INESC Porto and Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, University of Porto Porto, Portugal

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
Contract: PTDC/EIA-EIA/098355/2008
Contact Person: João Gama jgama@fep.up.pt
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LIAAD, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 378 
4200-378 Porto, Portugal