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History and Objectives


History Objectives

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Organisation and Management


Organisation Management

IIiA 2009 in figures


Financing Human resources ISI Publications

Research Groups
Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems (BCDS) Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems (eXiT) Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG) Modelling, Identification and Control Engineering Laboratory (MICELab) Computer Vision and Robotics (Vicorob) Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GILab) Agents Research Laboratory (ARLab)

Public-Funded Projects
European projects National research projects Technology transfer projects

Technology Transfer
Innovative solutions for companies Some examples of contracts with companies Patents

Education
Master programs PhD programs PhD theses 2009 Master theses 2009

Publications
Books or Book Chapters Publications in Journals Publications in Conferences

History and Objectives


History
The Institute of Informatics and Applications (IIiA) is a research institute of the University of Girona created in 1996. IIiA is highly active in research, both basic and industry-oriented,as well as in technology transfer actions. The IIiA currently has 160 members, 69 of them holding a PhD degree. Researchers run their activities in different fields such as computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, telecommunications, automation, control engineering, and artificial intelligence. Researchers also belong to three departments of the University of Girona: the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology, the Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, and the Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics.

Objectives
The main purpose of the IIiA is to earn an international reputation as a research and technological center in the field of ICT. To achieve this goal, the IIiA carries out high quality R&D projects and technology transfer contracts. These activities produce innovative results in all their phases (conception, design and implementation) both in scientific and engineering terms. Moreover, the IIiA is committed to the economic growth and social development of the area where it is located by promoting best use and exploitation of the ICT it produces. The IIiA specific objectives are: To promote research activities, technology transfer and specialized teaching in the fields of InformationTechnologies and its applications. To foster and coordinate interdisciplinary projects using the different areas of expertise of the institute members. To encourage the development of research and development projects leading to innovation and technology transfer contracts. To increase the participation of the University of Girona in consortiums on research fields relevant to the IIiA members.

Organisation and Management


Organisation
The IIiA is made up of seven research groups: Agents Research Laboratory (ARLab) Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems (BCDS) Computer Vision and Robotics (Vicorob) Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems (eXiT) Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG) Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GILab) Modelling, Identification and Control Engineering Laboratory (MICELab)

Management
Three IIiA bodies are involved in the decision making process: the Council, the Director and the Executive Board. The Council is the most important management body. It iscomposed of all the members of the Institute i.e. academic,technical and administrative staff. The Director is the head of the Institute. He/she is elected through an open election process in which all the members of the Council are allowed to vote. The Executive Board represents the Council and advises the Director on government issues. It is made up of the Director, the head of each research group, the Research Manager and the Academic Secretary. The Research Manager is responsible for the internal operation of the Institute. The Academic Secretary is in charge of the minutes of the Council and Executive Board meetings. He / she also certifies the agreements reached by these two bodies. The current composition of the Executive Board is: Director: Dr. Josep Veh Head of ARLab: Dr. Josep Llus de la Rosa Head of BCDS: Dr. Josep Llus Marzo Head of eXiT: Dr. Joaquim Melndez Head of GGG: Prof. Xavier Pueyo / Dr. Joan Antoni Sellars Head of GILab: Prof. Mateu Sbert Head of MICE: Dr. Josep Veh Head of Vicorob: Dr. Jordi Freixenet Research Manager: Mr. Xavier Manyer Academic Secretary: Dr. Marc Carreras

The Technology Transfer Manager supports IIiA researchers in technology transfer and innovation activities. Mr. Xavier Xirgu

The Administrative Staff provides the members of IIiA with administrative support: Assistants: Ms. Rosa Teixidor / Ms. Neus Gali

IIiA 2009 in figures


Financing
The total income of the IIiA in 2009 was 2.939.546,47 . As Figure 1 shows, 35% of the income corresponds to competitive grants for R&D projects, 34% to technology transfer contracts and grants, and 28% to competitive scholarships for incorporating both predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows. Only 1% of the income came from the University of Girona annual budget, which means that the remaining 99% was competitive. Figure 2 shows the absolute values broken down into categories.

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Figure 1 IIiA 2009 income broken down into categories (percentages).

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With regards to the sources of funding, 41% was raised at Spanish level, 27% at Catalan level, and 17% at European level. The University of Girona was the source of the remaining 9%. Figures 3 and 4 illustrate the income sources in percentage and in absolute values.

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Figure 3 IIiA 2009 income broken down into sources (percentages).

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Figure 4 IIiA 2009 income broken down into sources (absolute values).

Human Resources
The IIiA had 160 researchers in 2009 along with one research manager, one technology transfer manager and two administrative assistants. Table 1 shows the research workforce classified according to degree and gender. PhD Graduate and Master Total Male 58 79 137 Female 11 12 23 Total 69 91 160

Table 1 IIiA 2009 research workforce. It is also worth mentioning that 51 researchers, both predoctoral and postdoctoral, enjoyed competitive scholarships and grants. Table 2 shows them classified according to the kind of scholarship. FI Scholarships FPI Scholarships FPU Scholarships UdG BR Scholarships Ramn y Cajal Juan de la Cierva ICREA Total Male 18 4 4 11 2 2 1 42 Female 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 9 Total 19 5 5 16 3 2 1 51

Table 2 Researchers enjoying grants and scholarships.

ISI Publications
In 2009 IIiA researchers published 35 articles in 29 journals included in the Thomson Reuters ISI database, nine of them belonging to the first quartile. The accumulated 2008 impact factor was 50.5.

Research Groups
Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems (BCDS)
The BCDS group (ref. GRCT40) is active in two main research areas: Broadband Network Control and Management and Distributed Systems. The group has led several long-term governmental projects involving other universities and companies like Internet Service Providers and Public Health Institutions. These projects, along with the basic research performed by the group, result in many publications in international journals, symposiums and conferences. BCDS carries out its research within the Institute of Informatics and Applications at the University of Girona, and it is also part of the DURSI consolidated research group Communications and Intelligent Systems (ref. 2009SGR1202).

Research lines and application domains


Control and Management of Quality of Service (QoS) networks: protection scheme selection and routing and network resource usage improvements. Multi-Agent Systems in Distributed Network Management: flexible tools for making automatic decisions and taking corrective actions. Optimization Techniques: Ant Colony Optimization, Multiobjective Genetic Algorithms and Linear Programming. Connection Admission Control Mechanisms for elastic TCP traffic: network schemes that guarantee minimum throughput, isolation between flows and per-flow state reduction of signalling and processing. Dynamic Resource Allocation and Load Balancing. Charging for Multicast QoS Services: a rational cost allocation and recovery tool. Multi-level (G) MPLS and Optical Routing and Protection mechanisms. Metro Ethernet: Control and Scalability issues. Distributed Processing and Parallelism (Grids): threadlevel parallel extraction and utilization mechanism in distributed environments based on clustering and using speculation techniques. Distributed Artificial Intelligence: Multi-Agent Systems. Open and Distance Learning: different approaches to support open learning process by means of artificial intelligence techniques. - Adaptive Models for Distance Learning - Dynamic Adaptive Hypermedia Systems

Industrial partners
Aegis Security, Intercom Telemtica Girona, CEMA, FEM, GRN.

Website link
http://bcds.udg.edu

Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems (eXiT)


The activity of the group is mainly devoted to the study and development of new methods to cope with current and future demands in the field of process monitoring and supervision. The research of the group is focused on the efficient exploitation of data based on data mining and knowledge discovery principles.

Research lines and application domains


Multivariate Statistical Process Control. Agent Based Systems for Distributed Scheduling and Resource Allocation. Power Quality Monitoring of Electrical Distribution Systems. Data Mining for Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis.

Research results obtained in these lines are tested in challenging domains involving third party collaborators to identify real breakthrough achievements. Power Quality Monitoring: Automatic diagnosis of sags and fault location in distribution networks. Batch Process Monitoring: Statistical monitoring of waste water treatment plants with sequential batch reactors. Offline Monitoring of ARIANE flights: Identification of abnormal flights from the analysis of sensor records produced during the flights. Blast Furnaces: Online monitoring of pressures. Moulding: Offline assessment of moulds (ageing and abnormal behaviours) based on injection pressures and temperatures. Data Mining in Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis: Data mining principles to analyse historical clinical data of patients with obesity and cancer dysfunctions. Agent Market Based Mechanisms for Distributed Systems: Scheduling and optimisation of waste water treatment plants based on auctions. Multi-agent robot control: Multi-agent resource coordination for controlling autonomous robots. Service Oriented Architectures for medical devices maintenance: Online monitoring of devices, services for condition monitoring and location of devices based on RFID technologies, data mining methods for predictive maintenance.

Industrial partners
Endesa Distribucin, Aiges de Girona, Iberespacio, Plastiasite,ASCAMM, Hutchinson Palams, Corus (UK), Hospital Josep Trueta, RGB Medical Devices, LafCarr.

Website link
http://exit.udg.edu

Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG)


Subgroups
Physically Based Modelling and Rendering (PBMR) Computational Geometry

In 1993 began the Computer Graphics research at the Universitat de Girona with the study of problems related to image synthesis software. Since then, this research has evolved in different directions including a special interest in Computational Geometry leading in 2007 to the Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG).

Research lines and Applications


Physically Based Modelling and Rendering (PBMR) - Natural lighting - Real time reflections and refractions (Real time light interaction) - Inverse lighting - Surface details and Natural phenomena - Complex light sources - High dynamic range images Computational Geometry - Partial Matching Problems - Multivisibility on terrains - Voronoi diagrams - Quality mesh generation - Good Illumination Problems - Surface Simplification - Multivisibility and "good" visibility - GPU in Computational Geometry - Spacio-temporal data bases - Quality of meshes

Industrial partners
Parc Cientfic i Tecnolgic de la Universitat de Girona, Hella, Espacio Solar.

Website link
http://iiia.udg.edu/GGG

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Modelling, Identification and Control Engineering Laboratory (MICELab)


MICELab is a multidisciplinary team composed of experienced researchers from the control engineering field with expertise in systems and control theory, modelling and control of biomedical systems, uncertain dynamical systems, robust and predictive control and decision support systems.

Research areas
Control Engineering - Robust and non-linear control. - Fault detection and diagnosis of uncertain dynamic systems. - Structural health monitoring. Biomedical Engineering - Modelling and control in type 1 diabetes. - Development of glycemic predictive models. - Technologies for metabolic control. Interval Analysis - Theoretical development of Modal IntervalAnalysis (MIA) - Interval simulation. - Applications of intervals to systems and control.

Application fields
Biomedical applications - Artificial Pancreas. - Closed loop glucose control in critically ill patients. - Insulin dosage-aid systems. Civil and Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics. - Structural control. - Structural Health monitoring.Robotics - Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs). - Mobile robots. Computer Graphics - New rendering algorithms based on MIA.

Industrial and stategic partners


Medtronic diabetes (CA, USA), Hospital Doctor Josep Trueta, Hospital Parc Taul , CITCEA, TWI (Cambridge, UK), Alstom (Grenoble, France), ESPA group.

Website link
http://mice.udg.es

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Computer Vision and Robotics (Vicorob)


The Computer Vision and Robotics research group is composed of more than 40 researchers (18 doctors, 16 with permanent contract; 20 PhD students among others). VICOROB develops computer vision and image processing systems with applications such as object detection and description, image segmentation, texture recognition, mosaicing, and tracking of mobile objects. One of the main application areas is the quality control of industrial products. Other fields of application are biomedicine, multimedia and security-related systems. The computer vision systems are also the main source of information of the robots developed by the group. For instance, ICTINEU is an underwater robot made by VICOROB used for underwater exploration, navigation and map building, and can be controlled in both tele-operated and autonomous ways. Furthermore, VICOROB researchers have founded three spin-off companies (AQSENSE, DSET and CORONIS COMPUTING) and collaborate with different hospitals conducting research on melanoma, prostate and breast cancer.

Research lines and Applications


Underwater Robotics: architectures of control, learning, navigation, and mapbuilding. ROVs and AUVs. Analysis of Medical Imaging. Analysis of underwater imaging and mosaicing, 3D dense reconstruction, map building, optical and acoustical data fusion, imaging polarimetry. Analysis of image content, segmentation and description, colour and texture, 3D reconstruction of deformable objects. Image processing in real time and mobile robotics. 3D Imaging.

Research Labs
Underwater Robotics Lab. Underwater Vision Lab. Real-Time Hardware Lab. 3D Perception Lab. Image Analysis Lab.

Industrial partners
Kontrelmec, Factis, Optimus, D+T Electrnica, AQSense, DSET, Frit Ravich, ADParts, CEMAGREF.

Website link
http://vicorob.udg.edu

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Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GILab)


The research of GILab is driven by the application to computer graphics and scientific visualization of powerful information theory and Monte Carlo concepts and techniques. GILab responds to the demand of the industrial sector in different areas such as computer games and medicine.

Research Lines and Applications


Global illumination research is focused on algorithms for the illumination of virtual environments. This research is applied to videogames, animation, interior and lighting design, and architectural environments. Videogames research is centred on improving the graphic realism for games as well as its application to virtual reality and simulation systems, and virtual settings for movies and broadcasting. Medical imaging research, in collaboration with medical staff from the main Catalan public hospitals, investigates efficient solutions for technical and clinical problems in the field of medical imaging, developing new tools to support diagnosis. Scientific visualization research is focused on the visualization and simplification techniques to explore 3D medical, molecular, and financial data, amongst others.

Industrial partners
AIJU, Brainstorm, T-Systems Iberia, Digital Legends, Infowerk, Saber Interactive, GiDoc, IDI, IRTA.

Website link

http://gilab.udg.edu

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Agents Research Lab (ARLab)


Agents Research Lab is concerned with the developmentand analysis of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques and control architectures for both agents and multiagent systems. The origin of our group is the application of Artificial Intelligence to control and supervision. ARLAB has been successful at developing physical agents and it is currently exploiting the particular properties of physical agents and personalised agents. This involves research on multi-agent architectures for user modelling and recommender systems, trust mechanismsfor agent collaboration, and integration of information networks and social networks.

Research lines and Applications


Research on Information Agents and Agent-basede-Commerce. Case Based Reasoning, Recommender Systems, Personalisation, Adaptation, Consensus and Trust. Research on Physical Agents. The aim is to include the dynamical response of the agents physical body when committing and deciding as an individual and to study physically heterogeneous multi-agent systems in order to benefit from properties of heterogeneity.

The transfer of research results takes place at EASY, a technological innovation center. Besides, ARLab members have founded three spin-off companies: Agents Inspired Technologies (2000), Catalan Research Centre One (2005) and Strategic Attention Management (2007).

Industrial partners
Terrassa city council, La Caixa, Metalquimia, Manter, CRIC, emagister, Transports Pujol & Pujol, PSM-Carlson, Marketing Group, Byrom, Catalan Research Center One.

Website link
http://eia.udg.edu/arlab

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Public Funded Projects


European projects
238887 - iSAC6+
Project Type: Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) - Pilot Action Start date: 01/09/2009 End date: 31/08/2012 Budget: 1.349.775 (358.134 UdG) Partners: Ajuntament de Terrassa, South Yorkshire Police, Associazione Centro di Formazione Studi Associazione Formez, Consorci Administraci Oberta Electrnica de Catalunya, Commune de Saint Mdard en Jalles, Comune di Prato, Strategic Attention Management, European Institute of Womens Health Limited, Bremerhaven City Council - B.I.T, King-e Client Coordinator: Josep Llus de la Rosa Coordinator UdG: Josep Llus de la Rosa UdG Team: Centre EASY Link: http://www.isac6plus.eu

iSAC6+ A unique European Citizens Attention Service


EU cities there exist specialized services for citizens attention (SAC).Studies show the benefits of these services on processes reduction and ease, better government interaction, and wider use of services. These outstanding services can be replicated in other EU cities, adapting to local culture and needs. Current services are clearly limited, the new citizen is asking for adequate response to their needs. It can definitely be reached with new technology solutions (intelligent, adaptable, human sensitive, learning capable, etc.). They meet at the same time, citizens and government expectations. Similar services will be critical for EU Citizenship, contributing to higher sense of belonging and mobility. Reducing burdens has been a major government effort from mid 90s. But main changes are to be made with the use of latest research findings and technology. Old technology solutions created important resistances to change. Public employees can t trust anymore promises for modernization. In 2009 managers should definitely commit to modernization. From our experience by piloting iSAC in several cities, collaborative work environments, intelligent and flexible tools, are able to drive government staff higher public service feelings and better involvement, definitely building trust and confidence in a modern administration and a responsible government. iSAC is a citizen centric platform created by listening citizens and based on learning from existing services in Catalonia from 1988. It is now on-line, an automated system allowing for a human specialist if not satisfied. There is always a human being behind the automated system. iSAC6+ is intended to offer iSAC as the EU common SAC platform to: ease administration for all, citizens and business,access for all according to their capacities. It is an Open Source tool, tested in the city of Terrassa (Catalonia-Spain), to be challenged at the EU level for diversity and robustness.

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222550 - EcoStreetLight

Project Type: 7th Framework Programme - Research for SMEs Start date: 15/09/2008 End date: 14/09/2010 Budget: 134.000 UdG Partners: GAVITA AS, Teknologisk Institut AS, Labor SRL, Optical Deposition Laboratory SPA, Herbert Arnold Gmbh & Co Kg, SELC Eireann Teoranta / SELC Ireland Limited, Des Sanayi Sitesi, TRIDONICATCO Gmbh & Co Kg Coordinator: Trond Vegger (GAVITA AS) Coordinator UdG: Xavier Pueyo UdG Team: Ignacio Martn, Xavier Pueyo, Albert Mas

ECOSTREETLIGHT: Development of 25% more energy efficient street lights with integrated reflector, elimination of protection glass, optimized arc tubeand improved luminaire design
ECOSTREETLIGHT will develop new and innovative street lights with 25%higher efficiency than state of the art lamps. Theincreased efficiency is to be accomplished by a new and innovative type of light bulb with an integrated reflector. The advantage with an integrated reflector as opposed to a conventional light bulb is that there is no need for a protection glass. The elimination of the protection glass will alone increase the efficiency of the light bulb with 10% to 20%. Typical efficiency of reflectors is 80% - 90% today. The project will: Develop a new method for reflector coating which will give our reflector an efficiency of 95% - 98% Develop an arc tube specially adapted to street lights which will have an increased efficiency compared to todays street light arc tubes of 5% to 10% Integrate an electronic dimmable ballast Improve design of the lighting fixture

Together these advancements will contribute to the increased efficiency. Preliminary calculations show at least 25% increase in efficiency for our concept compared to existing technology, i.e. 11 TWh would be saved if all street lights in EU were replaced with our street lights.

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MRTN-CT-2006-036186 FREESUBNET

Project Type: Marie Curie RTN Start date: 01/11/2006 End date: 31/10/2010 Budget: 195.695 UdG Partners: University of Southampton, Commissariat lEnergie Atomique, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Universit de Montpellier II, Cybernetix, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heriot-Watt University, IFREMER, Instituto Superior Tecnico, European Joint Research Centre, Norges Teknisk Naturvitens Universitet, University of Hannover, University of Craiova, University of the Azores Coordinator: Prof. Philip Alan Wilson (U. of Southampton) Coordinator UdG: Pere Ridao UdG Team: Pere Ridao, Rafa Garca

FREESUBNET - A European research network on key technologies for intervention autonomous underwater vehicles
There are many unresolved scientific questions and equally many major strategic economic and social development needs from an exploration of the seas around Europe. There is a pressing need for the development of advanced technologies to explore and exploit in a consistent and better manner the vastness of the oceans of the world.

Intervention Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (I-AUV) have shown their potential for the acquisition of marine data at extremely large scales and for the direct intervention in underwater structures without the need for constant human interaction and supervision. Part of the technology required for their development has proven to be feasible. An increased effort is now needed to further the advances already made in the technology and to make the results more accessible to a wider range of commercial and scientific end users. To this end it is necessary to create a critical mass of young researchers capable of bridging the gap between marine technology and science. To achieve this FREESUBnet will first explore a set of applications with intervention requirements thus allowing the focus of the research to be in the fields of Marine Science, Inspection of Wrecks and Archaeology, assessment of Energy systems and multi-disciplinary applications in Marine Science. In this context, the network will study novel concepts of IAUV leading to the identification and the development of the technologies needed to fulfil these tasks. The techniques for navigation, autonomous underwater telemanipulation, vehicle control and mission management technologies will be further explored and developed to close the gap between state-of-the art IAUV technology and its applications. FREESUBnet aims to meet its goals by establishing an international network of technology developers as well as being inter-sectorial and deliver the technology to end-users from different and diverse disciplines.

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IST-5-012990- ONE

Project Type: 6th Framework Programme - STREP project Start date: 01/09/2006 End date: 28/02/2009 Budget: 2.026.724 (154.775 UdG) Partners: Create-NET, Soluta.Net Est Europa Srl, Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Waterford Institute of Technology, University of St. Gallen, Service Management International Limited, Universitat de Girona, Coopservice S. Coop. P.A. Coordinator: Prof. Imrich Chalamatac (Create-NET) Coordinator UdG: Josep Llus de la Rosa (UdG) UdG Team: Josep Llus de la Rosa, Miquel Montaner, Patricia Gaona

ONE - Open Negotiation Environment


The ONE project is a STREP project funded by the European Commission under the DG-INFSO that is geared towards SMEs in order to provide them with a trusted, secure and free of charge technological environment in which they are able to create tactical and strategic alliances; for the ultimate goal of pursuing business opportunities and growth. To keep up with the competition in digital markets SMEs have the need of developing alliances and collaborating together in order to provide joint services and also to address large tenders. ONE will be achieved through a set of technology components which can be tailored to the needs of a specific organization; conforming to its business requirements and adapting to its every requirement. The project will deliver an open source platform for negotiation, driven by innovative business models and technologies; it will be implemented mainly as an integration of innovative research component, delivered within the project, and existing with off-the-shelf technology using already standardized information models. It will extend and leverage more general purpose digital ecosystem architectures. There will be a general architectural framework developed for negotiation, allowing the adaptation of the platform to many different industry sectors. ONE will provide a negotiation mechanism that is reusable in different applications and service domains providing a great level of flexibility and allowing users for example to create negotiation processes also for other goals like for example qualification or certification processes. The ONE platform will actively support the human negotiators by exploiting automatic learning techniques applied to the goal of learning the best negotiation strategies in a multi-agent environment. Optimized strategy would be suggested through a learning process based on the observation of user behaviour, other partners actions as perceived by the user and concurrent running negotiations. The ONE negotiation environment will support technical and non-technical users in specifying strategies and rules for negotiating terms of service delivery. It will provide a distributed and peerto-peer platform for fully automated execution of negotiations based on knowledge sharing and self-learning.

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TSI-020400-2008-47 AIMES

Project Type: ITEA 2 and AVANZA I+D project Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 31/12/2009 Funding entity: MITYC Budget: 333.859,40 (UdG) Partners: Dr ger Medical AG & Co. KG, Enverdis GmbH, FEIG ELECTRONIC GmbH, ifak e.V. Magdeburg, INDRA Sistemas, RGB Medical Devices S.A., SBSK GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens AG, SUINSA Medical Systems S.A., TELEFONICA I+D, Universit tsklinikum Magdeburg Coordinator: Luis Collantes (INDRA Sistemas) UdG coordinator: Beatriz Lpez UdG Team: Beatriz Lpez, Joaquim Melndez, Carles Pous, Josep Cuartero, Juli Faig, Pablo Gay, Miquel Palah, Adri Prez, Albert Pla, M. ngels Villar Link: http://www.aimes-project.eu

AIMES (Advanced infrastructure for medical equipment management and services)


AIMES is aimed at developing a service infrastructure for the overall technical hospital facilities. New tools for management, distributed condition monitoring and diagnosis of fix and mobile medical equipment will be integrated into the appropriate communication infrastructure.

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TSI-020400-2008-67 / TSI-020400-2009-113 - Tiger2.es

Project Type: ITEA 2 and AVANZA I+D project Start date: 22/07/2008 End date: 31/12/2009 Funding entity: MITYC Budget: 77.350 (UdG) Partners: Intercom Telemtica Girona, Telefnica Investigacin y Desarrollo, GRN Serveis Telem tics, Centre Tecnolgic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Coordinator: Roque Velasco (Intercom Telemtica Girona) UdG coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo UdG Team: Teo Jov, Ramon Fabregat, Pere Vil, Llus Fbrega, Josep Llus Marzo, Antonio Bueno

Togeter IP, GMPLS and Ethernet Reconsidered II. Tiger2.es


TIGER2.es main goal is to develop new network architectures and technologies enabling the provision of all kinds of services, both fixed and mobile, on a unique infrastructure. They will provide the Quality of Service required by the different types of applications (voice, video, data, etc.) while at the same time optimizing provision costs (CAPEX Capital Expenses - and OPEX Operational Expenses - ). This will mean a radical change from the current situation where different technologies must coexist in order to provide different services.

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National research projects


CEN-20091048
Project Type: CENIT Start date: 16/09/2009 End date: 31/12/2012 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 438.741 (UdG) Partners: Unin Fenosa Distibucin SA, Answaretech SL, Aplicaciones en Informtica Avanzada SA, Brainstorm Multimedia SL, Diagnostiqa Consultora Tcnica SL, Distribuidora Industrial de Automatismos y Teletransmisin SA, Gas Natural SDG SA, Indra Sistemas SA, Indra Software Labs SL, Ormazabal Protection and Automation SL, Ormazabal y Compaa SL, Prodevelop SL, Sistemas Avanzados de Control SA, Usyscom Tecnologa de Comunicaciones Sociedad Limitada, Visual Tools SA, ZIV Medida SL, ZIV P Mas C SL, Universidad de A Corua, Fundacin para el Progreso del Soft Computing, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Universitat de Girona, Fundacin Labein, Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa, Universidad Politcnica de Valencia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Fundacin para el Fomento de la Innovacin Industrial, Universidad de Alcal, Fundacin Robotiker, Universitat de Valncia, ZIV I+D Smart Energy Networks, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid, Universidad de Cantabria, Tecnolgico Fundacin Deusto Deustotech, Fundacin Privada ASCAMM, Universidad de Valladolid, Centre Tecnolgic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Coordinator: Unin Fenosa Distribucin SA Coordinator UdG: Joaquim Melndez UdG Team: Beatriz Lpez, Ddac Busquets, Sergio Herraiz, Vctor Barrera, scar Quiroga, Daniel Macaya, Juli Faig

Tecnologas para la gestin automatizada e inteligente de las redes de distibucin energtica del futuro
This project aims to do research on the basic elements that form a smart grid able to manage in real time all multidirectional energy flows that will have the power grid of the future. This grid will be provided with many renewable energy sources at different levels and also will give the customers higher control over their energy management. It will be a more efficient grid and will also contemplate the electric car of the future which will consume but also supply power to the grid.

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CIT-020000-2009-007

Project Type: Collaborative applied research project Start date: 01/05/2009 End date: 31/12/2010 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 160.150 Partners: AQSENSE, SL Coordinator UdG: Joaquim Salvi

Sistema de escaneado lser de superficies con especiales dificultades: translcidas, especulares, con textura o transparentes
This project aims at developing new technologies based on laser triangulation and point cloud processing to increase the accuracy, speed, robustness, flexibility and ease of use of machine vision applications.

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TIN2008-06862-C04-02

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 44.649 Partners: UNED, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid Coordinator: Jess Gonzlez (UNED) Coordinator UdG: Ramon Fabregat UdG Team: Silvia Margarita Baldiris, Ramon Fabregat, Joan Puiggal, Eusebi Calle, David Vctor, Hugo Mrida, Montse Tesouro, scar Prez, David Huerva, Josep Soler, Germn Moreno, Clara Ins Pea, Carlos Alberto Cobos

A2UN@: Accesiblidad y adaptacin para tod@s en la educacin superior


This project main objective is to analyse the capability of developing a general ICT framework, which will be based on standards and user modelling, to support the development of the LLL (Life Long Learning) services required to attend the accessibility and adaptation needs for ALL in Higher Education, with special attention to the diversity of requirements of adult learners and those who have the socalled disabilities. To this end the project addressess interrelated scientific goals in the following areas: standards and metadata, user modelling, design for all, psychopedagogy, accessibility in user interfaces, assistive technology, machine learning, multiagent systems and ubiquitous computing. The scientific evaluation of the general framework, from the practical viewpoint, will consider the generality and flexibility of the new technical features provided to support the required adaptation processes and the interoperability between users, services, contents and devices. The final evaluation of the developed services will count with the participation of all the types of users involved, including students, teachers, specialised personel in disabilities and administrative staff. A significant number of users covering the whole range of functional diversity issues existing at this educational level (i.e., hearing impairments, visual impairments and slight congnitive issues such as dyslexia and dyscalculia) are required to assure the generality of the framework and the adaptive features in the evaluation.

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DPI2008-06548-C03-03

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 306.856 Partners: Universitat Jaume 1r de Castell , Universitat de les Illes Balears Coordinator: Pedro J. Sanz (Universitat Jaume 1r de Castell) Coordinator UdG: Pere Ridao UdG Team: Pere Ridao, Narcs Falgueras, Narcs Palomeras, Marc Carreras, Josep Cortada, Josep Quintana, Joan Batlle, Emili Hernndez, David Ribas, Armagan Elibol, Angelos Mallios, Andrs El-Fakdi, Fernando Chic, Josep Muoz Link: www.robot.uji.es/documents/rauvi/es/index_es.html

Robot genrico e inteligente con navegacin y operacin autnoma para profundidades de 500 metros
The main goal of the project is to develop and improve the necessary technologies for autonomously performing an intervention mission in underwater environments. The approach can be summarized in two different steps: (1) survey and (2) intervention. Firstly, the I-AUV explores the region of interest, taking visual and acoustic data, synchronized with robot navigation. Then, the robot surfaces and the information is downloaded to the base station, where a computer reconstruction of the explored region is built. By means of a specific human-robot interface to be developed, an operator identifies the object of interest and describes the task to perform. Next, the I-AUV robot navigates again to the region of interest, identifies the target object and performs the intervention task. Therefore, the project aims to design and develop an Underwater Autonomous Robot, able to perceive the environment by means of acoustic and optic sensors, and equipped with a robotic arm in order to autonomously perform simple intervention tasks.

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DPI2008-06699-C02-01

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 66.550 Partners: Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya Coordinator: Ningsu Luo (UdG) Coordinator UdG: Ningsu Luo UdG Team: Ningsu Luo, Mauricio Fabin Zapateiro, Hamid Reza Karimi

Control descentralizado de sistemas en red a gran escala con incertidumbres y retardos


This project focuses on a class of systems characterized by having components that communicate through a wireless sensor network and be composed of coupled subsystems that share certain variables (overlappings). The behavior of these systems can be influenced by the inherent problems to signal transmission: time delays, package losses, noises and uncertainties, among others. In many cases it is necessary to design decentralized controllers instead of a unique central one. The expansion process of the initial (real) system yields a higher-dimension (virtual) system in which the subsystems are disjoint or weakly coupled. Based on this new scheme, it is possible to design, by using standard techniques, decentralized control laws which will subsequently be contracted and implemented in the initial system. This process requires a mathematical framework known as Inclusion Principle. It concerns about developing new identification and control methodologies that guarantee system stability, robustness and reliability. As potential application fields, we can mention traffic automation, data networks, power systems and especially, vibration control in automotion, mechanics, aeronautics, aerospacial, robotics and civil engineering industries. The objectives that the project intends to follow are: (1) modeling and identification of large-scale networked systems with different classes of uncertainties and time delays; (2) decentralized control design; (3) numerical simulations and experimental tests for results validation. Additionally, the project seeks to consolidate an interdisciplinary research team that combines the large-scale networked control systems theory with the application to practical problems in industrial network production.

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TIN2008-04547

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 93.170 Coordinator UdG: Ddac Busquets UdG Team: Beatriz Lpez, Miquel Bofill, Mateu Villaret, Alan Holland

Subastas robustas mediante la incorporacin de tcnicas de satisfactibilidad mdulo teoras


Robust auctions through the incorporation of satisfiability module theories techniques. Auctions are mechanisms for distributing goods among a set of agents. Usually, it is assumed that the result of the auction is a binding contract that has to be fulfilled by the agents. However, this assumption is not valid when the environment in which the auctions are used is a real one, since unexpected events could occur, for which the solutions may not be prepared.

Thus, in this project we will focus our research on an innovative field: robust auctions. To this end, we must clearly define what is meant by robustness in the auction domain, as well as develop methods for providing the auctions with a robust behavior. More concretely, we will develop robust auction mechanisms, which should incentivize agents to fulfill the contracts, and also algorithms for generating robust solutions, which should be easily repairable in the case of unexpected events. Moreover, we plan to use logic based techniques, in particular those of satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) to tackle combinatorial problems, such as the auction winner determination problem. Such techniques are highly expressive, and recently there have been huge advances in the efficiency of the solvers. Therefore, in the project we will design logic based methods for solving auctions and other similar combinatorial problems. Moreover, we will also generalize the concept of robustness within the SMT domain.

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CTQ2008-06865-C02-02

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 43.560 Partners: UdG (Institut del Medi Ambient) Coordinator UdG: Jess Colprim Coordinator IIiA: Joan Colomer IIiA Team: Magda Liliana Ruiz, Joan Colomer, Francisco Gamero, David Alejandro Llanos, Daniel Macaya, Carles Pous

RDS granular de una Etapa para EBN: diseo y operacin con un sistema de control avanzado

The GRASTAC project aims to advance in the biological nutrient removal from wastewater by the application of the emerging granular technology applied to SBR. In this respect this project intends to identify the basic knowledge about the granulation process (microbial activity of granular biomass for nutrient removal, population dynamics distribution and physical/chemical composition evolution of biological granules during the granule development and operation with variable composition wastewater). Apart from the basic knowledge, this project also intends to develop a new tubular granular SBR for nutrient removal with synthetic wastewater for a better process stability and performance. In this respect a lab scale pilot plant (30 litres) will be designed, constructed, started-up and operated for biological nutrient removal process. Afterwards, the granular technology will be applied to an available 1000 litres industrial pilot plant for technology validation in a full scale WWTP. On the other hand, in order to ensure process stability and performance in nutrient removal, the previously developed SICOTIN software will be adapted to the granular technology by including new data acquisition probes, adapting the advanced control modules of Case Based Reasoning (CBR) and Multivariable Statistical Process Control (MSPC) module to the granular technology. Also the advanced control module will implement a new Software Sensor module for the on-line identification of the key chemical compositions of ammonium and phosphate in order to achieve a more robust process control able to deal with the variable influent compositions while keeping the performance in nutrient removal from wastewater.

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TIN2008-02046-E

Start date: 01/04/2009 End date: 31/03/2011 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 90.000,00 Coordinator UdG : Cline Loscos IIiA Members: Ignacio Martn, Gustavo Patow, Xavier Pueyo, Cline Loscos

High dynamic range imaging for uncontrollable environments


The project proposes to explore a new approach to create high-dynamic range content with physically accurate radiance values from multi-exposed photographs. Accurate radiance values havent been so far ensured by previous methods but are crucial for research in illumination for mixed reality, image processing and photogrammetry. Our aim is to address a wide range of cameras and scene contents, including uncontrollable environments, such as exterior scenes with pedestrians or vegetation subject to wind. This involves solving ill-posed mathematical problems that are extremely difficult to solve, on uncontrollable data. Solutions should be as automatic and as free from user intervention as possible.

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TSI-050200-2009-21

Project type: Avanza Servicios Pblicos Digitales Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2010 Funding entity: MITYC Budget: 165.638,40 Partners: Strategic Attention Management, UdG (CIAE) Coordinator: Josep Llus de la Rosa Link: easy4.udg.edu/isacscholar/esp/proyecto.php

Servicio de atencin no presencial a estudiantes. Proyecto iSAC Scholar

iSAC Scholar is a highly innovative smart system to create and optimize student information and advisory services at universities. The goal of the project is not only to incorporate new technologies into those services but also to define and rationalize the map of procedures for informing and advising students. iSAC Scholar makes best use of the new communication channels and is tailored to the specific needs of universities and students. iSAC Scholar adds value to the services because they will be more effective, efficient, accessible, transparent, secure and better connected and coordinated. The specific goals of iSAC Scholar are: To digitize, rationalize, normalize and improve the procedures for informing and advising students Implement iSAC Scholar at the University of Girona Implement iSAC Scholar as an Open Source System (OSS) exportable to other universities To develop a wikiFAQ using state-of-the-art Web2.0 technologies. To implement iSAC Scholar in accordance with what is laid by the Data Protection Organic Law.

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TIN2007-68066-C04-01

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 211.750 Partners: Universitat Jaume 1r, Universidad de Granada, AIJU Coordinator: Mateu Sbert UdG Team: Miquel Feixas, Francesc Castro, Roel Martnez, Jaume Rigau, Esteban Del Acebo, Alexandre Brusi, David Lloret, Meritxell Estebanell, Pere Cornell, Josefina Ferrs, Eullia Guiu, lex Mndez, Francisco Gonzlez, Ismael Garca, Nicolau Sunyer

Intelligent Content for virtual reality applications (CONTIENE) - technics of viewpoint and global ilumination
This project addresses the creation of intelligent content for multimedia and virtual reality applications. As observed by Roberto Cencione, the explosion in the availability of networked multimedia content brings about problems of scale, usability and democratisation of the tool chain that need to be addressed. Also, the proliferation of data that has been produced by devices is in need of interpretation and integration and they create novel demands on knowledge representation and reasoning. We target here this problem by introducing on the one hand intelligent tools that are able to produce and present the information to the user in a more clever (creating both adaptable and adaptive multimodal interfaces), and somehow aesthetical way, and on the other hand by borrowing from computer game technology and advanced hardware, that allow for faster and interactive tools. Application areas targeted are computer games, simulation, animation, broadcasting, GIS. Examples of applications aimed at are automatic multiple light positioning for virtual scenes, intelligent search of 3D objects for game setting, best viewpoint for scene and object exploration taking user perceived preferences into account, editing tools for virtual scene automatic content creation such as landscapes, buildings, for easier selection of camera and light positioning in an animation by offering the editor an unprecedented choice of light and camera paths. We envisage also interactive, memory efficient and visually realistic display of both artificial single 3D objects (manufactured objects, characters, etc.) and complex natural environments (trees, forest, landscape etc.), as well as software tools for user-friendly edition of material and lighting properties for this kind of scenarios, with emphasis on immediate realistic visual feedback.

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TIN2007-67982-C02

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 191.180 Partners: UPC Coordinator UdG: Joan Antoni Sellars UdG Team: Imma Boada, Narcs Coll, Jordi Regincs, Mara Ethel Guerrieri, Santiago Dez, Antoni Bardera, Ferran Prados, David Fguls, Albert Rovira, Josep Soler, Marta Fort, Narcs Madern, Teresa Paradinas, Marc Ruiz

Modelling, visualization, animation and analysis environments in interactive virtual reality systems

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In aiming to extend the virtual reality experience to ever larger models and scenes, innovative, efficient and scalable solutions are required in many fronts to make it possible. This project intends to push the frontiers of this technology in ways that will allow users to experiment virtual immersion in scenes of previously unmanageable complexity, whilst providing means to bring that experience to more mundane environments and budgets. time rendering to allow for the rendering of more detailed complex scenes, while incorporating techniques of physically-based animation and the simulation of crowds that interact with the environment and the user to increase the impression of realism and autonomous existence of the virtual worlds. On a second front, we purport to facilitate the construction of immersed interfaces that will allow for a richer, seamless and intuitive navigation of the virtual environments. Yet other two aspects of the problem - at opposed ends of the pipeline - are tackled in two specific packages devoted to the development of new and flexible VR devices, and to the processing of geometry to make it amenable to be manipulated efficiently in these systems. Finally, we intend to evaluate the results by developing and thoroughly testing demonstration packages built on the technologies developed, in the areas of medical applications, in cultural heritage and evaluation of emergency situations (for example evacuation of large public places). In a complementary line of research, the same tools developed to deal with extremely complex scenes, including out-of-core handling, will be adapted to a related application scenario: the navigation of very high density medical data. In this area, we will also adapt and apply the GPUdriven techniques for realtime visualisation to the rendering of volume models. Also we intend to continue researching the application of information theory to give efficient solution of registration, segmentation problems and to try inasmuch as possible to achieve automatic generation of transference functions to generate images of fused models. Finally, we will study the representation and analysis of terrains through Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN) obtained from irregularly-sampled terrain points.

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TIN2007-67120

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Project Type: MEC Budget: 96.800 Partners: University of Girona Coordinator: Xavier Pueyo UdG Team: Ignacio Martn, Gustavo Patow, Gonzalo Besuievsky, Albert Mas, Carles Bosch, Pau Estalella, Joan Surrell

CALBaD. Computer Aided Light Based Design

The project consists of a central body (Illumination simulation) formed by three main blocks, which is oriented to the design (CAD) of active (luminaries, luminaries distribution) or passive illumination systems and elements (windows, skylights). The results of the three blocks from this central body will be applied to environments, which will be generated in the urban modelling block, and will take advantage of the techniques developed in the Interactive visualization block. Urban modelling. Generation of complex urban and architectural environments with GPU-based solutions. The generation of those environments will be not only interactive, but also will be based on a parametric description that allows a procedural design. Illumination Simulation. Usage of the light transport simulation and its interaction with the environment (surfaces and volumes) in different ways: Artificial Illumination. Creation and development of inverse reflector design software tools that will allow improvements in the production process and the optimization of its luminous efficiency. Natural Illumination. Development of efficient physically based and evaluation techniques of the natural illumination that will enable its usage in architectural and urban design projects. Assisted Illumination. Development of software tools for illumination design from images of the environment to illuminate, or from definitions of desired illumination perceptual objectives. Interactive Visualization. Design and development of solutions, based on the exploitation of the advantages of modern GPUs, for the treatment of complex illumination systems and for obtaining high quality images, in a resolution and distance-independent manner.

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TIN2007-60553

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 98.010 Coordinator UdG: Joan Mart UdG Team: Xavier Muoz, Robert Mart, Jordi Freixenet, Joan Mart, Enric Bautista, David Raba, Arnau Oliver, Anna Bosch, Meritxell Tortajada, Joan Carles Vilanova, Joaquim Barcel, Josep Pont, Joana Ferrer, Elsa Prez, Reyer Zwiggelaar

Tcnicas avanzadas de correspondencia, segmentacin e integracin de imgenes


The main goal of the project is to develop a new set of multimodal-image analysis algorithms, with the aim to extract the relevant information built-in in the images regardless of the image acquisition system. The techniques to be developed are mainly focused on two key points of Computer Vision: image segmentation and image correspondence, which in fact are basic steps for further image analysis stages. Most of Computer Vision applications are increasingly making use of several image modalities due to the amount of information they provide and the complementary nature of such modalities. However, it is stated that efficient algorithms running on single modalities don t produce satisfactory results running on complementary image modalities. As a consequence, it is necessary to modify such algorithms in order to obtain effectiveness when applied to other image modalities, or even to generate optimised new algorithms for every specific modality. The algorithms to be developed have to take into account the difference in the acquisition systems of each modality and the physical principles they are based on, since this is the key of the dissimilarities in the structure and contents nature of the images. As a project benchmark, we will use medical images provided by three reference hospitals in the Health Area of Girona, which will provide MRI images, digital mammographic (X-ray) images, and echographic (US) images coming from breast cancer and prostate cancer screening programs. The new segmentation techniques will be used to detect and characterise abnormalities, while the new image correspondence techniques will be applied to the identification of same lesions present in different image modalities and their temporal evolution.

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DPI2007-66728-C02-02

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 206.063 Partners: Technical University of Valencia (UPV), University of California Santa Barbara, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Coordinator: Josep Veh UdG Team: Joaquim Armengol, Rodolfo Villamizar, Luis Eduardo Mjica, Pau Herrero, Remei Calm

Closed loop glucose control in diabetes mellitus 1 and critically ill patients. (INSULAID-2)

In the 1990s, it was proved that any improvement in glucose control, leads to a reduction of the risk to develop the chronic complications associated with diabetes. For this reason, euglycaemia has been established as the control objective for patients with diabetes mellitus 1 (DM1). On the other hand, critically ill patients in the ICU are subject to a great morbidity and mortality. The latest advances in the knowledge of the pathophysiology of these patients demonstrate how hyperglycaemia may contribute to their clinical evolution. There exists literature that suggests the importance of achieving euglycaemia in these patients by means of insulin perfusions to reduce mortality. There is thus a great social and economic interest in efficient glucose control. It is expected that in four to five years the technology required for an automatic glucose control system will be available, as currently continuous glucose monitoring is a limiting factor. The development of efficient glucose control algorithms, as well as good models of the glucoregulatory system and their validation by means of therapeutic criteria, is thus of great importance. In this project the following global objectives are addressed: (1) the implementation of a clinical study for the collection of experimental data to advance the development of models and their therapeutic validation; (2) the development of advanced control algorithms for closed-loop glucose control in DM1 and critically ill patients. Interval and set-based techniques will be applied to address the problem of intra- and inter-patient variability. Finally, the use of counter-regulatory control signals such as glucagon or glucose, additionally to insulin, will be explored.

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DPI2007-66796-C03-02

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 133.100 Partners: Universitat Politcnica de Valncia, Universidad Miguel Hernndez Coordinator: Joaquim Salvi UdG Team: Xavier Cuf, Xavier Llad, Josep Forest, Llus Pacheco, Antoni Martorano, Emili Hernndez, Carles Matabosch

Vision Systems for computer cartography and underwater aquaculture

In this project we propose the development of new algorithms and techniques for the automatic construction of marine floor three-dimensional mosaics. Three-dimensional mosaics allow the acquisition of the marine floor cartography of selected areas of interest with applications in seashore resource management, environment affectation surveys and aquiculture, since they provide geo-referenced and high quality detailed images to analyse the evolution of the areas of interest. The works carried out up to now are focused on the automatic construction of photo-mosaics, which are limited to 2D scenarios or assuming a light three-dimensional structure that is approximated to a plane. In contrast, the areas of interest for both the scientific community and the submarine prospecting enterprises are located in areas with a major 3D structure. Besides, it is necessary to determine the motion of the marine wildlife and flora to perceive it apart from the marine floor, allowing the construction of precise mosaics and supplying the processed images for further study of such marine wildlife and flora, which is indeed a very interesting field for both aquiculture and environment affectation enterprises. Finally, none of the systems described in the literature is able to automatically build large-scale three-dimensional mosaics due to the accumulated drift in the registration. In this project, we propose to develop optical/acoustical data fusion to construct bigger and more reliable three-dimensional mosaics, allowing the analysis of the temporal evolution of marine ecosystems as well as the marine floor morphology. The AQUAVISION project takes advantage of the acoustic data network developed in the integrated project, which aims to localize roughly the vehicle once submerged as well as to transmit the video and data through the acoustic link. This fact improves the hydrodynamics and control of the vehicle since it is not necessary to carry cables during the mission, especially in standard seashore areas which arise 200m depth. Moreover, the project takes advantage of the underwater vehicles and the underwater research centre available in the Universitat de Girona.

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DPI2007-66872-C02-01

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 139.150 Partners: Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinator: Josep Llus de la Rosa Coordinator UdG: Josep Llus de la Rosa UdG Team: Santiago Esteva, Albert Figueras, Josep Llus de la Rosa, Josep Antoni Ramon, Esteve del Acebo, Miquel Montaner, Eduard Muntaner, Gustavo Gonzlez

Arquitecturas multiagente de control e interaccin de robots mviles en su aplicacin al rescate de supervivientes de catstrofes con agua
This project aims to design and implement the control and cooperation technologies needed to develop the first generation of rescue robots with coordination and control features. Using mobile robots and the knowledge acquired on the mobile robots football field we aim to obtain the first generation of relatively low cost amphibious robots. In order to achieve our objective we will make the rescue robot watertight, and use some navigation, mission and route control elements of underwater robots so that they can be applied in search and rescue in shallow or superficial waters. We can affirm that these amphibious applications are dominant in emergency scenarios involving water, for example, the 2005 disasters in Indonesia (tsunamis), the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana, USA, and the usual floods of the Mediterranean coast.

First, a catalogue of rescue applications considered viable for very low cost robots will be set up. For each one of these missions, the opportune scenario will be established and preliminary experimentation missions will be planned. Then, the project will focus on 2 specific rescue scenarios: (1) the Costa Brava floods in 2005, (2) the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004-2005. Each scenario has a potential associated user, and will end with a practical demonstration. For the Costa Brava floods (1), we propose the use of a properly adapted AV that can negotiate water and rubbish, while searching for survivors with an infrared camera. The robot will send its position to give control centre engineers a global idea of the survivor s state. Following this analysis, successive incursions of the robot or other rescue robots with greater features will be planned. These will evaluate particular areas of the emergency scenario with greater resolution until the victim can be reached and helped with a mobile telephone built into the robot. For the tsunami in Indonesia (2), the work will focus on cooperative behaviour in exploration and detection of the features designed for scenario (1). We will contrast the specifications of robots which we applied in the Costa Brava scenario with approaches of conscious control on a common control and cooperation architecture to observe which focus is the most appropriate to locate and provide first assistance to survivors. In this second scenario we will work in simulation, and adapt the RoboCup Rescue Simulator, which is becoming a standard in rescue experimentation. Survivors will be detected in flooded surroundings using multiple AVs that will initially ramble about and locate the survivor. Next, robots will give their position to ask for assistance, as standard equipment for superficial detection can be used, and render assistance to the victim in the shape of a mobile telephone or similar technology which allow two-way communication with the rescue centre. In the first phase of the project, the autonomous robot will record, throughout the mission, a large amount of the information captured for off-line analysis in the control centre (mosaic construction, expert analysis, based on its capacities, etc.) only when it cannot detect people and has to return to the control centre to recharge. In the second phase, by means of a GPS and a conscious control module it will filter the captured shots and retain those which indicate there is the greatest possibility of survivors and their location. In this way, the rescue robots may concentrate on the areas where survivors are suspected to be found. And at the same time, for the coordination

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CTM2007-64751/MAR

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 174.240 Coordinator: Rafael Garca UdG Team: Xavier Cuf, Tudor Nicosevici, Ricard Prados, Rafael Garca, Nuno Estrela, Miquel Villanueva, Mart Fbregas, Lszl Neumann, Birgit Mller, Ricard Campos, Shahriar Negahdaripour, Javier Escartn, Gorka Sancho

Robot autnomo para monitorizacin medioambiental

This project aims to develop an autonomous underwater robot, along with the software tools to build geo-referenced detailed photo-mosaics of the ocean floor, and enable scientists to carry out repeated surveys to monitor its evolution over time. Understanding and managing ocean resources implies developing techniques and technology for habitat mapping and monitoring. Image mosaicing techniques can be used to map areas of some hundred of square meters, while having enough resolution to allow the identification of specific biologically interesting areas at small scales (few centimetres) down to living organisms. Automatic mosaicing tools improve survey efficiency reducing the cost/time of acquiring and postprocessing data. They also provide a permanent visual record of the studied areas. The robot will be designed to navigate autonomously, equipped with appropriate sensors, for performing a trajectory that ensures an adequate coverage of the interest area. It will be able to plan and correct its trajectory on its own, safely avoiding obstacles. After emerging at the end of the mission, the acquired images along with its associated navigation data will be downloaded to a computer that will show a first photo-mosaic on site shortly after (minutes). The acquired data will be geo-referenced, providing the possibility to carry out additional higher-resolution surveys of selected areas of the same region for nested studies if required, or to resurvey areas. It will also allow the surveying of vast areas now out of reach from observation by divers. Further offline processing will generate a seamless photo-mosaic, using new (time-consuming) global alignment techniques. Automatic comparison algorithms will also be developed to help scientists track and quantify differences between photomosaics of the same area acquired at different times. These algorithms will take into account possible differences in the conditions of acquisition of the different photo-mosaics (small errors in the geographic reference frame, variations in lighting, sensitivity of the cameras and scales and resolutions of the mosaics). The proposed mosaicing system will be based on a data fusion strategy, integrating of the information coming from different sensors. The seafloor will be explored using simultaneously a trinocular system (three video-cameras) and an acoustic camera. This arrangement provides range information for three-dimensional scene reconstruction. This presents several advantages over strips mosaics constructed along a single spatial dimension (video transects), since the sizes and spatial arrangements of the different structures can be more accurately estimated and can serve as the basis for change-detection from repeated surveys. The robot will also be equipped with a photographic camera for mapping specific regions of interest where very highresolution and accurate colour information is required to classify biological communities. The design will also include the possibility of installing small environmental sensors to complement the imagery, such as thermometer, turbidimeters and others.

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AYA2007-68034-C03-03

Start date: 01/10/2007 End date: 30/09/2010 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 84.821 Partners: Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad de Jan Coordinator: Josep Maria Paredes Poy (Universitat de Barcelona) Coordinator UdG: Marta Peracaula UdG Team: Miquel Llover, Marta Peracaula, Jordi Freixenet, Maryna Kudzinava

Estudio observacional y terico de fuentes galcticas de alta energa desde radio hasta rayos-gamma muy energticos. Anlisis de imgenes para la deteccin y caracterizacin de fuentes
The galactic very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray sources discovered during these last years by the new generation of Cherenkov telescopes (HESS, MAGIC, MILAGRO) are currently a hot topic in modern high-energy Astrophysics. Among the ~30 detected sources, nearly half of them still remain unidentified. A significant part of them show extended morphologies in the range of 0.1-1 degree at TeV energies, making the identification of counterparts at lower energies a difficult task. Nevertheless, to understand the VHE gamma-ray sky it is mandatory to reveal the nature of the sources behind the TeV emission. This project intends to undertake a detailed multi-wavelength study of some of these extended TeV sources with the aim to identify their possible counterparts. Our study will be complemented with a theoretical approach aimed at explaining the obtained multi-wavelength data based on leptonic and hadronic processes. On the other hand, about 70 catalogued galactic high-energy (HE) gamma-ray sources in the MeV-GeV range do not have a clear counterpart at lower energies, because their error circles in position have typically 1 degree. However, some of these sources are significantly variable, providing a natural way to betray their low-energy counterparts. It is expected that their HE emission is produced by inverse Compton scattering of photons by relativistic particles producing synchrotron radiation at lower energies (radio to X-rays). In this context, we have conducted a radio monitoring and identified the most variable radio sources in the error circles of seven HE sources. We plan to identify the NIR counterparts of all these HE candidate radio sources and obtain their corresponding spectra. This, together with follow-up X-ray observations, will allow us to constrain the nature of the HE sources. For the already identified sources, or those to be identified during the course of the project, we plan to: unveil the nature and origin of gamma-ray binaries by means of VLBI observations; search for new cases of interaction between microquasar relativistic jets and the surrounding ISM; look for correlations between keV and TeV emission and search for VHE periodicities of gamma-ray binaries. We will also conduct detailed optical and NIR observations to: determine the binary or isolated nature of the identified gamma-ray emitters, obtain accurate orbital parameters for the binary systems and constrain their inclination angles, and finally search for small-scale extended emission. All the data gathered in this project will be interpreted and modeled in a multi-wavelength context, from radio to VHE gamma-rays. The team of the University of Girona is composed by specialists in image processing and analysis and they are going to characterize and classify the large number of sources expected to appear in the wide-field deep images obtained during the project. The main goals of the sub-project are the development of algorithms focused on the detection and characterization of faint and/or extended objects, texture analysis of the ISM and the construction of a catalogue of the newly detected sources.

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TEC2006-03883

Start date: 01/10/2006 End date: 30/09/2009 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 90.750 Partners: University of Extremadura, Universidad del Norte, University of London, Technical University of Denmark Coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo UdG Team: Josep Llus Marzo, Teo Jov , Pere Vil, Llus Fbrega, Antonio Bueno, Eusebi Calle, Joan Puggal , Snia Oliveras, Anna Urra, Luis Fernando Caro, Fernando Solano, Jeimy Vlez, Juan Segovia, Nicols Bolvar

Multilayer Mechanisms for Resource allocation and Restorable Routing in GMPLSbased core networks (M2R3)
Internet Protocol (IP) networks currently operate over a semi-static transport infrastructure, where the management is concentrated within the IP layer. With the introduction of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), an intermediate circuitswitching communication layer is added together with its corresponding management plane. Moreover, the development of optical technologies such as Dense-Wave Division Multiplexing (D-WDM), supporting wavelength switching, etc., allow new multilayer networks to be constructed with an unprecedented degree of freedom and flexibility.

Nevertheless, the management of such multilayer networks is more complex and presents potential instabilities. The complexity of the evaluation of the percentage that should be applied at each management layer, i.e. IP, MPLS or optical, presents a significant challenge. We denote as activation degree such percentage which will depend on multiple conditions such as: the topology of the network, types of traffic, the load of the network and the desired degree of protection. The main objectives of the M2R3 project are the investigation of the following components: quality of service routing mechanisms, routing with protection and a dynamic resource management. They must be developed and configured according to the required activation degree. The project will provide novel tools that will enable network operators to suitably manage their networks in a holistic manner, allowing the various technologies to operate in concert rather than inefficiently or even in conflict with each other. To the best of our knowledge, the approach we present to resolve this complex management challenge has not been undertaken in other proposals.

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DPI2006-09370

Start date: 01/10/2006 End date: 30/09/2009 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 72.600 Coordinator: Joaquim Melndez UdG Team: Joaquim Melndez, Josep Xargay, Sergio Herraiz, Carles Pous, Josep Dellonder, Bianca Innocenti, Vctor Barrera

Fault Diagnosis of Electrical Distribution Networks Based on Cases and Models

The project proposes a case based reasoning (CBR) strategy to diagnose electric faults. Cases will be built from disturbances, collected by power quality monitoring instruments (events) located at substations, and register reporting all the action performed in the network gathered in the network control centre. Setting dependences between waveform attributes and its causes will be used in the definition of cases. Disturbance propagation models and feature extraction strategies will be analysed in order to represent cases consistently. This analysis will be also useful in the definition of Retrieval, Reuse, Revision and Retain tasks needed to build the CBR cycle. The Case Based Diagnosis system will be improved in the location step by the integration of a module to estimate the distance to faults in the distribution network. This module will be based on the estimation of the impedance during the fault and the use of algorithmic techniques, involving the model of the line, to estimate an equivalent fault distance. The combination of this estimated distance and origin from retrieved cases in presence of a new disturbance will enhance the diagnostic. Finally, an extension of cases to sequences of them is proposed to predict catastrophic faults. The recognition of a disturbance as part of a one of these sequences will be interpreted as a symptom to predict a possible fault.

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DPI2006-15476-C02-02

Start date: 01/10/2006 End date: 30/09/2009 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 86.394 Coordinator: Joaquim Armengol UdG Team: Remei Calm, Luis Eduardo Mjica, Esteban Reinaldo Gelso, Maira Alejandra Garca

Automated fault detection, diagnosis and tolerance in uncertain systems and distributed systems. (DiSQobolo)
Fault detection, diagnosis and tolerance in systems allow maintaining the process in a high level of production and reliability. The present techniques show problems when they are applied to uncertain and distributed systems. For this reason, they are being researched in a very active way to develope new techniques. The most important objectives of this project are to decrease the high false positive and false negative rates, to improve the computational efficency of fault detection and diagnosis and to automate the identification of components that are the cause of the failures. These problems for the uncertain systems can be treated using the classical diagnosis approaches: the FDI (Fault Detection and Isolation) community, whose foundations are based on engineering disciplines, such as control theory and statistical decision making, and the DX (Diagnosis) community, whose foundations are derived from the fields of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and bridging the methodologies of the FDI and DX Communities (Bridge). Firstly the project proposes this last approach to automate fault diagnosis in these systems. The Research Group in Girona has developed the SQualTrack tool for the fault detection of these systems and this project proposes its extension for diagnosis with techniques derived from modal interval analysis. We consider that it is important the coordination with the Quivir (Sevilla and Huelva University) Group that is also studying these same systems using constraint satisfaction techniques, guaranteed methods and data-mining techniques. Especially, the last techniques can work without the knowledge of the model and can deal with the empiric data (data-based diagnosis). These techniques are being validated in real systems. In distributed systems, firstly this project addresses the general problems associated with automatic determination of the allocation of sensors to improve the diagnosticability of the distributed systems. Secondly we will develop a framework for self-diagnosis of distributed systems where we take into account the persistency of the different models and different improvements based on clustering and distributed constraint satisfaction techniques.

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PI08/90871

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2010 Funding entity: Instituto de Salud Carlos III Budget: 32.670,00 Partners: Hospital Clnic de Barcelona Coordinator UdG: Rafael Garca UdG team: Rafael Garca, Nuno Gracias, Lszl Neumann Other Members: Josep Malvehy, Cristina Carrera, Susana Puig, Paula Aguilera

Escner ptico para la deteccin precoz del melanoma cutneo

Melanoma is the generic name for malign tumors of melanocytic origins, a type of skin cancer leading to high morbidity. This type of tumor generally appears at skin level and has a high metastasis capacity. Melanoma is diagnosed during the dermatologist's examination, who makes a visual analysis, looking for the suspicious nevus, which will subsequently be subjected to a biopsy. In the last few years, dermatologists use a new imaging technique called dermatoscopy, which improves the precision of the melanoma diagnosis. This technique consists in obtaining an image, with a magnification factor of 10-30x, using an optic system that reduces the refractions and reflections induced by the epidermis, allowing the dermatologists to see the internal structure of the lesions. Nowadays, there are specialized medical centers that allow monitoring of patients with risk of melanoma, using digital imaging, which allow the acquisition and storage of images of high numbers of nevus. Unfortunately, this alternative involves a long examination time for each patient (40-50 minutes), representing a tedious task that allows monitoring of only a limited number of nevus. Moreover, this technique does not guarantee the detection of new nevus. In the frame of the project, we propose the development of an optical scanner, which will allow the acquiring of dermatoscopic images of the whole skin surface of the patient, building a highresolution photo-mosaic in a fully automatic way. This photo-mosaic will be compared with photomosaics acquired in previous exploration, allowing the detection of any type of suspicious changes.

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2008SALUT00029

Start date: 29/08/2008 End date: 28/08/2010 Funding entity: CIRIT Budget: 100.000 Partners: Corporaci Sanitria Parc Taul de Sabadell, Hospital de la Vall dHebron de Barcelona, Hospital Josep Trueta de Girona, Hospital Santa Caterina de Girona Coordinator UdG: Jordi Freixenet IIiA Members: Xavier Llad, Robert Mart, Jordi Freixenet, Joan Mart, Arnau Oliver Other Members: Meritxell Tortajada, Melcior Sents, M. Teresa Villajos, Ldia Tortajada, Sergi Ganau, Fernanda Escribano, Amaya Martn, Rafael Salvador, Xavier Salvador, Sandra Mecho, Raquel Mitjana, Joana Ferrer, Joan Carles Vilanova, Joaquim Barcel, Elsa Prez, Josep Pont

Incidncia de ls combinat deines de diagnosi assistit per computador i mamografia de contrast en la millora de la valoraci radiolgica de mamografies digitals (eCADMAC)
An increasing number of hospitals are being equipped with computer systems for acquiring and displaying digital images. This means that radiological film is no longer needed and that examinations may be carried out in a faster and more cost-efficient way. However, radiologists trying to detect breast cancer nowadays keep on examining digital radiological images of mamographies by means of visual inspection. Only a few hospitals use Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) tools for dianosing purposes. The maing goal of e-CADMC is to enhance the methods and protocols for early detection of breast cancer by improving the way digital mamographies are explored. In order to do so, a new CAD tool will be designed, developed and tested along with a new technique for acquiring mamographical images with dynamic contrast. Therefore, new techniques and protocols for the early detection of breast cancer will be established and comprehensively tested at the hospitals involved in the project: Corporaci Sanit ria Parc Taul de Sabadell, Hospital de la Vall d Hebron de Barcelona, Hospital Josep Trueta de Girona and Hospital Santa Caterina de Girona.

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Telediagnosis with Starviewer

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 31/12/2009 Funding entity: UdG Budget: 17.000 Coordinator UdG: Josep Llus Marzo IIiA Members: Josep Llus Marzo, Antonio Bueno, Llus Fbrega, Pere Vil, Ramon Fabregar, Imma Boada, Jess Spnola, Joaquim Rodrguez, Other Members: Salvador Pedraza

Image-based telediagnosis using Starviewer

Starviewer is a user-friendly platform which is used for medical diagnosis. Given 2D scan images such as ultrasound images, Magnetic Resonance images and Computed Tomography images, it generates highly realistic 3D visualizations that allow doctors to make better and more accurate diagnoses. It has been installed and is currently in use in several hospitals in the area of Girona, which are referred to as Diagnostic Centres. The goal of this project is to expand the use of Starviewer by allowing hospitals only having image acquisition systems to connect to a Diagnostic Centre and use Starviewer remotely. During the project, a telematic application implementing the functional and communications requirements necessary to telediagnose with Starviewer will be designed, developed and tested.

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Brain fiber map reconstruction

Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 30/06/2009 Funding entity: UdG Budget: 20.000 Coordinator UdG: Imma Boada IIiA Members: Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, Imma Boada, Ferran Prados Other Members: Salvador Pedraza, Josep Puig, Gerard Blasco, Mar Castellanos, Joaquim Serena, Anna Planas, Carlos Justicia, Albert Prats

Development of a computer assisted diagnosis tool using diffusion tensor to build brain fiber maps. Phanton definition to validate diffusion tensors
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is an extension of the conventional magnetic resonance imaging with the capability to characterize the diffusion behavior of water in tissue on a voxel by voxel basis. This information is represented in each voxel by a second order symmetric positive tensor. The study of DTI and its visualization has become an emerging focus of research in brain studies since it provides the information required to reconstruct white matter fiber paths which are of great interest for diagnosis. DTI is especially useful in neurosurgery planning and the study of brain diseases and disorders, such as Alzheimers disease, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Up to now, different strategies to reconstruct the tracts that correlate with the neural fiber paths have been proposed: In this project we will develop DTIWeb, a robust, portable and extensible Java application for visualizing and processing DTI data. DTIWeb integrates visualization strategies, different fiber tracking techniques and interrogation techniques that provide valuable information for diagnosis.

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Nevus detection and diagnosis


Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 30/06/2009 Funding entity: UdG Budget: 20.000 Coordinator UdG: Jordi Freixenet

Development of new algorithms to detect and diagnose nevus in large images of skin
In this project the state-of-theart technology for detecting and diagnosing nevus will be studied. Then, new image processing algorithms for detection and diagnose will be designed, developed and tested against large images of skin. The project will create a new database of large images obtained from several sources and with differen acquisition methods.

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EM-LINE

Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 30/06/2009 Funding entity: UdG Budget: 20.000 Coordinator UdG: Jordi Freixenet

EM-LINE: Cognitive rehabilitation program specific for multiple sclerosis sufferers


The goal of this project is to design and develop EM-LINE, a program for neurocognitive rehabilitation. EM-LINE performs neuropsychological examinations like memory assessments. It also analyzes magnetic resonance images to detect regions in the brain which are active when the patient is doing a specific cognitive task. Therefore, new algorithms to segment and register RM images will be developed in order to detect and quantify the amount of tissue in those active regions of the brain.

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Critics

Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 30/06/2009 Funding entity: UdG Budget: 19.952 Partners: Institut dInvestigaci Biomdica de Girona, Hospital Doctor Josep Trueta Coordinator: Josep Veh UdG team: Josep Veh, Remei Calm, Joaquim Armengol, Sandra Castillo, Alexandra Oliveros, Winston Garca-Gabn. Darine Zambrano, Miguel Angel Sainz

Critical ill patient glycemia control: algorithm development and clinical trials protocol definition
Critically ill patients at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are subjet to a great morbidity and mortality. Last advances in the knowledge of the pathophysiology of these patients demonstrate how hyperglycaemia may contribute, directly or indirectly on their clinical evolution. There exists literature [Pittas04, VanderBerghe04] which suggests the importance of maintaining euglycaemia in these patients by means of insulin perfusions to reduce mortality. However, so far it has not been possible to demonstrate in an absolute and irrefutable manner if glucose normalization contributes to a better clinical evolution of these patients, given the impossibility of normalizing glucose levels, even in studies specially designed for that purpose. A recent study [DIGAMI97, Hirsh04, Malmberg05] has failed in the assay to demonstrate the improvement of mortality in acute coronary patients by means of endogenous insulin treatment due to the fact that glucose control improvement was not possible with respect to the control group. This illustrates the difficulties found by professionals in the daily clinical practice to achieve control goals even in a controlled ambient as the hospital, with controlled meals and mealtime and absence of factors such as physical exercise. Currently, higher insulin levels (140 mg/dl) are being considered in order to avoid risks of severe hypoglycaemia.

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Technology transfer projects


VALFUS09-2-0003
Project type: VALFUS Start date: 15/10/2009 End date: 15/10/2011 Funding entity: ACCI Budget: 72.000 Coordinator: Jordi Freixenet

Udigital
The aim of this project is to set up UdiGital, a research centre whose main goal is to apply the Information and Communications Technologies to the media and multimedia sectors. UdiGital is a joint effort of the University of Gironas Science Park, two technology centres (VICOROB and EASY), and seven research teams: BCDS, GiLab, GRETICE, ERIDIQV, EXIT, ARPA and MICELAB. This multidisciplinary centre will: Foster research and innovation activities of IT companies in the area of Girona Attract companies along with skilled workers to Girona Promote high-level training in IT Boost the economic development in the area of Girona, especially in the fields of IT and multimedia.

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VALTEC09-2-0118

Project type: VALTEC Start date: 15/10/2009 End date: 15/10/2011 Funding entity: ACCI Budget: 82.487,20 Coordinator: Mateu Sbert UdG Team: Francesc Castro, Hug Beneit, Jorge Flrez, Mateu Sbert, Miquel Feixas, Nicolau Sunyer, Roel Martnez

Innovative plug-ins to improve realism in graphical engines

A few years ago, programming videogames was not especially difficult for companies. Basic graphical techniques were enough to satisfy players demands even if their results in terms of visual realism were limited. However, subsequent increasing demands for realism in videogames resulted in more complex applications and higher development times. The European project GameTools (GTP) addressed this issue by improving three key elements in the development of videogames: geometry, visibility and illumination. GTP produced software that allows videogames developers use more complex models and more realistic illumination techniques in less time. Nowadays, many videogames companies have reduced the size of their budgets and of their development teams, which means less time is spent on improving graphical quality. They are also increasingly resorting to middleware software to speed up specific tasks in the development cycle of videogames. In this context, GTP geometry and illumination libraries are a business opportunity as they may be offered to videogames companies as middleware software which may be incorporated into game engines by means of shaders. With such products, development teams at Virtual Reality, serious gaming, simulation and broadcasting companies will be able to work with more complex models, more realistic techniques while improving the quality of their videogames and reducing investment risks significantly.

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VALTEC09-2-0122

Project type: VALTEC Start date: 15/10/2009 End date: 15/10/2011 Funding entity: ACCI Budget: 100.000 Coordinator: Pere Ridao

INSPECSUB

Inspecsub aims at developing a software tool that allows underwater robots to perform comprehensive surveys following pre-established paths. Inspecsub will enable autonomous underwater robots to scan underwater structures such as ship wrecks, ship hulls, pipes, etc. covering completely the regions of interest.

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VALTEC09-1-0025

Project type: VALTEC Start date: 30/06/2009 End date: 30/06/2011 Funding entity: ACCI Budget: 100.000 Coordinator: Xavier Llad UdG Team: Xavier Llad, Arnau Oliver

SALEM: Toolkit per a la segmentaci automtica de lesions desclerosi mltiple en imatges de ressonncia magntica
Nowadays, it is well known (and widely accepted in the national and international clinic practice) the important role of MRI images for the supervision, evaluation and control of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS), as well as for evaluating the effect of a new therapeutic drug. Unfortunately, the typical medical inspection of a patient requires a manual analysis of the MRI images which implies a high time consumption. Furthermore, the inter and intra observer variability could complicate the analysis of the results from studies with several patients. In this project we propose to develop and validate an automatic (and objective) system for the detection, segmentation and description of MS lesions based on computer vision techniques. In particular, we aim to develop a computer aided tool in order to automatically detect and segment the MS lesions of the MRI images, and to provide a quantitative description (statistics related to the number of lesions and volume) and a qualitative description (different viewpoint visualization of the MRI volume according to the different soft tissue types and lesion localizations) for each patient. This tool will be tested and evaluated exhaustively in the Hospital centers involved in the project, which are reference centers in Catalua within the Multiple Sclerosis research field. The final goal is to demonstrate the value of the system and to transfer the research results into the everyday clinical practice, installing the developed tool in the hospitals.

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PSE-370000-2008-9 / PSE-370000-2009-013

Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 31/12/2009 Funding entity: MICINN Budget: 35.956,30 Partners: Instituto Nacional de Tecnologa Aeroespacial, ARIES COMPLEX, INTA-SUB, R.I., CTA, Fundacin AITIIP, Ingeniera CYO, Media Consultores, ALTRAN, ISDEFE, SISTEPLANT, VTI, CT Ingenieros, CESA, PIGMALY, INASMET, DMP, ADEX, TELVENT, TEKPLUS, CENTUM, ELIMCO, EUVE, GMV, INASMET / TECNALIA, Universidad de Len, Universidad de Sevilla (AICIA), ETSEIAT, Universidad Politcnica de Madrid. Coordinator: Manuel Mulero (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologa Aeroespacial) Coordinator UdG: Josep Veh UdG Team: Ningsu Luo, Josep Veh

Programa Platino / HADA: Plataforma Ligera A rea de Tecnolog as Innovadoras / Nueva Aeronave VTOL configurable en vuelo

Project HADA is a novelty way of building a vertical takeoff airship (a helicopter) that can change its in flying configuration, from helicopter to an aircraft. HADA is the Platino program main core due to two fundamental reasons: It is the air platform over which the other systems (SATA, SANAS, COBOR and MINISARA) will be integrated, building an aeronautic system adding the best of each technology from the four previous projects. The latter projects will define the operation requirements and the design specifications (they must be embedded inside an HADA like airship, fulfilling aeronautic regulations and also the weight, volume, electric power and electromagnetic compatibility specifications, etc.), so the design of these components will be established by rigorous requirements from the very beginning, asserting its usefulness as a part of a real/commercial airship equipment. The design and conversion system used on this airship will be of a great impact in the airship design industry, involving a great revolution in this field. Once this project is successful, the deployment of this ship, either as an unmanned (UAV type VTOL) or manned ship, will start aimed at a very important market of low capacity (around 20 people) short range (less than 300 nautical miles) ships.

This Project is based on the design, construction and flying test of an unmanned prototype type VTOL (Vertical Take-off and landing) that will provide short time industrialization and deployment technology, testing at the same time the technology for manned model of the airship.

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RD08-1-0007-00

Start date: 09/05/2008 End date: 09/05/2010 Funding entity: CIDEM Budget: 22.236 Partners: T-Systems ITC Iberia, Fundaci Privada Universitat i Tecnologia (FUNITEC), Aplicaciones de Inteligencia Artificial (AIS), UPF Coordinator: T-Systems ITC Iberia Coordinator UdG: Mateu Sbert UdG Team: Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert, Imma Boada

Visualization tool to suport decision taking SVAPD


The SVAPD project lies at the intersection of two market disciplines: Business Intelligence (BI) and Virtual Reality (VR). BI aims to acquire and make best use of the knowledge in a business whereas VR is involved in producing virtual prototypes that allow validating and testing the design and functions of specific products without using real prototypes. The goal of SVAPD is to develop an application to support better business decision-making. SVAPD will be based on the interactive visualization of the information acquired by the BI system. Decisions based on the previous information will be made automatically by means of Business Process Enterprise Language (BPEL) techniques.

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RD08-1-0031

Start date: 09/05/2008 End date: 09/05/2010 Funding entity: CIDEM Budget: 94.332,92 Partners: EASY INNOVA Coordinator: EASY INNOVA, SIMPPLE, CRIC, SAM, NODALRED, VERBIO, THERA, Activa Multimedia, Bitext, Comunicaci Digital, Ajuntament de Terrassa, Consell Comarcal del Pla de l'Estany Coordinator UdG: Josep Llus de la Rosa UdG team: Josep Llus de la Rosa, Esteve del Acebo Other Members: Albert Sabri, Ana M. Petruse Link: www.rdisac.cat

Projecte RDiSAC: Recerca en incentivaci de la participaci 2.0 i llenguatge natural

The goal of RDiSAC is to design a platform for public administrations providing information and advice to theirs citizens. The platform will be open, transparent, low-cost, and it will foster economic development. The new citizen information and advisory services will be digital, will be used remotely by citizens 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. They will be built on the web2.0 technologies in a way that will promote networking and collaboration between public officers and citizens.

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PET20006_0822

Project Type: PETRI Start date: 24/11/2007 End date: 23/11/2009 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 71.257,00 Coordinator: Josep Llus de la Rosa UdG Team: Josep Llus de la Rosa, Esteve del Acebo, Merc Rovira, Araceli Moreno, Miquel Montaner, Gustavo Gonzlez

iSAC2.0: Cooperative Open Source and Virtual Systems for Citizens Attention

iSAC 2.0 is a project designed to expand and upgrade the capacity and quality of citizens attention in local governments of any size, with the help of new scientific knowledge in intelligent agents and wikis, along with the application of modern technologies of Information and Communication on the Internet and search engines. This project will explode especially small and medium-sized municipalities, which citizenship approach with all kinds of questions and doubts, usually not restricted to the local level. What innovations are included? Understand the citizen when he/she uses its own language (extension multilanguage eSAC). Understand the citizen when he/she speaks in colloquial language, or does not use the correct words usually used by public administration. Identify his/her claim albeit misspellings, semantics, language, grammar and typographical mistakes. Service for citizen in any application, even when his/her questions transcend the responsibility of the administration being enquired. If the person who makes the claim is identified (using the digital ID, an advanced electronic signature, or by any other means), the response can be customized depending on the information that it is available, which will increase greatly the efficiency of care.

The intelligent agents will enable us to understand citizens, to know better not only their expectations, habits, culture, needs, interests, but also how they live and what can be useful for their daily life.

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PET2006_0833

Project Type: PETRI Start date: 24/11/2007 End date: 26/05/2009 Funding entity: MEC Budget: 53.354,00 Coordinator: Josep Llus de la Rosa UdG Team: Josep Llus de la Rosa, Josep Antoni Ramon, Albert Figueras, Joaquim Frigola, Miquel Montaner, Gustavo Gonzlez

3A system engine for customer loyalty

3A systems are made up of three components: Alarms, Analysis and Actions. In this project a 3A system engine uses Kalman filters to forecast the behaviour of customers based on their dynamic models and consumption patterns. This technology is applied to relational marketing programs.

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Technology Transfer
Innovative solutions for companies
Agents Research Laboratory (ArLab)
Statistical control of parameters in a production process Quality supervision systems: qualitative representation of trends in a process, qualitative analysis of situations Study of prediction models to anticipate market demands Intelligent systems for citizen s attention services Software for optimization of production process Customer segmentation programs Low cost industrial supervision products

Broadband Communications and Distributed Systems (BCDS)


Telemedicine: low-cost systems for online rehabilitation and diagnosis Telemonitorization: low-cost systems for communicating with handicapped people

Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GILab)


Medical images Scientific visualization Architecture Entertainment: digital cinema, digital TV, animation, simulation, videogames, virtual reality

Computer Vision and Robotics (VICOROB)


Reconstruction of three-dimensional information of objects from vision systems Visual Maps from multiple images Processing and analysis of images with medical applications Underwater Robotics Industrial Computer Science: automation, communications, industrial robotics, intelligent perception and embedded systems

Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems (EXIT)


Development of strategies for intelligent process monitoring (fault detection and diagnosis) Automatic diagnosis of sags and fault location in electrical distribution networks Statistical monitoring of waste water treatment plants On-line monitoring of pressures to predict instabilities Off-line assessment of moulds Medical diagnosis

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Geometry and Computer Graphics (GGG)


Lamps design: car lights and conventional lamps Design of architecture and urban structures to use more natural light instead of artificial light Images for simulators Entertainment: videogames, virtual reality Computational geometry

Modelling, Indentification and Control Engineering (MICELab)


Industrial process supervision and control Damage assessment in structures Mechatronics and mechatronic systems Process control engineering Biomedical engineering

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Some examples of contracts with companies


Zyncro Tech, SL
Start date: 10/11/09 End date: 31/12/09 Contractor: Zyncro Tech, SL Budget: 23.000 Coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo, Ramon Fabregat

Definition of an API for the application Zyncro


The goal of this contract is to design an Application Programming Interface (API) for the Zyncro application which will allow the latter to carry out its main tasks.

Intercom Telemtica Girona, SL

Start date: 10/11/09 End date: 31/12/09 Contractor: Intercom Telemtica Girona, SL Budget: 28.500 Coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo, Ramon Fabregat

Assessment on Ethernet technologies for Internet Service Providers


The goal of this contract is to study the state-of-the art of Ethernet related technologies in the area of network and Internet service providers, and to propose an example of utilization.

IberEspacio

Start date: 01/09/09 End date: 01/02/10 Contractor: Ibrica del Espacio, SA Budget: 8.808 Coordinator: Joaquim Melndez

Fault discrimination in sensors based on PCA

This contract aims at developing a fault detection and diagnosis tool able to distinguish faults produced by sensors from faults produced by components in an aerospace propeller. The tool will be based on statistical analysis.

ALSTOM TRANSPORTE, SA

Start date: 07/08/09 End date: 30/09/10 Contractor: ALSTOM TRANSPORTE, SA Coordinator: Jordi Freixenet

Infrared roof mounted inspections


The goal of this contract is to develop an infrared thermography system.

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Institut dAssistncia Sanitria

Start date: 09/07/09 End date: 08/11/09 Contractor: Institut dAssistncia Sanitria Budget: 5.916 Coordinator: Robert Mart

Automatic and semiautomatic segmentation of the olfactory bulb


The goal of this contract is to survey the currently available computing tools for automatically or semi automatically segmenting IRM images of olfactory bulb and to propose new algorithms to perform this task.

BARCELONA MEDIA

Start date: 01/06/09 End date: 18/12/09 Contractor: Fundaci Barcelona Media Universitat Pompeu Fabra Coordinator: Pere Ridao

Survey on inertial and inclinometric sensors


The goal of this contract is to carry out a survey on the inertial and inclinometric sensors available for tracking broadcast cameras.

Lafcarr Project & Design, SL

Start date: 01/04/2009 End date: 31/05/2010 Contractor: Lafcarr Project & Design, SL Budget: 40.600 Coordinator: Carles Pous

Software tool to manage a fleet of ambulances


Given a set of ambulances operating in a specific geographical area, and given a set of patients that need to be taken to hospitals and back home, the software tool will automatically plan the routes the ambulances must follow in order to minimize the number of ambulances needed, transport times and costs. The tool will take into account that the times at which ambulances pick up patients to take them to hospital are known, whereas the times at which they finish their treatments at hospitals are not.

Fundaci Esclerosi Mltiple


Start date: 25/11/2008 End date: 31/12/2009 Contractor: Fundaci Esclerosi Mltiple Budget: 100.920 Coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo Link: www.triem.org

Telerehabilitation program for multiple sclerosis sufferers

Since there is currently no known cure for multiple sclerosis, integral neurorehabilitation treatments are needed to improve the quality of life of people suffering from this illness. Unfortunately, multiple sclerosis sufferers sometimes can not benefit from such treatments because they can not travel to the venues where patients are treated. This is due to lack of transport, unsuitable opening hours or the patient s impossibility to travel. Therefore, the goal of

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this contract is to develop a telerehabilitation computer program that enables rehabilitation tasks to be carried out remotely. Multiple Sclerosis patients only need an off-the-shelf computer and a standard broadband connection to execute the program.

AEGIS Security, SL

Start date: 01/02/2008 End date: 31/01/2009 Contractor: AEGIS Security, SL Budget: 90.608,43 Coordinator: Josep Llus Marzo

SPAMINA
The objective of the contract is to design the architecture of SPAMINA -an antispam tool- meeting the requirements of high availability, scalibility and load balancing of servers and data-centres.

Institut de Diagnstic per la Imatge

Start date: 01/01/2009 End date: 30/06/2009 Contractor: Institut de Diagnstic per la Imatge Coordinator: Imma Boada

Application of scientific visualization techniques to medicine


The goal of this contract is to develop a computer assisted diagnosis platform to assist radiologists from the Institut de Diagn stic per la Imatge, a prestigious imaging institute located in the main Catalan public hospitals. This platform integrates in the same environment basic and advanced image analysis techniques. Its modular design supports the integration of new functions designed to diagnose any kind of pathology. The platform is available on Windows and GNU/Linux OS. It supports DICOM standard and IHE profiles.

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University of Miami

Start date: 01/01/2008 End date: 31/12/2009 Contractor: University of Miami Budget: 39.721,50 Coordinator: Rafa Garca

Application of ROV-based Video Technology to Complement Coral Reef Resource Mapping and Monitoring
This project aims to develop a mosaicing software with additional capabilities, such as wave focusing (sunflickering), image blending, high topography and taxonomic resolution, which are typical situations that should be faced in coral reef environments. This software will be the basis to enable scientists to carry out repeated surveys to monitor the evolution over time of some selected areas.

Patents
Inventors: Josep Llus de la Rosa, Boleslaw Szymanski Title: Predicted Return on Auction based Currencies (ProAC) Application number: 11/971,451 Country of priority: USA Date of priority: January 9, 2009 Patent holder: Universidad de Girona Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Type of protection: American Short description: An auction procedure intended to replace the known review process by an auction based approach is provided. The better a submitted work by an author, the more this author may bid to have it appear in some congresses or journals. If the assessment of quality represented by the bid is right, the author will be rewarded in some new sort of scientific currency, otherwise the author will suffer loses of the currency.

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Education
Master Programs
European Joint Masters in Environmental Process Control Engineering (EPCE)
The Joint European Master in Environmental Process Control Engineering (EPCE) is offered by four leading European universities renowned for scientific specialisation in the areas covered by the proposed Masters degree. Each university has established expertise and teaching experience in the fields offered. The joint collaboration provides an integrated, multidisplinary and innovative teaching and training programme using state-of-the-art technology. The course programme brings together science and technology from control, environmental process, sensors, actuators, communication networks and information technology. Link: www.master-epce.eu/index.php

Joint Masters in Computing


The Master program aims at providing a solid background in Computing for qualified professionals that must be able to take high responsible positions in industry or start research activities in theoretical or practical aspects of Computing. The Master also offers the opportunity to focus on one of its specializations: Algorithmics and Programming Information Systems Visualization, Virtual Reality and Graphics Interaction

The student can select between achieving a generic education on several subjects or focus on one of the specializations. Link: ima.udg.edu/MasterComputacio/index_en.shtml

Masters in Automatic Control and Computer Engineering

This masters offers two specialisation branches; one in Control Engineering and Intelligent Systems (ECSI) and another in Computer Vision and Robotics (VCR) and enables students to follow their career at the doctorate program. In the second academic year, master students will have the opportunity to make their stay at other universities or research centres receiving the highly qualified personal supervision of their research and/or to get traineeships in the leading industrial companies collaborating with the master program. Link: eia.udg.es/master-iia

VIBOT Erasmus Mundus Masters in Vision and Robotics


The European Masters in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) meets the present needs of industry for quality control and automation of industrial processes as well as in the field of health with the ever increasing importance of medical imagery in all its forms. The key techniques are computer vision and robotics. This Masters programme will provide, through the proposed European training, an unrivalled knowledge in computer vision and robotics applied to industrial problems and medical imagery. Moreover, the students will have also acquired mobility, broadmindedness and the language skills which constitute, in an age of globalization, a major asset for finding research work either in a public laboratory or in a private company. Link: www.vibot.org

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Master in Industrial Data Processing, Automatic Control, Computing and Systems (MIIACS)
The objective of the programme is to complete students undergraduate education with graduatelevel scientific and technical training aimed at both R+D+I and their professional futures in a world with very complex and changing needs. The trajectories of the research groups, which are responsible for teaching in the programme, guarantee their capacity to adapt to the very rapid changes taking place in these fields of technology. Given the wide range of courses offered, the graduates of this master programme will be prepared to carry out technology and research projects dealing with the following topics: Algorithmics and programming Communications Control Artificial intelligence Monitoring and diagnosis Robotics Computer vision Visualisation, virtual reality and graphical interaction

Link:www.udg.edu/miiacs

PhD Programs
Doctorate of the Official Postgraduate Programme in Technology
The doctoral studies of the Official Postgraduate Programme in Technology aim to train researchers in the lines of research in technology at the University of Girona, following these general objectives: High quality advanced training The creation and dissemination of new knowledge, both in basic and applied research The stimulation of research along technological lines

Link: www.udg.edu/tabid/12957/Default.aspx?ID=350130506&language=en-US&any=2009

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PhD Theses 2009


Esteban Reinaldo Gelso A proposal for the diagnosis of uncertain dynamic systems based on interval models Universitat de Girona, 29 May 2009 Advisor: Joaquim Armengol Mara Ethel Guerrieri Combining refinement and improvement techniques for the generation and modification of 2D/2.5D triangular meshes Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya, 29 May 2009 Advisors: Narcs Coll, Joan Antoni Sellars Thierry Molinier Approche Cooprative pour lacquisition et lobservation de formes tridimensionelles Universit de Bourgogne, 1 July 2009 Advisors: David Fofi, Patrick Gorria, Joaquim Salvi Mauricio Fabin Zapateiro Semiactive control strategies for vibration magnetorheological dampers Universitat de Girona, 21 July 2009 Advisors: Ningsu Luo, Hamid Reza Karimi in adaptronic systems equipped with

Jeimy Beatriz Vlez Entorno de aprendizaje virtual adaptativo soportado por un modelo de usuario integral Universitat de Girona, 11 November 2009 Advisor: Ramon Fabregat Llus Pacheco Local Model Predictive Control for Navigation of a Wheeled Mobile Robot using Monocular Information Universitat de Girona, 30 November 2009 Advisors: Ningsu Luo, Xavier Cuf Tudor Nicosevici Efficient 3D Scene Modeling and Mosaicing Universitat de Girona, 18 December 2009 Advisor: Rafael Garca

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Joint Masters in Computing
Joaquim Rodrguez Image Registration and Information Fusion Universitat de Girona, 24 February 2009 Tutors: Imma Boada, Miquel Feixas Adri Fors A system for interactive display and rendering of BRDF models Universitat de Girona, 3 July 2009 Tutors: Sumanta Pattanaik, Carles Bosch Olga Petrenko Modeling and rendering of flowers Universit de Limoges, 7 September 2009 Tutors: Mateu Sbert, Djamchid Ghazanfarpour Ester Bonmat Study of brain complexity using information theory tools Universitat de Girona, 15 September 2009 Tutors: Imma Boada, Miquel Feixas Ignacio Valladares Movement Patterns Detection in Spatio-Temporal Data Universitat de Girona, 15 September 2009 Tutor: Joan Antoni Sellars Roger Bramon An Information-Theory Framework for Multi-Modal Visualization Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya, 15 September 2009 Tutors: Imma Boada, Miquel Feixas

Masters in Automatic Control and Computer Engineering


Daniel Caballero Robots mbils aplicats a lexploraci dun escenari conegut que ha estat alterat Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Albert Figueras, Santiago Esteva Sergio Eduardo Gmez Construccin de unidades de aprendizaje adaptativas segn el contexto y basada en el estndar IMS-LD Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutor: Ramon Fabregat Carolina Meja Adaptation process to deliver content based on user learning styles Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Ramon Fabregat, Silvia Baldiris

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Xavier Vallejo Escalabilitat, usabilitat i ampliaci de funcionalitats a la plataforma AXARM (Aplicaci extensible per assistncia remota i monitoritzaci) Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutor: Antonio Bueno scar Arnulfo Quiroga Reconocimiento de secuencias de eventos en redes de distribucin de energa elctrica Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Joaquim Melndez, Sergio Herraiz Mario Vila Document classification Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Mateu Sbert, Miquel Feixas Crisstomo Alberto Barajas Identificacin bayesiana de los modelos de absorcin de glucosa para comidas mixtas Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Josep Veh, Pau Herrero Fabin Mauricio Len Prototipo de plataforma tecnolgica para control en tiempo real de glucemia en pacientes virtuales con diabetes tipo 1 Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Josep Veh, Guillermo Prados Irene Romero Semiactive vibration absorption in aircraft landing gears using magnetorheological dampers Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutor: Ningsu Luo Francisco Javier Cobos Navegaci local duna plataforma mbil amb detecci dels obstacles en la seva trajectria, basada en la fusi de la informaci proporcionada per un anell de sensors dultrasons i un sistema de visi monocular Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutors: Xavier Cuf, Llus Pacheco Angelos Mallios Pose-based SLAM with probabilistic scan matching algorithm using a mechanical scanned imaging sonar Universitat de Girona, 8 September 2009 Tutor: Pere Ridao

VIBOT Erasmus Mundus Masters in Vision and Robotics


Sergio Fernndez Structured Light Universitat de Girona, 17 June 2009 Tutor: Joaquim Salvi Christian Mata Benign vs Malign mass discrimination in mammography Universitat de Girona, 17 June 2009 Tutor: Jordi Freixenet

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David Muoz Image Registration by Combining Shape and Intensity Information Universitat de Girona, September 2009 Tutor: Robert Mart Joan Massich Lesion Segmentation in Breast Sonography Universitat de Girona, 17 June 2009 Tutor: Joan Mart Natlia Hurts Analysis of the correspondence between optical and acoustical images based on interest points Universitat de Girona, 16 June 2009 Tutor: Xavier Cuf Jan Margeta Investigation in Volume Registration Universitat de Girona, 16 June 2009 Tutor: Jim Piper

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D. Huerva, R. Fabregat, C. Meja, S. Gmez Arquitectura basada en Agentes Inteligentes y Servicios Web para la Adaptacin de Contenidos Educativos en Plataformas de e-Learning Congreso Internacional de Informtica en la Educacin (InforEdu 2009)(13: febrer 2009: La habana, Cuba). XIII Congreso Internacional de Informtica en la Educacin (InforEdu 2009): 9 al 13 de Febrero del 2009: La Habana, Cuba. C. Meja, S. Baldiris, S. Gmez, R. Fabregat Personalization of E-Learning Platforms based on an adaptation process supported on IMS-LIP and IMS-LD 20th International Conferenceof the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE 2009) J. Soler, I. Boada, F. Prados, J. Poch, R. Fabregat Database design using a web-based e-learning tool 2nd Workshop on Methods and Cases in Computing Education F. Solano, L.F. Caro, T. Stidsen, D. Papadimitriou Routing and label space reduction in label switching networks Graphs and Algorithms in Communication Networks J. Soler, F. Prados, I. Boada, J. Poch, R. Fabregat Experiencia docente en diseo de bases de datos con la ayuda de herramientas de e-learning XV Jornadas de Enseanza Universitaria de la Informtica (JENUI2009). ISBN: 978-84-6922758-9. Barcelona, 8 - 10. July 2009 J.L. Marzo, C. Vaz de Carvalho, L. Schoofs, R. Van Steenberghe, S. Knockaert, J. Salonen, J. Rugelj European study programme for advanced networking technologies (ESPANT) EDULEARN09 ISBN: 978-84-612-9802-0, Barcelona, July 2009 L.F. Caro, D. Papadimitriou, J.L. Marzo A performance analysis of carrier Ethernet schemes based on Multiple Spanning Trees VIII Workshop in G/MPLS networks, June 2009 J. Segovia, E. Calle, P. Vil New applications of the betweenness centrality concept to reliability-driven routing VIII Workshop in G/MPLS networks, June 2009 Y. Donoso, R. Fabregat Multi-Objective Optimization in Multicast Flows VDM Verlag (March 20, 2009). ISBN-10: 3639134389. ISBN-13: 978-3639134384, March 2009 B. Lpez, C. Pous, A. Pla, P. Gay Boosting CBR Agents with Genetic Algorithms International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning B. Lpez, C. Pous, P. Gay, A. Pla Multi Criteria Decision Methods for Coordinating Case-Based Agents International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning

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B. Lpez, V. Barrera, J. Melndez, C. Pous, J. Brunet, J. Sanz Subgroup Discovery for Weight Learning in Breast Cancer Diagnosis Artificial Intelligence in Medicine V. Muoz, J. Murillo, B. Lpez, D. Busquets Strategies for Exploiting Trust Models in Competitive Multi-Agent Systems Multiagent System Technologies C. Bosch, G.A. Patow Real-Time Path-Based Surface Detail Informe de Recerca. Ref: IIiA 09-01-RR A. Fors, S. Pattanaik, C. Bosch BRDFLab: A general system for designing BRDFs Informe de Recerca C. Wallraven, D. Cunningham, J. Rigau, M. Feixas, M. Sbert Aesthetic Appraisal of Art - from Eye Movements to Computers Computational Aesthetics 2009. Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging M. Sbert, M. Feixas, J. Rigau, M. Chover, I. Viola Information Theory Tools for Computer Graphics Morgan & Claypool Publishers, USA M. Sbert, M. Feixas, P. Castell, M. Chover Information Theory Tools for Viewpoint Selection, Mesh Saliency and Geometry Simplification Intelligent Computer Graphics 2009, Springer Ll. Pacheco, N. Luo, X. Cuf Predictive control with local visual data Robotics, Automation and Control Ll. Pacheco, N. Luo, X. Cuf Mobile robot navigation strategies oriented to goal achievement with local monocular data Robot Vision: Strategies, Algorithms and Motion Planning N. Luo Semiactive control strategies for vibration reduction in smart structures Advances in Control Systems Theory and Applications N. Palomeras, P. Ridao, M. Carreras, C. Silvestre Mission Control System for an Autonomous Vehicle. Application Study of a Dam Inspection using an AUV 8th IFAC International Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft N. Palomeras, P. Ridao, M. Carreras, C. Silvestre Using Petri nets to specify and execute missions for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems B. Bacca, J. Salvi, X. Cuf Appearance-based SLAM for mobile robots Proceeding of the 2009 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 202, pp 55-64, 2009. ISSN 0922-6389.

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J.Ll. de la Rosa, A. Figueras Coma, C.G Quintero Monroy, J.A Ramon, S. Ibarra, S. Esteva Outline of Modification Systems Studies in Computational Intelligence J.Ll. de la Rosa, A. Trias, A. Martorano, E. Colomeda, D. Huerva, E. del Acebo Shout and Act Artificial Intelligence Research and Development A. Moreno, J.Ll. de la Rosa, B. Szymanksi, J. Brcenas Reward System for Completing FAQs Artificial Intelligence Research and Development D. Caballero, A. Figueras, S. Esteva, R. Hessse Terrain Classification for outdoor mobile robots using PCA Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications J.L. de la Rosa, J.E. Bengtsson, R. Ruusalepp, A. Hgerfors, H. Quisbert Using Agents for Long-Term Digital Reservation, the PROTAGE Project Advances in Soft Computing, International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2008 (DCAI 2008), Volume 50/2009, Pages 118 122, ISSN1615-3871(Print) 1860-0794 (Online), Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-85863-853, Berlin Heidelberg L.F. Caro, D. Papadimitriou, J.L. Marzo Enhancing label space usage for Ethernet VLAN-Label Switching Computer Networks-the International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications G. B. E. Florin, J.J. Bustos, F. Uribe Aplicacin Web para Evaluacin Formativa Universitaria Basada en Competencias Revista Educacin en Ingeniera B. Lpez, V. Muoz, J. Murillo, F. Barber, M.A. Salido, M. Abril, M. Cervantes, L.F. Caro, M. Villaret Experimental analysis of optimization techniques on the road passenger transportation problem Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence J. Hernndez, S. Baldiris, R. Fabregat Adaptacin de la librera SLAG, para la generacin de cuestionarios e-learning conforme al SCORM 2004, usando el formato GIFT Revista INGE-CUC de la facultad de Ingeniera de la Corporacin Universitaria de la Costa (CUC), edicin N Volumen 4. October 2009 5, A. Khosravi, J. Melndez, J. Colomer Classification of sags gathered in distribution substations based on multiway principal component analysis Electric Power Systems Research J. Murillo, V. Muoz, D. Busquets, B. Lpez Schedule coordination through egalitarian recurrent multi-unit combinatorial auctions Applied Intelligence C. Pous, D. Caballero, B. Lpez Diagnosing patients with a combination of principal component analysis and case based reasoning International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems V. Barrera, J. Melndez, S. Herraiz, J. Snchez, Evaluation of fault relative location algorithms using voltage sag data collected at 25-kV substations European Transactions on Electrical Power

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B. Lpez, C. Pous, A. Pla, P. Gay Boosting CBR Agents with Genetic Algorithms Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence B. Lpez, C. Pous, P. Gay, A. Pla Multi Criteria Decision Methods for Coordinating Case-Based Agent Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence B. Lpez, V. Barrera, J. Melndez, C. Pous, J. Brunet, J. Sanz Subgroup Discovery for Weight Learning in Breast Cancer Diagnosis Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence V. Muoz, J. Murillo, B. Lpez, D. Busquets Strategies for Exploiting Trust Models in Competitive Multi-Agent Systems Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence B. Lpez, P. Gay, A. Pla, C. Pous, A Framework for CBR Development and Experimentation with Application to Medical Diagnosis Advances in Soft Computing B. Lpez, J. Melndez, H. Wissel, H. Haase, K. Laatz, O.S. Grosser Towards Medical Device Maintenance Workflow Monitoring World Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Technology L. Szirmay-Kalos, T. Umenhoffer, G.A. Patow, L. Szcsi, M. Sbert Specular Effects on the GPU: State of the Art Computer Graphics Forum S. Cabello, M. Fort, J.A. Sellars Higher-order Voronoi diagrams on triangulated surfaces Information Processing Letters J.F. El-Hajjar, V. Jolivet, D. Ghazanfarpour, X. Pueyo A Model for Real-Time On-Surface Flows Visual Computer A. Mas, I. Martn, G.A. Patow Fast Inverse Reflector Design (FIRD) Computer Graphics Forum F. Gonzlez, G.A. Patow Continuity Mapping for Multi-chart textures ACM Transactions on Graphics M. Fort, J.A. Sellars Computing Generalized Higher-Order Voronoi Diagrams on Triangulated Surfaces Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 215, pp 235-250, 2009. M. Feixas, M. Sbert, F. Gonzlez. A Unified Information-Theoretic Framework for Viewpoint Selection and Mesh Saliency ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP). Volume 6, Issue 1 (February 2009), Article No. 1. ISSN:1544-3558. A. Guerraz, C. Loscos Analysis of Haptics Evolution from Web Search Engines Data Journal of Multimedia, Volume 4, Number 4, year 2009, pp. 196 - 203, August 2009, DOI: 10.4304 / jmm.4.4, 196-203, http://www.academypublisher.com/ojs/index.php/jmm/article/viewArticle/0404196203 K. Jacobs, A. H. Nielsen, J. Vesterbaek, C. Loscos Coherent radiance capture of scenes under changing illumination conditions for relighting applications The Visual Computer, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, ISSN 0178-2789 (Print) 14322315 (Online), Issue Volume 26, Number 3 / March, 2010, Category Original Article, DOI

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10.1007/s00371-009-0360-2, Pages 171-185, SpringerLink Date Friday, April 24, 2009, http://www.springerlink.com/content/bnu514l078370t44/ A. Bardera, I. Boada, M. Feixas, M. Sbert Image Segmentation Using Excess Entropy Journal of Vlsi Signal Processing Systems for Signal Image and Video Techno L. Szirmay-Kalos, T. Umenhoffer, B. Tth, L. Szcsi, M. Sbert Volumetric Ambient Occlusion IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications C. Wallraven, R. Fleming, D. Cunningham, J. Rigau, M. Feixas, M. Sbert Categorizing Art: Comparing Humans and Computers Computers & Graphics A. Bardera, I. Boada, M. Feixas, S. Remollo, G. Blasco, Y. Silva, S. Pedraza Semi-automated method for brain hematoma and edema quantification using computed tomography Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics A. Bardera, J. Rigau, I. Boada, M. Feixas, M. Sbert Image Segmentation using Information Bottleneck Method IEEE Transactions on Image Processing C. Echazarreta Soler, F. Prados, J. Poch, J. Soler Mas La Competencia 'El trabajo colaborativo': una oportunidad para incorporar las TIC en la didctica universitaria. Descripcin de la experiencia con la plataforma ACME (UdG) UOC Papers D.M. German, J. Rigau Improving Scans of Black and White Photographs by Recovering the Print Maker's Artistic Intent Computers & Graphics A. Maroto, M. Osorio, I. Boada, A. Bardera, J. Daunis-i-Estadella, G. Blasco A new semi-automatic tool for volumetric evaluation of response to treatment in rectal cancer European Radiology S. Pedraza, J. Puig, G. Blasco, J. Daunis-i-Estadella, I. Boada, A. Bardera, A. Prats, M. Castellanos, J. Serena Magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of ischemic stroke: Criteria for the validation of primary imaging biomarkers Drug News & Perspectives Ll. Pacheco, N. Luo, I. Ferrer, X. Cufi Interdisciplinary knowledge Integration through an Applied Mobile Robotics Course International Journal Of Engineering Education H.R. Karimi, M. Zapateiro, N. Luo Stability analysis and control synthesis of neutral systems with time-varying delays and nonlinear uncertainties Journal of Chaos, Solitons & Fractals M. Zapateiro, H.R. Karimi, N. Luo, B.F. Spencer Real-time hybrid testing of semiactive control strategies for vibration reduction in a structure with MR damper Structural Control & Health Monitoring J. Wan, J. Veh, N. Luo A Numerical approach to design control invariant sets for constrained nonlinear discrete-time systems Journal of Global Optimization A. Rodrguez, F. Ikhouane, J. Rodellar, N. Luo

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Modeling and Identification of a Small-scale Magnetorheological Damper Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures M. Zapateiro, N. Luo, H.R. Karimi, J. Veh Vibration control of a class of semiactive suspension system using neural network and backstepping techniques Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing M. Zapateiro, N. Luo, H.R. Karimi Semiactive control of a base isolated building using magnetorheological dampers International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control H.R. Karimi, M. Zapateiro, N. Luo New delay-dependent stability criteria for uncertain neutral systems with mixed time-varying delays and nonlinear perturbations Mathematical Problems in Engineering J. Armengol, J. Veh, M.A. Sainz, P. Herrero, E.R. Gelso SQualTrack: a tool for robust fault detection IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B-Cybernetics M. Garca-Jaramillo, R. Calm, J. Bondia, C. Tarn, J. Veh Computing the Risk of Postprandial Hypo- and Hyperglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Considering Intrapatient Variability and Other Sources of Uncertainty Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology J. Bondia, E. Dassau, H. Zisser, R. Calm, J. Veh, J. Jovanovic, J. Francis, III. Doyle Coordinated Basal-Bolus Infusion for Tighter Postprandial Glucose Control in Insulin Pump Therapy Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology M. Zapateiro, H.R. Karimi, N. Luo, B.F.Jr. Spencer Frequency domain control based on quantitative fedback theory for vibration suppression in structures equipped with magnetorheological dampers Smart Materials & Structures M. Zapateiro, H.R. Karimi, N. Luo, B.M. Phillips, B.F. Spencer Semiactive backstepping control for vibration reduction in a structure with magnetorheological damper subject to seismic motions Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures H.R. Karimi, M. Zapateiro, N. Luo Vibration control of base-isolated structures using mixed H2/H-inf output feedback control Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers: Part I - Journal of Systems and Control Engineering M. Zapateiro, H.R. Karimi, N. Luo Semiactive adaptive backstepping control of a landing gear International Journal of Control Theory and Applications H.R. Karimi, M. Zapateiro, N. Luo Vibration control of base-isolated structures using H2/H_inf output-feedback control Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers: Part I - Journal of Systems and Control Engineering J. Wan, J. Veh, N. Luo Control of constrained nonlinear uncertain discrete-time systems via robust controllable sets: a modal interval analysis approach ESAIM-Control Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 189-204, JAN-MAR 2009 J.C.E. Matos, O. Garca, A.A. Henriques

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Health Monitoring System (HMS) for structural assessment SMART STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS, Volume: 5, Issue 3, Pages 223-240, MAY 2009 W. Garca-Gabn, D. Zambrano, E.F. Camacho Sliding mode predictive control of a solar air conditioning plant Control Engineering Practice, Volume 17, Issue 6, Pages 652-663, JUN 2009 L. Zappella, X. Llad, J. Salvi New Trends in Motion Segmentation Pattern Recognition, Ed. Intechweb.org, ISBN978-9537619-X-X, 2009. L. Zappella, X. Llad, J. Salvi Rank Estimation of Trajectory Matrix in Motion Segmentation. Electronic Letters 45(11), pp 540541, 2009. A. Oliver, X. Llad, E. Prez, J. Pont, E.R.E. Denton, J. Freixenet, J.Mart A Statistical Approach for Breast Density Segmentation Journal of Digital Imaging X. Llad, A. Oliver, J. Freixenet, R. Mart, J. Mart A Textural Approach for Mass False Positive Reduction in Mammography Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 33(6), pp 415-422, 2009. M. Peracaula, J. Freixenet, X. Llad, J. Mart, J.M. Paredes Detection of Faint Compact Radio Sources in Wide Field Interferometric Images using the Slope Stability of a Contrast Radial Function Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, XVIII ASP Conference Series, Vol. 411, proceedings of the conference held 2-5 November 2008 at Hotel Oews Le Concorde, Qubec City, QC, Canada. Edited by David A. Bohlender, Daniel Durand, and Patrick Dowler. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009, p. 255 J.M. Paredes, J. Mart, C.H. Ishwara-Chandra, J.R. Snchez-Sutil, A.J. Muoz-Arjonilla, J. Moldn, M. Peracaula, P.L. Luque-Escamilla, V. Zabalza, V. Bosch-Ramon, P. Bordas, G.E. Romero, M. Rib Radio continuum and near-infrared study of the MGRO J2019+37 region Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 507, Issue 1, 2009, pp.241-250 (A&A Homepage) T. Nicosevici, N. Gracias, S. Negahdaripour, R. Garca Efficient three-dimensional Scene Modeling and Mosaicing Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 759-788, 2009. (Special Issue: Three-Dimensional Mapping, Part 1) DOI: 10.1002/rob.20305. M. Peracaula, J. Mart, J. Freixenet, J. Mart, J.M. Paredes Multi-Scale Image Analysis Applied to Radioastronomical Interferometric Data A Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis. Springer. Vol. LCNS 5524: pp 192-199. X. Llad, J. Mart, M. Petrou Texture Recognition under Varying Imaging Geometries: a Photometric Stereo Approach ISBN 978-3-639-13423-0. T. Pribanic, H. Dzapo, J. Salvi Efficient and Low-Cost 3D Structured Light System Based on a Modified Number-Theoretic Approach EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, special issue on Image Processing and Analysis in Biomechanic. Accepted 24th November 2009. N. Gracias, S. Negahdaripour, A. Gleason, M. Mahoor Fast Image Blending using Watersheds and Graph Cuts Image and Vision Computing, Volume 27, Numbers 5, pp. 597-607(11), 2009.

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N. Hormazbal, H. Lopes Cardoso, J.L. de la Rosa, E. Oliveira An approach for virtual organizationss dissolution 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagents Systems (AAMAS 2009) J. Ll. de la Rosa, M. Rovira, A. Moreno, M. Montaner iSAC: a platform for costs reduction while expanding the information and referral services eChallenges e-2009 Conference S. Aciar, P. Avesani, J.L. de la Rosa, N. Hormazbal, A. Sierra Adaptive business intelligence for an open negotiation environment IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies.Cyber Engineering and Human Space Computing (IEEE-DEST 2009) J.L. de la Rosa, M. Rovira, Ch. Shanbhogue, A. Moreno I&R services from a community point of view, supporting methods and technologies Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) 31st I&R Training and Education Conference J.L. de la Rosa, A. Moreno, M. Rovira, M. Montaner, B. Szymanski Reward system for completing frequently asked questions AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium Series. Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 meets Web 3.0 J.L. de la Rosa, J. Batlle, E. Batlle, B.K. Szymanski, M. Krishnamoorthy A Design of Complementary Community Currencies for Education CSEDU 2009 - Int'l Conf. on Computer Supported Education J.L. de la Rosa, E. del Acebo, A. Trias, S. Aciar, H. Quisbert Crew intelligence systems for digital objects preservation 2nd Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium (SIAAS-09) J.L. de la Rosa, A. Trias, E. del Acebo, S. Aciar, H. Quisbert Shout and Act: an Algorithm for digital Objects Preservation inspired from Rescue Robots InDP 1st International Workshop in Digital Preservation, JCDL (A+ congress) N. Hormazbal, J.L. de la Rosa G. Lopardo Monitoring Ecosystem Characteristics on Negotiation Environments G. Lopardo Local and Global Diversity in Digital Ecosystems: Evolution of Strategies during interaction 5th Ecology and Behavior Meeting SERL 2009 J. Ll. de la Rosa, A. Trias, A. Martorano, E. del Acebo, M. Montaner, R. Agndez, A. Saavedra, A. Bres About the Design of Teams of Robots: a Swarm Intelligence Point of View Cognitive Systems with Interactive Sensors COGIS 09, November 16-18, 2009, Paris, France D. Huerva, R. Fabregat, C. Meja, S. Gmez Arquitectura basada en agentes inteligentes y servicios web para la adaptacin de contenidos educativos en plataformas de e-Learning XIII Congreso Internacional de Informtica en la Educacin (InforEdu 2009) C. Meja, S. Baldiris, S. Gmez, R. Fabregat

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