Networks, Multimedia, Security and Privacy
The Networks, Multimedia and Security Systems Laboratory (NMSLab) supports both educational and research needs of the Department of Informatics, as well as other departments of the Ionian University, related to computer networks, multimedia and security.
Ionian University: NMSLab

The education role of NMSLab is to support courses in computer networks, multimedia systems with respect to cultural applications, computer security, cryptography, information systems security, distributed systems, information theory in the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, similar courses are given with a research flavor focusing on new issues and challenges in the area. Undergraduate and postgraduate theses are also supported as well as preparing any relevant educational material required (e.g., notes, presentations).

Beyond the immediate research and educational role, NMSLab also aims in organizing conferences, workshops, symposia, and summer schools. Co-operation with other institutes for both research collaboration and personnel exchange is another key aim of the lab.

Research &
Computer Networks Research

Challenges related to medium access control, performance analysis, facility location, energy consumption, scalability, information dissemination, contextual information management, information fusion, information inference and reasoning, control theory, dominating sets are some of those studied and published.

Topics: Ad-hoc networks, Wireless sensor networks, Cloud networking, Distributed mobile, and context-aware computing.

Multimedia Research

The main focus of the multimedia research actions is on three dimensional (3D) modeling techniques to capture the idiosyncrasies of both human-made and natural environment for: Preserving cultural and natural heritage, Promoting local culture, Developing educational applications, Advancing new technologies in the area of virtual reality.

Systems Security Research

The main focus of research actions is on the use of cryptographic techniques for protecting security and privacy in distributed information environments.

Topics: Security and Privacy in MANETs and VANETs, Privacy-preserving Data Mining, Security and Privacy in Location-Based Services, Security and Privacy in Pervasive Computing Environments, Secure Communication in Distributed Sensor Networks, Security and Privacy in e-voting and e-auction systems, Security against computer epidemics.


Topics of interest include: Privacy Preservation, Ethics, Security and Privacy Policies, Privacy Awareness, Digital Identities

Our work
Research Programs

Role: Co-ordinator on behalf of the Ionian University, 2019-2022.

Role: Co-ordinator on behalf of the Ionian University, 2018-2020.

Role: Co-ordinator on behalf of the Ionian University, 2017-2020.

DEFeND Project is an international partnership that empowers organizations in different sectors to assess and comply with data privacy and GDPR. DEFeND is an Innovation Action (IA) project, and as such its main focus will be on improving existing software tools and frameworks and developing new ‘integration software’, driven by market needs, to deliver a unique organizational data privacy governance platform. In particular, the project’s technical focus is on delivering the novel Data Privacy Governance for Supporting GDPR (DEFeND) platform, which supports organizational-focused privacy governance and addresses challenges faced by organizations when complying with GDPR.

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Project Octane “Open City TechNology Enabler”, co-funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, wants to valorize territories part of the Area Conca Barese (Bitonto, Giovinazzo, Molfetta, Palo del Colle, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi) by shows and events, by the rediscovery of local history and traditions, and the revalue of urban, architectural and gastronomic heritage of them.

Buildings, Culture and Environment in a Virtual World of the Ionian Islands for Touristic Promotion.

Started in 2011 and being partially funded by European and National Greek Funds under the Regional Operational Programme ”Western Greece-Peloponnese-Ionian Islands 2007-2013 (ESPA), the Ionian Islands Virtual World is a project developed by under- and post-graduate students of the Dept. of Informatics of the Ionian University (Corfu, Greece).

The initial purpose being the touristic promotion of the Ionian Islands, it has now evolved as a platform for cultural promotion of the unique identity of the place and the people. Unique historical buildings, picturesque beaches, romantic rays of sunshine are just a few of the elements that can be seen in this virtual world.

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Structural Monitoring of ARTistic and historical building Testimonies. A cross-border (Greece-Italy) cooperation programme.

Role: Technical co-ordinator on behalf of the Ionian University, 2012-2015.

Ionian and Pdmfc Partnership for internships regarding the topics of programming and to engage developers further.

Faculty Members, Ph.D. Students and Graduates
We honour and approve new members in our team to contribute to the research topics of our lab.
faculty members
Faculty Members
Konstantinos Oikonomou (Head of NMSLab)
Emmanouil Magkos
Vassilios Chrissikopoulos
Aggeliki Tsohou
Christoforos Ntantogian
Eleni Christopoulou (Teaching Member)
Ph.D. Students
Ph.D. Students and Graduates
George Koufoudakis (Graduated)
Apostolos Demertzis (Graduated)
Konstantinos Skiadopoulos (Graduated)
Sofia Fanarioti
Athanasios Tsipis (Graduated)
Vasileios Dragonas (Graduated)
Stylianos Karagiannis (Graduated)
Thanos Papaioannou
Ioannis Paspatis (Graduated)
Katerina Soumelidou
Rena Lavranou
Eleni Kavvadia (Graduated)
Vasileios Komianos (Graduated)
Georgios Tsoumanis (Graduated)
Conferences and Events
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BalkanCom 2021
Novi Sad, Serbia

BalkanCom 2021, (upcoming event subject to Covid-19 restrictions), Novi Sad, Serbia, 20-22 September 2021, Technical Program co-Chair: Konstantinos Oikonomou

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Corfu, Greece, 27-30 August 2018

12th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering, Corfu, Greece, 27-30 August 2018. The main objective of the JCKBSE series of biennial conferences is to bring together researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations, techniques, tools, and applications of knowledge-based software engineering theory and practice.

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IPICS 2017
28 June - 07 July 2017, Corfu

IPICS Summer School Intensive Program on Information Communication Security 28 June – 07 July 2017, Corfu (Kerkyra) Greece. The IPICS academic summer school is a two weeks course for Master`s students in their final year, PhD students, and IT and information security professionals interested in a comprehensive overview and broad coverage of recent developments in “Information and Communication Security”, as well as ‘Information Privacy’. In 2017 the IPICS will take place from 28th June to 7th July and will be hosted by the Department of Informatics, Ionian University, at Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece.

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IPICS 2011
22-31 August 2011, Corfu

Intensive Program on Information Communication Security, Corfu (Kerkyra) Greece 22-31 August 2011.

The IPICS academic summer school is a two weeks course for Master`s students in their final year, PhD students and IT professionals interested in a comprehensive overview and broad coverage of recent developments in “Information and Communication Security”. In 2011 the IPICS will be hosted by the Department of Informatics, Ionian University, at Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece.

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ISCC 2011
June 28 - July 1, 2011

The IEEE symposium on Computers and Communications started in 1995 in response to the growing interaction between the fields of computers and communications. ISCC takes place annually, typically in the beginning of July. Symposium locations include Egypt, Greece, France, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Italy with plans for other sites in the Mediterranean region.

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AOC 2011
14 June 2010, Montreal

AOC 2010, “IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications, Montreal, Canada, 14 June 2010”, Role: Workshop co-Chair, 2010.

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Privacy in Statistical Databases 2010
Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010

UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, International Conference, PSD 2010, Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010.

“Privacy in Statistical Databases 2010” – (PSD 2010) is a conference sponsored and organized by the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy New window and the CONSOLIDER ARES project in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science of the Ionian University and the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) New window, with proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Its purpose is to attract world-wide, high-level research in statistical database privacy.

Corfu, 22-24 September 2010.

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AOC 2009, IEEE
Kos, Greece, 15 June 2009

AOC 2009, “IEEE WoWMoM Workshop on Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications, Kos, Greece, 15 June 2009”, Role: Workshop co-Chair, 2009.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum between the autonomic and opportunistic communication communities to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers both from industry and academia. The synergies between autonomic and opportunistic communications & social networks studies and technologies are one of the primary interests of this year’s edition. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications and are solicited. Papers describing prototype implementations and deployments are welcome.

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Corfu, 22-23 May, 2016

Under ESPA 2007-2013, the Ionian Islands Virtual World was displayed in the premises of the National Gallery at Korakiana, Corfu for two days, 22-23 May 2016.

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11 APRIL 2016, Corfu


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Corfu 2007

Med-Hoc-Net 2007 is an established annual international workshop aiming to serve as a forum where researchers from academia, research labs and the industry from all over the world, meet to share ideas, views, results, and experiences in the field of ad hoc networking. Anything from theoretical and experimental achievements, to innovative ad hoc systems, prototyping efforts, and case studies is of interest to the Med-Hoc-Net community.

After Lipari in the Eolian Islands (Italy), this year Med-Hoc-Net will take place in another wonderful island: Corfu. Corfu is located at the west part of Greece in the Ionian Sea. It is an island full of life with extensive cultural activities that combine effectively the British, French, Venetian and Greek influence.

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Το Εργαστήριο Δικτύων, Πολυμέσων και Ασφάλειας Συστημάτων (NMSLab) του Τμήματος Πληροφορικής του Ιονίου Πανεπιστημίου σε συνεργασία με το Wikimedia Community User Group Greece και την υποστήριξη του Ionian IEEE SB διοργανώνει το Ionian Wikithon 2022, ένα Wikimedia prehackathon event.

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For any request, proposal, or collaboration action please send an Email according to the following:

Computer Networks and Multimedia: okon[@]
Systems Security: emagos[@]
Networks Security: dadoyan[@]
Information Privacy: atsohou[@]

Also, you can always come and meet us!

Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece


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