Two major technological evolutions modify our relationship with our environment:
- Widely available and cheap computer power. Simple objects that surround us are gaining sensors, computational power, and actuators, and are changing from static, into adaptive and reactive systems.
- The explosion of networks of all kinds offers new possibilities for the development and self-organization of communities.
The new characteristics of data reflect a World in Movement:
- Time and space. The objects of analysis exist in time and space. Often they are able to move.
- Dynamic environment. These objects exist in a dynamic and unstable environment, evolving incrementally over time.
- Information processing capability. The objects are endowed with information processing capabilities.
- Locality. The objects never see the global picture - they know only their local spatio-temporal environment.
- Real-Time. The models have to evolve incrementally in correspondence with the evolving environment.
- Distributed. The object will be able to exchange information with other objects, thus forming a truly distributed environment.
The goal of this project is to develop research of Data Mining techniques to extract useful knowledge from data with these characteristics.
Project sponsored by Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia
Contact Person: João Gama firstname.lastname@example.org.
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