The session at which IBM Hackathon Cogs for Good presented its works took place today at the 16th edition of Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems Conference. These works had been selected a few months ago at the Hackathon events held in Valencia and Salamanca. This year’s edition of this international congress was an ideal opportunity to present such highly interesting works:


  1. Image Analysis for Privacy Assessment in Social Networks – Joaquin Taverner, Ramon Ruiz, Elena del Val, Carlos Diez, and Jose Alemany
  2. Rassel: Robot Assistant for the Elderly- Maite Giménez, Jaume Jordánn, Javier Palanca, and Jaime Rincón
  3. Domestic violence prevention system – Samuel Gallego Chimeno, Joaquín Delgado Fernández, Sergio Márquez Sánchez, Pablo Pueyo Ramón, Óscar Mauricio Salazar Ospina, Marcel Vicente Muñoz, Aarón González Hernández
  4. LOWG – INTELLIGENT MONITORIZATION SYSTEM WITH CUSTOM ALERTS TO AVOID THE HOME BASICS SERVICES RELATED RISKS – Carlos Peiro Gonzalez, Jose Eduardo Reinoso Andrade, Alejandro Fuster Baggetro, Araceli Teruel Domenech

The teams presented their work using IBM Cloud technology. Services and modules offered by this technology such as IBM Iot, Machine learning module, Natural Language understanding, Speech to text are just some of the examples used in these proposals, offering solutions to challenges such as the prevention of domestic violence, privacy analysis in social networks, the use of robots as assistance for elderly people or home alert systems.


Congratulations to all of you, good job.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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