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2nd Conference Day

Friday 3 November 2023

Venue: Conference and Cultural Center of the University of Patras

 8.30 - 9.15

Registration and welcome coffee


9.15 - 9.25

Welcome speech and opening remark

Yorgos Stephanedes, Professor emeritus of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras 

Fokion Zaimis, Deputy Governor of Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation of the Region of Western Greece

9.25 - 11.25

Session I: Intelligent Surveillance Technologies & Applications Training

Moderator: Alexandros Moz (Journalist) - Region of Western Greece

General remarks from the Security Forces of Western Greece

Apostolos Martzaklis, Police Major General Head of Police Directorate of Western Greece, Hellenic Police

Christoforos Mpokas, Major General, Coordinator of Western Greece, Peloponnese, and Ionian Islands of Hellenic Fire Service

Patras Port Authority

Mattheos Xenos, Vice President, Volunteer Group of Civil Protection "Achaios"

Alagianis Stavros,  President of the Panhellenic Federation Of Volunteer Organizations For Forest Protection And Firefighting

The Patras Drone Declaration II

Yorgos Stephanedes, Professor emeritus of the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras

Innovative Aerial Services: A European-lens reflection on the challenges, opportunities, and new stakeholders

Vassilis Agouridas, Leader of the UIC2 (EU's CIVITAS Initiative), Head of EU Public Co-Creation & Ecosystem Outreach (AIRBUS Urban Mobility)

Future possibilities for air transport

Mario Erario, R&D engineer - DTA Aerospace Technology Cluster

Serving remote locations with combined truck and UAV operations: case study in Greek rural areas

Konstantinos Kouretas, Orfeas Karountzos, Konstantinos Kepaptsoglou

AETHER «Alliance for the Effective Transnational Handling of Environmental Resources»

Angela Ambrescia, Project Manager

AETHER platform architecture and data management

Marios Anagnostou, Computational Modelling Lab, Department of Informatics, Ionian University

Aerial support to vehicle trajectory extraction

Dimitra Chondrogianni,  Postdoctoral researcher, University of Patras

Presentation and Demonstration of Drone equipment

Technical Support Drones Manager

Conclusions on the Operational Potential of the Pilot Equipment

Fokion Zaimis, Deputy Governor of Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation of the Region of Western Greece


11.25 – 12.00

Session II: Honorary Lecture

Moderator: Yorgos Stephanedes

Transport Systems: Models, Data, Technologies And Techniques, Dr. Jaume Barcelo, Professor emeritus, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Catalunya


12.00 – 13.00

Visit to Charilaos Trikoupis (Rio-Antirrio) Bridge


13.00 – 13.45

Networking Lunch


13.45 – 14.45

Session III: Green Mobility, organised by Green Inter-e-mobility

Moderator: Dimitrios Tsiamitros

Electric Vehicle high voltage Technician

Skyllakos Aristomenis, Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Greece

E-mobility at the Energy Center of Competence

Stelios Bikos, Energy Competence Center and Angelos Amditis, ICCS

Reskilling automotive engineers into high voltage electric vehicles engineers

Dimitrios Stimoniaris, Associate Professor, UoWM

Integration of Green Transport in cities: Green Inter-e-MObility

Dimitrios Tsiamitros, University of Western Macedonia, and Yorgos Stephanedes, University of Patras 


14.45 - 15.15

Session IV: ML/NLP approaches to augment decision/policy making

Moderator: Nikos Karacapilidis

Incorporating NLP applications in Digital Democracy Platforms

N Giarelis, N Karacapilidis, G Kournetas, Ch Mastrokostas, I Siachos, University of Patras

On the development of an AI-Augmented Pedagogical Framework

Ch Karachristos, V Komis, K Lavidas, A Filippidi, N Karacapilidis, University of Patras


Session V: Intelligent Transportation Systems: Their future and development policies

Moderator: Athanasios Chassiakos

AI SMART - Adriatic Ionian Small Port Network in Greece

D. Karagiannis, Region of Western Greece

MetaCities Excellence Hub in South-Eastern Europe

Tania Politi, University of Patras

Kostopoulou Aggeliki, Region of Western Greece

Automated vehicles: Impact on human life and rights - Research results, positions, and concerns

Ioannis C. Matsas, George Mintsis, Socrates Basbas, Christos Taxiltaris

Correlations of automated mobility conditions with traffic conflict type

Maria G. Oikonomou, Apostolos Ziakopoulos, Marios Sekadakis, George Yannis

A 3D laser scanning and artificial intelligence based protocol for capacity assessment of aging steel bridges.

G. Tzortzinis, A. Filippatos, J. Witig, S. Gerasimidis

Identifying Spatial Inequalities and High CO2 Concentration Areas in the Greek Maritime Transportation System

Orfeas Karountzos, Konstantinos Kepaptsoglou, Orestis Schinas

Good practices and barriers of Shared Mobility in Greece

Amprasi Vasiliki, Panagiotis Papantoniou, Dimosthenis Pavlou, University of West Attica

Optimization of vessel routing in short-sea shipping transportation

Panagiotis Farmakis and Athanasios Chassiakos, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Patras

Optimization of EV charging station network design in urban areas

Vasiliki Lazari, Athanasios Chassiakos, and Stylianos Karatzas, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Patras

Smart Mobility – Current & Future EU Trends

Zikos Panagiotis, iLink

17.00 - 18.00

Session VI: Roundtable discussion - Innovation

Moderator: Mardikis Ioannis, EPLO - European Public Law Organization

Connecting intelligent transportation with intelligent tourism. A case in Western Greece

Theodoros Tsoumpelis, Chief Executive Officer, DYNACOMP SA

The use of distributed RSU modules and roadside devices in the transmission and acquisition of data from vehicles.

Daniel Lenczowski, Sales Executive CCAM, SWARCO

Roundtable discussion

Theodoros Tsoumpelis, Chief Executive Officer, DYNACOMP SA

Daniel Lenczowski, Sales Executive CCAM, SWARCO

Aris Lalos, Research Director, Industrial Systems Institute, Athena R.C.

Stylianos Koutroubinas, Ph.D., CTO MEAZON SA


Marina Kouta, University of Patras

18.00 - 18.15




End of 2nd day

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