In parallel with the conference, the following independent workshops and events will be held:

International workshop on NATO mutli-year science for pease project NATO SPS project G5825 – Smart Patch for Life Support Systems  - SP4LIFE

Wearable real-time systems collecting and smartly analysing information on respiration, heartbeat, SpO2 and blood pressure could help medical personnel adopting most suitable countermeasure in case of highly stressful situations in military and civil scenarios as a result of terrorist attacks, IEDs’ or rescue operations. The system gives an alert if the health status of a person is changed, to prevent an overlook of critical health changes. SP4LIFE will propose design and development of a patch-like device prototypes and methodology enabling continuous evaluation of personnel or victims’ vital parameters, using Artificial Intelligence to create software capable of real-time intervention during the first and the second triage. 

The objectives of the project are to:                         

  • develop wearable monitoring platforms with:

    • a.) sensitive respiration, heartbeat and auditory sensors based on graphene, ECG and PPG sensors,

    • b.) determination of HR, RR, SpO2 and Blood preasure,

  • create a biocompatible wearable body-sensing interface hosting electronics, alarm, low-power transmission for light-weight, portable applications,

  • create a software that will generate alert in real time, at the moment of critical physiological parameter changes or changes of the triage medical status according to START algorithm,

  • use Artificial Intelligence to create unsupervised software capable of real-time diagnostics and rapid countermeasures’ selection,

  • analyze existing (AS-IS) processes and consider their re-design (TO-BE processes) in organization of patient management on the site of accident with respect to wearable monitoring technology being developed.

Capacitive and strain sensors technologies prevail in the realm of monitoring respiration and heartbeat. The capacitance between a wearable electrode and the skin changes dynamically during breathing or with changing electrical signals that accompany heartbeats. Strain sensors measure the chest motion due to respiration and heartbeat. In the project we propose to enhance the existing technologies by creating new capacitive and strain sensors using graphene, that has showed superb sensitivity in early work performed in lab conditions. 


Prof. Dr. Ana Madevska Bogdanova, Prof. Dr. Milan Tysler

Partners of the SP4LIFE project: Dr. Milan Tyšler (NPD), Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences (IMS), SK 

Dr. Marko Spasenović (PPD), Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Centre for Microelectronic Technologies (ICTM), RS 

Dr. Ana Madevska Bogdanova, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Sts Cyril and Methodius (FCSE), MK 

Dr. Carlo Saverio Iorio, Universitè libre de Bruxelles (ULB), BE 

Prof. MD PhD. Oto Masár, Faculty of Medicine in Bratislava, Comenius University in Bratislava (FM), SK


Dissemination Workshop for EuroCC MK: Cooperation and transfer of technologies and knowledge between industry and the National Competency Center for HPC, HPDA and AI

The main goal of the EuroCC is to implement a European support structure based on strongly interconnected national competence centers (NCCs) to provide support to industry (especially small and medium-sized enterprises), academia and public administration to benefit from the available HPC expertise, experience and resources in Europe.

One of the long-term goals of the cooperation and transfer of technologies project’s component is to provide:
1. Various channels of communication with and within the industry,
2. To increase the capacity of interested industry partners for HPC, HPDA and AI tools and applications and
3. To establish a process that will help companies in finding solutions to their problems through the use of the existing center of experts, learning opportunities and knowledge transfer, participation in specialized workshops for identification and problem solving, participation in specialized seminars, etc.

The main benefits of joining EuroCC for the small and medium enterprises are:
1. Free-of-charge assistance in identifying and analyzing problems that can be addressed and resolved through the use of HPC, HPDA, and AI.
2. Access to expertise in the application of HPC, HPDA and AI to improve processes and data processing.
3. Free-of-charge training and knowledge transfer for employees responsible for establishing and improving process efficiency and/or applying tools in the areas of HPC, HPDA and AI.
4. Free-of-charge development of proof-of-concept and training on how to apply it to solve problems in the field of HPC, HPDA and AI.
5. Access to computational capacities for realization of concept proof and processing and analysis of high data volumes.
6. Exchange of experiences with companies/organizations that have already achieved positive results from the use of technologies in the field of HPC, HPDA and AI.

The dissemination workshop will present the success stories of the collaboration established between the industry and the National Competency Center for HPC, HPDA and AI at North Macedonia. The presentations of the success stories will give an overview of the problem, problem solution and the results and improvements achieved by applying the main three pillar technologies HPC, HPDA and AI.