The promising future of Digital Animation professionals

The growth of digital animation continues unabated. Movies, video games, advertising, applications and web content are the main areas where animation is used today.

Hundreds of animated films have been made in the last year. Despite the large size of this market, it has already been surpassed by the video game industry. The profits from this industry in Spain are expected to exceed 1.4 billion in 2020, this figure shows the great importance of this sector in terms of economy.

The Internet of Things revolution

I’m sure many of you have already heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) but you may not know exactly what it is. The internet of things is a concept which is essentially concerned with connecting all kinds of objects together in order to completely eliminate the need for human intervention. This is only possible thanks to research in various technological branches such as artificial intelligence or sensor-based information systems.

The International Congress on Case Based Reasoning Systems

Today was a good day. Twenty years ago I defended my first doctoral thesis, in which I studied case-based reasoning systems and it came to be one of the pillars of my research work.

Blockchain is becoming an everyday part of our lives

Blockchain is a system in which data is encoded in the blocks linked by chains, these chains make the transfer of information secure.

It is easier to understand Blockchain than one might think at first. Blockchain is said to be decentralized as it does not require intermediaries and is controlled through multiple nodes that make it impossible to lose information.

New agile project management, key for companies

Project management is one of the leading exponents of technological growth and innovation. Every project is different as it can involve a wide range of factors. The rigid methodologies that have traditionally been used are incompetent in adapting to the specific processes of different projects.

Mobile telephony, a promising career of the future

In 2017, mobile devices surpassed computers as the most common means of Internet access. This is a sign of the growing strength of the mobile industry in the electronics market.

Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems (RTPIS) Laboratory, USA

Over the last days I have had the opportunity to work with Prof. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, USA.  He runs one of the most advanced laboratories in the world and we collaborate with him on the Dream Go project with a budget of over one million Euros.

The new revolution, Industry 4.0

It can be said that the fourth industrial revolution has been triggered by the new industrial models. The evolution of the industry is a continuous process but within this continuum we can identify key moments […]

The Horizon Europe programme is already here

This week I had the opportunity to present the IoT Digital Innovation Hub, promoted by our research group at the 4th meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs that took place in Brussels. This conference focused on defining the role played by Digital Innovation Hubs in assisting SMEs to acquire the digital skills they need to make a digital transformation. In addition to presenting our initiative, we have first-hand knowledge of the European Union’s funding plans and programmes and have begun to work on several of the consortia that are being set up.

Visit to Clemson University to see its facilities with Professor Kumar

While on my trip, I visited the Clemson University, an extraordinary public university that has some of the best teaching technology buildings I’ve ever seen. Interactive classrooms, whose walls have digital screens, ambient microphones and multifunctional furniture.

Visit to the BMW Group Information Technology Research Center in the United States

I have had the opportunity to visit the BMW Group Information Technology Research Center, promoted by this company together with the State of South Carolina. Clemson University has developed the CU-ICAR Technology Centre where this International Automotive Research Centre has been set up.

The success of the Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals

The Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held from the 27th to the 29th of June and was attended by more than 400 participants. The aim of the meeting is to strengthen our commitment to achieving the United Nations’ Goals for Sustainable Development for 2030.

Visit of delegates from several Korean universities to the BISITE Group laboratories

We are very pleased with the recent visit of a delegation of 70 professors from various Korean universities; they came to attend the Smart Media and Applications meeting organized in the University of Salamanca by our Research Group, BISITE.
I used this opportunity to tell them about all our projects and learn about the innovations they are working on.

The increasing importance of ISAMI on the international scale

The conference took place in Toledo, from the 20th to the 22nd of June and I saw some very interesting research at the 9th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAMI), which is part of the PAAMS Conference.

The success of this year’s International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI)

Like every year, a new edition of the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) was held this week. 15 memorable editions are already behind us, this means that it is the 15th time that more than 300 participants gathered to share our ideas, projects and knowledge, all related to distributed computing and artificial intelligence, and their application in different areas.