Eclipse In Action

Chris Aniszczyk, Daniel Ford, Benjamin Cabe (Eclipse Foundation), Gaetan Morice (Sierra Wireless)

Eclipse Ecosystem - Other · Long - curated
Tuesday, 10:10, 50 minutes | Room 203/204


STEM: How to use Eclipse and mathematics to fight the coming global pandemic.

The Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) is an Eclipse based RCP for modeling the global spread of infectious disease. STEM is a component of the Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework and is designed to allow global collaboration on the development of infectious disease models. It embodies a flexible "graph based" representational framework that allows models to be composed from different components provided by different researchers. It also includes extensive data sets that represent the entire political geography of the planet (244 countries) as well as sophisticated mathematical models for predicting disease propagation. STEM also integrates internal views for geographic visualization and as well as offering interfaces to Google Earth. Scenarios can be created using drag-and-drop editors and can include Models that incorporate different layers of abstraction, for instance it can layer economic models "over top" of disease models. Public policy interventions can be modeled in STEM through the use of a conditional "trigger" mechanism that tests for conditions in a simulation and then changes some aspect of the Simulation's state as a result (e.g., close an airport). STEM is a very general system and is designed and implemented to allow for other types of simulation scenarios including disaster planning and recovery, military planing and infrastructure deployment. An interesting aspect of STEM is that it can run "simulations" in real-time and integrate them with data from external sources to create systems that provide situational awareness. This talk will introduce STEM, demonstrate its application to pandemic disease modeling and discuss its implementation and applicability to other domains.

Programming for Lego® Mindstorms™ using Eclipse to take you back to your childhood!

Did the little boy -or girl- in you ever wondered if Eclipse was cool enough to develop code for Lego® Mindstorms™?
The answer is definitively yes, and this talk will show you how fun it is to use Eclipse technologies dedicated to embedded development (CDT, TM, ...) to create the brain of your future cybernetic buddy!
The talk will of course feature a live demo!
Chris is the co-lead for the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) project and a jack of all trades at EclipseSource. Chris tends to be all over the place inside the Eclipse community by committing on various Eclipse projects and also bringing in new projects. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council, the Technology PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Chris's passions are software advocacy, open-source, running, tooling, modularity and anything related to Eclipse. He's always available to discuss open-source or Eclipse over a frosty beverage.

Daniel Ford is currently a Research Staff Member in the Department of Computer Science at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California. His immediate research interest is the application of information technology and mathematics to the threat of a global pandemic event. He is leading the creation of STEM (Spatio-temporal Epidemiological Modeler), an open source platform for the development of sophisticated global scale epidemiological models. STEM is part of the Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework (OHF) ( Daniel earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 1992.

Benjamin is a technical expert at Anyware Technologies, passionated about Eclipse and its ecosystem. He is very involved in the Eclipse community and a committer on the PDE incubator, working on introducing models inside the plug-in development tooling. He is also worldwide known as the winner of the Ganymede's T-Shirt contest :-)

Gaetan Morice is head of the Eclipse Products Team at Anyware Technologies. He leads Eclipse based IDE projects for embedded software tooling that involve lots of cool Eclipse technologies such as EMF, CDT, TM and DLTK. He also leads research efforts on alternative JVM languages use in Eclipse plugins development.

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