In close cooperation with the domain-specific application scenarios, the central projects in this scenario aim to develop Information Fusion theory, methods and infrastructure with a holistic perspective and to capture the generic aspects of information fusion processes across different levels and domains. More specifically, the three projects aim to develop (1) a theoretical framework capturing the nature of information fusion processes and their embedding in the support of organizational, individual and automatic decision processes, (2) generic methods, algorithms and tools for the use in modeling and implementing specific information fusion processes and systems, and (3) a technological infrastructure for the implementation of information fusion systems that supports the domain-specific requirements of different application scenarios.

The main expected outcomes are (1) a revised, generic version of the JDL information fusion model, (2) a toolbox of generic formalisms and algorithms, and (3) a suitable technological infrastructure. Each of these should be both evaluated in practice, i.e. be applicable to the different application domains, and evaluated scientifically, i.e. published/presented in the relevant IF journals and conferences. Another expected concrete outcome is the publication of a multi-author book that summarizes the Skövde perspective and approach to information fusion.

This work will involve the following researchers to be newly recruited: a professor (to be involved in all three projects), two post-docs for three years each (dividing their time between the first two and the last two projects, respectively), and two PhD students (working on projects (1) and (2), respectively). The latter are expected to complete their doctoral dissertation within the profile/project period 2005-2011. Furthermore, six senior researchers already employed at the University of Skövde will be involved (10% each), evenly distributed over the three projects, mainly as supervisors for the PhD students and post-docs, as well as two PhD students working part-time on the infrastructure project (3).




Uppdaterad: 2012-08-16
Sidansvarig: Marcus Brohede