TSSG present paper at AINA 2012

Annie Ibrahim Rana, a PhD Student at the Telecommunications System & Software Group (TSSG) presented her paper at the Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2012).

The 26th IEEE International Conference was held in Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT) in Japan from March 26-29, 2012. The conference covered theory, design and application of computer networks and distributed computing and information systems. Aside from the regular presentations, the conference included keynote addresses with speakers from both industry and academia. There were also more than 20 workshops in conjunction with the conference.

The paper presented by Annie Ibrahim Rana, entitled “Semantic Uplift of Monitoring Data to Select Policies to Manage Home Area Networks”, outlined a technique for the semantic uplift of monitoring data (capturing real-time events) and selection of policies to manage monitored network events. The proposed technique defines a mechanism to implement autonomic control loop in home area networks. The proposed technique uses an ontology-based semantic model to contextualize monitoring data and selects the most appropriate policies to manage home area networks. The major contributions of this paper are the algorithms developed for semantic uplift and policy selection. The technique is explained and evaluated using two test cases, and the paper concludes with a discussion on limitations and future work. To learn more click here.

Annie Ibrahim Rana is part of the FAME research group under Dr. Brendan Jennings. This Research Group develops autonomic management solutions incorporating new semantic analysis techniques, that can be applied to build federated network and service management systems that understand changes in the environment and coordinate their actions to reconfigure network resources and services to effectively deliver services on an end-to-end basis. To learn more about FAME, please click here.

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TSSG paper presented at NOMS 2012

Brian Meskill, a TSSG PhD student working in the FAME strategic research cluster recently presented a paper at the 2012 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium(NOMS 2012) in Hawaii, USA. NOMS is the IEEE and IFIP’s premier conference in network operations and management and explores the hottest areas of information and communications technology.

The paper presents Brians work on revenue maximising server selection and admission control for IPTV Content Servers which is conducted under the supervision of Dr Brendan Jennings and Dr Alan Davy. This work looks at efficiently using the resources of an IPTV Content Provider to maximise the revenue generated whilst ensuring important Quality of Service (QoS) targets are satisfied.

(Brian is pictured above with Dr. Willie Donnelly, founder of TSSG, receiving his award after winning first place for his poster on “Server Selection and Admission Control for IP-based Video on Demand Using Available Bandwidth Estimation” at the recent WIT Research Day.)

Reference: Meskill, B., Davy, A., Jennings, B.: Revenue-maximizing server selection and admission control for IPTV content servers using available bandwidth estimates. Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2012.

TSSG at WIT Research Day 2012

On Wednesday 2nd May, The Waterford institute of Technology (WIT) hosted their annual ‘WIT Research Day’ to showcase the various research centres within the Institute including the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG). The day-long event included postgraduate student poster displays, demonstrations and presentations.

WIT Research day provides an insight into the research and work carried out by postgraduate students in the different research departments at WIT as well as allowing them to share and discuss their work with peers and prospective postgraduate students. WIT research day also provides an opportunity for postgraduate research students to learn more about the kinds of areas other postgraduate students in WIT are researching.

TSSG were not only present at the Research day but with the help of the Electric Ireland were able to secure a ESB electricity car for display at the event. The TSSG are currently working with the ESB as part of the FINSENY project.

The Research itself day consisted of both oral presentations and poster presentations with the poster presentations split into four thematic areas; Environment, Health and Life Science, Materials and Energy, New Information Technologies and Society, Culture, Economy, Business & Enterprise.

Congratulations to Brian Meskill from TSSG on winning first place for his poster on “Server Selection and Admission Control for IP-based Video on Demand Using Available Bandwidth Estimation”

Please click here to view the WIT Research website for further information.

TSSG featured in The Irish Independent

Dr. Kevin Quinn, Industry Liaison and Project Manager at the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) was featured in an article in “Science for Life Magazine” supplement of the The Irish Independent on 1st May 2012.

The article titled ‘How could cars light our homes?’, outlined how electric cars could be used to generate electricity for our homes. Dr. Kevin Quinn also mentioned current TSSG research work in the area, including FINSENY, GreenT and ASTRAL.

To read the full featured article please click here

Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum

The CSP EU Forum, a European conference on Cyber Security and Privacy organized by Effectsplus, in coordination with the Trust and Security Unit of DG INFSO took place on the 24th and 25th April in Berlin, Germany.

This two day event was attended by over 100 delegates and brought together Cyber Security and Privacy experts in academia, industry and government as well as practitioners, standards developers and policy makers, with a view to engage in discussions about common goals and explore important research directions in the field. The CSP EU Forum also served as a venue for learning about state-of-the-art in security and privacy research, giving delegates the opportunity to network with experts in the field.

Speakers included key notes from Cloud Security Alliance, ENISA, SAP, HP, along with a variety workshops that examined a number of areas and challenges in cyber security and privacy issues, including Trustworthy ICT Solutions, Trust in Digital life, Building International Cooperation in Trustworthy ICT, Security and Privacy, web service security and advanced security event management of complex systems and much more. The event also hosted exhibition stands/demos from security related research projects.

EffectsPlus is a European framework for future internet and co-ordinates trust and security for the future internet, with TSSG as Project Co-ordinators who took a lead role in organizing the event. Effectsplus has several partners including HP, SAP, ATOS, Waterford Institute of Technology and TSSG.

For more information on the event and to download presentations please visit:

CSP EU Forum

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