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The kick off meeting for the RESIST project was held on

5-6 September 2018, in Athens.

The RESIST Kick off meeting started with a welcome speech and introduction by RESIST project Coordinator, Angelos Amditis (ICCS). All Partners presented their expertise, role and persons involved with the RESIST project.

On the first day, Kostas Bouklas (ICCS) gave the first presentation on the overall of the RESIST project: the main concept, objectives, technical and business innovations, and main challenges. The meeting was organised in order to present the work to be done in each Work Package.


The following presentations were given on:

  • WP1 - Consortium and Innovation Management: Vasilis Psaltopoulos’ (ICCS) presentation focused on the RESIST management structure, project operational management and procedures, quality management and risk management.

  • Sergio Escriba, RESIST Project Office, via teleconference, gave a presentation on the Grant Agreement and the European Commission’s Expectations.

  •  Villy Portouli (ICCS) spoke about Administrative & Financial Matters (Financial Management, Reporting and Other).

  • WP2 - State-of-the-Art Analyses, threat scenarios, metrics, requirements, specifications and system architecture: presented by Georgios Angistalis (EOAE), it focused on the overview of objectives of the first year of WP2, scenarios, metrics, requirements, specifications and system.

  • WP3 - Vulnerability of structures to physical attacks, needs for strengthening/monitoring/repair, costs and loss of functionality: the presentation, given by Stephanos Camarinopoulos (RISA), started with the objectives of WP3 and continued with the Tasks of the Work Package and the respective lead beneficiaries.

  • WP4 - RPAS for inspection and sensor installation: presented by USE, started with the WP description and listing of the tasks to be followed by partners.

  • WP5 - Cyber security and messaging: Andreas Miaoudakis (FORTH), began his presentation by giving a list of the objectives and continued with a section of the workplan alongside with the leaders per task.

  • WP6 - Mobility continuity, highway users’ behavior, social media interface and mobile application: this presentation by Maria Krommyda (ICCS) focused on WP6 description (Interface between platform and control station, module for mitigating highway disruptions, social media interface tool) and the tasks of the WP.

  • WP7 - Risk Assessment and management of critical highway structures under extreme events: by Stephanos Camarinopoulos (RISA), the presentation started with a listing of the work package objectives and continued with the tasks and the partners responsible.

  • WP9 - Validation, field demonstration and benchmarking: Georgios Angistalis (EOAE), gave his presentation on the overview of the WP and contribution from partners and continued with various measurements and models for this specific bridge.

  • WP10 - Dissemination, Communication, Clustering and Training Activities: was presented by Adewole Adesiyun (FEHRL) and focused on the main WP objectives, tools to be used for dissemination and communication.



The second day focused on the remaining Work Packages and the Workshops:

  • WP8 - RESIST platform integration: Anastasia Garbi (ED) had her presentation focus on WP description, integration roadmap, major steps and roles per partner.

  • WP11 - Exploitation of results and standardisation activities: presented by Anastasia Garbi (ED), this presentation focused on the Work Package description, exploitation strategy, activities and work plan as well as standardization activities.

  • WP12 - Ethics Requirements: Vasilis Psaltopoulos (ICCS), spoke of the scope to determine the ethics requirements that the project must comply with.

The second day ended with two workshops, one on Initial requirements and requirement gathering procedure and the other on Ethics, Ethics requirements and deliverables.

The first workshop, on Initial requirements and requirement gathering procedure, focused on what is the best route to follow in order to gather the end user requirements for the project. The second workshop, on Ethics, Ethics requirements and deliverables, focused on the actions be taken in order to identify and recruit research participants

RESIST Kick off meeting

RESIST Kick off meeting

RESIST Kick off meeting