2017 R8 Mediterranean
IAS SBC Workshop
May 13-14, 2017

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Getting connected, Establishing relations

Nowadays, technology is developing more and more rapidly. This results in a great variety of information that an engineer should gather, where he wants to be creative, competitive and keep himself thoroughly informed. The ultimate weapons that an engineer should own are communication and interaction with his peers.

Realizing how important is the co-operation between the chapters we are about to organize the second R8 Mediterranean Student Branch Chapter Workshop. This workshop will establish a strong network between active student groups, allowing them to strengthen their relations. This interaction will also help to motivate young students become active as volunteers.

The very successful first R8 Mediterranean Student Branch Chapter Workshop held in Rome, Italy on December 14-15 2013 paved the way for an improved co-operation between student chapters and the perpetuation of this meeting.

Join us for the next R8 Mediterranean Student Branch Chapter Workshop that will be held in Xanthi, Greece on May 13 -14, 2017!


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The full program of the workshop is available here!

The workshop will be held at the Central Amphitheater of Xanthi's Polytechnic School (PROKAT).

Program at a glance

Friday, May 12th

Arrival (free day)

Saturday, May 13th

Workshop day (full day)

Saturday, May 13th

Social event (Visit to Avdira city)

Monday, May 15th

Departure day (Extension is possible on your own expenses)



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Hotel Xanthippion is located in the center of Xanthi, only 5 minutes from the Xanthi's Central Square and 7 minutes from the Old Town of Xanthi.

The hotel has 53 comfortable, luminous rooms in total, with large windows decorated with taste.

Hotel Xanthippion has 43 rooms for single or double use and 10 rooms for double or triple use. Rooms range from the 2nd to the 6th floor of the hotel.

How to get here

From Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport

From the Macedonia Airport - Arrivals (Aerodromio Makedonia - Afikseis) stop (stop number 36013), you will use the lines 78 or 78N depending on the time of your arrival and you will disembark at final stop Macedonia Intercity Bus Station - KTEL (T.S. K.T.E.L, stop number 13011).

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The departure times might change unexpectedly. Please make sure to advise the route schedule.

A single journey ticket costs 2.00 EUR and it could be purchased by automatic machines inside each bus. The journey time is approximately 50 minutes depending on the traffic.

At the Macedonia Intercity Bus Station - KTEL you will get the bus to Xanthi based on the routes below. Please make sure to check the schedule before your trip as it might change without notification. A ticket for Xanthi costs approximately 20 EUR and it could be purchased at the Xanthi counter. The journey lasts 2:30 hours.


Bus routes from Thessaloniki (Macedonia Intercity Bus Station - KTEL) to Xanthi

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Bus routes from Xanthi to Thessaloniki (Macedonia Intercity Bus Station - KTEL)

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From Kavala International Airport "Alexander the Great"

In order to get to Xanthi from Kavala International Airport you can either take the bus connecting the airport with the city of Kavala and then take the bus to Xanthi or you can take a taxi from the airport to Chrysoupoli and then a bus to Xanthi.


Bus routes from Kavala International Airport to Kavala

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Bus routes from Kavala to Xanthi

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Bus routes from Chrysoupoli to Xanthi

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If you need further assistance do not hesitate to contact us!


Xanthi, the city of thousand colors!

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The modern town of Xanthi

Nowadays Xanthi is a modern city, rich in history, traditions and customs, and with many attractions for the visitors (including the surrounding areas). It is connected with Athens by air through the airport Chrisoupolis, located about 30 kilometers away and through the Egnatia motorway. In addition to this, Makedonia, the International Airport of Thessaloniki is located about 215 kilometers away.

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Cultures meets beauty

Xanthi is known as "The city of the thousand colours". The cultural life of the town is intense, as well as its rhythms of life. The Thracian Folk Festival-Xanthian Carnival, known to all over Greece, Europe and lately all over the world, the Old Town Festival, unique in its kind and popular for its multiform, Manos Chatzidakis Festival, are insurmountable institutions that give the characteristic of the cultural orgasm at our town, reinforcing events, sectors and clubs...

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The nature

The nature of Xanthi is an unspoiled paradise… With Nestos, the river of life and its unrivalled beauty, Vistonida lake, one of the most beautiful wetlands in Greece, home to more than 300 rare or endangered species. Livaditis waterfall, the highest waterfall in the Balkans.

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Student Groups

In DUTH operate a total of thirty-two (32) student groups. Twenty (20) of them are undergraduates student groups for each Department, and seven (7) are Postgraduate Students Groups. There are two (2) clubs of intern students in Komotini and Xanthi, and there are Alumni Clubs for almost every Department. Finally, there are three (3) Cultural Clubs: Youth Community in Komotini, Gefira in Xanthi, and0 Academic Citizens Club, in Alexandroupoli.

DUTh SB IAS Chapter is one of the most active IAS Chapters worldwide with various awards over the years.


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Xanthi has one of the best preserved old cities in the country, with over 1,200 classic buildings classified as landmarks. The buildings have been standing since 1830 turning the old town of Xanthi into an open museum, filled with glory untouched through the years. Witnesses of this long living coexistence are the religious monuments of the region such as churches, monasteries and mosques. All architectural creations in Xanthi blend smoothly together, sharing the same forgotten values of traditional architecture.

Since 1991, Xanthi’s Old Town Festival takes place at the beginning of autumn. Each year it offers a week of unforgettable moments with concerts, theatrical plays, art and photography exhibitions, various fairs. Stands set in the paved streets of Old Town by the various cultural associations of Xanthi offer plenty of food and endless fun to the visitors.

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Democritus University of Thrace

Xanthi has a significant position not only geographically but also as a center of development of special services, research pole and innovation, exploiting the existence of the Polytechnic School of Democritus University of Thrace. Democritus University of Thrace was established in July 1973. It is based in Komotini and has campuses in the Thracian cities of XanthiAlexandroupoli and Orestiada and named in honor of the great ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Democritus who lived near Xanthi, in the city of Avdira.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, that was the second department founded in Xanthi, has a total of 45 members of the Teaching and Research Staff at various levels and consists of five Sectors: the Sector of Energy Systems, the Sector of Electronics and Computer Systems Technology, the Sector of Telecommunications and Space, the Sector of Software and Application Development and the Sector of Physics and Applied Mathematics.


Get in touch

Head Organizers: Eleni Bouloukosta and Christina-Panagiota Malliou