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ISSNIP Visitors 2008

DR. WOLFGANG SCHOTT, IBM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Dr Wolfgang Schott was on sabbatical leave at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne from September to October. Dr Schott was working on the attack/failure recovery problem of geographic routing with Dr. Robin Doss of Deakin University and on secure routing with Dr. Yee Wei Law of the University of Melbourne. Dr Schott also delivered local seminars during this time including one for the ISSNIP seminar series Shopping Cart Tracking in Retail Stores using wireless sensor network technology. In addition to productive research collaborations, future linkage projects were also being explored.

PROF. STUART MILNER - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, USA
Prof. Stuart Milner (ISSNIP AI), University of Maryland, paid another visit to Australia during which a number of collaborative ventures were undertaken with ISSNIP researchers.

The first was a visit to the University of Melbourne (December 9–13), where a number of technical exchanges were held with the students and post docs of Prof. Palaniswami. Pre-planning discussions were held regarding the joint NSF –ISSNIP workshop being held in the following week. Discussions were held with Prof. Peter Farrell regarding potential research in optical networks. The following week saw these activities continued in Sydney (December 14-19), where Prof. Milner, a presentation at the ISSNIP collaboration day poster session; delivered a plenary talk at the ISSNIP 2008 Conference, titled “Emerging Technologies for Indoor Wireless Sensor Networks: The Last 100 Meters,” with Christopher Davis (University of Maryland). December 17-19, saw the successful running of the joint NSF-ISSNIP workshop, the US-Australia Workshop: Self-Organizing Wireless  Networks Based on Cross Layer Interactions, co-organised by Prof Milner. This event produced a number of positive outcomes including: a strong interest in collaboration; and a joint research effort including network self-organization and control, (S. Milner, C. Davis, J. Llorca, University of Maryland) and control theory (M. Palaniswami, Ying Tan—University of Melbourne and Sylvie Perreau, University of South
Australia). A research visit to AIMS and JCU in Townsville, saw discussions with ISSNIP AI’s Scott Bainbridge and Ian Atkinson to identify a future research program and jointly organised sessions for ISSNIP 2009. Prof Milner followed up after the conference with ISSNIP member Ron Chen (City
University of Hong Kong), who also expressed interest in the addition of control theory to self-organising networks, also pointing out that the multi-leader, multifollower model, which can be related to a mobile self-organizing backbone (multileader) and mobile nodes. In addition to new collaborations, sessions for ISSNIP 2009 and NSF proposals were being considered.

PROF. MOHAN KUMAR - THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, ARLINGTON, USA
Prof. Kumar (ISSNIP AI) was a visitor to Melbourne for ISSNIP 2008 where he served as Symposium Co-Chair for the Symposium on Middleware for Sensor Systems (ISSNIP - MiSS 2008), together with Jadwiga Indulska from The University of Queensland, Australia. Prof Kumar also delivered a presentation at the US-Australia Workshop: Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Based on Cross Layer Interactions.

DR. PAUL HAVINGA – UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS
Dr Havinga, Professor at the University of Twente and ISSNIP CI, visited Australia as a Symposium Co-Chair at ISSNIP 2008, for the Symposium on Environmental Monitoring using Sensor Networks (ISSNIP - EMSN 2008) and also keynote speaker and panel session member at the Workshop on Monitoring the Impact of Climate Change on the Environment His visit also included collaborative research meetings with project partners from the University of Melbourne, AIMS and JCU, as part of the DEST-ISL project on Distributed Sensor Networks. Prof Havinga also delivered a keynote talk at the ISSNIP Investigators’ meeting and collaboration day.

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PROF. CHRISTOPHER C DAVIS - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, USA
Together with Prof. Stuart Milner, Prof. Christopher Davis visited the University of Melbourne undertaking collaborative research meetings with different research groups in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and delivering a seminar for the ISSNIP Seminar Series on Free Space Optics. Prof. Davis also delivered a keynote talk at the ISSNIP Collaboration Day and plenary talk at the ISSNIP 2008 conference, in addition to co-chairing the NSF-ISSNIP workshop in Sydney.

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PROF. ROMA RINKEVIČIEN? - VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, LITHUANIA
In order to provide expertise and information, Professor Roma Rinkevičien?, Dean of Electrical Engineering Vilnius University Lithuania, was invited by Prof Dinesh Kumar to visit Australia for the IEEE Victoria 25th anniversary to deliver an IEEE seminar program series to students, IEEE members and non-members. The visit was jointly supported by the IEEE and ISSNIP. She delivered seminars in Sydney at the Energy Australia Auditorium on the topics of “Electrical power generation in Lithuania, from the Soviet era to the EU” and “Women in electrical engineering” respectively. While in Melbourne, she delivered seminars at RMIT University’s Kaleide Theatre on "Mechatronic systems with linear induction motors". Professor Roma Rinkevičien? since 2003 has been the Dean of the Electronics Faculty at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Vilnius, Lithuania. She has more than 90 publications in the area of systems using linear electric drives and is co-author of the monographs “Algorithms for calculation and control of linear electric drives” (1997) and “Mechatronic systems with linear motors” (2006).

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DR. LAURENT HERAULT - CEA, FRANCE; DR. ALEX GLUHAK - ERICSSON, IRELAND; DR. JUSSI HAAPOLA - UNIVERSITY OF OULU, FINLAND; DR. NICOLA BUI – CFR, ITALY
Giving presentations at the ISSNIP-SENSEI summer school, were members of the EU FP7 project SENSEI, Laruent Herault, Alex Gluhak, Jussi Haapola and Nicola Bui. In addition to collaborative research meetings with ISSNIP researchers, the visit also included a site inspection of the GBROOS sensor network deployment at the University of Queensland research station on Heron Island. Follow-up meetings are being planned to be held in Europe in 2009, while a related Symposium at ISSNIP 2009 is also scheduled.

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DR. ERIC WING MING WONG - CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Eric Wing Ming Wong, Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong,  visited the University of Melbourne following up from his 2007 visit. Hosted by Moshe Zukerman (ISSNIP CI). In addition to conducting collaborative research with University of Melbourne researchers, he also delivered a seminar on “Teletraffic modelling for DWDM switches and networks,” presenting several examples of new teletraffic models and their analysis.

PROF. JAMES C. BEZDEK - UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, USA
Prof. James C Bezdek visited the University of Melbourne from March to June 2008. During this period he worked closely with A/Prof Christopher Leckie and A/Prof Palaniswami on techniques for anomaly detection in wireless sensor networks. This work has resulted in a new ellipsoidal formulation for anomaly detection. New measures were also formulated for combining similar ellipsoidal models in sensor networks proposed in collaboration with Dr Laurence Park. Prof. Bezdek collaborated closely with the supervision of University of Melbourne PhD student Mr Sutharshan Rajasegarar, on the thesis topic of anomaly detection in wireless sensor networks. Prof Bezdek also worked closely with A/Prof Chris Leckie (ISSNIP AI), Dr Liang Wang and Prof Rao Kotagiri (ISSNIP CI) on scalable methods of clustering in large data sets. This collaboration has resulted in several journal and conference papers being published in 2008.

PROF. AMIT SHETH, WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
Professor Amit Sheth, the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, director of the Knowledge Enabled Information and Services Center, from Wright State
University and winner of the ** awards, visited Australia in July and August 2008 on the invitation of Dinesh Kumar, delivering a number of seminars on the state of the art in Semantic Sensor Web technologies and elements that have immediate practical importance., Prof Sheth of Wright University, was invited by Swinburne University and RMIT to Melbourne. He interacted with ISSNIP members and gave two very well attended talks in Swinburne, RMIT and Melbourne University as part of the ISSNIP Seminar Series. Seminars were also given at ANU (CSIRO seminar); and at the University of Adelaide, School of Computer Science (run in conjunction with the South Australian Chapter of IEEE Computer Society).

PROF. TOSHIO MORITANI - KYOTO UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
Toshio Moritani, Professor of Applied Physiology at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies at Kyoto University; Editor of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology; and member of the Editorial Board for the European Journal of Applied Physiology; and Council Member and President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, visited Australia in April. Hosted by ISSNIP and the RMIT Foundation (invited by ISSNIP CI Dinesh Kumar) with the IEEE Victoria Chapter he delivered an IEEE Biomedical Seminar at Engineering House, Engineers Australia, on his research on Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS). Prof. Moritani also served on the TPC for the
Symposium on Sensor Technologies and Information Processing in Healthcare at ISSNIP 2008.

DR. MARCO PAVIOTTI - EUROPEAN COMMISSION DG JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC)
Dr. Marco Paviotti of the EC DG Joint Research Centre delivered a presentation  as part of the ISSNIP Seminar Series in February 2008 on the sustainable development and environmental protection polices and related research activities of the EU as they relate to the control of noise, air pollution and gas emissions and the subsequent health issues. Dr. Paviotti is also conducting collaborative work with ISSNIP CI Prof. Dinesh Kumar of RMIT University, performing noise modelling and noise mapping in the Italian city of Pisa. The work aims to provide a means for developing guidelines for noise reduction and noise insulation strategies.


ASSOC. PROF. KHAN IFTEKHARUDDIN - UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, USA
Associate Professor Khan Iftekharuddin, from the Intelligent Systems and Image Processing (ISIP) laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Memphis, along with one postgraduate and one undergraduate student, visited the University of Wollongong form June to August 2008. The purpose of the visit was to conduct research in collaboration with the Visual and Audio Signal Processing (VASP) Laboratory, led Prof. Bouzerdoum. The visit was funded by the IREE program of the National Science Foundation.


RESEARCH COLLABORATION VISITS

Gilles Gigan & Trina Myers, James Cook University, Australia
As part of ongoing collaborations between ISSNIP researchers at James Cook University and the University of Melbourne, researchers Gilles Gigan & Trina Myers, part of ISSNIP AI Prof Ian Atkinson’s JCU research group, visited Melbourne in late 2008 to explore further directions for collaboration between the two groups. The visit included a an ISSNIP seminar given by Mr Gigan outlining the research and development work on The Sensor Abstraction Layer that acts as a generic interface between the user and any number of hardware layer sensor platforms. Mr Gigan was also invited to make a presentation as part of the Climate Change Workshop panel session at ISSNIP 2008 and is undertaking an extended research visit to the University of Melbourne throughout 2009.


Mr. Amarjeet Singh - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mr. Amarjeet Singh from the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, University of California, Los Angeles visited the University of Technology, Sydney (ISSNIP CI Dissanayake) and the University of Sydney for two months. He worked with Fabio Ramos and Hugh Durrant-Whyte (ISSNIP CI) at University of Sydney on the use of Gaussian Processes to model spatio-temporal stochastic processes for describing phenomenon which have propagate in both spatial and temporal dimensions. This research is being applied to the control of mobile sensor networks for monitoring environmental phenomena including weather forecast, algae/weed concentrations and bathymetric information.

Dr. Herbert Jelinek – Charles Sturt University, Australia
Dr. Herbert Jelinek of Charles Sturt University visited the University of Melbourne where he delivered an ISSNIP Seminar on Heart Rate Variability
Analysis as part of a Community Health Screening Clinic. The visit also included collaborative research meetings with ISSNIP researchers at the University of Melbourne, including Dr Ahsan Khandoker.

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