Conference Programme

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Conference Programme

16:30 - 17:30
17:30 - 17:45

Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Athanassios Staveris-Polykalas
Adviser to the Minister
Ministry of Digital Governance
17:45 - 18:15

Keynote Presentation
Anastasios Tzikas
President of Thessaloniki International Fair HELEXPO SA & President of Technopolis Thessaloniki ICT Business Park SA
Presentation Title
Thessaloniki as an innovation Hub in Southeast Europe
18:15 - 19:00

Keynote Presentation
Professor Yannis Charalabidis
Associate Professor, University of the Aegean
Head, Digital Governance Research Center

Presentation Title
“Digital Governance: From automation to proactive seamless operation”
19:15- 19:20
19:20 - 20:00

Keynote Presentation
Professor Miltos Petridis
Head of Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University, UK

Presentation Title
“Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in action: A story of great promise and serious challenges”
9:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 12:00

Session 1
Session Chair: Thodoris Manavis
  • Review analysis of IoT Forensics
    Effie Chadjimarkos, Metropolitan College
  • From Theory to Practice. What are the main problems for Information Security and Privacy?
    Argyro Chatzopoulou,
  • Concordia Performance challenges and security enhancement in cyber networks using Machine Learning analytics
    Aloysius Adotey Edoh and Christopher Okonkwo, University of East London, UK
  • Network Attack Detection Method Based on Matrix Factorization of their Time and Frequency Representations
    Dimitris Sklavounos, Spiros Chountasis, Aloysius Adotey Edoh, Metropolitan College & University of East London, UK
  • Active E-Learning techniques: a case study
    Ilaria Bartolini & Andrea Di Luzio”, University of Bologna, Italy
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 14:00

Session 2
Session Chair: Antonis Mouhtaropoulos
  • Chatbots: Present, Future, Security and Ethics
    Alex Vakaloudis, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • New era of Data Protection: EU initiatives to familiarize the GDPR to Business & Health sector
    Vasileios Akkogiounoglou, MC, Greece
  • Cyber & Technology in Deloitte Alexander Competence Centre
    Christos Vidakis, Deloitte
  • Reverse Penetration Testing: Breaking the chains of egress filtering
    Yannis Koukouras, ISC2 Hellenic Chapter
  • Combining Gamp5 And IoT Security Compliance Framework to Secure IoT Devices of The Healthcare Industry
    Eleftherios Sigioltzakis & Emmanouil Serrelis, Metropolitan College, Greece
  • Development of A RiskAnd Eidas Regulation Based Approach for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
    Antonios Kallis & Emmanouil Serrelis, Metropolitan College, Greece
14:00 -14:30
19:20 - 20:00

Session 3
Session Chair: Antonis Mouhtaropoulos
  • Security Assessment of Commercial Unified Communication Equipment
    Vassileios D. Kokkonis & Emmanouil Serrelis, Metropolitan College
  • Rapid Estimation of an Automated System State
    Vyacheslav Tokarev & Alexey Sychugov, Tula State University, Russia
  • Tailored Optimization Algorithms in Digital Forensics
    Christos Liambas, Dep. Of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ontology-Based Data Mining Approach for Judo Technical Tactical Analysis
    Ivo La Puma and Fernando Antonio de Castro Giorno, Universidade General do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Education Method for Simultaneous Achievement of Safety and Security in the IoT Era
    Nyambayar Davaadorj, Yuitaka Ota, Akihiro Tsuchiya and Ichiro Koshijima, University of Osaka Japan

Tourist Guide: Ms. Evangelia Patsia, Licensed Tour Guide
The tour will start in front of the college’s premises (El. Venizelou 14 str.)

The History of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki’s long history and troubled past arereflected in today’s urban landscape as a kaleidoscopeof colors and images of different ethnicgroups, the cultural production of the communitiesthat have lived in this major Balkan port throughthe centuries. On this tour the city’s monumentsbecome the reference points for understandingits different historical periods and introducing itsethnic communities of the past: Roman (GaleriusComplex), Byzantine (examples of 4th-15th centurychurches listed as UNESCO World HeritageSites), Ottoman (ex mosques, hammams, markets),Jewish (Yad Lezikaron Synagogue & Holocaustmonument). The last stop in this overview of Thessaloniki’smulticultural identity is the port, the focalpoint for the city’s occupation history and populationmovement.

Dating back to the Hellenistic Times, Thessalonikihas always been the epicenter of great developments,processes and events, being a principal gatewayfrom the Mediterranean to the Balkans andCentral Europe. Founded in 315 B.C. on the site ofearlier prehistoric settlements, the Hellenistic Citydeveloped an increasingly important role as partof the Kingdom of Macedonia and later on the firstRoman Tetrarchy. The Byzantine and OttomanTimes were those that defined the city’s character:Thessaloniki was the second city of the ByzantineEmpire, playing a leading spiritual and artistic rolein the Balkans, frequently taking the lead in the secularand theological thinking of the age. The monumentssurviving from that period are representativeof the Byzantine culture and art over the centuriesand Thessaloniki is regarded as an open museum ofByzantine art. Furthermore, the city prospered as atrade and business centre of the Ottoman Empireand was defined by the multi-ethnic populationsthat resided and set out in the area. Thessalonikiwas historically known for its prominent communitiesof Jewish, Turks, Serbs, Bulgarians that livedtogether with the Greeks for centuries.

In the beginning of the 20th century, this canvaswas enriched by the advent of Greek refuge populationsfrom Asia Minor that settled here, and dieused new cultures, ethics, customs, and tastes insociety. That was also the period when Thessalonikiwas incorporated in the Greek State (1912)and when later (1917), a destructive fire, sweptaway the historic City Centre. The contemporaryimage of Thessaloniki is a natural consequenceof that period: the newcomers became the mediafor the contemporary future and Thessalonikiprospered again in social, economic and culturalterms.

Thessaloniki through its history has been a meltingpot of diverse cultures, religions and traditionsand the city’s multi- cultural heritage and profilewas shaped by the work and deeds of emperors,saints, apostles, philosophers and thinkers, but alsoby its local residents, its refugees and immigrants.Thessaloniki, sometimes covered by the thick mist,sometimes stormed by the heady wind “Vardaris”,yet always defined by its flairs and flavors, is nowadaysan economic and cultural center, a vibrantfocal point for the Balkans and a geographic landmarkbetween the Eastern & Western Civilization.

Although penetrated by stories of joy and sorrowof the past, today the city enjoys a vibrant urbanlife, enriched by the largest student community inGreece, the increasing cultural production by numerousmuseums, organizations and smaller urbancollectives and finally by the exquisite physical locationthat through time has enabled openness andinspiration.



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Thessaloniki, Greece

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