Institute of Communication and Computer Systems


Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
9, Iroon Politechniou Street
Zografou 15780 ATHENS, GREECE
Phone: +30-210-772-3895
Fax: +30-210-772-3550
 Prof. Gregoris Mentzas

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) is a non-profit private law body associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which has been established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece, in order to promote research and development activity in all diverse aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications. In FUSION the Information Management Unit of ICCS will participate whose research is multidisciplinary and focuses on: knowledge management, semantic web technologies and business application integration.

Previous research experience (European, National)

Some indicative projects of ours include the following:

  • the KNOW-NET (Esprit EP28928) project in which we developed a holistic corporate knowledge management method and tool that integrates content management and collaboration with advanced search and retrieval
  • this solution was further enhanced and tested in the LEVER IST project which helped four user companies set up knowledge repositories, facilitate knowledge exchange in communities of practice and implement procedures for capturing and diffusing best practices
  • the DECOR project (IST-1999-13002) which developed integrated methods and tools for active, context-sensitive and self-adaptive delivery of organisational knowledge at the business process level
  • the INKASS project (IST-2001-33373) which developed an innovative retrieval facility that builds on ontology-based mechanisms to explicitly deal with the uncertainty associated to knowledge retrieval, an electronic contracting system that models the whole lifecycle of e-contracts and supports negotiation of contract terms and conditions between agents using CBR techniques and a P2P system that allows navigation and search across B2B marketplaces, displays products and allows matchmaking of buyer request with available products and services
  • the ROCKET (IST-2001-38245) which developed a Strategic Roadmap for future developments in elearning and knowledge management and prepared the ground for future RTD activities in the 6th Framework programme

ICCS’s expected benefits from FUSION

ICCS expects to benefit from integrating its research activities with work carried out by the other research institutes within FUSION. In addition, ICCS intends to actively promote and disseminate the results of FUSION in the wider knowledge management, e-commerce and business-to-business community. ICCS has been active in the organisation of various conferences and workshops. For example ICCS was a coorganiser of the 4th Conference on Knowledge Management in Electronic Government (KMGov2003), it set-up the “Knowledge Management Initiative” (a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to the advancement of the state-of-the-art in methods and tools for Knowledge Management in South-Eastern Europe), it organised the workshop “Knowledge Management and the Learning Organisation" in 2000 and the conference Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy, in cooperation with the European IT Services Association in 2001.



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