|Newsletter of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) of NCSR Demokritos
|Issue 4 | April 2012Past issues
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.
Dr. C.D.Spyropoulos, IIT Director
MNL participates in the FIArch Working Group
MNL 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.
26-30 March: WiCom participated in EuCAP 2012
Wireless Communications (WiCom) laboratory participated in the 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
) held on March 26-30 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The paper entitled "Impact of Channel Modeling on Accurate Estimation of On-Body Channel Capacity" was included in "Propagation Aspects in Wireless Sensor Networks" Session
and referred to the investigation of the impact of on-body channel modeling on the accurate estimation of body area network (BAN) systems performance.
27-29 March: CIL presented two papers in the 10th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems
Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL) presented two papers in the
10th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS 2012)
held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The papers were entitled "Efficient Word Retrieval Using A Multiple Ranking Combination Scheme" and
"Word Slant Estimation Using Non-Horizontal Character Parts And Core-Region Information".
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.
Press here to read the article
or here to watch directly the tribute
More in Research
- Alexandros Papangelis received a scholarship for his participation at EACL-2012.
He will present the paper "A comparative study of reinforcement learning techniques on dialogue management".
Books, Journal articles, Conference papers
List of IIT FP7 projects (in pdf)
CSE/BIO Study abroad program 2012
The 2012 program involves students from the Biology and the Computer Science & Engineering Departments of UTA.
They will spend at IIT their first week in Athens (May 28 - 31) attending lectures from IIT researchers on databases,
data collection, data storage, data modeling and data mining, in relation to the use cases in which they'll be involved during their staying at Samos.
Visit the program website
- New affiliated researcher, Nikolaos Mavridis, at IIT.
- March-April: C.D.Spyropoulos participated as mentor in the
"Innovation Odysseys 2012" competition, organized by the University of Ioannina.
- 27 March: C.D.Spyropoulos and E.Charou, as members of a delegation from NCSR "D", visited the
Hellenic Aerospace Industry (EAB).
- 21 March: collaboration between NCSR "D" and the University of Maryland (UMD),
C.D.Spyropoulos and A.Kourtis from IIT, met prof. J.Baras from UMD.
- 28 February: C.D.Spyropoulos and S.C.A.Thomopoulos, as members of a delegation from NCSR "D", visited the
new COSCO terminal at Perama, Pireaus.
- 17 February: C.D.Spyropoulos participated in the FUTURICT day
(announcement in pdf), held at the premises of NCSR "D"
- 13 February: G.Paliouras and G.Giannakopoulos visited the National Center for Public Administration for a discussion on the
- 09 February: C.D.Spyropoulos, G.Paliouras, G.Giannakopoulos and E.Zavitsanos, visited the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Electronic Government for a presentation of the
- 16 January: C.D.Spyropoulos participated in the National Critics Committee for the selection of the best drawing for the
Galileo children drawing competition. Read the
press release on the completion of the Greek competition and the announcement of the winner (pdf, in Greek).
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