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  • 2017
    • November
      • Best Technical University 2018
        11/15/17
        On 15 Nov 2017, University of Twente is granted the title of the Best Technical University 2018 and Technical Computer Science study of University of Twente was mentioned as one of the four bachelor programmes receiving the seal of ‘Top rated programme’ (Topopleiding) among all bachelor programmes o

      • Prize winner of CTIT symposium 2017
        11/14/17
        On 14 Nov 2017, Eyuel D. Ayele won the 2nd prize of 1-minute madness and the 1st public prize for his elevator pitch entitled "Internet of Wild Animals (IoWA) – Leveraging BLE and LoRa in IoT Network".




      • CTIT symposium 2017 - IoT is Ready: What about us?
        11/14/17
        On 14 Nov 2017, CTIT symposium 2017 was held. The thema of this year symposium was Internet of Things and its readiness. This year symposium took a truly multi-disciplinary view on this emerging topic, which should not be addressed in separation. The program addresses IoT from multiple points of vie

      • 4TU IoT workshop
        11/13/17
        The second IoT workshop in the context of the 4TU IoT4U project, was organized on 13 and 15 November at the University of Twente. In this workshop, various lectures were given by researchers from the University of twente, University of Delft, and University of Eindhoven covering various IoT aspects

    • October
      • World Class Maintenance PhD award for Fatjon Seraj
        10/31/17
        On 31 Oct 2017, Fatjon Seraj won the PhD award of the World Class Maintenance (WCM) for his PhD research. The award was presented during the WCM annual congress, which this year was around the theme "The Amazing World of Maintenance" and was held in Nieuwegein.



    • June
      • Fatjon Seraj successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        06/28/17
        On 28 June 2017, Fatjon Seraj successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Rolling vibes: continuous transport infrastructure monitoring”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assistant-promotor).


    • May
      • Muhammad Shoaib successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        05/31/17
        On 31 May 2017, Muhammad Shoaib successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Sitting is the new smoking: online complex human activity recognition with smartphones and wearables”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and ir. Hans Scholten(ass

    • April
      • Guest professorship appointment at Nanchang University
        04/27/17
        On 27 April 2017, Paul Havinga gave his inaugural lecture, entitled “Smart IoT systems”, in the context of his guest professorship appointment at the School of Information Engineering of the Nanchang University (NCU) in China.



      • Joint workshop of CAMINO and Twente47 on theme Water
        04/11/17
        On 11 April 2017, CAMINO and Twente47 jointly organized a workshop around the theme Water in Enschede. Around 55 interested professionals joined the workshop to discuss water problems in and around cities and possible technological solutions.



    • March
      • Mitra Shariati Najafabadi successfully defended her doctoral thesis
        03/23/17
        On 23 March 2017, Mitra Shariati Najafabadi successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Migration timing and stopover selection for barnacle geese Branta leucopsis”. The research has been performed under supervision of prof. Andrew Skidmore, (promoter), Prof. Paul Havinga (promoter), an

      • Invited talk at The Science Society
        03/13/17
        On 13 March 2017, being invited by the The Science Society (Het Natuurwetenschappelijk Genootschap), Paul Havinga gave an invited talk entitled "The Internet of Things – smsjes van de koelkast".


      • LoRa workshop
        03/10/17
        On 10 March 2017 and in the context of the 4TU IoT4U project, PS organized a half-a-day workshop on investigating the potential of LoRa for future IoT applications. About 90 participants universities, hogeschool students, and professionals from related disciplines came together to exchange knowledge

      • IoT session at Kramp BV.
        03/03/17
        On 3 March 2017, Paul Havinga and Nirvana Meratnia talked about IoT, its applications, and challenges in an IoT session organized by Kramp BV. Kramp is specialized in logistics of spare parts of machines and tools in the field of agriculture and farming.

    • February
      • Ardjan Zwartjes successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        02/24/17
        On 24 February 2017, Ardjan Zwartjes successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled " Adaptive Naive Bayes Classification for Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor), Prof. Gerard Smit (promotor), and Prof. Johann Hurink

      • Invited talk at KIVI
        02/01/17
        On 1 February 2017 and on the occasion of launching the Dynamics Based Maintenance Chair of KIVI (the Dutch Association of Engineers), Nirvana Meratnia gave a talk titled "Internet of Things and (Infra)Structural Health Monitoring".



  • 2016
    • November
      • Invited talk during IPA Fall Days
        11/09/16
        On 9 Nov 2016, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk titled "Who knows what you did this summer?" during the IPA Fall Days on Communication, Safety and Privacy in IoT, which was held in Hoog Soeren, in the Netherlands. In this talk, she discussed privacy concerns related to personal wirele

      • Plenary talk at the IEEE Sensors Conference
        11/02/16
        On 2 Nov 2016, Paul havinga gave a plenary talk at the IEEE Sensors Conference, which was held in Orlando, Florida, USA. The theme of his talk was animal monitoring using wireless sensor networks from various points of view, ranging from agriculture, sports, and wildlife monitoring.


      • Second prize in CTIT PhD Poster Competition
        11/01/16
        On 1 Nov 2016, Jacob Kamminga won the second prize during the CTIT PhD Poster Competition, which was held during the CTIT annual symposium with the “Citizenship in a digital Society” as its theme.



      • Invited talk at CTIT Symposium
        11/01/16
        On 1 Nov 2016, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk titled "Role of Internet of Things in a digital society" at the CTIT annual symposium around the theme Citizenship in a Digital Society.







    • October
      • Debate about IoT during Smart Maintenance Congres
        10/06/16
        On 6 October 2016, Paul Havinga participated in the “Question and Answer Café” around the theme of IoT and predictive maintenance at the Smart Maintenance conference, which was held in Nieuwegein. Together with a number of experts from industry, he discussed the opportunities offered by Internet of

      • Invited talk at a IoT seminar organzied by SURFacademy
        10/04/16
        On 4 October 2016, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk titled “Celebrating 15 years of IoT in Twente” during the Internet of Things seminar organized by the SURFacademy in Utrecht.



    • September
      • Invited talk at InterTheThings 2016
        09/30/16
        On 30 September 2016, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk titled “Is IoT the next big thing?” during the InterTheThings symposium organized by the CIONET in Amsterdam.



      • Viet Duc Le successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        09/01/16
        On 01 September 2016, Viet Duc Le successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Symbolic Sensing - Exploring and Exploiting Cooperative Sensing in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Ir. Hans Scholten (assi

    • August
      • PS at CuriousU summer school
        08/23/16
        The 2016 edition of CuriousU summer school took place on 14 till 23 August 2016, at University of Twente, in the Netherlands.
        For the Smart Cities track of this international summer school, in which students from 40 counties participated, PS members organized a session called “Sense and the Ci

    • July
      • PS outing, sport and cultural activities
        07/13/16
        On 13 July 2016, PS members had their summer group outing in Utrecht. On the program was lunch, biking/stepping, a visit to the Fort Rhijnauwen, canoeing, and a BBQ dinner.

    • June
      • Invited talk at United Nations/Kenya Conference
        06/28/16
        On 28 June 2016, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk titled "The Rhino project - Towards Smart Wildparks" during the United Nations/Kenya Conference on “Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity”. The conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
      • Okan Turkes successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        06/01/16
        On 01 June 2016, Okan Turkes successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Opportunistic Beacon Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Ir. Hans Scholten (assistant-promotor).

        Thesis can be found at: http://eprints.eemcs

    • April
      • PS visit to Internet of Things Lab of Cognizant India
        04/21/16
        On 20 April 2016, PS delegate visited Internet of Things (IoT) lab of Cognizant India. Cognizant is a leading provider of consulting, information technology and business process services and one of the fastest growing companies in India. IoT related R&D is one of the focal points of Cognizant.
      • Kick off meeting of the COPAS project in Bangalore, India
        04/20/16
        The kick off meeting of the COPAS (Cooperating Objects for Privacy Aware Smart public buildings) project took place on 19-20 April 2016 in Bangalore, India. The COPAS project is a joint project between PS, the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IITB) and Cognizant India. Th

      • Invited talk at Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Day 2016
        04/14/16
        On 14 April 2016, the IoT Tech Day took place in Utrecht in the Netherlands. The Internet of Things (IoT) Tech Day brought together industries, developers and interested people working on IoT aspects from all around the world. Around 1000 people were visited the event.

        During this event,

      • Research of Okan Turkes on adhoc opportunistic phone-to-phone communication in the news
        04/14/16
        Research of Okan Turkes on adhoc opportunistic smartphone-to-smartphone communication appeared in a number of news articles including:

        http://www.commit-nl.nl/news/oppline-ne

        http://www.utnieuws.nl/nieuws/62799/Opp



    • March
  • 2015
    • December
      • PS launched the first LoRa IoT platform in Enschede and Twente region
        12/09/15
        On 9 Dec 2015, PS announced the launch of the first LoRa IoT platform in Enschede and the Twente region. The platform called
        IoT Platform Twente is based on the LoRa (Long Range Wide Area Network) technology and enables students, researchers, and companies to perform experiments with the IoT a

    • November
      • Kyle Zhang successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        11/20/15
        On 20 November 2015, Kyle Zhang successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Eating of the pudding - Supporting the development life-cycle of wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring scientists and ecologists”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul

      • Thelma Nordholt's pension party
        11/12/15
        On 12 Nov Thelma Nordholt gave a fantastic party in the occasion of her retirement. All PS members appreciate many years of collaboration with her and wish her all the best and a joyful retirement period.


      • Research of Kallol Das on Industrial Wireless Networking in the news
        11/07/15
        Following the PhD defence of Kallol Das on 06 Nov 2015, his research appeared in a number of news items including:

        https://www.utwente.nl/nieuws/!/2015/11/40279/betrouwbaar-draadloos-systeem-naar-trillingen-voorkomt-uitval-machines

        http://www.etotaal.nl/algemeen-nieuws/a
        <

      • Kallol Das successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        11/06/15
        On 06 November 2015, Kallol Das successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Industrial Wireless Networking With Resource Constraint Devices”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor).

        Thesis can be found at: http://eprints.eemcs.utwen

    • October
      • PS at ICT 2015 in Lisbon
        10/22/15
        On 20-22 Oct 2015, the ICT 2015 with the theme Innovate, Connect, Transform, took place in Lisbon, Portugal. PS participated in this event through a stand for the SUNRISE project, in which its research and development results in the context of wireless underwater monitoring system were showcased.
      • PS at COMMIT day
        10/14/15
        On 13-14 Oct 2015, COMMIT community days took place in Papendal. The theme of these days filled in with speeches, pitches, workshops, and sportive Team Challenge was "Where Top Science meets Top Sport".



      • Sunrise project meeting
        10/08/15
        On 8 Oct 2015, the Sunrise project meeting took place in Rome. In this meeting, project progress and future steps were discussed.



      • PS participates in MOOC Supply Chain Innovation
        10/07/15
        On 7 Oct 2015, PS took part in filming activities for a MOOC on Supply Chain Innovation. This online course, given by the University of Twente, will start on 11 January 2016. PS takes care of the course material for Internet of Things and its use in supply chain sector.



    • September
      • Finalist of the MobiCom 2015 App Contest
        09/10/15
        On 10 September 2015, Okan Türkes participated in the MobiCom 2015 App Contest with the smartphone-based opportunistic data dissemination application called "Friend Finder". The application was selected as one of the 6 finalists out of 13 submissions. The selection criteria included origin

      • Paul Havinga speaks about Internet of Things in Science Cafe Enschede
        09/10/15
        On 10 Sep 2015, Paul Havinga was a speaker in Science Cafe Enschede for a special session on Internet of Things. The Youtube movie introducing his research can be found at:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHKONwLiIZA





      • Best paper award in PURBA 2015
        09/08/15
        On 8 Sep 2015, the paper “A smartphone based method to enhance road pavement anomaly detection by analyzing the driver behavior”, presented at the PURBA workshop of the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

    • August
      • Winner of the Entrepreneurship Challenge Cup
        08/18/15
        On 18 August 2015, Okan Türkes won the Entrepreneurship Challenge Cup in CuriousU Summer School. Okan participated in the Challenge Cup as project leader by introducing one of his PhD research implementations as a business prototype. Together with his project team, he worked to develop a viable busi

    • June
      • Mitra Baratchi successfully defended her doctoral thesis
        06/24/15
        On 24 June 2015, Mitra Baratchi successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Latitude, Longitude, and Beyond – Mining Mobile Objects’Behavior”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor), Prof. Andrew Skidmore (promotor), Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assi

      • Kallol Das won the second prize of the CTIT poster competition
        06/09/15
        On 9 June 2015, Kallol Das (left in the photo) won the second prize of the CTIT poster competition during the "Annual CTIT Symposium - Smart Societies: Safety, Security and Privacy”.



      • PS at the 2nd Sino-Dutch Forum on Smart CitySmart in Amsterdam
        06/01/15
        On 1 June 2015, the 2nd Sino-Dutch Forum on Smart CitySmart took place in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. PS participated in this one-day workshop, which aimed to bring researchers in the area of smart cities and Internet of Things from the Netherlands and China together. Among other things, Okan Turk

    • April
      • WiBRATE project final review: 'Excellent' project
        04/29/15
        On 29 April 2015, the final review meeting with the EC reviewers took place at LMS, Leuven, Belgium. Piror to that, the WiBRATE plenary meeting and review preparation took place on 28th April at LMS at the same place.

        The project finished succeffuly and the it was evaluated as 'exce

    • February
      • GENESI project on the Digital Agenda of Europe
        02/20/15
        On 20 February 2015, the GENESI project (Green Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring) appeared on the digital agenda of Europe. More information can be found at:

        https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/genesi-safe-public-infrastructure-life



    • January
      • Zahra Taghikhaki successfully defended her doctoral thesis
        01/28/15
        On 28 January 2015, Zahra Taghikhaki successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled " Quality-aware Data Gathering and Disseminating in Chain-based Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assista

  • 2014
    • December
      • Juan Jimenez Garcia successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        12/17/14
        On 17 December 2014, Juan Jimenez Garcia successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Beyond the Numbers: A User-Centered Design Approach for Personal Reflective Healthcare Technologies”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. David Keyson (promotor) from University o

      • PS Outing and 'Heel PS bakt'
        12/11/14
        On 11 December 2014, PS held its annual winter outing. This time 'PS cooks' was the theme of the program. A delicious 4-course dinner was prepared by the group.













    • November
      • PS supervisors in USB 2014 Study Tour
        11/28/14
        PS staff have accompanied USB 14.0 study tour organized by I.C.T. Study Association Inter-Actief to Brazil. In this trip a number of universities and companies have been visited. Students are supposed to write a scientific article supervised by the research staff and a report about their experience

      • Year 1 review of the Sunrise project
        11/04/14
        On 4 November 2014, the year 1 review meeting of the SUNRISE project with the EC reviewers took place in Napoli, Italy. The review meeting went successfully and the project project was evaluated excellent in terms of its technical and dissemination achievements.


    • October
      • Successful exhibition of SenSafety during the COMMIT mid-term event
        10/02/14
        On 1 and 2 October 2014 the SenSafety project showed several demos during the COMMIT mid-term event “The big future of data”. The event attracted hundreds of people, and many visited our booths. On the booth we showed the overall concept of SenSafety, and in particular we demonstrated the first vers

    • September
      • PS PhD Students receive 3 Best Paper Awards in Summer 2014
        09/24/14
        In the last few weeks the Pervasive Systems group (EWI/PS) achieved a remarkable record: three (!) papers received the best paper award at three different conferences!

        On 27 August 2014, the paper “Online Change Detection for Energy-Efficient Mobile Crowdsensing", presented at the 1

      • Best paper award at ETFA 2014
        09/19/14
        On 19 September 2014 2014, the paper “A distributed Management scheme for supporting Energy-harvested I/O devices”, presented at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'2014) in Barcelona, Spain, won the best paper award. The paper’s authors

      • Telepresence at Ubicomp 2014 using beam robots
        09/16/14
        On 16 September, Mitra Baratchi presented her full paper "A Hierarchical Hidden Semi-Markov Model for Modeling Mobility Data" at Ubicomp 2014 in Seattle. Mitra was one of the first few telepresence attendees who used beam robots to participate in the conference. This was a unique experienc

      • Best paper award at ICESTI 2014
        09/13/14
        On 13 September 2014, the paper “An Efficient Water Flow Control Approach for Water Heaters in Direct Load Control", presented at the 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, and Technology Innovation in Bali, Indonesia, won the best paper award. The paper’s authors are: Alexander

      • WiBRATE Summer School
        09/10/14
        The 3-days summer school on "Cyber Physical Systems for Industrial Applications: Wireless self-powered vibration monitoring and control" organized by the FP7 project WIBRATE was held on 8-10 September 2014 in Lugano Switzerland. Starting from case studies provided by Centro Ricerche FIAT,

    • August
      • Best paper award at MobiWIS 2014
        08/27/14
        On 27 August 2014, the paper “Online Change Detection for Energy-Efficient Mobile Crowdsensing", presented at the 11th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems in Barcelona, Spain, won the best paper award. The paper’s authors are: Le Viet Duc, Hans Scholten, and Paul Havinga.

      • Pouria Zand successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        08/27/14
        On 27 August 2014, Pouria Zand successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Decentralized management schemes for real-time and reliable communication in industrial wireless sensor and actuator networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor).<

    • July
      • SUNRISE project in Euronews
        07/21/14
        Since 21 July 2014, the 4-minutes report made by the Euronews about the SUNRISE project and its testbed of underwater robots in Porto is on air.

        The report can be found at:
        http://www.euronews.com/2014/07/21/robots-of-the-deep/

        Please note that the report is copyrighted

      • Final event of Networked Smart Systems course
        07/02/14
        Networked Smart Systems is a Bachelor course given by the Pervasive Systems group. During this course, students are given various assignments in which they display their skills and knowledge about programming hardware, using sensors and working with distributed systems. The final assignment of the c

    • June
      • PS outing and water sport
        06/20/14
        On 20 June 2014, PS members had their summer group outing in Het Rutbeek lake in Enschede. On the program was raft building followed by water skiing. The event ended by a BBQ dinner.


      • SUNRISE and WiBRATE projects at IoT Week 2014
        06/19/14
        The IoT week 2014 was held in London from 16th June to Friday 20th June. It was originated in European IoT Research Cluster to become the pre-eminent event attracting industry and academia from around the world. During this event, SUNRISE and WiBRATE projects were presented and discussed. SUNRISE pr

      • Research of Wouter van Kleunen on underwater positioning within the SeaSTAR project in the news
        06/02/14
        Following PhD defence of Wouter van Kleunen on 28 May 2014, his research appeared in a number of media including:

        http://www.tvenschedefm.nl/ut-komt-met-

        http://tweakers.net/nieuws/96285/nederl

        http://www.utnieuws.nl/nieuws/60131/Bet

        http://www.utwente.nl/

    • May
      • Wouter van Kleunen successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        05/28/14
        On 28 May 2014, Wouter van Kleunen successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Echoes from the Deep - Communication scheduling, localization and time-synchronization in underwater acoustic sensor networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promoto

      • 4th User Committe meeting of the SeaSTAR project
        05/28/14
        On 28 May 2014, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives for the 4th time to discuss project progress and exploitation plans. It was confirmed in the meeting that the project has achieved its objects and has made good prog

      • Wibrate project in the Euronews
        05/19/14
        Since 19 May 2014, the 4-minutes report made by the Euronews about the WIBRATE project is on air. The filming for the Futuris episode in 2014 on Euronews has been carried out on 7th and 8th May at Centro Ricerche Fiat in Turin, Italy.

        The report can be found at:

        http://eurone

      • Invited talk at the Netherlands-Taiwan ICT Workshop
        05/13/14
        On 13 May 2014, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk entitled "Opportunistic Sensing and Networking for Emergency Applications" at the Netherlands-Taiwan ICT Workshop being held at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The workshop offered a unique opportunity to explore cooperation po

      • In memoriam: Pierre Jansen
        05/12/14
        On May 12, 2014, our colleague ir. Pierre Jansen passed away. Even after his retirement in 2008, Pierre remained actively interested in research of Pervasive Systems. Besides of being an enthusiastic computer scientist and passionate about real-time systems, system programming and hacking, he was a

    • April
      • Raja Karuppiah Ramachandran presents his paper at ISSNIP 2014
        04/25/14
        On 25 April 2014, Raja Karuppiah Ramachandran, one of PS MSc students, presented his paper at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) in Singapore. The paper entitled "Energy-Efficient On-node Signal Processing for Vibra

      • Sunrise disscussions at ISSNIP 2014
        04/23/14
        On 23 April 2014 and during the ISSNIP conference in Singapore, PS delegate met with Prof. Marimuthu Palaniswami from University of Melbourne, Australia to discuss, among other research topics and initiatives, Sunrise project and underwater research.


      • First review meeting of SUNRISE project
        04/15/14
        On 14-15 April 2014, the first review meeting of the SUNRISE project with the EC reviewers took place in Lerici, Italy. The review meeting went succeffuly and the project evaluated to have achieved good progress.



    • January
      • Second review meeting of Wibrate project
        01/29/14
        On 29 January 2014, the second review meeting with the EC reviewers took place at LMS International, Leuven, Belgium. Piror to that, the seventh plenary meeting and review preparation took place on 27th and 28th January 2014 at LMS at the same place. Review meeting went succeffuly and the project ev

      • Sunrise project workshop in Rome
        01/10/14
        On 10 January 2014, the Sunrise project had a workshop in Rome to further define the overall architecture, based upon user requirements and application domains to be addressed.


  • 2013
    • December
      • PS Outing and Circus
        12/21/13
        The program of PS winter outing this year consisted of a visit to the International Circus and an Italian dinner, which took place on 21 Dec 2013 in Enschede.


      • PS showcased its reseach results during 3TU Innovation & Technology Conference
        12/06/13
        On 6 December 2013, the 3TU Innovation & Technology Conference took place in Eindhovern in the Netherlands. During this conference, PS showcased its research results obtained in various projects including EIT connected textile, FP7 Sunrise, FP7 Wibrate and COMMIT Sensafety projects. For the Wibr

      • Wibrate project at Precisiebeurs 2013
        12/04/13
        On 3-4 December, the Wibrate project had a booth at the exhibition “Precisiebeurs 2013”, in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Over 260 companies presented their latest technologies for precision measurements. The booth of Wibrate showed a life demonstration of the bearing monitoring solution using the V-M

    • November
      • Ramon Schwartz successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        11/22/13
        On 22 November 2013, Ramon Schwartz successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Data dissemination in vehicular environments”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and ir. Hans Scholten (assistant promotor).
        Thesis can be found at: http

      • EIT connected textile workshop in Helsinki
        11/19/13
        On 18-19 November 2013, the EIT connected textile project organized a workshop in Helsinki. In this workshop the results of the one year project were presented and lectures about patenting were given.




      • Invited talk at ISN 2013
        11/12/13
        On 12 November 2013, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk at the Intelligent Sensor Network conference (ISN 2013) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The title of his talk was “Wireless, Self-Powered Vibration Monitoring and Control for Complex Industrial Systems”.


      • PS particpates in presenting the FP7 Sunrise project during ICT 2013 in Vilnius
        11/08/13
        On 6-8 November 2013, the ICT 2013 conference took place in Vilnius in Lithuania. PS participated in presenting the Sunrise project and showcasing its newly developed underwater sensor node.



    • October
      • Kick-off meeting of Sunrise project
        10/31/13
        On 31 Oct 2013, Sunrise project held its kick-off meeting in Rome. The SUNRISE project objectives are to develop (i) federated underwater communication networks, based on pilot infrastructure already designed, built and deployed by consortium partners, in diverse environments (Mediterranean, Ocean,

      • Cyber-Physical Systems workshop in Brussels
        10/30/13
        On 29-30 October 2013, Paul Havinga attended the workshop “Cyber-Physical Systems: Uplifting Europe's innovation capacity” in Brussels, where he presented the success story of the Wibrate project. The presentation was well received by the more than 100 people in the audience.


      • FP7 project GENESI successfully ended
        10/25/13
        On 25 Oct 2013, the final project review of the GENESI project took place in Fribourg, Switzerland. Following the review, GENESI project was successfully ended and was stated that it has fully achieved its objectives and in some cases has gone beyond. The GENESI project addresses long lasting struct

      • Wibrate project meeting in Enschede
        10/09/13
        On 9 and 10 Oct 2013, PS hosted the Wibrate project meeting in Enschede.



    • September
      • Go-Green consortium met with its user committee
        09/30/13
        On 30 September 2013, the Go-Green consortium met with its user committee member Bram Reinders from Alliance. In this meeting, project objectives and approaches were discussed and new trends and challenges were identified.



      • Tom Wood successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        09/13/13
        On 13 September 2013, Tom Woods successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "The lightweight flow engine: A Model for rapid development and emulation of telecommunication services”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Sape Mullender (promotor).


      • PS at Ubicomp 2013
        09/12/13
        From 8 till 12 September, three of PS phd students attended UbiComp conference, which was held in ETH Zurich, Switzerland. M. Shoaib presented his PhD forum paper on “Human Activity Recognition Using Heterogeneous Sensors”. Okan Turkes presented his PhD forum paper on “Opportunistic Data Disseminat

      • Invited talk at EIT ICT Lab summer school
        09/04/13
        On 4 Sep 2013, Paul Havinga was a guest speaker at the EIT ICT Lab summer school on Intelligent Services for Digital Cities. He gave a talk on “Opportunistic sensing for Urban Safety”. The summer school was held at the University of Trento in Italy


    • June
      • PS at machine learning summer school
        06/28/13
        In June 2013, PS phd student M. Shoaib attended the machine learning summer school, organized by the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) of the University Jaume I of Castellón. The summer school was held in BeniCassim, Spain.



      • CLAM project in Euronews
        06/17/13
        Since 17 June 2013, the 4-minutes report made by the Euronews about the CLAM project is on air. The filming for the Futuris episode in 2013 on Euronews has been carried out in the week of 25-5-2013 till 1-6-2013 at in Norway.

        The report can be found at:

        http://www.euronews.com/

      • Full integrated underwater experiments in 200 meter deep water
        06/07/13
        As the final experiment, CLAM consortium performed a two weeks tests in 200 meter deep water in Trondheim, Norway. The objective of these tests, taking place in the period of 20 May 2013 - 01 June 2013, was to evaluate the integration of sensing and communication platform and networking, localizatio

      • Interviews with Wouter van Kleunen about underwater localization
        06/06/13
        Following the successful underwater localization experiments performed in Het Rutbeek lake, interviews with Wouter van Kleunen were published on UT and Kennis Link websites. He was also interviewed by Enschede FM radio. The localization experiments are part of STW SeaSTAR project on underwater monit

    • May
      • SeaSTAR meets with its user committee for the third time
        05/22/13
        On 22 May 2013, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives to discuss project progress and exploitation plans.





      • SeaSTAR underwater experiments in Het Rutbeek lake
        05/06/13
        The Dutch SeaSTAR project, which is funded by Technology Foundation STW, has reached a new milestone on May 6th 2013, when a network consisting of custom-built underwater sensor nodes was deployed and tested by the Pervasive Systems group of the University of Twente. In total, seven underwater nodes

    • April
      • Bram Dil successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        04/25/13
        On 25 April 2013, Bram Dil successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Lost in space. Where the outer bound of localization space sets the lower bound on localization performance”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor).
        Thesis can be fou

      • Colloquium on radio localization and sensing
        04/21/13
        On Thursday 25 April 2013 starting from 14:30 at Waaier building of the University of Twente, PS will organize a colloquium on radio localization and sensing. In this unique opportunity, a number of pioneers in the field from Europe and USA will share their thoughts and ideas, and new sensing and lo

      • PS at IDTechEx 2013
        04/18/13
        PS particpated in the IDTechEx 2013 in Berlin, Germany with a number of demos, poster presentation, and two invited talks. During this two days event, PS showcased its research outcome related to wireless structural health monitoring and underwater sensor networks developed in the context of WiBrate

      • PS and Debate on Underwater Sensor Networks
        04/10/13
        On 10 April 2013, Paul Havinga and Nirvana Meratnia were invited to participate in a debate session on future of underwater sensor networks. The debate was organized in the context of Sense of Contact congress taking place in Soesterberg, The Netherlands.



      • PS at Hannover Messe 2013
        04/08/13
        PS participated and showcased its research outcome related to wireless structural health monitoring and underwater sensor networks in the Hannover Messe, which took place on 8-12 April in Hannover, Germany. During the five days exhibition, hardware and software platforms and techniques developed in

      • Keynote speech at ISSNIP 2013 Conference
        04/04/13
        On 4 April 2013, Paul Havinga gave a keynote speech in the context of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2013) in Melbourne, Australia. In his presentation he spoke about challenges and trends of wireless structural health moni

    • March
      • GoGreen project meeting
        03/21/13
        GoGreen project meeting took place on 21 March 2013 in Enschede. In this meeting, progress of each partner was discussed and plans for experiments were outlined.



      • PS delegate at FI-PPP workshop in Barcelona
        03/01/13
        On 1 March 2013, PS delegate participated in the Future Internet workshop organized in the context of PPP projects in Barcelona, Spain. During this workshop, PS exchanged its expertise and experience in various domains including safety, transport and logistics, energy efficient buildings, and enviro

    • February
      • Invited talk during EWSN conference
        02/15/13
        On 15 Februari 2013, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk at the 10th European conference on wireless sensor networks (EWSN) in Gent, Belgium. His presentation was entitled: "the wsn roller coaster", and covered his 10 years of experiences on research and deployment of wireless sensor network

      • First workshop of EIT Connected Textile
        02/05/13
        On 5 February 2013, the first workshop of EIT Connected Textile action line took place in Berline, Germany. In this meeting, partners discussed their interests in the project and their expertise and plans were made for further collaborations.



    • January
      • Majid Bahrepour successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        01/23/13
        On 23 January 2013, Majid Bahrepour successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Artificial Intelligence Based Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (assistant promotor).
      • Dennis Bijwaard successfully defended his doctoral thesis
        01/11/13
        On 11 January 2013, Dennis Bijwaard successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Realtime Mobile Sharing of Multimedia and Context”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Henk Eertink (assistant promotor).
        Thesis can be found at:

  • 2012
    • December
      • PS Outing and Christmas Concert
        12/19/12
        The program of PS winter this year consisted of the Weihnachts- Oratorium of Bach and Mexican dinner prior to the concert. Both events took place on 19 Dec 2012 in Oldenzaal.



    • November
      • CLAM project meeting and review
        11/27/12
        On 26 Nov 2012, CLAM project partners meet and hold their project meeting. In this meeting, project progress was discussed. This meeting was followed by a project review on 27 Nov.


      • CLAM sea trial in 200 meter deep water
        11/23/12
        CLAM partners performed a set of underwater tests in 200 meter deep water in Horten, Norway. In these experiments, the new CLAM underwater node and networking solutions were tested.



      • First review meeting of WiBRATE project
        11/14/12
        The first review meeting of WiBRATE project took place on 14th November 2012 at Leuven, Belgium. Piror to that, the third plenary meeting and review preparation meeting of WiBRATE took place on 12th and 13th November 2012. The meeting was organized and hosted by the project partner LMS International

    • October
      • 3 accepted papers at Internet of Things Conference 2012
        10/25/12
        The 3rd International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT2012) was held in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012. During this conference, 3 phd students of Pervasive Systems, i.e, Bram Dil, Kallol Das, and Viet Duc Le presented their accepted papers.




      • PS organized "IoT Challenge" competition
        10/24/12
        On 24 October 2012 and during the Internet of Things (IoT) conference, held in Wuxi, China, Pervasive Systems organized "IoT Challenge" competition. Out of 14 papers submitted to the challenge, the best three were selected based on thorough review results. During the competition, these thr

      • SeaSTAR underwater experiments in the diving center
        10/22/12
        On 22 October 2012, PS participated in underwater experiments in the diving center Dive World Enschede. These experiments were part of SeaSTAR project and aimed to test collaborative beamforming techniques.

        A video about these experiments can be found on:

        http://www.youtube.com

      • Presentation at STW annual congress
        10/11/12
        On 11 October 2012, STW organized its annual congress in Nieuwegein's Business Center. The objective of this congress was to bring researchers and potential users together. During this congress, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk entitled "Fine-grained underwater monitoring: real or fi

      • PS supervisors in Noodle Study Tour
        10/05/12
        PS staff have accompanied Noodle study tour organized by I.C.T. Study Association Inter-Actief to China and South Korea. In this trip a number of universities and companies have been visited. Students are supposed to write a scientific article supervised by the research staff and a report about thei

      • GENESI project meeting in Bologna
        10/03/12
        GENESI project meeting of 3rd Oct 2012 took place in Bologna, Italy. In this meeting, final deployment of project solutions in the being constructed bridge in Point La Poya in Switzerland was discussed.


      • Studium Generale lezing: small, smaller, smallest
        10/02/12
        On 2 Oct 2012, Paul Havinga gave an invited lecture in the context of Studium Generale: Small, Smaller, Smallest - Miniaturization of Smart Dust.


    • September
      • Invited talk in VCWI Sino-Dutch Forum on emerging issues
        09/21/12
        On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Sino-Dutch diplomatic relation, VCWI organized a one day seminar on 21 Sep 2012 on new perspectives in Sino-Dutch Cooperation. One of the themes of the seminar was Sino-Dutch cooperation opportunities in Energy & Resources, Water and Food, Space and ICT

      • Invited talk at Incas3
        09/20/12
        On 20 Sep 2012, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk at Incas3. The talk was about energy efficient buildings and how activity recognition and learning mechanisms can help in reducing energy consumption at home environments while keeping user satisfaction at a reasonable level.


      • Award ceremony of STW valorisation grant
        09/07/12
        On 7 Sep 2012, in a ceremony organized by STW and NWO, winners of the STW valorisation grant received their grants from the minister of education Mr. Zijlstra. Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen, AIOs at PS, received a valorisation grant (phase 1) for their proposal entitled "Spatial-Based SALOC&q

    • July
      • Second review of GENESI project
        07/11/12
        Second review of the GENESI project took place on 11 July 2012 in Rome, Italy. After presenting scientific and technical achievements of the project, reviewers and the consortium partners paid a visit to the under construction Rome under ground metro station, which is used by the GENESI project as o

      • Final event of Codesign project course
        07/06/12
        Co-Design is a Bachelor course given by the Pervasive Systems group. In this course hardware and software codesign is a central theme. During this course, students pick an assignment in which they could display their skills and knowledge about programming hardware, using sensors and working with dis

      • Valorisation grant phase 1 for Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen
        07/04/12
        Dutch Technology Foundation STW has awarded Bram Dil and Wouter van Kleunen, AIOs at PS, a valorisation grant (phase 1) for their proposal entitled "Spatial-Based SALOC". The valorisation grant is an individual grant for researchers to develop innovative high-tech businesses based within a

      • Farewell party
        07/03/12
        On 3 July 2012 and during the PS outing, farewell party of Yang Zhang, Raluca Marin-Perianu, Mihai Marin-Perianu, and Berend-Jan van der Zwaag took place. PS wishes them lots of success in their future carrier.



      • PS Outing in Summer 2012
        07/03/12
        On 3 July 2012, PS members and their family enjoyed a sunny day in the nature. The outing started by a biking trip from the university to the Avatarz Nature Park. After having lunch on the way, a number of fun outdoor activities including climbing tress were performed.




    • June
      • Invited speech at IoT China 2012
        06/29/12
        Paul Havinga gave an invited speech at the IoT China 2012 event, which took place on June 27-June 29 2012 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center.


      • Second GENESI Workshop
        06/12/12
        On the 12 June 2012, the second GENESI workshop took place in Catania, Italy. The objective of this workshop was to present research and technical achievements of the project and to exchange ideas with other researchers. A number of demos were also presented.





    • May
      • Joint workshop of IOP Gencom projects
        05/23/12
        On 23 May 2012, PS organized and hosted the first joint workshop of the three projects, i.e., Go-Green, RRR, and MEANS, funded by the IOP Gencom. After a short introduction of each project, important achievements of each project till now were presented. The meeting was continued by fruitful discussi

      • Keynote presentation at Saxion
        05/22/12
        On 22 May 2012, Paul Havinga gave a keynote presentation at Saxion in Enschede during a symposium related to safety aspects for first responders. He presented our research on Smart Cities, and in particular on the Reconsurve and the Sensafety projects. He addressed the most prominent challenges of c

      • Visiting Lemnis Public Lighting
        05/11/12
        on May 11 Pervasive Systems made a visit to the research and development labs Lemnis Public Lighting in Almere. Lemnis is a partner in the SenSafety project, in which it will take care of adaptive lighting. As such, Lemnis is performing research on the effects of light (color, intensity) on visibili

      • SeaSTAR meets with its user committee for the second time
        05/09/12
        On 09 May 2012, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives to discuss project progress and exploitation plans. The discussions with end user committee members from TNO (The Netherlands), SINTEF (Norway) and IMEC Holst Center

      • Public debate on human factors related to sustainability
        05/07/12
        On Monday May 7, 2012, Paul Havinga and Peter-Paul Verbeek had a public debate on human factors related to sustainability. Peter-Paul, professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, argued that technology is useless if the human factors in rela

      • Go-Green project meeting
        05/05/12
        Go-Green project meeting took place on 5 April 2012 at University of Twente. In this meeting, partners presented their work and project progress and plans for setting up a test-bed were discussed.


    • April
      • More CLAM news
        04/28/12
        Recent underwater experiments of the CLAM project in the diving center attracted much media attention. In these experiments, CLAM’s newly designed and developed underwater sensor node was tested.

      • GENESI meeting in Zurich
        04/19/12
        On 18-19 April, GENESI meeting took place in Zurich. One of the highlights of this meeting was the visit to the La Poya bridge, which is one of the deployment sites of the project.

      • Presentation to a delegation of the municipality of Enschede
        04/12/12
        On 12 April 2012, Paul Havinga gave a seminar of the Pervasive Systems research topics for a delegation of the municipality of Enschede. In particular they were interested in our projects related to smart cities, in which applications related to public safety and environmental monitoring were highes

      • Intermediate review meeting of the CLAM project
        04/11/12
        Intermediate review meeting of the CLAM project took place on 11 April in Brussels. In this meeting, project partners presented results of the recent tests of the designed underwater sensor networks in the diving center and discussed project’s experiment plans with the reviewers.


    • March
      • Real-world experiments with underwater sensor networks in a diving center
        03/30/12
        The first set of real-world underwater experiments of the CLAM project took place on 30 March 2012 at the Dive World diving center in Enschede. During the three days perior to these tests, CLAM partners met and prepared a set of tests, including integration, communication and sensor tests. The senso

      • Inaugural address of Hylke van Dijk
        03/22/12
        On 22 March 2012, former PS member Hylke van Dijk held his inaugural address at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden (NHL), where he has been lector in Serious Gaming since 2011. A delegation of PS members attended the inauguration ceremony and visited the accompanying experience market.

      • Nirvana Meratnia featured in Bits and Chips magazine
        03/02/12
        Nirvana Meratnia featured in Bits and Chips magazine, in which she talks about energy-efficient wireless sensor systems for structural health monitoring and in-network data processing techniques developed by the University of Twente within the European project GENESI (Green Sensor Networks for Struc

    • February
      • PS in Lugano
        02/24/12
        A number of PS members attended the Wibrate and CLAM project meetings in Lugano, Switzerland on 21-23 February.


      • CLAM project meeting in Lugano
        02/23/12
        CLAM project meeting in Lugano, Switzerland took place on 22 and 23 February. Important topics discussed in this meeting were related to the development of CLAM’s new underwater sensor node and real-world test plans.


      • Wibrate project meeting in Lugano
        02/22/12
        The second plenary meeting of the WiBRATE project was hosted by the Università della Svizzera italiana and took place in Lugano, Switzerland, on the 21st and 22nd of February 2012. On the agenda were project progress and use case requirements, among other things.


      • PS on Ice
        02/10/12
        PS members enjoyed skating on natural ice on a frozen lake this winter, as continuous extremely cold days of beginning February resulted in frozen lakes and canals.


    • January
      • Invited presentation at ICT Office
        01/18/12
        On 18 January 2012, Paul Havinga gave an invited presentation entitled "Smart Cities – Safer Cities" at ICT Office. The event was organized in the framework of Saas-Cloud networking events with the theme "Internet of things; smart, smarter, smartest".


  • 2011
    • December
      • PS Christmas party
        12/14/11
        PS members and their family celebrated the start of the holiday season in a pleasant atmosphere with Christmas music and a nice dinner. The occasion provided the chance to wish everyone nice holiday and happy new year, before all are gone for vacation.






      • IS-ACTIVE project at the Innovation Convention in Brussels
        12/06/11
        IS-ACTIVE has exhibited its inertial sensing system for advanced chronic condition monitoring and risk prevention at the Innovation Convention organized Brussels on 5-6 December. T IS-ACTIVE, a project funded by the AAL JP, is a work implemented by Norwegian, Dutch and Romanian Institutions and SME

    • November
      • CLAM project meeting in Enschede
        11/22/11
        CLAM general project meeting took place on 21 and 22 November in Enschede, the Netherlands. In this meeting, project progress and plans for experiments and integration were discussed.








      • Sensafety project had a demo stand at ICTDelta
        11/16/11
        SenSafety project was present at the ICTDelta 2011 through a demo stand, which showcased some of the technologies used within the project.


      • Nirvana Meratnia gave a talk at ICTDelta 2011
        11/16/11
        Nirvana Meratnia gave a presentation about new trends of sensor networks and challenges ahead during the ICTDelta 2011 in World Forum in Den Haag.


      • Ramon Schwartz was interviewed during the ICTDelta
        11/16/11
        In an interview with Marco Raaphorst, Ramon Schwartz explained how his Phd research can help better manage traffic and increase safety on roads.

        The interview can be found at:
        http://a13.nu/2011/11/16/interview-ramo


      • Hans Scholten gave a talk at ICTDelta 2011
        11/16/11
        ICTDelta 2011 took place on 16 November in World Forum Den Haag. One of the speakers of this event was Hans Scholten who gave a presentation about the SenSafety project.


      • Debate on effects of digital education on green ICT
        11/10/11
        On 10 November and in the framework of the Sustainable Campus program of the University of Twente, a debate on effects of digital learning on Green ICT took place.

        In an interesting debate between Petra Fisser from the department of education and Nirvana Meratnia from Pervasive Systems,

    • October
      • GENESI project meeting
        10/27/11
        On 27 Oct, GENESI project meeting took place in Rome, Italy. In this meeting, consortium partners discussed project progress and possibilities to integrate research performed in various workpackages.


      • Invited talk at Philips
        10/12/11
        On 12 Oct 2011, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk at Philips research, Solid State Lighting group. The talk was about energy efficient buildings, and in particular home, challenges and trends.


      • CLAM project review
        10/05/11
        Review of the CLAM project took place on 5 Oct 2011 in Brussels. In this meeting, in which consortium's representatives, project officer, and two reviewers were present, progress and results obtained during the first year of the project were discussed.

        More information about the proj

    • September
      • PS deligation in ICTurkey
        09/27/11
        On 27 Sep 2011, an International Partnering and Collaboration Event was organized by Pera on behalf of TÜBITAK, the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. In this event, Nirvana Meratnia and Aysegul Tüysüz Erman discussed with a number of Turkish organizations possible research a

      • The third edition of W3 workshop was a success
        09/27/11
        Pervasive Application of Wireless Technology workshop is a series of workshops which took place this year for the third time. The 3rd edition included invited talks from prof. Torsten Braun from the University of Bern in Switzerland and dr. Maria Lijding from Smart Signs solutions B.V. in the Nether

      • IS-ACTIVE project's nomination for AAL Forum Award
        09/26/11
        The AAL Forum Award is intended to recognize the most promising project of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme that demonstrates great promise in terms of innovation, human-centric approaches to development and market potential.

        IS-ACTIVE project was selected as one of the four f

      • PS meets with representative of Computer Engineering Department of Bogazici University
        09/26/11
        On 26 Sep, PS deligation met with networking research group of the university of Bogazici University to discuss possible collaborations in terms of education and research.





      • SeaSTAR project appears in the UT news
        09/22/11
        On 22 Sep, UT news publishes an article about the SeaSTAR project. In this article, the three Phd students working on the project are interviewed. SeaSTAR project is a STW funded project, which aims to develop core technologies for underwater monitoring platforms based on wireless sensor network tec

      • Presentation during Open Dag of University of Twente
        09/17/11
        On 17 Sep 2011 and on the occasion of Open Dag of University of Twente, Paul Havinga gave a presentation entitled “Smart Dust technologies”, in which he gave an overview of the research performed about Smart Dust for an audience with a broad background and interest.


      • Kick off meeting of the Wibrate project
        09/14/11
        On 13 and 14 September 2011, the Pervasive Systems group hosted the kick-off meeting of the EU WiBRATE (Wireless Self-powered Vibration Monitoring and Control for Complex Industrial Systems) project. In this meeting, each partner presented itself and its plans for the project and for cooperation in

      • PS meets a delegation from Wuhan Universty
        09/09/11
        On 09 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Department of Electronics and Information Engineering Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. The objective of this meeting was to discuss future collaboration in the field of underwater sensor networks and distributed data pro

      • PS meets with a delegation from Auto-ID Labs China
        09/08/11
        On 08 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Auto-ID Labs China to discuss possible collaborations in the field of RFID and localization.

      • PS meets a delegation from Tongji University
        09/07/11
        On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from School of Ocean and Earth Science of Tongji University. The objective of this meeting was to discuss potential of underwater sensor networks for environmental monitoring.


      • PS meets with a delegation from SIMIT China
        09/07/11
        On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT). The objective of this meeting was to discuss future collaboration in the field of Internet of Things.


      • PS meets with a delegation from East China Normal University
        09/07/11
        On 07 Sep 2011, PS deligation met with a delegation from Computer Science department of East China Normal University (ENCU) and State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research (SKLEC) to discuss possible collaborations. The main collaboration subject between the groups was utilization of unde

      • Aysegul Tuysuz Erman successfully defended her doctoral thesis
        09/01/11
        On 01 Sep 2011, Aysegul Tuysuz Erman successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Multi-sink mobile wireless sensor networks: dissemination protocols, design and evaluation”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Arta Dilo (assistant p

    • August
    • July
      • Go-Green project meets with end-users
        07/04/11
        On 4th July 2011, Go-Green user committee meeting took place in Nijmegen. The meeting started with a short introduction about the project, which was followed by interesting and constructive discussions with the end users about user expectations from energy management systems at home, automatic contr

    • June
      • PS outing: Visit to Oeral festival
        06/19/11
        As part of its social program, PS visited Oeral festival in Terschelling. The outing consisted of boat trips, over night stay in Vlieland island, as well as visits to musical and theatrical performances in Tershchelling island.








      • Special session on European projects on underwater sensor networks in Oceans 2011 conference
        06/09/11
        Nirvana Meratnia and Paul Havinga organized a special session on Oceans 2011 conference in Santander Spain on European projects on underwater sensor networks. In this special session, various papers from running and finished European projects in the area of acoustic underwater networks and underwate

      • CLAM project meeting in Santander
        06/06/11
        On 6th June 2011, CLAM project meeting took place in Santander Spain. In this meeting, the project's results and achievements of the last half a year as well as work in progress were discussed.





    • May
      • SeaSTAR meets with end users
        05/31/11
        On 31 May 2011, SeaSTAR project on underwater monitoring platform met with its end users committee members and the STW representatives to discuss project progress and exploitation plans. After a short introduction to the project given by Nirvana Meratnia, Wouter van Kluenen and Koen Blom the two Phd

      • PS spin-off in SME Innovation Top 100
        05/30/11
        SmartSigns Solutions, one of PS spin offs, is number 30 in Dutch SME Innovation Top 100 2011.More information can be found at:

        http://www.syntens.nl/innovatietop100/t




      • GENESI's first project review
        05/27/11
        The first project review of GENESI project with the EU officer and project reviewers took place On 27th May 2011 in Rome. After discussing the project's first year results, project consortium and the reviwers paid a visit to one of GENESI's deployment sites, which is a subway tunnel under

      • GENESI project meeting prior to the first year review
        05/26/11
        On 26th May 2011, GENESI project meeting took place in Rome prior to the first project review. In this meeting, project's first year results and achievements were discussed.










      • Pervasive Systems at Innoversum Innovatiecongres
        05/25/11
        On 25th May 2011 in invited talk, Paul Havinga presented his vision on future technologies and smart cities during the Innoversum Innovatiecongres. Later on in the day, Hans Scholten gave a presentation about current initiatives related to the topic in the Netehrlands and chaired a session on challe

      • Organizing MobiSense Workshop in Conjunction with Mobilight 2011 Conference
        05/10/11
        Nirvana Meratnia and Paul Havinga from PS group together with Desislava Dimitrova from University of Bern, Switzerland and Hans van den Berg from TNO in The Netherlands organized the 1st International Workshop on Opportunistic Sensing and Processing in Mobile Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks. T

      • Keynote speech in Mobilight 2011 Conference by Paul Havinga
        05/09/11
        On 9 May 2011, Paul Havinga gave a keynote speech entitled "Flocks of phones: a next opportunity for wireless sensing" in the Mobilight 2011 Conference held in Bilbao Spain.


    • April
      • Pervasive Systems in REALWIN 2011 workshop
        04/11/11
        The Real-Time Wireless for Industrial Applications (REALWIN) workshop was held on 11 April 2011. PS participated in this workshop through a paper entitled "D-SAR: A Distributed Scheduling Algorithm
        for Real-time, Closed-Loop Control in Industrial
        Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks&

      • SeaSTAR project in STW Sense of Contact conference
        04/07/11
        During the STW Sense of Contact conference organized by STW, Wouter van Kleunen presented a poster about his work in the SeaSTAR project. His work concerns communication scheduling in underwater acoustic sensor networks.


      • Work visit of the Prime Minister
        04/06/11
        On 6 April, Prime minister Mark Rutte paid a work visit to University of Twente. As part of the program, Paul Havinga, head of the Pervaisve Systems research group and the founder of Ambient Systems B.V., presented knowledge transfer skills and experience of the Computer Science department of the Un

      • Best paper award
        04/04/11
        Hans Sholten is the winner of the “Best Paper Award” of the Tenth International Conference on Networks, ICN 2011. The title of the awarded paper is “Opportunistic Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, in which Pascal Bakker, a former MSc student of PS is co-author.

        The full paper can be f

    • March
      • Presentation to a delegation of Shell company
        03/30/11
        On 30 March, Paul Havinga presented PS research in the area of underwater monitoring, structural health monitoring, and safety and security to a delegation of Shell company including its CTO.


      • Strategic Research and Technology Agenda of IIP Sensor Networks
        03/24/11
        PS in co-operation with Sensor Universe published the Strategic Research and Technology Agenda of the ICT Innovation Platform Sensor Networks (IIP Sensor Networks). In this book future directions of sensor networks are discussed. More information can be found at:

        http://eprints.eemcs.utwe

      • Go-Green presentation in the Gouden Driehoek conference
        03/18/11
        On 18 March during the Gouden Driehoek conference, Paul Havinga gave a presentation entitled "Context aware smart energy systems for green houses". The main theme of the conference, organized jointly by the Domotica Platform and the AgentschapNL, was conceptual design of green networks use

      • GENESI workshop with end users
        03/11/11
        On 11 March, GENESI organized a workshop and brain storming session with end users in the area of structural health monitoring. Interactive sessions with end users from UK, Italy, and the Netherlands in the areas of dike monitoring, rail monitoring, and environmental monitoring shed light on user re

      • GENESI face to face meeting
        03/10/11
        GENESI face to face meeting, in which project progress and plans for the coming months were discussed took place on 10 March in Schiphol, The Netherlands.









      • Pervasive Systems in health-care workshop
        03/09/11
        Pervasive Systems was invited to the workshop on potential use of sensor technology in heath-care. During this workshop organized by SmartXP, Nirvana Meratnia gave a presentation entitled "Medical Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks" and discussed PS research results in the medical do

      • Good bye party of Hylke van Dijk
        03/02/11
        On 2 March, farewell party of Hylke van Dijk took place. Hylke has been the coordinator of the SmartXP for the last 2 years and thanks to his efforts SmartXP functions now as an active living lab. We wish Hylke all the best in his carrier and look forward to future collaborations.


    • February
      • Pervasive Systems meets Digital Art
        02/25/11
        Pervasive Systems participates in a meeting organized by Dutch Media Art Institute to explore technological challenges faced by digital media art.










      • Kick off meeting of Go-Green project
        02/10/11
        On 10 Feb, Pervasive Systems group hosted the kick off meeting of Go-Green project. In this meeting, issues related to application requirements, architecture specification, and use cases were discussed and plans for the coming six months were made.



    • January
      • STW project gets approved under the Smart Energy Systems call
        01/03/11
        The STW project iCARE (PersonalIsed Climate and Ambience contRol for zero-Energy buildings) project is accepted. It takes a multi-pronged approach in order to create a zero-energy building (ZEB) by addressing both energy harvesting and reduction of energy consumption.



  • 2010
    • December
      • Two COMMIT projects accepted
        12/15/10
        Two COMMIT proposals of the Pervasive Systems are accepted. One of proposal is about Sensor Networks for Public Safety, led by PS. The other proposal is about User Centric Reasoning for Well-working, in which PS participates.




      • Pervasive Systems is ISSNIP 2010
        12/10/10
        Pervasive Systems group members were present in the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) 2010 by four papers on routing, localizations, and adaptive sampling. ISSNIP conference was held from 7 till 10 December in Brisbane, Austral

    • November
      • Talk in Lustrum Symposium on "Natural Hazards"
        11/26/10
        ON 26 Septermber, Arta Dilo gave a talk in lustrum symposium on "Natural Hazards" organized by GeoVUsie, Earth Sciences student association of the Vrije Universiteit. The title of her talk was "Importance and use of geo-information in emergency response operations".

        M

      • Keynote speech in International Networking Conference of Sensor Universe
        11/25/10
        On 25 Nov, Paul Havinga gave a keynote speech entitled "Cooperating objects in the Internet of Things" during the International Networking Conference of Sensor Universe, which took place in Leeuwarden.







        More information can be found at:
      • IdTechEx' Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Boston
        11/16/10
        On 16 Nov, Paul Havinga spoke at IdTechEx' Wireless Sensor Network & RTLS Summit in Boston. The title of his presentation was "Towards the real Internet of Things - challenges and opportunities".



      • Invited talk on Embedded Systems and Software
        11/11/10
        On 11 Nov, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk entitled "Wireless sensor networks... under water?!" in Embedded Systems and Software symposium organized by Bits&Chips.

        More information can be found at:

        http://www.embedded-systemen.nl/program


      • Smart Signs Solutions is the winner of the Accentrue Innovation Award
        11/03/10
        Smart Signs Solutions, one of the spin-offs of the Pervasive Systems group, is the winner of the Accentrue Innovation Award prize in the category "Best Connected Device"

        More information can be found at:
        http://www.molblog.nl/bericht/tenpages.



      • Keynote speech in ISN congress
        11/01/10
        On 1 Nov, Paul Havinga gave a keynote speech entitled "Distributed wireless sensor networks: beyond the hype" in the ISN congress in Rotterdam.

        More information can be found at:
        http://www.iipsn.nl/Agenda/ISN2010/




    • October
      • Invited talk in Marine Tech Summit
        10/28/10
        On 28 Oct, Nirvana Meratnia gave an invited talk entitled "Collaborative Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks for Underwater Surveillance" in Marine Tech Summit in Dalian, China.

        More information can be found at:
        http://www.bitconferences.com/mts2010/default.asp

      • Second CLAM face to face meeting in Norway
        10/22/10
        The second face to face CLAM project meeting took place on 20-22 October in Horten, Norway.

        After having a joint meeting with the UAN project leader to investigate possible collaboration, CLAM consortium held its face to face meeting on presenting activities and achievements. After that

      • GENESI project meeting in Cork
        10/08/10
        The second GENESI project meeting took place on 8 October in Cork Ireland, in which user and system requirements were discussed.








      • Nomination for Simon Stevin Leerling award
        10/07/10
        Koen Bloom and Wouter van Kleunen, phd students of the SeaSTAR project, have been nominated for the Simon Stevin Leerling award.

        The prize, a sum of one thousand euros, is for the PhD student whose poster best demonstrates to companies and investors how the STW research in question can be

      • Invited talk in Wireless Sensor Network in Industry Workshop
        10/05/10
        On 5th October Supriyo Chatterjea gave a talk entitled “Using Spatio-Temporal Correlations for Energy-Efficient Data Extraction from Wireless Sensor Networks” at the Wireless Sensor Network in Industry workshop organised by Centro Ricerche Fiat in Trento, Italy.

        More information can be fo

      • Smart Signs Solutions nominated finalist for the Accenture Innovation Awards 2010
        10/01/10
        Smart Signs, one of the Pervasive Systems spin-offs, is both nominated for the public prize and the jury prize for the Accenture Innovation Awards 2010 in the category "Best Connected Device".

        The public prize is € 40.000 in publicity and the jury prize or blue tulip worth € 50

    • September
      • Workshop on pervasive application of wireless technologies was successful
        09/29/10
        The workshop organized by the three CTIT research groups, i.e., Pervasive Systems (PS), Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS), and Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES), and sponsored by the CTIT SRO WISE on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies on September 28

      • Keynote talk in Opportunity Workshop
        09/26/10
        On 27 Sep, Hans Scholten gave a keynote presentation about urban (phone) sensing at the ACM Ubicomp 2010 Opportunity workshop.


      • Paul Havinga featured in Bits and Chips magazine
        09/22/10
        Paul Havinga is featured in Bits and Chips magazine, in which he talks about wireless sensor systems, their development and the applications available.




        More information can be found at:

        http://www.bits-chips.nl/nieuws/bekijk/

      • Invited talk in Innovative Truth 2010 congress
        09/15/10
        On 15 Sep, Paul Havinga gave an invited talk in An Innovative Truth 2010 congress about sustainable ICT and energy. The title of his presentation was "Sustainability...- Opportunities of using wireless sensor networks".

        More information can be found at:
        http://www.aninnova

      • Second workshop on pervasive applications of wireless technologies
        09/01/10
        Pervasive systems group together with DACS and CAES groups is organising for the second time a workshop on pervasive applications of wireless technologies. The workshop will
        take place on the 28th of September in Hotel Drienerburght at the
        university campus. This year's program includ

    • August
      • Pervasive Systems organizes Opportunity workshop in Ubicomp 2010
        08/30/10
        During the Ubicomp 2010 conference (http://www.ubicomp2010.org/) the opportunity workshop will be held for the first time. Hans Scholten from the Pervasive Systems is one of the organizers.

        More information can be found at:
        http://www.wearable.ethz.ch/resources/U

    • July
      • CLAM Kick-off meeting
        07/06/10
        CLAM Kickoff meeting took place on 6-7 July 2010 in Enschede, in which representatives of Kongsberg, Sintef, Microflown Technology, University of Rome, University of Padova, and University of Twente were present. Productive meeting was followed by a dinner at the city center of Enschede, after which

      • GENESI kick off meeting
        07/05/10
        On 5 July, kick off meeting of GENESI project took place in Rome, Italy.



      • Final event of Co-Design course was successful and fun
        07/02/10
        Similar to last year, final assessment of the Co-Design course turned to a fun competition between students. 12 teams of 2 students each, had to compete in most correctly determining the length of a traveled path. Using Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) nodes and localization, dead

    • June
      • SeaSTAR and CLAM projects in the news
        06/25/10
        STW funded SeaSTAR project and EU funded CLAM project on monitoring underwater using wireless sensor networks have attracted media attention. Both projects appeared as a flash news on UT news and homepage of the University as well as radio and TV interviews.

        http://www.teleac.nl/radio/168

      • Leon Evers successfully defended his Phd thesis
        06/24/10
        On 24 June 2010, Leon Evers successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Concise and Flexible Programming of Wireless Sensor Networks”. The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Jan Kuper (assistant promotor).

        Complete thesis ca

      • Yang Zhang successfully defended his Phd thesis
        06/23/10
        On 23 June 2010, Yang Zhang successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Observing the Unobservable: Distributed and Online Outlier Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks". The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Paul Havinga (promotor) and Dr. Nirvana Meratnia (as

      • Final presentation of design project students about Sixth Sense
        06/21/10
        PS design project students who have been working on implementation of the sixth sense concept presented by MIT presented their work on 21 June. They have developed a framework to support seamless interaction of a user with its surroundings through use of sensors and actuators. Using wearable devices

      • Inauguration speech of Paul Havinga
        06/10/10
        On 10 June, Paul Havinga gave his inauguration speech entitled "Het onzichtbare zichtbaar".
















        For more information, see:
        http://www.utnieuws.utwente.nl/new/?artikel_id=76448

      • CLAM (CoLlAborative eMbedded networks for submarine surveillance) project starts
        06/01/10
        On 1 June 2010, CLAM project on Collaborative embedded networks for submarine surveillance starts. CLAM is a STREP project accepted in the FP7-ICT-2009-5 call, which aims at developing a collaborative embedded monitoring and control platform for submarine surveillance by combining cutting edge acous

    • May
      • Sensei project meeting
        05/28/10
        Cross workpackages meeting of the Sensei project took place on 25-28 June in Menorca, Spain.












      • Onderzoekdag for school students
        05/17/10
        During a full-day program, presenting research activities of the Computer Science department to high school students, Pervasive Systems group presented its research in the area of activity recognition, distributed fire detection, and collaboration between ground wireless sensor networks and autonomo

    • April
      • GENESI (Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring) project starts
        04/01/10
        On 1 April 2010, GENESI project on Green Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring starts. GENESI is a STREP project accepted in the FP7-ICT-2009-5 call, which has the ambitious goal of bringing WSN technology to the level where it can provide the core of the next generation of systems for structura

    • March
      • Pervasive Systems in ICTDelta 2010
        03/18/10
        During ICTDelta 2010, Pervasive Systems group demonstrated its research results in the field of wireless sensor networks, human activity recognition, and intelligent interaction techniques.


      • Second prize for AWARE project in EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award
        03/13/10
        The AWARE project (http://www.aware-project.net/) got the second prize of the EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award 2010. This award "was created in 2003 in order to improve the quality of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry".
    • February
      • Sensei General Assembly
        02/11/10
        The third Sensei General Assembly meeting took place on 08-11 February in Rome, Italy.


      • Officiel opening of SmartXP
        02/02/10
        Smart eXperience lab was officially opened on 2 February 2010 in presence of various national media representatives. The rector magnificus gave the opening speech, after which visitors enjoyed interaction at the experience market. PS participated through several demos ranging from wireless sensor ne

    • January
      • STW valorization grant
        01/27/10
        STW valorization proposal on “inMotion - Wireless Motion Sensor Networks in Sports” is granted. 25000 euro grant is meant to do market analysis and explore business potential of research.

      • SeaSTAR project begins
        01/01/10
        The STW SeaSTAR (Underwater Monitoring Platform) project aims at gathering experts from traditionally disjoint communities (sensor technology, IC design, power conversion, computer architecture, wireless sensor network protocols design, underwater telemetry and distributed processing) to investigate

  • 2009
    • December
      • Christmas Dinner
        12/16/09
        Just before start of the Christmas holidays, PS group members enjoyed a group dinner at Fred & Douwe restaurant in Enschede.










      • PS group successfully organized a symposium in ISSNIP 2009
        12/10/09
        The PS group successfully organized a symposium on the "Theoretical and practical aspects of large-scale wireless sensor networks" as a part of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) held in Melbourne, Australia fro

      • Top 3 ENIAC Scriptieprijs
        12/04/09
        On 4 December 2009, Peter Koerhuis, who graduated in July from Pervasive Systems ended in the top 3 of the ENIAC scriptieprijs for his MSc thesis "A Smart Camera Platform for Smart Signs - Visual Tag Recognition Using Computer Vision".

        More information can be found at:
        ht

    • November
      • Sinterklaas visits PS
        11/27/09
        On 27th November Sinterklaas and Zwaarte Pieten paid a visit to PS. Following a positive assessment, all children, PS members and their family received a present from the Sinterklaas.

















      • Goodbye party for Lodewijk van Hoesel
        11/27/09
        Goodbye party for Lodewijk van Hoesel took place on November 27th. We wish him all the best.


      • Workshop on the pervasive application of wireless technologies was successful
        11/13/09
        The workshop organized by the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) and Pervasive Systems (PS) groups on the Pervasive Application of Wireless Technologies on November 13 was attended by about 40 researchers from the 3TU.

        Cees Links from Green Peak was the keynote speaker a

      • Participating in Design for Usability Symposium and Workshop
        11/12/09
        Strengthening the user centered design approach is one of the issues to be addressed in the IS-Active project. Juan Jimenez attended the design for usability symposium and its workshop: "Guiding and changing user behavior", in which different ways to modify user behavior towards a better u

      • Two articles in Dutch newspapers over Raluca Marin-Perianu and Christiaan Huygens 2009 prize
        11/03/09
        Raluca Marin-Perianu, the winner of the Christiaan Huygens 2009 prize, appeared yesterday in De Volkskrant and Het Financieele Dagblad.

        More information (in dutch) can be found at:

        http://ps.cs.utwente.nl/images/newsitem

        http://ps.cs.utwente.nl/images/newsitem

    • October
      • Smart Signs Solution is nominated for Young Technology Award
        10/26/09
        Smart Signs Solutions, one of the three spin-offs of the Pervasive Systems group, is nominated for the Young Technology Award.

        Final event will take place on November 5, in which nominees give an elevation pitch and try to convince the jury over the success of their business.

        M

      • Successful final review of the AWARE project
        10/20/09
        The reviewers of the European research project AWARE (IST-2006-33579) congratulate all project partners with their excellent work and the great results that have been accomplished in the project. With this final review, the technical part of the project, in which the Pervasive Systems group took par

      • Successful House Warming for SmartXP
        10/15/09
        House warming party of SmartXP took place on the 15th of October 2009. SmartXP welcomed about 70 EEMCS members of staff, master students, and other interested people. About 20 more people were actively involved in setting up experiments and demonstrations.

        Included in the Lab Warming was

      • Raluca Marin-Perianu is the winner of the Christiaan Huygens award 2009
        10/07/09
        Raluca Marin-Perianu is the winner of the Christiaan Huygens awards 2009 in the scientific area Information and Communication Technology. She received this award, consisting of €10.000, a certificate, and a sculpture, for her PhD thesis entitled "Wireless Sensor Networks in Motion - Clustering

      • SENSEI joint workpackages meeting
        10/02/09
        SENSEI joint workpackages meeting took place on 29 September till 01 October in in Oslo, Norway.


      • Welcome the Wireless World
        10/01/09
        Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) and Pervasive Systems (PS) groups organize a workshop on the Pervasive Application of
        Wireless Technologies on November 13, 2009 at the University of Twente, Hotel Drienerburght, room E&F, Enschede, the Netherlands.

        More informa

    • September
    • July
      • Pervasive Systems group is organizing a symposium at ISSNIP 2009
        07/30/09
        The Pervasive Systems group is organizing a symposium on Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Large-scale Wireless Sensor Networks as part of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP). The conference will be held in Melbourne, A

      • Raluca Marin-Perianu is nominated for the Simon Stevin Gezelprijs 2009
        07/27/09
        Raluca Marin-Perianu is nominated for the Simon Stevin Gezelprijs 2009, which is awarded to top young researchers graduated on an STW funded project in 2008. Besides Raluca, two other researchers from Technical University of Delft and Eindhoven are also nominated. The winner will receive the award o

      • Final event of Co-Design course was a big success and lots of fun
        07/03/09
        As part of the final assignment of Co-Design course, 28 teams of 2 students each, had to compete in most correctly determining the length of a traveled path. Using Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programmable Object Technology) nodes and localization, dead reckoning and sensor fusion techniques, students devise

    • June
    • April
      • Phd thesis of Ozlem Durmaz Incel in the news
        04/30/09
        An article about Phd thesis of Ozlem Durmaz Incel appeared in the Trouw (Dutch newspaper).




        Ozlem Durmaz Incel received her Phd degree in March 2009 with the Pervasive Systems group on the thesis titled "Multi-channel Multiple Access Control-protocol".
      • iLand project begins
        04/01/09
        The iLAND project aims to provide a deterministic middleware harness for applications that have strong needs for reconfiguration and compositional flexibility, while preserving non-functional guarantees such as timely communication and execution. iLAND focuses on dependable applications, in the sens

      • FREE (True-wireless mesh networks for transport and logistics) project begins
        04/01/09
        FREE project aims at developing energy management mechanism that operates on a wireless mesh network taking in consideration all its levels: from individual device to the network as a whole. Particularly, when individual devices employ energy scavenging technologies, estimates of the amount of avail

      • Is-Activfe project begins
        04/01/09
        The IS-ACTIVE project aims at devising a person-centric healthcare solution for patients with chronic conditions - especially elderly people - based on the recent advances in wireless inertial sensing systems. The project emphasizes the role of the home as care environment, by providing real-time su

    • March
      • Pervasive Systems Group in Introduction day
        03/28/09
        Pervasive Systems group participated in the introduction day (voorlichtingdagen) for high school students on 27 and 28 of March.








      • Goodbye party for Maria Lijding and Stefan Dulman
        03/25/09
        Goodbye party for Maria Lijding and Stefan Dulman took place on March 25th. We wish them both lots of success.















      • Ozlem Durmaz Incel successfully defended her PhD thesis
        03/20/09
        On 20 March 2009, Ozlem Durmaz Incel successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Design and Evaluation". The research has been performed under supervision of Prof. Sape Mullender (promotor) and associate prof. Pierre Jansen (assist

      • Colloquium given by Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari
        03/19/09
        On Thursday 19 March, Dr. Bhaskar Krishnamachari from the University of Southern California, gave a presentation entitled "Rate-based Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks".


      • Smart Surroundings final event was a success
        03/04/09
        The Smart Surroundings final event took place on the 4th of March 2009 in the Atrium of SenterNovem in Den Haag. During this event, the results that the consortium has achieved in the context of Smart Surroundings, including the developments and exploitation results of the industrial partners and th

    • February
      • Smart Surroundings Project Final Event
        02/11/09
        The Smart Surroundings project is a Dutch funded project that refers to the trend that we as humans interact no longer with one computer at a time, but rather with a dynamic set of small networked computers, often invisible and embodied in everyday objects in the environment. all mission of the Smar

    • January
      • Sensei General Assembly
        01/30/09
        The second Sensei General Assembly meeting took place on 27-30 January in La Clusaz, France.


  • 2008
    • December
    • November
      • Mihai Marin-Perianu successfully defended his PhD thesis
        11/06/08
        On 6 November 2008, Mihai Marin-Perianu successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks in Industrial and Business Processes”. The research has been performed under supervision of Dr. Paul Havinga (assistant-promotor)

        Complete thesis can be

    • September
      • Supriyo Chatterjea successfully defended his PhD thesis
        09/26/08
        On 26 September 2008, Supriyo Chatterjea successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Distributed and Self-Organizing Data Management Strategies for Wireless Sensor Networks. A Cross-Layered Approach”. The research has been performed under supervision of Dr. Paul Havinga (assistant-promo

      • SENSEI project begins
        09/16/08
        SENSEI (Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future) is an Integrated Project in the EU's Seventh Framework Programme , in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). Thematic Priority of Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastru

      • Papers recently accepted for publication
        09/16/08
        Members of PS have recently had several publications accepted in conferences such as SECON’08, DCOSS’08, WiOpt’08 and others. Abstracts of the accepted publications are listed below.

        1.
        Authors: Ozlem Durmaz Incel and Bhaskar Krishnamachari

        Conference: Proceedings of Fift