SICS Open House 2016

People mingling on SICS Open House 2016

Open House is a yearly event welcoming all of our past, present and future collaboration partners.
Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about the future technology that will change the world. Check out the presentations from the event below! 


8.30 - Coffee and sandwich.

9.15 - Introduction by SICS CEO Christer Norström. 

9.30 - Darja Isaksson - Can we save the world using our new digital dimension? 

10.00 - Susanne Timsjö - Gamification for industry​

10.30 - Coffee break

11.00 - Jane Walerud - What is the difference that makes the difference?

11.30 - Jason Hoffmann - The future of cloud and internet

12.00 - Recap by Christer Norström with all speakers, time for questions from the audience

12.15 - Light lunch

12.15 - 17.00 The latest research presented in live demos and posters at SICS' offices on the sixth floor

17.00 – 19.00 Snacks and drinks



Darja Isaksson. Picture by: Carlos ZayaDarja Isaksson - Can we save the world using our new digital dimension? 
Founder, digital strategist, Ziggy Creative Colony







Susanne Timsjö - Gamification for industry
Vice president, strategic innovation program PiiA (Process Industrial IT & Automation),
SICS Swedish ICT Västerås







Jane Walerud - What is the difference that makes the difference?
Angel Investor & Serial Tech Entrepreneur, STING







Jason Hoffmann - The future of cloud and internet
Head of Product Area Ericsson Cloud Systems, Business Unit Cloud & IP






Learn more about our current research presented through numerous demos and information stations in the exhibition at SICS’s offices in Kista.

Exhibition map
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1. WeMeMove - Din realtidscoach
Magnus Jonsson, magnus [at]

2. Telcred - standalone access control with NFC and strong security
Telcred is a spin-off company from the IT-security research at SICS. The company develops a software system for physical access control with some interesting characteristics including standalone operation, strong security, and support for NFC mobile phones. Telcred is an application development partner to Axis Communications and recently announced their first OEM-customer.
Carlo Pompili, carlo.pompili [at]

3. Multi-node IoT network testing with Emul8 and Contiki
Michael Gielda, mgielda [at]

4. PROMPT: Web based courses in advanced Software Engineering
PROMPT is a joint project between academic parties and Swedish industry offering advanced self-contained university courses in Software Engineering in a web based format. The project is managed by Mälardalen University together with Blekinge Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and the research institute SICS. The courses are directed towards professional software developers and engineers.
Stefan Eck, stefan.eck [at]

5. Prindit
Prindit is a cloud-based platform that uses measurements and analytics to boost your team performance. It gives you and your team a possibility to get data on critical success factors that are not measured traditionally. Prindit is based on scientifically verified success factors for projects and innovation. Prindit Project helps project managers to identify, analyze and act on areas for improvement in order to ensure successful outcomes. Prindit Project complements traditional KPIs (e.g. time and cost) with measurements by the team for the team. Prindit Innovation helps your organization to identify, analyze and act on critical conditions for innovation in your organization. Prindit innovation help you create the right conditions for innovation and change with a focus on your most important resource, people.
Johanna Tömmervik, johannat [at]

6. Prindit Wellbeing
Prindit well-being; Prindit helps people to find meaning and a sense of purpose in their job and thereby increase their mental and social wellbeing. Prindit is a cloud-based service that visualizes the status of important factors for wellbeing at work and provides quick feedback to inspire small continuous improvements of the work situation in less than 60 seconds per week. Prindit creates conditions for continuous improvements of working climate by means of in-depth analysis of how individuals create value and meaning in their organization – enabling reflective learning and improvements every week. Prindit engages people in proactive reflection and uncover deeper meaning at work!
Prindit Wellbeing
Petra Edoff, edoff [at]

7. Proactability
Proactability ska öka sannolikheten för att genomföra framgångsrika produktframtagningsprojekt. Genom att använda ett webbaserat verktyg för att mäta viktiga framgångsfaktorer ges möjligheten att fånga status på dessa faktorer under genomförandet av projektet. För de deltagande företagen ges möjligheten att prova en mätmetod som möjliggör en snabb utvärdering av förändringar i status på framgångsfaktorer och därmed möjlighet till proaktiva förändringar.
Petra Edoff, edoff [at]

8. HASPOC - High Assurance Security Products On COTS platforms
The HASPOC platform provide secure executing environment for multiple guests on the same COTS ARMv8-A v8.0 hardware with high isolation (confidentiality and integrity) assurance for the guests. All guests are isolated through SICS Thin Hypervisor, STH. Tha HASPOC platform is undergoing formal verification of the isolation and will be prepared for Common Criteria, CC, certification.
Thomas Carnehult, thomas.carnehult [at]

9. PaaSword
PaaSword extends the Cloud Security Alliance's cloud security principles by capitalizing on recent innovations in database middleware technologies that introduce a sophisticated data distribution and encryption methods. The implementation of enterprise security governance in cloud environments is supported by a novel approach towards context-aware access control mechanisms that incorporate dynamically changing contextual information into access control policies and context-dependent access rights to data stored in the cloud. Finally, PaaSword supports developers of cloud applications through code annotation techniques that allow specifying an appropriate level of protection for the application's data.
Thomas Carnehult, thomas.carnehult [at]

10. Large scale streaming anomaly detection on Apache Flink
Martin Neumann, mneumann [at]

11. SafePos
PaaSword extends the Cloud Security Alliance's cloud security principles by capitalizing on recent innovations in database middleware technologies that introduce a sophisticated data distribution and encryption methods. The implementation of enterprise security governance in cloud environments is supported by a novel approach towards context-aware access control mechanisms that incorporate dynamically changing contextual information into access control policies and context-dependent access rights to data stored in the cloud. Finally, PaaSword supports developers of cloud applications through code annotation techniques that allow specifying an appropriate level of protection for the application's data.
Niklas Wirström, niwi [at]

12. E-care at Home
The E-care@Home project strives to enhance the elderly care by building a state-of-the-art infrastructure that revolves around the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Using this infrastructure, we provide e-services that process, analyze, and present the data gathered from the devices in a manner that provides healthcare professionals with valuable information about their patients' health. E-care@Home is a SIDUS – Strong Distributed Research Environment, funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, and brings together researchers from four Swedish organizations.
Thiemo Voigt, thiemo [at]

13. Velox: A Virtual Machine for the Internet of Things
A plethora of resource-constrained devices are deployed in the Internet of Things (IoT). These devices are typically programmed using low-level languages, and all software run in execution environments where there is limited resource protection and privilege separation. To mitigate these problems, we present a virtual machine (VM) named Velox. With this VM, device owners can carefully select which resources an IoT application can use, and developers can program the applications using high-level languages. Through the combination of these features, we improve the safety of IoT applications. Velox supports Contiki, an operating system that originated at SICS more than a decade ago, and which has become one of the premier operating systems for the IoT.
Nicolas Tsiftes, nvt [at]

14. Group Key management with IKEv2 and IPsec multicast for 6LoWPAN networks
This project intents to tackle the security issues that arise in group communications in 6LoWPAN networks by providing a solid solution for group key management in IKEv2. It will determine a key negotiation mechanism for a group of nodes within the framework of IKEv2, such that the established keys will be used by IPsec protocols. The solution will be implemented on hardware in C for Contiki OS and then it will be evaluated in terms of resources utilization and network performance.
Argyro Lamproudi argyro [at] Shahid Raza shahid [at]

15. OAuth for IoT
Internet of things (IoT) is connecting all the day to day devices to communicate between each other and make life easier for the users with least required interaction with the devices. OAuth is the open standard for authorization and authentication. The aim of this project is to extend OAuth2.0 for IoT. This to make sure that sender is communicating with the intended receiver. It focuses on extending the OAuth 2.0 to delegate the access to the nodes in the resource constrained IoT nodes.
Sayali Kothari, Shahid Raza shahid [at]

16. CEBOT: Certificate Enrollment in Billions of Things
Fully automated key management solution that also supports Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is inevitable for most IoT applications. The greatest challenge with asymmetric cryptography and PKI is the process of certifying keys, called enrollment. This is even more challenging in the IoT as things are resource-constrained and use a recent set of IoT protocols that are not compatible with conventional enrollment techniques. This project is intended to solve this challenging problem of automated certificate enrollment in the IoT.
Certificate Enrollment in Billions of Things
Zhitao He zhitao [at] Shahid Raza shahid [at]

17. Two-way Firewall for 6LoWPAN networks
This project focuses on having a two-way firewall, allowing protected access to 6LoWPAN networks and protecting Internet-connected critical infrastructures from wireless hosts within 6LoWPAN network. The solution will be implemented and evaluated using the the real IoT hardware running the Contiki OS. We plan to evaluate resource utilisation, memory overhead, power consumption and network performance. The main contribution will be adding support for IoT protocols and deploy and evaluate it within 6LoWPAN networks.
Renuka Venkata Ramani Challa renuka [at] Shahid Raza shahid [at]

18. Online ElastMan: Self-trained Proactive Elasticity Manager for Cloud-Based Storage Services
Elastic provisioning of services allocates resources dynamically in response to the changes of the workload. It minimizes the service provisioning cost while maintaining the service level objectives (SLOs). OnlineElastMan is a self-trained proactive elasticity manager for cloud-based key-value stores. It automatically trains and evolves itself while serving the workload. Experiments using OnlineElastMan with Cassandra indicate that OnlineElastMan continuously improves its provision accuracy, i.e., minimizing provisioning cost and SLO violations, under various workload patterns.
Ahmad Al-Shishtawy

19. SpanEdge: Towards Unifying Stream Processing over Central and Near the Edge Data Centers
The common approach for stream processing is to transfer raw data streams to a central data center, which entails communication over wide-area network (WAN). This approach is inefficient and falls short for two main reasons: i) the burst in the amount of data generated at the network edge by an increasing number of connected devices, ii) the emergence of applications with predictable and low latency requirements. SpanEdge is a novel approach that unifies stream processing across a geo-distributed infrastructure, including central and near the edge data centers. SpanEdge reduces or eliminates the latency incurred by WAN links by distributing stream processing applications across data centers.
Ahmad Al-Shishtawy

20. DLSAS: Distributed Large-Scale Anti-Spam for DOSNs
As Online Social Networks (OSNs) continue to grow in popularity, a spam marketplace has emerged that includes services selling fraudulent accounts, affiliate programs that facilitate spam distribution, as well as a nucleus of spammers who propagate large-scale spam campaigns. While OSNs spam has gathered a great deal of attention in the past years, researchers developed approaches to detect spam such as URL blacklisting, spam traps and even crowdsourcing for manual classification. These approaches rely on supervised machine learning algorithms that require prior knowledge about the expected signature of the spam content. Differently from existing works that require prior knowledge, our framework employs unsupervised machine learning algorithm. Therefore, our framework diminishes the need of any prior knowledge that also become obsolete when the spammers change their strategy.
Amira Soliman, aaeh [at]

21. TACOS: Text Analyser of Crowdsourced Online Sources
A dedicated social relationship search tool based on Twitter data. Given a search term, TACOS analyses user features and discovers authorities and user communities for that term. It visualises the output in graphs, offering increased readability and advanced knowledge representation.
Ioannis Markou, yiannis.markou [at]

22. Large Scale Topic Detection using Node-cut Partitioning on Dense Weighted Graphs
We present an innovative algorithm for Topic Detection in Text(TDT), based on dimensionality reduction and graph partitioning. First, we create a dense and highly weighted graph from a given set of documents using Random Indexing(RI) such that topics in the documents form small sub-graphs in that graph. Then, we extract those sub-graphs using a vertex-cut partitioning algorithm based on JaBeJa-VC.
Kambiz Ghoorchian, kambizgh [at]

23. When Two Choices Are not Enough: Balancing at Scale in Distributed Stream Processing
Carefully balancing load in distributed stream processing systems has a fundamental impact on execution latency and throughput. Load balancing is challenging because real-world workloads are skewed: some tuples in the stream are associated to keys which are significantly more frequent than others. Skew is remarkably more problematic in large deployments: more workers implies fewer keys per worker, so it becomes harder to "average out" the cost of hot keys with cold keys. We propose a novel load balancing technique that uses a heaving hitter algorithm to efficiently identify the hottest keys in the stream. The technique works online and does not require the use of routing tables. Our extensive evaluation shows that our technique can balance real-world workloads on large deployments, and improve throughput and latency by 150% and 60% respectively over the previous state-of-the-art when deployed on Apache Storm.
Muhammad Anis Uddin Nasir, anisu [at]

24. CAEsAR - Making the RPL Routing Protocol Context-aware
The IoT is changing today from a daring vision to reality, the number of smart things in the environment around us increases day-by-day. To ensure communication among these smart things, first we need a proper addressing scheme. However, while in the traditional Internet (of People) usually an end-user communicated with another user identified by a specific (IP) address, in the Internet of Things it will be a common scenario to see that the communication targets a specific sets of "things", identified by the type, current status, values of their resources or other context parameters. For instance imagine a smart building scenario in which the user wants to close all windows in specific room, turn on the lights in a given corridor, wants to know the locations of the empty parking spots in the garage,wants to know the location of dustbins which are full etc.. Multicast groups could be used for that, but traditional multicasting is not scalable for such a large number of groups, as multicast addresses cannot be aggregated.
Andras Kalmar, kalmar [at]

25. Simulative evaluation of security monitoring systems based on SDN
The SICS Security Lab is developing a network simulator based on INET and the OMNeT++ platform. It allows users to quantitatively evaluate the impact of cyber/physical attacks against an SDN network, as well as the accuracy and reactiveness of monitoring and mitigation techniques. The simulator will be tested considering Denial of Service attacks against the SDN network.
Marco Tiloca, marco [at]

26. Efficient Group Key Management for Internet of Things
Group communication is typically secured through a cryptographic group key shared among the group members. The group key must be efficiently renewed upon joining and leaving of group members. To this aim, the SICS Security Lab is implementing a new, efficient and highly scalable group key management protocol on the Contiki OS. Performance will be experimentally evaluated on Tmote Sky nodes.
Marco Tiloca, marco [at]

27. Enabling the IoT application explosion
The ACTIVE project is creating a generic connectivity and middleware IoT platform including security, which supports developers in different application segments to not redesign the whole stack. This will accelerate the creation of applications and support the widespread IoT growth. The platform will be applied in the transportation and health sectors, and used to develop marketable applications.
Marco Tiloca, marco [at]

28. Register Allocation and Instruction Scheduling in Unison
We demonstrate Unison - a simple, flexible and potentially optimal code generator based on constraint programming, a modern combinatorial optimization method. We show how Unison exploits the task interdependencies and their combinatorial nature to speed up the code generated by LLVM (a state-of-the-art compiler) for Hexagon (a digital signal processor ubiquitous in modern mobile platforms). The demo is available at
Unison - Robust, Scalable, and Open Code Generation by Combinatorial Problem Solving
Roberto Castañeda Lozano rcas [at]

29. Focus: Robust Visual Codes for Everyone
Visual codes are used to embed digital data in physical objects, or they are shown in video sequences to transfer data over screen/camera links. Existing codes either carry limited data to make them robust against a range of channel conditions (e.g., low camera quality or long distances), or they support a high data capacity but only work over a narrow range of channel conditions. Focus builds on concepts from OFDM to encode data at different levels of spatial detail.
Liam McNamara, ljjm [at]

30. Nobel Grid: smart home demand response
Europe and the rest of the world share common goals towards energy efficiency and sustainability. To achieve these goals, more renewable energy must be used. Since solar and wind power can vary rapidly, the need to quickly control the consumption increases. The demo shows how end user power consumption can be remotely controlled through an intelligent controller, using secure internet protocols.
Joel Höglund, joel [at]

5G is the new generation infrastructure for wireless communication that will enable Internet of Things (IoT) and pervasive connectivity for future mobile devices. 5G is expected to strengthen the safety and reliability of novel critical systems and address revealed weaknesses in current generations of mobile networks. SICS Security lab is member of 5G-ENSURE, a Horizon 2020 project aiming to make 5G networks secure and trustworthy. 5G-ENSURE will define and deliver a 5G security architecture and an initial set of security enablers, to address essential security concerns in the current generation of mobile networks and enable novel use cases. We will present the expectations for 5G and the research that SICS leads in 5G-ENSURE.
Martin Svensson, martin.svensson [at]

32. Printed differential amplifiers
We investigate the performance of a differential amplifier stage based on organic electrochemical transistors. The aim is to use it in balancing circuits and as sensor amplifier in hybrid organic/silicon systems. The project is supported by Energimyndigheten (MODULIT) and SSF (SiOS).
Robert Forchheimer, robert.forchheimer [at]

33. Concept discovery in massive data
Finding similarities is one of the fundamental problems in machine learning. We use similarities between users to make recommendations, or between websites to do web searches etc. In our work on scalable similarity calculation and concept discovery, we show how we create correlation graphs from data, and transform them into a similarity graphs that represent meaningful relations between objects.
Theodore Vasiloudis, tvas [at] 

34. SICS ICE Data Center
SICS ICE is a brand new data center for experimental infrastructure and cloud research in Luleå. It is the world’s first open research data center, featuring open environmental and operations measurement data from building, power, cooling, servers and IT load. It is also the world’s first open Hadoop-as-a-service research datacenter. The test facility offers a unique environment for testing, demos and experiments for industry and academy. The facility, including its energy support infrastructure and computing infrastructure, can be rented and leased, short and long term.
SICS North Swedish ICT
Tor Björn Minde, tor.bjorn.minde [at]

35. Probabilistic Delay Change Detection for Network Management
A change detector which is easy to control and configure is realized through ensuring that the change detector satisfies probabilistic requirements on the false alarm rate and size of changes to report. It is designed for being a part of a network management system, where it autonomously adapts its probing behaviour and intensity to reliably report statistically significant changes in link delay. It can be used in general for detecting changes in series of batches of gamma distributed samples. The approach has been evaluated using synthetically generated data sets in the OMNET++ simulation framework.
Jan Ekman, jan [at]

36. Scalable and adaptive rate monitoring and congestion detection for network management
We present a link utilization and rate monitoring monitoring function and scaleable congestion detector based on analysis of traffic rate distributions on individual links at variable time scales. Poster and demo of rate monitor. Results from the UNIFY and SDN@EDGE projects.
Per Kreuger, piak [at] 

37. Efficient Monitoring of Grazing Cattle using IoT
Med IoT finns stora möjligheter att effektivisera lantbruket. Vi undersöker möjligheten att effektivisera den dagliga tillsynen av betesdjur med hjälp av ett system där varje enhet har låg kostnad och energiförbrukning. Detta uppnås med hjälp av så kallad opportunistisk kommunikation där billiga sändare som sänder med låg energi och kort räckvidd används för att utbyta information direkt mellan enheterna. Systemet kan uppmärksamma skador på betesdjur tidigare och hjälpa lantbrukaren att uppmärksamma sjukdom och skador i samband med den dagliga tillsynen.
Anders Lindgren, andersl [at] 

38. Evaluation of a Content Centric Networking Architecture and Platform for IoT
Content centric networking (CCN) has been studied as one of the proposals for a future inter-networking architecture to build a more efficient and scalable Internet. While the CCN architecture has been evaluated for networks carrying web and video traffic, the benefits and challenges it poses for Internet of Things (IoT) networks is relatively unexplored. In our work we evaluate the CCN architecture for specific scenarios of IoT networks. We will present the results from our evaluations and discuss their implications.
Anders Lindgren, andersl [at] Akhila Rao

39. Capacity in the railway traffic system & Railway marshalling yard design
Railway marshalling yards are huge, long term investments. In Sweden these have a great need for upgraded standard, thus correct dimensioning is crucial. By using mathematical optimization, SICS has analyzed the consequences of different yard designs, and thereby contribute with valuable decision support to Trafikverket. The project is a part of KAJT, a long term collaboration between Trafikverket, SICS and 5 other academic institutions.
Martin Joborn, mjoborn [at]

40. Stockholm Digital Care
Stockholm DIgital Care is a 5 year collaborative digital health growth project aimed at small and medium sized companies in the Stockholm Region. The purpose is to simplify and accelerate the process of doing business with public and private providers within the digital cure and care arena. The goal is to create new jobs and at the same time contribute to improved quality of life for the citizens and increased productivity for the providers. The project is lead by the City of Stockholm in incorporation with the city of Södertälje, Nacka, Huddinge and SICS Swedish ICT.
Stockholm Digital Care
Dag Forsén, dag.forsen [at]

41. Hälsans nya verktyg (New tools for health)
New Tools for Health is actively working to bring forth good examples where digital technology implemented in health and social care. It is important that existing competence in all affected part can be shared with others. Then the market and policy makers have access to the knowledge, the new tools of health become available to more people.
Ingela Lindblad, ingela.lindblad [at]

42. KOL-projektet
COPD, Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency, (KOL in Swedish) is a lung disease causing severe suffering for the patient. 700 000 people suffer from the disease in Sweden and it is very costly for Swedish society: In this project, all aspects of a telemedicine solution – practical, technical, economical and patient related – are taken into account. An open standard solution is developed together with 22 partners. The solution is trialed at six clinics around Sweden on over 100 patients. Parameters are measured around the patients at home and controlled by a health operator. Different actions can be taken as a video contact over the system. A majors effort is done in developing new physical exercises that can be performed at home which are led by a physiotherapist over the network.
Per-Olof Sjöberg, pos [at]

43. pyISC: Anomaly Detection Made Easy
The pyISC is a Python API for the C++ based ISC anomaly detection and classification framework from SICS. pyISC is designed to be easy to use and integrate with other Python libraries, specifically those used for data science. The likewise provided visISC library enables to easily visualize anomalous event data over time. Both pyISC and visISC are part of the Stream toolbox developed within the STREAM project.
Tomas Olsson, tol [at]

44. INCODE – Information and competence on demand
Understanding and using modern technology in an efficient manner is critical in the competitive market in which the process industry operates. INCODE therefore focuses on the introduction of various modern techniques in three different scenarios:
1. Remote service through Augmented Reality
2. Dynamic information in the control room through the use of Smart Sounds.
3. Preparation and training prior to the reconfiguration of production through Virtual Reality.
Stig Larsson, stigl [at]

45. Vacuum clean your colleagues to death and beyond
Joakim Eriksson, joakime [at]

46. Industrial IoTSP
The race is on! The competition in industrial automation for the next decade will have a strong focus on digitization. Industrial Internet-of-Things, Services, and People is an initiative to help ensure that Sweden is well positioned within process industrial automation also in the future. Based on the latest advances in cyber physical systems, communication, and cloud computing technology, the initiative will research automation platforms that integrate the plant floor with the cloud – paving the way for future smart automation equipment, smart machinery, and smart plants.
Kristian Sandström, kristian.sandstrom [at]

47. Future Industrial Services Management
A promising approach for predictive maintenance is to calculate consumed lifetime for each subsystem separately, instead of using a global condition counter. Based on this approach, the Future Services project has developed a simulator to compare maintenance strategies and business models and demonstrate the potential of one strategy over another. This provides support for many companies struggling with the transition into modern, data-driven maintenance that is so important for Swedish industry.
Åsa Rudström, asa [at]

48. CheesePi: A home monitoring system based on Raspberry Pis
CheesePi monitors a users home quality via the ubiqtuous Raspberry PI. It displays the quality of their connections over longer periods of time, unlike speedtest like tools. It also collects and collates aggregate statistics for feedback to the Swedish operator, PTS. Our demonstration will show the basic dashboard home users see and we will explain the rationale behind CheesePi.
Ian Marsh, ianm [at] 

49. Big Data for Road Transportation
The Decisions, Networks and Analytics laboratory at SICS is involved in two research projects, BADA and DOIT, to investigate and demonstrate how the road transport industry can benefit from big data analytics. Those projects are funded by Vinnova through the FFI programme (Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation), and SICS is collaborating with Volvo Cars, AB Volvo, Scania, and Traffikverket to collect and analyse different datasets and exploit them for different use cases to improve road transportation.
Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, fehmi [at]

50. Autonomous Robots for Collaborative Exploration
Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM) refers to the techniques and algorithms to explore and map indoor locations with mobile robots. This research project investigates collaborative SLAM with autonomous custom-built robots (vehicles). Robots sense walls and other obstacles by transmitting ultrasonic signal bursts and measuring the elapsed time before receiving the reflected signals. Opportunistic wireless communication with other robots nearby allows the team of robots to teach each other the portion of the map they respectively discovered, and allocate tasks for further exploration.
Fehmi Ben Abdesslem, fehmi [at]

51. READY - Research Environment for Advancing Low Latency Internet
The capacity (bandwidth) of communication networks is being upgraded at a fast pace to keep up with the demand. For many services and applications we are reaching the point where their performance is limited by the round-trip latency between the client and the hosting server, rather than the capacity. We give an overview with some examples of research in the READY project focussed on the challenge of reducing network latency in the context of media applications, wireless automation and cloud-based services. READY is a collaboration between SICS, Karlstad University and Mälardalen University funded by KKS.
Bengt Ahlgren, bengta [at]

52. Real time anomaly detection of ship movements
Together with the Swedish Coast Guard, SICS have developed a module for anomaly detection of ship movements, which is currently running in the maritime surveillance platform Sjöbasis. The module can detect ships with atypical movement patterns, ships that meet at sea, and ships at risk of running aground. There will be a real time demonstration of the anomaly detection in Sjöbasis.
Anders Holst, aho [at]

STREAMLINE is a EU H2020 research project focusing on open source tool for analysing big multi-source "data at rest" and "data in motion" (streaming data) within a single system, a machine learning library on top of it, a high-level software development environment, and deployment tools for clusters and data clouds. The project's motivating use cases focus on customer retention, personalised recommendation, and ad targeting.
Konstantin Popov, kost [at]

54. Hops
Hadoop Open Platform-as-a-Service (Hops) is a new distribution of Apache Hadoop that is based on a next-generation, scale-out architecture for HDFS and YARN metadata. From late January 2016, Hops has been provided as software-as-a-service for researchers and companies in Sweden from the Swedish ICT SICS Data Center ( One of the goals of Hops is to make Hadoop easier to use for researchers that may not be data engineers. To this end, we have developed a new user interface to Hops, called HopsWorks, that supports true multi-tenancy in Hadoop. That is, researchers and companies can securely share the same Hadoop cluster resources. This contrasts with existing models for multi-tenancy in Hadoop that limit organizations to running separate Hadoop clusters on virtualized or containerized platforms. Our model for multi-tenancy is based around projects. Users can create projects, manage the quota for projects, control membership of projects, and securely share data between projects. Users in HopsWorks can also make use of data analytics frameworks such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, MapReduce as well as user-interface driven services such as Apache Zeppelin for interactive analytics, ElasticSearch for free-text search for files and directories in HDFS, as well as extended metadata. Hops and HopsWorks are open-source projects and have has been developed at the Distributed Computing Lab, a collaboration between Swedish ICT SICS and KTH.
Gautier Berthou, gautier [at]

Mobile Life –The Mobile VINN Excellence Centre
Mobile Life’s research is based on design-led exploration of novel technology. We envision an enjoyment society, where happiness, pleasure and playfulness are key factors. The technology trend that supports this is an emerging consumer-oriented Internet of Things (IoT). To map out and understand this future development, the centre performs strategic innovation by collaboratively creating and evaluating enjoyment services that will make the vision of an enjoyment society a reality.

55. Sketching Light: Materiality of Visible Light Communication
This degree project tries to make Visible Light Communication – which is a technology to transmit data between device through the medium light – accessible for non-technical users through tinkering.
The result will be prototypes which are inspired by platforms like littleBits and Arduino which makes tinkering with digital technology possible. These prototypes can be explored through tinkering to get an understanding on how digital communication through light works and what “material properties” it holds.
Charles Windlin

56. Whereabouts Screens
Today with the immersion of technology into the workplace, the nature of the working environment has changed significantly. New and flexible ways of working have been introduced with teleworking (working away from the physical space of the office) being one of the most prevalent flexibility programs offered to the employees. As a result, it is of great importance to find a way to combine the physical presence at the office with the remote presence of those working from distance, to strengthen the feeling of connection and community between co-workers.
Konstantina Pantagaki

57. Soma Mat, Breathing Light, Sonic Mat and Sway
Together with IKEA Mobile Life @ SICS have developed the two prototypes: The Soma Mat and the Breathing Light. The prototypes intend to affect your body awareness and can help you to better understanding your body, guide you when you need to wind down. The Soma Mat guides your attention to different body parts through heat stimuli, the Breathing Light senses your breathing and reflects it back to you through a light dimming in and out mirroring your specific pattern of breathing. The Sonic Mat measures your bodily movement pattern when lying down and feeds it back to you in a real time sonification. It can be used when exploring small bodily movements, like in Feldenkreis exercises or yoga. The Sway prototype is representing weight shifts and balance in a standing position. Your shifts are mirrored back to you through small balls rolling over a tray in the direction you are leaning, to visualise the effect of tiny bodily movements.
Anna Ståhl, anna.stahl [at]

58. EquiTemp: Palpating aid to help detect temperature changes on the surface of the horse’s forelimbs
At the moment, you as a horse owner need to physically palpate the horse’s limbs to detect signs of lameness every day. It is difficult and the signs are usually vague and hard to distinguish. Modern technology and electronics could be the solution to this problem. Related research this paper builds on are clinical complementary diagnostic methods for lameness diagnosis, wearable health monitor systems for humans, smart textiles on horses and interactional empowerment.

59. Stroke-behandling i hemmiljö
Around 30,000 people in Sweden suffer from a stroke every year, and patients today are lacking in sufficient post-clinic rehabilitation. The PPL lab is engaged in a stroke rehabilitation project together with municipalities, county councils and care-giving organizations, with the aim of developing a tool for rehabilitation at home, involving automated motor training and video communication.
Interactive remote stroke rehabilitation
Pär Hansson, par [at]

60. Integration Catalyst for Residential ICT
The testbed has its origins in a research project called Smart ICT for Sustainable Living. One experience from the project was the lock-in effects that arise from the dominant business model for the "smart home” market. The big players offers their own package of services, and set up barriers that prevent small and independent businesses to compete. The main aim of the testbed was therefore to create better conditions for SMEs: they should be able to develop their products on a more open and tolerant platform.
Integration Catalyst for Residential ICT
Jonas Söderberg, jas [at]

61. Incentives for off-peak travel in public transport
We present the results of using an incentive system to shift demand from peak to off-peak hours on the Roslagsbanan urban railway system in Stockholm. The project is a collaboration between SICS, Arriva and Artspace.
Olov Ståhl, olovs [at]

62. Engaging Privacy
The Engaging Privacy initiative gathers companies interesting in working more proactively with questions of privacy. The ICT sector needs to build trust among consumers regarding collection and processing of personal data. Without trust building measures, such as communication, transparency, security and PiD, the industry will fail to reach its full innovation potential. We want good privacy awareness to be a growth potential for the industry.
Jacob Dexe, dexe [at]

63. SAPPA: Service Architecture for Product and Production Availability
The aim of the SAPPA project is to develop and test an innovative cloud-based predictive and preventive maintenance system, improving availability of products with a focus on heavy industry applications. The approach is to proactively detect deviations in behavior of products using telematic services and cloud-based analytics. The concept enables the supplier to climb the value chain, compared to traditional hardware-only product offerings, taking greater responsibility for the customers’ productivity.
Anders Wallberg, andersw [at]

64. Situation Based Integration Testing of Automotive Systems using Guarded Assertions (SAGA)
SAGA project is a collaboration between Scania and SICS, aimed at advancing current practice of integration testing, making it more realistic and scalable to the rising complexity of modern vehicles. Functional interference (as in real driving), situation coverage (environmental impact), and diversity (e.g. of test input) are the main objectives for test generation methods that will be developed.
Avenir Kobetski, avenir [at]

65. Systems-of-Systems Safety Evaluation (SoSSE)
While safety of isolated functions is seen as important (e.g. ISO26262), it is often neglected on higher levels of integration. This project aims to evaluate appropriate methods to assess safety of systems-of-systems, and in particular cooperative intelligent transport systems. These methods will be based on systems thinking and will be gradually refined on a concrete case, namely platooning.
Avenir Kobetski, avenir [at]

66. ORION: Decision-Support for Component-Based Software Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems
ORION brings together a decision support system to manage trade-offs between functionality, time to market, cost, quality and risk to develop competitive software-intensive system using components and services. This is done with respect to the development of software-intensive systems, and in particular cyber-physical systems. It addresses strategic, tactical, and operational concerns about component or service selection and their integration into a system.
Efi Papatheocharous, efi [at]

67. DRISTIG – Driftavbrott i samhällsviktiga IT-tjänster
Modern society is becoming increasingly dependent on IT services – IT is now a critical infrastructure, like roads or electricity. Thus, the consequences of IT service outages are growing. The project investigates three research questions: (i) the costs of IT outages in Sweden, (ii) the use of cyber insurance in Sweden, and (iii) the use of Service Level Agreements to mitigate outage consequences.
DRISTIG – Driftavbrott i samhällsviktiga IT-tjänster
Ulrik Franke, ulrik.franke [at]

68. Broadband and society
We perform studies to estimate the socio-economic effect of current or planned broadband deployment. The aim is to provide a quantitative estimation of how much an investment in broadband infrastructure gives back to society. The studies are based on a general model which analyses the chain of effects of a deployment, and applies econometric tools to evaluate and quantify these effects. During past years we have conducted several studies for municipalities, regions and net-owners in Sweden and Europe.
Marco Forzati, marco.forzati [at]

69. Unify - Unifying cloud and carrier networks
We present three results from the UNIFY project, a flexible messaging system (DoubleDecker), an automated monitoring system for SDN/NFV networks (MEASURE), and a secure mechanism for managing state between NFV instances (SecOpenNF). Combining these solutions lets an operator deploy services, monitor their performance, and automatically take actions upon failures or performance degradation.
Pontus Sköldström, ponsko [at]

70. Docker Machinery - Complete Cluster Control at the Command-Line
Machinery tries to be the missing piece at the top of the Docker pyramid. Machinery is a command-line and REST-compatible tool that integrates Machine, Swarm, Compose and Docker itself to manage the lifecycle of entire clusters. Machinery combines a specifically crafted YAML file format with compose-compatible files to provide an at-a-glance view of whole clusters and all of their components.
Emmanuel Frecon, emmanuel [at]

71. Car Experience Data Collection
We present quaeso, a mobile application designed to capture subjective experience from drivers (and passengers) of Volvo cars. The application completes sensor data collection and analysis to provide a better understanding of variations in behaviours. Quaeso targets a tight feedback loop and is developed to evolve rapidly along the lifetime of the project.
Emmanuel Frecon, emmanuel [at]

72. PIMM
We will present the Pilot for Industrial Communication in Mining where we build a state of the art mobile network in the Kankberg mine north-west of Boliden. We will show an access point and show some project highlights.
PIMM, Pilot for Industrial Mobile communication in Mining
Eilert Johansson, eilert [at]

NGEA - Systems of systems for cars will be an essential part of future electrical architectures in vehicles. We will present a number of concepts forming the base for a system of system setup.
TIVES - Together with Swedish automotive OEM:s we have made a number of reports for upcoming technologies related to vehicles.
Eilert Johansson, eilert [at]

74. Software Ecosystems for IoT
Software ecosystems is a business model where a product is opened up for third party extensions, e.g. through plug-in software. It has been poplularized by apps in mobile phones, but has also a great potential for IoT applications. In this project, we investigate what is needed to create a successful ecosystem around critical products, such as embedded systems and IoT.
Jakob Axelsson, jax [at]

75. WROOMM: Connected wheel loaders in mines
The Wroomm study aims to elicit system needs, and identify improved system architecture for collaborative maintenance systems in a mine with smart connected machines. Data sharing concepts allows for higher integration between organizations, e.g. predictive and knowledge-based maintenance. The goal of this project is to analyze and propose solution for a data-sharing system architecture and demonstrate concepts on a loader machine in a real mine.
Joakim Fröberg, joakimf [at]

76. SARPA - Safe and Robust Platform for Automated Vehicles
The objective of SARPA is to define the system architecture for an automated construction machine in a work site. The computer system includes sensory input, world modeling, decision-making, and control of machine actuators. Designing an effective architecture requires analyzing the application needs and evaluating candidates that fully support the safety and robustness needs of the work site.
Joakim Fröberg, joakimf [at]

Thursday, April 14, 2016,
09:00 to 19:00
Isafjordsgatan 22
Orc Lönn