Institute for the Mangement of Information Systems / Athena Research Center
The Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) is a research institute within the Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies "Athena".
"Athena" is the first research center in Greece with a focus exclusively on Information Society. Established in Athens in 2003, it is a research and technology organization supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. IMIS was founded in 2007 with the mission to conduct research in the area of data management and large-scale information systems.
The research at IMIS has a strong collaborative aspect, and ranges from basic to applied research. The collaborative aspect is expressed in that research is conducted with national and international partners from industry as well as academia, often also in the context of novel and innovative projects.
IMIS' main areas of interest are:
- Distributed Information Systems and Web Information Systems, with focus on scalability and efficiency issues.
- Information integration, interoperability of information systems, semantic Web and ontology management.
- Business and Database intelligence systems, with focus on implementation and optimization.
- Management of geographical information, with focus on spatial and spatiotemporal data management techniques.
- Scientific databases and Digital Libraries, with focus on biological / environmental data management, and data preservation and provenance.