University of Western Macedonia

The University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) was founded in Kozani, Greece, in 2003, under Presidential Decree No. 92 / 11-4-2003. UOWM includes seven schools and 22 departments, while the main campus is located in Kozani, Greece. UOWM has participated in more than 150 European and national research projects. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and, more specifically, the ITHACA Lab focuses on research and training activities related to the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services, including smart grid, e-healthcare and precision agriculture. ITHACA has published more than 200 research papers in recognised journals and venues related to the field of computer communications and cybersecurity.
In the context of AI4CYBER, UOWM leads the activities of Work Package (WP4) about the smart detection of advanced and AI-powered attacks, taking full advantage of federated learning. Moreover, UOWM participates in all the WPs of the project, contributing to AI-enabled attack generators, deception mechanisms and cybersecurity information sharing. Moreover, UOWM will play a significant role in the definition of the AI4CYBER architecture and requirements in WP2. In addition, UOWM will support especially the activities of Use Case 1 (UC1)/Pilot 1 about the detection and mitigation of AI-powered cyberattacks against the energy sector. Finally, UOWM is leading the dissemination activities of the project.