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Team consisting of LINC members wins 2 Prizes at the Cyprus Open Data Hackathon, 15-16 September 2018

18/09/2018

 

The second edition of the Cyprus Open Data Hackathon took place on 15-16 September 2018 in Limassol at ARIS | A Really Inspiring Space. The competition attracted computer programmers, analysts, designers, communication and marketing experts, students, as well as everyone else who is passionate about programming and is interested in developing an application using Public Open Data.

ProlepSYS team managed to win the first place of the competition with their Next Generation Emergency Reporting Platform for wildfires. ProlepSYS aims at optimizing reporting and response times of emergency incidents, reduce the number of fake calls to the authorities and raise awareness among the general public. To address these challenges, ProlepSYS offers an integrated solution consisting of a mobile application for reporting incidents and a dashboard for analyzing and verifying those incidents.

Through the application, citizens can take pictures of wildfires that are automatically analyzed using Machine Learning algorithms and assigned a hazard score based on the proximity of the event to critical infrastructure and populated areas. These pictures are then displayed on the dashboard's map operated by Public Safety Agencies based on the geolocation of the user. The operator can see the pictures and verify them as potentially hazardous events. Upon verification, local authorities get notified that action needs to be taken to combat the on-going disaster. In addition, a panic button functionality has been implemented on the mobile application to enable citizens encountering dangerous situations to instantly notify the authorities and request for immediate help.

Apart from the first place, ProlepSYS Team has also won the “Smart Cities Challenge”, awarded by the Municpality of Ypsonas. ProlepSYS team consists of the following members: Demetris Paschalides, Moysis Symeonides, Thanasis Tryfonos, and Zacharias Georgiou. All team members are researchers at the Laboratory for Internet Computing at the Department of Computer Science of UCY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

LINC Research Positions - OPEN CALL 11 JULY 2018

11.07.2018:  RESEARCH POSITIONS - OPEN CALL

The Laboratory for Internet Computing (http://linc.ucy.ac.cy), of the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, announces 2 research positions funded by the European Union under multiple projects.

 More information can be found in  (EN)

30.03.2018:  INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2018

The Laboratory for Internet Computing (http://linc.ucy.ac.cy),  offers a variety of internships and work experience placements for students taking undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Opportunities for internships are available, typically ranging from 4 weeks to three months and selected year-long placements.

 More information can be found in  (GR)

CCGRID 2019, 19th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing 14-17 May 2019 organised by UCY

 

The 19th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2019) will take place in Larnaca, Cyprus, organised by the University of Cyprus (LINC-Laboratory for Internet Computing, Department of Computer Science).  Website

 

 

CELAR project identified as a Key Innovator with high potential in ICT - EU Innovation Radar Platform

 

28/03/18

 

The EU project CELAR (FP7)  has been identified as a "key Innovator" with high potential in ICT, under the EU Innovation Radar Platform with the  Innovation Title: Elasticity Provisioning Platform, category Creation.        

The Innovation Radar Platform (Innovation Management Tool) is a new initiative of the European Commission to help develop a dynamic ecosystem of incubators, entrepreneurs, funding agencies and investors that can help get EU-funded innovations faster to market.

The goal is to make information about EU-funded innovations from high-quality projects visible and accessible to the public in one place (the EU's new Innovation Radar platform). This will show citizens the many excellent technological and scientific advances being delivered by researchers and innovators around Europe, funded on their behalf by the European Commission.

The Innovation Radar platform builds on the information and data gathered by independent experts involved in reviewing ongoing projects funded by H2020, FP7 or CIP. These experts also provided an independent view regarding the innovations in the projects and their market potential (more information about the Innovation Radar methodology is available here).

 

About CELAR: Automatic, Multi-Grained elasticity-provisioning for the cloud. (EU FP7 GA 317790; 01/10/12-30/09/15).
Auto Scaling Resources is one of the top obstacles and opportunities for cloud computing: consumers can minimize the execution time of their tasks without exceeding a given budget. Cloud providers maximise their financial gain while keeping their customers satisfied and minimizing administrative costs. Many systems claim to offer adaptive elasticity, yet the “throttling” is usually performed manually, requiring the user to figure out the proper scaling conditions. In order to harvest the benefits of elastic provisioning, it is imperative that it be performed in an automated, fully customizable manner. CELAR delivers a fully automated and highly customisable system for elastic provisioning of resources in cloud computing platforms.