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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UCN at the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop


UCN was heavily active on the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks. Inria/Technicolor presented their work predicting the effect of home Wi-Fi quality on Web QoE and Inria presented its work on analyzing the

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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 and

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UCN presented at the NSF/FCC Workshop


UCN’s approach to measuring user quality of experience (QoE) was presented at the NSF/FCC Workshop on Tracking Quality of Experience in the Internet in Princeton, New Jersey. More details:

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The Databox, part of the PIH, at Aarhus’15

Dr Richard Mortier from the Cambridge University Computer Lab recently presented work from UCN at the 5th Decennial Aarhus conference, (yes, it really does happen only once every 10 years!) on  Wednesday 19th August. Titled Personal Data: Thinking Inside the Box,

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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. Renata presented

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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 the

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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.   Read the entire article here

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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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