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  1. 1. Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and ApplicationsInstitute e‐Austria Timisoara ‐ a  success story  at its 10th Years Anniversary Prof. Dr. Viorel Negru
  2. 2. Content Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications • Key periods • What is IeAT • How is working • Expertise • Main achievements10/08/2012 CReBUS 2
  3. 3. Key periods Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• 2001‐2002: Birth of the idea, negotiations, start• 2003‐2005: Austrian support for start‐up phase• 2006‐2007: Stand‐alone and recognition• 2008‐2012: Stability10/08/2012 CReBUS 3
  4. 4. Official status Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Private Research Institute • Specialized in Computer Science• Non‐profit Association between: 1. RISC, Johannes Kepler University of Linz 2. Computer Science Dept, West University of Timisoara 3. Computers Dept, Politehnica University of Timisoara CReBUS 10/08/2012 4
  5. 5. The mission Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Promoting the scientific and technological  progress in the field of IT• Primary “Todo”: 1. Center of competence in CS and IT 2. Stimulate the doctoral education in CS and IT 3. Attract investments in IT 4. Transfer state‐of‐the‐art R&D to the industry 5. International cooperation & accelerate integration10/08/2012 CReBUS 5
  6. 6. Activities Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Research and development• Knowledge transfer• Design and implementation of software products• Education complementary of that of the associates• Scientific and technical event organization• Stimulate creativity and innovation through grants• Promote IT in other activity sectors 10/08/2012 CReBUS 6
  7. 7. How is working Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Activity based on projects granted by: – National, EU or International Agencies for Research – Companies for R&D activities• Grants proposals submitted to competitive calls• Project leaders are organizing the team activities• Minimal administrative overhead10/08/2012 CReBUS 7
  8. 8. Running projects Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• MODAClouds – MOdel‐Driven Approach for design and  execution of applications on multiple Clouds• mOSAIC – Open‐Source API and Platform for Multiple  Clouds• SEED – Speeding Every European Digital• SPaCIoS – Secure Provision and Consumption in the  Internet of Services• STRUCTCOMB – Structure and computational difficulty in combinatorial optimization: an interdisciplinary approach10/08/2012 CReBUS 8
  9. 9. Former projects (I) Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• AEMTIA – Automated Exploration of Mathematical Theories for Industrial  Applications • ANNE – Advanced Impulsive and Fractional Order Neural Network Models• AVANTSSAR – Automated Validation of Trust and Security of Service‐ Oriented Architectures • DEHEMS – Digital Environmental Home Energy Management System• EcoNet – French‐Russian‐Romanian project “Executable and verifiable  models for security of communicating systems”• Folding@Home – Folding@IeAT• ForMol – Computational formalism inspired by Molecular Biology• ITMOP – Information Theory Methods for Optimization Problems10/08/2012 CReBUS 9
  10. 10. Former projects (II) Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• NanoSim – Transport phenomena and structure formation at the  micro/nanometer scale in biomedicine and materials science • NOREX – Network of reengineering expertise • PhaseTrans – Phase Transitions in Computational Complexity and Formal  Verification – Towards Generic and Realistic Approaches• Practical Verification – Practical formal verification using automated  reasoning and model checking • ProWest — Promotion of the research activity in computer science in Wes Romania • PSysGAR – Models and implementations for simulating P systems• SCIEnce – Symbolic Computation in Europe • SEPROPI – Studies and systematic exploration of parallel iterative  processes10/08/2012 CReBUS 10
  11. 11. Running projects – CS  Advancing Information Technologies  Research Center through Research and Applications• ICT COST Action IC0801: AT ‐ Agreement Technologies, 2008 ‐ 2012• ICT COST Action IC0805 : Open European Network for High‐Performance  Computing in Complex Environments, 2009 ‐ 2013• EGI‐INSPIRE ‐ Integrated Sustainable Pan‐European Infrastructure for  Researchers in Europe, nr. 261323, FP7, Research Infrastructures, May  2010 ‐ April 2014• HP‐SEE ‐ High‐Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East  Europe’s Research Communities, FP7, nr. 261499, INFRA‐2010‐1.2.3  Virtual Research Communities, September 2010 ‐ August 2012• HOST – High Performance Computing Service Center, project EC FP7‐ REGPOT, 2012 ‐ 2014• aMICAS‐ Automated Management in Cloud and Sky Computing  Environments, RO‐PNII‐ID‐PCE, 2012‐201410/08/2012 CReBUS 11
  12. 12. Knowledge transfer  Advancing Information Technologies  projects through Research and Applications• RISC GmbH, A: telecommunications, logistics• Alcatel‐Lucent, RO: software verification and quality measurement, training on OOP• Lucas Varity GmbH, DE: soft development and testing• Quatermill SRL, RO: document management10/08/2012 CReBUS 12
  13. 13. Projects Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications No. projects 16 14 12 10 Projects with companies 8 Romanian projects Bilateral (foreign) projects 6 EC projects 4 2 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 No.  multi‐annual contracts in 2002‐2012: 3510/08/2012 CReBUS 13
  14. 14. Funds Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications Granted funds (in Euros) 600000 500000 400000 Conference fees and sponsorships RTD for companies 300000 Other foreign RTD Funds  EC funds Austrian funds 200000 Romanian RTD funds 100000 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 201210/08/2012 CReBUS 14
  15. 15. Personnel structure Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications Personnel50454035 Administrative30 Undergraduate students25 Master students PhD students20 PostDocs15 Seniors10 5 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 No. individual contracts in 2003‐2012: 11510/08/2012 CReBUS 15
  16. 16. Main fields of expertise Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Parallel and distributed computing• Computational complexity• Formal verification• Soft computing• Software engineering• Computational mathematics• Artificial intelligence  Elsevier’s Scopus classification 10/08/2012 CReBUS 16
  17. 17. Top 10, EC‐FP7‐ICT/RO Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications Source: ICT Statistical Report for Annual Monitoring 2011, Feb 2012 10/08/2012 CReBUS 17
  18. 18. Statistics in Scopus Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications10/08/2012 CReBUS 18
  19. 19. Main achievements Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications• Unique private research institute in CS in Romania• Continuous flow of projects• Well established topic‐based working groups• Support for partners CS departments• Scientific recognition at European & national level• High no. of partnerships with foreign institutions• More than ½ income from abroad10/08/2012 CReBUS 19
  20. 20. Advancing Information Technologies  through Research and Applications Questions?10/08/2012 CReBUS 20