by Florian Skopik (AIT)

Cross-organizational cyber risk assessments are the cornerstone of an effective implementation of national cyber security strategies. Only those nation states who know the overall key risks to critical infrastructures and main weaknesses of providers of essential services, can anticipate future cyber security problems and appropriately plan for counter measures. Therefore, the aim of the project CRISCROSS [L1] is to come up with a design and proof-of-concept prototype that enables efficient distributed risk assessments within critical organizations, the timely reporting of findings via an intuitive web platform to the authorities, and the harmonization, aggregation and interpretation of received data at the national level.

by Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian and Evangelos Eleftheriou (IBM Research Zurich)

There is a pressing need for energy-efficient non-von Neumann computing systems for highly data-centric artificial intelligence related applications. We have developed an approach that efficiently performs a wide range of machine learning tasks such as compressed sensing, unsupervised learning, solving systems of linear equations, and deep learning.

by Emmanouil G. Spanakis (FORTH-ICS)

The vision of the SpeechXRays project [L1] is to provide a user recognition system combining voice biometrics, which are convenient and cost effective, with video, which can help to improve accuracy, and to introduce superior anti-spoofing capabilities. SpeechXRays aims to outperform other state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of security, privacy, usability and cost-effectiveness.

by Emanuele Salerno and Giuseppe Fusco (CNR-ISTI)

Through its unit Integrated Technologies for Quality of Living [L1], CNR-ISTI is a partner of a soon-to-commence project, UNIversalhoUSING. Its purpose is to establish a set of design guidelines for near-zero-emission buildings strictly integrated with their technological facilities, to ensure full compliance with both the existing norms and to meet the needs of inhabitants of different demographics, such as single people, young couples, families with children, and elderly people. A demonstration building will be designed and built on the CNR premises in Pisa, Italy.

by Evangelia Daskalaki, Katerina Psaroudaki (FORTH) and Paraskevi Fragopoulou (FORTH)

In today’s digital world, digital literacy and the ability to think one step ahead when utilising the net is vital. The Digital Agenda for Europe [1] aims to provide and promote digital literacy for every European citizen, with a particular focus on children, owing to their particular needs and vulnerabilities on the internet.

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