The new data portal facilitates organisations and WASP researchers by providing data that can be approached in many ways: setting new research challenges, gaining valuable insights, and creating new student projects. The initiators encourage anyone interested to join the project 

Early in January, the WASP Research Arena Operational Data (WARA Ops) launched its new easily accessible data portal for interested organisations and WASP researchers to use.  

“Our new data portal is crucial to one of WARA Ops’ central goals – connecting Swedish industry with WASP experts. We are happy to work with interested organisations to upload data and challenges, and we give them the power to control who can access the information”, says Paul Townend, Co-Project Manager at WARA Ops, and Associate Professor at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University.  

Currently available data include contributions from Ericsson (5G and data centre metrics), Schneider Electric (building energy management data), and European Spallation Source (ESS) (particle accelerator data). Intel Sweden have recently announced their intention to contribute.

For organisations 

The portal allows organisations to contribute operational datasets which can then be accessed by WASP researchers. Data contributors can set research challenges, advertise for student projects, and control who within WASP can access the data. Any organisation with an interest in operational data and working with WASP researchers is welcome to contact Co-Project Managers Johan Eker and Paul Townend.

For WASP Researchers  

The portal allows WASP researchers to browse through multiple operational datasets and process them in an online Jupyter Notebook environment, hosted on the Ericsson Research Data Centre (ERDC). WARA Ops’ cloud-based environment means that no data is downloaded to an individual computer; instead, it remains in the cloud and is analysed on the powerful hardware.  


Johan Eker

Co-Project Manager WARA Ops, Adj. member AMG, Ericsson Research

Paul Townend

Co-Project Manager WARA Ops, Associate Professor, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University

Published: February 15th, 2024

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