Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)
The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) was founded in 1992. It was founded with the ‘charta’ to support the performance of top-quality research, development activities and the provision of scientific service to private and public bodies. Essentially the mission of ICCS was to support the deployment, the realization and the growth of the research priorities of ECE mainly through seeking, pursuing and acquiring research funding via the competitive calls for research proposals that the European Commission had instigated. In turn its purpose has been to build a research personnel base alongside ECE’s faculty so as to conduct state-of-the-art research and at the same time improve the research laboratory equipment base and infrastructures of the School.
Furthermore ICCS has been organized so as to host and to provide research stipends to postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Since its foundation and up to date, ICCS has been growing and maturing within the complex context of the Greek law governing research, innovation and higher education affairs in a country where research resources and funding has been maintained at low levels, in comparison to the majority of the developed European countries.
The Research Institute
ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry for Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion Affairs. It is a non-profit, private legal entity which is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is the research host of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). The aim of the Institute is to promote the Research and Development in all different research disciplines of SECE. The research themes mainly include:
- Hardware and Software Technology
- Computer Network Technology
- Mobile technologies
- Digital Communications Technologies
- Control and Automation Technologies
- Energy and Power Production Technologies
- Biomedical and Biomechanics Technologies
- Information Systems and Management Decision Technologies
- Photonic Technologies for Communications
ICCS is very active in programmes financed by the European Commission with substantial participation in competitive research programs. For example, the last five years it has participated in 110 projects of 6th Framework Program and in about 75 projects of 7th Framework Program.See more