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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.


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Hydra events
Below is a list of future and past events with participation of project partners and related to the the Hydra project:


2010 events:

18 - 20 December 2010 - Hangzhou, China
The 2010 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom2010)

Web: http://cse.stfx.ca/~GreenCom2010/
To make the fully efficient use of computing and communication systems and reduce their environmental and social impact, green computing and communication research has increasingly become a hot topic of interest for the computer research and industry. The study of green computing and communication attempts to alleviate this problem by delivering both high performance and reduced power consumption, effectively maximizing total system efficiency. GreenCom 2010 is next event of the series of International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) after it has been held for 5 editions as a workshop or symposium. UAAR have had a paper accepted entitled QoS-aware Self-adaptation of Communication Protocols in a Pervasive Service Middleware.

29 November - 1 December 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
The 4th International Workshop on Trustworthy Internet of People, Things & Services

Web: http://www.companionable.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=18&Itemid=27
The vision of the Future “Internet of People, Things and Services, IoPTS” is gaining momentum in the emergent academic, industrial and market innovation arenas. Many key enabling technologies are already emerging such as secure middleware and service-oriented architectures, virtualisation, RFID, and sensor networking. The vision of cloud computing (eCloud) further motivates interest in research and innovation to underpin ubiquitous IoPTS integration. However the promises of the Future Internet in empowering cooperativity support to underpin optimal eMobility, eHealth, eSecurity, eCloud and eMedia services delivery have to be realised in a societally safe, trustworthy, ethical and acceptable manner as well as in increasingly scalable, sustainable and affordable ways; so as to push forwards the frontiers of digital inclusivity amongst citizens. The Hydra partners University of Reading and Fraunhofer SIT are organising this 4th IoPTS Workshop, which will discuss the above issues through theoretical and applied research presentations, prototypes demonstrations and discussion panels. The workshop is co-located with the Internet of Things 2010 Conference

22 - 27 August 2010 - Nice, France
CAT2010 - Context Awareness and Trust 2010

Web: www.cat10.uni.lu
4th European Workshop on Combining Context with Trust, Security, and Privacy Co-located with CENTRIC 2010 3rd International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services. CAT2010 is an European event that follows the context-Aware and Trust initiatives that have been running in the past years. It will offer scientists and engineers that are active in the areas of context-awareness and of privacy, security, and trust the opportunity to sit together and to discuss the state of the art, to identify open and emerging problems, to share research experiences, and to propose future research directions. Contributions, divided into three categories, should focus on combining and balancing Privacy, Security, and Trust with Context-awareness. Mario Hoffmann from Fraunhofer SIT sits on the organising committee for this event.

3 - 4 June 2010 - Bruxelles, Belgium
New Paradigms in Monitoring and Control

Web: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/necs/events-20100603_en.html
IN-JET gave a presentation on Hydra enabled applications on mobile platforms at this meeting, which attracted around 90 participants from the monitoring and control industry.

3 June 2010 - Bruxelles, Belgium
Monitoring and Control Concertation Meeting

Web: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/necs/events-20100602_en.html
FIT, IN-JET, UoR, and TUK participated in the firrst Monitoring and Control Cluster meeting. FIT presented the Hydra project and IN-JET presented technologies for interoperability and healthcare applications.

2 June 2010 - Bruxelles, Belgium
FInES Cluster Meeting

Web: cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/enet/ei_en.html
Jesper Thestrup and Markus Eisenhauer participated in the Future Internet Enterprise System cluster meeting.

29 March - 2 April, 2010 - Manheim, Germany
First International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2010) @ PerCom 2010

Web: http://www.webofthings.com/wot/2010/
The 1st International Workshop on the Web of Things will be held in conjunction with the 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom'10). The world of embedded devices has experienced radical changes over the past few years as real-world objects can now easily connect to the Internet. This convergence of physical computing devices (wireless sensor networks, mobile phones, embedded computers, etc.) and the Internet provides new design opportunities and challenges. The Internet of Things has mainly focused on establishing connectivity in a variety of challenging and constrained networking environments, and the next logical step in the evolution in pervasive computing builds on top of network connectivity by focusing on the application layer: how to develop ubiquitous computing applications on top of heterogeneous devices? The Web of Things is the vision that brings embedded devices into the Web by using Web standards as application protocol to interact with things. This workshop aims at bringing together the pervasive computing and Web communities to explore the possibilities for using the core principles and technologies of modern Web architecture (e.g., HTTP, REST, Atom, JSON) for seamless integration of things into the Web and developing applications on top of web-enabled devices (physical mashups). Hydra partners will be attending the workshop.

29 March - 2 April, 2010 - Manheim, Germany
7th Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning - CoMoRea'10

Web: http://nexus.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/COMOREA/2010/index.html
The 7th workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication(PerCom'10) aims to advance the state of the art in context modeling and reasoning and also discuss fundamental issues in context processing and management. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to context modeling and context reasoning as well as system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of context-aware systems. Hydra partners will be attending the workshop.

29 March - 2 April, 2010 - Manheim, Germany
PerCom 2010

Web: http://www.percom.org/
IEEE Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom) conference is the worldwide premier scholarly venue in the areas of pervasive computing and communications. PerCom 2010 will provide a high profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers alike to present state-of-the-art research in the respective fields of pervasive computing and communications. The conference will feature a diverse mixture of presentation forums including core technical sessions, several targeted workshops, demonstrations, keynote speeches and panel discussions from domain experts. Recently introduced events such as the Work-in-Progress session and the PhD Forum are already high quality events with a very competitive acceptance process. Hydra partners have submitted a paper on self-management to this event. Hydra partners will be attending this workshop.

24th – 26th March 2010 – Oxford, England
Fifteenth IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems

Web: http://web.comlab.ox.ac.uk/ICECCS2010/
The success of key human activities ranging from research and business to everyday services relies on the use of ever more sophisticated, feature-rich and complex computer systems. These complex computer systems are regularly required to accomplish more, faster and on a broader scale, to adapt dynamically to changing workloads, scenarios and objectives, and to achieve guaranteed levels of performance and dependability. Satisfying such demanding requirements in the presence of the variability, heterogeneity and non-linear behaviour that characterise complex computer systems poses numerous challenges to both their developers and their users. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners and leading experts from academia and industry, to advance the state of the art in the specification, development, validation and verification, and management of complex computer systems. The Hydra partner, UAAR, will be presenting the paper “Modeling and Implementing Ontology-Based Publish/Subscribe using Semantic Web Technologies” at the conference.

22 – 26 March 2010 – Sierre Switzerland
AMC SAC 2010

Web: http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/
For the past twenty-four years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2010 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Hydra has successfully submitted a paper to the AMC SAC 2010. The paper, Modeling and Analyzing Architectural Change with Alloy, was written by Klaus Marius Hansen, University of Iceland, Iceland and Mads Ingstrup, Aarhus University, Denmark.

2nd – 6th March 2010 – Hannover, Germany
CeBIT 2010

Web: http://www.cebit.de/homepage_e
The digital industry’s leading tradeshow, CeBIT, offers a special mix of exhibits, conferences, keynote addresses, corporate events and business lounges making it the No. 1 annual meeting point for ICT buyers, sellers, developers and users from around the globe. The upcoming show will cover all the latest IT and telecommunications products, services and solutions and highlight themes - Business IT, ICT Infrastructure and Future ICT. "Connected Worlds" is the keynote topic at CeBIT 2010. Experts from Frauhofer Institute will be there at the Hannover Exhibition Centre to present the new Hydra demonstrator and its applications in hall 9, stand B36.

23 - 24 February 2010 – Brussels, Belgium
ICT4EE: ICT for Energy Efficiency

Web: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/ict4ee/2010/index_en.htm
After the ICT4EE 2009 High Level Event which aimed to accord visibility to the potential of ICTs in enabling energy efficiency, this 2010 event aims to become a vehicle to drive progress in the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy following the terms of the "Recommendation C(2009) 7604" adopted by the European Commission on October 9th 2009. Through the Recommendation, the Commission calls on the ICT sector to agree on common methodologies for measuring energy consumption and carbon emissions by 2010. Furthermore, addressing EU Member States and the ICT sector, it aims to unlock energy efficiency potential through more public-private partnership initiatives and also through partnerships between the ICT industry and defined strategic sectors. The Hydra consortium attends the ICT for Energy Efficiency event in order to share and discuss the Hydra results with respect to energy efficiency.

23 February 2010 – Brussels, Belgium
GWW 2010 - Grid Workflow Workshop

Web: https://bi.offis.de/bisgrid/tiki-index.php?page_ref_id=21
The Grid Workflow Workshop will address both scientific and operational workflows in the context of grid computing. This second symposium will focus on operational workflow, workflow security infrastructure and the integration of existing enterprise and grid-specific infrastructure. The programme committee includes the Hydra partner, Paderborn University.

22 February 2010 – Brussels, Belgium
Hydra-Pobicos-Sofia Workshop

This first joint internal workshop between Hydra, Pobicos and Sofia will bring these three closely related projects together in order to share experiences and to explore opportunities for future collaboration. The workshop will allow each project to describe their approach to the following issues: ontologies, interoperability and access to resource restricted devices.


2009 events:

2nd December, 2009 - Brussels, Belgium
3rd CompanionAble Workshop - IoPTS

Web: http://www.companionable.net/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=6&Itemid=13
The Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS) embraces a range of exciting internet-enabled technologies for individual life/work-style support as well as an opportunity for commercial and business exploitation of emerging technology platforms e.g. to underpin the vision of Ambient Assisted Living. The IoPTS are to support pervasive ambient intelligence of objects and/or services through 1) context-based computation and 2) privacy-security-preferences-QoS-aware selection, resolution and execution of “smart” service-oriented model-driven systems and services. This requires a framework for semantic-cooperative interoperability and security resolution so as to adequately support the required controlled orchestration of tasks within sensor/enterprise environments (eco-systems) supported by context management, communications, resources management, and context-sensitive privacy policy maintenance and enactment (to be fulfilled on-device or proxy-enabled depending on the device resources). Hydra partners will be attending this workshop.

23 – 27 November 2009 – Stockholm, Sweden
ICSOC 2009

Web: http://liris.cnrs.fr/~icsoc/?page=welcome&a=2
The 7th ICSOC places particular emphasis on outstanding research papers leading towards the convergence of the Internet of Services & Things. This year ICSOC and its European partner ServiceWave Conference series are particularly pleased to join forces. The joint ICSOC/ServiceWave 2009 aims to provide a world-leading forum and unique opportunity for academic researchers and industry practitioners to report on groundbreaking research work in service oriented computing. The joint conference fosters the creation of cross-community scientific excellence by gathering academic and industrial experts from various disciplines such as business process management, distributed systems, computer networks, wireless & mobile communication networks, grid computing, networking, service science and software engineering. Hydra partners from Aarhus University, Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany, and University of Iceland, Iceland, will present a paper on security in Hydra entitled, A Genetic Algorithms-based Approach for Optimized Self-protection in a Pervasive Service Middleware.

19 – 21 November 2009 – Rome, Italy
IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2009

Web: http://www.computing-conf.org/2009/
The IADIS Applied Computing 2009 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentialy technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas. Fraunhofer FIT presented the paper ”Middleware for Building Pervasive Systems”.

22 - 23 September, 2009 - Sophia Antipolis, France
Building the Internet of Things

Web: http://www.strategiestm.com/conferences/smart-event/09/smart-university/program_internet_of_things.htm
This training workshop will define the key characteristics of the IoT as a global network infrastructure, linking physical and virtual objects through the exploitation of data capture and communications capabilities. The infrastructure includes existing and evolving Internet and network developments. It will offer specific object-identification, sensor and connection capability as the basis for the development of independent federated services and applications. IN-JET will represent the Hydra project at the workshop.

20 – 21 September 2009 – Edmonton, Canada
SCAM 2009

Web: http://www2009.ieee-scam.org/
Ninth IEEE International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, co-located with the 25th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2009). The aim of this working conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on theory, techniques and applications which concern analysis and/or manipulation of the source code of computer systems. While much attention in the wider software engineering community is properly directed towards other aspects of systems development and evolution, such as specification, design and requirements engineering, it is the source code that contains the only precise description of the behaviour of the system. The analysis and manipulation of source code thus remains a pressing concern. Fraunhofer FIT presented the paper “Maintaining Fine-grained Code Metadata Regardless of Moving, Copying and Merging”.

16 – 19 September 2009 – Nice, France
ECTEL09

Web: http://cosy.ted.unipi.gr/idSpace_ECTEL09/\\
Workshop on Methods & Tools for Computer Supported Collaborative Creativity Process: Linking creativity & informal learning within the EC-TEL 2009 conference. Creativity is best described as the human capacity regularly to solve problems in a way that is initially novel but ultimately acceptable in a culture. Creativity process is an intense collaborative process of generating and exploring ideas meant to contribute to innovative solution of particular problems. During this process, team members go through cycles of divergence, in which new ideas are generated and explored, and convergence, in which new ideas are valued and detailed. The scope of this workshop will be to exchange ideas and know-how about the various methods and tools that efficiently and effectively support the computer-based collaborative creativity process and offer informal learning opportunities. Fraunhofer FIT presented paper ”Collaborative Moderation – Fostering Creativity with a Corporate Wiki” at the workshop.

16 September, 2009 - Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
AMIF

Web: http://fim.uhk.cz/amif/
TUK attended the Ambient Intelligence Forum with a conference poster.

15 September, 2009 - Paderborn, Germany
Second International Workshop on Distributed Computing, Communication and Applications (IWDCCA)

Web: http://ki2009.uni-paderborn.de/index.php?id=54
In combination with the 32nd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Paderborn, a Workshop on Distributed Computing in Ambient Environments will be organised for the first time by members of the Hydra consortium, UPB and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The workshop will focus on Hydra related issues such as distributed algorithms for communication, synchronization and coordination, eEnvironments, middleware and tool support, distributed applications and fault tolerance and security.

14 – 17 September 2009 – Cambridge, UK
WICSA

Web: www.wicsa.net
The 8th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and the 3rd European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) have merged in 2009 to provide a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest R&D outcomes, experiences, trends, and challenges in the field of software architecture. This synergistic coupling of WICSA and ECSA for the first time promises an even more inspiring and productive event in 2009. UAAR, presented a short paper entitled ” Modeling Architectural Change: Architectural scripting and its applications to reconfiguration”.

2 - 4 September, 2009 - Pula, Italy
20th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications

Web: http://tbk15.fwn.rug.nl/wetice2009//
The European Technology Platform EPoSSis organises each year an international workshop devoted to a specific theme in the area of digital communications and its applications. This year's edition will focus on the “Internet of Things”. Central issues are: making a full interoperability of such devices possible, enabling their adaptation and autonomous behavior, as well as guaranteeing trust, privacy and security. FIT, TID, and CNET have been invited to perform a Hydra demonstration at this conference.

24 August 2009 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CASTA 2009

Web: http://casta.unibe.ch//
Context awareness is the notion of computer systems that dynamically adapt their behavior to a changing environment. Such applications are useful in many situations ranging from general human-computer interaction over business process execution to healthcare or logistics. However, mainstream programming languages and tools do not offer dedicated support for adaptive properties. Additionally, as context awareness is an application requirement, it should already be addressed at the modeling level. This workshop attempts to bring together researchers from the disparate communities to exchange ideas, establish a common research program, and foster new collaborations. Fraunhofter FIT presented the paper “Automizing Home Environments and Supervising Patients at Home with the Hydra Middleware – Application Scenarios using the Hydra Middleware for Embedded Systems”.

29 June - 1 July, 2009 - Groningen, The Netherlands
1st International Workshop on Smart Homes Infrastructures and Interactions (SHII), with 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2009)

Web: http://tbk15.fwn.rug.nl/wetice2009//
WETICE is an annual international forum for state-of-the-art research in enabling technologies for collaboration, consisting of a number of cognate workshops. The 2009 edition of WETICE will have as transversal theme that of Service-Oriented Computing and Architectures. TID, UAAR and CNET have had a paper accepted for this conference.

22 - 26 June, 2009 - Rome, Italy
6th IEEE SECON 2009

Web: http://www.ieee-secon.org/2009/index.html/
The sixth edition of IEEE SECON is the premier conference on Wireless Communications with Sensor, Personal and Ad Hoc Networking applications. FIT, TID, and CNET have been invited to perform a Hydra demonstration at this conference.

15 – 19 June 2009 – Barcelona, Spain
ICAC 2009

Web: http://icac2009.acis.ufl.edu//
The 6th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communications. The purpose of the 6th International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communications (ICAC-09) is to bring together researchers and practitioners addressing aspects of self-management in computing systems. In doing so, we hope to develop and nurture a community that can work together to realize the vision of large-scale self-managing systems.UAAR submitted a paper for this conference.

2-4 June, 2009 - Potsdam, Germany
14th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS)

Web: http://www.iceccs.org
Complex systems are frequently distributed over heterogeneous networks, and are driven by many diverse requirements. The goal of this conference is to bring together industrial, academic, and government experts, from a variety of user domains and software disciplines, to determine how problems and solution techniques interact within the whole system. UAAR had two papers accepted for this premier conference. The first paper was entitled: Towards Open World Software Architecture with Semantic Architectural Styles, Components and Connectors. This paper can be found here. The other paper was entitled: An Evaluation of the NSGA-II and MOCell Genetic Algorithms for Self-management Planning in a Pervasive Service Middleware. This paper can be found here.

16-24 May, 2009 - Vancouver, Canada
31st International Conference on Software Engineering

Web: http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/events/icse2009/
UAAR has submitted a paper for this conference.

28-29 March, 2009 - York, UK
Joint Workshop on Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis and Issues in the Theory of Security (ARSPA-WITS'09)

Web: http://www.avantssar.eu/arspa-wits09/
ARSPA is a series of workshops on Automated Reasoning for Security Protocol Analysis and WITS is the official annual workshop the theoretical foundations of security. UR presented a paper for this ´workshop entitled: A Policy Model for Secure Information Flow. The paper can be read here.

3-7 March, 2009 - Hannover, Germany
CeBIT 2009

Web: www.cebit.de
Number of participants: 400,000
FIT displayed an enhanced version of the Hydra demonstrator at their stand and once again, it contracted a lot of attention. The second year demonstrator showed a conceptual healthcare assistance system for patients at their homes.The system demonstrates how sensors and devices, which measure and monitor the status of a patient, are networked into a complete system.



14-17 January, 2009 - Porto, Portugal
International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2009)

Web: http://www.healthinf.org/Healthinf2009
The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular. SAG/UPB presented a paper for this conference entitled: Ambient Healthcare Systems. The paper can be found here.


2008 events:

17-20 December, 2008 - Shanghai, China
15th IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on Trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Applications (TSP 2008)

Web: http://trust.csu.edu.cn/conference/tsp2008/
SIT has had a paper accepted for this conference.

15-18 December, 2008 - Luxor, Egypt
12th International Conference On Principles Of DIstributed Systems (OPODIS 2008)

Web: http://www.opodis.net/
UP has had two papers accepted at this conference.

3-5 December, 2008 - Beijing, China
15th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2008)

Web: http://lcs.ios.ac.cn/~apsec08/
UAAR has had a paper entitled "Flexible Generation of Pervasive Web Services Using OSGi Declarative Service and OWL Ontologies" accepted for this conference. The paper can be downloaded here

26-31 October, 2008 - Sliema, Malta
International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (I-CENTRIC 2008)

Web: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2008/CfPI-CENTRIC08.html
SIT is presenting a paper at this conference entitled "Support for Identity Management in Ambient Environments: The Hydra Architecture". The paper can be found here.

20-24 October, 2008 - Venice, Italy
Second IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2008)

Web: http://www.saso-conference.org/
The aim of this conference series is to provide a forum for laying the foundations of a new principled approach to engineering systems, networks and services based on self-adaptation and self-organization. UAAR presented two papers at this conference. One is entitled "Semantic Web based Self-management for a Pervasive Service Middleware". This paper can be found here. The other paper is entitled "Towards Self-Managed Executable Petri Nets" and it can be found here.

15-17 October, 2008 - Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
Ambient Intelligence Forum 2008

Web: http://fim.uhk.cz/amif
The vision of the organizers is to cover interdisciplinarity, if not transdisciplinarity of the recent state of the Ambient Intelligence area. Therefore, the main topics include Human and Societal Views, Technological Views as well as Organizational View. TUK presented a paper for this conference entitled "Applications of Semantic Technologies in AmI". The paper can be found here.

29 September - 4 October, 2008 - Valencia, Spain
UBICOMM 2008: The Second International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies

Web: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2008/UBICOMM08.html
SIT presented a paper at this conference entitled "Requirements Analysis for Identity Management in Ambient Environments: The HYDRA Approach". You can download the paper here.

16-19 September, 2008 - Sophia Antipolis, France
Smart Event Research Workshops 08 - The Internet of Things and Services

Web: http://www.strategiestm.com/conferences/internet-of-things/08/index.htm
The Internet of Things and Services Research Workshop was organised by the Hydra project. Several protect partners were presenting papers at the workshop and there was a live demonstrations of the Hydra middleware.

IN-JET presented a paper entitled: "Business Modelling of Emerging Service Opportunities in the IoTS Ecosystem", which can be found here. TUK and CNET presented a joint paper entitled: "Semantic Devices for Ambient Environment Middleware", which can be found here. FInally, UAAR presented the paper "Semantic Web ontologies for Ambient Intelligence-Runtime Monitoring of Semantic Component Constraints" which can be found here.

17-20 August, 2008 - Bangalore, India
International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2008)

Web: http://icgse2008.di.uniba.it/
The International Conference on Global Software Engineering bring together researchers and practitioners interested in exploring how globally distributed teams work and how the challenges can be met. FIT presented a paper entitled: "Managing the Iterative Requirements Process in a Multi-National Project using an Issue Tracker", which can be found here.

1-3 July, 2008 - Redwood City, USA
The 20th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2008)

Web: www.ksi.edu/seke/seke08.html
The conference aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge engineering to discuss on relevant results in either software engineering or knowledge engineering or both. UAAR has had two papers accepted at this confernece: One is entitled "An OWL/SWRL based Diagnosis Approach in a Pervasive Middleware". This paper can be found here. The other paper is entitled "Ontology-Enabled Generation of Embedded Web Services" and it can be found here.

16-17 June, 2008 - Trondheim, Norway
Second International Workshop on Combining Context with Trust, Security, and Privacy (CAT'08)

Web: http://cat08.telin.nl/
The CAT workshop aims to stimulate an active exchange of new ideas on the mutual relationship between the area of context awareness and the area of trust, privacy & security. SIT presented a paper entitled "Requirements Analysis for Identity Management in Ambient Environments: The HYDRA Approach" at this conference. The paper can be found here.

10-12 June, 2008 - Stockholm, Sweden
ICT Mobile Summit

Web: www.ict-mobilesummit.eu/2008/
Number of participants: 600
This is the seventeenth in a series of Annual Conferences supported by the European Commission. SIT and the Hydra project has organised an exhibition of the Hydra demonstrator.

9-12 June, 2008 - Delft, The Netherlands
Fifth International Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning in Context (MRC2008)

Web: events.idi.ntnu.no/mrc2008
The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers from both industry and academia, and representatives from different communities together to study, understand, and explore issues of development and application of IT systems utilising context. UAAR has had a paper accepted for this conference entitled: "Towards Self-managed Pervasive Middleware using OWL/SWRL ontologies" can be found here.

25-29 May, 2008 - Beijing, China
10th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR'2008)

Web: www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/08/080525-icsr.html
ICSR is the premier international conference in the field of software reuse. The theme of this year is °High Confidence Software Reuse in Large Systems". UAAR has had a paper accepted at this conference entitled: "Limbo: an Ontology based Web Service Compiler for Networked Embedded Devices". The paper can be found here.

13 May, 2008 - Leipzig, Germany
Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2008)

Web: http://softwareresearch.ca/seg/CHASE/
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing high quality research on the human and cooperative aspects of software engineering, as well as a meeting place for the nascent community that is currently distributed over several research domains (e.g. HCI, SE, CSCW, and IS). FIT presented a paper at this conference entitled: Social Aspects of a Continuous Inspection Platform for Software Source Code. You can download the paper here.

10 May, 2008 - Leipzig, Germany
Workshop on Software Quality (WoSQ 2008)

Web: http://attend.it.uts.edu.au/icse2008/
The series of workshops are a forum to discuss and advance the state-of-the-art research and practice in Software Quality. FIT presented a paper at this conference entitled: An Approach for Continuous Inspection of Source Code. You can download the paper here.

26-28 March, 2008 - Zürich, Switzerland
Internet of Things 2008

Web: www.the-internet-of-things.org
Number of participants: 300
IN-JET participated in this event on behalf of the Hydra project. Bilateral contacts were made with the EU funded Socrades project.

4-9 March, 2008 - Hannover, Germany
CeBIT 2008

Web: www.cebit.de
Number of participants: 100,000
FIT and SIT displayed the Hydra demonstrator at their stand. Many companies e.g. the Austrian and the German Railroadcompanies, had to develop software for embedded systems in trains, or manufacturers of white goods, emphasized that exactly the Hydra middleware would alleviate their own job. You can watch a video from the Hydra demonstration here.

  
13-15 February, 2008 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Znalosti 2008

Web: znalosti2008.fiit.stuba.sk/
Znalosti 2008 is the seventh in conference series. The main goal of the conference is providing a platform for presenting results and discussing recent trends in research focusing on discovery, processing, retrieval, organization and presentation of knowledge. TUK presented the paper "First Demonstrator of HYDRA Middleware Architecture for Building Automation". The paper can be downloaded here.

10 January, 2008 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentation to IBM Danmark

Web: www.ibm.dk
An introduction of Hydra and our business modelling work as well as Hydra approach in the area of Services Science was given by IN-JET.


2007 events:

5 December, 2007 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Innovation in Services Industries

Web: si.di.dk
Number of participants: 75
This workshop attracted general and development managers of services companies as well as scholars in the field. IN-JET presented the concepts of Hydra and business modelling approach.

22-23 November, 2007 - Aalborg, Denmark
Brokerage event 2 ICT

Web: www.be2-aalborg.dk
Number of participants: 300
IN-JET participated in this brokerage event and presented Hydra in details to 9 companies.

15-16 November, 2007 - Košice, Slovakia
2nd Workshop on Intelligent and Knowledge oriented Technologies

Web: web.tuke.sk/fei-cit/wikt2007/
Number of participants: 60
This conference was organised by TUK and the paper "Device Description in HYDRA Middleware" was presented. The paper can be downloaded here.

8-11 October, 2007 - Pisa, Italy
MASS 2007 - The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems

Web: cnd.iit.cnr.it/mass2007
Number of participants: 150
FIT participated in this conference.

1 October - Copenhagen, Denmark
FP6 Experience

Number of participants: 18
IN-JET presented the Hydra project at a course organised by the Danish Ministry of Research and with participants from mainly academia and industry.

24-26 September, 2007 - Madrid, Spain
First European Conference on Software Architecture

Web: kybele.escet.urjc.es/ecsa/
UAAR presented a paper at this conference.

17-19 September, 2007 - Sophia Antipolis, France
AmI.d 2007

Web: www.strategiestm.com/conferences/amid/07/index.htm
Number of participants: 30
SIT presented an invited Paper on Hydra and Security for AmI. The conference paper was entitled "Towards Semantic Resolution of Security in Ambient Environments". The paper can be found here. UR also participated in the conference.

23-27 July, 2007 - Beijing, China
IEEE COMPSAC 2007

Web: conferences.computer.org/compsac/2007
UAAR presented a paper at the 31st Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference.

9-11 July, 2007 - Boston, USA
First IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

Web: projects.csail.mit.edu/saso2007
Number of participants: 200
FIT participated in this conference on behalf of the Hydra project.

13-15 June, 2007 - Espoo, Finland
18th WWRF Meeting - Multimedia Goes Mobile

Web: http://www.wireless-world-research.org/index.php?id=216
SIT and UR participated in this conference on behalf of the Hydra project and presented the paper "Security, Trust and Privacy supported by Context-Aware Middleware". The paper can be found here.

4-5 June, 2007 - Berlin, Germany
ARTEMIS Annual Conference 2007

Web: www.artemis-office.org/DotNetNuke/AnnualConference2007/tabid/120/Default.aspx
Number of participants: 180
The ARTEMIS Annual conference was a very well attended event, with over 180 representatives from industry and academic research from all over Europe. FIT participated on behalf of the Hydra project.

1 June, 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
Second Workshop on Requirements and Solutions for Pervasive Software Infrastructures (RSPSI)

Web: www.igd.fhg.de/igd-a1/RSPSI2/
Number of participants: 20
UAAR made a Hydra presentations at this conference workshop, which was part of Ubicomp 2007.

24-27 May, 2007 - Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia
8th International Carpathian Control Conference (ICCC’2007)

Web: web.tuke.sk/ICCC/internet.php
Number of participants: 40
TUK presented the paper "HYDRA – network embedded system middleware for ambient intelligent devices". The paper can be found here.

26-27 March, 2007 - Berlin, Germany
European Conference on Security Research SRC '07

Web: www.src07.de
Number of participants: 1,000
PRIWAY presented the Hydra security model.

21-23 March, 2007 - Lisbon, Portugal
EuroSys2007

Web: www.gsd.inesc-id.pt/conference/EuroSys2007
Number of participants: 300
SAG attended the conference and conducted informal talks with staff people from Intel, Microsoft, etc. regarding Hydra technical activities.

20 March, 2007 - Lisbon, Portugal
1st International Workshop on System Support for the Internet of Things (WoSSIoT'07)

Web: www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/conference/WoSSIoT2007
Number of participants: 12
SAG had a paper presented at this event organised around the EuroSys conference

20 March, 2007 - Stockholm, Sweden
SISU seminar on Semantic Technologies

Number of participants: 60
This seminar and get-together event for Swedish experts on semantic technology and former employees at SISU was organised by CNET. Hydra was presented and discussed.

8-13 March, 2007 - Bruxelles, Belgium
TACD 8th Annual Meeting

Web: www.tacd.org/events/meeting8/index.htm
Number of participants: 100
The Transatlantic Consumer DIalogue (TACD) held its 8th meeting in Bruxelles and PRIWAY presented the Hydra security model.

28 February, 2007 - Rome, Italy
EPISTEP event

Web: http://www.epistep.org/page_mult.php
Number of participants: 50
INN participated in this event organised within the EPISTEP EU project.

19 February, 2007 - Copenhagen, Denmark
FP6 Experience

Number of participants: 36
IN-JET presented the Hydra project at a course organised by the Danish Ministry of Research and with participants from mainly academia industry.

15-18 February, 2007 - Udine, Italy
InnovAction 2007

Web: db.innovactionfair.com
Number of participants: 40,000
This is one of the largest innovation fairs in Italy targetted at R&D experts, managers, and generally people with little technical skills. TCON participated and presented the Hydra project.

1 February, 2007 - Cologne, Germany
ICT Proposers' Day

Web: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/events/koln_2007/index_en.htm
Number of participants: 200
FIT participated in this event, which aimed to help ICT researchers respond to the calls for proposals under the work programme 2007/2008 of the 7th Framework Programme for R&D.

24 January, 2007 - Košice, Slovakia
FP7 and Perspectives

Web: www.teledom.sk/news.php?akcia=view&id=55
Number of participants: 200
TUK gave a presentation of FP6 experience and information on running projects such as Hydra. Participants included academia, industry, and government.

1 December, 2006 - Aarhus, Denmark
International wireless theme day

Number of participants: 50
UAAR presented the project at this international conference held in Aarhus.

24 January, 2007 - Košice, Slovakiet
FP7 and Perspectives of participation of Slovak subjects

Number of participants: 200
TUK presented the Hydra project.

10 January, 2007 - Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Computer Society

Number of participants: 10
CNET presented the Hydra concept and participated in discussion regarding arrangements of future seminar focusing on semantic technologies.


2006 events:

29-30 November, 2006 - Copenhagen, Denmark
FP6 Experience

Number of participants: 40
IN-JET presented the Hydra project at a course with participants from mainly academia industry.

28-29 November, 2006 - Bratislava, Slovakia
1st Workshop on Intelligent and Knowledge oriented Technologies (WIKT 2006)

Web: conference.ui.sav.sk/wikt2006
Number of participants: 40
TUK presented at paper on use of semantic technologies for networked embedded system middleware. The paper can be found here.

15-16 November, 2006 - Dublin, Ireland
EU-US Summit on Cybertrust

Web: www.autonomics-conference.eu
Number of participants: 150
PRIWAY presented Hydra security objectives to an audience of high level government experts and officials.

11-12 November, 2006 - Milan, Italy
Id World 2006

Web: www.idworldonline.com.eu
Number of participants: 300
PRIWAY presented Hydra security objectives to an audience of government and industry participants.

1 November, 2006 - Aarhus, Denmark
KomIalt Network

Web: www.komialt.dk
Number of participants: 25
UAAR presented Hydra objectives to Danish researchers and industry at the national network for Pervasive Communication.

21-23 September, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland
IST 2006

Web: www.ist2006.fi
Number of participants: 4,000
Several Consortium Partners participated in this event. IN-JET had several meetings wilh funding authorities, support actions and clustering projects.

6 September, 2006 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish FP7 kick-off conference

Number of participants: 1,200
The event had 1200 attendees including the Danish Minister for Science and Education Mr. Helge Sander and commissioner for DG Research Mr. José Manuel Silva Rodríguez. IN-JET presented the Hydra project and the visions for EU research cooperation. IN-JET and PRIVAY shared an exhibition stand.

16 July, 2006 - Paderborn, Germany
Presentation to the members of Siemens Mobility Lab (mLab)

Number of participants: 4
Dissemination: SAG made an internal presentation of Hydra to the members of the Siemens Mobility Lab.

7 April, 2006 - Stuttgart, Germany
Women in Business Congress- Enterprising Women in European Research

Web: Conference web site
Number of participants: 30
Dissemination: TCON presented a brief description of the Hydra project and of the main goals to be achieved. The target audience was women entrepreneurs, freelancers and decision makers.

About Hydra
The Hydra project is co-funded by the European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme in the area of Networked Embedded Systems under contract IST-2005-034891



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