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Roman Schmidt
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Ph.D. student, research assistant
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Peer-to-Peer systems (P-Grid), Publish-Subscribe systems
World Wide Web, Web Services, Semantic Web Services (DIP)
Programming Languages (Java, C#)
Groupware, Real-Time systems, Fault-tolerant systems


P-Grid - next generation peer-to-peer platform for distributed information management
  P-Grid is a truly decentralized structured P2P system which does not require central coordination or knowledge. It is based purely on randomized algorithms and local interactions and targeted at environments with low online probabilities of peers. P-Grid differs from other approaches such as Chord, CAN, Pastry, etc. in terms of practical applicability (especially in respect to dynamic network environments), algorithmic foundations (randomized algorithms with probabilistic guarantees), robustness, and flexibility.
NEPOMUK - The Social Semantic Desktop
A European Integrated Project whose goal is to realize the Social Semantic Desktop. By this term we denote a completely new computer desktop paradigm. The desktop will be semantic since it will make content accessible to processing by the computer. It will be social since it will support the interconnection and exchange with other desktops and their users. NEPOMUK addresses any person who uses computers for non-trivial processing and sharing of information, typically related to complex decision making. The project started January 2006.
TEAM - Tightening knowledge sharing in distributed software communities by applying semantic technologies
A European Integrated Project addressing the need for a knowledge sharing environment with advanced capabilities suitable for the distributed engineering and management of software systems. The TEAM project aims to develop an open-source software system, seamlessly integrated in a software development environment for enabling decentralised, personalised and context-aware knowledge sharing The project started September 2006.
Evergrow - Ever-growing global scale-free networks, their provisioning, repair and unique functions
A European Integrated Project in the FET program to invent methods and systems, and build infrastructure for measurement, mock-ups and analysis of network traffic, topology and logical structure. Leading house is SICS in Stockholm, Sweden. We participate in the subproject on scalable decentralised self-healing services which investigates fundamentals of P2P architectures. The project started in January 2004.
DIP - Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services
A European Integrated Project in the Semantic-based knowledge systems program. DIP's goal is to make Semantic Web Services a reality by providing an infrastructure (i.e., an architecture and tools) that for data and process integration in eWork and eCommerce as the Web did it for human information access. Leading house is DERI at the National University of Ireland, Galway. We participate by methods for establishing semantic interoperability among Web Services. The project started January 2004.


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