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  • English
    Authors: 
    Christine Poncet; Cécile Bresch; Hicham Fatnassi; Ludovic Mailleret; Alexandre Bout; G. Perez; Jeannine Pizzol; L. Carlesso; B. Paris; Pia Parolin;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France
    Project: EC | PURE (265865)

    International audience; Protected cultivation or Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) system has increased tenfold in the last 25 years thanks to tremendous scientific and technical breakthroughs, mainly directed to increasing crop yields and adapting to tough ambient conditions. Currently, greenhouse areas are still spreading and the CEA system is one of the keystones for the agriculture forecasting scenario. However, the environmental acceptability of this very intensive agro-ecosystem is now being questioned. Energy inputs are source of the main economic and environmental weakness, especially for high-tech greenhouses, where IPM is well-established. Pesticides, common in low-cost greenhouses systems, are a major barrier-to IPM. To design and manage more robust CEA systems, both technological and ecological approaches have been chosen. This allowed for increased consideration of IPM issues among global greenhouse engineering innovation and better use of greenhouse system capacities to enhance dedicated IPM high-tech tools and management practices. On the other hand, ecological concepts were used to determine and characterize complex biotic interactions that lead to question the tenant of biological control as soon as IPM is implemented in greenhouses with sub-optimum physical pest control means. More specifically, microclimate at the boundary layer level has been investigated both from a physical and biological point of view in order to determine the best climate preferences of the main pests and beneficials. By the same token, the efficiency of diverse biocontrol plants to provide accurate shelter to natural enemies has been assessed

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    A. Salcedo-Bosch; M. A. Gutierrez-Antunano; Jordi Tiana-Alsina; Francesc Rocadenbosch;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Country: Spain
    Project: EC | ACTRIS-2 (654109)

    The standard deviation of the Horizontal Wind Speed as a proxy of wind turbulence is used to compare the apparent wind turbulence measured by an off-shore floating Doppler lidar to the one measured by a fixed lidar on a metmast. We use statistical analysis based on clustering the horizontal wind speed measured by the floating lidar as well as buoy angular amplitude and period under the approximation of harmonic motion. Three scenarios with different wave and wind conditions are discussed from the IJmuiden's test campaign (North Sea.). This work was supported via Spanish Government–European Regional Development Funds project PGC2018-094132-B-I00 and EU H2020 ACTRIS-2 (GA 654109). The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), KIC InnoEnergy project NEPTUNE (Offshore Metocean Data Measuring Equipment and Wind, Wave and Current Analysis and Forecasting Software, call FP7) supported measurements campaigns. CommSensLab is a María-de-Maeztu Unit of Excellence funded by the Agencia Estatal de Investigacion (Spanish National Science Foundation). Peer Reviewed

  • Publication . Article . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nikolaos E. Petridis; Georgios Digkas; Leonidas Anastasakis;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Country: United Kingdom
    Project: EC | CAPSELLA (688813)

    AbstractDiffusion of innovations has gained a lot of attention and concerns different scientific fields. Many studies, which examine the determining factors of technological innovations in the agricultural and agrifood sector, have been conducted using the widely used Technology Accepted Model, for a random sample of farmers or firms engaged in agricultural sector. In the present study, a holistic examination of the determining factors that affect the propensity of firms to innovate or imitate, is conducted. The diffusion of ICT tools of firms which are engaged in the NACE 02/03 as well as in the NACE 10/11 classifications for 49 heterogeneous national markets is examined, using the Bass model. The innovation parameter is positively associated with rural income, female employment, export activity and education of farmers, while the imitation parameter is increased in countries whose societies are characterized by uncertainty avoidance.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Niall Hayes; Lucas D. Introna; Marcia Tavares Smith;
    Publisher: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Project: EC | Mobile-Age (693319)

    This paper considers whether, and if so how, ICT might play a role in addressing loneliness and social isolation for older adults in rural areas. We base our paper on a longitudinal co-creation study that has been undertaken in a rural location in the North of England. We adopt a practice perspective to examine the everyday practices of older adults as they sought out opportunities to address their desire for social connectedness and explore how technology might support them in those practices. Specifically, we argue that we need to identify the linking practices that enable participation in social connectedness through ICT. Based on this, we develop a model to guide future practice based studies and interventions.

  • Publication . Conference object . Part of book or chapter of book . 2018
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Alejandro Gómez-Cárdenas; Xavi Masip-Bruin; Eva Marin-Tordera; Sarang Kahvazadeh;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Country: Spain
    Project: EC | mF2C (730929)

    Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) is a novel paradigm aimed at increasing the benefits brought by the growing Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices population at the edge of the network. F2C is intended to manage the available resources from the core to the edge of the network, allowing services to choose and use either a specific cloud or fog offer or a combination of both. Recognized the key benefits brought by F2C systems, such as low-latency for real-time services, location awareness services, mobility support and the possibility to process data close to where they are generated, research efforts are being made towards the creation of a widely accepted F2C architecture. However, in order to achieve the desired F2C control framework, many open challenges must be solved. In this paper, we address the identity management challenges and propose an Identity Management System (IDMS) that is based on the fragmentation of the network resource IDs. In our approach, we divide the IDs into smaller fragments and then, when two nodes connect, they use a portion of their full ID (n fragments) for mutual identification. The conducted experiments have shown that an important reduction in both, the query execution times and the space required to store IDs, can be achieved when our IDMS is applied.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.; Kontoes, Haris; Schreier, Gunter; Ansmann, Albert; Komodromos, George; Themistocleous, Kyriacos; Mamouri, Rodanthi-Elisavet; Michaelides, Silas; Anayiotos, Andreas; Nisantzi, Argyro; +23 more
    Country: Cyprus
    Project: EC | EXCELSIOR (763643)

    The aim of this paper is to present our strategy and vision to upgrade the existing ERATOSTHENES Research Centre (ERC), established within Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), into a sustainable, viable and autonomous Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (EXCELSIOR), which will provide the highest quality of related services both on the National, European and International levels. The ‘EXCELSIOR’ project is a Horizon 2020 Teaming project, addressing the reduction of substantial disparities in the European Union by supporting research and innovation activities and systems in low performing countries. It also aims at establishing long-term and strategic partnerships between the Teaming partners, thus reducing internal research and innovation disparities within European Research and Innovation landscape. The ERCis already an established player in the local community and has excellent active collaboration with actors from various sectors in (a) the government, (b) industry, (c) local organisations, and (d) society. In order to further engage users and citizens and to become more attractive to international research and education community, the Centre aims to be fully involved in strategic positioning on the national level, but also in Europe, the Middle East region and internationally. Some examples of how space technologies are integrated with other tools or techniques such as UAV, field spectroscopy, micro-sensors, EO space/in-situ sensors etc. for the systematic monitoring of the environment is shown. Indeed such examples fulfills the objectives of the COPERNICUS academy network (in which ERC is a member) for empowering the next generation of researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with suitable skill sets to use Copernicus data and information services to their full potential. Finally, opportunities for future collaboration and investments with the ERC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are stated. Five partners have united to upgrade the existing ERC into a CoE, with the common vision to become a world-class innovation, research and education centre, actively contributing to the European Research Area (ERA). More specifically, the Teaming project is a team effort between the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT, acting as the coordinator), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the German Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the Cyprus’ Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (DEC-MTCW).

  • Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Clemens Koza; Martin Wolff; Daniel Frank; Wilfried Lepuschitz; Gottfried Koppensteiner;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | ER4STEM (665972)

    Robotics is a versatile tool for teaching STEM topics, as it supports various disciplines, skill sets and target audiences. However, controllers used in Educational Robotics are often limited in their use cases. In this regard, Hedgehog tries to be flexible by design. This paper introduces Hedgehog’s architecture, currently implemented and future use cases, and experiences from our first Hedgehog workshops.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hitesh Chander Monga; Tuomas Kinnunen; Avleen Malhi; Asad Javed; Kary Främling;
    Countries: Finland, Sweden
    Project: EC | FINEST TWINS (856602)

    Tuhosin alkuperäisen hyvin vajaan tietueen. Siinä oli mukana tiedosto, mutta se ei auennut. The Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy remain a major challenge, especially due to the highly scalable and distributed nature of IoT networks. IoT security has an exceptionally wide scope which also leads to the most demanding requirements needed for the widespread realization of many IoT visions. It includes the tasks such as trusted sensing, computation, communication, privacy in terms of security scope. A large number of industry-driven domain specific standards has been developed which hinder the development of a single IoT ecosystem. O-MI and O-DF standards were previously proposed to address the challenge of interoperability in IoT devices. This paper highlights and discusses the measures taken to enhance the security of these standards by integration of OAuth 2.0 service provider functionality with the O-MI authentication module along with the existing security module. The security architecture has been proposed which enhances the security features by providing authorization without use of certificates. The implementation details of the plug-in module for envisioned security model developed for the O-MI and O-DF standards have been discussed. Peer reviewed

  • Publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    CAPSELLA;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CAPSELLA (688813)

    The European funded research project CAPSELLA has developed a pilot application that uses open data-driven services to enhance transparency and inform decision making in food supply chain management, public procurement and consumption of meals served at public schools. The application acquires nutritional, health and social data by users and exploits other data available in open databases. Aggregated data form a geolocated interface informing parents, city officers, canteen operators and public food procurement officers about the nutritional background and habits of school children across the city. The pilot is implemented in the cities of Milan and Asti, Italy. The Public Food sector can drive urban sustainability strategies, having the potential to influence the traded volumes and overall quality in the food system and the food chain. Developing data driven ICT tools by integrating health, nutritional, environmental (i.e. food miles, carbon, water) and consumer data can support sustainability goals and the process of food production, delivery and consumption.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Hinsinger; Philippe;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | SolACE (727247)

    This poster about SolACE was presented at the Agri Innovation Summit in Lisbon on October 11 and 12, 2017. More information about the summit is available on http://www.aislisbon2017.com.

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  • English
    Authors: 
    Christine Poncet; Cécile Bresch; Hicham Fatnassi; Ludovic Mailleret; Alexandre Bout; G. Perez; Jeannine Pizzol; L. Carlesso; B. Paris; Pia Parolin;
    Publisher: HAL CCSD
    Country: France
    Project: EC | PURE (265865)

    International audience; Protected cultivation or Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) system has increased tenfold in the last 25 years thanks to tremendous scientific and technical breakthroughs, mainly directed to increasing crop yields and adapting to tough ambient conditions. Currently, greenhouse areas are still spreading and the CEA system is one of the keystones for the agriculture forecasting scenario. However, the environmental acceptability of this very intensive agro-ecosystem is now being questioned. Energy inputs are source of the main economic and environmental weakness, especially for high-tech greenhouses, where IPM is well-established. Pesticides, common in low-cost greenhouses systems, are a major barrier-to IPM. To design and manage more robust CEA systems, both technological and ecological approaches have been chosen. This allowed for increased consideration of IPM issues among global greenhouse engineering innovation and better use of greenhouse system capacities to enhance dedicated IPM high-tech tools and management practices. On the other hand, ecological concepts were used to determine and characterize complex biotic interactions that lead to question the tenant of biological control as soon as IPM is implemented in greenhouses with sub-optimum physical pest control means. More specifically, microclimate at the boundary layer level has been investigated both from a physical and biological point of view in order to determine the best climate preferences of the main pests and beneficials. By the same token, the efficiency of diverse biocontrol plants to provide accurate shelter to natural enemies has been assessed

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    A. Salcedo-Bosch; M. A. Gutierrez-Antunano; Jordi Tiana-Alsina; Francesc Rocadenbosch;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Country: Spain
    Project: EC | ACTRIS-2 (654109)

    The standard deviation of the Horizontal Wind Speed as a proxy of wind turbulence is used to compare the apparent wind turbulence measured by an off-shore floating Doppler lidar to the one measured by a fixed lidar on a metmast. We use statistical analysis based on clustering the horizontal wind speed measured by the floating lidar as well as buoy angular amplitude and period under the approximation of harmonic motion. Three scenarios with different wave and wind conditions are discussed from the IJmuiden's test campaign (North Sea.). This work was supported via Spanish Government–European Regional Development Funds project PGC2018-094132-B-I00 and EU H2020 ACTRIS-2 (GA 654109). The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), KIC InnoEnergy project NEPTUNE (Offshore Metocean Data Measuring Equipment and Wind, Wave and Current Analysis and Forecasting Software, call FP7) supported measurements campaigns. CommSensLab is a María-de-Maeztu Unit of Excellence funded by the Agencia Estatal de Investigacion (Spanish National Science Foundation). Peer Reviewed

  • Publication . Article . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nikolaos E. Petridis; Georgios Digkas; Leonidas Anastasakis;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Country: United Kingdom
    Project: EC | CAPSELLA (688813)

    AbstractDiffusion of innovations has gained a lot of attention and concerns different scientific fields. Many studies, which examine the determining factors of technological innovations in the agricultural and agrifood sector, have been conducted using the widely used Technology Accepted Model, for a random sample of farmers or firms engaged in agricultural sector. In the present study, a holistic examination of the determining factors that affect the propensity of firms to innovate or imitate, is conducted. The diffusion of ICT tools of firms which are engaged in the NACE 02/03 as well as in the NACE 10/11 classifications for 49 heterogeneous national markets is examined, using the Bass model. The innovation parameter is positively associated with rural income, female employment, export activity and education of farmers, while the imitation parameter is increased in countries whose societies are characterized by uncertainty avoidance.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Niall Hayes; Lucas D. Introna; Marcia Tavares Smith;
    Publisher: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Project: EC | Mobile-Age (693319)

    This paper considers whether, and if so how, ICT might play a role in addressing loneliness and social isolation for older adults in rural areas. We base our paper on a longitudinal co-creation study that has been undertaken in a rural location in the North of England. We adopt a practice perspective to examine the everyday practices of older adults as they sought out opportunities to address their desire for social connectedness and explore how technology might support them in those practices. Specifically, we argue that we need to identify the linking practices that enable participation in social connectedness through ICT. Based on this, we develop a model to guide future practice based studies and interventions.

  • Publication . Conference object . Part of book or chapter of book . 2018
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Alejandro Gómez-Cárdenas; Xavi Masip-Bruin; Eva Marin-Tordera; Sarang Kahvazadeh;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Country: Spain
    Project: EC | mF2C (730929)

    Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) is a novel paradigm aimed at increasing the benefits brought by the growing Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices population at the edge of the network. F2C is intended to manage the available resources from the core to the edge of the network, allowing services to choose and use either a specific cloud or fog offer or a combination of both. Recognized the key benefits brought by F2C systems, such as low-latency for real-time services, location awareness services, mobility support and the possibility to process data close to where they are generated, research efforts are being made towards the creation of a widely accepted F2C architecture. However, in order to achieve the desired F2C control framework, many open challenges must be solved. In this paper, we address the identity management challenges and propose an Identity Management System (IDMS) that is based on the fragmentation of the network resource IDs. In our approach, we divide the IDs into smaller fragments and then, when two nodes connect, they use a portion of their full ID (n fragments) for mutual identification. The conducted experiments have shown that an important reduction in both, the query execution times and the space required to store IDs, can be achieved when our IDMS is applied.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.; Kontoes, Haris; Schreier, Gunter; Ansmann, Albert; Komodromos, George; Themistocleous, Kyriacos; Mamouri, Rodanthi-Elisavet; Michaelides, Silas; Anayiotos, Andreas; Nisantzi, Argyro; +23 more
    Country: Cyprus
    Project: EC | EXCELSIOR (763643)

    The aim of this paper is to present our strategy and vision to upgrade the existing ERATOSTHENES Research Centre (ERC), established within Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), into a sustainable, viable and autonomous Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (EXCELSIOR), which will provide the highest quality of related services both on the National, European and International levels. The ‘EXCELSIOR’ project is a Horizon 2020 Teaming project, addressing the reduction of substantial disparities in the European Union by supporting research and innovation activities and systems in low performing countries. It also aims at establishing long-term and strategic partnerships between the Teaming partners, thus reducing internal research and innovation disparities within European Research and Innovation landscape. The ERCis already an established player in the local community and has excellent active collaboration with actors from various sectors in (a) the government, (b) industry, (c) local organisations, and (d) society. In order to further engage users and citizens and to become more attractive to international research and education community, the Centre aims to be fully involved in strategic positioning on the national level, but also in Europe, the Middle East region and internationally. Some examples of how space technologies are integrated with other tools or techniques such as UAV, field spectroscopy, micro-sensors, EO space/in-situ sensors etc. for the systematic monitoring of the environment is shown. Indeed such examples fulfills the objectives of the COPERNICUS academy network (in which ERC is a member) for empowering the next generation of researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with suitable skill sets to use Copernicus data and information services to their full potential. Finally, opportunities for future collaboration and investments with the ERC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are stated. Five partners have united to upgrade the existing ERC into a CoE, with the common vision to become a world-class innovation, research and education centre, actively contributing to the European Research Area (ERA). More specifically, the Teaming project is a team effort between the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT, acting as the coordinator), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), the Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the German Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the Cyprus’ Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (DEC-MTCW).

  • Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Clemens Koza; Martin Wolff; Daniel Frank; Wilfried Lepuschitz; Gottfried Koppensteiner;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | ER4STEM (665972)

    Robotics is a versatile tool for teaching STEM topics, as it supports various disciplines, skill sets and target audiences. However, controllers used in Educational Robotics are often limited in their use cases. In this regard, Hedgehog tries to be flexible by design. This paper introduces Hedgehog’s architecture, currently implemented and future use cases, and experiences from our first Hedgehog workshops.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Hitesh Chander Monga; Tuomas Kinnunen; Avleen Malhi; Asad Javed; Kary Främling;
    Countries: Finland, Sweden
    Project: EC | FINEST TWINS (856602)

    Tuhosin alkuperäisen hyvin vajaan tietueen. Siinä oli mukana tiedosto, mutta se ei auennut. The Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy remain a major challenge, especially due to the highly scalable and distributed nature of IoT networks. IoT security has an exceptionally wide scope which also leads to the most demanding requirements needed for the widespread realization of many IoT visions. It includes the tasks such as trusted sensing, computation, communication, privacy in terms of security scope. A large number of industry-driven domain specific standards has been developed which hinder the development of a single IoT ecosystem. O-MI and O-DF standards were previously proposed to address the challenge of interoperability in IoT devices. This paper highlights and discusses the measures taken to enhance the security of these standards by integration of OAuth 2.0 service provider functionality with the O-MI authentication module along with the existing security module. The security architecture has been proposed which enhances the security features by providing authorization without use of certificates. The implementation details of the plug-in module for envisioned security model developed for the O-MI and O-DF standards have been discussed. Peer reviewed

  • Publication . Other literature type . Conference object . 2018
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    CAPSELLA;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | CAPSELLA (688813)

    The European funded research project CAPSELLA has developed a pilot application that uses open data-driven services to enhance transparency and inform decision making in food supply chain management, public procurement and consumption of meals served at public schools. The application acquires nutritional, health and social data by users and exploits other data available in open databases. Aggregated data form a geolocated interface informing parents, city officers, canteen operators and public food procurement officers about the nutritional background and habits of school children across the city. The pilot is implemented in the cities of Milan and Asti, Italy. The Public Food sector can drive urban sustainability strategies, having the potential to influence the traded volumes and overall quality in the food system and the food chain. Developing data driven ICT tools by integrating health, nutritional, environmental (i.e. food miles, carbon, water) and consumer data can support sustainability goals and the process of food production, delivery and consumption.

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Hinsinger; Philippe;
    Publisher: Zenodo
    Project: EC | SolACE (727247)

    This poster about SolACE was presented at the Agri Innovation Summit in Lisbon on October 11 and 12, 2017. More information about the summit is available on http://www.aislisbon2017.com.