ProaSense is a project with the challenge to design an innovative and comprehensive approach to proactive intelligence, information management, problem solving and decision support. Thus, ProaSense aims to address several issues in the application of proactive intelligent information technologies and information visualisation of large amount of data, the definition and monitoring of the contextual factors of decision making procedures, the efficient implementation of proactive intelligence enviroments within enteprise organisational structures and finally the application of socially-aware collaboration environments, and networks within enterprise environments.
Figure depicts the consortium’s partners positioned relatively to their respective primary
focus areas. Incorporating:
- five research institutes (SINTEF, FZI, JSI, ICCS, UNINOVA) have rich experience in each of the four research areas (observe, orient, decide, act);
- one technology provider (NISSA) with (i) a rich experience in business & technology consulting and large scale IT integration background and (ii) intention to exploit ProaSense results;
- two users from the industry domain (MHWirth and HELLA) with a vested interest in ProaSense adoption.
A consortium of 2 large industry partners, 1 SME and 5 research organizations from 6 European countries provides the necessary technological and scientific competencies and assures the exploitation of the developed technology.
SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. SINTEF creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is involved in ProaSense with two departments: Networked Systems and Services (NSS) and SINTEF Technology and Society. The department for Networked Systems and Services (NSS) provides research-based expertise in Internet of Services and Internet of Things technologies, cloud computing, model-driven development, quality and security technology, and user-centred development. NSS has lead several national research projects and has extensive experiences from EU projects, such as ENVISION, REMICS, ACE-GIS, ATHENA, INTEROP, MAPPER, MODELPLEX, MODELWARE, SODIUM, SWING and TRUSTCOM. NSS will involve in the project the MODUS group.
FZI is a non-profit research and technology transfer centre comprising 14 R&D teams – each of them directed by a professor also holding a chair for computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering, or business administration at the University of Karlsruhe – Germany’s oldest and one of its most successful technical universities. FZI helps its partners and customers in applying novel information technologies to realize new and better products, services, and business processes. FZI is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a member of NESSI, it participates in the IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) programme, it established together with Microsoft a .NET-based centre for Innovative Software, Concepts, and it won several contracts from the European HPMT Programme to act as a Marie-Curie Training Center.
ICCS is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece in order to promote research and development activity in all diverse aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications.
Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) is the leading research institution for natural sciences in Slovenia. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, having approx. 40 researchers, is one of the largest European research groups working in the areas of machine learning, data mining, language technologies, semantic technologies and recently sensor networks. One of the key items on the research agenda is combining modern statistical data analytic techniques with more traditional logic based knowledge representations and reasoning techniques with the purpose to progress in solving complex problems such as text understanding, large scale probabilistic reasoning, building broad coverage knowledge bases, and dealing with scale. The members have developed several software tools for multimodal data analysis, among others: the Text-Garden suite of text mining tools, the OntoGen system for ontology learning, the Document-Atlas for complex visualization, the AnswerArt system for semantic search over large textual databases, the Enrycher system for semantic enrichment of textual data, the SearchPoint system for visual and contextualized Web browsing. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory closely collaborates with Centre for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies which has approximately ten researchers and technical staff working in the areas of research results dissemination and eLearning. In particular, the centre is well known by the portal VideoLectures.NET with multimedia materials of numerous scientific events, on-line training materials, and collection of tutorials on different scientific fields. The centre is covering management, training and dissemination activities of several EU projects.
UNINOVA is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, Portugal. UNINOVA has managed and participated in many national (FCT, QREN, etc.) and international research programmes (FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7, IMS, etc.) during the last 20+ years. UNINOVA pursues excellence in scientific research, technical development and advanced training & education. UNINOVA operates close to industry for ensuring proper technology transfer of results and alignment of RTD work to industrial needs. UNINOVA has strong links to academia for creating continuous knowledge loops in between research and education for advanced technologies. UNINOVA hosts various renowned centres of excellence that expose a wide variety of competences. In particular, and for this project, personnel from the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) will be mobilized. The UNINOVA-CTS is part of the national science centres network being qualified has “very good” by the Portuguese Science & Technology Foundation.
NISSA (www.nissatech.rs) aspires to be a regional leader in applying novel information technologies for boosting innovation in dynamic and networked business environment. It is a
five-year old, agile and innovation-driven SME, with a very clear social agenda, supporting primarily social innovations. Main focus is on developing systems for the real-time semantic data processing and building personalized and adaptive services around them. The goal is to support customers in realizing so called responsive business, i.e. the business that senses and responses on the problems and opportunities in (near) real-time. It develops cutting-edge software technology through the close cooperation with global research networks and regional industry.
Hella Saturnus Slovenija d.o.o., located in Ljubljana, Slovenia is a part of the Hella Group, an international family-owned company headquartered by Hella KGaA in Lippstadt, Germany. Core business in HSS is development and production of lighting equipment for motor vehicles
and is one of the largest Slovenian exporters, 95% of sales are exported worldwide most of
them – as much as 85 percent – to the countries of the European Union. The last annual revenue in BY 2010/2011 was 257 mio EUR. Company employs approx. 2000 people, among them 130 specialists in mechanical engineering and several specialists in physics and electronics.
MHWirth is a leading global provider of first-class drilling solutions and services designed to offer our valued clients with the safer, more efficient and reliable alternative. Our company vision is centered on an unparalleled commitment to quality and yielding economic advantages for our customers and stakeholders. MHWirth has a global span covering five continents with offices in more than 20 countries. Our 4300 dedicated professionals consistently strive to enhance customer satisfaction and form meaningful collaborations by creating a personalized experience.