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ICCS - Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

9, Iroon. Polytechniou Str.,
GR-157 73 Zografou
HELLAS
Phone: +30 210 7722489 - 2107721527 / 2107723903
Fax: +30 210 7722490

website: www.iccs.gr

Profile
The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece in order to promote research and development activity in all diverse aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications. The active research personnel of ICCS comprises of 80 faculty members of ECE/NTUA, 25 senior researchers and more than 150 researchers. In the OrganiK project, the Information Management Unit (IMU) research unit of ICCS will participate. The Information Management Unit is a multi-disciplinary Unit engaged in research and development activities in Information Technology Management. The mission of IMU is to enable the development of knowledge-driven organisations and its main focus it to design, develop and validate innovative models, methods and tools that leverage the creation, sharing and use of information and knowledge at the individual, team and organisational levels. The staff of IMU includes three faculty members, seven post-doctoral senior researchers and twelve researchers. Since its establishment IMU has actively contributed in twenty two (22) research and development projects, eight of which have been successfully completed during the 1997-2004 period and fourteen projects are active during the 2005-2008 period. The technological research activities of IMU focus on: knowledge and semantic technologies, web-based and service-oriented computing and groupware and workflow management. In terms of application domains, our research focuses on: corporate knowledge management, e-government service provision, and on the management of virtual organizations.

Short profiles of staff
Dr Gregoris Mentzas is Professor of Information Management at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and Director of the Information Management Unit (IMU). His research concerns the integration of knowledge management, semantic web and e-service technologies. He has received more than 30 grants from funding bodies and published more than 140 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He holds a Diploma Degree in Engineering (1984) and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Information Systems (1988), both from NTUA.

Dr Dimitris Apostolou is Senior Researcher at ICCS and a Lecturer in the Informatics Department of the University of Piraeus. He holds a PhD on knowledge management and decision support from NTUA, an MSc in IT with distinction from University College London, UK, an MSc in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, and a Diploma Degree in Chemical Engineering from NTUA. He has an extensive experience as a management consultant.

Costas Christidis holds a Diploma (2007) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (Greece). His Diploma Thesis was in the area of Web Services and Mobile Communications. He has also worked as an Administrator in the Computer Center of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is currently a research engineer at the Information Management Unit. He is also a PhD Candidate in the National Technical University of Athens. His current research interests include knowledge management,ontology-based modeling, web services and incorporating semantics to the personal desktop and to collaborative workspaces.

Dimitris Panagiotou graduated in 2003 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (Greece). His Diploma Thesis was in the area of System Analysis and Design for Knowledge Management Applications. In the past he has worked on the INKASS IST project and he has been a presales system engineer for Sun Microsystems (Hellas) S.A. He also worked as a Network Engineer for the Greek School Network (EDUNET). He is currently a research engineer at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. His current research interests include software engineering, knowledge management and semantic web.