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  • 1. inLab FIB Presentation Barcelona November 2013 inLab FIB IT Technical Director Rosa Mª Martín rosam@fib.upc.edu
  • 2. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC) • UPC is a public institution dedicated to research and higher education, specialized in the fields of architecture, science and engineering. • Strongly committed with research and innovation with an active international presence in networks and initiatives of innovation. UPC is member of CLUSTER a network of leading European Universities of Technology Research, acts as co-location center for KIC InnoEnergy (EIT) and was awarded by the Spanish Ministry as International Campus of Excellence. • UPC has participated in several European projects (FP, AAL and others) and currently plays a partner role in 153 European projects and, in terms of their management capability and experience, UPC is acting as a coordinator in 40 of them. See http://www.upc.edu/euresearch/about 2
  • 3. inLab FIB inLab FIB is an innovation and research lab of the Barcelona School of Informatics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC) Missions: • R+D multidisciplinary project development and transfer of knowledge to the society • A professional environment focused on training and developing the talent of our students: Talent training program • A learning lab specialized in informatics engineering 3
  • 4. inLab FIB • inLab FIB has more than three decades of expertise in developing applications using the latest ICT technologies, collaborating in different research and innovation projects and creating customized solutions for public administrations, industry, large companies and SMEs. • Located in the International Campus of Excellence BKC (Barcelona Knowledge Campus), we keep strong alliances and collaborations with other research groups of UPC and international R&D collaborations (EU FP, Concert Japan,…). • inLab FIB integrates academic staff from different UPC departments and its own technical staff. Graduate and under-graduate students collaborate in R+D projects through our Talent Program. 4
  • 5. R + D Areas of expertise We innovate and perform research to provide solutions in different areas of expertise. 5
  • 6. Modeling, simulation & optimization • Event simulation applied to transport, manufacturing, logistics and other services • Industrial & logistics processes optimization • Social simulation • Emergency simulation • Cloud distributed, SaaS simulation systems Microscopic simulation of passengers movements in the new terminal of the airport of Barcelona. AENA-INDRA 6
  • 7. Smart Cities • Energy efficient building (EeB) simulation • Smart mobility: Dynamic ridesharing, public transport routing, transport data fusion, etc. • Energy efficient transport simulation • Contextual health-care and sports applications • e-participation 7
  • 8. Mobile Apps and GIS • • • • • • Mobile multimedia Augmented Reality Geolocation & tracking Geographic Information System Open Street Map Contextual mobile applications Leading the Open Street Map initiative in the Catalonia Spanish region 8
  • 9. Collaborative Internet e-Catalunya (ecatalunya.gencat.net): Social networks & web 2.0 collaborative tools Catalonia Government 9 • Distributed web services and technology • Social Media • Multimedia information systems • Security, authentication, single sign on and identity management • Accessibility • Social networks usage and integration into collaboration environments • SEO, SEM, SMO • e-participation • Collaboration tools for software development • P2P
  • 10. Data analysis and management • Data mining • Dashboards , analytics and Business Intelligence • Data and information analysis • Data fusion • Learning Analytics • Big data • Open data • Statistical methods for the measurement of intangibles (satisfaction, quality, etc.) Queries and large data matrix analysis for the Centre for Opinion Studies (CEO) of the Government of Catalonia 10
  • 11. IT learning environment & services • Learning Analytics • Computer labs & IT enabled learning spaces • e-learning & virtual campus environments • Mobileapps learning lab • Video life streaming & videoconferencing • Active learning technologies • Information systems for the management of studies and other university processes • Quality assurance systems and analytics 11
  • 12. Security & ICT infrastructures • Management of servers, operating systems, data bases, web servers, application servers • Local networks management • High availability environments • Security infrastructure management • Email, storage, printing • Servers and applications virtualization • Central management of desktops and workstations • Forensics • Penetration testing • Network monitoring 12
  • 13. Smart Mobility at inLab FIB 13
  • 14. ICT & Transports expertise Experience in the application of optimisation and simulation models to transportation problems: • Public Transportation Planning • Development of Real-Time Adaptive traffic Control Systems • Development and testing of Mathematical Models and Optimisation Algorithms for Transportation Planning • Development, implementation and testing of Microscopic and Mesoscopic traffic simulators. • Urban logistics • Real-time fleet management
  • 15. ICT & Transports Research interests Agent based simulation, new generation traffic and travel forecasting models, electronic data collection & activity based demand modelling, real-time multimodal personal journey planners. Current working projects in the area of transport and smart mobility are related with • Traffic Data Fusion • Dynamic Traffic Assignment • Real-Time OD Estimation • Advanced Traffic Information Systems • Active Traffic Management • Micro and Meso Traffic Simulation • Dynamic Ridesharing
  • 16. Smart mobility - Forecasting It is not possible to install sensors in ALL streets. It is necessary to look for different ways Forecasting models for traffic and travel information
  • 17. Traffic and travel forecasting In the same way as weather, Traffic may be calculated and predicted from a limited number of sensors through the use of models Example: Weather forecast The model makes use of a small set of data and provides us with detailed information Meteorological model Even more: the model can predict the future evolution of weather conditions Limited number of weather sensors
  • 18. Traffic and travel forecasting New generation traffic and travel forecasting models • Current available models and services are useful to provide information for long-term traffic planning or they provide information only based on past information. • New generation forecasting models are required to provide high-quality traffic and travel information, specially for short term predictions used to plan a trip. Example of applications/projects: • Electric vehicle trip planning • Multimodal trip planning, combining different transport modes
  • 19. Electronic Data Collection for Activity Based Demand Modeling BCALs Micro Sensor data No operation needed Long-term monitoring In-store data Detailed actions observed GPS mobile phones Probe person survey Meso Dot data Creation of path data Practicable for a long term Operation of instrument needed Only GPS data Indoor data not observable Paper questionnaire Person trip survey Inter-zone travel Dependent on memory Decrease in accuracy Omission of recording of short trips Large burden Not practicable Zone for a long-term Macro Zone Source: Electronic Instrument Design and User Interfaces for Activity Based Modeling (Hato & Timmermann - 2008)
  • 20. Real-Time Advanced Journey Planner An interactive, integrated, multimodal, real-time decision support system (pre-trip, in-trip) P&R P&R
  • 21. Traffic Data Analytics We are working on most of the services required for Smart Mobility or for dealing with traffic from the perspective of analytics, including data filtering, completion and fusion, the interoperability of data and the processing of huge amounts of data, or Big Data. Statistical models to identify and eliminate the outlier observations Missing data supply Procedures of spacetime traffic state reconstruction from heterogeneous data sources
  • 22. Dynamic traffic flow models The result of data fusion composed by flows, speeds and travel times, with a traffic model, is a complete picture of all the network: info for all streets, not just main avenues or streets with sensors. This complete picture is obtained using dynamic traffic flow models
  • 23. Dynamic ridesharing • Point to point instant dynamic ridesharing • A pilot test is going on in a city in the Barcelona metropolitan area to share private vehicles to go to the train station located in the closest city. Users can demand the transport just a few minutes in advance. • It uses mobile technology and a tracking server. The main challenges of this project are not technological but related to social and security issues. More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/dynamic-ridesharing
  • 24. Rapid Prototyping for urban design Rapid Prototyping: Tool/Method to support agile low cost urban design decisions. Used to optimize the location of elements such as traffic sensors, eVehicle charging points, accessibility analysis or location of emergency services, etc. It answers the questions: • How many? • Where to locate them? Based on research on Location Problems.
  • 25. Decision support systems: Traffic Management Decision Support System based on the Macro Fundamental Diagram and, through the proper processing of the data from all detectors, allows to identify on real time the present traffic state of a urban area and its evolution. This information is the used, in combination with traffic models, for the implementation of proactive traffic control strategies.
  • 26. Mobile apps & GIS R&D Collaborative projects 26
  • 27. Overview of GIS and mobile apps expertise • Leading OpenStreetMap in Catalonia. • Geoservices provider: Tracking, Monitoring, Mapping, Specific Routing, App development • Own Tracking core used in eHealth, Sports, Transport and industrial applications • Privileged access to IT students and future developers through specific Talent Program and Learning Lab environment More information: https://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/experteses/aplicacionsmobils-i-gis • We combine this expertise with innovation and research in other areas.
  • 28. tooPath: Tracking Core • Industrial tracking core for embedded devices • Also Available as a mobile app • Reporting and analysis tool More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/toopath-free-mobile-devicetracking-system Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK-QGRv7kME
  • 29. FireFIGHT: Fire Fighting by Optimization of Ground Logistics • Development of a decision support tool for fire management decision makers, focusing mainly on the efficient management of ground resources involved in extinguishing wildfire. • GIS platform will provide real time information about the location of fire fighters, ground resources and air resources. • Multicriteria optimization algorithm to minimize the non-efficient movements of material, and people and to optimize resources. • Visualization of the front fire line evolution More information: https://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/fire-fightingoptimization-ground-logistics-firefight
  • 30. City Walking: eHealth • • • • • People with heart diseases risk Exercise supervised by medical professionals Explore a city, events & local commerce Share walked routes with family or friends OpenStreetMap technologies More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/citywalking Winner over 80 proposals Partners: City of Terrassa, Mutua de Terrassa and Terrassa’s Health Consortium
  • 31. SkiTraces: Ski + GIS • • • • Real-time Skier tracking Real-time Friend information with Geocoding OpenStreetMap Mapping Technologies SMS Alarms to friends More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/skitraces http://www.skitraces.com Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNj6gGpm8rQ
  • 32. SportTraces: Running + GIS • Realtime Runners & Race staff tracking • Alarm system & call to Race staff • Battery level control for long races More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/sporttraces
  • 33. Augmented reality in the Archeological Museum of Catalonia • Mobile augmented reality application to allow visitors of Olèrdola Castle to discover in a free way around points of interest that show the history of the emplacement • Augmented reality, HTML5 More information: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/bringing-augmented-reality-mac 33
  • 34. ALSTOM Project • Web application that allows the user to locate the position of all trains that are operating at a given moment. • Remote collection of train incidences, that are displayed in real time using a geographical map (OpenStreetMap) and a web browser. • It’s been used for early detection of incidences in AVE and AVANT trains and maintenance planning improvement. http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/alstom-project 34
  • 35. SomUPC • Social intranet & mobile app • Federated social network technology: Activity Stream • Interconnection with the information systems of the UPC via SOA 35 10/11/2
  • 36. Other example of collaborative projects: http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/projectes Some examples… 36 10/11/2
  • 37. In4Mo. Advance Information System for the Mobility of People and Vehicles • Combine traditional traffic supervision technologies with the latest available or soon to be available ICT. • Data Filtering, Merging and Completion Module. – Filtering of data, integration of new types of data that had not traditionally been used in traffic information systems, especially those that allow real-time treatment of information. – Development of completion models for missing data coming from the ICTs. – Development of data merging models that combine large amounts of data sources unprecedented in the field of traffic. Avanza Competitividad R&D (2010-2012) Program http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/in4mo-advance-information-system-mobility-peopleand-vehicles 37
  • 38. Energy consumption optimization • Improve energy efficiency in underground Manless Train Operation • Non linear optimization. Aprox. 7% energy saving • L9 is the first metro line without driver in Spain, and one of the largest and modern automatic line without driver of the World • C#, Visual Basic for Applications, CAD automation, Petri nets http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/energy-consumption-optimization 38
  • 39. NZEB. Opti-Sim in Sustainability • Co-operative simulator for evaluation, analysis and optimization of sustainability (environmental, economic and social) in order to identify the best solutions for building design and construction of NZEB (Net Zero Energy Buildings) http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/nzeb-opti-sim-sustainability 39
  • 40. Simulation of demographic evolution of a population • Highly scalable simulator to study the demographic evolution of a population and to reproduce the internal interactions among individuals. • It’s a tool to help in analysis and decision making processes for policy (for example in migration policies). • It uses agent-based modeling and supercomputing and can be applied and extended to other research areas such as economics, archeology, psychology or sociology. http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/parallel-simulation-analysis-population-dynamicshigh-performance-environments 40
  • 41. RAFFI: Online Banking AntiFraud Detection System • Pioneering research that seeks to optimize the prevention and realtime detection of financial fraud attempts against different channels of electronic banking (web, mobile phones and digital television). • Modelling based on users’ behaviour • Detection of mules and man in the browser attacks http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/raffi-investigacion-de-herramientas-antifraudefinanciero-por-internet 41
  • 42. e-Catalunya Project • Group collaboration, e-participation and social networking platform that enables the Catalonia Autonomic Government to offer collaborative portal services to different users and professional groups. • Combines powerful collaboration tools (wiki, blog) with more traditional tools (discussion forum, calendar, distribution list, file archive) • Selected for the European eGovernment Awards 2009 in the eGovernment enabling administrative efficiency and effectiveness category http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/e-catalunya-project 42
  • 43. Data Fusion of the Catalan Health Survey • Data fusion was applied to a small examination-based sample. The objective was to improve the prediction of the Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes. • Colaboration with IDESCAT (Catalan Institut for Statistics) for the 2006 Catalan Health Survey http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/data-fusion-health-survey 43
  • 44. RegControl: Planner of irrigation and validation module • RegControl® is a service that manages on-farm irrigation on behalf of farmers • Using advanced agricultural knowledge, state-specific parameterization and daily meteorological and field data, RegControl® optimizes the irrigation schedule, implements it, verifies the field results and notifies any anomalies • Metaheuristic local search algorithm, non linear optimization, C# http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/regcontrol-planner-irrigation-and-validation-module 44
  • 45. Simulation of the implementation of a fleet of AGV in the Prat de Llobregat production plant • Integration of a fleet of automated guided vehicles (AGV) • Optimize movements in order to serve the planned daily production planning and to detect dead-locks points • Real time simulation embedded in the production system. The simulator has been used as a replacement of the real plant in order to test and improve the AGV mission and AGV control system • Arena simulator http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/simulation-implementation-fleet-agv-production-plant 45
  • 46. BONE Network of Excellence • Collaborative environment for the network of excellence and integration of other collaboration and dissemination tools. Co-leading WP3 - Electronic Communication Tools • BONE aims to integrate and disseminate the research on optical networks and communications that is being performed in Europe, as well as to demonstrate the advantages in the use of optical technologies over electronic ones in communications networks. http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/bone-network-excellence 46 BONE is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission through the 7th ICTFramework Program
  • 47. Partners • See full list at http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/col-laboradors Members of: 47
  • 48. Talent Program A professional environment focused on training and developing the talent of our students 48
  • 49. inLab Talent Program Granting and Training system: inLab TALENT Program Direct access to students: the future mobile developers, IT professionals and entrepreneurs Currently sponsored by:
  • 50. inLab Talent mission The main objective of the program is that students taking part assimilate values​​, skills and abilities additional and complementary to those obtained in their studies, boosting their employability as future professionals, encouraging their entrepreneurial, creativity and innovation abilities, and responding to the commitment of the economic transformation based on the knowledge society. The project especially emphasizes the following values​​, skills and abilities: And other skills depending on the specific training program. 50
  • 51. inLab Talent Program • 6 specific Talent Training programs using learning-by-doing and skills-oriented methodology. • Mobile applications and Mobile Business • Data analysis and processing & business intelligence • Collaborative web based environments • Geo-services and smart cities • Simulation and optimization • ICT infrastructure management • Last semester: in-company international activities http://inlab.fib.upc.edu/en/talent-training-program &
  • 52. inLab Talent students • We incorporate UPC graduate and under-graduate students offering them the opportunity to collaborate in real R+D projects. • This practical experience may lead to a student completing their Final Project, Masters Thesis or PhD. • Local or International students from the currently degrees offered by the Barcelona School of Informatics are welcomed: – Erasmus Mundus Masters: DMKM, Data Mining and Knowledge Management; IT4BI, Information Technologies for Business Intelligence; EMDC, Distributed Computing. – International Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics – Master of Informatics Engineering – Master in Artificial Intelligence – Bachelor in Informatics Engineering 52
  • 53. Learning Lab specialized in informatics engineering
  • 54. Services to support learning processes We provide support service to students, professors and other staff at the FIB. Our services are specially adapted to the needs of informatics engineering studies. • • • • • Services are designed to allow students to do advanced laboratory practices on computer security or administration of operating systems, without compromising other computers. We also configure security settings for tests involved in continuous assessment and the exam period that take place at the computer rooms. The Racó, our Intranet, and Atenea, UPC virtual campus, make collaboration and learning easier and improve the efficiency of the processes of the FIB. The Mobile Apps Learning Lab is a combination of services designed to facilitate and enhance the learning of technologies associated with mobile applications. inLab FIB also provides printing service, equipment loan, and other services More information at: http://www.fib.upc.edu/en/serveis.html 54
  • 55. inLab FIB. Computer labs • • • • • • 21 computer rooms – 373 PCs (Windows, Linux) on 1500 m2. Special environments for operating systems labs. 2 workgroup class Laptops, electronic paper displays, etc. for lending More than 1.000 network connections (1Gbps) + 19 WIFI access points connected to EDUROAM (www.eduaroam.org) More than 150 software products managed
  • 56. MobileApps Learning Lab • Suite of services designed to facilitate and enhance learning of technologies associated with mobile applications. • Oriented to a community of students highly motivated towards mobile technologies and with excellent development skills • Public repository of mobile applications developed by FIB students as either course work or final projects. • Loan of mobile phones, access to developer programs • Access to public open data and platforms 56
  • 57. Racó Mobile • iOS and Android apps allowing students to access information on the FIB intranet (the Racó) and on the web: news, location of buildings, occupation of classrooms, courses information, courses notices, mail and personal timetable and calendar • Web services layer using OAuth, allowing our students to develop new services accessing FIB data • Web Services, Java Objective-C, OAuth 57
  • 58. Contact us http://inlab.fib.upc.edu inlab@fib.upc.edu +34 93 401 69 41 c/ Jordi Girona 1-3 Campus Nord. Edifici B6 08034 Barcelona Spain Twitter: @inLabFIB 58