At SHINE we focus on aims at gathering, processing and interpreting this data for answering information needs.

Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment

At SHINE we focus on aims at gathering, processing and interpreting this data for answering information needs.
At SHINE we focus on aims at gathering, processing and interpreting this data for answering information needs.

At SHINE (Sensing Heterogeneous Information Network Environment), we addressed the following research question: How can heterogeneous resources (people, mobile sensors, fixed sensors, social media, information systems, etc.) self-organize for answering information needs?

In our modern society, more and more data is becoming available through technological advances like sensor technology, social media and smartphones.

This data can concern a wide variety of aspects of our society, for example environment data like air quality, wind direction, temperature and rainfall, or data about cities like traffic density and parking availability.

The SHINE challenge is that we focus on in this project aims at gathering, processing and interpreting this data for answering information needs.

SHINE: Environmental monitoring

With the increasing complexity of our modern society – think of heterogeneous social developments projected against a background of economic globalization, urbanization and environmental changes due to climate change – information about our living environment is becoming one the main resources of mankind: we need it to understand and manage the world we live in.

  • Empowerment and commitment of local communities are a necessary pre-requisite to sustain the standard of living in our society.
  • To safeguard the society against abrupt changes and events – severe storms for instance – flexible observation systems are needed to acquire the needed information with the right spatial and temporal accuracy.
  • What could such a system look like?

Shine Consortium

Eleven sections from TU Delft are involved, across three faculties: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), and Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG).

Work packages

  1. Information Processing for Sensor Swarms
  2. Integration of Social Data
  3. Adaptive Coordination and Collection for Mobility
  4. Resource Negotiation
  5. Organization Formation
  6. Interpretation and Visualization of Heterogeneous Environmental Sensor Network Data

Research

Delft Institute for Research on ICT

Prof. Dr. Catholijn M. Jonker

Timeframe

May 2012 to May 2015

Funded by

NWO and STW (URSES program)

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