• Project Data

    European FP7 Project
    The CONVERGENCE project is funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme
    Collaborative Project
    Grant agreement n. FP7-257123

    CNIT (Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni)
    Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi

    Community contribution to the project
    2,989,140 Euro

    Project start date
    June, 1, 2010

    Project end date
    May, 31, 2013


clip_image002[5] Stelios Pantelopoulos
Head of European Projects Department


Area of Expertise:

He has over fifteen years of experience in participating in the implementation of IT projects and over twelve years of experi-ence in managing multi-people teams.
IT services for eldelry, E-Business platforms, interoperability frameworks, business software application development, e-Learning solutions are an indication of the IT projects that he was involved in.

Relevant Publications:
  1. “SOCIABLE: a surface computing platform empowering more effective cognitive training interventions for healthy elderly and demented patients”, 25th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), Thessaloniki, Greece March 9 – 13, 2010
  2. “Product maintenance in the ‘Internet of things’ world”, World Congress on Engineering Asset Management – WCEAM 2009, Athens Greece September 28 – 30, 2009.
  3. “Towards a Pedagogical Methodology and Model for IT industry training: The ELEVATE Project”, 4th Balkan Conference in Informatics, IEEE CPS, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 17th- 19th, 2009.

clip_image002[7] Panagiotis Gkonis


Area of Expertise:
His primary research interests include physical layer simulation techniques of cellular networks with adaptive antennas and MIMO systems. He is also experienced in IT projects related to business software application development

Relevant Publications:
  1. T. Athanaileas, P. Gkonis, G. Tsoulos and D. Kaklamani, “An adaptive framework for WCDMA system analysis in the EGEE grid infrastructure”, Book of abstracts of the 20th Open Grid Forum, Enabling Grids for E-Science (OGF20/EGEE), Manchester, UK, 9-11 May 2007, p. 112.
  2. D. A. Kateros, D. A. Zarbouti, D. C. Tsilimantos, C. I. Katsigiannis, P. K. Gkonis, I. E. Foukarakis, D. I. Kaklamani and I. S. Venieris, “DVB-T network planning: A case study for Greece”, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 51, issue 1, pp. 91-101, 2009.
  3. T. E. Athanaileas, P. K. Gkonis, G. E. Athanasiadou, G. V. Tsoulos and D. I. Kaklamani, “Implementation and evaluation of a web-based grid-enabled environment for WCDMA multibeam system simulations”, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 50, issue 3, pp. 195-204, June 2008.