The convergence between voice and data was one of the most notable characteristics during the last five years. Providers had to manage data packets instead of voice channels, while their co-existence with IT providers became a “must”, not only because they had to co-offer services to the end-users, but also because it was necessary for their own operational needs. If we add to the equation the corporate mergers and acquisitions factor between companies that focus on fixed and mobile telephony and even on content or television, there is no doubt that we have reached – as a result – the era of Unified Data Networks. Leaving behind a “lost year”, the market tries to find its step through the radical restructure of its technological, investing, operational and strategic orientation.

The above paragraph describes the scope of the 17th InfoCom 2015 Conference. More information about the event can be provided by accessing the respective conference’s website:

Infocom World is considered as the major annual industrial telecommunications conference in Greece and in the wider Balkan area and attracts the interest of all involved market actors. During the recent years, as a result of the “globalization” of the e-Communications market, the Conference has also attracted a broader interest. It is also supported by major telecommunications actors”, international bodies, National (Regulatory) Authorities, etc.

OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.), in the scope of the prescribed WP6-related context of the Privacy Flag project effort, and also working in cooperation with Velti S.A. (Velti), the University of Athens (UoA), the Computer Technology Institute “Diophantus” (CTI) and COSMOTE S.A., has organized two separate events, the “SECRIT”-based and the “Privacy Flag”-based Sessions on the 17th InfoCom 2015 Conference. The following figure presents the Workshop program and the Events shorted agenda.


 Table 1: InfoCom World 2015

Figure 1 depicts the InfoCom’s detailed Agenda with specific information for each separate event. The Workshop Agenda can be found online at:

 Figure 1:  SECCRIT-based & Privacy Flag-based Sessions’ Program

Figure 2:  Detailed SECCRIT Workshop Agenda

Figure 3:  Detailed Privacy Flag Workshop Agenda

Privacy Flag partners accomplished successfully their presentations, so the following table shows an overview of the first page of the Privacy Flag respective presentations.



Table 2: Privacy Flag InfoCom – Privacy Flag Presentations 


PRIVACY FLAG is at the moment one of the six EU projects on privacy innovation. The others are listed below:
VisiOn – Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments
Operando – Online privacy enforcement, rights assurance & optimization
Panoramix – Privacy and Accountability in Networks via Optimized Randomized Mix-nets
• Types – Towards transparencY and Privacy in the onlinE advertising business
SafeCloud – Secure and Resilient Cloud Architecture,

PRIVACY FLAG also shares common interests with EU Projects in areas such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities. These are:
Organicity EU project – Co-creating smart cities of the future
• U4IoT – User Engagement for Large Scale Pilots in the Internet of Things. (Project started in 01/01/2017)
• ANASTACIA – Advanced Networked Agents for Security and Trust Assessment in CPS/IOT Architectures (Project started in 01/01/2017)
• CREATE-IoT – Cross Fertilisation Through Alignment, Synchronisation and Exchanges For IoT (Project started in 01/01/2017)
WeLive – A neW concept of public administration based on citizen co-created mobile urban services

PRIVACY FLAG goal is to amplify the European privacy innovation community and promote the community’s position in an international context.