The research in the Open Distributed Systems (ODS) group is centered around middleware that facilitates the construction of distributed applications of various kinds, with an emphasis on interoperability and adaptability issues. The group focuses on support for next-generation applications, mobility, composition-based web applications, real-time collaboration, information exchange, analysis of data and a combination of information from multiple sources. Specific issues include adaptability, context-awareness, personalization, semantic-based information management, applied security, privacy, services orchestration, collaborative editing, consistency, and reliability. Recent activities have included IoT and environmentally friendly transportation, personalization, privacy aware computation of user data, and mobile business infrastructures.
The ODS group has an Azure DevOps organization that we use to host the documentation of the Group, and the students’ projects.