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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.
  • TripMentor: an interactive tourist guide. The TripMentor project concerns the development of a bilingual service (English, Greek) in the form of a web-interactive platform/ application that will provide a personalized, integrated and unique travel experience to the visitor of the Attica region. Alternative map routes will be proposed to the traveler connected to the app for recreational purposes, including stops at the selected points of interest with real time information on cultural, recreational and athletic events. Suggestions and relative recreational proposals will match the traveler's preferences (profile type), determined through a specific internal functionality of the platform, which combines information that she/ he provides (answers to up to 5 short questions) with relative data extracted from social media. Each route includes stops that have meaningful, cultural, chronological or thematic relevance to each other, optimum duration of visit, optimal way of travel and total duration of the journey, creating personalized narration- storytelling and incorporating gamification elements, depending on the characteristics of the visitor and the weighting of her/ his personal interests.
    For foreigners, non having prior knowledge of the entertainment- artistic- cultural- sporting ecosystem of the region and of Greece in general, and accounting for the fact that the relevant information is mainly communicated in Greek by the relative media (websites, events in social media, etc.), it is almost impossible for them to match their preferences with the numerous and varied events offered in the Attica. The Tripmentor platform aims to fill the gap of easy-to-access and systematic touristic information availability, creating relevant narrative routes that fit to the preferences (characteristics & interests) of each visitor.
  • PaloAnalytics. This project will develop the innovative PaloAnalytics platform that will allow companies and organizations, which operate in many countries, to monitor and analyze in depth the markets’ interest to their products and successfully plan their marketing and communication strategy with data and insights collected from all the local media and presented in a common language, English. PaloAnalytics platform will cover the need of international companies to manage their reputation and compare it with the competitors. It will also allow them to investigate the impact of their products on consumers across different countries and this will be achieved with the analysis of content from sites, blogs, social networks and open data. The developed services will allow companies to identify both positive and negative comments and reports about their brand name and products and the individual features that formed the public opinion.
  • Kalamata 1821: roads of freedom, The project aims to study and exhibit to the wider public, important local parameters of the 1821 era and their interconnections with the present, through roads of history, culture and trade. Emphasis will be given to specific aspects of the 1821 Revolution beginning in Kalamata, with important historic significance and strong interrelation with the wider area (e.g. preparation for the uprising, economic life of the region, beginning of the revolution, Navarino naval battle), in order to describe the 200 years of history and the historic correlations.
    By using new vision and multimedia technologies, it will be attempted to interactively depict the historic moments to the citizens/visitors of Kalamata, on a permanent basis. Through the multimedia platform that will be created, the interested person will not only be able to be informed of the historic events, but also, he/she will be motivated to move to several locations of interest in the city or the area (geo-monuments), to 'live and feel' the life style of the era and to participate in the interactive games that will be developed.
  • Foresight. The FORESIGHT project aims to develop a federated cyber-range solution in order to enhance the preparedness (prevention, detection, reaction and mitigation) of cyber-security professionals at all levels (from junior to senior) by delivering a realistic training and simulation platform that brings together unique cyber-security aspects from the aviation, power grid and naval ecosystems. Hybrid scenarios will also be implemented by introducing IoT simulated devices (e.g. sensors) to the aforementioned ecosystems.
  • EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. - Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics. EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is a unique and innovative National Research Infrastructure that supports and promotes research and has a vision to be the center of excellence in Shipping, Transport and Supply Chain in Greece.
  • EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. plus: This project expands the unique national research infrastructure in Greece (ENIRISST) in the sectors of maritime, logistics and transport. The current infrastructure is expanded with research and business orientation in the sectors of maritime, logistics and transport, ports and tourism.
  • SodaSense: Advanced big data management with applications to mobility, weather and agriculture. The SodaSense project concerns the management of big data that are sourced from sensors and are related to micro-mobility, the micro-climate and agriculture, and aims to the formulation of an intelligent platform of research, social and business interest. The platform services comprise the collection, storage, analysis, visualization and mining of data, aiming to improve the quality of life in cities (through the (re)design of the city and micro-mobility), and the support of its fundamental financial activities (e.g. tourism and agriculture), especially in the context of SMEs, which account for the largest portion of the financial backbone of the Peloponnese Region.
  • «Upgrading of the quality of the University of the Peloponnese, to support its more efficient and effective operation – Support of the Quality Assurance Unit». The goal of the project is to redesign and reconfigure the internal quality assurance processes in the University of the Peloponnese to support its more efficient and effective operation. Furthermore, the internal information systems will be reorganized, their interoperability with HAHE’s information system will be established, and training for the Institution’s human resources will be provided.
  • REHABOTICS: Integrated Rehabilitation System for People with Motor Disabilities. The goal of the Rehabotics project is the development of a comprehensive rehabilitation system to provide highly individualized treatment of upper limb function in patients with motor disorders due to acquired brain damage (eg stroke) or neurodegenerative disease (eg sclerosis), having as central pillar the integration of robotic systems and support functions. A key part of the proposed system is the development and evaluation of an innovative robotic extraskeletal device that will be applied in the form of a glove to the diseased limb of the neurological patient.
  • Strategic design unit of the University of the Peloponnese. The project’s goal is the initiation and the support of the Strategic design unit of the University of the Peloponnese, through the design and the implementation of relevant activities, which include the formulation of the Institution’s strategic plan, the drafting of MOUs and action plans for their implementation, as well as the creation of strategic studies.
  • Support for internationalization actions for the “Data Science” postgraduate programme. The project concerns the implementation and support for internationalization actions of the “Data Science” postgraduate programme