A scientific paper entitled “BigDataStack: A Holistic Data-driven Stack for Big Data Applications and Operations” has been co-authored by UBITECH and is presented at the IEEE International Congress on Big Data (Big Data Congress 2018) that takes place between 2-7 July, 2018 in San Francisco, California, USA. In this paper, Dr. Panagiotis Gouvas and his co-authors present the architecture of a complete stack (namely BigDataStack), based on a frontrunner infrastructure management system that drives decisions according to data aspects, thus being fully scalable, runtime adaptable and high-performant to address the needs of big data operations and data-intensive applications. Furthermore, the stack goes beyond purely infrastructure elements by introducing techniques for the dimensioning of big data applications, modelling and analysis of processes as well as the provision of data-as-a-service exploiting a proposed seamless analytics framework.
Following a peer-review process, Springer Earth Science Informatics has accepted to publish a scientific manuscript, authored by UBITECH, University of Aegean and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,, entitled “Development of a Spatial Database and Web-GIS for the Climate of Greece”. Dimitris Ntalaperas and his co-authors present the design and implementation of a spatial database and a web-GIS application that allow the management, visualization and analysis of data that are directly or indirectly related to climate and its future projections in Greece. Emphasis is given to the design decisions made in order to fulfill the requirements of flexible data querying and reporting, and of maintenance cost minimization. Cartographic layers for climatic and other parameters are dynamically produced through database views and geographic web services. The web-GIS provides user-friendly cartographic operations for visualizing and manipulating thematic maps, as well as reporting services for selecting, displaying and downloading climatic values for selected areas.
UBITECH is coordinating the presentation of the MATILDA 5G PPP project demonstration in the EUCNC’s exhibition area at 19-21 of June 2018 (https://www.eucnc.eu/exhibitions-and-demos/). The exhibition is going to take place at Booth #21, while the main theme of the demonstration is going to be “MATILDA – Orchestrating 5G Ready Emergency Services”.
UBITECH is participating at the Research & Innovation Workshop on Building Energy Efficiency that is going to be held at the National Documentation Center in Athens at 19th of June 2018, between partners of numerous Energy Efficiency research & innovation EU funded projects. The workshop is organized, following the Energy Days initiative (https://www.eusew.eu/about-energy-days), that regards the organization of activities and events that promote clean energy transition. The agenda of the workshop includes knowledge transfer sessions and interesting presentations regarding lessons learned, as well as a dedicated workshop on business models for energy efficiency and roundtable discussions on future opportunities in energy efficiency.
Through its involvement in the MATILDA and 5GTANGO 5G PPP (https://5g-ppp.eu/) projects, UBITECH co-organizes and is actively involved in a series of workshops and special sessions organized at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) that is going to take place in Ljubljana at 18-21 of June 2018.
The European Technology Platform for telecommunications and related services and applications, NetWorld2020, has released the second, revised and updated version of the brochure entitled “SME Expertise and Skills in the 5G Domain”, that aims at showing the expertise and skills from selected European Small and Medium -sized Enterprises (SMEs) in 5G and related domains, focusing more on the expertise that could be useful in various industry vertical sectors. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have an important role to play in developing, piloting and deploying 5G technologies, both to help with disruptive technologies and to address the needs of various vertical sectors. European SMEs have a great added value in providing innovative concepts and solutions that are having an important impact on the 5G value chain. They have the agility and flexibility required in a fast evolving technical and market landscape.
The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. The EUSEW Networking Village is the perfect accompaniment to the Policy Conference, running from the afternoon of 5 June to 7 June 2018. UBITECH is going to participate to the activities within the EUSEW Networking Village through the organization of an interactive stand in the Energy Fair for showing the ENTROPY Platform and the main results of the ENTROPY H2020 project (http://entropy-project.eu).
Continue reading UBITECH demonstrates the ENTROPY platform at the Networking Village of the Policy Conference within the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)
A scientific paper entitled “Detaching the design, development and execution of big data analysis processes: A case study based on energy and behavioral analytics” has been co-authored by University of Murcia and UBITECH, and is presented at the Global IoT Summit 2018 (GIOTS 2018), that is held June 4-7, 2018, at Bilbao, Spain. In this paper, Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos and their co-authors propose an approach for detaching the design, development and execution of big data analysis processes, focusing on the realization of energy and behavioral analytics, targeted to supporting the increase of energy efficiency in smart buildings through behavioral change of the citizens.
Continue reading University of Murcia and UBITECH co-author a scientific paper on Big Data technologies for energy and behavioral analytics at GIOTS 2018
UBITECH is participating at the kick-off meeting, in Genova, Italy (May 30-31, 2018), of the ASTRID Research and Innovation Action, officially started on May 1st, 2018. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 786922) and spans on the period May 2018 – April 2021. The ASTRID H2020 project aims to provide better awareness about cyber-security threats of virtualised services, referred to each single component (i.e., each specific application) as well as the service as a whole (i.e., the entire service graph), and facilitate (possibly automate) the detection and reaction to sophisticated cyber-attacks, incorporating the ability to detect vulnerabilities, threats and attacks not only from the canonical input/output channel of the services, but also internally to the service. In particular, the ASTRID project will (a) decouple the service business logic from the (necessary) security management; (b) automate security management and response to threats, security incidents, attacks; (c) reduce the run-time overhead of security processing; and (d) support legal and forensics investigation in virtualised environments.
UBITECH proudly supports (for the second year in a row) the Hellenic Cyber Security Team‘s efforts at the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), organized by ENISA, between October 15 to October 19, in London, UK. The 2018 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 team that will compete in the 2018 ECSC challenge grand finals is assembled after a qualification round, held on April 18-19, 2018, which determined the top 10 cyber security talents in Greece (aged between 14-25) – among them, UBITECH’s Petros Mantos (0nlyslayer) who qualified second for the Hellenic Cyber Security Team through the EthiHak 2018 contest. The team will compete in the Challenge 2018 finals, in London, UK.