The DataMiningGrid project was funded by the European Commission (grant no. IST-2004-004475). It was part of the Sixth Framework Programme of the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The Consortium comprises of five partners from four countries. It constitutes of universities and research centres and an automotive company.
The University of Ulster (UU) continues to be a leading contributor of lifelong learning, research, and knowledge and technology transfer in Northern Ireland . Based on student applications, UU is placed in the top ten of the UK 's most popular universities (current enrolment over 28,500 students). This reinforces the UU's position as the largest University in Ireland . UU has doubled their world-class research capability with two five-star performances (one of them Biomedical Sciences) in the recent national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). New research Centres of Excellence include the Centre of Molecular Biosciences (€ ~20m) (opened in 2002), the Centre for Functional Genomics (€ 6m), the Centre for Software Process Technology (€ 2.3m), and the Centre for Nanotechnology (€ 16.5m).
The University of Ulster is and administrative project coordinator and besides that focuses on Data Services and bioinformatics demonstrations.
Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V . (Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research) is Germany's leading organization of research institutions for applied research. Fraunhofer research institutes are coordinating and/or contributing to large national and international industrial applied research projects, as well as to research projects targeting the srvice sector, national and regional governments and the EU.
In scope of the DataMiningGrid project Fraunhofer Institute mainly focuses on requirements specification and validation, services development and workflow management.
The "Data Mining Solutions" (RMI/DM) group is part of the "Diagnosis" Lab which, in turn, belongs to the DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology. RMI/DM consists of 16 permanent members plus another 14 PhD students and temporary members. The group is headed by Prof. Reza Nakhaeizadeh, who has been active in the area of data mining and machine learning for many years. RMI/DM mainly focuses on Data Mining and Text Mining methods to provide advanced, complex decision and product support systems for business-to-customer, business-to-business, internal business, and financial business applications at DaimlerChrysler. Neural networks, symbolic machine learning, case-based reasoning, statistics and optimization as well as information filtering methods are on the list of core technologies applied, adapted, or developed by the group. Aside DaimlerChrysler internal research projects, members of the group have been involved over the past years in various successful European projects like PROMOTEX, StatLog, PRINCE, CRISP-DM, INRECA II, METAL, and INFOMAN or Networks of Excellence like MLNet II and KDNet.
In scope of the DataMiningGrid project Daimler Chrysler mostly focuses on text mining and application to quality problems.
Israel Institute of Technology
The Israel Institute of Technology (TECHNION) is Israel 's primary technological university and largest center of applied research. Ranked among the leading technological universities in the world, numerous innovations in all fields have their origins in research at the Technion. All Technology Transfer & research activities of Technion staff operations of the Technion are handled by the Technion Research & Development Foundation ltd.
The Computer Science (CS) department at the Technion consists of more than 50 professors, spanning all areas in the core of computer science. The quality of research pursued in the Technion CS department is well known worldwide. About 800 students graduate each year from the department, including about 70 MSc and 35 PhD. The department graduates are known to be the "best of breed" in the country and abroad.
In scope of the DataMiningGrid project Israel Institute of Technology mainly focuses on middleware development and technical control.
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
The University of Ljubljana (LJU) is the largest University in Slovenia and has over 56,000 students and 3,700 staff. The participating group is the Chair of Construction Informatics form the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. This group was a pioneer in the introduction of computers into the Slovenian construction industry. In addition to its priority construction informatics area and high performance computing (Finite Element modelling and similar), LJU has also been active in the electronic technical document management, integrated information systems, and object-orientated databases.
In scope of the DataMiningGrid project University of Ljubljana mainly focuses on technical management of the project as a whole, real world applications in civil engineering, workflow management, semantic technologies, dissemination and exploitation.
Updated on December 3, 2008