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  • 2017-11-17

    Research on the network architecture transformation presented during conference

    On November 6-8 researchers from Karlstad University presented several papers connected to 5G and future network architecture. The rapid digitization we are experiencing right now demands extreme capacity from communication networks and to meet these demands new and more automated and flexible network architectures are needed.

    Expanding and implementing new functions and services for current networks is often expensive and demands a lot of resources. This is partly because the network functions and components are in need of specialized and physical hardware. With faster commodity hardware and better architecture, network functions can be dynamically deployed whenever they are required and wherever they can be hosted inside virtualized datacenters, which is likely to change the way communication networks are build and operated.

  • 2017-11-10

    Expert advice on research development

    For the second year running, Computer Science at Karlstad University organized a workshop for external input on the research environment. Computer Science staff presented the research environment to an International Advisory Board (IAB) that gave feedback on the development of the research group.

    In 2014, Computer Science was established as one of the two excellent research groups at Karlstad University. In connection with this, an International Advisory Board (IAB) was created for the excellent research group. The IAB consists of six external advisors:

  • 2017-10-27

    Annual HITS workshop

    On 3–4 October the research profile on High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World (HITS) held its fourth annual workshop since the start of the profile in 2014. The workshop gives all profile participants a chance to meet, present current work and discuss future partnerships and opportunities.

    Within the HITS research profile, Computer Science at Karlstad University collaborates with five industrial companies in Sweden to develop new and better networked services that meet the demands of an increasingly mobile world. HITS started in the autumn of 2014 and is funded by the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden with an aim to increase the competitiveness of Swedish industry.

  • 2017-10-17

    Karlstad Programming Contest 2017

    A maximum of three members per team could participate in the Karlstad Programming Contest, held at Karlstad University on 7 October. Dan Wolff, developer at Altran, formed a one-man team and managed to solve most problems in the shortest time, thus becoming this year’s programming champion.

    The Karlstad Programming Contest is a leg of the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC), which was held simultaneously at 21 universities and university colleges in the Nordic countries. Teams consisting of a maximum of three contestants had to solve eleven programming problems in five hours. They were only allowed a computer, literature and their own skills.

    Dan Wolff has a Master of Science in Engineering and works as a consultant for Altran. This was the fourth time he participated in the NCPC. The first time he took part was in Lund in 2008.

  • 2017-10-06

    Digital services collect unnecessary personal information

    Digital services that require users to log in with a personal account often collect more information about users than is needed. At an international conference about digital identities at Karlstad University, research is presented about methods service providers use to collect personal information about users that may encroach on our privacy.

    When one creates an account to get access to an online service, the service provider requires certain details to identify users who want to access their accounts. There are existing methods that can be built into such services to protect users and their privacy under certain circumstances. However, many service providers choose to use other methods to collect as much information about us as possible, and so frequently threaten online user privacy.

  • 2017-10-04

    Privacy by Design, cutting-edge course for the ICT industry 

    In May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect which means new laws and regulations for organizations handling personal data. At Karlstad University, it is now possible to apply for the Privacy by Design courses, cutting-edge, international distance learning courses.

    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    On May 25th, 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. The regulation contains, among other things, built in data protection, incident reporting, impact assessment and compliance with rights.

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