German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
|Provinzialstrasse 93 Bonn 53127 Germany|
Entente pour la Forêt Méditerranéenne
|Centre Francis Arrighi - Domaine de Valabre - RD7, 13120 Gardanne, France|
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
|Bridle Rd, Bootle L30 4YD, UK|
Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie
|226 Rue de la Perrodière, 73230 Saint-Alban-Leysse, France|
Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica
|Agonaridou 10-12, Athina 117 44, Greece|
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
|Zografou 157 73, Greece|
|Estias 1, Athina 115 26, Greece|
|Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3UA, UK|
International Security Competence Centre GmbH
|Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria|
SINTEF Digital – dept. of Mathematics and Cybernetics
|Strindvegen 4, 7034 Trondheim, Norway|
Commissariat A L’Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
|D36, 91190 Saclay, France|
The University of Manchester
|Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK|
German Institute for Standardisation
|Saatwinkler Damm 42-43, 13627 Berlin, Germany|
Trilateral Research Ltd
|Gorteens, Waterford, Co. Kilkenny, X91 W0XW, Ireland|
|58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France|
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
9 Iroon Polytechniou Str.
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit entity which is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is the research host of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It promotes R&D in all different research disciplines of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Within ICCS, the I-SENSE Research Group is very active in areas dealing with Crisis Management and Security, Environmental monitoring, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Virtual & Augmented Reality and Logistics. ICCS is very active in the broad fields of Emergency Communications, Distributed Architecture for Real-Time Systems and Protocols, Positioning systems and Sensor Networks all applicable to disaster environments.
Role in the project
ICCS undertakes the role of the Technical and Scientific Coordinator of CURSOR and is the leader of WP5 (Information management, system integration, and decision support). ICCS will lead the CURSOR system integration activities, as well as the design and development of the CURSOR communication infrastructure and the real-time localization system. In WP1, ICCS leads the Technical Specification and System Architecture task to steer the activities of user requirements’ translation into technical specifications. In WP6 ICCS is the leader of the two cycles of the physical system testing and field integration. In the corresponding trials all the developed components will be validated and optimised (parallel work with WP5) through a series of exercises. ICCS contributes also to the dissemination activities and standardisation activities of the project.
Participating members in the project
Dimitra Dionysiou is a Senior Researcher/Project Manager at ICCS, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). She holds a diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (NTUA), a PhD in Biomedical Technology (NTUA), and an MSc in Bioinformatics (Faculty of Biology, University of Athens). Dimitra has worked for many years in the development of ICT technology in healthcare, mainly within the framework of EC-funded projects (e.g. BOUNCE, CHIC, DrTherapat, MyHealthAvatar, p-medicine, ACGT). Her research interests include mechanistic and machine learning modelling for personalized medicine, predictive analytics and decision support systems. She has published more than 75 journal and conference articles. She has served as an Expert Evaluator of Horizon 2020 proposals (2020), MAESTRO grands (NSC Poland, 2017), and various peer-reviewed publications. Dimitra is responsible for the management of ICCS activities in the CURSOR project.
Dr. Angelos J. Amditis
I-Sense Director/ Research Director. Dr. Amditis is Research Director at ICCS and a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Amditis received his MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Telecommunications) in 1997 from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and has been teaching in various courses (communication and computer networks, communication theory) of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of NTUA, of ICCS and of the Hellenic Naval Academy. In June 2018 he became the ERTICO-ITS Europe Chairman. He is participating or has participated to the CCAM, C-ITS Platform, INATBA, eMI³, MaaS Alliance DTLF, GEAR2030, TM2.0 Platform (Steering Body member), Trilateral WG on Automation, euRobotics, SENSORIS, WssTP, ALICE (member of the Executive Bard), UITP, AIOTI and many other EC Groups and Platforms. Dr. Amditis is the writer of several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers and his current research interests are in the fields of telecommunication systems, sensors for monitoring purposes, telematics, intelligent transportation systems, virtual reality, Internet-related research (IoT, Cloud services etc.) and electromagnetic sensors. Dr. Amditis participates in a large number of research projects, being the scientific responsible of more than 150 projects in the last twenty years and the coordinator of the CitySCAPE, eCharge4Drivers, HYPERION, Cyber-MAR, COREALIS, ICT4CART, RESIST, ELVITEN, IN-PREP and DIONE projects. He has also successfully coordinated the NeMo, PLUGGY, SCENT, SAFERtec, INACHUS, SENSKIN, FABRIC, RECONASS, ROBO-SPECT, Autonet2030, INTE-TRANSIT and AQUAKNIGHT projects. He is also experienced in co-funded EC integrated projects as a SubProject leader (PREVENT, AIDE, INTERACTIVE, SENSATION, LEAKING, WATERPIPE, VIEW, among others).
Miltiadis Koutsokeras holds a BSc degree in Informatics from Department of Informatics of T.E.I. of Athens (2004) and a M.Sc in Data Communications from the Brunel University London (2008). He has been employed as a Software Developer since 2003 from private companies and the Research Institute N.C.S.R Demokritos for the design and implementation of various systems. His experience varies from Computer Graphics and SOAP Web Services up to system installation and maintenance (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) for various flavours of the Linux operating system. His main interest is the design and implementation of software for various fields. In I-SENSE Group he is involved in Embedded systems and IoT software development projects. He leads the development team for CURSOR, and he is responsible for the project’s architecture as well as for the worksite communication, integration and testing.
Thanasis Douklias received his Diploma degree from the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2019. He is an embedded software and hardware engineer at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), being a member of the Smart Integrated Systems Team of the I-SENSE Group. His main interests include Linux kernel programming, developing FPGA and embedded applications as well as electronics. Thanasis Douklias will bring his expertise on CURSOR SaR kit being responsible for the RF communications and localisation developments.
Paul Kuqo is an undergraduate student at the University of West Attica, department of Informatics and Computer Engineering. He is an embedded systems developer at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), being a member of the Smart Integrated Systems Team of the I-SENSE Group. He will assist on hardware assembly during the CURSOR project.
Nantia Skepetari is a Communication and Dissemination Officer at ICCS. Regarding the CURSOR project, she supports the dissemination and standardisation activities. She is an experienced journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. She is also specialised in Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategies. She holds a Bachelor in “Communication, Media and Culture” and an Executive Degree in “Website and Marketing Actions for Business Units”. Her skills include Broadcasting, Storytelling, News Writing, Communication and Social Media. She is the main resource when it comes for dissemination issues during CURSOR project.