Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Research at the Computer Science Department


 

Mission statement

Research is a core activity in the Computer Science Department (CSD). The fact that 100% of the staff are active in research at an international level, proves that. Members of the department publish in international journals and conferences, participate in funded research and are extremely active in professional activities, either by chairing organizing and scientific committees of international conferences, or by participating in editorial boards of international conferences, or joining the administration boards of professional societies.

CSD aims to facilitate the development and enhancement of ICTs for researchers, practitioners, educators and private sector partners involved. It focuses in developing regional capacity in the adoption and the application of ICTs for interdisciplinary policy problems through well-funded, applied and high-quality social and technical research activities, aided by our enhanced dissemination of knowledge through well-established networks in South East Europe and beyond.

 

 

Scientific areas covered

Intelligent Agent and Multiagent Systems

  • Agent based simulation
  • Formal Modelling & Verification
  • Semantic Web
  • Robotics

Biologically Inspired Computing

  • Modelling & Computation
  • Formal Modelling
  • Complex Systems, Emergence
  • Membrane computing
  • Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms

Formal Methods

  • Modelling
  • Verification
  • Testing
  • Application of Formal methods to several domains

Software Engineering

  • Processes and methodologies
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Semantically enabled web services
  • Object-oriented analysis and design techniques
  • Empirical Software Engineering

Information Security

  • Security frameworks and protocols
  • Formal modeling and verification of security protocols.
  • Security in the engineering of software and service systems

Networks

  • Sensor Networks
  • Health monitoring networks
  • Smart cities

Educational Informatics

  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Networked and Ambient Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Multiple Teaching Strategies

 
 

Short description of human resources

Academic Staff

Students

Alumni PhD Students

Research Assistants

Dr Kostas Dimopoulos
Dr Dimitris Dranidis
Dr George Eleftherakis
Mr Athanasios Hatziapostolou
Dr Petros Kefalas
Dr Panagiotis Ketikidis
Dr Thomas Lagkas
Dr Iraklis Paraskakis
Ms Anna Sotiriadou
Dr Ioanna Stamatopoulou

 

Adelina Basholi
Fesal Baxhaku
Kostas Bratanis
Tomi Dimitrovski
Edon Mustafa
Krenare Pireva
Marina Ntika
Dimitris Pappas
Anastasios Lytos

Dr Dimitris Bibikas
Dr Rustem Dautov
Dr Fotis Gonidis
Dr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Dr Isidora Petreska
Dr Kostas Rousis
Dr George Katakalos
Dr Petros Lameras
Dr Leonidas Orfanidis
Dr Ognen Paunovski
Dr Ervin Ramollari
Dr Ioanna Stamatopoulou

Dr Simeon Veloudis
Mr Kleanthis Mokios

Academic Staff

Dr Kostas Dimopoulos
Dr Dimitris Dranidis
Dr George Eleftherakis
Mr Athanasios Hatziapostolou
Dr Petros Kefalas
Dr Panagiotis Ketikidis
Dr Thomas Lagkas
Dr Iraklis Paraskakis
Ms Anna Sotiriadou
Dr Ioanna Stamatopoulou

 

Students

Adelina Basholi
Fesal Baxhaku
Kostas Bratanis
Tomi Dimitrovski
Edon Mustafa
Krenare Pireva
Marina Ntika
Dimitris Pappas
Anastasios Lytos

Alumni PhD Students

Dr Dimitris Bibikas
Dr Rustem Dautov
Dr Fotis Gonidis
Dr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Dr Isidora Petreska
Dr Kostas Rousis
Dr George Katakalos
Dr Petros Lameras
Dr Leonidas Orfanidis
Dr Ognen Paunovski
Dr Ervin Ramollari
Dr Ioanna Stamatopoulou

Research Assistants

Dr Simeon Veloudis
Mr Kleanthis Mokios

 

 

Active research groups

Software Engineering & Service-Oriented Technologies (SoE) Research Group

The aim of the SoE research group is the investigation of software engineering methodologies and the development of tools that will support the engineering process of service-oriented applications. The research interests of the group include service-oriented architecture, web service technologies, agile methodologies, formal methods, object-oriented analysis and design techniques.

Intelligence, Modelling & Computation (IMC) Research Group

The Intelligence, Modelling & Computation (IMC) research group is concern with research in the general area of artificial intelligence. In particular the group is concerned with (but not only) the formal aspects of modelling agent and multi-agent systems, as well as semantic web services; constraint logic programming and its application to novel areas such as formal modelling and verification; modelling and computation of biological systems.

The Information Security, Networks and Mobility part of the group deals with sensor networks using innovative techniques to realize it through a flexible architecture to support totally distributed systems. It also deals with security aspects and implements the interest and expertise of the department in the more IT/CS related aspects of security and especially security frameworks and protocols and the application of formal methods in this sensitive and critical area. Also focus is given to mobile devices and robotics. The group will use the technology to provide services and support to other groups and to external users or customers.  This requires actions in a multidisciplinary level to take place. That is why one of the aims of the group is to bring people from several disciplines together.

The EDucational InformaTics (EDIT) Research Group

EDIT is a multidisciplinary research group of the International Faculty, CITY College that engages in academically rigorous and socially meaningful research focused on concepts, methods, applications and use of information and communication technologies that support teaching and learning in a range of contexts (formal education, the workplace, informal settings for learning such as libraries and home internet use). One of the primary goals of the group is to investigate innovative methods that facilitate teaching and foster learning and meet learners' growing needs, as well as, social and technological changes of the 21st century.

 

 

Funded research projects of the last 5 years

Broker@Cloud

Enabling Continuous Quality Assurance and Optimization in Future Enterprise Cloud Service Brokers

Duration: 01/11/2012 - 31/10/2015

Budget: 557.000 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - ICT, European Commission

ISCOM

Intelligent System in Supply Chain Monitoring and Optimization

Duration: 01/07/2012 - 31/12/2014

Budget: 47.970 €

ICT-KOSEU

Supporting Dialogue and Cooperation between Europe and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) in Collaborative ICT R&D

Duration: 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013

Budget: 79.179 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - ICT, European Commission

RELATE-ITN

Trans-European Research Training Network on Engineering and Provisioning of Service Based Cloud Applications

Duration: 01/03/2011 - 28/02/2015

Budget: 618.672 €

Funding: FP7 People (Marie Curie), European Commission (Grant Agreement No. 264840)

MORMED

Multilingual Organic Information Management in the Medical Domain

Duration: 01/03/2010 - 31/08/2012

Budget: 455.500 €

Funding: CIP ICT Policy Support Programme (Grant Agreement No. 250534)

CAST

Enabling Customisation of SaaS Applications by Third Parties

Duration: 01/03/2009 - 30/11/2011

Budget: 320.000 €

Funding: Eurostars programme, EUREKA & European Commission

ICT-WEB-PROMS

Promoting ICT cooperation opportunities and policy dialogue with the Western Balkan Countries

Duration: 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010

Budget: 40.150 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - ICT, European Commission

ELEVATE

Integrating Pedagogically-Documented, Value-Added E-Training Add-ons in Commercial Software Products of European Software SMEs

Duration: 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2010

Budget: 200.000 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - Research for the Benefit of SMEs, European Commission

Embed4Auto

Upskilling to Model-Based Software Development in the Automotive and Embedded Software Sector

Duration: 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2010

Budget: 76.671 €

Funding: Leonardo da Vinci programme, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

OrganiK

An Organic Knowledge Management System for Small European Knowledge-intensive Companies

Duration: 01/09/2008 - 31/08/2010

Budget: 228.000 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - Research for the Benefit of SMEs, European Commission

S-Cube

Software Services and Systems Network (Associate Partner)

Duration: 01/03/2008 - 29/02/2012

Budget: 0 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - ICT, European Commission

WBC-INCO.NET

Coordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries

Duration: 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2013

Budget: 80.000 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - International Cooperation, European Commission

e-SDI NET+

Network for promotion of cross border dialogue and exchange of best practices on Spatial Data Infrastructures throughout Europe

Duration: 01/09/2007 - 31/08/2010

Budget: 10.500 €

Funding: eContentplus Programme, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission

J-WeB

Collaboration Environment for Judicial European Networking in Western Balkans

Duration: 01/02/2007 - 30/04/2009

Budget: 93.500 €

Funding: 6th Framework Programme - IST, European Commission

 

 

International scientific conferences organised the last 5 years

The department is extremely active in attracting and organizing major international scientific events, collaborating with prestigious universities and research centers in the world, and with all the major higher education institutes in the region.

2013

19/09/2013 - Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics, 19 -21 September 203

16/09/2013 - 8th South East European Doctoral Student Conference 16 & 17 September 2013

20/06/2013 - 6th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Regional Development 2013 (ICEIRD 2013)

2012

18/10/2012 - SEE SCIENCE Festival

01/10/2012 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2012)

24/09/2012 - 7th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2012)

24/09/2012 - 5th International School on Software Engineering and Formal Methods

01/06/2012 - 5th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2012)

2011

19/09/2011 - 6th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2011)

05/05/2011 - 4th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2011)

2010

13/09/2010 - 5th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2010)

27/05/2010 - 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2010)

26/01/2010 - 2nd Thessaloniki Semantic Web Meetup

2009

05/12/2009 - 4th South-East European Workshop on Formal Methods (SEEFM'09)

08/10/2009 - Workshop on Specification and Computation of Affect in Collaborative and Social NETworks (SCACSNET'09)

07/10/2009 - 10th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises (PRO-VE'09)

24/09/2009 - 2nd International Conference on ICT Solutions for Justice (ICT4Justice 2009)

18/09/2009 - Training and Networking Workshop for Western Balkan and EU Research Cooperation on ICT for Learning and eLearning

17/09/2009 - 4th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2009)

06/07/2009 - 4th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2009)

24/04/2009 - 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2009)

22/04/2009 - Technology Innovation International Annual Conference (TII 2009)

05/02/2009 - 1st Workshop on Contemporary Activity on Spatial Data Infrastructures in the South East European Region (SEESDI09)

 

 

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