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MSRG / IC4 successful in H2020 call for €4.6 Million Project

The Modelling and Simulation Research Group, as part of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) have been successful in the latest ICT-06 call by the European Union for new H2020 projects. The €4.6 Million project, known as RECAP (Reliable Capacity Provisioning and Enhanced Remediation for Distributed Cloud Applications) involves 9 partners

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EU CACTOS Technical Meeting at DCU

The CACTOS FP7 Technical meeting took place from 14th to 15th June 2016. Pictured from left to right: Dr. Gabriel González Castañé (DCU), Craig Sheridan (Flexiant Ltd.), Dr. James Byrne (DCU), Jakub Krzywda (Umeå University), Dr. Jörg Domaschka (Universität Ulm), Christian Stier (FZI), Christopher Hauser (Universität Ulm), Sergej Svorobej (DCU), Sebastian Krach (FZI), Athanasios Tsitsipas (Universität Ulm), Zafeirios Papazachos (Queen’s University

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CactoSim at NC4

NC4 brings together industry and academic experts to discuss how cloud technologies can address business problems and drive value. The Fifth National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce (NC4) is a free national conference on cloud computing and commerce taking place on Tuesday, 12th April at Dublin City University. The conference comprises 4 tracks and a plenary featuring presentations

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MSRG and IT Solutions Ltd. collaboration presented at Business Matchmaker Event 2016

On February 17th DCU hosted its second Business Matchmaker at The Helix, DCU. This brokerage event saw over 150 companies and researchers meeting in 20 min one-to-one sessions to discuss potential areas of collaboration. IT Solutions, who were one of two companies presenting on the day, gave an overview of their successful collaboration with us in the MSRG.

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DCU MSRG at ICT 2015, Lisbon

The DCU Modelling and Simulation Research Group travelled to ICT 2015 (Innovate, Connect, Transform) in Lisbon, Portugal from 20-22 October 2015. ICT 2015 was organised by the European Commission, and comprised of A policy conference presenting the new Commission’s policies and initiatives on Research & Innovation in ICT (Horizon 2020 Programme); An interactive exhibition showcasing

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CactoSim Version 2 Released

Cloud computing data centres are complex systems with a high degree of heterogeneity and a large number of different elements (e.g. racks, nodes, hard disk drives, virtual machines) with various forms of interactions and dependencies. Any system with these characteristics is exceptionally difficult to manage as any decision to make a change or react to

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CactoSim at SIMUTools 2015

DCU presented a paper at SIMUtools 2015 (the eighth edition of the annual International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques), a joint publication between DCU, FZI and QUB. The conference was being held in cooperation with ACM SIGSIM. Being held in Athens, Greece, the conference focused on a broad range of research challenges in the

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CACTOS Plenary Meeting, Belfast

The CACTOS Plenary Meeting took place on 27th – 28th May 2014 in Queens University Belfast. This was attended by Flexiant, RealTech, Ulm University, Umea University, DCU, Queens University Belfast and FZI. Specific research problems that CACTOS addresses were discussed in detail around issues data centre operators face due to the exploding heterogeneity of the

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Dr. Paul Liston joins MSRG

This month Dr. Paul Liston joined the Modelling and Simulation Research Group. Paul has a strong history of industrial process analysis particularly in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors and has worked extensively with SMEs and MNCs across Ireland. Paul joins the research group from Dell where he held roles in Global Commodity Management and

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DCU joins €4.7 Million EU Cloud Project

Dublin City University (DCU) today announced it has joined a consortium of leading organisations and universities from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Ireland and Germany focused on using real-world data to optimize and make more efficient cloud computing. Named ‘CACTOS’, the €4.5 million project seeks to address issues arising from the growth and complexity of cloud

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2013 Winter Simulation Conference

We will be presenting in Washington DC at the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference from December 8th – 11th. The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central

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CACTOS Kicks off, Ulm University

The kick-off meeting for CACTOS took place in Ulm University in Ulm, Germany, from 9th – 13th October 2013. The consortium who attended this meeting  include leading organisations and universities from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Sweden focused on using real-world data to optimise Cloud Computing and to make it more efficient. The three day meeting covered

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First Round SME Survey Complete

The first round of the SME Simulation Survey is now complete. This survey was aimed at understanding, and ultimately helping to improve manufacturing processes in SMEs through the use of simulation. In particular, we have focused on companies throughout Ireland in manufacturing who may be having problems with various aspects of their manufacturing processes or

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IAM 2013 Paper Presentation

The Modelling and Simulation Research Group presented the 16th Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference, which took place in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland from 2nd to 4th September 2013. Our paper was titled: “TOWARDS SIMULATION MODELLING FOR MANUFACTURING SMES”, and the abstract is as follows: Discrete event simulation (DES) is a technique

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SME-SIM Launches in DCU

March 2013 saw the launch of a new and innovative project, SME-SIM in DCU Business School. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the Modelling and Simulation Research Group are conducting advanced industry-focused research into business simulation techniques which will be of benefit to small to medium manufacturing companies in Ireland and internationally. The research will involve in-depth

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