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Research at the Computer Science Department


Mission statement

Research is a core activity in the Computer Science Department (CSD). The fact that 100% of the staff are active in research at an international level, proves that. Members of the department publish in international journals and conferences, participate in funded research and are extremely active in professional activities, either by chairing organizing and scientific committees of international conferences, or by participating in editorial boards of international conferences, or joining the administration boards of professional societies.

CSD aims to facilitate the development and enhancement of ICTs for researchers, practitioners, educators and private sector partners involved. It focuses in developing regional capacity in the adoption and the application of ICTs for interdisciplinary policy problems through well-funded, applied and high-quality social and technical research activities, aided by our enhanced dissemination of knowledge through well-established networks in South East Europe and beyond.



Scientific areas covered

Intelligent Agent and Multiagent Systems

  • Agent based simulation
  • Formal Modelling & Verification
  • Semantic Web
  • Robotics

Biologically Inspired Computing

  • Modelling & Computation
  • Formal Modelling
  • Complex Systems, Emergence
  • Membrane computing
  • Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms

Formal Methods

  • Modelling
  • Verification
  • Testing
  • Application of Formal methods to several domains

Software Engineering

  • Processes and methodologies
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Semantically enabled web services
  • Object-oriented analysis and design techniques
  • Empirical Software Engineering

Information Security

  • Security frameworks and protocols
  • Formal modeling and verification of security protocols.
  • Security in the engineering of software and service systems


  • Sensor Networks
  • Health monitoring networks
  • Smart cities

Educational Informatics

  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Networked and Ambient Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Multiple Teaching Strategies


Short description of human resources

Academic Staff

Dr. Kostas Dimopoulos
Prof. Petros Kefalas
Prof. Panagiotis Ketikidis
Prof. Iraklis Paraskakis
Ms. Anna Sotiriadou
Dr. Ioanna Stamatopoulou
Dr. Simeon Veloudis



Active research groups

Software Engineering & Service-Oriented Technologies (SoE) Research Group

The aim of the SoE research group is the investigation of software engineering methodologies and the development of tools that will support the engineering process of service-oriented applications. The research interests of the group include service-oriented architecture, web service technologies, agile methodologies, formal methods, object-oriented analysis and design techniques.

Intelligence, Modelling & Computation (IMC) Research Group

The Intelligence, Modelling & Computation (IMC) research group is concern with research in the general area of artificial intelligence. In particular the group is concerned with (but not only) the formal aspects of modelling agent and multi-agent systems, as well as semantic web services; constraint logic programming and its application to novel areas such as formal modelling and verification; modelling and computation of biological systems.

The Information Security, Networks and Mobility part of the group deals with sensor networks using innovative techniques to realize it through a flexible architecture to support totally distributed systems. It also deals with security aspects and implements the interest and expertise of the department in the more IT/CS related aspects of security and especially security frameworks and protocols and the application of formal methods in this sensitive and critical area. Also focus is given to mobile devices and robotics. The group will use the technology to provide services and support to other groups and to external users or customers.  This requires actions in a multidisciplinary level to take place. That is why one of the aims of the group is to bring people from several disciplines together.

The Centre for Learning and Teaching Research (CeLT)

CeLT is a multidisciplinary research group of CITY College that engages in academically rigorous and socially meaningful research focused on concepts, methods, applications and use of information and communication technologies that support teaching and learning in a range of contexts (formal education, the workplace, informal settings for learning such as libraries and home internet use). One of the primary goals of the group is to investigate innovative methods that facilitate teaching and foster learning and meet learners' growing needs, as well as, social and technological changes of the 21st century.



Funded Research Projects in the past 4 years

Building Next-Generation of Globally Responsible Digital Entrepreneurs

Duration: 03/09/2018 - 31/08/2021

SEERC Budget: 54.045 €

Funding: ERASMUS+

A Lean-Training, Innovative, Multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform

Duration: 01/10/2016 - 29/03/2019

SEERC Budget: 41.610 €

Funding: ERASMUS+

Network of multidisciplinary ideation and business model generation

Duration: 01/09/2015 - 01/09/2017

Budget: 44.250 €

Funding: ERASMUS+

A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Platform-as-a-service Framework Introducing Distributed Encrypted Persistence in Cloud-based Application

Duration: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017

Budget: 325.000 €

Funding: Horizon 2020

A team-building, thematically-focused and learn-training summer academy system for young future ICT entrepreneurs.

Duration: 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

SEERC Budget: 151.125 €

Funding: Horizon 2020 - ICT, European Commission

Reinventing the Distribution and Delivery of Personal Services through Cloud Apps and Marketplaces.

Duration: 20/01/2014 - 30/11/2015

Budget: 61.150 €

Funding: GSRT

Home made explosives (HMEs) and recipes characterisation

Duration: 01/11/2013 - 30/12/2016

Budget: 361.920 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - Capability, European Commission

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gap: Transforming European ICT Research into Investment Opportunities

Duration: 31/08/2013 - 30/09/2015

Budget: 140.000 €

Funding: FP7/ICT

Enabling Continuous Quality Assurance and Optimization in Future Enterprise Cloud Service Brokers

Duration: 01/11/2012 - 31/10/2015

Budget: 557.000 €

Funding: 7th Framework Programme - ICT, European Commission

All Research Projects of the Information & Communication Technologies Research Track



International Scientific Conferences organised by CSD in the past 4 years

The Department is extremely active in attracting and organizing major international scientific events, collaborating with prestigious universities and research centres in the world, and with all the major higher education institutes in the region.


29/10/2018 – 11th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Regional Development 2018 (ICEIRD 2018)

09/05/2018 – 3rd Young Researchers’ Skills Development Week (YRW 2018) 9, 10 & 11 May 2018


31/08/2017 – 10th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017)

26/06/2017 – iStart Thessaloniki Startup Academy

17/05/2017 – 2nd Young Researchers’ Skills Development Week (YRW 2017) 17, 18 & 19 May 2017


15/12/2016 – HOMER Dissemination Event

20/10/2016 – 11th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, 20 & 21 October 2016

04/07/2016 – Digital Transportation Summer Academy for EU-university students, 4-15 July 2016

23/06/2016 – 9th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2016)


03/12/2015 – 7th Balkan Venture Forum

17/09/2015 – 10th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2015)

18/06/2015 – 8th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2015)


12/11/2014 – 6th Balkan Venture Forum-COINVEST Edition

25/09/2014 – 9th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC 2014)

02/09/2014 – CSB 2014: 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Service Brokerage

05/06/2014 – 7th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2014)

27/05/2014 – MOBIP Investment and Partnering Forum 2014

15/05/2014 – 5th Balkan Venture Forum

21/03/2014 – Open Excellence Workshop: “Management and Quality Control in Service-based Software”



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