The DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University ( 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 ( 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: (NEWS & EVENTS) and in the DAISSy Research Group website:

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:

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:


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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:

To join these interesting talks, please register, using the following link: 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.

On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 the Greek partners of the I_HeERO – “Infrastructure Harmonised eCall European Pilot” project will present their results at the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport facilities, in Athens (Anastaseos 2 & Tsigante, GR-156 69  Papagos, Greece). The event is part of eCall for HGVs Demo Tour, organised in several European cities, including Athens, to showcase the potential of eCall to save lives following traffic accidents involving Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches. Please find here (GR, EN) the official invitation letter.

The main objectives of the event in Athens are:

  • To present the Ι_HeERO final achievements and outcomes;
  • To highlight the road safety benefits of eCall for HGVs and passenger cars;
  • To show the road safety benefits an electronic consignment note (eCMR) can bring to eCall for HGVs by providing information on transported goods.

During the event you will have the opportunity to learn about the road safety benefits of eCall for HGVs thanks to a hands-on demonstration with an eCall equipped truck. In addition, eCall for passenger cars and an eCall enabled PSAP will also be showcased as a result of the Greek partners’ effort towards the implementation of the I_HeERO objectives.

The event is expected to attract a wide variety of participants from private and public institutions, local authorities, academic and research communities, manufacturers, road transport professionals and end users associations.

Please register using this form by Tuesday, 17 October the latest.

The final agenda is available here as a pdf  (EN, GR).

For any further questions please contact us via email to

The CARTRE project invites you to join an one-hour webinar on the AUTOPILOT project on July 26th, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM CEST. To join these interesting talks, please register, using the link After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

We are glad to announce that the NeMo EU project ( organises its 1st Stakeholder Forum Conference on Thursday, 12 October 2017 at IBM premises in Ehningen (near Stuttgart). The Conference will take place following on from the International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Trade Fair (EVS30) to be held from 9 to 11 October 2017. The official invitation is available here.

We invite key experts and stakeholders in the area of Electromobility to learn more about the developments made in the first year of this 3-year project, and specifically the:

  • Steps taken for building an Electromobility Hyper-Network  with basic aim to increase interoperability of services for electric vehicles across Europe;
  • Solutions proposed for an Open European Inter-Roaming Protocol, which will allow Electromobility roaming platforms to connect to each other.

A break-out training session focusing on Interoperable Electromobility Services will be also held in parallel to the Conference’s technical presentations. This will be the first of a series of NeMo training activities, to be organised during the project’s lifetime, with basic aim to familiarise interested app developers, researchers and PhD students with the NeMo Service development environments and Hyper-Network. Training events will also provide them with all necessary information and tools for their potential participation at the NeMo Hackathon that is planned towards project’s end.

Learn more and register at:

We will be more than glad to welcome you at the NeMo 1st Stakeholder Forum Conference and Training session.


The NEXES Research and Innovation Action is now entering its final year and NEXES partners are preparing impact generation activities for next generation emergency services with the NEXES end-user community.

Find more info about the latest news and events of the project by clicking here

We wish you a pleasant read!

Scent is a three-year project engaging citizens, such as yourself, in environmental monitoring, and enabling you to become the ‘eyes’ of the policy makers. The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The project recently published its 1st Newsletter Issue. The newsletter provides regular updates on project progress and informs you about highlights, relevant events and ways to get involved. The newsletter is published four times per year.

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Aachen│June 28-29

AdaptIVe 3AdaptIVe 1 TheAdaptIVe 2 ITS Team of I-SENSE Group had activelly participated  in the final event of the European project AdaptIVe, Europe’s largest research project on automated driving. The team has been a member of the “close distance scenarios” working group and part of the   project’s Steering Committee and Technical Expert Group as well as Liaison manager responsible for establishing links with related projects, Working groups, organisations and other expert communities working on the field of vehicle automation.

More than 250 experts from 20 countries all over the world joined the AdaptIVe Final Event, “Driving Automation”, in Aachen, Germany, on 28 and 29 June 2017. Opened by Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association ACEA, and Wolfgang Höfs, European Commission, the conference focused on the technology behind the functions. The AdaptIVe implementation scenarios (low speed parking scenarios, mid-speed urban driving, and high-speed highway driving up to 130 km/h) and approach per demonstrator vehicle have been presented for each driving scenario category. 

Cross-cutting topics that have been on the project’s agenda such as fail-tolerant system architecture, human factors, legal aspects and safety validation as well as evaluation methods, were thoroughly presented and discussed. Progress made in the field of connected automated driving has been particularly tackled by AdaptIVe EU researchers that presented how they succeeded in improving existing sensors and in linking them to Vehicle-to-X technologies for extended and more accurate perception of the vehicle's surrounding environment.

AdaptIVe 4AdaptIVe 7A presentation on the future of automated driving as seen by the Perception platform viewpoint was given by dr. A. Amditis under the title “Sensing the vehicle environment”. 

A comprehensive parallel exhibition placed close to the conference made the results tangible for all paricipants.The results presented through:

  • posters from the research areas,
  • short technical talks in the exhibition area 
  • videos on V2X based merging manoeuvres or legal aspects displayed the advancement of automated driving research by AdaptIVe.

AdaptIVe 5AdaptIVe 6I-SENSE specific research and development role in AdaptIVe was to contribute in the specification, development and testing of the environment perception platform for automation in close-distance scenarios. Focus of the I-SENSE research was cast on single modal simultaneous localization and mapping based on LIDAR data in AdaptIVe parking scenarios under GPS shortage. Parking garages' blueprints digitalization using OSM format, methods for grid maps alignment and metrics for quantitative mapping evaluation have been developed as part of this work. This work was presented in the exhibition area  by members of the I-SENSE ITS technical team (Panagiotis, Anastasia, Richardos) through a short technical talk on map generation based on lidar data for gps restricted environments, a poster and a pc-based demo.

AdaptIVe 8AdaptIVe 9AdaptIVe 10One major acitivity of the AdaptIVe Final Event was also the two days driving demonstrations performed in and around the city of Aachen. Dedicated driving tours run by nine demonstrator vehicles took place on highways, in a simulated urban environment and in a multi-level parking garage (including also the visit to the new highly dynamic driving simulator of the ika RWTH Aachen University).

After the accomplishment of the project final review, the European Commission sincerely thanked the project team for the outstanding results and Final Event - and rated the project as "excellent".

Reference material:

  • You may find here the agenda.
    The press release and media reports are available here.
    Presentations and public deliverables as well as summaries of restricted deliverables will be available here.

Note: Photos #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from left to right are an intellectual property of the AdaptIVe project. © AdaptIVe project / Photographer: Nils Kampendonk