EUC Colloquium on Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

The EUC Colloquium on Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering  was established in November 2011 and is organized by the Department of Computer Science of the European University Cyprus. The purpose of Colloquium is to provide a forum to our colleagues, our current and potentially future collaborators as well as known scientists to meet, present research findings, and discuss developments on a variety of topics spanning all important fields of Computer Science and Engineering. It also aims to provide an environment in which graduate students can gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with established researchers. The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of Computer science, including Networks, Software Engineering, Databases, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, High Performance Computing, and Operational Research, as well as aspects of Mathematics and Engineering.

If you are interested in giving at talk at the Colloquium, please contact the coordinator Dr. Vicky Papadopoulou by filling out the Colloquium Form.

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 Complex Network Science and it’s applications in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks




11:30 - 13:20




 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aim to support commuters in taking informed decisions concerning travel safety and efficiency, by integrating real-time data from a number of heterogeneous resources. Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) are justifiably envisioned as one of the key supporting platforms for the establishment and market acceleration of ITS, wherein vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication - collectively designated as V2X (vehicle-to-anything) - will facilitate the dissemination of disparate information. 
This talk will focus on fundamental research behind the design, implementation and evaluation of distributed VANET-based traffic information systems. To investigate the potentials and understand how such systems will eventually be realized, we study three problem domains: (i) VANET dynamics in Urban Environments, (ii) Traffic Sensing and Acquisition, and (iii) Large-Scale Traffic Information Dissemination. At first, we explore the basic premise behind V2X, specifically the constantly evolving spatio-temporal characteristics of urban-based VANETs. To this end, V2X connectivity is modelled as a graph and complex network analysis methods are employed to gain insights on where and why particular network phenomena occur. Given bandwidth constraints, we then investigate the capacity of in-vehicle caching and whether it can improve the efficiency of TIS by reducing the time-to-serve requests and network overhead. Finally, we present a reactive, VANET-based, traffic information dissemination protocol for urban environments. In contrast to other approaches in the literature V-Radar enables the querying and acquisition of traffic information along a number of composite road-paths, starting from a vehicle's current position towards its final destination. 

Short CV

 Nicholas Loulloudes is currently a visiting lecturer at the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Nicosia. He is also a member of the Laboratory for Internet Computing and post-doctoral teaching staff at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus. Nicholas received his PhD from the University of Cyprus in 2015 and his research interests are focused in the area of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET), specifically spatio-temporal topology analysis via complex network science, design and optimization of data dissemination and routing algorithms. Nicholas has also strong interest for the areas of Elastic Cloud Computing where he currently leads the Cloud Application Management Framework (CAMF) technology project under the Eclipse Foundation. He has a long term participation in research projects funded from national and international bodies, including the European Union and the Cyprus Research Foundation (RPF). 


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