Current projects at AUTH
L3MATRIX is a 3-year collaborative project and will provide a novel technological innovation in the fields of silicon photonics (SiP) and 3D device integration. Scaling of the network to the Pb/s range is realized by integrating an optical interconnect with the switching ASIC thereby increasing the chip radix which is the main limit to bandwidth scaling.s
ICT-STREAMS is a 3-year collaborative project on the development of the necessary Silicon Photonics Transceiver and Routing technologies towards a new, power efficient, WDM-based, Tb/s, optical on-board interconnection paradigm that enables multiple high bandwidth, point-to-point direct links on the board level, as a step forward to the realization of exa-scale computing systemsView the project's brochure >
PLASMOFAB is a 3-year collaborative project on CMOS-compatible photonic, plasmonic and electronic integration that brings together ten leading academic and research institutes and companies. The project was launched in Januray 2016 and this project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 ICT research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688166.View the project's brochure >
COMANDER is a 4-years EC-funded project, officially launched on 1st October 2013, funded under the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP. COMANDER targets the design, development and deployment of a fully converged Next-Generation Fiber-Wireless network architecture that provides simultaneous fixed and mobile access at unforeseen multi-Gbps wireless transmission speeds.View the project's brochure >
MIRAGE is a 3-year collaborative project on photonic integration that aims to implement cost-optimized components for terabit optical interconnects introducing new multiplexing concepts through the development of a flexible, future-proof 3D “optical engine”. MIRAGE brings together seven leading European universities, research centers and companies. The project was launched in October 2012 and is co-funded by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme(FP7).
PhoxTrot is a 4-years EC-funded large-scale research effort focusing on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center and high-performance computing systems: on-board, board-to-board and rack-to-rack. PhoxTroT will tackle optical interconnects in a holistic way, synergizing the different fabrication platforms in order to deploy the optimal “mix&match” technology and tailor this to each interconnect layer. PhoxTroT will follow a layered approach from near-term exploitable to more forward looking but of high expected gain activities.
IASiS addresses pressure ulcer incidence and treatment and aims to develop and demonstrate an Intelligent Adaptable Surface for serving as the skin/machine interface in therapy beds and wheelchair seating systems. This surface is envisaged to be capable of redistributing the pressure, strain and shear applied on the skin. A controller and an algorithm optimizes the load-time curve as pre-specified by the pressure -duration threshold curve, thus protecting the tissues against prolonged and excessive epidermal pressure-shear. This will in turn prevent the onset or deterioration of pressure ulcers. Diagnosis and prevention will rely on intelligent optical fiber sensing devices that can identify the values and coordinates of excessive pidermal loadings and will provide feedback information to an adaptable mattress or seat mechanism.
Current projects at CERTH
RAMPLAS is a 3-years EC-funded research project envisioning the development and demonstration of a Silicon-based, integrated Optical RAM chip for enabling High-Speed Applications in Computing and Communications. RAMPLAS has been launched in September 2011 and is supported by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7‐ICT‐2009‐C). RAMPLAS will revisit RAM fundamentals and will lay the foundations for optical RAM technology and for optical RAM-enabled "green” and ultra-fast computing architectures. RAMPLAS will develop the first 100GHz optical RAM chips and will foster a new framework of disciplines for its effective application in ICT.
WiSe-PON targets the demonstration of a novel access network infrastructure capable of converging fixed and mobile connectivity and of delivering heterogeneous wireless and FTTH services over existing Passive Optical Network infrastructures. WiSePON is a 3-years research project funded by the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology under the National Action "Cooperation".
PLATON is a 3-years EC-funded research project envisioning the development and demonstration of an integrated, on-chip Tb/s optical router for back-plane or Blade-Server interconnects through merging plasmonics and silicon photonics technology, employing plasmonics for the switching functionalities and silicon photonics for filtering, multiplexing and header detection processes. PLATON has been launched in January 2010 and is supported by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7‐ICT‐2009‐4).
Past projects with PhosNet members participation
- "Terabit-on-chip: Micro and Nano-scale silicon photonic integrated components and sub-systems enabling Tb/s-capacity, scalable and fully integrated photonic routers (BOOM)"
- ICT- 224375 European Research Programme STReP, 7th European Framework, 2nd Call on "Photonic components and subsystems", 2008-2011.
- "Agile Photonic Integrated Systems‐on‐Chip enabling WDM Terabit Networks (APACHE)"
- ICT- 224326 European Research Programme STReP, 7th European Framework, 2nd Call on "Photonic components and subsystems", 2008-2011.
- "Dynamic Impairment Constraint Networking for Transparent Mesh Optical Networks (DICONET)"
- INFSO-ICT-216338, European Research Programme STReP, 7th European Framework, 1st Call on "The network of the future", 2008-2010.
- "Cryptography using Chaotic Oscillators"
- NATO-Collaborative Linkage Grant, (ICS.EAP.CLG 981947), 2008-2010.
- "Secure Communications from non-linear electronic synchronized circuits"
- NATO-Collaborative Linkage Grant, (ICS.CLG 983334), 2005-2007.
- "Multi-Functional Integrated Arrays of Interferometric Switches (MUFINS)"
- IST-004222 European Research Programme STReP, 6th European Framework, 2nd Call on "Optical, opto-electronic and photonic functional components", 2004-2007.
- "All-optical label-swapping employing optical logic gates in network nodes (LASAGNE)"
- IST-507509 European Research Programme STReP, 6th European Framework, 1st Call on "Broadband for all", 2004-2006.
- "Optical Networks: Towards Bandwidth Manageability and Cost Efficiency (e-Photon/ONE)"
- European Research Programme NoE, 6th European Framework, 4th Call "Broadband for all", 2004-2006.
- "Distributed Information Technologies New Curricula and Flexible Education"
- TEMPUS-PHARE Joint European Project, in collaboration with the University "Sv. Kiril & Methodij" at Skopja (1999-2001).
- "Research requirements and development of specifications with cost approximation for commission and installation of informative railway system in the Hellenic Railways"
- The Greek Railway Company, June 2001- December 2001, Contract number 29/2001.
- "Non-linear Electronic Circuits producing Chaotic Signals"
- Ministry of Education (PYTHAGORAS II), 2005-2007.
- "Tactile Displays and Flexible Screens"
- Ministry of Development (PENED 2003), 2005-2007.
- "Organizing a Help Desk to support the computer systems at High Schools"
- Ministry of Education, Perfectures of Thessaloniki, Serres and Pellas, 2002-2004.
- "Reorganization of the undergraduate and graduate studies"
- Ministry of Education (EPEAEK), Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2002-2004.
- "Netting- Helping Small Businesses with ICT"
- Ministry of Development, December 2001-December 2004
- "A Balkan and Eastern European Network of Excellence for the Diffusion of Mathematics for Industry Expertise – MATHIND"
- Information Society Technologies 2000 - Thematic Networks, 2001-2003
- "Investigation and presentation of modern techniques for automatic fare payment"
- The Greek Railway Company, Contract number 33/2003, January 2003- December 2003
- "Management of the implementation of an Information System for the Greek Islands of South Aegean"
- Prefecture of Southern Aegean, November 2001-February 2002
- "Organization of the undergraduate studies"
- Ministry of Education (EPEAEK), Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1999-2000.
- "Development and Implementation of a Specified Enterprise Resource Planning System"
- ICT, Funded by the Greek R&D General Secretariat –Action Informatics for Industry, March 1999.
- "A Study for the implementation of an Information System for the Ministry of Education"
- Ministry of Education (EPEAEK), 1997.