Last week, Andries and Ludo took part in the first plenary meeting of the KRISTINA project on behalf of Almende. KRISTINA poses a big challenge for Almende: different partners are viewing the project from their own scientific goals, while Brussels aims more for concrete results. Almende has the unique position to connect these two opposite objectives. It was a tough, but productive meeting, which has clarified the role of each partner. To find out more about the goals of KRISTINA, check out the website.
Yesterday, Giovanni attended the final review of the ARUM-project on behalf of Almende.The ARUM project aims to improve planning and control systems for complex, small-lot products manufacturing, such as aircraft, aircraft interiors, and ships. ARUM proposes to develop an intelligent Enterprise Service-Based platform (i-ESB). The platform will integrate a service-based architecture with a knowledge-based Multi-Agent System. The i-ESB platform will gather information from sources such as sensors and resource management systems, giving decision makers and planners better insight into and control over the design-to-production process. Also, time-, cost- and risk-analysis will take place within the platform. The project had a successful ending. During the final review there was a lot of praise for consortium's results and tool integration. Afterwards, we celebrated with some Belgian chocolates Giovanni brought back from Brussels.
Last week, Giovanni and Alfons attended ICT 2015 in Lisbon. They've met a lot of likeminded people, attended multiple interesting debates and were informed about the latest news on the European Commission's new policies and initiatives with regard to R&I in ICT. To find out more about ICT 2015, you can visit their website.
The BDVA is a fully self-financed non–for-profit organisation under Belgian law. Currently there are 24 founding members from large and SME industry and research. The BDVA shall present an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Big Data Value PPP cPPP. A basic principle is openness, transparency and inclusiveness.
ARUM, Smart Manufacturing & Industry event, Manchester UK
On the 7th of September, our researcher Giovanni attended the Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 event in Manchester. This event brings people from the industry and research institutions into a forum for sharing succesful cases where the latest advances have helped solve problems in manufacturing. It also provided an opportunity for networking.
The past months we had to say goodbye to a few interns after a successful internship at our daughtercompany DoBots. Our frenchman Christian Haas has ended his internship in June. He initially started working on the Autopilot project, but gradually turned out to be a jack-of-all-trades, working on several project during his time at DoBots.