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3rd Plenary Meeting 

26-27/11/2019

Brussels, Belgium

 

The third CYBELE plenary meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium on 26 and 27 November 2019. The progress of the project was assessed and next steps were planned. Among others, the following topic were discussed:

 

  • Project Overview Status

  • Administrative reporting

  • Schedule and expected 6-month progression/milestones updates

  • Status update & deliverables per WP

  • Dissemination and Communication Plan & Industrial Clustering

  • Data Management Planning

  • Infrastructure and technical architecture status update and deliverables

  • Technical presentation of CYBELE tools backends

  • Demonstrators’ Progress

  • Infrastructure Implementation

  • Exploitation, business modelling, technological impact assessment and next steps

CYBELE Technical Meeting

11-12/07/2019

Stuttgart, Germany

The first CYBELE technical meeting took place in Stuttgart on 11 and 12 July 2019. The progress of the technical tasks of the project was assessed and next steps were planned. Among others, the following topic were discussed:
 

  • Platform delivery & Testbed Deployement

  • Setup of the CI/CD platform for CYBELE

  • Kubernetes

  • Network Security Strategy

  • Experiment Composer

  • Roadmap

  • HPC & Big data Convergence

CYBELE 2nd plenary meeting

21-22/05/2019

Dublin, Ireland

The second plenary meeting for the CYBELE project was hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Dublin on 21-22/05/2019. The discussed topics included among others:

  • Project Overview Status

  • Expected 6-month progression

  • Dissemination and Communication Plan & Industrial Clustering

  • Data Management Planning

  • Demonstrators Requirements

  • Initial Demo and Technical Requirements

  • Infrastructure Kick-off discussions

  • Security Strategy

  • Exploitation kick-off discussion

CYBELE Kick off meeting

28-30/01/2019

 

Barcelona, Spain

From 28 to 30 January the Rectory of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Polytechnic University of Catalunya) hosted the kickoff meeting of the CYBELE project (Fostering precision agriculture and livestock farming through secure access to large-scale HPC-enabled virtual industrial experimentation environment empowering scalable big data analytics). The project consortium discussed, among others, the following topics:
 

  • Technical Overview & Vision of each project Work Package

  • Demonstrators content and plan

  • Technical details about HPC and potential implementations in the CYBELE project

  • Requirements & Scenarios gathering

  • Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation Workshop

 

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITIONS

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.

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

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. 

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.  

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.  

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. 

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.

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.

Digital innovations for agriculture - 4th Knowledge and Innovation Forum

13-14/11/2019

Warsaw, Poland

Target Audience: 
Science & Industrial companies representatives, Advisors, Farmers

Involved Partner(s): 
PSNC

PSNC presented CYBELE at the event: "Digital innovations for agriculture - 4th Knowledge and Innovation Forum"  organised by the Agricultural Advisory Center Branch in Radom , under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.

The conference was attended by science representatives, advisors, farmers, company representatives and the main topic of discussion were innovations in agriculture and development directions.

Two competitions were organised to promote the most interesting agriculture projects and solutions, and  CYBELE was awarded 2nd place in the competition for "the most interesting IT solutions for agriculture", including some monetary prize.

Semstats2019: 7th International Work on Semantic Statistics

26-30/10/2019

Aukland,

New Zealand

Target Audience: 

ICT companies, AI experts

Involved Partner(s): 
CERTH

CERTH presented the CYBELE Common Semantic Model at the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Statistics; Auckland, New Zealand on 26-30/10/2019. The International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) is the premier venue for presenting fundamental research, innovative technology, and applications concerning semantics, data, and the Web. It is the most important international venue to discuss and present latest advances and applications of the semantic Web, knowledge graphs, linked data, ontologies and artificial intelligence (AI) on the Web. 

2019 ICT Event

19-20/09/2019

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.

Global Agripreneurs Summit

7-11/09/2019

Thessaloniki, Greece

Target Audience: 

Innovators/Enterpreneurs/investors in Agrifood

Involved Partner(s): 

Wageningen University

Wageningen University participated to the Global Agripreneurship Summit, where the main topic of discussion was the "future farmer 4.0". Dr. Ioannis Athanasiadis (first from the left in the picture) represented the CYBELE project participating in the panel discussion examining how Cloud and Quantum Computing can help feed the world. All over the world, software developers, data scientists, agronomists and farmers are joining forces to enhance food production with the use of technology and especially the cloud sometimes with very dramatic results. Quantum computer, a totally mind-bending machine that takes advantage of the fact that tiny particles like electrons can be in many states at the same time, would enable a faster and more accurate analysis of catalytic processes, among others. With the use of quantum computers, challenges such as this, do not require centuries to be resolved, but they can be addressed through a few experiments.

The 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming

28/08/2019

Cork, Ireland

Target Audience: PLF Researchers

Involved Partner(s): UCPH

University of Copenhagen participated to the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock, representing the CYBELE project. In the picture, you can see Dr Dan B Jensen presenting his work on automating monitoring of pen fouling in growing pigs using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) applied to images captured above the pens.

70th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP 2019)

3-26/08/2019

Ghent,
Belgium

Target Audience: 

Academic Community

Involved Partner(s): ILVO

The main aims of the EAAP are to promote, by means of active co-operation between its members and other relevant international and national organisations, the advancement of scientific research, sustainable development and production systems; experimentation, application and extension; to improve the technical and economic conditions of the livestock sector; to promote the welfare of farm animals and the conservation of the rural environment; to control and optimise the use of natural resources in general and animal genetic resources in particular; to encourage the involvement of young scientists and technicians. 

OGC Technical Committee Meeting

24-27/06/2019

Leuven,

Belgium

Target Audience: 

Global Standardisation

Involved Partner(s): OGC

The 111th OGC Technical Committee (TC) Meeting was one of the biggest ever, with more than 280 people attending, including key standards leaders and regional experts from industry, academia, and government. In addition to the many Working Group meetings, this TC Meeting featured an Earth Observation (EO) Summit, a special Sharing Data in Agriculture Session, as well as special sessions on Innovation Program activities in Europe. OGC, also member of the CYBELE consortium represented the project,  participating in the sessions regarding the progress of ongoing work surrounding the OGC API family of standards.

AI & Big Data Expo Europe 2019

19-20/06/2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Target Audience: 

AI, Big Data and IoT along with Blockchain and CyberSecurity experts

Involved Partner(s): RYAX

RYAX participated in the AI & Big Data Expo Europe, representing the CYBELE and presenting the work related to the workflow created in the context of the project, combining the expertise and views of different personas: data collector, domain experts, data scientists, consultants and end-users (farmers).

ENGAGE

18/06/2019

Barcelona, 

Spain

Target Audience: 

EO companies, developers

Involved Partner(s): EVF

Featured innovative minds and progressive organisations in the field of Earth Observation participated at ENGAGE. The event brought together the whole industry value chain, under a highly stimulating atmosphere. Evenflow SPRL participated in the conference, representing the CYBELE project.

Meeting of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
(Digitalisation in Engineering and Production)

27/05/2019

Stuttgard,

Germany

Target Audience: 

Regional companies, IT experts

Involved Partner(s): 

USTUTT

Discussion on European Projects that advance Big Data and Machine Learning and offer services for SMEs.

Meeting of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
(Digitalisation in Engineering and Production)

06/05/2019

Bologna,

Italy

Target Audience: 

Regional companies, IT experts

Involved Partner(s): 

USTUTT

BI-REX companies were invited to the workshops, aiming at the identification of common interests and at joining efforts in innovation projects that will be funded by the Italian Ministry. In this context, the contribution of CINECA to Cybele was presented.

 

PUBLICATIONS

01/

Jensen, D. B., Larsen, M. L. V., & Pedersen, L. J. (2019)
Comparison of architectures and training strategies for convolutional neural networks intended for location-specific counting of slaughter pigs.

9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming

02/

Konstantinos Perakis, Fenareti Lampathaki, Konstantinos Nikas, Yiannis Georgiou, Oskar Marko, Jarissa Maselyne. (2020) 

CYBELE – Fostering precision agriculture & livestock farming through secure access to large-scale HPC enabled virtual industrial experimentation environments fostering scalable big data analytics. 

 

Computer Networks, Volume 168, 2020, 107035.

03/

Samson Damilola Fabiyi, Hai Vu, Christos Tachtatzis, Paul Murray, David Harle, Trung Kien Dao, Ivan Andonovic,  Jinchang Ren, Stephen Marshall. (2020)

Varietal Classification of Rice Seeds Using RGB and Hyperspectral Images.  

IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 22493-22505, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2969847

04/

Spiros Mouzakitis, Giannis Tsapelas, Sotiris Pelekis, Simos Ntanopoulos, Dimitris Askounis, Sjoukje Osing, Ioannis N.Athanasiadis (2020)

Investigation of common big data analytics and decision-making requirements across diverse precision agriculture and livestock farming use cases. 

 

Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, February 5-7, 2020,  Wageningen, The Netherlands. 

05/

Jarissa Maselyne, Dan Jensen, Klaas SysHans Polet,

Marijke Aluwé, Ruben Van De Vijver, Ronald Klont,
Martijn Bouwknegt, Konstantinos Bovolis (2019).

High Performance Computing developments for precision pig farming, open sea fishing and aquaculture.

 

Book of Abstracts of the 70th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, August 26-30, 2019, Ghent, Belgium. 

06/

Eugene Frimpong, Antonis Michalas. (2020)

IoT-CryptoDiet: Implementing a Lightweight Cryptographic Library based on ECDH and ECDSA for the Development of Secure and Privacy-Preserving Protocols in Contiki-NG.

Proceedings of IoTBDS 2020. 

07/

Yiannis Georgiou, Naweiluo Zhou, Li Zhong, Dennis Hoppe, Marcin Pospieszny, Nikela Papadopoulou, Kostis Nikas, Orestis Lagkas Nikolos, Pavlos Kranas, Sophia Karagiorgou, Eric Pascolo, Michael Mercier and Pedro Velho

Converging HPC, Big Data and Cloud technologies for precision agriculture data analytics on supercomputers.

Proceedings of VHPC - ISC 2020.  

08/

Dimitris Zeginis, Evangelos Kalampokis, Konstantinos Tarabanis (2019)

 Statistical Challenges Towards a Semantic Model for Precision Agriculture and Precision Livestock Farming

 7th International Workshop on Semantic Statistics (SemStats2019) co-located with the 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2019), CEUR-WS, Vol-2549.  

09/

Zhou, N., Georgiou, Y., Zhong, L., Zhou, H., and Pospieszny, M.

 Container Orchestration on HPC Systems.

 In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD) (2020). 

 
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