Scent Spotlight series – Athanasios Chaldeakis, Region of Attica

In today’s Spotlight feature, we are proud to present Scent partner Region of Attica and Athanasios Chaldeakis, Project Manager of Scent on behalf of Region of Attica.

Region of Attica is the regional authority governing the wider area of the Athens metropolis. Read more

Scent Spotlight series – Harris Georgiou, Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica

We recently spoke to Harris Georgiou, volunteer with the Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica (HRTA).

HRTA is an independent non-profit organisation, a union of citizens and a community centre consisting entirely of volunteers who offer their time, expertise, knowledge and personal effort to assist fellow citizens in cases of emergency. Read more

Successful 3rd Scent Plenary Meeting in Delft

The 3rd Scent plenary meeting was hosted by Scent partner IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 7-9 November 2017 in Delft in the Netherlands.

Fifteen months into the project, it was interesting to hear all partners share highlights and updates on the status of their recent work. Impressive progress has been made since the last consortium meeting, and the project is on the right track to meet the set objectives. Read more

Scent Newsletter #1 | The technologies behind Scent

This article originally appeared in the first Scent Newsletter (July 2017). To receive all of the articles and features in one place, make sure to subscribe to the Scent newsletter here.

Scent System Architecture
The Scent project will enable citizens to become the ‘eyes’ of policy makers by monitoring land-cover/use changes in their everyday activities. This is achieved through the following integrated set of smart collaborative technologies:

• Low-cost / portable data collection tools

• An innovative crowd-sourcing platform

• Serious gaming applications for a large-scale image collection and semantic annotation

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The Scent Newsletter makes its Summer debut





In July, our new Scent Newsletter officially launched, with issue #1 providing an in-depth overview of the science behind the Scent project, a summary of the second Scent plenary meeting in Rome, and more.

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Scent ‘Spotlight’ Series – Daniele Miorandi, U-Hopper

U-Hopper – an intro from Daniele Miorandi
Daniele Miorandi is executive VP for research and development at U-Hopper, a research-intensive technology-driven company. U-Hopper builds solutions for other companies through data analytics tools.

Daniele focused on U-Hopper’s earlier engagement with environmental projects before Scent, how smaller communities can benefit from Scent and how Scent can become a ‘lighthouse project’.

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Scent ‘Spotlight’ Series – Athanasia Tsertou, ICCS

Our Second ‘Spotlight’ entry focuses on the work of ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, a research institute based in Athens. ICCS conducts research across several application areas, including security, transport, logistics and the environment. For the latter, ICCS interests include information and communication technologies for environmental applications, including sensors, sensor networks and embedded devices.

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Scent project web site launched

The Scent project is pleased to announce the launch of its web site today. The web site will be a core communication channel for all stakeholders involved, including the general public. Read more

SCENT Kick-off Meeting, Athens, September 2016

First Scent project meeting held in Athens

The Scent kick-off meeting was hosted by the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) in Athens between the 14th and 15th  September, 2016. All ten project partners and the European Commission were represented at the two-day meeting hosted by the project coordinator ICCS in the Greek capital. Read more


Region of Attica

Region of Attica

Scent Toolbox Requirements and Architecture


15-17, Syngrou Avenue
11743, Athens


The Attica region is a second level local government organisation, governing the wider area of the Athens metropolis. It consists of eight Regional Divisions: Central Athens, Southern Athens, Northern Athens, Western Athens, Piraeus, Saronic Islands, Western Attica and Eastern Attica. The Attica region consists of around 4 million citizens and is organised as a metropolitan region. The organisation plans and implements policies at regional level within its jurisdiction, in compliance with the principles of sustainable development and social cohesion of the Greek state.

The Region of Attica is responsible for implementing strategic plans and for detailing the guidelines of environmental policies at regional level. The Region of Attica has also participated in several interregional co-operation projects in the field of environmental protection.

Role in the project

The Region of Attica will contribute greatly to the work on the Scent toolbox requirements and architecture. The organisation will provide the perspective of a regional public authority on the optimal characteristics of a ‘citizen observatory’. Their input will be central with respect to the tool providing an enhanced flood risk map relevant to the Kifisos pilot as well as the crowd-sourcing and gaming apps of the Scent toolbox. Attica will also lead the Integration and real-life large scale demonstrations work package and coordinate the pilot trials in Kifisos.



Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

Project Coordinator


Iroon Politechniou str. Polytechnic Campus,
15773 Zografou,

Tel: +30 210 772 2398
Fax: +30 210 772 3557 (or -2291)

Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems

ICCS is a non-profit academic research body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. It was created to carry out research and development activities in the area of telecommunications systems and techniques, computer systems and their applications in a variety of areas.

The personnel of ICCS consists of 47 Collaborating Faculty Members, 12 permanent or long term Researchers, 10 permanent or long term Administrative Personnel and more than 700 researchers (including all levels of researchers) across 25 statutory research Laboratories. ICCS has a strong presence in European research and has been the coordinator of many projects co-funded by all Framework programmes of the European Union. ICCS is certified to conform to the ISO 9001 quality management system standard.

The I-SENSE Group that is responsible for the Scent project activities was founded in 2002 and is one of the Research Groups within ICCS. It has extensive expertise working on EU-funded research projects and has a significant presence in international conferences and scientific journals. The Group is very active in areas dealing with ICT for environmental applications, embedded systems and sensor networks, modern telemetry, alerting systems, emergency communications and gateway design and implementation. It is also active in other fields, such as Intelligent Transport Systems, Virtual & Augmented Reality as well as Logistics and Supply Chain management. The I-SENSE Group has participated in more than 70 projects to-date, serving as either the Project Coordinator or Technical Manager.

Role in the project

The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) is the Scent project coordinator. Moreover, it leads the Scent Innovative Sensors work package and the Scent toolbox system architecture. Finally, it is responsible for the Scent authoring tool, destined for policy makers and will also develop the Scent harmonisation platform, translating relevant Scent data to common environmental standards, such as the OGC, and feeding them to relevant repositories, such as GEOSS.