The latest 18th Infocom World 2016 Conference held in Athens, Greece, on November 02, 2016,  (http://www.infocomworld.gr/en/) has been considered as  the greatest ICT & Media Conference In South-Eastern Europe”  and it is widely regarded as “the major annual meeting of all the digital market stakeholders  in order to implement Digital Transformation, following to current market needs and/or challenges. 

The (global/European) telecoms market has actually entered a restructure era as of its technological, investment and strategic orientation. Regarding the specific case of Greece, it is assessed that that “digital bridges” are a challenging option towards the new economy, and for the exit of the country from the fringe and the reclamation of lost competitiveness. Infocom World 2016 has thus focused upon several modern challenges that could support the process towards restructuring the modern economy for the benefit of the society, via promoting digital innovation and growth.

 

Infocom World is considered as the major annual industrial telecommunications conference in Greece and in the wider Balkan area and attracts the interest of all involved market actors. During the recent years, as a result of the “globalization” of the e-Communications market, the Conference has also attracted a broader interest. It is also supported by major telecommunications actors”, international bodies, National (Regulatory) Authorities, etc.

 

 

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP6-related context of the Privacy Flag” Project effort under his duty as the Project Coordinator, and also working in cooperation with the University of Athens (UoA), the Computer Technology Institute “Diophantus” (CTI) and Velti S.A. (Velti), has organized a major dedicated dissemination event, that is: the “Privacy Flag”-based Session on the 18th Infocom 2016 Conference.

 

There was also a similar Session for the case of another 5G-PPP/H2020 Project (i.e., the “SESAME” Project (GA No.671596)) where OTE also participates as project coordinator, in order to correlate, to the extend possible and where relevant, both “Privacy Flag” and “SESAME” efforts.

The following figure presents the Infocom World Conference 2016 poster announcement as well, as the agenda of the “Privacy Flag” dedicated Session.

 Figure 1: Infocom World 2016 and “Privacy Flag” Session

 

General information about Privacy Flag (also in a Greek version) can be found online at: http://www.infocomworld.gr/en/18th-infocom-world-2016/privacy-flag-project-privacy-mechanisms-to-support-evolution-of-modern-technologies/

 

Detailed information about the Privacy Flag Session’s uploaded presentations (as also depicted in Figure 2) can be found at:

http://www.infocomworld.gr/18th-infocom-world-2016/programma/sesame-and-privacy-flag-projects-based-sessions/

   Figure 2: “Privacy Flag” – based Session’s Agenda and full Program

The presentations have been performed quite successfully and have attracted a numerous audience of telecoms experts (at least 150 persons or more) coming from various areas of the telecoms market as well as of the academia.

The framework was fully interactive, while several issues and a variety innovative features of the Privacy Flag project have been discussed and analysed. Potential advantages and impact rising for the Privacy Flag scope have also been identified and assessed.

 

The following figures (Figure 3 and 4) “depict” an overview of the first page of the Privacy Flag resective presentations, per presenter.

    Figure 3: Privacy Flag Session in InfoCom World 2016 – Privacy Flag presentations (part 1 of 2)

     Figure 4: Privacy Flag Session in InfoCom World 2016 – Privacy Flag presentations (part 2 of 2)


PRIVACY FLAG is at the moment one of the six EU projects on privacy innovation. The others are listed below:
VisiOn – Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments
Operando – Online privacy enforcement, rights assurance & optimization
Panoramix – Privacy and Accountability in Networks via Optimized Randomized Mix-nets
• Types – Towards transparencY and Privacy in the onlinE advertising business
SafeCloud – Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture, www.safecloud-project.eu

PRIVACY FLAG also shares common interests with EU Projects in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. These are:
Organicity EU project – Co-creating smart cities of the future
• U4IoT – User Engagement for Large Scale Pilots in the Internet of Things. (Project started in 01/01/2017)
• ANASTACIA – Advanced Networked Agents for Security and Trust Assessment in CPS/IOT Architectures (Project started in 01/01/2017)
• CREATE-IoT – Cross Fertilisation Through Alignment, Synchronisation and Exchanges For IoT (Project started in 01/01/2017)
WeLive – A neW concept of public administration based on citizen co-created mobile urban services

PRIVACY FLAG goal is to amplify the European privacy innovation community and promote the community’s position in an international context.