SPICEProject ID: 264226
Space Internetworking Center
Internetworked Systems (InterSys) Laboratory of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, has made significant contributions to the architectural requirements, objectives standardization and prototyping of future Space Internetworking strategy. Its expertise is recognized by international organizations (ESA, NASA), international standardization bodies (CCSDS, IETF) and is reflected on the high number of citations to its work. However, the existing facilities fall far behind the collaborating Laboratories mainly due to limited financial support and resources, which raise barriers in the development of the group's potential, especially in the directions of mobility of researchers and dissemination of knowledge.
Scope of SPICE project is the incorporation of relevant scientific activities of two more laboratories, 6 faculty members and 13 research engineers, under a state-of-the-art European Center for Space Internetworking. SPICE relies on three major objectives: to broaden the group’s accomplished research innovation and engineering capacity both by mobilizing our resources to visit first-class cooperating European institutions and hiring top class researchers from abroad; to support a revolutionary scientific agenda, as far as Delay Tolerant Networking is concerned, that boosts European competitiveness and supports a wide spectrum of applications; and to institutionalize and establish a permanent quality framework for innovative research activities in the convergence region of Thrace. Apart from the required infrastructure update, SPICE aims at promoting research through the publication of special issues in high-quality journals, the organisation of regular lectures and presentations from distinguished scientists, as well as the hosting of a panel session and two workshops on promising networking technologies, like 4G communications.
EU contribution: EUR 1 379 014,20