Victoria University's Phoenix Research Projects Honored with TIBCO Academic Award

Advanced Research Program Encourages Students to Turn Academic Vision into Industry-Ready Solutions

Sydney, Australia


12 July, 2010


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that it has granted the 2009 TIBCO Academic Award to three innovative projects developed under the Victoria University's Phoenix Research Program at the School of Management and Information Systems.

The Phoenix program working together with TIBCO support the cross-section of game-changing research, curriculum innovation and industry activities in focus areas fundamental to supporting the creation of 21st Century technologies to solve 21st Century problems.

Three Phoenix Research Program projects were selected for their use of TIBCO technology in solving real-world problems and reinforcing research concepts.

  • TIBCO and OSGi ( Platform Interoperability Project by Luke Kellett, Masters by course student.
    This project was selected for its business potential and innovation for establishing communication links between OSGi services and TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™. The project demonstrated how the overall complexity of building, maintaining and deploying applications can be significantly reduced by up to 30 percent. The OSGi Service Platform and TIBCO software are deployed in many Fortune Global 100 companies today, where the results of this project could be immediately realized.
  • Global Weather Forecasting Project by Anish Sathyan and Anju Jacob, Masters by course students.
    This project was selected for diligence, commitment and consistency in demonstrating how internal data sources may be combined with external public or private sources in order to make faster, better business decisions. This project used TIBCO software to connect public weather data sources to a user interface that enables flexible queries to be made against all the combined information. The students integrated the front-end with TIBCO technologies on the back-end and the data sources to demonstrate how global weather forecasting services may be queried and delivered in real-time.
  • Integrated Supply Chain Project by Paul Moynihan, Masters by Research student.
    This project was selected for demonstrating how research in the improvement of logistics and supply chain performance through seamless supplier-customer communications is supported through the use of business platforms and products such as TIBCO ActiveMatrix®. This project is an example of Victoria University research findings moving one step closer to deployment reality.

Supporting Quotes

Dr Wei Dai said, "Victoria University's Phoenix Research Program strives to have an impact on enterprise software development through research. With TIBCO's help we are able to equip our students with the tools and platforms that transform technological visions in to tangible outcomes."

Luke Kellett, student at Victoria University said, "By working with the Victoria University's Phoenix Research Program I am contributing to the wealth of technical knowledge that students have helped build, thus helping students achieve greater learning through the research program. This program also presents the opportunity to work with tools and technologies that TIBCO provides that better equip students for real world challenges."

TIBCO Software University Relations Program

TIBCO's University Relations Program provides leading-edge technology to university research programs to help graduates of computer science, information systems, and MBAs hit the ground running in corporate environments. The program equips universities and students with hands-on experience with the leading technology and best practices relating to:

  • Managing events on a massive scale
  • Developing and managing applications universally
  • Connecting people to technology naturally
  • Deploying just what's needed, where it's needed

About TIBCO Software

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO’s infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in 40 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at

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