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 http://differance-engine.net/krew/