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The advancement of excellence, innovativeness and competitiveness in the crucial sector of Information and Knowledge Technologies lies at the center of the Athena Research and Innovation Center value system. Through national and international R&D projects, technological ecosystem development initiatives, innovative application activities and knowledge transfer to the social and economic environment, Athena RIC fulfills its mission to support the participation of Greece both in the “Europe 2020” strategy and the global movement towards smart and sustainable growth for all.

CfP: HUBIC 2016 - Human Behaviour, Interaction and Communication
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Special Session organized in the context of the
20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI) with International Participation
Patras, Greece
November 10th – 12th, 2016

"Athena" RC celebrates ‘Researcher’s Night 2016’: Informatics and Computer Science(s)

Computer Science- A field with many faces: Search, Discover, Create, Play and Experiment

"Athena" Research Center will celebrate ‘Researcher’s Night 2016’ with a variety of activities and events

For another year, "Athena" Research Center takes part in the pan-European “Researcher's Night” and invites visitors of all ages to celebrate science and technology, and take part in a series of activities, interactive games and workshops organized for the pre-event and main events in Athens and Xanthi.

“Cl@rity” Program

Research Institutes
Institute for Language & Speech Processing - ILSP


Strong research excellence, robust technologies and high standard services in Language, Cultural Heritage and Multimodal Human-Machine Interfaces
Industrial Systems Institute - ISI


Industrial and enterprise processes enhancement and management technologies, aiming at the developement of the Greek Industry competitiveness and innovation.
Institute for the Management of Information Systems - IMIS


Large-scale information systems and Big Data (scientific, social, cultural, enterprise etc) technologies and analytical tools (services and applications).


Research Units
Corallia – Technology Clusters Initiative

A public-private partnership aiming at boosting competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation in knowledge-intensive and exports-oriented technology segments.
SPU – Space Programmes Unit

Fosters the participation of Greece in the European Space Agency (ESA) and advances the use of leading-edge technologies in space engineering and science.
RPI – Robot Perception and Interaction Unit

Solving theoretical and application problems at the intersection of applied sciences & technology, e.g., informatics, communications, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, statistics, and cognitive systems.
ENTA - Environmental and Networking Technologies and Applications Unit
Promoting fundamental and applied research in all aspects of the contemporary environmental and networking problems, such as climate change and space networking. Applications intenting to assist product competitiveness, local governments in cases of natural disasters, even more in remote and not easily accessible areas.