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Optimal scheduling of clinical pathway - Under care quality, resource, and ethical constraints

A clinical pathway is a multi-disciplinary view of the care process for a group of similar patients suffering from the same disease and with predictable evolution. While scheduling the care for a single patient is straightforward, scheduling the care for a group of patient, and under limited resources is much more complex, and software tooling might provide useful help to deliver quality schedules.

Keywords: PIPAS, Optimisation of complex systems

Management of Procurement Risks on Manufacturing Processes - Results of a survey about the state of the practices and their requirements

The management of procurement risks induced by suppliers and their impact on industrial processes chains is still arduously evaluated and handled by the companies today, in particular by SMEs. In the context of the CORNET SimQRi project, CETIC and the Institut Fraunhofer led an survey with Walloon and German SMEs in order to establish the current state of risk management practices and identify the associated requirements.

Keywords: SimQRi, System and Product Line Modelling, Optimisation of complex systems

OscaR - An open source platform for operational research (LGPL)

OscaR is a software framework that includes the three major optimization engines that are commonly used in operational research, namely: constraint programming, constraint-based local search, and MIP. The goal of OscaR is to address industrial problems, by making these solvers available, efficient and easy to use. The engines of OscaR have similar API, making them easy to use and hybridize for complex applications.

Keywords: PIPAS, Optimisation of complex systems

Publication of first PaaSage deliverable : Initial Requirements

The PaaSage project announces the publication of its first publicly available deliverable : Initial Requirements.

Mots-clés: PaaSage

The BonFIRE Infrastructure Is Now Open for Free Access

CETIC took part to the BonFIRE project’s first Open Call for experiments, one and a half year ago. Read more about our contribution to this project through the BonFIRE-ExSec experiment lead by our CETIC experts in Gestion d’infrastructures de Cloud.
Overall, the first two Open Calls have given academic researchers, developers and SMEs access to BonFIRE’s Cloud infrastructures named Open Access.

Keywords: BonFIRE

Paravirtualize an Ubuntu VM using XenServer - Convert a Ubuntu 11.10 DomU from HVM to PV using XenServer 6.0 is not trivial

In the ComodIT project, every ways to boot virtual machines using OpenStack are tested. It happens that one of these methods is only available using VMs hypervised with XenServer. A documentation explains how to install and configure OpenStack in a Ubuntu DomU to control a Dom0 XenServer. However, this DomU have to run in paravirtualized (PV) mode rather than in hardware virtualization (HVM) mode.
Such a conversion from HVM to PV isn’t trivial, especially for the Oneiric release. This article explains how to convert a Ubuntu 11.10 DomU to PV using XenServer 6.0.

Keywords: ComodIT, Gestion d’infrastructures de Cloud

The OLDES project selected as one of the 25 nominees for the IT @ 2011

The OLDES project, after peer review evaluation, has been selected as one of the 25 nominees for the IT @ NETWORKING AWARDS 2011 (IT @ 2011).

Keywords: OLDES, Health

CETIC Joins the S-Cube Network of Excellence

CETIC has joined the S-Cube Network of Excellence after successfully bidding for the Network’s call for Associate Membership.

Keywords: S-CUBE

Prestigious award for Professor van Lamsweerde (UCL)

Pr. Axel van Lamsweerde of Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) has been awarded to decerned the highest software engineering distinction: the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award.

Keywords: FAUST

CETIC in Research Exchange Programme (REP) of CoreGRID

CETIC has successfully bid a CoreGRID Research Exchange Programme proposal. Under the auspices of this REP award, Syed Naqvi of CETIC will visit the CYFRONET and AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow (Poland) for two weeks in April/May 2008.

Keywords: CoreGrid

µClinux in a Soft Processor

The Electronic System team developed a complete embedded platform based on an FPGA with a soft processor running Linux. The project codename is SAND, standing for Smart Adaptable Networking Device. This system offers strong prototyping capacities in various applications.

Keywords: RETICOM, Smart Objects, FPGA

OWPL Process Improvement Model for SME available online!

Keywords: CRAQ - Certification, Process Quality

CoreGrid Fellowship at CETIC - Securing the GRID

Syed Naqvi has joined CETIC for the first part of his coregrid fellowship. During 9 month from January 2006, he will work on studying requirements and design for a more secure GRID. He will then spend the following 9 month in CCLRC (UK) for the implementation part.

Keywords: CoreGrid, Computer Security and Trust, Grid Computing

General purpose FPGA board

CETIC has developed a general purpose FPGA board, which includes volatile memory (RAM), non-volatile memory (Flash), power and programmable input/output. This board is equipped with a programmable 32-bit processor, running µcLinux.

Keywords: RETICOM, FPGA, Hardware Design

Sinus Infrastructure

CETIC’s cluster, acquired in the scope of the SINUS project, is an opportunity for businesses willing to adapt faster to new IT architecture concepts such as distributed storage, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Computing.

Keywords: SINUS, Private Cloud