DESTINI Satellite Event

The consortium of the H2020 DESTINI project (https://destini2020.eu/) organises a satellite event in the context of SummerSOC which targets at bringing together Early Stage Researchers[1] for networking and collaboration in different scientific areas of interest which revolve around Data Science, with particular interest on Smart Data Processing and Systems of Deep Insight. To this end, we welcome contributions and participation to the activities described in detail below.

Call of Abstracts: Presentation of DESTINI Research Proposals by ESRs

ESRs are invited to submit an extended abstract of 2-3 pages in which they will describe an innovative idea for research or application that falls within the scientific areas of the school. The abstract may include also some code, GUI screens or a graphical abstract to better demonstrate the idea. The submission may also involve proof-of-concept work or full applications with demos available.

The abstracts will be evaluated by the consortium and the most interesting ideas will be shortly presented, while brainstorming discussions will follow, which may span more than one day, to investigate whether an idea can be elaborated further to lead to a potential research article for publication. In this case the successful proposers will be invited to come to Cyprus for a period of 2-4 weeks, work their idea at the Cyprus University of Technology (https://www.cut.ac.cy/?languageId=1)   with researchers from the consortium and write their papers. The invited ESRs will be financially supported by DESTINI covering the expenses of their air ticket and accommodation, plus a daily allowance for the period of their stay.

DESTINI Activity 1: Collaborative projects/Hackaton for DESTINI ESRs

ESRs are invited to a practice and competition activity, during which they will collaborate on specific (predefined) topics during the SummerSOC, with a kick-off on the first day (Monday) and with presentations on the last (Friday). Proposed solutions/ideas should/could be illustrated with some working prototypes. The ESRs may work in groups and will be guided and mentored by researchers participating in DESTINI. The topics include, but are not limited to, smart data processing, data-driven decision support, data lakes and data meshes, Blockchain and Process Mining. Successful solutions/ideas will be assessed by the consortium in terms of innovation and the potential to lead to a research article for publication. In such cases the ESRs will be invited to come to Cyprus for a period of 2-4 weeks, work their idea at the Cyprus University of Technology (https://www.cut.ac.cy/?languageId=1) with researchers from the consortium and write their papers. The invited ESRs will be financially supported by DESTINI covering the expenses of their air ticket and accommodation, plus a daily allowance for the period of their stay.

DESTINI Activity 2: Invitation for Continued DESTINI collaboration

ESRs that participate to SummerSOC and have successfully presented and defended their work in the main SummerSOC event are invited to participate to the Satellite Activity 3 for brainstorming and further exploration of their work. During this activity DESTINI’s consortium will suggest enhancements of their ideas with methods and techniques from the project’s scientific areas of interest, such as, smart data processing, data lakes and data meshes, Blockchain and Process Mining. Successful development of joint ideas that could potentially lead to new research articles for publication will result in an invitation to the successful ESRs to come to Cyprus for a period of 2-4 weeks, work their idea further at the Cyprus University of Technology (https://www.cut.ac.cy/?languageId=1)  with researchers from the consortium and write their papers. The invited ESRs will be financially supported by DESTINI covering the expenses of their air ticket and accommodation, plus a daily allowance for the period of their stay.

Participation and Submission

The interested ESRs may participate in one or more satellite activities by notifying the organizers as follows:

Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance: June 22, 2022

Declaration of interest for participation in Satellite Activities 1 and/or 2: June 25, 2022.

Abstracts and declaration of interest must be submitted via email to one of the organizers:

Professor Andreas S. Andreou

Cyprus University of Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics

Limassol, Cyprus

Phone: +357 25 00 2204,

Fax: +357 25 00 2635

E-mail: andreas.andreou@cut.ac.cy

Professor Willem-Jan van den Heuvel

Tilburg School of Economics and Management Department of Management European Research Institute of Services Science (ERISS)

LE Tilburg, Netherlands

Phone: +31 13 466 2767

Fax: +31 13 466 3069

E-mail: W.J.A.M.v.d.Heuvel@jads.nl

Professor Massimo Mecella

Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering

Sapienza Università di Roma

Rome, Italy

Phone: + 390677274028

Fax: + 390677274002

E-mail: mecella@dis.uniroma1.it

[1] ESRs shall, at the time of the event, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

DESTINI’s program