Past Projects

Aedus: Adaptable Environments for Distributed Ubiquitous Systems

EPSRC Funded
A five year platform grant addressing issues in: adaptive software environments; policy and security; and requirements engineering and modelling. The first Platform Grant completed 31 July 2007 but it was  renewed for a further 5 years.  It provided baseline funding for the DSE section.
Contact: Morris Sloman

ALLOW: Adaptable Pervasive Flows

EU Framework 7 Funded
The project will develop a new programming paradigm for human-oriented pervasive applications based on Adaptable Pervasive Flows. The Imperial College focus is on Security, Trsut and Privacy aspects.
Local Contact: Naranker Dulay

ASATAS: Adaptable Software Architecture and Task Synthesis for UAVs

The aim of this project is to develop software architectures which are capable of adapting to unexpected events in the field, and to synthesise tasks or plans from high-level goals.
Contact: Jeff Magee

AutoMed – Automatic Data Integration using Both as View (BAV) Rules

EPSRC and others
AutoMed is a framework and software package comprising of graphical tools, and a programmers API, that provides new solution to the problem of model based data integration. AutoMed was originally an EPSRC funded project, but development work continues at Birkbeck and Imperial Colleges, under a number of related projects.
Local Contact: Peter McBrien

BiosensorNet: Autonomic Biosensor Networks for Pervasive Healthcare

BioSensorNet will develop a new generation of intelligent biosensing networks for heathcare, that can integrate local analogue signal processing with ultra-low power sensor interface and wireless data path; recognise the environment and physical context within which the signal is sensed; and form an autonomic system capable of self-configuring a network of sensors to provide reliable long-term adaptive sensing by fusing error-prone signals from individual sensors.
Contact: Morris Sloman

Bop! – Making Sense of Space

DTI Funded
Bop! is a DTI-funded project in collaboration with Central Saint Martins College of Art & DesignArup and others that is studying how ubiquitous wireless sensor node networks can be used to monitor the creative use of buildings and so identify ways in which they can be improved.
Contact: Julie McCann

CareGrid: Autonomous Trust Domains for Healthcare Applications

EPSRC Funded 
Collaboration with Cambridge University on privacy, trust and security for Healthcare applications.
Contact: Naranker Dulay

Cityware: Urban Design and Pervasive Systems

The project aims to develop an understanding of people’s relationships with urban space and with public pervasive technologies as well as to develop a set of well-founded, empirically tested and practically applicable principles, tools and techniques for the design and implementation of city-scale, long-term pervasive systems.
Contact: Naranker Dulay

Consequence: Context-aware Data-centric Information Sharing

EU Framework 7 Funded
“Consequence” is a collaborative research project partly funded by the European Commission that aims to deliver a data-centric information protection framework based on data-sharing agreements. The Consequence Framework will help to fill the gap between today’s business requirements in the area of controlled data sharing and currently available technology offerings. It will provide enforcement of policies that are defined in legally binding data sharing agreements. To do this it will combine technologies for access control with those for digital rights management by applying recent computer science research advances in policy based security.
Contact: Emil Lupu  

DISSP: Dependable Internet-Scale Stream Processing

EPSRC Funded
The project investigates techniques for reliably processing large amounts of stream data coming from geographically distributed sources at an Internet scale.
Local Contact: Peter Pietzuch

EMANICS: European Network of Excellence for the Management of Internet Technologies and Complex Services

IST 6th Framework
Local Contact: Emil Lupu

Homework: User Centred home Networking

A collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham and Glasgow, Imperial College London and Georgia Institute of Technology with industrial partners Microsoft Research (Cambridge) and BT  on future networking in the home.
Contact:  Naranker Dulay

PIPES – Personalised Information from Prioritised Environmental Sensing

DTI Funded
This project aims to develop an autonomic system capable of adaptively responding to querying and monitoring requirements at large infrastructure observing systems.
Contact: Julie McCann

PRiMMA: Privacy Rights Management for Mobile Applications

EPSRC Funded
Collaboration with Open University on privacy rights management framework for specifying and enforcing privacy in mobile applications
Contact: Morris Sloman

RoDEX – Robust application-layer data exchange protocols for networks of semi-autonomous vehicles

This project develops a network application layer protocol that is specific to the problem of supporting data integration and distributed query processing in system where data sources and connections to data sources are subject to interruption and loss. To date, data integration typically assumes a reliable connection-oriented (CO) communication between data-sources and the entity querying the data-sources. In the context of many applications based on mobile agents (such as aircraft, shipping, cars, etc), a connectionless (CL) communication must be assumed, which the requirement that different routes are used to answer parts of the same query, and that partial caches of information spread over the entire network should be used to answer queries as far as possible. This project ended in September 2007.
Contact: Peter McBrien

RoKEx – Robust application-layer Knowledge Exchange protocols for networks of semi-autonomous vehicles

This project extends the work done on RoDEx to to build the technology that will allow knowledge present in existing modern software applications plus information of human sources to be integrated in a semi-automated manner. The result will be knowledge integration techniques and tools, suited to knowledge based reasoning and planning in rapidly evolving and environments with unreliable sources of knowledge. These techniques and tools would also have more general applicability to the coordination and knowledge exchange between any group of autonomous systems (AS) and between AS and humans.
Contact: Peter McBrien


EU Funded, Collaborative effort with UCL as London Software Systems
SENSORIA is an IST project funded by the European Union as an Integrated Project in the 6th framework programme as part of the Global Computing Initiative. The aim of SENSORIA is to develop a novel comprehensive approach to the engineering of software systems for service-oriented overlay computers where foundational theories, techniques and methods are fully integrated in a pragmatic software engineering approach.
Contact: Sebastian Uchitel

SmartFlow: Extendable, Event-Based Middleware

EPSRC Funded
The project investigates a novel architecture for building messaging middleware for healthcare applications from a set of dynamic middleware extensions. Applications express their requirements as extensions and push them into a lightweight, intelligent middleware layer, simplifying application design and improving performance.
Contact: Peter Pietzuch

UK/US-ITA: International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Science

We are primarily involved in Project 4, which focusses on Policy Based Security management, in collaboration with IBM and Royal Holloway College
Contact: Morris Sloman