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Research projects

Any representative of the full-member organization can propose a new subject for R&D project. The main idea is that every FRUCT project should involve representatives from two or more member organizations. In the simplest case the project has the work group consisting of students and PhD students from one university, which are supervised by the local professor and industrial tutor. In the more advanced cases the team might consist of the students from a number of FRUCT universities, some industrial experts can also directly participate in the research team and more than one supervisor and tutor from different universities and companies can steer the team.

One of the key ideas behind such organization of the projects is to lower the commitment threshold that is needed for entering into the cooperation. In most cases, before entering into a serious cooperation it would be comfortable for the involved parties to get know each other without strong commitment. The FRUCT projects provide such a framework and give the additional time and required knowledge for fine tuning of the cooperation proposals. As a result the proposal can be presented in a form and under conditions which are most favorable for setting the full-scale cooperation.

Another idea is to promote project-based training that should help young specialist to be more creative and to understand how to balance high-risk research with real contribution to the concrete outcome. The eventual result of the project are not only particular deliverables like novel algorithms, signal structures, architectural solutions, etc., but what is even more important is creation of the "competence incubation" infrastructure and a set of well-prepared teams capable of continuing challenging research and design work on their own.

The new FRUCT projects can be initiated by a professor, industry expert or by student. Of course, depending on the initiating party there are some differences in the procedure: when a professor initiates a project, he/she takes an obligation to be a supervisor of the project team, when the project proposal comes from the industry expert, the expert should takes obligation to be team’s tutor, and when a student comes with idea of a new project he/she should ask for a supervisor and tutor from the FRUCT board. So a new FRUCT project can be created using one of the following two scenarios:

  • "from top to bottom" scenario, when some challenging problem is defined by the industrial or academic experts involved in the program (the problem definition usually comes from a trusted expert, which guarantees that the problem is interesting and challenging);
  • "from bottom to top" scenario, when a student (or a team) comes up with the problem proposal, which is then evaluated by the FRUCT experts. If the problem looks reasonable and challenging, the FRUCT committee could accept the project proposal and help to find the supervisor and tutor.

The main expected project deliverable is an article in a good journal or conference. However depending on the project scope some other deliverables are also possible and appreciated.

If you would like to submit a project for the FRUCT program you will need to complete the project proposal form and send it to info@fruct.org with subject "New project proposal".

List of current research projects

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Scribo: Multi-Blog Client for Maemo/MeeGo Platform
SmartSlog: An ANSI C Code Generator for the M3 Platform
Power consumption estimation for H.264/AVC and DVC for wireless networks
Audio-visual support system for Mobile E-meeting Participant
HiveMind — cross-platform collaborative mind map editor
Location-based services in public buildings: LIST for N900
OpenCV Performance on MAEMO
MobySmartSport
Testing framework for OpenSSL on Maemo/Meego
Seamless WLAN off-load of 3GPP
Extensions for Smart Conference System
SketchIt - Simple Vector Scheme Editor for Mobile Devices with Touch Screen
Octotask - Multi-source task collector and manager
Integration Smart conference and live journal
SVG Player
Recognition of panorama parts using OpenCV
Poster presentations management system
Graphical-based user authentication schemes for mobile devices
ECG Compression Library for Long-Term Monitoring of Heart Function in Mobile HealthCare Systems
Smart Conference Clients for Symbian and Android
Telemedical Monitoring for Android
Pecha Kucha for Smart Conference
Mobile Video Processing
A Maemo Mobile Trade Client for Business Systems
Design and implementation of 3GPP MAC layer prominent features in OPNET
Open Source Linux Lab (OSLL) website
Load balancing in mesh-networks based on process mining algorithms
Open-source implementation of 802.11s (open80211s) on Nokia N810 internet tablet
Maemo Endurance Testing
Infrastructureless p2p network for Maemo
MySocials: A Client for Social Network Services
WebDAV implementation for MAEMO
WLAN 802.11s mesh network investigation
Geo2Tag LBS Platform
System analysing pedestrian movement in city environment
Virtual telescope on mobile device
System level simulator for hybrid broadcast/cellular networks
UniPro Power Estimation Model
Verified communication modelling of embedded systems in SystemC
Adaptive power saving on receiver side in DVB-H system based on progressive video codecs
Aggregation protocols evolution analysis
Expert control system convenience UI
Mobile multimedia broadcasting technologies
Personal Organizer in the Internet event space
Safety on Roads and Car-Centric Mobile Services
Self-Organized File System For Mobile Devices
Syncopa: a better phonebook experience
End-to-End Delay Estimations in IP networks
Protection against unapproved copying
Increasing the information capacity of digital images in telecommunication systems
Security Analysis of Provisioning Protocol Used in On-board Credentials Platform
Building a Model of a Smart City
Adaptive error correction scheme for chirp spread spectrum wireless link
Coding in 4G
Diversity Reception in Microwave Links
Resource allocation procedure in IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) standard
Speech coding in wireless packet switched network
WiFi throughput research during the wireless video transmission
Security in Embedded Networks
Analysis of WidSets platform opportunities at Russian market
Laboratory of video transmission over 3G/4G networks
Software licensing in mobile industry
Distributed Objects Allocation/Retrieval System for Heterogeneous P2P Network
Debug tools for Maemo (Fremantle)
Energy Aware Early Detection
SmartConference System
Liquid: funny graphic editor
SystemC and SDL co-modelling
Maemo Share Plugin for social network VKontakte
M3-Weather: A Smart-M3 Forecast Widget for Mobile Users
Qt Messaging Framework plugins for social network services
Porting WidSets to the Maemo Platform
SmartSlog: A Smart-M3 Multilingual Ontology Library Generator
Speech synthesis for human-computer interaction
SmartScribo: A Blogging Application for Smart Spaces
SmartDiet - personal diet planner
FRUCT Social Network
Accelerometer-based gait analysis using mobile phones
TicksInfo Application: Information Guide on Ticks and Diseases They Transmit
Heart Rate Measuring Using Mobile Phone`s Camera
The Cross-platform Application for Arrhythmia Detection
Information security of healthcare systems, using biometric approach
SmartRoom
Smart TV Medicine Tracker
Ridesharing Service
Tourist Attraction Information Service
Sudoku
Virtual road signs service
Lightweight Authentication for Heterogeneous Information Systems