5G!DRONES Kick-off Meeting at Thales in France

The 5G!Drones kick off meeting took place 10-12 June in Paris, France.

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5G!Drones aim is to test and validate several UAV use-cases covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. The project will drive the UAV verticals and 5G networks to a win-win position, on one hand by showing that 5G is able to guarantee UAV vertical KPIs, and on the other hand by demonstrating that 5G can support challenging use-cases that put pressure on network resources, such as low-latency and reliable communication, massive number of connections and high bandwidth requirements, simultaneously. 5G!Drones will build on top of the 5G facilities provided by the ICT-17 projects and a number of support sites, while identifying and developing the missing components to trial UAV use-cases.

More info is available at 5G!Drones social media channels:

Website: https://5gdrones.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5gdrones
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5gdrones
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/5gdrones
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5grones_project

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Participating in the annual review of H2020 SMESEC project

On 5 July 2018 I had the chance to participate in the annual review of H2020 SMESEC project at FORTH in Heraklion, Crete as independent expert of EU. SMESEC aims at providing a unified security framework for Small Medium Enterprises (SME). Since SME’s are one of the most important drivers for innovation, but they often tend not properly to plan their cybersecurity defence, either by underestimating the risks and consequences of cyber attacks or by not being capable of keeping pace with the progress in this ever-evolving field, the main goal of SMESEC is to identify what are the needs from the SME perspective and translate them into requirements for a unified framework, which will eventually consist of the SMESEC partners’ contributed products.

The SEMSEC products can cover a wide range of security market segments, and it is expected that the unification will bring even higher added value to the products and the project framework itself.

It was really an interesting review meeting, which showcased the added value of SMESEC framework. I would like to thank the consortium for the hospitality and the great organization of the meeting.

 

Guest Editor at IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter (July Issue) on SDN/NFV

The July Issue of IEEE COMSOC MMTC E-Letter has just been published on-line and is for downloading here. The issue has been guest editored by Xiaoqing Zhu (Cisco Systems) and Harilaos Koumaras and provides the latest advances on SDN/NFV. More specifically, the special issue brings to our readers a collection of invited articles that address various aspects of SDN/NFV-enabled architectures for media content delivery. Authors from academia and industry share their individual perspectives regarding the opportunities and challenges brought forth by the rapid spread of SDN/NFV technologies, outlooks for the future of media content delivery in an increasingly mobile and heterogeneous environment, as well as ongoing research efforts in leveraging SDN/NFV for enhanced media content delivery.

It was really a pleasure collaborating with Xiaoqing and I believe that the outcome of our collaboration on this special issue is very good. Happy reading!!

5th International Conference on Telecommunications & Multimedia (TEMU2012)

Supported by NCSR “Demokritos”/IIT
and technically co-sponsored by IEEE/Communications Society (accepted articles to be included in IEEE Xplore library)

July 30 to August 01, 2012, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Website: http://www.ieee-temu.org

TEMU2012 is an International conference under the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE/ComSoc, presenting new and original research results and the latest in the-state-of-the-art in Telecommunications and Multimedia. It fosters communication and discussions among researchers, scientists and students working in the design, implementation and applications of telecommunications and multimedia fields. The 2012 conference will provide a three-day Scientific Program, including presentations of invited and regular papers from researchers, manufacturers, academia and services providers. Authors are invited to submit novel, challenging and innovative results on both theoretical and practical aspects of the scope of the conference, which includes but is not limited to:

• Network & Service Infrastructures
• Beyond NGN
• Ad-Hoc and Mobile Networks
• Satellite & Space Communications
• Cognitive Radio & Dynamic Spectrum Access
• Optical Communications and Fiber Optics
• Broadcasting Future Media Internet
• Broadcasting Internet Platforms
• Cloud Computing
• Network Virtualisation
• Content aware networks & Network aware services
• IPTV, Mobile TV and P2PTV
• 3DTV, HDTV
• Service Architectures and Software Engineering
• Multimedia Authoring Tools
• Testbeds and experimentation
• Energy saving and green technologies
• Quality of Service and Quality of Experience
• Security, Privacy and Billing
• Electronic commerce and e-business

Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages-long, following the Standard IEEE conference templates for MS Word or LaTeX formats. Papers should be submitted as PDF files through the EDAS system (http://edas.info). All submitted papers will be subject to three independent reviews and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. Accepted papers in TEMU2012 will be also published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates
Special sessions and workshops proposals……March 30, 2012
Submission of technical papers…………………..May 07, 2012
Notification of acceptance …………………………June 04, 2012
Submission of camera-ready papers ……………June 25, 2012

Contact Email: info@temu.gr