2020
NEWS &
EVENTS

19-20/09/2019. 2019 ICT Event; Helsinki, Finland

Target Audience: ICT Companies and EU researchers

Involved Partner(s): ICCS, USTUTT

The CYBELE project participated to the Digital Excellence Forum - Proposer's Day in Helsinki, Finland 19-20 September 2019 as member of the projects represented by the the Big Data Value Public-Private Partnership (http://www.bdva.eu/PPP ) with a booth in the PPP Village (booth 2, hall 5). The event is a unique networking platform for ICT professionals discussing the main policy drivers of the digital transformation of European industry and society as well as exchanging research ideas and results. During the event the vision and scope of the CYBELE project was presented to participants as well as its current status and planned outcomes in the following months.

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7-11/09/2019. Global Agripreneurs Summit; Thessaloniki, Greece

Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom)

14-18/12/2020
Guangzhou, China
 

Target audience: 

Involved partner(s):

Cybele TUT partners participated at the TrustCom 2020 further promoting Cybele activities through a paper presentation. The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in the world working on trusted computing and communications, with regard to trust, security, privacy, reliability, dependability, survivability, availability, and fault tolerance aspects of computer systems and networks, and providing a forum to present and discuss emerging ideas and trends in this highly challenging research field.

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57th Digital Edition of the International Agricultural Fair

14-18/12/2020
Online

Target audience:  

Involved partner(s):

The 57th digital edition of the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad was online from 14th to 18th December. The event is one of the most important agricultural fairs in Europe and have about 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries around the world as well as about 140,000 visitors. The organisers had developed a virtual platform to allow exhibitors to present their products and services, find new partners and meet end users through online meetings.

Cybele partners from BIOS participate in a mini forum about AgTech solutions for farmers and presented examples of applied science for agriculture.

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Twinning Open Data Operational (TODO project) - First research seminar: “Defining research topics”

7-8/12/2020
Online

Target audience:  

Academia, Industry

Involved partner(s):

ICCS/DSS

After a very successful workshop on the open data life cycle on 30 October, the TODO project organised on December 7-8th the first TODO Open Data Research Seminar: “Defining research topics”. In this seminar the PhD students and staff of the University of Zagreb, University of the Aegean and Delft University of Technology presented and discuss their research projects. The seminar was only open to TODO participants allowing to openly discuss encountered issues, research strategies and future challenges. It should be the next step towards an interdisciplinary, multidomain research agenda in open data.

Spiros Mouzakitis (ICCS) shared his experiences in doing open data research in TODO’s first research seminar and presented the CYBELE project including the objectives of the project, indicative use cases from the precision agriculture and livestock farming as well as challenges and hot topics in the area of big data.

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 CYBELE Demonstrators Workshop 2020

4,6/11/2020
Online

Target audience:  

External stakeholders, relevant end users

Involved partner(s):

Cybele consortium

CYBELE Demonstrators Workshop 2020 was organized on Nov 4 and 6 2020. The workshop was a part of the effort from WU (@WUR) to orchestrate the scientific explorations and experimentations carried out by CYBELE demonstrators. In the workshop, demonstrator partners shared their knowledge and experiences in the process of their explorations and experimentations.

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IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2020)

14-18/10/2020
Online

Target audience:  

Researchers & industry practitioners

Involved partner(s):

HLRS, RYAX, PSNC

Cybele partners from HLRS, RYAX, PSNC participated in IEEE CLOUD 2020 with a dedicated paper and presentation with the title “Container orchestration on HPC systems”, on the 18-24 October 2020.

Being the first IEEE conference dedicated to cloud computing, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of cloud computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of cloud computing. All topics regarding cloud computing align with the theme of CLOUD. In 2020, we will gather to strive to advance the largest international professional forum on cloud computing.

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TERATEC 2020 Forum: The international meeting for Simulation and High Performance Computing

13-14/10/2020, Online

Target audience:  

Major Simulation & HPC players. Solution & technology suppliers, software developers & editors, service providers, universities & research labs, competitiveness clusters & public bodies

Involved partner(s):

BULL

The TERATEC Forum was organised on the 13-14 October 2020 and brought together the best international experts in HPC, Simulation and Big Data. It reaffirmed the strategic importance of these technologies for developing industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity.

During these two days, a virtual exhibition environment brought together a large number of technology companies presenting their latest innovations in the fields of Simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI. The digital platform allowed exhibitors and participants to share B2B meeting plans as well as product and service offers presented thanks to powerful communication tools.

Cybele partners from BULL promoted the project with a presentation and photos on Cybele virtual booth.

Watch the videos and download the presentations of the event here.

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Festival transfo: Atos Research Meet’up (seminar)

12/10/2020, Online + Grenoble, France

Target audience:  

Academic community, Industry

Involved partner(s):

BULL

Cybele BULL partners participated in the online seminar Festival transfo: Atos Research Meet’up on the 12th October 2020 and made a presentation of the Cybele project to students and academics. Various Research and Development projects were discovered during the seminar on relevant topics:

  • Robustness of neural networks

  • Research for optimal neural network architecture

  • Voice processing: detection of behavior styles

  • Voice processing: generation of behavior styles

  • Optimization of HPC supercomputers - energy efficiency

  • Cybersecurity

  • Modeling of industrial behavior

  • AI for agriculture

Find the video of the seminar here

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10th International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Conference 2020 (iEMSs)

14-18/09/2020

Online, Brussels,
Belgium

Target audience: 

 

Involved partner(s):

WU and WR have jointly organised a session during the 10th iEMSs Conference 2020 on “Distributed Computing in Smart Farming and Agro-Informatics”. In this session, it was explored how distributed systems and distributed computing is being used or planned to be used in precision farming, smart farming, and Agro-Informatics in general. The session focused on identifying benefits of cloud computing, distributed systems, and High Performance Computing, to the domain of agricultural, environmental, and sustainability sciences, while at the same time assessing the readiness of agri-environmental data scientists. For example, how do we use it to process all data from farm machinery, field sensors, drones, and satellites into analysis ready data? How do we apply it for data science purposes, and use it to produce meaningful and actionable knowledge for farmers or farm advisors? In preparing the data for cloud computing, what are the standards and semantics we should use, or do they not exist yet?

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HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics (2nd workshop)

03/07/2020

Online

Target audience: 
Big Data, BDV
A community
 

Involved partner(s):

UBITECH

Cybele partners from UBITECH participated in the 2nd workshop of the HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics on the 3rd of July 2020 and made a presentation of CYBELE Technical Offerings (AI, Big Data & HPC). This second event aimed at continuing the discussions on the future research and innovation needs, and especially in terms of convergence and alignment of the basic technologies and their utilization in industry and by SMEs. It addressed a number of key questions on several focus areas for the HPC-HPDA spectrum and notably data, workflows, HPC/Cloud infrastructure and AI/ML training.

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15th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'20 - ISC High Performance 2020) 

25/06/2020

Spain

Target audience:  

IT experts, Academic community
 

Involved partner(s):

RYAX, HLRS, PSNC, ICCS, LEANSCALE, UBITECH

Yiannis Georgiou from RYAX presented the paper “Converging HPC, Big Data and Cloud technologies for precision agriculture data analytics on supercomputers” (written in cooperation with HLRS, PSNC, ICCS, LEANSCALE, UBITECH) at the 15th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing that was held online in conjunction with ISC High performance 2020 conference.

Yiannis Georgiou presented the current results coming out from work conducted in WP2 – HPC in regards with converging  the HPC, Big Data and cloud technologies for the CYBELE pilot cases and platform with emphasis on ways to improve the co-execution of mixed HPC and Big Data workloads within heterogeneous computing facilities, identified challenges and bottlenecks as well as ways to deliver maximum performance to the various analytics frameworks on the underlying platforms. 

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Measurements in production

24/06/2020

Online

Target audience:  

Agrofood companies/ Researchers

Involved partner(s):

ILVO

Cybele partner from ILVO, Simon Cool, participated in the webinar “Measurements in production” on the 24 June 2020. A presentation tool place on the Hyper- and multispectral technology: applications in meat and vegetables.

Watch the video of the presentation here.

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ICT11 projects - HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics (Webinar) 

05/05/2020

Spain

Target audience:  

Agrifood SMEs

Involved partner(s):

TSSG, UBITECH

Steven Davy (TSSG) and Sophia Karagiorgou  (UBITECH) presented the CYBELE project at the ICT11 projects Webinar titled “HPC, Big Data, IoT and AI future industry-driven collaborative strategic topics” on 5/5/2020. Several Large Scale Pilot actions are currently being developed in the context of the ICT-11-2018-2019 calls, which demonstrate the potential of these technologies in the implementation of industrial pilot test-beds, such as manufacturing, health and healthcare, Agrifood, Finance, and other business or public sector domains. Although the particular sectors covered by the pilots provide a diversity of challenges, there are many common difficulties that have to be overcome. Based on this analysis, the aim was to outline future research and innovation needs in terms of convergence and alignment of the basic technologies and their utilization in industry and specially SMEs.  

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5th International Conference on IoT, BigData and Security (IoTBDS’20 – Online Streaming) 

7-9/05/2020

Spain

Target audience:  

Academic community,

EU research projects

Involved partner(s):

TUT

TUT made two CYBELE presentations at the 5th International Conference on IoT, BigData and Security (IoTBDS’20) on May 7-9, 2020. IoTBDS is a unique forum for universities, research groups and research projects to present their research and scientific results by contributing towards panels and discussions in the event's field of interest or by presenting their projects in the area of Internet of Things and Big Data. Due to the COVID-19 situation the conference was held online.  

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The 35th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

30/03/2020-03/04/2020

online-Brno, Czech Republic

Target audience:  Academic community, 

Industry

Involved partner(s): TUT

Cybele TUT partners participated in the SAC’20 which was held online on the 30 March – 3 April. A presentation of research paper was conducted on implementing cryptographic libraries on resource constrained devices, with the title “Implementing a Lightweight Cryptographic Library based on ECDH and ECDSA for the Development of Secure and Privacy Preserving Protocols in Contiki-NG”.

Find the proceedings of the conference here.

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Congress of the Spanish confederation of agro-food cooperatives (ISESS’2020)

26-27/03/2020

Spain

Target audience: Agrifood Cooperatives, Academic community

Involved partner(s): CACV

On March 26th and 27th 2020 the CYBELE  project was presented at the congress of the Spanish confederation of agro-food cooperatives as an example of innovation in the agro-food sector. 

The event was attended by researchers, university professors and technicians of cooperatives from all the Spanish state, as well as representatives of the European lobby COPA-COGECA and of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. 

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13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS’2020)

5-7/02/2020

Wageningen, Netherlands

Spiros Mouzakitis from ICCS presenting CYBELE project at the 13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS’2020) in Wageningen, The Netherlands. ISESS2020 theme is Data Science in Action, and aims to serve as a forum to present primary research in data science research and applications in the in the social, environmental and green life sciences.Ioannis Athanasiadis from WU was the general chair of the event.

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Wageningen Data Science Week

3-7/02/2020
Wageningen, Netherlands

Target audience:  

Academic community, Agrifood industry

Involved partner(s):

WU, WR, ICCS

The ISESS’2020 was organized as part of a broader event: Wageningen Data Science Week. During this week, attention was be given to requirements and potential advances in data science applied to in environmental science in various events. Education, Data management, Infrastructure, and Value creation were discussed and investigated in crash courses, a hackathon, workshops, a movie, and meetups are in the agenda. Cybele partners from WU, WR and ICCS participated also in the Wageningen Data Science Week further promoting Cybele advances

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3rd Workshop on Heterogeneous and Low-Power Data Center technologies

22/01/2020

Bologna,

Italy

Target audience: Academic community, AI and machine learning experts, EU research projects

Involved partner(s): CINECA

CINECA gave 2 CYBELE presentations at the 3rd Workshop on Heterogeneous and Low-Power Data Center technologies (HeLP-DC 2020) on 22/1/2020 at Bologna, Italy in the context of the HiPEAC conference. This thematic session aimed at fostering discussions among academic researchers and industries on the creation of the next generation of converged infrastructures. From the integration of innovative heterogeneous hardware solutions to specific software components and frameworks, to the porting of large and complex application workflows (also involving usage of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques), this thematic session offered a unique opportunity to get insight on how future converged HPC-BD-Cloud infrastructures will be designed.

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