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BIO PHOENIX plenary meeting at BlueSoft in Warsaw, Poland  

The third and fourth of November 2022 conjured up much excitement as the BIO-PHOENIX project had its second consortium meeting at BlueSoft premises in Poland. It was inspiring to meet partners after Covid-19.  

We started the day with a tour of BlueSoft by Jakub Rola. The meeting began with the WP1 presentation by Panos Chatziadam on behalf of FORTH. It continued with the presentation of the other work packages. Ioannis Vezakis from SANL presented WP2, WP3 by Eleftheria Vellidou from ICCS, WP4 again by Panos Chatziadam from FORTH, WP5 by Dimitris Panos from BLS, WP6, and WP7 by Hernan Ruiz Ocampo on behalf of EPBS. The presentations and requirements, especially WP6 System reconstruction scenarios, generated fruitful discussions on work progress and the way ahead.  

An insightful training session followed the first day that included Bio-Phoenix self-healing ecosystem facilitated by Jakub Muszynski. Our project coordinator Panos Chatziadam presented the context of our project during the training session. On the second day, we had the consortium technical meeting. Discussions included activities regarding WP2, WP6, and WP7.   

Finally, it is worth mentioning that BlueSoft is a wonderful host. We look forward to meeting project partners in the upcoming mid-term project meeting. Until then, stay tuned! 

Cyprus Forum 2022 

0n September 30, our academic partner and dissemination, impact, and exploitation leader CERC was part of the Cyprus Forum 2022. The event gathered more than 170 speakers, 28 panels, 14 keynotes, and welcome speeches on a wide range of topics, including circular economy as a response to climate change and its environmental impact.  

During the forum, Dr. Giorgos Dimitriou, Director of CERC, participated in an inspiring panel discussion on the future and impact of the circular economy on a global scale, specifically on the Cypriot market with experts, including Mark Esposito, Ph.D., Co-Founder & SFB chair-man of the Circular Economy Alliance (CEA), Nicole Phinopoulou, a lawyer specializing in regulatory compliance & #ESG, George Kremlis, Principal Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister, Athina Panayiotou, Director General of Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation (CYS) and the Cyprus Certification Company, Antonis Zorpas, Associate Professor at the Open University of Cyprus and Director of the Lab of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Sustainability and Andri Demetriadou- Director of Energy and Environment at the Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB).  

The panel shared their view on the impact of the circular transition on various industries and sectors. They also explored the opportunities circular economy brings and the requirements needed from the global population to ensure equality. 

Bio-Phoenix was featured in CERC’s banner among CERC’s EU-funded projects in a dedicated booth during the event. Moreover, project secondees distributed Bio Phoenix flyers and networked with the attendees, providing information about our project and its objectives.  

BIO-PHOENIX mid-term meeting January 2023

Mid-term meeting, February 2023

The BIO-PHOENIX consortium mid-term meeting was held on the 1st and 2nd of February 2023 at FORTH premises in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.   

Starting with an overview of the project management by our coordinator, Panos Chatziadam, from FORTH, the meeting included interactive and engaging presentations from the leaders of the seven work packages of the project.  

Ioannis Vezakis from STSA followed with a presentation on co-DNA modelling, including biology fundamentals, co-DNA modelling language, co-DNA specification tool, and verification of co-DNA models.  

Eleftheria Vellidou from ICCS, leading WP3, presented the Co-DNA Processes Development, including biology fundamentals of core co-DNA processes and verification. 

The project coordinator also presented WP4 concerning the system’s survivability, resilience, and security. The presentation included system resilience & survivability properties under the co-DNA approach and the system security properties under the co-DNA approach.  

Jakub Muszyński from BlueSoft presented the design and development of the co-DNA runtime platform.  

Vlatka Katusic, from EPBS–CERC, presented the system reconstruction scenarios and validation, including requirements, trial applications, and validation. The trial application included a management system to reserve operating rooms in a hospital proposed by DGS team Paolo D’Elia and Liliana Liverani. Finally, École des Ponts Business School also presented dissemination, impact, and exploitation strategy and activities performed during these three years of project implementation. 

The progress and achievements of the BIO-PHOENIX project were welcomed by our project officer Mr Sotirios Kiokias. Congratulations to all partners for their outstanding work. 

DGS among the partners of the European Project BIO-PHOENIX

DGS has recently joined the consortium of the European project BIO-PHOENIX (Biologically Inspired Complex Software System Reconstruction at Near Extinction States), funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) under the Horizon 2020 programme, which involves corporate partners, universities and research centres located in Greece, France, Switzerland and Poland.

BIO-PHOENIX aims to develop a fundamentally novel computational model for reconstructing complex software systems, following some massive internal failure or external infrastructure damage. In particular, a new approach for modelling computational DNA (co-DNA) oriented systems is proposed, based on the simulation of biological processes for the transmission, transformation, combination, activation of processes and functionalities within a software system.

DGS, together with the other partners, is mainly responsible for defining the requirements of the scenarios identified for the implementation of the computational DNA approach, their development and validation.

The Project will end in 2024 and is implemented in partnership with: Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)Ecole des Ponts Business School (EPBS) – Circular Economy Research Center (CERC), BlueSoftSphynx Technology Solutions AG.

05/11/2019: BioPhoenix at 11th Infocom Cyprus Conference 2019

Cablenet was one of the Gold Sponsors of the event on Tuesday 05th of November 2019  with a booth in the exhibition space at The Landmark Nicosia Hotel. The conference was aimed at executives in the Telecommunications and Information Technology market as well as high-ranking government officials, ministers, journalists and opinion leaders. The conference’s guests list included international players, key speakers mainly from the Cyprus and Greece market, as well as high-level government guests. BioPhoenix was disseminated by the forms of banners at the event