Yearly Archives: 2012

15 posts

Foundation UBICITEC e.V.

On Nov 20th 2012  UBICITEC e.V., the European Center for Ubiquitous Technologies and Smart Cities, was founded by Prof. Pedro José Marrón (University Duisburg-Essen) and twelve other founding members from World class academic and industrial institutions.The inauguration meeting started with greetings from Gérald Santucci, the Head of unit “Knowledge Sharing” […]


The strategic goal of the SmartKYE project is to develop a system for the future smart grid neighbourhood that will enable better business decisions to be made based on real-time fine-grained data. Key end-users targeted are the public authorities who can monitor and manage key indicators in neighbourhoods with the […]

PLANET paper will be presented at IGARSS 2012

The paper titled "Helicopter UAV Systems For in Situ Measurements and Sensor Placement" was written by the authors Marc Schwarzbach, Konstantin Kondak, Maximilian Laiacker, Chia-Yen Shih and Pedro José Marrón. Abstract: The use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is growing in research and civil applications. Advancing technology offers huge potential which is […]

Joint PLANET and GAMBAS Workshop at IoT Week 2012

On Thursday, June 18th 2012, the joint project workshop “IoT Everything Linked: From the Sensors to the Cloud” was held in Venice, Italy. Collocated with this year’s IOT Week, the workshop featured contributions from several European research projects that are focusing on solving various challenges related to the Internet of Things. The PLANET and SmartSantander projects […]

Best Paper Award at IE`12

The paper titled "An Approach for Secure Role Assignment" by Wolfgang Apolinarski, Marcus Handte and Pedro José Marrón was published within the 7th framework project GAMBAS – Generic Adaptive Middleware for Behaviour driven Autonomous Services – funded by the EU. The paper has been performed during the International conference "Intelligent […]

GAMBAS Kick-off Meeting in Duisburg

Our new Project GAMBAS – Generic Adaptive Middleware for Behavior-driven Autonomous Services funded under the FP7 by the European Commission started officially with the kickoff meeting hosted by NES in Duisburg, Germany.The overall objective of the GAMBAS project is the development of an innovative and adaptive middleware to enable the privacy-preserving […]

Presenting the project PLANET at CeBIT 2012

Landing UAV`s, monitor and protect big national parks– this is among others the aim of the project PLANET – Platform for the Deployment and Operation of Heterogeneous Networked Cooperating Objects – . The project, supervised by Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón and his research group is funded by the European […]

WebDA/CONET paper will be presented at PERCOM 2012

The paper title is "On Optimal Tag Placement for Indoor Localization" and the authors are Stephan Wagner, Marcus Handte, Marco Zuniga, Pedro José Marrón. Abstract: Indoor localization based on signal strength fingerprinting has received significant attention from the community. This method is attractive because it does not require complex hardware beyond a simple […]