Recap of the year and future outlook for 2016

We wish you a happy holiday season!

Now that 2015 is coming to an end, it’s a good time to look back and go over what has happened in Sparsity over the year. It has been a season of new projects and challenges, but also a year to acknowledge the work done by our team in previous projects.

Thanks to the hard work and great results of the LDBC and Coherent PaaS projects, we have ranked #1 in the first Innovation Radar Report published by the European Commission. Thus, we can proudly say that Sparsity has been considered the SME with the highest innovation capacity in ICT. We also kept committed to using our knowledge and technology to bridge the gap between innovation and its social impact, having started three new projects funded by the European Union.

Sparsity is developing CIGO!, a cloud platform to ease the deployment of mobility policies towards an efficient, balanced and citizen-oriented Smart City. CIGO is funded by the frontierCities accelerator programme under the FP7. CIGO is a platform in the form of a Web App and a set of associated Mobile Apps designed to ease the implementation of mobility policies in an innovative way that benefits four key customer segments: the City Government, shops and restaurants in the city, final users and mobile apps providers.

Sparsity is also involved in the IT2Rail -“Information Technologies for Shift2Rail” project, which aims at providing a new seamless travel experience, giving access to a complete multimodal travel offer which connects the first and last mile to long distance journeys. Sparsity will be participating in the Interoperability Framework for its Semantic Query & Aggregation Engine, and with specially more stress on the Business Analytics Framework (BAF).

During the year, Sparsity has also started a new Tetracom Technology Transfer project based on the research on Query Expansion carried out by the Data Management group (DAMA) at UPC-BarcelonaTech, that will bring the state of the art research into market.

Aside of the new projects, one of the great hits of 2015 has been the release of Sparksee 5.2 with new features like the fastest and more precise community detection algorithm as part of our graph algorithm package, concurrency performance boost in read transactions, faster shortest path algorithm and added support for 64 bits processors on Android.

Over the year we have also attended interesting events and conferences such as the Mobile World Congress, Smart City Expo, Science Business Summit and Connect EU in Barcelona, the European Congress on the Future Internet in Hamburg, the SIGMOD conference and GRADES workshop in Melbourne, HiPEAC Conference in Amsterdam,
We have also successfully organised two relevant events: GraphTA and the LDBC Technical Community Meeting.

Thanks to the team, the Sparksee community and the feedback of our clients and partners, 2015 has been a great year for Sparsity. We believe that 2016 will definitely be another year of accomplishments, full of new projects and challenges and the same will to keep moving forward with knowledge, passion and dedication.

We wish you the best for the holiday season and a happy new year 2015!

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