a. i4M Lab: Recent Activity

The relevance of the Lab’s research is ensured by the active participation of its members in several R&D Projects and in various collaborations and research networks with the government and the industry:

1. Under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Petros Kavassalis, i4M researchers (S. Lelis, H. Papadakis, E. Balassis) have been exploring technologies and tools for cost-efficient design of reliable and high-performance e-government systems - LGAF Project (http://www.atlantis-group.gr/projects/lgaf-project). The Lab has collaborated with CTIP (Computer Technology Institute and Press, Greece – Research Unit 9, collaboration context: ATLANTIS Group) to develop an open source e-government platform to serve local authorities needs through providing SaaS e-government services. The objective of the Project is to support Greek Municipalities in providing Online Services to citizens (e.g. Family Record Certificates, Fines and Municipal Tax Payments, Recycling of Electrical Appliances etc.) and local business (e.g. Municipal Tax Payments, Issue of Licenses and Permits etc.) by using Business Process Management techniques «over» a SOA architecture.

2. The same group of people participate in STORK 2.0 EU Project. STORK 2.0 (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed 2.0) creates a common European infrastructure that progressively enables the realization of a single European electronic identification and authentication area – a necessary step to stimulate cross-border electronic services, in both the public and private sectors. The i4M Lab participation in STORK 2.0 focuses, in priority, in the development of a Attribute Collection Service, a key component of STORK 2.0 e-identity management infrastructure, by using process automation methods and techniques. In addition, i4M Lab partcipates in the development of STORK 2.0 pilot applications enabling: a) the «Opening of a Bank Account (OBA)» in any European country, as a cross-border service available to non-residents –- by using STORK (identity attributes-based) authentication and electronic signature mechanisms and, b) the provision of cross-border academic services based on the exchange of identity attributes in inter-university academic processes (such as joint between Universities e-learning programs and opinion surveys) and the use of identity information stored within University public registries by government and private organizations (in job qualification and job selection related processes). 

3. i4M Lab's Transport Researchers (C. Panou and other) have participated in several research projects examining issues in intermodal transport, e-port operations and services and intelligent transportations. Recent research includes: SMART-CM, looking at the development of a business plan for the promotion of Electronic Value Added Services in Intermodal Supply Chains; EFFORTS, a project on user needs and use case analysis for effective processes in ports; HERMES, focusing on high efficient and reliable arrangements for crossmodal transport. i4M Lab now explores the opportunity o designing a decentralized effective imlementation for the Single Transportation Document (STD), a key element of interoperability in intermodal transport, as well as in several consultancy assignments. 

4. A. Konstantelou and P. Kavassalis have a significant presence in various Greek and EU instances and bodies specializing in research and design of public policies for ICT development and diffusion within the economy and the society (ENCIP, ISA Programme – Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations, Future Emerging Technologies – FET, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises - SEV, Co-ordination of Local Authorities in Greece – KEDE and other).