How can an app help the fight against COVID-19?

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14 May. 2020 | 14:00 | Online Webinar

How can an app help the fight
against COVID-19?

Online Webinar, 14:00 – 14:45, Thursday 14th May

Combating the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic requires the rapid identification of people who have come into recent contact with confirmed cases of the virus. This allows for timely interventions such as evacuation and disinfection of spaces and for assistance in locating people who have been close to a carrier or have been exposed to the virus, so that they too can be appropriately tested or treated.

For more information please visit: https://covid-19.rise.org.cy/

COVTRACER is a mobile app that tracks locations solely for the user. The app was developed by a team of researchers and experts at RISE to contribute to the reduction of the spread of COVID-19.

The key topics of Dr. Andreas Kamilaris’ presentation will be:
• Benefits of COVTRACER
• COVTRACER features
• Aspects of privacy in tracing
• Initial results
• Future plans


Speaker: Andreas Kamilaris - RISE CoE


Andreas Kamilaris is the leader of the SuPerWorld MRG at RISE. The main research question of his group can be summarized as: “how can pervasive computing affect the real world, in order to promote sustainability, enhance quality of living for humans and animals, ensure food safety and security, as well as provide convenience to humans in their everyday life"? The general domains his group are “smart cities” and “sustainable environments”.


Andreas received the BA degree in Computer Science from University of Cyprus in 2007 and the MS degree in Distributed Systems from the ETH University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2009. He received his PhD from the Computer Science department at the University of Cyprus, focusing on the topic of "Enabling Smart Homes using Web Technologies".

Duration: 45 min

Registration: Register HERE or by sending an email to g.dimitriou@rise.org.cy.

If you have any further questions about the event, please email George Dimitriou, Education and Training Manager, at g.dimitriou@rise.org.cy.

Watch the webinar here


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