Last summer in the beautiful city of Pyrgos, Greece, the IEEE Greece GOLD AG sponsored their third annual five-day summer school covering six topics: Algorithms, Telecom, Hardware, Encryption, Networks, and Applications. Together these topics form the name of the school, “ATHENA.” This event was hosted by the Informatics and MM Department of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. The General Chair of the Summer School was Nicolas Sklavos, IEEE Greece GOLD Affinity Group Council’s Chair.
The courses were organised with the assistance of the following scientific and technological institutions: the IEEE Greece GOLD Affinity Group, the Department of Information and Media – Technological Educational Institute of Patras, and the Department of Telecommunication Systems and Networks – Technological Educational Institute of Messolongi, with additional support provided by KNOSSOSnet Research Group, IEEE Student Branch of Messolonghi, and the IEEE Student Branch of the University of Patras.
The Summer School was targeted to address the needs of a wide variety of audiences: undergraduate, postgraduate, Master’s and PhD Thesis students, as well as to scientists, engineers and professionals who mainly work in the areas of wireless networks and applications. The school was organized into six tracks, each corresponding to a topic in the school’s focus (“ATHENA”). During the courses, attendees were presented with fundamental issues in the application of the topic and specific use cases for advanced topics. Explorations of the latest technology applications within industrial companies which are supported by good research and engineering have provided useful instruction on the technologies involved.
Each of the 110 participants received a Certification of Successful Attendance sponsored by the IEEE Greece GOLD Affinity Group.
For more details on this event, please visit the 3rd IEEE Greece GOLD A.G. Summer School website.
Article contributed by Agni Andreopoulou, Greece IEEE GOLD AG Representative