The first workshop of the STINT-funded collaboration programme “bio-inspired computing and novel technology for tiny wireless sensor devices” took place at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) on May 28 - 31, 2012. The workshop started with two days of public presentations at LTU, which mainly were given by Ph.D. students and young researchers. The final two days of the workshop focused on group work and roundtable discussions.
The theme of the workshop – “from complex measurements to percepts” – concerns the transformation of sensor data to useful information in complex wireless sensor systems, and how we can address that challenge with bio-inspired and cognitive computational principles. How should information be represented and processed in large-scale heterogeneous sensor systems? How should information about the physical environment be encoded and processed at the device level? What are the key scientific problems, and how do we envision a strategically important and useful approach? The goal of this interdisciplinary workshop was to discuss such questions, to outline a roadmap for the collaboration, and to define a plan for how to proceed in the near future.
This workshop was funded by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), institutional grant IG2011-2025.