Case Studies

The following case studies describe examples of NICTA research being applied to real problems and creating wealth for Australia.


The NICTA-developed Badumna is a revolutionary technology that enables the creation of highly scalable collaborative applications. It is provided as a distributed network plug-in that interfaces with existing platforms.


For industries that require employees to work under high workload and pressure, BrainGauge® can identify the most capable candidates and monitor their mental workload levels.  BrainGauge® offers general and customised solutions for cognitive profiling in HR recruitment, quality monitoring, and workforce optimisation to diverse industries.

Business Process Compliance

Compliance is the set of activities, procedures and processes in a business created to ensure that the core activities of a business are aligned with relevant laws, regulations and guidelines. NICTA’s Business Process Compliance research develops a framework to capture the normative requirements, and combine and compare them with the specifications of the business processes.

Goanna - Got bugs? We’ve got a Goanna

Goanna is a fast, scalable and precise software solution that detects bugs and other software vulnerabilities automatically at development time, saving money and keeping product launch timetables on track.


NICTA is working with the major home loan organisations who have formed LIXI, a non-profit, independent organisation to improve efficiencies. The LIXI standards group has already helped the loans industry by starting to standardise the vocabulary of lending, with estimated savings of $50-100m per annum.

NBN Enabled On-Demand Social TV Demonstrator

Once the National Broadband Network is in place, the sky’s the limit with the amount of television programming and online content we will be able to access. The challenge is how to make sense of this information deluge in a way that has meaning to us as individuals. NICTA is developing technology that will allow Australians to navigate the maze of choices available to them.

Internet Service Delivery and Testbed Framework (TEMPO)

Delivering services across distributed systems such as home gateways or TV set-top boxes incurs a high energy cost. NICTA is investigating schemes that will minimise this cost and reduce the environmental footprint of these systems. The challenge lies in reproducing experiments in the networking field. The TEMPO team is also developing a framework (OMF) to control, measure and manage groups of networking experimental platforms or ‘testbeds’ to increase scientific rigour in the networking community and facilitate future Internet research.

Performance Assessment for Service Architectures (ePASA)

NICTA’s e-Government Performance Assessment for Service Architectures (ePASA) team has created technologies that allow organisations to confidently build, manage and alter the large complex ICT systems that support the delivery of vital services to customers. ePASA helps users uncover the performance details of large systems and to spot the problem areas that could cause them to fail.

Trusted Networking

The Trusted Networking Project is developing novel trust and privacy mechanisms for mobile access to the Digital Economy. We are additionally developing new technology to enable mobile devices to wirelessly connect using trusted, short-lived connections to other mobile devices, while ensuring that privacy of user’s personal data is preserved. These “ephemeral” networks will complement traditional communications infrastructure to deliver content and mobile services.