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Multimedia, Knowledge and Web Technologies Research Area


The Multimedia, Knowledge and Web Technologies research area, following the emerging paradigm of cross-disciplinary research in the media and web worlds, masters education, research and development activities that build upon and innovate through the synergy of web (Semantic Web/Web 2.0/Web 3.0) technologies and knowledge engineering practices with multimedia technologies, aiming at devising next generation intelligent, self-aware/self-adaptable rich media interactive web applications and services deployed and validated in a number of application areas, such as:

  • E-learning, edutainment, serious/educational games
  • Entertainment through gaming (multi-player, online, mobile)
  • DTV/iTV and digital cinema, VoD, web TV, IPTV, video on the web
  • Multimedia archives and digital libraries, rich media web portals, multimedia information systems and search engines, recommender systems
  • Social networking applications, social media (Blogs, YouTube, Flickr, Delicious, Facebook, etc.)
  • Virtual/mixed reality worlds in digital entertainment, art, culture, education, collaboration spaces, etc.
  • E-commerce, e-business, e-government, e-publishing, etc.

Through research in this area we envision to build a solid research base in the areas of multimedia, knowledge and web technologies, so as to elicit from innovation new applications and services, and, by exploiting synergies, prove the synergetic concept in carefully selected application areas.

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Students' Views

"I started getting to like my academic life in AIT and my life in general in Greece, that I involuntarily stopped the countdown when I noticed that time was flying by so fast!! It was mostly the heavy yet interesting academic work in AIT, the wide variety of spare-time activities that I could practice in Athens and the ease of making good friends in Greece which made my stay so smooth and fun that I actually had to leave Greece at the end with heartache. I had organized all my courses to be in the fall and spring semesters, so that I would free all my summertime remaining semester for my thesis and summer fun in Greece, which is a period not to miss there (and which I actually will never forget!!)"

Johnny Awad, MSITT 2005 (Lebanon)

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10th PhD graduation of AIT - Aalborg University joint doctoral program

AIT Ph.D. student Nikitas Goumatianos (Lt. General of the Hellenic Air Force) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Algorithmic Trading Advancements Using Pattern Discovery Methods and Multiple Committees of Neural Networks” on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Aalborg University premises in Aalborg, Denmark.

Best booth award at EUCNC 2016
2016-07-25 The FP7 project ADEL (, which is technically coordinated by AIT, earned the "Best Booth Award" for its demos on Licensed Shared Access at the European Conference on Communications on Networks and Communications (EUCNC 2016) that was held in Athens June 27-30, 2016 (
AIT contributes to the recently published Roadmap on Optical Communications
2016-05-19 Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT was one of the co-authors of the 2016 "Roadmap on Optical Communications" that was recently published in the "Journal of Optics" of IOPscience.
AIT is working on enhancing the performance of future datacenters

Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT published an article at the Spring issue of the Fibre Systems Magazine. The article entitled "Supersizing the data centre" is actually the cover page story.

AIT participates in EU-funded project that aspires to revolutionize silicon lasers used in datacenter interconnects

On February 1st 2016, the EU-funded research project "Directly Modulated Lasers on Silicon" (DIMENSION) was launched. AIT participates in this project via its "High-speed Networks and Optical Communications" (NOC) research group.

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