Informatics Research Centre

Projects

We are actively involved in a series of collaborative research projects with leading organisations and bodies. Previous research projects include:

 

  • ACCESS: Autonomic Computing - Creating Self-evolving Software Systems, EPSRC Project GR/S19066/01, Oct 2003 - May 2007. Prof. Kecheng Liu. Visit the EPSRC project description.

  • eGISE: Network for e-Government Integration and Systems Evaluation, EPSRC Network GR/T27020/01, coordinated by Prof. Zirani of Brunel University. Nov 2004 - Oct 2007. Prof. Kecheng Liu. EPSRC project description.BP - Intelligent Buildings for Personalization. EPSRC GR/T04878/01. This project is part of the Innovation in Design, Construction and Operation of Building for People (IDCOP) programme, collaborating with Greenwich University, Southampton University and various companies and associations including Arup Group Ltd. The phrase 'intelligent building' refers to a building that continuously responds and adapts to changing conditions, allowing more efficient use of resources and increasing the comfort and security of its occupants. This work takes an agent-based approach to giving the users of the building direct representation in the intelligent operation of the building. The system aims to resolve conflict between the goals of the people (in optimizing their work and living conditions) and the building (in reducing energy consumption), and between goals of individuals in a group of people in the same location. Professor Kecheng Liu and Darren Booy. (EPSRC IDCOP project description)

  • REASON: Robust Methods for Monitoring & Understanding People in Public Spaces, EPSRC Project EP/C533402/1, collaborating with UCL and Kingston University, and including CRS Ltd, the Police Scientific Development Branch, PITO and Thales Ltd. Dr Andrew Adams (and Dr James Ferryman). Visit the EPSRC project description.

  • SEDITA: Semiotic Enterprise Design for IT Applications, An EPSRC funded project integrates a collection of techniques for organisational modelling and designing IT applications for enterprises. The work, adopting a new discipline of Organisational Semiotics and extending the MEASUR research programme, treats organisations as systems of agents distributed and collaboratively working towards set goals through information and communication. Visit the EPSRC project description.

Research Council projects

 

  • IBP - Intelligent Buildings for Personalization. EPSRC GR/T04878/01. This project is part of the Innovation in Design, Construction and Operation of Building for People (IDCOP) programme, collaborating with Greenwich University, Southampton University and various companies and associations including Arup Group Ltd. The phrase 'intelligent building' refers to a building that continuously responds and adapts to changing conditions, allowing more efficient use of resources and increasing the comfort and security of its occupants. This work takes an agent-based approach to giving the users of the building direct representation in the intelligent operation of the building. The system aims to resolve conflict between the goals of the people (in optimizing their work and living conditions) and the building (in reducing energy consumption), and between goals of individuals in a group of people in the same location. Professor Kecheng Liu and Darren Booy. (EPSRC IDCOP project description)
  • REASON - Robust Methods for Monitoring & Understanding People in Public Spaces, EPSRC Project EP/C533402/1, collaborating with UCL and Kingston University, and including CRS Ltd, the Police Scientific Development Branch, PITO and Thales Ltd. Dr Andrew Adams (and Dr James Ferryman). Visit the EPSRC project description.
  • Collaborative Knowledge Management for the Support of Through Life Building Processes

DTI projects

CMIPS- Coordinated Management of Intelligent Pervasive Space, DTI Project CHB/003/00044C collaborating with Thales PLC and Arup Group Ltd. Nov 2005 - Jan 2008. Prof. Chris Guy Prof. Kecheng Liu and Dr. Bing Qiao.

Industrial collaborations

FFR - Futures Forum Research Group. The FFR group is a partnership between clients of Capgemini, enterprise architects and delivery solutions specialists from within Capgemini, and researchers at the University of Reading. Its work is co-ordinated by a management team representing Capgemini and the IRC.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

  • The Knowledge Transfer Centre at the University of Reading has been assisting companies, charities and academic teams, promoting and managing knowledge transfer activities, since 1994. The Knowledge Transfer Centre leads one of the most successful KTP programmes in the UK. BISA has a strong history of KTP projects. The following table shows a selection of recently completed KTP projects. Visit the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

EU projects

  • ISCAPS - Integrated Surveillance of Crowded Areas for Public Safety
  • PASR Project SEC4-PR-013800. Coordinator SAGEM, collaborators including FRS and the Fraunhofer Institute. Feb 2005 - Jan 2007. Dr Andrew Adams (with Dr James Ferryman).
  • EUROCOP
  • BIO3R - Bioterrorism Resilience, Research, Reaction

 

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If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Shelley by email at bisa@henley.ac.uk or by phone on 0118 378 7768.