**IHU Students' Success Stories**

Congratulations to Ioannis Schoinas, IHU MSc in Mobile and Web Computing student, for his paper: Ι. Schoinas, C. Tjortjis, “MuSIF: A Product Recommendation System Based on Multi-source Implicit Feedback”, accepted by the 15th Int’l Conf. on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations to be published by the Springer IFIP AICT (LNCS) Series.

The paper reports on MuSIF, a recommendation system equipped with a new method to increase the accuracy of matrix factorization algorithms via initialization of factor vectors, which is tested for the first time in an implicit model-based Collaborative Filtering approach. Moreover, it includes methods for addressing data sparsity. Evaluation shows that MuSIF can benefit customers and e-shop owners with personalization in real world scenarios.

You can find more ‘IHU Students’ Stories’ here .

The School of Science and Technology at the International Hellenic University hosted on 20-21/9, our partners: University of Mons (Belgium), Heriot Watt University (UK) and the University of the Basque Country (Spain), as well as the local associated partners: Hellenic Petroleum SA, CERTH, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE), Alexander Innovation Zone SA and the Municipality of Thermi, for the launch of our joint Erasmus Mundus Master in Smart Cities and Communities (SMACCs). Our School’s involvement is coordinated by Asst. Prof. Christos Tjortjis.

Applications will open shortly for the 2019 intake.

Scholarships of up to 47.000 euros per student will be available. Deadline 1/2/2019.

More information will be available soon at




Meeting’s agenda:
Thursday 20/9
9.30 Session 1
9.30-10.30: MSc Marketing steps
10.30-12.00: Final Common EMJMD (SMACCs) Presentation
12.00-12.30 coffee break
12.30 Session 2
Launching SMACCs (with invited guests)
12.30 Welcome / IHU presentation by IHU/SST Dean Prof. Evangelidis
12.45 UMONS presentation (Dr. Christos Ioakeimidis)
12.55 HWU presentation (Prof. Gudrun Kocher-Oberlehner)
1.05 UPV presentation (Prof. Luis A. Del Portillo Valdés)
1.15 SMACCS presentation (lead by UMONS but complemented by the other 3 partners)
1.30 Associated partners presentations

  • George Koulaouzides, General Secretary, Municipality of Thermi

          A brief description and some more information related to “Smart Cities”

  • Georgios Katsanos, Coordinator - Co-funded Projects, Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE)

          SEPVE: mission and objectives

  • Georgios Dimitriou, Advisor to the President, Alexander Innovation Zone SA

          Thessaloniki: Innovation friendly destination

  • Spyros Kiartzis, Manager New Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources, Hellenic Petroleum SA

          Investing in New Technologies

  • Panagiotis Iordanopoulos, Research Associate, Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) – CERTH

          The Hellenic Institute of Transport: Presentation of activities and expertise

2.20 conclusion
2.30-3.30 working lunch break
3.30 Session 3
3.30-3.50: MSc Brochure (specifications)
3.50-5.00: Final Web Site Corrections and Completion
5.00 coffee break
5.20 Session 4
5.20-6.30: Application form (in agreement with all Universities)
9.00 Dinner downtown
Friday 21/9
9.30 Session 5
9.30-11.30: Students selection-evaluation (administration procedure)
11.30 coffee break
12.00 Session 6
12.00-2.00: AOB

IHU - TU-HH Joint Summer School on Process Simulation and Energy Modelling


Main objective of the summer school is to provide an in-depth training in all aspects of Process Simulation and Modelling of Energy Conversion Applications. The participants (early stage researchers, engineers or practitioners) will be introduced to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Process Simulation Tools based on CAPE-OPEN specifications. Focus will be placed on understanding the multi-scale nature of energy conversion processes and the various numerical methods available for their optimization. The participants will be able to analyze case studies of various energy conversion applications by employing computational tools.


Τhe Summer School is co organized by the IHU School of Science and Technology and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg) which are currently on a 3-year educational collaboration funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Who can participate

The summer school is mainly addressed to graduate students in Engineering, Physics and related areas and to researchers/professional working at universities, research centers and industry. The working language is English.


The summer school will take place at the premises of the International Hellenic University in Thermi, Thessaloniki. For more information click here.

The summer school is part of the parallel events of the MSc in Energy Systems of the International Hellenic University

Where to Apply

Applicants are required to submit an online registration form at the registration page. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail in the next 10 working days upon receiving their application. The course is open to a maximum of 40 participants.

In order to apply, you need to: Complete the Online Form

Registration fee

The registration fee for the summer school is 150 € for external applicants. Accepted participants will be notified by e-mail and their place will be reserved upon payment of the tuition fee.

Further Information

For more information please contact Dr. Christos Koidis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +30 2310 807 501.


Summer School Program

04/09/2017 10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-13:00 Overview of Energy Conversion Technologies E. Heracleous
Assist. Professor
 13:00-14:00 Coffee Break 
 14:00-17:00 Computational Fluid Dynamic Tools Dr. G. Skevis
Principal Researcher

10:00-13:00 Heat Transfer Flow Simulation Dr. G. Skevis
Principal Researcher
13:00-14:00 Coffee Break 
14:00-18:00 Heat Transfer Flow Simulation (lab) Dr. G. Skevis
Principal Researcher

10:00-13:00 Combustion modeling for ICE L. Kaiktsis
Assoc. Professor
13:00-14:00 Coffee Break 
14:00-18:00 Combustion modeling for ICE (Lab) X. Vouvakos
Research Associate
   07/09/2017  10:00-13:00 Pitch Analysis using Process Simulation Tools (Aspen Plus, Aspen Energy Analyzer) (Lab) L. Schmidt, U. Neuling
Scientific Assistants
 13:00-14:00 Coffee Break
 14:00-18:00 Heat Integration in Chemical Processes using Process Simulation Tools (Aspen Plus, Aspen Energy Analyzer) (Lab) L. Schmidt, U. Neuling
Scientific Assistants
  08/09/2017  10:00-12:00 Selected Case studies for biofuel production L. Schmidt, U. Neuling
Scientific Assistants
 12:00-14:00 Selected Case studies from IHU L. Schmidt, U. Neuling
Scientific Assistants




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