ITML R&D department carries more than 10 years of expertise in Research and Development. The company comprises numerous selected, internationally recognized and multi-experienced electrical and computer engineers, who have been conducting research at an international level through their participation in EU (FP7, H2020, CEF, ARTEMIS) & Qatar (NQRF) funded R&D projects in the area of ICT.
Current R&D Projects
We focus on innovation aspects, which are often overshadowed by research concerns, and on turning promising ideas into concrete and robust products, in a cost and time-efficient manner. Focusing on telecommunication networks & services and secure, energy efficient smart city applications, we are committed to continue along this successful path: Discover or conceptualize Innovation first, then turn it into working systems through intense and continuous involvement in cutting-edge research projects.
Secure & Energy efficient IoT frameworks
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major conceptual and technological advance that has been maturing over the last few years. IoT is about convergence of many technologies in multiple domains (including computing platforms, machine learning, cyber-physical systems etc.) to serve a multitude of domains. ITML focuses on the design and development of secure IoT structures for a number of application domains, and on the integration of services into generic IoT frameworks that include the overall building blocks for a wide variety of IoT use cases.
Main points of interest include:
- Secure & efficient data aggregation algorithms
- Energy – efficient Wireless Sensor Networks
- Autonomic and distributed decision making algorithms
- Availability, Robustness and Reconfigurability
Smart Transportation Systems
Most European cities are overcrowded with vehicles, facing a continuously growing volume of traffic. Only very large cities can afford to be equipped with highly expensive in-road sensor infrastructure that allows assessment of traffic in real-time, while all citizens in all cities may need such information. Traffic congestions, an everyday phenomenon, are not only caused by the large number of vehicles using the road infrastructure. They are also often incurred by unpredicted accidents and emergencies, which are, at the same time, associated with serious injuries and fatalities.
Towards Smart Transportation Systems that enable Cities provide advanced transportation services and deal with the aforementioned challenges, ITML has been conducting immense research in the following specific areas:
- Real-time and accurate information provision to the driver
- Non-centralized transportation management practices that will cater for tailor-made solutions for the driver
- In-vehicle intelligence and V2V connectivity
- Cooperation among heterogeneous technologies in ITS
Smart Healthcare Services
The EU directives towards "ICT for Health activities" address the "health management" continuum from lifestyle to disease management, including disease prevention and management of comorbidities. This will be complemented by the research in the computational modelling of human physiology paving the way for the next generation of healthcare services to enable patient empowerment and safer, more personalised care. In this respect, the design and development of complex distributed systems for medical purposes present important challenges.
ITML focuses on the design and development of:
- Advanced electronic healthcare applications
- Autonomic management systems for the provision of individualized services to patients @home
- End-to-end platforms for ubiquitous access to e-health services and applications
- Advanced patient monitoring through medical and non-medical sensors (e.g. in intelligent home environments)
Network Management and Control
ITML focuses on the research and development of:
- Future Internet Architectures & Protocols
- Software Defined Networking (SDN)
- Passive & Active Monitoring for Large-scale Networks
- Network Security: Anomaly Detection in High Speed Networks
- QoS & Policy Based Management