IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN) first meeting and EXCOM elections

Dear IEEE members,
Happy and blessed New Year!
I would like to announce you that EN’s first meeting is going to take place on January 22, 4pm at the New Campus of the University of Cyprus (specific room to be announced at a later time).
In our meeting we are going to have the following:
· Greetings from the IEEE Cyprus Section Chair, Mr Panayiotis Symeou and the IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect 2013-2014, Mr Costas Stasopoulos,
· Short presentation of EN’s goals and objectives by EN’s Temporary Chair, Anastasia Georgouli,
· Discussion between the participants in the meeting in order to write down additional ideas to be taken into account in the organization of our events and initiatives,
· Elections for the first year Executive Committee (EXCOM).

Regarding the first elections of EN’s EXCOM I would like you to send me an e-mail with your declarations of interest for the elections together with a pdf form of your CV by January 15. The composition of EN’s EXCOM is the following: Chair, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Program Director. Any additional EN’s members – volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in the EXCOM’s monthly meetings and help as much actively as they wish in order to meet EN’s goals and to implement the organization of our events and initiatives.

Additionally to EXCOM’s monthly meetings, the whole EN is going to have monthly meetings open to all members and other interested parts. In those meetings we are going to have EN relevant discussions and networking, talks by entrepreneurship related experts or workshops / days of training. The usual date of those meeting is going to be within the third week of each month and it is going to be announced each time in our LinkedIn Group webpage (EN).
Please note that only IEEE members with renewed membership state for 2013 will be entitled to participate in the EXCOM’s elections, thus I need you to send me together with your CV your IEEE membership number. The deadline for declarations of candidacy is 12 noon on January 15, 2013.
Don’t forget to join our Group in LinkedIn (EN) so that you can get instantly informed about our news and schedule of the monthly meetings and take part in our discussions.
RSVP for your participation in our first meeting in following this link: RSVP.
Looking forward to seeing you on January 22 and hearing from you,
Anastasia Georgouli
Temporary Chair of IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs Network (EN)

IEEE Cyprus Entrepreneurs’ Network (EN) – Call for participation

by Jake T.

The IEEE Cyprus Section is looking to create an Entrepreneurs’ Network (EN) to encourage entrepreneurship in IEEE designated fields in Cyprus. EN’s main objective is networking between IEEE members in Cyprus who are interested in entrepreneurship, from which possible cooperation and startups may come up. Monthly meetings will take place in the presence of the EN’s Executive Committee (Chair, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Program Director) and any other IEEE members or non-members concerned in the Network’s goals and interests. Professionals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field (Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy) will be encouraged to join IEEE and participate in the EN. We are looking to have the first meeting within the next month in order to vote for the EN’s Executive Committee and discuss about how we are going to continue with this effort. In the meantime, we would like to hear from interested IEEE members and ask you to forward this announcement to any other professionals you have in mind in the fields mentioned above that may like to get involved in the EN.

Please contact Anastasia Georgouli ( for more information.


Dear IEEE EUC Student Branch Members,

Our club is organizing another event on Thursday 20th of December, 2012. The event will consist both of a talk regarding IEEE Globally, and also Cyprus Section as well as a dinner right after. Please, keep in mind that in order to attend to the dinner, you need to attend to the talk too.

Details on “IEEE EXPERIENCE” event :

IEEE EUC SB Event : “The IEEE Experience”

Thursday, 20th of Dec, 2012
Room 221
20:00 – 21:00

Special Guests:
Panayiotis Symeou, IEEE Cyprus Section President and
Costas Stasopoulos IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect 2013-2014
Pavlos Kleanthous IEEE GOLD Cyprus Affinity Group Chair

Main points of the talk / presentation:
1. What is the IEEE? Mission, objectives activities.
2. Benefits of students membership
3. Benefits for graduate members
4. Benefits for professional members
5. Job search, opportunities etc
6. Discussion.

The Event is open for everyone… ( not only IEEE members )!!!

Multi-threading Computer Architectures

by Jake T.

Multithreading is a programming and execution model, that allows multiple threads to co-exist on the context of the same processor and aims to exploit the large number of resources available on the chip both to improve performance and reduce energy consumption.

This survey is dealing with multithreading in general, what it is, the computer architectures that support it and other methods that can be applied to produce it using software or hardware based synchronization units. Along with the various technologies used to execute multi-threaded applications, we will cover also some implementations of multi-threading technologies. We will analyze the general types of multithreading which can be categorized in the following execution types: Explicit:Blocked, Non-Blocking, Interleaved, Simultaneous and Implicit. We will also present the basic differences between each type and we will show both hardware and software implementations that we found in the papers we read.

Survey on multithreading — Full Text

Επιχειρηματική Καινοτομία

Θα θέλαμε να σας ενημερώσουμε για τη διεξαγωγή Δημόσιας Διαβούλευσης σχετικά με τα νέα προγραμματα Επιχειρηματικής Καινοτομίας από το Υπουργείο Εμπορίου, Βιομηχανίας και Τουρισμού για την περίοδο 2014-2020. Επίσημη ενημέρωση υπάρχει στη σελίδα του ΥΕΒΤ:

Μπορείτε να ενημερωθείτε και να συμμετέχετε για τις δραστηριότητες του IEΕΕ GOLD σχετικά με το θέμα, μέσω της ιστοσελίδας, η οποία θα ενημερώνετε ανάλογα με τις εξελίξεις.

  • Το ΙΕΕΕ GOLD σας προσκαλεί να συμμετάσχετε στην επόμενη συναντηση Δημόσιας Διαβούλευσης την Τρίτη 18 Δεκεμβρίου από τις 6:00 μέχρι τις 9:00 Λευκωσία (ResArt, πλησίον της εκκλησίας των Αγίων Ομολογητών), η οποία θα δώσει έμφαση στη Δημιουργία Καινοτόμων Προϊόντων και Υπηρεσιών. Μέλη του συμβουλίου του ΙΕΕΕ GOLD θα παρευρεθούν επισης με σκοπο την εκπροσώπηση και ενημέρωση σχετικά με τις ευκαιρίες για Επιχειρηματικής Καινοτομίας για τους νέους και όχι μόνο.


Efficient Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems by Example of Wind Turbines

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Efficient Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems by Example of Wind Turbines

Dr. -Ing. habil. Andreas Müller,
Institute of Mechatronics,
Chemnitz, Germany

Wednesday, 28th November 2012, 17:00 – 18:30
ΚΕΝΤΡ. ΠΤΕΡ. – Ε113, Old Campus, University of Cyprus

Abstract: Control of advanced mechatronic systems requires adequate models reflecting the dynamics and the interaction of electrical, magnetic, and mechanical subsystems. For such strongly coupled systems the proper representation of domain interactions is crucial. This is achieved by a holistic approach modeling mechatronic systems by energetic state functions. Their dynamics is then governed by the Lagrangian motion equations in a unified manner. In this presentation the Lagrange model for electro-magneto-mechanical systems (EMMS), consisting of energetic state functions and a dissipation function, is briefly recalled. It automatically takes into account the nonlinear domain interactions, and is complemented by additional models for hysteresis in ferroelectric and ferromagnetic elements.
A contemporary example of controlled mechatronic systems are wind turbines. Wind turbines have become the sustainable backbone of green energy. This is not at least triggered by the availability of high-fidelity models enabling realistic numerical simulation of the turbine dynamics. Such simulation models, combining non-linear flexible and rigid substructures, wind field as well as converter and operational management, allow for detailed investigations of all parts of the turbine and its overall performance. However, such investigations require too long simulation times.
For a wind turbine design to get certified it must pass extensive simulation runs. The current standards require a few thousand different load case scenarios, which apparently poses a great challenge to the simulation tools. Even more, automatic mass simulation of predefined load cases requires capabilities that standard simulation tools are lacking, including parallel computation features that are indispensable for such applications.
In this talk an approach toward tailored software solutions for distributed batch simulation of wind turbines is discussed. The turbine model is described in detail and implementation issues are addressed. Special emphasis is given to the structure of the software. The reported simulation tool is validated and successfully applied in the industrial design and certification.
The talk is intended for anyone who is interested in dynamics simulation of mechatronic systems and in wind turbines in particular. The lecture can also be taken as crash course to the current state of technology in the wind turbine sector.

Biography: Andreas Müller joined the Institute of Mechatronics e.V., Chemnitz, an independent research institution, in 2011 as deputy manager. He concluded his study of mathematics and electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany, and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, respectively in 1997. He also obtained a diploma degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany, where he was 2004 awarded a PhD in theoretical mechanics. In 2011 he was granted the Habilitation degree from the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research interests are centered on multibody dynamics, geometrical mechanics, non-linear electromechanical systems, and biomechanics. He is the author of more than 50 journal publications, 100 peer-reviewed conference papers, 4 book chapters, and the editor of five books in robotics and control. He serves as associate editor for Mech. Machine Theory, ASME J. Mechanisms and Robotics, Meccanica, Mechanical Sciences, Int. J. Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, Int. J. Advanced Robotic Systems.




Chaotic electronics and applications

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Title: Chaotic electronics and applications

Dr. Stavros G. Stavrinides
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Cyprus

Wednesday, 21st November 2012, 17:00 – 18:30
ΚΕΝΤΡ. ΠΤΕΡ. – Ε113, Old Campus, University of Cyprus

Abstract: Chaos is a universal phenomenon, exhibited by complex systems. Although it seems to be random, it is not stochastic, but deterministic. Since almost all processes in nature are nonlinear, complex (chaotic) phenomena are the norm. Thus, one can realize the significance of applied chaos theory in all fields of science, engineering, economy and social sciences. Since nonlinear circuit behavior has attracted the interest of the scientific and engineering community, during the last decades, numerous circuits have been presented. Next to that, experimental study and verification of chaotic phenomena, utilizing nonlinear circuits, have been portrayed. Moreover, applications of chaotic operating nonlinear circuits have appeared, mainly in the area of secure communications or ultra-wideband data transmission. In this lecture an introduction to chaos and its features is provided, together with applied chaos theory examples utilizing nonlinear circuits’ examples. Finally, chaotic synchronization and its application on secure communications and ultra-wideband (UWB) is discussed.

Biography: Dr. Stavros Stavrinides received his Physics Diploma, his M.Sc. in Electronics and his Ph.D. in Chaotic Electronics in 1996, 2003 and 2007, respectively; all from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCY in Cyprus. Dr Stavrinides has taught numerous topics in physics and electronics, in various institutions (such as the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Kavala Institute of Technology) for more than 14 years. His research interests include, non-exhaustively, the design of analog and mixed-signal electronic circuits, chaotic electronics and their applications, experimental chaotic synchronization, chaotic UWB communications as well as, measurement and instrumentation systems. Dr. Stavrinides has authored or co-authored more than 40 journal and conference papers. He has participated, as a researcher, in several (Greek-) national and international (EU, NATO) funded projects.




Satellite Communications


Satellite Communications

Constantinos Kassianides
Venue: Auditorium Alpha –European University Cyprus
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6-7pm

Main points of the seminar:

  1. A short historical overview of satellite communications
  2. Basics of Satellite communications
  3. Satellite Orbits and Frequencies
  4. Satellite Services and applications
  5. Satellite Signal – Atmospheric effects/impairments
  6. The Hellas Sat Satellite
  7. HELLAS SAT R&D activities

Biography: Constantinos Kassianides was born in Cyprus. He holds the degree of HND in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute, Cyprus, and the degrees of Beng(Hons) Electronics and Communications and PhD in Satellite Communications from the University of Glamorgan, UK. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a part‐time lecturer at the University of Glamorgan, UK, in the area of Telecommunications, Media and Computer Programming. He has also been with the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation as a Telecommunications Engineer in the TV Broadcasting Department. Dr. Kassianides since 2003 has been with HELLAS‐SAT, where he held the positions of Payload Manager and Head of R&D Department. He currently holds the position of Head of R&D and Teleport Marketing, being responsible for participating in research projects in the area of satellite communications, development of new services, project management and development of the Hellas Sat Teleport in Cyprus. He has been the project manager/coordinator of ESA funded project in the frame of ARTES 1 program, Project Manager for Hellas Sat of the EU 6th Framework funded IP project, RURAL WINGS, participating in other EU and ESA funded Research Projects in the area of Telecommunications and has been participating in International Conferences and forums with publications and conference papers in the field of satellite communications. He has been the external examiner of PhD Thesis in Satellite Communications in Cranfield University, UK. His research interests include Satellite Communication Systems, Radiowave Propagation, TV Broadcasting over Satellite, Mobile Satellite Communications, Modeling and Simulation of Digital Systems, and UAVs.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Parking information:
The seminar is organized with the collaboration of the EUC IEEE Student Branch.