(COmputer Networks & Telematics Applications) is a research,
training, development and consulting laboratory at the University of
Macedonia (http://www.uom.gr), Thessaloniki, GREECE.The CONTA lab activities include:
- Research on E-Learning, Networking Technologies & Techno-Economics
- Digital Skills (e-Skills) and Advanced ICT Teaching, Training &
- Knowledge Transfer, Consulting & Mentoring,
- User Studies (Needs, Experiences) & Market Analysis,
- Dissemination & Communication,
- European projects
The CONTA lab can offer research
- E-Learning (adaptive, personalized, mobile
learning & assessment, learning analytics, MOOCs, affective and
motivational learning & assessment),
- User Acceptance (Intention to Use, Adoption,
Attitude etc.) and Evaluation
(Quality of Experience, Usability etc.) of IoT Smart Systems, Services and
- Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless and Mobile Networking,
Network Sharing & Virtualization,
- Smart Mobile Applications on e-Tourism, e-Culture,
e-Enjoyment, e-Government, etc.
- Techno-Economics & Competition.
Some recent research projects
conducted by the CONTA laboratory are the following:
Testing & Assessment:
Adaptive & personalized feedback
in computer-based assessment, affective / emotional/ motivational–based
assessment, Project/ Problem/ Inquiry –based assessment, Acceptance & Adoption of computer-based assessment
Analytics and Educational Data Mining for intelligent feedback in MOOCs:
Temporal learning analytics for
personalized recommendation and feedback in MOOCs.
Students’ Motivation in
authentic/outdoors/workplace formal and informal learning, Acceptance of
ubiquitous & mobile assessment methods.
User Acceptance and Evaluation of ICT
Systems, Services and Applications:
User acceptance (intention to use,
adoption, attitude, satisfaction, enjoyment, etc.) as well evaluation (quality
of experience, usability, etc.) of ICT systems, services and applications.
Optimization and management of
wireless networks, demand analysis, selfish
routing protocols in mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networking for
environmental monitoring, game-theoretic routing in wireless sensor networks.
Networking security methods and tools combining game-theoretic models with
visual analytic technologies aimed at safeguarding the network operation.
techno-economics, investment justification, cost/benefit analysis,
pricing and economic impact of ICT systems and services.