SAAB and WARA-Ops Degree Project available!
8 October 2023
As we build the WARA-Ops portal (expect our first public demonstration at WASP Industry Days in November), we are pleased to advertise the following project available to students wishing for a project for their 30 credit degree projects:"
Please email Johan Eker if you have any questions about this opportunity!
Next (short) lunchtime talk: Jörgen Malmborg - SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
11 April 2023
The next WARA-Ops lunchtime talk will be at 12:15 on Tuesday 11 April 2023. This will be a short 15 minute talk entitled "Schneider Electric Buildings – Our Data – Simplified Edition", and will be presented by Jörgen Malmborg. The abstract is:
"Presentation introduces an HVAC System (plus mentions connections to other technical systems in the building i.e. Fire and Access Control) on an architectural level. We talk about controllers, I/O devices, field buses and supervisory applications. Further we point out some of the challenges with testing such a system and what data is collected during tests. With this background it is fairly easy to imagine where AI/Machine Learning could assist. Finally a short reference to a couple of other data sets that are produced when developing the Building System."
The meeting will take place over Zoom - please email Paul Townend for the meeting link. Please also consider joining the WARA-Ops mailing list (see below for details). See you on Tuesday!
WARA-Ops mailing list created!
30th March 2023
WARA-Ops now has a mailing list; this will be a low volume list used to send out meeting announcements, grant opportunities, and updates on WARA-Ops and its associated infrastructure. If you are interested, you can join the list by emailing email@example.com and clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to you. To unsubcribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any messages you send to the list will not be sent out until approved by the list owners.
First WARA-Ops lunchtime meeting announced!
14th March 2023 - 12:15-12:45 CET
The first in a series of regular WARA-Ops lunchtime meetings will be held on 14th March 2023 at 12:15-12:45 CET. We will hear a talk from Johan Tordsson - CEO of Elastisys AB - on a data challenge his company faces. The meeting will be strictly kept to 30 minutes in length, and will also feature updates on WARA-Ops infrastructure. Please contact Paul Townend for the meeting link, or visit our channel (#wara-ops) on the official WASP Slack.
9th February 2023
WARA-Ops was officially launched on 9th Februrary 2023. To see a 45 minute video of the event (consisting of two presentations that introduce and explain WARA-Ops) please CLICK THIS LINK.
WARA-OPS LAUNCH MEETING
9TH FEBRUARY @ 12:15 - 13:00 CET
We will be hosting a Zoom meeting to launch WARA-Ops on the 9th Feb 2023!
The meeting will feature two short presentations: Johan Eker (Ericsson Research and Lund University) will present an overview of what we hope to achieve through the WARA-Ops initiative Paul Townend (Umeå University) will discuss what we are building, how this will be organised, and what members of our community can expect to gain Attending this meeting does not imply any commitment to WARA-Ops.
Please contact Paul Townend for more information
Ops is an ambitious research arena that seeks to bring together Swedish industry and academia to solve state-of-the-art challenges in data-driven operational research. It will develop an advanced data storage and processing infrastructure that will enable users to interactively store, annotate, process, and visualize large operational datasets, and - importantly - will provide a collaborative environment that will allow users to interact, share data and results, and set challenges and research questions. Ops aims to actively enable and encourage a significant increase in research collaborations between WASP community members, through a unique national resource.
The initial focus of WARA-Ops will be in two key areas:
The above research results are applicable across a wide set of application domains, including most online services, communication systems, automation services, energy management, financial and bank systems, online retail, and cloud/edge data centres. The application areas also include software build systems and CI/CD-pipelines. With a strong focus on data storage and cataloging, combined with the provision of a scalable CPUbased environment for interactive data querying, processing, and visualisation, Ops is a natural complement to the Berzelius service (which focuses on GPU-intensive AI/ML workloads). The project is a continuation of WARA-Common - it will be professionally managed by Ericsson Research and significantly extends the current service. Additionally, Ops will include access to a live 5G network and full-scale cloud service, plus access to the monitoring data they generate. In addition to data generated within the Ops arena, the ambition is to also solicit data set through our partner network.
The expected research outputs of Ops are data collection tools (including scalable storage, cataloging, and annotation services), methods for online processing (including auto-scaling resources for interactive data queries, filtering, and visualisation), a collaborative environment to facilitate interaction between researchers and partners (including ability to set research challenges on datasets, allow commenting and communication across researchers, etc.), and ultimately self-learning anomaly detection mechanisms, root cause analysis strategies, and system theory for the control of large-scale systems.