The Information Management Unit is a multi-disciplinary Unit engaged in research and development activities in information Technology Management. IMU is a research unit of ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems), which was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education and the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Our work encompasses applied research and is multi-disciplinary in nature. We adopt field-based and action research approaches.

Research in IMU addresses the whole lifecycle from data analysis to computation to decision.

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Research Areas


from Data to Insight

We mine and combine data and discover useful knowledge by using AI, machine learning and prescriptive data analytics methods


from Cloud to Edge

We address issues like resource allocation across hybrid environments (cloud, fog, edge) and context-aware security and privacy


from Intelligence to Prescription

We develop multi-criteria optimisation and collective intelligence methods that proactively recommend the appropriate decisions

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IMU is a member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) , a fully self-financed non–for-profit organization, which aims to boost European Big Data Value research, development and innovation and to foster a positive perception of Big Data Value. The BDVA is the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the BDV public–private partnership programme.


IMU is a a member of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), a coalition of more than 130 members that aim to design a trustworthy architecture for the data economy and guarantee data sovereignty, the trust- worthy, self-determined exchange of data. 


IMU is a member of the Networked European Software and Systems Initiative (NESSI), the European Technology platform dedicated to Software and Services. IMU contributes to the Semantic Technologies, BPM and Service Science Working Groups.

Application Domains

of the Future

Electronic Governance

Digital health & well-being


Sustainable &
Green Economy

What we’ve been up to

Human-AI in manufacturing

During the DataWeek of the AI, Data and Robotics Association the director of IMU Prof. Gregoris Mentzas participated in a panel on "Human-AI collaboration in Manufacturing". He presented the human-AI interactions approach of the COALA Your Factory [...]

ICCS member of IDSA

Excited to have become a member of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA), a coalition of more than 130 members that aim to make reality a vision of the world where all companies self-determine the usage rules and realize the full [...]


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