The KIOS Research Center at the University of Cyprus and Imperial College London, a world-leading institution in research and innovation, have received a grant from HORIZON 2020 under the TEAMING call to develop a Center of Excellence in the area of Intelligent Systems and Networks. The KIOS-Imperial Teaming proposal was one of 31 proposals selected (out of 169 submitted) from across the EU. The...
Thumbnail Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are considered by the European Commission as a promising technology for both environmental and infrastructure monitoring with broad applicability to a plethora of governmental applications[1]. One such highly-relevant application domain is that of monitoring disaster-prone regions for the purpose of prevention and risk reduction. In this domain, traditional...
Thumbnail As in next-generation optical networks the signal will remain in the optical domain for portion of the path or even for the entire path, making them more vulnerable to physical layer attacks, security issues in these networks are of paramount importance. An attack can be defined as an intentional action against the ideal and secure functioning of the network. In general, the physical layer...
Thumbnail The KIOS Research Center has recently joined forces with two leading SMEs, RIO Systems of Israel and SignalGeneriX of Cyprus, in the framework of the project entitled “Full-Duplex Radio for LTE Communication Systems (FUPLEX)”. The project is part of the “Bilateral Cooperation” programs funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor of Israel. The...
Thumbnail   Photovoltaics (PV) have the potential to become a major source of renewable energy and clean electricity in the future and can provide a significant share of European electricity demand. However, there are several challenges that need to be addressed prior to the widespread adoption and utilization of PV technologies. For example, the electricity generation cost for PV systems needs to be...
Thumbnail   The KIOS Research Center is participating in an important EU research and innovation project to develop technology that can help medical services to be better prepared and able to respond to emergency situations appropriately and efficiently. Large-scale disaster situations and incidents such as the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the Fukushima tsunami, and even the very recent hurricane Sandy...
Thumbnail     The KIOS Research Center  is one of 12 partners participating in an important Network of Excellence for civil security. The Network is funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for a total of 6.5 million euro. CIPRNet (Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network) represents a large Network of Excellence established to improve the resilience of Critical...
Thumbnail The project “Efficient Integrated Real-time Monitoring and Control of Drinking Water Networks” (EFFINET), is an EU FP7 research project to help address significant challenges in the management of urban water distribution systems. EFFINET aim is to develop an integrated software package to enable water utilities to monitor and control the distribution of drinking water more efficiently. The...
Thumbnail “Critical infrastructure systems provide the lifeline that physically ties communities and facilitates quality of life and economic growth. When critical infrastructures fail, the consequences may be tremendous, in view of societal, health and economic aspects.”   FAULT-ADAPTIVE is a pioneering research initiative, aimed at designing and analyzing “smart” algorithms for real-time data processing,...