Federated Collaborative Networks

Current Projects


[FP7 / Project No. 285273, 2011-2014]

Collaborating with a network of eight research and industry partners. The project aims at designing, developing, and deploying a virtual organization environment for networks of SMEs, involved in highly customized and service-enhanced product specification and co-development, e.g. supporting the solar energy industry. GLONET’s virtual organization will support end-to-end collaboration with customers, as well as co-creation among regional and remote suppliers. Development of the planned support environment of GLONET adopts a cloud-based approach (applying the CAS OPEN’s cloud-based PaaS and SaaS offerings) so its supporting services dynamically upgrade without influencing the nodes and stakeholders in the environment.

Completed Projects

Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development (BRAID)

[FP7 – 2484852, 2010 – 2012]

Collaborating within a network of nine research and academic partners, focused on bridging research in ageing and ICT development. The project aims at development of a consolidated “roadmap” to characterize the key research challenges and to produce a vision for a comprehensive approach in supporting the integration of increasing number of senior professionals in Europe. The technological perspective of the vision for these Virtual Communities (VCs) of elderly professionals will identify the needed R&D in related areas such as the soft computing, affective computing, machine learning, and collaborative networks


[FP7 / ESFRI – 211372, February 2008 – January 2011]

Collaborating within a network of twenty seven research and academic partners, and more associated organizations world-wide. This is a ESFRI preparatory project investigating the required infrastructure for global biodiversity research. The project aims to generate a roadmap for this infrastructure, namely focused on the identification and characterization of: the key research and development challenges, the construction of required physical and virtual networks, and the supporting infrastructure for collaborative activities within this network, focused on all aspects of global biodiversity.


[FP7 – 215289, February 2008 – January 2010]

Collaborating with four other European partners from research and industry,  aiming at development of a “roadmap” to identify the needed models, methodologies, technologies, supporting the establishment of Virtual Communities (VCs) for elderly professionals to remain active. The main target of establishing these VCs is to support the challenging fluid formation of problem solving Virtual Teams (VTs), with the focus on behavior modeling, causal reasoning and soft computing, affective computing / emotion-oriented systems, machine learning, and collaborative networks.


[FP6 IP 506958, April 2004 – June 2008]

An Integrated Project in the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission, collaborating with twenty other European research and industry partners, aiming to achieve the necessary base for establishment of collaboration networks in Europe, creating impact both in academia and industry. In specific the project develops a holistic approach to the VO breeding environments, dynamic VO management, and professional virtual communities, as well as the theoretical foundation, and the IC technology base for this paradigm


[IST 2000-27607, May 2001 – Apr 2004]

Collaborating within a network of six European industrial, research, and academic partners, building a configurable base framework and new tools and mechanisms for tele-supervision and tele-assistance, applied to aid elderly people. The development of TeleCARE is based on the virtual organization paradigm and the mobile multi-agent systems technology.


[IST 2001-32031, Dec 2001 – May 2004]

Collaborating within a network of fourteen European industrial, research, and academic –partners, aiming at the systematization and harmonization of the developments and results achieved in a number of leading European RTD projects and industry, on Virtual and Smart Organizations (VO).