L’activitat científica del grup se centra en la investigació, la transferència tecnològica i la formació en temes lligats a la modelització i el processament de la informació, com ara la modelització conceptual, la qualitat de les dades, la intel•ligència del negoci, la mineria de dades o l’enginyeria de serveis. En el marc d’aquesta activitat, els membres del grup han aconseguit en el període 2014-juny 2017 14 projectes de R+D competitius i diversos contractes amb empreses, amb un ingrés total que supera els tres milions d’euros. També han publicat més de 50 articles en revistes indexades al Journal Citation Reports (JCR) i 15 capítols de llibre. A nivell formatiu, coordinen un Erasmus Mundus de Màster i han dirigit 11 tesis doctorals en els últims tres anys i mig. A més, compten amb nombroses col·laboracions internacionals i duen regularment a terme accions de divulgació científica dels resultats de la recerca.

Recent Submissions

  • Managing the cloud continuum: lessons learnt from a real fog-to-cloud deployment 

    Masip Bruin, Xavier; Marín Tordera, Eva; Sánchez López, Sergio; García Almiñana, Jordi; Jukan, Admela; Juan Ferrer, Ana; Queralt Calafat, Anna; Salis, Antonio; Bartoli, Andrea; Cankar, Matija; Cordeiro, Cristovao; Jensen, Jens; Kennedy, John D. (2021-05-01)
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    The wide adoption of the recently coined fog and edge computing paradigms alongsideconventional cloud computing creates a novel scenario, known as the cloud continuum, whereservices may benefit from the overall set of ...
  • A model for verification and validation of law compliance of smart contracts in IoT environment 

    Amato, Flora; Cozzolino, Giovanni; Moscato, Francesco; Moscato, Vincenzo; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos (2021-11)
    Article
    Open Access
    The interest of Industry 4.0 in smart contracts and blockchain technologies is growing up day by day. Smart contracts have enabled new kinds of interactions whereby contractors can even fully automate processes they agree ...
  • XYZ Monitor: IoT monitoring of infrastructures using microservices 

    Vila Gómez, Marc; Sancho Samsó, María Ribera; Teniente López, Ernest (Springer, 2020)
    Conference report
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    One of the main features of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the ability to collect data from everywhere, convert this data into knowledge, and then use this knowledge to monitor about an undesirable situation. Monitoring ...
  • Approaches to the integration of TRUST and FAIR principles 

    Delgado Mercè, Jaime; Álvarez Romero, Celia; Martínez García, Alicia; Parra Calderón, Carlos Luis (CEUR-WS.org, 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    FAIR4Health, an EU’s funded project, promotes the application of FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) in data derived from publicly funded health research initiatives to share and reuse them in ...
  • Real-time multimodal emotion classification system in E-Learning context 

    Arijit, Nandi; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Subirats Maté, Laia; Fort, Santiago (Springer, 2021)
    Conference report
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    Emotions of learners are crucial and important in e-learning as they promote learning. To investigate the effects of emotions on improving and optimizing the outcomes of e-learning, machine learning models have been proposed ...
  • Incentive mechanism for mobile crowdsensing in spatial information prediction using machine learning 

    Shinkuma, Ryoichi; Rieko, Takagi; Inagaki, Yuichi; Oki, Eiji; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos (Springer, 2020)
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    Real-time prediction of spatial information such as road-traffic-related information has attracted much attention. Mobile crowdsensing (MCS), in which mobile user devices such as smartphones equipped with sensors work as ...
  • A Research roadmap for IoT monitoring and computational modelling for next generation agriculture 

    Krause, Paul; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos (Springer, 2021)
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    : In this final chapter, we outline a vision for a technological revolution in agriculture that would work to regain a sense of balance between food production and natural ecosystems. We promote an ecological engineering ...
  • An IoT-based time constrained spectrum trading in wireless communication for tertiary market 

    Chowdhury, Anil Bikash; Kumar Singh, Vikash; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Krause, Paul; Mukhopadhyay, Sajal; Dhananjaya, Meghana M. (Springer, 2021)
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    In this chapter, we study some research issues from IoT-based spectrum trading in Wireless Communication in a strategic setting. We consider the scenario in which there are multiple secondary users (such as non-governmental ...
  • IoT-Based computational modeling for next generation agro-ecosystems: research issues, emerging trends and challenges 

    Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Krause, Paul (Springer, 2021)
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    In this introductory chapter we highlight some fundamental concepts, architectures and definitions related to IoT-based Computational Modeling for Next Generation Agro-ecosystems. We distinguish and discus the paradigms ...
  • A Game theoretic framework for surplus food distribution in smart cities and beyond 

    Sanyal, Surja; Kumar Singh, Vikash; Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Sanyal, Banhi; Mukhopadhyay, Sajal (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    Food waste is currently a major challenge for the world. It is the precursor to several socioeconomic problems that are plaguing modern society. To counter and to, simultaneously, stand by the undernourished, surplus food ...
  • Instance-level update in DL-Lite ontologies through first-order rewriting 

    Giacomo, Giuseppe De; Oriol Hilari, Xavier; Rosati, Riccardo; Savo, Domenico Fabio (2021-04-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper we study instance-level update in DL-LiteA , a well-known description logic that influenced the OWL 2 QL standard. Instance-level update regards insertions and deletions in the ABox of an ontology. In particular ...
  • Optimization of task allocations in Cloud to Fog environment with application to Intelligent Transportation Systems 

    Xhafa Xhafa, Fatos; Aly, Alhassan; Juan, Angel A. (2021)
    Conference report
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    Fog and Edge computing are opening up new opportunities to implement novel features of mobility, edge intelligence and end-user support. The successful implementation and deployment of Fog layers, as part of Cloud-to-thi ...

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