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

 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.

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

  • 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

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 se
ctor professionals toward
the subjects of the projects.

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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,
issues to be resolved, suggestions and ideas on new features.