CYRENE Hackathon

Change the future of Global Supply Chain Services!


October 14-15, 2021

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Face the challenge!

For 24 hours from the 14th until the 15th of October, you have the opportunity to dive in the world of supply chains cyber security and contribute to the solution of real life challenges faced by organizations all over the world.

The CYRENE project organizes its 1st Hackathon and is looking forward to hearing your ideas on the development of new algorithms and visualization tools that could be useful to the CYRENE components and architecture. Open source software will be suggested for the scope and a repository will be provided for allowing file exchange between project partners and participants.

Registration is open until the 11th of October!

Does it sound interesting?

During the last decades, Dark Web content has risen in necessity in an increasingly connected world, where international anonymous networks provide access to dark web forums, data marketplaces and illicit multimedia material through the TOR or I2P networks. At the same time, Dark Web witnesses establishing new markets, in which administrators, vendors, and consumers aim to illegal data acquisition and consumption. On the other hand, this rapid growth makes it quite difficult for law and security officers to detect and investigate all these activities with manual analyses. The challenges that we pursue in this hackathon concern:

  • the role that the Dark Web plays for Supply Chain Services (SCS), heavily interconnected SC systems, devices and business operations;
  • the criticality of cyber criminal activities and operations in the Dark Web exploiting textual data mining, graph analytics and threat taxonomies; and
  • the gaps, maturity and efficiency of technical tools and methods to curb illegal activities on the Dark Web through raising awareness via producing analytics for visual reporting and alerting mechanisms.

Sign up and let’s join forces in tackling them! Before the Hackathon there will be an Info Day on CYRENE overall solution that you may want to join. Check here more information about it and how to register.

Open source tools linked with the Tasks

The participants are free to choose any tool they are familiar with. However, we propose some tools like those:

Tool for visualisation in Python

Data analysis tool in Python

Graph analysis tool in Python

Machine learning tool in Python

hackathon agenda


DAY Ι - Oct 14, 2021

  • 11:30-12:00: Hackathon presentation, led by CRF
  • 12:00-12:15: Technical description of datasets & tools, led by UBI
  • 12:15-12:30: Questions
  • 12:30: Hackathon Start (24 hours duration)

DAY ΙI, Oct 15, 2021

  • 12:30:            Hackathon End
  • 12:30-14:30: Participants prepare presentations of the results produced
  • 14:30-15:30: Presentation of the hackathon results by Hackathon participants
  • 15:30-16:00: Final evaluation by project technical commission
  • 16:00-16:30: Awards

Why should you join?

  • To enlarge your network!
    Get to know other hackers AND organizations you may wanna be part of in the future!
  • To work on real-life challenges!
    Supply chains are part of almost every organization.
  • To improve your skills!
    Problem solving, Creativity Programming and more will be definitely needed.
  • To learn new things!
    Interaction with experts throughout the event
  • To…win?
    There will be a reward for the best ideas!
  • To have fun!
    We’ll do our best to entertain you and keep you sharp! 🙂

Key Facts

Time & Date

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Registration deadline: October 11, 2021

October 14-15, 2021


During the main event: English!

However, while hacking you are free to speak any language you agree on in your team!


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Virtual Event

(Computer, Webcam, Microphone, Headphones and stable internet connection needed during the full event) - optional on-site elements at some CYRENE partner universities


Either your are self-taught, a student or a professional, if you like the topic: register now!


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  • Programming skills in Python or any other language
  • Data mining
  • Network Science
  • Machine learning
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Cybersecurity


Participation in the CYRENE Hackathon is completely free of charge!


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Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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