Network of Excellence in Internet Science

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was founded in 1837 and is the oldest University in Greece. The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DI&T) ( was founded in 1989 and is part of the School of Applied Sciences. It consists of three divisions: Computer Science; Computer Systems and Applications; Telecommunications and Signal Processing. The Department has about 44 faculty members and over 100 PhD students. Among the faculty, a number of them are research active in networking relevant fields, such as optimization, algorithms and complexity, game theory, distributed systems, Internet applications, multimedia, information theory, pattern recognition, techno-economics, etc. The Advanced Networking Research (ANR) group was formed in 1999 by Prof. Ioannis Stavrakakis and has been involved in a number of international projects, funded mainly by the European Commission (VIDEOGATEWAY, BROADWAY, E-NET, ACCA, ANA, CAS-CADAS, BIONETS, E-NEXT, CONTENT, SOCIALNETS, RECOGNITION), as well as several national projects. The group has focused on networking research with concentration on algorithmic aspects and performance evaluation for network resource allocation and optimization, with main application to ad-hoc, mobile, content, autonomic, opportunistic, social and future networking The group has been responsible for the Integration activities in NoEs E-NEXT and CONTENT and has recently initiated interactions with non-ICT researchers in the context of SOCIALNETS and RECOGNITION. Currently the core of the group includes 2 post-doc researcher, 2 lecturers, and 7 Ph.D. students.