Projects

Intelligent Book

 

Description


Llibre Intel·ligent (The Intelligent Book) consists of the definition and construction of a decision support system tool for teachers in schools. Its goal is to propose personalized formative itineraries with categorized and labeled contents according to their characteristics and learning processes. Contents are then adapted to student's features, offering personal attention to his needs accordingly.

LiquidPub

This project will explore how ICT and lessons from the software engineering and social web communities can be applied to provoke a radical paradigm shift in the way scientific knowledge is created, disseminated, evaluated, and maintained. This new paradigm will transform a scientific publication from a static artifact to a Liquid Publication that can take multiple forms, that evolves continuously, and is enriched by multiple sources.

Agreement-Technologies

This project proposes a new paradigm for next generation distributed systems. The new paradigm will be structured around the concept of agreement between computational agents. These agreements must be consistent with the normative context where they are established and will permit, once accepted, that the agents call for mutual services and honour them. An entity, by the fact of being autonomous, may choose whether to fulfil an agreement or not, and it should fulfil them when there is an obligation to do so derived from the standing agreements. Autonomy, interaction, mobility and openness are the characteristics that the paradigm will cover from a theoretical and practical perspective. Semantic alignment, negotiation, argumentation, virtual organizations, learning, real time, and several other technologies will be in the sandbox to define, specify and verify such systems. Both functional and non-functional properties will be studied. Security on execution will be based on trust and reputation measures. These measures will help in the decision making of the agents to determine with whom to interact and what terms and conditions to accept. Virtual worlds technology will be explored to give high usability to the tools. Scalability will be guaranteed by the design of new algorithms for semantic alignment and through the use of electronic institutions. The project will also build algorithms, software platforms and three demonstrators on electronic procurement, mobile health and water conflict resolution.