Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at National and Capodistrian University of Athens
The section of Computer Systems and Applications is a research and graduate education unit within the Department of Informatics of the University of Athens focusing on R&D in the area of Multimedia, Data Bases, Distributed Systems, Information Systems Requirements Engineering, Component-Based Architectures and Computer Networks Applications. The Department has formed the e-Government Laboratory (e-Gov Lab), which has set up and administers the first e-Government portal in Greece (

T-Systems Nova, Berkom
T-Systems Nova was founded in spring 1999 in order to join research groups/subsidiaries and to strengthen the innovative potential of Deutsche Telekom AG. Since 2001 T-Systems Nova is part of T-Systems International GmbH. Within T-Systems, T-Systems Nova is the full-service provider of telematic innovations and for integrating telecommunications systems and information technology. With 5000 employees (scored: June 2001) T-Systems Nova undertakes development and integration work, and offers advices and implementation. Besides several centres for the development of software and information systems T-Systems Nova has also integrated the well-known research centres "Technologiezentrum" in Darmstadt and "Berkom" in Berlin.

Indra Sistemas S.A.
Indra is the leading Spanish company in Information Technologies (IT). In 1999 the company achieved revenues of 577 million euros (more than 96,000 million pesetas) and a backlog of more than 901 million euros (150,000 million pesetas). The company's activities are divided into three lines of business: Information Technologies, Simulation and Automatic Maintenance Systems, and Electronic Defence Equipment. Indra is an outstanding point of reference on the markets in which it operates, both nationally and internationally. Present in more than 40 countries on the five continents, more than 40% of the company's billing in 1999 came from international activity. This position is strengthened by a network of delegations and permanent offices, allowing the company to acquire sound knowledge of the markets on which it operates, as well as by international agreements and strategic alliances.

Archetypon S.A.
Archetypon S.A. was established in 1987 and was shaped to its present form in 1996. Focused on software engineering services, the company emphasises on testing, quality control and finishing of products. Since its first steps, Archetypon overturns ordinary, common practices by opting a clear-cut exporting orientation, an act that nearly establishes the 100%-base of its activities. The names of its international partners-customers, such as Microsoft, IBM/Lotus and the European Commission clearly reflect the high quality of services provided by the company.The IT Division relies on two main strategic paths: first, the research in emerging technologies and practices that bear the prospects of defining the future shape of things and secondly the provision of applied technology services to international customers that leverage the know-how acquired through R&D. Major sectors that the Division is focusing are:
  • Electronic Services to the Citizen (e.g. e-government and tele-medicine)
  • Advanced Internet-based electronic commerce solutions
  • Multimedia distribution networks
  • Provision of integrated services over wireless networks
  • Modelling of procurement planning and consulting services
  • Integrated workflow solutions
  • Applications on mobile appliances

International Teledemocracy Centre at Napier University
Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland is one of the largest higher education establishments in Scotland with over 11,500 students offering in the region of 150 Undergraduate and 120 Postgraduate courses, with a staffing complement of more than 1,500 staff. It established the International Teledemocracy Centre in August 1999 in partnership with BT Scotland. The International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC) is a multi-disciplinary unit in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. One of its main objectives is to promote the application of ICT by governments worldwide in order that elected members and supporting staff can conduct their business more effectively and efficiently.
The work of the Centre is described at its web site at

General Secretariat for Information Systems, Greek Ministry of Finance
The General Secretariat for Information Systems (GSIS) is a public administration agency of the Greek Ministry of Finance (GMoF) with a mission to:
  • develop technological infrastructures and manage information content, thereby providing quality services to the citizens and enterprises for all their transactions through the Ministry of Finance
  • utilize new technologies, introducing innovative and advanced services and products, for the citizens' enterprises' and Public Sector's benefit in Greece and in the European Union
  • take advantage of the opportunities that create added value to the Greek economy by using the know-how of its human resources
  • contribute to compliance of the law and facilitates effective, efficient and transparent communication between the citizens and the Ministry of Finance.

City of Edinburgh Council
The City of Edinburgh Council has the local government responsibility for the provision of Education, Social Services, Recreation, Planning, Roads and Transport, Environmental Services and Economic Development for a city population of over 400,000 inhabitants. The City employs approx. 17,500 staff.
The City Council has recently launched a Telematics Strategy for the City. It aims to illustrate the importance of new technologies in the economic and social future of the City. The Strategy has been drawn up by a city partnership, which brings together key organisations from the private, public, community and voluntary sector concerned by or involved in ICT. The delivery of the Strategy is an integral part of the City Plan, which outlines a joint programme of activity across all sectors and key institutions to achieve a common vision of the City's future development.

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