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Between the months of August to October, IIT jointly hosted a plethora of events (webinars, workshops, conferences) in the context of the Institute’s research areas and relevant research projects.

At the beginning of September, SKEL led the organisation of the 11th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN 2020) in collaboration with the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN). The conference was attended by more than three hundred delegates from Greece and abroad and more than 70 speakers from Greek and foreign Universities and Research Centers along with prominent guest speakers presented original and high-quality research on emergent topics of Artificial Intelligence. As President of the Board of EETN and Chair of the SETN conference, Dr. Constantine Spyropoulos, led the organisation of the three-day event.

In mid-September, the Complex Event Recognition Group, one of the six research groups that are active within SKEL, co-organised the RACES workshop (Reasoning about ACtions and Events over Streams). The workshop was organised by Dr. Alexandros Artikis and was part of the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2020) aiming to bring together researchers working in various areas, such as knowledge representation, machine learning, database systems, complexity theory, distributed systems and business process modelling, and thus foster community building on reasoning on actions and events over streams.

In mid-October, ISL‘s project COSMOS was presented at the world’s largest books fair, the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020. Dr. Stelios Thomopoulos, Head of the Integrated Systems Laboratory, demonstrated live the COSMOS application, an app that uses AI algorithms, in order to offer a new, non-linear approach to encoding and presenting Greek mythology.


MNL Lab and its European projects were highlighted in the month of October, as IIT dedicated the month to 5G networks. More specifically, the online workshop 5G Trials in Europe: 5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials: Current Status and Future Perspectives was successfully organised by Dr. Harilaos Koumaras in the frame of H2020 projects 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones with nearly 100 participants. Additionally, in the context of the 5G!Drones project, technical flight trials with drones were conducted in 5G network at the Stavros Mavrothalassitis municipal stadium of Aegaleo in order to collect input and verify the interaction between 5G and drones during crowded events.

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