A.o. Univ. Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. eva Kühn
TU Wien

Research and Industrial Projects


LOPONODE-PoC-2

Year: 2014-

Description: The project "Low Power Nodes - Proof-of-Concept - 2" (LOPONODE-PoC-2) develops a demonstrator and hardware in the rail traffic domain based on robust and re-usable middleware components for secure communication between low-power nodes (investigated in the project LOPONODE-Middleware), connected by wireless networks.

Industrial Partner and Funding: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


SSB

 

Year: 2014-2015

 

Description: The project "Sensor System Bahn" (SSB) investigates new, distributed optical fiber measurement approaches for the permanent monitoring of railway infrastructure. Automatic analysis shall support comprehensive controlling of the tracks. An efficient IT-software-infrastructure for the collection of the sensor data is developed.

 

Funding: FFG Mobilität der Zukunft.

 

Partners: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, TU-Graz Institut für Ingenieurgeodäsie und Messsysteme, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, FCT Fiber Cable Technology GmbH.

 

Coordinator: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH.


RIMS

Year: 2013-2015

Description: The project "Radar Based Infrastructure Monitoring System" (RIMS) development of a micro-wave radar based monitoring system for surveillance of railway infrastructures. This includes the detection of persons as well as of natural hazards. Many energy aware RIMS nodes shall together provide a better data quality than e.g. single cameras. They shall distribute the information in a self-contained and scalable way. Their easy deployment is a crucial aspect.

Funding: FFG Mobilität der Zukunft.

Partners: Prosoft Süd Consulting GmbH, MC Mobility Consultants GmbH, Rail Data Services GmhH & Co KG, Fachhochschule Kärnten.

Coordinator: Prosoft Süd Consulting GmbH.


Infotope

Year: 2014-2015

Description: The project "Infotope" investigates investigate the incorpoartion of the TU-Vienna's "Secure Space" concept into Infotope's system architecture to become more flexible and thus more suitable for mass deployment with a wide range of heterogeneous devices. TU-Vienna's "Peer Model" concept will be evaluated as a means for defining the roles and rights of different user categories. In both cases, a key determining factor is whether a high level of internal security can be maintained..

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: Infotope Technologies GmbH.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


TRV

Year: 2014-

Description: The project "Research Support for Traffic Management" deals with middleware support for embedded computing, integrative data management, and communication in distributed systems.

Industrial Partner and Funding: Prosoft Süd Consulting GmbH.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


ITSM-Peer

Year: 2014-2015

Description: The project "ITSM Peer" investigates Development of a middleware concept for load balancing and fail-over for the "Service Cube" product of ITSM-Peer OG. The objective is support of highly available and scalable IT-service support services.

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: ITSM-Peer OG.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Smart Toll

Year: 2014-2015

The project "Smart Toll" investigates how state-of-the-art smart phone technologies can enhance and/or replace traditional toll charging approaches.

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: Alexander Fuerdoes Consulting.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.

 


LOPONODE-Middleware

Year: 2012-2014

Description: The project "Coordination Middleware for Wireless Networks of Low Power Nodes" (LOPONODE) deals with tracking of trains by means of sensors. Development of robust and re-usable middleware components for secure communication between low-power nodes, connected by wireless networks (LOPONODEs). Robust software engineering methods for safety critical use cases (MDA, model checking, and quality assurance) are developed and applied.

Funding: FFG Bridge.

Partners: EBE Solutions, ABC Consulting, Ankerl-IT.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


LOPONODE-VIS

Year: 2013-2014

The project "Visual Monitoring and Planning Tool for LOPONODE Networks" (LOPONODE) develops a monitoring and planning tool to support the decision for proper strategies for the placement of LOPONODEs as well as for transmission modes. Extend simulation components by visualization tools to show statistical results.

Funding: FFG COMET K1.

Partners: VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG.

Coordinator: VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH


ITS-Evolution

Year: 2012-2014

Description: The project "Intelligent transport systems evolution" (ITS-Evolution) exploits the capabilities of cooperative systems and services in heterogeneous ITS networks to foster safe and energy-efficient driving behavior. Provision of robust connectivity over different communication links. Management of rapidly changing coverage, connectivity, and topology of access networks. Reliable and efficient exchange of messages under delay constraints to provide the road operators and drivers with an augmented information horizon.

Funding: FFG COMET K1.

Partners: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH, ASFiNAG Maut Service GmbH, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, TU-Vienna Institute of Telecommunications.

Coordinator: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH.

 


LOPONODE-PoC-1

Year: 2012-2013

Description: The project "Low Power Nodes - Proof-of-Concept" (LOPONODE) investigates a real-life uses case and hardware development in the rail traffic domain based on robust and re-usable middleware components for secure communication between low-power nodes (investigated in the project LOPONODE-Middleware), connected by wireless networks.

Industrial Partner and Funding: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


AgiLog

Year: 2010-2013

Description: The project "Middleware Technologies to Reduce Complexity for Agile Logistics" (AgiLog) deals with the issues of software development in the logistics domain. The problem is that software developers have to deal with a high number of complex software concepts and need to integrate these into one stable system. AgiLog researches upon how to measure this cognitive complexity and to define means how to reduce this complexity.

Funding: FFG Bridge-2.

Partners: pcsysteme.at IT-Service GmbH (now: Touchstar Technologies Ltd), Xcoordination (Spin-Off, i.G.).

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Secure Space

Year: 2010-2012

Description: The aim of the project "A Secure Space for Collaborative Security Services" (Secure Space) is to develop a software platform for the secure communication and collaboration of autonomous participants across enterprise boundaries in the Internet and to prove its usability by means of applications from the security domain. The collaboration is carried out by providing all participants shared data structures that they can access concurrently in a safe way.

Funding: FFG FIT-IT Trust in IT Systems.

Partners: underground_8 Secure Computing GmbH, Xcoordination (Spin-Off, i.G.).

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


RoadSafe

Year: 2010-2012

Description: The aim of the project "Robust And Distributed Safety-Improved Traffic Telematics" (Roadsafe) is to improve the robustness of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) telematics systems and to demonstrate these improvements by on-the-road tests. The service infrastructure must be able to cope with a large number of clients which are quickly moving between the road side units (RSU). The user interfaces in the cars need to warn the drivers of possible dangers without distracting them from driving.

Funding: FFG COMET K1.

Partners: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH, ASFINAG GmbH, Fluidtime, KAPSCH TrafficCom AG, TU Wien Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Hochfrequenzztechnik E389.

Coordinator: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH.


tunesCloud

Year: 2011

Description: The project "tunesCloud" investigates Cloud and Space Computing Concepts for Efficient Distribution and Sharing of on-line Music Data.

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: tunesBag.com Limited.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Data-driven, mobile, asynchronous Middleware-Technologies

Year: 2010

The project "Data-driven, mobile, asynchronous Middleware-Technologies" investigates innovative mobile communication technologies in the logistics domain. Prototype based on data-driven, asynchronous middleware to demonstrate how the software development can become more flexible with regard to changing and/or new requests.

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: Prosoft Süd Consulting GmbH.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


A persistency module for XVSM

Year: 2009

The project "A persistency module for XVSM" investigates different persistency models for middleware architectures.

Funding: FFG Innovationsscheck.

Partner: eSYS Informationssysteme GmbH.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


RealSafe

Year: 2008-2009

Description: The obectives of the project "Real-time, Safety-related Traffic Telematics (RealSafe)" is the development of scalable P2P infrastructures and services for the road traffic domain. In particular, the on/offline mode of passing by cars must be considered and solved by means of disruption tolerant mechanisms like replication in P2P networks. A scalable routing in P2P network under the assumption of only a few seconds connectivity if cars are passing by a road side unit must be provided.

Funding: FFG COMET K1.

Partners: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH, ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH, KAPSCH TrafficCom AG, TU-Vienna Institute of Telecommunications, Fluidtime Data Services GmbH.

Coordinator: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH.


SWIS

Year: 2006-2007

Description: The objectives of the project "System-wide Information Distribution System" (SWIS) are the implementation of an information sharing network in mission critical environments, i.e. the air traffic domain (ATM). Different heterogeneous sources (radar etc.) must be integrated. The usage of semantic technologies is applied based a model driven approach from which the network is automatically generated.

Funding: FFG Kiras.

Partners: FREQUENTIS AG, Austro Control AG, TU-Wien IFS.

Coordiantor: TU-Wien IFS.


TripCom

Year: 2006-2009

Description: The visionary approach of the project "Triple Space Communication" (TripCom) is based on the insight that Web Services do not follow the Web paradigm of 'persistently publish and read'. In this way TripCom brings machine-to-machine Web Service communication to the Web in its real sense: 'Web' Services. Moreover, Triple Space computing follows the same goals for the Semantic Web services as the Web for humans: re-define and expand the current communication paradigm.

Funding: European Commission, 6th Framework Programme.

Partners: Univ. Innsbruck, Univ. Stuttgart, Free Univ. Berlin, National Univ. of Ireland, telefonica Spain, Ontotex, Profium, Cefriel.

Coordinator: Univ. Innsbruck.


TSC

Year: 2005-2007

Funding: Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, FFG, FIT-IT Semantic Systems.

Description: The aim of the project "Triple Space Computing" (TSC) project was to develop Triple Space Computing as communication and coordination framework for Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services.

Partners: Univ. Innsbruck (DERI), EWS (Spin-Off from Univ. Innsbruck), TDE Thonhauser Data Engineering GmbH.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


VHF

Year: 1996-1999

Description: A Virtual Hypermedia Factory.

Funding: ESPRIT IV Multi Media Pilot Project.

Partners: Austria: Graphische Sammlung Albertina, and Architekturstiftung Österreich. France: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, and INALCO-CERPEM. Greece: Intrasoft, First Informatics, Travel Plan, and University of Patras. Italy: Olivetti Ricerca, Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli e Caserta, Liguori Editore, Associazione degli Albergatori Napoletani, and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

Coordinator: Olivetti Ricerca.


Large Scale Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications

Year: 1995-1997

Description: Cooperation project with partners from Hungary, entitled Large Scale Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications.

Funding: Bureau for Exchange Programs with Middle and Eastern Europe of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service, contract no. 22ö7.

Partner: Prof. Peter Kacsuk, KFKI-Research Institute for Measurement and Computing Techniques, Budapest, Hungary.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Multidatabase Transaction Processing 2

Year: 1994-1995

Description: Continuation contract of the project entitled: Multidatabase Transaction Processing.

Funding: Austrian FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) under contract no. P09020-MAT.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Multidatabase Transaction Processing

Year: 1992-1994

Description: Multidatabase Transaction Processing.

Funding: Austrian FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) in cooperation with the NSF (National Science Foundation) under contract no. P9020-PHY.

Partners: Purdue University, IN, USA.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.

 


Interoperability of Autonomous Database Systems

Year: 1990-1992

Funding: Austrian FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) under contract no. P7773-PHY.

Coordinator: TU-Wien


VIP-DBS

Year: 1986-1988

Description: Jubiläumsfonds-project entitled: A Logic-oriented Database Management System under Prolog.

Funding: Österreichische Nationalbank under contract no. 2791.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Extension of Logic-DBS

Year: 1986-1987

Description: Jubiläumsfonds-project entitled: Extension of Database Systems by a Logic-oriented Control Component.

Funding: City of Vienna.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


Speicherbereinigung

Year: 1994-1995

Description: Joint project proposal and supervision of a project entitled Speicherbereinigung für eine parallele Programmiersprache.

Funding: City of Vienna (Jubiläumsfonds).

Coordinator: TU-Wien


Software Development with Prolog

Year: 1985-1986

Description:

Participation in the Jubiläumsfondsproject Software Development System based on Logic Programming Languages.

Funding: City of Vienna.

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


VIP: Vienna Integrated Prolog

Year: 1985-1989

Description: Participation in the project Design and Implementation of an Integrated Prolog Programming System (VIP Vienna Integrated Prolog).

Funding: Austrian Government (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung).

Coordinator: TU-Wien.


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