Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future.
The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the research, development and innovation hub of ATOS and it is a key reference for the whole Atos group. Thanks to its large expertise in R&D&I ARI not only leverages research on new technologies inside the Atos group, but also brings research outcomes to customers, introducing innovative approaches, methodologies and tools in their business processes. ARI focuses on project accomplishment, combining economic exploitation of research results with the most up-to-date technological developments and high awareness of human factors, such as education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity, and multilingualism.
ARI has performed around 300 R&D&I projects since 1987, and has recently received three awards: the national prize on R&D excellence, Mare Nostrum, granted by the Ministry of Education and Science on Nov 30th, 2010, the Enterprise-University Award granted by Her Highness Princess Elena and the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Spain on Nov 12th 2010, and the Best paper award of IARIA (International Academy research and Industry Association). Technology Enhanced Learning is one of the areas covered by ARI.
In 2001, ATOS defined a line of activity focused on the use of ICTs in the public administration Public Administration sector (PA) has now more than 10 years of experience in realizing R&D project. As part of this sector, the Technology Enhanced Learning team focuses on research and development activities related to technological support to learning processes in all educational levels. Some of our main topics of interests are learning personalization and adaptation, accessibility, learning analytics, Game-based learning, and instructional design. We are being involved in more than 15 European funded projects in the last years and some projects relevant to this proposal as listed below.
Given the nature of MaTHiSiS, the Technology Enhanced Learning team will be supported by the Media Lab which brings its expertise in state of the art streaming technology building from the R&D activity and their technology transfer into the streaming solutions of Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 for Spain (in partnership with the main Spanish public TV, RTVE), the world broadcasting of the London Paralympics Games for the International Paralympics Committee, and together with MSL on behalf of Olympic Broadcast Services, stream the Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 for 51 countries for several roadcasters. Media Lab brings also its expertise in real-time analysis of Social Networks using technologies as Map Reduce and MongoDB databases in order to extract and filter the important information items, and determine the trending topics and social tendencies in real-time.