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Surfacing ‘Surfing’: Accounting for Digital Practices Within the Home

Surfacing 'Surfing': Accounting for Digital Practices Within the Home

The Personal Information Hub (PIH) at the heart of the UCN project raises many questions for how personal digital data is managed in future. Of particular interest is pervasive sensor data, for example from smart homes, where the ‘personal’ in …

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Unikernel Systems joins Docker

Unikernel Systems is delighted to announce that it is joining Docker, a dynamic startup that has already revolutionised the way we build, ship and run distributed applications. Unikernel was founded by a group of those working on existing unikernel …

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Presentation of HostView

On July 9, 2015, Renata Teixeira gave an invited talk at the “Journée du Conseil scientifique de l’Afnic”. Afnic is a non-profit association and the incumbent manager of the .fr TLD. This year’s scientific day is dedicated to Internet measurements. …
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The challenges of assisting users in diagnosing problems in their home networks

On June 30, 2015, Renata Teixeira gave an invited talk at the workshop of “Aux frontières du système” of the “Conférence d’informatique en Parallélisme, Architecture et Système”, which gathers French researchers in parallel computing, architecture, and systems. The talk discussed …
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CueKeeper Internals: Experiences With Irmin, React, TyXML and IndexedDB

In CueKeeper: Gitting Things Done in the browser, Thomas Leonard (University of Cambridge) wrote about CueKeeper. This article cover the technology needed to build it.

 

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Describing a programming model for PIH, via a web app

Thomas Leonard (University of Cambridge) describes how he used the Irmin datastore to create a TODO application that runs completely in the browser. In this post he takes the reader from the background of ‘Getting Things Done’ to how he …

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Study to understand user online activities and content consumption

In May 2015, the University of Nottingham and Inria have started a study with 12 users in France to understand user online activities and content consumption. This study will inform the development of algorithms to infer user context and activities.…
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A component of UCN, Jitsu, to be presented at NSDI

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An important component of the UCN, will be presented at the NSDI2105 conference in Oakland California that will take place from 4 to 6 May. Jitsu, which stands for Just In Time Summoning of Unikernels, is a DNS server that …

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UCN at the Security Group series at the University of Birmingham

UCN at the Security Group series at the University of Birmingham

On April 9, Jon Crowcroft gave a seminar in the Security Group series at the University of Birmingham, where he presented work on MirageOS and Jitsu, and outlined the vision of the Personal Cloud/PIH approach of the UCN project to …

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Measuring Internet Experience from Home Networks

On April 2, 2015, Renata Teixeira gave a talk on “Measuring Internet Experience from Home Networks” at the 7th workshop on Active Internet Measurements (AIMS 2015). The talk outlined UCN’s approach to measuring user experience and to diagnosing problems at …

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