Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto

University of Deusto

The University of Deusto, recently recognized as an International Excellence Campus, was founded in 1886 and comprises 6 Faculties: Psychology and Education, Human and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Business and Economic Sciences and Theology. The Deutotech - MORElab (http://www.morelab.deusto.es/) research group is one of the largest and most successful research groups in the University and belongs to the Internet unit within DeustoTech – Deusto Institute of Technology, affiliated to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto. The group has a strong background in the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to middleware for embedded and mobile system in order to foster context-aware reactivity and activity modelling and reaction. In addition, the group is currently focusing its research on the area of Smart Cities by leveraging its expertise on Ubiquitous Computing, Linked Open Data management and recommendation and social data mining (Big Data Analytics) to extract structured data from social networks and thus enable urban apps and services assisting the daily activities of citizens or visitors.

MORElab has worked in several projects dealing with Big Data, Linked Data, Data Analytics and Ambient Assisted Living. In the Spanish research project THOFU, the group undertook activity recognition over the PlaceLab dataset and opinion mining regarding hotels. In the also Spanish SABESS project, it worked on the recognition of emergency events over social networks. Analytic techniques were applied to a corpus of more than 3 million tweets. In the SONOPA AAL5 project, MORElab is undertaking activity recognition and elderly profile resemblance analysis over data gathered at elderly homes over 6 months. Finally, within the WeLive H2020 and IES CITIES CIP projects analytics are being applied to understand the usage of urban apps and public services by citizens, respectively. MORElab is a founding member of SNOLA (Spanish Network Of Learning Analytics).

Regarding Linked Data, MORElab has created a platform for the provision of enterprise data within the ADAPTA project. This platform allows extracting quality metadata about the stored datasets, to detect links among different datasets and is integrated with the OpenLink Virtuoso Linked Data server. In the IES Cities project, the group is working on the creation of a set of urban apps that make use of data published by councils and that leverage the information generated and published by users (crowdsourcing). In the recently started WeLive H2020 project our Open Data Toolset is being extended with a repository of micro-services consuming open data and a wizard-like tool that will enable citizens to co-create and co-define public services, giving place to an Open Government solution.