Akkademy’s International ICT Graduate Program

Are you passionate about technologies? Are you a fresh UniPi ICT graduate? Want to participate in an on-the job training program in Europe with a very competitive salary?

Join an organization with likeminded people, in an agile environment where you can both learn and contribute to prepare your own future! Check www.theakkademy.com for more details.

If interested, the School of Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Piraeus in communication with AKKA Technologies (www.akka-technologies.com ) invite you to send your CV!

Get more info or send your CV now at stampouri@unipi.gr !

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Morpheus Cup 2018: Registration of students

The competition:
You can win up to 50,000 € worth of prizes on the Morpheus Prize and / or Morpheus Day. The students are invited to take part in the championship through two different challenges:

  • The MORPHEUS PRIZE: students can compete individually or by team. The candidate or his team picks a category and send a 10 slides presentation in English before March 15th, 2018 to share an idea, a research project or a start-up.
  • The MORPHEUS DAY: a live competition to take place in Palais Brongniart, on April 12th, 2018 and during which teams of 2-3 students gather to take up challenges, meet employers and face their European counterparts.

On April 12th, the live competition will be evaluated by an outstanding jury including:

  • Elodie Donjon, Investment Manager at European Investment Fund
  • Rodrigo Sepùlveda Schulz, Managing Partner at Expon Capital
  • Laura Pho Duc, Head of Marketing and communication at Alibaba Group
  • Nicholas Goubert, Chief Product officer at Daimler X (Lab 1886)
  • Inès Léonarduzzi, Digital Strategist at Hub Institute & founder of Women Inspiring Talks
  • Jean Rognetta, Forbes Editorial Director
  • Sofia Hmich, Founder of Futur Positive Capital
  • Jean-louis Missika, Paris Councilor and Deputy Mayor of Paris
  • Soufya El Kharbili, Co founder of Al In & Initiator of Women in Al
  • Ghislain Faribeault, Director of France Televisions Video Service

Your students can register now for free at the Morpheus Prize and the Morpheus Day on: www.morpheuscup.com/registration/ before March 31st, 2018.

Scholarship programs for Hellenes for the academic year 2017-18

1978-2017: 7.000 scholarships awarded

Ever since 1978, the Onassis Foundation has been working consistently to secure the necessary funds for scholarships. Thousands of scholars, selected with meritocracy and transparency, have realized their dreams and have spread their wings high. Students, scientists and artists, have opened their horizons, enriched their knowledge and through their work, have benefited the society in return.

This is the essence of “public benefit” for the Onassis Foundation:
It benefits our fellow citizens so that they can benefit society in return.

The Foundation has announced its 40th Program of Scholarships for Hellenes for postgraduate and doctoral studies in various scientific and artistic disciplines.

The Foundation has announced its 18th Program of Scholarships for Hellenes for postgraduate or doctoral studies in organized programs of Greek Public Universities in various scientific and artistic disciplines.


Applications are submitted online.

Announcements/Online Applications:

Scholarships for Hellenes
For further information please contact the Department of Scholarships for Hellenes, 4 Aeschinou Str., Athens, tel: 210 3713051-057
e-mail: fph@onassis.org

The full terms and conditions of the scholarship programs can be found in the relevant announcements.

Meet Microsoft’s Engineering Team

Look a little north in Europe and you’ll see a great variety of career opportunities with one of the largest, most competitive high tech companies in the world today. Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen in Denmark, one of Microsoft’s strategic international development centers, is home to highly specialized Software Engineers from all over the world and right now, we’re looking for more talented New Grads to join us as Software Developers!

Meet a Software Development Lead, Kostas Kastrinogiannis (graduate of ECE NTUA), and a Software Engineering Manager, Laurent Ricci, and learn what career opportunities Microsoft has to offer within the challenging and rewarding development of business software solutions for ERP (Enterprise Resource Management) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). During this event you will be able to get an overview of our development process and methodologies, our products and how they enable our customers to optimize their businesses, and what work and life looks like in Copenhagen. You will gain insight into how you can be part of a development team that builds world-leading products and have a genuine impact on how millions of people work across the globe.

Space for this event is limited, so please register in advance to meet our engineers from the Dynamics team in Denmark!

Date: Tuesday June 3, 2014
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Microsoft Athens: Leoforos Kifisias 221 Maroussi, Greece 15124 – Room “The Stage”

More details here.

“e-Skills for Jobs 2014 Grand Event: Mobilising to Support Job Creation and Upskilling of the Workforce”, 6 May 2014, Athens-Greece

The e-Skills for Jobs 2014 campaign aims to raise awareness of the need for citizens to improve their command of ICT skills for work. The campaign is a response to the growing demand for ICT-skilled professionals which is currently not met, despite high level of unemployment in Europe.

The campaign comes under the umbrella of the Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, an EU-wide multi-stakeholder partnership helping to address a shortfall in the number of European citizens with ICT professional skills, and to exploit the employment creation potential of ICT.

The professor of the Department of Digital Systems, Panagiotis Demestichas, participated in the “Panel 3. Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs – A conversation with the Youth”. Watch the video: http://www.livemedia.gr/video/76343#moment1888.

The professor of the Department of Digital Systems, Sokratis Katsikas, participated in the “Workshop I: Reinforcing a competitive Digital Economy”.

More details here.

Java Day 2014

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Hellas is organizing the 1st JAVA DAY in Greece following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, under the auspices of the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNet), and in close cooperation with the Java Hellenic User Group, inviting Java gurus, users, developers, architects, students, researchers, and all the community members to a technology day that aims to create a long lasting tradition for the Java Community in Greece for years to come. The event will take place on May 7th, 2014 at The Cotsen Hall.

Have something interesting to present to the first large-scale gathering of Java developers and community members in Greece since 2008? Innovations implemented with Java? Important projects based on the Java technology that change the way we interact and do business? We want to hear from you, and so do the attendees at Java Day 2014. Submit your proposal now for a chance to share your expertise and experiences!

Terms, conditions, deadlines, and useful information are attached here.

International Research-Centered Summer School in “Cognitive Systems and Interactive Robotics, Data and Content Analysis”

3-30 July 2014, at NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece


Deadline for applications (for participation): March 7, 2014

The Summer School is organized by the Software & Knowledge Engineering Lab (SKEL) at the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of NCSR “Demokritos” (http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/), and the Interactive Robots and Media Lab ((http://www.irmllab.com). This is the fifth summer school in a sequence initiated by the Interactive Robots and Media Lab. For the second time in a row, it will take place in Greece at NCSR “Demokritos” (located in Athens, Greece) between July 3 and July 30, 2014.

The Summer School has an innovative format: it is Research-Centered, with a strong focus on mini-projects of month-long duration, carried out by multiple teams of 3-4 students including a mix of academic levels (Postdoc, PhD, undergraduates). Selected seminars and lectures will also take place; but not exceeding two hours per day.

The outcome of the summer school includes both numerous scientific publications, as well as longer-term collaborations. For example, the scientific output from the last summer schools has already led to a number of papers in leading conferences and journals with several more underway.

This year’s topic and research project areas focus on the cognitive systems or the data analysis viewpoint, as pertaining to:

  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Dialogue Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Information Visualisation
  • Data and content analytics – data mining
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Semantic technologies and the Web of data
  • User Modelling and Recommendation systems
  • Intelligent Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  • Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics
  • Autonomous Creative Systems
  • Event processing


More specifically, an initial plan includes projects on:

  • Social Media analysis,
  • Big Data analytics,
  • Argument extraction and sentiment analysis,
  • Robot Navigation and Vision,
  • Analysis of biological/biomedical data
  • Computational tools supporting creativity,
  • Constrained optimization,
  • Complex event recognition


These projects will be supported by a number of international and national research projects. They will be supervised by world leading researchers from several universities and research centers.

Furthermore, NCSR’D’ has significant expertise in all these subject areas, and can support the projects with computational tools, robotic equipment, as well as with the appropriate personnel who will co-supervise these projects. In terms of computational resources, there is access to high-performance computation, as well as multiple workstations. There is also close contact with numerous world-class institutions and companies in the field, and numerous distinguished invited lecturers and supervisors will be joining us for the summer school, as it was the case in IRSS-2013 (http://irss.iit.demokritos.gr/content/invited-speakers).

The relevant information will be announced at the IRSS site in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, the school will not be all work and no fun! A few exciting cultural events and excursions are planned to take place during the weekends so that the participants can relax and visit some of the best tourist attractions in Greece.

Applying for the Summer School

We are welcoming applications at multiple levels (final-year B.Sc, M.Sc., PhD, and postdoc levels). Necessary prerequisites include any one, and ideally a mixture of the skills below:

  • Programming in C++, Java or Matlab
  • Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Machine Vision, or Natural Language Processing
  • Psychological/Interaction experimental design and data analysis
  • Information Visualization
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Optimization


But most importantly, the creative imagination and the strong motivation to produce innovative results in any of the main theme areas.

The registration fee for the school is 400€, which will be used to cover part of the school’s expenses, such as the expenses of the invited speakers, the lunch and coffee breaks for the participants, as well as cultural and social events.

We are in the process of securing sponsorships, so that we can give a number of scholarships that will cover the registrations fees, and/or the accommodation costs of selected participants.

To apply, kindly send your CV, including emails of two referees, to irss@iit.demokritos.gr, by 7 March 2014.

For more information visit the School’s webpage: http://irss.iit.demokritos.gr/