Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
Institute of Computer Science
N. Plastira 100
Vassilika Vouton, GR-700 13 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Dr Kostas Marias
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centres of Greece. The research and technological focus of the foundation is centred on selected areas of great scientific, social, and economic interest. Its high quality research results as well as its valuable socioeconomic contribution, make FORTH one of the top research centres internationally.
The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) – through its Computational Medicine Laboratory – is involved in PM4PM. The Institute of Computer Science, (ICS) was formed in 1983 and it has broad on-going R&D efforts including information systems, image processing and pattern recognition; computer vision; sensor technologies; digital communications; network management; computer architectures; humancomputer interaction and biomedical informatics. ICS-FORTH maintains close links with industry and has played a major role in the development of the Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C). The ICS-FORTH group involved in the current proposal is the Computational MEdicine Laboratory which is an active participant in national and international standardisation activities.
It has recently been involved in several projects and initiatives related to this project, e.g. ACGT (FP6), ContraCancrum, P-Medicine, INTEGRATE, EURECA and Tumor (all as a coordinator in FP7). In these projects FORTH/CML has acted as a key technology provider focusing on architectures, semantic inter-operability, mark-up languages and implementation of tools for predictive, multi-scale models.