The following paper has been accepted for publication in Earth Science Informatics:
Katušić, Damjan; Pripužić, Krešimir; Maradin, Mladen; Pripužić, Mirjana: A Comparison of Data-Driven Methods in Prediction of Weather Patterns in Central Croatia // Earth Science Informatics (2022)
The following paper has been accepted for publication in Future Generation Computer Systems:
Livaja, Ivan; Pripužić, Krešimir; Sovilj, Siniša; Vuković, Marin: A distributed geospatial publish/subscribe system on Apache Spark // Future Generation Computer Systems (2022) doi:10.1016/j.future.2022.02.013
The following paper has been accepted for publication in Sensors:
Antonić, Martina; Antonić, Aleksandar; Podnar Žarko, Ivana: Bloom Filter Approach for Autonomous Data Acquisition in the Edge-Based MCS Scenario // Sensors, 22 (2022), 3; 879, 27 doi:10.3390/s22030879
We have upgraded worker nodes in our computer cluster with additional graphics cards (GigaByte GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER™ OC 6G). This will allow us to run additional experiments related to the processing of streaming data in real-time.
Our PhD student Damjan Katušić presented a research paper titled Regression Models for Geospatial Big Data at 6th International Workshop on Data Science which was organized on November 24th 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the workshop was organised online.
The aim of the workshop is to foster interaction between researchers and exchange of new ideas in the diverse area of data science. Furthermore, interaction and networking between researchers and practitioners in industry and government organizations are encouraged. The workshop audience will include doctoral students, postdocs, and researchers and developers working in academia and industry, who are active in the area of data science theory and applications. The workshop is open to the members of the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems and to all other national and international participants interested in data science.
Our researcher Martina Antonić presented a research paper titled IoT Technologies Offer New Potentials for People with Disabilities at the 29th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks which was organized from September 23rd to September 25th 2021 in Hvar, Croatia.
The 29th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2021) is co-organized by the University of Split, FESB and Croatian Communications and Information Society (CCIS), and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. The conference will be held on September 23-25, 2021 on the beautiful island of Hvar located on the magnificent Croatian Adriatic coast. Authors are invited to submit their high-quality papers representing original results in all areas of communications software, services and applications, telecommunications and computer networks.
Our researcher Mladen Maradin presented a research paper titled Some features of park cool island intensity of Botanical garden of Faculty of Science in Zagreb at the 34th International Geographical Congress which was organized from August 16th to August 20th 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the congress was organised online.
The main theme of the congress was "Geography: Bridging the Continents", while key topics were:
- Globalization vs Localization
- Climate Change
- Migration and Conflicts
- Earth and Disasters
- Eurasia and Middle East Studies
Our team member Aleksandar Antonić has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled "Performance evaluation of cloud-based publish/subscribe systems for the Internet of Things".
Our PhD student Josip Marić presented a research paper titled DEBS grand challenge: real-time detection of air quality improvement with Apache Flink at the 15th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems which was organized from June 28th to July 2nd 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the conference was organised online.
The presented paper has won both the performance and audience awards.
Over the past decade, the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐based Systems (DEBS) has become the premier venue for cutting-edge research in the field of event processing and distributed computing, and the integration of distributed and event-based systems in relevant domains such as Big Data, AI/ML, IoT, and Blockchain. The objectives of the ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event‐Based Systems (DEBS) are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting of experiences relevant to distributed systems and event‐based computing. The conference aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas through its tutorials, research papers, and the Grand Challenge.
Our PI Krešimir Pripužić presented a research paper titled Forecasting water level and discharge in the Kupa river basin at the 8th EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe which was organized from June 28th to July 1th 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the congress was organised in hybrid form.
The main topic of the congress, Sustainable geographies in the heart of Europe, refers to the passion geographers have for the exploration of the world that surrounds us. Understanding complexity and fragility of geographical environment as well as of the own discipline has been an essential part of many geographical efforts. The congress is open to all geographers, physical and human alike, and to any interested scholars from related disciplines. The participation of young scholars and PhD candidates, independent scholars, as well as researchers applying multidisciplinary approaches is encouraged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our postdoctoral researcher Martina Marjanović who has been promoted to an Assistant Professor.
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.
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:
In the next phase, we will add Kafka and Flink services.
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.
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.
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.
Our team member Martina Marjanović has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Energy-efficient mobile crowd sensing in the Internet of Things domain"