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International Award for Technical University of Crete

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Professor of the Technical Univresity of Crete has recently been awarded by the world’s leading professional association IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the “IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,” a distinction bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems.  The award is being sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, a society within IEEE who attracts mostly civil and mechanical engineers who apply intelligent systems technologies on traditional transportation disciplines. Markos Papageorgiou is professor at the Department of Production Engineering and Management and head of the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory at the Technical University of Crete. He was awarded for his valuable scientific contribution in model construction and traffic flow control. The awarding ceremony took place on the sidelines of the 11th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (October 12-15) in Beijing, where Papageorgiou delivered a lecture on the topic.


Hellenic Railways

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   By 2014, the national railway network will have undergone major infrastructural changes, Hatzidakis announced at a joint press conference with the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Danuta Hubner, on September 9 in Athens. Electrical railway tracks as well as environmentalally-friendly urban transport and the tram line’s extension will be some of the suggested projects to be implemented through the National Strategic Reference Framework (2007-2013), worth €20 billion.