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Computer Technology Institute & Press – DIOPHANTUS

CTI-Diophantus is one of the major R&D institutes in Greece. Currently it employs more than 250 people: experienced and specialized scientists (including faculty members of the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at the University of Patras), engineers, PhD students, and supporting staff. In the last 5 years, CTI has successfully undertaken more than 85 R&D projects (53 of which were funded by the EC).

Particular emphasis is placed on education, by developing and deploying conventional and digital media in education and lifelong learning, publishing printed and electronic educational materials, administrating and managing the Greek School Network and supporting the organisation and operation of the electronic infrastructure of the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and all educational units. It has exhibited substantial basic and applied research activity in areas such as multimedia, social networking, algorithms, complexity and optimisation, ubiquitous and distributed computing, complex information systems design and development, integration and sustainable development.

CTI has developed close ties with both the public and private sectors and serves as the official consultant of the Greek State. It offers excellent computing and office facilities. Its research personnel have produced on a yearly basis over 80 publications/announcements in international scientific journals and conferences. In addition, CTI hosts one of the seven grid nodes of the Greek grid network (Hellas Grid).