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On May 9, 2018 took place at the CEN/CENELEC premises in Brussels the kick off meeting of the CEN-CENELEC Workshop with the title “Interoperability framework for functional components of a modular urban search and rescue robotic platform”. This workshop is part of the standardization activities of the FP7 EU project INACHUS. The aim of this CWA is to provide recommendations to enable interoperability between urban search and rescue (USaR) robotic platforms and the equipment, sensors and tools that are attached to them. This CWA is also intended to provide guidance to the principles for enabling USaR robotic platforms to operate in all ground search environments. In this way a generic platform can be adapted, designed and built for any possible search and rescue (SAR) scenario on the ground. The final objective of this project is to develop a  CEN/CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) guide for the technical and operational interoperability of  USaR  robotic platforms. Chair of the workshop is Dr. Angelos Amditis (also the coordinator of the INACHUS project) and Dr. Vasileios Sourlas was elected Vice President, whereas the secreteriat services are provided by the British Standards Institution – BSI. More info can be found in the following link:


I-SENSE is proud to participate in one of the most innovative EU-funded H2020 projects that aims to deliver industry-driven, passenger-centric novel solutions for passengers, airports and airlines to address the anticipated increase in demand for commercial flights in Europe by 2050. Specifically, the main objective of PASSME project is to reduce unwanted travel time within the airports by at least 60 minutes by integrating information between all stakeholders and transforming airport and aircraft operations and interiors to make the passenger journey time efficient, seamless, robust and relaxed.

Within PASSME, ICCS had a two-fold role. On the one hand, ICCS had led the development of a personalised application that enables the passenger to be in control of the time spent at the airport and to feel more relaxed and aware. Specifically, the application is allowing the passenger to be kept informed of all the aspects of his/her journey, including navigational information in the airport and possible delays, and also, is providing passenger centric information back to the PASSME central system. This application was successfully tested on 14th of March at Schiphol airport by a number of project partners through a dedicated demonstration.  

On the other hand, ICCS had developed an indoor localisation service, to provide location information to the PASSME system, allowing it to make accurate forecasts of possible delays. ICCS had also a major role in the integration of the overall system and on the testing of the final solution.

You may learn more about the PASSME activities towards transforming your air travel experience through this very interesting article just published in the Horizon magazine: 


The project is organising its final Showcase in Schiphol airport on 29 May 2018. Register to join this unique event and learn more about how PASSME managed to reduce our unwanted air travel through its 4 breakthroughs.

The first Pilot of ZONeSEC project (https://www.zonesec.eu/held in Torija (Guadalajara) in ACCIONA premises from 8 to 16 or March 2018. 

The IX installment of the CAD Webinar Series will take place on May 9th, 2018  on the topic of “Designing cooperative interaction of automated vehicles with other road users – The EU project interACT“.

As Automated Vehicles (AVs) will be deployed in mixed traffic, they need to interact safely and efficiently with other traffic participants. The interACT project is working towards the safe integration of AVs into mixed traffic environments. In order to do so, interACT analyses todays’ human-human interaction strategies, and implement and evaluate solutions for safe, cooperative, and intuitive interactions between AVs and both their on-board driver and other traffic participants.

This webinar will present the first results of the project on scenario definition and the observation of human-human interaction in mixed traffic environments from three European countries (Germany, Greece, & the UK).

Registration is free of charge and is now open here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3389158121206392578


Webinar details in brief

When: 9.5.2018 - 12:00 to 13:00 CET

Where: Virtual

Agenda & further description: https://bit.ly/2INCNfo  

NEXES Research and Innovation action (http://nexes.eu/) and the I-SENSE Group of ICCS are organising NEXES’ 1st demonstration activity dedicated to Automated Emergency Services as an one day Workshop open for the public with invitees from Greek and European Next Generation Emergency Services and researchers.

The workshop will take place in Athens, Greece in February 21st, 2018 and will present, via small scale end to end exercises (live demos), the research results of the project, dealing with the future of next generation automated (non-human initiated) emergency calls as specified within NEXES Machine2Machine/Internet of Things-enabled solutions and prototypes’ development. This work capitalises on the principle that human-initiated emergency calls and automated emergency calls, originating from telematics and user equipment such as tablets, smartphones, and sensors, should be handled or processed similarly.

Kindly take a look at the official invitation (here) and register for free till February 9th, 2018 via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDB62CB


16.11.2017 | 11:00 TO 12:00  CET

The fifth installment of the CAD Webinar Series will take place on 16 November on the topic of “Demonstrating automated road transport in urban environment: the CityMobil2 project experiences“.

CityMobil2 was a project co-funded by the EU’s FP7 for research and technological development. The project started in September 2012, ran for 4 years and had 45 partners drawn from system suppliers, city authorities (and local partners), the research community, and networking organisations.  CityMobil2 set up a platform for the demonstration of automated road transport systems in real life urban environments, which was implemented in West Lausanne, La Rochelle, Trikala, Oristano and Vantaa, in order to understand factors that influence acceptance of such systems. In addition to the demonstration activities, research was undertaken into the technical, financial, cultural, and behavioural aspects along with effects on land use policies and how new systems fit into existing infrastructure in different cities.

Webinar attendees will be informed about the lessons learnt as regards organising such large-scale demonstrations and about key findings that will support future development and research activities in the area.

Registration is free of charge and is now open here.


 11:00 – 11:05 | Introduction to the CAD Webinar Series (Sophia Adam, ICCS)

11:05 – 11:20 | Lessons learned from large-scale demonstrations in Trikaka (Dr Giannis Karaseitanidis, ICCS)

11:20 – 11:35 | Communication requirements of other road users when interacting with AVs (Dr Ruth Madigan, University of Leeds)

11:35 – 11:50 | Acceptance of autonomous shuttles for passenger transport in a Greek city (Dr Evangelia Portouli, ICCS)

11:50 – 12:00 | Question and Answer Session (Sophia Adam, ICCS)

The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (http://daissy.eap.gr) organizes an Info day entitled: “Museums, Skills and New Perspectives in the digital era” on Monday 06 November 2017, from 15:00 to 20:00 in the building of Library and Information Center of the Hellenic Open University, in Patras, Greece (street Patron - Clauss 183). Please find a related invitation announcement poster here.

Aim of the Info day is the identification of the created needs of the professionals of culture and museum due to the quickening pace of the adoption of ICT in the cultural sector. Firstly, will be presented the European Project Mu.SA - Museum Sector Alliance (http://www.project-musa.eu/) and its first results, which are the output of the research in the shortage of digital and transferrable skills identified in the museum sector, as well as the relative educational and training programmes provided in Greece and in the respective countries of the consortium.

Moreover, distinctive lecturers from the academia and museums will develop their speeches towards issues in digital culture such as:

  • the need of education and training in the cultural sector;
  • the usage of new technologies in the museums;
  • the Digital Cultural Heritage and its management;
  • experiences, new challenges and perspectives in the digital society of Cultural Heritage.

The Info day addresses museum professionals, students and graduates of cultural programmes, scientists, researchers and everyone interested in museum or cultural sector’s recruitment.

The attendance in the Info day is free of charge. Certifications of participation will be assigned to the attendants.

The analytical Programme of the Info day will be uploaded in the Mu.SA website: http://www.project-musa.eu/ (NEWS & EVENTS) and in the DAISSy Research Group website: http://daissy.eap.gr.

The project PLUGGY, which is coordinated by the I-SENSE Group, will be there to interact with the attendees and to present them its innovative concept and assets, aiming to the development of a Facebook like social platform and a suite of smartphone apps, expected to enable individuals, community groups, industry, museums and countries as a whole to bring out, document and share their heritage online and thereby celebrate Europe’s collective heritage.

See you there!

20170929 185417I-SENSE Group joined European Researchers’ Night, held in the premises of the National Technical University in Athens downtown and came closer to the general public and especially the young people and the student communities. The I-SENSE Group’s representatives presented its topics of research and its research and innovation activities and increased awareness of its wide variety of projects to several young attendants.

European Researchers’ Night is one of the most famous European Union initiatives, in which research, science and innovation are celebrated. The event takes place simultaneously in over 300 European cities, on the last Friday of September.

More information are available at: http://www.renathens.gr/

The1st SCENT Newsletter including project highlights, relevant events and ways to get involved was published in July 2017. Find out more information about the content of the Newsletter as well as the current status of Scent from the project Coordinator, Dr. Angelos Amditis at the video below:


To receive regular updates about the SCENT project and its activities towards the involvement of Citizens in environmental policy making please register to our newsletter through the following link: https://scent-project.eu/newsletter-signup

The European AdaptIVe Project will present its findings in the next installment of the CAD Webinar Series. Under the title AdaptIVE: Evaluation of automated vehicle systems, Christian Rösener of IKA will conduct the webinar.

Webinar details in brief

When: 02.10.2017 - 14:00 to 15:30 CET

Where: Virtual

Agenda & further description: https://connectedautomateddriving.eu/event/cad-webinar-series-iii-adaptive/

To join these interesting talks, please register, using the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5186131751140956417. For all webinars, registration is free of charge but required.

The CAD Webinar Series brings together experts from policy, industry and research to showcase the richness of European activities in the field Automated Road Transport (ART) systems, services and policies. Until September 2018, there will be ten webinars to create a solid knowledge base across European Stakeholders, presenting different ART projects or delving further into the relevant research methodology.