Centre of Real Time Computer Systems

Centre of Real Time Computer Systems (CRTCS) performs applied leading research on smart environments and Internet of Things and Services (IoT&S). Scientists of the Centre participate in international and national projects and actively cooperate with companies around the world. Projects "GALA" and "TV MOZAIKA" were implemented in cooperation with TEO LT AB, content distribution system "AXMEDIS" was created in cooperation with foreign partners. Centre cooperates with Aalborg University, London City University, Technical University of Denmark, Darmstadt University and their research centres. It maintains contacts with companies Siemens, Philips, Advantech, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Intermedix.

Since the year 2000, Centre performs research on smart homes. Methods, algorithms and technologies, created by the scientists of CRTCS, enable implementation of innovative systems of smart environments, smart systems and IoT, as well as home systems with services designed for them. Implemented projects of future home equipment and high technologies include a digital home system, integrated health promotion system "Gudris", smart kitchen system "Fėja", prototype e-refrigerator and innovative technologies and services for home smart environments that make decisions independently according to user’s habits.

Innovations created at the Centre are based on an open architecture model, which allows integration of various third party services – thus creating new business models for potential providers of services for smart environments.

Production development

Products created, designed and manufactured at the Centre are competitive, distinguished by intellectual solutions, increased functionality and lower price. Majority of Lithuanian companies are interested in mass designing and production of products, however, the access to real time systems design is difficult for them, therefore, Centre, which has designing technologies and employs highly qualified specialists, can offer these services.

Consultation services

CRTCS organizes consultations for specialists of industrial companies as a one-stop-shop via the open access of National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (NIEC) at the valley Santaka.

CRTCS scientists and researchers have expertise in the following areas: modelling and creation of smart environment and smart house systems; Internet of Things and Services; modelling and creation of embedded systems; agent and multi-agent systems; artificial intellect and decision making; formal modelling and extensive experience in designing, creation and installation of various IT solutions.

There are four active research laboratories at the Centre:

  • Laboratory of Smart Systems
  • Laboratory of Internet of Things Technologies
  • Laboratory of Internet of Things Services
  • Laboratory of System Design and Prototyping

 

 
 
 
 

Studies

Centre's employees participate actively in the study process: they teach and curate study subjects in Informatics Engineering study programme, as well as the new Health Informatics programme created to prepare specialists who have the knowledge of both public health and informatics and are able to design, create and install software for health promotion solutions.

On 23 September 2015, a biggest specialized laboratory in Lithuania was opened in the valley Santaka in cooperation with the University's Faculty of Informatics and its CRTCS, and the Intermedix Corporation – a giant of health protection technologies and services.  The US company invested 100 thousand Euros in this laboratory. 

The laboratory has three spaces with 16 computerized working places. Investments of Intermedix Corporation allowed not only to install premises, but also obtain specialized software, computer equipment and software for Big Data processing, which promotes innovations, provides more possibilities to implement students' ideas and the projects they undertake, as well as open a way for a more effective cooperation between the academic and business communities.

Partners

Companies

  1. Thermo Fisher Scientific – the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. The company helps its customers to accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.
  2. Intermedix Corporation – a large US company leading in healthcare technologies and services.
  3. UAB „Rubikon apskaitos sistemos“ (now – City Service) – „City Service“ is a holding company which manages one of the largest corporate groups engaged in facility management and integrated utility services in Europe. The Group companies engage in facility management process administration, engineering systems maintenance and repairs, energy resources management and renovation, buildings’ technical and energetic auditing, territory maintenance and cleaning and provides security services.
  4. UAB „Baltec CNC Technologies“ – Baltec CNC Technologies is specializing in wide range metal processing. All major processing services are provided: from preparation of materials to painting and assembly.
  5. UAB “KATRA“ (now – AB Axis Industries) – company designs and manufactures heating, water metering and data management devices, other engineering products and solutions for cities, industry and energy sector.
  6. AB „Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos centras“ – a state-owned stock company under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Company ensures radio and TV programmes transmission to all residents of Lithuania, as well as provides data transmission, network connection, telephony and other services.
  7. UAB „Elsis TS“ – company operates in the field of information technologies and communications (ICT) and intelligent engineering systems providing customized software solutions and information systems, telecommunication and tactical communication, telemetry, environmental monitoring, smart house and building management, interactive content management solutions, and implementing military infrastructure projects.
  8. AB „TEO LT“ – an information and communication technology company, providing integrated telecommunication, IT and television services to residents and businesses in Lithuania.
  9. UAB „Freor LT“ – company manufactures high quality energy efficient long lasting commercial refrigeration equipment.
  10. UAB „LL OPTIC“ – company provides comprehensive solutions for self-service technologies.

Universities

  1. Aalborg University
  2. City University London
  3. Technical University of Denmark
  4. Darmstadt University of Technology
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Instructors


Professors

  Prof. dr. Egidijus Kazanavičius
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A312
tel. 8 (37) 300 392
email egidijus.kazanavicius@ktu.lt
  Prof. dr. Raimundas Jasinevičius
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A314
email raimundas.jasinevicius@ktu.lt

Associate professors

  Assoc. prof. dr. Vytautas Petrauskas
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A314
email vytautas.petrauskas@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Antanas Mikuckas
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A314
email antanas.mikuckas@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Irena Mikuckienė
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A314
tel. 8 (37) 300 395
email irena.mikuckiene@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Agnius Liutkevičius
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
tel. 8 (37) 300 394
mob. tel. 8 (626) 22 304
email agnius.liutkevicius@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Agnė Palauskaitė-Tarasevičienė
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
mob. tel. 8 (620) 32 763
email agne.paulauskaite-taraseviciene@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Nerijus Morkevičius
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
email nerijus.morkevicius@ktu.lt
  Assoc. prof. dr. Laura Kižauskienė
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
email laura.kizauskiene@ktu.lt

Lecturers

  Lect. dr. Audronė Janavičiūtė
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
tel. 8 (37) 300 359
email audrone.janaviciute@ktu.lt
  Lect. Rolandas Girčys
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
tel. 8 (37) 300 395
email rolandas.gircys@ktu.lt
  Lect. Vaidas Jukavičius
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
tel. 8 (37) 300 390
email vaidas.jukavicius@ktu.lt

Doctoral students


  Ignas Plauska
email ignas.plauska@ktu.lt
  Romas Lukas
email romas.lukas@ktu.lt
  Asta Martusevičienė
email asta.martuseviciene@ktu.lt

Staff


  Prof. dr. Egidijus Kazanavičius
Director
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A312
tel. 8 (37) 300 392
email egidijus.kazanavicius@ktu.lt
  Dr. Vygintas Kazanavičius
Junior Researcher
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
email vygintas.kazanavicius@ktu.lt
  Arūnas Vrubliauskas
Junior Researcher
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
email arunas.vrubliauskas@ktu.lt
  Romas Lukas
Junior Researcher
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A317
email romas.lukas@ktu.lt
  Ignas Plauska
Junior Researcher
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A317
email ignas.plauska@ktu.lt
  Gintautas Šalčius
Junior Researcher
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
email gintautas.salcius@ktu.lt
  Algirdas Dobrovolskis
Senior Software Developer
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
email algirdas.dobrovolskis@ktu.lt
  Rolandas Girčys
Senior Engineer
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A316
email rolandas.gircys@ktu.lt
  Aušra Vrubliauskaitė-Fratila
Engineer
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
email ausra.vrubliauskaite@ktu.lt
  Juozas Dovydaitis
Engineer
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
email juozas.dovydaitis@ktu.lt
  Žygimantas Meškaukas
Engineer
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
email zygimantas.meskauskas@ktu.lt
  Ingrida Ivanauskaitė
Junior Administrator
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
email ingrida.ivanauskaite@ktu.lt
  Karolis Jotauta
Technician
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
email karolis.jotauta@ktu.lt
  Šarūnas Šereika
Technician
K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A315
email sarunas.sereika@ktu.lt
 

Administration

 
 

Director – Prof. dr. Egidijus Kazanavičius

K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A312
tel. 8 (37) 300 392
email egidijus.kazanavicius@ktu.lt

 

Assistant to the Director – Aušra Vrubliauskaitė-Fratila

K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
tel. 8 (37) 300 392
email ausra.vrubliauskaite@ktu.lt

 

Administrator – Ingrida Ivanauskaitė

K.Baršausko str. 59 – room A313
tel. 8 (37) 300 385
email ingrida.ivanauskaite@ktu.lt

 
 
 
 

Research areas

  • Real time computer systems
  • Measures for design and production of real time systems
  • Real time digital signal processing systems
  • Real time systems as seen in the multi-agent system theory
  • Hybrid real time systems
  • Smart environment and smart home systems
  • Intelligent multi-agent technologies for future homes
  • Technologies for IoT and computer systems for their services
  • Intelligent services for IoT environments
  • Provision and management of e-services
  • Processing and analysis of data and signals
  • Fuzzy engineering and application of fuzzy cognitive maps
  • Processing and analysis of Big Data
  • Methods for data analysis and decision making
  • Smart transportation systems
  • Home management technologies
  • Engineering management systems for buildings
  • Various application of IoT security
  • Embedded systems and calculations
  • Integrated solutions for e-content management and transfer
  • IPTV and services for users
  • Services for B2B cooperation and interoperability
  • IT solutions for businesses

Defended theses

Information will be available soon.

Participation in research projects

 

National:

  1. 2009 – 2011 SRED project "Prototype Project for Digital Home Service Development and Management System "SNAPAS" and Services Based on this System", client – UAB "Elsis TS"
    A prototype for provision and management of digital home services has been developed and tested in real-life conditions, 4 prototype smart home services have been developed, installed and tested in real residents' homes (Level of technological preparation – 9, test products are provided for user's evaluation).
  2. 2009 – 2011 SRED project "Creation of New Electronic Services Based on WiMAX Positioning Technologies", client – AB "Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos centras"
    Project implementation included development of a prototype system for provision of interactive and intelligent positioning services, which promotes distribution of a new generation wireless broadband internet and enable provision of services based on positioning. A prototype of the service "Advertisement in websites of partners" based on positioning has been developed as well. Prototypes were installed and tested in a real production environment at AB "LRTC" (Level of technological preparation – 7, prototype demonstration).
  3. 2012 – 2015 EU Structural Funds project "Research and Development of Internet of Things and Services Technologies and Infrastructure for the Smart Environments (IDAPI)"
    Project implementation included extensive research in the area of IoT&S, managed by high level scientists, improving qualification and competences of young scientists and researchers, encouraging their mobility. Project objective – analysis of technologies for IoT&S for smart environments, creation of a common software framework for smart environments that integrates IoT devices, smart services and user context interfaces. Technologies developed during this project are aimed at being the basis for creation of innovative internationally competitive products. Trained specialists further ensure high quality of scientific research at international level.
  4. 2013 – 2015 EU Structural Funds project "Research on Smart Home Environment and Development of Intelligent Technologies (BIATech)"
    Project objective – creation of intelligent multi-agent technologies for future homes, related to identification of condition of home dwellers and decision making, also, development of methods that allow the creation of smart services for IoT environment based on the above-mentioned technologies. Project implementation included development of methods, technologies and techniques that allow a precise identification of the resident's condition when he or she is indoors (location, body position, physiological parameters) and development of intelligent home services based on multi-agent systems. Intelligent services are intelligent because they make decisions independently, without human intervention by monitoring parameters of the home environment, residents' habits and his or her condition.  Models simulating an intelligent home environment were created for testing these technologies at the Laboratories of Internet of Services and Internet of Things of KTU’s Centre of Real Time Computer Systems at the open access centre of Santaka valley. During the project, 1 patent was registered ("Method for indoor positioning of wireless local network (WLAN) objects"), 8 scientific publications published, 4 presentations given at international scientific conferences.

International:

  1. 2006 – 2008 FP6 IST Integrated Project "Automating Production of Cross Media Content for Multichannel Distribution (AXMEDIS)"
    A system prototype was created and demonstrated that allows producers, broadcasters and users to create any kind of digital content (video films, music, cards, photographs, documents, etc.) in various formats, transform it into any kind of transfer channels and devices (STB, IPTV, Internet computers, personal digital assistants, mobile telephones, audio/video players, etc.), transfer it via all channels, protect the content and manage it by electronic contracts under their own determined rules and procedure of use (Level of technological preparation – 7, prototype demonstration).
  2. 2006 – 2009 FP6 IST Specific Targeted Research Project "Solving Major Problems in MicroSensorial Wireless Networks (uSWN)"
    Project implementation included development of universal multilayer software and mediation equipment for microsensorial processors, as well as a system for collection, processing, storage and provision of sensor data. Project prototype was demonstrated at Birštonas municipality for monitoring and processing of bioparameters of sanatorium patients in real time, identification of patients' location and insurance and monitoring of the territory's security (Level of technological preparation – 7, prototype demonstration).
  3. 2006 – 2008 FP6 IST-4 Specific Targeted Research Project "Application Bus for Interoperability in Enlarged Europe SMEs (ABILITIES)"
    Project implementation included development of a prototype bus for interoperability of companies that facilitates cooperation of small and medium size companies (SMEs) when exchanging commercial documents. Developed prototype was tested in small and medium business companies in Lithuania and the EU (Level of technological preparation – 7, prototype demonstration).
  4. 2010 – 2011 FP7 IST Integrated Project "Collaboration and Interoperability for Networked Enterprises (COIN)"
    Project implementation included development of prototype services for collaboration and interoperability of companies and compositions of these services developed under the needs of cooperating companies. Developed prototype services were adapted and tested in Lithuanian small and medium size business companies (Level of technological preparation – 7, prototype demonstration).
  5. 2011 – 2013 Project of Eurostars programme No. E!6083 "Hardware Solution for Extremely Low Delay Compression/Decompression of Video Stream for Reliable Transmission in Real Time (FASTViD)"
    Project objective – development and preparation for commercialization of integrated wireless image transfer micro scheme that is able to code and decode video and audio streams with extremely low delay (not exceeding 30 ms). Project idea is based on innovative algorithms that begin decoding a video frame before receiving all required information, which shortens the time for coding/decoding (Level of technological preparation – 7, demonstration of prototype).
 

Other projects

Information will be available soon.