Waterford Institute of Technology
The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) was established at Waterford Institute of Technology in 1996 and nearly ten years later the group can rightly claim its place as Ireland’s largest communications software research centre, with 70 staff and students working on a varied portfolio of basic, applied and pre-product research. Research, is by its very nature a collaborative process. And almost all of the research carried out at the TSSG, whether it is funded by Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA), Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), or the European Commission is done in virtual collaboration with industrial partners and with other research organisations and in doing so the group has established a strong reputation both nationally and internationally.
Current research work at the TSSG includes the HEA M-Zones programme, which has undertaken fundamental research in the area of managing smart spaces, the SFI supported Foundations of Autonomic Networking, and EI IMPRUVE, a project funded by the Enterprise Ireland with the brief to develop leading-edge technology in the ambient intelligence arena.
The group has a proven track record, in designing and developing innovative software for mobile devices, which was successfully trialled as part of the EU-funded and TSSG led OPIUM project (http://www.ist-opium.org). Other TSSG led EU projects include Albatross, NITOURA II, and Flexwork. Current TSSG projects include DBE, aimed at providing Europe with a recognised advantage in innovative software application developed for its SME industry; SEINIT, an Internet security project which aims to provide a trusted and dependable security framework and DAIDALOS which is designing advanced network interfaces for the delivery and administration of location independent, optimised personal services.
Now, with a year-on-year cumulative budget of over twenty million euro, the TSSG has attracted some of the best of breed in senior researchers and research fellows.
|Date Joined: June 14, 2005|
|Principal Contact: Miguel Ponce de Leon|
|TM Forum Engagement Manager: Wendy Sarantaris|