• Profile:

    University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras, Greece, in 1964 and it began functioning in the academic year 1966-67. The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering was the first department of the School of Engineering founded at the same year and now is comprised of three divisions. The VLSI design Laboratory carring out the work in CIPSEC, belongs to the Division of Computer & Electronics and currently employs more than 30 individuals in teaching, research positions and as support staff, mostly with funding from research projects. The VLSI design Laboratory has extensive experience in the research fields of integrated circuits and systems, digital signal and image processing systems as well as embedded systems and cryptographic hardware design. The Hardware security group of the VLSI design lab has a well-established track record of achievements in security, trust, hardware design and networks that are mirrored in the lab’s participation in both national and international research and development projects, an extensive number of research papers, technical reports, books and service in special sessions and technical committees of international security and circuit & system related conferences – journals. Apart from the postgraduate, educational, and research activities, the scientists and engineers of the Laboratory also aim to facilitate the proliferation of the use of innovative hardware solutions, like Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) in Greek industry. The CIPSEC work will be carred out in cooperation with the Network and Management Architecture Group (NAM) of the Wired communications Laboratory that has developed an expertise in network management, in particular monitoring, P2P systems, programmable and active networks, identity management and Software Defined Networks/ Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV) structures.

  • Project Role:

    UOP will support the the requirements and interdependencies activities of CIPSEC focusing on hardware security and identity management and introduce hardware security element innovation integration on the CIPSEC architecture. UoP will also contribute to the 3 pilots security framework integration by supporting the CIS pilot node security enhancement through innovative hardware means to each pilot CIS and support the trial setup and deployment using its expertise in hardware security design. Finally, UOP as an academic partner will focus on disseminating the CIPSEC research results in scientific conferences, magazines, workshops.

  • Contact points: Apostolos P. Fournaris
    • Role: UoP Scientific & Technological Committee member and UoP Security Advisory Board member
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    Kostantinos Lampropoulos
    • Role: UoP Project Management Board member
    • email:
    Spyros Denazis
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