UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA, GREECE
The University of Ioannina (UOI) is a higher education institution at the forefront of scientific knowledge, technological research and innovation in Greece for over 50 years with a proven international record in excellence and the management of EU projects. UOI is a self-governing body supervised by the Ministry of Education. The institute’s activities are supported by its full time highly qualified personnel, staff members (500) most of them holding MSc / Phd & high-quality expertise in EU projects for regional development.
UOI is a multi-faceted institute that assists in the development of sources for new technologies & a driver of economic development not only for Epirus, but also for Greece & Europe. UOI accumulated a great experience from previous projects in the areas of Higher Education & Training approaches; Natural & Cultural heritage; Development of Geo-Informatics & Environmental devices (including GIS & WebGIS development); Design & Development of IT Applications promoting cultural/touristic content (including Cultural content digitization; Creation of thematic routes & interactive maps using GIS; Creation of Data Bases; Development of web portals).
UOI also has created a strong network of collaboration with all the local & regional authorities & key stakeholders (business associations, chambers of commerce & the tourist & cultural industry sector).
Laboratory of Knowledge & Intelligent Computing (est. 2006) covers the Educational, Teaching, Research and Development needs of the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the University of Ioannina (DIT-UoI) that are related to the scientific fields of: Algorithms; Data Processing, Analysis & Mining; Time Series Data Mining; Knowledge Processing, Representation and Management; Data Technology, Security and Cryptography; Advanced Image/Signal Processing Algorithms; Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation; Optimization and scheduling; Machine Learning, Machine Vision, Computational Intelligence and Knowledge; Artificial Intelligence, and Intelligent Computing in general. KIC-LAB greatly contributes to the fields of the Software Engineering, Virtual Reality, Augmentative Reality, Mechatronics and Industry 4.0 along with GeoInformatics and Environmental Informatics (Enviromatics) as well as Environmental Policy and Environmental Education. As a highly innovative research laboratory, the KIC-LAB:
• Develops numerous collaborations with Greek and foreign academic institutes and research centers from all over the world, as long as their scientific goals coincide with, correlate with and complement the Laboratory ones
• Creates synergies and strong collaborations with local and regional public and private bodies and organizations, and provides support to private enterprises
• Organizes scientific events invites eminent Greek and foreign scientists, and publishes research results and books
• Participates in Regional, National and EU Funded R&D projects.
Institutional website of Lead Beneficiary: https://kic.uoi.gr/en/