(Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies)
INCLUDING is a Cluster of RN practitioners, operators/managers of training facilities, demonstration sites, and testing workbenches and innovation developers (academia, research centres, industries, SMEs) structured in order to provide affordable RN resilience through advanced managing of training infrastructure and better integration of innovative solutions and methodologies in prevention and response systems for enhancing the safety of European citizens.
The University of Athens started operations on May 1837. It was the first University not only in the newly established Greek State but also in all the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean in general. Presently, the University has five Schools and a total of twenty-nine Departments located in four campuses near the centre of Athens. Full-time undergraduate enrolment exceeds 35,000 students. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DIT, http://www.di.uoa.gr/eng) was founded in 1989. It consists of three divisions: Computer Science; Computer Systems and Applications; Telecommunications and Signal Processing. The Department has about 38 faculty members and over 200 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. UoA will participate in the INCLUDING project through the Network Technologies Services and Applications (NETSA) Lab. NETSA was legally established in 2016 within the UoA. NETSA staff comprises of a number of acknowledged researchers and engineers specializing in the fields of telecommunications, data networks, security, multimedia applications, distributed, mobile and pervasive systems. During the past years NETSA has been actively involved in a number of international projects, funded mainly by the European Commission, as well as national projects, funded by Greek Ministries or other organizations. NETSA has coordinated technical activities in numerous projects and acted as coordinator in the H2020 RAWFIE project.
Activities in Including
In INCLUDING UoA/NETSA will provide the platform for managing drill and activities in the field. The platform will be cloud-based with resource management schemes that cover humans, groups of practitioners, specialized devices and robots. The INCLUDING platform will support the implementation of field experiments and allow for the post-processing of drill derived information. Through the analytics component the calibration/optimization of processes will be facilitated. The required customization for the different experimental facilities participating in INCLUDING Is also a task to be undertaken by UoA/NETSA.