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UTH Partner Introduction

02.07.2024

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The University of Thessaly was founded in 1984. Based in Volos, it has expanded throughout the region of Thessaly and Central Greece, including campuses in Volos, Larissa, Lamia, Karditsa, and Trikala. UTH is organized into 8 Schools, 37 Departments, and 71 Post-graduate Study Programs. The University is deeply invested in high-quality scientific research, considering it essential for the production and transmission of new knowledge. It encourages scientific distinction in all fields, rewards high individual and collective achievement, and fosters a conducive environment for research and teaching innovation.

The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, part of the School of Sciences at the University of Thessaly, was established in 2013. Since its foundation, the Department has aimed to advance the fields of Informatics and Telecommunications. Its vision is realized through teaching and research activities that prepare scientists with the necessary moral and technological skills and qualifications. These skills enable graduates to effectively support the design and implementation of Informatics and Telecommunications projects, succeed in
postgraduate programs, and stay abreast of developments in these rapidly evolving fields.

The Intelligent Pervasive Systems (iPRISM) research group performs research within the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Thessaly. The research group focuses on fundamental areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Applied Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Distributed Intelligence, Pervasive Computing, Pervasive Data Science, Pervasive Edge Computing, Proactive Decision Making, Applications for Distributed Systems, the Internet of Things, Edge/Cloud Computing, Predictive Intelligence, and Large Scale Data Management. iPRISM’s strength lies in its wide spectrum of theoretical backgrounds and applications, providing intelligence across various domains. With over 160 publications and approximately 20 members, including Faculty Members, Postdoctoral researchers, PhD Students, MSc, and BSc Students, iPRISM is dedicated to developing innovative applications. These efforts aim to facilitate the autonomous nature of software components used in distributed systems, the Internet of Things, Edge Computing, and data management.

The ESCORT project aims to leverage major breakthroughs in IoT, wearables, AI, and machine learning to enhance patient treatment services, improve the patient experience, and strengthen the resilience of health and care systems in Europe.
UTH leads the development of AI tools and algorithms for assessing population health data (WP5). It contributes to the organizational review of urgent and emergency medical care readiness (WP2), participates in designing patient services for improved diagnostics within ambulance services (WP3), and aids in organizing and validating pilot activities (WP6). UTH also contributes to developing training curricula and launching public awareness campaigns (WP7). The exploitation strategy focuses on academic and industrial collaboration. The ESCORT project results will enable UTH to enhance its existing tool portfolio in AI/ML, big data management, and deep learning, as well as identify and specify new architectures
and services. UTH plans to explore the commercial potential of these tools and services and determine the most appropriate routes for exploitation.

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