Thursday, 11 September 2008


The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) is now taking place (9th-11th of September) at the British Computer Society buildings in Covent Garden, London, UK. Threre are about 50 participants coming from South- Africa, Cuba, and various European counties. The conference website is

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery


KDubiq is a EU funded Coordination Action (CA) in the FP7 Information Society and Technology program. The project period is from December 2005 to May 2008. More than 70 European companies, research and public sector institutions
are active KDubiq institutions. The main objectives are described as a joint Deliverable - a Blueprint on Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery Systems - including relevant research topics and applications in this new research area. The KDubiq Blueprint gives the state-of-art on relevant research related to application requirements and technologies necessary for designing an information intensive system in ubiquitous environments.
A Summer School for Knowledge Discovery for Ubiquitous Computing with the objective to establish a common ground for the integration of the involved fields and to support the formation of a new community was recently held in Portugal as part of the KDUbiq CA.

Ubiquitous IT Europe conference report

The conference takes place in the old Bundestag buildings in Bonn, and has attracted 150 participants, 66% from Europe, 33% from Asia, and 1% from Australia. Among the audience are business rep's, researchers and politicians. uKorea and Korean companies as Samsung have had presentations. Among research challenges presented are; data processing, context-based adaptation, self-organizing networks and protocols, energy-aware systems and protocols, cross-layer optimization issues, security and privacy and human computer interface.
Peter Murray also have written about this event at

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Biomedical Wireless Sensor Network

The video shows a showcase demonstration of the IEEE 802.15.4 WPAN compliant sensor communication platform implementation for invasive blood pressure, ECG, pericardial accelerometer and a digital intrapleural drainage sytem applied during beating heart surgery. The showcase marked the end of the BWSN project involving 9 Scandinavian partners. From Sweden: Acreo, Ericsson R&D, Imego, Novosense and Millicore. From Finland: VTT.From Norway; MemsCap, The Interventional Centre and Novelda. The surgery was performed at the Interventional Centre at Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway

Sunday, 3 February 2008

First Ubiquitous IT Europe Forum

The first European conference dedicated to uHealth is coming up in Bonn, Germany. Among organizers are University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS, the Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, u-Korea Forum and Korea u-City Association. Find more information on the conference website:
The Ubiquitous IT Europe Forum organizes, in conjunction with the University of Bonn and Aving Global News Network, a series of conferences on the topic of ubiquitous computing.
The first event in this series takes place in Bonn, Germany between March 10th and 12th, 2008. The main objective is to bring together the Asian and European communities that actively work on ubiquitous technologies to foster the exchange of experiences and encourage future global collaborations. The conference will be held at the World Congress Center in Bonn, which is the former federal government Plenary Chamber.
Attendance is free, and the conference program has 16 sessions addressing uCity Technologies, European Projects, uApplications. In addition Keynotes and Panel Discussions are scheduled.