About the Department

/About the Department
About the Department2019-09-03T04:23:11+02:00

Currently, the vision of a European information society is becoming a reality in order to eliminate technical, social and economic barriers and establish national and European infrastructures in information technology; therefore, developing functional and up-to-date information and communication systems is becoming an urgent necessity.

The main mission of the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering is to produce highly skilled graduates, able to think creatively and critically, and to utilize modern information and communication technologies in the design, management and development of information and communication systems. The Department’s educational activities are combined with extensive research, aiming at producing new knowledge and spreading it throughout the Greek, European and international world.

The field of information and communication technologies (ICT) constitutes the most dynamic part of the economy and takes up approximately 6% of the European GDP. The widespread use of modern technologies has led to the development of a “new economy”.

The term new economy denotes the transformation of economic activities at a time when digital technology makes information access, process and storage cheaper and easier. The massive amount of information has dramatically changed the way markets operate, resulting in a restructuring of businesses and defining economic success through the good use of available information.

In this new economy, the competitiveness of a modern business and the effectiveness of an organisation are increasingly dependent upon the way or degree to which new technologies are assimilated and new organisational patterns are developed.

At the same time, however, there can be noticed a significant “skills gap”; an imbalance, in other words, in the equilibrium between supply of and demand for a workforce which is specialized in new ICT technologies. This issue becomes particularly crucial considering the requirements of the new economy. Therefore, demand for ICT specialists has become significantly high both nationally and internationally.

The goal of the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering is to train the members of our “digital” society and effectively contribute to this new economy by providing specialized personnel, one of the most burning issues nowadays. This goal, alongside a thorough and varied programme of studies, teaching methods and active connection to the market (through internship programmes and lectures by business executives), greatly increases graduates’ employability.

The Department’s graduates have abundant options of employment both in the private and in the public sector. Some career possibilities are listed below:

  • Employment in companies that develop ICT systems
  • Employment in the IT sectors of organisations and companies that utilize ICT systems
  • Employment in private or public education
  • Offering consulting services
  • Taking business initiatives
  • Working as analysts/software developers and supervisors in ICT and network projects
  • Doing research

The Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering is located in Karlovasi, Samos. Classes and administrative/support services are offered in a number of buildings.

Lymperis building
  • Teaching staff offices
  • Research staff/PhD candidates’ offices
  • Admissions office
  • Myrto classroom (seats 30 people)
  • Doryssa classroom (seats 20 people)
  • Electra lab (seats 50 people)
  • Alkmini lab (seats 50 people)
  • Phaedra lab (seats 50 people)
  • Doryssa lab (seats 50 people)
School building
  • Room 1 (seats 90 people)
  • Room 3 (seats 70 people)
  • Demetra room (seats 30 people)
  • Leto room (seats 30 people)
  • Charitini room (seats 30 people)
New school building
  • Conference/Multi-purpose room (seats 130 people)
Chatzigianneio building
  • Library
Provataris building
  • Konstantinos Sofoulis room (seats 90 people)
Halls of residence
  • Students’ housing facilities
  • Dining hall
Georgios Kampourakis Head of Department, Postgraduate Studies Director, Associate Professor 2 Palama St., 2nd floor, office B9a gkamb@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 256
Dimosthenis Vougioukas Deputy Head of Department, Associate Professor 2 Palama St., 1st floor, office A5 dvouyiou@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 270
Spyros Kotsakis Professor Lymperis building, office Β12 skot@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 230
Euripidis Loukis Professor Lymperis building, office Β11 eloukis@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 221
Lilian Mitrou Professor Lymperis building l.mitrou@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 250
Charalampos Skianis Professor Palama 2 st., 1st floor, office Α4 cskianis@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 201,
+30 22730 82 228
Ergina Kavallieratou Associate Professor kavallieratou@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 263
Spyros Kokolakis Associate Professor Lymperis building, office Β12 sak@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 233
Georgios Kormentzas Associate Professor gkorm@aegean.gr
Emmanouil Maragkoudakis Associate Professor Lymperis building, office Β10 mmarag@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 261
Efstathios Stamatatos Associate Professor Lymperis building, office Α7 stamatatos@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 260
Ioannis Charalampidis Associate Professor Lymperis building, 2nd floor yannisx@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 000
Charis Mesaritakis Associate Professor Lymperis building, 2nd floor goumop@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 220
Akrivi Vlachou Associate Professor Lymperis building, 2nd floor goumop@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 220
Christos Gkoumopoulos Assistant Professor Lymperis building, office Β11 goumop@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 220
Dimitrios Drosos Assistant Professor Lymperis building, office Β11 ddrosos@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 227
Emmanouil Kalligeros Assistant Professor Palama 2 st., 1st floor, office Α3 kalliger@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 237
Alexios Kaporis Assistant Professor Lymperis building, 2nd floor, office Β5 kaporisa@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 239
Maria Karyda Assistant Professor Lymperis building, office Β13 mka@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 266
Georgios Kofinas Assistant Professor Lymperis building, office Β3 gkofinas@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 238
Elisavet Konstantinou Assistant Professor ekonstantinou@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 268
Asimakis Leros Assistant Professor aleros@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 223
Dimitrios Skoutas Assistant Professor Lymperis building, office Α4 d.skoutas@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 244
Eftihia Landrou English Instructor Papanikolaou building, office Ι3 elandrou@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 053
Christina Theocharopoulou Instructor Lymperis building, office Α13 chtheo@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 240
Eirini Karympali Instructor Lymperis building, office Α3 karybali@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 262
Anastasia Douma Instructor Psatha building, Tampakika sia@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 050
Georgios Chrysoloras Instructor Papanikolaou building, office Ι2 george@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 241
Eirini Grammatikou Departmental Secretary rena@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 202
Alexandros Schoinas Undergraduate Admissions Secretary asxoin@aegean.gr +30 22730 82 200

The geographical particularity of Samos island lies in the fact that, unlike other Greek islands, it has two major towns; Karlovasi to the west and Vathi to the east.

Karlovasi is a town with a very rich historical past and a dynamic present and future. It is located 35km west of the capital city, Samos (Vathi). It has a big port, numerous administration offices and buildings, and is considered the commercial center of the island. Its population stands at about 10,000 people, 2,500 of which are members of the university community (students, teaching and administrative staff, etc.), transforming the town into a broader university campus. Someone who lives in Karlovasi needs no more than 15 minutes to go anywhere (for work or leisure), and enjoying a cup of coffee near the beach is a common everyday ritual.

The primary goal of our support services is to ensure the well-being of the postgraduate students and to maintain the high standard of studies that the Department offers. The School of Sciences library is an ideal environment for studying and offers a variety of printed and electronic resources. In addition, the Careers Office is the link between the Department and the jobs marketplace, enabling students to carry out internships and graduates to find work in companies that are affiliated with the Department. Finally, the Office of Student Affairs deals with students’ everyday issues and concerns, and assists them in finding effective solutions.

Library

Samos branch / Chatzigianneio building, Vliamou St., Karlovasi
Opening hours / Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 15:00
Email / lib-samos@aegean.gr

Careers Office

Address / Κτήριο Λυμπέρη, Παλαμά 2 και Γοργύρας
Opening hours / Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 15:00
Email / dasta@aegean.gr

Office of Student Affairs

Samos branch / Κτήριο Λυμπέρη, Παλαμά 2 και Γοργύρας
Opening hours / Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 15:00
Email / samosmerimna@aegean.gr

The Office of Student Affairs provides basic support for students’ accommodation in the University’s halls of residence and takes care of any issues related to students’ well-being. If you are a student, contact the Office of Student Affairs to learn more about the services you can be offered, including:

Full healthcare support

This includes: medical check-up (in-hospital, out-of-hospital, at-home), medicines, labor and delivery services, physical therapy, dental care and orthopedic supplies.

Discounts

Discounts apply to tickets for means of public transport (buses, trains, ferries) which students use to travel inside the country, according to relevant legislation. Discounts do not apply during a student’s army service, if the studies are suspended, if the student graduates, if the beneficiary loses their student status or if the student completes six (6) years of studies.

Conditional free board

Dependent upon the student’s and their family’s financial status. Free board does not apply when the student graduates or when they have completed six (6) years of studies.

Conditional financial aid

Dependent upon the student’s financial status and academic performance. 50% of the total amount of the financial aid is a scholarship, while the remaining 50% is an interest-free loan.

Student Association

The Student Association is the body that supports any activities pertaining to sports, leisure, art or academic interests. Such activities are organized by the Student Societies, which are independent student communities; any undergraduate or postgraduate student can join them or form their own Student Society. At the time of writing, there are the following Student Societies on campus:

Sports and Exercise

The department of Sports and Physical Education gives students the opportunity to engage in a range of activities, according to their interests and preferences. One of its goals is also to represent the university, through its teams, during panhellenic university events, at the university’s annual Culture Week or in European/international university competitions.

Students can join track and field programmes, as well as cycling, tennis, volleyball and basketball teams. There are also dance, chess and taekwondo teams. Team sports classes are held 2-3 times a week at the public indoor gym and at the Karlovasi public stadium. Individual sports classes are held at University buildings or private facilities. Occasionally, the Department’s students have taken part in swimming, trail running and ski contests. There are also many students who take part in local sports events.

For more information about the department of Sports and Physical Education, please contact Mr Euripidis Gerontis (tel. 22730 82051, 6974957246, e-mail: egerontis@aegean.gr).

Contact details

  • Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
    Lymperis building, Palama 2 and Gorgyras St.
    83200, Karlovasi, Samos, Greece

  • +30 22730 82210

  • Admissions Office opening hours
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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