Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security - IPICS2022

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Department of Cultural Technology and Communication
10 Jul 2022 to 22 Jul 2022

Update: Due to COVID-19, the IPICS2021 academic summer school is postponed to IPICS2022. Please, find below the important dates.

Welcome to IPICS 2022!

The IPICS academic summer school is a two weeks course for undergraduate students in their final year, MSc Students, PhD students and IT professionals interested in a comprehensive overview and broad coverage of recent developments in “Information and Communication Security”. In 2022 the IPICS will be hosted by the Department of Cultural Technology and CommunicationUniversity of the Aegean in conjunction with the Department of Digital SystemsUniversity of Piraeus at Lesvos island.


IPICS ECTS Acknowledgement (Up to 4 ECTS credits)

Upon successful completion of the course (two weeks lectures) participants will receive a certification of attendance honoring 2 ECTS points. At the end of IPICS students will be assigned a topic for conducting an essay in collaboration with one of the Professors participated in IPICS. Topics will be assigned at the end of IPICS. The organising committe will arrange the selection and topic assignment between the professors and the students. Upon successful completion of the essay students will receive a second certification hounouring 2 extra ECTS points.

Certificates of attendance (2 ECTS allocation) will only be awarded if the course is finished completely, meaning fully attended (mandatory) 

Certification of essay completion (2 ECTS allocation) will be awarded only to those students that will choose to conduct an essay back home (not mandatory).

Non-students will receive a certification of attendance for the sessions followed. For customised letters of attendance please contact the organising committe at stating your request. 


Important Dates:

Applications: Deadline 30/6/2022

Summer School: From 10/07/2022 to 22/07/2022



Lesvos island is situated in North East Aegean Sea, right across the shores of Minor Asia and Adramytte gulf. It's the third largest Greek island and it occupies an area of 1,632 km2. It has a mild Mediterranean climate and its exceptional sunshine makes it one of the sunniest islands in the Aegean Sea.



The island is forested and mountainous with two large peaks, Mt. Lepetymnos at 968 m (3,176 ft) and Mt. Olympus at 967 m (3,173 ft), dominating its northern and central sections. The island's volcanic origin is manifested in several hot springs and the two gulfs. Eleven million olive trees cover 40% of the island together with other fruit trees. Forests of Mediterranean pines, chestnut trees and some oaks occupy 20%.



Lesvos contains one of the few known petrified forests and has been declared a Protected Natural Monument, included also in the European Geopark Network. Fossilised plants have been found in many localities on the western part of the island. Neogene volcanic rocks dominate the central and western part of the island.




Ouzo, the traditional distilled Greek beverage, has its centre of production in Lesvos with many different companies.