Members of the Consortium

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.

  • Isabel Matranga
  • Andrea Manieri
  • Gabriele Giammatteo
  • Nunzio Andrea Galante

Within the Engineering R&D Unit, the Distributed Computing Lab is committed to the investigation of new and innovative models and technologies for distributed systems. During the years, the team acquired a deep knowledge in - and experimented several - Cloud technologies to distribute and manage computing and storage. The team gained expertise in technical, business and sustainability aspects of Cloud technologies participating in several EU projects in the past years.

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems

  • Prof. Theodora A. Varvarigou
  • Dr. George Kousiouris
  • Dr. Fotis Aisopos
  • Mr. Alexandros Psychas

ICCS will perform the project’s technical coordination, as well as lead the work on architecture through WP2 and standardization. ICCS has a vast experience in managing related projects (technical coordinator of FP7 IRMOS and COSMOS) as well as active participation in standardization fora, actively contributing at the moment in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38/WG 3 and the ongoing 19086 draft standard series on Cloud Service Level Agreements. ICCS will also provide the prototypes of 3ALib, Benchmarking Suite GUI and Profilling/Classification tool from ARTIST project, as well as the prediction model creation algorithm from the IRMOS project, for participation in the technical activities of the project, as well as the pilot execution. ICCS has actively participated in the provider benchmarking and usage of that data for application management and provider selection processes. ICCS has also extensive experience in Service Level Agreements and metrics specification, through its participation in the H2020 SLALOM project and in the activities of the SPEC Cloud WG. ICCS has also experience in Cloud optimization strategies and VM allocation through its participation in FP7 OPTIMIS.

ICON Technology & Process Consulting Limited

  • Simon Weston
  • Jacques Papper

Many of ICON’s industrial customers remain quite conservative about the introduction of cloud-based modelling into both their own organisations and also into their supplier base, over whose decisions they often exert significant influence. In extreme cases, exploration of cloud solutions by some manufacturers is allegedly banned internally. A shortage of convincing success stories also limits the speed of change in the status quo. The EU Fortissimo ( project produced results which clearly demonstrated the market for cloud based simulation and in one case highlighted the potential benefits for a European SME automotive supercar manufacturer, namely Koenigsegg. The market and concept were proven and lessons were also learnt which indicated the need for an improved end user experience through a simple intuitive web-enabled user interface designed for the cloud. Following the conclusions from Fortissimo, ICON subsequently developed a prototype CFD solution designed specifically for the cloud, which was piloted with a Tier-1 automotive supplier and a wind turbine design consultancy. The prototype is a web based platform allowing access to ICON’s simulation technologies. The feedback from the pilot studies was generally positive but also highlighted some necessary future developments in order to achieve a full productive solution for Cloud based CFD for industry. These recommendations include: improved decision making and evaluation tools, security certification, replication, independent security audit, legal contract preparation; and finally optimisation of the management of large data sets produced by CFD. These issues remain to be resolved to demonstrate flexibility to deploy the CFD solution for widespread productive industrial use.

Phitec Ingegneria S.r.l.

  • Daniele Speziani
  • Fabio Vicenza

Phitec (Phitec Ingegneria Srl) was founded in 2002 as a consulting company specialized only in numerical simulations. The vision of the company was to provide state-of-the-art simulation services in all structural field, ranging from linear static analysis to vibration analysis ending with the most complex crash/safety simulations. To achieve this goal Phitec has invested a large amount of time in the creation of specific know-how that is accessible within the company intranet by a Wikipedia like software tool. Advanced skills has been grown in the field of scientific programming, complex visualization (such as volumetric rendering of Big Data) and automatic optimization using open-source software tools (as an example the usage of DAKOTA for CFD optimization of wind turbine blades). After several year of activities, focused on the structural analysis field a new department specialized in CFD analysis has been created, the experience of using open-source CFD software for solving industrial related problems goes back to 2007, a number of national and international conference paper has been presented.

Ulm University

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner
  • M. Sc. Daniel Baur
  • Dr. Jörg Domaschka
  • Dipl. Inf. Lutz Schubert

Ulm University is a public university in the city of Ulm, in the South German state of Baden-Württemberg, one of the economically strongest regions of Europe with more than 11 million inhabitants. The university was founded in 1967 and focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science. It is regarded one of the best universities in the world in the field of Optoelectronics, RF Circuit Design and Microelectronics. It ranks among the top universities in Germany for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Ulm University is represented by the Institute for Information Resource Management (OMI). The institute is closely connected to the central service unit communication and information centre (Kommunikations- und Informationszentrum - kiz) of Ulm University responsible for all IT services, media services, digital printing and the university library.

COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A

  • Dr. George Lyberopoulos
  • M.Sc. Eleni Theodoropoulou
  • Dr. Konstantinos Filis
  • M.Sc. Ioanna Mesogiti

COSMOTE ( is a member of OTE Group and a member of Deutsche Telekom Group (since March/09). It was commercially launched in April/98 and within a short period of time COSMOTE succeeded in becoming the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Greece. Today COSMOTE accounts for more than 50% of the Greek subscribers’ base -exceeding 7.4 million (Q4/2016) - which together with its subsidiaries in the in SE Europe (Romania and Albania), forms one of the leading telecommunications groups, with more than 22,000 employees. COSMOTE holds the leading market position in Greece since 2001, having an impressive record of very important firsts in Greek and/or European Market: (a) HSDPA (June/06), (b) HSPA+ (May/09), © MBB at 28.8 Mbps (Mar/10), (d) MBB at 42.2 Mbps (adopting HSPA+ Dual Carrier) in real network conditions (May/10), (e) demonstrated speeds of 100 Mbps (DL)/45Mbps (UL) using commercial LTE terminals, (f) 4G/LTE services (Nov/12), (g) 4G+/LTE-A services with speeds above 300Mbps (Feb/15) and 500Mbps (Dec/16).

The OTE Group is a pioneer in technological advances and by far the largest investor in telecommunications infrastructure in Greece. During 2016, the OTE Group participated in 23 innovative funded R&D projects (incl. 4 5G-PPP projects), which are in line with its sustainability values and with a high level of community impact. By participating in R&D projects, the OTE Group is expected to boost its technological excellence –one of the OTE Group’s strategic pillars-, impact on future products/services, technologies and telecom network, and facilitate the identification of new business opportunities to strengthen Group’s competitiveness.



  • Dr. Manuel Henner
  • Dr. Stéphane Moreau

Valeo is an independent Group fully focused on the design, the manufacturing and the sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, ranking among the world’s top OEMs. Its R&D strategy is an important lever for its growth and it deposits 800 patents per year. Its Thermal Systems Business Group (Valeo Thermal Systems, VTS) mostly designs systems that manage the thermal energy of all types of powertrain aiming to significantly reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and other pollutants and harmful particles from vehicles and to increase travel range and battery life for hybrid and electric vehicles. VTS has established important simulation resources which aim to the understanding of physics, to improve the turnover of studies and consequently to reduce costs, making the virtual development a reality as many products pass through the simulation offices from the first design drafts. Performance prediction, optimization techniques and even the reliability assessment are increasingly supported by HPC. With a long year expertise and through the team’s collaboration with numerous national and international academic institutions and enterprises, VTS has brought the simulation in the R&D department, through efficient and affordable techniques for industrial companies and nowadays the deployment of an ambitious simulation network depends only on the extent of available numerical resources.

Cognity S.A.

  • Ioannis Stavroulas
  • Dr. Dimitris Charilas Nikos Paraskevopoulos

Cognity is one of the leading, comprehensive System Integrators in the region of Southeast Europe. The company’s mission is to add value to its Customers and help them achieve their business goals, by promoting, implementing and supporting globally leading IT solutions. Cognity has successfully implemented large-scale, mission-critical projects, applying globally acclaimed solutions of Portals & Content Management (including eCare and eCommerce), CRM, End-to-End Order Management, Billing, SOA-based Integration, Mobile Applications and website mobilization, BPM, IT Service Management, Master Data Management, Data Quality, Marketing Automation, Business Intelligence and Analytics.


Project coordinator
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Matranga Isabel


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732258 (CloudPerfect)