The 5th plenary meeting of the SemaGrow project took place on the 14th and the 15th of October 2014 at the premises of NCSR Demokritos, in Athens, Greece. It was hosted by the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT), one of the consortium members of the project. The meeting provided the opportunity to the project partners to meet and present the progress of the project per Work Package and organize the preparations for the upcoming review meeting of the project.
Agro-Know was represented in the meeting by Nikos Marianos, Nikos Manolis, Andreas Drakos & Panagis Katsivelis, since the meeting took place in Athens, very close to the AK offices. With the SemaGrow project concluding its second year of the project, AK presented its ongoing work on a demonstrator of the SemaGrow technologies targeting the needs of researchers in the food safety domain, that will be shown and evaluated in the upcoming period (more information will follow).
Apart from the main discussion, the meeting also included breakout groups where the different partners discussed more technical details (Nikos Manolis and Panagis from the AK perspective).
With the 2nd year review taking place just in a few days, we have already successfully finished our activities and preparing for the meeting. We will be prepared in time and we hope for the best outcome.
For those who are not very familiar with the project, SemaGrow is a research project funded by the EC aiming to develop data intensive techniques to boost the real-time performance of global agricultural data infrastructures. Since we are talking about data infrastructures, SemaGrow is working together with and taking advantage of the agINFRA e-infrastructure. According to the project, “SemaGrow envisages to develop the scalable, efficient, and robust data services needed to take full advantage of the data-intensive and inter-disciplinary Science of 2020 and to re-shape the way that data analysis techniques are applied to the heterogeneous data cloud“.