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Personal Information
College Photo Name Meier, Rene
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Assistant Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 1261
Fax +353 1 677 2204
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2007 present
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society 2010 present
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics Society 2007 2010
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
German, Swiss variant, traditional orthography Fluent Fluent Fluent
Description of Research Interests
My research addresses overlapping topics in the area of middleware for large-scale mobile and pervasive computing systems in Smart Cities. This includes system architectures, programming models, mobility models, and context-aware services with a particular focus on their application to intelligent transportation systems supporting everyday life activities.
Research Interests
Ad hoc Networking Communication Systems Complex/Intelligent Systems Computer Science
Computer Software Distributed Systems Distributed systems Event-Based Communication
Geographic Information System(s) (GIS) Global Smart Spaces Intelligent Vehicles Internet
Internet technologies Middleware Mobile Applications Mobile Communications
Mobile Computing Mobile Networks Peer To Peer Networks Pervasive Computing
Real-Time Computing Simulation and modelling transportation networks Software Engineering Spatial Modelling
Spatial and temporal modeling Transport Simulations Ubiquitous Computing
Research Projects
Project title Transportation Cloud - Middleware for Transportation Clouds in Smart Cities
Summary Following the cloud computing philosophy, this project aims to investigate a unifying middleware platform and tools for providing a rich layer of semantic meta-information in support of the development of location-based service environments in Smart Cities.
Funding Agency TCD
Programme Postgraduate Research (PhD) Studentship
Type of Project
Date from 2010
Date to 2014
Person Months

Project title InTraCon - Real-Time Planning and Coordination for Intelligent Traffic Management in Smart Cities
Summary InTraCon aims to develop novel methodologies and techniques for managing traffic infrastructure and networks more effectively as part of the Smart Cities vision. This includes the development of sophisticated platform and tools for analysing traffic patterns, the development of algorithms for community-based intelligent traffic management, and the development of (simulation-based) environments for examining these algorithms.
Funding Agency IRCSET
Programme Embark PhD Studentship
Type of Project
Date from 2009
Date to 2013
Person Months

Project title Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Summary Lero is a Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) that facilitates collaboration between a number of Irish Universities and companies. Lero aims to deliver world-leading research in software engineering with a special emphasis on Evolving Critical Systems. Trinity College's Lero research focuses on investigating the issues relating to characterising and combining components and services in embedded environments, where services and users are mobile and distributed over large areas, while catering for dynamic adaptation and self-management of such software services.
Funding Agency Science Foundation Ireland
Programme Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2012
Person Months

Project title SmartTrans - Intelligent Transportation Systems and Services for Smart Cities
Summary SmartTrans aims to investigate next generation architectures and paradigms in support of a wide range of future intelligent transportation services for Smart Cities. These smart services will be highly mobile, proactive in nature and depend on contextual and semantic information to support and advice users in smart and sustainable environments. Prototypical smart services will be developed based on the requirements of Dublin City and will include pervasive services for mobile congestion tracking, for multi-modal urban journey planning and for intelligent estimation of arrival times.
Funding Agency
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2013
Person Months

Project title PlanetLab P2P
Summary The PlanetLab P2P network project of the PlanetLab community allows researchers at Trinity College to access and use a worldwide state-of-the art network that is essential to many aspects of wide-area and self-organising systems research.
Funding Agency
Type of Project
Date from 2006
Date to present
Person Months

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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
R. Meier and V. Cahill, On Event-Based Middleware for Location-Aware Mobile Applications, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 36, (3 - May/June), 2010, p409 - 430
TARA - Full Text
S. Brennan, S. Fritsch, Y. Liu, A. Sterritt, J. Fox, E. Linehan, C. Driver, R. Meier, V. Cahill, W. Harrison, and S. Clarke, A Framework for Flexible and Dependable Service-oriented Embedded Systems, Architecting Dependable Systems VII (ADS VII), LNCS 6420, 2010, p123 - 145
D. Fagan and R. Meier, Using Context and Behavioral Patterns for Intelligent Traffic Management, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 1st International Workshop on Context-Aware Middleware and Services (COMSWARE/CAMS 2009), Dublin, Ireland, June 16 - 16, 2009, edited by Mélanie Bouroche, Anurag Garg, René Meier, Razvan Popescu , 38, ACM Press, 2009, pp61 - 66
TARA - Full Text
R. Meier, A. Harrington, K. Beckmann, and V. Cahill, A Framework for Incremental Construction of Real Global Smart Space Applications, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 5, (4), 2009, p350 - 368
TARA - Full Text
R. Meier and V. Cahill, Taxonomy of Distributed Event-Based Programming Systems, The Computer Journal, 48, (5), 2005, p602 - 626
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