Consortium

1. Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (GR)

The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems-ICCS (www.iccs.gr) is a research organization associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). It has about 40 laboratories and research units presently active which are established by the implementation of several structural programmes including National and European Programs.

The participating lab of ICCS in BASMATI is the Distributed, Knowledge and Media Systems Group-DKMS (www.grid.ece.ntua.gr). The research focus of this group is mainly on:

  • Distributed Computing, dealing with topics such as Service Oriented Architectures, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Services and Things, Data Privacy, Application Modelling and Analysis and Quality of Service in Service Provisioning Systems.
  • Knowledge, Media & Digital Art, dealing with topics such as Knowledge Representation and Domain Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, Social Analytics, Crowdsourcing and Gamification.

ICCS is the coordinator of the EU consortium of BASMATI. From a research perspective it will contribute in 3 main areas: (i) application analysis and modelling, following the expertise obtained in various projects such as ARTIST and OPTIMIS, (ii) brokerage and offloading decisions with emphasis on optimization focusing on experience built in previous research efforts (e.g. IRMOS), and (iii) data management and infrastructure management building on the expertise of big data management projects such as CoherentPaaS and LeanBigData. Furthermore, as an academic institution, ICCS/NTUA will lead the project training activities.

2. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (IT)

The “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche” (CNR) is the largest public research organisation in Italy and a top level R&D performer in Europe, being the fourth beneficiary of the EU FP7. CNR participates to BASMATI by means of its largest institute involved in ICT, the “Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione” (ISTI, http://isti.cnr.it) located in Pisa. ISTI is committed to producing scientific excellence and to playing an active role in technology transfer. The domain of competence covers Information Science, related technologies and a wide range of applications. The research group of ISTI involved in BASMATI is the HPC Lab. CNR will be the scientific leader of the project in collaboration with ETRI. The HPC Lab (http://hpc.isti.cnr.it) at ISTI conducts research in various areas of High Performance Computing, including Cloud Computing, Cloud Federations, Large-scale Data Analysis, Efficient Machine Learning, Information Extraction and Semantic Enrichment, Web Search.

3. CAS Software AG (DE)

Founded in 1986, CAS Software has become the German, market-leading innovator for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is the leading expert for anything relationship management (xRM) in Europe. CAS Smart Development Center is a business unit of CAS Software and develops the company’s next generation cloud platform CAS Open; an expandable, modular Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, hosting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. The business unit YellowMap is an expert in the field of map-based visualization and develops technology covering the whole stack and functionality of location-based service applications and capable of being applied in consumer as well as corporate applications – web-based and mobile.

In BASMATI, CAS Group brings in its expertise in cloud brokerage and in map-based visualization (mobile and web) of various kinds of data. Another central contribution will be the use case and evaluation of BASMATI on a large festival in Karlsruhe called DAS FEST. YellowMap is the official app partner of DAS FEST.

4. Atos Spain SA (ES)

Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2012 annual revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,100 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

5. Amenesik Sarl (FR)

Amenesik is a young start-up founded in November 2014 and provides open source, cross cloud, vendor agnostic cloud management technology and solutions for modern day enterprise cloud applications. In the BASMATI project, Amensik Sarl will bring its expertise and technology, the ACCORDS PLATFORM, to be used as a Cloud Application Description, Provisioning and Monitoring Platform.

6. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (KR)

 ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, since 1976) is a government-funded research institute in Daedeok Science Town, Korea. As of 2015, ETRI has about 2,600 employees where about 1,800 of them are researchers.

ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies.

The technical portfolio includes:
• Internet technology,
• Software/Security technology,
• Telecommunication/Broadcasting technology,
• Convergence technology,
• Digital contents technology, and
• Components and material technology.

Recently, ETRI ranked for three consecutive years, No.1 in the world in INNOVATION ANCHOR SCORECARD by IPIQ and listed on the Thomson Reuters 2014 top 100 global innovators. Now, ETRI have accumulative 136 global organization partners in 40 countries.

7. InnoGRID (KR)

Innogrid started in earnest cloud computing research and development in 2009 and succeeded in developing Innogrid's own IaaS solutions (Cloudit) in 2011. Innogrid won the GS(Good Software) certification and were selected as pilot carrier to verify stability of cloud computing technology for Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in 2014. And Innogrid's Cloudit was selected as the outstanding procurement software by Korean Procurement Agency in 2015. This means that Innogrid has grown to be a trusted company with both technology and supply reliability.

Innogrid has plan to start various business based on cloud through strong partnership with leading company in Big Data, IoT, and FinTech industries. And Innogrid will take Internet Data Center over in 2015 to integrate the value chain rearward and forward in cloud industry and jump up to be a could Integrator. ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, since 1976) is a government-funded research institute in Daedeok Science Town, Korea. As of 2015, ETRI has about 2,600 employees where about 1,800 of them are researchers.

ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies.

The technical portfolio includes:
• Internet technology,
• Software/Security technology,
• Telecommunication/Broadcasting technology,
• Convergence technology,
• Digital contents technology, and
• Components and material technology.

Recently, ETRI ranked for three consecutive years, No.1 in the world in INNOVATION ANCHOR SCORECARD by IPIQ and listed on the Thomson Reuters 2014 top 100 global innovators. Now, ETRI have accumulative 136 global organization partners in 40 countries.

8. Seoul National University (KR)

As Korea's and Asia’s leading research university, Seoul National University (SNU) is committed to sciences, engineering & technology, social sciences, and humanities. The IT Services Economics Group of SNU is a strong and innovative research group within the Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program, which belongs to the College of Engineering at Seoul National University. The research of the group centres on the interdisciplinary aspects of Internet technologies, economics, and sociology. The group develops new architectures and technologies, which allow economically efficient resource allocation based on economic and sociological models.