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Centre for Distance-spanning Technology Annual Report


CDT arranging

A new project

the two-day Datacenter & Cloud Event

will make more people use the bike in the winter

8 Protect citizens’ privacy

13 The Cloudberry Datacenter project

is the aim of the project Privacy Flag

-connecting and supporting researchers, industries and companies

14 Some of this years results:

1 Product, 2 Awards, 5 Prototypes, 18 Publications


16 Take part of CDT’s strong European network with companies, organisations and research centers


CDT is using smart city technologies

to improve cities’ services in the Organicity project


CDT in brief The Centre for Distance-spanning Technology’s mission is to accelerate ICT innovations for our partners, with desirable and sustainable impact based on high quality scientific research. WE CONNECT ACADEMIA, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY AT LARGE IN RESEARCH, DESIGN AND INNOVATION, AS WELL AS KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PROCESSES OUR PARTNERS ARE: • IT users (companies, organisations, individuals) • IT developers (companies, IT departments) • Innovation and research supporting organisations • Policy and decision makers • Academia (Students, teachers, researchers) CDT OPERATIONS ARE; RESEARCH, DESIGN AND INNOVATION INTEGRATION: • Projects • Proposals • Experimentation • Spin-off support NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION • External (e.g. ENoLL, NESSI, Net Word 2020, EARMA, FIRE, IoT Forum) • LTU internal, partners (e.g. meeting with researchers, partner networking and events) • Local: Luleå Business & Economic Development, IT Industry Association, SICS North AB KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION AND COMMUNICATION • Workshops • Handbooks • Courses • Conferences FUTURE FUNDING INFLUENCE • Contribution to policies, roadmaps, lobbying, research agendas and programs • Future studies • Regional development plans 4

Our Offer & Key Areas Our Offer Become an Effective Member of EU Projects CDT is not only a partner in a number of European Union projects. We are also an effective Member of the European Network of Living Labs and Partner of the EIT Digital and FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation).

Access to Unique Experiment Environments CDT is hosting Open Innovation experimentation environments to take research concepts to the reality, for example Botnia Living Lab and IoT Innovation Lab.

We are looking for new collaborations in the following emerging ICT-areas with great challenges, change and impact.

essary to interface system and reality. This allows systems to entirely take over the daily operation of some businesses.

Internet of Things and Smart Cities Computer systems today can be both cognitive and operational. They can replace human senses such as eyes, ears, feelings and hands. This means that people sometimes are no longer nec-

Data centers CDT is working towards making data centers sustainable and energy efficient and has a number of data center and cloud projects.

User-driven Service Innovation ICT enabling human and business creativity and enables effortless and fast adaption of functionality to new needs. Crowd sourcing will grow. Everyone has multimedia tools in their pockets – always!

Take Part in a Wide Partner Network CDT works at the innovation forefront, making an impact in close collaborations. CDT has an extensive network covering private and public sector, multinational enterprises and SMEs as well as academia and non-profit organisations in Sweden and worldwide.

Key Areas



The CEO Perspective Since June 2015 I’m new as CEO of CDT. It has been a most thrilling and exciting first months at CDT. When I got to know that Mikael Börjesson was about to leave CDT for a new assignment within LTU, I immediately felt that it would be a great honour and opportunity to be his successor. For almost a year, after Mikael had left and before I joined CDT, the position as CEO was held temporarily, first by Annika Sällström and after that Karl Andersson. I would like to express my great appreciation for their excellent and unselfish work. They made it easy for me to get into, comprehend and learn everything about CDT of today. CDT was formed 1995 so 2015 was the year when CDT celebrated its 20th anniversary. It’s an open minded, alert and lively 20 year old youngster I have got to know, ready for another 20 years. As the new CEO, a few words about my background and me. For the last 14 years I have been the CEO and one of the owners of the IT-company Arctic Group. During these years, the company has developed from being a local supplier of consultancy services to an international business with offices in Luleå, Piteå, London and Kuala Lumpur and a mix of consultancy and product operations. Prior to Arctic Group I was the CEO of IT Norrbotten for three years and before that Telia Research was my working place. Therefore, when CDT was formed twenty years ago I was involved from the Telia Research side and engaged in the first years of its living, so CDT is not a new acquaintance to me. From the start the overall idea with CDT, and other centres for that matter, has been to act as a bridge between academia and industry. After I joined, the board and the management group of CDT have together done a work on shaping the vision and mission of CDT. The result is a new vision for CDT: Improve communication and information processing for the emerging society We also did a slight reformulation of the mission: Accelerate ICT innovations for our partners, with desirable and sustainable impact, based on high quality scientific research

The two words “desirable” and “sustainable” are very important parts of the vision. Today, ICT technology has developed so that it enables us to do things that are not necessarily desirable, nor in a sustainable way. CDT is devoted to keep these two keywords in mind when formulating and performing projects and innovation actions. The mission also points on the two types of stakeholders of CDT, research and industrial partners. We are basing our work on research, and together with a strong foothold in the ICT industry, CDT’s mission is to turn research into innovation. CDT is therefore a great opportunity for ICT companies with ambitions to become leaders in their respective field. Financially, 2014 was a remarkably good year with a profit of 2,2 MSEK. We were not able to repeat these figures this year. 2015 ended with a loss of 1,2 MSEK. CDT is a nonprofit organization and therefore it can be expected that years with positive result will be followed with others with negative results. However, a sound financial situation is imperative to be able to achieve our mission. Therefore, our long-term financial goal is to maintain a positive equity, which still is the case. One reason behind the financial result is that the amount of new projects during 2015 has been lower than previous years. We are facing very stiff competition in Horizon 2020, and the opportunities and new projects in other research programs have been a bit limited. Still, we have been able to receive three new H2020 projects, Privacy Flag, OrganiCity and SmartBuy. Other examples are Vinnova that awarded us two projects,Vintercykla and IoT ActEU and Tillväxtverket who decided in favour of our project proposal Gender Contact Point. Finally, I would like to forward, from me and all of my colleagues, to sponsors, core partners and supporting partners, a sincere thanks for your support during 2015. We are looking forward to an exciting 2016.

Luleå, February 2016 Anders Lundkvist CEO, CDT 7

Highlights 2015 Feeds from CDT’s Facebook page during 2015

January. The CDT project Cloudberry organized a workshop on Big Data together with IBM.

March. Supported collaboration at the NetFutures conference in Brussels, as a partner in the AmpliFIRE project.

May. Arranging the two-day Cloudberry-EIT ICT Labs Event, focusing on emerging scientific challenges in the area of Data centers and Cloud. 8

February. Participating at a conference at Vetenskapens Hus in Luleå regarding Big Data -a driver behind the need of data centers today.

April. Speaking in a panel about the Smart Campus project at the IT4ENERGY conference in Lisbon.

June. Marita Holst chairing the session “Crowd-sourced services for smart regions and cities” at the IoT Week conference in Lisbon.

July. Paula Wennberg presenting the GENOVATE project, boosting gender quality in academia, at a workshop at the EARMA conference in Leiden, the Netherlands.

September. A meeting in the CDT office with IT companies to discuss joint challenges.

November. Participating at the Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) General Assembly meeting in Brussels.

August. Karl Andersson welcoming Professor Xiaoming Fu from University of Göttingen. Professor Fu held an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer talk at Luleå University of Technology with the title “Exploiting Information-Centric Networking for Flexible Management of Software-Defined Networks”.

October. Organizing the session “Data center Mega Trends” at the ICT2015 conference in Lisbon.

December. Listening to business strategies regarding Internet of Things at the EIT Digital event in Stockholm. 9

Highlights 2015

Research will optimize

the district heating system

Wolfgang Birk, Professor of Automatic control, and Arne Gylling, project coordinator at CDT. Photographer: Linda Alfredsson

Luleå University of Technology is coordinator of the EU project OPTi whose goal is to create a more sustainable architecture for district heating and cooling systems. – There are inherent limitations and inertia in such systems that we want to change and exploit, says Wolfgang Birk, Professor of Automatic Control. In short, the project is about optimizing heating and cooling systems. The optimization will be done both at network level, that is the pipes in the ground, and on the consumer level, meaning in houses and buildings. Two pilot tests will be conducted, one for district cooling in Mallorca, and one for district heating in Luleå together with Luleå energi. – It is mainly about finding methods and tools for redistributing energy consumption, says Arne Gylling, project manager at CDT. – In addition, we will create sustainable business value for the companies involved and increase consumer satisfactions.

Reallocation of energy Usually there is a primary energy source connected to a district heating network, for Luleå energi 10

it is residual heat from the SSAB steel mill where at times the available energy is not sufficient. For example, imagine a cold February morning when the district heating consumers expect both a warm indoor climate and a hot shower before leaving for work. To compensate for large energy loads, the utility company must use energy from other sources, such as fossil fuels that are both more expensive and adverse for the environment. These peak loads of energy consumption are the main focus of the OPTi project. – A district heating system is both large-scale and complex and therefore difficult to optimize and control. There are inherent limitations and inertia in the system that we have to consider and exploit when controlling such a system, says Wolfgang Birk. – It is important to be able to predict the loads and to deliver the right amount of energy at the right location at the right time, thereby reducing the peaks and drops. In the end, it should lead us to a reallocation of the energy consumption while avoiding user’s experience deterioration.

Technical autonomous systems In order to develop the methods and tools needed to reallocate energy consumption, the researchers and the participating companies will develop a simulation platform for the district heating system that can run in parallel with the real system. On the simulation platform real data supplied by sensors in the district heating system will be used, for example, information about pressure and water temperature. Moreover, factors such as consumer energy demand, outside temperature and weather in terms of solar input and wind will be added. By using these measurement values, the methods can seek optimal solutions using the model of reality. Among other things, the possibility of using passive thermal storage will be investigated. – We will make such technical systems autonomous, it’s basically intelligent software that will control the systems and thus do the job by itself. This is a great challenge, says Wolfgang Birk.

Unique test environment for mobile services

Botnia Living Lab at Luleå University of Technology is a unique test environment that offers companies, researchers and authorities usability testing of new products and services for the mobile phone and the computer. For example, the test results are invaluable information for companies that are about to launch new products. In the development project Mobile Shield, which is financed by the EU initiative EIT Digital, the security company F-Secure tests new apps that will protect your mobile phone from intrusion and virus attacks and unwanted tracking. Botnia Living Lab conducts tests based on a well-established concept founded on research carried out at Luleå University of Technology in the field of Digital Service Innovation. The tests contain hands-on activities with potential users in everyday situations, surveys, interviews and focus group discussions. An extensive network with a variety of test pilots in different customer segments have been built up, which increases the credibility of the test results. – The research and the methods we use in Botnia Living Lab’s tests, have established us at the EU level and today we are invited to participate in various projects all the time, says Marita Holst, project manager at the Centre for Distance-spanning Technology, who manages the project.

Tests for better products

Marita Holst, project manager for Botnia Living Lab. Photographer: Linda Alfredsson

The user’s experiences of a new service often gives companies unprecedented insights that can be used to produce a better product. Botnia Living Lab works with user testing in areas such as mobile and computer security, energy efficiency, health and lifestyle, sports and culture, mobile media and smart cities. Focus is on the end user experience of technology and new business models for mobile services and products, but also on the identification of the user’s needs and to apply these needs already in the design stage of a product or service. 11

Highlights 2015

Broader recruitment

with a gender perspective

By using a new recruitment process, more people of the underrepresented gender will be recruited to Luleå University of Technology. In the photo: Carina Mattsson, HR Strategist at Luleå University of Technology. Photographer: Linda Alfredsson

A gender perspective integrated in the recruitment process will contribute to a sustainable and long-term competence at Luleå University of Technology. Through the EU project Genovate, the university’s experiences of a new working method, will hopefully contribute to an impact in more organizations. The foundation of the new approach is a research report named “Genusmedveten och hållbar kompetensförsörjning vid LTU”, written by Ylva Fältholm and her research group at the Department of Human Work Science. In the report, a number of so-called stops are being presented, that is points in a recruitment or promotion process when you pause and pay attention, discuss and develop critical moments from a gender perspective. It is about enabling more of the underrepresented gender to get employed in various positions. – What is unique compared to many other equality measures that make women as individuals subject to various supportive measures, is that we are trying to change and improve processes and practices from a gender perspective, says Ylva Fältholm, professor of Industrial Work Environment.

New procedures At Luleå University of Technology, a gender perspective is now integrated in the recruitment 12

process, in both policy documents and guidelines and checklists. In practice, it can involve everything from how advertisements are designed to how the representativeness appears in recruitment groups. For example, when experts are appointed, both sexes must be represented. If this is not the case, it should be motivated in writing and reported in the draft decision. – We are trying to avoid getting into situations where we do things out of habit. And to integrate the working method is necessary for a long-term approach, says Carina Mattsson, HR Strategist at Luleå University of Technology.

Challenges our perception of gender Another aspect that is relevant is what expectations of gender that characterizes the people who shall recruit. Are women’s and men’s experiences and competencies valued in the same way? – If we imagine a job interview, for example, and a man and a woman talk about their families, it is not certain that we value their answers likewise. And if their applications had typos, it’s likely

that we assume that the woman is careless while the man is creative and busy with more important things than to correct spelling mistakes, explains Carina Mattsson. – A portion of this work is to sensitize our own perception of gender. But also to highlight gender in our statistics, only then we can follow up and find out if our objectives have been met.

Broader implementation Luleå University of Technology’s work with the stops will further be developed in the EU project Genovate, whose purpose is precisely to develop and implement strategies for gender-aware management in research, innovation and decisionmaking organisations. – We use recruitment processes with stops as a teaching example in the project, explains Paula Wennberg, project manager at the CDT and coordinator of Genovate in Sweden. – The implementation made at Luleå University of Technology will give us a deeper understanding of how to work with more sustainable processes within recruitment.

More people should

use the bike in the winter The new CDT Project “VinterCykla!” or “Winter Ride!” shall, by a feasibility study, work towards that more people should be able to use the bike during winter. The aim is to promote public health and improve the environment in Luleå. This will be done with the help of a new IT-based service through a pilot study. In it, a concept will be developed for how to transfer knowledge about road conditions on bicycle paths from Luleå management to cyclists. The project also hopes to enable user participation in the form of feedback regarding the day’s cycling, create motivating contests between cyclists and other initiatives. How about online general-purpose vehicles, that in the winter directly reports in your mobile when the bike path to the job is plowed? It is an idea that should be tested to increase cycling in Luleå and improve public health and the environment. - If everyone would start cycling 20 percent more in Sweden, we would save 2 billion per year, says Arne Gylling, project manager at CDT at

Luleå University of Technology. The idea of the project is that cyclist in Lulea themselves will be able to put information about navigability of the bike paths to thereby build together a constantly updated knowledge bank. A dedicated app like the app Waze available for motorists in cities today may be developed for cyclists. In the app Waze, motorists can find out how accessibility in traffic looks for motorists. In the app for cyclists the cyclists will get updated status on the availability in bicycle traffic, summer and winter. - The app can work so that in winter when an offline snowplow, plowed a bicycle path clear, the route becomes highlighted green in the app. If it then snows on the route during the day the bike

path might get highlighted in yellow, before the snowplow caught out again, says Arne Gylling. In the project there will also be different ideas discussed to promote cycling to improve public health and the environment. One idea could be that those who are “cyclist” but at some point have to take the car into the city, could be offered some sort of reduced parking fee in the city center. The research project will go on for six months, and is financed by Vinnova. It is a collaboration between Luleå municipality, NTF and the Luleå University of Technology. Folksam is also a partner in the project. The aim is to improve public health and the environment.


Highlights 2015

New project

will enhance privacy protection The project Privacy Flag aims to protect citizens’ privacy with user-friendly tools for interaction with websites, smartphone applications and the Internet of Things.

Marita Holst, project manager at CDT and part of the project says: “Today, private data can be retrieved without the owners knowledge and privacy norms are perceived as complex by many citizens. The Privacy Flag project will contribute to help to better protect citizens’ rights and interests regarding their data. The project will research and combine the potential of crowdsourcing, ICT technologies and legal expertise to protect citizens’ privacy when visiting websites, using smartphone applications, or living in a smart city. It will enable citizens to monitor and control their privacy with a user friendly solution made available as a smart phone application, a web browser add-on, and a public website, all connected to a shared knowledge database.” Privacy Flag is a European Research project that combines technological and legal expertise. It will develop crowdsourcing-based solutions enabling end-users to better protect their privacy. Privacy Flag is building a global knowledge database of identified privacy risks, together with online services to support companies and other stakeholders in becoming privacy-friendly. 14

How CDT Operates Our organisational fundament is a contractual partnership between Luleå University of Technology and IT companies. The University is host and legal body for our operations, a board of directors sets our strategic directions and a core management team is responsible for our daily operations. Our integrated projects very much depend on collaboration between people from different organisations. Our means of operation essentially comprises two ingredients: • Research integration
 • Innovation management



Are good business innovations driven by needs or emerging technology? Well, arguments are eternal. At CDT we are fine whatever comes first. For certain, it is important that they both are present and can match! The driving scenarios are complex, so our projects rely on our ability to define and integrate a suitable blend of different organisations and competences. We call this “Research Integration” and it includes integration of different research areas. It also includes integration between academic and commercial objectives and

Ability to generate innovations is one thing. Bringing innovation to new business is another, and CDT does both. Each groundbreaking innovation is unique by definition, and it is inherently difficult, also for the innovators, to fully grasp its nature and potential. Hence, efficient exploitation of each innovation represents a unique management challenge. Our Innovation Management processes rely heavily on our network of senior entrepreneurs.


The CDT process Gathering of IPR´s (negotiation) Business Concept Development Need-driven idea generation

Prototype development

Business execution

Research CDT initiates and manage integrated RDI-projects

Business Transition Analyses

CDT manages IPR 15

Cloudberry Making Data centers and Cloud Greener and Smarter

The CDT project Cloudberry Datacenters is a milieu, partnership and a driver for data center and cloud research and innovation in Sweden. The mission is to help its industrial and governmental partners to engage in research and innovation collaboration and to strengthen business offers and opportunities. 16

Cloudberry arranges a number of meetings throughout the year. The biggest event is the Data center and cloud days, a two-day event focusing on emerging scientific challenges in the area of Data centers and Cloud.

”Cloudberry is playing a vital role, connecting and supporting researchers, industries and companies that are involved in research and innovation related to data centers in northern Sweden and in Europe.” Arash Mousavi, Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Luleå University of Technology

Cloudberry arranges data center visits for researchers, public and private sector actors as well as university students. Here, a visit to the Hydro66 Data center in Boden.

“Mixing reality with vision and research is really important. This is done in the Cloudberry project.” Patrik Nordlander, Metria

“We are working to attract data centers to establish in the region. Part of the package is the opportunity to cooperate with researchers at the university. Cloudberry facilitates the cooperation with researchers in the data center and cloud area.” Anja Palm, Skellefteå Municipality

National as well as international renowned speakers come to the events, both from the academic and the business world. They share knowledge, ideas and trend of what is going on in the data center and cloud area. In the photo, speakers Frank Ketelaars, IBM and Azimeh Sefidcon, Ericsson

Read more at: Want to join Cloudberry? Questions? Welcome to contact: Anders Lundkvist,, +46 (0)920-491299

Innovation and Gender Platform The innovation and gender platform supports CDT’s strategic business activities as well as our and our partners’ gender mainstreaming processes both in academia and industry. The aim of the platform is to contribute to an inclusive, innovative and reflective society. Together with project partners and gender researchers we develop gender-mainstreaming methods and tools. The gender and diversity ambassadors are our biggest asset. Our working model which promotes tailored tools, joint learning processes and more sustainable change of structures and culture is mostly appreciated. The toolbox, gender app and innovation and gender handbook gains attention both in Sweden and Europe. Our aim is to create value to generate gender-awareness. Today we integrate a gender and diversity 18

perspective in all our project funding applications. The platform is built on the results and experiences of concluded and ongoing gender and diversity activities starting in 2008.

Our offer We invite for collaboration any university, research centre, public organisation or company interested in enhancing excellence in research and innovation through gender equality and diversity. We offer partnership in development of tailored tools and methods in close collaboration with gender researchers.

Our assets Research expertise in innovation and gender Methods, tools, handbooks n Gender app n Network of ambassadors n Large partner network n n

CONTACT: Paula Wennberg E-mail:

Examples of ongoing CDT projects that include gender dimension in their core activities

The GENOVATE project, 2013-2016 The aim of this project is to ensure equal opportunities for men and women in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies. Further development of gender and diversity tools and methods are main features of the work package led by LuleĂĽ University of Technology.

VIT, 2014-2015 The project implements a Ghost Drive Detection system. The system will detect drivers going in a wrong direction. How to involve users and include a gender dimension in the development of a warning system is interesting regarding gender integration.

The FUI Data centers project, 2015-2017 The aim of the project is to develop and renew the datacenter industry by innovating and developing products and services for SMEs. The industry needs to attract a greater number of women, both for diversity and to meet its overall recruitment needs. It is important for the region to provide work for both men and women.

The OPTi project, 2015-2017 This project is contributing to the next-generation of District Heating and Cooling systems. The aim is to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction with a user-centric design. The gender perspective is integrated in the research and innovation content, in the decisionmaking as well as in the user-participation, communication and consumer interaction.

The Sense Smart Region project, 2015-2017 The overall project objective is to facilitate information access and understanding of information in everyday environments. Innovative technologies and services will be developed and tested. When it comes to gender dimension, the project’s ambition is to engage a gender-balanced steering group with diverse competencies and ensure a gender-sensitive project management.

Upcoming project 2016

Gender Contact Point, 2016-2018 In December 2015 EU Structural Funds approved funding to Gender Contact Point (GCP). GCP is a collaboration between CDT, Gender & Technology at LTU and local ICT companies. The project supports companies to become more competitive by making university’s resources in gender research available and easier to access. The goal is to boost dialogue and enhance collaboration between the university and the industries in a long-term contribute towards a sustainable society.



Research areas World class research at Luleå University of Technology is the core for our operation. Consequently, an important part of CDT´s mission is to support the strong university research environments. Today, we collaborate actively with several different areas of research.

Service Innovation, Information Security, and Sustainable Data and Information Management.

Construction Engineering

Pervasive and Mobile Computing

The research area Construction Engineering and Management is focused on creating an integrated industrialized construction process by developing processes, methods and systems for customizing and optimizing the design and production of the final product. CONTACT: Thomas Olofsson, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 493662

Control Engineering Control Engineering is
 “the science of automated systems”. Simply put, automatic control theory
 is about to control systems so that they behave as desired. CONTACT: Thomas Gustafsson, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 491323

Dependable Communication and Computation Systems The research subject focus on cyber physical systems and Internet of Things, simulation of complex distributed systems, agent-based architectures and bio inspired control in complex industrial infrastructures, among other things. CONTACT: Valeriy Vyatkin, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 492505

Entrepreneurship and Innovation The subject deals with development of firms and organizations with a specific

focus on business development based on innovative products and services, production solutions or ways to lead and organize activities. CONTACT: Joakim Wincent, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920-492161

Gender and Technology Our research and education focus on gender perspective of regional development, technological development, innovation, entrepreneurship and communications in rural areas. CONTACT: Lena Abrahamsson, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920-492107

Fluid Mechanics Focus is on flow through porous media, multiphase flow, flow with free surfaces and in-stationary flow. The research is applied within hydropower (production, security, environment), mining and steel industry and within areas such as composites manufacturing, health aspects, flow of grease, flow within bearings and filter technology. CONTACT: Staffan Lundström, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 492392

Information Systems

Information Systems covers design and use of information technology in relation to people, organizations and societies. Several research projects have recently focused on such areas as Digital

CONTACT: Tero Päivärinta, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 491477

Pervasive and mobile computing address distributed systems and mobile networks, which enable mobility, ubiquity and interactivity of computers, data, software and users. CONTACT: Christer Åhlund, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)910 585331

Industrial Work Environment Research in Industrial Work Environment include Production and Work, Work organisation, Change processes and learning, Education, Employment and Society as well as Gender Studies. CONTACT: Jan Johansson, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 491412

Enabling ICT At Enabling ICT LTU’s research resources have been gathered together in connection with ICT in order to highlight research issues both in depth and from a multidisciplinary perspective. We have developed applications within smart cities, e-health, e-government, e-commerce, transport, environment and energy, safe and scalable systems for e-services and data storage. CONTACT: Christer Åhlund, Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)910 585331 Anna Ståhlbröst, Associate Professor E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)920 492091 21

Results Our aim is to identify highly innovative and novel research findings with technical and commercial potential. Moreover, we also need to export these ideas to society and companies by creating sustainable business innovation. As a result, we measure the number of concepts, prototypes, patents, products, services and spin-offs, our operations generate each year. Moreover, our research groups at Luleå University of Technology, is a key asset of our activities.To secure continuous world class innovations, academical achievements are of great importance to us. Consequently, we measure the number of publications, reports, MSc degrees, Doctoral degrees as well as how many Licentiate degrees that receives their hats each year.

Post-Graduate Degrees Accumulated Associate Professors Anita Mirijamdotter Anna Ståhlbröst Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn Dick Schefström James P LeBlanc Jeaneth Johansson Kåre Synnes Malin Malmström Mikael Wiberg Olov Schelen Peter Parnes Wolfgang Birk Doctors Anders Lindgren Anna Ståhlbröst Dan Johansson Daniel Granlund Dick Schefström Frank Sjöberg Jan-Jaap van de Beek Jeremiah Scholl Johan Karlsson 22

Johan Kristiansson John Lindström Josef Hallberg Juwel Rana Kåre Synnes Lars-Åke Larzon Malin Malmström Marita Holst Mikael Degermark Mikael Drugge Mikael Sundström Olov Schelén Per Ödling Peter Parnes Roland Hostettler Roland Parviainen Thomas Pederson Ulf Bodin Licentiates Anders Lindgren Andreas Jonsson Anna Ståhlbröst Dan Johansson

Daniel Granlund Frank Sjöberg Helena Oskarsson Jeremiah Scholl Johan Karlsson Johan Kristiansson Johan Nykvist Josef Hallberg Josefin Lassinantti Kåre Synnes Lars-Åke Larzon Laurynas Riliskis Lena Palmqvist Marcus Nilsson Martin Sehlstedt Mats Folke Matthias Wahlqvist Mikael Drugge Pierre Fransson Richard Nilsson Robert Granlund Roland Parviainen Stefan Elf Tomas Nilsson Ulf Bodin Ulrika Wiss

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CDT supports and finances the commercialization process of research innovations. A powerful way to do this is the generation of commercial spin-off companies. Since start, CDT has been involved in the forming of 13 spin-off companies based on academic research from Luleå University of Technology.The creation of these companies is beneficial to local economic development in the region. Actegra – A design, product development and manufacturing company of electronic equipment for wireless communications and positioning. The concept behind the company arose in year 2009. In 2011, the collaborations with the CDT project “Sense Smart City”, was one of the factors that led to that the company expanded its activities and registered as a limited liability company.

Rubico AB – A company targeting the Swedish market for digital audio newspaper receivers/recorders, 2004.

iGW is a company focusing on a developing infrastructure for collection, management and visualization of large amounts of data.

Internet Bay – A commercial cluster that supports its members’ growth strategies in distance-spanning and mobile applications, 1999.

Oricane AB – The target customers of the company are vendors of software based network equipment, such as routers and firewalls, as well as vendors of custom hardware classification engines for high-end network equipment, 2006.

Marratech AB – An Internet company developing products and services, which facilitate meetings between people on Internet, so called e-meetings, 1998. Bought by Google 2008, now a part of Google toolbox.

Parnes Labs – Realizes dreams in the realm of development for the Web, Android, iPhone/iPad and just about anything related to the Internet!

Effnet AB – A developer of Internet Protocol (IP) header compression technologies, 1997.

KYAB – KYABs business idea is to assist house owners to reduce their energy consumption by combining measurement, visualisation and

IT Norrbotten AB – A regional development company with the objective to create economic growth and develop work and industry in Norrbotten, 1996.

Adela Innovation AB – A company developing products and services within area of enabling people to receive and listen to speech news-papers, 2008.

Bollen Labs – A company that experiment with new ways to interact with computers, and new types of data visualization.

Operax AB – Operax develops key technology for data and telecommunication over Internet and Intranet within fixed and mobile systems,


Awards Ericsson Patentable Invention Award Award received by Ph D student Juwel Rana, LTU, Associate Professor Kåre Synnes, LTU and Stefan Håkansson and Johan Kristiansson at Ericsson in 2012, Sweden.

IT Personality of the Year

No 1 Swedish Research Project

Received by Kimmo Yliniemi (KYAB) in 2008.

Awarded Rocco project in 2000 by magazine Ny Teknik.

Mobile Technology of the Year 2008 GULDMOBILEN

Awarded Oricane in 2008.

No 1 Swedish Researcher “Chester Carlson Prize” Awarded Mikael Degermark in year 2000 for “high performance routing” by IVA.

Dataföreningen i Norr, awarded Professor Christer Åhlund “IT personality of the year 2012”, in Skellefteå, Sweden.

The Competence Gala´s Great Honorary Prize Shared by Östen Mäkitalo and Anton Abele in 2008.

European Grand IST Prize

Best Student Paper Award

European Grand Ict Prize FINALIST

Awarded Marratech AB in year 2000 in Nice by the European Commission.

The International Conference on Social Computing and its Applications awarded Juwel Rana, Kåre Synnes and Johan Kristiansson “Best Student Paper Award”, in November 2012, in Xiangtan, China.

Awarded Operax AB in year 2007 by the European Commission.

Best Paper

Best Paper Best paper awarded Laurynas Riliskis and Evgeny Osipov for “Analysis of the adaptive threshold vehicle detection algorithm applied to traffic vibrations” at Baltic Conference on Future Internet Communications, Riga, in 2011.

Best Idea Awarded the research project Sense Smart City at the European summit on the future of Internet in Luxembourg, 2011.

Awarded Mikael Degermark in year 2000 for “high performance routing” by ACM/SIGCOM.

Awarded Mikael Sundström at ItechPartner Forum in Porto, Portugal, in 2007.

European Grand IST Prize (1st)

Best Paper Awarded Christer Åhlund, Robert Brännström, Karl Andersson, and Örjan Tjernström for ”Multimedia Flow Mobility in Heterogeneous Networks Using Multihomed Mobile IPv6” at The 4th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2006.

Best New-Establishment In Luleå Rubico AB, a CDT-offspring, awarded for the best newestablishment in Luleå in 2006.

Awarded CDT in year 2011 from the IT society in Norrbotten, Sweden.

Competetive Regions Best Practice 3

Chester Carlson Prize NOMINATION

VITAL Project selected for presentation in Magdeburg, Germany, 2005.

Best Paper NOMINATION Awarded Bigitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Marita Holst and Anna Ståhlbröst for “Concept Design with a Living Lab Approach at HICSS-42 at Big Island, Hawaii, in 2009.


Best Presentation Award

IT Organization of the Year

Finalist Mikael Sundström in 2009 by IVA for efficient compression, storage and retrieval of information.



Best Student Paper Awarded Anna Hedman, David Carr, Hans Nässla in year 2004 for “Browsing thumbnails: A comparison of three techniques” by ITI2004 in Croatia.

Ericsson Inventor of the Year Awarded Krister Svanbro at Ericsson in year 2001 for Headercompression by Ericsson.

Awarded Effnet AB in year 1999 in Helsinki by the European Commission.

1st Prize In Swedish Innovation Cup 1998: Brodnik/Carlsson/Degermark/Pink – The Luleå Algorithm

Spin-off of the year The CDT spin-off company KYAB receive the award “Spin-off of the year 2013” from the Luleå University of Technology.

Young Researcher Prize Awarded Associate Senior Lecturer Damiano Varagnolo, Luleå University of Technology in 2015 from Norrbottens Forskningsråd.

Best Exhibitor Awarded the CDT project USEMP during the ICT Days 2015 in Lisbon.

Methods and Manuals How to boost and measure change The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance on promoting a gender equality and diversity perspective in ICT and educational environment. The handbook answers questions such as - How to measure effects of gender equality and diversity activities in ICT (both academia and industry)? What we mean by change and how to measure it? How to promote a more sustainable change process? The handbook not only highlights the need for change but describes the change that occurred in two pilots.

The Living Labs Handbook

Race To Scale

Peoples Voice

Based on results from the project SmartIES and the process of using and evaluating the FormIT methodology in a Nordic cross-border pilot. The goal has been to make the Living Lab Key Principles and the application visible and easy to use.

FormIT is a methodology for user involvement, created and tested at CDT. In this guide, specialists in user-driven innovation share their knowledge.

Involving users in the development of interactive systems increases the ikelihood that those systems will be useful and usable. How do we mobilize users? What motivates people to take part in the development of an innovation in their spare time?




CDT is mainly financed by institutional sources, both nationally and internationally. This is for example EU framework programs and structural funds, along with national and regional governments. CDT is a non profit organization. Nonetheless, a strong financial position helps us achieve our goals by being able to better support the projects we are involved in.

Balance Sheet (SEK ´000) Liquid assets Receivables Fixed assets Total Assets

2015 2014 2013 2012 -38 608 10 439 -1 407 6 405 8 692 7 583 9 332 158 0 0 0 6 525 9 300 18 022 7 925

Accounts payable Advance payments Personnel liabilities Other current liabilities Loan Total Liabilities

212 4 692 0 0 106 5 010

1 603 4 979 0 0 6 6 588

962 8 031 0 0 8 498 17 491

1 317 2 941 0 0 2 480 6 738

2 712 -1 197 1 515

531 2 181 2 712

1 187 -656 531

1 442 -255 1 187

6 525

9 300

18 022

7 925

Profit or loss brought forward Profit or loss for the financial year Total Capital Total Liabilities and Capital

Income Statement (SEK ´000) Governmental companies Governmental authorities and foundations County administration Other governmental funding Municipalities Private companies Private foundations Foreign funding Others Income Personnel costs External services Premises Equipment Travel Depreciation Indirect costs Other costs Costs Income for the Year

CDT income 2015 National Public Fund -718

International Public Funds 3 909

CDT income 2012-2015 (SEK ´000)

Regional Public Funds 4 810

Company Funds 1 586 Other Funds 1 553 Total In Kind contribution of the partners 3 161

2015 2014 2013 2012 0 0 0 0 233 6 715 7 467 9 408 2 150 1 482 773 647 973 980 386 321 1 686 1 474 -42 1 260 1 059 1 004 2 053 1 930 765 1 321 0 0 4 274 6 582 5 809 5 021 0 0 0 0 11 140 19 558 16 446 18 587 4 806 5 563 5 311 5 410 3 405 7 301 7 286 8 927 458 429 462 326 433 469 796 540 985 1 162 928 1 170 8 0 0 0 1 878 2 168 2 076 2 116 364 285 243 353 12 337 17 377 17 102 18 842 - 1 197 2 181 -656 -255

Financial turnover (Net) 44 454

Total Transfer of Funds 30 153

EU structural Funds Research Foundations European Commission Companies County Administration Luleå University of Technology Other Income

2015 2014 2013 2012 1 055 2 495 3 401 5 001 2 224 5 161 2 489 4 495 2 810 6 567 5 708 3 951 1 586 1 004 2 053 1 930 2 150 2 021 927 1 188 1 315 2 310 1 868 2 022 0 0 0 0 11 140 19 558 16 446 18 587

In-kind contribution of the partners Transfer of EU funds to the external partners Transfer of EU funds to the internal partners (LTU) Total

3 161 15 666 14 487 33 314

6 389 9 412 13 995 49 354

3 704 9 134 8 330 37 614

5 715 4 906 6 166 35 374 27

Collaboration & Networks – Complementary skills drive innovation

CDT offers an integrated environment for efficient cross-border collaboration between universities, commercial companies, governments and end users. Our partners come from different organizations and working cultures, located at different geographical sites. CDT’s goal is to be a preferred R&D meeting place. We have for several years invested in building long-term alliances with selected national and international scientific communities as well as business partners. Today, we consider our network one of our strongest assets, including many companies, organisations and research centres.


IT Research, Design and Innovation Partners CEA

Pan European


Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Politecnico Di Milano

CIP (EU Competitive Innovation Programme)

Core Partners


Luleå University of Technology


Boden municipality

Luleå Energy

City of Aarhus





Management in Motion AB

Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives


Martel, Switzerland

Luleå City

Coventry University


Martinsons Träbroar

Luleå municipality



Megeve Tourisme

ALTEC Software AB


Poste Italiane


Mirror Partner

Santander Municipality

Business Partners


Incubator, Luleå

Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus in Greece Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

Teknikens Hus

Erasmus Research Institute of Management



Non-profit Organisations

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam


Optimation AB


Behaviourmetrics AB




Plan Sju

Business Sweden


Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

Cleopa GmbH


Fab Lab Barcelona


Future Cities Catapult

Skellefteå Kraft

Archimède Solutions

Narvik Composite

Arctic Group

Neava AB



CodeMill AB CombiTech Data Ductus DFRC Draxis Enviromental S.A. DunavNET Easy Global Market Effnet Eistec Elastisys

Sogeti SQS Tecnalia Research and Innovation

HW Communications Limited IBM


Luleå ICT Business Council

Hochschule Aachen Hochschule Ulm

Mandat International

Iceland Living Lab, Iceland INRIA

University of Bradford

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

University of Cantabria in Spain

Instituto Italiano per la Privacy

University of Lübeck


Aalto University


Westbic Wirtschafts und Infrastruktur Gmbh & Co Planungs KG

Aarhus University

IT Innovation - University of Southampton


Public Sector partners


Aarhus Municipality


Aurorum Business

Ankara University Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Athens University of Economics and Business Austrian Institute of Technology

Université du Luxembourg University College of Cork


Alexandra Institute

TWT GMBH Science & Innovation

Imperial College London

Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa


Norrbotten County Council (Norrbottens Läns Landsting)

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS

Universities and Research


Technische Universität Wien



The Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation (NTF)


Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

Gothenburg Universities



Interreg IVB Baltic Sea

Interreg 4A North

International association of IT lawyers

Santander Cluster

Home Automation Europe

Technical University of Berlin

Fundação de Apoio à Universidade de São Paulo

The Node Pole



Trnava University


Hello Future

Tampere University of Technology

Region Västerbotten



European Regional Development Funds

The Complutense University of Madrid

Telia Sonera


SWU Netze GmbH


Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

Public and Science


Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação

Norrbottens forskningsråd

Nordic innovation center

TST Sistemas

RWTH Aachen University

County Administrative Board in Norrbotten (Länsstyrelsen)

Test Site Sweden



Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Laboratory Infrastructure Implementation (PII) Linköping University Metropolia NFP Narvik forskningspark

Skellefteå Municipality Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation System (VINNOVA) The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) Umeå University

University of Geneva University of Melbourne University of Naples University of Southampton University of Surrey UP8 Uppsala University Vilnius University Wireless Trondheim Living Lab, Norway Örebro University 29


OUR PROJECTS Connecting research, industry and society in cross-disciplinary teams One of CDT’s main roles is to initiate and to coordinate long-term innovation projects. CDT are experts in innovation process management and performance of large-scale pilots in real life setting. This is mainly done by running research, design and innovation projects, where we connect research, industry and society in cross-disciplinary teams. Here, scientific curiosity is paired with an intense collaboration between industry and society. During a project, key assets are created, such as architectures, new technologies, methods and models as well as analysis of needs, market and usability aspects. The advances may be based on any combination or blend of new technology, identified needs, new business principles or emerging market opportunities. In most of our projects, research from Luleü University of Technology is combined with real world applications. If the project turns out to be very successful, the results can lead to innovations in forms such as products, services, prototypes or even business concepts.



Cloudberry Datacenters


AmpliFIRE is to prepare FIRE for year 2020, in strengthening the exploitation and impact creation capacities of Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities.

Cloudberry is a research and innovation centre, with mission to make datacenters and clouds greener and smarter, meaning more flexible, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The European CompEIT project has released an e-meeting sevice where participants are mixed toward a common background that enhances the feeling of presence in e-meetings.

It brings the concept of open innovation into the world of FIRE, involving beneficiaries across the range from infrastructure technologies to new modes of interaction, collaboration and empowerment. AmpliFIRE enhances the awareness for FIRE-enabled research and innovation opportunities in the business community, in societal domains and in the existing FIRE community. AmpliFIRE develops a sustainable vision for 2020 of Future Internet research and experimentation including the role of FIRE facilities, and sets out a transition path from the current situation towards 2020. It conducts an assessment of today’s FIRE capabilities, identifying the gaps relative to the 2020 demands and identifying how capabilities must evolve.

Cloudberry partners define and run medium to high risk research and innovation projects, where key challenges and opportunities are targeted with research, novel approaches and new technology. The project will catalyse national growth by initiating an attractive and efficient environment for integrated education, research, design and innovation in the area of large-scale handling of large volumes of data with a primary focus on cloud in datacenters

The CompEIT project is a collaboration between seven academic and industrial partners. The Sweden partners are LuleĂĽ University of Technology, Royal Institute of Technology and Ericsson AB. The project is a synergistic cooperation for making media experiences on the Internet better, for example, making it easier to get eye contact during video meetings, watch videos together and sharing other fun and exciting activities. It supports moving between your computer and mobile phone, in a very easy manner. After one year of intensive work, it is now possible to try out a first e-meeting service where the participants are mixed-in against a common background. You can also try out games and other mini-apps where you can easily attach your phone to what is happening on the bigger screen. PROJECT PERIOD: July 2013 - ongoing CONTACT: Anders Lundkvist E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 674 58 58 PROJECT PERIOD: January 2013 - December 2015 CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20


Link to the project: Try the CompEIT Experience Lab here: PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013 - September 2016 CONTACT: Michael Nilsson, E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20


EIT Digital

FUI Datacenters


EIT Digital’s mission is to turn Europe into the global leader in ICT innovation by establishing a new type of partnership between leading companies, research centers and universities in Europe.

The aim of the project is to develop and renew the datacenter industry by innovating and developing products and services for SMEs in north Sweden.

The aim of the GENOVATE project is to ensure equal opportunities for men and women in research, innovation and scientific decision-making bodies.

There is a strong and growing global demand for data centers and solutions that enable large-scale greener, more efficient and safer data management. The is also a strong need and a growing market for companies that can offer new and better solutions in the area of data centers and cloud services. Due to this, the project will financially support to define, develop, test and demonstrate new and better products and services as well as to help with expenses for equipment and datacenter test environments.

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is one of the seven partners of this EU FP7 project which is coordinated by the University of Bradford in the UK. At LTU the project is a collaboration between CDT and gender researchers at Human work science with focus on engineering and ICT innovation systems. Only 17% of LTU’s professors are women despite of a long tradition of gender equality initiatives at the university. Moreover, the Swedish IT sector is lacking women and this is crucial for the further development of IT. Human work science has long experience of gender-aware recruitment and promotion practices in academia and CDT has developed several tools for mainstreaming gender in innovation systems. The further development of gender equality and diversity tools and methods are main features of the work package led by LTU. In addition to internal stakeholders LTU has attracted external stakeholders such as Sogeti, Luleå ICT Business Council and EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators).

EIT stands for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. CDT is an affiliated partner participating in and contributing to the activities to the Stockholm node in the EIT Digital (former EIT ICT Labs) coordinated by KTH, Sweden. Affiliated partners are usually active on node level and are typically universities, SMEs or venture capital funds and companies. They have a contract with the EIT Digital’s Know-ledge and Innovation Community association and a mandate with a specific node through which they supply competence and human resources to its Co-location Centre. PROJECT PERIOD: April 2012 - Ongoing CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20 PROJECT PERIOD: September 2015 - December 2018 CONTACT: Jan-Olov Johansson, E-mail: Phone: +46 (0) 70 619 22 31 PROJECT PERIOD: January 2013 - December 2016 CONTACT: Paula Wennberg E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 247 54 21


IDS 2020


IoT Lab

The goal of the work is to affect conditions for Swedish players to participate in the Horizon 2020, in the areas Big Data Analyt-

This is a network of Swedish companies, universities, institutes and authorities that have formulated a joint Strategic Innovation Programme in the area of Internet of Things (IoT).

IoT Lab is a FP7 research project exploring the potential of crowdsourcing to extend IoT testbed infrastructure for multidisciplinary experiments with more end-user

The network will strengthen the Swedish position and influence on international EU research and innovation in IoT. Therefore, IoT Sweden has decided to create an organisation and develop processes and network to influence internationally and with focus on the European Commission Horizon 2020. The Swedish IoT-partnership ”IoT Sweden” has assigned LTU and CDT to lead this work. The strategies focus primarily on the mining, forestry (process industry) and health industry and SME companies i.e. the innovation carriers bringing new products and services to the big industry and users of IoT.

CDT is responsible for End user and Societal added value analysis and mainly involved in performing multidisciplinary experiments, including end-user driven experiments through crowdsourcing, to assess the added value of such approach. LTU-researchers involved are from Social Informatics.

ics, Infrastructure and Data Centers. IDS 2020 is a EU platform for information-driven Society (IDS). The goal of the work is IDS2020 affect conditions for Swedish players to participate in the Horizon 2020 focus areas Big Data Analytics, Infrastructure and Data Centers. PROJECT PERIOD: January 2015 - December 2016 CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20 PROJECT PERIOD: March 2015 - February 2017 CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20


interactions PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013 - September 2016 CONTACT: Anna Ståhlbröst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 62 40 186

Mobile Shield 2015

Privacy Flag


The goal of the project is the launch and offering of security services for the detection and identification of mobile malware, the security rating of mobile applications and their trusted distribution.

The project Privacy Flag aims to protect citizens’ privacy with user-friendly tools for interaction with websites, smartphone applications and the Internet of Things.

The OPTi project aspires to create a longlasting impact by rethinking the way District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Systems are architected and controlled.

It is a European Research project that combines technological and legal expertise and that is building a global knowledge database of identified privacy risks, together with online services to support companies and other stakeholders in becoming privacy-friendly. Privacy Flag is developing highly scalable privacy monitoring and protection solutions. This will include crowdsourcing mechanisms to identify, monitor and assess privacy-related risks, privacy monitoring agents to identify suspicious activities and applications, universal privacy risk area assessment tool and methodology tailored on European norms on personal data protection as well as personal data valuation mechanism. Moreover, it will contain privacy enablers against traffic monitoring and finger printings and user friendly interface informing on the privacy risks when using an application or website.

The overarching goal is to create business benefits for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction. OPTi will deliver methodologies and tools that will enable accurate modelling, analysis and control of current and envisioned DHC systems. The methodology will be deployed both on a complete system level, and on the level of a building. OPTi will treat the DHC system as a system subject to dynamic control, and will treat thermal energy as a resource to be controlled for DHC systems towards saving energy and reducing peak loads. This will lead to the most environmentally-friendly way of utilizing energy sources, thus reducing the reliance on additional boilers running on oil and/or electricity and overall providing a socio-economically sustainable environment.

This project is a continuation of the Mobile Shield 2014 project where the focus was to provide privacy protection and fraud detection services and identify a sustainable business models for them. The activities this year will instead focus on malware detection and mobile application security. Many existing malware detection solutions for mobile are still unsatisfactory in term of accuracy and ability to detect mobile malware. This projects services are designed specifically for mobile platforms and employs new techniques that can achieve better accuracy in detecting entire families of malware compared to existing products. The project addresses the problem of mobile application security, by finalizing testing and implementation of new mobile services that identifies mobile malware PROJECT PERIOD: January 2015 - December 2015 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14 PROJECT PERIOD: May 2015 - April 2018 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14 PROJECT PERIOD: March 2014 - October 2017 CONTACT: Arne Gylling E-mail: Phone: +46 (0) 70 530 33 39 Coordinator Prof. Wolfgang Birk E-mail: Phone: +46(0)920491965




Steinkjer Living Lab

OrganiCity is a project that puts people at the center of the development of future cities.

SMART CAMPUS is an energy saving project that targets university campus areas. The project aims to develop services and applications supported by a data gathering platform that integrates real time information systems and intelligent energy management systems.

Steinkjer Living Lab is a knowledge transfer project where Botnia Living Lab offers its knowledge and experience and Living Lab operations and methods to Comparative AS in Steinkjer, Norway.

This EU project brings together three leading smart cities and a total of 15 consortium members with great diversity in skills and experience. The core objective is to put people at the center of the development of future cities. OrganiCity consists of a close collaboration between Aarhus, London and Santander, three cities which all have extensive experience using so-called smart city technologies. These technologies include ways to improve cities’ services for citizens while at the same time reducing resource consumption. PROJECT PERIOD: January 2015 - June 2018 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14

This integration drives a bidirectional learning process such that both the user and the building learn how to interact with each other in a more energy efficient way. This project targets public buildings, located in universities, through the use of services enabled by ICT. In particular, by supporting the user behaviour transformation through the interaction between the user and the building’s intelligent energy management system. Furthermore, the eco-conscious educated user will be empowered with real time information and decision making guidance that will enable and motivate the interaction, leading to Energy Efficiency. SMART CAMPUS expects an impact of substantial Energy Savings up to 20% of total saving, being up to 15% the result of consumer behaviour transformation. PROJECT PERIOD: August 2012 - April 2015 CONTACT: Jan-Olov Johansson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 619 22 31


In Steinkjer, Norway, there is a broad consensus among different stakeholders such as businesses, municipality, university and non-profit associations that the city and region would benefit from implementing Living Lab approaches in their development processes. The establishment of Steinkjer Innovation Centre in Trøndelag is used as a case study where the new knowledge is implemented. The project is designed in three phases following the FormIT methodology where each phase includes learning sessions, practical sessions and reflections. The expected results are to set up a Living Lab in Steinkjer as part of the Innovation Centre where methods to support innovation and especially open innovation are to be used. Comparative AS will be the Living Lab provider inside the Innovation Centre. PROJECT PERIOD: February 2015 - March 2016 CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14




The UAV project is a one-year prestudy about localization for autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in underground mining.

USEMP’s mission is to raise citizens´ awareness of their digital footprint in social media and give the users‘ the control of their personal data.

The project is within the Vinnova SIP STRIM programme. CDT and LTU researchers together with the company Agio investigated the possibilities and it resulted in a prestudy to identify the current state-of-the-art and to verify applicable and reliable existing methods and technologies for performing localization of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in underground harsh mining environments. The massive interest for UAVs has led to the development of various aircraft types from actual size helicopters or fixed wing planes to micro rotorcrafts aiming to operate in different environments. Recently, industry showed interest to invest in UAV applications like infrastructure inspection, thanks to their inherent characteristics and design that makes them quite powerful and agile.

USEMP stands for User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management. The USEMP initiative will take up the challenge of developing tools to empower users with regard to their volunteered (posted), their observed (behavioural) data and the inferred data, which basically drive most of the business models of Online Social Networks. Of key importance for the project will be to empower users by enhancing the understanding and control over the data they distribute or interact with.

VinterCykla! is a pre-study project with the objective to identify what needs to be addressed in order to increase the number of people taking the bike and leaving their car at home.

PROJECT PERIOD: March 2015 - December 2015 PROJECT PERIOD: October 2013 - September 2016

This would contribute to better health, reduce inner city traffic and provide significant savings to society in the form of reduced emissions and lower costs for accidents. This will be achieved by, in close dialogue with bicyclists, tackle the most significant obstacles and developing a ´WAZE´-like service that will help to choose the bicycle over the car. Increasing cycling by 20% saves 2 billions for society every year! PROJECT PERIOD: June 2015 - Ongoing CONTACT: Arne Gylling, E-mail:, Phone: +46 (0) 70 530 33 39

CONTACT: Marita Holst E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 646 54 14

CONTACT: Michael Nilsson E-mail: Phone: +46 (0)70 288 45 20


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a CDT partner? CDT offers an integrated environment of people, infrastructure, tools, processes and services for research, development and test. what we can offer

CDT has an extensive network covering private and public sector, multinational enterprises and SMEs as well as academia and non-profit organisations in Sweden and worldwide. CDT is not only a partner in a number of European Union projects. We are also an effective Member of the European Network of Living Labs and Partner of the EIT ICT Labs and FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation). CDT is hosting Open Innovation experimen38

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tation environments to take research concepts to the reality, for example Botnia Living Lab and IoT Innovation Lab. One of our specialities is to generate and exploit groundbreaking innovations with and for our partners. Innovations may be in shape of new processes, new solutions, new products and new business.

Becoming a CDT partner is easy, we meet, walk through our offers and define some initial objectives. Furthermore, we run some initial collaborative activities. After a typical period of 3-6 months we have a new meeting where we exchange our analysis of experiences from the collaboration. Provided experiences are mutually positive, we make a principal agreement that targets a sustainable continuation of our collaboration – and off we go!

CDT Management Team

Anders Lundkvist

Karl Andersson

Arne Gylling

Marita Holst

CEO +46 (0)70 674 58 58 +46 (0)70 819 54 84 +46 (0)70 530 33 39 +46 (0)70 646 54 14

Jan-Olov Johansson

Michael Nilsson

Marie Nolin

Paula Wennberg +46 (0)72 526 20 70 +46 (0)70 247 54 21 +46 (0)70 619 22 31 +46 (0)70 288 45 20

Board of Directors

The CDT board of directors have approved the CDT annual report 2015. Luleå, April 2016

Thomas Brännström

Tor Björn Minde

Jonas Ekman

Thomas Gustafsson

Mats Nordberg


Ericsson Research

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology

Ericsson Research

The income statement and balance sheet 2015, have been reviewed by the auditors. Luleå, April 2016. Kai Lavonen Ernst & Young Production: CDT, Luleå University of Technology Contact for the Annual Report: Marie Nolin, CDT, phone: +46 (0)725 26 20 70, e-mail: Graphic design & print: Luleå University of Technology Graphic Production Photo: Nicke Johansson, Leif Nyberg, Linda Alfredsson, Peter Parnes, Jan-Olov Johansson, Michael Nilsson, Paula Wennberg, Shutterstock Images Marie Nolin, LTU, Matton Images and others



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