Dr. Angelos Amditis, research director of the I-SENSE research group of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) was unanimously elected in the Executive Board of ERTICO-ITS Europe. As a representative of the research sector he will continue all his efforts to promote national and European research interests.

Dr. Angelos Amditis, research director of the I-SENSE research group of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), was unanimously re-elected and appointed President of the Executive Board of the national organisation ITS Hellas through the poll held on 19 April 2012.


Dr. Angelos Amditis, research director of the I-SENSE group of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), was re-elected with a majority of 55 votes (second out of 19 candidates) in the Executive Committee of EuroVR, the international non-profit Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, based in Brussels. The elections were held through an electronic poll from 13-17 February 2012.

ICCS is one of the founding members of EuroVR and holds the Associationʼs presidency until today.



The European research project interactIVe takes the next step towards the goal of accident-free traffic by developing the next  generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for safer and more efficient driving.

Perception, ADAS, and HMI

Discover the state-of-the-art on Perception Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for safer and more efficient driving. During the Summer School a varied range of topics will be presented and discussed, from sensor interfaces and fusion modules, to driver support, emergency intervention, vehicle path control, perception platforms and ADAS applications, including the latest interactIVe results.

Presentations and Discussions

Prominent speakers from academia and industry, from Europe and abroad, will offer keynote speeches, lectures and presentations combined with networking sessions and round-table discussions to deliver a high-level, informative program. In parallel, posters and demonstrations of the latest technological developments will be exhibited. Interested participants are invited to submit proposals for posters or demos; especially PhD students will have the chance to present their current work and participate in open discussion panels.


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  • Invitation: Please download the invitation here
  • Final programme: Please download the final progarmme here
  • Registration Form: Please download the registration here
  • Poster A3: Please download the poster in A3 size here
  • Poster A4: Please download the poster in A4 size here



Ευφυή συστήματα μεταφοράς: Οταν το ΙΧ γίνεται... ΚΙΤ
Με χρήση τηλεπικοινωνιών, ηλεκτρονικής και πληροφορικής


Διαβάστε το πρώτο δελτίο τύπου του έργου eΚΛΗΣΗ που στοχεύει στην υλοποίηση και επίδειξη μιας εθνικής πιλοτικής εφαρμογής του ευρωπαϊκού αυτόματου συστήματος κλήσης έκτακτης ανάγκης στα αυτοκίνητα (ευρέως γνωστό με το όνομα “eCall”). Στόχος του συστήματος eCall είναι να γίνεται με αυτόματο τρόπο η ειδοποίηση για ένα τροχαίο ατύχημα, οπουδήποτε στην Ευρώπη, με τα ίδια τεχνικά πρότυπα και την ίδια ποιότητα υπηρεσίας μέσα από τη χρήση του δικτύου κινητής τηλεφωνίας και τον ενιαίο Ευρωπαϊκό αριθμό κλήσης έκτακτης ανάγκης 112.


GIFTS 2011

1st International ICST Conference on Green Intelligent Future Transport

16-18 March 2011, Athens, Greece



Sponsored by ICST
Technically co-sponsored by CREATE-NET



The 1st International ICST Conference on Green Intelligent Future Transport Systems (GIFTS 2011) is an excellent opportunity to gather all the experts within the field of ITS in Athens. Researchers, engineers, students, industrial partners, government delegates, and all relevant stakeholders are invited to discuss and exchange ideas about the future and viability of the transportation domain.



Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

A. Cooperative Systems (vehicular networks)

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, Vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, Applications: safety, efficiency, comfort; Architecture and system design, Positioning technologies, Privacy and security issues, Routing algorithms and protocols, Data fusion techniques

B. Field Operational Tests (FOT)

Database management systems, Nomadic devices, Data collection and aggregation, Roadside data management centers, Applications (e.g. intelligent speed adaptation, lane departure warning assist, ACC) and results

C. Human Machine Interaction (HMI)

Audible devices, Actuators and haptic devices, In-vehicle integrated systems, Accessibility and Disability, Adaptive interfaces, Design/evaluation methods, HMI education, User interface applications

D. Green driving & environmental friendly transport systems

Green traffic management, Green navigation, Electric vehicle technologies, Hybrid systems, Eco-driving, Sustainability in transport, Fuel economy, Emission reduction, Energy efficiency

E. Mobility Concepts for people and goods

Traveler information services, Trip planning, Traffic information systems, Route guidance and navigation, Fleet management, Freight transport services, Dangerous goods management, Tracking and tracing, Data exchange

F. Traffic & Information Management

Traffic control and congestion management, Public transport planning and services, Incident management, Parking management and access control, Traffic surveillance

G. Intelligent Vehicle Safety (IVS) Systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Environment perception, Real-time perception and data fusion, Vehicle localization and autonomous navigation, Autonomous vehicle systems, In-vehicle safety technology, Speed advice and driver notification, Cooperative services

H. Sensor technologies for ITS applications

In-vehicle sensor systems, Infrastructure-based systems, Wireless sensor networks, Advanced sensors and actuators, Data fusion techniques

I. Other topics

Vulnerable road users (cyclists, pedestrians, elderly, children), Digital maps, System architecture and system design, Wireless communication technologies, Embedded systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
(LNICST) series.



Detailed submission and formatting instructions are available at



Workshop proposals on emerging topics that are likely to generate significant interest and impact in the research community will be highly preferred. Workshop papers will be published in the GIFTS 2011 proceedings and will be available through Springer LNICST.

Submission of workshop proposals:
31 July 2010



Proposals for tutorials, demos, and industry tracks are solicited. Potential organizers are welcome to submit proposals to the General Chair.

Submission deadline for tutorials, demos, and industry tracks: 10 September 2010



Papers due: 30 September 2010
Notification of paper acceptance: 30 November 2010
Submission of camera-ready papers: 15 January 2011



General Chair
Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

TPC Chair
Ioannis Karaseitanidis, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

For a complete list of committee and board members, please visit



Next 12-13 July 2010 the Environment Directorate of DG RTD is organising an INFO DAY and brokerage events related the forthcoming publication of the FP7 call for proposals - Work Programme 2011.


The INFO DAY will take place in Brussels, Centre Albert Borschette, 36 rue Froissart, starting on Monday afternoon 12 July.

In particular, the morning of Tuesday 13th July will be entirely devoted to the presentation of the Eco-Innovation call and to the related brokerage event. The 50 M€ EC contribution bottom-up on Eco-Innovation call represents a very interesting and challenging call that is intended to actively contribute to boosting eco-innovative solutions in EU also through a wider involvement of SMEs.

Details about the agenda of the meeting, the registration form and other information are available at

Please notice that registration is mandatory. Due to the limited availability of space, a "first come, first served" policy will be applied. However, in case of over-subscription, limitation to the number of representatives for each institution may be requested.

For organisational reasons, it is particularly important that participants specify which sessions they intend to attend and whether they intend to make a "flash" presentation of a FP7 proposal with its foreseen title. The flash presentation cannot last more than 3 minutes and it should be not longer than 3 slides.

The Information Day is dedicated to all parties – researchers, research institutions, companies, Industry, SMEs, National Contact Points, etc. – interested in the process of responding to one of the Environment Theme call for proposals.

For any additional information please send an email to



To stimulate interest of young people to take up a career in embedded systems and its applications, ARTEMIS Industry Association makes room for the Orchestra Platform. Jan Lohstroh, the Secretary General of the ARTEMIS Industry Association says: “It is part of the ARTEMIS mission to seek out the interest of younger people in pursuing a technology education. We have to focus on this because it is our future. A light hearted way to focus on this is starting the ARTEMIS Orchestra Platform. The ARTEMIS Orchestra Platform is supposed to become a virtual studio where creativity and technology can collide and explode in a crescendo of ideas and innovation. This is the challenge and opportunity presented by the ARTEMIS Orchestra Platform.”

Playing the Platform

The ARTEMIS Orchestra Platform is a place where young people – from engineering studies to industrial R&D centres and from Amsterdam to Adelaide – can engage in the field of embedded systems technologies and applications in a fascinating and interactive way. Where ideas and knowledge can be shared, where liaisons and partnerships can be formed, where creative thrust can be allied to technological drive.

In recent years a contest was organised whereby teams that had built a demonstrator of a musical instrument-playing robot were invited to compete for attractive prizes – the icing on the cake. However, it is the platform where creative spirits should spark. Depending on experience and progress made by groups on the platform, ARTEMIS-IA will rethink the contest format for the coming years. First and foremost, the results of on-line concerts by prospective groups (and individuals) on the platform will be leading. Enthusiasm in the pre-competitive phase will serve as input for the revision of the rules for future contests.

Everyone who is interested in participating in this activity can share and exchange ideas and knowledge, and even join together in alliances to develop ideas and technology, perhaps resulting in the forming of a coalition to build an instrument-playing robot.

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