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24 05, 2020




CONSERT (Computer Networks & Services Research Laboratory) of the University of West Attica, and ATHENA (Agile Technologies for High-performance Electromagnetic Novel Applications) of Georgia Institute of Technology, signed an MoA in May 2020.

In the context of the collaboration the two research groups will

-Plan and implement joint research projects;

-Jointly organize workshops, seminars & short-term programs;

-Extend reciprocal invitations of scholars for the purpose of talks, lectures and research

-Share infrastructure facilities including laboratories, equipment for research with mutual consent;

-Work jointly and participate in research activities happening at either side with mutual consent and in common  areas of interest.

MoA between CONSERT/UniWA and ATHENA/GATECH2020-05-24T12:35:26+03:00
16 04, 2020



ASSET – A holistic and Scalable Solution for Research, Innovation and Education in Energy Transition

Program: H2020-EU.3.3.

Period: 1 May 2019 – 30 April 2021

Total Cost: € 1.999.075

Grant Agreement ID: 837854

Role in the Project: Project leader (Sc. Coordinator Ass. Prof Leligou) 

Links:  (Project)

Description: ASSET´s goal is twofold: first, to create a sustainable and scalable ecosystem including all energy transition and education stakeholders: a) Companies from the energy sector, b) Universities and training actors, c) Authorities and policy makers and d) Society so as to enable a) continuous bottom up creation of research, innovation and educational (RIE) services and b) capacity pooling. By “service” we mean any research, innovation and educational relevant service that can be developed by the educational actors and delivered to the energy sector businesses and society at large. ASSET will also involve actors that can contribute to fuel interdisciplinary research combining SSH disciplines and capable of reaching out to the society to create the new generation of energy-sensitive citizens that are part of the energy transition mission. And second, to deliver the framework and means for continuous collaborative definition of the knowledge-competencies-skills required for the energy transition and for continuous resource pooling to efficiently educate/train large numbers of people in diverse and interdisciplinary topics and carry out research and innovation activities.


  • Atos Spain S.A., Spain (Coordinator)
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Educational OTE AE, Greece
  • Aalborg Universitet, Denmark
  • Panepistimo Dytikis Attikis, Greece
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Logical Soft S.r.l., Italy
  • E’Nostra Società Cooperativa, Italy
  • ecopower, Belgium
  • European Association for Storage of Energy, Belgium


Ass. Prof. Leligou acts as the scientific coordinator of the ASSET project. Prof. Tseles, Ganetsos and Psomopoulos are contributing in learning programmes design and material creation. Prof. Patrikakis and Assistant Professor Karkazis are contributing in the design and creation of the learning graph tool and wide dissemination of the project.

5 04, 2020

Quick Report


CoNSeRT applications available onAppStore: Our first app (Quick Report), can help send distress or need assistance messages.

Since this year, the CoNSeRT laboratory has opened a developer account in App Store, aiming at making the applications developed by its researchers available to everyone for free. On the occasion of the first birthday of the Lab in April, 2020, we are releasing, through the App Store, our first application emerged as a result of the successfully completed H2020 TRILLION research project. You can download the app from the App Store using the following link:

This application sends predefined messages (and our position if enabled), to a web server, or to an email that is set up, through a smart buttonclick, connected via Bluetooth to our mobile phone. The app can be used for crowdsourcing, or even to send distress signals, without the need of using our mobile phone. Simple, double or long press of the button is enough. Τhe app can be used for people not familiar with the use of technology, for sending a distress signal to a familiar person without the need of using their phone, during common difficult situations. CoNSeRT has available such buttons, made available by Flic, which operate with the application.

Please note that the app is also available for Android, expected to be approved by Google, in order to be made available by Google Play. Everyone interested in learning more, can get more information on the corresponding CoNSeRT web page, or by contacting directly the responsible researcher, Lazaros Toumanidis, at

Quick Report2020-04-05T01:16:30+03:00
19 02, 2020



Social Smart Object’s Relationships Ontology (SSOR-Ont)

In order to overcome the interoperability problems that emerge from the heterogeneous nature of the IoE entities, we have developed two ontologies: Social Smart Object’s Relationships Ontology (SSOR-Ont) and Smart Object’s Needs and Services Ontology (SONS-Ont).

You can find the Social Smart Object’s Relationships Ontology (SSOR-Ont) here.

Smart Object’s Needs and Services Ontology (SONS-Ont)

SSOR-Ont defines semantically the social relationships of the IoE entities and contains five main classes:

 OwnershipFriend: It describes the relationship between smart objects that belong to the same owner.

  • Co-WorkFriend: It is the “friendship” established between cooperative smart entities.
  • Co-LocationFriend: It depicts the social relationship between smart entities that are located in the same place.
  • OccasionalFriend: It is a “friend” that the smart entity “meets” sporadically in a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET). OccasionalFriend refers to the Social object relationship.
  • ParentalFriend: It is a relationship that comes from the manufacturer and is referred to smart objects created in the same production batch.

On the other hand, SONS-Ont has as main class the SIoT Agent that defines the services that are produced by a smart entity, the needs it has and the type of the SIoT agent (i.e. user agent). The Service class is the facility that a smart entity offers. For example, a lamp offers lighting or the air-condition offers cold air. Each Service is mapped to a Topic, empowering the Publish-Subscribe pattern that ASSIST takes advantage of, and has a unique URI. Finally, the Need class responds to the resources a smart entity has to consume for achieving its goal. For example, a Jogging Planner has to be aware of the weather in order to form a jogging schedule for the week. The main reason for exploiting this ontology is to emphasize on the collaboration between smart IoE entities (both physical and cyber physical) and, consequently, to enforce the formation of new co-work relationships between them.

You can find the Smart Object’s Needs and Services Ontology (SONS-Ont) here.

4 02, 2020



Privacy Protection Communication Gateway

In today’s world where internet is ubiquitous, protecting user’s privacy is a crucial task, thus a “Privacy Protection Communication Gateway – PPCG” solution has been designed to preserve user’s privacy and of course protect the exchanged information from attacks. The solution is based on the deployment of two servers, implementing a two-step privacy protection process. Furthermore, PPCG also aims at preserving the confidentiality of information exchange between the end platform and the users, as well as protecting the communication against attacks.

The first server is the Privacy Protection Proxy Server (PPPS) having as a main task the protection of the user’s identity through the transformation of user’s ID into a non-reversible identifier, that will be used during the communication between the user and the end platform.

The second is the Control Centre Server (CCS), having as a main task, to provide a secure end-to-end encryption for the information exchange.

The results of the autonomous operation and management of the two servers, if combined in a serial mode (user > PPPS > CCS), are able to guarantee the confidential and certified exchange of information between a user and the end platform.

Development status: Beta testing / Release candidate version

Researchers in charge of the project:

PPCG is a result of research performed under the Horizon 2020 project TRILLION.

22 11, 2019


Name:   Baris Durkut
Faculty/Department:   Faculty of Engineering/Computer Engineering Department
Institution:   Izmir Institute of Technology
Country:   Turkey
Period   13/06/2016 until 22/08/2016
22 11, 2019


Name:    Dilek Ozturk
Faculty/Department:    Faculty of Engineering/Computer Engineering Department
Institution:    Izmir Institute of Technology
Country:    Turkey
Period    17/06/2016 until 19/08/2016
22 11, 2019


Name:    Murat Ugur
Faculty/Department:    Faculty of Engineering / Electronics and Telecommunication Eng.
Institution:    Kocaeli University
Country:    Turkey
Period    15/09/2015 until 14/01/2016
22 11, 2019


Name:    Leandre Mundere
Faculty/Department:    Informatics and Management
Institution:    Univerzita Hradec Kralove
Country:    Czech Republic
Period    17/09/2014 until 28/02/2015
22 11, 2019


Name:        Nuray Gumus
Faculty/Department:        Faculty of Engineering/Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Eng.
Institution:       Suleyman Demirel University
Country:       Turkey
Period       01/09/2014 until 28/11/2014