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Research projects

Any representative of the full-member organization can propose a new subject for R&D project. The main idea is that every FRUCT project should involve representatives from two or more member organizations. In the simplest case the project has the work group consisting of students and PhD students from one university, which are supervised by the local professor and industrial tutor. In the more advanced cases the team might consist of the students from a number of FRUCT universities, some industrial experts can also directly participate in the research team and more than one supervisor and tutor from different universities and companies can steer the team.

One of the key ideas behind such organization of the projects is to lower the commitment threshold that is needed for entering into the cooperation. In most cases, before entering into a serious cooperation it would be comfortable for the involved parties to get know each other without strong commitment. The FRUCT projects provide such a framework and give the additional time and required knowledge for fine tuning of the cooperation proposals. As a result the proposal can be presented in a form and under conditions which are most favorable for setting the full-scale cooperation.

Another idea is to promote project-based training that should help young specialist to be more creative and to understand how to balance high-risk research with real contribution to the concrete outcome. The eventual result of the project are not only particular deliverables like novel algorithms, signal structures, architectural solutions, etc., but what is even more important is creation of the "competence incubation" infrastructure and a set of well-prepared teams capable of continuing challenging research and design work on their own.

The new FRUCT projects can be initiated by a professor, industry expert or by student. Of course, depending on the initiating party there are some differences in the procedure: when a professor initiates a project, he/she takes an obligation to be a supervisor of the project team, when the project proposal comes from the industry expert, the expert should takes obligation to be team’s tutor, and when a student comes with idea of a new project he/she should ask for a supervisor and tutor from the FRUCT board. So a new FRUCT project can be created using one of the following two scenarios:

  • "from top to bottom" scenario, when some challenging problem is defined by the industrial or academic experts involved in the program (the problem definition usually comes from a trusted expert, which guarantees that the problem is interesting and challenging);
  • "from bottom to top" scenario, when a student (or a team) comes up with the problem proposal, which is then evaluated by the FRUCT experts. If the problem looks reasonable and challenging, the FRUCT committee could accept the project proposal and help to find the supervisor and tutor.

The main expected project deliverable is an article in a good journal or conference. However depending on the project scope some other deliverables are also possible and appreciated.

If you would like to submit a project for the FRUCT program you will need to complete the project proposal form and send it to info<at>fruct.org with subject "New project proposal".

List of current research projects

Mobile Linux, OSS and Maemo/MeeGo Systems

A Maemo Mobile Trade Client for Business Systems Graduate
A Client for Social Network Services with Cross-Profile Features Active
Distributed blogs for the Maemo Platform Graduate
Infrastructureless p2p network for Maemo Active
Maemo Endurance Testing Graduate
Open Source Linux Lab (OSLL) website Graduate
Open-source implementation of 802.11s (open802.11s) on Nokia N810 internet tablet Graduate
Porting WidSets to the Maemo Platform On hold
WebDAV implementation for MAEMO Graduate
WLAN 802.11s mesh network investigation Active
HiveMind - collaborative mind map editor for Maemo/MeeGo platform Active
Location-based services in public buildings: LIST for N900 Active
OpenCV Performance on MAEMO Active
Liquid: funny graphic editor Active
Maemo Share Plugin for social network VKontakte Active
Qt Messaging Framework plugins for social network services Active
Testing framework for OpenSSL on Maemo/Meego Graduate
Debug tools for Maemo (Fremantle) Graduate
Octotask - Multi-source task collector and manager Active
SketchIt - Simple Vector Scheme Editor for Mobile Devices Active


Smart Spaces

Building a Model of a Smart City On hold
Geo2Tag Active
System analysing pedestrian movement in city environment On hold
Virtual telescope on mobile device Active
Academic Social Network Active
An ANSI C Code Generator for the M3 Platform Graduate
Smart Space Application: Meeting in an “Intelligent Room” Active
Audio-visual support system for Mobile E-meeting Participant Active
M3-Weather: A Simple Forecast Widget for Mobile Users Graduate
Extensions for Smart Conference System Active
Integration Smart conference and live journal Active
Smart Conference Clients for Symbian and Android Active
Pecha Kucha for Smart Conference Active


Network technologies and air Interface

Adaptive error correction scheme for chirp spread spectrum wireless link On hold
Coding in 4G On hold
Diversity Reception in Microwave Links On hold
Polar Modulation and Transmitters Power Efficiency On hold
Research of resource allocation procedure in IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) standard Graduate
Speech coding in wireless packet switched network On hold
System level simulator for hybrid broadcast/cellular networks Active
WiFi throughput research during the wireless video transmission On hold
Seamless WLAN off-load of 3GPP Graduate
SVG Player Graduate
Design and implementation of 3GPP MAC layer prominent features in OPNET Active
Load balancing in mesh-networks based on process mining algorithms Active


Embedded Networks

Security in Embedded Networks Graduate
UniPro Power Estimation Model On hold
Verified communication modelling of embedded systems in SystemC Active
SystemC and SDL co-modelling Active


Mobile Healthcare

ECG Compression Library for Long-Term Monitoring of Heart Function in Mobile HealthCare Systems Permissions Active
Telemedical Monitoring for Android Active
MobySmartSport project Active


Mobile device oriented projects

Adaptive power saving on receiver side in DVB-H system based on JPEG2000 standard Graduate
Aggregation protocols evolution analysis Active
Analysis of WidSets platform opportunities at Russian market Graduate
Expert control system convenience UI Active
Laboratory of video transmission over 3G/4G networks On hold
Mobile multimedia broadcasting technologies On hold
Kimi: Personal Organizer in the Internet event space Active
Safety on Roads and Car-Centric Mobile Services Active
Self-Organized File System For Mobile Devices On hold
Software licensing in mobile industry On hold
Syncopa: a better phonebook experience Active



Distributed Objects Allocation/Retrieval System for Heterogeneous P2P Network Graduate
End-to-End Delay Estimations in IP networks Active
Protection against unapproved copying On hold
Increasing the information capacity of digital images in telecommunication systems Active
Security Analysis of Provisioning Protocol Used in On-board Credentials Platform Active
Mobile Video Processing Active
Quality Estimation for Scalable Video Codec Active
Energy Aware Early Detection Active
Power consumption estimation for H.264/AVC and DVC Active
Poster presentations management system Active
Graphical-based user authentication schemes for mobile devices Active
Recognition of panorama parts using OpenCV Active