The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 under the title of the “School for Industrial Studies”, by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association. The Department of Digital Systems covers the areas of digital/network services, broadband (wireless and optical) networks, as well as the security of digital systems. The department’s research staff consists of 25 faculty members, 20 postdoctoral researchers and 75 PhD candidates, whose collective expertise covers many key areas in distributed systems and services.
The University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) facilitates the research activities of university members in different programmes and initiatives. In this context, the Department of Digital Systems (through UPRC) has been actively involved and coordinated a significant number of: (i) EU funded R&D projects, (ii) national projects funded by the Greek Ministry of Development and the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, and (iii) projects developed in collaboration with enterprises (both international and national). The UPRC team that participates in ATMOSPHERE focuses on research activities related to advanced distributed computing, dealing with topics such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, application modelling and analysis and quality of service enforcement in distributed environments. Besides cloud computing, data management technologies have been within the research focus of the group through its involvement and coordination of research projects (e.g. datAcron, CrowdHEALTH, etc)
Role in ATMOSPHERE
UPRC will contribute to ATMOSHPERE following the background of its members both in cloud computing and in data management technologies. The key contributions will be on data management (with emphasis on distributed storage) and data processing (with emphasis on streaming analytics). The group will also contribute to cloud management focusing on orchestration services following the expertise gained in this area through previous projects (e.g. IRMOS). Active communication and scientific dissemination activities will also be performed.