The South-East European Research Centre


South-East European Research Centre
17, Mitropoleos street
Phone: +30 2310 253477/8
Fax: +30 2310 253477 (ext 115)
 Dr. Iraklis Paraskakis

The South East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an international, not-for-profit research centre jointly established by the University of Sheffield (UK) and CITY Liberal Studies (GR), in Thessaloniki - Greece, in 2003.

SEERC’s mission is to support the development of South East Europe by conducting pure and applied research in, and for the region. Research at SEERC addresses the broad range of economic, technological, political and social challenges facing an enlarged and enlarging Europe, and is organised around four broad areas of concern:

  • Research Track 1: Enterprise, Innovation and Development
  • Research Track 2: Information and Communication Technologies
  • Research Track 3: Governance, Politics and Society
  • Research Track 4: Risk and Well-being

Within each of these Research Tracks, SEERC fosters the formation of disciplinary, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary Research Clusters, drawing mainly from researchers of the University of Sheffield and CITY Liberal Studies, and actively encouraging participation from other universities, research centres and organisations throughout Europe.

The Research Clusters that are currently active within the Information and Communication Technologies Research Track, are:

  • Intelligent Systems Research Cluster
  • Software Engineering Research Cluster
  • Information & Knowledge Management Research Cluster

Previous research experience

Members of the Information and Communication Technologies Research Track have a research record in the areas of:

  • Formal Methods: Formal Specification Languages, Modelling and Model Checking for Safety Critical and Large Scale Systems, Formal Verification and Testing of Software Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence: Multi-Agent Systems, Biologically Inspired Computation, Parallel Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Neural Networks , Semantic Web Technologies
  • Software Engineering: Software Engineering Processes, Agile Software Development Methodologies, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Techniques, Service Oriented Architecture, Web Service Technologies
  • Educational Informatics: Virtual Learning Environments, Multiple Teaching Strategies, Networked and Ambient Learning, Learning Management Systems
  • Health Informatics: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Management, Affective and Physiological Computing
  • Information Systems: Analysis, Design, and Management of IS, Business Information Systems, Geographical Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Information Security, IT Policy and Socio-Economic Effects

SEERC’s expected benefits from FUSION

SEERC will be contributing in the development of the overall FUSION approach, the definition of the FUSION methodology, the development of the FUSION Semantic Registry (part of the Integration Mechanism), the trial application of the FUSION solution in the PHAROS pilot case, the establishment and management of the FUSION Special Interest Group, and the development of the FUSION evaluation framework.

Participation in FUSION is expected to yield numerous benefits for SEERC. It will first and foremost help strengthen our expertise in a number of FUSION-related areas, and develop capacity towards new research directions. Furthermore, the results of this project will form the basis for introducing new material in undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught at CITY Liberal Studies.



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