R&D Projects

Number of projects: 180


  • DARE - Delivering Agile Research Excellence on European e-Infrastructures

    DARE (Delivering Agile Research Excellence on European e-Infrastructures) aims to provide scientific communities with a unifying hyper-platform and development context to allow for user-friendly and reproducible carrying out of huge data-driven experiments, and rapid prototyping. DARE specifically addresses the requirements of innovating teams of research developers and scientists, who work on the intersection of software engineering and scientific domains, and on data, complexity and computing extremes.

  • Track and Know - Big Data for Mobility Tracking Knowledge Extraction in Urban Areas

    Track&Know will research, develop and exploit a new software framework that aims at increasing the efficiency of Big Data applications in the transport, mobility, motor insurance and health sectors. Stemming from industrial cases, Track&Know will develop user friendly toolboxes that will be readily applicable in the addressed markets, and will be also investigated in additional domains through liaison activities with running ICT-15 Lighthouse projects.

  • BigMedilytics - Big Data for Medical Analytics

    There are three main reasons for an immediate innovation action to apply big data technologies in Healthcare. Firstly, a Healthy nation is a Wealthy nation! An improvement in health leads to economic growth through long-term gains in human and physical capital, which ultimately raises productivity and per capita GDP. Secondly, Healthcare is one of the most expensive sectors, which accounts for 10% of the EU’s GDP continuously becoming more expensive.

  • CLICHA - Climate Change in Agriculture

    The primary sector, plant and animal production, depends a lot on the climatic conditions and it is expected to carry most of the weight of this change. Therefore, adjustments are necessary in the way that we perform agriculture; adjustments that will allow the continuation of the production of quality food from animal and plant origin and that will ensure the survival of the human race.

  • OpJ - Open Journalism

    Fake news emerges as an important problem for journalism and democracy, building on the growing loss of confidence in media. A potential solution could be to create more and better evidence-based stories that are supported by open data and readers can directly refer to original sources.

    Google DNI
  • Seniors Go Digital - Seniors Go Digital: Promoting Inclusive Strategies for Disadvantaged Seniors

    Although many senior citizens enjoy good health, aging often brings difficulties preventing older citizens from accessing goods and services and living independently. Ensuring accessibility for all is both a question of fundamental rights and crucial to making the most of the potential that senior citizens have in social and economic terms. Adult learning provides a means of up skilling or re-skilling those affected by unemployment and age, as well as making an important contribution to social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development.

  • MSc in Data Science

    This MSc (Master of Science) in Data Science program is the result of a collaboration between the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (link is external) and the University of the Peloponnese (link is external).

  • IASIS - Integration and analysis of heterogeneous big data for precision medicine and suggested treatments for different types of patients

    The vision of IASIS is to turn the wave of data heading our way into actionable knowledge for decision makers. This will be achieved by integrating data from disparate sources, including genomics, electronic health records and bibliography, and applying advanced analytics methods to discover useful patterns. Big Data in healthcare is in its early days, and most of the potential for value creation is being unclaimed. One of the main challenges is the analysis of acquired data.

  • StoryBot - Automated workflows in news production towards robot-assisted journalism

    StoryBot aims to provide an integrated platform for automated news production and presentation (publications). We propose the idea of a bot that:
    • allows the creation of an editorial plan, with a list of topics of interest
    • collects and aggregates web content (including content from social media) in real time for each topic of interest, highlighting basic entities from each story
    • allows journalists to combine and edit content from various sources into a single story
    • publishes the news story in the format and channel chosen by the journalist

    Google DNI
  • ΑΠOΛΛΩΝΙΣ - Εθνική Υποδομή για τις Ψηφιακές Ανθρωπιστικές Τέχνες και Επιστήμες και για την Γλωσσική Έρευνα και Καινοτομία.

    Το υποέργο αφορά στην αναβάθμιση των υπηρεσιών του clarin:el μέσω της επικαιροποίησης/αναβάθμισης των υπαρχόντων εργαλείων και των υπηρεσιών που έχουν ενταχθεί από το ΕΚΕΦΕ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΙΤΟΣ (ΕΚΕΦΕ-Δ), και μέσω του εμπλουτισμού του clarin:el με νέους γλωσσικούς πόρους, υπηρεσίες και πιλοτικές εφαρμογές. Αξιοποιώντας τα αποτελέσματα και τις τεχνολογίες που έχουν αναπτυχθεί από το ΕΚΕΦΕ-Δ σε μια σειρά από ερευνητικά έργα, όπως το «Εθνική Ερευνητική Υποδομή CLARIN EL», το «SentIMAGi», το «YourDataStories»
    και το «BigDataEurope», το ΕΚΕΦΕ-Δ θα υλοποιήσει τις ακόλουθες δράσεις:

  • CY CISE - Cypriot information sharing environment towards an integrated national maritime surveillance awareness and enhancement of cross-sector and cross-border exchange of information

    CY CISE mainly aims in the development of the Cypriot information sharing environment towards an integrated national maritime surveillance awareness, complying with the overall European CISE vision. It builds on the knowhow developed within the Hellenic CISE project (EASME/EMFF/2014/ however having NO overlapping between the new intended actions with the action funded under MARE/2014/26 call for proposals.

  • MARINE-EO - Bridging Innovative Downstream Earth Observation and Copernicus enabled Services for Integrated maritime environment, surveillance and security

    MARINE-EO is a H2020 PCP project that focuses on “Maritime Awareness” a top priority for Europe . “Awareness” sought either with regards to maritime security, border control against irregular immigration and safety of navigation, or sought in regards with the marine environment and climate change. “Awareness” is sought both for sea-basins of traditional interest like the Mediterranean and the Atlantic as well as for basins currently trending like the Arctic.
    The objectives of this project are:

  • FocusLocus - FocusLocus ADHD management Gaming System for educational achievement and social inclusion

    Το FocusLocus (FocusLocus: ADHD management Gaming System for educational achievement and social inclusion) αποσκοπεί στην ανάπτυξη καινοτόμων μεθοδολογιών παρέμβασης για την διαχείριση της Διαταραχής Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΔΕΠΥ) και υλοποιείται μέσω του προγράμματος «Ορίζοντας 2020» (Horizon 2020) που αποτελεί το χρηματοδοτικό πλαίσιο της ΕΕ για την Έρευνα και την Καινοτομία.

  • PRIMETECH - Promoting Technology enhanced Teaching in Primary Schools

    Net Media Lab of N.C.S.R. «Demokritos» participates in the Erasmus+ School Project “PRIMETECH: Promoting Technology enhanced Teaching in Primary Schools”

  • Code@Youth - Code and Youth: An Innovative Programme in the Digital Era

    The CODE@YOUTH project aims to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive challenging summer coding programme that will focus on introducing young people (13-17 yrs) to the world of coding and computing, by using in a constructive way teenagers’ long summer vacations, in order to teach them in a creative way how to code and to present them, through first-hand experience (visits) the spectrum of fields they can follow to study and later on work in the digital area.

  • E-Challenge - Summer E-Challenge: Acquiring Soft & Digital Skills Through Non-Formal Free-Time Practices

    According to the 2015 Eurydice Report the average summer holidays in Portugal, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece is about 11-13 weeks. Could this non-working be utilized in a useful and productive way so that young people can acquire skills and competences that are not highly promoted in formal education? Non-formal learning has been acknowledged widely in the last decade proving unique opportunity to involve young people in activities on a voluntary basis.

  • e-Women - Innovation and Employability for Women

    The project “Innovation and Employability for Women (e-Women) is financed by the Financial Mechanism (XM) of the European Economic Area (EEA) Period 2009-2014, controlled by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Project Code: EEA GR07 / 3889, SAE "013/8") and implementation period from January 2016 to March 2017.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • MaTHiSiS - Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS

    MaTHiSiS (Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS) is a H2020 project under the topic ICT-20-2015 Technologies for better human learning and teaching with a total cost of €7.618.584.

  • Hellenic CISE - Hellenic Common Information Sharing Environment

    Το έργο Hellenic CISE είναι ένα από τα παράλληλα εθνικά έργαπου έχουν ως στόχο τη βελτίωση και την ενίσχυση της διαλειτουργικότητας μεταξύ των διαφόρων φορέων θαλάσσιας επιτήρησης σε κάθε κράτος μέλος. Είναι μέρος του ευρωπαϊκού οδικού χάρτη για τη δημιουργία ενός κοινού περιβάλλοντος ανταλλαγής πληροφοριών για τη θαλάσσια επιτήρηση.

  • datACRON - Big Data Analytics for Time Critical Mobility Forecasting

    datACRON is a research and innovation collaborative project introducing novel methods for threat and abnormal activity detection in very large fleets of moving entities spread across large geographical areas.

  • HOBBIT - Holistic Benchmarking of Big Linked Data

    Linked Data has gained significant momentum over the last years. It is now used at industrial scale in many sectors in which an increasingly large amount of rapidly changing data needs to be processed. HOBBIT is an ambitious project that aims to push the development of Big Linked Data (BLD) processing solutions by providing a family of industry-relevant benchmarks for the BLD value chain through a generic evaluation platform. We aim to make open deterministic benchmarks available to test the performance of existing systems and push the development of innovative industry-relevant solutions.

  • OPALESCE - Online Portal and Active Learning System for Senior Citizens in Europe

    The goal of the project is to create a learning system focused on senior citizens that runs on mobile devices and downloads open learning content from an online platform. The system will integrate different media formats and interactivity into an innovative “micro unit” format suited even for small screen devices such as smartphones and easy enough to be used intuitively.

    The OPALESCE project is a Strategic Partnership project in the framework of Erasmus+. 5 partners from 4 countries participate (Greece, Germany, Portugal and Cyprus):

  • CHARISMA - Converged Heterogeneous Advanced 5G Cloud-RAN Architecture for Intelligent and Secure Media Access

    CHARISMA proposes an intelligent hierarchical routing and paravirtualised architecture that unites two important concepts: devolved offload with shortest path nearest to end-users and an end-to-end security service chain via virtualized open access physical layer security (PLS). The CHARISMA architecture meets the goals of low-latency (<1ms) and security required for future converged wireless/wireline advanced 5G networking.

  • SONATA - Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks

    Virtualisation and software networks are a major disruptive technology for communications networks, enabling services to be deployed as software functions running directly in the network on commodity hardware. However, deploying the more complex user-facing applications and services envisioned for 5G networks presents significant technological challenges for development and deployment. SONATA addresses both issues.

  • SESAME - Small cEllS coordinAtion for Multi-tenancy and Edge services

    SESAME targets innovations around three central elements in 5G: the placement of network intelligence and applications in the network edge through Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Edge Cloud Computing; the substantial evolution of the Small Cell concept, already mainstream in 4G but expected to deliver its full potential in the challenging high dense 5G scenarios; and the consolidation of multi-tenancy in communications infrastructures, allowing several operators/service providers to engage in new sharing models of both access capacity and edge computing capabilities.

  • FLYSEC - Optimising time-to-FLY and enhancing airport SECurity

    FLYSEC: Ένα έργο Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας που εντάσσεται στη δράση H2020 και επικεντρώνεται στο ευαίσθητο θέμα της βελτίωσης της ασφάλειας στις αερομεταφορές.

  • EuTravel - Optimodal European Travel Ecosystem

    To EuTravel στοχεύει να ενισχύσει την στρατηγική της ΕΕ σχετικά με την ανοιχτή και ενιαία αγορά για τις υπηρεσίες κινητικότητας (mobility), επιτρέποντας στους ταξιδιώτες να οργανώσουν ένα πολυμεσικό (multimodal) ταξίδι, σύμφωνα με τα δικά τους κριτήρια, συμπεριλαμβανομένων των περιβαλλοντικών επιπτώσεων. To EuTravel θα προσφέρει στους παρόχους ταξιδιωτικών υπηρεσιών έναν αποτελεσματικό τρόπο παροχής εξατομικευμένων υπηρεσιών με βάση τις ταξιδιωτικές ανάγκες των χρηστών και την πολιτική της ΕΕ αναφορικά με τις υπηρεσίες κινητικότητας.

  • VITAL - VIrtualized hybrid satellite-TerrestriAl systems for resilient and fLexible future networks

    VITAL (VIrtualized hybrid satellite-TerrestriAl systems for resilient and fLexible future networks) is an ambitious project addressing the combination of Terrestrial and Satellite networks by pursuing two key innovation areas, by bringing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into the satellite domain and by enabling Software-Defined-Networking (SDN)-based, federated resources management in hybrid SatCom-terrestrial networks.

    The VITAL project is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Research and Innovation program.

  • EU CISE 2020 - ΕU Common Information Sharing Environment 2020

    To EUCISE 2020 στοχεύει να αποτελέσει ένα σημαντικό βήμα προς την ολοκλήρωση του οδικού χάρτη για τη δημιουργία ενός κοινού περιβάλλοντος ανταλλαγής πληροφοριών θαλάσσιας επιτήρησης. Στα πλαίσια του έργου συμμετέχει ένας μεγάλος αριθμός φορέων, οι οποίοι σχηματίζουν ένα ευρύ πειραματικό περιβάλλον για καινοτομία και συνεργασία.

  • GRANKIT - Grandparents and Grandchildren Keep In Touch

    This project aims to promote active ageing and intergenerational solidarity through developing an innovative ICT training course for acquiring the necessary skills in order to participate in the modern world, both for pleasure and for business. Grandparents will be professionally trained with the involvement of their grandchildren who will transfer their current knowledge on social networking. When they will acquire the necessary skills they will set up a social communication network between them.

  • SUNNY - Smart UNmanned aerial vehicle sensor Network for detection of border crossing and illegal entry

    The SUNNY project aims to contribute to EUROSUR by defining a new tool for collecting real-time information in operational scenarios. SUNNY represents a step beyond existing research projects due to the following main features:

  • T-NOVA - Network Functions as-a-Service over Virtualised Infrastructures

    T-NOVA project plans to exploit the emerging concept of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), migrating network functions originally performed by hardware elements to virtualised infrastructures, deployed as software components. T-NOVA allows operators not only to deploy virtualized Network Functions (NFs) for their own needs, but also to offer them to their customers, as value-added services. T-NOVA leverages and enhances cloud management architectures for the elastic provision and (re-) allocation of IT resources assigned to the hosting of Network Functions.

  • tranScriptorium - tranScriptorium

    tranScriptorium is a STREP of the Seventh Framework Programme in the ICT for Learning and Access to Cultural Resources challenge. tranScriptorium is planned to last from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

    tranScriptorium aims to develop innovative, efficient and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of historical handwritten document images, using modern, holistic Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology.

    tranScriptorium will turn HTR into a mature technology by addressing the following objectives:

  • MAGELLAN - Μαγνητοηλεκτρικά Υλικά σε Κεραίες με Μεταβαλλόμενα Χαρακτηριστικά

    Σκοπός του ερευνητικού Έργου "MAGELLAN" είναι η ανάπτυξη καινοτόμων μαγνητοηλεκτρικών υλικών τα οποία θα χρησιμοποιηθούν στην κατασκευή κεραιών που μπορούν ελεγχόμενα να μεταβάλλουν κάποια από τα χαρακτηριστικά τους, όπως για παράδειγμα την πόλωσή τους. Στόχος του συγκεκριμένου Έργου είναι μέσα από την ερευνητική δραστηριότητα που θα αναπτυχθεί να δοθούν απαντήσεις σε θέματα που σχετίζονται με την αποδοτική χρήση υλικών με μαγνητικές ιδιότητες στην ανάπτυξη κεραιών για σύγχρονα τηλεπικοινωνιακά συστήματα.

  • SYNTELESIS - Innovative Technologies and Applications Based on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing NSRF / ΕΣΠΑ (ΕΠΑΝ ΙΙ)
  • SAINT - Systemic Analysis In Network Threats

    Το έργο SAINT – Systemic Analysis In Network Threats έχει ως αντικείμενο την εξέλιξη υφιστάμενων και την ανάπτυξη νέων μεθολογιών μελέτης της παράνομης εγκληματικής δραστηριότητας στον Κυβερνοχώρο, με την δημιουργία ενός νέου θεωρητικού και εμπειρικού πλαισίου ανάλυσης.

  • DOGANA - aDvanced sOcial enGineering And vulNerability Assessment framework

    Πρόσφατα συμπεράσματα από την διερεύνηση περιστατικών ασφαλείας αποκαλύπτουν ότι αρκετά συμβάντα έχουν βασική ανθρώπινη διάσταση: σε περίπου 90% των συμβάντων ασφαλείας οι επιτιθέμενοι διευκόλυναν το έργο τους μέσω επιθέσεων “Κοινωνικής Μηχανικής”, γνωστής ως Social Engineering.


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  • RADIO - Robots in assisted living environments: Unobtrusive, efficient, reliable and modular solutions for independent ageing

    Demographic and epidemiologic transitions have brought a new health care paradigm with the presence of both, growing elderly population and chronic diseases. Life expectancy is increasing as well as the need for long-term care. Institutional care for the aged population faces economical struggles with low staffing ratios and consequent quality problems.

  • YDS - Your Data Stories

    The revolution in information technology over the last years has proven its ability to process huge amounts of data and made evident that big data can change the world. Open Government Data (OGD), from being an obscure possibility just five years ago, is spreading across the globe at a phenomenal rate, delivering the promise to spur innovation, to deliver better services for less money, to improve planning, to increase transparency, and to reduce corruption.

  • BigDataEurope - Integrating Big Data, Software & Communities for Addressing Europe's Societal Challenges

    BigDataEurope will provide support mechanisms for all the major aspects of a data value chain, in terms of the employed data and technology assets, the participating roles and the established or evolving processes. The effectiveness of the provided support mechanisms will be assessed in different domains pertaining to Europe’s major societal challenges with respect to the needs and requirements of the related communities. To this end, BigDataEurope focuses on providing an integrated stack of tools to manipulate, publish and use large-scale

  • SentIMAGi - Brand monitoring and reputation management via multi-modal sentiment analysis

    Recent brand monitoring technologies rely mostly on the textual aspect of content to derive the under-lying public sentiment with respect to a brand, essentially ignoring the wealth of - constantly increasing - visual content. SentIMAGi will create a powerful brand monitoring and reputation management framework, exploiting multi-modal sentiment analysis methods and summariza-tion. The aim of the framework is to provide an efficient but complete view of the public senti-ment towards different aspects of a brand.

  • PYRONES - PYRo-mOdelliNg and Evacuation Simulation system

    Οι δομικές πυρκαγιές εξακολουθούν να αποτελούν σοβαρό κίνδυνο για την ανθρώπινη ζωή και τα κτήρια. Λόγω της πολυπλοκότητας και των μη ντετερμινιστικών χαρακτηριστικών του φαινομένου, η εκτίμηση της αποτελεσματικότητας των μέτρων πυροπροστασίας που έχουν ενσωματωθεί στο σχεδιασμό του κτιρίου, των στρατηγικών εκκένωσης καθώς και των πιθανών τρόπων απόκρισης των άμεσα ενδιαφερόντων, δεν είναι απλή υπόθεση.

  • SPEEDD - Scalable ProactivE Event-Driven Decision making

    SPEEDD (Scalable ProactivE Event-Driven Decision making) will develop a system for proactive event-based decision-making: decisions will be triggered by forecasting events -whether they correspond to problems or opportunities- instead of reacting to them once they happen.
    The decisions and actions will be real-time, in the sense that they will be taken under tight time constraints, and require on-the-fly processing of "Big Data", ie extremely large amounts of noisy data storming from different geographical locations as well as historical data.

  • Greco-Risks - Hellenic Natural-Hazards Risk-Mitigation System of Systems

    Η Ανάλυση / Χαρτογράφηση του Κινδύνου (Risk Assessment / Mapping) είναι μέρος του προ-κατασταλτικού σχεδιασμού (preparedness) και προφυλάσσει τη Χώρα από φυσικές ή ανθρωπογενής καταστροφές.

  • REVEAL - REVEALing hidden concepts in Social Media

    The world of media and communication is currently experiencing enormous disruptions: from one-way communication and word of mouth exchanges, we have moved to bi- or multi directional communication patterns.

  • ΣΥΝΑΙΣΘΗΣΗ - Ευφυή Δίκτυα Συλλογής και Επεξεργασίας Δεδομένων για Εξοικονόμηση Ενέργειας

    Το έργο "ΣΥΝΑΙΣΘΗΣΗ" αποβλέπει στο να επιστρατεύσει και να δημιουργήσει ένα οικοσυστήματα αποτελούμενο από ‘υπηρεσίες’ οι οποίες απορρέουν και παρέχονται από συσκευές (σένσορες, ελεγκτές, κτλ.), δεδομένα η ακόμα και βιολογικά συστήματα (π.χ. άνθρωπο). Οι υπηρεσίες αυτές δύναται να είναι τύπου ανίχνευσης (sensor), επεξεργασίας (processing) και δράσης (actuation). Μέσω του συστήματος αυτού οι παραπάνω υπηρεσίες θα δύναται να νοικιαστούν / προσληφθούν από χρήστες του συστήματος προκειμένου να εκπληρώσουν κάποιον στόχο.

  • PREPARE - Innovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response in Europe

    This project aims to close gaps that have been identified in nuclear and radiological preparedness following the first evaluation of the Fukushima disaster. It addresses the call Fission-2010-3.3.1: Update of emergency management and rehabilitation strategies and expertise in Europe.

  • POSCON - Positive Online Content and Services for Children in Europe

    With more and more children being online at a young age, concepts and ways to accompany and support them in their first and further steps on the internet are needed more than ever. One important keyword here is positive content and services – websites, online content, online environments and increasingly also apps where children can easily and safely enjoy the internet and mobile devices. This issue has been addressed on several levels before – on national level with initiatives bringing forward the production and promotion of positive content, and on European level e.g.

  • CLARIN-EL - CLARIN ATTIKI - Support and development of Greek partners for the participation in the European Research Infrastructure Consortia

    CLARIN-EL aims at:
    • designing and implementing the Research Infrastructure (creation of software for the storage and disposal of Language Resources and Technologies, conversion of Language Resources and Technologies aimed at interoperability, description / documentation of Language Resources and Technologies according to the agreed metadata schema, list of available Language Resources and Technologies etc.), by adopting international standards and best practices geared towards interoperability of resources and tools

  • C2LEARN - Creative Emotional Reasoning Computational Tools Fostering Co-Creativity in Learning Processes

    The C2Learn project aims to introduce an innovative digital gaming and social networking environment incorporating diverse tools, the use of which can foster co-creativity in learning processes in the context of both formal and informal educational settings.

  • SEMAGROW - Data intensive techniques to boost the real-time performance of global agricultural data infrastructures

    As the trend to open up data and provide them freely on the Internet intensifies, the opportunities to create added value by combining and cross-indexing heterogeneous data at a large scale increase. To seize these opportunities we need infrastructure that is not only efficient, real-time responsive and scalable but is also flexible and robust enough to welcome data in any schema and form and to transparently relegate and translate queries from a unifying end-point to the multitude of data services that make up the open data cloud.

  • BioASQ - A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering

    BioASQ will push for a solution to the information access problem of biomedical experts by setting up a challenge on biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (QA). Biomedical knowledge is dispersed in hundreds of heterogeneous knowledge sources and databases; many of them are connected on the Linked Open Data cloud. Biomedical experts, on the other hand, are in constant need of highly specialized information, which they cannot easily obtain. To address their needs, an information system needs to "understand'' the data and answer efficiently the experts' questions.

  • HIPOW - Protection of Critical Infrastructure against High Power Microwave Threats

    Η κύρια επιδίωξη του HIPOW είναι να βελτιώσει την τρέχουσα ευρωπαϊκή κατάσταση σχετικά με την εξοικείωση με τις υψηλής ισχύος μικροκυματικές απειλές και την επάρκεια της προστασίας των κρίσιμων υποδομών. Το έργο εντάσσεται στη θεματική ενότητα ''SEC-2011.2.2-2: Προστασία κρίσιμων υποδομών (κατασκευές, πλατφόρμες και δίκτυα) aπό ηλεκτρομαγνητικές επιθέσεις”. Οι προδιαγραφές που θα προκύψουν από το έργο θα είναι συμβατές με υπάρχουσες τεχνικές και πρότυπα που χρησιμοποιούνται ήδη για άλλες απειλές, όπως η αστραπή. Το HIPOW θα εστιάσει ειδικά στους ακόλουθους στόχους:

  • HIT-GATE - Heterogeneous Interoperable Transportable GATEway for First-Responders

    Η ανάγκη για το HIT-GATE: Τα Σώματα Ασφαλείας & Άμεσης Δράσης (π.χ. αστυνομικό, πυροσβεστικό σώμα κ.α.) συχνά χρησιμοποιούν ασύμβατες τεχνολογίες για τις ασύρματες επικοινωνίες τους στο πεδίο όπως π.χ. είναι τα αναλογικά συστήματα κινητών επικοινωνιών με τα ψηφιακά TETRA ή WIMAX κλπ. Ως εκ τούτου, οι μονάδες από διαφορετικά σώματα αδυνατούν να επικοινωνήσουν μεταξύ τους σε πραγματικό χρόνο όταν μια κρίση απαιτεί συντονισμένη δράση (π.χ. πυρκαγιά σε πλοίο εντός του λιμανιού). Οι ίδιοι περιορισμοί ισχύουν και στην περίπτωση μιας δια-συνοριακής κρίσης (cross-border crisis) όπως π.χ.

  • PACT - Public perception of security and privacy: Assessing knowledge, Collecting evidence, Translating research into action

    Το PACT είναι ένα πρόγραμμα συνεργασίας, με διάρκεια 36 μήνες, το οποίο στοχεύει:
    1) στην αξιολόγηση των γνώσεων που υπάρχουν για τη σχέση μεταξύ ασφάλειας και προστασίας της ιδιωτικότητας και το ρόλο που διαδραματίζουν η εμπιστοσύνη ή και οι επιφυλάξεις και οι ανησυχίες σχετικά με την εφαρμοσμένη τεχνολογία ασφαλείας,
    2) στην συλλογή εμπειρικών στοιχείων, μέσω μίας πανευρωπαϊκής έρευνας σχετικά με τη δημόσια αντίληψη της σχέσης μεταξύ προστασία της ιδιωτικότητας, τα θεμελιώδη δικαιώματα και την ασφάλεια,

  • ORTHO-eMAN - A web-based e-training platform for Extended Human Motion Investigation in Orthopedics

    The project seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, by creating a new e-learning environment for human motion analysis. For this reason, the project aims to offer to orthopedic doctors and engineers interested in medical field, a common learning tool, with interdisciplinary approaches using learning methodologies and experience from previous EU project, e-MedI – Virtual Medical School.

    LLP - Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation
  • NOMAD - Policy Formulation and Validation through non moderated crowdsourcing

    The ability to leverage the vast amount of user-generated content for supporting governments in their political decisions requires new ICT tools that will be able to analyze and classify the opinions expressed on the informal Web, or stimulate responses, as well as to put data from sources as diverse as blogs, online opinion polls and government reports to an effective use.

  • GERYON - Next Generation Technology Independent Interoperability of Emergency Services

    GERYON proposes an innovative emergency inter-networking system capable of connecting existing irst responder
    communication systems and enabling the integration of next generation mobile networks by  defining technology independent standardized interfaces and autonomic configuration and adaptation techniques under the umbrella of

  • USEFIL - Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living

    The number of elderly citizens in EU as well as the total number of seniors living alone is growing leading to increased demands placed on society’s care and medical services. Although ICT technologies can increase safety, independence and quality of life of elderly people while staying at home the adoption rates of such advancements show that these are still undesired by the majority of the population. USEFIL project intends to cope with this gap proposing advanced but affordable in-home unobtrusive monitoring and web communication solutions.

  • ACRIMAS - Aftermath Crisis Management System-of-systems Demonstration

    Η Διαχείριση Κρίσεων (ΔΚ) αποτελεί βασική ικανότητα κάθε σύγχρονης κοινωνίας, παρά την υψηλή ποικιλομορφία και την ετερογένεια η οποία την διέπει. Σύμφωνα με την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, η ΔΚ μπορεί να θεωρηθεί ως ένα «Υπερσύστημα» που εμπεριέχει:
    - διάφορους οργανισμούς και μέλη με διαφορετική κουλτούρα,
    - πολιτικές αντιμετώπισης και αγαθά,
    - διαφορετικά άμεσα ενδιαφερόμενα μέλη,
    - σχήματα προμηθειών.

  • ALICANTE - MediA Ecosystem Deployment through Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments

    The ALICANTE project proposes a novel concept towards the deployment of a new networked 'Media Ecosystem' based on a flexible cooperation between providers, operators and end-users.

  • PERSEUS - Protection of European seas and borders through the intelligent use of surveillance

    PERSEUS delivers a comprehensive set of validated and demonstrated recommendations and proposes standards. PERSEUS has assembled major users and providers, ensuring privileged access to existing surveillance systems and assets for an optimised coverage of the area of interest. These users will define, assess and validate the alignment of PERSEUS's recommendations to their needs. PERSEUS also includes an evolution mechanism to enlarge the user base and integrate emerging technologies during its lifetime.

  • GREENET - An early stage training network in enabling technologies for GREEN radio

    GREENET aims at the formation of a joint Training/Research Network focused on the analysis, design, and optimization of energy efficient wireless communication systems and networks.

  • TASS - Total Airport Security System

    Το TASS αποτελείται ένα πολυ-τμηματικό και πολυ-επίπεδο ευφυές ολοκληρωμένο σύστημα παρακολούθησης, στόχος του οποίου είναι να παρέχει λύση επιτήρησης και ασφάλειας για όλες τις περιοχές και λειτουργίες του αεροδρομίου, παρέχοντας σε πραγματικό χρόνο ακριβή επίγνωση της κατάστασης στις αρχές του αεροδρομίου. Για να το επιτύχει αυτό το στόχο, ενσωματόνονται στο σύστημα TASS διάφοροι τύποι αισθητήρων και υποσυστήματα συλλογής δεδομένων με διάφορους τρόπους, είτε κινητά είτε σταθερά, και όλα κατάλληλα για λειτουργία ανεξαρτήτως τις συνθήκες του περιβάλλοντος.

  • DITSEF - Digital & Innovative Technologies for Security & Efficiency of First responder operations

    Σκοπός του DITSEF είναι η βελτίωση της αποτελεσματικότητας και η παροχή ασφάλειας σε ομάδες Αντιμετώπισης Καταστροφών με χρήση προηγμένης τεχνολογίας. Η τεχνογνωσία που θα αναπτυχθεί στα πλαίσια του DITSEF θα επιτρέπει τη συγκέντρωση πληροφοριών από το περιβάλλον και τη μεταβίβασή τους στους συντονιστές της εκάστοτε επιχείρησης Αντιμετώπισης Καταστροφών.
    Το DITSEF θα παρέχει:
    - Αδιάκοπη επικοινωνία ανάμεσα στους διασώστες και τα κέντρα συντονισμού μέσω αυτο-οργανούμενου, εύρωστου, ad-hoc ασύρματoυ δικτύου,

  • AVISPIRE - Audio-VIsual Speech Processing for Interaction in Realistic Environments

    AVISPIRE will work towards expanding the state-of-the-art in the topic of audio-visual speech processing from today’s "toy" examples to realistic human-computer interaction in difficult, realistic environments like the classroom, the automobile, multimedia streams of broadcasted news, and during meetings in smart rooms. Work will focus on both robust extraction of visual speech information, as well as its efficient fusion with the acoustic modality.

  • HMFM - Hear Me, Feel Me

    The HMFM project deals with the chronic condition of vision impairment.Different degrees of vision impairments are inevitable results of growing old, as the physiology of our eyes changes with time when the eye tissues lose their flexibility and suffer from damages caused by everyday life, different health conditions (such as diabetes or blood pressure) and gravity.The possibilities to prevent vision impairment with technology are very limited, but there are promising possibilities to support the visually impaired elderly in better managing their everyday lives with the help of modern infor

    Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
  • SYNC3 - Synergetic Content Creation and Communication

    SYNC3 will provide an intelligent framework for making more accessible the vast quantity of user comments on news issues. The project will structure the part of blogsphere that refers to running news stories, rendering it accessible, manageable and re-usable. The immediate target of SYNC3 is the news industry and social networks, but domains like commerce, tourism, e-science and business intelligence are likely to benefit from the resulting technology.

  • OPTI-TRANS - Optimised Transport System for Mobile Location-Based Services

    Το Έργο OPTI-TRANS στοχεύει στη δημιουργία μιας κινητής πλατφόρμας GNSS η οποία παρέχει τους χρήστες (καθημερινούς επιβάτες/ταξιδιώτες) τη δυνατότητα να προγραμματίζουν το ταξίδι τους με αποτελεσματικό τρόπο ώστε να χρησιμοποιούν έναν συνδυασμό από δημόσια και ιδιωτικά μέσα μαζικής μεταφοράς συνδυάζοντας πληροφορία από ποικίλους δημόσιους φορείς μαζικής μεταφοράς και από ιδιώτες κατόχους οχημάτων. Παρουσιάζεται λοιπόν στον καθημερινό επιβάτη ή τον ταξιδιώτη ο βέλτιστος συνδυασμός για την μετακίνησή του, βασισμένος και στο σημείο στο οποίο βρίσκεται.

  • CASAM - Computer-Aided Semantic Annotation of Multimedia

    CASAM expects to facilitate the synergy of human and machine intelligence to significantly speed up the task of human-produced semantic annotation of multimedia content. The project will deal with the task of aggregating human and machine knowledge with the ultimate target of minimizing human involvement in the annotation procedure. Intelligent human-computer interaction is of central importance, and the concept of effort-optimized knowledge aggregation will be introduced. This as the task of reaching the desired result by requiring the least effort from the user.

  • ADAMANTIUM - ADAptative Management of mediA distributioN based on saTisfaction orIented User Modelling

    The predominant candidate for the current trend of multimedia services convergence with mobile/fixed networks and broadcast-interactive applications is the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). IMS entails novel business opportunities for pioneering and emerging multimedia services, such as IPTV and VoIP video call applications.

  • ENFORA - Innovation Transfer of DEDALOS project, for teaching English as a second language to deaf people, whose first language is the Sign Language, via e-learning tools

    It is a common remark among the professionals in the fields of special education, that despite of the last years tremendous evolution of computer communication networks, Internet and its services and facilities, little has been done towards the direction of usage and penetration of these services within the domain of Linguistic Training for the Deaf people. The absence of material in the Sign Language and the difficulties of Sign Language adaptation into the existing e-learning systems are the main reasons.

  • IMPACT - Improving Access to Text

    The IMPACT project brings together fifteen national and regional libraries, research institutions and commercial suppliers - all centres of competence with unequalled experience of large-scale text digitisation processes and technologies. The project will let them share their know-how and best practices, develop innovative tools to enhance the capabilities of OCR engines and the accessibility of digitised text and lay down the foundations for the mass-digitisation programmes that will take place over the next decade.

  • EMERGE - Emergency Monitoring and Prevention

    Delayed calls of emergency medical services (e.g. in case of physical or mental disorders resulting from strokes or falls) lead to increased hospitalisation and movement of elderly people into nursing homes. This decreases their quality of life unnecessarily and causes considerable costs. Due to demographical changes in Europe, this situation is expected to get worse in the future. This problem is addressed in EMERGE by supporting elderly people with innovative emergency monitoring and prevention. Humans are bio-psycho-social beings, whose character is to follow typical behaviour.

  • ENTHRONE-II - End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals

    The provision of an integrated management based on the end-to-end QoS over heterogeneous networks and terminals is considered to be a key element for the successful mass market provision of audio-visual services, that would produce revenues for the content/service providers and network operators. The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals.

  • POLITIMO - A system for processing, managment and access to the content of valuable books and handwritten documents. GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • IMOSAN - Integrated Multi-layer Optimization in broadband DVB-S.2 SAtellite Networks

    The IMOSAN project proposes an integrated management solution that allows optimum usage of the satellite spectrum, which spans across three layers: physical, network and service. This multi-layer optimization will be based on the capabilities of DVB-S.2 standard and will be performed in an integrated and coherent way for all layers, using a Satellite Resource Management System (SRMS). Adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) features of DVB-S.2 standard will be exploited, to provide optimization in time varying operating environments.

  • SEARCH3D - Cognitive search and retrieval of 3D graphical models GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • OntoSum - Ontology Management and Use to Support Summarization

    The OntoSum project is funded by the Greek government and supports three PhD students working on the following subjects:

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • Voice Portal - Σύστημα Φωνητικής Πύλης για την Πληροφόρηση και Εξυπηρέτηση του Πολίτη

    Το συγκεκριμένο έργο αποσκοπεί στην ανάπτυξη ενός Συστήματος Φωνητικής Πύλης πάνω από IP δίκτυα (Voice Over IP), το οποίο θα εγκατασταθεί στο ΕΚΕΦΕ Δ και θα έχει σκοπό να παρέχει σε όλους τους πολίτες και τις επιχειρήσεις ηλεκτρονικές υπηρεσίες μέσω του Τηλεφώνου και web για το ΕΚΕΦΕ ‘Δημόκριτος’, τη Γ.Γ.Ε.Τ και το Δήμο ΧC

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • LIAISON - LocatIon bAsed servIceS for the enhancement of wOrking enviroNment

    The LIAISON project will turn emergent technologies, applications and services into actual business cases in order to allow key European actors to fulfill in a competitive manner the needs of workers in their daily life, for seamless and personalized location services across heterogeneous network. It will provide end-to-end Location Based Services, applications and solutions and will contribute to new business models to secure the sustainability of the services and applications.

  • Satelite - Μετάδοση Πολιτιστικών Γεγονότων σε πραγματικό χρόνο μέσω δορυφορικού Δικτύου

    Το πρόγραμμα στοχεύει στην υλοποίηση και χρήση δορυφορικής υποδομής ως μια κατάλληλης δικτυακής υποδομής Πανελλαδικής κάλυψης, η οποία μπορεί να διασυνδέσει απομακρυσμένα σημεία ανά την επικράτεια προκειμένου για την μετάδοση βιντεοσκοπημένων πολιτιστικών γεγονότων με 4 σύγχρονους εναλλακτικούς τρόπους μετάδοσης βίντεο: 1) Μετάδοση βίντεο κατά απαίτηση (Video on Demand) 2) Μετάδοση βίντεο μέσω του διαδικτύου για όλους του χρήστες του διαδικτύου (θα χρησιμοποιηθούν τεχνολογίες Real Video και QuickTime για γρήγορη – σύγχρονου χρόνου μετάδοση μέσω του web).

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • TECHNOLANGUE - Processing and presentation of information on the transport networks and the uses of land of Mediterranean countries.

    The objective of this project is the development of interactive maps, network-based GIS and a portal that will unify the description of land use data and the transport networks of countries of the Mediterranean Emphasis is given on a unified description language for the data that will facilitate situation assessment and planning for viability and sustainable development.

  • ATHENA - Digital Switchover: Developing Infrastructures for Broadband Access (Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks)

    In Sevilla European Council it was indicated that two major problems (among the others) have to be solved towards eEurope 2005 and beyond: the transition to digital television in UHF band (digital switchover) and the broadband access for all. ATHENA project considers that if proper decision will be taken for the digital switchover (taking into account the networking aspect of the new television) it will also provide a solution for the second problem (the broadband access for all citizens).

  • ENTHRONE - End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals (Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks)

    The ENTHRONE project proposes an integrated management solution which covers an entire audio-visual service distribution chain, including content generation and protection, distribution across networks and reception at user terminals. The aim is not to unify or impose a strategy on each individual entity of the chain, but to harmonise their functionality, in order to support an end-to-end QoS architecture over heterogeneous networks, applied to a variety of audio-visuals services, which are delivered at various user terminals.

  • eSchoolLib - Toolbox for Schoοl Libraries

    The project will cover several needs of a school library like digitizing, archiving, indexing and searching in ac-cordance with an asynchronous educational platform with remote access properties. The project?s target is an automated archiving-indexing tool that permits daily addition of an extensive amount of information and the en-couragement of e-Learning in secondary school students through the provision of selected, quality information.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • Bioathletics - Intelligence Access Control System for entering in athletes events

    The project aims to create an integrated system for controlling the access of persons in athletic organizations. The system consists of two subsystems: the first is dedicated to control the access of the certified persons, while the second is dedicated to control the access of the spectators.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • D-SCRIBE - System for Digitisation and Processing of Greek Manuscripts

    The objective of this project is the development of an integrated system for management and processing of old Greek manuscripts. The system includes tools for the indexing and recognition of texts from the early Christian period, as well as educational software for training of paleographers in reading and interpretation of the old manuscripts.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • ATHENS - Athletic Information inside a Stadium

    ATHENS aims to study and develop a new service for informing spectators. Specifically, it aims to provide advanced information services to spectators via a combination of wireless networks and terminal devices. As a sport event, the classic athletics have been chosen. The project aims to provide access through a wireless network to spectators of sport evens, with the emphasis given to classic athletics.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • VIRTULAB - Virtual Laboratories Network for tele-learning and tele-working applications

    The project aims to implement a cooperation network as well as to develop a technology platform based on distant learning technologies and training of engineers in order to strengthen two learning applications: (a) distance learning by mutual use of laboratory infrastructure of the two involved countries, and (b) distance industrial output for short or middle scale production. The ultimate aim of the project is the creation of a ?virtual laboratory?

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • WIN - Wireless Internet Network

    WIN is a pilot wireless broadband network for fast internet access at the 3.5 GHz licensed frequency band funded by the IST Program of the European Union Commission. WIN is the first such near commercial size cellular wireless network ever operated at the 3.5 GHz frequency band in Greece. The WIN network consists of two cells covering a large portion, approximately 35, of the Athens bay.

  • AMEA TOOLS - System for information and training of persons with special needs (AMEA TOOLS)

    The objective of the project was the design and development of an integrated information environment, which included: a) special technological equipment, adapted to the needs of persons with special needs (PSN) b) specialized software packages c) specially structured and presented information concerning items relevant to PSNs.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • Face recognition using biometric methods

    The objective of this project was to develop and test methods for face recognition. Various methods for feature extraction pertaining to face recognition tasks were considered, including eigenfaces and a novel supervised eigenfaces method. Web-based applications of face recognition were designed and implemented.

  • CRABS - Cellular Radio Access for Broadband Services

    Deployment of an integrated services network for fixed wireless access at 42GHz.

  • CyberROAD - Ανάπτυξη ενός οδικού χάρτη έρευνας για θέματα Ηλεκτρονικού εγκλήματος και Κυβερνοτρομοκρατίας

    Το έργο στοχεύει στη μελέτη σύγχρονων και μελλοντικών θεμάτων στην μάχη κατά του ηλεκτρονικού εγκλήματος και της κυβερνοτρομοκρατίας, ώστε να καταρτίσει έναν οδικό χάρτη έρευνας στην περιοχή της Κυβερνοασφάλειας. Το έργο θα παρέχει αρχικά ένα λεπτομερές στιγμιότυπο του τεχνολογικού, οικονομικού, πολιτικού και νομικού σεναρίου από το οποίο προκύπτει το κυβερνοέγκλημα και η κυβερνοτρομοκρατία. Στη συνέχεια, θα μελετήσει τις πιθανές ερευνητικές προτεραιότητες καθώς και ερευνητικά κενά. Το έργο βασίζεται στη σύνθεση μιας δυνατής κοινοπραξίας 20 εταίρων από 11 διαφορετικές χώρες της Ευρώπης.

  • AF3 - Advanced Forest Fire Fighting

    During the recent years an increase of extreme weather events has resulted in a greater concentration of fires which create a very high risk and lead to large-scale events, particularly destructive and difficult to manage.

    The AF3 project intends to implement capabilities increasing the efficiency of fire-fighting operations, to save human lives and reduce damages to the environment.


    The goal of the AMINESS project is to contribute in the safety, management and monitoring of the sea environment and the Aegean Sea in particular. Reducing the possibility of ship accidents in the Aegean Sea is important to all economic, environmental, and cultural sectors of Greece. Oil spill cleanups can cost over 1 billion Euros, whereas accidents involving water soluble cargos would result in irrevocable changes to the Aegean ecosystem. Despite an increase in traffic, there are no national-level monitoring policies and ships formulate routes according to their best judgment.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • CPS - Medium: A Novel Human Centric CPS to Improve Motor/Cognitive Assessment and Enable Adaptive Rehabilitation

    The objective of this research is to develop methods and tools for a multimodal and multi-sensor assessment and rehabilitation game system called CPLAY for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). CPLAY collects and processes multiple types of stimulation and performance data while a child is playing. Its core has a touch-screen programmable game that has various metrics to measure delay of response, score, stamina/duration, accuracy of motor/hand motion.

  • PASCAL 2 - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

    PASCAL is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Union. It has established a distributed institute that brings together researchers and students across Europe, and is now reaching out to countries all over the world. PASCAL is developing the expertise and scientific results that will help create new technologies such as intelligent interfaces and adaptive cognitive systems. To achieve this, it supports and encourages collaboration between experts in Machine Learning, Statistics and Optimization. It also promotes the use of machine learning in many relevant application domains.


    Ανάπτυξη υποδομών ενός ασύρματου δικτύου προσφέροντας ευρυζωνική διασύνδεση μεταξύ των υπηρεσιών και των Ινστιτούτων του ΕΚΕΦΕ

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • PRONTO - Event Recognition for Intelligent Resource Management

    PRONTO will offer real-time, knowledge-led support for decision-makers in sectors characterised by large volumes of multi-source, multi-format data. The project introduces a highly synergetic approach to intelligent resource management by combining the research areas of information extraction from sensor data, information extraction from audio and text, and event recognition. This approach is applicable to a wide range of domains, where resource management is needed, and the PRONTO technology will be tested in two such domains: emergency rescue operations and city transport management.

  • SERVIVE - Service Oriented Intelligent Value Adding Network for Clothing-SMEs embarking in Mass-Customisation

    In the next few years the small-scale success stories of the early adaptors can and should be used as the foundation for the implementation of Mass Customisation in Fashion throughout Europe on a wide and large scale. SERVIVE aims to be the launching platform enabling large-scale implementation of Mass Customisation in the European Fashion Domain.By bringing together all the key players of the garment production process (designers, industry, customers), SERVIVE aims at the mass customization and personalization of the process.

  • ESA META-PATCHES - Novel Metamaterials for Patch Antennas Applications

    The main goal of the project is to investigate the development of novel metamaterials produced by means of natural mechanisms and their application in patch antennas.
    Specific objectives are:

  • HURRICANE - Handovers for Ubiquitous and Optimal Broadband Connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments

    HURRICANE aims to provide concrete networking system answers to the question how an optimized handover operation is performed between two cooperative Radio Access Technologies that constitute potential business cases for both Telecom Operators and Broadcasters in the context of a Fixed Mobile Convergence communications environment. The main objectives of the project are to investigate, design, implement, validate, and propose for standardisation inter-system handover operations among radio cooperative networking environment.

  • QUATRO Plus - Content Labels for User Empowerment

    Traditional quality labels and trustmarks are logos that are visible to humans but undetectable by machines. The original 2-year QUATRO project identified a demand for and the usefulness of interoperable, machine-readable quality labels; created a platform for their delivery and authentication; and developed two end-user tools. QUATRO Plus seeks to build on the work done and to extend its scope significantly, notably by allowing users to contribute to both the creation of labels and the trust that other users may put in them.

  • LOOP - Coexistence and Optimization for LTE-RAN and WAN

    The B3G (Beyond 3rd Generation) vision is tending towards a global infrastructure where several systems can coexist to support transparent end-to-end communications in a cost-effective manner. An important issue for next generation wireless system will be coexistence and optimization to provide a "network-of-wireless-networks" accommodating a variety of radio technologies and mobile service requirements in a seamless cost-effective manner.

  • INDIGO - Interaction with Personality and Dialogue Enabled Robots

    INDIGO aims to develop human-robot communication technology for intelligent mobile robots that operate and serve tasks in populated environments. In doing so, the project will involve technologies from various sectors, and will attempt to introduce advances in respective areas, i.e. natural language interaction, autonomous navigation, visual perception, dialogue systems, and virtual emotions.

  • Synergia - Innovation Transfer Synergia, for the Distance and Lifelong Training of the Deaf People via ICT based Strategies, in eBusiness and New Economy

    It’s a common remark that among the fields of special education there isn’t sufficient work, in the fields of lifelong and distance ICT based learning for the Deaf people. The Deaf people are a group that has very limited access in information and learning in the Internet. Very few services, that are offered through the Internet are created and designed to provide access to impaired people and can integrate the supporting technologies that these people use. (e.g. very few services are designed according to WCAG 2.0).

  • SemVeillance - Semantic Analysis of Multimedia Content for Surveillance Applications

    The project goal is the use of semantic information in surveillance applications (Semantic surveillance). The final system will be able to:a. Detect safety critical events in real time (surveillance of objects-agents, analysis of activity, use of past events for inferencing).b. A posteriori analysis, i.e., analysis of stored multimedia content and retrieval of interesting events from large amount of data.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • XENIOS - Human-robot interaction using speech processing, natural language generation, and computer vision GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • DELTIO - Multimedia Content Analysis, using Evolving Ontologies - Case Study TV News

    DELTIO aims to develop new methods to represent, analyse and extract semantic information for multimedia content management, emphasizing on TV news.

    3rd Community Support Programme
  • BOEMIE - Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction

    The BOEMIE project proposes a bootstrapping approach to knowledge acquisition, which uses multimedia ontologies for fused extraction of semantics from multiple modalities, and feeds back the extracted information, aiming to automate the ontology evolution process. BOEMIE methodology BOEMIE advocates an ontology-driven multimedia content analysis (semantics extraction from images, video, text, audio/speech) through a novel synergistic method that combines multimedia extraction and ontology evolution in a bootstrapping fashion.

  • UNITE - Virtual Distributed Testbed for Optimisation and Coexistence of Heterogeneous Systems

    The renown beyond 3G scenario depicts a diverse wireless networking world of ?network of wireless networks? accommodating a variety of radio technologies and mobile service requirements in a seamless manner. The achievement of this vision raises significant research challenges in view of system coexistence; system scale; network robustness requirements; and evaluation tool design to provide a framework for cost-effective assessment of optimisation algorithms within a heterogeneous system environment. UNITE aims to address the aforementioned research challenges by: a.

  • MedIEQ - Quality Labelling of Medical Web Content using Multilingual Information Extraction

    Based upon state-of-the-art technology in the areas of web crawling and spidering, multilingual information extraction, semantic resources and quality labelling, MedIEQ will pave the way towards the automation of quality labelling process in medical web sites. MedIEQ will deliver tools that crawl the Web to locate medical web sites in seven different European languages (Spanish, Catalan, German, English, Greek, Czech, and Finnish) in order to verify their content using a set of machine readable quality criteria.

    Public Health
  • ACE2 - Antenna Center of Excellence

    The objectives for ACE in 2006-2007 (ACE-2) are to extend and complete the structuring effort started in 2004-2005 (in ACE-1) by tackling the fragmented European antenna R&D, reducing duplications and boosting excellence and competitiveness in key areas. Sophisticated antennas are a strategic multi-application technology for emerging communications, navigation and sensing services for the Information Society, Aeronautics & Space, transport, security, de-mining and tele-medicine.

  • KDubiq - A Blueprint for Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery Systems

    This multi-disciplinary approach constitutes a paradigm shift for the field of knowledge discovery since the idea of a standalone (desktop or workstation) analysis tool is abandoned in favour of process integrated, distributed and autonomous analysis systems. Work done in this area merely scratches the surface, is dispersed among several communities, and in a very early stage. Integration of the various sub-areas involves considerable risk.

  • Supervision of manual production processes GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • Automatic recognition of harmful content GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • PAVET-NE - Προηγμένο σύστημα υποστήριξης πωλήσεων και ανάλυσης καταναλωτικής συμπεριφοράς 3rd Community Support Programme
  • Advanced information processing services using computational intelligence

    The objective of this project is to develop and provide specialised advanced information processing services and products to various public institutions and/or private companies. Up to know services concerning automated digital map production utilizing state-of-the-art GIS and WEBGIS technologies were provided to the Municipality of Athens.

    Industrial research
  • SHARE - Mobile support for rescue forces, integrating multiple modes of interaction

    SHARE aims to develop a new type of advanced mobile service, called Push-To-Share, to support ?mobile content sharing? by the participants of field operational teams, such as fire rescue forces. Push-To-Share is an innovative extension of the commonly used Push-To-Talk technology and provides a new concept for simple ways of complex communication, combining an easy-to-use interface with a comfortable delivery of multimedia content.

  • QUATRO - Quality Assurance and Content Description

    The Quatro project is applying semantic web technologies to trust-mark schemes and quality labels. Drawing on past and original research, the project has defined a vocabulary that can be used by any trust-mark scheme and a technical platform to deliver the trust-marks in a format that can be processed by semantic web agents.

  • E-Medi - Virtual Medical School and e-learning Framework

    The objective of this work is to introduce innovative methods of training and the environment of training that will help to bridge the gap between the availability of specially trained radiology professionals and the current needs in Europe. The program will focus on data from mammographies, X-rays and MRI scans, but the results can be extended itself easily to other image types. The proposed work aims at creating the products and the services that will incorporate all the state-of-the-art techniques in e-learning.

  • KT-DIGICULT-BG - Knowledge Transfer for Digitisation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage in Bulgaria (KT-DIGICULT-BG)

    The objective of this project is the transfer of know-how, from European institutions that are active in the digitization processing and presentation of monuments of cultural heritage with final aim the creation of a digitisation centre in Bulgaria. NCSR Demokritos is one of these institutions and will transfer its knowhow on digitization and processing of old manuscripts. The work includes exchanges between European countries and Bulgaria so that we achieve an optimal transfer of know-how for the fulfilment of this objective.

  • ACE - Antenna Centre of Excellence

    The main objective of this project is to structure the fragmented European antenna R&D, reduce duplications and boost excellence and competitiveness in key areas. ACE deals with the antenna function of radio systems. This includes the electromagnetic interface from conductors to free space radiated waves, the beam-forming functions, whether they are analogue or digital, and adaptive \smart\ systems to optimize performance. The initial core participants of this NoE are 40 leading European institutions in antenna technology starting the R&D integration.

  • MULTI MINE - Human Network in Knowledge Management and Discovery Technologies from Multimedia Content

    MULTIMINE aims at forming in Greece a group of research organisations and companies with expertise in the technologies of knowledge management and knowledge discovery from multimedia content.
    Its main research areas include:

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  • INTERWATPOL - The natural environment and the anthropogenic effects in internal waters - Integrated methods of fol

    The objective of this project is the development and application of integrated methods of management with regard to the rapidly altered internal waters (lakes) with the help of satellite data, field measurements and by using intelligent techniques and mathematical models.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • FOR-EMC - Forum of laboratories implementing EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive

    The main objective of the project is to establish a network (forum) on European scale of EMC laboratories implementing or intending to implement the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC). This network of EMC laboratories aims to enhance collaboration between European units in order to prepare laboratories in the Candidate States for the process of implementation of the EMC Directive. With this general goal in mind, the network pursues the following objectives:

  • PRAXE - 01 PRAXE 127: e-Content Analysis

    The project aimed at preparing the commercial exploitation of our on-line content analysis technology. Combining techniques from the area of Artificial Intelligence (information extraction from multiple media, machine learning), through a carefully designed training process, it produces automatically models for filtering and semantic annotating documents.

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  • REPOSIT - Real Time Dynamic Bandwidth Optimisation in Satellite Networks

    The key objective of the REPOSIT project was to define, implement demonstrate and validate a spectrum efficient interactive satellite (DVB-S) network, using real time dynamic management of the available bandwidth, for supporting a variety of heterogeneous bit rate services, like interactive TV, Internet and multimedia services. The network was used for the interconnection of terrestrial distribution nodes and was tested, demonstrated and validated over an actual satellite. Both the downlink and uplink were based on DVB-S technology.

  • CREDO - Composite Radio and Enhanced Service Delivery for the Olympics

    Study of the joint employment of multiple differing radio access technologies (RAT), coexisting in a composite radio environment, with the aim of enabling versatile wireless access to enhanced QoS-aware IP services. More detailed objectives include:

  • SCOFI - Filtering the Internet by use of a Smart card

    SCOFI developed a system for filtering web pages containing harmful content for children. The system is based on smart cards technology and exploits techniques for multimedia content analysis.

  • SIFT - Solution for Internet Content Filtering

    Development of a platform based system that enables to integration of different filters according to the content rating system established by the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA). Filterix is one of the filters that was examined in this platform.

  • Collaboration Atlantique Mediterranee AntiDopage

    The objective of this project was to use multimedia methods for informing young people on the dangers of drugs and doping substances. An interactive CD enriched with videos and sound was created and distributed to various relevant institutions in Europe.

  • Study of interaction between the antenna of mobile handsets and the human body

    The interaction between the antenna of the mobile terminal and the body of the user holding it constitutes the main research objective of this project. More specifically, in the framework of the project, the mechanism and the parameters of this interaction are studied in detail. The aim is the evaluation of the handheld antenna performance degradation and on the other hand the determination of the amount of the RF power absorbed in the human body.

  • SOQUET - System fOr management of QUality of sErvice in 3G neTworks

    3G systems will allow the inter-connection of heterogeneous intelligent networks and applications. The objective of project SOQUET was to provide methodologies that allow the definition and provision of a particular quantifiable quality of service (QoS) across heterogeneous networks for all users; individuals, groups, professionals and consumers. The QoS defined relied on the users perceived QoS, in order to manage the resources to meet users end-to-end requirements.

  • WebC-MINE - WebC-MINE: Web usage mining from proxy/cache server logs

    Development of technology for processing large-scale usage data collected by Internet Service Providers (ISP), in order to discover knowledge from these data. This knowledge is used to model the ISP users.

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  • MAMBO - Multi-services Management Wireless Network With Bandwith Optimisation

    The MAMBO project addressed the problem of managing the audio-video services distribution on the available bandwidth. It is clear that the main advantage of using digital transmission for audio-video services has been and will be the ability to use less bandwidth and infrastructure for reduced operation expenses per program. The project proposed an innovative concept and system capable of optimising the bandwidth allocation for every service, function of the complexity of the service and based on the perceived quality of the service.

  • CROSSMARC - CROSS-lingual Multi-Agent Retail Comparison

    Development of technology for web content analysis. CROSSMARC technology was examined in four languages (Greek, English, Italian, and French), and two application domains (laptop offers, job offers). CROSSMARC developed an infrastructure that facilitates the integration of new tools and the adaptation to new domains.

  • Flexible Wireless Network for Automation and Control Processes

    The project objective was to develop a flexible, low cost, wireless (full duplex) smart network for automation and control processes. One of the main features of the system is its capability to be self-configured by changing the network topology automatically, based on logical addresses. The network consists of several identical remote stations controlled by one central station, which has also access to Internet. The system is reconfigurable, so that the number of the remote stations can be varied without affecting the network performance.

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  • M-PIRO - M-PIRO Multilingual Personalised Information Object

    The M-PIRO project developed state of the art techniques and tools in natural language generation, speech synthesis, user modelling, and their interaction with adaptive hypermedia and virtual reality systems. The project built on existing museum collection information database systems, and utilised the information management and design expertise from the museum partners. The M-PIRO software creates descriptions of museum artefacts automatically, using information stored in a database. Children, adults and experts all receive slightly different, personalised, descriptions.

  • Resource Management and Traffic Control in Large Broadband Networks under QoS Constraints

    The project employs asymptotic techniques to develop a theory that will allow, in simple but sufficiently accurate terms, the quantitative characterisation of the economies of scale achievable in large multiplexing environments, reminiscent of the operating conditions in modern large, high-speed backbones. The resulting theory will provide the basis for the design of enhanced procedures for (a) network resource allocation, under given traffic load and QoS constraints and (b) connection admission control, under given resources and QoS requirements.

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  • AInet - Human Network on Artificial Intelligence

    AInet was a network of research organizations focusing on artificial Intelligence. Seminars and workshops were organized with the aim to train and inform students and professionals on various aspects of these technologies.

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  • HELDINET - Human Network for the Dissemination and Use of new Technologies on Data Bases

    HELDiNET was a network of research organizations focusing on new database technologies. Seminars and workshops were organized with the aim to train and inform students and professionals on various aspects of these technologies.

    GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • KOINOTITES - Automatic Construction of User Communities in Digital Libraries

    KOINOTITES (transliteration of the Greek word for Communities) was a project funded internally by NCSR ?Demokritos? to study the effect of personalization in digital libraries. In the course of the project, unsupervised machine learning methods were evaluated on the task of constructing models for communities of users with common interests and/or common navigational behavior in the site of a digital library.

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  • HYGEIOROBOT - Navigation and Control of Mobile Robot for Hospital Services

    This research project aimed at the development and implementation of algorithms for manipulation and navigation control of a mobile robotic system. The final goal of the system is to evaluate the potential of intelligent robot technology in performing assistive tasks within a hospital environment.

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  • Executable Intentional Languages and Intelligent Applications in Multimedia, Hypermedia and Virtual GSRT/Ministry of Development
  • SCHEMATOPOIESIS - Integrated environment for the development and exploitation of Greek controlled languages

    SCHEMATOPOIESIS developed the first Greek prototype style checker to assist Greek technical writers as well as to facilitate translation from Greek to other languages. The project covered technical documents from the domain of computational equipment.

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  • ADIET - Adaptive Information Extraction Technology

    Development of a tool for the customization of Named-Entity Recognition Systems in different languages, with the use of Machine Learning methods.

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  • Virtual Video club: Design and development of an integrated system for the management and distribution

    The objective of this project was the design, development and demonstration of an integrated distributed environment for the management and distribution of audiovisual content through the use of advanced video coding technologies, storage, wireless communications and interconnection of users. The project developed a pilot site, which was used to demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed method. The pilot application concerned the creation of a virtual video club, within the limits of a neighborhood. The proposed application replaced all activities in the relation customer ?

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  • AUTONOMA - Automatic Acquisition of Named-Entity Recognition Grammars for Greek

    Use of grammar induction methods for the acquisition of Named-Entity grammars in Greek.

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  • Intelligent Camera for Texture Recognition

    The objective of this project was to develop and test intelligent image processing and pattern recognition methods embedded in a digital camera, aiming at supporting tasks of quality control. Combination of feature selection and extraction techniques based on texture were implemented. For the classification stage, a multiclassifier approach was followed, based on neural networks, fuzzy logic and statistical techniques.

  • ANET - Adaptive Named Entity Recognition Technology

    Development of a Named-Entity Recognition System for Greek, Italian and English, using
    Machine Learning methods.

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  • Data modelling-Information extraction using computational learning

    The objective of this project was to provide advanced data modelling services using computational learning techniques. In the framework of this project services concerning econometric data modelling using neural networks were provided to Milward Brown and Initiative Media market research agencies.

    Industrial research
  • Resource management and admission control for the efficient management of broadband networks under quality constraints

    Internal NCSR "Demokritos" "seed" project, funded after a competitive selection process. Provided the initial base for a larger national project (in the ΠΕΝΕΔ framework). For technical details, see the description of the successor project ΠΕΝΕΔ 99ΕΔ92.

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  • AMFITRYON - Interactive TV programs through computer networks

    The objective of this project is the creation of an integrated environment for the provision of TV programs through computer networks. Its aim is the development of the principles and functionalities of Video on Demand and interactive television services. Digital programs are distributed under the request and control of the user, through a computer network, directly to his personal computer. The capability of interaction and participation to the TV program is provided to the end user/viewer.

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  • MITOS - Document filtering, information extraction and data-mining applied to financial news (MITOS)

    MITOS addressed the problem of information overload by developing a system able to filter and extract information from electronic news articles, as well as to discover new knowledge implicitly stored in databases. The system was tested with news and data from the Greek financial market.

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  • DIGINEWS - Advanced OCR methods for digital newspaper archives

    The objective of this project was the development and testing of methodologies for the digital preservation of old newspapers. The project involved methods for enhancing old newspaper images, for automatic segmentation of the digital newspaper images in order to locate and store specific articles and for improving optical character recognition results, thus contributing towards the implementation of a digital newspaper library

    Industrial research
  • Automated Estimation of the Biological Quality of Soils

    The objective of this project was the development and implementation of new computer vision techniques for the automated estimation of the bioecological quality of soils The methodology developed is based on relating the micromorphology of the soil with its biochemical characteristics. Its final goal was the development of a system for the recognition of characteristics relevant to the soil quality by computer processing of soil section images.

  • Human Network of New Technologies in Informatics
  • GIE - Greek Information Extraction

    In GIE NCSR and Sheffield worked for the development of a prototype named entity recogniser for the Greek language and for the domain of management succession events. They also developed tools to facilitate the customisation of named entity recognition in new domains for both English and Greek languages.

  • CHRONOBASI - Research in Temporal Databases

    Creation of a new research personnel in the area of temporal databasis.

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  • Human Networks of Language Technology
  • Geonickel - Integrated technologies for mineral exploration; Pilot project for Nickel ore deposits

    Among the most promising results of the project were: GEOSIS, an information system tailored to the needs of the expert geo-scientist, providing support through all the stages of Nickel exploration, ANNGIE: A prototype software tool, developed to help automate the classification of lithological regions, the identification of mineral alteration zones and the detection of geological lineaments from multisource data.

  • ECRAN - Extraction of Content : Research at Near Market

    ECRAN advances a key research technology and is a first step towards the personal newspaper and the active e¬mail system, long awaited to deal with information overload on citizens with electronic access.

  • GLOSSASOFT - Methods and Guidelines for Interlinguality in Software Constraction

    The objectives of the project were

    • to produce guidelines for the internationalization of new and existing software applications,
    • to produce guidelines, methods and to specify tools for the localization of internationalized software applications,
    • to apply these results on several case studies,
    • to promote the adoption of its results by relevant organizations/associations and IT companies.
  • OldDocPro - Novel Techniques to Advance the Frontiers of Old Greek Document Recognition

    Στο έργο OldDocPro, μία ομάδα ερευνητών με σημαντική εμπειρία στην ψηφιακή επεξεργασία εγγράφων, θα δουλέψει από κοινού και θα προσανατολίσει της ερευνητικές της προσπάθειες στην αναγνώριση των ελληνικών τυπωμένων και χειρόγραφων πολυτονικών εγγράφων. Η έρευνα θα κατευθυνθεί στην υποβοήθηση των κατόχων του ψηφιακού υλικού ώστε να μετατρέψουν τις συλλογές των ιστορικών ελληνικών εγγράφων σε ψηφιακές συλλογές με δυνατότητες αναζήτησης πλήρους κειμένου χρησιμοποιώντας καινοτόμες μεθόδους οπτικής αναγνώρισης χαρακτήρων.

  • KtPix - Open Source Promotion
  • A Software system for Managing and Control of Hospital Laboratories
  • ELSNET - European Language and Speech Network
  • PLANET - European Network of Excellence in AI Planning

    The objective of PLANET is the creation of the necessary infrastructure and the coordination of research and development in Europe, in the area of AI planning and scheduling, as well as the promotion of this technology to the European industry.

  • MLNET - European Network of Excellence in Machine Learning
  • CLASSiks - A Cluster of European R
  • ELS - ELS ESPRIT, Project: KBSSHIP (P2163)

    The Naval Architecture Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in cooperation with the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" have developed an expert system for ship loading. This expert system is designed specifically for liquid cargo combinations of a very difficult type (product or chemical carriers). The ELS is the most sophisticated software of its kind, and runs on Unix workstations of the new RISC generation.


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