Hydra is affilliated with the following programs and organisations:
The Hydra coordinater FhG FIT is a member of ARTEMISIA, the association for R&D actors in the field of ARTEMIS: Advanced Research & Technology for EMbedded Intelligence and Systems.
The Hydra middleware allows developers to create inclusive applications with a high degree of accessibility for all. The Hydra project supports the Commissions campaign: eInclusion - be part of it!
The Hydra project is part of the Cluster of European projects on the Internet of Things. The Cluster aims to promote a common vision of the Internet of Things.
Two new articles about Hydra applications
The Hydra team has contributed two new articles about the use of Hydra middleware. One article is about an extended use scenario incorporating a wealth of Hydra enabled devices. The other article is about the Semantic Model Driven Architecture, a key feature of the Hydra middleware.
First Hydra software tool and tutorial for developers available
Go Mobile with Hydra and Download Smart Phone Home Control Application for Windows Mobile. Hydra releases the first version of a compact Windows Mobile application that allows you to use your Smart Phone to control your home. Whenever you want, where ever your are in the world!
Hydra also announces a "Hydra For Dummies"-demo and tutorial, which will teach you in 10 easy steps how to become a professional Hydra Developer.
This breathtaking online demo shows a Smart Home application that has been built using the Hydra middleware and tools. It shows you a room layout, where available devices are displayed. By clicking on them you can control and interact with the physical devices that you see in the above camera. You can switch between different tabs to get temperature, air pressure, wind speed. You can also control a fan to create wind that will cause the wind meter to change.
Four new papers accepted on webservice ontologies, OWL and Limbo
As part of the Hydra consortium's work on semantic interoperability and webservice on devices, University of Aarhus has produced four papers which has been accepted at various events. The papers deals with self-managed pervasive middleware, ontologies for webservices on devices, OWL/SWRL approaches and Limbo, an ontology based web service compiler.
The Hydra team has prepared a mock-up simulating of what could be the first "basic-functionality" demonstration application for Hydra. The demonstration uses a Blood Pressure Device, which has been Hydra enabled and placed on-line.
New paper on the Hydra security meta-model released
A group of researchers in the Hydra project has published this highly interesting paper on Semantic Resolution of Security in Ambient Environments, a central aspect in the Hydra middleware architecture.
Tomáš Sabol, Martin Sarnovský, Peter Burka, Peter Kostelník, and Dasa Lackova, Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia, have prepared two papers describing the Hydra project.