Radical - NTUA


National Technical University of Athens

The National Technical University of Athens‐NTUA (www.ntua.gr) is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Greece. It was founded in 1837 and has since been contributing to the progress of the engineering science in Greece, through the education of young engineers and its multi‐faceted research and development activities. The University comprises nine departments, each one covering a different aspect of the engineering field. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens is well known in Greece and abroad for the research achievements of its faculty members and the good reputation of its students and alumni. The field of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) spans a wide range of subject areas, like computer science, telecommunications, electronics, automatic control and electric power.

The  Institute  of  Communication  and  Computer  Systems‐ICCS  (www.iccs.ntua.gr)  is  a  research  organisation  associated with the School of ECE and has about 40 laboratories and research units presently active which are  established  by  the  implementation  of  several  structural  programmes  such  as  Mediterranean  Integrated  Programme  on  Informatics  of  European  Community  (MIP‐Informatics),  Public  Investment  and  Special  Development  Programmes  of  the  Ministry  of  Education  as  well  as  European  Programs  as  TIDE,  AIM,  RACE,  STRIDE, Telematics, ESPRIT, eTEN, ICT, etc.

 Expertise in R&D Projects

The research activities of the Distributed, Knowledge and Media Systems Group‐DKMS (www.grid.ece.ntua.gr) as  part of the NTUA domain, focus mainly on:

  • Advanced  Distributed  Computing,  dealing  with  topics  such  as  Service  Oriented  Architectures,  Cloud  Computing, Integration and Internet of Things. Work includes Distributed Computing, SOA systems, Data Aggregation, Policy‐driven systems, QoS and Trust issues in Service Provisioning Systems, SLA Lifecycle  Management (provisioning, negotiation, enforcement, etc). Related Projects which our group has led:  SocIoS (FP7), +Spaces (FP7), Ponte (FP7), IRMOS (FP7), CHALLENGERS (FP6), etc and involved: Vision  (FP7), Optimis (FP7), 4Caast (FP7), BEinGRID (FP6), NextGRID (FP6), Akogrimo (FP6), GRIA (FP5), GridLAB  (FP5)
  • Knowledge, Media & Digital Art, dealing with topics such as Knowledge Representation and Domain Modelling,  Artificial  Intelligence  and  Decision  Support  Systems,  Clustering  and  Pattern  Identification,  Data Mining and Database Integration, Computer Vision and Advanced Multimedia Applications. Related  Projects  to  which  our  group  has  led:  ANSWER  (FP7),  SCOVIS  (FP7),  POLYMNIA  (FP6),  SemVeillance,  Viopolis, Periklis (nationally funded), and participated: FIDIS (FP6), ITACITUS (FP6), etc.

Main role in the project:

NTUA will be one of the main technology providers of the RADICAL project, since it will contribute software  libraries and knowhow associated with its SocIoS and +Spaces projects (where NTUA is the technical leader).  NTUA’s primary role in the project will therefore be the integration of these projects in the RADICAL platform. At  the same time, NTUA will be in charge of the overall integration of the platform and of the development of the governance toolkit that will facilitate interoperability and replicability.  NTUA will lead the tasks of the RADICAL platform integration, in addition to customizing the SocIoS and +Spaces infrastructures to the RADICAL needs.  NTUA will be also in charge of the detailed specification of the various scenarios (and relevant KPIs), while also playing a role in the evaluation of the project’s platform from a technical, technological and usability perspective.  NTUA (Prof. Varvarigou) will serve as the Scientific Director of the project.

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