The Information Management Systems Institute - IMSI (formerly: Institute for the Management of Information Systems - IMIS) is a research institute within the Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies "Athena". "Athena" is the first research center in Greece with a focus exclusively on Information Society. Established in Athens in 2003, it is a research and technology organization supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. IMSI was founded in 2007 with the mission to conduct research in the area of data management and large-scale information systems. The research at IMSI has a strong collaborative aspect, and ranges from basic to applied research. The collaborative aspect is expressed in that research is conducted with national and international partners from industry as well as academia, often also in the context of novel and innovative projects.