Broadly, DeustoTech-Internet undertakes basic and applied research on the topics of Human-Environment (mobile-mediated) Interaction, Middleware supported by Semantic Web technologies for Wireless Embedded Devices, Applied Artificial Intelligence for User Behaviour Learning and Environment Reaction, Physical World Object Instrumentation and Internet Computing: Web 3.0 and beyond, Ubiquitous Web, Linked Data.
Our main research areas are:
- Context-aware Mobile Computing for Enhanced User-Environment Interaction
- Semantic Middleware for Embedded Wirelessly-connected Devices
- Smart Environments of Augmented Internet-connected Objects
- Ambient Assisted Living (AAL): adaptive accessible interfaces and social robotics.
- Future Internet: Internet of Services, Internet of Things and Semantic Web
The main research areas are part of the paradigm of Internet of Things, that tries to improve the connectivity and accessibility of any object capable of being connected to the Internet. The reason for this connection is simply the transmission of data remotely for its processing, use and/or its storage, and the improvement of such transmission is whereby DeustoTech-Telecom unit focuses its research.
In wireless transmission the ultimate objective is the optimum trade-off between the consumption (life-cycle), transmission coverage and the information quantity, quality and security. Four research lines of DeustoTech-Telecom are focused on that:
- Security enhancement in low power wireless sensor networks
- Hardware reference architecture design methodologies for ultra-low power WSN
- Last mile wireless sensor networks
- Wireless Body sensor antennas
In wired transmission, however, Powerline technology is one of the most promising alternatives for sensor networks, particularly in the field of SmartGrids, and in this sense DeustoTech-Telecom unit has a specific research line called:
- Methodologies and tolls for the design of enhanced Powerline SmartGrids