Athena RIC

Athena RIC

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The Athena RIC was founded in 2003 as the “IRIS – Integrated Research for the Information Society”, in order to consolidate and further expand the Greek R&D activities and initiatives in the area of ICT. In 2006 IRIS was renamed to “Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies”, with the name designation “Athena”. The fundamental role of Athena RC is to build knowledge and devise solutions and technologies for the digital society. Athena RIC consists of several research institutes of which Industrial Systems Institute will be involved in CONCORDIA.

The Industrial Systems Institute (I.S.I.) is a public research institute founded in Patras, Western Greece on 1998. It is currently hosted in Patras Science Park premises. Since 2003, I.S.I. is part of the Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies “Athena” (RC Athena). Industrial Systems Institute’s scope as part of “Athena” Research Center, includes the active participation and substantial contribution to high-technology sectors, which relate to integrated industrial systems, with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of the Greek industry, through application of state-of-the-art technologies. The main technological areas of I.S.I. activity are the following: a) Industrial Information and Communication systems, b) Embedded Systems, c) Security, d) Enterprise Integration, e) Modelling and Automation of Industrial Systems and f) Advanced Manufacturing Systems.

I.S.I. has been active for more than fifteen years in R&D areas such as Security, Privacy and Dependability (SPD) in the context of network and embedded systems, intrusion detection in industrial systems, denial of service attacks, embedded systems security, wireless sensor networks, body area networks, smart power grid, delay tolerant networks, etc. The members of the group have a constant presence in the international scientific community through publications in prestigious scientific and technical journals, presentations of technical papers in international conferences and workshops, participation in national, European and other international scientific/technical bodies, participation in editorial boards of high impact journals as well as in the program and organizing committees of several scientific events. Also, they have coordinated (and/or actively participated in) a good number of R&D projects in the frames of National, EC, and bilateral programs.

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