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Research Team I2S

Intelligent Information Systems

Research areas and interests:

Main areas of R&D expertise of I2S team members are

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agent Technologies
  • Services Computing
  • Semantic Web Technologies. 

Research of the I2S team focuses on the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Agent Technologies, Services Computing, and Semantic Web Technologies for innovative means of intelligent data analysis and service coordination for intelligent information systems in the  Internet and Web.

In particular, our research on intelligent service coordination addresses the challenges of scalable, flexible, situated optimal and high-performance semantic service discovery, selection, and composition planning by intelligent agents in dynamic and distributed environments. In case of contested or chargeable data and services, the agents may also have to enter rational and trusted negotiations (bargaining, coalition formation, auctions) in order to resolve the conflicting goals with maximized individual or social welfare of the respective multi-agent system. In addition, our research on intelligent data analysis addresses the challenges of privacy-aware distributed data mining, semantic social recommendation, qualitative data (stream) reasoning online under uncertainty with semantic explanations of results  to the user, and accelerated solving of NP-hard AI and dynamic optimisation problems on GPU and in the cloud. 

Current research projects:

  • CREMA
  • EC H2020 Factory of the Future, RIA, 1/2014 - 12/2017
  • http://www.crema-project.eu/
  • CREMA aims to provide the first holistic framework for cloud-based rapid elastic manufacturing based on the XaaS and Cloud model
  • I2S team contribution: 
    • Integrated functional and QoS-aware optimisation of semantic service-based processes at design time and runtime
    • Engineering of public manufacturing domain ontology CDM-Core with focus on machinery maintenance and automotive exhaust production
  • Inversiv
  • BMB+F, 11/2014 - 11/2017
  • Inversiv focuses on run-time and dual reality-based functional simulation and safety verification of manufacturing systems
  • I2S team contribution:
    • Probabilistic reasoning and semantic sensor data stream processing for fault  detection and diagnosis
    • Accelerated solving of NP-hard AI problems on GPU and in the cloud

Past research projects:

  • SoftwareCluster
    • Sinnodium (2013-2015), Emergent (2010-2013)
    • Emergent software for digital enterprises in the future Internet
    • BMB+F, Software Cluster, Sinnodium T6.1.3, Emergent T1.2 .3
    • Team contribution: Semantic-driven coordination (selection, composition) of business process services; Emergent T1.2.3 Lead;
    • Demonstrator:  ADIGE system for adaptive business processes in retail @CeBIT 2014
  • ICM-Hydraulic
    • Intelligent condition monitoring of hydraulic machines
    • Industry project (HYDAC GmbH, jointly with ZeMA GmbH)
    • 5/2013 - 4/2015
    • Team contribution:Probabilistic and semantic stream reasoning
    • Demonstrator: iCM-Hydraulic System @ HMI Hannover Industry Fair 2015, @ 1. Smart Fluid Power Systems 2015
  • SocialSensor
    • Real-time multimedia content search and analysis in the social Web
    • EC FP7 Integrated Project
    • 10/2011 - 10/2014
    • Team contribution: Semantic middleware components (mobile P2P computing, semantic data and service coordination); WP3 Lead
    • Demonstrator:  MyMedia - Mobile semantic P2P video search and live streaming @IEEE CCNC and Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA  2014
  • Collaborate3D
    • Collaboration in the future 3D Internet
    • BMB+F, Research project
    • 1/2012 - 12/2014
    • Team contribution: Agents (hybrid planning, avatars), semantic 3D model and service retrieval and composition (P2P); AP2/3
  • ICM-Wind
    • Statistical and Semantic Sensor Data Analysis for Fluid Condition Monitoring in Wind Turbines
    • Industry project: ZeMA GmbH, jointly with HYDAC GmbH
    • 2012
  • ISReal
    • Intelligent Simulation of Realities
    • BMB+F, Research project
    • 1/2009 - 12/2011
  • AT
    • Agreement Technologies
    • European coordination project (COST)
    • 2009 - 2012
  • MODEST
    • Model-driven agents for semantic Web services
    • BMB+F, Research project
    • 2/2008 - 1/2009
  • CASCOM
    • Context-aware agent-based coordination of mobile business application services
    • European, IST FP6, STREP
    • 9/2004 - 1/2008
  • SCALLOPS
    • Secure agent-based semantic web service coordination
    • BMB+F, Research project
    • 2004 - 2007
  • AGRICOLA
    • Agent-based coordination of agricultural services for cereal harvesting
    • Regional, Saarland Ministry for Environment
    • 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006
  • AgentCities and AgentCities.Net
    • Agent-based service provisioning
    • European, FP5 STREP and Network of Excellence
    • 2001 - 2003
  • AgentLink I, II
    • Agent-based computing
    • European, FP5 Network of Excellence / Coordination Action
    • 1998 - 2003
  • SEMAS
    • Secure multi-agent systems
    • National, BMB+F
    • 1999 - 2003
  • CASA
    • Agent-based integrated services for timber production and sales
    • Regional, Saarland Ministry for Environment
    • 2000 - 2002
  • SAP-AEP
    • Industry, SAP Retail AG
    • 1999 - 2001
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