M4D has successfully co-organized in Greece RISE SD 2023!

M4D has successfully co-organized in Greece RISE SD 2023!

M4D on behalf of ITI-CERTH, has successfully co-organized one of the most large-scale International Security and Defence Conferences, the Research and Innovation Security Europe - Systems & Demonstrations Conference (RISE SD 2023)! The valuable outcomes of the Conference, which took place in the Greek island of Rhodes between the 29th to the 31st of May 2023, have been achieved under the high-level synergy of 37 EU funded projects. While some of the main topics of the Conference included the subject of Disaster-Resilient Society for Europe, the Effective management of E.U. external borders, the Enhancement of EU defence, and Cybersecurity infrastructure, the event speakers as well as the attendees participated in live demonstrations that brought them forward to experiencing the advancement of technological solutions! Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics Group (M4D),…
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​M4D co-organizes a Special Issue on Future Trends of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data in Electronics MDPI Journal

​M4D co-organizes a Special Issue on Future Trends of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data in Electronics MDPI Journal

​M4D participates at the editorial committee of the Special Issue and is represented by Dr. Sotiris Diplaris and Dr. Stefanos Vrochidis. This Special Issue aims to investigate the future trends of AI and big data, as well as their influence on various domains. Extended reality, art and culture, multimodal analysis, and multimedia retrieval are just a few of the areas that will be explored. We welcome original research papers and review articles that delve into topics such as edge computing, personalized medicine, ethics and the responsible use of AI, and natural language understanding, among others. We encourage researchers, scholars, and practitioners to submit their contributions and share their insights to enhance our understanding of the impact of AI and big data on society. Topics of interest include, but are not…
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M4D co-organizes a Topic on Recent Advances and Technologies in Emergency Response, Security and Disaster Management in MDPI Journals

M4D co-organizes a Topic on Recent Advances and Technologies in Emergency Response, Security and Disaster Management in MDPI Journals

M4D participates at the editorial committee of the Topic and is represented by Dr. Stefanos Vrochidis. The topic of Disaster and Crisis Management applications to the open access publishing platform, MDPI. This topic includes five different MDPI journals, while authors can submit manuscripts to any journal participating in the Topic, and select the publishing conditions. The topic calls for papers that cover aspects relevant to the technological developments in various fields, such as ➢ IoT, ➢ edge computing, ➢ digital twins, ➢ machine learning, ➢ computer vision, ➢ embedded systems, and ➢ integrated sensors for hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction. The submitted papers can address the challenges associated with disaster risk assessment, as well as to communication and preparedness activities, systems, and processes which enable individuals, communities, governments, and businesses…
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M4D represents SAFERS in the 1st Joint Dissemination Workshop for EU projects dealing with Fire Management

M4D represents SAFERS in the 1st Joint Dissemination Workshop for EU projects dealing with Fire Management

The first Joint Dissemination Workshop ‘EU Fire Projects United’ took place online on the 23rd of January 2023 and was hosted by Firelogue. Among the invited Dissemination managers, M4D represented ‘Structured Approaches for Forest fire Emergencies in Resilient Societies - SAFERS’ project, as the Scientific Dissemination leader of the project, in cooperation with SEMIDE. The Workshop gathered 69 participants from nine projects, namely SAFERS, Fire-RES, SILVANUS, TREEADS, FireEUrisk, FIRElinks, FIRE-IN, PYROLIFE, and FIREADAPT, and focused on the current challenges and solutions developed in the field of disaster management. The SAFERS’s mission to support societies in becoming more resilient across the key phases of the forests’ fires emergency management cycle was presented as a whole by combining the common dissemination strategies that CERTH follows together with SEMIDE, the Communication and Stakeholders…
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A scalable and practical privacy-preserving framework – ENCRYPT

A scalable and practical privacy-preserving framework – ENCRYPT

Can the citizens of your country use privacy preserving technologies that are compliant with GDPR purposes? The M4D Group of CERTH leads such a mission in order to offer the development tools for the processing of sensitive data, under the HE RIA project ‘A scalable and practical privacy-preserving framework - ENCRYPT’. In close collaboration with other 13 partners, M4D develops advanced data processing techniques which are required for the proper application of the Privacy-Preserving Technologies (PPTs) and the User Interface (UI). Acting as a Use Case provider, M4D offers the necessary tools for the extraction of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) from the available data, as well as for the correlation, enrichment and sharing of the extracted CTI. Follow us on Linkedin to find out more: https://www.linkedin.com/company/m4d-group/, and visit the ENCRYPT’s…
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Minimising the impact of cybersecurity and privacy risks via IRIS project!

Minimising the impact of cybersecurity and privacy risks via IRIS project!

The first dedicated online training focused on cyber exercises for Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CERTs/CSIRTs) and supported by innovative CTI technologies is about to become a reality! These CTI technologies, developed by M4D, the participating group of ITI - CERTH, are foreseen under the H2020 IA project ‘artificial Intelligence threat Reporting and Incident response System - IRIS’! Indeed, M4D Group, collaboratively with other 18 partners, aims to protect critical infrastructures and systems against cross-border AI and IoT threats in a three-year project. Investing in technologies that can support the creation of dynamic repositories related to threats and vulnerabilities which target IoT and AI-driven ICT systems, will enrich this information with the use of taxonomies and ontologies. What is more than that, the employed taxonomies and ontologies will be based…
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Multirate Kick off Meeting

Multirate Kick off Meeting

M4D on behalf of CERTH/ITI has officially welcomed the inauguration of the HE RIA project, Holistic framework for the MatUrity evaLuaTIon of ReAdiness level for security TEchnologies - MultiRATE at its premises in Thessaloniki, as the Coordinator of the project! The project will be running in 9 EU Member States and 1 European country, by 12 partners. The Consortium invites you, in this context, to learn more about the development of a harmonised RL evolution methodology for security related solutions. The upcoming months will offer the opportunity to stakeholders to stay informed on how the open-access developed solution will be tested in multiple domains, such as in Cybersecurity, Border Management, and Fight against Crime and Terrorism.
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IPAS’22: Best Session Paper Award for the Research Group M4D/MKLab of ITI-CERTH

IPAS’22: Best Session Paper Award for the Research Group M4D/MKLab of ITI-CERTH

The research paper entitled ‘Vehicle Color Identification Framework using Pixel-level color Estimation from Segmentation Masks of Car Parts’ wins the Best Session Award Certificate under the category Image and Video Processing for Smart City and Smart Environments! The research was conducted by M4D, the Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics Group, as part of the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory, and was presented by Mr. Stavrothanasopoulos during the Image Processing Applications and Systems (IPAS’22) conference in Genova between the 5th to the 7th of December 2022.
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“Supporting Copernicus through Big data and Artificial Intelligence” – Joint Event organised by European projects

“Supporting Copernicus through Big data and Artificial Intelligence” – Joint Event organised by European projects

  Four EU projects, namely CALLISTO (where M4D/MKLab is the Scientific & Technical Manager), CENTURION, DeepCube and Global Earth Monitor (GEM), funded under the Horizon 2020 call DT-SPACE-25-EO-2020 are inviting any interested parties to their joint event with the title: “Supporting Copernicus through Big data and Artificial Intelligence”. The event will take place within EU Space Week 2022 on October 6th, at 13:30-15:00 CEST at Hall C of the Prague Expo. EU Space Week is the go-to event for Europe’s space community and this year it will be realised on October 3rd-6th in Prague, Czech Republic. EU Space Week is jointly organised by the European Commission and the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in collaboration with the Czech Presidency of the Council and the City of Prague. It…
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DisasterMM Task at MediaEval 2022

DisasterMM Task at MediaEval 2022

  M4D/MKLab in cooperation with the Eastern Alps River Basin District invites you to the “DisasterMM: Multimedia Analysis of Disaster-Related Social Media Data” task at MediaEval 2022, a multimedia evaluation benchmark that is dedicated to evaluating new algorithms for multimedia access and retrieval. The DisasterMM task concerns the multimedia analysis of social media data, specifically posts from the popular platform of Twitter, that relate to natural or manmade disasters; this year, in particular, the disaster of floods. The participants of this task are provided with a set of Tweet IDs in order to download textual as well as visual information and other metadata of tweets that have been selected with keyword-based search that involved words/phrases about flood. DisasterMM includes two subtasks: Relevance Classification of Twitter Posts (RCTP): participants are asked to…
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NESTOR project receives the 2nd prize in Digital Governance Awards

NESTOR project receives the 2nd prize in Digital Governance Awards

We are delighted to announce that the H2020 project NESTOR, received the second prize in the Digital Governance Awards 2022 in the thematic: Citizen Security, organized by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance. Τhe aim of the competition was to highlight effective, innovative and pioneering digitization processes, while simplifying administrative procedures, and develop actions that support the digital transformation of the Greek state. M4D group, as the Scientific and Technical manager of the project, is responsible for the management and supervision of the scientific and technical outcomes of the NESTOR project. In addition, as a technology provider, the team will develop and integrate services for surveillance objectives in various domains.
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Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing

Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing

“Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing” – New joint publication as an outcome of the EOPEN-BETTER synergy The “H2020 Earth Observation Big Data Hackathon”, co-organised by five now completed EU Horizon 2020 projects in the “EO Big Data Shift” topic, sparked the synergy between EOPEN and BETTER, and in particular between CERTH’s M4D/MKLab, ETH’s Department of Earth Sciences, Elecnor Deimos and Terradue Srl. This successful collaboration was captured with the recent publication of a joint article titled “Earthquakes: From Twitter Detection to EO Data Processing” in IEEE’s Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. The paper presents a pipeline that uses Twitter data to identify locations of earthquakes and uses the information to trigger EO data analysis. The pipeline as well as the use of social media in the population…
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Cut The Cord EU project Kickoff meeting

Cut The Cord EU project Kickoff meeting

Athens, 3rd of December,2021 Press Release Cut The Cord EU project Kickoff meeting On November 26th, the kick-off meeting of the project Cut the Cord (CTC) took place online, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The CTC project is an EU-funded Project (GA 101036276, Call: ISFP-2020-AG-TERFIN), with duration 24 months (11/2021 – 10/2023). The project’s consortium is consisted of ten partners, from six Member States (Greece, Italy, Romania, Germany, Sweden and Luxemburg), including Research Centers, Law Enforcement Agencies and SMEs across Europe. [caption id="attachment_2594" align="aligncenter" width="822"] The CTC Project Consortium[/caption]   The main goal of CTC project is to improve the investigation capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), through training programs and innovative tools, in an endeavor to assist their mission for preventing and tackling Terrorism Financing (TERFIN). In particular, the project…
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Artificial Intelligence Threat Reporting & Incidence report system

Artificial Intelligence Threat Reporting & Incidence report system

Thessaloniki, January 10, 2022 Artificial Intelligence Threat Reporting & Incidence report system   A new EU project has come to protect ICT systems providing collaborative-first approach and state-of-the-art technology IRIS EU project, which consists of 19 partners from 12 European countries, officially launched its activities with the organisation of the consortium kick-off meeting that was held virtually, in September 2021. As existing and emerging smart cities continue to expand their IoT and AI-enabled platforms, novel and complex dimensions to the threat intelligence landscape are introduced. These, are linked with identifying, responding and sharing data related to attack vectors, based on emerging IoT and AI technologies, whose architecture and behaviour are not currently well understood by security practitioners, such as CERTs and CSIRTs. This lack of experience as well as of…
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