Human- Computer Interaction Laboratory Projects (HCI)

Since its establishment in 1989 the HCI Lab has participated in more than 60 European and National Collaborative Research Projects.

Projects: All | European | National


MINGEI (Grant Agreement no. 822336)
1/12/2018 - 30/11/2021
Representation and preservation of Heritage Crafts
Despite of its cultural significance knowledge about Heritage Crafts (HCs) is not systematically documented and represented. HCs involve craft artefacts, materials, and tools and encompass dexterity, know-how, and craftsmanship as a form of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Moreover, they are related with the structure, values, history, and identity of the communities in which they are, or were, practiced. HCs are part of the history, know-how and economic life of the areas in which they flourished. Mingei will explore the possibilities of representing, preserving, and making accessible both tangible and intangible aspects of craft as cultural heritage.
CONNEXIONs aims to develop and demonstrate next-generation detection, prediction, prevention, and investigation services. Its solution encompasses the entire lifecycle of law enforcement operations including: pre-occurrence crime prediction and prevention; during-occurrence LEA (Law Enforcement Agencies) operations;post-occurrence investigation, crime-scene simulation and 3D reconstruction. CONNEXIONs will meaningfully enhance operational and (near) real-time situational awareness, through automated identification, interpretation, fusion, and correlation of multiple heterogeneous big data sources, as well as their delivery via immersive solutions. The project will also provide chain-of-evidence and path-to-court for digital evidence.
CoM_N_Play-Science (Grant Agreement no. 787476)
1/6/2018 - 31/5/2021
Learning science the fun and creative way: coding, making, and play as vehicles for informal science learning in the 21st century
The CoM_n_Play-Science project aims to help Europe better understand the new ways in which informal science learning is taking place through various coding, making, and play activities that young Europeans are nowadays increasingly engaged with outside school and higher education science classrooms, beyond the formal boundaries of science education.
ADAS&ME (Grant Agreement no. 688900)
1/9/2016 - 29/2/2020
Adaptive ADAS to support incapacitated drivers & Mitigate Effectively risks through tailor made HMI under automation
ADAS&ME aims to develop Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that incorporate driver/rider state, situational/ environmental context, and adaptive interaction to automatically transfer control between vehicle and driver and thus ensure safer and more efficient road usage. To achieve this in ADAS&ME a holistic approach will be taken which considers automated driving along with information on driver state. The work is based around 8 provisionally identified Use Cases aiming to cover a large proportion of driving on European roads. Experimental research will be carried out on driver state monitoring as well as on HMI and automation transitions and the ADAS developed for the Use Cases will be tested and verified with real drivers in simulator and on road. The experiments will be carried out in accordance with European, regional and institutional ethical principles. Similarly the ADAS will be developed based on ethical principles.
CRSC ( Grant Agreement no. 763594)
1/9/2017 - 31/8/2018
CSRC - Cyprus Science and Research Centre
The purpose of the project is to undertake competitive interdisciplinary research of excellence for the development of innovative tools and exhibits for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Education and Science Communication. Research excellence and innovation will be attained through “Teaming” collaborations, exchange visits and networking with EU Centers of Excellence in ICT research and STEAM Education, and with renowned Science Centers and the public and private universities of Cyprus. CSRC will create a Science and Research Centre for promoting innovative research of excellence in STEAM Education and in Science Communication. It aimσ to enhance everybody's awareness of scientific and technological endeavours by becoming a unique landmark to be visited by students, educators, entrepreneurs, start-up founders, the wider public and tourists.
RAMCIP (Grant Agreement no. 643433)
1/1/2015 - 31/12/2017
RAMCIP (Robotic Assistant for MCI Patients at home)
RAMCIP aims to research and develop real robotic solutions for assistive robotics for the elderly and those suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairments and dementia. This is a key step to developing a wide range of assistive technologies. The project adopts existing technologies from the robotics community and fuses them with user-centred design activities and practical validation to create a step-change in robotics for assisted living.
1/6/2013 - 30/11/2015
PRODROMOS – Integrated platform for security, information and accessibility in intelligent multimodal trasport
The project "PRODROMOS" deals with the creation and implementation of an integrated methodology to complement a "single window" platform, for the security, information and operation of intelligent marine transport. The platform in development aims the improvement of the efficiency and security of supply chains and of trafficking through seaports. The project builds on previous actions, especially regarding the creation of a "single window" portal by the Cyprus Ports Authority, and systems studies made by the Department of Public Works of the Ministry of Transport (Cyprus).
NOTRE (Grant Agreement no. 692048)
1/1/2016 - 31/12/2018
NOTRE (Network for Social Computing Research)
NOTRE is a Horizon 2020 funded project. The vision of NOTRE is to develop a network that will strengthen and enhance the potential of the newly established Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) for stimulating scientific excellence and innovation capacity in the area of social aspects of computing.
COGNITUS (Grant Agreement no. 678605)
1/1/2016 - 31/12/2018
COGNITUS (Converging broadcast and user generated content for interactive ultra-high definition services)
The COGNITUS collaborative research project is a Horizon 2020 innovation action and it received funding from the European Union. It includes eight partners from across Europe, led by BBC R&D. This action addresses the future of UHD content production and distribution. The COGNITUS consortium will bring together researchers and experts in video broadcasting, processing and analytics, with the objective of exploring innovative technology and push the boundaries of conventional broadcasting architectures. COGNITUS envisages new scenarios in which conventional professionally-produced high quality content in the Ultra High Definition (UHD) format is enhanced and aggregated with user generated content (UGC).
VERITAS aims to develop, validate and assess tools for built-in accessibility support at all stages of ICT and non-ICT product development, including specification, design, development and testing. The goal is to introduce simulation-based and virtual reality testing at all stages of assistive technologies product design and development into the automotive, smart living spaces, (buildings & construction, domotics), workplace and infotainment applications areas.
CARDIAC (Grant Agreement no. 248582)
1/3/2010 - 28/2/2013
CARDIAC (Coordination Action in R&D in Accessible and Assistive ICT)
The major aim of the project will be to improve the overall success of Challenge 7 ICT 2009 7.2 "Accessible and Assistive ICT" by drafting a research agenda road-map highlighting research priorites and topics that will favour eAccessibility and will require support both in terms of raising awareness and additional funding for research activites.
REMOTE (AAL Joint Programme Project, 2008-1-147)
1/6/2009 - 31/10/2012
REMOTE aims at delivering an open architecture platform to enable professional carers in observing at anytime and from anywhere the elderly and in identifying at run-time risks in activity and medical signals emitted from the individual’s REMOTE wearable and mobile equipment. The Project focuses on agents for interfacing appropriately the REMOTE platform to all primary users (carers and the elderly), following a holistic, yet person-centric, approach: (i)Innovative elderly-friendly concepts and designs for i-TV, mobile phone and PDA platforms.(ii)Empowering interfaces for enabling groups of professional experts in collaborative, yet personalised, health-care, able to adapt to the various patterns of work and other contextual parameters of each individual professional carer.
The main goal of ACCESSIBLE is to improve the accessibility of software development products, by introducing a harmonised accessibility methodology into the software design and development processes, using significantly better measurement strategies and methodologies. ACCESSIBLE will research and develop a process for collating and merging different methodological tools, checking the coherence with the W3C/WAI ARIA and other standards in order to produce an Open Source Assessment Simulation Environment.
OASIS (Grant Agreement no. 215754)
1/1/2008 - 31/12/2011
Open architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardisation
OASIS is an Integrated Project with the scope to revolutionise the interoperability, quality, breadth and usability of services for all daily activities of older people. More specifically, OASIS targets to utilise ICT and other key technologies in order to provide holistic services to older people to support their physical and psychological independence, stimulate their social or psychological engagement and foster their emotional well being. In doing so, OASIS thus addresses key areas of their activities encompassing: independent living and socialising, autonomous mobility, and flexible work-ability.
DfA@eInclusion (Contract no. 033838)
1/1/2007 - 31/12/2009
Design for All for eInclusion
The DfA@eInclusion Coordination Action (CA) aims to contribute towards the advancement of eInclusion in Europe through fostering design for all. Towards this end, DfA@eInclusion will continue, extend and enhance previous efforts targeted to the creation of a sound Design for All (DfA) interdisciplinary theoretical framework of reference and a set of proven engineering practices.
InterLink (Contract no. 34561)
1/10/2006 - 31/5/2009
International Cooperation Activities in Future and Emerging ICTs
InterLink aims at advancing Europe’s knowledge in a number of critical research areas, at promoting European solutions and knowledge world-wide and at influencing the way research in these areas will evolve internationally. Towards these goals, InterLink supports coordination actions that will enable the European research community to interact with research communities outside Europe in a series of strategic, basic research areas that were identified by the FET co-ordinated action Beyond-The-Horizon, related to Information Society Technologies (IST) and provides the means and support mechanisms to link European research communities to the best research carried out in other developed countries in these areas.
ASK-IT (Contract no. 511298)
1/10/2004 - 31/12/2008
Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge-based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired users
ASK-IT integrated project aims to establish Ambient Intelligence (AmI) in semantic web enabled services, to support and promote the mobility of Mobility Impaired people, enabling the provision of personalised, self-configurable, intuitive and context-related applications and services and facilitating knowledge and content organisation and processing.
The major objective of INTUITION is to bring together leading experts and key actors across all major areas of VE understanding, development, testing and application in Europe, including industrial representatives, SMEs and key research institutes, universities and major international organizations or associations in order to overcome fragmentation and promote VE establishment within product and process design. Its major objectives include the integration of resources and VR equipment all around Europe, the structuring of European Research Area at VR and the promotion of Europe as a leading force in this field worldwide.Project results are available at:
1/6/2006 - 30/10/2008
Eastern Mediterranean Biodiversity Panorama
The project will establish a network of reference for EMed biodiversity where scientists, government officials, students, and potentially anyone may be informed on features, values and needs concerning environmental issues. The network will create an EMed Biodiversity Panorama through digitally augmented exhibitions and web-based information services.
DELOS (Contract no. G038-507618)
1/1/2004 - 31/12/2007
A Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
The DELOS Network intends to conduct a joint program of activities (JPA) aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoing research activities of the major European teams working in Digital Libraries (DL)-related areas with the goal of developing the next generation of DL technologies. The objective is to (i) define unifying and comprehensive theories and frameworks over the life-cycle of DL information, (ii) build interoperable multimodal/multilingual services and integrated content management ranging from the personal to the global for the specialist and general population.
MICOLE (Contract no. 511592)
1/9/2004 - 31/8/2007
Multimodal collaboration environment for inclusion of visually impaired children
The MICOLE project aims at developing a system that supports collaboration, data exploration and communication of visually impaired and sighted children. MICOLE will employ multimodal interaction techniques (using both speech and non-speech sounds) and haptic interfaces (using force-feedback, tactile displays and gestures) in sighted users. These rich methods of interaction will allow for users to access information that is currently inaccessible and work with other users across the Internet using interfaces that make use of most of their sensory modalities.
eUser (Contract no. 507180)
1/1/2004 - 31/12/2005
Evidence-based support for the design and delivery of user-centred on-line public services
eUser will address user needs that cut across different IST fields, including different application and service domains (eGovernment, eHeath and eLearning) and different technology fields - all levels of the generic service delivery chain as well as the cross-cutting issues that arise with technology convergence in multi-modal, multi-platform service provision. It pursues an extensive programme of active knowledge translation, transfer and dissemination supported by sophisticated inline knowledge tools.
IST 2001-38833 - D4ALLnet
1/1/2003 - 31/12/2005
Design for All Network of Excellence
The D4ALLnet project "Design for All Network of Excellence" (IST-2001-38833) is a thematic network of centres of excellence in Design for All (DfA) in Europe, that supports and contributes to the efforts of EDeAN towards promoting and advancing DfA practices in the Information Society.
IST-2000-26449 - SEN-IST-NET
1/7/2001 - 31/12/2003
European Network of Excellence in Information Society Technologies for Special Educational Needs
The main objective of the project is to support the development of a culture of pedagogical and technological innovation in Europe, for the benefit of stakeholders in the area of IST and for all learners, including those with Special Educational Needs (SEN). SEN-IST-NET addresses the problem that certain groups of learners are at risk of not being fully involved in new ways of learning, either because of social disadvantages or disability or both. SEN-IST-NET is providing a common platform for discussion and debate, not only on the development of technologies per se but also on the fundamental questions concerning pedagogy and technology-enabled learning.
IST-2000-26089 - VIEW
1/1/2001 - 31/12/2003
Virtual and Interactive Environments for Workplaces of the Future
The main objective of the project is to face the numerous questions that arise from the lack of appropriate guidelines and standards on best practice implementation and use of Virtual Reality technologies. Moreover, the project focuses on initiating and supporting the integration of Virtual Environments (VEs) in product development, testing and training processes, as well as on the broad adoption of VEs in European industries. In this context, the VIEW of the Future project aims to develop essential technologies, methodologies and tools that will enable the industry to develop and use VEs in an appropriate way.
IST-2000-25286 - 2WEAR
1/1/2001 - 31/12/2003
A Runtime for Adaptive and Extensible Wireless Wearables
2WEAR envisions systems of several small, physically distributed devices which communicate wirelessly. Such casually worn devices as earphones, glasses, buttons, pens and wallets can actually provide users with enhanced and increasingly meaningful integrated capabilities. The 2WEAR consortium combines know-how from both academia (Forth-ICS, ETH) and industry (Nokia, MASC) to research such systems.
IST-1999-14101 - IS4ALL
1/10/2000 - 31/12/2003
Information Society for All
IS4ALL is an IST-funded Thematic Network (IST-1999-14101) which seeks to establish a wide, interdisciplinary and closely collaborating "network of experts" (Working Group) to compile, validate and disseminate a comprehensive information package (code of practice) detailing how to appropriate the benefits of Universal Design in Health Telematics. The project runs for three years and brings together leading actors from the fields of Health Telematics, Human-Computer Interaction and Universal Access.
IST-1999-20656 - PALIO
1/11/2000 - 30/4/2003
Personalised Access to Local Information and Services for Tourists
TMR Programme - TACIT
1/1/1998 - 31/12/2002
Theory and Applications of Continuous Interaction Techniques
VP/2000/008 - InclusiveByDesign
1/12/2000 - 31/8/2002
Social Inclusion by Proactive Design
Telematics Applications Programme DE4105 - WAI
1/1/1998 - 30/6/1999
Web Accessibility Initiative
1/9/1995 - 31/8/1998
Adaptive and Adaptable Interactions for Multimedia Telecommunications Applications
1/1/1996 - 30/6/1998
Vocational Training of People with Special Needs in Computer-based Working Environments
1/1/1994 - 31/12/1996
Development platform for unified ACCESS to enabling environments
1/1/1994 - 31/12/1996
Development of a European Information System for people with special needs
1/8/1993 - 31/1/1995
Consensus creation and awareness for R&D activities in Technology for disabled and elderly people
1/7/1993 - 31/12/1994
Textual and Graphical User Interfaces for Blind People
1/1/1992 - 31/12/1994
Access to B-ISDN services and applications by people with special needs
1/4/1993 - 30/9/1994
Horizontal European Activities in Rehabilitation Technology
1/7/1992 - 31/12/1993
Development of educational software and computer-based vocational training for disabled people
1/2/1992 - 31/7/1993
Consensus creation and awareness for R&D activities in Technology for disabled and elderly people
1/12/1991 - 31/5/1993
Textual and Graphical User Interfaces for Blind People
25/9/1989 - 24/9/1992
Development of a European Information System for people with special needs
1/1/1989 - 31/12/1991
Integration of people with special needs in IBC
1/11/1990 - 31/7/1991
Evaluation of the standardisation situation in Europe and recommendations for future work
1/1/1990 - 30/6/1991
TIDE Market Survey

Contribution / Participation in R&D project work initiated by other ICS-FORTH Laboratories

HOBBIT (Grant Agreement 288146)
1/11/2011 - 30/10/2014
HOBBIT: The Mutual Care Robot
The HOBBIT project sets out to study a future robot that will make older persons feel safe at home. It will pick up objects from the floor, can learn objects and bring objects, and it is equipped with easy-to-use entertainment functions. HOBBIT will offer tools to stay socially connected, keep active with playing games and exercise, and enjoy your time checking out now films, music and books. HOBBIT will detect emergency situations and trigger an appropriate alarm. The focus of HOBBIT is on the development of the mutual care concept: building a relationship between the human and the robot in which both take care for each other. Like when a person learns what an animal understands and can do; similar to building a bond with a pet. The main task of the robot is fall prevention and detection. To achieve this, the robot will clean the floor from all objects and thus reduce the risk of falling. It will detect emergency situations such that help can be called in time. The purpose of the Mutual Care approach is to increase the acceptance of the home robot.
IST-1999-12581 - JUST
1/1/2000 - 31/12/2002
JUST-in-time health emergency interventions - Training of non-professionals by Virtual Reality and advanced IT tools
IST-1999-11337 - iCities
1/1/2000 - 31/12/2002
Information Cities
1/5/1998 - 30/4/2000
Applications in Telemedicine Taking Rapid Advantage of Cable Television Network Evolution
1/3/1997 - 29/2/2000
Towards a European Medical and Teleworking Network


CuRe – ΕΛΛΑΔΑ-ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΑ MIS 5030138, T2ΔΓΕ-0933
29/5/2018 - 28/5/2021
Cultures and Remembrances: Virtual time travels to the encounters of people from the 13th to 20th centuries. The Cretan experience
The project aims to collect pieces of information relevant to the collective historical and cultural memory of the island and to configure them into narratives. These narratives will be linked to material remains, which will be recorded digitally. Textual and visual data will be combined in a cloud based repository and be available through an application for mobile devices and a web portal, offering a location-based Mixed Reality experience by fusing Augmented Reality with Virtual Reality to allow users to gain instant access to information on their smartphone or tablet, relevant to the place where they are located.
8/9/2017 - 31/12/2019
Αξιοποίηση νέων τεχνολογιών για την κατ' οίκον παρακολούθηση, υποστήριξη και βελτίωση της ποιότητας ζωής ασθενών και άλλων ευπαθών ομάδων του πληθυσμού
MyHealthWatcher MIS 5031635, ΤΙΕΔΚ-03090
25/7/2018 - 24/07/2021
Σύστημα Παρακολούθησης Ζωτικών Μετρήσεων Ηλικιωμένων
Το Έργο προτείνει την δημιουργία ενός αυτό-προσαρμοζόμενου συστήματος παρακολούθησης της υγείας και ευεξίας των ηλικιωμένων. Το σύστημα θα χρησιμοποιεί φορητούς αισθητήρες για να καταγράψει όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την κατάσταση της υγείας του χρήστη. Επιπλέον θα αξιοποιεί ερευνητικά αποτελέσματα με στόχο να κατανοήσει την κατάσταση και τις ανάγκες του χρήστη χρησιμοποιώντας μη παρεμβατικούς τρόπους αλληλεπίδρασης και δίνοντας έμφαση στον τομέα της φυσική αλληλεπίδρασης μέσω φωνής (αυτόματη αναγνώριση φωνής με χρήση μεγάλου λεξιλογίου και γραμματικής) αλλά και στην επεξεργασία του ηχητικού σήματος (αναγνώριση παθολογικών καταστάσεων μέσω ήχου.
28/6/2018 - 27/06/2021
Αποκαλύπτοντας το Αθέατο Μουσείο
Το έργο επιδιώκει να μεγιστοποιήσει τις δυνατότητες των Εικονικών Μουσείων (ΕΜ) μέσω της αξιοποίησης τεχνολογιών αιχμής. Ακολουθώντας το παράδειγμα της «νέας μουσειολογίας», το Έργο στοχεύει στη δημιουργία εξαιρετικά συνεργατικών και συμμετοχικών Εικονικών Μουσείων που θα προσφέρουν εξατομικευμένες, διαδραστικές και συναρπαστικές συναντήσεις χρηστών μέσω δυναμικά επαναπροσδιοριζόμενων Εικονικών Εκθέσεων. Το έργο θα αναπτύξει μια πλατφόρμα για την δημιουργία, διαχείριση και παρουσίαση Εικονικών Μουσείων που βασίζεται σε τεχνολογίες «υπολογιστικού νέφους».
InCulture MIS 5030451, ΤΙΕΔΚ-03060
28/6/2018 - 27/06/2021
Παρουσιάζοντας την προφορική παράδοση μέσω τεχνολογιών Επαυξημένης Πραγματικότητας
Το Έργο θα δημιουργήσει μία ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα άυλης πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς με στόχο να δώσει την δυνατότητα σε κοινότητες χρηστών να συλλέξουν, καταγράψουν, οργανώσουν, ταξινομήσουν και μεταφράσουν μια σειρά προσωπικών μαρτυριών όσον αφορά το παρελθόν αλλά και πολιτιστικών γεγονότων που συμβαίνουν σήμερα. Η πλατφόρμα αυτή θα αποτελέσει τη βάση περαιτέρω ιστορικής και κοινωνικής έρευνας και διάχυσης στην κοινωνία και στους επισκέπτες της χώρας.
People-Flows MIS 5030221, ΤΙΕΔΚ-05210
28/6/2018 - 27/06/2021
Ολοκληρωμένη Παρέμβαση για την Έξυπνη Παρακολούθηση και Διαχείριση Ανθρωπίνων Ροών σε Αστικό Περιβάλλον - CityQueueMonitor
Tο Έργο προτείνει έναν ολοκληρωμένο μηχανισμό διαχείρισης ροών ο οποίος μπορεί να λειτουργεί σημειακά με στόχο την αποσυμφόρηση ενός συγκεκριμένου σημείου αλλά και συνολικά για τον εκάστοτε προορισμό μέσω συλλογής και ανάλυσης μεγάλου όγκου δεδομένων με στόχο την παροχή υπηρεσιακών προβλέψεων που θα καταστήσουν δυνατή την ύπαρξη βραχυπρόθεσμού και μεσοπρόθεσμού σχεδιασμού αποσυμφόρησης από τα κέντρα λήψης αποφάσεων. Το Έργο θα υλοποιήσει την κεντρική υποδομή συλλογής, ανάλυσης και επιχειρησιακής αξιοποίησης μεγάλου όγκου πληροφορίας από ροές κατοίκων και επισκεπτών. Επιπλέον θα υλοποιήσει καινοτόμες λύσεις όπως: α) Γενικό σύστημα Διαχείρισης Ουρών Αναμονής σε συνδυασμό με έξυπνη τεχνολογία στον τόπο συμφόρησης (λιμάνια, αεροδρόμιά, σιδηροδρομικοί σταθμοί, Μουσεία, Αρχαιολογικοί χώροι, Δημόσιες υπηρεσίες, κ.τ.λ.) και β) Καταγραφή ροών σε πραγματικό χρόνο με τεχνικές Υπολογιστική Όρασης και Διαδικτύου των Πραγμάτων.
KRIPIS “Quality of life”
1/7/2013 - 31/12/2015
Intelligent technologies for enhancing Quality of Life through the provision of health monitoring at home and support for everyday life activities
The KRIPIS “Quality of life” Project aims at investigating, designing, developing and evaluating integrated technological environments, including sensors and materials, targeted to enhancing quality of life for patients and older people through health monitoring at home, thus allowing early discharge protocols from hospital, as well as facilities to easy everyday life home activities. The project is conducted in collaboration with the CML Laboratory of ICS- FORTH, as well as the IESL and the IACM Institutes of FORTH.
SYSPEAP system
25/4/2013 - 23/08/2013
System of Collection, Production, Enrichment and Exploitation of Multimedia Content
The overall goal of the system is to allow a public organization in Greece to collect audio-visual content from the media (TV and Radio channels) and transform it so as to be accessible by people with disabilities. The Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICS-FORTH implemented the web portal of the project following the principles of design for all and using the Unified Web Based User Interfaces development approach
Accessible Broadband services
7/7/2008 - 30/9/2009
Universally Accessible eServices for Disabled People (Panhellenic Assiociation of the Blind)
Universally Accessible eServices for Disabled People, is a National funded project that aims to promote the equal participation of people with disabilities in e-government services, and supports independent living by enabling the provision of personalised and informative fully accessible e-services available through mobile devices as well as traditional desktop PCs equipped with assistive technology. The project involves the development of an accessible web portal for the provision of e-services developed for the Panhellenic Association of the Blind, the procurement of the necessary technical infrastructure (PCs&PDAs) as well as special peripheral assistive technology devices and software for people with disabilities, and the provision of Internet connections through broadband networks (wired and wireless).
Starlight is a novel software environment for developing and interacting with multimodal interactive electronic textbooks that provide a Dual User Interface, i.e., an interface concurrently accessible by visually impaired and sighted persons. The platform, named Starlight, comprises two sub-systems: (a) the 'Writer’, facilitating the authoring of electronic textbooks; and (b) the 'Reader’, enabling multimodal interaction with the created electronic textbooks. Up to now, the Starlight platform has been used for the development of 8 products that have been approved by the Pedagogical Institute of Greece and purchased for use in Greek Primary and Secondary Schools. A public version of the Starlight Reader has been released for free use by blind people. In this context, a number of copyright-free Greek texts and translated English books are offered as free downloads.
eGovernment Services for Disabled
1/3/2007 - 30/11/2008
Access of Disabled People to eGovernment Services (Information Society S.A.)
The project has developed the Greek eGovernment portal, in the context of the Operational Programme "Information Society", Measure 2.2 "Government online". The website was developed by the "Access for the disabled to e-government services" project, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Hellenic Ministry of Interior. It aims to constitute a generic and systematic technological approach for supporting accessibility and usability of the content, as well as the design and development of accessible web services addressing people with disabilities. The website comprises of the following accessible web services:(i) Electronic Citizen Service Center, (ii) Job Finding Service, (iii)Digital library of assistive technology product and services.
1/3/2007 - 28/10/2008
Development of Portable Information Systems for Visitors in Selected Museums and Archaeological Sites (Hellenic Culture Organisation, Ministry of Culture)
1/4/2005 - 30/6/2007
Integrated intervetion for the equal participation of people with disabilities in the labour market.
The project focuses on specific discrimination and inequality problems that people with disabilities face in their attempt to enter the labour market due to their disability or multiple discrimination due to their disability as well as due to their sex, nationality, religion, immigration status, linguistic and cultural differences, etc. This project aims to develop and promote innovative methods, services and practices to enable accessibility and integration into the labour market for the members of the above mentioned target groups.
Educational Portal
31/3/2005 - 31/12/2005
Development of Educational Portal for the Region of Crete
The development of an Educational Portal for primary and secondary education in the area of Crete, will contribute to integrating the Information Society Technologies to the educational system, promoting the cultural identity of Crete, the implementation of a society with a substantial technical base that will be in the position to exploit effectively the arising opportunities for communication, collaboration among educators, students, related governmental bodies, parents and any other stakeholders in the field of education.
2/5/2003 - 30/6/2005
Training in Information and Telecommunication Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities
This project aims at creating a human network between academic/research partners, an industrial partner and a non-profit organization for people with disability. The main objective of the project is information diffusion and training of the scientific, research and industrial parties, mainly in the use of new technologies, through training programmes (courses), techniques and methods that facilitate and support the use of new technologies by people with disability.
15/10/2002 - 28/2/2005
Coding and verification of discrimination facts and conditions, and methods/actions to beat unemployment for target groups facing disabilities and possibly additional multiple discriminations
The EQUAL project entitled PROKLISI aims to develop and promote methods and practices that will facilitate the employment of people who suffer negative discrimination in the labour market due to a disability condition. In addition, special focus will be given to those disabled people who face multiple discrimination due to the disability as the main cause of discrimination but combined with other additional discriminatory conditions (e.g. disabled people who are also migrants or drug-addicted or women, etc).
1/1/2003 - 31/12/2003
Organisation and Support of the National Network "" for Universal Access in the Information Society
The project is concerned with the organization and support of the National Network GR-DeAN (Greek Design for All e-Accessibility Network)
1/1/2000 - 30/6/2001
Human Network on Software Usability
1/1/2000 - 30/6/2001
New Technologies for Distance Education
1/11/1999 - 30/4/2001
Development of a Lexical Database for the Modern Greek language organised into semantically interrelated sets

1/6/1999 - 31/12/2000
Unified Web Browser for People with Disabilities

Contribution / Participation in R&D project work initiated by other ICS-FORTH Laboratories

15/1/2001 - 30/10/2004
Promotion Network for life-long Training & Distance Skills Accreditation in SMEs
The objective of this project is the dissemination and consolidation of life-long education and training in SMEs as well as the exploitation of new technological applications in training and acquisition of certified vocational skills, especially in IT and the internet. The project aims at supporting people at risk of exclusion in the labour market by providing opportunities for certified training and by creating systems and support mechanisms within the market that facilitate their vocational integration.
INTERREG / Greece - Cyprus
1/1/1998 - 31/10/2001
Crete - Telematics Centre
EPET-II: ECTourism
1/6/1999 - 31/5/2001
E-Commerce system for tourist services through the Internet

Contribution / Participation in R&D project work initiated by the University of Crete

1/9/2001 - 31/12/2006
Support and Enrichment of the Library and Information Services of the University of Crete" - Workpackage 4.5 "Establishment of a support service for users with disabilities"
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