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


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
• 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 ( 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:

Tridentcom 2010, Berlin, Gemany, May 19-20, 2010

The 6th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks& Communities (TridentCom) Berlin, Germany, 18-20 May 2010

TridentCom 2010 will provide a forum to explore existing and planned testbed concepts, infrastructures, and tools to address the research and business challenges of ICT convergence.

TridentCom 2010 is devoted to “Testbeds and Experimental Facilities for the Future Internet”. This three-day event features 4 keynotes about the German G-Lab, the European FIRE initiative, the US GENI program and the Japanese New Generation Network project framework, 5 tutorials, and 41 technical papers from 20 countries presented in 11 technical sessions.

Session topics include:
* Federated and large scale testbeds
* Future Internet testbeds
* Future wireless testbeds
* Federated and large scale testbeds
* Monitoring in large scale testbeds

In addition, posters from the German G-Lab projects, European FIRE projects and other running projects will give practical insights about ongoing Future Internet research. A panel comprising major industry and academic players will discuss the upcoming European Future Internet Private Public Partnership.

Further information about the detailed conference program as well as the online registration is now available on the TridentCom website at

Early Bird Registration Deadline will be Sunday, 18 April, 2010!!

General Chair
Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Anastasius Gavras, Eurescom, Germany
Nguyen Huu Thanh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Jeff Chase, Duke University, USA
Conference Coordinator
Maria Morozova, ICST, USA

Workshops Chair
Paul Mler, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Demonstrations Chair
Sandor Szabo, BUTE, Hungary

Panel Chair

Tutorials Chair
Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany

Publicity Chair
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Publications Chair
Milon Gupta, Eurescom, Germany

Local Arrangements Chair
Brigitte Henckel, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany

Web Chair
Sibylle Kolb, Eurescom Germany

Steering Committee
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net, Univ. Trento, Italy
Csaba A. Szabo, BUTE, Hungary

Technical Program Committee
Sudhir Aggarwal, Florida State University, USA
Khalid Al-Begain, University of Glamorgan, U.K.
Anish Arora, Ohio State University, USA
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Carlos Jes Bernardos Cano, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain Antoine Boutet, IRISA, France
Mauro Campanella, GARR, Italy
Zhongren Cao, University of California at San Diego, USA
Dipanjan Chakraborty, IBM, India
Jyh-Cheng Chen, Telcordia Technologies, USA, and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Maoke Chen, Tshinghua University, China
Michael Chen, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
Yingying Chen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Landon Cox, Duke University, USA
Piet Demeester, IBBT, Belgium
Spyros Denazis, University of Patras, Greece
Lee Dongman, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea Christian Esteve Rothenberg, CPqD, Brazil
Serge Fdida, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France
Sergi Figuerola, i2CAT, Spain
Stefan Fischer, University Leck, Germany
Alex Galis, University College London, U.K.
Aun Haider, NICT, Japan
Jason O. Hallstrom, Clemson University, USA
Henry Jerez Morales, Microsoft, USA
Hongbo Jiang, Huazhong University, China
Sun Moo Kang, National Information Society Agency of Korea, S. Korea Sastry Kompella, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Thanasis Korakis, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA
Georgios Kormentzas, University of Aegean, Greece
Akira Kurokawa, NTT, Japan
Young-Hee Lee, Information and Communication University, S. Korea Jian Liang, New York University, USA
Yow-Jian Lin, Telcordia, USA
Jason Liu, Florida International University, USA
Pei Liu, New York University, USA
Edmundo Madeira, State University of Campinas, Brasil
Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA
Josep Martrat, ATOS Research, Spain
Ferm Gal Mquez, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Dean Mathoorasing, Orange – France Tom Group, France
Michael Menth, University of Wzburg, Germany
Scott Midkiff, NSF, USA
Eugen Mikoczy, Slovak Telekom, Slovak Republic
Takai Mineo, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia, Italy
Chen Minghua, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Paul Mler, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Toon Norp, TNO, The Netherlands
Max Ott, NICTA, Australia
Santosh Pandey , Cisco, USA
Miguel R. Ponce de Leon, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland Robert P. Ricci, University of Utah, USA
Michael Rumsewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia
Sambit Sahu, IBM, USA
Jochen Schiller, Free University Berlin, Germany
Bruno Schulze, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brasil Pablo Serrano, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Lei Shu, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dirk Trossen, BT Research, United Kingdom
Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA
Scott Valcourt, University of New Hampshire, USA
Pablo Vidales, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Neco Ventura, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Sebastian Wahle, Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
Sherry Wang, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
Xiang Weidong, University of Michigan, USA
Kenneth Yocum, University of California, San Diego, USA
Youping Zhao, Shared Spectrum Company, USA
Harold Zheng, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
Martina Zitterbart, University of Karlsruhe, Germany