South East Europe improved virtual accessibility through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks
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The 5th Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2013)


The 5th Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS 2013) took place on the 28th - 31st of October 2013, in Trento, Italy. The scope of GIIS consists of interrelated set of technical, policy, and social issues implicit in the development of national and international (global) information infrastructures and networks. GIIS aims at identifying and promoting the exchange of knowledge on these interrelated issues and provides liaison to bodies in the global society, technical fora and international standards.

GIIS 2013 stimulates interdisciplinary conference sessions to discuss, build and further the use of national and international information infrastructures and networks. The conference also aims at providing a forum for the participants to broaden professional contacts and for technical discussions and interactions on specific information infrastructure and networking topics. The program of GIIS 2013 includes invited talks and keynotes, paper presentations, tutorials, panel, and discussion sessions.

A representative from the SIVA project also participated in the event. In detail, Dr. Vasileios Kokkinos, a member of the University of Patras team for the SIVA project and co-author of the paper (other co-authors: Professor Christos Bouras and Mr. Georgios Diles), presented the paper with title “Impact of broadband public infrastructures and services on SEE countries’ economy” that was accepted as a poster paper in GIIS 2013 conference. During the poster session, the SIVA project was introduced to the participants, while Dr. Kokkinos discussed the findings of the paper with the participants and answered any questions.


Updated: 21-11-2013 00:56


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The SIVA project is being funded under Priority Axis 3 – Improvement of the Accessibility of the South East Europe Programme, achieving the corresponding objectives through the Area of Intervention (AoI) 3.2 – Develop strategies to tackle the 'digital divide'.

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