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.