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Organization Team

The Athena Research Center organizes the 1st DEDS School on 'Ethical and Legal Aspects of Data'


    Alkis Simitsis

    Minos Garofalakis

    Yannis Ioannidis

    Anastasios Patrikakos

    Eleni Sotiropoulou

    Eva Paradissi

    Nikos Mavrogiannakis

Athena R.C.

The "Athena" Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies (ARC) is one of the leading research centers in Europe. It serves the full spectrum of the research lifecycle, starting from basic and applied research, continuing on to system & product building and infrastructure service provision, and ending with technology transfer and entrepreneurship. The fundamental role of ARC is to build knowledge and devise solutions and technologies for the digital society. Its value lies in the unique collection of skills and know-how of its researchers and professional staff and its national and international reputation. ARC comprises three institutes and five units. The institutes cover vibrant areas of digital technology and the units incubate know-how development activities that may lead to new major development directions. The institutes are: Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), the Industrial Systems Institute (ISI), and the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI). The units are: Corallia - Hellenic technology cluster initiative, Space programmes (SPU), Robot perception and interaction (RPI), Environmental and networking technologies and applications (ENTA), and Pharma - Informatics.

Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI)

Established in 2007, the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI) is today one of Greeceā€™s premier research centers in the areas of large-scale information systems and Big Data management. Over the past few years, the 100+ IMIS researchers have been very successful in attracting and implementing numerous cutting-edge research & development projects, at both the national and international level. IMSI has produced numerous, high quality scientific publications in these fields, and has a proven record of success in obtaining competitive funding from EU and national programmes. More than 90% of IMSI budget comes from competitive funding. The key personnel of IMSI have a long and pertinent experience in participating in and leading EU projects with an emphasis on topics for Big Data management, Cloud technologies, Open Data, and e-Infrastructures. IMSI has extensive research and innovation expertise in the areas of big data management and analytics, data modeling and integration, big data infrastructure, data exploration, user personalization, natural language processing, data privacy, linked data, data provenance, and more. IMSI provides knowledge management and information systems technologies for large-scale knowledge management, data-intensive applications, and for a wide range of digital resources and domains. It has successfully led the integration of manifold large-scale real-world information systems, daily offering their services to thousands of users, and has participated in many successful EU-funded Research & Innovation projects.