Media Networks Laboratory

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The Media Networks Laboratory is a part of the "Digital Communications" research programme of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR "Demokritos". It is located in the premises of NCSR in Athens, Greece and employs high-qualified research personnel, specialised in networking and multimedia technologies. The laboratory has been active for more than a decade in a number of national and european research projects, following the reputation of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunication in the global research communities. In this context, it maintains close collaboration with Greek and international partners, both industrial and academic. The research achievements of the laboratory are refelected in a considerable number of publications in journals and conferences.

The research activities of the laboratory are focused on:

  • Next Generation, media-oriented network architectures based on technology convergence
  • Digital Video Broadcasting platforms (DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, DVB-H) for broadcast and Interactive Services
  • Real-time network adaptation and dynamic resource allocation for multimedia provisioning
  • End-to-end QoS mechanisms
  • Cross-layer management in integrated-services satellite networks based on DVB-S2
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and IMS-based management of multimedia services
  • Network- and Perceived-Quality of Service analysis

The lab developed the first digital television platform to support fully interactive services in Greece (and one of the first ones in Europe in 2001). More achievements can be found in the relevant category.

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