Category: Meetings

ENACT Project Technical Meeting – May 2024

The beautiful coastline of Lisbon – Costa Caparica hosted the first ENACT project technical meeting this week.  Our Research Associate Nadia participated face-to-face and presented the DS4 team’s vision for contributing to the technical requirements of the project, reported on the status of our component development and answered the partners’ questions at this stage. Thank you Nadia!

Thank you also to Tiago and the Unparallel team for taking such good care of all partners 😊

Onwards and upwards from here 😊

iHelp Project – Further Evaluation Meetings with the Pilots

Last month we reported on the focus group discussions with the end-users from the Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria; in May it was the DS4 team’s turn to visit the University of Manchester pilot.

Thank you Uniman team for providing your insights on your experience with the iHelp platform.  It was good to hear your belief that the iHelp solutions and the technology in general will have an increasing role in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.

Keep smiling and keep up the good work!

Usability Evaluation of the iHelp Solutions – MUP Pilot – Plovdiv – April 2024

It’s time for wide-ranging communication with the iHelp project end-users and gathering their feedback on the usability of the iHelp platform.  The DS4 team are pleased to lead on this task and perform the evaluation analysis in collaboration with all pilot partners.

3 weeks after meeting the patients who participated in the Plovdiv trial, the DS4 team conducted another focus group meeting in Plovdiv. This time the usefulness and effectiveness of the iHelp solutions have been discussed face-to-face with the Health Care Professionals who took part in the trial.

Special thanks go to Rosti and to you all for taking time to meet with us and provide most valuable feedback.  We appreciate it even more considering that we held the meeting just before the start of the Easter holidays in Bulgaria.  Happy Easter to you all!

We know we can rely on your photographic skills Pencho.  It’s always a pleasure working with you and your Kodar team 😊

ENACT Project – Kick off Meeting – Thessaloniki 15-16 February 2024

Nadia, Zhilber and the rest of the DS4 team had yet another busy project week; the focus this time was on the KoM of the ENACT project in Thessaloniki.

ENACT aims to deliver breakthrough techniques and disruptive technology solutions to target this need for efficient and intelligent content and data processing, using all suitable resources available in the edge-cloud continuum.

The KoM presented a wonderful opportunity for the project partners to meet one another in person and discuss their collaboration in the project tasks and work packages followed by discussions around the planning pipeline, organizing of regular catch-up meetings and alignment of the workload.

We got off to a promising start 🙂

RoBétArmé Project – Workshop with End-Users – December 2023

This workshop was a joint collaboration between the DS4, MORE and UNI teams held in Copenhagen.

We demonstrated some prototypes of the software systems and robotic platforms and then conducted a fruitful discussion with the end-users from CEAS and ARUP and gathered their feedback on what has already been proposed and developed in the first 18 months of the RoBétArmé project.  There was also a productive discussion about the learning materials and training courses that will be developed for the employees in construction and robotic industries.

Thank you CEAS for your wonderful hospitality yet again  and Merry Christmas to you all!

iHelp Project – 9th General Assembly Meeting – June 2023

It was a pleasure for the DS4 team to take part in the recent 9th General Assembly meeting.  The day spent at the hospital in Dénia in addition to the meetings in València provided a valuable experience at the Spanish pilot site. 

The event marked an important milestone to the project with live demonstrations by the technical partners that facilitated pilot partners scenarios.

Thank you Salva, Oscar and your teams for this memorable visit 😊

RoBétArmé Project – Third General Assembly Meeting – Valencia – May 2023

The technical partners from Robotnik hosted the above meeting at their company premises in Valencia and provided us with the exciting opportunity to see their robotics products.

The discussions with the project partners were a further step towards achieving the project goals of digitalisation and automation of the shotcrete application.

The DS4 team presented our plans for involving users in the development of the software systems and robotic platforms.

Robotnik, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, thank you for having us 😊

Further details about the RoBetArme project can be found here

MobiSpaces Project – Important Developments

1st General Assembly Meeting – MobiSpaces – Vienna 23-24 Jan 2023

We hope that all partners safely returned home today after 2 days of intensive and productive discussions in Vienna.

The DS4 work to date and forthcoming plans have been presented by our expert Dr Sonia Cisneros-Cabrera; the rest of the team attended and contributed virtually.

The picture doesn’t do justice to the way Sonia captivated the audience– thank you Sonia!

MobiSpaces Webinar – 31 Jan 2023

We are delighted to share the news about the first MobiSpaces webinar which will take place on 31 Jan 2023 between 11 am and 12.15 pm CET. The topic is ‘Meet the MobiSpaces Use Cases: Innovations for Urban and Maritime Domains’.

For the webinar description and registration link click here

If you have an interest in environment or mobility-related data as a researcher, policy maker, software developer or citizen scientist, we are urging you to attend and hear first-hand from our 5 Use Cases partners and project coordinators.

Flying September 2022

In our recent post we reported about the busy work over the summer but September proves to be even busier for the DS4 team.


We just attended the Kick off Meeting in Athens of this new European Project.  It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070279.  Our contribution will be mainly in the area of secure and trustworthy data handling.


Meanwhile the work on the iHelp project continues in full speed and we reported on our progress to date at the 7th Consortium meeting in Rome along all the other partners.  Thank you for the presentation Nadia 😊

Time is flying on this project and we can’t believe that we are already planning the iHelp usability evaluations task.


Our next stop was Vienna where we demonstrated our TeamCreator product at the EFPF Open Call Final Review Event.

A video to walk you through the Team Creator features is available on

iHelp 6th Hybrid Consortium Meeting

The above took place in Athens between 24 and 26 May 2022 and our DS4 team attended the sessions virtually. 

At the next meeting we definitely intend to attend and meet the technical partners and the pilots personally.  Just looking at the photos with the views of Acropolis available at we realised what we have missed.

Back to work now as the next Deliverable due in August is beckoning our attention.