The IAAS has extensive expertise in the area of cloud, web services, middleware architecture, application systems, business process management (BPM) and service compositions. The central focus is on service-oriented architectures (SOA) and cloud applications. The IAAS is involved in a variety of cooperation projects directly funded by industry partners as well as national and international research projects (4CaaSt, ALLOW Ensembles, CloudCycle, SimTech Excellence Cluster (F. Leymann – PI and Research Area Lead). Former projects include SUPER (F. Leymann – scientific director) or COMPAS. The institute is headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Leymann, a member of the “Cloud Expert Team” of the EU, as well advisor for the state of Baden-Württemberg on cloud issues.
IPVS/AS focuses on data management technologies and associated information systems. IPVS/AS is involved in national and international research projects, e.g. SimTech Excellence Cluster (Cluster of Excellence in Simulation Technology), and Excellence Graduate School GSaME (Graduate School of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering), as well industry cooperation. IPVS/AS has gained extensive competences in semantic modelling, various forms of middleware for data services (e.g., contextbased and location-based services as well as multi-tenancy issues) and content services (e.g., archiving services), advanced data analytics as well as data provisioning technologies. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Mitschang.
The Transformation Services Laboratory (TSL) of the CS Dept. at the U. Of Crete (UOC) performs basic and applied research, provides training and delivers services in the following areas: A) service systems, where people and systems provide services, in order to co-create value. B) High quality consulting and technical services to improve competitiveness and increase the value of service systems. C. Nikolaou and TSL have successfully managed both research and development projects of more than 5M euros during 2001-2013. TSL collaborates with leading research labs and groups worldwide through: a) ALLOW ENSEMBLES, a FET FP7 project on advanced adaptive workflows for service systems, b) S-Cube, the Software Services and Systems Network of Excellence, (EU FP7 IST), c) the EU Erasmus Mundus program funded International Master’s on Service Engineering (IMSE), d) the highly successful series of Summer Schools on Service Oriented Computing (SummerSOC). e) TSL researchers have also collaborated on service value systems with researchers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in NY. f) Earlier projects where TSL researchers participated include iTrust (C. Nikolaou coordinator), an EU (FET) funded Working Group; iCities (FET), which modeled the aggregation and segregation patterns in a virtual world of infohabitants.
OpenIT is a fast developing company, established in 2008 and aiming at providing high quality services and products in the sector of Information Technology, especially in the sector of mobile applications for smart phones. OpenIT was founded by researchers from University of Crete’s Computer Science Department and has strong connections with University of Crete. All the staff of OpenIT participated in Greece & EU funded projects such as Oistros, SCube, ALLOW ENSEMBLES and other. OpenIT developed more than 20 mobile applications for the private sector in Greece. Most applications rank in high positions in the Greek application stores for Apple iOS devices and Android phones. Specifically, iAFM, an iOS & Android Application has about 50.000 downloads in the Greek Apple Store and Google Play and ranks in the first 10 positions of the Business Category. In addition, the Cretan Beaches mobile application has more than 20.000 downloads in both stores.