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The 2nd end user workshop of the RECONASS project took place on 22nd-23rd June 2016 in Wesel Germany. The aim of the workshop was to educate end users on the RECONASS system and to elicit and discuss end user favorable opinion and critical view on the commercialisation of the RECONASS system. All partners involved had been given a very good opportunity to train external end users on RECONASS system, as well as to receive their invaluable feedback on RECONASS services and exploitation approach.

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110 experts joined the AdaptIVe Technical Workshop “Developing Automted Driving” organised by ICCS in Athens, on April 21st and 22nd, 2016.

During this workshop the latest developments in sensor technologies and advanced senAdaptiVe 057sor fusion, automated driving applications and human factors have been thoroughly presented and discussed. State-of-the-art methodologies and tools for the evaluation and validation of automated driving systems were also presented.

The workshop was concluded with presentations that focused on the developments and challenges for driving automation from legal and liability point of view.

More specifically, during this two days event several experts had the chance to exchanged ideas and knowledge within the following topics : SLAM algorithms, V2X communications, driving experiments, layered control architectures, human factors studies, heavy vehicles, large scale user-tests, future of insurance policies, philosophical and legal issues, current status of the regulatory technical work and legal barriers, during two keynote speeches and four technical sessions.

Keynote speeches

AdaptiVe 034Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Research and coordinator of AdaptIVe presented an overview of automation technologies for vehicles giving the view of both the industry and the industry R&D.

Angelos Amditis, ICCS gave an overview of the core technology that constitutes an automation system today like sensors and sensor fusion, perception and driver control, as well as validation. 


Technical Session 1: Automation technologies I

AdaptiVe 159A state-of-the-art in SLAM algorithm used for autonomous navigation in robotics and how this can be deployed in automotive field was presented by Anastasia Bolovinou, ICCS.

Markus Hahn, Daimler AG continued with a graph-SLAM approach for offline mapping and online localization as well as its evaluation for outdoor and indoor automated parking.

The AutoNet2030 project focuses on V2X communications. It was noted by the presenter Laurens Hobert, Hitachi Europe, that connectivity is is considered as an option to complement existing sensor fusion approaches.

A set of innovative solutions for different object detection and scene recognition applications, based on Laser based vision for ADAS and Autonomous Driving, was presented by Filip Geuens, XenomatiX.

The technical challenges on building a self-driving vehicle and participating on a supervised long driving experiment were presented by Tinosch Ganjineh, Autonomos GmbH.

Moving from perception to action, layered control architectures for automated driving like humans, was the focus of the presentation of Mauro Da Lio, University of Trento.

Technical Session 2: Automation technologies II

AdaptiVe 366Tom Westendorp from the TomTom Group presented an innovative concept where map updating is performed by exploiting information from automatic processing of accumulated recorded data such as users’ speed profiles and the users’ community feedback using sensor data and machine learning techniques.

A thorough overview on how the automation changes the role of the driver and other road participants was given by Anna Schieben, German Aerospace Center – DLR. The need of human factors studies that include all traffic participants such as pedestrian and car drivers was highlighted.

The concept of V2X security, potential threats from its deployment and possible solutions and challenges are presented by Onn Haran, Autotalks Ltd..

Improving Vehicle Safety with Predictive Diagnostics. The approach presented by Udo Pletat, IBM is based on online data collection from the vehicle to achieve continuous vehicle condition monitoring.

With his presentation, Marc-Michael Meinecke, Volkswagen Group Research, put the focus onautomated driving functionalities in heavy vehicles and on long journeys.

Technical Session 3: Evaluation and verification

DSC01682The ongoing work on evaluation methodology developed for the AdaptIVe project was presented by Christian Rösener, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge, RWTH Aachen University.

The work in safety validation of automated driving functions and certification activities as this was addressed in several recent European and national projects was the focused by  Álvaro Arrúe, IDIADA Automotive Technology, S.A.

Sami Koskinen, VTT, shared evaluation experiences from The Field Operational Tests (FOTs) of automated driving discussing tools for data management.

A broad view on the state of the art in the field of ADAS evaluation was given by Felix Fahrenkrog, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge, RWTH Aachen University. It was argued that while research activities on automated driving have started, yet many research areas require new methods and solutions especially for valuation.

Technical Session 4: Legal and liability aspects

DSC01717The future landscape of insurance policies was explored by the presentation of Panos Kouvalis, INTERAMERICAN (ACHMEA Group). Changes in liability when vehicles get fully automated were forecasted and different liability issues were discussed. Jochen Feldle, University of Würzburg, added Philosophical and general legal discussions in the context of autonomous driving.

Yves Page, Renault and Maxime Flament, ERTICO-ITS Europe updated the audience on the current legal aspects and regulatory technical work in Europe and beyond. Mentioning trilateral cooperation on specific topics such as impact assessment, digital infrastructure, human factors, roadworthiness testing and accessible transport.

Please find full agenda of the Workshop here. Speakers’ biographies are also available as pdf.

Workshop presentations can be downloaded here.


The AdaptIVe 2nd EC Review was succesfully held in April 2016 and resulted an overall score of “excellent”.


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Έχουμε τη χαρά να σας προσκαλέσουμε στη Συνάντησης Εργασίας με θέμα: «Διαχείριση της Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας με τη χρήση Ευφυών Συστημάτων Μεταφορών: Δυνατότητες και Προοπτικές», η οποία θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Παρασκευή, 20 Μάϊου 2016, και ώρα 9:00 π.μ., στο Κεντρικό Αμφιθέατρο του Υπουργείου Υποδομών Μεταφορών και Δικτύων (Αναστάσεως 2 & Τσιγάντε, Παπάγου).

Η Συνάντηση Εργασίας συνδιοργανώνεται από το Ερευνητικό Πανεπιστημιακό Ινστιτούτο Συστημάτων Επικοινωνιών -ΕΠΙΣΕΥ, τον «Ελληνικό Οργανισμό Συστημάτων Ευφυών Μεταφορών - ΙΤS Hellas», το Ινστιτούτο Logistics Management Ελλάδος ILME,  και τελεί υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Υποδομών, Μεταφορών και Δικτύων, της Γενικής Γραμματείας Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας και της Ελληνικής Ένωσης Βιομηχανιών Ψύχους & Logistics..

Παρακαλώ βρείτε την επίσημη πρόσκληση εδώ. Θα μας τιμούσε ιδιαιτέρως η συμμετοχή σας.


Τα θέματα που θα αναλυθούν στο πλαίσιο Συνεδρίας με θέμα: «H Χρήση των ΕΣΜ στις Εμπορευματικές Μεταφορές: ένα υποβόσκον δυναμικό», μέσα από μια σειρά παρουσιάσεων, από εξέχοντες ομιλητές του χώρου, είναι μεταξύ άλλων τα εξής:

  • Διαχείριση της εφοδιαστικής αλυσίδας στην Ελλάδα σήμερα: Εμπόδια και προκλήσεις.
  • Ευφυή Συστήματα Μεταφορών για την Εφοδιαστική αλυσίδα: Πολιτικές και νομοθετικό πλαίσιο.
  • Καλές Πρακτικές των Επιβατικών Μεταφορών: ποιες και πως μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν στις Μεταφορές φορτίων.
  • Αυτοματοποίηση οχημάτων σε τερματικούς σταθμούς εμπορευματοκιβωτίων: σημερινές Προκλήσεις και Δυνατότητες.
  • Σταθερές συγκοινωνίες και οδικές μεταφορές: συνέργειες και εμπόδια.
  • Συστήματα παρακολούθησης και εντοπισμού: καλές πρακτικές επικοινωνιών, εφαρμογών παρακολούθησης και τοποθεσίας. 
  • Συστήματα διαχείρισης κυκλοφορίας και πως αυτά μπορούν να βελτιώσουν τη διαχείριση της Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας.  
  • Συνεργατικός σχηματισμός για τα logistics και πως μπορεί να προωθήσει την ελληνική αλυσίδα εφοδιασμού.

Τις παρουσιάσεις θα ακολουθήσει Συζήτηση Στρογγυλής Τραπέζης με θέμα: «Ανάπτυξη συνεργασιών μεταξύ των διαφόρων τρόπων μεταφοράς και επιπτώσεις στην εφοδιαστική αλυσίδα», στην οποία αναμένεται να συμμετάσχουν βασικοί εκπρόσωποι της ελληνικής εφοδιαστικής αλυσίδας.


Το τελικό πρόγραμμα της Συνάντησης Εργασίας είναι διαθέσιμο εδώ (pdf). Τα βιογραφικά σημειώματα των ομιλητών είναι επίσης διαθέσιμα εδώ (pdf). 


Η συνάντηση εργασίας απευθύνεται σε φορείς εκμετάλλευσης λιμένων, εταιρείες μεταφοράς φορτίων, δημόσιους και ιδιωτικούς φορείς λειτουργίας και εκμετάλλευσης οδικών μεταφορών και μεταφορών σταθερής τροχιάς, εκπροσώπους της πανεπιστημιακή και ερευνητικής κοινότητας, διαχειριστικές αρχές, επαγγελματικές ενώσεις αλλά και τους τελικούς χρήστεςμε συνακόλουθα οφέλη τη στοχευμένη ενημέρωση και τη δικτύωση των αντίστοιχων ενδιαφερόμενων μερών για την ανταλλαγή απόψεων σχετικά με τα προβλήματα και τις ανάγκες που προκύπτουν, πληροφοριών, εμπειριών και καλών πρακτικών για τη βελτίωση της λειτουργίας της εφοδιαστικής αλυσίδας στην Ελλάδα αλλά και τη διερεύνηση ευκαιριών για μελλοντικές συνέργειες.

 Για να παρακολουθήσετε τη Συνάντηση Εργασίας απαραίτητη είναι η εγγραφή. Παρακαλώ συμπληρώστε τα στοιχεία σας στην φόρμα εγγραφής που είναι διαθέσιμη εδώ και αποστείλετέ τη στην παρακάτω ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση a.kouvidi@iccs.gr μέχρι την Tρίτη, 17 Μάϊου 2016.


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ICCS, within the European FP7 project ZONeSEC - "Towards an EU framework for the security of widezones" is conducting a survey on the perception and acceptance of monitoring/control technologies in different contexts, focusing mostly on few identified monitoring tools and systems for surveillance and maintenance of public assets. The survey is aimed at embedding insights and feedbacks from citizens within the project architecture.

We kindly invite you to participate to the survey following this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRTSQ9H. Your contribution will be of great benefit for us. 

The Head of I-SENSE Research Group, Dr. Angelos Amditis, was appointed by the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks as one of the two national experts that will participate on its behalf at the meetings of the experts group for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems for the Proiority Area IV of the European ITS Directive (2010/40).

The MARSOL web based data platform (hosted under marsol.iccs.gr) was designed to provide long-term statistical series of specific hydrologic variables for the analysis of the MAR facilities which will be used to derive efficient prevention, mitigation and adaptation strategies. The portal application brings together the data collected from the individual sensors and therefore, it will serve as a database node to provide scientists and decision makers with reliable and well accessible data and data products. In particular, the collected data from the different pilots in MARSOL are stored in a database carefully designed for the purposes of each pilot. In addition, a graphical user interface was designed offering interaction with the user and visualizing the results.


INACHUS Angelos v2INACHUS project was presented, by its Coordinator, in the 7th edition of the European Robotics Forum, which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the 21st till the 23rd of March 2016 (www.erf2016.eu). This 3-day event is a meeting point for researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, companies and robotics officials from the European Commission. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for the companies and researchers to meet and interact in workshops and seminars in order to expand their networks, gather the latest relevant information, and discuss topics and contents which also have an immediate impact on the roadmapping process for Robotics in Europe. 


Dr. Angelos Amditis participated as a speaker at the 8th ΙοT-Connected World Conference that took place in Athens on 9 February 2016 and Vraveusi Webspecifically at the 2nd Session of the conference focused on Analytics and Internet of Things: New business opportunities. During his presentation entitled: "Data Analytics & IoT: Converging Research with Market" he gave the basic definitions related to IoT and Data Analytics and introduced the latest trends as well as the respective Business Models. Following that he presented the ICCS - ISENSE Group activities in the area, namely: IoT Systems for Security Applications, Transport and Supply Chain, Water Management and Smart Living. In addition, he highlighted the need to converge research with the real economy by a rich set of means including standardisation activities, informing the wide public, materializing spin-off opportunities, funding increase and enabling synergies at a national level with commercial actors. Finally, he concluded with his opinion on the future trends for IoT market worldwide.

During this event he has also received the Outstanding Contribution Award in the category of Research and Development of Innovative Technologies.

Please find below a very interesting video produced by ERICSSON describing how a connected traffic cloud is expected to enhance road safety.