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During the last week of November 2020, at the premises of HUNGEXPO   park, the joint exhibition of INDUSTRY DAYS  and AUTOMOTIVE-Hungary organized the famous TECH-TOGETHER contest among 12 university student-groups. The contest was managed by the AUTOPRO and the Scientific Society  for Mechanical Engineers (GTE). 
The faculty councils reasoning was Monostori’s “several decades of valuable and internationally appreciated research on cyber-physical manufacturing systems and widespread implementation of its results”.
On the 22nd of October 2020, SZTAKI’s researchers held a beginner’s course about the research and science cloud service ELKH Cloud in front of more than 120 attendees, gaining a huge amount of attention. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors joined online.
Work on Hungary’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy is finished, announced László Palkovics, minister of innovation and technology on the 8th of September 2020.
On the 19th of November 2019, an aircraft with aeroelastically tailored wings flew in real environment for the first time in the world. The wings carbon fibre composite orientation is changing by the wind’s direction. The flight of the craft that was developed under the SZTAKI-lead international project FLEXOP was to test ease passive damping of the load on the wings. SZTAKI has also responsible for building and functioning the board aviation (electric flight) system, including sensors and batteries inside the wings, and the autopilot system’s software and hardware components. With these, the craft is viable for repeatable experiments to collect data.
Researchers of SZATKI participate in the Horizon 2020 AIDPATH project that aims to facilitate the so-called CAR-T therapies tailored to individual patients by using the cutting-edge achievements in artificial intelligence as well as production planning and scheduling techniques. The results are expected to be utilized in hematology, oncology, and handling various contagious and immune diseases.  
Dr. Zsolt János Viharos, researcher at the Engineering and Management Intelligence Laboratory of SZTAKI presented a lecture as invited speaker and participated in the discussions on the industrial platform meeting of the Business Community of Hungarian CEOs (MVÜK).
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.