The nodes in our computer cluster...


We have upgraded worker nodes in our computer cluster with additional 48GB of RAM memory and SSD disks. This will allow us to run additional experiments related to the processing of streaming data in real-time.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Josip Marić joined our team

We are excited to announce that Josip Marić has joined the RETROFIT team as a new PhD student. He will work on machine learning for streaming data.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Siniša Sovilj presented a research...

Our researcher Siniša Sovilj presented a research paper titled System Dynamics Modelling with Kotlin: From Hierarchical Models to Interactive Simulators at the 38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society which was organized from July 20th to July 22nd 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the conference was organised online. 

This year's conference theme was “Hindsight in 2020: learning from the past to inspire the future.” “Hindsight is 20/20” implies it is easy in retrospect to “see” why events unfolded as they did, but it is much harder to accurately anticipate the outcome in advance. In the scientific practice of System Dynamics, concern about such “hindsight bias” compels us to formalize behavioral expectations a priori, before testing dynamic hypotheses of feedback mechanisms, so that the value of a model for producing new insights can be established relative to these expectations. The program included topics relating to the theory and practical application of system dynamics modeling in 15 different thread areas.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Aleksandar and Martina Antonić...

Our researchers Aleksandar and Martina Antonić published a research paper titled Performance Modeling of Publish/Subscribe Middleware Components in the Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC). The conference was organized online from July 13rd to July 17th 2020. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to transform COMPSAC 2020 into an all-digital conference and thus paper presentations sessions were cancelled, unfortunatelly. 

COMPSAC is the IEEE Computer Society Signature Conference on Computers, Software and Applications. It is a major international forum for academia, industry, and government to discuss research results and advancements, emerging problems, and future trends in computer and software technologies and applications. The technical program includes keynote addresses, research papers, industrial case studies, plenary and specialized panels, fast abstracts, a doctoral symposium, poster sessions, and a number of workshops and tutorials on emerging and important topics.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Siniša Sovilj joined our team

We are excited to announce that Assistant Professor Siniša Sovilj from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula has joined the RETROFIT team. He is a machine learning and system dynamics expert with more than 15 years of research experience.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Krešimir Pripužić presented a...

Our researcher Krešimir Pripužić presented a research paper titled A Performance Evaluation of Spatial Indices for Geospatial Publish/Subscribe Systems at the 15th International Conference on Telecommunications (Contel 2019) which was organized from July 3rd to July 5th 2019 in Graz, Austria. ConTEL 2019 aims to reflect on current and emerging networking technologies that enable ubiquitous Internet and communications as key drivers of connected information society. With new services and increasing demand, there is a growing need for improvement in networking infrastructure – not just in terms of quality and performance, but also in scalability, mobility, energy efficiency, and multiple technologies integration.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Mladen Maradin presented a research...

Our researcher Mladen Maradin presented a research paper titled Bioclimatic benefits of green areas in a city – Botanical garden in Zagreb at 7th EUGEO Congress which was organized from May 15th to May 15th 2019 in Galway, Ireland. The theme for the 2019 EUGEO Congress was "Re-Imagining Europe’s Future Society and Landscapes". The theme focuses on the centrality of the concepts of society, environment and landscape within the Discipline of Geography and the importance of the relationship that exists between the physical and cultural landscape.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Martina Antonić has been promoted to...

Congratulations to our postdoctoral researcher Martina Marjanović who has been promoted to an Assistant Professor. 

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Students started working on our...

The first laboratory excercise on the course Distributed Big Data Processing was held yesterday. During the exercise, students used our computer cluster to work with HDFS.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Our computer cluster is set up and...

We have set up our new computer cluster (16x Intel i7-9700K + 16GB RAM) which was completely funded by the Croatian Science Foundation under the code UIP-2017-05-9066. It is running with the following services:

  • HDFS
  • YARN
  • Spark

In the next phase, we will add Kafka and Flink services.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Our new computer cluster has arrived!!!

Our new computer cluster (16x Intel i7-9700K + 16GB RAM) which was completely funded by the Croatian Science Foundation under the code UIP-2017-05-9066 has finally arrived. 

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Martina Antonić presented a research...

Our postdoctoral researcher Martina Antonić presented a research paper titled Autonomous data acquisition in the hierarchical edge-based MCS ecosystem at the 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud which was organized from August 6th to August 8th 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. This conference promotes the state of the art in scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing, as well as  provides a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and public sector in an effort to present their research work and share research and development ideas in the area of IoT and cloud computing.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Aleksandar Antonić attended the eBISS...

Our PhD student Aleksandar Antonić attended the Eight European Business Intelligence & Big Data Summer School (eBISS 2018) which was origanized from July 2nd to July 6th 2018 by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Ber en Dal, Netherlands. This summer school, presented by leading researchers in the field, was intended for postgraduate students to equip themselves with the theoretical, practical, and collaboration skills necessary for developing challenging Business Intelligence applications.

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Martina Marjanović defended her PhD...

Our team member Martina Marjanović has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Energy-efficient mobile crowd sensing in the Internet of Things domain"

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić
Introductory Project Presentation

A short introduction the the project RETROFIT has been presented to interested parties. You can find the presentation here (in Croatian).

Autor: Krešimir Pripužić