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  • December 11, 2020: FORTH and UCY organized a tutorial "Reconfigurable Metasurfaces for Intelligent 6G Wireless Networking" at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM), virtually.
  • December 2020: “Graphene-based Wireless Nanocommunications: from Networks-on-chips to Reconfigurable Metasurfaces”, at the Future Internet Networks course, Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • November 27 2020: FORTH partner promoted the VISORSURF project at the "Researcher's Night Event" organized by Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), virtually.
  • November 27 2020: Research and Innovation's Foundations event named "Researcher's Night 2020". EMPHASIS research center participated with a booth in the event. The event took place virtually. The event was open to the public and people from all backgrounds and age groups attended. During this event the many of the projects and research areas of the center were showcased including VISORSURF project, by UCY. (~10.000 persons)
  • September 27, 2020: Signal Generix presented via poster VISORSURF progress activities at the "European Researcher’s Night Event," at Filoxenia Conference Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • September 25, 2020: Seminar presentation at UCY-ECE Department on with title “Asynchronous Digital ASIC Design for the Realization of Scalable and Programmable Metamaterials”.
  • September 25, 2020: Presentation at Emphasis Research Center's Launch Event on with title “Integrated Circuits for RF Metasurfaces”, by UCY partner.
  • September 18, 2020: Prof. Pitsillides, from UCY, gave an invited talk "Supporting THz and 6G through Programmable Wireless Environments implemented via software-controlled intelligent metasurfaces" at the International Workshop on Emerging Research Areas in Wireless Communications organized by the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • September 14-18, 2020: Dr Odysseas Tsilipakos, from FORTH, will give an invited talk titled “Multiresonant metasurfaces for broadband spatiotemporal wave manipulation” at the 5th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics (METANANO 2020), Tbilisi Georgia.
  • September 2020: An invited talk, titled "Terahertz Nanocommunication and Networking: Emerging Applications, Approaches, and Open Challenges", was given by UPC at the  7th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM Nanocom 2020), College Park, MD, USA.
  • August 31, 2020: FORTH and UCY organized a tutorial "Reconfigurable Metasurfaces for Intelligent 6G" at the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, virtually.
  • July 7, 2020: Prof. I. F. Akyildiz, from UCY, gave a keynote speech "Intelligent Enviroments to Realize Communication in 6G Wireless" at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM) virtually. 
  • July 2020: An invited talk, titled "Programmable Metasurfaces for Beyond-5G Wireless Communications in the mmWave and THz Bands",  was given vitually by UPC at the IEEE MTT/AP remote webinar, University of Glasgow.
  • June 2020: An invited talk, titled "Programmable Metasurfaces for 6G Wireless Communications in the mmWave and THz Bands",  was given vitually by UPC partner at the Waterford Institute of Technology.
  • 2020: VISORSURF book chapter: "Terahertz Programmable Metasurfaces: Networks Inside Networks", in Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, edited by John R. Vacca, Chapter 3, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2020.
  • 2020: VISORSURF book chapter: "Nanoscale channel modeling in highly integrated computing packages", in Nanoscale Networking and Communications Handbook, edited by John R. Vacca, Chapter 6, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2020.
  • April, 2020: Dr. Sasmita Dash, from UCY, presented the paper "Impact of Graphene Thickness on EM Modeling of Antenna" at the virtual International Conference on Material Engineering and Manufacturing (ICMEM) 2020.

  • Feburary 2020: “El grafè i les nanocomunicacions sense fils”, at the ESCOLAB (series of talks to engage high school students), UPC Barcelona, Spain.
  • December 3, 2019: Dr Odysseas Tsilipakos, from FORTH, gave a seminar titled "Achromatic Metasurfaces for Temporal and Spatial Control of Electromagnetic Waves" at the TAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION – FORTH SEMINAR SERIES, Athens.
  • December 3, 2019: Prof. Pitsillides, from UCY, gave an invited talk "Programmable Wireless Communications through Software-controlled Metasurfaces" at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Science department of the Johannesburg University, South Africa.
  • December 2019: “Graphene-based Wireless Nanocommunications: from Networks-on-chips to Reconfigurable Metasurfaces”, at the Future Internet Networks course, Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • November 2019: Prof. Akyildiz, from UCY, gave a keynote speech "Security Challenges in Future Communication Networks" at the US Army Conference on Cyberconflict in Washington, US.
  • November 28, 2019: Prof. Pitsillides, from UCY, gave an invited talk "Programmable Wireless Communications through Software-controlled Metasurfaces" at the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Science department of the  Witwatersrand University, South Africa. 
  • September 29, 2019: UCY team promoted the VISORSURF project at the "Researcher's Night Event" organised by the  Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), Nicosia, Cyprus. 
  •  September 27, 2019: Research and Innovation's Foundations event named "Researcher's Night 2019". EMPHASIS research center participated with a booth in the event. The event took place virtually. The event was open to the public and people from all backgrounds and age groups attended. During this event the many of the projects and research areas of the center were showcased including VISORSURF project, by UCY. (~10.000 persons)
  • September 19, 2019: Dr. Odysseas Tsilipakos presented the paper “Implementation Aspects of Multiresonant Metasurfaces for Broadband Group Delay” at the Metamaterials 2019 conference, Rome, Italy.

  • September 18, 2019: Dr. Odysseas Tsilipakos presented the poster  "Software-Defined Metasurfaces: The VISORSURF Project Approach" at the Metamaterials 2019 conference, Rome, Italy.

  • September 16, 2019: Dr. Tsioliaridou presented the poster "A Routing Protocol for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Nano-Networks" at the ACM Celebration of Women in Computing (womENcourage 2019), Rome, Italy.
  • Sep. 9th - Dec. 9th, 2019: Prof. Sergei, from AALTO,  promoted the VISORSURF project in "ELEC-E4810 - Metamaterials and Nanophotonics" course at Aalto University.
  • September 2019: An invited talk, titled "Graphene THz Wireless Communications for Networks-on-Chip and Programmable Metasurfaces", was given vitually by UPC at the University of Catania, Italy.
  • September 2019: An invited talk, titled "IoT scaled to the limit: Nanotechnologies applied to Energy Harvesting and Wireless Communications", was given by UPC at the International School on Data Science and IoT, Catania, Italy
  • August 29, 2019: The 2nd VISORSURF Technical Review and Progress Report took place on August 29 2019 @ FORTH in Heraklion, Greece.

  • August 27-28, 2019: The 6th plenary meeting of the VISORSURF project took place on August 27-28 2019 @ FORTH in Heraklion, Greece.
  • July, 2019: Prof. Andreas Pitsillides, from UCY, gave a keynote speech titled "Using any Surface to Realize a New Paradigm for Wireless Communications, through Software-controlled Metasurfaces" at the International  Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computers and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2019), part of SummerSim 2019 - TU Berlin. 
  • Spring semester 2019: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov (AALTO) promoted the VISORSURF project in a BSc-level course “Electromagnetics” at Aalto University.
  • June 11, 2019: Prof. Sergei, from AALTO, gave a lecture on "Recent topics in metasurface antennas (metamirrors and single-layer transmittarrays)" in "ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR ANTENNAS AND MICROWAVE DEVICES" of "European School of Antennas 2019", Loughborough University.
  • June 2019: Dr. Fu Liu, from AALTO, gave an invited talk tilted "Metamaterials and metasurfaces for advanced antennas and electromagnetics" at the Huawei Future Device Technology Summit 2019, on June 2019, Helsinki, Finland.
  • June 3, 2019: Prof. I. F. Akyildiz gave a keynote speech titled, "Intelligent Environments to Realize Communication in 6G Wireless Systems"
    Networking Research Topics: Past, Present and Future inspired by Mario Gerla, Remembering Mario Gerla, Politecnico di Milano, June 3, 2019.
  • April 5, 2019: Dr. Tsilipakos gave a MSC-level lecture titled “Wavefront and Dispersion Control with Functional Electromagnetic Metasurfaces,” at the Condensed Matter Physics Seminar hosted by the Section of Solid State Physics, Physics Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Icon pdf (94.5 KB)
  • March 28, 2019: Dr. Tsilipakos gave a MSC-level lecture titled “Reconfigurable Wavefront Manipulation and Dispersion Control with Functional Electromagnetic Metasurfaces,” at a seminar hosted by the Division of Telecommunications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • March 21-23, 2019: Prof. I. F. Akyildiz gave a keynote speech titled, "Intelligent Environments to Support Communication in 6G Wireless Systems", at the 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications Signal Processing and Networking, Chennai, India, March 21-23, 2019.
  • March 21-22, 2019: Prof. Sergei, from AALTO, gave two lectures, with topics "Exotic and extreme performance of composite sheets" and "Metasurfaces: From wire-mesh screens to perfect shaping of reflected and transmitted fields", in "Metamaterial Symposium in Tokyo", Tokyo, Japan.
  • February 26, 2019: SignalGeneriX, in collaboration with the project partners, completed the manufacturing and initial hardware testing of the HyperSurface development board for software-driven programmable metasurfaces. The board includes a set of flat micro-antennas on its surface, equipped with pin diodes following a 1-bit coding approach. It will now be transferred to the FORTH/AUTH premises for developing an automated evaluation testbed essential for the project's upcoming HyperSurface prototypes, and for authoring the electromagnetic control software modules enabling the HyperSurface paradigm.
  • February 1, 2019: The VISORSURF project was mentioned extensively during the talk "El grafè i les nanocomunicacions sense fils" at the ESCOLAB activity in UPC, that delivers talks to high-school students interested in STEM. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2019: Prof. Pitsillides from UCY will give a MSC-level lecture titled "Advanced Topic: Programmable Wireless Enviroments" during the "EPL657: Wireless Networks" course at the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus.

  • January 31, 2019: The 5rd plenary meeting of the VISORSRF project took place in Limassol, Jan 29-30, 2019.

  • January 30, 2019: The Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus (UCY) and the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) organized a workshop, January 28, 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • January 23, 2019: The Department of Computer Science of the University of Cyprus invites you to a workshop organized by the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, and the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece. See the Workshop Program Icon here (23.9 KB)
  • Winter Semester 2018: Prof. Sergei Tretyakov (AALTO promoted the VISORSURF project in a MSc-level course “Metamaterials & nanophotonics” at Aalto University.
  • December 18, 2018: UPC partner gave a lecture at the MSc level titled "Graphene-based Wireless Nanocommunications: from Networks-on-chips to Reconfigurable Metasurfaces", at the Future Internet Networks course, Master MIRI, Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.
  • December 12, 2018: Dr. Tsilipakos gave a MSC-level lecture titled “Functional Electromagnetic Metasurfaces: Reconfigurable Wavefront Manipulation and Dispersion Engineering Across Subwavelength Thicknesses,” at a joint seminar hosted by the Institute of Electronics Structure and Laser (FORTH) & Dept of Materials Science and Technology (University of Crete), Heraklion, Greece.
  • November 28, 2018: Prof. S. Tretyakov Presentation titled "Metasurface engineering of wave reflection (and transmission)" at the 5th International Professor’s Day on ICT Algorithm Design, organized by Huawei Technologies in Moscow.
  • October 18, 2018: Prof. I. F. Akyildiz gave a keynote speech titled, "What is the latest research on 5G Architectures and Deployment Cases? What after?", at the Argela/Netsia/Turk Telekom Conference on 5G & Network Transformation in Istanbul, Turkey on October 18, 2018
  • October 1, 2018: Prof. I. F. Akyildiz gave a keynote speech titled, "Intelligent Environments to Support Communication in 5G and beyond Wireless Systems", at the Moscow Wireless Week in Moscow, Russia on October 1, 2018.
  • September, 2018: VisorSurf project poster at “Researchers Night”, September 28th, 2018, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • September 19, 2018: Christos Liaskos from FORTH presented "Machine Learning & MetaSurface Tuning" at the Bilateral meeting with UPC at Barcelona (WP2 & WP5 Collab. action). Icon ppt (124.7 KB)
  • September, 2018: Anna Tasolamprou from FORTH presented "Optically induced absorption modulation in a graphene-based metasurface" at the International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Bionanoscience (NanoBio), Heraklion, Crete, Greece.  Icon pdf (2.4 MB)

  • September 10-12, 2018: VISORSURF project was sponsor of the RAID 2018 conference, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

  • August 31, 2018: UCY organized summer internships in June - Aug 2018. The students that participated to summer internships were able to interact with activities and training related to the VISORSURF Project like working on fault identification and tolerant algorithms, on simulations with AnyLogic and Emulator and on performing evaluation results.
  • August 31, 2018: VISORSURF External Advisory Board meeting took place in the context of the METAMATERIALS'18 conference on the 31st of August, Espoo, Finland.
  • August 30, 2018: Odysseas Tsilipakos from FORTH presenting “Metasurfaces with Interleaved Electric and Magnetic Resonances for Broadband Arbitrary Group Delay in Reflection” at the Metamaterials 2018 conference in Espoo, Finland.

  • August 28, 2018: Odysseas Tsilipakos from FORTH presenting “Tunable perfect anomalous reflection in metasurfaces with capacitive lumped elements” at the Metamaterials 2018 conference in Espoo, Finland.

  • June 26-27, 2018: Τhe 4rth plenary meeting took place on June 26-27 2018 @ Espoo, Finland.

  • June, 2018: Sotiris Ioannidis presented the Security and Privacy Issues in Nanonetworks on a panel at the IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on the Internet of Things: Smart Objects and Services, IoT-SoS 2018.
  • June, 2018: VisorSurf paper presentation at WoWMoM 2018: “Realizing Wireless Communication through Software-defined HyperSurface Environments”, presented by Christos Liaskos.

  • June, 2018: Prof. Pitsillides and Prof. Georgiou participated at the FET2RIN worshop 2018, located at the EBN Congress 2018, Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), 6-9 June 2018.

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  • March, 2018: Presentation by Prof. J Georgiou (UCY) titled “Chua Mem-components for Adaptive RF Metasurfaces”, a joint work by  J. Georgiou, K.M. Kossifos, M.A. Antoniades, A. H. Jaafar and N.T. Kemp, at the 7th MEMOCIS Workshop, 12th-13th March 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (part of COST Action 1401)
  • March, 2018: Presentation by Dr. M. Antoniades (UCY) titled “An Adaptive Mem-Capacitor based, RF Absorbing Metasurface” a joint work by M.A. Antoniades, K.M. Kossifos, J. Georgiou, A.H. Jaafar and N.T. Kemp, at the 7th MEMOCIS  Workshop, 12th-13th March 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (part of COST Action 1401)
  • May, 2018: Strong presence of VISORSURF at the IEEE ISCAS2018 included the presentation of six papers:
    • Millimeter-Wave Propagation within a Computer Chip Package. X. Timoneda, S. Abadal, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, D. Manessis, J. Zhou, A. Franques, J. Torrellas, E. Alarcon. Presented by Sergi Abadal: https://player.vimeo.com/video/272615169
    • Programmable Metasurfaces: State of the art and Prospects. F. Liu, A. Pitilakis, M. S. Mirmoosa, O. Tsilipakos, X. Wang, A. C. Tasolamprou, S. Abadal, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, E. Alarcon, C. Liaskos, N. V. Kantartzis, M. Kafesaki, E. N. Economou, C. M. Soukoulis, S. Tretyakov. Presented by Fu Liu: https://player.vimeo.com/video/272624182
    • Intercell wireless communication in software-defined metasurfaces. A. C. Tasolamprou, M. S. Mirmoosa, O. Tsilipakos, A. Pitilakis, F. Liu, S. Abadal, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, E. Alarcon, C. Liaskos, N. V. Kantartzis, S. Tretyakov, M. Kafesaki, E. N. Economou, C. M. Soukoulis. Presented by Anna Tasolamprou
    • Chua Mem-Components for Adaptive RF Metamaterials. J. Georgiou, K. M. Kossifos and M. A. Antoniades, A.H. Jaafar and N. T. Kemp. Presented by Julio Georgiou
    • Asynchronous Circuits as an Enabler of Scalable and Programmable Metasurfaces. Loukas Petrou, Petros Karousios and Julius Georgiou. Presented by Loukas Petrou
    • An Optically-Programmable Absorbing Metasurface. K. M. Kossifos, M. A. Antoniades and J. Georgiou, A. H. Jaafar and N. T. Kemp. Presented by Marco Antoniades
  • May 2018: The VISORSURF Special Session "Circuits and Systems for Fully Programmable Metamaterials" was held at IEEE ISCAS Conference, May 26-30, Florence, Italy.
  • April, 2018: Xavier Timoneda, master student at UPC presented the work “Modeling the EM Field Distribution within a Computer Chip Package” at the IEEE WCNC in Barcelona.

  • April, 2018: Prof. Sergei held an invited workshop talk "Metasurface technology as a route towards artificial intelligent skins" at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in London.
  • April, 2018: Anna Tasolamprou presented the work titled "Silicon photonic crystal beam steering and frequency splitting at telecom wavelengths based on the manipulation of surface states" at SPIE Photonics Europe 2018.

  • April, 2018: Odysseas Tsilipakos presented the work titled “Dielectric-Rod Gradient Metasurfaces Based on Matched Toroidal and Magnetic Dipole Resonances,” SPIE Photonics Europe 2018, Paper 10671-13 (Metamaterials) Icon pdf (1.2 MB)

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  • April, 2018: Colloquium on Telecommunications: A new wireless communication paradigm through software controlled metasurfaces, by Andreas Pitsillides, at Witwatersrand (Wits) University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 April 2018.

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  • March 21, 2018: Kypros Kossifos from UCY gave a seminar titled "From Victor Veselago and Leon Chua to Today: The Birth of Software Driven Functional Metasurfaces and The Integration of Memory Components with Metamaterials»", at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus. Icon pdf (590.3 KB)
  • March, 2018: VISORSURF will participate in the 8th NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO 2018, which will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-6 July 2018.

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  • February, 2018: VISORSURF project is linked with the FETOPEN-CSA "NANOARCHITECTRONICS" (NTX) project

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  • February 2, 2018. The first VISORSURF Technical Review and Progress Report took place on February 2018 @ Campus Nord UPC in Barcelona, Spain.

  • January 31 - February 1, 2018. The 3rd plenary meeting of the VISORSURF project took place on January 31 - February 1 2018 @ Barcelona, Spain.

  • January, 2018: UPC partner gave a lecture at the MSc level titled "Wireless Communications and Networks enabled by Nanotechnology”, at the Future Internet Networks course, Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • December 16, 2017. Project promotion at ERT Heraklion radio station by Liaskos Christos.
  • September 27-29, 2017. VISORSURF project was sponsor of the ACM NANOCOM 2017 conference, Washington DC, USA. Attendees were informed about the VISORSURF project by leaflets and poster, and mentioned at the opening ceremony by the organizers.
  • September 8, 2017. Project promotion at talk at Finnish URSI convention on Radio Science.
  • September 2017: VISORSURF project is linked with the COST IC1401-MemoCIS action.

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  • July 3-6, 2017. VISORSURF dissemination by utilizing leaflets and poster at ISCC 2017, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • June 28-29, 2017. The 2nd plenary meeting took place on June 28-29 2017 @ Fraunhover, Berlin.

  • March 22, 2017. Project promotion at invited talk at the ICMAT'17 conference
  • January 10-11, 2017. The kick-off meeting took place on January 10-11 2017 @ FORTH, Crete.

  • The project started on the 1st of January, 2017.
 

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