Research Highlights

One more ERC Proof of Concept Grant for FORTH
Date: 12-02-2018
Assistant Professor Xenofontas Dimitropoulos, ERC Starting Grant holder, was awarded with the ERC Proof of Concept grant during the last round of the application process for the PHILOS project.
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Best Student Research Paper Award at the 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015) to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 04-11-2015
Anastasios Alexandridis, PhD Candidate at the University of Crete and member of the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), received the Best Student Paper Award at the 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015, Nice, France 31st August - 4th September 2015), as the first author of the paper entitled "Addressing the data-association problem for multiple sound source localization using DOA estimates."
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Best Student Research Paper Award at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015) to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 03-11-2015
The paper entitled “A Flexible Framework for Understanding the Dynamics of Evolving RDF Datasets”, presented by Yannis Roussakis, received the Best Student Research Paper Award at the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania October 11-15, 2015).
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EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT 2015 @FORTH
Date: 14-10-2015
With very great success the "EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS’ NIGHT 2015" was held on Friday, September 25 at the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete.
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The 1st SOrBet2015 was successfully concluded
Date: 10-08-2015
The summer school for analytical tools in Dense wireless networks at FORTH-ICS, co-organized with the University of Linköpng was successfully concluded. The school, ran in the week of 27-31 July and was organized by the EU Marie-Curie funded SOrBet Project. It comprised four courses and two tutorials, within which world leading professors and researchers from Universities in the USA, Sweden, Denmark, and FORTH covered a wide gamut of cutting edge topics in networking and communications.
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Best paper award for FORTH researchers in the area of Biomedical Informatics
Date: 17-11-2014
The paper entitled “Modeling susceptibility to periodontitis” (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23100272) was awarded the “IADR/AADR William J. Gies Award” for 2014.
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NetVolution: Α new ERC starting grant was awarded to FORTH-ICS
Date: 03-09-2013
A new distinction for FORTH, Greece's major Research Centre, came through the recent approval by the ERC (European Research Council) of one more proposal that was submitted by Dr. Xenofontas Dimitropoulos of FORTH's Institute of Computer Science (ICS). This ERC grant will fund Dimitropoulos' "NetVolution" project, to perform research on evolving the routing system of the Internet. ERC starting grants are considered highly honorary: they are given for cutting edge research and they are very competitive -- in 2013, out of 3,329 proposals that were submitted Europe-wide and across all disciplines, only 287 were accepted, i.e. just nine percent (9%); only two (2) of these 287 approved grants are given to researchers in Greek institutions, and "NetVolution" is one of the two. Dr. Dimitropoulos is repatriating to Greece, coming to FORTH and the University of Crete, where he has been elected Assistant Professor, leaving his position with ETH Zurich.
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FORTH Researchers developed a novel system, referred to as SSDRC, for increasing intelligibility of speech in noisy conditions
Date: 31-05-2013
Noise in everyday life is a significant and growing problem that, according to the World Health Organisation, is responsible for many healthy years of life lost. And it is not just traffic,mobile devices or so-called personal music equipment that is responsible, but speech itself. Anyone unfortunate enough to spend much time at a public transport interchange or airport is assailed by loud, distorted and repetitive announcements. Keeping the volume high is the easy way to ensure that anyone listening gets the message, especially in noisy environments, but is it the smartest solution?
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Best Student Paper Award at the PECCS 2013 International Conference to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 27-05-2013
The paper entitled “Programming Smart Object Federations for Simulating and Implementing Ambient Intelligence Scenarios”, presented by Ioannis Georgalis, PhD Candidate at the University of Crete and member of the HCI Laboratory of ICS-FORTH, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communications Systems (PECCS 2013, Barcelona, Spain 19-21 February 2013).
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Best Paper Award at the eLmL 2013 International Conference to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 27-05-2013
The paper entitled “AmI-RIA: Real-Time Teacher Assistance Tool for an Ambient Intelligence Classroom”, presented by Asterios Leonidis, PhD Candidate at the University of Crete and member of the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICS-FORTH, received the Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2013, Nice, France, 24 February - 1 March 2013).
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European Certification for FORTH in Cyber Security
Date: 06-02-2013
In the context of the 38th meeting of the European Network of Computer Emergency Response Teams, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal on 28-30 January 2013, the Computer Emergency Response Team of FORTH (FORTHcert) was awarded the TERENA Trusted Introducer certification
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Project REVAMMAD: Training of new generation of scientists to detect diseases through retinal imaging
Date: 21-01-2013
The REtinal Vascular Modelling, Measurement and Diagnosis (REVAMMAD) project aims to train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists for the academic, clinical and industrial sectors, and to trigger a new wave of biomedical interventions; PhD students will be trained by some of the EU’s leading academics and practitioners to further advances in diagnosis, prognosis and prevention of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke and coronary heart disease and retinal diseases. The project is funded by the European Union's 7th Framework (FP7) Marie Curie Initial Training Network programme and has a 3.8 million euro budget.
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Researchers of the Institute of Computer Science - FORTH received the First Award in software contest organized in Japan
Date: 26-11-2012
Researchers at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) received the First Award in the “Gesture Recognition Challenge” contest with their work titled “Giving a hand to Kinect”
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Honorable Mention to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH for the paper “Electronic Health Record: Luxury or Need?”
Date: 19-10-2012
Researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH (FORTH-ICS) were awarded with Honorable Mention for their work entitled: “Electronic Health Record: Luxury or Need?” The paper was presented in the 14th National Conference of Healthcare Management in Athens on 12-13 October 2012, organized by the Hellenic Association of Healthcare Management. The authors of the paper were Angelina Kouroubali, Dimitrios Katehakis and Manolis Tsiknakis from the Computational Medicine Laboratory and the Centre of eHealth Applications & Services of FORTH-ICS and Alexander Berler from HL7 Hellas
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Best Paper Award at the RuleML'12 international conference to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 30-08-2012
The paper entitled "A Production Rule-Based Framework for Causal and Epistemic Reasoning", presented by researchers of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), received the Best Paper Award at the 6th International Symposium on Rules (RuleML'12, Montpellier, France, August 2012).
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Most Influential DIMVA Paper 2004-2008 Award
Date: 08-08-2012
In July 2012, at the DIMVA 2012 (9th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment) held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 26-27 July 2012, a publication of members of the Institute of Computer Science-FORTH, won the «Most Influential DIMVA Paper 2004-2008 Award».
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Researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH have been awarded grants from "ARISTEIA"
Date: 30-03-2012
Researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) have been awarded two grants, from the Action "ARISTEIA" of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs/General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in the field of Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics and Computer Sciences.
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Statistics of reports received in 2011 by SafeLine
Date: 10-02-2012
In an event held at the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs to commemorate the "Safer Internet Day 2012" on Tuesday February 7, 2012, the statistics of the reports received by the Hotline Safeline for illegal content or illegal behaviour on the Internet were presented to the Minister Anna Diamantopoulou by Mrs. Meltini Christodoulaki, Communications Liaison SafeLine, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) .
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IEEE Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing organized and hosted by
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IEEE Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing organized and hosted by FORTH-ICS
Date: 07-02-2012
The Signal Processing Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) organized the international Winter School on Speech and Audio Processing for Immersive Environments and Future Interfaces of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS Winter School on SAIE 2012, http://www.s3p-saie.eu/), which took place from January 16th to 20th 2012, at FORTH, in Heraklion Crete, Greece.
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Ambient Intelligence: Interesting applications from Crete
Date: 29-01-2012
Article by Irini Veniou published in VIMA Science (in Greek) regarding the Ambient Intelligence Programme of ICS-FORTH. Ambient Intelligence: how can it change our way of living and thinking? Intelligent patient room. Smart office. Interactive screens made of .... paper. Touch screen made of ... plexiglass. (in greek)
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Best Paper Award at the EHB 2011 international conference to researchers of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH
Date: 12-12-2011
The paper entitled “An image analysis framework for the early assessment of hypertensive retinopathy signs”, presented by Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis, researcher at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering 2011 (EHB 2011, Iasi, Romania, 24-26 November 2011).
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Eurecca tackles three key questions for the IT industry
Date: 01-11-2011
Today's multicore processors are not being utilized in a sufficiently intelligent way. They get too hot and run slowly because they are used inefficiently. At the same time, transistors are becoming so small that they will ultimately become unreliable. Major European research organizations are now attempting to create a revolution in computer architecture.
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EuroRec EHR Quality Seal Level 2 granted to EHR system developed by FORTH
Date: 06-10-2011
Nursing and Medical Applications (under the product name ICS-M), which are part of the software suite "Integrated Care Solutions" developed by the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), have been certified with the Seal of Quality Electronic Health Record (EHR) Level 2 (EuroRec EHR Quality Seal Level 2) by the European Institute for Health Records EuroRec (http://www.eurorec.org/).
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Opening of the first worldwide exhibition of interactive systems "Macedonia: from fragments to pixels"
Date: 01-11-2010
The first worldwide exhibition of interactive systems dedicated to ancient Macedonia, developed in cooperation by the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (AMTH) and the Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (ICS-FORTH), opens the doors on Monday, 1st November 2010 at AMTH.
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