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Case-based reasoning research and development

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR) edited by Ashwin Ram and Nirmalie Wiratunga

September 2011

Ubiquitous Computing for Business

A Pearson book, Financial Times Press; 2011

March 2011

Flexible electronics: materials and applications

vol. 11 of the book series: Electronic Materials: Science & Technology

2009

case studies

Uncovering new ways people use technology to connect

7 December 2012

Sony wanted to explore how people use technology to connect and share experiences and what this could mean for future consumer products and experiences. 

Turning a laboratory concept into a field-ready prototype

10 December 2008

The U.S. Army had achieved the ability to detect bioagents in lab fluids -- but doing so in dispersed water samples in the field involved greater challenges.

Going beyond usability and incremental innovation to target new markets

The projector industry has matured. Despite the increased number of competitors and need for differentiation, innovations have focused only on incremental improvements or component technologies.

Harnessing communal expertise sharing to enhance services

If Xerox could leverage service technicians' tacit and socially shared experiences into a codified expert system, it would help improve services, revenues, and customer satisfaction.

Entering an emerging product market through IP and new technology capability transfer

Dowa had significant materials expertise and in-house R&D, but lacked the knowledge to manufacture and develop an emerging product category of LED-based products.

Meeting a high-value, custom application need through low-cost, novel electronics

PARC scientists delivered the key components for a tape-like blast dosimeter with integrated memory, control electronics, and multiple sensors – which could be fabricated through printing techniques or be compatible with roll-to-roll processing (key for enabling the novel form factors and low cost), and be customized to specific application needs.

Enabling value-added offerings for new market

While BASF has significant chemistry expertise, it needed to integrate electronics into its materials to capture value-added opportunities with customers in the display market.

Creating a new media business opportunity and technology platform

2009

While global publishing company DNP had a long history of delivering information on paper and other materials, it wanted to capitalize on the emerging trend of delivering information in digital formats.

Pioneering and deploying a breakthrough consumer product

The founders of startup Powerset, Inc., were convinced that there had to be a better way for consumers to search the web.

Transforming employee learning and customer service practices

To better serve customers, reduce training costs, and increase revenue, a Fortune 500 company wanted to consolidate its fragmented call-center operations to provide a single face to customers.

Using conversational insights to guide new products

Motorola wanted to investigate sharing practices among family and friends, so it could develop personalized communications applications that helped people maintain and enhance their social bonds.

Designing a more engaging visitor experience

Based on observations of how Filoli visitors naturally engaged with audio guidebooks, PARC ethnographers realized that visitors wanted to listen to descriptive information together and share “listening spaces” with each other.

demos & tools

WikiDashboard

a visualization tool for providing social transparency and dynamics for Wikipedia

MrTaggy

a social-tag based cross between a search engine and a recommendation engine for exploring topics quickly and efficiently on the web

ScanScribe

an easy-to-use image editing tool for manipulating meaningful image objects in scanned documents or screenshots

PixLabeler

pixel-level labeling of document image content for providing large-scale groundtruth data for document image recognition programs

Parallel Grammar Project (ParGram)

producing wide coverage grammars for a variety of languages

information sheets

High-Performance Structured Battery Electrodes

1 June 2014

PARC offers a proven co-extrusion printing technique, CoEx, that can enhance both the energy and power densities of batteries. A cost-effective way to manufacture structured electrodes, this technique can be applied to both cathodes and anodes for most mature battery chemistries.

PARSE: Low-cost Sorting for Scrap Recycling Industry

6 May 2014

Take our light-metal sorting survey! Please click here.

Current sorting technologies for light metals are either too costly or ineffective, and therefore certain aluminum recycling streams are shipped overseas for sorting and recycling. We want to add value to the US recycling industry by improving the quality of their scrap streams through low-cost sorting.

PARC EE-Scope

1 May 2014

By combining power usage and public data, PARC EE-Scope increases the effectiveness of EE programs via a set of tools to improve the design, targeting, and monitoring of residential EE offerings.

Right now, utility bills may indicate if a home uses more energy than its peers. EE-Scope goes beyond identifying “who” and asks “why” these homes are consuming so much more (or less) for air conditioning, heating, or other appliances. Combining PARC’s physics-based analytics and increasingly sophisticated power data, EE-Scope can help a utility assess the potential reasons for energy consumption and more accurately assess what home or behavioral modifications will have the most impact for each consumer.

Printed Integral Batteries

19 February 2014

PARC offers a novel co-extrusion printing technique that enables the printing of a full-thickness battery cathode, anode, and separator in a signle pass to dramatically improve battery performance and reduce production costs.

Very High Specific Power III-IV Solar Cells in a Rugged, Flexible, Low-Cost "Solar Blanket"

19 February 2014

PARC, together with Triton Systems and PV Scientific, is developing a flexible solar blanket based on micro-optic solar concentrators and high efficiency III-V solar cells.  This combination offers the best possible tradeoff among cost, weight, flexibility and efficiency.

Threat-Adaptive Installation Energy Management

19 February 2014

PARC is developing advanced energy management technologies capable of co-optimizing mission-critical energy needs with the economic value of energy assets

Adaptive Current-Collector Electrochemical Systems (ACES)

19 February 2014

PARC is developing an intrinsically safe battery architecture for high-assurance military applications.  Utilizing thin film electronic components, the flow of current is controlled locally so that the battery's output stays within safe limits at all times.

Hydrodynamic Separation: Innovative solutions for wastewater treatment

24 October 2013

PARC’s Hydrodynamic Separation (HDS) provides a compact, low-energy, cost-efficient method of concentrating biomass in wastewater processes.

The Business of Breakthroughs [brochure]

1 April 2012

PARC corporate brochure. Provides an overview of why to work with us, what we do, ways to work with us, track record of companies and contributions, and client criteria.

PARC at-a-glance [fact sheet]

1 April 2012

An overview of PARC at a glance.

Innovation Services brochure

30 March 2012

Breakthroughs may be born in the lab or boardroom, but they live or die in the marketplace – where people determine their real-world value through actual use. That's why PARC’s approach to innovation -- including ethnography -- places as much importance on people as it does on technology. Breaking down the silos that commonly separate research, engineering, social science, design, and business strategy, PARC is uniquely suited to help our clients identify unmet needs in the marketplace, recommend innovation practices that work, and introduce products and services that sell.

Hydrodynamic separation: Cost-effective dewatering of microalgae for biofuels

2 March 2012

PARC’s hydrodynamic separation (HDS) innovation provides a compact, low-energy, cost-effective method to dewater microalgae for biofuels and other applications.

Optics and Optical Systems Services

1 March 2012

Companies, both large and small, can now take advantage of PARC’s expertise in leading-edge optics and optical systems development to further their business goals. PARC’s capabilities today include micro and large-area imaging and non-imaging optical system designs, prototyping, process optimization, and transfer to manufacturing.

LED and Laser Diode Services

1 January 2012

PARC offers a superior combination of world-class technical expertise, fully integrated on-site development and prototyping infrastructure, and the ability to develop new processes in a commercial MOCVD reactor that are readily transferable to high-volume full-production systems.

Printed and Flexible Electronics Services: Application Development

1 December 2011

Targeted at companies and institutions interested in developing products based on printed or flexible electronics, this suite of services provides design and fabrication of “proof of concept” level demonstrators.

Printed and Flexible Electronics Services: Full System Prototyping

1 December 2011

This suite of services is targeted at clients who require hardened prototypes to demonstrate their materials, fabrication tools or circuit product ideas.

Printed and Flexible Electronics Services: Development and optimization of materials and devices

1 December 2011

Targeted primarily at suppliers and developers of substrate materials and printable semiconductors, dielectrics and metals, this suite of services provides development and optimization of materials and devices for many applications such as displays, sensing, and processing.

Methods for Ethnography: REACT

1 September 2011

Ethnographic insights have the power to fundamentally change perceptions, but it is often difficult to share observation-based insights out of context, and many clients don’t have the time to participate in workshops to absorb insights. PARC's Rapid Ethnographic Assessment and Communication Technique (REACT) compresses the ethnography process into a relatively short period of time and delivers findings that are essentially "self-presenting"…

Low-cost mobile robotic mapping, localization, navigation

31 December 2010

PARC’s Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking (MELT) enables new indoor service, networking, and surveillance applications.

Intelligent Automation

31 December 2010

PARC’s integrated planning + control platform (“Plantrol”) enables enterprises in a number of industries to build modular systems that operate intelligently for higher flexibility and availability, with shorter development and testing timeframes than traditional automation approaches.

ClawConnect™ Compliant High-Density Interconnect

1 December 2010

PARC has invented and developed the ClawConnect™ compliant, high-density, interconnect (HDI) platform technology. This technology enables ultra-thin, ultra-small, high-performance solutions -- with low total cost of ownership and without sacrificing quality and reliability.

Carbon-Neutral Liquid Fuel

1 March 2010

PARC is developing a commercially viable approach to making carbon- neutral liquid fuel from sunlight and seawater that has the potential to be cost-effective, scalable, efficient, and, most important, realizable within the existing fuel infrastructure.

Social Analytics and Collaboration Applications

31 December 2009

PARC is modeling people’s behavior in social systems to develop solutions that enhance the usability and value of social analytics and collaboration systems.

Pioneering Ubiquitous Information Services [Fujitsu Journal reprint]

30 March 2006

Fujitsu's report on innovating with PARC-- in English and Japanese.

PARC Place Brochure

PARC Place 

Leverage Disruptive Technology for Competitive Advantage 

PARC Place is an invitation-only, facilitated executive innovation program, designed to keep you abreast of the critical disruptive technologies reaching the marketplace and to enable you to select and deploy the right ones for your business to gain a strategic advantage. 

Why Join PARC Place? 

› Identify early trends across industries and technologies, illuminating potential breakthrough applications 

› Cross-pollinate and capture ideas from the outside to benefit from insights and solutions used in non-competitive industries 

› Rapidly respond to market changes and increase speed to market

CCN protocol: Relieve telecommunications backhaul congestion

PARC has developed a communications protocol complementing existing IP infrastructure to dramatically reduce backhaul congestion on telecommunications networks.

technical publications

Direct blue laser emission from InGaN-based VECSEL

SPIE Photonics West 2015

9 February 2015

Footprints: A visual search tool that supports discovery and coverage tracking

IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)

9 November 2014

Privacy Preserving Data Quality Assessment

ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS)

3 November 2014

Network-Layer Trust in Named-Data Networking

ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review Magazine

27 October 2014

Automated Data Integration

IEEE International Conference on Big Data

27 October 2014

3D rapid prototyping equipment

2014 Electronics Packaging Symposium

8 October 2014

Development of Printed Electronics Platform

2014 International Workshop on Flexible & Printable Electronics

26 September 2014

CCN-KRS: A Key Resolution Service for CCN

ACM Information Centric Networking Conference

24 September 2014

The State of the Art in Privacy Technologies

DARPA PROCEED PI Meeting

16 September 2014

Building Community & Commitment with a Virtual Coach in Mobile Wellness Programs

Fourteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)

27 August 2014

Strategies towards compact UV laser sources

International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors

24 August 2014

A Simulation and Modeling based Reliability Requirement Assessment Methodology

26th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM)

17 August 2014

From printed devices to printed hybrid systems

Nano Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) Wearable Electronics Workshop

23 May 2014

Ganging Up on Big Data: Computer-Intermediated Collaborative Analysis

International Symposium on Collaborative Analysis and Reasoning Systems (CARS 2014)

22 May 2014

Ganging Up on Big Data Computer-Intermediated Collaborative Analysis

International Symposium on Collaborative Analysis and Reasoning Systems (CARS 2014)

19 May 2014

iDNS: Enabling Information Centric Networking Through The DNS

Name Oriented Mobility (workshop co-located with Infocom 2014)

28 April 2014

Radiation induced defects in poly(3-alkylthiophene)

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Meeting

24 April 2014

SENSOR: embedded fiber optic sensing for accurate state estimation in advanced battery management systems

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Symposium Q: : Materials, Technologies and Sensor Concepts for Advanced Battery Managemen

21 April 2014

Embedded Fiber Optic Chemical Sensing for Internal Cell Side-Reaction Monitoring in Advanced Battery Management Systems

Materials Research Society Spring 2014 Symposium Q: : Materials, Technologies and Sensor Concepts for Advanced Battery Managemen

21 April 2014

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