ASG research projects
ASG is currently working on the following projects.
FoxyTag is a collaborative, free and legal system to signal speed cameras on mobile phones. Drivers post virtual tags on radars in order to inform other users. Our research interest in this project consists in studying the Trust and Security aspects in these virtual tags.
Due to our past and current research works and activities in the field of multi-agent systems, and mobile agents, we are members of the AgentLink III Coordinated Action. As part of this project, we are currently promoting activities related to self-organising systems.
The goal of EDOS (Environment for Distribution of Open source Software)is to employ a peer-to-peer solution for the controlled distribution of open source code. Currently, large distributions require the use of several mirror servers which are not always well maintained. In the peer-to-peer solution, the end-users would also act as peers for storing extracts of the release, thus removing the need for the mirror servers. The coordinating partner of EDOS is MandrakeSoft, the editor of Mandrake Linux, which currently has an estimated 4 million users. The role of the Object Systems Group in this project is to design and implement the security architecture for the system. This will allow us to apply and develop our current security solutions for peer-to-peer.
The Engineering Self-Organising Applications project (ESOA), funded by FNRS grant (21-68026.02), aims at enabling two or more programs, which do not know each other, to discover each other capabilities by exchanging formal specifications and proofs.
INTEROP-NoE (Interoperability Network of Excellence) is an european network of excellence having about 50 partners interested in Information Systems interoperability. We are part of the INTEROP NoE whose goal is to foster interactions among the European community involved in interoperability issues for entreprise software and applications. In the framework of this project, we are in charge of designing and establishing a European Master and PhD Programs in Interoperability, as well as ...
The MobiHealth (Mobile Health) system allows patients to be fully mobile whilst undergoing health monitoring. The patients wear a lightweight monitoring system - the MobiHealth BAN (Body Area Network) - which is customized to their individual health needs. Therefore, a patient who requires monitoring for short or long periods of time doesn't have to stay in hospital for monitoring. With the MobiHealth BAN the patient can be free to pursue daily life activities.
SECURE (Secure Environments for Collaboration among Ubiquitous Roaming) is a basic research project whose aim is to develop security models based on the human notion of trust. The motivation for the project is that the number of entities in Internet systems is becoming very large. Consequently, it is important that we develop security models that allow nodes to measure the risk involved in interacting with other nodes that they have not met before. Our partners in the project are the Universities of Strathcylde (Scotland), Cambridge (England), Aarhus and Trinity College Dublin. Despite the research core of this project, an industrial advisory board has been put in place.