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Last updated
April 22nd, 2010



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 version remains 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 here. 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 latest development!

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 more effective project delivery chain. Computers in Industry, Volume 50, Issue 2 February 2003. pp. 141-151.

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