A Unique opportunity to learn more about how MARVEL can help your city to achieve its goals

The MARVEL 3rd Info Day webinar will take place on December 4, 2023, at 13:00 – 15:00 CET.

MARVEL – Multimodal Extreme Scale Data Analytics for Smart Cities Environments – is an EU H2020 funded project that aims to develop a disruptive Edge-to-Fog-to-Cloud ubiquitous computing framework to enable multimodal perception and intelligence for audio-visual scene recognition, event detection, and situational awareness in a Smart City Environment.

The event aims to present the main achievements reached at the end of the MARVEL project while revealing the added value of the MARVEL solution and demonstrating it in action when applied to use cases in Malta, Trento, and Novi Sad.

The MARVEL Consortium invites representatives from Smart Cities that are interested in learning about possibilities for implementing and adopting the MARVEL solution. Through this event, we seek suggestions and ideas from Smart Cities to make MARVEL progress even further. The event is also open to representatives from other public authorities, as well as Traffic Managers, Law Enforcement Agencies, data scientists, engineers, architects, technical project managers, and other parties interested in Smart City technologies, products, and services.

This event is co-organised by Netcompany-Intrasoft and ITML, on behalf of the MARVEL Consortium and under the auspices of the European Commission. It is a great opportunity to network with other Smart City professionals and learn more about how MARVEL can help your city to achieve its goals.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the MARVEL 3rd Info Day and collecting your feedback in an effort to evolve our project and produce results that can effectively serve the needs of Smart Cities and fulfil our vision of improving the citizens’ quality of life.

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Monday 4th December 2023, 13:00 – 15:00 CET



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Attending this event is free of charge, however, registration is required. Please register for the MARVEL Info Day webinar event by clicking on the button below:

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The “MARVEL 3rd INFO Day Webinar ” is supported by the EU H2020 project Multimodal Extreme Scale Data Analytics for Smart Cities Environments (MARVEL) under GA No 957337.

Prof. Sotiris Ioannidis

MARVEL Project Coordinator, FORTH

Prof. Sotiris Ioannidis (M) 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 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 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 S&P. 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. Currently, Prof. Ioannidis is the Deputy Coordinator of CONCORDIA one of the four EU Cybersecurity Pilots.

Kopanaki Despoina

Despina Kopanaki

Project Manager At FORTH

Despina Kopanaki is a project manager at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and at the Technical University of Crete (TUC). She has participated in the project coordination of I-BiDaaS (GA#780787), MARVEL (GA#957337), and SecOPERA (GA #101070599) EU-funded projects. Before that, she was involved in more than 20 European and National projects in the area of mobility, data mining, privacy, big data, and data analytics as a researcher, project manager, and financial manager. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and an MSc in Applied Economics and finance from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece.

Dr. Eric Armengaud, MBA


Having more than 15 year of experience in the area of industrial embedded systems and automotive R&D project and program management with Virtual Vehicle GmbH and AVL List GMBH, Eric is CoFounder of AIG and acting as innovation manager for digital transformation. His mission is bridging the gaps between high tech and business, industrial domains and digital experts to boost innovation impact. He completed his PhD at the TU Wien in 2008 and an MBA at the California Lutheran University in 2016, is guest lecturer at the FH Kufstein, Co-Chair of the AIOTI WG Innovation Ecosystems and external expert reviewer for the European Commission. Eric acts as innovation manager in several European funded projects such as EM-Tech, HighScape and iMERMAID and leads the working group “industrialization and exploitation” of the E-VOLVE cluster.

Dr. Nikola Simić

Research And Teaching Assistant At Faculty Of Technical Sciences, University Of Novi Sad

Nikola Simić is a teaching assistant and researcher at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Republic of Serbia. He is a researcher at the EU-funded MARVEL (GA#957337) project and before that he was involved in several European and National projects in the areas of artificial intelligence and signal processing. He holds a PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computing from the University of Niš, Republic of Serbia. His research interests include quantization theory and its application to various signal processing areas, such as image and speech signal processing. The research interests also include estimation and prediction theory, transform coding, pattern recognition, and machine learning.

Tassos Kanellos

MARVEL Integration Manager, ITML

Tassos Kanellos is a Technical Project Manager at ITML. During 2012-2021, he worked at NCSR ‘Demokritos’ as a lead Unity Developer and as a senior Project Manager in R&D projects. Previously, he has worked as a freelance architect, computational designer and 3D visualization artist, as a ‘Design Systems Analyst’ at ‘Foster+Partners’ and has collaborated with the ‘United Visual Artists’. He has taught computational design with Processing and Arduino at multiple workshops. During 2012-2019, he taught the course ‘Computational Creativity’ at a joint Postgraduate Programme of ASFA and Paris8. He holds a Diploma in Architecture (NTUA) and an MSc in Computation (UCL).

Prof. Adrian Muscat

Chief Of R&D, Greenroads

Adrian Muscat holds the position of Professor at the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, and Chief of Research and Development at Greenroads Ltd, TAKEOFF, University of Malta. He received the Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Queen Mary University of London in 2002, the M.Sc. Degree in RF and Microwave Engineering from the University of Bradford in 1996, and the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta, 1993. His current research interests are in machine learning, computer vision and image understanding and their application in automation, robotics, assisted living and video analytics.

Stella Markopoulou

Senior Software Engineer, ZELUS

Stella Markopoulou received her diploma and MSc in Computer Engineering and Informatics Department at the Polytechnic University of Patras. Her current work includes Advanced Visualization techniques and development of multi-purpose user interfaces. She has been involved in EU funded projects using her knowledge in software development. Her research interests include advanced visualizations and management of digital evidence in the field of digital forensics.


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.

MARVEL 3rd Info Day Agenda

13:00 - 13:10MARVEL OverviewDespina Kopanaki - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
13:10 – 13:25Why MARVEL?Dr. Eric Armengaud - ITML
13:25 - 13:40MARVEL main achievements and offerings for citiesDr. Nikola Simic -University of Novi Sad
13:40 - 14:25MARVEL platform and selected assets: how it all works and demonstration in real case examplesTassos Kanellos - ITML
Prof. Adrian Muscat - Greenroads Malta
Stella Markopoulou - ZELUS
Thomas Festi - Municipality of Trento
Dr. Nikola Simic - University of Novi Sad
14:25 - 14:40Feedback questionnaire
14:40 - 15:00Q&As



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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