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 is strongly involved in CURSOR project, being the scientific and technical coordinator (WP8). In addition, ICCS will lead that Technical Specification and System Architecture activities assisting the First responders in translating their gaps and need into technical requirements as well as leading the two cycles system integration and validation process (WP1-6). ICCS is leading WP4 and is responsible for the worksite communications and the development of localization modules for the robotic equipment. ICCS will contribute to the dissemination activities (WP7).
Participating members in the project
Evangelos Sdongos is a Researcher and Scientific Project Manager at the I-SENSE Group of Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). He holds a MEng. in Telecommunications and Information Technology from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Patras University and a MBA from Hellenic Open University. He is currently PhD candidate at National Technical University of Athens. He has also published several articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. Evangelos Sdongos has extensive experience in the Telecommunications domain, with regards to design, planning, implementation and integration phases of Mobile/Wireless Communication Networks (Radio Access, Transport and Core tiers for 3G/4G/5G) for either Mission Critical or Public Communications and related services.
Since September 2017 he is leading the Crisis Management & Security Unit under the Smart Integrated Systems Team of the I-SENSE Group. His research interests include mobile/wireless telecommunication technologies, sensors and sensor networks, IoT and M2M, embedded systems and unmanned platforms (UxVs) with emphasis to security and crisis management applications such as next generation emergency services, disaster risk reduction, critical communications, border surveillance, asset-resources-infrastructure monitoring and situational awareness in crisis environments. In CURSOR, he has the duty of the Technical Coordinator.
Alexandros Kordonis received his Diploma degree from the school of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2009 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kyoto in 2015. His research interests at that time were nonlinear dynamics, power electronics and dynamic modelling. After his graduation, he gained industrial experience in design, simulation and experiments of power converters in the semiconductor industry. Since April 2019, he became a member of ICCS/i-sense group, working as a project manager in various research projects. He is responsible for the daily project management of CURSOR project.
Dr. Constantinos Vassilakis
Dr. Constantinos Vassilakis holds a BSc. degree in Informatics (1995) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering (1999) from the Technical University of Crete, and a Ph.D. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications (2008) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main interests are in the area of computer networking, programmable networks, energy efficient networks, ad-hoc/peer-to-peer networks, large scale infrastructures and services, mathematical modelling and performance evaluation, applied operations research/data science and facilitating infrastructures. Since March 2019 he has joined the ICCS/i-SENSE group, working as a Senior Researcher in EU research projects and assists on the daily project management of CURSOR project.
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.