Best Paper Award at ISE conference
Stefan Cronholm from the VITS group has received the Best Paper Award at the
Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON 2005), Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The paper's title is "Nine Principles for Designing a Study Program".
1st Prize in International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technologies Group (UAVTech/AIICS)
competed in an international micro air vehicle competition MAV 2005 (1st US-European
Micro-Aerial Vehicle Technology Demonstration and Assessment) from the 19-22
september, 2005 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The group won the
micro-vehicle award for best rotorcraft. The LinkMAV platform developed by the
group was the only rotorcraft to successfully complete the competition mission
scenario where it flew several hundred meters to a virtual building structure
and then identified a terrorist target (person with a red briefcase) using a
small camera attached to the micro-uav before the terrorist got near the
building. The LinkMAV team members are Simone Duranti (leader), Gianpaolo
Conte, David Lundström, Piotr Rudol, Mariusz Wzorek, Torsten Merz, Patrick
Published in Yearbook of Medical Informatics
The paper `Evaluation of ontology development tools for bioinformatics' by Patrick Lambrix, Manal Habbouche and Marta Pérez, previously published in the Bioinformatics journal, received a best paper selection from the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and is republished in the 2005 edition of the IMIA Yearbook.
SHARK Shorthand Project in the media
Per-Ola Kristensson's PhD project entitled "SHARK Shorhand" has been
highlighted in many prestigous publications such as BBC News, New Scientist,
San Jose Mercury News, Die Zeit, Handelsblatt, ComputerWorld Norway, etc.
Best paper award at IEEE WETICE
Cécile Aberg, Patrick Lambrix, and Nahid Shahmehri got the best paper award at the IEEE WETICE workshop on Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration, for the paper "An Agent-based Framework for Integrating Workflows and Web Services".
Professor Erik Sandewall has been awarded an honorary doctorate at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. The ceremony took place in June 2005.
Vinnova planning grants
Vinnova has granted 50 planning grants for VINN Excellence Center 2004. Among these, three are from IDA: Nahid Shahmehri (Information security), Vivvian Vimarlund (Public information services), and Peter Fritzson (Model-based product development).
Best Paper Award at DATE conference
The paper "Design Optimization of Time- and Cost-Constrained Fault-Tolerant Distributed Embedded Systems" by V. Izosimov, P. Pop, P. Eles and Z. Peng has received the Best Paper Award at the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference. DATE is a premier conference in electronic system design with 825 submitted papers and 25% acceptance rate.
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