TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Technical University of Kosice Activities at TUK related to ICT research Tomas Sabol [email protected] TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Faculties involved in ICT research Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (FEE&I) BERG Faculty (Mining, Ecology, Control, Geotechnology) Faculty of Economics (FE) TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Main research areas in ICT eBusiness, Digital business ecosystems eGovernment, eDemocracy eLearning Knowledge management, knowledge technologies, Ontology-based knowledge modelling Web technologies, Semantic web Data and Text Mining AI techniques, Neural networks Mathematical modelling and simulation of production systems (application of fractal mathematics etc.), Business process modelling Computer networks monitoring and traffic optimisation, new form of multimedia based communication TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Main research areas in ICT (2) Multi-agent technologies Tools and methodologies of analysis and design of software systems, CASE and Meta-CASE systems Computer graphics and virtual reality Theory of programming, programming paradigms programming languages Parallel architectures for specialized high performance computer systems e-Logistics Telecommunication Engineering, IVR systems Information society development, Socio-economic evaluation of ICT applications, good practice identification and processing, TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH EU R&D Projects “Interoperability Initiative for a European eHealth Area (I2-Health)”, eTEN Project No. 517476, 2005-2007, Project budget: 0.36 mil. EUR “Web Technologies Supporting Direct Participation in Democratic Processes (Webocracy)“, IST-1999-20364, 2000-2003, Budget: 1.9 mil. EUR (TUK – Project Coordinator) „Providing Innovative Service Models and Assessment (PRISMA)“, IST-1999-29088, 20002003, 2 mil. EUR “Best eEurope Practices (BEEP)”, IST-2000- “Web in Support of Knowledge Management in Company (KnowWeb)”, Esprit Project 29065, FP4, 26224, 2001-2003, 2.5 mil. EUR 1998-2000, 0.4 mil. EUR TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Previous R&D Projects (2) “Enriching Representations of Work to Support Organisational Learning (ENRICH)”, Esprit Project 29015, FP4, 1998-2000, 0.9 mil. EUR “GOAL: Geographic Information On-Line Analysis (GIS - Data Warehouse Integration)”, INCO Copernicus project 977091, 1998-2001 “Image processing of Remotely Sensed Image”, US-SK project, 1994-1997, 60k USD “European Symposiums on Computational Intelligence”, FP5, Maria Currie High Level Conference, 2000-2002, 28k EUR Academic Internet television Network Showcases the best of good practise, 016020 ATVN-EU-GP, 2005-2006, SSA Project TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH … R&D Projects (3) Remote packet capturing as a basis for Internet quality of services measurements (SK-German cooperation) COST Projects Projects of the National Programme of R&D (e.g. Smart Speech Communication Interface; Mobile multimodal communications systems and services; ICT networks and service convergency in communication infrastructure), Maria Currie Individual Fellowship (research stays at Siemens PSE, Vienna, 2002-2003) National R&D projects (VEGA), Total grant to TUK: ca. 10 million SKK/year Sample R&D Project: “Webocracy” IST-1999-20364 “Increasing Participation of Citizens in Democratic Processes” Effort: 348 person-months, 8 partners (UK, FIN, D, SK), coordinated by TU Kosice Budget: 1.8 mil. EUR, EC: 1.5 mil. EUR Outcome: Web-based eGovernment portal (backed up by knowledge model): Web publishing, discussion fora, polling, concept based retrieval, user profiling, alerting, security, role management, … Pilot applications: UK, SK Recognition: eGov “Project of the Month”, Nov 2003, EC Good practice – interview of the EC Commissioner (Liikannen) to eFocus ITAPA 2004 Conference Distinction Awards (1st price) TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH New EU Projects starting in 2006 “Access to e-Government Services Employing Semantic Technologies (AccesseGov)”, Contract No. 27020, 2006-2008, Budget: 2.227 mil. EUR (TUK – Project Coordinator) “Small Enterprises Accessing the Electronic Market of the Enlarged Europe by a Smart Service Infrastructure (SEAMLESS)”, Contract No. 26476, 2006-2008, Budget: 1.8 mil. EUR “Finance, Logistic & Production Integration Domain by Web-based Interaction Network (FLUID-WIN)”, Contract No. 27083, 2006-2008, 2.4 mil. EUR “Application Bus for InteroperabiLITy In enlarged Europe SMEs (ABILITIES)”, Contract No. 27306, 2006-2007, 3.1 mil. EUR TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH New EU Projects in 2006 (2) "The Democracy Network (DEMO_Net)“, Network of Excellence (in eParticipation), 20062009, Contract No. 27219, EC: 2.664 mil. EUR “Semantic-enabled Agile Knowledge-based eGovernment (SAKE)”, Contract No. 27128, 2006-08, Budget: 2.5 mil. EUR “Knowledge-Practices Laboratory (KP-Lab)”, Contract No 27490, Integrated project, 20062011, 14.2 mil. EUR Areas: eBusiness, eGovernment, eDemocracy, Semantic web, Knowledge technologies, Business process modelling, architectures (SOA, …), etc. Total grant to TUK (FP6/Call 4): 1.850 mil. EUR TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Research Labs at TUK Centre for Information Technologies Centre for Intelligent Technologies (www.ai-cit.sk) Laboratories of Distributed Control Systems Rockwell automation laboratory Lab of Multi-media/modal Communications Laboratory of Digital Signal Processing and Satellite Communications Lab of Computer Networks (www.cnl.tuke.sk) Regional Cisco Networking Academy Laboratory of Automotive Electronics (embedded & Research teams around the Labs systems), Volkswagen TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH “EU Credentials” Member of the Information Society Technologies (IST) Committee, EC – Dr. Anton Lavrin Member of the e-Europe Advisory Group (Expert Chamber), EC – Tomas Sabol Reviewers/Evaluators of FP5/FP6 projects & eEurope eGov Awards, EC – Peter Sincak, Anton Lavrin, Tomas Sabol National experts and correspondent for eBusiness [email protected] Initiative, EC – Tomas Sabol, Radoslav Delina Scientific Steering Committee, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, EU, Seville – Tomas Sabol EU Vision: “Putting the knowledge triangle at work“ What does it take to be a competitive knowledge economy? To be better in: • Producing knowledge through research • Diffusing it through education • Applying it through innovation How can we contribute to this? Uni’s + Comp.’s + PA = ? Commun./Collab./Feedback needed Research “Triangle of knowledge” Education Innovation TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Can you see a potential for mutual collaboration? … a shared vision …? Thank you for your attention! TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Some more … TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Computer Network Laboratory Research Lab Established in 1995 (coop. with Slovak Telecom, elfa) Top-equipped experimental centre for research in computer networks Research & Education within ICT - Focus on computer networks, their design, administration and management Internationally recognised centre for preparation of network experts (CCNA and CCNP certification). coordination of Cisco networking academic programme in Slovakia (51 institution, 3500 students) A contact videoconference centre (VRVS technology) Coordinates cooperation between DCI and business sector in the area of networking technologies More at www.cnl.tuke.sk TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Centre for Information Technologies Founded on February 1, 2005 as a common IT research center of: Technical University of Košice, and Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences Staff: 1 assoc. prof., 6 researchers, 3 PhD students Research area: ICT applications supporting dev. of Information Society Grid technologies, grid computing, grid and web services, workflows of grid and web services Knowledge technologies for information retrieval and knowledge management, data and text mining Decision support systems, control of complex and multi-agent systems with use of artificial intelligence techniques TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Centre for Intelligent Technologies Established in 1995 (in coop. with Kent State Uni, US) – an Inspiration Centre for Artificial Intelligence Collaboration with Boston Uni, Kent Uni, USA, Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Waseda University, etc. Research & Education in the area of Computational Intelligence (4 staff, 3 PhD, 20 MSc. Students) Projects within EU & SK, focus on “learnable engineering systems” – theory and application, mobile robotics used as a demo test-bed (AIBO Robot, Robosapiens, Lego robots STARNET Project – service for local & reg. IT companies 2 live AI applications in SK industry More at: www.ai-cit.sk TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH Cooperating/Project partners Fraunhofer Institute; Empirica, GmBH; Uni of Wuppertal, Uni of Regensburg; Uni of Stuttgart; D CITEC Information Oy, Ab; Uni of Vaasa, FIN TEXT e-Solutions, SpA; Joinet, SpA; Lombardini, SRL; IT RAND Europe; TIE Nederland; NL Danish Technological Institute; DK PLANET, s.a.; National Technical University of Athens; GR EMAX S.A.; PL T-OnLine; Synergon Information Systems plc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences; HU Cisco Systems Inc., CALTECH (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena); USA ALADIN –Alpine and Carpathian Universities Network in area of e-business development, SL SK companies: Tatrabanka a.s., SE a.s., TEKO a.s., … TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH An attempt for SWOT Strengths: Expertise in given scientific areas Networks of partners, representation in EU bodies Experience in proposal writing and “EU fundraising” Project management approach/skills Experience in EU projects (incl. user driven approach, Existing research teams / “seeds” business models/plans, market intelligence, …) Weaknesses: Uneven distribution of the “Strengths” within TUK Limited innovation activities, technology transfer Immature university-industry collaboration, contract research/mission oriented research Better in cooperation on EU level than in collaboration with local companies(?) TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH An attempt for SWOT (2) Opportunities: Foster university-industry “dialogue” Develop project-based collaboration (funded from EU and other sources) MINERVA Develop an “IT Centre of Excellence” in the Kosice region Threats: a “common language” not found … missing the next train to Knowledge society (or, even worse - missing, too many next trains :-( TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH What next?