Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Brief description and aims of work

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece with a research and technological focus on selected areas of great scientific, social, and economic interest and involved in the project via the Institute of Computer Science.

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), established in 1983, is a pioneer contributor to the deployment and adoption of Information Society Technologies in Greece and plays a leading role in the worldwide efforts to develop an Information Society accessible and acceptable to all citizens.

The research group involved in the p-medicine is the Computational Medicine Laboratory (CML) which has established a tradition of internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting high‐level R&D work and in developing innovative computer methods and tools in the area of medical and biomedical engineering and informatics, e‐health, m‐Health, and medical imaging. Recently the lab is also focusing its R&D activities on biomedical modeling and simulation in the wider VPH research context.

FORTH has an important role in the project. It coordinates WP3, which is responsible for the definition of the reference architecture (RA) of the p-medicine technical infrastructure. It also coordinates WP8, which is responsible for the implementation of the project Workbench, including key infrastructure components and some key services related to seamless data access.

In addition Mr George Zacharioudakis, one of FORTH’s team members, has undertaken the Integration Manager responsibility.

Team members

Dr Manolis Tsiknakis Email
Team leader & WP3 Leader

Fon +30 2810 391690
Fax +30 2810 391428


Dr. Kostas Marias Email
Deputy team leader and WP8 co-leader

Fon +30 2810 391672
Fax +30 2810 391428


Dr Vangelis Sakkalis Email
Researcher - Team member

Fon +30 2810 391448
Fax 30 2810 391428


Stelios Sfakianakis Email
WP8 co-leader

Fon +30 2810 391650
Fax +30 2810 391428


Giorgos Zacharioudakis Email
Integration Manager

Fon +30 2810 391480
Fax +30 2810 391428


Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
N Plastira Street 15
70013 Heraklion/Greece