Rich Williams, leading the Computational Ecology group out of our team at Microsoft Research Cambridge gave an interview for Channel9. So go for it and watch the video. Rich is a bright person and he brings up tons of cool projects we develop new tools for.
Clemens Vasters just wrote about federated services in his blog. Sounds familiar? Of course. I spend a lot of time two years ago in investigating in Web Service Federations including soft- and hardware in my research at the IT-Management and Web Engineering Research Group (MWRG). At this time it was quite hard to explain to people what a Web Service federation actually is supposed to mean. We had a look deep into a couple of technologies. E.g., we allowed to connect uPnP devices with non-uPnP services across organizational boundaries, we used off-the-shelf Phidgets devices to control simulated Intel uPnP services. Unfortunately, WCF was not that stable at this time to use it as infrastructure for our approach even if we started to build upon it in the beginning.
Today, I found an online resource providing some tips and information how a research poster might look like. I have seen a lot of bad ones and do do not consider mine as perfect yet. So maybe this information does help in improving the research posters…
For those writing papers I still recommend Simon Peyton Jones’ How to write a good research paper”.
“At the International Summer School Marktoberdorf 2006, Tony Hoare was asked to give the talk at the closing session. He gave a lot of advices for Ph.D. students, and I am glad I made a video of it to share these advices”
Invisible computing: Not brand new but quite interesting to read:
“This site has the source code and documentation for Microsoft Invisible Computing. It is a research prototype for making small devices part of the seamless computing world. This site contains the source code and is available free of charge for research and educational use under the Microsoft Shared Source License.”
And even better, the code is Shared Source.