Topic outline

  • Conferences and workshops

    • IETU Open Seminar, 16.03.2017, Katowice, Poland

      The Open Seminar entitled "The use of mathematical modeling and decision support system for pressure optimisation and leakage calculation in water supply networks" was organised by ISS-EWATUS partner - IETU on 16th of March in Katowice, Poland. In seminar took parts key water stakeholders. Program. Presentation. Film.

      • ISS-EWATUS on WISDOM Final Event, 19.01.2017, Cardiff, Great Britain

        On 19th of January 2017 ISS-EWATUS took part in WISDOM project Final Event at Cardiff University. Lili Yang from LU presented report Improving People's water consumption behaviour by employing Internet of Things Technologies during the session  The Wider Smart Water Field - The ICT4Water Cluster.

        • International Conference on Behavior Engineering (ICBE), 19-22.12.2016, Macau, China

          Doctor Lili Young (LU) took part in ICBE 2016 - International Conference on Behavior Engineering, 19-22 December 2016 at University of Macau, China. She was a keynote speaker and presented report "Domestic Water Consumption Monitoring and Behaviour Intervention by Employing the Internet of Things Technologies".

        • ISS-EWATUS on 6 Photographic Biennale of University of Silesia

          In October 2016 ISS-EWATUS took part in 6 Photographic Biennale of University of Silesia "Science - impossible-possible". Photo "Map of water images ‑ save water and enjoy it in life, Carmel, February 2016" submitted for the competition have been qualified for the exhibition, which will be presented in April 2017.


          • 14th International CCWI Conference, 7-9.11.2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            ISS-EWATUS (VU) took part in 14th International Computing and Control for Water Industry (CCWI) Conference, 7-9.11.2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and presented report "ISS-EWATUS an example of integrated system for efficient water management".

            • ISS-EWATUS on Silesian Science Festival, Katowice 2016

              ISS-EWATUS participated in Silesian Science Festival, organised in Katowice, 13-15.10.2016. Ewa Magiera, the project coordinator, presented results of ISS-EWATUS about efficient water usage.

              • 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC), 7-8.09.2016, Essex, UK

                ISS-EWATUS (LU) took part in 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2016), 7-8 September 2016, Essex, Uniited Kingdom and presented report "Incorporating persuasion into a decision support system: the case of the water user classification function". 

                • ISS-EWATUS on the Symposium and the Summer School, 22-25.08.2016, Monte Verità, Switzerland

                  Wojciech Froelich, representative of ISS-EWATUS project, took part in the the Symposium and the Summer School SMART SYSTEMS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT in Monte Verità, Switzerland on 22-25.08.2016 website and presented paper "Forecasting  water demand" program.

                • IWA 2016, ICT4Water Cluster workshop, 17.06.2016, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

                  During 13th IWA (the International Water Association) 2016 conference in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, ICT4Water Cluster workshop "ICT4Water drives circular economy. The impacts of innovation in FP7/H2020 projects" took place on 17 June 2016. ISS-EWATUS coordinator Ewa Magiera, together with group of participants took part, among other Chrysi Laspidou chaired session FP7 ICT Projects 2013 and presented ISS-EWATUS validation places, Safa El-Jamal invited to join to platform.

                  • 8th International Conference KES-IDT-16, 15-17.06.2016, Tenerife, Spain

                    ISS-EWATUS (US) took part in 8th International KES Conference on INTELLIGENT DECISION TECHNOLOGIES KES-IDT-16, 15-17.06.2016, Tenerife, Spain.


                    • Congress SMART - Intelligent Cities, Wrocław, 25.05.2016

                      ISS-EWATUS took part in one of the Congress SMART - Intelligent Cities, which was organised in Wrocław on 25th of May 2016.
                      Representative of ISS-EWATUS (from US) presented poster and delivered a speech in expert session, entitled "ISS-EWATUS as an example of an innovative informatics system for the management of water resources in the city and households".
                      Congress in Wrocław is one of four organized in Poland in 2016 edition: the first in Płock (4.04.), second in Wrocław, third in Cracow (22.06), fourth in Poznań (8.09). ISS-EWATUS is one of the Congress Partner.

                    • ISS-EWATUS Open Public Event, Loughborough, UK, 5.05.2016

                      Open Public Event about ISS-EWATUS project was organised by one of ISS-EWATUS partner Loughborough University (LU) at School of Business and Economics on 5th of May 2016. See agenda, banner and photos.

                      Welcome speech by Professor Jim Saker, Associate Dean (Enterprise), School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

                      Presentation by Professor Tom Jackson, Acting Associate Dean (Research), School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

                      Introduction to the ISS-EWATUS project: Project Leader Dr Ewa Magiera, Institute of Computer Science, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

                      Participants of ISS-EWATUS Open Public Event

                    • CySWater 2016 as part of CPS Week 2016, Vienna, Austria, 11-14.04.2016

                      2nd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical System for Smart Water Networks, CySWater 2016 (11th of April) was held as part of the CPS Week 2016, which took place at Vienna, Austria on 11th-14th April 2016 LINK.

                      In January 2015 the World Economic Forum ranked water crisis as the #1 global risk based on impact to society, as a measure of devastation Triggered by the alerting consequences on the global population, smart water management has become a key policy for the 21st century, setting out the framework for sustainable solutions on water resources utilization. As a result, ICT in general, and CPS in particular have been blended with the water infrastructure, towards an emerging engineering field, coined as Smart Water Networks.

                      Driven by the engineering and research challenges, the objective of CySWater 2016 is to bring together researchers and engineers from the fields of Communications/Networking, Learning/Processing, and Control and practitioners from the Water Industry to both share their experiences, as well as formulate novel CPS paradigms for fulfilling the vision of Smart Water Networks. Emphasis will be given to both theoretical modelling, as well as modern exemplars that respond to different aspects of the water life-cycle.

                      Chrysi Laspidou from CERTH represented ISS-EWATUS project on that event. She chaired a Session 1 - CPS for Smart Water NetworksControl, Performance and Applications and made a presentation Daily Multivariate Forecasting of Water Demand in a Touristic Island with the Use of ANN and ANFIS (Dimitrios Kofinas, Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Chrysi Laspidou, Nikolaos Mellios, and Konstantinos Kokkinos) [view ppt], see program

                      • SWAN 2016, 6th Annual Conference, London, UK, 5-6.04.2016

                        ISS-EWATUS was represented by Chrysi Laspidou (CERTH) on the 6th Annual SWAN Conference attracted over 180 attendees from 24 countries (people from water industry, cyber-security, academics, water experts and others). A diverse range of speakers offered innovative solutions to meet the industry's growing challenges. Below, are and links to the Conference presentations and photographs .


                      • Presentation of Watersocial at the Open Day of the Institute of Computer Science, Sosnowiec, 6.04.2016

                        On 6th of April, during an Open Day of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland, 50 pupils had fun using Watersocial platform, playing games, sharing tips, and uploading photos. Take at what they posted here

                        Opening Day

                        Presentation of ISS-EWATUS project

                        Pupils playing games on Watersocial platform and filling survey

                        Awards for pupils and their tutors

                      • IEEE World Forum of Internet of Things, 14-16.12.2015, Milan, Italy

                        ISS-EWATUS took part in IEEE World Forum of Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IOT), 14-16.12.2015, Milan, Italy. Representatives of LU presented reports: 1) A Case Study of Internet of Things: a Wireless Household Water Consumption Monitoring System; 2) In-network Data Processing Architecture for Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks.

                      • 2nd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, 15-30.11.2015

                        ISS-EWATUS took part in the 2nd online International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, organized 15-30 November 2015. Participants from CERTH (Kofinas D., Mellios N., Laspidou C.) published presentation and paper "Spatial and temporal disaggregation of water demand and leakage of the water distribution network in Skiathos, Greece".

                        • ICT 2015 in Lisbon, 20-22.10.2015

                          ISS-EWATUS project took part in ICT 2015, the largest ICT event organized by the European Commission together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-22 October 2015. The ICT 2015 event comprised a number of parallel activities, e.g. conference, exhibition, networking meetings and thematic sessions. During ICT2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform ISS-EWATUS, as a member of ICT4Water Cluster, participated in the following activities, co-organized by Cluster: 1) ICT4Water booth during the off-site exhibition in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, fully opened to the general public from 18 to 22 October 2015. ICT4Water booth was visited by Guenther OETTINGER - Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society; 2) Networking meeting Smart Water for the Smart City and the IoT.

                          • Conference Science, Administration and Business for Smart City, Katowice, 21.10.2015

                            On 21st of October 2015 in Katowice, Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Silesia took palce conference Nauka, Administracja i Biznes dla Smart City (Science, Administration and Business for Smart City). The representative of ISS-EWATUS, took part in that event with presentation Efektywne wykorzystanie wody w Smart City na przykładzie inicjatywy ICT4Water (Efficient water usage in the Smart City as an example of ICT4Water initiatives).

                            • Special day on Skiathos, Greece, 26.09.2015

                              On 26th of September 2015 in Skiathos, Greece there was a meeting of Greek Mayors to discuss development opportunities for the islands of the North Sporades island complex, of which Skiathos island is a part. Chrysi Laspidou (CERTH) had a chance to address the Mayors and make a presentation of the ISS-EWATUS project, while she stood by a poster for the project and spent more time with people who had extra comments/questions. 60 participants took part in that spatial day meeting - Mayors and other stakeholders involved in local and regional authorities, as well as Skiathos island residents and other participants from the local community. Overall it was a very successful event and a great opportunity to get the local community involved. The presentation was in Greek.

                              • 2015 International Meeting of the Network of Grey Systems, 22-24.09.2015, Bucharest, Rumania

                                Jose L. Salmeron (UPO) represented ISS-EWATUS project on 2015 International Meeting of the Network of Grey Systems, 22-24 September 2015 in Bucharest, Rumania. J.L. Salmeron as the Keynote Speaker presented the FCM-based model for forecasting the daily water demand.

                                • ICT4Water Open Day, Barcelona, 22.09.2015

                                  22nd od September 2015 in Barelona took place the reference event of ICT applied to water ICT4Water Open Day. During the meeting among over:

                                  - Head of Smart Management Systems Unit at Eurecat, Gabriel Anzaldi, presented The ICTWater cluster.

                                  - Policy/Project Officer European Commission, DG Connect Unit H5 – Smart Cities & Sustainability, Grażyna Wojcieszko, presented ICT4Water roadmap and opportunities in H2020.

                                  - Manager, International Smart Business en Doxa Innova&Smart, María Galindo, presented Smart Cities vision based on the Barcelona case.

                                  - Five ICT4Water cluster projects (iWIDGET, EFFINET, UrbanWater, IceWater, WatERP) which are finishing their projects presented the results.

                                  - Poster session ICTWater Cluster Projects took place.

                                • VS-GAMES 2015, 16-18.09.2015, Skövde, Sweden

                                  Participants from Brunel University represented ISS-EWATUS project on 7th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications "VS-GAMES 2015", 16-18.09.2015, Skövde, Sweden.
                                  Paper "A Social-Centred Gamification Approach to Improve Household Water Use Efficiency" has been presented.

                                • ISS-EWATUS on GIS Odyssey 2015 Conference, 7-11.09.2015, Perugia, Italy

                                  ISS EWATUS took part in the 22nd International Conference and Exhibition "Geographical Information Systems" GIS Odyssey 2015 organised in Perugia, Italy, 7-11 September 2015. The representative of ISS-EWATUS (US) presented report "ICT Water Management in Smart City" about ICT4Water Consortium achievements in ICT water management in Smart City, in Smart City sessions. The discussion about ICT water management in Smart City based on tasks realised by ICT4Water and ISS-EWATUS project was carried out as well. Video of ICT4Water and ISS-EWATUS project poster were presented.

                                  • SWAN 2014 Conference, 12-13 May 2014, Madrid, Spain

                                    Towards Smarter Water: The Road Ahead, 12-13 May 2014, Madrid, Spain.

                                    SWAN - The Smart Water Networks Forum.

                                    Member of ISS-EWATUS partner CERTH ‑ Chrysi Laspidou, will participate this conference and has applied to the prestigious network SWAN forum.

                                  • ISS-EWATUS on the 13th CCWI2015 conference, 2-4.09.2015, Leicester, UK

                                    ISS EWATUS took part in the 13th Computer Control for Water Industry (CCWI2015) conference held in Leicester, UK from the 2th - 4th September 2015. The CCWI conference series brings together researchers and water practitioners with an interest in current challenges and solutions for the water industry. The ISS EWATUS coordinator, Ewa Magiera, was a chairman of the joint session ICT4Water/BlueSCities. ISS EWATUS gave presentations on the topics of:

                                    • "Application of HADOOP to Store and Process Big Data Gathered from an Urban Water Distribution System" - Tomasz Jach, Ewa Magiera, Wojciech Froelich,
                                    • "A Benchmarking Model for Household Water Consumption Based on Adaptive Logic Networks" - Xiaomin Chen, Shuang-Hua Yang, Lili Yang, Xi Chen,
                                    • "Household Water Consumption: Insight from a Survey in Greece and Poland" - Yixing Shan, Lili Yang, Kim Perren, Yanmin Zhang,
                                    • "Adaptive Sampling for Wireless Household Water Consumption Monitoring" - Noura Al-Hoqani, Shuang-Hua Yang, 
                                    • "Exploring patterns in water consumption by clustering" - Chrysi Laspidou, Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Konstantinos Kokkinos, Sambit Sahu, Arpit Gupta, Leandros Tassiulas,
                                    • "Psychosocial and behavioural factors associated with intention to save water around the home: A Greek case study" -  Kim Perren and Lili Yang.

                                    • 2015 IEEE International Conference on GSIS, 18-20.08.2015, Leicester, UK

                                      ISS-EWATUS has been represented on 2015 IEEE International Conference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services (GSIS), 18-20 August 2015 in Leicester, UK. Jose L. Salmeron as the Keynote Speaker presented report Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Fuzzy Grey Cognitive Maps.

                                      • ITISE 2015, 1-3.07.2015, Granada, Spain

                                        ISS-EWATUS has been represented on the ITISE 2015 (International work-conference on Time Series Analysis) which aim was to provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of computer science, mathematics, statistics, forecaster, econometric, etc, in the field of time series analysis and forecasting. Paper "Application of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to the Forecasting of Daily Water Demand" prepared by J.L. Salmeron, W. Froelich and E.I. Papageorgiou has been presented.  Proceedings publication is prepared.

                                        • ISS-EWATUS on 36th IAHR World Congress, 28.06–3.07.2015, Delft ‑ The Hague, the Netherlands

                                          CERTH represented ISS-EWATUS project on 36th IAHR World Congress, 28.06–3.07, 2015, Delft ‑ The Hague, the Netherlands. ISS-EWATUS participants took part and gave presentations in ICT4Water special session - FP7 ICT and Water.

                                          • International Conference KES-IDT-15, Sorrento, Italy, 17-19.06.2015

                                            ISS-EWATUS project took part in International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies KES-IDT-15 in Sorrento, Italy, 17-19 June 2015, organised as a part of the Smart Digital Futures 2015. During the KES-IDT-15 took place Invited Session Theory and Applications of Forecasting, chair Wojciech Froelich. Two reports have been presented by ISS-EWATUS participants: 1) Wojciech Froelich: Dealing with Seasonality While Forecasting Urban Water Demand, 2) Ewa Magiera, Wojciech Froelich: Application of Bayesian Networks to the Forecasting of Daily Water Demand (see program)

                                            • International Conference BDAS, 26-29.05.2015, Ustroń, Poland

                                              ISS-EWATUS participated in the 11th International Conference "Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures" BDAS, Ustroń, Poland, 26-29 May, 2015. Wojciech Froelich (US) presented report "Forecasting Daily Urban Water Demand Using Dynamic Gaussian Bayesian Network".

                                              • ISS-EWATUS on Smart Water Conference 2015, 29-30.04.2015 and ICT4Water Standards Session,1.05.2015, in London

                                                ISS-EWATUS project (represented by Chrysi Laspidou from CERTH) took part in the 5th Annual Conference SMART WATER: The time is now!, London, 29-30.04.2015. The Conference is organised by The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN).
                                                After the Conference - 1.05.2015, was held an ICT4Water cluster meeting and ICT4Water Standards Session.
                                              • Special day: Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Safeguarding Drinking Water, 28.01.2015

                                                Dotsoft presented the ISS EWATUS project in the informational day "Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Safeguarding Drinking Water" that took place in Ioannina, Greece, on the 28th of January 2015, within the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Greece-Italy.
                                                Organisers: The Association of Water Supply basin of Ioannina participating (as lead partner) with the Decentralized Administration of Epirus - Western Macedonia / Water Directorate Epirus, the Province of Taranto (Provincia Taranto) and the Municipality of Gallipoli (Comune Gallipoli).
                                                Audience: Representatives from public and private bodies.

                                              • Horizon 2020 Challanges for Polish Science, 27.11.2014, Gliwice, Poland

                                                Coordinator of ISS-EWATUS Dr. Ewa Magiera will take part in Conference Horizon 2020 Challanges for Polish Science and will present report "Best practices in the field of international cooperation - How to successfully obtain a research project as a coordinator of an international consortium". This even will take place on 27 November 2014 in Gliwice, Poland. 

                                              • XI Symposium "KRAB", 13.11.2014, Katowice, Poland

                                                XI Symposium of the National Coordinators Council of the European Union Research Projects  (XI Sympozjum Krajowej Rady Koordynatorów Projektów Badawczych Unii Europejskiej - KRABtook place in Katowice, 13 November 2014. ISS-EWATUS presented poster of the project. In that event took part coordinator of the ISS-EWATUS project Dr. Ewa Magiera and Prof. Zygmunt Wróbel from University of Silesia.

                                              • Summer School on Smart ICT for Water Management in 2016

                                                Andrea-Emilio Rizzoli (SmartH2O project) gave the idea for organisation of a Summer School on Smart ICT for Water Management in 2016, with the support of ETH, at Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, near Locarno, on Lake Maggiore. This is among others the opportunity to present some results generated by the cluster projects and that some parallel meetings could be held.

                                                ISS-EWATUS declared participation in co-organizing of this event.

                                                • Common dissemination - Water IDEAS Conference, Bologna, Italy, 22-24 October 2014

                                                  Water IDEAS Conference 2014 in Bologna, Italy from 22 to 24 October 2014 includes Technical Sessions, Workshops and other events.  ISS-EWATUS is represented by Chrysi Laspidou (CERTH).

                                                  Dragan Savic from iWIDGET will represent 10 ICT Water sister projects as keynote speaker. Presentation will be about European perspective on smart water technologies among other ISS-EWATUS project ideas aims.

                                                • Waterwise Annual Conference 'Gamifying Water' Oxford, 16-17 September 2014

                                                  ISS-EWATUS participants from Loughborough University and University of Silesia are representing ISS-EWATUS project on the 2014 Waterwise Conference.
                                                  The part of the conference will be a panel specifically for EU FP7 ICT projects on the application of gamification for water efficiency.

                                                • 20th Intentional Conference on Automation and Computing, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 12-13.09.2014

                                                  Loughborough University (LU) represented ISS-EWATUS project at the 20th Intentional Conference on Automation and Computing at Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 12-13.09.2014. LU presented poster which described the latest technologies developed in the LU team for ISS-EWATUS project.

                                                • Summer School on Tilburg University, Netherlands, 11-15.08.2014

                                                  Loughborough University (LU) represented ISS-EWATUS project on Summer School organized by Prof. Bartel van de Walle, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 11-15.08.2014. The aim was the dissemination of the ISS-EWATUS program and presentation of poster which describe the latest technologies developed in the LU team for ISS-EWATUS project.

                                                • Common dissemination - Smart Water and ICT special session and Clustering event in Bari, WDSA 2014, July 15, 2014

                                                  The Clustering Event for the 10 “sister” ICT and water projects will take place during the WDSA2014 International Conference in Bari, Italy, 14-17 July 2014.

                                                • 2014 IEEE WCCI Congress, Benjing, China, 6-11 July 2014

                                                  Elpiniki Papageorgiou (CERTH) attended the 2014 IEEE WCCI Congress, Beijing, China, 6-11 July 2014. She presented the research work, entitled: "ICLA Imperialist Competitive Learning Algorithm for Fuzzy Cognitive Map: Application to Water Demand Forecasting", at the special session: WeF1-2 Methods and Applications of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. IEEE WCCI 2014 hosted three conferences: The 2014 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2014), the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2014), and the 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2014).

                                                • Water Innovation Europe 2014 Conference,25-26 June 2014, Brussels

                                                  Chrysi Laspidou (CERTH) attended the Water Innovation Europe 2014 conference which was dedicated to the theme ‘Water: Green Tape or Blue Gold?’. The conference took place on  25-26 of June 2014 at the Diamant Centre in Brussels. In line with the title of the event, the conference focused its attention on the economic opportunities for the European water sector and on providing input to the drafting process of Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017, with an emphasis on green economy.

                                                • International Symposium Water Utility Support, Athens, Greece, 5 June 2014

                                                  5 June 2014, Athens
                                                  Dr Chrysi Laspidou (CERTH) is going to attend a Symposium WUS organized by the European Water Resources Association.
                                                • World Water Day