The Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) is associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (SECE) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is being supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Education. ICCS is a non-profit Academic Research Body established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education in order to carry out research and development activities in the fields of all diverse aspects of telecommunications, computer systems and techniques and their application in a variety of areas such as transceivers, radar and generally electromagnetic sensors, satellite and wireless communications, neural networks, software and hardware engineering, telematics and multimedia applications, transport applications, control systems, robotics, biomedical engineering, electric power, renewable energy sources, and distributed generation and management systems. The personnel of ICCS consist of a number of Research scientists and more than 500 Associate scientists (including PhD students).
The research carried out in ICCS is substantially supported by SECE University Professors. There are 13 research units and 28 laboratories presently active in ICCS. ICCS is very active in European co-funded research activities and has been the project manager of many EU projects in various programs (e.g. EC, ISIS, RACE II, ESPRIT, IES, ACTS, INFOSEC, BRITE-EURAM, STRIDE, MIP-Informatics, Telematic Applications, IST, GROWTH, QoL, JOULE, ENERGIE, fp6, fp7 etc.) in all of the above-mentioned research areas.