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Although real time data processing consumes a significant portion of computing resources worldwide, we are moving rapidly from the age of "real time" towards the era of "next time". The term "next time" characterizes the combination of real time data flows from collective sources with massive computing power with the aim of predicting the future. In other(More)
The analysis of the high volume of statistics generated by web search engines worldwide on a daily basis, allow researchers to examine the relation between the user's search preferences and future facts. This analysis can be applied to various areas of society such as sales, epidemics, unemployment and elections. The paper investigates whether prediction of(More)
In our days the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for teaching is widely recognized that promotes the innovation and the effectiveness within all academic levels and in all teaching and training sectors. One of the main obstacles for the further penetration of e-learning is the existence of the Digital Divide across nations or / and(More)
During the last years European countries are facing one of the worst financial and economic crises with multiple and significant social effects. At the same time the worldwide increase of Information and Communications Technologies' (ICT) adoption, demonstrates the importance of the new technologies in modern societies. Indeed the adoption of ICT has been(More)
The significant increase of internet based services penetration in combination with the high adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), speed up the convergence of traditional telecom networks with new internet based networks. As a result traditional telecom based services, like voice telephony are provided through internet based(More)
The deployment of Next Generation Networks (NGN) able to provide high speed connectivity to citizens and businesses has been characterized as one of the key elements for social development. The NGN infrastructures allow the provision of new innovative electronic communication services with ultra high capacity requirements. On the other hand the deployment(More)