• April, 2019: Prof. Ian Akyildiz will give a keynote speech entitled "Intelligent Environments to Realize Communication in 6G Wireless Systems" at the 18th Annual Mediterranean Communication Networking Conference, on 5 June, 2019, Valetta, Malta.
  • 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 21, 2019: Prof. Pitsillides will give a keynote speech entitled "Using any Surface to Realize a New Paradigm for Wireless Communications, through Software-controlled Metasurfaces" at the International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2019), on July 22-24, 2019, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2019: Prof. Pitsillides from UCY will give a MSC-level lecture titled "Advanced Topic: Programmable Wireless Enviriments" during the "EPL657: Wireless Networks" course at the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus.

  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • November 28, 2018: S. Tretyakov Presentation at the 5th International Professor’s Day on ICT Algorithm Design, organized by Huawei Technologies in Moscow.
  • 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: 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.

  • August 27 - Sept 1, 2018: The VISORSURF Special Session was collocated with the METAMATERIALS' 2018 Conference, Aug 27 - Sept 1, Espoo, Finland.

  • July 3-6, 2018: Alexandros Pitilakis from FORTH presented "Modeling and Simulation of Tunable Software - Defined Metasurfaces" at the 15th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies (NN18), Thessaloniki, Greece. Icon pdf (113.7 KB)
  • July 2-6, 2018: VISORSURF participated in the 8th NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO 2018, July 2-6, 2018 @Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • June 28-29, 2018: The VisorSurf Doctoral School on Tunable and Software-Driven Functional Metasurfaces took place on June 28-29, 2018 @ 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: Julius Georgiou from UCY participated at FET2RIN pitch session of FET projects, namely "Access to finances: Tips for successful investments in RDI projects" and VisorSurf won the 1st place! Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), 6 June 2018.

  • 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.

  • June, 2018: The VISORSURF Doctoral School on "Tunable and Software-Driven Functional Metasurfaces" starts in less than ten days! See the programme Icon here (391.6 KB)


  • 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:
    • 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:
    • 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
  • 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)


  • 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.



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


  • 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.


  • 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.