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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Creating a new media business opportunity and technology platform


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.

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.

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

Parallel Grammar Project (ParGram)

producing wide coverage grammars for a variety of languages


a visualization tool for providing social transparency and dynamics for Wikipedia


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


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


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

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.

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.

PARC at-a-glance [fact sheet]

1 April 2012

An overview of PARC at a glance.

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.

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"…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hyperspectral Imaging Technology

PARC has developed a hyperspectral imaging technology with the potential
to be integrated into just about any existing imaging system. The technology
demands a minimal cost and size overhead as it relies on a liquid crystal layer about as thick as a human hair.

CCN protocol: Relieve telecommunications backhaul congestion

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

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

technical publications

Scalable Relational Learning for Large Heterogeneous Networks

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

19 October 2015

Achieving Privacy, Efficiency and Fault Tolerance in Aggregate Computations on Massive Star Networks

IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security 2015

16 September 2015

Towards a Mobile and Wearable System for Predicting Panic Attacks

The 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)

7 September 2015

Thermostat metrics from HVAC cycling data

Preprint in Review

1 July 2015

Multiplexed flow assay based on absorption-encoded beads with compact read-out

Talk at CYTO Innovation 2015 Technology Showcase

27 June 2015

Representation and Analysis of Additively Manufactured Parts

Journal of Computer Aided Design

31 May 2015

Printed Hybrid Logic Circuits

Printed Electronics Europe 2015

29 April 2015

Direct blue laser emission from InGaN-based VECSEL

SPIE Photonics West 2015

9 February 2015

Desalination Battery

Defense Innovation Challenge

12 January 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

PARC Developments in Biomedical Devices

Sensor Technology and Systems Integration for Human Performance & Health Devices, Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC)Worksh

17 October 2014

3D rapid prototyping equipment

2014 Electronics Packaging Symposium

8 October 2014

A Self-Aware Machine Platform in Manufacturing Shop Floor Utilizing MTConnect Data

Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society 2014

1 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

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