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Costas Vassilakis - Projects Participated In
  • S.A.F.E. (Standard Authoring Facilities Environment) of EEC (DELTA) (1989-1991). The objective of this project was the formulation of proposals for hypermedia application authoring environments.
  • Office automation of OTE (National Telecommunications Organization) (1990). The objective of this project was to automate the procedures of the organisation, using computers.
  • P.C.A. (Parallel Computing Action) of EU (ESPRIT II) (1991). The objective of this project was to exploit parallelism in the process of query optimisation and execution in relational databases.
  • SPAN (ESPRIT II) (1991) during which parallel algorithms for signal processing had been developed.
  • ORES of EU (ESPRIT III) (1992-1994). In this project a temporal database management system was designed and implemented.
  • EDPP (National Network of Environmental Informatics) of the Ministry of Environment (1995-1996). In this project the upgrade of the National Environmental Network was designed.
  • Pharmatel of EPET II (national project) (1995-1997). The objective of this project is the experimental application of the Unit Dose system for drug administration in the Children's hospital Ag. Sophia.
  • TOOBIS of ESPRIT IV (1995-1998), as technical director for the University of Athens. In this project a temporal extension for the object oriented declaration and query language of ODMG is under design. These extensions have been implemented on top of the O2 system.
  • Computer Infrastructure for Education and Research using Multimedia Technology of EU (1995-1997). This project aims to the development of infrastructures (ATM, Video on Demand, Video Servers) that will support educational and research activities.
  • Formulation of the proposal for the ENTAXIS project. (National project of the Ministry of Economics) (1997). This project aims to the integration of state-of-the-art Informatics technologies, such as data warehousing and data mining, so as to support specific areas of the Ministry of Economics.
  • Distance Learning Project. The project aims at formulating a distance learning course programme, wich will meet the needs of post- and under-graduate students of various science fields, offering them the necessary knowledge and skills in the fields of economy, business administration and usage of new technologies (1999).
  • Human networks, funded by GSRT. The goal of this project was to disseminate and promote usage of new technologies to interested parties, through the organization of workshops, seminars, promotion through the web etc.
  • Virtual museums. The purpose of the 'Virtual Museums' project is to create a virtual environment where visitors of the participating museums will be able view their exhibits either through Internet or locally. This environment will fulfil research, cultural and educational purposes. Users may therefore be researchers, as well as students or in general, people that are interested in the exhibits of each of the participating museums. All of the user categories will have easy access to the museums without the need of their being physically present. Additionally, the project aims to create the software tools necessary for the museums' supervisors to add and/or remove exhibits from the virtual environment according to their needs (1999-2001).
  • SmartGov. The aim of the SmartGov project is to specify, develop, deploy and evaluate a knowledge-based platform to assist public sector employees to generate online transaction services by simplifying their development, maintenance and integration with already installed IT systems. The deployment of that platform will be supported by new process models including process improvement methodologies targeting the public sector as well as an investigation of social aspects for public sector employees. This platform will be evaluated in two European countries (in one Ministry and one Local Authority). The project is co-funded from the IST Framework and has kicked off on February 1, 2002.
  • CB-Business project of the IST framework. This project aims at the creation of an intermediation scheme, which will integrate services offered by the government, public authorities at national and local level, as well as commercial and industrial chambers of various countries, in the context of cross-border processes. The project is co-funded from the IST Framework and has kicked off on April 1, 2002.
  • E-Gov project (An Integrating Platform for Realising Online One-Stop Government) of the IST framework. The project implemented an open, extensible and scalable platform for realising online one-stop government. This platform was deployed and evaluated in three European countries, namely Austria, Greece and Switzerland.
  • Intelligent management of historical archives. This project is funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology and aims to develop methodologies and tools for the management (digitisation, storage, querying and visualisation) of the information within existing historical archives. The methods will be applied to the University of Athens' historical archive, which includes manuscripts that span a period of 150 years.
  • e-Forms. A development project funded by YPESDAA, in the context of which electronic services for the Greek public administration were developed.
  • Ontogov. An R&D project of the IST framework, aiming to develop a platform facilitating the consistent composition, reconfiguration and evolution of e-government services.
  • Digitization of the Athens University History Museum. This project aimed to digitize, organize in a database and disseminate through the internet the exhibits of the Athens University History Museum
  • Introduction and exploitation of new technologies in education. This project aimed at introducing new technologies for the use of the academic community of the University of Peloponnese.
  • Digitization of the Athens University Anthropology Museum. This project aimed to digitize, organize in a database and disseminate through the internet the exhibits of the Athens University Anthropology Museum
  • Digitization of the Athens University Criminology Museum. This project aimed to digitize, organize in a database and disseminate through the internet the exhibits of the Athens University Criminology Museum
  • Broadband services for the municipality of Leonidio. Greece. Study of broadband services usage, aiming to bring out chances and record methods for promoting the goals of the Municipality of Leonidio, through broadband services.
  • Broadband services for the Municipality of Leonidio. The project aimed to highlight the oportunities and the formulation of methods for attaining the goals of the Municipality of Leonidio through the use of broadband services.
  • Unified web site for the history of the University of Athens. This project aimed to organize exhibits from the Athens University History Museum and the Athens University Historical archive through an ontology, allowing the user to traverse semantic paths between exhibits to explore the history of the University.
  • DASTA of the University of Peloponnese.Development of the DASTA information system for the University of the Peloponnese (DASTA is a facility comprising the career office, the company internship programme and the innovation and entrepreneurship unit). Coordinator of the development team.
  • Road map for upgrading the operation of the Administrative services of the University of Peloponnese. This project aimed to study the existing situation and to catalogue the axes that should be taken into account and the steps to be taken for upgrading the Administrative Services of the University of Peloponnese and making their operation more efficient.
  • Experimedia Blue. The goal of Experimedia Blue is to deliver personalized information within cultural installations (e.g. museums).
  • Quality assurance information system for the University of the Peloponnese, The goal of this project is the shaping, installation and operation of the information system for supporting the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of the Peloponnese.
  • Innovative web/mobile GIS/LBS e-Services with Augmented Reality features for the tourism sector. The goal of this project was to design and develop innovative e-services for the tourism sector, exploiting the technologies of GIS, LBS and augmented reality.
  • Security study for the information system for the modernization of the processes of residence permit issuance and citizenship award within the Greek territory.
  • CrossCult: Empowering reuse of digital cultural heritage in context-aware crosscuts of European history. The project aims to spur a change in the way European citizens appraise History. It will foster the re-interpretation of what citizens may have learnt in the light of cross-border interconnections among pieces of cultural heritage, other citizens' viewpoints and physical venues. It seeks to increase retention, stimulate reflection and help citizens appreciate their common past and present in a more holistic manner. Technology and mobile apps will be used and a user-friendly and a cost-efficient tool for experience designers, museum experts and external stakeholders, will be developed.
  • Cyber-Trust: The CYBER-TRUST project aims to develop an innovative cyber-threat intelligence gathering, detection, and mitigation platform to tackle the grand challenges towards securing the ecosystem of IoT devices. The security problems arising from the flawed design of legacy hardware and embedded devices allows cyber-criminals to easily compromise them and launch large-scale attacks toward critical cyber-infrastructures. The proposed interdisciplinary approach will capture different phases of such emerging attacks, before and after known (even years old) or unknown (zero-day) vulnerabilities have been widely exploited by cyber-criminals to launch the attack. Relying on interdisciplinary research, an intelligent autonomous cyber-defence framework will be built for providing intelligent ways of isolating the devices under an attacker’s control (or infected) and effectively responding to and mitigating large-scale attacks.