Atos is an International Information Technology Services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. Atos focuses on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the research, development and innovation hub of ATOS and it is a key reference for the whole Atos group. ARI is located in six cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago and Valladolid in Spain and Istanbul in Turkey.

ARI is organised in fifteen Sectors addressing the needs of the 5 well established markets of the company (e.g. Public, Health & Transport, Finance Services, Telecom, Media & Technologies, Energy& Utilities, and Manufacturing, Retail & Services). From a technological point of view, ARI consists of eight Labs developing new technologies in their respective innovation fields.

ARI is one of the key players of Future Internet in Europe, being member of the Steering Committee of the FI PPP, EFIA (European Future Internet Alliance) and Vice-President of ES.INTERNET, the Spanish Platform of Future Internet. ARI is a founding member of the several European platforms and initiatives, such as NESSI, eSafety Forum, Net!works, ARTEMIS, NEM, EOS and Nanomedicine, and at a National Spanish level (LOGISTOP, eMOV, Railway, Maritime, eSEC PROMETEO, INES, etc.). ARI has performed around 300 projects since 1987. ARI is represented in the project by the Knowledge Lab, specialized in Big Data, semantics and language technologies, with wide ample experience in EU projects (BIG, FIRST, Khresmoi, VIRTUOSO, VPH-Share, TaToo, NeOn, LUISA, TAO, SOA4All, IntelLEO, among others).