The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country, and consists of the five institutes: (a) Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), (b) Information Technologies Institute (ITI), (c) Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), (d) Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), (e) Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH). In CONNEXIONs, CERTH participates through ITI.

The Information Technologies Institute (ITI) of CERTH has been a founding member of CERTH since 2000. The participating team, namely the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Data Analytics laboratory (MKLab), has significant security research experience and scientific expertise on the discovery and mining of heterogeneous multilingual and multimedia (Surface/Deep/Dark) Web resources, social media monitoring, OSINT, semantic integration of heterogeneous resources, as well as activity recognition and object detection in multimedia data, including surveillance videos. MKLab also has a wide experience in statistical machine learning based methods, semantic reasoning, analysis and interoperability, content and service representation, multimedia forensics, topic/event/community detection, and visual analytics.

In recent years, the team has coordinated and participated in more than 60 European and National research projects in the areas of multimedia processing, information extraction, and social media monitoring and analysis; the complete list can be found at:
The team also exploits the results of European projects through its spin-off companies Infalia ( and Carealia (

For more information on CERTH and ITI, please visit our websites: and

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