Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems is funded by the Swedish Research Council from 2008 to 2018. The centers focus is research and innovations on control of complex systems and aims to provide flexible infrastructure for industrial production, energy supply and communication systems. Many challenges with a wide range of application areas is on the agenda of the research teams and combination of competences is needed from control theory, communications and computer science in the daily work of providing theories, methods and tools for control of large-scale engineering systems. More on LCCC here.
Feedback Computing, Regler + Maria
This research work on how to scale and allocate resources to applications according to load which is a challenging problem in cloud computing. The research area deals with autoscaling techniques, autonomous decisions when to acquire or release resources and time delays in actuation of resources. Delay compensation and stability preservation of the controlled system are other areas.
Talks from EIT-researchers can be seen on Feedback Computing 2015
Cloud Control, VR, Umeå+Regler+Maria
Control theoretic approach to a range of cloud management problems
Today static and energy consuming cloud data centers.
Transform into self-managed, dynamic, and dependable infrastructures
Constantly delivering expected quality of service.
Acceptable operation costs and carbon footprint.
Large-scale services with varying capacity demands.
Such data centers will form the backbone of the digitalized society.
Providing unparalleled information storage and processing capabilities.
Collaborative research institute.
Academia, industry and the Skåne region.
Lays foundation for a truly connected world through research, innovation and industry collaboration.
Main focus is mobile cloud computing and mobile ecosystem.
Use regional strength in system design and control sw- and hw design in mobile and wireless systems.
Financed by Sony, Ericsson, LU and RS.
Located at MHC
Professor Björn Landfeldt
Dr. Sten Minör
Dr. Jörn W. Janneck
Dr. Saeed Bastani
Dr. Emma Fitzgerald
Dr. Vangelis Angelakis
Dr. Mehmet Karaca
Professor Albert Zomaya
Marvel – An open service delivery platform for public housing (Sensative)
The project will develop an open software platform which will enable house owners and renters to access offerings from competing service providers. The project works with the devise that smart homes will follow the mobile phone example where app ans services are offered in an open system. The information in this system is managed on a cloud powered platform where MAPCIs involvement is crucial. The project is housed at MAPCI.
Funding: Vinnova. MAPCI: 500 kSEK.
Scalare - Scaling Software
More and more devices get connected to the internet. Ericsson estimates more than 50 Billion connected devices within five years. At the same time the development cost shifts from hardware to software. So does the innovation where innovative and differentiating features typically will be implemented in software. In order to stay competitive companies in all lines of business need to master software development. The SCALARE (SCALing sofwARE) project is developing a ( that will help industry scaling up software. SCALARE is a European project within EUREKA/ITEA with participation from Ireland, Germany, Spain, and Sweden.
Funding: MAPCI/Sigrun: Vinnova 100%, Sony: Vinnova 30% Vinnova is funding the Swedish consortium consisting of Husqvarna, Lund University, MAPCI, Softhouse, Sony, and Tieto.www.scalare.org.
For more information contact: Sten Minör
As the threat of global warming intensifies, ICT systems emerge as one of the fastest growing contributors to CO2 gas emissions. Current estimates put the ICT sector’s share of global energy use to around 10% and this figure is set to rise as our communications needs and data processing needs continue to increase.
A clear trend in Internet use is that video traffic is increasing. This is both due to increased use of streaming media (IPTV, Youtube etc.) in the down link as well as increased user generation (upload of video to Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo etc). At the same time, the market share of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers is increasing. These devices have in common than they are battery operated and thus have limited power resources.
This is a problem since video often requires high data rates and complex processing, which leads to substantial energy requirements. It is possible to adapt the video delivery system and thereby offloading the mobile devices but this comes at a cost in the network infrastructure. In this project, we are investigating different ways the total ICT infrastructure can be greened without sacrificing battery life time on the mobile devices.
Funding: Funded by EUREKA CELTIC+ by VINNOVA
For more information contact: Björn Landfeldt
MMAC - MAPCI Medium Access Control
Wireless LAN has emerged as a primary access technology for both residential and business applications. Today, the IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) standards family is used extensively for untethered access, in homes, public spaces and at work. The success has lead the industry to reconsider WiFi and currently, investigations are under way to determine how this technology can be incorporated into future generations of cellular infrastructure as a complement in 5G systems. The IEEE has started the standards process for High Efficiency WiFi (HEW) Which aims to not only increase the data rate of future 802.11 radios but also make the technology scale to cope with new more difficult settings such as public access in stadiums and dense urban areas. In MMAC, researchers from Sony and LTH work to better share common radio resources and make these networks more robust and capable of delivering much higher data rates than current standards can. The work is done as part of the IEEE 802.11 ax standardization work.
Funding: The LTH staff is funded by the EU Marie Curie IAPP project “Mesh-WISE
For more information contact: Björn Landfeldt
LULOCK, An open platform for university entry control systems
An open platform for university entry control systems Universities passage systems consist of a number of vertical solutions which different providers are trying to lock in the client. MAPCI and LUOpen have together launched a project to define and design a common platform for all access control system, an "open source" solution that will secure the cyber part of this cyber-physical system, a vital part of the journey towards the Internet of Things.
Funding: VINNOVA 3.3 million
Automated analysis of patient flow between the orthopedic emergency and x-ray facilities
This is a collaboration project between Region Skåne, Sony and MAPCI (Lund University), and potentially third party companies. The purpose with the project is to evaluate and implement a tool to automatically measure, follow-up, and analyse the patient flow between the orthopedic emergency and x-ray facilities. The objective is initially to evaluate technology and approach and thereafter to make more effective flows and resource utilization, shorten waiting time, and to optimize value creating time, reception and care.
The project is run as an evaluation pilot with a representative number of patients using Sony’s smartbands (and mobile phones as fixed observers along the path) to automatically register the patient flow, bottle necks, waiting times, improper routing and similar. The staff may follow and analyse the flow data through a web client. The project is hosted and driven jointly by MAPCI and the collaboration parties.
For more information, contact Fredrik Nilsask
Automated follow-up of activity programs for patients with kidney disease and overweight
This is the first part of a larger collaboration project between Region Skåne, Sony and MAPCI (Lund University). Further on may third party companies be involved. The purpose with the entire project is to evaluate and implement a complete tool for the team – physiotherapist, dietician, psychologist, and physician – supporting heavily overweight patients before kidney transplantation. This first part addresses the physiotherapist’s needs around automated management of activity programs. The objective is to give patients adequate feedback and thus insight and increased motivation. Further to give the physiotherapist possibility to jointly set objectives, analyse compliance and results, and give continuous feedback and recommendations.
The project is run as an evaluation pilot with 8-10 patients using Sony’s mobile phones and Lifelog smartbands to automatically register and follow-up activities such as number of steps, walking time, cycling time, running time, sleeping time and quality and similar. The physiotherapist may follow all her/his patients’ activities through a web client at the hospital where he/she can set activity objectives, analyse compliance and give feedback on the fly. The project is hosted and driven by MAPCI.