Underwater Computer Vision

Improvment and development of computer vision methods and tools for underwater images. The project aims to determine how to relate colour statics to health of corals, develop tools to gather statics of fish species, and develop an ability to detect and inspect man-made objects underwater.

Underwater computer vision face a variety of challanges related to underwater photograpy. Key challenges are:

  • Obscuration of objects of interest by fish/coral/algae in the water.
  • Low contrast between different components of the image.
  • Change of illumination due to refraction at the surface.
  • Change of colour balance with depth due to absorbtion in the water and its contents.
  • Change of scale because of the large range of distances of observation and different sizes of fish.
  • Large range of types of marking on the fish and contrast with the background.
  • Partial obscuration of one fish by another.
  • Flexing of fish as they swim and presentation in a wide range of poses.
  • Problems with long term immersion of instruments in the sea changing window properties over the field of view.

We gratefully acknowledge help from the University of Mauritius in collecting data for this project.

Underwater Computer Vision

Project Contact 
Richard E. Blake Richard E. Blake
Professor
256 IT-bygget
735 98718 
Intelligent Systems Group

DASCOSA - Database Support for Computational Science Applications

A research project within the eVita program for the Norwegian ICT sector, investigating issues in data management in Grid systems.

A distributed and decentralized Grid database system which support data interoperability; based on P2P technology and using an ontology-based metadata layer that provides seamless access to the heterogeneous sources in the Data Grid.

Project ContactParticipants 
Kjetil Nørvåg Kjetil Nørvåg
Professor
212 IT-bygget
735 96755 
Data and Information Management Group
DELOS

DELOS - DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries

A Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries partially funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Information Society Technologies Programme. The main objective of DELOS is to contribute to the development of the enabling technologies for digital libraries.

Project ContactParticipant 
Ingeborg Sølvberg Ingeborg Sølvberg
Professor Emerita
256 IT-bygget
735 98718 / 415 21 943
Data and Information Management Group
Trond Aalberg Trond Aalberg
Associate Professor
213 IT-bygget
735 97952 
Data and Information Management Group

eGov - ICT in Public Sector

Part of thematic area ICT at NTNU

Project ContactParticipant 
John Krogstie John Krogstie
Professor
116 IT-bygget
735 93677 / 934 17 551
Information Systems Group
Gustav Aagesen
Former PhD Candidate
Gustav Aagesen
Evicare

Evicare - Evidence-based care processes: Integrating knowledge in clinical information systems

The main objective of this project is to develop methods and technology for providing “Evidence-Based Medicine” (EBM) at the point of care, integrated with an electronic health record (EHR) or other health information systems directly involved in the clinical process, resulting in higher quality of care and a more detailed, transparent documentation of care processes.

Project ContactParticipant 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group
Laura Slaughter Laura Slaughter
Adjunct Associate Professor
735 98718 
Information Systems Group
EVISOFT

EVISOFT - EVidence based Improvement of SOFTware engineering

EVISOFT is a national, user-driven project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

The research is conducted by: Geomatikk AS (Head of Project), ABB, DnV Software, EDB Business Partner, Firm, Kongsberg Spacetec, ObjectNet, Software Innovation/Genera, Telenor and Vital, SINTEF, NTNU and the Oslo University/Simula Research Laboratory.

Project Contact 
Reidar Conradi Reidar Conradi
Professor
102 IT-bygget
735 93444 / 918 97 029
Software Engineering Group
FABULA

FABULA - Seamless networks for transforming the city into an arena for learning

The principal objective of FABULA is to develop novel principles and technical solutions for learning enabled by seamless roaming in mobile networks, with focus on services that foster the city learning geographies and ecologies and enable new relationships among learners and communities. FABULA is a multidisciplinary effort. The consortium includes at NTNU the Department of Information and Computer Science (IDI), the Dept. of Telematics, and the Center for Learning with ICT.

Project ContactParticipants 
Monica Divitini Monica Divitini
Professor
004 IT-bygget
735 94462 / 918 97 790
Software Engineering Group
Hercules

Hercules - Hercules

The Hercules project is the development of an integrated healthcare scheme for Childhood Neurological Disorders (CND), mainly epilepsy, which will provide cohesive integration of medical, behavioural and genetic information and will build the enabling tools and networks for providing state-of-the-art quality of care, through better disease classification, knowledge discovery and decision support systems.

The project focus will be on individualised disease-monitoring, screening, prevention, early diagnosis, classification and appropriate therapy and follow-up of childhood neurological diseases.

Project ContactParticipants 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group

HEXAnord - HEalth teXt Analysis network in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Hexanord is a newly established network with participants involved in health science, computer science and information technology in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The overall aim of the network is to explore the differences and similarities in the texts in electronic patient records in the various countries by means of text mining. Another aim of the network is to strengthen cooperation between the participating universities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The goals of the network

  • To exchange experiences, tools and knowledge within text mining of health records
  • To create a research training school in text mining of electronic health records in the Nordic countries
  • To stimulate the mobility of researchers througout the Nordic countries
  • To create synthetic electronic health records (see below)
  • To disseminate the networks' results and knowledge to the healthcare sector, but also to the public and other interest group

Electronic patient records

For some years, almost all patient records are electronic. This means that the vast amount of information is now more available for research. The fact that all information now is available in electronic format implies a great opportunity to develope automated tools for textual analysis of the records.

One aim of HEXAnord project is to produce a synthetic database of patient records. The information contained in the records are retrieved from existing records, but will be deconstructed so that it not will be possible to identify the individuals behind the records. HEXAnord is going to develop such databases for all the languages represented in the network. To develop the databases you first need to analyse the differences in the patient records from the respective countries, both in terms of structure, style and content.

Project ContactParticipant 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group
Laura Slaughter Laura Slaughter
Adjunct Associate Professor
735 98718 
Information Systems Group

iAccess - Integrated Access Control for Health Care Information Systems

How to integrate access control to health care information from various systems.

Project Contact 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group
IIP

IIP - Integrated Information Platform

The objective is to create an integrated information platform, which enable multi-disciplinary teams to work simultaneously in an integrated operation environment that may consist of many operation centres geographically dispersed over wide distances.

Project ContactParticipant 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group
Stein Løkke Tomassen
Former Research Scientist
Stein Løkke Tomassen

IS_A - Integrated semantic access in situated operations

A research project within the VERDIKT program for the Norwegian ICT sector, where the main objective is to enable organizations to run their knowledge-intensive geographically dispersed operations more efficiently by providing a semantic integrated framework for situated multi-modal knowledge access.

Project ContactParticipants 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group
LongRec

LongRec - Records Management over Decades

LongRec is a research project on persistent, reliable and trustworthy long-term archival of digital documents, with emphasis on availability and use of documents. The particular problems addressed by LongRec typically emerge when document lifetime exceeds 20 years, and LongRec imposes no upper limit on the lifetime.

The main objectives for the LongRec partners are:

  1. To enable transition to digital original documents and digital work processes for information that must be available and in use over decades, and
  2. To explore the potential for commercial products/services in this area. LongRec is performed in cooperation with DNV, NR, and a number of business partners.
Project ContactParticipants 
Kjetil Nørvåg Kjetil Nørvåg
Professor
212 IT-bygget
735 96755 
Data and Information Management Group

Mads Nygård Mads Nygård
Professor
203 IT-bygget
735 93470 / 905 96 534
Data and Information Management Group

M3W - Model-driven support for Multi-channel Mobile Work

The project will develop and evaluate a prototype process support system for mobile work built on top of existing components. The mobile work system prototype will be:

  • Model-driven to support rapid tailoring of work processes to utilise technology changes and to reflect changing requirements at the organisation, group and user levels.
  • Multi-channel to support coordinated use of multiple types of mobile devices and other computing equipment in a single work process
Project ContactParticipants 
John Krogstie John Krogstie
Professor
116 IT-bygget
735 93677 / 934 17 551
Information Systems Group

MOSES - MOdel driven SErvice development for the Semantic web

MOSES focuses on increasing the users' abilities to easily express what information and services they need, and to enable service providers to specify services in a manner that is compatible with users' models of the world.

The MOSES project investigates and demonstrates the utility of the semantic web approach as a viable approach to building user-centered, decenteralized, and universally interoperable solutions.

Project ContactParticipants 
John Krogstie John Krogstie
Professor
116 IT-bygget
735 93677 / 934 17 551
Information Systems Group
MOTUS

MOTUS - MObil Teknologi i UndervisningsSammenheng

The project aims at investigating, through prototyping and empirical studies of overall usage, the potential and impact of mobile applications for supporting new forms of cooperation in the educational settings, independent of the participants' location.

Project ContactParticipant 
Monica Divitini Monica Divitini
Professor
004 IT-bygget
735 94462 / 918 97 790
Software Engineering Group
Birgit R. Krogstie Birgit R. Krogstie
Post Doctoral Fellow
005 IT-bygget
735 51154 
Software Engineering Group

Norsk COSI - Co-development using inner and Open source in Software Intensive products

The principal objective: To enable the Norwegian IT sector to fully exploit the benefits and advantages of open source software (OSS); hereunder to exploit software engineering in heterogeneous, distributed and concurrent collaborations.

Subgoals:

  • Increased competitive position
  • More efficient processes
  • Improved business models
Project Contact 
Reidar Conradi Reidar Conradi
Professor
102 IT-bygget
735 93444 / 918 97 029
Software Engineering Group

NSEP - The Norwegian EHR Research Centre

NSEP is a multidisciplinary research centre gathering faculty, researchers, projects and doctoral students from medicine, computer science, sociology, nursing, linguistics, management and then some... Currently (2007) the centre hosts 7 senior faculty, 4 researchers/postdocs, and around 20 PhD students. Colocated with NSEP is IDI´s reconfigurable healthcare usability laboratory, in which it is possible to simulate and test mobile and other clinical information systems.

NSEP does research within all aspects of the electronic health record, including user interfaces, architecture, representation, content, analysis, distribution, use, evaluation, development and role in delivering and improving quality and efficiency of health care.

The Norwegian Research Council funds the project with MNOK 25. See their project description

Project ContactParticipants 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group

Pocmap - Point-Of-Care Multi-Aware clinical Pilot

The objective of the project is to develop information technology that makes optimal use of the available interaction devices and knowledge about the care situation to give cooperating clinicians in the ward access to the most relevant clinical information and functionality at each point and situation of care.

The project is a "KMB"-project funded by the Verdikt-program of the Norwegian Research Council, DIPS AS, The Industrial Research Fund for NTNU, Central Norway Regional Health Authority.

The project is a cooperation between NSEP, DIPS AS, St. Olav Hospital and Akershus University Hospital.
Project Contact 
Øystein Nytrø Øystein Nytrø
Associate Professor
022 IT-bygget
735 94459 / 918 97 606
Information Systems Group
PRESEMT

PRESEMT - Pattern REcognition-based Statistically Enhanced Machine Translation

The PRESEMT (Pattern REcognition-based Statistically Enhanced MT) project has been funded under ICT-2009.2.2: Language-based Interaction. It is intended to lead to a flexible and adaptable MT system, based on a language-independent method, whose principles ensure easy portability to new language pairs.

This method attempts to overcome well-known problems of other MT approaches, e.g. compilation of extensive bilingual corpora or creation of new rules per language pair. PRESEMT will address the issue of effectively managing multilingual content and is expected to suggest a language-independent machine-learning-based methodology.

Project ContactParticipants 
Björn Gambäck Björn Gambäck
Professor
315 IT-bygget
735 93354 
Intelligent Systems Group
QUIS

QUIS - QUality, Interoperability and Standards in E-learning

The activities in the QUIS project will be directed towards QUality in e-learning, Interoperability and reusability of e-learning material and development of Standards.

The project will also look at cost beffectiveness in e-learning. Quality in e-learning is important to be able to exchange both learning materials and learning practices across HEI?s in Europe. To establish joint study programs it is essential that cooperating institutions accept each others Quality Assurance Systems (QAS).

Expected results:

  • A ?database? of information of QAS? and quality in e-learning reports
  • A report on quality in e-learning to establish:
  • Joint European study programes
  • Best practice for net based education across language and cultural barriers
  • State of the art report regarding managerial, content and pedagogical capabilities of LMS?
  • An guide to understand standards and relationships between different initiatives and projects
  • A requirement specification for the next generation of learning support systems
  • A model report on cost effectiveness based on both a theoretical and practical approach
Project ContactParticipant 
Line Kolås
Former PhD Candidate
Line Kolås
Arvid Staupe Arvid Staupe
Associate Professor Emeritus
256 IT-bygget
735 98718 
Data and Information Management Group

ReqSec - Requirements for Secure Information Systems

The ReqSec project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council under the FRITEK programme (basic research in technology). It will develop and evaluate methodology and tool support for security requirements engineering, integrated with mainstream software development methods. The main features of the contribution will be as follows:

  • The methodology shall be lightweight, meant to be used primarily by mainstream software developers rather than by security experts
  • The methodology shall be integrated with popular methodologies for software development in general, so that security requirements can be considered in the normal run of development activities rather than as a separate activity on the side
  • Tools delivered in the project will not be developed from scratch but rather as add-ons to existing modeling and requirements management tools. This makes it more realistic to achieve industry-strength functionality and usability within a limited budget, and also ensures that tools will be applicable in a larger development context.
  • Thorough evaluations (e.g., experiments, case studies) shall ensure that the methodology provides empirically founded advice on when and how to apply various techniques and tools

The project started August 2008 and includes one PhD student at Univ Bergen (Christian Raspotnig) and 1 post-doc fellow at IDI, NTNU (Peter Karpati). The project manager is Professor Guttorm Sindre at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and the other senior participant is Professor Andreas L. Opdahl at the University of Bergen (UiB).

Project ContactParticipant 
Guttorm Sindre Guttorm Sindre
Professor
112 IT-bygget
735 94479 
Information Systems Group
Peter Karpati
Former Post Doctoral Fellow
Peter Karpati
SArt

SArt - Art and Software

Art finds expression in numerous products in society, where developments of products are complex, competitive, global and intercultural in scope. The advent of multi media technology has changed art production processes and the way both music, video, and figurative is fruited by consumers. Our assumption is that the interaction between software technology and art is also beneficial for the software technologists.

This project confronts the interdisciplinary problem of integrating software designs originating from different academic genre into better products for society. The research method will be based on empirical software engineering and will benefit from the interaction with experts from different disciplines, like artists.

Project Contact 
Salah Uddin Ahmed
Former PhD Candidate
Salah Uddin Ahmed

SEVO - Software EVOlution in component-based software engineering

The SEVO project aims to use empirical investigations to help understand the nature and profile software evolution. Focusing specifically on Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE), we are looking to study industrial software, and develop methods to better handle software evolution.

Main Goals

  • Improved understanding of Software EVOlution
  • Improved methods for predicing risks and costs
Project Contact 
Reidar Conradi Reidar Conradi
Professor
102 IT-bygget
735 93444 / 918 97 029
Software Engineering Group
SIMOLA

SIMOLA - Situated Mobile Language Learning

The objectives of SIMOLA is to deliver a technical platform and pedagogical practices for in-situ language learning. The main focus of the project is to help learners in mobility to explore the linguistic and cultural diversity of different countries. The project consortium included six European partners and one Japanese partner.
 

This project is funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Program (LLP).

 

Project Contact 
Sobah Abbas  Petersen Sobah Abbas Petersen
Adjunct Associate Professor
144 IT-bygget
735 90731 
Information Systems Group
SMARTIES

SMARTIES - Smart Individal Energy Users

The overall objective of the SmartIES (aka. Trans‐national Nordic Smart City Living Lab Pilot) project is to exchange, analyze and disseminate existing national/local Smart City Living Lab pilot initiatives in the area of Energy saving and intelligent transportation towards successful implementation of a Nordic transnational best practice Smart City Living Lab pilot. The project will focus on energy saving solutions for individual households, in private houses and in transportation. In doing so, user needs and ideas will be the key‐drivers, and the project aims to use existing knowledge on user‐driven innovation methodologies and available technical solutions among partner networks

Project ContactParticipant 
John Krogstie John Krogstie
Professor
116 IT-bygget
735 93677 / 934 17 551
Information Systems Group
Muhammad Asif Muhammad Asif
PhD Candidate
160 IT-bygget
91266927
Information Systems Group

SmartMedia - SmartMedia

  • Personalised Mobile News Recommender System
  • Data-driven Journalism

 

Project Contact 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group

SmartMedia - SmartMedia

Personalised Mobile News Recommender System
Data-driven Journalism

 

Project ContactParticipant 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group
Mozhgan Tavakolifard
Former Post Doctoral Fellow
Mozhgan Tavakolifard

UbiCompAll - Ubiquitous service Composition For All users

In the near future, intelligent objects and devices will become part of the environment where people live, providing information and offering services that can assist them in everyday life. In such settings, it is desirable that services offered to the us ers are meaningful (i.e. satisfy their tasks and needs). Intelligent environments should support the composition of partial information or service behaviors into comprehensive services that can achieve the user goals. Such composition should take place dynamically as new service opportunities arise, such as when new devices appear or as users enter new environments. Service discovery and composition should not require expert knowledge, but be manageable for ordinary users.

The idea of UbiCompForAll is about providing support to end users so they can easily compose service behaviours in ubiquitous service environments. UbiCompForAll will provide graphical composition tools targeted the end-users and a service execution platform.

The main challenge of UbiCompForAll is to come up with a comprehensive infrastructure that is sophisticated enough to handle the various aspects of user-driven service compositions (such as simplicity or robustness), while being intuitive enough for ordinary end-users.

UbiCompForAll is a research project founded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project started in October 2008, with planned duration 4 years. It involves academia and industry.

Project ContactParticipants 
Jon Atle Gulla Jon Atle Gulla
Professor
114 IT-bygget
735 91847 
Information Systems Group

WEBSYS - WEB-based SYStems

Aims to examine, propose, try out and improve novel methods and techniques to balance the classic counterparts -- time-to-market and reliability in the development of the web-based systems.

Key expected results of WEBSYS include a set of measured, annotated and improved software engineering technologies for how to perform trade-offs between TTM and reliability, empirical data and an operational method framework around empirical studies, general presentation material and courses, and dissemination effort to relevant fora.

Project ContactParticipants 
Tor Stålhane Tor Stålhane
Professor
105 IT-bygget
735 94484 
Software Engineering Group

WISEMOD - Web Information Services Modelling

Investigating core issues of the semantic Web. Issues ranging from enterprise modelling and user interface design, to information categorisation and interpretation, information storage, - access, and -retrieval.

Deliveing improved methodology for model-based engineering of web-services and applications, with a particular focus on workflow modelling.
Project ContactParticipants 
Guttorm Sindre Guttorm Sindre
Professor
112 IT-bygget
735 94479 
Information Systems Group
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