Interoperable Systems Group (ISG)
The Interoperable Systems Group conducts research into information management topics such as databases, distributed and peer-to-peer computing, sensor networks and XML interaction between information systems. There are currently five projects ongoing within the group.
The objective of FastX is to deliver a native XML database that operates at far greater speeds than is currently possible. While web transactions are all conducted using XML and there are a considerable number of XML databases on the market, none can perform at the required performance levels. In hardware optimisation for XML, the XSpeed project uses a hardware accelerator to boost the performance of XML transactions using standard XML query languages.
In the area of sensor networks, the pSensor project provides a mechanism for querying any type of sensor device using a standard query language, both in a live streaming environment and in postactivity analysis. The ISG researchers are building knowledge processors that can interpret and process data emerging from sensor networks in an automatic fashion.
The UbiQuSE project seeks to develop a Smart Building infrastructure where location based devices can track human movement and offer various forms of assistance as they move through different spaces within the building. The ISG are also collaborators with the large CLARITY CSET where we cooperate on projects involving sensor web activities.
Contact: Dr. Mark Roantree