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OpenLab scores ‘Excellent’ in final Technical Review

Reviewers and partners in Paris

The EU funded OpenLab project held its final Technical Review in Paris recently. The expert panel scored the project a top mark of ‘Excellent’ and highlighted the impressive performance of the team in terms of technical output, impact and management. TSSG were partners and active contributors to this successful venture over the past 3 years.

When OpenLab kicked off in September 2011, the partners set ambitious goals to create a federation of heterogeneous testbeds where future internet experimenters could research and trial their new solutions. The success of the two open calls within the project highlight the achievements in this space with new academic and commercial partners joining the project and executing innovative and boundary pushing experiments.

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Three WIT research groups, SEAM, MERG and TSSG, nominated for prestigious Lab Awards

ENL Group, TSSG, Waterford.

ENL Group, TSSG, Waterford.

Three research centres at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have been nominated for the prestigious Irish Laboratory Awards which will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, 3 December.

The South East Applied Materials Group (SEAM), which is one of the Institute’s three Technology Research gateways, has been nominated in the ‘Collaboration Achievement’ category. This category was open to collaboration partners either between labs working in academia or industry, or cross collaborations between commercial and academic labs.

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Experts’ fears for current generation’s knowledge of online security

Prof Willie Donnelly (centre) takes part in a panel discussion at the Innovation Ireland Forum in Dublin. Photo by Robbie Reynolds

Prof Willie Donnelly (centre) takes part in a panel discussion at the Innovation Ireland Forum in Dublin. Photo by Robbie Reynolds

A greater emphasis on security is needed as the current generation is unaware of what’s at stake, a panel discussed at yesterday’s Innovation Ireland Forum in Dublin.

In the final panel discussion at the event on Friday, 25 October, Silicon Republic CEO and editor-at-large Ann O’Dea raised the issue of fears around the assurance of online security in a time when the internet of things (IoT) would see every device in a person’s life connected to the internet.

The panel consisted of some of the biggest names in IoT in Ireland, including Intel’s VP of IoT, Philip Moynagh; Prof Willie Donnelly, director of Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology; Prof Gregory O’Hare, director of the UCD Earth Institute; and Paul Hickey, manager of systems and sustainability at ESB Networks.Speaking first, Moynagh referenced the recent hacking of companies in the US as a prime example of why the future of warfare is not in bombs and missiles, but malware and the internet.

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CSP Forum (SecCord) presents at eChallenges e-2014

CSP_ForumCybersecurity & Privacy Forum (CSP Forum) were recently represented at the eChallenges e-2014 Conference held in Hilton Templepatrick, Castle Upton Estate, Belfast , Northern Ireland on the 29th – 30th October.

CSP Forum is coordinated by WIT-TSSG and funded by the EU FP7 project Security and trust Coordination and Enhanced Collaboration (SecCord) for which it is the brand SecCord runs its clustering activities under. CSP Forum provides greater structure and support for enhanced collaboration for the Trust and Security research programme and its projects. CSP Forum explores new ways to develop and maximise the impact coming from clustering activities in this domain, making such information and access to state of the art research in the trust and security domain accessible to the wider community.

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Smart Appi can help Irish dairy sector split from the herd

SmartAppiTechnology can be the difference maker in an increasingly competitive world, writes Eric Robson

The Irish dairy herd produces approximately 5,400 million litres of milk annually from just over a million cows spread over 16,000 dairy farms. The industry contributes approximately €3bn to the economy, making Ireland the 10th largest dairy export nation in the world.

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