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UBITECH explains how Big Data and AI technologies foster predictive maintenance in digital factories at the EuroPho21 end-users workshop

UBITECH has been invited to give a talk in the field of smart, predictive maintenance, Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence technologies at the “Photonics for the Digitalisation of Industrial Manufacturing” end-users workshop (held on December 8, 2017, in Athens), organized by the Greek Technology Platform in Photonics (PhotonicsGR) and the Hellenic Photonics cluster (HPhos) in the framework of the European CSA project EuroPho21. The event aimed to bring closer the photonics community and various industrial sectors for addressing main challenges and problems that face today towards the digitalization of their manufacturing processes. In that respect, the event focused on Laser material processing, Photonics Integrated Circuits (PICs) and other photonics technologies including specific use cases, while in parallel provided key messages for addressing horizontally other industrial sectors with products and services.

UBITECH has taken advantage of this opportunity, and, as a guest speaker, introduced to the audience the UPTIME unified framework and methodology for predictive maintenance strategy implementation, which incorporates real-time big data- driven streaming and processing technologies as well as machine learning algorithms in all steps of the unified predictive maintenance approach, i.e. the signal processing phase, the diagnosis and prognosis phase, the maintenance decision making phase, the maintenance implementation phase and the industrial operations management phase.

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UBITECH undertakes the lead of the Cypriot node of the RB-LOG EUROSTARS project on autonomous robots for smart logistics

UBITECH actively participates in the kick-off meeting, in Valencia, Spain (November 28, 2017) of the RB-LOG EUROSTARS project, officially started on November 1st, 2017 – undertaking the leadership and coordination of the project’s Cypriot node. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. E! 11553) and spans on the period November 2017 – April 2020. The RB-LOG project aims to develop a new, cost-effective, robotic indoor transport solution that will be specially suited for small residences, hotels, supermarkets/warehouses and other small semi-structured buildings and will automate the transport process and free workforce for tasks that entail higher added value. The aforementioned goal will be achieved through the development of a cost-effective fleet of robots governed by a flexible and easily adaptable to a diverse range of architectures and building operating models Fleet Management System performing autonomous indoor logistic transport at small buildings of semi structured human environments, including but not limited to hospitals, clinical sites, care centers, hotels, restaurants, company premises and retail shops.

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UBITECH undertakes the technical lead of the UPTIME Innovation Action on predictive maintenance in digital factories

UBITECH actively participates in the kick-off meeting, in Brussels, Belgium (September 27-28, 2017) of the UPTIME H2020 Innovation Action, officially started on September 1st, 2017 – undertaking the technical leadership of the research project’s activities. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 768634) and spans on the period September 2017 – August 2020. The UPTIME project aims to reframe predictive maintenance strategy in a systematic and unified way so as to fully exploit the advancements in ICT and maintenance management by examining the potential of big data in an e-maintenance infrastructure, to deliver novel e-maintenance services and tools to support the daily work of maintenance engineers as well as the overall maintenance management with the aim to optimize in-service efficiency, and to analyse and widely exploit results generated from the use of UPTIME solution in order to show its benefits to manufacturing companies for maintenance utility maximization along with industrial operations management improvement.

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Introducing OLISTIC multi-dimensional risk assessment suite in NMIOTC Cyber Security Conference

UBITECH’s R&D Director, Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas, participates in the 2nd NMIOTC Cyber Security Conference, that is organized by the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre and takes place on September 21-22, 2017 in Souda Bay, Greece, and demonstrates the capabilities of the OLISTIC Enterprise Risk Management Suite with regard to protecting, defending and fortifying maritime stakeholders (e.g. ports, shipping companies, logistics centers) against cyberattacks. The OLISTIC demo has attracted the attendance of representatives of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Commission, the European Defense Agency, the US Navy, the French Navy, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the Hellenic Navy, the shipping and maritime logistics industry and the academia.

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UBITECH and CNIT introduces a sophisticate framework for the orchestration of 5G-Ready apps over sliced programmable infrastructure at the SOFT5 workshop held in conjunction with ITC 29 in Genoa

In the frame of the First International Workshop on Softwarized Infrastructures for 5G and Fog Computing (SOFT5), which takes place today (Friday, September 8, 2017) in Genoa, Italy and is devoted to providing a deep and critical insight on the evolution of 5G networks and cloud/fog computing technologies, researchers from UBITECH and CNIT present a holistic 5G end-to-end services operational framework (called MATILDA) tackling the overall lifecycle of design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and 5G network services over programmable infrastructure, following a unified programmability model and a set of control abstractions.

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UBITECH’s manuscript on personalized energy management has been accepted for publication at the Sensors MDPI Journal

Following a peer-review process, Sensors MDPI Journal has accepted to publish a scientific manuscript, authored by UBITECH, University of Murcia and STI Innsbruck, entitled “Providing Personalized Energy Management and Awareness Services for Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings”. Eleni Fotopoulou, Tassos Zafeiropoulos, George Tsiolis, Panagiotis Gouvas and their co-editors present an innovative energy-aware information technology ecosystem, which supports the design and development of novel personalized energy management and awareness services that can lead to occupants’ behavioral change towards actions that can have a positive impact on energy efficiency.

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Counter Terror Business Magazine’s Latest Issue emphasizes on Cybersecurity and brings UBITECH at the foreground

The latest issue of the Counter Terror Business magazine, published today, unveils the operational impact and business criticality of the emerging threat landscape of cyberattacks against critical infrastructures and supply chains, and brings the cybersecurity solutions of UBITECH in the foreground. In particular, UBITECH has designed, implemented and commercialized two flagship solutions in the field of security.

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UBITECH joins the European Cyber Security Organisation and shapes the future of cybersecurity strategic research and innovation in Europe

The Members of the Board of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) approved, on June 21, 2017, UBITECH’s application to become a full member of ECSO, a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016. ECSO represents the industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the Cyber Security contractual Public-Private Partnership (cPPP).

The main objective of ECSO is to support all types of initiatives or projects that aim to develop, promote, encourage European cybersecurity, and in particular to foster and protect from cyber threats the growth of the European Digital Single Market; to develop the cybersecurity market in Europe and the growth of a competitive cybersecurity and ICT industry, with an increased market position; and to develop and implement cybersecurity solutions for the critical steps of trusted supply chains, in sectoral applications where Europe is a leader.

UBITECH has expressed its interest to participate in the Working Groups concerning the standardisation, certification, labelling and supply chain management (WG1), the market deployment, investments and international collaboration (WG2), and the sectoral demand (WG3).

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UBITECH undertakes the scientific and technical coordination of the MATILDA Innovation Action on 5G-ready applications orchestration over sliced programmable infrastructure

UBITECH is hosting the kick-off meeting, in Athens, Greece (July 5-6, 2017) of the MATILDA 5G-PPP Innovation Action, officially started on June 1st, 2017 – undertaking the scientific and technical leadership of the research project’s activities. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 761898) and spans on the period June 2017 – November 2019. The MATILDA project aims to deliver a novel holistic 5G end-to-end services operational framework tackling the overall lifecycle of design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and 5G network services over programmable infrastructure, following a unified programmability model and a set of control abstractions. MATILDA aims to devise and realize a radical shift in the development of software for 5G-ready applications as well as virtual and physical network functions and network services, through the adoption of a unified programmability model, the definition of proper abstractions and the creation of an open development environment that may be used by application as well as network functions developers. Intelligent and unified orchestration mechanisms are going to be applied for the automated placement of the 5G-ready applications and the creation and maintenance of the required network slices.

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UBITECH participates at the ELAN Network Argentina 2017 business networking on ICT, Renewable Energies and Industry 4.0

Having significant interest in the Argentine market, UBITECH is participating in the ELAN Network Argentina 2017 event, organized by the European & Latin American Technology Based Business Network (ELAN Network) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 27-28, 2017. This business networking event allows UBITECH to find new local and international partners and create strong networks and lasting relationships, generating new technology-based opportunities and consolidating existing ones with European and Argentine companies, as well as strategic alliances with a multiplier effect. The event will focus on the sectors of Renewable Energies, Industry 4.0 and ICT, which have great growth potential in Argentina, taking into account the potential to generate business and successful interactions between Argentine and European players.