Stefan Dulman

Stefan Dulman received the BS and MS degrees from “Gh.Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania in 2001 and 2002. He was awarded the PhD degree for the thesis “Data-centric architecture for wireless sensor networks” at the University of Twente, Netherlands (2005).
He started his research career by focusing on the area of wireless sensor networks. Some of his research results being integrated in the products of the Ambient Systems BV, a Dutch SME specialized in providing wireless solutions for the transport and logistics scenarios, where he acted as founding member and senior researcher between 2004-2010. Between 2009-2013 he held the Assistant Professor position at the Delft University of Technology, Embedded Software Chair.
His current research interests include self-adaptive aspects of large-scale embedded systems (wireless sensor networks, robotic swarms, mobile ad-hoc networks), spatial computing, and interactive distributed systems. He pays a particular interest to the real-world applicability of his research, especially in the field of interactive architecture. He was involved in several research projects, both at European level (Eyes, Wisebed, Demanes) and Dutch national level (Free, LoCare). He has (co-) authored more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed publications.

Talk: Hive Systems – introducing HiveKit software

Programming a large-scale interactive installation may prove to be quite a complex operation and exceed the allocated resources for this task. The difficulty arises from the interaction of the large number of devices, interaction which makes difficult to predict the final behavior of the system – often leading to what is known as emergent behavior.
Hive Systems develops software tools that try to alleviate the inherent difficulties of programming a large-scale network. Our software, HiveKit, offers assistance to the designer by allowing the proper specification of the needed behavior and more than that, the automatic generation of the software needed for embedded platforms used in the prototype. In this presentation we will focus on the main features of our software showcased with the help of a few demonstrators.