Projects




IoT Proto Lab
Start Date: 2018-01-01
Project Reference:  
Duration:36 months
Role: Principal Investigator
End date: 2020-12-31
Funding: 588386-EEP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-KA
Project cost: 1 M€
funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 588386-EEP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-KA.
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GreenDataNet - Green and Smart Data Centres Network Design
Start Date: 2010-09-01
Project Reference:  
Duration:36 months
Role: Principal Investigator
End date: 2016-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2013.6.2
Project cost: 4.1 M€
The GreenDataNet project aims at designing and validating a new, system-level optimisation solution allowing urban data centres to radically improve their energy and environmental performance. The objective is to develop a set of beyond state-of-the-art technologies that will allow urban data centres to reach 80% of renewable power and decrease their average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) from 1.6-2.0 today to less than 1.3. GreenDataNet will enable energy monitoring and optimisation of IT, power, cooling and storage at three levels: servers and racks, individual data centres, and networks of data centres.
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EnerViS - Energy Autonomous Low Power Vision System
 
Start Date: 2012-06-01
Duration:12 months
Role: Principal Investigator
Link to the Project
End date: 2013-05-31
Funding: Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Project cost: 100 K€
EnerViS project aims at studying and developing a prototype of a battery-operated, ultra-low power vision system targeted to people monitoring applications. It is powered with the energy which is harvested from the surrounding environment and communicates wirelessly with a base-station. It will be the first building block for an energy-autonomous vision system.
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From WSN Testbeds to CPS Testbeds
 
Start Date: 2013-01-01
Project Reference: 12149
Duration:12 months
Role: Principal Investigator
End date: 2013-12-31
Funding: EIT-ICT Labs
Project cost: 375 K€
The major outcome of this activity is the further enhancement of CPS testbeds and tools for the development, testing and evaluation of CPS applications. We expand the testbed types from in-office building to testbeds deployed in the real world, e.g., in a road tunnel. Further, we enhance the CPS testbeds with support for reprogramming, localisation, high-fidelity sensing and control, and Energy Harvesting.
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END - Models, Solutions, Methods and Tools for Energy-Aware Design
 
Start Date: 2010-04-01
Project Reference: 120214
Duration:36 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-03-31
Funding: ENIAC-JU 2009
Project cost: 13.1 M€
Link to the Project
Energy efficiency is one of the most critical aspects of today’s information society. Reducing the energy consumption of electronic devices, circuits and systems as well as improving energy generation, conversion, storage and management capabilities are the main challenges that engineers and scientists have to face in the next decade. The ENIAC JU project END targets the development of innovative energy-aware design solutions and electronic design automation technologies for the next generation of nanoelectronics circuits and systems, and related energy generation, conversion and management systems.
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GENESIs - Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring
 
Start Date: 2010-04-01
Project Reference: 257916
Duration:41 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2009.3.5
Project cost: 3 M€
Link to the Project
The GENESI project has the ambitious goal of bringing WSN technology to the level where it can provide the core of the next generation of systems for structural health monitoring that are long lasting, pervasive and totally distributed and autonomous. GENESI will develop long lasting sensor nodes by combining cutting edge technologies for energy generation from the environment (energy harvesting) and green energy supply (small factor fuel cells).
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SUPREME - Self-powered Smart Energy Systems
Duration:12 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
Funding: Industrial Fundings
Energy saving in residential and commercial buildings is one of the key themes in sustainability strategies for the near future. The building sector is responsible for the 40% of the overall energy consumptions and it is divided in conditioning (heating, cooling and ventilation) and electrical (appliances) consumptions. Despite numerous energy efficiency policies, the electrical consumption continues to grow. The aim of the project is SUPREME, a novel Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Metering Network (WSMN) system for monitoring energy usage and controlling AC appliances in different kind of buildings, so that end-user can understand their power consumption and reduce them.
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CHIRON - Cyclic and person-centric Health management : Integrated appRoach for hOme, mobile and clinical eNvironments
 
Start Date: 2010-03-01
Project Reference: 2009-1-100228
Duration:36 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-02-28
Funding: ARTEMIS JU SP2
Project cost: 18 M€
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The CHIRON Project intends to combine state-of-the art technologies and innovative solutions into an integrated framework designed for an effective and person-centric health management along the complete care cycle. In this vision, CHIRON will address and harmonize the needs and interests of all the three main beneficiaries of the healthcare process, i.e., the citizens using the services, the medical professionals and the whole community.
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3ENCULT - Efficient ENergy for EU Cultural Heritage
 
Start Date: 2010-10-01
Project Reference: 260162
Duration:42 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2014-03-31
Funding: FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Project cost: 6.6 M€
Link to the Project
The project 3ENCULT bridges the gap between conservation of historic buildings and climate protection, which is not an antagonism at all: historic buildings will only survive if maintained as living space. Energy efficient retrofit is useful for structural protection as well as for comfort reasons - comfort for users and 'comfort' for heritage collections. The joint task of conservation and energy efficient retrofit is highly interdisciplinary. The 3ENCULT consortium will demonstrate the feasibility of 'Factor 4' to 'Factor 10' reduction in energy demand, depending on the case and the heritage value, with the help of ICT technology.
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ARTISTDesign - Design for Embedded Systems
 
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Project Reference: 214373
Duration:51 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2012-03-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007.3.3
Project cost: 5.7 M€
Link to the Project
The central objective for ArtistDesign is to build on existing structures and links forged in Artist2, to become a virtual Center of Excellence in Embedded Systems Design. This will be mainly achieved through tight integration between the central players of the European research community. Also, the consortium is smaller, and integrates several new partners. These teams have already established a long-term vision for embedded systems in Europe, which advances the emergence of Embedded Systems as a mature discipline.
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CONET - Cooperating objects Network of excellence
 
Start Date: 2008-06-01
Project Reference: 224053
Duration:48 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2012-05-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007-2
Project cost: 10 M€
Link to the Project
The vision of Cooperating Objects is relatively new and needs to be understood in more detail and extended with inputs from the relevant individual communities that compose it. This will enable us to better understand the impact on the research landscape and to steer the available resources in a meaningful way. The main goal of CONET is to build a strong community in the area of Cooperating Objects capable of conducting the needed research to achieve the vision of Mark Weiser.
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REALITY - Reliable and variability tolerant system-on-a-chip design in more-moore technologies
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Project Reference: 216537
Duration:32 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2010-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007.3.1
Project cost: 4.4 M€
Link to the Project
As miniaturization of the CMOS technology advances designers will have to deal with increased variability and changing performance of devices. Intrinsic variability of devices which begins to be visible in 65nm devices already will become much more significant in smaller technologies. Soon it will not be possible to design systems using current methods and techniques. Dealing with these new challenges will require an adaptation of the current design process: a combination of design time and runtime techniques and methods will be needed to guarantee the correct functioning of Systems on Chip (SoC) over the product's lifetime, despite the fabrication in unreliable nano-scale technologies. The objective of this project is to develop design techniques and methods for real-time guaranteed, energy-efficient, robust and self-adaptive SoCs.
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