Postal address: Distribuerade datorsystem, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Luleå tekniska universitet, SE-931 87 Skellefteå, Sweden
Visiting address: forskargatan 1, Skellefteå
Web address: http://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Distribuerade-datorsystem?l=en
Contact person: Associate Professor Karl Andersson, phone: +46 (0)910-585364
South Asia related research
On 30 October 2014, Karl Andersson was granted SEK 750 000 as a Swedish Research Links (SRL) grant from the Swedish Research Council for a three-year Bangladesh related project (2015-17) entitled ”A belief-rule-based DSS to assess flood risks by using wireless sensor networks”, in collaboration with Prof. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Chittagong. The project focuses on risk assessment of flooding in Bangladesh. This is an important issue because flooding is considered to be one of the most catastrophic forms of natural disaster, responsible for the highest number of fatalities and greater economic damage in comparison to other natural disasters. Flooding involves complex, interrelated and multi-dimensional geophysical processes and has a wide range of impact on human lives, activities, and properties.
Furthermore, the risks of flooding on a specific object may force a series of further objects to suffer the consequences of flood disasters in a ripple fashion. In general, assessment of flood risk, like other risks, comprises different stages including identification, modelling, and evaluation. The identification stage is concerned with characterising factors that cause a flood and the objects exposed to flooding. The modelling stage is associated with the estimation of likelihood of a flood and its consequences. The evaluation stage determines the acceptance or aversion limit of flood risk. Each decision should be analysed against environmental, social, and economic criteria, to make it a balanced one.
The project will develop belief-rule-based decision support system to assess flood risks by using heterogeneous wireless sensor networks being used to collect and distribute sensor data, processed by data mining techniques, which can be used to collect various data necessary to assess the risks of flooding. Read more in an article in LTU Review 14/2014only in Swedish)
More information about the South Asia related SRL grants 2014
Erasmus Mundus Programme
Pervasive and Mobile Computing at LTU is involved in an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme in Pervasive Computing and Communications for Sustainable Development (PERCCOM), to which non-Euroean students and scholars are allowed to apply. Prof. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain is one of 18 participants in the third semester programme that is held at LTU in Luleå and Skellefteå during the fall semester 2014.
The programme aims at combining advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with environmental awareness to enable world-class education and unique competences for ICT professionals who can build cleaner, greener, more resource and energy efficient cyber-physical systems. The programme is run by a consortium of 12 European universities, coordinated by Lorraine University in Nancy, France. Lappeenranta University of Technology in Villmanstrand, Finland, is the only other Nordic partner university. More information.
On Monday 8 December 2014, Prof. Hossain gave a guest lecture at Luleå University of Technology (see photo).