The Transformation Services Laboratory (TSL) of the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete (UOC) was founded in 2006 by Prof. Christos Nikolaou. TSL has a staff of about 10-15 academics, post-docs, graduate students and system analysts and developers, and performs basic and applied research, provides training and delivers services in the following areas:
- Design and deployment of service systems, where both people and systems provide services, in order to co-create value; we study service systems both as economic entities and as a combination of people and information systems; we focus on ways for both business and operational objectives to be satisfied.
- Design, implementation and evaluation of systems and online services, which are compliant to the guidelines of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
- Delivery of high quality consulting and technical services in order to improve competitiveness and increase the value of service systems.