Workshop on future mobile services2016-10-31
HITS, the High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World research project, held its annual workshop 19–20 October. During these two days, researchers and participating representatives from business gathered to present ongoing research and to discuss the further development of the project.
HITS is financed by the Knowledge Foundation [KK-stiftelsen], and Stefan Östholm, operations manager, kicked off the workshop with a presentation of the different programmes managed by the Knowledge Foundation and the way in which funding applications are assessed:
- We prefer looking forward, and ambition and potential weigh heavier than historical results and earlier achievements when we evaluate applications. Vision, strategy and leadership are important factors we take into account as funders. Of course we want these factors to lead to excellent results, said Stefan Östholm.
Other project participants presented results from HITS, as well as on topics related to the different research fields involved.
Society is becoming increasingly dependent on communication systems and at the same time there is an increase of threats, for example through the Internet of Things (IoT), said Mats Näslund, Principal researcher at Ericsson, during his presentation on 5G and security.
In addition to the presentations by Stefan Östholm and Mats Näslund, a further five technical presentations were held. There were also two parallel sessions, which included discussions about the further development of the research project.
- We’ve now been working on HITS for about two years, and we’ve achieved good results. This has led to further development of our partnerships with industry, a number of publications and new knowledge in this area, said Stefan Lindskog, project manager for HITS. Now the time has come to enter into a new phase with the project and the discussions during the parallel sessions were very rewarding, in the light of the continued development of HITS.