Past projects

Some past research projects in which SAIL has been involved.

Information Fusion Research Program

Information fusion is the synergistic integration of information from different sources about the behavior of a particular system, to support decisions and actions relating to the system. Information fusion includes theory, techniques and tools for exploiting the synergy in the information acquired from multiple sources, for example sensors observing system behavior, databases storing knowledge about previous behavior, simulations predicting future behavior and information gathered by humans.

Within the Information Fusion Research Program, SAIL was responsible for the Ground Situation Awareness scenario (GSA), consisting of four projects, involving six PhD students and five senior researchers from both academia and industry.

See the research program's home page for more information.

Uncertainty Management in Information Fusion (UMIF)

Building on the Information Fusion research program, the goals of UMIF were to explore, compare and develop existing uncertainty management methods in high-level information fusion. UMIF focused on three research areas: Uncertainty management methods, Impact ananlysis and anomaly detection, and Visualization and user interaction. Six researchers from SAIL were involved in all three research areas, leading six of the eight work packages of the project.

The Knowledge Foundation, industrial partners and the University of Skövde funded the project with 16.64 million SEK during 2011–2013.

See the project's home page for more information.

Information Fusion for Decision Support and Human System Interaction in Future Platforms

The project studied how information fusion, i.e. synergetic integration of available data and information, could be used to offer advanced decision support for tactical air unit cooperation in future aircraft platforms. The project addressed two main issues: Human System Interaction and Tactical support with situation analysis. The project involved two senior researchers and two PhD students at SAIL.

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA), Saab Aeronautics (coordinator) and the University of Skövde funded the project with 17.7 million SEK during 2009–2013.

See the project's home page for more information.

Pragmatic Patterns for Clinical Knowledge Management

Building on the SOMWeb project, the overall goal of this project was to obtain further knowledge of how pragmatic patterns for clinical knowledge management that support evidence-based health care should be modeled, implemented, and introduced into clinical practice. More specifically, the project addressed the question of how to design clinical computer-supported tools in which the use of information and the context of knowledge processes are in focus, while a solid foundation in formal knowledge representation and reasoning is maintained. The project consisted of two sub-projects: 1) Web-based knowledge sharing and dissemination based on techniques from the Semantic Web and 2) Decision-support for oral medicine based on formalization of clinical examination data and clinical knowledge processes.

The project was a collaboration between the University of Skövde (coordinator), University of Gothenburg (GU), the Sahlgrenska Academy at GU and Chalmers University of Technology (CTH). One senior researcher and one PhD student at SAIL participated in the project together with two senior researchers, one PhD student and two project assistants at GU/CTH.

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and the three universities funded the project with 6.6 million SEK in total (2.6 million SEK and 4 million SEK, respectively) during 2006–2009.

SOMWeb – Net-based Knowledge Management as Support for Clinical Practice and Knowledge Sharing

SOMWeb aimed to obtain further knowledge about how interactive, user-centred knowledge-based systems supporting evidence-based medicine should be designed, implemented and introduced in the daily clinical work. The work on achieving the this aim was divided into three partially overlapping objectives: 1) The formalisation of clinical processes and knowledge, 2) the development of web services for medicine, and 3) the construction of an intelligent web-based community of practice, CoP. The formalisation and development of services used ontology engineering and techniques from the Semantic Web. To provide rapid prototyping and deployment of applications in daily clinical work, and to support the harmonisation of clinical processes and knowledge within medicine, the project was carried out in close collaboration with clinicians.

The project was a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology (CTH, coordinator), the University of Skövde, University of Gothenburg (GU) and the Sahlgrenska Academy at GU. One senior researcher and one PhD student at SAIL participated in the project together with two senior researchers and two project assistants at GU/CTH.

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) funded the project with 2.9 million SEK during 2003–2006