24-26 July: the ELECTRA system successfully tested

The Enhanced Location Estimation and Centralized TRAcking (ELECTRA) system was tested in the site of the DITSEF* ("Digital & Innovative Technologies for Security & Efficiency of First responder operations") final demonstration in Montana, Bulgaria, during 24-26 July 2012.

ELECTRA was deployed in three sites of interest, namely the International Hotel, the Neochim chemical plant and the Erden Tunnel.

Ημερίδα υποψήφιων διδακτόρων ΙΠ&Τ

Την Τρίτη 19 Ιουνίου 2012 οργανώσαμε ημερίδα για τους υποψήφιους διδάκτορες του Ινστιτούτου Πληροφορικής &Τηλεπικοινωνιών (ΙΠ&Τ), όπου εκτός από τις σύντομες παρουσιάσεις από κάθε υποψήφιο διδάκτορα, υπήρξαν και παρουσιάσεις από μετα-διδακτορικούς ερευνητές του ΙΠ&Τ.


Tο Ινστιτούτο Π&Τ του ΕΚΕΦΕ «Δ», στο πλαίσιο υλοποίησης των ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων «SAVASA-Standards Based Approach to Video Archive Search and Analysis», «ALICANTE -Media Ecosystem Deployment Trough Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments», «Επίγεια Ψηφιακή τηλεόραση ως ευρυζωνική υποδομή» και «GERYON-Next generation technology independent interoperability of emergency services», προσκαλεί τους ενδιαφερόμενους να υποβάλλουν εκδήλωση ενδιαφέροντος για 4 θέσεις εξωτερικών συνεργατών.

Newsletter #1 (test)

I welcome you to the first issue of the IIT newsletter for 2012. Please, have a look at the activities concerning our participation to large conferences and working groups, and dissemination of our technologies and research results. Be aware also of the new projects started the last 4 months and visit the general annual meeting event of IIT.

My congratulations to Dr. N. Stamatopoulos and his supervisor Dr. B. Gatos for being awarded the best PhD thesis in the competition organized by ITI of CERTH.

Optitrans: antidote for city traffic

Following its successfull penetration in the Greek public transport community, OptiTrans was featured in the news portal Pathfinder. Pathfinder is one of the most visited news Greek web portals and covers a wide range of fields. OptiTrans was featured in the field of technology-sciences in the rubric "Technologein". Mr. Rizopoulos, journalist and director of "Technologein" visited the IIT premises, was informed about the OptiTrans, and made interview with Dr. Stelios Thomopoulos and the OptiTrans Staff.

MNL participates in the FIArch Working Group

MNL (Media Networks Laboratory) researchers are involved in and contributing to the Future Internet Reference Architecture (FIArch) Working Group of the European Commission, which is working towards architectural recommendations for the Internet of the Future. MNL participated to the 3rd FIArch workshop (Brussels, Feb 22, 2012), which finalised a document on the proposed Design Principles for the Future Internet.

First newsletter for 2012

The fourth IIT newsletter, with news about participation to large conferences and working groups, and dissemination of our technologies and research results, has been sent out!

Third Pascal Challenge on Large Scale Hierarchical Text classification (LSHTC3)

We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the Pascal Large Scale Hierarchical Text Classification (LSHTC) and ECML/PKDD 2012 Discovery Challenge. The LSHTC Challenge is a hierarchical text classification competition, using large datasets. This year's challenge focuses on interesting learning problems like multi-task and refinement learning.

Net Media Lab: European E-Learning award for the LDV ENFORA project in 2010

The project "Innovation Transfer of DEDALOS project, for teaching English as a second language to deaf people, whose first language is the Sign Language, via e-learning tools" (ENFORA) was awarded the European e-learning award in 2010.

Net Media Lab Team
Coordinator: Dr. Athanasios Drigas

Net Media Lab: An article about Open Distance Learning in a report to the Australian Government (Department of Education, Science and Training) in 2007.

The article was:

Drigas, A.S., Koukianakis, L.G., Glentzes, J.G., An ODL system and Virtual Class for the electrical engineering
sector. - and the report is entitled "E-learning within the building and construction and allied trades" by Lin Thompson and Reece Lamshed.

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