by François Henry

The Imperia is back on track in the 21st century, thanks to its intelligent hybrid propulsion management developed by Green Propulsion, a spin-off company from Université de Liège, Belgium. Clever electronics gives the new Imperia GP roadster outstanding sports car performance with a carbon footprint of 50 g/km.

by Katerina Hyniova

Between 2001 and 2012, the Josef Bozek Research Center of Combustion Engines and Automobiles at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, has been developing innovations in suspension technology. The research team has designed a unique suspension system that uses a linear electric motor as a controlled actuator and provides the desired forces between wheel and car body. Many experiments on energy management in the system have also been undertaken. In order to verify various control strategies and to test ways of optimizing energy consumption, a unique one-quarter-car test stand has been designed and constructed.

by Jan van Lunteren and Christoph Hagleitner

Network intrusion detection systems and emerging analytics applications for business intelligence rely on fast pattern-matching functions to scan data in real time. This type of scan operation has become increasingly challenging because of the growing number of regular expressions that have to be supported (e.g. to detect new types of intrusions) in combination with the continuous increase in network link speeds, which currently are on the order of multiple tens of gigabits per second.

by Aurélien Lancin and Dimitri Papadimitriou

The expansion of Internet topology, which comprises thousands of Autonomous Systems (AS), has resulted in a number of important research challenges. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is used to make core routing decisions on the Internet, starts to show its limitations in terms of the number of routing table entries it can store locally, update in a timely fashion and dynamically exchange. Because it is impractical to deploy newly designed routing protocols on the Internet a large-scale, simulation is an unavoidable step to validate their properties. However, the increasing routing information processing (CPU) and storage (memory) introduces similar challenges for the simulation of state-full routing. For this purpose, we introduce DRMSim a Dynamic Routing Model simulator of routing models on large-scale networks.

by Pascal Bauler, Daniel Heinesch, Antoine Schlechter and Fernand Feltz

Cloud adoption is slowed down by a lack of confidence in the proposed cloud platforms. We first summarize the research activities on confidential and user-friendly data management for Cloud environments. Then we present Luxdrop, a solution that offers secure and transparent cloud solutions by combining security aspects with advanced tracing and visualization possibilities.

by Claudio Lucchese, Raffaele Perego, Salvatore Trani, Makis Atzemoglou, Benoit Baurens and Dimitris Kotzinos

InGeoCloudS is a project funded by the European Commission under the CIP-Pilot actions program. The goal of InGeoCloudS is to design and build a cost-effective platform for data publication and services, able to promote collaboration and innovative development in the European environmental and geological/geophysical science domain.

by Rié Komuro and Ilangko Balasingham

Are electromagnetic fields harmful to the brain? We are continuously exposed to electromagnetic (EM) fields generated by electronic devices such as cell phones. The effects on human bodies by EM waves, especially ones with the frequency range between 3 kHz and 300 GHz, called radio frequency (RF), are of great interest. Reported effects of RF fields on living systems are widely variable; harmful, negligible, or nil. Although no definitive evidence has been found, it is generally considered that exposure to low energy RF waves could be a risk to human health. However some beneficial effects were also reported.

by Carlo Meghini, Anna Molino, Francesca Borri and Giulio Galesi

The PRELIDA project aims at building bridges across the Digital Preservation and Linked Data communities, raising awareness of already existing outcomes of Digital Preservation in the Linked Data communities, while at the same time posing new research questions for the preservation domain.

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