News

CWI publishes news item about its research, education and the social impact of this research on a regular basis. In addition to news items, we also publish more extensive stories about high-profile research or about CWI contributing to tackling social issues.

CWI builds new supercomputer

CWI has started the construction of a new supercomputer cluster in the beginning of October 2003. The cluster, consisting of 48 dual and quad AMD Opteron systems, is the first quad Opteron …

CWI contributes to next generation web forms

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a new Recommendation for online forms called XForms 1.0. Surfers can use these forms to submit information on websites. CWI-researcher Steven Pemberton presided the …

Members of Parliament visit CWI

Three Dutch Members of Parliament were shown around at CWI as part of the Parlementaire Amsterdam Dag on September 26, 2003. Management Team member Jan Verwer gave the delegation an overview of …

INRIA and CWI launch VLTS benchmark website

Together with the VASY group of CWI's French sister institute INRIA, Stefan Blom (SEN2) has set up the first VLTS Benchmark Suite. This online database contains several very large transition systems (VLTS), …

CWI graduate Jeroen Wackers receives award

The faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Delft University of Technology has elected Jeroen Wackers as the best graduate student of the year 2002-2003. Wackers completed his graduation work in cooperation with the …

Science, games and theory at CWI

Crude graphics and a simple idea were enough to create the first computer games like Pong and Space Invaders. Thirty years later, the consumers' desire for life-like graphics and challenging game play …

Prestigious prizes awarded to Lex Schrijver and Bert Gerards

On Monday, 18 August 2003, Lex Schrijver received the Dantzig prize for his complete work in optimization. Furthermore, he and Bert Gerards both received the Fulkerson prize during ISMP 2003 in Copenhagen. …

Enabling more effective multimedia search queries

Ph.D. student Menzo Windhouwer has developed a method to enable semantic queries in multimedia databases. To provide access to stored multimedia objects, database systems use annotations, particular features describing the objects. When …