UBITECH participates at the kick off meeting of the 5GTANGO 5G-PPP research project (co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020, with Grant Agreement H2020-761493), which takes place on June 21-22, 2017 at Barcelona, Spain. UBITECH teams up with a consortium of seventeen organizations across Europe, bringing together large industries, telecom companies, vendors, research institutes, universities and verticals, including ATOS, NEC, NOKIA, Altice Labs, Telefonica and Huawei, to put forth the flexible programmability of 5G networks so as to reduce time to market for networked services by shortening service development cycle and by qualifying network services to be adopted, to reduce entry barrier to third party developers and to support the creation and composition of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and application elements as “network services”.
UBITECH proudly supports the Hellenic Cyber Security Team‘s efforts at the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), organised by ENISA, between 30-October/3-November 2017 in Malaga, Spain. The 2017 ECSC challenge is aimed at identifying new talent – by having national teams compete in a Cyber Security Challenge. In particular, the top cyber talents from each country meet to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other to determine which country has the best cyber talents. To find out which country’s team is the best, contestants have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and collect points for solving them.
The Hellenic Cyber Security team that will compete in the 2017 ECSC challenge grand finals will be assembled after the qualification round, held on June 3-4, which determined the top 10 cyber security talents in Greece. The team will compete in the Challenge 2017 finals, held in Malaga.
As part of a team of five organizations with strong background and interest in 5G research and experimentation, UBITECH supports the launch of the athens.5Glink initiative with the aim to enable, in an integrated large-scale end-to-end testbed, the experimentation on 5G and future network technologies. Athens5Glink will be openly accessible to the 5G community for real-life demonstration, validation and assessment of cutting-edge technologies.
UBITECH, in strong collaboration with the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, the Municipality of Egaleo, COSMOTE and ORION Innovations, proceeds with the establishment of a neutral infrastructure, able to accommodate a multitude of vendors and technologies.
Athens5Glink will be presented, for the its time, at the 26th European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’2017) that takes place at June 12-15, 2017 in Oulu, Finland. For more info, please download the athens.5Glink brochure or visit the initiative’s website.
A scientific paper entitled “Data Aggregation, Fusion and Recommendations for Strengthening Citizens Energy-aware Behavioural Profiles” has been co-authored by UBITECH and published at the Global IoT Summit 2017 and specifically at the Workshop on Energy Efficient Solutions based on IoT – EESIoT 2017 that is going to be held in Geneva at June 8, 2017. In this paper, ENTROPY platform, an IT ecosystem for supporting energy efficiency in buildings through behavioural change of the occupants is provided. The ENTROPY platform targets at providing a set of mechanisms for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient practices through the increase of the energy awareness and energy saving potential of the occupants. The platform takes advantage of novel sensor networking technologies for supporting efficient sensor data aggregation mechanisms, semantic web technologies for unified data representation, machine learning mechanisms for getting insights from the available data and recommendation mechanisms for providing personalised content to end users. These technologies are combined and provided through an integrated platform, targeting at leading to occupants’ behavioural change with regards to their energy consumption profiles.
As scientific and technical coordinator of the MATILDA 5G-PPP project and partner of the 5GTANGO 5G-PPP project, UBITECH participates at the kick-off meeting of the Phase 2 of the 5G-PPP projects that is organized by the European Commission at the 1st June in Brussels. In the meeting, short overview of all the starting projects is going to be provided followed by discussion with regards to potential collaboration among 5G-PPP projects and contribution to 5G working groups. In particular, UBITECH is going to present the MATILDA 5G-PPP project that regards the design and implementation of a holistic, innovative framework for the design, development and orchestration of 5G-ready applications and network services over sliced programmable infrastructure.
UBITECH is going to be present at Infosecurity Europe 2017 at London Olympia (June 6-8, 2017), demonstrating the new features of the OLISTIC Enterprise Risk Assessment framework. OLISTIC enables organizations to achieve all of the benefits possible from an enterprise risk management process. It features innovative smart automations that simplify time consuming tasks and allow organizations to focus on the important aspects of risk management, where expert thinking is required, producing meaning risk assessments and alternative risk mitigation strategies. OLISTIC possesses and constantly updates a state-of-the-art built-in knowledge base of threats, vulnerabilities, controls, risk scenarios, rules of propagation, risk assessment methodologies, reports and dashboards according to international standards, best practices, and worldwide experience.
We would like to invite you to meet us in person at the Stand K18 at Discovery Zone, and learn more about the multiple risk domains covered by OLISTIC – including information security, cybersecurity and privacy according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Commission. Schedule your appointment now!
The ENTROPY consortium successfully demonstrated the results of the 1st reporting period (first 18 months) during the first project review on 11th of May at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels. These results included the release (by UBITECH) of the first integrated version of the ENTROPY platform, as an IT ecosystem for supporting energy efficiency in buildings through behavioural change of the occupants. A set of novel mechanisms were demonstrated, including sensor data aggregation and homogenization mechanisms, data mining and real-time recommendation mechanisms, as well as mobile crowdsensing mechanisms. For more info, you may have a look at the introduction video of the ENTROPY concept or visit the project’s website.
The ARCADIA consortium successfully demonstrated the results of the work of the project during the first two years during the second project review on 31st of March at the European Commission in Brussels. These results included the release (by UBITECH) of the final integrated version of the ARCADIA Smart Controller that supports the dynamic setup and management of a set of distributed applications over multi-site programmable infrastructure. A set of intelligent orchestration mechanisms including the production of optimal deployment plans, the real-time policies enforcement and the support of set of virtual functions (e.g. load balancer, overlay routing) were successfully demonstrated. For exploring the capabilities of the ARCADIA Smart Controller for building and managing highly distributed applications, please go through our demonstration video.
UBITECH will be present at CeBIT 2017 on 20-24 March, in Hannover, exhibiting ubiquitous by design software that enhances security, eliminates risk and empowers development. We would like to invite you to meet us in person at the Hall 5, Stand F57, and learn more about OLISTIC, MAESTRO, XCHANGE and PAASWORD. We are looking forward to a lively exchange! You may download our company brochure here.
UBITECH has actively participated in the kick-off meeting, in Karlsruhe, Germany (January 25-26, 2017) of the UNICORN Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2017. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 731846) and spans on the period January 2017 – December 2019. The UNICORN project aims to simplify the design, deployment and management of secure- and elastic- by design multi-Cloud services – achieved by a) the development and design of libraries that provide security enforcement mechanisms, data privacy restrictions, monitoring metric collection and resource management across multiple Cloud sites; and b) enabling continuous orchestration and automatic optimization of portable and dynamic Cloud services running on virtual instances or micro-execution containers for increased security, data protection privacy and vast resource (de)-allocation. UNICORN enables software developers to design and develop secure and elastic applications through a Cloud IDE plug-in, hence right where they write their code, that incorporates a set of software code annotations, validation and packaging tools for security, privacy protection, monitoring and elasticity policy definition at the platform, application, component and even code segment level – accompanied with a set of continuous risk, cost and vulnerability assessment utilities for eliminating source code vulnerabilities.