With CYNET’s coordination and guidance, students from Cypriot universities will be participating in the TNC17 Networking Conference, in Linz, Austria for the first time. An open call was sent from GΙANT to NRENS for the nomination of students for the Students Lightning Talk Challenge. The call received 70 submissions for 32 positions, making this a very competitive challenge. Cyprus’ reaction to the call was the submission of the following four proposals:
Nektarios Fotiou, European University: “Convert (C)reation into Rea(C)tion – The answer to Hackers’ Action”
Christoforos Christoforou, European University: “School management information systems”
Ernesta Grigaityte, UcLan Cyprus: “Security risks and ethical implications of sensitive data on the Internet of Things”
Rafay Ansari, Frederick University: “Smart Windows-Smart Neighborhood”
With the support and collaboration of Ms Annabel Grant (GΙANT Senior Business Development Officer) and the guidance of CYNET, Ernesta Grigaityte and Rafay Ansari were chosen to participate in the Lightning Talk Challenge of the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 field experts from all over Europe. Needless to say that their participation expenses are fully covered by GΙANT and most importantly, this is a unique opportunity for the students to be enlightened, inspired, trained and coached by experts, have a great experience of the GΙANT community, as well as boost their professional development. CYNET congratulates all four students for their effort, and wishes Ernesta and Rafay all the best in this exciting endeavour!