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Institute: Institute of Informatics

Automatic assessment of acute stress from speech.
Automatické hodnotenie akútneho stresu z reči
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Rusko Milan PhD.
Annotation:A person often intuitively identifies whether his/her partner in conversation is under stress, just from stress manifestations in the voice and speech. However, the group of acute stress manifestations and their measurable acoustic cues are not known well. There are no suitable speech databases available to study these manifestations. We will design an experimental scenario when the subject is stressed and is forced to communicate intensely via speech. During the experiment other modes, such as video, biosignals (pulse, skin conductivity, ...), will be recorded in addition to speech. We will analyze the collected data and propose an annotation scheme to capture the occurrence of stress. We will investigate the effects of stress and their acoustic correlates and select a set of acoustic features and a suitable machine learning method for automatically identifying stress in speech. A system for stress detection from speech will be developed and its results will be compared to subjective expert judgment.
Duration: 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2020

Efektívna paralelná realizácia počítačovej simulácie požiarov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Glasa Ján CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

MEMS structures based on load cell
MEMS štruktúry na báze poddajných mechanizmov
Program: SRDA
Project leader: Ing. Havlík Štefan DrSc.
Annotation:The project is focused on the analysis, synthesis and design of electromechanical sensors based on MEMS with wireless transmission of information about the sensed phenomena. Solution of the project will focus on exploring appropriate topology structures especially in relation to the proposal required parameters MEMS sensors. Comprehensive proposal includes a parallel proposal to both the mechanical and electrical parts of the sensor. When mechanical design emphasis will be placed on analysis modeling and linearisation characteristics of MEMS structures. The electric field of the settlement project focuses on analyzing the electromagnetic deja suitable for the transmission of information and supplement sensor electrical elements as to avoid compromising the required mechanical properties. The electric field due consideration to the topology of MEMS mechanical structures with its direct use for applying electrical elements.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2019

Methods and algorithms for the semantic processing of Big Data in distributed computing environment
Metódy a algoritmy pre sémantické spracovanie veľkých dát v distribuovanom výpočtovom prostredí
Program: VEGA
Project leader: doc. Ing. Hluchý Ladislav CSc.
Annotation:The research proposed in this project follows up on the successes achived in 7th FP projects in which most of the research team has participated: ADMIRE: Advanced Data Mining and Integration Research for Europe (2008-2011), Commius : Community-based Interoperability Utility for SMEs (2008-2011), VENIS: Virtual Enterprises by Networked Interoperability Services (2011-2015) and EGI-InSPIRE: Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe (2010-2014). Several case studies from these projects have created the motivation for research in the area of semantic processing of Big Data in a virtual computational environment. A big challenge in the proposed project will be to study new methods, approaches and algorithms. The proposal also builds on two previous VEGA projects: Selected methods, approaches and tools for distributed computing (2012-2015) and New methods and approaches on information processing and knowledge bases (2013-2015).
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

Modelling and Control of Complex Discrete-Event Systems Containing Uncontrollable Events and Unobservable States
Modelovanie a riadenie zložitých udalostných systémov obsahujúcich neriaditeľné udalosti a nepozorovateľné stavy
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. Ing. Čapkovič František CSc.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

Models of formation and spread of fire to increase safety of road tunnels
Modely vzniku a šírenia požiarov na zvýšenie bezpečnosti cestných tunelov
Program: SRDA
Project leader: RNDr. Glasa Ján CSc.
Annotation:The project is a significant contribution to increase of safety of road tunnels using computer simulation of fire spread based on modelling of complex processes related to fire by CFD technology. The aim of the project is to develop a series of computer simulations of fire scenarios suggested by customer organization in two road tunnels realized on high-performance computational infrastructure at Slovak Academy of Sciences. Research of proper method of parallelisation of simulation calculation with the aim to achieve substantial speedup of calculation without negative effect on the calculation accuracy, research on the impact of ventilation on stratification of smoke in tunnel tube and realization of experiments in two road tunnels in situ are the main parts of the project. Within the project, Tunnel Traffic and Operation Simulator (SRT) - a unique facility at University of Zilina will be extended by visualizations of smoke stratification in virtual tunnel tube in SRT in the case of fire developed by computer simulation on the basis of CFD models. The great benefit of this project will be also evidence of tunnel incidents and risk analysis according to achieved data. Implementation of the project will interconnect the knowledge, experience and researches of research teams of participating partners equipped with unique modern infrastructures obtained by ERDF EU with the aim to create innovative solutions to enhance the tunnel safety.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2019

Nanoštruktúrne tenkovrstvové materiály a inovatívne technológie pre MEMS senzory plynov a ťažkých kovov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: RNDr. Kostič Ivan
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019

New architectures for increasing the reliability of digital cores and systems
Nové architektúry na zvýšenie spoľahlivosti digitálnych jadier a systémov
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Baláž Marcel PhD.
Annotation:Complex systems integrated on a chip are becoming ubiquitous in many applications; so their operation must be reliable and resistant to failure, even though the nanotechnologies enhance their failure rate as a result of new fault mechanisms. Reliability of systems-on-chip (SoCs) is becoming a critical parameter and often could be achieved only at the expense of other parameters quality, such as consumption and chip area. The project aims to research on new architectures with built-in self-repair suited to different types of digital IP cores embedded in SoCs. In addition to standard cores such as processors, controllers, and other combinational cores, the project focuses on the so-called specialized cores, for which there are currently no methods to increase their reliability. The proposed architecture will be verified by simulation through the available software tools and experimentally using programmable devices. The results of the project will contribute to increasing reliability and life-cycle of SoCs.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Networked control of heterogenous multi-agent systems.
Sieťové riadenie heterogénnych multi-agentových systémov.
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Zelenka Ján PhD.
Annotation:The project addresses interoperability within heterogeneous multi-agent systems that provide appropriate tools for modeling and simulation of complex distributed systems such as logistics systems, multi-robot systems, etc. The project aims to develop principles of control and design of unconventional and functional mechanisms for implementation of the tasks with regard to the specific capabilities of individual agents. In accordance with current demands on the quality of life and public safety, the project is focused on exploration of terrains and areas after accidents or natural disasters. The project is focused on systems composed of intelligent agents, whose context can be detected by sensory systems. Physical Internet and Internet of Things are also subjects of research in the frame of the project.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

The total number of projects: 9