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With the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Hungary, as artificial intelligence developer partner, the Hexa-X flagship project received 12MEUR funding from the European Commission for research in beyond 5G/6G radio technology connecting human, physical, and digital worlds.
Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology, announced the foundation of 16 National Laboratories at a press conference at the University of Pécs, Hungary. The National Laboratories are formed as consortia of research centers, universities and industry. Two of the National Laboratories, the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory and the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems, are led by the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Hungary.

Knowledge graphs have become the most important tools of sharing and connecting research or industry information and contacts.  These graphs enable, in a flexible way, the access, use and publication of data as a distributed system.
Due to the increasing uptake of Knowledge Graph technologies, research and development communities face new challenges including the management of the ever-increasing scale and size of these graphs, maintaining quality of data and ensuring data security and privacy.

Thomas Schmidt, Saxon Minister for Regional Development, and his delegation visited SZTAKI on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The guests were welcomed by the leaders of the institute: director László Monostori, and scientific director József Bokor.
Led by SZTAKI, a 21-member EU project will be launched to make European production systems and supply chains more flexible. The goal is to help the shift from general production to medical devices if a pandemic or a further wave of COVID-19 requires so.
SZTAKI is one of the key pioneers of the Industry 4.0 trend on global and on Hungarian levels as well: the institute is proud on its various scientific and development results. These results were extended recently: the Intelligent Processes Research Group led by Dr. Zsolt János Viharos, of the Research Laboratory on Engineering and Management Intelligence of SZTAKI developed a novel, more efficient algorithm that was included into the production machines of AQ Anton and FANUC as well.
The Bolyai János Research Fellowship, awarded by the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), was won by Róbert Lovas, Deputy Director of SZTAKI for three years.  The topic of his research is: "Cloud orchestration methods supported by neural networks in cyber-physical systems". His work was among the 5 best applications submitted in the field of technical sciences.
Dr. László Kovács (SZTAKI Department of Distributed Systems) gave a presentation on Data Repositories on the 4th event in the HRDA meetup-series.
Our lives are becoming increasingly digital. Year by year, we conduct more and more our activities online. Nowadays, we can buy and sell goods online. We consume advertisements and movies online. We work, make friends and maintain our relationships with our loved ones online. Really soon, our money will also become digital. However, digitizing money comes with a lot of difficulties.
Researchers at the János Szentágothai Research Center of the University of Pécs have been investigating the genetic changes of the pathogenic SARS-COV-2 virus since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. With the analysis of the data and the IT support of SZTAKI, the evolution of the virus could be deciphered and it could be shown how it spread in Hungary.

The SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Sciences and Control) and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner FK) offer thousands of processors and terabytes of the computing power of their own cloud computing capacity integrated with MTA Cloud (the Hungarian Research Cloud) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department of Distributed Systems (DSD) of SZTAKI that has been playing a pioneering role in several fields, like the introduction and adoption of World Wide Web (WWW) technologies in Hungary, was established 25 years ago, in 1994. On this occasion, we present some outstanding projects from the past.
The winner consortium of the H2020 ICT-25 lead by Fraunhofer held the EU XR Forum at Brussels on 12.12.2019. During the Forum, our colleague Peter Kovacs was involved in the creation of the European Commission’s research and development roadmap regarding the virtual and augmented reality technologies.

On the 11th of December, in Budapest, the second review of the H2020 EPIC project successfully took place. This comes after 3 years of close collaboration between partners from Fraunhofer Austria; Fraunhofer Germany; BME and SZTAKI. “All involved participants, the European Commission official, the external experts and consortium members have shown an incredible positiveness and enthusiasm and I am so proud of everyone”, said Dr. Elisabeth Zudor, the project coordinator.

The researchers of SZTAKI - Ferenc Béres and András Benczúr, and ELTE doctoral student István Seres - examined Lightning Network, the most popular payment channel network designed to solve Bitcoin problems - slowness and scalability. Lightning Network is not anonymous enough and may not work at all.
The Hungarian Science Academy (hereinafter: MTA) decided that based on the results of a performance audit conducted by MTA, SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control) has complied with the given requirements.
Those who were interested could attend the event „Robots at fingertips” in Győr at SZTAKI’s Industry 4.0 Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence.
Researchers of SZTAKI, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungary, will lead the international project FLiPASED (FLight Phase Adaptive Aero-Servo-Elastic aircraft Design) which intends to revolutionize aircraft wings through developing and testing the so called active-controlled wings.
His Excellency, Mr. Volkmar Wenzel, Ambassador of Germany in Budapest and Mrs. Krisztina Hodosiné Márton, Counsellor for Science, Environment and Agriculture at the Embassy of Germany in Budapest paid a visit to the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) on July 16, 2019.