Information Systems Laboratory

01/05/2015 - 30/04/2019
Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies
PARTHENOS aims at strengthening the cohesion of research in the broad sector of Linguistic Studies, Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History, Archaeology and related fields through a thematic cluster of European Research Infrastructures, integrating initiatives, e-infrastructures and other world-class infrastructures, and building bridges between different, although tightly, interrelated fields. PARTHENOS will achieve this objective through the definition and support of common standards,the coord [read more]
01/12/2015 - 30/11/2018
Holistic Benchmarking of Big Linked Data, develops a holistic open-source platformand industry-grade benchmarks for benchmarking big linked data
Big Data is one of the key assets of the future. However, the cost and efforts required for introducing Big Data technology in a value chain is significant. Mastering the creation of value from Big Data will enhance European competitiveness will result in economic growth and jobs and will deliver societal benefit. To facilitate the use of Big Linked Data, the European Union funds a research and innovation project called “HOBBIT”. A European consortium, led by the Institute for Applied Inform [read more]
1/10/2015 - 30/9/2018
A Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration
The VRE4EIC project will create a Europe-wide interoperable Virtual Research Environment to empower multidisciplinary research communities and accelerate innovation and collaboration. It will addresses key data and software challenges in supporting multidisciplinary data driven sciences, including: 1) understanding complex user requirements across domains by closely involving committed user communities; 2) improving the quality of VRE user experience by providing user centered, secure, privacy [read more]
01/09/2015 - 28/02/2018
Building Research environments for fostering Innovation, Decision making, Governance and Education to support Blue growth
BlueBRIDGE is a European initiative funded under the H2020 framework to further develop and exploit the iMarine e-Infrastructure data services for an ecosystem approach to fisheries. BlueBRIDGE’s overall objective is to support capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities actively involved in increasing scientific knowledge about resource overexploitation, degraded environment and ecosystem with the aim of providing a more solid ground for informed advice to competent authoritie [read more]
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
Business and IT-Cloud Alignment using a Smart Socket (CloudSocket)
Business and IT Alignment is important challenge, as we are facing a dramatic change in the way we rely, depend and interact with ICT that influences our everyday life. Although “digital natives” will soon enter the workforce, there is still a huge gap between the business domain and ICT domain in terms of awareness, common understanding or expertise. This hampers the take-off of technology such as Cloud Computing. Hence, we are facing a competition, between global-market players who quicker [read more]
1/10/2013 - 30/09/2017
Initial Training Networks for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future
The project aims to analyze, design, research, develop and validate an innovative multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research training framework that covers the whole lifecycle of digital CH research for a cost–effective preservation, documentation, protection and presentation of Cultural Heritage (CH). ITN-DCH targets innovations that covers all aspects of CH ranging from tangible (books, newspapers, images, drawings, manuscripts, uniforms, maps, artefacts, archaeological sites, monuments) [read more]
01/02/2013 - 31/01/2017
ARIADNE - Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe
ARIADNE aims to bring together and integrate the existing archaeological research data infrastructures so that researchers can use the various distributed datasets and new and powerful technologies as an integral component of the archaeological research methodology. There is now a large availability of archaeological digital datasets that altogether span different periods, domains and regions; more are continuously created as a result of the increasing use of IT. They are the accumulated outcome [read more]
01/04/2013 - 31/03/2016
DIACHRON – Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web
The Web has not only caused a revolution in communication; it also has completely changed the way we gather and use data. Open data -- data that is available to everyone -- is exponentially growing, and it has completely transformed the way we now conduct any kind of research or scholarship; it has changed the scientific method. The recent development of Linked Open Data has only increased the possibilities for exploiting public data. Given the value of open data how do we preserve it fo [read more]
GNM-DMS-Version 2.0
01/04/2010 - 31/03/2016
Documentation Management System (GNM-DMS-Version 2.0)
KOULES fortress
Digital Interactive and Promotional Services for Koules fortress in Heraklion
24/05/2013 - 31/10/2015
RealEstate2.0 - Informed Real-Estate Services: Leveraging Web 2.0
The RealEstate2.0 project aims to open the Greek real estate market worldwide, in the following ways: (a) by providing a generic infrastructure for harvesting, extracting, aggregating and curating contextual information related to RE properties from administrative, touristic or social media sites (e.g., discussion forums, social networking sites), which allows us to reduce the cost of acquiring and maintaining high quality location data over time3; (b) by elaborating advanced business models for [read more]
29/11/2012 - 30/09/2015
HELBIONET-Hellenic Network for Biodiversity Research: Construction and Implementation phase for the LifeWatch Centre
The overall objective of the proposal is to develop and fulfil the vision for the Greek LifeWatch Centre and to establish it as the biodiversity Centre of Excellence for the South-eastern Europe. The specific objectives of the Project are: To ally all the Greek scientific human potential working on Biodiversity data and data observatories, in the country and abroad, in order to achieve a world-class excellence national LifeWatch Centre. This LifeWatch Centre has to create exemplar man [read more]
01/07/2013 - 30/09/2015
POLITEIA - Culture-Technology-New Technologies in Research, Study, Documentation and Access to information of Cultural Heritage Objects and Monuments
The project forms part of the strategic development plan of FORTH and is a comprehensive interdisciplinary action among six research institution aiming to the development and use of new technologies and tools in the field of Cultural Heritage. The main goal of the project is to conduct research for developing new innovative methods, techniques, materials and tools with applications in analysis / diagnosis, documentation, study, protection and emergence of archaeological / historical objects, wor [read more]
10/04/2013 - 30/09/2015
DARIAH-KRHTH - Development Actions for DYAS
This project follows the feasibility study for DYAS, implements the development of National Research Infrastructure for Humanities, under the Programme Framework of GSRT "Creation of National Research Infrastructures in the domains of the European Road Map Infrastructure". This action is co-operation with the action DARIAH - ATTIKH implemented by Academy of Athens and their partners (Research Center Athena, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, National Research Center, Athens Sc [read more]
01/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
IdeaGarden - An Interactive Learning Environment Fostering Creativity
Innovation and creativity are predictors of success in a knowledge-based. Yet the “fuzziness” and unpredictability of the creative workflow remains an obstacle for effective ICT support. Tools that require users to formalize and structure their ideas and working processes to a degree at odds with creative practice are frequently rejected. The IdeaGarden project therefore starts from an understanding of creative problem solving as a complex and situated knowledge practice rather than as a set [read more]
01/10/2012 - 31/03/2015
LDBC - Linked Data Benchmark Council
Non-relational data management is emerging as a critical need for the new data economy based on large, distributed, heterogeneous, and complexly structured data sets. This new data management paradigm also provides an opportunity for research results to impact young innovative companies working on new RDF and graph data management technologies to start playing a significant role in this new data economy. Standards and benchmarking are two of the most important factors for the development of ne [read more]
07/03/2013 - 07/03/2015
McRHE - Multi-context Reasoning in Heterogeneous Environments
The research objective of this work is the theoretical founding of formalisms of knowledge representation, belief revision and defeasible reasoning, with focus in contextual reasoning. These formalisms will be developed in order to be used in complex, dynamic and evolving application scenarios, such as the scenarios appearing in the Semantic Web and Ambient Intelligence applications. Our formalisms will be evaluated both theoretically, via determining their theoretical properties, and practicall [read more]
01/09/2011 - 31/12/2014
SCIDIP-ES - SCIence Data Infrastructure for Preservation – Earth Science
The aim of the initiative was to deliver generic services for science data preservation as part of the data infrastructure for e-science and to build on the experience of the ESA Earth Observation Long Term Data Preservation (LTDP) programme to favour the set-up of a European Framework for the long term preservation of Earth Science (ES) data through the definition of common preservation policies, the harmonization of metadata and semantics and the deployment of the generic infrastructure servi [read more]
01/01/2011 - 31/12/2014
APARSEN - Alliance Permanent Access to the Records of Science in Europe Network
Digital preservation offers the economic and social benefits associated with the long-term preservation of information, knowledge and know-how for re-use by later generations. However, digital preservation has a great problem, namely that preservation support structures are built on projects which are short lived and is fragmented. The unique feature of APARSEN is that it is building on the already established Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), a membership organisation of major European stake [read more]
Museum of St. Catherine
23/06/2014 - 23/12/2014
Digital Interactive Educational and Promotional Services for the Museum of St. Catherine in Heraklion
01/12/2011 - 30/11/2014
eHealthMonitor - Intelligent Knowledge Platform for Personal Health Monitoring Services
The eHealthMonitor project provides a platform that generates a Personal eHealth Knowledge Space (PeKS) as an aggregation of all knowledge sources (e.g., EHR and PHR) relevant for the provision of individualized personal eHealth services. This is realised by integrating service-oriented architecture, knowledge engineering, multiagent systems, and wearable/portable devices technologies. Innovations in eHealthMonitor are: an adaptive, sustainable platform architecture for individualized [read more]
01/11/2011 - 30/09/2014
iMarine - Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources
iMarine (2011-2014), was a project funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7, INFRA- 2011-1.2.2: Data Infrastructure for eScience, aimed to establish and operate an e-infrastructure supporting the principles of the Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management and conservation of marine living resources. The last years, the marine ecosystem has been affected by many natural and socio-economic phenomena like natural disasters, human interventions (like fisheries), etc, that were [read more]
01/10/2010 - 30/09/2014
PlanetData aims to establish a sustainable European community of researchers that supports organizations in exposing their data in new and useful ways. The ability to effectively and efficiently make sense out of the enormous amounts of data continuously published online, including data streams, (micro)blog posts, digital archives, eScience resources, public sector data sets, and the Linked Open Data Cloud, is a crucial ingredient for Europe's transition to a knowledge society. It allows busines [read more]
01/09/2012 - 31/08/2014
Geosemantics for Cultural Heritage Documentation – Domain specific ontological modelling and implementation of a Cultural Geosemantic Information System based on ISO specifications
The goal of this project is the integration of semantic Cultural Heritage applications with professional Geoinformation. Based on recent developments in both disciplines it will now be possible to create the conceptual basis and to implement systems that have the advantages of the two worlds and are in their combination more powerfull than just the simply addition of the two. The result will be a Cultural Geosemantic Information System, based on ISO standards for both disciplines. The implementa [read more]
18/04/2011 - 17/08/2014
3DSYSTEK - Development of a novel system for 3D Documentation, Promotion and Exploitation of Cultural Heritage Monuments via 3D data acquisition, 3D modeling and metadata recording
The creation of 3D models for ancient monuments is a not an easy task, due to the difficulty of creating a dimensionally accurate 3D model and a 3D virtual representation of the monument. In the last 5 years Terrestrial Laser Scanners (TLS) have been introduced in order to enhance the development of 3D models of monuments and the promotion of cultural heritage. The process of scanning, data processing and documentation of cultural heritage monuments, includes several stages in order to create a [read more]
01/02/2012 - 31/07/2014
InGeoCloudS - Inspired GEOdata CLOUD Services
The INspired GEOdata CLOUD Services (INGEOCLOUDS) project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of employing a cloud-based infrastructure coupled with the necessary services to provide seamless access to geospatial public sector information, especially targeting the geological, geophysical and other geoscientific information. This kind of information possesses interesting characteristics like the size of the available data, the existing metadata descriptions (mostly according to the European Dir [read more]
Exploring Byzantium
17/02/2012 - 16/02/2013
Exploring the Byzantine world and Culture
The project involved the development of an infrastructure for e-services for the exploitation of Byzantine culture, as well as the creation of the appropriate content for different types of e-services. The developed infrastructure includes advanced computer systems for administration, creation, processing and exploiting multimedia content and services. The provided e-services exploit cultural information through cultural trails, essays, games and podcasts. [read more]
01/12/2008 - 30/11/2012
3D-COFORM - Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection Formation
The 3D-COFORM project will advance the state-of-the-art in 3D-digitsation and make 3D-documentation an everyday practical choice for digital documentation campaigns in the cultural heritage sector. The project addresses all aspects of 3D-capture, 3D-processing, the semantics of shape, material properties, metadata and provenance, integration with other sources (textual and other media); search, research and dissemination to the public and professional alike. A strong technical research [read more]
GNM Image Documentation and Administration System
21/11/2005 - 31/12/2011
GNM Image Documentation and Administration System
The GNM-Image and Administration System of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is a Software used to document administrational procedures concerning Museum Objects like Exhibitions, Acquisitions, Accession Register, Loans, Insurance contracts etc. and including also photographic documentation of the object. OVS implements powerful and flexible mechanisms to interrelate all administrational procedures allowing the user to build its own structures of correlate procedures. There is also a powerful repo [read more]
01/03/2009 - 31/08/2011
plugIT - Business and IT Alignment using a Model-Based Plug-in Framework
Today we’re witnessing the necessity to align Business and Information Technology (IT) and a respective change in the role that IT plays for businesses. Specifically, IT is massively changing its role from an enabler - businesses request IT support – to an industrial sector in its own right. This sector provides IT infrastructure and services to any business in a way similar to the way electricity is provided via sockets to any device that can be plugged in. Based on the assumption that busin [read more]
01/02/2006 - 31/01/2011
Developing Knowledge-Practices Laboratory
KP-Lab focuses on creating a learning system aimed at facilitating innovative practices of sharing, creating and working with knowledge in education and workplaces. KP-Lab aims at developing theories, tools, and practical models that enchance deliberate advancement and creation of knowledge as well as transformation of knowledge practices. The essential way of developing the collaborative technologies is a co-evolution process of researchers, technological developers and users. Therefore, th [read more]
EO User Service Next Generation - Phase 2 demo
01/07/2009 - 31/05/2010
EO User Service Next Generation - Phase 2 demonstration
ESA Earth Observation Multi-Mission User Services provide ESA customers with services to access to ESA and ESA-hosted Third party Mission Data. These are currently provided by Web information pages, Helpdesk, Catalogue, On-demand Ordering. The objective of this Phase is to develop a pre-operational demonstrator of the revised User Service Data Access service portfolio, that demonstrates some of the functionalities that were specified and approved in the Phase A of this project (as described in [read more]
Patakis Lexicon
18/03/2005 - 17/12/2009
Patakis Lexicon, a dictionary publishing system
The "Patakis-Lexicon" is a dictionary publishing system that is used to create dictionary databases for both printed and electronic products. It enables the lexicographers to focus on the creative process of lexicography and to work effectively and efficiently throughout the editorial cycle without being constrained by the mechanics of dictionary production. It supports the complete workflow of the editorial cycle of lemmas, which includes multiple editing process phases and lemmas exchange betw [read more]
01/04/2006 - 30/09/2009
CASPAR - Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval
CASPAR will address the growing challenge facing society of a deluge of intrinsically fragile digital information, upon which it is increasingly dependent, by building a pioneering framework to support the end-to-end preservation "lifecycle" for scientific, artistic and cultural information, based on existing and emerging standards. The ambitious challenge to build up a common preservation framework for heterogeneous data and a variety of innovative applications will be achieved through the foll [read more]
01/11/2006 - 15/12/2008
RIP-C - Regional Innovation Pole of Crete - Α3: Advanced Broadband Services and E-Business
The project aims at developing and evaluating advanced value-added services over broadband networks and to create a center for E-Business and Business Transformation that will advocate and promote the use of new ICT technologies for business transformation and adoption of new business models. Additionally, a new pole for training and continuous education will be established with the goal of enhancing the capacities of businesses in the Region of Crete in exploiting new ICT technologies and broad [read more]
Digitization of Collections of Ministry of Culture
08/12/2007 - 08/12/2008
Digitization of Collections of Ministry of Culture
The project included (a) Documentation of 140.000 museum objects, (b) development of migration tools for transferring data from previous installations of units (Ephorates and Museums) of Ministry of Culture (c) Procurement of hardware and software for the 65 units of Ministry of Culture (d) Training of personnel of 65 units [read more]
Bilingual multimedia tutorial for ISO 21127
01/03/2007 - 30/11/2008
Bilingual multimedia tutorial for ISO 21127
This project concerns the creation of a bilingual multimedia guide of the ISO 21121. This international standard is intended to promote a shared understanding of cultural heritage information by providing a common and extensible semantic framework that any cultural heritage information can be mapped to. It is intended to be a common language for domain experts and implementers to formulate requirements for information systems and to serve as a guide for good practice of conceptual modelling. In [read more]
Research and Promotion of Renaissance Cultural heritage in Crete and Cyprus
21/02/2008 - 30/09/2008
Research and Promotion of Renaissance Cultural heritage in Crete and Cyprus
This project was carried out in support of joint activities aimed at strengthening cultural exchanges and highlighting the cultural identity of Crete and Cyprus through new technology. The objectives are (a) to investigate and shed light on the cultural influences which the Renaissance had on the Eastern Mediterranean via areas under Frankish dominion among which both Crete and Cyprus played a leading role. (b) to build the appropriate electronic services of exploiting the results of the investi [read more]
EO User Service Next Generation
01/12/2007 - 31/07/2008
EO User Service Next Generation
ESA Earth Observation Multi-Mission User Services provide ESA customers with services to access to ESA and ESA-hosted Third party Mission Data. These are currently provided by Web information pages, Helpdesk, Catalogue, On-demand Ordering. Main driver of the operational concept was to efficiently serve the scientific user community. The proposed activity shall redefine the ESA multi-mission ground segment User Service Data Access infrastructure and infer any required changes upstream to the over [read more]
01/06/2006 - 30/06/2008
The goal of the project was the support of research and development work for advanced cultural information systems  based on open source software, the development of high quality services, the extension of the infrastructure technologies of the laboratory, the modelling and ontology development in areas beyond cultural informatics (as bioinformatics and health), e-learning and ambient environments. List of papers supported by the European Union and the Hellenic Ministry of Develo [read more]
Web e-Commerce Applications Using Defeasible Reasoning
01/12/2006 - 31/03/2008
Web e-Commerce Applications Using Defeasible Reasoning
E-commerce is booming with increasing accessibility of the internet in almost every corner of the world. E-commerce applications are very important for the global economy, since they will reduce the cost of conducting business and broaden the business target group. In a new generation of e-commerce, agent-based e-commerce applications are becoming an attractive paradigm. Software agents have demonstrated their tremendous potential in conducting various tasks in e-commerce such as comparison-shop [read more]
01/03/2004 - 29/02/2008
REWERSE - Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics
The objective of REWERSE is to establish Europe as a leader in reasoning languages for the Web by networking and structuring a scientific community that needs it, and by providing tangible technological bases that do not exist today for an industrial software development of advanced Web systems and applications. The community networked and structured by REWERSE will develop a coherent and complete, yet minimal, collection of inter-op [read more]
01/01/2004 - 31/12/2007
DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries
Digital Libraries (DL) have been made possible through the integration and use of a number of IC technologies, the availability of digital content on a global scale and a strong demand for users who are now online. They are destined to become essential part of the information infrastructure in the 21st century. The DELOS network intends to conduct a joint program of activities (JPA) aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoin [read more]
MUSEUM OF CRETAN ETHNOLOGY - Digital Documentation
14/10/2005 - 31/12/2006
MUSEUM OF CRETAN ETHNOLOGY - Digital Documentation and Promotion of the Cretan Traditional Culture
The Museum of Cretan Ethnology, with funding from Greece and the European Community, has undertaken the promotion of traditional Cretan society on the Internet within the framework of the national “Information Society” programme. The intrinsic interest of Cretan society is obvious, given that it has preserved its typical cultural characteristics and ancient ancestral memories unchanged down the ages, in spite of 700 years of uninterrupted occupation by the Venetians and the Turks. The Museum [read more]
Technical and Scientific Support to the digital Ar
14/10/2005 - 31/12/2006
Technical and Scientific Support to the digital Art Gallery National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum
The work in this project concerned the harmonization of the new system with CIDOC CRM. This work included: system customization in order the data model of the system to be compatible with CIDOC CRM design documentation functions following best practices design export/import schema schema mapping to schema provided by the National Standards (Interoperability Guide, 3rd Operational Program) and data transformation according to international standards [read more]
Digital Library of Historical Documents
01/11/2005 - 31/12/2006
Digital Library of Historical Documents
The Vikelaia Municipal Library of Heraklion, with funding from Greece and the European Community, implemented a digital library of historical documents within the framework of the national “Information Society” programme. The purpose of the project was to develop a digital library of historical documents that would support the electronic documentation , the thematic classification of documents and the creation of a website for information and easy, controlled access to the archival mater [read more]
01/01/2004 - 31/12/2006
Byzantine wall paintings of churches in the area of Crete: Risk Map
The aims of project are the following: Systematic recording of Byzantine wall paintings founded in the churches of Crete. Documenting their current state and their risks in a knowledge database system integrated with a GIS and CAD system. Research and diagnosis using non destructive methods, elaborate pilot studies on monuments selected in the research phase Staff training in new technologies, emphasis will be given in CAD, documenting using know [read more]
08/12/2005 - 31/10/2006
ΑΝΝΑ ΚΟΜΝEΝE - Creation and promotion of multilingual electronic editions and of an information portal on Monuments of Byzantine Era
The work in this project include the development of a cultural multilingual system for management and documentation of scientific data for the monuments of Byzantine World. the development of a thesaurus for listed buildings restoration and the use and adaptation of SIS-TMS the development of a portal for the dynamic data exploitation in 5 languages (greek, english, french, italian and arabic) [read more]
01/10/2003 - 30/09/2006
PROGNOCHIP - Development and Establishment of DNA Microarray Technology in Greece: Identification and Validation of Classification and Prognosis Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer
Το πρόγραμμα με την επωνυμία PROGNOCHIP αφορά την ανάπτυξη της τεχνολογίας των μικροσυστοιχιών στην Ελλάδα, στην κατεύθυνση της αναγνώρισης και της αξιολόγησης μοριακών δεικτών για την κατηγοριοποίηση και πρόγνωση του καρκίνου του μαστού. Πιο συγκεκριμένα, το πρόγραμμα PROGNOC [read more]
Beyond The Horizon
01/01/2005 - 30/06/2006
Beyond The Horizon
"The main aims of B-T-H are the following: identify advanced strategic areas and grand science and technology challenges related to information and communication technologies (ICT) discuss the scientific, commercial and social importance of these challenges draw basic research directions in ICT and related disciplines for addressing the above challenges design roadmaps for making advances in these areas with a timeframe of fifteen years identify new frontiers for ICT basi [read more]
Documentation and digitization of collections of a
01/06/2005 - 30/04/2006
Documentation and digitization of collections of art gallery Averof
The work in this project concerns consulting and supporting the Art Gallery Averof to use international standards and best practices for the documentation of the collection objects to evaluate and compare similar applications, to resolve possible problems to use the appropriate metadata to conceptual modeling of administrative and scientific data in order to be compatible with the user orientation to develop multilingual content [read more]
07/07/2003 - 06/12/2005
DIAVATIS - Interactive System for Improving the Promotion of Touristic & Historical Aspects
"The aim of this project is to create an interactive information system for managing and promoting the cultural heritage and natural environment of the Greek islands. The purpose of this particular information system is the management and promotion of regions of Greece that are of historic, cultural and touristic interest. The project will be supported by the existing mechanisms that promote tourism in Greece. It will be able to provide travel agents and individual visitors with all the relev [read more]
Ubi Erat Lupa
01/04/2002 - 30/03/2005
Ubi Erat Lupa
"The main objective of the project is to Development of a knowledge base that integrates complementary archaeological information sources. The source data comprise complementary scientific databases and corpora describing finds with inscriptions and iconography of the Roman era. Integration is achieved by intellectually interpreting each source schema in terms of the CIDOC CRM model and storing it in an RDF knowledge base, thus creating a body of unique archaeological knowledge in digital form." [read more]
Standards for cultural documentation and support technologies
14/02/2004 - 15/03/2005
Standards for cultural documentation and support technologies for the integration of digital cultural repositories and systems interoperability: Studies, Prototypes and Best-practices guides
The aim of the project was the creation of a best practice guide for the development of cultural documentation systems for organizations dealing with the management, documentation and promotion of cultural heritage, as well as the creation of conventions for interoperation, integration, and preservation of digital cultural repositories. [read more]
01/09/2001 - 28/02/2005
CRISATEL - Conservation Restoration Innovation Systems for image capture and digital Archiving to enhance Training, Education and longlife Learning
The objectives are to develop a technology and information environment to preserve paintings by ultra-high quality multispectral digitisation, to preserve as well the created digital resources in long terms, and to enable the use of the images as surrogates and to assist conservation of the originals. This includes: digitisation technology, colour calibration, software to determine the original paint colour beneath aged varnish from multispectral imagery, colour-accurate [read more]
01/06/2001 - 31/05/2004
OntoWeb - Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce
Objectives  Currently computers are changing from single isolated devices to entry points in a worldwide network of information exchange and business transactions. Therefore, support in data, information, and knowledge exchange becomes the key issue in current computer technology. Especially the Worldwide Web (WWW) has drastically changed the availability of electronically available information. This first generation of t [read more]
01/06/2001 - 30/11/2003
CHIOS - Cultural Heritage Interchange Ontology Standardization
The CRM is the first formal ontology aimed at facilitating interchange and interoperability of cultural heritage information between museums, libraries and archives. Developed by the ICOM/CIDOC Documentation Standards working group, it is currently under evaluation by ISO TC46 SC4 as a potential international standard (ISO 21127). Acceptance by ISO will give the model a formal international status and ensure its long term availability [read more]
01/09/2001 - 31/08/2003
"Project Question-How (Quality Engineering Solutions via Tools, Information and Outreach for the New Highly-Enriched Offerings from W3C" was a two-year (Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2003) Accompanying Measure aimed at showcasing the technical developments and deployment of W3C technologies at work, as well, as the extension of the European Outreach of the W3C offices. The outcomes of the project comprise a series of state-of-the-art demonstrators of stable and emerging W3C technologies, the creatio [read more]
01/02/2001 - 01/08/2003
CYCLADES : An Open Collaborative Virtual Archive Environment
CYCLADES is part of a collaborative EU-US research proposal aimed at developing an open collaborative e-print archive environment to support virtual scholarly communities. From the architectural viewpoint, this environment will comprise two interacting components: the archives and the services. The former consists of heterogeneous multidisciplinary archives and supports interoperability between them. The latter is composed o [read more]
01/02/2001 - 31/07/2003
MESMUSES : Metaphor for Science Museums
MESMUSES aims at designing and experimenting a geographic metaphor for organising, structuring and presenting the scientific and technical knowledge offered to the public by scientific museums. The metaphor is the one of knowledge maps which all together create and offer a cartography of connected or neighbouring knowledge domains. These maps will enable the creation of semantic portals through which users will easily locate [read more]
01/11/2000 - 01/05/2003
SCHOLNET : A Digital Library Testbed to Support Networked Scholarly Communities
SCHOLNET aims at developing an enhanced digital library testbed to support net- worked scholarly communities. In addition to traditional services, support will be provided for non-textual data, hypermedia annotation, cross-language retrieval, and personalized information dissemination. The testbed will enable members of a net- worked community to learn from, contribute to, and collectively build on the community"s discipline [read more]
01/11/2002 - 31/01/2004
SeLeNe - Self e-Learning Networks
"The goal of the project is to identify technologies for syndication and personalisation of educational resources, including: manipulation of atomic and complex Learning Objects (LO) trails management for moderated e-learning (semi-)automatic generation of LO metadata semantic reconciliation of e-learning description schemas conceptual querying/browsing for e-learning Portals declarative view specification languages for instructors, learners notification serv [read more]
01/06/1999 - 31/12/2001
CRISTAL - Conservation & Restoration Institutions for Scientific Terminology dedicated to Art Learning Network
In the sequence of the NARCISSE project, the main objective of the CRISTAL project is to co-operatively create a new thesaurus for the access to interactive electronic documents, which include information concerning interventions done on works of art, during studies undertaken in laboratories and restorations carried out by workshops.The multilingual dictionaries, which CRISTAL inherited from NARCISSE thesaurus, have been co-operatively elaborated through the web in order to be extended [read more]
Advanced Decision Support Systems
01/05/1999 - 31/10/2001
Advanced Decision Support Systems
The creation of information systems, capable they support the forecast of action and the decision-making at the process of arrest and concretisation of each proportional work or program, it mainly aims in it minimises the problems that emanate from the joint responsibility of administrative bodies and the weakness of co-ordination of energies of involved institutions. A such informative system is drawn in the frame of work. His differences from the usual systems are located so much in the conten [read more]
Cultural telematics Applications
01/01/1998 - 30/06/2001
Telematics Centre, Information Highway linking organizations in Crete, Cyprus and south-eastern Mediterranean : Cultural telematics Applications
The Telematics Center for Cultural Applications, as part of the INTERREG II programme administered by the (Greek) Ministry of National Economy has been underway since January 1998. Its very aim is the creation of an information highway linking cultural organizations in Crete, Cyprus and Egypt together with the development and adaptation and installation of existing cultural information systems (POLEMON, MAISTOR etc) to the cultural organizations of Northeastern Mediterranean Countries. The [read more]
Human Network for Cultural Informatics
01/12/1999 - 31/05/2001
Human Network for Cultural Informatics
Main objective of the Human Network for Cultural Informatics is to promote the collaboration among research teams, laboratories, firms and cultural organisations, which are active in the field of cultural informatics in Greece. The Human Network for Cultural Informatics will provide a framework to promote informing, instructioning, problematazing and configuration of viewpoints and plans, through the organization [read more]
01/01/2000 - 30/04/2001
SIMASIA - Multilingual Semantic Lexicon For Text Retrieval & Machine-Aided Translation
The project aims in creating a multilingual semantic lexicon associating semantic with syntactic information, allowing not only the retrieval through simple or composite terms but also the retrieval of multilingual text that is related with the meaning that convey whole phrases. In the same context, the lexicon will facilitate the solution of problems concerning syntactic and lexical ambiguity in multilingual environments, thus upgrading the performance of existing multilingual text retrieval sy [read more]
01/06/1999 - 31/03/2001
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE - Provision of Tourism Services over Internet
"The improvement in competitiveness of the Greek tourism industry, especially that of small - medium enterprises, it depends to a large degree on the modernization of the information network through which the provision of tourism services to the public is realized. The project Electronic Commerce - Provision of Tourism Services over Internet aims at developing an e-commerce - based integrated system for Greek enterprises offering services in the domain of tourism. The goal is to meet the requ [read more]
01/01/2000 - 31/12/2000
C-WEB - a Generic Platform supporting Community-Webs
A C-Web is a distributed repository of resources and of documents, collaboratively built and used by a given community who shares knowledge related to an identified domain. Compared to the classical World-Wide-Web, a C-Web is managed and structured : data and document-elements are linked by typed relations , and are gathered into classes, forming , describing or instantiating more or less general concepts. The project C-Web is [read more]
01/01/1999 - 31/12/2000
Individuals History in Modern Hellenism -PROSOPOGRAPHIA
The main objective of this project is the creation of a prototype, continuously evolving, electronic database, which will provide access to information regarding individuals (intellectuals, writers, politicians, artists, militaries, etc.) - greeks and others - whose activities are associated with modern greek history. The project will use as source material the one that has been collected - a result of twenty years research - b [read more]
01/06/1996 - 31/05/2000
RENOIR Requirements Engineering Network Of International cooperating Research groups
"The objectives of the Requirements Engineering Network of International Cooperating Research Groups outlined in this programme, RENOIR for short, are: to provide a framework for coordinated joint research in requirements engineering related to industrial needs; to support the diffusion of requirements engineering research; to provide requirements engineering research training; to support technology transfer in requirements engineering. To this end RENOIR brings together all the key European res [read more]
01/01/1997 - 31/12/1999
ARCHON - a Multimedia System for Filing, Classification, Retrieval and Annotation of Historical Documents
"The ARCHON project aimed at the development of a multimedia system for the saving, digitization, annotation and retrieval of hand-written historical documents. The system has been applied at the archive of the Vikelaia Municipal Library of Heraklion, which contains documents of remarkable cultural and historical value, dated from the late 1600s to early 1900s, which have undergone varying degrees of deterioration. Up to know, the access to these documents was hindered by the fact, that they sho [read more]
01/03/1998 - 31/03/1999
TERM-IT: Multilingual Support for Multimedia Services
01/01/1996 - 31/12/1998
AQUARELLE - Sharing Cultural Heritage through Multimedia Telematics
The Aquarelle project aimed at designing and developing a distributed multimedia information system, offering access to information describing cultural heritage such as painting, sculptures, historical sites and monuments, musical instruments and furniture. Cultural information is provided by many cultural organisations under various forms and structures (record, document, image, draw-platforms or text bases), using different [read more]
01/09/1996 - 30/09/1998
MAESTOR - Structural documentation system for monuments and listed buildings of Crete
Main outcome of the Maestor project was the design and development of a mixed system, the Structural Documentation System for Buildings, which can support the systematic recording of basic and detailed characteristics of monuments and listed buildings, along with the classification of historical, structural, typological and morphological data and the documentation of alterations. Links: MAESTOR - Structural Document [read more]
15/06/1995 - 15/09/1998
TURKISH ARCHIVE of CHANIA - Classification, documentation and microphotography of Turkish Archive of Chania
"In the CHANIA TURKISH ARCHIVE project, an archiving and cataloguing system has been created, for use with the highly significant Turkish Archive of Chania. The books and the documents which are filed in such a system often are of great cultural and historical value. The system allows the preservation of documents and facilitates the work, as well as the hygiene, of researchers since it allows the study of documents without making use of the originals. The system developed for the digitizatio [read more]
01/01/1995 - 31/05/1998
ANTHIVOLON - Electronic process and documentation of Holly Orthodox Icons & Murals
01/01/1995 - 31/12/1997
POLEMON - Coordinated informatics services for the documentation, management and promotion of cultural heritage
The very aim of the Polemon Project was the creation of an information system for the National Monuments Record, together with an Integrated Museum Information System, for implementation at national level. The Polemon Project was underway from late 1994 to 1997, as part of the EPET II programme administered by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece. The information systems for the National M [read more]
CIMI Z39.50 Testbed
01/06/1997 - 31/12/1997
CIMI Z39.50 Testbed - Declarative specification of Z39.50 wrappers
01/11/1995 - 31/10/1997
HYPERTOUR - a Hypermedia Platform Combining an Organisational Framework and a Methodology for the Exploitation and Promotion of Tourism in Europe of 2000
"The HYPERTOUR project aimed at developing a comprehensive business procedure for the planning, production, distribution and exploitation of multimedia applications in the field of tourist information. The project addressed a wide spectrum of needs for tourism-related multimedia applications in a business-centered manner (or approach) covering the entire life-cycle of development. Its objectives were -(1) the establishment (set-up) of six multimedia pilots in five Eu countries (which for [read more]
15/10/1994 - 15/10/1995
Multimedia Applications in the preservation of Epirus Cultural Heritage
The "Multimedia Applications in the preservation of Epirus Cultural Heritage" project major objective was the development of a multimedia database and system aiming at the preservation and dissemination of the cultural heritage and the natural resources of the region of Epirus. The database was finally transformed to two CD-ROMs titles targeting different audiences (one for tourists, visitors and tourist agencies & one for scientists, students, unis and libraries). The project aimed also at f [read more]
15/08/1992 - 14/08/1995
NATURE - Novel Approaches to Theories underlying requirements engineering
NATURE addresses the central problems of requirements engineering: requirements capture, representation and management of functional and nonfunctional requirements in a process context, the interplay between informal and formal representations, and process traceability and guidance. Comprehensive reuse of requirements experience is supported both at the product and at the process level. To guide the work, a comprehensive framework has been developed to define what requirements engineering is and [read more]
09/01/1989 - 08/01/1993
ITHACA-IT - Integrated toolkit for highly advanced Computer Applications - Innovation transfer
"The ITHACA project aimed to develop an integrated application support system which was based on object oriented techniques. The application development environment, where ICS was mostly involved, consisted of a set of tools which aided the application programmer in specifying requirements and modeling his application, designing the objects needed by the application and selecting pertinent objects from the current software base, in developing new objects when necessary, and in configuring the a [read more]
01/02/1994 - 31/12/1994
TILEMATIKI - Telecommunication system of the information center for production systems
01/01/1992 - 31/12/1994
DEDICATED - Development of a new Dimension in Europe Computer Aided Teaching
EP 6532 HIFI
15/06/1992 - 14/06/1994
EP 6532 HIFI - Hypertext Interface for Information-Multimedia and Relational Databases
The HIFI project aims at creating a set of tools to allow a reader to access, via a hypertext interface, a large body of information managed by external (possibly pre-existing) databases, either relational or multimedia. [read more]
01/01/1992 - 31/12/1994
DELTOS - Documentation system for the administration of site monuments and preserved buildings of Crete
The main scientific aim of DELTOS project was the development of an information system covering the needs for documentation, conservation and administration of site monuments and preserved buildings.DELTOS is an information system, intended chiefly to address the needs of administrative documentation of site monuments and preserved buildings, including cartographic, geometric and photographic representation. The system also supports multimedia administration fun [read more]
01/01/1989 - 31/12/1993
ITHACA - Intergrated toolkit for highly advanced Computer Applications
"The ITHACA project aimed to develop an integrated application support system which was based on object oriented techniques. The application development environment, where ICS was mostly involved, consisted of a set of tools which aided the application programmer in specifying requirements and modeling his application, designing the objects needed by the application and selecting pertinent objects from the current software base, in developing new objects when necessary, and in configuring the ap [read more]
Hellenic Action: information systems for multiple applications
01/01/1992 - 31/12/1993
Hellenic Action: information systems for multiple applications
Distributed Enterprise Resource Planning
12/01/1992 - 11/07/1993
Distributed Enterprise Resource Planning
Computer Aided Production Management Group
01/01/1992 - 01/07/1993
Computer Aided Production Management Group
Decision Support Systems
01/01/1987 - 31/12/1992
Decision Support Systems
"The result of the activities of the Decision Support Group was the development of a pilot modular system for production planning and control. Its characteristics were Tolerance of errors in the completeness, accuracy, and up to dateness of the input production dataModular structure and the possibility of gradual introduction" [read more]
01/05/1989 - 31/03/1992
BRA-SPEC : Formal Methods and Tools for the Development of Distributed and Real-Time Systems
Research into the four basic approaches to concurrency (temporal logic, automata, process algebras and assertional methods) has produced specification formalisms and associated development and verification tools that have had successful applications, but none of the formalisms completely solves the concurrency problem and all have their deficiencies. For example, temporal logic performs slendidly when proving global eventuality properties, while performing badly for local precedence properties. [read more]
01/01/1989 - 30/06/1992
KIWIS - Advanced Knowledge-Based Environments for Large Databases
The purpose of the KIWIS project is to design and develop the KIWIS industrial prototype of a knowledge-base system to support sophisticated applications requiring complex operations on data and knowledge, possibly located in other systems [read more]
28/02/1986 - 28/02/1990
DAIDA - Development of Advanced Interactive Data-intensive Applications
"The goal of this project was the design and implementation of languages, methods and auxiliary systems that supported the construction of software in some applications and information systems." [read more]
01/02/1985 - 01/02/1990
MULTOS - Multimedia Office Server
The aim of this project was to develop a filing system for the needs of the office. The system had a distributed architecture, consisting of server and client stations, connected via a local area network. The server stations handled magnetic and optical disks, and performed document filing and retrieval, while the client stations interfaced the users to the system. Documents were retrieved by predefined keywords, or by content – that is, by random words, phrases, or images that are containe [read more]
01/03/1985 - 01/03/1989
IWS - Intelligent Workstation
The aim of the IWS (Intelligent Workstation) project was the development of a User Interface Management System, which would accept as input the specifications for a user interface and automatically generate this user interface. β€œAchilles” as it was called, was implemented in LeLisp, and supported a wide spectrum of communication means, such as text, graphics and voice, concurrent operation of I/O devices and the UI. [read more]
01/08/1984 - 01/08/1989
LOKI - A Logic Oriented Approach to Knowledge and Databases Supporting Natural User Interaction
LOKI aimed at the creation of a system that supported a natural language dialogue between its users and knowledge and data bases. We developed a formalism for the human-oriented representation of knowledge and the language β€˜CML’ (Conceptual Modeling Language), which was based on the conceptual model and had the special characteristics of powerful abstraction and organization mechanisms, exception handling and time treatment. [read more]
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