Towards Next Generation Intelligent Energy Systems

Scientific Responsible Lefteris Tsoukalas, Professor
Researchers

Elias N. Houstis

Emmanouil Vavalis

Title Towards Next Generation Intelligent Energy Systems
Project Participants CERETETH, University of Crete, National Technical University of Athens
Funding GSRT
Duration

2013 - 2015

Site http://hephaestus.cereteth.gr/

Description

Greater interconnectedness, renewables and price-directed demand drive the evolution of the conventional power grids towards intelligent power networks. Our main objective is to elucidate the issues, concepts and characteristics that are vital for lifting the curse of dimensionality, imposed by the stochasticity on both demand and generation sides, from such next generation smart electricity networks. We design and implement an advanced energy systems simulation and validation framework, called Hephaestus, capable of anticipating future states of the network along multiple timescales and integrate realistic information flows. Hephaestus will integrate a new power distribution system simulation and analysis tool, Approximate Dynamic Programming theory and algorithms and Web Services.

Cooperation 2011

Scientific Responsible Georgios Stamoulis, Professor
Researchers

Dimitrios Katsaros

Ioannis Moondanos

Nestoras Eumorfopoulos

Panagiota Tsompanopoulou

Panayiotis Bozanis

Title Cooperation 2011
Project Participants
  • Nanotropic S.A.
  • University of Thessaly
  • Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly
  • University of Thessaloniki
  • Nessos S.A.
Funding GSRT
Duration

2013 - 2015

Description

Optimal transistor sizing of ICs with layout back-annotation.

Sensor Web Fire Shield

Scientific Responsible Georgios Stamoulis, Professor
Researchers

Panayiotis Bozanis

Title Sensor Web Fire Shield
Project Participants
  • University of Athens
  • University of Thessaly
  • Technical University of Crete
  • University of Thrace
  • University of Southampton
  • National Observatory
  • Foundation for Forest Research
Funding GSRT
Duration

2012 - 2014

Description

Development of a prototype natural disaster protection mechanism for urban areas

Advanced mathematical methods and software platform for solving multi-physics, multi-domain probl...

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Researchers

Christos Antonopoulos

Emmanouil Vavalis

Nikolaos Bellas

Panagiota Tsompanopoulou

Title Advanced mathematical methods and software platform for solving multi-physics, multi-domain problems on modern computer architectures: applications to environmental engineering and medical problems.
Project Participants
  • Technical University of Crete
  • University of Patras
Funding GSRT
Duration

2012 - 2015

Site http://mmspmm.wordpress.com/

Description

The target of this project is the recognition and deeper understanding of the special characteristics of multi-physics, multi-domain problems, and the development of a platform for their realistic modelling and efficient solution, that will lead to • easier mathematical modelling, • more effective and re-usable software, • flexibility in choosing the most appropriate mathematical model, discretization method and algebraic solver for each part of the problem domain, and • effective exploitation of several modern/emerging computer architectures.

Web observatory for research activities in the University of Thessaly

Scientific Responsible Emmanouil Vavalis, Professor
Researchers

Dimitrios Katsaros

Title Web observatory for research activities in the University of Thessaly
Funding Research Committee, University of Thessaly
Duration

2012 - 2014

Site http://ro.uth.gr

Description

The objective of this project is to design, implement and evaluate of a web platform that allow us to search and retrieve raw qualitative and quantitative data concerning research activities in the University of Thessaly. Categorize and manage the continuous flow of the raw data in order to  - produce information that leads to specific qualitative and quantitative evaluation metrics - present both the raw data and the added valued data and information in an intelligent and effective way adapted to the background and the interests of the viewer.

siLang: Serious Games for Situated Language Learning of Vehicular Languages Addressing Work Needs

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title siLang: Serious Games for Situated Language Learning of Vehicular Languages Addressing Work Needs
Project Participants
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • HiST Contract Research, Norway
  • Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Greece
  • Tallinn University, Estonia
  • European Welding Federation, Portugal
  • Universita Marconi, Italy
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, KA2 Languages
Duration

2012 - 2014

Description

Development of a serious game for developing language and communication skills on vehicular languages among professionals addressing virtual and physical mobility and taking into account cultural aspects.

iLike: identifying the Logic structure of languages by use of new Interactive mobile services, ne...

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title iLike: identifying the Logic structure of languages by use of new Interactive mobile services, new diagnostic training methods for development of Key competences, and new Evaluation methods introducing assessment for learning practices
Project Participants
  • Sor Trondelag University College
  • HiST Contract Research
  • University of Thessaly
  • Osnovna skola "Drinka Pavlovic"
  • Centre for Flexible Learning
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Comenius Action
Duration

2012 - 2014

Description

Development of a mobile learning services for teaching foreign languages in secondary school through game-based approaches and collaboration. Emphasis on language structure and vocabulary.

iQVet: Innovate Peer Learning Assessment System for Evaluation of Trainer and Quality VET

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title iQVet: Innovate Peer Learning Assessment System for Evaluation of Trainer and Quality VET
Project Participants
  • Sor Trondelag University College, Norway
  • HiST Contract Research, Norway
  • Dom Skolen I Doradztwa, Poland
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mures County, Romania
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci
Duration

2012 - 2014

Description

Application of response systems deployed through mobile networks towards effective learning design of focused seminars addressing the needs of professionals in lifelong learning contexts.

TALETE: Teaching Math through Innovative

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title TALETE: Teaching Math through Innovative
Project Participants
  • Universita degli Studi Gulielmo Marconi, Italy
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Kadikoy llce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, Turkey
  • Istituto per la Formazione Professionale di Roma e del Lazio, Italy
  • Burgas Free University, Bulgaria
  • Razzable Productions Ltd, UK
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Comenius Action
Duration

2011 - 2014

Site http://www.taleteproject.eu/

Description

TALETE project aims at investigating different ways of the mathematics representations, in the topics, already, defined in the PISA, IEA TIMSS and National surveys concerning the maths skills of 15 years-old students. The worldwide surveys report that EU students often lack mathematical competence and key basic competences in science and technology. The learning of the mathematics literacy enables students to contribute effectively in actual society, improving their employment prospects. In this context, the project intends to develop with the teachers more attractive and fun pedagogical tools (serious game and machinima) for the maths literacy delivered in two virtual environments: e-learning platform and 3D world.

Communication, Empowering, Integration, Experience for Senior Age Volunteers

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title Communication, Empowering, Integration, Experience for Senior Age Volunteers
Project Participants
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Grundvig Action
Duration

2011 - 2013

Description

Organization of an exchange of volunteer workers between Greece and Lithuania

SEGAN: Serious Games Network

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title SEGAN: Serious Games Network
Project Participants
  • University of Thessaly
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Virtual Campus Lda.
  • University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Education
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Katholieke Hogeschool St. Lieven
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Tallinn University
  • Andamio Education and Technology S.L.
  • Accord International S.R.O.
  • Cordia A.S.
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, KA3 ICT in Education
Duration

2011 - 2014

Site http://seriousgamesnet.eu

Description

Development of a network of European organization with a focus on the design, implementation, deployment, and evaluation of serious games. Organization of seminars, summer schools, a conference, an academic program, and good practice recommendations for educators.

cMinds: Teaching Programming towards the Early Development of Analytical Structural and Critical ...

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title cMinds: Teaching Programming towards the Early Development of Analytical Structural and Critical Minds
Project Participants
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • HiST Contract Research, Norway
  • Centre for Research and Technology, Greece
  • ZSKolin, Czech Republic
  • Economic College Transylvania, Romania
  • Centre for Flexible Learning, Sweden
  • 1st Primary School of Volos, Greece
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Comenius Action
Duration

2010 - 2012

Site http://cminds.org

Description

Development of a virtual learning environment that engages primary school learners in algorithmic thinking through exploration of alternative solutions to logical puzzles, visual synthesis of structured programs that solve the problem, and comparison of outcomes to optimal solutions. Teacher support material helps the smooth integration of tools and methodologies into classroom practices.

EnvKids: Environmental Sustainability Training for Children through on-line Exploration, Simulati...

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title EnvKids: Environmental Sustainability Training for Children through on-line Exploration, Simulation, and Collaboration
Project Participants
  • Centre for Research and Technology Thessaly, Greece
  • Sor Trondelag University College, Norway
  • University of Thessaly Greece
  • Basic School Planany, Czech Republic
  • Ecole Saint Barbe, France
  • Centre for Flexible Learning, Sweden
  • Δημοτικό Σχολείο Πορταριάς
Funding Life Long Learning Programme
Duration

2009 - 2011

Site http://envkids.net

Description

Development of explorative learning methodologies and digital games aiming to raise awareness among young learners in primary school on responsible environmental behavior. Game-based learning tools help children develop skills related pollution reducing behavior at home, renewable energy resources, and responsible natural resource management. Teacher supporting material helps the smooth integration of tools and methodologies into classroom practices.

iMuse a virtual Museum over a sensors' web

Scientific Responsible Panayiotis Bozanis, Professor
Researchers

Georgios Stamoulis

Panagiota Tsompanopoulou

Title iMuse a virtual Museum over a sensors' web
Project Participants
  • Centre for Research and Technology – Thessaly (CERETETH)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki(AUTH)
  • Archaeological Museum of Volos
Funding EEA – Grants and Greek State (7/2009-4/2011)
Duration

2009 - 2011

Site http://imuse.cereteth.gr

Description

iMuse project exploited the recent advances in web and RFIDs to create a new model of a virtual museum. Three new services were developed for museum visitors.The project is deployed at Archeological Museum of Volos, Greece.

eTextiles – Design and implementation of a prototyping platform for smart clothes, Regional Pole ...

Scientific Responsible Spyros Lalis, Associate Professor
Researchers

Elias N. Houstis

Panagiota Tsompanopoulou

Title eTextiles – Design and implementation of a prototyping platform for smart clothes, Regional Pole of Thessaly
Project Participants Greek Ministry of Research Regional Pole Programme
Duration

2006 - 2008

Description

Design and Development of an e-textile platform for SFIT products with multiple applications

GLOBALMAT: Methodologies Accreditation and Training for Outsourced Production Processes and Globa...

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title GLOBALMAT: Methodologies Accreditation and Training for Outsourced Production Processes and Global Production Flow
Project Participants
  • University of Thessaly
  • Easy Learning Solutions, Norway
  • QM Soft, Norway
  • European Welding Federation, Portugal
  • Greenland Group, Norway
  • IS, Poland
  • Institut San Varilstvo, Slovenia
Funding Life Long Learning PRogramme, Leonardo da Vinci
Duration

2006 - 2008

Site http://globalmat.noc.uth.gr/partners.html

Description

GLOBAL MAT validated a new competence transfer model, a new measurable quality assurance system, and a new pedagogical principle for organising, delivering, and deploying effective production technology transfer within and between companies, as well as towards VET schools. GLOBAL MAT established new model(s) for delivering in-company skills development processes that significantly reduces the costs related to technology transfer and enhances production competence know-how transfer between the companies involved.

iqsim: Innovative Simulator Tools for Quality management Production Process Training in VET

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title iqsim: Innovative Simulator Tools for Quality management Production Process Training in VET
Project Participants
  • Sor Trondelag University College
  • University of Thessaly
  • Centre for Flexible Learning
  • MHtE
  • Klaipeda University
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci
Duration

2005 - 2007

Site http://prosjekt.hist.no/iqsim/

Description

Development of simulator tools for the initial and continuing education in VET in the welding sector aiming at quality production management

WELDSPREAD: European Transfer Models for Welding Personnel Certification

Scientific Responsible Elias N. Houstis, Emeritus Professor
Title WELDSPREAD: European Transfer Models for Welding Personnel Certification
Project Participants
  • EWF – European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting, PT
  • CWS - Czech Welding Society, CZ
  • University of Thessaly, EL
  • KTK - Kaunas Technical College, LT
  • MhTE – Hungarian Association of Welding Technology and Material Testing, HU
  • ASR – Romanian Welding Society, RO
  • IV – Institut za varilstvo d.o.o., SI
  • Welding Research Institute – Industrial Institute of SR, SK
Funding Life Long Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci
Duration

2005 - 2007

Site http://www.ewf.be/projects/developed-projects/weldspread

Description

The WELDSPREAD project, supported by the European Commission through the Leonardo da Vinci programme, aimed at supporting the promotion and implementation of the European Training, Qualification and Certification System in 5 countries on which it is already implemented – Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia, and in two new countries – Greece and Lithuania.