metsovioInstitute of Communication and Computer Systems / National Technical University of Athens. The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Greece. It was founded in 1837 and has since been contributing to the progress of the engineering science in Greece, through the education of young engineers and its multi-faceted research and development activities. The University comprises nine departments, each one covering a different aspect of the engineering field. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of NTUA is well known in Greece and abroad for the research achievements of its faculty members and the good reputation of its students and alumni. The field of Electrical and Computer Engineering spans a wide range of subject areas, like computer science, telecommunications, electronics, automatic control and electric power. The Institute of Communication and Computer Systems-ICCS ( is a research organisation associated with the ECE school and has about 40 laboratories and research units. ICCS/NTUA participates in CoherentPaaS through the Distributed, Knowledge and Media Systems Group (DKMS) that focuses on research activities related to advanced distributed computing, dealing with topics such as Service Oriented Architectures, Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Content.