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BLEva: Evaluating Bluetooth Low Energy for IoT Jonathan Fürst is presenting a paper at CPSBench 2018 in Porto at CPSWeek. BLEva is open-sourced and can be retrieved on GitHub. Abstract Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the short-range, single-hop protocol of choice for the edge of the IoT. Despite its growing significance for phone-to-peripheral communication, BLE’s smartphone system performance characteristics are not well understood. As others, we experienced mixed erratic performance results in our BLE based smartphone-centric applications.

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SISAP 2017: On Competitiveness of Nearest-Neighbor-Based Music Classification: A Methodological Critique Authors: Haukur Pálmason, Björn Þór Jónsson, Laurent Amsaleg, Markus Schedl, and Peter Knees Björn Þór Jónsson is presenting a paper at the SISAP conference ( in München. The traditional role of nearest-neighbor classification in music classification research is that of a straw man opponent for the learning approach of the hour. Recent work in high-dimensional indexing has shown that approximate nearest-neighbor algorithms are extremely scalable, yielding results of reasonable quality from billions of high- dimensional features.

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Big data from space to be used in ITU classrooms A new collaboration between the IT University of Copenhagen and the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education gives students and researchers the chance to work with data collected by the EU’s earth observation program, Copernicus. Each Copernicus satellite produces 1.5 petabytes of raw data annually, holding an enormous potential for increasing the understanding of our planet. Since dissecting the data takes skills within software development and data analysis, ITU and the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education have formed a new collaboration.

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The Things Network June 1, 20017, we hosted the first hackathon of The Things Network, IoT by the people, for the people. Here s some (danish) press: – and in case you are interested in this, pls contact us at

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