i-Sense Consortium


The i-Sense consortium team consists of five partners : University of Cyprus, Politecnico di Milano, University of Birmingham, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and STMicroelectronics.

University of Cyprus (UCY)


The KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks was established in 2008 and operates within the University of Cyprus, the leading research organization in Cyprus. The KIOS Research Center, consisting of more than 40 researchers and administrative staff, aims at contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the area of intelligent networked embedded systems and its applications to the design and management of large-scale complex systems with emphasis on safety-critical and trustworthy systems. The Center instigates interdisciplinary interaction and promotes collaboration between industry, academia and research organizations in the areas of computational intelligence and system design. The KIOS Research Center is led by experienced academics with a long research career in overseas universities and research centers. The faculty covers a large spectrum of research in Electrical and Computer Engineering, including systems and control, communications and data networks, signal processing, circuit design and testing, computer architecture, bioengineering, and others. As a result of a commitment by the University of Cyprus to research, the KIOS Research Center boasts high quality facilities to accommodate the research needs of faculty and its research staff.


Politecnico di Milano

The Politecnico di Milano was established in 1863 and is now ranked as one of the outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design, and in many disciplines is regarded as a leading research institution worldwide. The Politecnico di Milano is organized in 17 departments and a network of 9 Schools of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design spread over 7 campuses over the Lombardy region with a central administration and management. With over 500 members, researchers, collaborators, PhD students, technical and administrative staff, the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI) is one of the largest ICT departments of Europe whose research in systems and control, telecommunications, electronics, and information technology has significantly contributed to the growth of the ICT industry and to the development of new technologies. The "Intelligent & Wireless Sensor Network embedded systems" group of DEI is led by Prof. Cesare Alippi addresses research at international level on wireless sensor networks, intelligent embedded measurement systems (wired, wireless & hybrid) and computational intelligence.


University of Birmingham


The University of Birmingham is represented by the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA)within this EU project. Cercia is a world-class research centre specialising in evolutionary computation and neural network ensemble learning. It carries out both fundamental research and knowledge transfer to industrial, commercial and public sector partners. Its academic research has been recognised internationally by prestigious best paper awards (e.g., the IEEE-wide prize paper), high citation rates (e.g., among the most cited papers in computer science), more than 50 invited keynote speeches at international conferences, editor-in-chief (2003-08) of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, named lectureships and distinguished visiting professorships at several universities. Its knowledge transfer work has been featured by UK government bodies (e.g., UK Trade and Investment) and international media (e.g., in The Economist). Cercia's expertise lies in the development and study of computational systems that use ideas and get inspiration from the natural world, including biological, ecological, economical and physical systems. Our research strengths include evolutionary optimisation, co-evolutionary learning, ensemble learning, evolutionary neural networks, evolvable hardware, self-organisation and emergent behaviour, self-adaptive systems, and search-based software engineering.


Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


The Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya is the biggest Technical University in Spain. The "Advanced Control Systems" (SAC) research group is one of the leading control groups in this University. It consists of 25 members belonging to the Automatic Control Department (ESAII) and the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (IRI). SAC research group has been involved in an intense research activity, in basic and applied fields in the last ten years, namely: optimal control of water networks (drinking water and sewer networks), fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control. The group has participated in several national and European research projects and has coordinated projects with national and international companies in the water domain related to the improvement of optimal control of drinking water and sewer. Group CROWN3-UPC of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, has extensive experience in the monitoring, detection and fault diagnosis of processes with uncertain behaviour and large-scale systems, and in the designing of tolerant control strategies with particular application in large distribution networks of drinking water, sewage urban networks, canals and rivers.






STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company and a world leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. ST is the world's fifth largest semiconductor company. According to the latest industry data from iSupply, ST holds market leadership in many fields. The Company is the leading producer of application specific analog chips and power conversion devices. It is the #1 supplier of semiconductors for the Industrial market, set-top box applications, and MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) chips for portable and consumer devices, including game controllers and smart phones. ST also occupies leading positions in fields as varied as automotive integrated circuits (#3), chips for computer peripherals (#3), and the rapidly expanding market for MEMS overall (#5). ST aims to be the leader in multimedia convergence and power applications, offering one of the world's broadest product portfolios, including application-specific products containing a large proprietary IP (Intellectual Property) content and multi-segment products that range from discrete devices to high-performance microcontrollers, secure smart card chips and MEMS devices. The Company provides solutions for a wide array of Digital Consumer applications. In the Computer Peripherals arena, ST provides leading solutions in data storage, printing, visual display units, power management for PC motherboards, and power supplies.