Can You Use the Internet of Things to Fight Addiction?

Over the last two decades, there have been significant technological advancements that have impacted how we perform various functions, including travel, shopping, education, and health. A significant health concern is addiction, a brain disease that can affect anyone.  The most severe form of substance use disorder (SUD), addiction manifests as a compulsion for a substance…

European Factory Platform (EFPF): €2.5 million for Industry 4.0 Initiatives

The European Factory Platform (EFPF) project team invites you to submit a bid for a share of EFPF’s €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. European SMEs, software developers, tech companies and manufacturers can be funded to create, test, validate and/or integrate innovative tools / services / applications / solutions / platforms for Industry 4.0. The key…

Issue in Automatic Combination of Cloud Services

Abstract of Issue in Automatic Combination of Cloud Services Current cloud service description languages envision the ability to automatically combine cloud service offerings across multiple abstraction layers, i.e. software, platform, and infrastructure service offerings, to achieve a common shared business goal. However, only little effort hasbeen spent in this direction. This paper formalizes the issue…

Human and Smart Device Interaction: Help Wanted

The topic of human and smart device interaction touches everybody in their everyday life. Why do you like a particular smart device? Why do you choose that particular object? At a first look these questions look really obvious, to the point that they do not really need to be answered. However, “the obvious” is what…

The Tiny Instrument Element

The Tiny Instrument Element

Abstract of the Tiny Instrument Element In the past few years, the idea of extending the Grid to cover also the remote access, control, management of instrument devices has been explored in a few initiatives. Existing tools lack in generality and require advanced specialized computer science knowledge, thus making them difficult to be broadly adopted…

Supporting Domain-Specific Programming in Web 2.0: a Case Study of Smart Devices

Abstract of Supporting Domain-Specific Programming in Web 2.0: a Case Study of Smart Devices Web 2.0 communities emerge regularly with the growing need for domain-specific programming over Web APIs. Even though Web mashups provide access to Web APIs, they ignore domain-specific programming needs. On the other hand, developing domain-specific languages (DSLs) is costly and not…

The many faces of the integration of instruments and the grid

Abstract: Current grid technologies offer unlimited computational power and storage capacity for scientific research and business activities in heterogeneous areas all over the world. Thanks to the grid, different virtual organisations can operate together in order to achieve common goals. However, concrete use cases demand a closer interaction between various types of instruments accessible from…