Mid-term event: special Track & Know session jointly with ANT Conference 2019

As part of the dissemination goals of the project, a mid-term event was held on May 2nd, 2019 as a special technical session within a reputed international conference on Ambient Systems, Network and Technologies (ANT) to gain attention of a wider and more related audience. This conference is held every year and is a leading international conference for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Big data analytics, Cloud computing, Emerging networking, tracking and sensing technologies, Modelling simulation and transportation sciences, Internet of Things etc. The ANT conference was held from 29th April to 2nd May, 2019 in Leuven, Belgium and was attended by over 150 individuals from all continents of the world with presentations on just over 100 research papers. Apart from the dissemination of project results, the conference provided an excellent opportunity to enhance the network and reach out to the researchers/practitioners in different but related domains by advertising the project portfolio and distributing project materials (i.e. newsletter/flyers).

The well attended session on the Track & Know project consisted of five key presentations of which the first served as an overall introduction. The following key technical presentations described preliminary results, work in progress and generated some useful discussions. This special session generated some useful discussions on all presentations.

Some key takeaways from the discussions with participants that will help exploit project research activities are as follows: 1) Collaborations with Track & Know partners in further exploration of a variety of big data analysis methods, 2) Sharing and availability of data (aggregate data) for testing and resolving other pertinent research questions, 3) Knowledge sharing in relation to understand how Track & Know has resolved data privacy, GDPR and other ethical issues.