Thursday, December 27, 2012

IS-LAB / University of the Aegean participates in Technology Foresight project consultation

The FORSEE / NETEUCEN open consultation event 
Thessaloniki 14 Dec 2012 Greece

On 14 December 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Patras, the University of Macedonia and the Industrial Systems Institute organized a national Open Consultation event targeting a foresight for ICT development in the South Eastern European region.

The ‘FORSEE  - Regional ICT Foresight exercise for Southeast European countries’ project  aims to introduce a sustainable mechanism for ICT Foresight in the region, attempting to tackle the absence of a regular process applied for technological future orientation and research policy review.

NET-EUCEN  project, was presented and discussed with experts by Yannis Koulizakis & Elena Spanou, MSc researchers of the Information Systems Laboratory of the University of Aegean, under the guidance of Yannis Charalabidis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems.

NET-EUCEN project creates, animates and manages a working network of stakeholders in the Governance and Policy Modeling domains belonging to all the European countries and with relevant knowledge of massive on-line service fruition and eInclusion policies and interests, thus covering the whole supply chain of the Service for Users (S4U).

The project addresses the following objectives:

  • to set-up a network composed by experienced S4U European stakeholders, sharing common practices, objectives and work methods;
  • to assess new and innovative application scenarios and foster their industrialization, set-up all over Europe by supporting the multidisciplinary approach to the finding of innovative ICT solutions for citizens, public administrations and large communities. 

Three parallel workshops took place at the second session. Discussion and evaluation of SWOT analysis in 3 subject areas (e-health, e-Government and Digital content) in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

In the third and the last session the headers of the workshops presented the results and the proposals of the discussions. The aim of the open dialogue was to compare the views of public and private sector professionals toward the subjects of the projects.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Uni AEGEAN participates in Citadel on the Move Project - Athens Pilot

Citadel on the Move ( aims to make it easier for citizens and application developers from across Europe to use Open Data to create the type of innovative mobile applications that they want and need. At present, Open Government Data is often difficult to access and use by the developer community, let alone the average citizen. Citadel on the Move aims to fulfill this need by:
·    Creating formats that make it easier for local government to release data in usable, interoperable formats
·   Developing Templates that make it easier for citizens to create mobile applications that can be potentially shared across Europe creating services that can be used on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Citadel Smart City Vision

DAEM ( is the oldest and largest computer company in the field of local government operating since 1983. DAEM started 26 years ago as a company computer for the Municipality of Athens and was one of the pioneers in the application of new technologies. From then till now, DAEM has opened horizons transferring the power of information to citizens’ everyday life and is a modern, dynamic company focusing on IT systems and infrastucture. This company is responsible for the pilot of the city of Athens in the Sector of Transportation.

In the first phase of this pilot, there was a need to create a group of developers called as closed group, who, according to the available application templates and the available open data, will develop mobile applications.

A group of 5 MSc students and PhD Candidates from the University of the Aegean / Information Systems Lab under the leadership of Yannis Charalabidis, Assistant Professor in Uni Aegean, collaborated with DAEM and participated in testing of CITADEL pilot templates. After experimenting with the various application development templates, the ISL team provided feedback concerning the overall concept, technical issues to be resolved, suggestions and ideas on new features.