MARVEL 2nd Info Day

The 2nd Info Day for the MARVEL project, hosted by Greenroads in Valletta, Malta on November 28, 2022, invites public authorities, Traffic Managers, Law Enforcement Agencies, data scientists, engineers, architects, technical project managers, and other people who are interested in smart city technologies, products, and services.

The aim of the event is to present the progress of the project and its achievements through the demonstrations of the 3 MARVEL Pilots in 5 Use Cases that will provide a first glimpse of the future applications of the MARVEL project under real conditions.

All participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the project goals and objectives, and possibilities for implementation and also raise their questions and provide suggestions and ideas to make MARVEL progress even further.

We are looking forward to seeing you and collecting your feedback in an effort to evolve our project to a full-fledged solution that can fulfill our vision of improving the citizens' quality of life.

12:30 - 13:00Registration and welcome coffee
13:00 - 13:15WelcomeClaire Ciancio - Greenroads
13:15 - 13:45Keynote Speach from the Malta Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital ProjectsTBA
13:45 - 14:05MARVEL OverviewProf. Sotiris Ioannidis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
14:05 - 14:30MARVEL Scientific & Technical ViewProf. Dragana Bajovic, University of Novi Sad
14:30 - 15:00MARVEL smart cities test cases - MaltaProf. Adrian Muscat - Greenroads
15:00 - 15:30Break
15:30 - 16:00The MARVEL Smart City test cases - Municipality of TrentoTomas Festi - Municipality of Trento
16:00 - 16:20The MARVEL Smart City test cases – Novi SadDr. Nikola Simic - University of Novi Sad
16:20 - 17:00Panel Discussion, Feedback & ConclusionsModerator: Johan Zammit - Greenroads
17:00 - 18:00Networking Aperitive
18:00End of the Info Day


Claire Cianco

CEO of Greenroads

Claire Cianco has a mixed academic background in social sciences and entrepreneurship coupled with experience in sales and marketing in IT businesses. She handles strategy, planning, management, and administration as part of her day-to-day role in the company and drives the company vision in line with environmental sustainability.

Prof. Sotiris Ioannidis

MARVEL Project Coordinator, FORTH

Prof. Sotiris Ioannidis received a BSc degree in Mathematics and an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 1994 and 1996 respectively. In 1998 he received an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester and in 2005 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Ioannidis </span>held a Research Scholar position at the Stevens Institute of Technology until 2007 and a Research Director at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) until 2020. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and Director of the Microprocessor and Hardware Laboratory. He was a Member of the ENISA Advisory Group (AG) from 2017 to 2020, and is a Member of the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET) Advisory Committee (AC).

He is also Chairman of the of the Committee of Ethics and Deontology of Research of FORTH and Member of the Advisory Committee for National Infrastructures for Research and Technology. His research interests are in the area of systems and network security, security policy, privacy, and high-speed networks. Ioannidis has authored more than 200 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters, and has both chaired and served on numerous program committees in prestigious conferences, such as ACM CCS and IEEE. Prof. Ioannidis is a Marie-Curie Fellow and has participated in numerous international and European projects. He has been the PI of 40 European, National and DARPA projects, attracting in excess of 12 million euros for his organization, and has been Project Coordinator in 14 of them.

Dragana Bajovic

Prof. Dragana Bajovic

MARVEL Scientific and Technical Coordinator, UNS

Prof. Dragana Bajovic received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, and Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (ISR), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, in 2013. Since 2020, she is an associate professor at the Department of Power, Electronics, and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of technical sciences, University of Novi Sad (FTS-UNS). Prior to this position, she was an assistant professor at FTS-UNS in the period 2015-2020 and a postdoctoral researcher at ISR-IST in 2013. Her research interests include statistical signal processing, distributed detection and estimation, distributed optimization, privacy-aware learning, and large deviations analysis in wireless IoT and sensor networks. She has published more than a dozen papers in top-tier IEEE journals such as IEEE Trans. Signal Processing and Trans. Automatic Control. She works on several EU-funded projects and is the scientific and technical lead for the H2020 project MARVEL. She received the A.G. Milnes award for best Ph.D. thesis at the ECE department of CMU in 2014. She also holds a B.M.Ed. degree from the School of Music, University of Belgrade.

Prof. Adrian Muscat

Chief of R&D, Greenroads

Prof. Adrian Muscat received his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from the Queen Mary University of London in 2002, the M.Sc. Degree in RF and Microwave Engineering from the University of Bradford in 1996, and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta, in 1993. He holds the post of Professor at the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, University of Malta, and is engaged as head of R&amp;D at Greenroads Ltd.  His main academic research interests are in the study and development of multi-modal vision and language artificial intelligence models, with potential applications in visual chatbots, and robotics in assisted living, and autonomous vehicles. In addition, he mentors and supervises the development of optimization, machine learning, and pattern recognition algorithms applied in the areas of sustainable transport and industrial automation. Throughout his career, he participated in several European and locally funded research projects and European COST actions, either as principal investigator or co-investigator,  and co-authored several papers in international scientific journals and conferences.


Thomas Festi

Project manager of "Smart City" project of the Municipality of Trento

Tomas Festi is a Project manager of the MARVEL and PROTECTOR projects for the Municipality of Trento, in the past, he managed courses of the European Social Fund and research projects in the training field funded by the European Commission for the Employment Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Previously he gained experience in the management of development projects in the context of International Cooperation.

Dr. Nikola Simić

Research and Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

Nikola Simić received his Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, Serbia, in 2019. Before that, Nikola received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the same faculty in 2013 and 2014, respectively. His Master Thesis was awarded Pupin’s prize (1st prize) from the Matica srpska – the oldest Serbian cultural-scientific institution, as the best thesis in the country in the field of technical and natural sciences in the period 2014-2017.

Nikola was employed as a Ph.D. student, junior research assistant, and research assistant at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Niš, from April 2015 to September 2019, when he joined Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, where he is currently working as a teaching assistant. His research interests include quantization theory and its application to various signal processing areas, such as image and speech signal processing. The research interests include also prediction theory, pattern recognition, transform coding, and machine learning.

Host & Panel Moderator

Johan Zammit

CTO, Greenroads

Johan has a passion for innovation and sharing of ideas coupled with a 20-year track record in software engineering, AI, and IOT. He manages the technical team at Greenroads and handles the development of our core product and technologies.

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November 28th, 12:30 – 18:00 CET


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Key Facts

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
  • E-mail: marvel-info{at} 
  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

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