About Us

In Brief

The Telecommunication Networks and Integrated Services (TNS) Laboratory participates and intensively contributes to major EU-funded projects. Recent involvements include FP7/ICT projects UniverSelf, ACROPOLIS and iCore, as well as ARTEMIS (bilateral cooperation between Creece and China) and AutoSDN (UPRC – France Telecom cooperation). In the past the Lab members contributed to the FP7/OneFIT (Opportunistic networks and Cognitive Management Systems for Efficient Application Provision in the Future InterneT), FP7/E3 (End-to-End Efficiency), FP6/E2RI-II (End-to-End Reconfigurability Phases I and II) etc. During these projects, the TNS team developed management functionality for enabling network segments and terminals to optimally operate in the end-to-end reconfigurability and efficiency contexts and demonstrated essential services and software systems for wireless network segments and terminals. The TNS Laboratory is also active at the national and international (beyond-EU borders) research and development arena.

Research Interests

Currently, our team members publish extensively in international journals and magazines in research areas such as:

  • Wireless and mobile broadband communications
    • 2G, 3G, 4G, B4G, 5G, IEEE standards
    • Heterogeneous networks, small cell networks, cloud-based radio access networks
    • Spectrum management (licensed, shared, unlicensed), radio resource management
    • Device-to-device networks, opportunistic networks, cognitive radio networks
  • High-speed, fixed-access and core networks
  • Internet and Web technologies
  • Internet of Things, Future Internet
  • Cloud platforms
  • Energy- efficient infrastructures
  • Network management (platforms, algorithms), design, performance evaluation
    • Autonomics, cognitive networks
    • Software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Smart grids, smart cities, environment, critical infrastructures, transportation
  • Optimization, algorithms and complexity, queuing theory, machine learning
  • Standards

Collaboration Opportunities
  • EU and Internationally (beyond-EU borders) funded projects (IP, STREP, NoE, CSA)
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • National-funded projects
  • Bilateral projects with Public-Private sector

How to reach us
Address: 150, Androutsou Street, 185 34 Piraeus, Greece

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For further information please contact the Head of the Laboratory, Prof. Panagiotis Demestichas via:
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Phone: +30 210 414 2758