CERTH/ITI is one of the leading Institutions of Greece in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications, with long experience in numerous European and national R&D projects. It is active in a large number of research domains such as Security and Surveillance, Cybersecurity, 5G/6G networks, Multiphysics Simulation, Image and Signal Processing, Computer & Cognitive Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Multimedia, Database and Information Systems, Blockchain and Social Media Analysis.
Among them, the most associated to the SNS topics are the following: AI-powered Cybersecurity in 5G networks, Cloud/Edge computing with artificial intelligence, State synchronization for data-centers/cloud/5G, AI application in Physical Layer/Neuromorphic computing, AI application in Photonic Integrated circuits (PICs), Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS), Design and multiphysics simulation of metasurfaces, Simulation tools (FDTD, FEM, Ray tracing),Metamaterial-based Wireless Power Transfer, Antennas, and Filters, along with EMF exposure prediction. CERTH/ITI is related to several 5G-enabled verticals, such as industry, health, and autonomous vehicles, and provides a Smart Home infrastructure hosting multiple technologies and allowing experimentation for different network architectures.
CERTH/ITI hosts a testbed offering a 5G Core Network, a multi-access edge computing (MEC) cloud and fully virtualized 5G RAN, deployed along 8 nodes (2 VNF management/orchestration nodes, 3 computing nodes, 3 MEC nodes). For VNF orchestration and management OSM is utilized with an Openstack and Kubernetes deployment as virtualized infrastructure managers (VIM). For the 5G components, whitebox servers are used to implement all the CN and 5G RAN functionalities (5G gNBs deployed on Gigabyte BRIX connected to USRP B210s SDRs) utilizing the Open Air Interface (OAI) 5G software stack.
The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH, www.certh.gr) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country and it was founded in 2000. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Safety & Security, Cybersecurity, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.
CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions such as the European Descartes Prize, the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, Microsoft International Contest Prize, the Trading Agents Competition Award and many more and is listed among the Top-25 of the EU’s Organisations with the highest participation in H2020 competitive research grants . CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1.200 competitive research projects (with a total budget exceeding 450 M€ and involving more than 4.410 international partner organizations) financed by the European Union (EU), leading industries from USA, Japan and Europe and the Greek Government via the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT). More specifically, CERTH has been involved in 613 EU funded research projects (318 H2020 (with a total Net EU contribution of 145.953.045€), 259 FP7, 14 RFCS, 1 EMFF, 3 3HP, 11 CIP, 6 EPLUS, 1 JUST) acting as Project Coordinator in 136, beneficiary in 443 and 3rd party in 6 of them . CERTH’s research results (more than 350 publications/year) have significant scientific impact (about 7.100 heterocitations/year) .
CERTH/ITI is one of the leading Institutions of Greece in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications, with long experience in numerous European and national R&D projects. It is active in a large number of research domains such as Security and Surveillance, Image and Signal Processing, Computer & Cognitive Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Multimedia, Database and Information Systems and Social Media Analysis.
CERTH/ITI has participated in more than 525 research projects and R&D contracts with the Private Sector (Industry). More specifically, it has been involved in 304 EU funded research projects (167 FP7 & 137 H2020) and in 221 projects funded by Greek National Research Programmes and Consulting Subcontracts with the industry (87 National; 8 Interreg and 126 R&D contracts). The current ITI projects consist of 116 ongoing projects (including EU and national projects, contracts and services), which are currently active with a total budget of 41.938k€.
For the last 10 years, the publication record of ITI includes more than 330 scientific publications in international journals, more than 780 publications in conferences and 100 books and book chapters. These works have been cited in more than 7.500 times.