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  1. 1. Virtual Trip Internet Systems and Technologies
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operations </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Development </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Info </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background [1/2] <ul><li>Virtual Trip was founded by a team of computer scientists and engineers from the University of Crete and criticalpublics.com in September 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>The company is located at the Scien ce & Technolog y Park of Crete, Heraklion . </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a range of services in the fields of systems consulting, design and back-end software engineering . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background [2/2] <ul><li>The Company aims to provide its services to the global market, in specialized sectors such as digital security, high performance computing and system software. </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual Trip model is based on exploiting the cluster of specialist knowledge built-up around the University of Crete and the Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Areas of Expertise <ul><li>Computer and network security </li></ul><ul><li>High performance computing </li></ul><ul><li>System software </li></ul><ul><li>Web information systems </li></ul><ul><li>Voice web </li></ul>
  6. 6. Computer and network security <ul><li>Consulting on the security aspects of information systems and computer networks during theis design phase. </li></ul><ul><li>Security testing through “Ants” team. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration and support of customizable digital security platforms: WebSecure™,VoteSecure™,AuctionSecure™. </li></ul><ul><li>Security hardening of existing systems. </li></ul>
  7. 7. High performance computing <ul><li>Development of parallel application. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuning of existing systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Linux clusters installations, deployment and support. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of large database systems using clustering-capable Oracle 9i. </li></ul><ul><li>Scali AS representative in the region. </li></ul>
  8. 8. System Software <ul><li>Systems programming with considerable expertise in Linux and various UNIX platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Security hardening of existing systems. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Web information systems <ul><li>Consulting and design of web information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Building of highly secure web applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive expertise in XML-based technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of particular interest include corporate portals, telemedicine and e-learning. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Voice Web <ul><li>Consulting and design of voice enabled information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of existing information systems with voice web technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive use of VoiceXML technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility on deploying various TTS and ASR engines. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Services <ul><li>Consulting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HPC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceXML </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Linux consulting <ul><li>Linux training </li></ul><ul><li>Linux deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Windows/Linux integration </li></ul><ul><li>Linux hardening </li></ul><ul><li>Support of Linux installations </li></ul>
  13. 13. Security consulting <ul><li>Analysis of organization’s security plan </li></ul><ul><li>Security threat modeling. </li></ul><ul><li>Penetration testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Security infrastructure re-engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>Security training for users and system administrators. </li></ul>
  14. 14. HPC consulting <ul><li>Cluster configuration/tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Application tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel systems deployment and support </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Application porting </li></ul>
  15. 15. VoiceXML consulting <ul><li>Provision of voice interface to legacy systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice-enabled information systems design. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with new TTS and ASR engines. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceXML training. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Products <ul><li>WebSecure ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure web/application server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VoteSecure ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based secure voting system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AuctionSecure ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based secure auction platform </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. WebSecure ™ Web/Application Server <ul><li>The solution where a hig h ly secure web site is needed. </li></ul><ul><li>It uses Apache and Z ope, and can be hosted on any BSD, Linux or other U nix-like operating system. </li></ul><ul><li>Specially patched O perating S ystem and Web Application Server code , making the system practically unhackable. </li></ul><ul><li>Already two operational installations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mod.mil.gr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.armyjob.gr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Soon also: www.hnms.gr </li></ul>
  18. 18. VoteSecure ™ Web-based Voting System <ul><li>D istributed application deploying cryptographic techniques that can be used to perform arbitrary “ vote &quot; procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>The result is computed by multiple tallying authorities and the privacy of individual votes is protected by coalitions up to a specified number of authorities. </li></ul><ul><li>It is possible for anyone, including passive observers, to check the validity of a vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Wide-ranging applications in business, human resource management and e-government . </li></ul>
  19. 19. AuctionSecure ™ Web-based Auction Platform <ul><li>A web based auction platform that provides an anti-collusion mechanism. </li></ul><ul><li>It requires a multi-person authority as auctioneer giving a universally verifiable result </li></ul><ul><li>It supports the following types of auctions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First price – sealed offer auctions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vickrey auctions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English auctions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-unit Auctions </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Technologies <ul><li>C / C++, Java programming </li></ul><ul><li>MPI, PVM, CC++, HPF parallel programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Python, Perl scripting. </li></ul><ul><li>FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>SQL / various RDBMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Z Object Publishing Environment, IBM WebSphere, PHP, Lotus Domino </li></ul><ul><li>XML, VoiceXML. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Projects [1/9] <ul><li>Co-development of the new web portal of Hellenic Ministry of Defense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on WebSecure™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mod.mil.gr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML-based application, completely dynamic content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses e-mail notification, sms gateway and on-line forum facilities </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Projects [2/9] <ul><li>Development of the Voice / Web portal of OTEPlus, a Strategic Production Unit of OTE S.A. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive use of VoiceXML with IVR and TTS facilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation of static as well dynamic content through voice as well as visual interface. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding value to PSTN via delivering web information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.oteplus.gr </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Projects [3/9] <ul><li>Co-operation with OTE S.A., Security Department in the context of the P1150 EURESCOM study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigation of e-voting scenarios, requirements, implications and solutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical architectures, security infrastructures and roles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business cases for e-voting </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Projects [4/9] <ul><li>Development of the www.armyjob.gr web portal. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical portal against unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application running WebSecure™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special security requirements with presence of dynamic data. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Projects [5/9] <ul><li>Co-development of the new web portal of Hellenic National Meteorological Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special need for very high hit ratio, more that 2M per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Zope with ZEO configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses WebSecure™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hnms.gr </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Projects [6/9] <ul><li>Co-development of the new web portal of Hellenic Ministry of Transportation [to be launched soon] </li></ul><ul><li>Co-development of the new corporate portal of Commercial Bank of Greece [to be launched soon] </li></ul><ul><li>Co-development of the new corporate portal of ZENON S.A. [to be launched soon] </li></ul>
  27. 27. Projects [7/9] <ul><li>Development of backend modules for Zope-based Critical Publics Application Framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web document repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchy management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML friendly editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co- development of the klikfilm.com streaming media portal </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of interfaces for new Antenna Group portal [to be launched soon] </li></ul>
  28. 28. Projects [8/9] <ul><li>Web-based Document Management System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web-enabled system for managing large quantities of diverse kinds of documents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full integration with Hierarchy Management System . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML is used for the generation of multiple content types from a global representation . </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Projects [9/9] <ul><li>Linux consulting to Mills of Crete: </li></ul><ul><li>Linux training </li></ul><ul><li>Linux deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Windows systems </li></ul>
  30. 30. Cooperations <ul><li>Critical Publics </li></ul><ul><li>Scali </li></ul><ul><li>FO.R.T.H. </li></ul><ul><li>S.I.C.S. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Crete </li></ul><ul><li>University of Patras </li></ul><ul><li>Oteplus </li></ul><ul><li>Infomap </li></ul>
  31. 31. Research and Development <ul><li>Virtual Trip participates in a number of EU funded R&D projects: </li></ul><ul><li>iTrust </li></ul><ul><li>eBusinessCity </li></ul><ul><li>MASC </li></ul><ul><li>GRASP </li></ul><ul><li>INNO-UTILITIES </li></ul><ul><li>P-1150 </li></ul>
  32. 32. The Virtual Trip team
  33. 33. Periklis Akritidis , Software Engineer <ul><li>Periklis Akritidis is a co-founder and partner of Virtual Trip Ltd. He has participated in the security design of “Mozart” programming platform, in cooperation with the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. As an undergraduate, he was with the group of Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICS/FORTH . </li></ul><ul><li>He is experienced in C/C++, Java, Perl, Python programming and Unix -like OS deployment and administration. His interests include Systems Programming, Computer Security and Evolutionary Computation. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ch aralampos Gikas, Software Engineer <ul><li>Ch aralampos Gikas is a co-founder and managing partner of Virtual Trip Ltd. He was with the group of Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICS/FORTH. </li></ul><ul><li>He is experienced in C/C++, Java, Perl and Python programming, and has considerable design and implementation experience in the context of research project s , funded by the European Commission. His interests include Parallel and Distributed Systems, Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Dimitris Tsigos, Commercial Manager <ul><li>Dimitris Tsigos is a co-founder and managing partner of Virtual Trip Ltd. He was attached to the group of Networks and Telecommunications, ICS/FORTH. In 1998 he was affiliated with the CVAP Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. </li></ul><ul><li>His experience includes Quality of Service in Packet-Switching networks, and programming in C/C++ and Python. His interests include High Performance Networks, Packet Switches Architecture, Parallel Programming and E-Business. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Miltos Vasilakis, Software Engineer <ul><li>Milt os Vasilakis is a co-founder and partner of Virtual Trip Ltd. He has worked at the Networks and Communications Center, University of Crete . </li></ul><ul><li>Miltos is experienced in C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, PHP and CGI programming, and in Windows Media Services deployment and administration. His interests include Distributed Systems, Web Technologies and Computer Games. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Nikos Venturas, Software Engineer <ul><li>Nikos Venturas is a co-founder and partner of Virtual Trip Ltd. He has worked as a manager of the graphics team at the Atlantis Project, University of Crete. </li></ul><ul><li>He is experienced in C/C++, Java, Python, PHP programming and in web development technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript ). His interests include Web Technologies, Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Giorgos Verigakis , Software Engineer <ul><li>Giorgos Verigakis is a consultant of Virtual Trip Ltd. During 2000 he was affiliated with Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya at Barcelona , Department of Computer Architecture. He has also worked at the Networks and Communications Center, University of Crete </li></ul><ul><li>He is experienced in C/C++, Java, Perl, Python programming and Unix OS deployment and administration. His interests include Systems Programming, Computer Security and Computer Networks . </li></ul>
  39. 39. Manos Dramitinos, Networks Engineer <ul><li>Manos Dramitinos is a consultant of Virtual Trip Ltd. , with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete . He currently undertakes a PhD program at the Athens University of Economics & Business. </li></ul><ul><li>He has development experience and research interests in the areas of Electronic Business, Auctions , Software Agents , Distributed Systems , and Systems Design . </li></ul>
  40. 40. Artemios G. Voyiatzis Security Engineer <ul><li>Artemios G. Voyiatzis is a consultant of Virtual Trip. He holds a B.Sc in Mathematics, a B.Sc and an M.Sc in Computer Science, all by University of Crete </li></ul><ul><li>He is currently a Ph.D student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras </li></ul><ul><li>Artemios consults Virtual Trip in the areas of System and Network Security. He is an expert in smart card technology and specializes in cryptography </li></ul>
  41. 41. Antonios Danalis Security engineer <ul><li>Antonios Danalis is a consultant of Virtual Trip. He holds a B.Sc in Physics, a B.Sc and an M.Sc in Computer Science, all from the University of Crete. </li></ul><ul><li>He is currenlty a Ph.d student with the department of Computer Science, University of Dellaware. Antonios is very experienced in systems programming and UNIX-like operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Antonios consults Virtual Trip in the areas of computer and network security and high performance computing. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Nikos Rizopoulos Software engineer <ul><li>Nikos Rizopoulos is a consultant of Virtual Trip. He holds a B.Sc and an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Crete. He is currently a Ph.d student at the department of Computing, Imperial College, UK. His research field is Databases. </li></ul><ul><li>He is very experienced in Java-based systems and in conceptual modelling techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Nikos consults Virtual Trip in the field of web information systems and high performance computing. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Panayiotis Kokkinakis Software engineer Panayiotis Kokkinakis studied Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens. His areas of interest include distributed systems, object oriented programming and web technologies. Panayiotis is very experienced in Windows development environments.
  44. 44. Dimitris Koukis, Software Engineer <ul><li>Dimitris Koukis studies Computer Science at the University of Crete. His areas of interest include systems programming and web information systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Dimitris has broad experience with ZOPE application server. His programming skills include C, C++, Java and Python . </li></ul>
  45. 45. Vangelis Michalopoulos, Software Engineer <ul><li>Vangelis Michalopoulos studies Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens. His areas of interest include object oriented programming, GUI design and e-services. </li></ul><ul><li>Vangelis is experienced in C, C++, Java, Perl and Python. </li></ul>
  46. 46. illusion members <ul><li>Stavros Sahtouris </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete. Very Experienced in HTML and Javascript. His programming skills include C, C++, Java, Python </li></ul><ul><li>George Archon </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete. Very Experienced in XML, HTML and Javascript. His programming skills include C and C++ . He has expertise in a variety of computer graphics design tools . </li></ul>
  47. 47. Clients <ul><li>Hellenic Organization of Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Bank of Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Hellenic Ministry of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>SuperOnline.net </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish Institute of Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Hellenic National Meteorological Service </li></ul><ul><li>Antenna Group </li></ul><ul><li>Mills of Crete </li></ul>
  48. 48. Contact <ul><li>Web : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.vtrip-ltd.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greece: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: info@vtrip-ltd.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: + 30 81 0 391 949 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax: + 30 810 391 906 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UK: </li></ul><ul><li> E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul>

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