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Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Information Technologies Institute (ITI)

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Thermi, Thessaloniki – Greece


The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece. Its mission is to promote the triplet Research – Development – Innovation by conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative products and services. CERTH is involved in strong and long-term collaborations with research centres and universities in Greece and abroad, as well as with significant national and international partners in industry. The research institute that participants in NIGHTINGALE is the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), which was founded in 1998 and is a founding member of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas.

CERTH/ITI is one of the leading Greek institutions in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with long experience in numerous European and national R&D projects. The participating team in NIGHTINGALE is the Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics Group (M4D) of the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Lab (MKLab).

The team has significant experience and scientific expertise on social media monitoring, social network analysis, web multimedia mining, image and video analysis, multimedia understanding, interactive multimedia search and knowledge retrieval, AI, semantic technologies and integration of heterogeneous resources, multimodal data fusion, reasoning and management, computer vision, visual analytics, Big Data analytics as well as crisis and security management.


CERTH/ITI mainly contributes to two tasks, using the experience acquired in these domains during participation in diverse research projects funded by the European Commission. CERTH/ITI leads the task on semi-autonomous tasking and optimal routing using machine learning algorithms, which will enable optimal allocation of assets and resources. In addition, CETH/ITI is working on multi-source information fusion and expert reasoning (Interoperable Data Lake).

It aims at designing and implementing a fusion engine that analyses multimodal observations for achieving context-aware interpretation and early detection of unusual events.

Finally, CERTH/ITI participates in other technical tasks, such as in defining technical requirements, in toolkit integration, testing and validation, and in dissemination and exploitation activities of the project.