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1) Wireless Communications Systems
Telecommunication systems with particular emphasis on wireless data transmission technologies, applications and services
2) Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Development intelligent systems for monitoring and supervising
3) Advanced Visualization
Development of technologies: real-time visualization, virtual reality, 360º video, interactive installations, interface design and so on
4) Application integration / Information integration
Development of techniques and algorithms to solve problems in data integration and distributed applications
5) Systems Usability and Testing Methods
Development of new methodologies, tools, techniques for usability of systems
6) Distributed Systems and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Analysis, development, test and evaluation of systems performance. Devices distributed software systems in a logical or physical computers on a network
7) Digital Home and Networked Media
Applications for Interactive Digital TV Systems
8) Geographic Information System (GIS)
Technology Development based on GIS
9) Digital Image Processing
Ophthalmic image processing. Optical imaging.Biometrics. People identification. Civil engineering developments.
10) Web Information Systems (WIS)
Development of Web information systems for digital libraries, eGovernment, eCommerce, ….
11) Information Retrieval
Research and development of techniques and algorithms to the characteristics of business information
12) Mathematics: Statistics and Operation Research. Applied mathematics
Statistical applications. Nonparametric inference. Dependent data. Survival analysis.
Mathematical models in engineering and applied sciences. Partial Differential Equations (PDE´s). Numerical methods: analysis and programming. Numerical simulation of processes
13) High Performance Computing (HPC)

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  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 1 de 70CITIC: Research Center on Informationand Communication TechnologiesCAPACITIES
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 2 de 70INDEX....................................................................................................................................................... 11. Organisation profile .............................................................................................................. 42. Our activity............................................................................................................................ 43. Technical capabilities ............................................................................................................ 54. Description expertise ............................................................................................................ 55. Our Research Groups ............................................................................................................ 75.1 Research Lines VARPA (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Digital ImageProcessing) ................................................................................................................................ 85.2 Research Lines TELEMATICA (Intelligent Telematics) ................................................... 95.3 Research Lines RNASA (Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems) ............. 105.4 Research Lines MODES (Statistical Modeling, Optimization and Inference Group)... 115.5 Research Lines MADS (Models and Applications of Distributed Systems Group).. 125.6 Research Lines M2NICA (Mathematical and Numerical Modelling in Engineering andApplied Sciences Group) ......................................................................................................... 135.7 Research Lines LIDIA (Artificial Intelligence Lab) ........................................................ 155.8 Research Lines LBD (Database Lab)............................................................................. 165.9 Research Lines IRLab (Information Retrieval Lab)....................................................... 175.10 Research Lines GTEC (Group of Electronic Technology and Communications).......... 185.11 Research Lines GAC (Computer Architecture Group) ................................................. 196. Description of the Technological Areas............................................................................... 206.1 [◄] Search and Information Retrieval for business and administration.................... 206.2 [◄] Integration of Applications and Information ....................................................... 226.3 [◄] Artificial Intelligence and applications................................................................. 246.4 [◄] Network Media and Digital Home ....................................................................... 296.5 [◄] Usability and Validation Methods........................................................................ 336.6 [◄] Digital Image Processing ...................................................................................... 356.7 [◄] Wireless Communications Systems ..................................................................... 386.8 [◄] Web Information Systems (WIS).......................................................................... 456.9 [◄] Geographic Information Systems (GIS)................................................................ 506.10 [◄]Distributed Systems and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) .......................... 546.11 [◄] Advanced Visualization........................................................................................ 566.12 [◄]High Performance Computing (HPC) .................................................................... 57
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 3 de 706.13 [◄] Statistics Applied Mathematics and Operative Research.................................... 597. Facilities............................................................................................................................... 618. References........................................................................................................................... 628. Experience in European Projects............................................................................................. 639. Contact ................................................................................................................................ 70
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 4 de 701. Organisation profileResearch Center on Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC) is a technologycenter of the University of A Coruña (Spain) that promotes the advancement and excellence inresearch, development and innovation on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)and promotes the transfer of knowledge and results to society.CITIC is a meeting point between the university and the company that combines R&Ddepartments of companies in the ICT sector with researchers from the university. Currently,more than 250 researchers from public and private sectors are working in different R&Dprojects, providing a mixed environment that enables university-industry collaboration andknowledge transfer.The units of CITIC are formed by two intelligent buildings (3.200m2) that are configurable forR&D activities of our researchers, companies and employees.2. Our activitya) Technology and knowledge transfer,b) R&D Projects,c) Full Quality in R&D&i (ISO9001 and UNE166002),d) Technology Watch,e) Business innovation through joint projects,f) We promote university-business relationship,g) R&D&i applied on the software,h) Improving Software Development Process
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 5 de 70Search and Information Retrieval forbusiness and administrationArtificial Intelligence andapplicationsNetwork Media and Digital HomeUsability and Validation MethodsSistemasDigital Image ProcessingWireless CommunicationsSystemsWeb Information Systems(WIS)Geographic Information Systems(GIS)Distributed Systems and ServiceOriented Architectures (SOA)Advanced VisualizationIntegration of Applications andInformationStatistics Applied Mathematicsand Operative ResearchHigh Performance Computing(HPC)3. Technical capabilitiesThe proposed objective is to recognize the software as a key factor for the competitiveness ofthe industry and provide the tools and techniques to improve the ability to produce softwaresystems and services of quality in time and costs. In the process of software development anduse, and that support the different lines of R&D+i, we do:a) Improving Software Development Processb) Technology Watchc) Interoperabilityd) Testinge) Security4. Description expertiseThe CITIC has defined a number of technology areas that bring together specific actions withrespect to a line or particular interest in the field of Software. The areas through which isdeveloped the R & D activity of the CITIC are:
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 6 de 701) Wireless Communications SystemsTelecommunication systems with particular emphasis on wireless data transmissiontechnologies, applications and services2) Artificial Intelligence and ApplicationsDevelopment intelligent systems for monitoring and supervising3) Advanced VisualizationDevelopment of technologies: real-time visualization, virtual reality, 360º video,interactive installations, interface design and so on4) Application integration / Information integrationDevelopment of techniques and algorithms to solve problems in data integration anddistributed applications5) Systems Usability and Testing MethodsDevelopment of new methodologies, tools, techniques for usability of systems6) Distributed Systems and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)Analysis, development, test and evaluation of systems performance. Devicesdistributed software systems in a logical or physical computers on a network7) Digital Home and Networked MediaApplications for Interactive Digital TV Systems8) Geographic Information System (GIS)Technology Development based on GIS9) Digital Image ProcessingOphthalmic image processing. Optical imaging.Biometrics. People identification. Civilengineering developments.10) Web Information Systems (WIS)Development of Web information systems for digital libraries, eGovernment,eCommerce, ….11) Information RetrievalResearch and development of techniques and algorithms to the characteristics ofbusiness information12) Mathematics: Statistics and Operation Research. Applied mathematicsStatistical applications. Nonparametric inference. Dependent data. Survival analysis.Mathematical models in engineering and applied sciences. Partial DifferentialEquations (PDE´s). Numerical methods: analysis and programming. Numericalsimulation of processes13) High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 7 de 705. Our Research GroupsThe research groups affiliated to CITIC are: GTEC (Technology Electronics and Communications) IRLab (Information Retrieval Lab) LBD (Database Laboratory) LIDIA (Laboratory of Research and Development in ArtificialIntelligence) MADS (Models & Applications of Distributed Systems) MODES (Modelling Group, Optimization and Statistical Inference) RNASA (Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems) TELEMATICA (Intelligence Telematics) VARPA (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) M2NICA (Models and Numerical Methods in Engineering andApplied Science) GAC (Computer Architecture Group)
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 8 de 705.1 Research Lines VARPA (Computer Vision and PatternRecognition; Digital Image Processing)VARPA is the acronym of Visión Artificial y Reconocimiento dePatrones (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Digital ImageProcessing), a research group inside the Department of ComputerScience of the University of A Coruña (UDC) , Spain. The members ofVARPA develop their teaching and research activities on Digital ImageProcessing and computer vision research, development and applications.The specific research lines at VARPA are: Retinal Image Analysis: One of the most active fields of work in the VARPA Group isthe ophthalmology, in particular the analysis of eye fundus images (retinalimages). The retinal image processing is a very interesting and demanding field, havinga lot of practical applications, such as the development of applications for massivemedical revision and the research in pharmacology effectiveness.Currently, we are focused on the following topics: Drusen detection Red lession detection Automatic computation of the Arteriolar-to-Venular Ratio Biometrics: Retinal vessel tree is a suitable biometric pattern as its unique for eachindividual, its very hard to forge and, unless some pathologies ar ise, it doesntchange in time. VARPA group has developed an authentication system based on thisretinal vessel tree and we are currently working on the individual characterizationbased on the feature extraction from the vessel tree. This will allow to build an easilyand more robust biometric pattern. Perceptual organization: Perceptual grouping refers to the human visual ability toextract significant image relations from lower -level primitive image featureswithout any knowledge of the image content and group them to obtain meaningfulhigher-level structure. Our experience in perceptual organization consists in the designand implementation of a fully automatic framework for the detection of structuredobjects in 2D images. Deformable Models: We have developed methodologies for both 2D and 3Dsegmentation and reconstruction based on deformable models. We havedeveloped procedures to overcome some of the limitations of the classical deformablemodels. Also, we have apply evolutionary techniques to the deformationprocess.The group promotes industrial development of computer vision applications and collaborationwith research in the same field. VARPA fundamental goals are innovation and industrialcompetitiveness promotion based on computer vision research and development, andcollaboration with industry in technological projects development.Principal Researcher: Manuel Francisco González Penedo.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 9 de 705.2 Research Lines TELEMATICA (Intelligent Telematics)TELEMATICA is an area of Intelligent Telematics and a researchgroup inside the Department of Comunications and InformationTechnologies of the University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. Themembers of TELEMATICA develop their teaching and researchactivities on three distinct areas, Application Integration,Telecommunication Networks and Information Search and Retrieval.The specific research lines at TELEMATICA are: Telecommunication Networks Management and Monitoring Systems Alarm Systems Management Distributed Systems Internet technologies Real-Time Systems Information Retrieval Efficiency and distribution Recommender systems Crawling and indexing techniques Active and Programmable Networks Application IntegrationPrincipal Researcher: Víctor Carneiro
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 10 de 705.3 Research Lines RNASA (Artificial Neural Networks andAdaptive Systems)RNASA is the acronym of Redes de Neuronas Artificiales ySistemas Adaptativos (Artificial Neural Networks and AdaptiveSystems), a research group inside the Department of Comunications andInformation Technologies and the Department of Medicine of theUniversity of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. The members of RNASA developtheir teaching and research activities on Artificial Intelligence, especially in the area ofconnectionist systems, using Artificial Neural Networks to solving complex real-worldproblems, and covering mainly the area of medicine.The specific research lines at RNASA are: Artificial Intelligence using a connectionist approach to computation andevolutionary computation. Telemedicine. DICOM application development, PACS systems with webtechnology and interaction with the HIS/RIS. Telecare for patients, remote diagnosis,remote education, monitoring of patients, security of medical data, and so on. Digital image analysis. Intelligent systems for 3D reconstruction. Thermal therapy. Software development and application development forthermal therapyRNASA is a multidisciplinary team that develops major research projects related to computingand medicine. The Group currently is conducting numerous research projects in collaborationwith hospitals.Principal Researcher: Alejandro Pazos
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 11 de 705.4 Research Lines MODES (Statistical Modeling, Optimizationand Inference Group)MODES is the acronym of “Grupo de Modelización, Optimización eInferencia Estadística” (Statistical Modeling, Optimization and InferenceGroup), a research group inside the Department of Mathematics (DM)at the University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. The members of MODESdevelop their teaching and research activities on NonparametricInference, Game Theory and Applications of Statistics and Operations Research in general.The specific research lines at MODES are: Nonparametric Inference Nonparametric density, regression and hazard rate estimation Resampling methods o Goodness-of-fit tests o Empirical likelihood Dependent data Time series, nonparametric and semiparametric pr ediction Local polynomial and kernel estimation with dependent data Partial linear models with dependent errors Irregularly observed data Survival analysis Censored and truncated data Presmoothed estimation Hazard rate and hazard function estimation Statistical applications to other Sciences Statistical models in Finance and Actuarial (risk, credit models) Forecasting electricity demand and Price using nonparametic methods Survival analysis applications in Biology and Medicine Applications of estimation in Thermogravimetry Statistical Quality Control and Reliability Analysis Game Theory Bargaining and non-cooperative games Analysis of voting systems Cooperative games and cost sharing Operations Research (OR) Mathematical Programming and applications Logistics planning models Optimal routing planning Inventory managementPrincipal Researcher: Juan M. Vilar and Ricardo Cao
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 12 de 705.5 Research Lines MADS (Models and Applications ofDistributed Systems Group)MADS is the acronym of Models and Applications ofDistributed Systems Group, a research group inside theDepartment of Computer Science of the University of ACoruña (UDC) , Spain. The members of MADS develop theirteaching and research activities on High AvailabilityDistributed Systems, Digital Home and Networked Media, Multimedia content for theDigital Home, Services over IPTV networks and DTT (transmission and software systemsin user terminals and at the home) and Applications for Interactive Digital TV Systems.The specific research lines at MADS are: Design of the High Availability Distributed Systems Distribution of HD multimedia content for the digital home. Video over Demand (VoD) Massive synthesis of interactive TV channels Platforms for Digital Television Services Distribution of content on the transport network (IPTV, DVB-T, DVB-C) Services over IPTV Networks Streaming multimedia Functional programming Web accessibility Design, construction, validation and verification of distributed systems. Advanced Risk Management Information System: Tracking Insurances, Claims andExposures Software testingMADS has extensive experience in partnerships with the private sector and government.He has developed numerous R & D projects in collaboration with major companies becausethe results of his research lines are of great interest for them.Principal Researcher: David Cabrero Souto
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 13 de 705.6 Research Lines M2NICA (Mathematical and NumericalModelling in Engineering and Applied Sciences Group)M2NICA is the acronym of Grupo de Modelos y MétodosNuméricos en Ingeniería y Ciencias Aplicadas (Mathematical andNumerical Modelling in Engineering and Applied Sciences Group)a research group framed into the Department of Mathematics (DM) and located at theComputer Science Faculty of University of A Coruña (UDC). M2NICA group members developtheir research and transfer activities in the field of mathematical models and numericalmethods for solving real problems with industrial and commercial applications. The studyof problems ranges from the mathematical modeling of the involved processes and products,through the mathematical analysis of the models and the design of more efficient numericalmethods for their solution to the implementation of algorithms for the simulation of theprocesses with computer applications, also including the ability to use tools of highperformance computing tools, where the computational cost require.The research and transfer activities of the group during last years have been mainlyconcentrated on: Models and methods for pricing in quantitative finance Pricing financial derivatives of option type: European, American, Asian,Discrete and continuous barrier, etc. Pricing of interest rate derivatives: caps. floors, ratchet caps, spread, bonds Pricing of structured financial products Investment under uncertainty: modeling and pricing Black-Scholes models. LIBOR and SWAP market mode ls Stochastic volatility models: Heston, SABR, etc. Monte-Carlo, binomial trees, numerical methods for Black -Scholes- like models Algorithms for parameters calibration to market Use of GPUs technology in computational finance Models and methods in Mechanical Engineering Hydrodynamic lubrication in rigid devices Elastohydrodynamic lubrication in elastic devices Mechanical aspects in magnetic Reading devices Cavitation phenomena in lubrication Reynolds equations and cavitation models Elastic models: shells, plates and Hertzian contact Numerical methods for lubrication models
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 14 de 70 Numerical simulation in acoustics Modelling and numerical simulation of acoustic problems in bounded andunbounded domains Modelling and numerical simulation of acoustic problems at rest and coupledwith flows Modelling and numerical simulation of coupled acoustic problems: elastoacoustics. Numerical solution of the generalized Helmholtz equation Numerical simulation of small vibrations in solids and thin solids (plates andshells) Numerical simulation of large ice masses Simulation of glaciers and ice sheets Asyntotic shallow ice model Phase change models Numerical methods for coupled problems in Glaciology Analysis and implementation of numerical methods for partial differential equationproblems Finite differences Finite elements Boundary elements Adaptive methods Numerical methods for spectral problemsPrincipal Researcher: Carlos Vázquez Cendón
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 15 de 705.7 Research Lines LIDIA (Artificial Intelligence Lab)LIDIA is the acronym of Laboratorio de Investigación yDesarrollo en Inteligencia Artificial (Artificial IntelligenceLab), a research group inside the Department of ComputerScience of the University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. Themembers of LIDIA develop their teaching and research activities on theoretical and appliedaspects of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from 1990.The specific research lines at LIDIA are: Machine Learning algorithms. Techniques for software usability and validation.LIDIA development computer science solutions to complex problems in as diverse areas as:Engineering: Predictive maintenance for mechanical systems. Control in Industrial processes. Design in civil engineering.Socioeconomics and Enviromental Science: Predictive systems for forest fire assessment. Management of extinction resources. Support to the decision in the management and coordination of limitedresources.Health: Aid to the decision for the prescription and customized supervision of physical activity. Diagnosis and prognosis for antenatal care. Telemedicine from health centers. Diagnosis, classification and monitoring of patients with sleep apnea syndrome. Intelligent monitoring for patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) .Computer Science: Usability and validation of software. Information security, especially in the development of techniques for intrusiondetection in computer networks.Principal Researcher: Amparo Alonso Betanzos
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 16 de 705.8 Research Lines LBD (Database Lab)The LBD is the acronym of Laboratorio de Bases de Datos (Database Lab), aresearch group inside the Department of Computer Science of the Universityof A Coruña (UDC), Spain. The members of LBD develop their teaching andresearch activities on Databases and Information Systems for mobiledevices, web and desktop.The specific research lines at IRLab are: Software Engineering Databases and Information Systems GIS databases; Multimedia databases; Document databases (relational) Digital Libraries and information retrieval Web portals, eCommerce and interactive content Document Management Smart Educational Games, virtual books Software development for mobile devices and web portals. Integration with deductivedatabases. Advanced structures and compression, indexing and text retrieval algorithms Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Geographical information retrieval Graph-oriented databases Natural Language Processing Overflow Management SystemsThe LBD is integrated by researchers and teaching staff from the Software andComputing Systems.Principal Researcher: Nieves Rodríguez Brisaboa
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 17 de 705.9 Research Lines IRLab (Information Retrieval Lab)IRLab is the acronym of Information Retrieval Lab, a researchgroup inside the Department of Computer Science of theUniversity of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. The members of IRLabdevelop their teaching and research activities on thedevelopment of new models and techniques to improve theeffectiveness and efficiency of information retrieval systems (web and mobile devices).The specific research lines at IRLab are: Information retrieval models for the web and mobile devices; crawling and indexingtechniques. Efficiency on storage systems and information processing. Distributed information retrieval techniques and specific tasks such as web retrieval,multimedia retrieval, document classification and clustering, summary generation, ... Developing Applications for mobile devices (IOS, Android, ....). Reseach.Based on this research the group has developed innovative tools and software products, whichare being used by companies and government.The group has been partner in various joint projects, networks and platforms with prestigiousresearch groups, companies and institutions at regional, national and international levels.Groups research quality is reflected by many publications in reference conferences of the fieldsuch as ACM-SIGIR, ACM-CIKM, ACM-SAC, ECIR, SPIRE, etc. and on high-impact journals such asACM-TOIS, Information Retrieval, JASIST, Information Systems, etc.Principal Researcher: Álvaro Barreiro García (ACM Senior Member)
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 18 de 705.10 Research Lines GTEC (Group of Electronic Technology andCommunications)GTEC is the acronym of Grupo de Tecnología Electrónica yComunicaciones (Group of Electronic Technology andCommunications), a research group inside the Department ofElectronics and Systems (DES) at the University of A Coruña(UDC), Spain. The members of GTEC develop their teaching and research activities ontelecommunication systems with particular emphasis on wireless data transmissiontechnologies, applications and services.The specific research lines at GTEC are: Iterative and adaptive signal processing techniques for estimation, equalization,synchronization and interference cancellation in wireless communications. Design of capacity approaching channel coding techniques. PHY technologies for wireless data transmission MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) transmission technologies. Data Communications Equipment prototyping with special emphasis on the wirelessstandards IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX), Long Term Evolution (LTE), ... Wireless communications between vehicles. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies. Location and identification systems Wireless Sensor Networks for positioning and delivery of contextual information. Positioning Systems (indoor and outdoor) Wireless Applications Navigation and tracking Contextual information Environment, construction, .... Healthcare Monitoring System System monitoring and remote support for care-dependent person Developing applications for mobile devices based on IOS, Android, ... Design and manufacture of hardware, low-power board designed and built by GTEC.Principal Researcher: Luis Castedo Ribas
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 19 de 705.11 Research Lines GAC (Computer Architecture Group)GAC is the acronym of Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores(Computer Architecture Group), a research group of theDepartment of Electronics and Systems at the University of ACoruña, Spain. The members of GAC develop their teaching andresearch activities on the computer architecture, the high performance computing, thescientific visualization and the mobile robotics, and on the geographic information systems.The specific research lines having a good potential for technology transfer at the GAC are: High performance computing (HPC): Ultra-fast Java communications: Low latency communication middleware for high performance networks Improvement of response time on Java distributed and parallel applications Applications on several sectors such as financial/trading, energy, defense/space. Computer graphics and scientific visualization. Hybrid terrain visualization: applications on rural planning, forest survey… Supercomputing/simulation based on GPUs: applications on mobile devices, powerconsumption reduction for mobile applications, financial calculations… Cloud computing Integration of computational resources in hybrid public/private clouds. Data intensive cloud computing applications. Geographic information systems (GIS): Development of web-GIS systems using open source software and geospatialstandards. Development of applications for mobile devices. Implementation of algorithms for problems with high computational requirements. Application of GIS to different areas: e-government, spatial planning, ruraldevelopment, meteorology...Principal Researcher: Ramón Doallo Biempica
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 20 de 706. Description of the Technological AreasThe following describes the Centers capacity according to their structure in TechnologicalAreas. It is noteworthy that in the process of software development emphasis is ondevelopments in and to mobile devices as reflected by the R & D projects developed withpublic and private organizations, and they cited throughout this document.6.1 [◄] Search and Information Retrieval for business andadministrationThis technological area emphasizes the search for techniques and algorithms applied in therecovery, management and use of information on the web and through mobile devices thatadapt to the characteristics of business information with the security and privacy restrictionsdefined in the organizations or entities.Lines of work and research: Design and development of web applications and mobile devices (Android, IOS, ...). Search engines Information retrieval by crawling and indexing techniques: web retrieval, multimediaretrieval, document classification, summarization, etc.. Vertical Search Engine Theme Efficiency and Distribution accelerates information retrieval Recommender Systems[●] R&D project in the Technological Area I1. General projects and components on mobile devices: NowOnWeb: to search for news and summarization Lexisla: Legislative Search System (European Bulletin, BOE, DOG, NewslettersProvincial). Lexisla is a LegalIR system that crawls, segments and index official legalbulletins. It was developed with the support of Fundación Calidade and it is being usedby the UVTT team, currently providing up-to-date access to Boletín Oficial del Estado,Diario Oficial de Galicia, Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, Boletín Oficial deCastilla Y León and Boletín Oficial del Territorio Histórico de Álava.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 21 de 70The system is composed by different modules such as a specific crawler, a documentanalyser component, an indexer and a advanced search interface.As commercial product Lexisla offers:- Flexible multisource segmentation algorithm- Efficient document analysis and processing- Automatic content updating- Advanced local browsing over the bulletins- Advanced search capabilities PASE: search and analysis system patents (WIPO, EPO, USPTO, BOPI) DeDoS: How to search in documents derived AdSearch: System search and analysis of Web advertising2. Specific projects on mobile devices mOCRa: mOCRa is a system that allows image capture and conversion to text byOCR. It is therefore a productivity tool for mobile devices, including smartphones.It is developed for devices with Android and iPhone. It has an interface that letsyou capture an image of high quality. This feature, along with the use of post-processing techniques of the recognized text, produces nearly perfect results. Thetext obtained can be edited, emailed and integrated into other productivityapplications.More than 30,000 downloads in the Android Market. Voice: Developing a mobile application that works with voice synthesis andrecognition
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 22 de 706.2 [◄] Integration of Applications and InformationThis technological area emphasizes the search for techniques and algorithms to solve theproblems of integrating data, applications and services in corporate environment as in a webenvironment. Technological evolution is the common denominator in the need for applicationintegration as each day new applications are developed and completely differentenvironments such as the Web or mobile devices. Emphasis is placed in the integration ofapplications on mobile devices.The lines of work and research: Organizations have applications and legacy databases that should continue using andmaintaining productive while they add, change or migrate other applications. Integration of information represented in different logical models Distributed Query Optimization Automate operations on websites Techniques for creating intelligent semi-automatic light integration applications("mashups").[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects and components on mobile devices: PIMUS: Intelligent Information Point for Sustainable Urban Mobility; intelligent buslines Marquee in A Coruña. These intelligent and interactive information points arecurrently being used by passengers of public transport in A Coruña. The urban bususers get real-time information and time lines for buses as well as how to plan yourroute, etc.. It also complements the functionality of a tour desk or advertising. Usersalso can connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on their mobile phones, smartphones andtablets to download the information of interest.Applications such as Intelligent Information Point Mobility in different areas: healthcenters, hospitals, tourism, information to citizens, local bus, metro, airports,exhibitions, conferences, shopping centers, ....
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 23 de 702. Specific projects on mobile devices VIRUS: Mobile Payment System, Development, testing and implementation of apayment application via mobile phone SMS based operations.(http://www.vvirus.com)PiMUS
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 24 de 706.3 [◄] Artificial Intelligence and applicationsArtificial Intelligence is one of the disciplines whose computational techniques are currentlymost in demand in various environments due to its ability to provide intelligent behavior inmany applications. For example, incorporating smart agents, neural networks, expert systems,genetic algorithms, etc.. for the optimization of production systems is an active trend in theindustrial environment of countries with high technological development and heavyinvestment in research and development. These components of artificial intelligencecontrolling main function independently and in coordination with other agents, such asindustrial components manufacturing cell or assembly, maintenance, diagnostic systems, etc.Applications in the areas of Industrial, Civil and Naval Engineering, these techniques aretherefore very broad. Some applications of note are: Methods for prediction of faults and malfunctions in mechanical systems such asmotors and gears. Predictive maintenance of mechanical components. Estimated electricity consumption. Distribution of water resources for electricity production. Systems for process control and quality. Models for prediction of cracks in concrete beams. Design of vertical breakwaters.A major impact of these techniques in production processes of the worldwide industry is thedesign of support systems for decision-making. Furthermore, most artificial intelligencesystems have the peculiarity of "learning", allowing them to perfect their work as time goeson, using the examples or cases it they deal with. Another area in which AI techniques have asignificant impact are those related to medicine and health, and so are applications that allow: Intelligent monitoring patients Systems analysis and image processing Detection of clinical patterns in biomedical signals Systems for the diagnosis and prognosis of health states Advice of sport Classification in databases of gene expression
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 25 de 70In the field of economics there are various applications such as: Treatment of financial information Analysis of business failure Estimation of risk and return of financial products Forecast of price developments Prediction of financial markets.In fields such as climatology these systems can be applied to the prediction of naturalphenomena and time estimation.The LIDIA group works in the development of intelligent systems based on various techniquessuch as machine learning, methods of feature selection, knowledge based systems, fuzzy logic,evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, genetic programming,and multi-agent systems. Design and development of intelligent systems for monitoring andsupervision. Design and development of intelligent systems to aid decision making.Lines of work and research: Design and development of intelligent monitoring and diagnosis. Machine Learning Systems Prediction Intelligent Interpretation of results Technical Validation of intelligent systems knowledge-based systems and expert systems Support Systems decision Display of electrical networks[●] R&D project in this Technological AreaProjects by application areas Applications in Engineering IA1: Prediction of rupture of concrete beams IA2: Prediction of pressure waves on rubble mound breakwaters Estimate the state of mechanical components and failure prediction. INDRApromoter. IA3: Predictive Maintenance Wind Turbineso Predictive maintenanceIt extends the life of the componentsFailure prediction reduction stopso Sustainability Downtimes are less They generate less waste More bugs = less time for renewable energy generation
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 26 de 70 GIDAS: Predictive maintenance of ship engines Applications in socio-economics and environment Management of forest fires. The LIDIA group is working on two R & Dprojects related to this subject: Prediction of the risk of forest fires in Galicia Resource management of extinctionApplying artificial intelligence the treatment of satellite data and images ontemperature, precipitation, percentage of humidity and statistics of the last 50 years,there are benefits to human life and nature as well as a significant cost savings butimproved response time and the distribution of the workforce. Computer Applications IA5: Support to the process of usability IDS: Intrusion detection in computer networks. Level NextVision promoters andTelecom Visualization of electricity grids (SMART GRID). The application ofartificial intelligence methods to optimize visualization of geographic layers usingalgorithms on GPU enables improved processing time databases:o Drawing power lineso Display geo-positioned networkso Optimizing queries on the databaseso Intelligent algorithms on GPUoptimization zoom in geographic layerspositionedo Rendering (imaging from models)o Portable application to mobile devices
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 27 de 70 Applications in Health PROSAICO: Personalized Sports Advice. Support system for decision-makingtutor room. Planning and Prescription. Possibility of Evolution: Adapted forrehabilitation in the Digital Home ANTENATAL: System Monitoring and antenatal diagnosis.This project developed a system for automatic analysis of maternal and fetalsignals. For this purpose we have developed a system analysis of maternal andfetal signals.o Acquisition and signal analysis.o Diagnosis and proposing therapeutic actions.o Assessment of fetal status based on the nonstress test (NST). Noninvasivetechnique. MIASOFT: MIASOFT is an integrated software for intelligent monitoring ApneaSyndrome / Hypopneas Sleep result of ten years of research, which analyzes thesignals monitored in patients undergoing nocturnal polysomnography: both signalsrelated to the patients respiratory function, as those related to the patients sleep.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 28 de 70In the case of signals related to respiratory function analyzes the airflow in airwayand oxygen saturation in arterial blood (SaO2) and thoracic and abdominal efforts.This allows determining whether the patient has total respiratory interruptions(apneas) or partial (hypopnea) and if you make efforts or not breathing. Signalsrelated to the patients sleep is the electroencephalogram (EEG), theelectrooculogram (EOG) and electromyogram (EMG). The analysis of these signalsallows hypnogram build (or map the patients sleep), that is the shortcut key togetting a proper diagnosis.The specific objectives of this project are:o Design of a polysomnographic prescription moduleo Design of interface and communication moduleso Characterization of respiratory functiono Construction of the patients dream mapo Intelligent diagnostics of the syndrome of apnea / hypopnea InTiC: Attention to diversity: Integration of ICT in the groups of people withdisabilities with different degrees of impairment in cognitive, physical, sensory andsocial (ASD Module for autism). The project allows for accessibility (reach ICT),usability (gain ICT) and e-Inclusion of people with disabilities through theadaptation of different technological devices to the characteristics and needs ofeach person, both conventional computers such as laptops, tablet PCs and phones.(http://www.intic.udc.es/)
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 29 de 706.4 [◄] Network Media and Digital HomeNetworked audio-visual systems defined services that allow the presentation of multimediacontent in networked heterogeneous devices, including PCs, set-top boxes, home mediacenters and mobile devices connected to a network and data transmission media. Theinteraction causes an evolution of the passive consumption of television to a participatorymodel, ubiquitous and converged on different devices and platforms: terrestrial (DVB-T), cable(DVB-C) or satellite (DVB-S) and which data transport using IP (IPTV, Internet TV) and mobiletelevision systems either broadcast (DVB-H, MBMS) or unicast (UMTS 3G). The focus on theuser opens a huge range of new systems and networked audiovisual services that willrevolutionize the way we understand the audiovisual and entertainment market.In this technological area the R & D actions are carried out oriented software systems andservices across the value chain of interactive digital television, from: Header services associated with the transmission of digital video (on demandplanning and dissemination of content, coding and content adaptation, etc..) Or theintegration of information systems (electronic guide service, customer backendapplications, payment gateways , etc.). Software systems and user terminals in the connected home, from platforms todevelop interactive services (MHP, OpenTV, etc..), Middleware control set-top boxes,systems and technology in media players (codecs, interfaces user, DRM, etc..), use anddevelopment of interactive services (shuttles, EPG, interactive advertising, etc..) withspecial attention to the t-administration, t-and t-commerce training Systems for the production, indexing and archiving of audiovisual content (contentmanagement systems, indexing, annotation and search digital video processing, etc..).Experience in mobile application development today is focused on Android and iPhone OS(iPhone, iPad).
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 30 de 70[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: Syntheractive: The project aims to design and build a prototype of a distributedsystem capable of generating synthetic video and encode it in real time, using thecomputing power of graphics processors (GPU) optimizations of consumption and themovement of information between CPU and graphics processor to serve as basicinfrastructure for the definition of mass interactive services for digital television.This project led to the creation of a spin-off of the CITIC Center calledhttp://www.syntheractive.com/ DHHD (Digital Home High Definition): This project aims to build a pilotdigital home as a case study to assess, analyze and draw conclusions about thechallenges of the jump from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) in eachlink value chain of interactive digital television, from acquisition and contentproduction, distribution on the transport network (IPTV, DVB-T, DVB-C) andconsumption of user terminals. OptiBand: Optimizing bandwidth for streaming video over IPTV networks. Projectunder the 7th EU Framework Programme.OptiBand will overcome the bottleneck of bandwidth that has created the DSL accessnetwork. This bottleneck does not currently allow for the adequate provision ofcustomized video content to high definition for the subscriber.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 31 de 70OptiBand focused on optimizing the bandwidth of IPTV for the delivery of multiple HDstreams over a single ADSL line, and by that enabling multiple HD channels perhousehold. OptiBand has conducted in-depth research and development regarding theefficient distribution of video content using smart data drop algorithm within thetelecommunication aggregation networks, while preserving quality of experienceaccording to both objective and subjective metrics.II. Specific projects on mobile devices MH1: Development of an inventory application on Windows CE mobile terminalwith RFID reader Fixed asset management in supermarkets (currently inproduction and used in more than 200 cost centers) as part of the R + D + i:o Design and Construction of Fixed Assets Management System using RFIDtechnology. Promoters: Supermarket Vego and Xunta de Galicia.o Scoping Study and Technological Proposals for a Fixed Assets ManagementSystem. Supermarkets Vego promoter MH2: Development of technology in both terminal header and mobile television(DVB-H). Development of a server ESG (Electronic Service Guide) for mobile TVaccording to the DVB-H, development of terminal client application on Android,convergence between IPTV and mobile TV within the projects:o Development of an ESG / EPG in High Availability Distributed Interactive DigitalTelevision. Promoters LambdaStream and Xunta de Galicia.o Hermes Mobile TV convergence scenarios. Sponsor Ministry of Industry inpartnership with Broadband Network of Andalusia (Axiom), Sogecable,Lamdastream, Tmira Solutions and University of Castilla-La Mancha.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 32 de 70 MH3: Developing applications for IOS devices (iPhone, iPad) within the projects:o Henson Firmware Development. IOS application development for smartinstallers HENSON rosettes. Setting up home network, running tests rosettes,sending installation information and components deployed via email. Sponsor:Swiss CASACOM MH4: Developing clients for mobile devices (IOS, Android) for team-play betweenset-top boxes and mobile handsets using the technology syntheractive within theproject:o Demonstrator or Synthetic Generation of Television Channels using GPUclusters for Definition of New Interactive Services (PGIDIT09TIC015CT), fundedby the Xunta de Galicia. 2009-2011.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 33 de 706.5 [◄] Usability and Validation MethodsDevelopment of new methodologies, tools, techniques and studies for the validation andanalysis of usability of computer systems and their application to various fields.The technology area is focused on, first develop a line of theoretical research in the field ofusability and on the other hand, developing techniques and tools to apply theoretical researchto real problems for usability findings on computer systems.Within the theoretical research line, are found tasks such as the definition of usability andcontext of use and the development of a taxonomy to characterize those elements andattributes that make them up. It also includes a classification of different applications orsystems, the different techniques of usability testing and the development of a methodologyof analysis that interrelates these elements.Within the research practice line, are included the development of tools and techniques toautomate most repetitive tasks including analysis of usability. Trying to not only present theresults but analyze and criticize indicating strengths and weaknesses in terms of usability.As regards the systems that are under study in this line, it is generally intended that everythingcan be done that could be applied to any product or service, but in particular will place specialemphasis on applications. For example, try to analyze systems and desktop applications, webapplications, embedded systems, etc..[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: UV1: Development of methodologies, techniques and analysis tools for usability andaccessibility of websites and web applications II. Specific projects on mobile devices Visnu: Analysis of the usability of software and electronics. It is based on a taxonomyof its own. Application:o Web Environments to the comprehensive analysis of navigation on a particularwebsite.o mobile environments for analysis of the use of devices and applications on mobiledevices (smartphones, tablets, PDAs, ...)
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 34 de 70 UV2: Development of methodologies, techniques and analysis tools usability ofapplications on mobile devices and the devices themselves. CARAT-Counter: Software that calculates a score relating to how the driver iscomplying with speed limits. Application on a mobile device to a vehicle
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 35 de 706.6 [◄] Digital Image ProcessingThe digital image processing can be defined as the set of procedures for handling andanalyzing information in a digital image through a computer. This is an extremely large area,which encompasses many methodologies to improve the quality of the image and analyze itscontent and applies to areas as diverse as biology, medicine, defense, industrial automation,document analysis, information retrieval, engineering civil, etc.Digital image processing is a very large area, both proposed methodologies and in theirpractical applications. We will focus on the detailed definition of the objectives capable ofmonitoring and those in it have proven experience.• Ophthalmological Image Processing: Digital image processing provides an invaluable aid inmedical image processing, both in automating tedious processes such as decision support.Among the eye images currently used by ophthalmologists are the angiograms, the fundusimages or, more recently, OCT. Specifically, ophthalmological image analysis allows thedetection of the ocular structures, the automatic measurement of characteristics and thedetection of anomalies.• Optical images Processing: the images are photographs of the eye used by optometrists tomeasure characteristics such as tear film thickness or the amount of red in the eye, anddiagnosis of diseases. These are complex images on which not relevant structures appear, suchas eyelashes or eyelids, which should be isolated so as not to influence subsequent processing.• Biometrics and people characterization: it is an applied research field is booming due to theincreasing demand to implement security systems in both the private and public campuses. Itincludes a set of techniques whose objectives are to identify an individual from a group ofpeople or verify their identity. This is done using techniques as diverse as fingerprintrecognition, retina, iris, face, voice, gestures, writing, hand geometry, etc..• Civil engineering: is a field of applied research in developing new measurement techniques,detection, feature extraction and image instrumentation, allowing a better modeling of trialsin the field of civil engineering experimentation. Some application areas are: constructionengineering, hydraulics, hydrology and ports and coasts.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 36 de 70[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: SIRIUS: Retina’s image analysis; Automatic computer system for the study ofhypertensive retinal microcirculation. Development of a web application forcentralized management of patients.The retina is the only part of the body where the vascular structure and blood flow isobserved in vivo. Medical studies have established the relationship between retinalmicrocirculation and other general diseases like hypertension, diabetes orAlzheimers. Specifically, the arterio-venous ratio, ie the ratio between the size ofveins and arteries in the retina, is an indicator often used as a prognostic value in themedical field. The objective of this project is to develop a web application forcentralized management of patients that incorporates a tool for automatic calculationof the index from arterio venous fundus images following established protocols in theliterature. From a color fundus, the application addresses the automatic detection oftrace optical disc and a set of concentric circles that structure. Then extracted vesselsegments that intersect the circumferences of interest and measuring their size.Furthermore, loss of vessel segments is classified into artery or vein by color intensity,as well as medical experts. Finally, it calculates the arteriovenous index according todifferent mathematical methods. The web application will monitor the status ofpatients and also provide a centralized environment that will enable the medicalstudies involving different hospitals. SEDAM: Automatic Detection Expert System Macular Area. Development of a tool toextract the macula of the human eye automatically from retinal for further analysis.Analysis of pathologies in the image generated near the macula.The macula or fovea is the area of the retina where the greatest number ofphotoreceptors and, therefore, where visual acuity is greater. In the images or retinalfundus appears as a circular area near the optic nerve and a darker color. The presenceof ocular pathologies near the macula, such as bleeding or Druze, poses a risk forvision. This project addresses the task of developing an automated tool that allows toextract automatically the macula from retinal for further analysis.The localization process of the macula is based on studies on the shape andarrangement of the ocular structures. First, we analyze the arterio-venous vasculartree and determine which are the main vessels (vessels thicker) appearing on the
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 37 de 70retina. Below, these main vessels fit a polynomial model and determining the area ofinterest to the location of the optic disc. Once located, segmented optic disc, fit themain vessels and the optic disc to a parabolic model. This model allows for an area ofinterest for the location of the macula. Finally, it is extracted by using the maculacorrelation filters. Human behavior analysis: New research focused in human behavior analysis invideo sequences with multiple targets. A robust tracking system is needed to performthe analysis. Two issues have to be solved: target collisions and occlusions. A collisionoccurs when two or more targets interact within the scene. The system have to controlthis situations, in order to avoid possible exchange of identifiers. We have developed afull multiple-target tracking system that can deal with people collisions and occlusions.The system is also able to be trained to detect other objects of interest.We are currently working on the targetpath detection and characterization. Thesystem includes a module for abnormalbehavior detection that can work with orwithout any a priori information about theenvironment. A module of detection ofusual paths, including frequencyinformation, is also developed.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 38 de 706.7 [◄] Wireless Communications SystemsThe objective of this technological area is the development of technologies, applications anddata transmission services through wireless media. It covers a wide spectrum of topics rangingfrom the most theoretical signal processing and communications, to the more practicalimplementation of new wireless services, through prototyping communications terminalequipment.Undoubtedly, wireless communications are today the most dynamic and fastest growing in theICT Technologies of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Proof of this is theenormous economic and social impacts that have led to technologies such as mobile telephony(GSM, 3G, LTE ...), the wireless Internet access (WiFi, WiMAX ...) systems, wireless connectionof peripherals (Bluetooth, Ultrawideband, ...) or wireless sensor networks.However, despite impressive advances in recent years, still need to work on new technologiescapable of improving the performance of wireless networks in terms of transmission speed,delay, expense, cost and coverage so we can address successfully the formidable challengesposed by emerging applicationsIn this sense the working lines of the present technological area are: Iterative techniques and adaptive signal processing for estimation, synchronizationand interference cancellation in wireless communications. Transmission systems withmulti-antenna technologies (MIMO). Construction of testbeds for the evaluation of wireless transmission schemes. Prototyping of wireless communications terminal equipment using technologies SDR(Software Defined Radio). Technologies RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Wireless networks of sensors and information systems context. Wireless communications between vehicles. GNU Radio Technologies. Positioning systems and indoor location.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 39 de 70[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: BIGPeel, Dixital Peel Building: Designing a system for early detection of diseases ofthe building based on intelligent sensor networks.The projects main objective is the design, evaluation of the robustness and efficiencyof a system for early detection of pathologies in the construction, using intelligentsensor networks. Among the stated requirements is the need for a low power enablingit to work longer without recharging the system batteries.With this system it is possible to analyze the behavior of structures (buildings,bridges,dams, ...) with the passage of time or after a traumatic event (eg anearthquake) GNUTEST: Experimental Platform Based on GNU Radio Communication Systems andLocation. The goal of this project is the development of an SDR architecture based onGNU Radio, to develop a series of experimental platforms. The experimental platformswill serve as a means of assessing: physical layer of a narrowband standard such asWiMAX/LTE and positioning/locating techniques based on ad-hoc systems. Mowi: Design, Development and Improvement of Mobile WiMAX interface. Airinterface for military tactical communications and broadband wireless.The objective of this project is the design and implementation of an air interface forwireless tactical communications and broadband based on WiMAX, taking as itsstarting point the physical layer specification of the Mobile WiMAX standard (IEEE802.16e-2005).This project will make changes to this physical layer to cover the requirementsidentified for a hostile environment communications. As a result, you get up thecommunications system of the physical layer, MAC layer implementing tailored to atactical scenario. The specific objectives pursued by the project are:o Theoretical analysis: We performed a detailed analysis of the MAC layercommunication standard IEEE 802.16e-2005 and the network architectureproposed by the WiMAX Forum.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 40 de 70o Implementation with RDS: Using a platform of Software Defined Radio (SDR),developed by the research group, was achieved implementation ofreconfigurable and reprogrammable DSP / FPGA of that platform. SMARTEPIS: Workplace Safety and Control Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).Based on technologies WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network), RFID and mesh networks.The importance of safety in the workplace has increased dramatically in recent years.Thus, both authorities and organizations have been concerned to establish securitypolicies both at work.The SMART-project EPIS actively sought to prevent workplace accidents with thecorrect use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at construction sites. That is whythis project concerns the construction of a wireless sensor network capable ofdetecting use of protective devices by workers and store that information in order tocarry out more checks on workers in a more efficient, convenient, effective and withless expense of contracting services for the prevention of occupational risks (oftenoutside the company).We used a ZigBee mesh network, consisting of nodes that will become one of theworkers. Each of these nodes was composed of a microcontroller board based on FreeHardware Arduino project (Open Source Hardware, OSHW), along with a number ofreaders that enable RFID (Radio Frequency Identification, RFID) and a radio moduleXBee. To develop the communication protocol between nodes via XBee library will beused open-source for Arduino XBee API, implemented in C++. The GUI of theapplication coordinator and will manage the database against which act the wirelesssensor network will be developed as a desktop application using Java Swing and open-source library for Java API XBee
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 41 de 702. Projects with components on mobile devices MISCOM: Smart Marketing in Commercial Areas. Location techniques andtechnologies for indoor environments. Smart business techniques based on humanbehavior and Web-oriented technologies (WOA).The project Platform Marketing Advanced Intelligent Surfaces Commercial MISCOM,innovative technology provide a solution under the Future Internet paradigm, basedon the latest technologies for indoor location with advanced techniques of humanbehavior patterns and Web-oriented architectures (WOA) to help these companiesimprove their customer relationships by offering a more personalized and thereforemore competitive.The project stems from the need to differentiate sector and improve itscompetitiveness through smart marketing techniques and offer more personalizedservice, and has as main goal the development of an Advanced Intelligent Marketingplatform applicable to improving the customer shopping experience and designmarketing strategies that take into account the buying patterns and other data ofinterest. The platform technology pillars are MISCOM localization techniques andtechnologies for indoor environments, smart business techniques based on humanbehavior and Web-oriented technologies (WOA), which will enable the developmentof applications such as customer behavior analysis or knowledge of patterns of travelfor the redesign of layouts. It will also be possible to measure the current andhistorical behavior: No customer visit time slot, by area ... and establish customerservice based on location. Examples of such services would be a browser smartshopping carts to facilitate the visit with information on the amount of the purchase,daily specials, automatic generation of a list / purchase path based on consumerhabits, confirmation of the list final procurement and electronic paymentauthorization thereof, etc. Smard: Software remote monitoring and alerting for dependents. Real-Time Location Sistem (RTLS) indoor: System for indoor location onAndroid. GPRS API, API Sensor API WiFi, Bluetooth API and open source. WICROPS (Wireless Internet of CROPS): The project addresses WICROPSdesign and development of innovative telemetry solutions based on Internet conceptsand Web of Things, as a facilitating tool for precision farming techniques in farms inregions typically smallholders (SMEs and micro), contributing to the development of
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 42 de 70sustainable agriculture. Using technologies WSN(Wireless Sensor Networks) to support IParchitectures WOA (Web Oriented Architecture) andGIS data will be possible for the evolution of criticalparameters of the operation are available at all times(real time), place (remotely via Internet) and throughany device (PDA, mobile, PC ...), all with minimal impact, low power and low cost(compared to other wireless technologies like GPRS), so the manager can makedecisions time, thus obtaining a double benefit: economic and environmental.The project will enable agricultural SMEs with limited resources to manage theevolution of their crops through simple Web tools, helping and encouraging thedevelopment process and implementation of ICT in business and the inclusion of moreand more entities in the Information Society. In fact, the project scope includesvalidation on farms of Galicia and Asturias, and technology transfer to industry.WICROPS not only serve as a means to provide tools to individually agricultural SMEsbut on the contrary, is intended to their potential use collectively.The development paradigm based on the "Internet of things" and "WOA servicearchitectures" will make possible and facilitate the flow of information and access totwo-way, through Internet, so that the system itself can feed data External andservices of interest, and at the same time, the culture data may be integrated intoexternal databases available to different agents related to agricultural production(regional governments, local, national, consulting firms, cooperatives ...). ZIGSEA: Wireless Sensor Network Modeling by ZigBee technology for environmentalmonitoring in coastal areas and rivers.The ZIGSEA project sought to obtain wireless sensor networks models applicable toenvironmental monitoring based on emerging technologies such as ZigBee, with theaim of acquiring new knowledge for the design and development of equipment andtelemetry and remote control solutions for efficient and competitive. The workseemed completed analysis of the adequacy of Mobile WiMAX technology to thedesign of wireless sensor networks, in order to bridge longer distances. This is claimed
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 43 de 70to be able to design new solutions based on these technologies, thus anticipating thedemand of potential clients.The ZIGSEA project consisted in the design of wireless sensor networks forenvironmental monitoring applicable to the design and development of equipmentand solutions for telemetry and telecontrol efficient and competitive, transmittingvalues to a data collection center for alerting prediction. SeaMAX: Evaluation of Mobile WiMAX systems in coastal environments throughfield testing and channel emulator.One of the latest demands of the maritime sector is the need for broadbandcommunications reliable, robust and economically competitive. Traditionaltechnologies that use the HF bands present problemsrelated to the limited bandwidth, while the cellular mobileaccess technologies 2G and 3G are not sufficient to meetcurrent needs in these scenarios, mainly due to highlatency in connections and limitations on coveragedistances. Other access technologies such as VSAT, havesevere limitations associated with the high cost of equipment and maintenance of theservice, the difficulty of aiming the antennas in the marine boundary and theasymmetric nature of teleconferencing.This project proposes as an alternative to address these deficiencies in developingsolutions around WiMAX access technology. The major communications equipmentmanufacturers are betting OFDM design equipment for home use indoor / outdoor,ignoring its implementation in professional circles as the sea, where a large number ofcustomers (security services, pleasure boats and fishing, sensors, telemetry, industrialmarine, etc ...).
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 44 de 70This project evaluates the functioning and performance of mobile systems based onIEEE 802.16e (Mobile WiMAX) in coastal maritime boundaries. This is achieved throughthe shipping channel emulator that allows real-time testing WiMAX terminalequipment in a laboratory without the need for costly deployments in a realscenario.In addition to improving existing telecontrol systems, telemetry andcommand, the project will contribute to the revitalization of the communicationssector professionals (customs surveillance, control port, maritime rescue teams, etc...), and act as a tractor for the establishment new business opportunities for wirelessoperators specializing in coverage of coastal areas (tourism, nautical events, security,etc ...) and continental shelf (fishing). TECOMVEH: Technologies of Mobility and Vehicular Communications.TECOMVEH studying networks and service platforms inthe environment of road transport, with the aim ofreducing road accidents and up to 50% by 2010. Forthis, the research focuses on three main levels: basic technology, engineering andservice on the experimental scenarios that validate the developments made.The TECOMVEH project aims to contribute to research into new communicationssystems and services based on mobile communications and vehicular environments, inline with the work being carried out at European level (Car2Car) and USA (V2V).Following these guidelines TECOMVEH concentrated on aspects of nomadictechnologies at high speeds, Zigbee, WiFi and WiMAX Mobile, roaming betweennetworks using low interconnection protocols, hardware and Mobile WiMAX Spanish,which was developed in the project scope.ICT is a great opportunity to provide solutions that help preserve road safety. Differentstudies claim that the intelligent road safety systems to reduce the proportion of caraccidents due to human error by 95%.TECOMVEH aims to investigate the provision ofservices in vehicular environments through available networks in a heterogeneous,making optimal use of them and getting the provision of mobile services. To do this,try different access technologies as cellular, WiFi and WiMAX, as well as provision ofmobile services such as vehicle monitoring signals.To finish the project, will be demonstrated to verify the technical feasibility of thesesystems and communications vehicle for unmanned traffic management, and so certifythat the new systems are within the European objectives of the FrameworkProgramme. As a novelty, TECOMVEH wants to encourage online communication, andfor that its participants have a website where projects will be hanging for sharing andwhere they can improve the work
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 45 de 706.8 [◄] Web Information Systems (WIS)The Web information systems are useful in a number of areas. This Technological Area isspecialized in the use of Web information systems for building digital libraries, e-Governmentapplications, e-commerce applications. Among its applications may include the following: Management systems with applications in multiple areas: territory, logistics, ... Web and e-commerce portals. Document management, digital libraries, newspaper libraries, documentation centers Digital content. Solutions not only PCs but also for devices.The increase in available bandwidth Internet connections, and the inclusion of newtechnologies in web browsers, has allowed leaving the traditional information systems builtwith desktop applications to pass information systems based on web applications running anddisplayed on a web server. Clear examples of these applications are initiatives such as GoogleApps (Docs, Sites, Calendar, etc...), Applications like social networks, Flickr, etc.. Today, thebest way to deploy a client-server in an organization or the general public is through a webapplication.However, the development of a Web information system requires knowledge and control of alarge number of techniques and technologies: from technologies for the rapid construction ofWeb information systems to techniques for designing user interfaces agile, flexible andaccessible. Learn to use these techniques and technologies are a key success factor for anycompany in the sector.[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects and components on mobile devices by topic:Management Software: Consuldat LOPD: Management System forcompliance with the Data Protection Act by acompany or institution. Promoter ConsuldatSolutions S.L. This application records allinformation concerning a companyscompliance with the Organic Law on Data
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 46 de 70Protection. Also, automatically generates the resulting security document andregisters the files telematics company in the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.Web portals and eCommerce: SW1: Socio-Pedagogical Association Galician http://www.as-pg.com/ SW2: Paper Cluster SW3: Tourist Platform for Municipalities: "Implementation of locating and calculatingway do next waypoints for mobile devices".The project aims at expanding a product developed by the LBD Group in the past thatallows you to manage and geo-referencing information of interest to a set of businessof a geographical area so that the public Internet can access them, not only by theintroduction of information each item, but also through a map that appear located, inaddition to seeing their position relative to other points of cultural and naturalheritage. The Laboratory Database participated in the activities of analysis, design andfeatures definition of the application bringing its expertise in the design anddevelopment of geographic information systems. The Laboratory Database alsoparticipated in the task of controlling and monitoring the development entity acting asthe external quality control.The platform has one complete database withinformation introducing y geolocation of theelements y patrimonial tourism (cultural heritage,natural heritage, tourist routes, Fiesta yestablecemientos tour), as well as a huge mediarepository that includes photos y videos relateddichos elements, tells ofreciendo information in 4 languages apart from Galician. HeAlso cuenta site with one private administration section, dirigida al personnelresponsible for the management of contents, which will keep updated the informationhe y increase the number of items of interest.http://www.turismo.aestrada.com FarmaIglesias: WeApplication of Web commerce.Supported by the BD y Tecnología desarrollada in J2EE,comply with the Data Protection Act LSSI y, applicable tosuch sites.http://www.farmaiglesias.com/Document Management Software SW4: Association of Galician-language writers. Auto-administrable Web Solution forthe dissemination of information for them y writers of the writers association.http://www.aelg.org/Web solution for disseminating information from the writers of the association. SW5: Archives of the Royal Galician Academyhttp://www.realacademiagalega.org/Hemeroteca/Revistas.do?letter=none
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 47 de 70 SW6: Emblematic Literature Digital LibraryIt consists of the newspaper to check it Magazines acronym XIX of the RAG thatcontains 29 magazines with their numbers, articles and authors. If implemented with aworkflow system for the power of the digital library that allows you to:o Allocation y specification tasks (scanning,cataloging, OCR, correction).o Management of automated results.o Control the evolution of them tasks.o Effective control of resources.o Reports of the dedication of every one ofthem involved people SW7: Galician Virtual Library http://bvg.udc.es/This project has three objectives:1.- To keep the BVG working, which implies the management of the daily news.2.- To upgrade the software of the Virtual Travel section, which is supported by aGeographic Information system, and the software of the Library section.3.- To increase the collection of the Library Documentation Center of AELG Educational systems softwareSelf-administered web solution for the dissemination of information from the writers,AELG partners and their work. It has space for biography and complete bibliography,also have other spaces available as: library, video library, book review blogs, learningspace (with points and workshops) and publications in press or any other document(article, recession, introduction, criticism, etc..) that the author or author produces
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 48 de 70 SW8: Educational games (Trivial, Scattergories, Scrabble, ...)http://www.as-pg.com/trivial.gz/ShowAuthentication.do2. Specific projects on mobile devicesManagement Software: Syntirisis-web: Application Management support orders. Registration andprocessing incidents. Combined with application web platform on mobile devices.Sponsor: Vegalsa, Management application support orders made with technology. Net.Available from supermarkets and self Vegalsa Family, supermarkets and allowsmaintenance technicians to record and process maintenance incidents relating to theassets of the company.Digital contents Comics for Iphone and Ipad: iPhone and IPad Application for displaying comicbooks in different languages with the ability to turn the sound with background music.You can browse the full catalog and buy comics and updated from within theapplication.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 49 de 70 Digital Tree Guide: In addition to being consulted to access textual informationand illustrations of the species, this guide to identify a tree by its characteristics. It wasdeveloped for the web, mobile phones and other J2ME Android, where you can installand use without an Internet connection.Educational systems software SIXA: Academic Management System for teachers and the school. Notebook virtualteaching program, skills, absences, reports, etc.. It has applications with differentfeatures depending on user profile (Address, faculty, administration and Families).Web platform for mobile devices and faculty profile.The main products of this family are:o Computer System-Academic Management (SIXA) application that gives thefamily name. Allows complete management of all information related to theacademic development of students (grades, absences, reports, etc.), and theintercommunication of all this information with XadeWeb and with families ofstudents. It consists of different modules (SIXA Directors, SIXA Teachers, SIXAAdministration, SIXA Families SIXA Mobile and Portable), each of which isdriven to a different profile and functions within the center.o Schedule-SIXA, is designed so that schools can send XadeWeb schedulescreated by Kronowin or Peñalara, avoiding the tedious task of manually enter.o SIXA-SMS facilitates the sending of SMS both the families of students at theschool as teachers. The system communicates with XadeWeb to obtain thedata centers students and their families as well as the lack of assistance; theapplication is also able to send via SMS.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 50 de 706.9 [◄] Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Geographic information systems are large software systems that store information in anintegrated alphanumeric and geographic giving them great potential for development ofapplications in very different areas. Thus, this type of computer systems by providing data onthe territory associated with the mapping of it, are an ideal infrastructure for a wide range ofapplications of great interest and valuable to both the government and for different types ofbusinesses. For example, from cadastral management to urban planning, through landconsolidation, these systems provide not only the different public administrations to improvetheir internal processes but also to the public to convey this information in a very simple Webposting.On the other hand a wide range of companies can benefit from the technology of geographicinformation systems as this is useful not only for companies directly related to the work in theterritory (surveying and engineering firms) but also companies with fleets of cars or trucks withroutes to be optimized as the geographic information system can be implemented routeoptimization algorithms, calculation of travel times, etc..The technological characteristics of the research are: Based entirely on open source domain but with major market commercial tools(ArcGIS, ...) Client-server architectures. Applications interoperable and extensible. Modular architecture based on standards defined by ISO services and OGC. Information Systems aimed at creating a data infrastructure (SDI), following thedirectives of INSPIRE.The lines of work and research in this technological area are: Background information GIS + Urban Planning. Land consolidation. Management of expropriations Impact of public performances. Environmental Impact. Distribution routes.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 51 de 70 Geo-referenced Asset Management. Geo-marketing. Tourism promotion.[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: EIEL: Management tool for the Survey of Local Infrastructure and EquipmentsThe LBD team participated in the development of geographic information tool gisEIELapplication that allows managing all the information that is collected and is currentlybeing used in three Galician provinces and three in the rest of Spain .o It has advanced tools for digitizing / editing to enable the maintenance ofgeographic databases. • Includes tools for spatial analysis.o Provides access to OGC services (WMS, WFS, WCS).o Enables the generation of maps and reports in a simple BDT-EIEL: Web application publishing information of BDT-EIELLBD team participated in the project of creating the web viewer-generatedinformation EIEL:o Allows viewing of geographic information on the web through differenttechnologies: AJAX, Java Applets and Google Maps.o Facilitates the user mapping in several standard formats such as GML or KML(Google Earth).o Give the user the ability to print maps online and download maps and predefinedreports.o Has ability to access services and catalog metadata Nomenclature.o It is built on Spatial Data Infrastructure of A Coruña (ideAC) node belonging to IDEE(Spatial Data Infrastructure of Spain).
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 52 de 70 Sixespro: Management System of forced expropriation procedures.Tool that provides all the functionality necessary for data management and reporting:o Automatic import of parcel information, headlines, and the scope of the proposedexpropriation.o Automatic calculation with GIS technology, parcels, and property owners affectedby a particular field of expropriation.o Generation of chips, maps and reports of the management process ofexpropriation.2. Projects with components on mobile devices Around me: Platform for the promotion of tourist service companies in integratingnatural and cultural environment in which they are using technology of geographicinformation systems. This makes it possible to get what elements of natural and culturalinterest are in the vicinity of a particular tourist accommodation or tourist facilities whichare located within 2 miles of beach and near a main road.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 53 de 70 MeteoSIX mobile: georeferenced weather informationThe mobile application is available MeteoSIX project to Android OS devices and, since July25, 2012, also for IOS (iPhone and iPod Touch natively, and iPhone compatibility mode).Allows users to view weather and oceanographic prediction provided by numericalprediction models run by MeteoGalicia.The mobile application allows for the prediction MeteoSIX for any point of Galicia and itscoast in three ways:o Using the devices current positiono Selecting the point of interest on the mapo Doing a search by the name of the place. Currently you can search for people andinstitutions beaches.Also the application allows you to save favorite places, and thus access to his predictiondirectly. In addition, users can choose to view the forecast for each hour or a shortenedversion, and can select a large number of variables: temperature, sky condition, windspeed, water temperature, wave height, etc.. The application for Android also includes awidget for users who want to have on the desktop of your devices prediction for one ofhis favorite places permanently.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 54 de 706.10 [◄]Distributed Systems and Service OrientedArchitectures (SOA)The work in this area is the analysis, modelling, development, validation, verification andperformance evaluation of systems consisting of distributed software agents logically orphysically on a computer network.This technological area pursued the analysis, modelling, development, validation, verificationand performance evaluation of systems consisting of distributed software agents logically orphysically on a computer network.In recent years, the importance of distributed applications and network services has becomeincreasingly important to the point that today does not mean an application as an entityisolated from the rest of the world. The competition inherent in such systems complicatesdevelopment and correction.The need to address two conflicting challenges: (a) improving software quality, in terms ofavailability and performance and (b) reducing costs throughout the development life cycle(make reliable software cheaper and more reliable cheap software) and, in particular, reducedtime-to-market of new network services encourages the R & D effort to achieve methods,techniques and tools that enable these challenges.One of the objectives of the telecommunications industry is the deployment of service-oriented networks to a level of 5 nines availability (99.999%), but the development andsubsequent validation of these complex concurrent and distributed systems is extremelydifficult and costly.Among the differential lines in the technological area include: Use of distributed functional paradigm for building executable models and the latestimplementation of highly available services. Identification of design patterns and reusable components to standardize solutions torecurring problems in the various stages of development. Use of formal methods in a pragmatic way in the software life cycle, for example toautomatically validate or certify the systems behaviour based on formally specifiedproperties on it.The technological area is interested in both the physical models and architectures that supportthese concurrent and distributed systems (computer network, computer cluster, multi-core
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 55 de 70systems, etc..) And various logic models to define service-oriented architectures (client / serverP2P, cloud computing, etc..).[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects with components on mobile devices: HENSON Firmware Development: Development of intelligent controlsoftware for rosettes of communication within the digital home. Advertise: Distributed system for real-time scheduling of advertising. Segmentationcampaigns target user as defined by decision rules.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 56 de 706.11 [◄] Advanced VisualizationThe Advanced Visualization for computer allows digitally recreate situations and real-worldobjects, giving them associating behavior and to present information in a visual and interactivefor the user. This area is centered around the science of Computer Graphics Area thrives on arange of technologies, including: Real-time visualization, simulation. Virtual and AugmentedReality, Virtual Worlds. Gigapixel Image, Video 360, rendering engine development andalgorithmic computer graphics. Design interfaces, displays, interactive installations, naturalinteraction.The Advanced Visualization is one of the most common ICT and transverse character. Itsapplication covers all areas of the industry, from the building to audiovisual content, tomilitary simulation, archeology or biomedical sciences. The universal need to visualize theprocess and results therefore become a technology in great demand.CITIC has several research groups working in this field, in areas such as software developmentfor video on demand, the industrial simulation, virtual reconstruction of the historical, thevisualization of construction projects, the three-dimensional representation of the territory,development of Virtual Reality systems and the design of man-machine interfaces based onimage analysis, among other projects of direct application of computer graphics technologythat required visual support for implementation and presentation of results.[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: citic3D: 3D visualization of the interior and exterior CITIC building.You can see it in the web: http://videalab.udc.es/es/node?page=1
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 57 de 706.12 [◄]High Performance Computing (HPC)This Technological area develops research projects on computer architecture, highperformance computing (HPC), scientific visualization and mobile robotics.The main lines of research in recent years have focused on:• High-Performance Computing (HPC): high-speed Java communications: Communications Software low latency for high-performance networks Reduced response time and parallel distributed applications in Java Applications to the financial sector / trading, energy, defense / space• Models computer graphics and scientific visualization.o Land hybrid visualization: applications in land management, agroforestry inventory,forecasting weather risks ...o Supercomputing / GPUs based simulation: applications for mobile devices, reducingthe power consumption in mobile applications, financial calculations ...• Cloud computing.o Integration of computational resources in clouds hybrid public / private.o Data-intensive applications in the cloud.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 58 de 70[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: SITEGAL: Land information systems of Galicia. Tool-Web GIS public access is a publicland bank to promote your rent to increase productivity of rural farms in Galicia. It isan ambitious initiative to mobilize large social impact agricultural land. SThe Land Bank of Galicia is an instrument created by the Conseil of Rural Environmentwhich aims to regulate the use and development of farms with agricultural vocation,with the dual aim of preventing them abandonment and disposal of all those whoneed land for agriculture, livestock, forestry, nature conservation and other uses ofheritage interest. The main function of the Land Bank is to stimulate and mediatebetween the people who own land and those in need and provide assurance,confidence and security in the management and farm use.You can see the application in the web: http://www.bantegal.com/sitegal/ EIEL: Geo-referenced System for access to the inventory of existing infrastructureand facilities. You can see the application in the web: http://webeiel.dicoruna.es/GAL
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 59 de 706.13 [◄] Statistics Applied Mathematics and OperativeResearchThe objective of this research area are nonparametric inference, game theory and applicationsof Statistics and Operations Research in general. Another of the goals is to develop andtransfer research activities in the field of mathematical models and numerical methods forsolving real problems and industrial and commercial applications. The study of problemsranging from mathematical modeling of processes and products, through mathematicalanalysis thereof and the design of more efficient numerical methods for resolution, until theimplementation of computer algorithms for simulation of processes with computerapplications, with the possibility of using computational tools high performance when therequired computational cost.The main lines of research in recent years have focused on: Statistics and Operations Researcho Statistics Statistical models: Troubleshooting industrial, environmental, health, social, ... Forecast of electricity demand and price using nonparametric methods Survival Analysis Applications in Biology and Medicine Applications of Thermogravimetry estimate Statistical Quality Control and Reliability Analysis Survival analysis Statistical Quality Control (production processes, reducing costs, ...) Reliability Analysis (process design and manufacturing, machinery failure time,lifetime ...)o Operations Research (OR) Mathematical programming and applications Planning logistics models Optimal design of routes Inventory Management Arbitration
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 60 de 70 Applied Mathematicso mathematical models in engineering and applied sciences hydrodynamic lubrication in rigid devices deformable devices Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication cavitation phenomena in lubricationo Mathematical Models in Finance, Health, ... Rating derivatives of type options: European, American, Asian, discrete andcontinuous barrier Valuation of investments under uncertaintyo Mathematical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)o numerical methods: analysis and programmingo Numerical simulation of processes[●] R&D project in this Technological Area1. General projects: MTH1: Nonparametric Statistical Inference: Applications in thermal analysis, credit risk,weed science and genomics. MTH2: Mathematical analysis and numerical simulation for acoustic problems: reducingacoustic noise emitted and flows. MTH3: Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of processes in quantitativefinance and mechanics.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 61 de 707. FacilitiesThe CITIC has two modular and intelligent buildings with an area of 3.200m2 where businessesare located, researchers and collaborators. The different research groups are distributed inopen spaces. Researchers have meeting rooms of different features, equipped with audiovisualequipment (projector, whiteboard, whiteboard), which are used by a reservation systemthrough the intranet of CITIC. Some of these rooms, at present, are usually reserved for theimplementation of demonstration projects as a showroom.CITIC also features: Deployment Center and Data Processing Center (DPC)Updated and heterogeneous equipment on which tests areperformed, pilots, demonstrations and pre-commercialdeployments.. Compares and debug features, determine theimpact by adding new features, load testing and evaluatingperformance of systems in different hardware and software configurations. Digital Video LaboratoryProfessional equipment throughout the audiovisual chain whichallows the acquisition, distribution and consumption in differentscenarios of interactive digital television (DVB-T, DVB-C, IPTV, DVB-H). Broadcast station TDT (DVB-T, DVB-H)Facility for issuing experimental content and services (DVB-T) andmobile TV (DVB-H) for R & D projects related to interactive digital TV. Living LabThe living lab recreates a modern apartment connectedthrough different access technologies (VDSL, cable and fiber tothe home). It displays real scenarios validate technology in thehome with the check on the usability of end technologyproducts and services developed.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 62 de 708. ReferencesAs Research Center of the ICT sector, the CITIC works to boost the synergy of Science-Technology and as a meeting point projecting University-Industry R & D to the business areathrough the Technology Transfer. Due to the nature of the research groups that make up theCITIC, selected through competitive grant programs among those with a greater potential fortechnology transfer within the ICT University of A Coruña, collaborations with industrial fabricare common, from the departments of R & D companies to share facilities physically regime inthe rental building at CITIC Technology Park University (R Cable, Altis and Igalia), companiesthat participate in consortia with business groups of CITIC (eg, calls of Plan Avanza R & D) orcompanies that perform contract R & D through the management company of CITIC (Indra,Blusens, Guess, R Cable, CINFO, LambdaStream, Altis, GALSEG Group, Vego supermarket, ITG,Proyestegal, hobbies, CIS, ...).
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 63 de 708. Experience in European ProjectsGTECTitle: Acción integrada de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica entre España y AustriaReference: AT2009-0014 Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.Participants: Universidad de A Coruña y Technical University of ViennaDate: 01/01/2010- 31/12/2011Global Budget : 12.000 €Main Researcher: Luis Castedo RibasAbstract:Recently, the Grupo de Tecnología Electrónica y Comunicaciones (GTEC) at the University of ACoruña (UDC) started a collaboration with the research group led by prof. Markus Rupp at theTechnical University of Vienna (TUWien) in the form of a five-month stay at Vienna of a Spanishresearcher to participate in a series of measurements campaigns to evaluate the performanceof the MIMO HSDPA radio interface under realistic conditions. The success of this visit hasmotivated us to propose the present project aimed at carrying out further experiments toevaluate the performance of the MIMO radio interface for the next generation cellular wirelessstandard 3GPP LTE. Three types of measurements campaigns have been scheduled for 2010and 2011: point-to-point measurements; point-to-multipoint measurements; and point-to-multipoint with interference measurements.Both research groups have a long-standing experience in the realm of wireless communicationsand the construction of hardware testbeds for the assessment of MIMO technologies. Yet, thegroup at TUWien is recognized as one of the most outstanding in the field and is equipped withthe adequate expensive infrastructure to carry out the measurement campaigns. From theSpanish side, the integrated action will allow GTEC members to visit TUWien and participate inthe experiments. From the Austrian side, it will support visitors trips for analyzing the collecteddata and discuss the obtained resultsTitle: Enhanced diversity and Space-time Coding for metrO and Railway Transmission(ESCORT)Call: Unión Europea (contrato IST-1999-20006), Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (referenciaTIC2000-2607-CE) y Xunta de Galicia (referencia PGIDT01TIC10501PM).Participants: Thomson-CSF, INRETS, Univ. Lille, IMST, CEIT, RATP, Metro Bilbao, UDCDate: 1/11/2000 - 30/6/2002Global Budget: 120.102,99 € (98.136 € UE, 9.976,80 € MCYT y 11.990,19 € XUGA)Main Researcher: Luis Castedo RibasAbstract:In the guided urban transport domain, there are increasing needs of communications meansdue to: the growing complexity of the command and control installations in metros, Ø thenecessity to increase capacity and efficiency of existing lines Ø the need to optimise
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 64 de 70the management of these lines, Ø the need to enhance the security feeling ofcustomers by offering information and entertainment services. The need to realize phone and video transmissionESCORT aims at studying the feasibility of using multiple antennas together with GSMtechnology in railway environments. More specific objectives are: Analysis of multiantenna GSM propagation in narrow tunnels Analysis of diversity techniques for capacity and reliability increase Analysis of radio planning aspectsYou can see the web the project http://www.escortsproject.eu/MADSTitle: OPTIBAND-Optimization of Bandwidth for IPTV video streamingCall: Unión Europea (7th Framework Programme, STREP FP7-ICT-2009-4)Date: 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012Budget UDC: 68.182,00 € Global Budget(UDC): 126.688,00 €Main Researcher (UDC): Víctor M. Gulías FernándezAbstract:European project called OptiBand (INFSO-ICT-248495). OptiBand focused on optimizing thebandwidth of IPTV for the delivery of multiple HD streams over a single ADSL line, and by thatenabling multiple HD channels per household. OptiBand has conducted in-depth research anddevelopment regarding the efficient distribution of video content using smart data dropalgorithm within the telecommunication aggregation networks, while preserving quality ofexperience according to both objective and subjective metrics. You can see the web the projecthttp://optiband-project.eu/
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 65 de 70Title: PROTEST: Property-based Testing (FP7-ICT-2007-1, Grant Agreement Nº 215868)Call: Unión Europea (7th Framework Programme, STREP FP7-ICT-2009-4)Date: 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2012 Total Costs(Lambda): 125.944,50 €Main Researcher: Víctor M. GulíasAbstract:The ProTest project successfully achieved goal was to deliver methods and tools to supportproperty-based development of systems. The project partners developed software engineeringapproaches to improve reliability of service-oriented networks, to support fault-finding anddiagnosis based on specified properties of the system, and built automated tools that generateand run tests, monitor execution at run-time, and log events for analysis.You can see the web the project: http://www.protest-project.eu/Title: PROWESS-Propertybased testing of Web services (negotiation phase)Call: Unión Europea (7th Framework Programme, STREP FP7-ICT-2011-8)Date: 01/10/2012 to 31/09/2015Main Researcher (UDC): Laura M. Castro SoutoAbstract:This project will develop advanced software engineering technologies suitable for thenetworked, distributed dimension of software and access to services and data. Specifically, wewill develop approaches to improve quality assurance: the challenge is to reduce time spent ontesting, whilst increasing software quality, in order to quickly launch new, or enhancements ofexisting, web services and internet applications. We aim to automate quality assurance,reducing its cost and improving effectiveness, based on properties of the system that shouldhold.Thus, we will develop this property-based testing for web services and internet applications inorder to achieve a real improvement of testing efficiency. We will enable testing to becompositional, and we will simplify creation and understanding of test models. We will developtechniques to compare multiple implementations, and to support testing of constantly evolvingsystems. We will address non-functional requirements such as performance requirements.Finally, we will define software assurance criteria that are compatible with property-basedtesting to ensure the highest quality assurance.Title: ANALYSIS PENETRATION OF ICT AND PROMOTION OF e-COMMERCE WITHIN SMEsBELONGING TO THE AQUACULTURE STRATEGIC SECTOR OF THE ATLANTIC AREA (e-AQUA)Call: UE, INTERREG III-B Espacio Atlántico 014-e-AQUA 2003;Other call: Regional Grant of Galician Goverment posterior (PGIDIT04PXIC1050PM)Date: 01/10/2003 to 31/12/2005Main Researcher (UDC): Víctor M. Gulías FernándezAbstract:The main objective of this project was to encourage the use of Information andCommunication Technologies (ICT) and to promote e-commerce by all the economic players ofthe aquaculture strategic sector. Research about the status and possibilities for developing ICTin the Atlantic aquaculture sector was developed in order to gain reliable knowledge of thedegree to which ICT, Internet and e-commerce have been deployed by SMEs and wereoperative in the participating Atlantic regions. The analysis checked the pros and cons found bythe aquaculture SMEs in the usage of ICT and e-commerce for their activities. Partnersanalysed the ICT situation, their expectations and needs within 22 SMEs by country.You can see the web the project: http://www.e-aqua.org/
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 66 de 70LIDIATitle: Low Carbon at Work: Modelling Agents and Organizations to achieve transition to aLow carbon Europe (LOCAW)Call: 7th Framework Programme Código: ENV.2010.4.3.4-1 Grant Agreement 265155Participants: UDC, Sapienza Universitá de Roma (Italia), West University ofTimisoara,(Rumanía), The James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen, Reino Unido), University ofGröningen (Holanda), University of Surrey (Reino Unido), University of Ümea (Suecia).Date: 01-01-2011 to 31-12-201Number of participating researchers: 4 from LIDIA group.Budget of LIDIA group: 50.800 eurosMain Researcher of LOCAW Project - Ricardo García Mira (UDC).Main Researcher of LIDIA Group: Amparo Alonso BetanzosAbstract:The project aims to analyze the behavior of (un) sustainability in the workplace, andsee how behaviors and daily practices act as enhancers or as barriers to making changes atindividual, organizational and society. For this study 6 European organizations: 2 public (UDC,City of Groningen), 2 private utilities in the field of energy and natural resources (Aquatim inRomania and Enel Green Power in Italy), and 2 multinational heavy industry (Volvo and Shell).The idea is to examine factors at the micro and macro single influence individual behavior, seethe relationships between individuals and companies, the relationship between behavior atwork and at home and realize all these factors into a model based on agents that remain asgeneral as possible, reflect the individuality and characteristics of each of the six organizations,with the purpose of examining the impact of rules and standards for a scenario of decreasingCO2 emissions. You can see the web the project: http://www.locaw-fp7.com/
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 67 de 70Title: Galileo Speed Warning (GSW)Call: European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA) Código: Grant Agreement No 228357 7thFramework ProgrammeParticipants: Mapflow Ltd. (posteriormente Avego), Technolution BV,EdotEverything.Com Ltd (Denarius Professional) y Universidade da CoruñaDate: 05/01/2009 to 30/06/2010Number of participating researchers: 16 (4 por parte de LIDIA)Total Budget: 299.392,00 €. LIDIA Budget: 28.600,00 €Consortium Coordinator: Jonathan Guard (Mapflow).Main Researcher of LIDIA group: Eduardo Mosqueira ReysAbstract:The project GSW (Galileo Speed Warning) was the development of a system of intelligent speedadaptation (ISA) called CARAT (Continuous Assessment of Road Attributes) Counter. Theobjective sought to counter the development of CARAT was twofold and was to analyze thetwo main challenges facing the ISA technology: user acceptance and technological difficulty. Togain acceptance by users developed a system of "rewards" that rewarded those drivers whosedriving was correct and analyzed the usability of the product developed for the drivinginfluence was minimal. Within the technological challenge looked at how current GPS signalsaffecting the system performance and how newer systems such as EGNOS and Galileo can solveexisting problems. Finally, developing a business plan for marketing the product developed.LBDTitle: Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (MOVE)Investigador Principal: Miguel Ángel Rodríguez LuacesCall: Acción COST- 2009Global Budget: It is not properly a grant, but are funded the Miguel Luaces’s travels to attendresearch meetings and organize the management action.Participation as a partner or project leader: partner
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 68 de 70GACTitle: High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers Network of Excellence,HiPEAC-2 NoEMain Researcher: Koen De Bosschere (Ghent University, Bélgica)Call: Unión Europea, 7th Framework Programme- 2008Global Budget: 4.800.000,00€Participation as a partner or project leader: partner UDC – Ramón Doallo Biempica.Abstract:HiPEAC2 is a European Network of Excellence involving over 30 researchers from Europeanuniversities and companies in the ICT sector centered architectures and compilers for highperformance embedded systems. Its activities include organizing workshops for theestablishment of consortia participating in the different European calls, and the contact withcompanies in the ICT sector and the financing of both doctoral stays at other research groupsand laboratories of companies , and stays of senior researchers in other laboratories with whichit intends to establish collaborations. This network also organizes an annual conferencesubmission.Title: Open European Network for High Performance Computing on Complex Environments(Complex HPC)Main Researcher: Emmanuel Jeannot (INRIA, Fracia)Call: Unión Europea, COST Action-2009Global Budget: 360.000,00€Participation as a partner or project leader: partner UDC – Ramón Doallo Biempica.Abstract:Complex HPC is another research network funded by the European COST action involving about20 European research groups. The focus of this network is again the exchange of experienceand mobility of researchers around the high performance heterogeneous computing. He hasorganized several workshops with sending contributions and annual meetings to facilitatecontact between researchers.Title: High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilation Network of Excellence,HiPEAC-3 NoE (ICT-287759)Main Researcher: Koen De Bosschere (Ghent University, Bélgica)Call: Unión Europea, 7th Framework Programme- 2012Global Budget: 3.800.000,00€Participation as a partner or project leader: partner UDC – Ramón Doallo Biempica.Abstract:HPC HiPEAC-3 NoE is a continuation of HiPEAC2, which is still valid today: www.hipeac.net
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 69 de 70RNASA-IMEDIRTitle: Red Iberoamericana de Tecnologías Convergentes NBIC en Salud (IBERO- NBIC)Call: CYTED Entidades participantes: CYTEDDate: 1-1-2009 to 2013Main Researcher: Alejandro Pazos SierraNumber of participating researchers: 84TELEMÁTICATitle: SCIIMS (Strategic Crime and Immigration Information Systems)Call: FP7-SEC-2007-01. (Proposal ID: 218223)Dates: 1/11/2009 - 31/10/2012Abstract:People Trafficking and People Smuggling has long been a problem for European Governments,adversely affecting the security of their citizens. In many cases women and children areexploited for the sex trade and labour exploitation. In formulating the SCIIMS project theconsortium will focus upon the overarching question from which the developed system,demonstration and experimentation will answer: In the European Union context how can newcapabilities improve the ability to search, mine and fuse information from national,transnational, private, and other sources, to discover trends and patterns for increasing sharedsituational awareness and improving decision making, within a secure infrastructure tofacilitate the combating of organised crime and in particular people trafficking to enhance thesecurity of citizens.The programme objectives are:1) Development and application of information management techniques enablinginformation to be fused, and shared nationally and trans-nationally within a secureinformation infrastructure in accordance with EU Crime and Immigration Agenciesinformation needs.2) Development and application of tools to assist in decision making in order to predictanalyse and intervene with likely people trafficking and smuggling sources, events, andlinks to organised crime.The SCIIMS Consortium will utilise State of the Art products which will form the platform todevelop new innovative capabilities and technologies. This approach is designed to provide theEU with an early exploitation opportunity by the Consortium and User Groups. Capabilities andtechnologies will include: Data Mining of large data sets utilising a data stream approach. Information management and fusion techniques in order to analyse relationshipsbetween different pieces of information. Web/database semantics tools to provide comprehensive search and retrieval ofinformation. Decision aids based on self learning probabilistic tools.
  • Quality Assurance and Project Office (QAPO) Página 70 de 70Participants: BAE Systems (UK), INDRA (Spain), Columba Global Systems (Ireland), ElsagDatamat (Italy), Denodo Technologies (Spain), Computer and Automation Research Institute(SZTAKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary), Universidad de A Coruña (Spain)Global Budget: 2.907.208,6 (EC Contribution: 2.318.996,45)Budget UDC: 210.601,60 (EC Contribution: 164943,20)9. ContactCITICCentro de investigación TIC (Research Center on ICT)Universidad de A CoruñaCampus de Elviña s/n15071 A Coruña - España+34 981 16 70 00 Ext 5503+34 981 16 70 92proyectos.idi@citic-research.org