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Previous events at School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering 2014

September 26 Licentiate seminar

Rune Prytz defended his licentiate thesis "Machine Learning Methods for Vehicle Predictive Maintenance Using Off-board and On-board Data" AbstractPDF (pdf, 76.6 kB)

Discussion leader: professor Paul Davidsson, Malmö University, Sweden Examiner: professor Antanas Verikas, Halmstad University, Sweden


September 23 Halmstad Health Technology Workshop


September 10 Licentiate seminar

Klas Hedenberg defended his licentiate thesis "Obstacle Detection for Driverless Trucks in Industrial Environments" Abstract

Discussion leader: Roger V Bostelman, NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA Examiner: professor Josef Bigun, Halmstad University, Sweden


September 10 Seminar with Roger V. Bostelman, from NIST National, Institute of Standards and Technology, Intelligent Systems Division, USA gave a seminar talk entitled

NIST technologies and AGV safety and performance measurement research

Abstract: The United States of America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been around since 1901 and is one of the oldest U.S. physical science laboratories. Innovations and industrial competitiveness are key to the mission of NIST and are achieved by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. Roger Bostelman is a senior engineer at NIST and will discuss two of his inventions, namely the RoboCrane and Home Lift, Position and Rehabilitation (HLPR) Chair, and NIST's autonomous vehicles activities over many years, including automated guided vehicle (AGV) safety and performance measurements. These measurement and other activities have proven useful to change the U.S. AGV safety standard and begin the new international AGV performance standard. Also, preliminary safety measurements of robot arms mounted on AGVs will be discussed.

Bio: Roger has been a Project Manager in the Intelligent Systems Division at NIST for at least 25 of his 36 years at NIST. He managed the Intelligent Control of Mobility Systems Program and many projects such as: DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR), NIST Industrial Autonomous Vehicle Project, USMC Air Transportable Expeditionary Crane Project, US Navy Mobile Offshore Base Project, NIST Healthcare Mobility Project, and many others. Roger has designed, built and tested mechanical systems and their interface electronics on robot cranes, arms and vehicles including an automated HMMWV, HLPR Chair, Flying Carpet, and several RoboCranes. He has over 80 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings and he holds 7 patents with one pending


August 27-28 MACOM 2014 - 7th International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications

More information on MACOM's webpageexternal link


June 17, Licentiate seminar

Mahboobeh Parsapoort defended her licentiate thesis "Brain Emtional Learning-Inspired Models" Abstract

Opponent: professor Christian Balkenius, Lund University, Sweden
Examiner: professor Antanas Verikas, Halmstad University, Sweden


June 13, Doctoral defence

Jens Lundström defended his ph.d. thesis "Situation Awareness in Color Printing and Beyond" Abstract

Faculty Opponent: professor Juan A Botía, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Grading committee: Professor Lars Niklasson, Jönköping University, Sweden Assistant professor Ulf Johansson, University of Borås, Sweden Associate professor Amy Loutfi, Örebro university, Sweden
Reserve: professor Tony Larsson, Halmstad university, Sweden
Chair: Associate professor Veronica Gaspes, Halmstad University, Sweden


June 13 Seminar with professor Juan A Botía

Title: Smart Phones Location at indoor environments: building a pre-commercialised indoor location system.

Abstract and aboutPDF (pdf, 44.3 kB)


June 9-12 HSST 14 - Halmstad Summer School on Testing

More information


April 16 Halmstad Colloquium talk

"Seamless Modeling in the Development of Cyber-Physical Systems"

By Manfred Broy, professor in Informatics at Technical University of München, Germany

Abstract and aboutexternal link


April 7 Halmstad Colloquium talk

Chris Nugent, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

"Self-management of health and wellbeing: The role of Smart Environments"

AbstractPDF (pdf, 598.2 kB) and aboutPDF (pdf, 101.3 kB)


March 11, Halmstad Colloquium talk

Professor Kazunori Ueda  Department of Computer Science and Engineering Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

A Hybrid Constraint Language HydLa and Its Implementation

Abstract and aboutexternal link (pdf, 41.5 kB)



February 15, Halmstad Colloquium talk

Professor Hillol Kargupta, Agnik and Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA  on

Big Data Analytics for Connected Cars

Abstract and short bioexternal link 


February 10, Seminar: Software Defined Networking for the Wireless Internet

Andreas Kassler from Karlstad University                             

Mesh Networks provide wireless broadband access for e.g. city centers, university campus or hospitals. They are composed of wireless access points (APs), which forward data generated by users to other users or Internet connection points. A user device usually connects to the AP that provides the strongest signal, as such signal should guarantee the best quality of service. However, this connection policy may lead to: 1) unfairness towards users that are distant from the Internet connection points; 2) inefficient usage of network resources, as some access points may be congested while others are underused. We present a new optimization model and solution approach to the problem of fairly assigning users to access points and routing the generated traffic within the mesh network with the objective of maximizing  throughput. We use OpenFlow together with standards such as 802.21 in order to control such associations from the network provider view. A network controller solves in realtime the optimization algorithms and devises Openflow rules which are used to steer the traffic in the mesh network. The demonsystem was implemented and tested both in a multiradio testbed in Karlstad/Sweden and in Berlin. Especially the usage of OpenFlow in the Wireless Area provides several benefits, which this presentation will highlight using different solution approaches.

Andreas J. Kassler is Professor of Computer Science at Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, that he joined in 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests are in the area of Wireless Meshed Networks, Ad-Hoc Networks, Multimedia Networking, Quality of Service,  and P2P systems. He has published over 100 conference and journal papers, and  several book chapters. He received the Docent degree in Computer Science from Karlstad University in 2006, the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Universität Ulm, Germany, in 2002 and an M.S. degree from Universität Augsburg, Germany. Andreas is a Member of the IEEE.

January 14 Halmstad Colloquium talk


Professor Giorgio Buttazzo, RETIS lab Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, on

Real-time Support for Multicore Platforms

Abstract and short bioexternal link

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