SEnDIng Final Conference

The final conference of the SEnDIng project took place online on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 09.00 am EET.

The main aim of the conference is two-fold:

  • to present the results of the project and how they can be exploited by relevant stakeholders, i.e. higher education institutes, VET providers, enterprises and professionals that are involved in Data Science and IoT projects and
  • to bring together the main stakeholders in order to present initiatives in the domain of education and training on Data Science and IoT and discuss the current and foreseen challenges and how they can be addressed.

In the conference have participated educational institutions, VET providers, policy makers, enterprises and professionals (either individuals or associations) that are interested for the project results or have relevant experience or interesting information to share on the topic of the significant gap identified in the Data Science and IoT related skills and the market's high demand for such skills.

Below you can find the agenda and presentations of the conference.

Assistant Prof. Maria Rigou, University of Patras, “Welcome by the SEnDIng consortium”

09.00 - 09.15

Keynote speeches, Moderation by Assistant Prof. Maria Rigou

Prof. Cleo Sgouropoulou, Standardization Expert, Hellenic Organization for Standardization, "Competence Frameworks and Standards for IT Professional Development"

09.15 - 09.45

Dr. Luis Fernández-Sanz, CEPIS Board member, "CEPIS and the IT Professionalism on Data Science and IoT"

09.45 - 10.15

Dobroslav Dimitrov, Member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Employers Association "Innovation Technologies", Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies, "Jobs of tomorrow - how can we catch up?"

10.15 - 10.35
10.35 - 10.45

Coffee Break 

10.45 - 11.00
The SEnDIng project, Moderation by Dr. Vasileios Gkamas

Assistant Prof. Rigou Maria, University of Patras, "Upskilling professionals at Data Science and Internet of Things: The SEnDIng project and its results

11.00 - 11.30

Pavel Varbanov and Ivaylo Gueorguiev, European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe, "Design of Internet of Things and Data Science learning outcome-based curricula - SEnDIng’s approach"

11.30 - 12.00

Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.15
Eramsus+ projects for skills development at Data Science and Internet of Things, Moderation by Dr. Vasileios Gkamas

Riccardo Paci, Loccioni, "Bridging education and business needs – the Da.Re. project experience"

12.15 - 12.45

Giorgio Saio, Geographical Information Systems International Group, “EO4GEO- Towards an innovative strategy for skills development and capacity building in the space geo-information sector supporting Copernicus User Uptake

12.45 - 13.15

Lunch Break

13.15 - 14.00
Special Session Education and training on Data Science and IoT at 24th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2020), Moderation by Assistant Prof. Maria Rigou

Oleg Illiashenko, Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Olga Morozova, Chris Phillips "Internet of Things for Human and Industry Application: ALIOT Project and R&D Issues"

14.00 - 14.25

Polyxeni Kontodiakou, Aikaterini Sotiropoulou, "Training of ICT professionals in soft skills: the case of SEnDIng"

14.25 - 14.50

Vasileios Gkamas, Maria Rigou, Alan Bruce, Teemu Patala, "Upskilling IT Professionals: A MOOC for the Data Science and IoT domains"

14.50 - 15.15
Alexandros Spournias, Evanthia Faliagka, Christos Antonopoulos, Nikolaos Voros, "Knowledge diffusion through experiential education, focusing on robotic technologies, virtual reality and internet of things" 15.15 - 15.40
Dimitrios Loukatos, Eleftherios Chondrogiannis, Konstantinos Arvanitis, "A Low-Cost Example, Combining MIT App Inventor, Arduino IDE, Cheap Electronics and Recycled Materials to Foster Engineering Education" 15.40 - 16.00
Round table and project closure, Moderation by Prof. Ioannis Voyiatzis

SEnDIng round table – discussion and main conclusions 

16.00 - 16.45

Conference Evaluation - Conference closure

16.45 - 17.00

During the second part of the event the special session “Education and training on Data Science and IoT” was held, as part of the 24th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2020).

For more information about the SEnDIng project please visit the website