Milestones

The following list represents a summary of the activities developed by our research group during the last years. It will give you a better sense of our experience.

Main Events of 2010

  • Spearhead Program, our private initiative aimed to encourage classes in English in the University of Oviedo, completed after 5 years of success.
    Spearhead Project Logo.
  • Development of the HUMANDEV project: HUMAN led DEVelopment (TSI-020100-2008-643).
  • The group starts the development of the Shubai project: Augmented Accessibility for Handicapped Users in Ambient Intelligence and in Urban computing environments (TIN2009-12132).

Main Events of 2009

  • The Asami Lab (The University of Tokio, Japan), new partner of our research group.
    Applied Intelligence.
  • Development of the SIAM project: Advanced Multimodal Systems for the Digital Interactive Television (TSI-020100-2008-291).
  • Development of the SIRIO project: SIRIO: Context Aware Multimedia Guide for the 400 Aniversary of the University of Oviedo, designed for disabled users and based on Ambient Intelligence and Handheld devices (UNOV-08.MC-5).
  • GADEA is published in the Febuary issue of The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Dr. Martín Gonzalez-Rodriguez visits several research institutes, companies and universities in Japan, signing cooperation agreements.

Main Events of 2008

  • Winners of the ONCE International Research and Development Award in New Technologies for The Blind and Visually Impaired.
    Development team and the Minister Mercedes Cabrera.
  • Our research group receives the Vodafone Award to the Best Research Project on Mobile Technologies .
  • The Department of Telecooperation (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria), new partner of our research group.
  • Development of the SEELE project: Automatic generation of Web Interfaces dynamically tailored to the requirements of different kinds of disabilities (IB05-152).
  • Minister Cristina Garmendia givies the Award to Jose Bobes Bascaran.
    Group research on Virtual Synaesthesia published in issue 74 or the Interfaces Journal.
  • Dr. Steven Furnell, Dr. Nathan Clarke (The Network Research Group, University of Plymouth, UK), MSE Dipak Surie (Cognitive Computing Group, University of Umeå, Sweden), Dr. Wojciech Wiza, Angelika Farat, Magdalena Kitowska, Monika Szankowska (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) and Dr. Avouris Nikolaos (The Human-Computer Interaction Group, University of Patras, Greece) visit our research group.

Main Events of 2007

  • Degree Project Awards 2007 Diploma.
    Our research group TOP-3 Finalist in the Contest on the Best Accessible Web Site Design, Internet Day 2007.
  • Marta Ruíz García receives the Degree Project Award 2007.
  • Dr. Martín Gonzalez-Rodriguez visits the Management and Information Systems Research Group of the University of York (United Kingdom).
  • The Human Computer Interaction Group (University of Patras, Greece), new partner of our research group.
  • Dr. Wojciech Wiza (Department of Information Technology, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) visit our research group.
  • Development of the TIN project: Reflective Framework with support for a Dynamic Aspect Separation (TIN2004-03453).

Main Events of 2006

  • e-Asturias Award.
    Our research group TOP-3 Finalist in the Contest on the Best Research Project in the Information Society, e-Asturias 2006 (Vadinia Project).
  • Development of the GeoFront project: Real Time Collaborative Knowledge Manager for Virtual Environments (PC-04-31).
  • Our research group joins the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  • The Cognitive Computing Group (Umeň University, Sweden) and the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary) new partners of our research group.
  • Dr. Steven Furnell, Dr. Paul Dowland, Dr. Nathan Clarke, Dr. Bogdan Ghita (The Network Research Group, University of Plymouth, UK) and Dr. Wojciech Wiza (Department of Information Technology, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) visit our research group.
  • Development of the VISUALEDI project: e-learning Tool for Graphic Programming of Data Structures based on Java's Reflective API (PC-04-011).

Main Events of 2005

  • TAW Award Received in November 2005.Our research group receives the National TAW Award to the Best Research Project in Web Accessibility (ANTS and Gadea Projects).
  • Dipak Surie (Cognitive Computing Group, University of Umeň, Sweden), Dr. Wojciech Wiza (Department of Information Technology, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) and Fabien Girardin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland) visit our research group.
  • The Center for Visual Cognition (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) new partner of our research group.
  • Our research group joins the Galactea European Research Network.
  • Dr. Martín Gonzalez-Rodriguez visits the Department of Information Technology of the Poznan University of Economics (Poland) and Dr. María del Puerto Paule Ruíz visits the Handicom Lab (Institut Nationale des Télécommunications, Paris, France) as part of our researchers exchange program.

Main Events of 2004

  • Feijoo.net logo (the first prototype was ready in 2003).Dr. Wojciech Wiza (Department of Information Technology, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) and Rachid Kadouche (Handicom, Institut Nationale des Télécommunications, Paris, France) visit our research group.
  • Legendarya Ltd (Oviedo, Spain) and the Handicom Lab (Institut Nationale des Télécommunications, Paris, France) new partners of our research group.
  • The publication of e-Minds: International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction begins.
  • GADEA is presented at the ICCHP conference (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs) held in Paris, France.
  • The Human Communication and Interaction Research Group develops the DIMAS project: A Web Service-based Framework for the Adaptation of User Interfaces at a Conceptual Level (MB-04-534-4).

Main Events of 2003

  • ICWE poster (our group played a crucial role in the organization of this conference in 2003).
    Dr. Steven Furnell (The Network Research Group, University of Plymouth, UK) visits our research group.
  • The Network Research Group (University of Plymouth, UK) and the Department of Information Technology (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) new partners of our research group.
  • Dr. Martín Gonzalez-Rodriguez receives the award to the best Ph. D. Thesis in Computing Science of 2001 by the University of Oviedo.
  • Development of the ArqueoAstur project: A Knowledge Management for the Archaeological Resources of the Principality of Asturias (MC2-03-534-1).
  • Development of the Never Again! project: Automatic Logistic and Human Resources Manager for Emergencies (PRE-03-534-1).
  • Second thesis developed by the Human Communication and Interaction Research Group. The MSE María del Puerto Paule Ruíz got his Ph. D. in Computing Science working in the FEIJOO.net program.
  • The Human Communication and Interaction Research Group collaborates in the organizing committee of the third edition of the ICWE conference held Oviedo, Spain.

Main Events of 2002

  • Fuel tanker Prestige sinks (we spent the winter of 2002 helping to clean the asturian and galician coastlines).
    ANTS is published in the November issue of the IEEE Software journal.
  • Members of this research group collaborate in the oil cleaning tasks of the coastline of Asturias and Galicia, after the ecological catastrophe caused by the sinking of the fuel tanker Prestige.
  • Publication of the first issue of the HCI-RG local bulletin.
  • GADEA presented at the AH conference (Adaptive Hypermedia) held in Málaga, Spain.
  • This research group collaborates in the organizing committee of the second edition of the ICWE conference held in Santa Fé, Argentina.

Main Events of 2001

  • Gadea logo (the first prototype was completed in 2001).First thesis developed ing the Human Communication and Interaction Research Group. MSE Martín González Rodríguez got his PhD in Computing Science working on the GADEA program.
  • Martín Gonzalez-Rodriguez co-founds the ICWE (International Conference on Web Engineering).
  • The Human Communication and Interaction Research Group begins its successful series of local conferences on Human-Computer Interaction.

Main Events of 2000

  • Inxena logo (this research program was cited in the PC-AI Journal in 2000).Second version of ANTS (Automatic Navigability Testing System) presented in the ICSE conference (International Conference on Software Engineering) held in Limerick, Ireland.
  • First version of GADEA released. This UIMS (User Interface Management System) provides automatic adaptation for any WIMP-based interface.
  • The journal on artificial intelligence PC-AI recognizes our work in the development of interactive agents under the INXENA research program.
  • Beginning of the FEIJOO.net program, developing adaptive e-learning courses.

Main Events of 1999

  • ANTS logo (this program was presented at the Eurographics conference of 1999).First prototype of ANTS (Automatic Navigability Testing System) presented in the EuroGraphics conference, held in Milan, Italy.
  • Third version of our CineMedia Astur is published as LineAuthor by TransTools (Germany).
  • Development of the second Oviedo-3 Project: Objects and Components Communication in an Object Oriented based Operative System (NP-99-534-12).

Main Events of 1998

  • Tirsus Logo (this research program was born early in 1998).Development of the Oviedo-3 Project: An Object-Oriented based Operative System (FICYT FC-97-PBP-TIC-97-01).
  • The design of the UIMS (User Interface Management System) for the Oviedo-3 operative system begins under the code name GADEA.
  • Beginning of the TIRSVS research program, designing multimedia resources for the Archaeological Museum of Asturias.

Main Events of 1997

  • Cinemedia logo (main development of 1997).Development of the JEDI Project: Java Enabled Database over Internet (ESPRIT EP-24231).
  • Creation of the JEDI consortium integrated by Anaya Multimedia (Spain), Guinti Multimedia (Italy), TransTools (Germany) and the University of Oviedo (Spain). Development of the second version of CineMedia Astur is obtained as a result.
  • Beginning of the INXENA research program based on the design of intelligent interactive agents.

Main Events of 1996

  • Multilingo logo (main development of 1996).Research on Human-Computer Interaction begins in the Laboratory of Object Oriented Technologies (OOTLab) of the University of Oviedo.
  • Release of MultiLingo, our collection of guidelines for the internationalization of web links.
  • First version of CineMedia Astur, our multimedia authoring tool.