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UBITECH demonstrates the MAESTRO 5G Applications Orchestrator in the Mobile World Congress 2019

UBITECH is demonstrating the MAESTRO 5G Applications Orchestrator in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, through its participation in the Mobile World Capital stand at CS40. MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry. In the provided demo, a set of innovative features developed within the framework of the MATILDA 5G PPP project are demonstrated based on a Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) application.

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ENTROPY H2020 Research and Innovation Action on energy-efficient lifestyles reached its goal

The ENTROPY H2020-649849 project is now completed, having, today, a successful final review in Brussels, Belgium. Within ENTROPY, UBITECH led the implementation of an innovative, IoT-enabled platform that can monitor and receive sensor data pertinent to energy efficiency from different sources, incorporating a gamified personalized application, as well as a serious game, that educate the end-users to change their energy consumption behavior at the workplace by offering to them recommendation tips for energy saving. The ENTROPY platform orchestrates the pilot user campaigns and submits the recommendation tips to the two applications.

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UBITECH undertakes the technical coordination of the CYBELE Innovation Action on HPC-enabled, scalable Big Data analytics for precision agriculture and livestock farming

UBITECH participates in the kick-off meeting, in Barcelona, Spain (January 28-30, 2019) of the CYBELE Innovation Action, officially started on January  1st, 2019. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 825355) and spans on the period January 2019 – December 2021. CYBELE aspires at demonstrating how the convergence of HPC, Big Data, Cloud Computing and the IoT can revolutionize farming, reduce scarcity and increase food supply, bringing social, economic, and environmental benefits. CYBELE intends to safeguard that stakeholders have integrated, unmediated access to a vast amount of large scale datasets of diverse types from a variety of sources, and they are capable of generating value and extracting insights, by providing secure and unmediated access to large-scale HPC infrastructures supporting data discovery, processing, combination and visualization services, solving challenges modelled as mathematical algorithms requiring high computing power.

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UBITECH participates in the CUREX Research and Innovation Action on secure and private health data exchage

UBITECH participates in the kick-off meeting, in Athens, Greece (January 24-25, 2019) of the CUREX Research and Innovation Action, officially started on December 1st, 2018. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 826404) and spans on the period December 2018 – November 2021. The key goal of CUREX is to address comprehensively the protection of the confidentiality and integrity of health data by producing a novel, flexible and scalable situational awareness-oriented platform. It allows a healthcare provider to assess the realistic cybersecurity and privacy risks they are exposed to and suggest mathematically optimal strategies for addressing these risks with safeguards tailored specifically for each business case and application. At its core, a fully GDPR-compliant-by-design, decentralised architecture enhanced with a private blockchain infrastructure ensures the integrity of the risk assessment process and of all data transactions that occur between the diverse range of stakeholders involved. Crucially, CUREX expands beyond technical measures and places emphasis also on improving cyber hygiene through training and raising awareness activities for a healthcare institution’s personnel.

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UBITECH participates in the BIMERR Research and Innovation Action on building information modelling for energy efficient building renovation

UBITECH participates in the kick-off meeting, in Bonn, Germany (January 21-22, 2019) of the BIMERR Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January  1st, 2019. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 820621) and spans on the period January 2019 – September 2022. The key goal of BIMERR is to design and develop a Renovation 4.0 toolkit which will comprise tools to support renovation stakeholders throughout the renovation process of existing buildings, from project conception to delivery. It comprises tools for the automated creation of enhanced building information models, a renovation decision support system to aid the designer in exploring available renovation options through an the accurate estimation of renovation impact on building performance as well as a process management tool that will optimize the design and on-site construction process toward optimal coordination and minimization of renovation time and cost. At the heart of the BIMERR toolkit lies an interoperability framework, which will enforce semantic interoperability among BIMERR tools as well as with third-party legacy ICT tools to enable seamless BIM creation and information exchange among renovation stakeholders in an effort to enhance the rapid adoption of BIM in renovation of the existing EU building stock.

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UBITECH participates in the ASCLEPIOS Research and Innovation Action on secure cloud encrypted solutions for healthcare

UBITECH hosts the kick-off meeting, in Athens, Greece (January 17-18, 2019) of the ASCLEPIOS Research and Innovation Action, officially started on December 1st, 2018. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 826093) and spans on the period December 2018 – November 2021. The key goal of ASCLEPIOS is to maximize and fortify the trust of users on Cloud-based healthcare services by developing mechanisms for protecting both corporate and personal sensitive data. ASCLEPIOS utilizes several modern cryptographic approaches to build a Cloud-based eHealth framework that protects users’ privacy and prevents both internal and external attacks. ASCLEPIOS offers, on the one hand, the ability to users to verify the integrity of their medical devices prior using them while at the same time receiving certain guarantees about the trustworthiness of their Cloud service provider, while, on the other hand, ASCLEPIOS offers a novel solution through which healthcare practitioners and medical researchers are able to calculate statistics on medical data in a privacy-preserving way.

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UBITECH participates in the SECONDO Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action on digital security economics, optimal investments and cyber insurance

UBITECH is participating at the kick-off meeting, in Brussels, Belgium (January 16, 2019), of the SECONDO Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, officially started on January 1st, 2019. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 823997) and spans on the period January 2019 – December 2022. The SECONDO H2020 project aims to deliver a unique, scalable, highly interoperable Economics-of-Security-as-a-Service (ESaaS) platform that encompasses a comprehensive cost-driven methodology for: (i) estimating cyber risks based on a quantitative approach that focuses on both technical and non-technical aspects, (e.g. users behaviour), that influence cyber exposure; (ii) providing analysis for effective and efficient risk management by recommending optimal investments in cyber security controls; and (iii) determining the residual risks and estimating the cyber insurance premiums taking into account the insurer’s business strategy, while eliminating the information asymmetry between the insured and insurer. Thus, the SECONDO platform will establish a new paradigm in risk management for enterprises of various sizes, with respect to the GDPR framework, while it will enable formal and verifiable methodologies for insurers that require estimating premiums. Continue reading UBITECH participates in the SECONDO Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action on digital security economics, optimal investments and cyber insurance

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UBITECH participates in the InteropEHRare Research and Innovation Action on interoperable electronic health records at the user edge

UBITECH participates in the kick-off meeting, in Rome, Italy (January 15-17, 2019) of the InteropEHRate Research and Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2019. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 826106) and spans on the period January 2019 – June 2022. The key goal of InteropEHRate is to complement and integrate the current interoperability infrastructures with new technologies for health data exchange centred on the citizen, based on a bottom-up approach that does not require the coordination by a superior authority and that leaves more control of health data to the citizen. InteropEHRate will address the current lack of standardization and security, by defining a set of integrated protocols and conformance criteria for mobile apps, supporting secure and portable local storage and backup, released as open specifications. Moreover, the project will integrate these new protocols with technologies for information extraction and translation, to reduce the difficulties in health data exchange related to the different terminologies and languages adopted in different European countries and by different healthcare providers.

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UBITECH supported the BigDataOcean Demonstration Booth at ICT 2018

UBITECH along with other five BigDataOcean consortium partners, namely NTUA, MarineTraffic, HCMR, ISMB and UNINOVA, presented BigDataOcean project results, concepts and technologies at a dedicated demo stand in the exhibition center area “Creating Networks & Technology” (Hall X4) at ICT 2018, that took place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. UBITECH had the opportunity to meet with several hundreds of visitors at the project’s exhibition booth, highlighting the challenges and the objectives of the project, giving a brief description of its key achievements and explaining how the platform will assist maritime stakeholders to perform Big Data Analytics. Discussions were about the BigDataOcean project’s platform and its services and the offerings were received with high interest from the booth’s visitors, which were further engaged to evaluate the platform and provide useful feedback to the consortium. Finally, the exhibition booth enabled BigDataOcean to reinforce the synergies with other projects active in the digital transformation of the mobility domain.

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UBITECH demonstrates the MATILDA 5G Applications End to End Orchestration Framework at the 5G PPP Demo Stand at ICT 2018

UBITECH is going to support the demonstration of the MATILDA 5G PPP project results in the 5G In Action Demo Stand entitled “Building the next-generation network” at ICT 2018. The demonstration is going to take place at the 5th of December 2018, from 9:00 to 13:00, at the stand with number C23-C29 in the exhibition center area “Creating Networks & Technology” (Hall X4). The overall demonstration is going to show the main operational aspects of the MATILDA orchestration framework, focusing on the capacity for realising end-to-end orchestration of Cloud-native applications over 5G infrastructure. Specifically, demonstration of the MATILDA end-to-end orchestration framework for Cloud-native applications over 5G infrastructure is going to take place, based on the “5G emergency communications” application, provided by ININ (Ljubljana, Slovenia), supporting communication and interaction among first responders over an application aware network-slice. The main functionalities of the MATILDA Vertical Application Orchestrator, the provided OSS/BSS and the set of dynamic network slice creation and management functionalities are going to be demonstrated. It should be noted that, with over 60 different 5G PPP experiments planned across Europe in 2018-2020, the overall 5G In Action interactive booth will showcase demos from the best applications delivered by projects funded in the context of the 5G PPP under Horizon2020.