About CHER21, 2018, Sozopol, Bulgaria

The International Conference "Challenges in Higher Education and Research in XXI Century" (CHER21) took place from May 29 to June 1, 2018 in the small Black Sea town of Sozopol.

The conference was organized by the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria and was opened by the vice-rector Prof.Dr. Kralov. This conference is unique in that scientists from different generations meet here to discuss projects and ideas in different areas of human knowledge. The other hallmark of this conference is the participation of young scientists from Bulgaria and other regions of the world.
The conference was attended by representatives from Bulgaria, Colombia, Morocco and Trinidad.
The ASPires Project was presented with a report "Conceptual Model of a Stationary Surveillance System for the early warning of Forest Fires - ASPires-GEO", presented by Associate Professor Dr. Radoslav Deliyski, lecturer at the English Language Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University. The report received particular attention during the plenary session. The presentation was recorded live in order to publicize the research. 
The report will be published in a specialized conference book.

ASPires Project at RETTmobil, Fulda, Germany, 2018

The exhibition RETTmobil presents products, innovations and services in the rescue sector and enables the general public to participate in workshops, advanced training courses and panel discussions.

The exhibition RETTmobil started in 2001 as the European Leading Exhibition for Rescue and Mobility. It attracts more than 27.000 visitors.

The exhibition RETTmobil is the global forum for innovation, safety, quality, competence and training. This is the first address and indispensable platform for all full-time and honorary rescuers and volunteers from rescue organisations, for their professional and managerial staff, for users from ministries, municipalities and associations. The exhibition focuses on the tradition and progress, achievement and success, for which there is no comparison on the continent. The event is an impulse for the sector and the economy and for all who help and rescue, as well as for those who need help.

The RETTmobil exhibition offers 70,000 square metres of total exhibition space, 19 exhibition halls, extensive outside area, off-road demonstration course, test track for driving safety exercises, workshops and forums, emergency rescue-medical training courses and free visitor parking.

The impressive development, excellent reputation and the huge success of RETTmobil evolving in just 16 years from a national trade show to a top international exhibition rests on three pillars:

  • Exhibition. RETTmobil presents products, innovations and services: products of renowned manufacturers of ambulance and emergency rescue vehicles, as well as renowned exhibitors from the fields of vehicle equipment, emergency medicine, clothing, radio technology, publishers, trade associations, aid associations, fire fighters and armed forces, as well as products from others involved in the sector.

  • Education. An important addition to the extensive information provided by RETTmobil is the professional program with renowned speakers. "From practice - for practice" is the motto of the emergency rescue medical training courses and workshops. The importance of RETTmobil is substantiated by the fact that the heads of the Association of Fire Services in Germany (AGBF Bund) and the Associations of Firefighters in Rescue (AG FReDI) participate in the forums and the exhibition.

  • Mobility. The attractiveness of RETTmobil is essentially determined by the issue of mobility, which can be learned and practised in demonstrations and exercises. An open air off-road park and an integrated test track provides excellent conditions. The interested visitors can impressively experience mobility with the latest vehicles and rescue equipment. The Bundeswehr (the German Army) exhibits a variety of new ambulances on the off-road course.

Messe Fulda GmbH organises and manages RETTmobil.

For the RETTmobil exhibition you can read in detail here.

The workshop was held during the RETTmobil exhibition on the 17th of May 2018. Stakeholders and visitors was briefed about and actively involved in the ASPires project, including demonstrations prepared by the ASPires Fulda team and the project partners. 
Prof. Dr. Peinl presented the ASPires project, dealing with fighting and preventing forest fires. Prof. Dr. Peinl, as representative of University of Applied Sciences Fulda, has presented the current results of the ASPires project.
He was supported by project partners from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria. The workshop participants had the opportunity to learn more about the ASPires project. The topics of sensor, drone and platform applications for fighting and preventing forest fires were presented.
The participants included representatives of the fire brigade of the city and the district of Fulda, representatives from the interior ministries of Hesse, Lower Saxony and Bavaria, representatives of the Hessian Fire Brigade School and participants from industry.

The workshop was also supported by students from the University of Applied Sciences, Fulda. Some of the workshop participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas with the ASPires project partners at a subsequent networking event in Research and Transfer Center of the University of Applied Sciences, Fulda . Important contacts were initiated for the further course of the project.

39th Meeting of the Commission Expert Group on Forest Fires (EGFF)

The ASPires project was presented at the 39th meeting of the Forest Fire Panel (EGFF) Expert Group in Stresa, Italy on 21-22 May 2019.

ASPires-GEO at the Smart Cities Exhibition, April 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria

NCITES presented ASPires-GEO at the Smart Cities Exhibition held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 16-18 April 2019.

ASPires Project. Workshop in Skopje, 03.2019

The ASPires Seminar was held on 21 March 2019 at Best Western Hotel in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

Experiments conducted by the Military Academy, Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

A series of experiments were conducted by the Military Academy, Scopje with the support of Armed Forces officers on October 5 and 17, 2018.

ASPires Project. Workshop in Bansko, Bulgaria

On November 9, 2018 in the town of Bansko, Bulgaria the third specialized seminar for the end users of the project ASPires was held.

ASPires Project presented at the Career 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

The ASPires project was presented at the exhibition Career 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event took place on 23 and 24 October 2018 at the Technical University.

ASPires Project presented at the conference CHER21, 2018

The International Conference "Challenges in Higer Education and Research in XXI century"- 2018, was held from May 29 to June 1 in Sozopol, Bulgaria

ASPires Project presented on RETTmobil trade fair 2018, Fulda, Germany

The ASPires project team members held a workshop and took a part in the 18th European Leading Exhibition for Rescue and Mobility in Fulda on the 17th of May 2018.

The 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium, Pau, France, 2018

A paper about Investigation of Priority Queueing Systems with Peaked Traffic Flows was accepted to be presented in the 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium in Pau, France on the 9-13 of April 2018.

6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

From 27 March to 29 March 2018, in Naples(Italy) there was held the 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies.

Smart Cities, Exhibition for SE Europe

The ASPires project was presented at the Southeast European Trade Fair and Conference, which took place from 27 to 29 March 2018 in Sofia. The ASPires project was demonstrated at A5 Hall 5.

ASPires Project at CSECS 2017-Albena-Bulgaria

The Aspires project was presented at the CSECS conference in Albena, Bulgaria at a special session

IoT conference in Sofia, Bulgaria

The ASPires project and relevant researches in the area of IoT data management

NATO Conference

Тhe ASPires project was present by Nikola Kletnikov, member of the NATO SPS Organizing Committee "Round Table of Senior Leaders on Military and Defense Aspects of Border Security in Southeast Europe" and member of the ASPires project team.

ASPires Project at SQL Day Sofia Bulgaria

The ASPires project was presented by Ivelin Andreev, software architect at Interconsult Bulgaria.

Meeting of representatives of the Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski"

On August 30, 2017, a meeting of representatives of the Military Academy "General Mihailo Apostolski" was held with the leadership of Mavrovo Park, where details of the Aspres project were discussed.

ASPires Workshop on November 8, 2017 in Berovo, fYR of Macedonia

The first of a total five planned workshops was held on November 8, 2017. Our first host was Macedonia. The Workshop was place in Berovo, small town near Maleševo Mountains.