April 22nd, 2010: Published Openwattson at dialog.hut.fi, which has been developed by current and former Dialog team members. Openwattson is an open-source software package written in "C". With openwattson you can access power consumption measurements from the DIY Kyoto Wattson Energy Monitor over a USB connection.
January 5th, 2007: System re-installed on January 4th due to hard disk
change. The OSC Message Board has also been removed because a spammer started
using it. If the Message Board is re-installed, only registered users will
be allowed to use it.
June 19th, 2006: The DIALOG system architecture was modified
during the summer of 2005 to use semantic relations (i.e. semantic nets)
and "agents" for implementing application-specific logic and
Design Patterns. The new version is currently available only from the
CVS as the module "new_dialog". Binary version will be released shortly.
All current development work is done on this "new_dialog" version.
Therefore, we recommend that developers should use this version rather
than the old one from 2003. On the other hand, for the moment the 2003
more tested and stable.
The Dialog open source community (OSC)
is released. You can also download the source code of the Dialog
software without joining the OSC. However, the published source code is
rather old - but well-tested. Download it
The Dialog software is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser
General Public License. Please join the OSC if you want to follow the
Key research activities and presentations
TraSer EU project (Opens in new window)
Short description of TraSer in Finnish here
Promise EU project (Opens in new window)
Promise "academic" pages (Opens in new window)
Design Patterns for Managing Product Life Cycle Information. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 50, No. 0, 2007. pp. 75-79..
Agent-based Model for Managing Composite Product Information. Computers in Industry, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2006. pp. 72-81..
The product centric approach: a solution
to supply network
information management problems?
Computers in Industry,
Vol. 52, No. 2, 2003. pp. 147-159.
Intelligent products - a step towards a
project delivery chain.
Computers in Industry, Volume 50, Issue 2 February 2003.