The Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) conducts research in the areas of telecommunications, networking, technologies for the World Wide Web (Web) and Intelligent Information Systems, aiming at excellence in these areas, for the benefit of the society and the development of the knowledge economy. IIT belongs to the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR “Demokritos”), which is the largest multidisciplinary research center in Greece, with critical mass in expertise and infrastructure in the fields of Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Biosciences, Particle and Nuclear Science, Informatics and Telecommunications. The Center was inaugurated in 1961 as a state-owned entity under the name Nuclear Research Center “Demokritos”, following the coming into operation of the nuclear reactor research facility.

IIT pursues both long-term basic research as well as applied research by implementing well defined R&D projects. At the same time it plays an active role in training new research personnel providing scholarships at graduate and post-doctoral level and their employment in research projects. Particular emphasis is given to the exploitation of research results and its dissemination to the public.

The Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL) is one of the six laboratories of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications which is part of the National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS". CIL's main task is to undertake research and development activities in the area of intelligent and adaptive learning systems. CIL was founded in 2002 as a continuation of the former "Artificial Neural Networks Laboratory" which has been conducting research in selected strategic sectors of computational intelligence (neural networks and intelligent image processing) for more than a decade.