Keynote Speakers

Title: Human versus Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

Loukas Astrakas

Associate Professor of Medical Physics, University of Ioannina

Loukas Astrakas is an Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the University of Ioannina. He graduated from the Physics Department, University of Athens in 1989 and received his Ph.D. from NTUA in 1999. During his post graduate training on MR spectroscopy he was a fellow of the NCSR “Demokritos”, Institute of Material Science. Between 1999-2004, as a post-doctoral fellow of the Harvard Medical School , he performed MR related clinical and basic research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital and Athinoula Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. During the period 2005-2007 he was a Marie Curie Fellow in the University of Ioannina. In 2009 he was elected lecturer in the Department of Medical Physics. His current research interests include biomedical applications of magnetic resonance (imaging and spectroscopy), interaction of electromagnetic fields with living matter and biophysical modelling of neurological diseases.

Title: Next Generation Internet of Things: Requirements, Applications & Paradigms

Panagiotis Sarigiannidis

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Western Macedonia

Prof. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis is the Director of the ITHACA lab (, co-founder of the 1st spin-off of the University of Western Macedonia: MetaMind Innovations P.C. (, and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has published over 260 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters, including IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, and Computer Networks. He has been involved in several national, European and international projects. He is currently the project coordinator of three H2020 projects, namely a) H2020-DS-SC7-2017 (DS-07-2017), SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid, b) H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1 (LC-SC3-EC-4-2020), EVIDENT: bEhaVioral Insgihts anD Effective eNergy policy acTions, and c) H2020-ICT-2020-1 (ICT-56-2020), TERMINET: nexT gEneRation sMart INterconnectEd ioT, while he coordinates the Operational Program MARS: sMart fArming with dRoneS (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) and the Erasmus+ KA2 ARRANGE-ICT: SmartROOT: Smart faRming innOvatiOn Training. He also serves as a principal investigator in the H2020-SU-DS-2018 (SU-DS04-2018), SDN-microSENSE: SDN-microgrid reSilient Electrical eNergy SystEm and in three Erasmus+ KA2: a) ARRANGE-ICT: pArtneRship foR AddressiNG mEgatrends in ICT, b) JAUNTY: Joint undergAduate coUrses for smart eNergy managemenT sYstems, and c) STRONG: advanced firST RespONders traininG (Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices). His research interests include telecommunication networks, internet of things and network security. He is an IEEE member and participates in the Editorial Boards of various journals.