Projects

The following are European projects the SEIT Lab is currently involved with or was involved with in the past:


SCICHALLENGE HORIZON 2020: The SCICHALLENGE project focuses on developing novel concepts to actively integrate young people in science education using a contest-based approach to self-produced digital education materials from young people for young people. Driven by inspirational topic sheets, guides and toolkits created through this project and distributed by partner schools, teachers, and other youth-oriented institutions, contestants between the ages of 10 to 20 will generate creative digital materials (videos, slides, or infographics). The initiative will broadcast and distribute content over various social media channels and aggregated on a modern SCICHALLENGE Web Platform (www.scichallenge.eu) to generate wide reaching awareness and promotion. Intelligent cross-sectoral positioning of various awareness modules on the SCICHALLENGE Open Information Hub will increase awareness on science careers and open opportunities for youngsters on internships or taster days in STEM through the strong involvement of related organisations and industries. Additionally aggregated information on science events (slams, nights, festivals etc.) is shared.

Over 2 billion people worldwide have different types, degrees, or combinations of disability, literacy, digital literacy or aging related barriers that impede or prevent use of ICT. Prosperity4all EU FP7, focuses on developing the infrastructure to allow a new ecosystem to grow; one that is based on self-rewarding collaboration, that can reduce redundant development, lower costs, increase market reach and penetration internationally, and create the robust cross-platform spectrum of mainstream and assistive technology based access solutions required.

PaaSage EU FP7 will deliver a development and deployment platform, with an accompanying methodology, with which developers of enterprise systems can access services of cloud platforms in a technology neutral approach that abstracts the technical details while guiding them to configure their applications for best performance.

VeLoCiTy Erasmus+ (SEIT Lab Coordinator): The proposed project deals with the problem to find a job in another country which is derived from culture and ethnic differences. Many European countries use different forms of job interview, and therefore the interviewees should attend consulting courses in order to become familiar with the diversity in the theories and practices of the interviews. In several cases however, the geographical/ economic/age barriers, become a preventing factor to attend such courses. The main goal of this project is to eliminate these barriers, providing equal opportunities to remotely attend a series of consulting courses through an innovative platform, and therefore facilitating the transition to world of work. In detail, the proposed project aims at providing people with different age and economic backgrounds with the opportunity to explore the techniques of interview, including teamwork, and control anxiety in order to empower them to take an active role in their self-presentation and career recruitment. The training process will be performed through an innovative virtual world environment, offering in this way high quality learning opportunities for unemployed and misemployed adults to adapt to different working environments and interviews.

World-of-Physics Erasmus+ (SEIT Lab Coordinator): School education is the most important educational period when students create learning mechanisms, construct knowledge and develop basic skills and acquisition methods. However, according to European level surveys, the students achievements in science is alarmingly low in many EU-27 countries and special actions are needed to address and assists school science education. The World-of-Physics Erasmus+ project aims to assist students in studying the physics domain with the utilization of innovative technologies like virtual reality. Specifically, a 3D virtual reality educational environment will be developed possessing innovative educational infrastructure, and offering immersive and efficient learning opportunities, engaging students in various educational activities, learning scenarios and offering students an attractive, entertaining and efficient way to learn various topics of the challenging domain of physics. The students will have the ability to virtually visit laboratories, perform experiments, explore procedures and examine the ways that are conducted.

CyberSafety: brings together major national stakeholders of Cyprus in order to create a safe internet culture for young people, empowering creative, innovative and critical citizens in the digital society. CyberSafety aims to create an awareness platform, where actors can find resources and tools, share experiences, expertise and best practices. At the same time, it aims to provide qualitative and quantitative feedback at European level through the core service platform

V-ALERT LLP: the vision of V-ALERT is to use a uniform environment that will simulate real-life security threat scenarios, examples and counterexamples in a way that different groups of users will experience the risks and combine critical skills, knowledge and collaboration to overcome them, without exposing their organization to real risk.

VALS LLP will establish sustainable methods and processes to build knowledge partnerships between Higher Education (HE) and companies to collaborate on resolving authentic business problems through open innovation mediated by the use of Open Source Software (OSS).

EU FP7 idSpace: the ultimate goal of the idSpace project was to build, in prototypical form, the idSpace environment that should come to the aid of distributed teams of innovators who want to collaborate on product design, thereby making use of earlier results by themselves or even others.

AsTeRICS EU FP7 provided a flexible and affordable construction set for realising user driven AT by combining emerging sensor techniques like Brain-Computer Interfaces and computer vision with basic actuators.

The European AAL ConnectedVitality project aims to develop 'the second best connection' a video communication network, coined 'The ConnectedVitality Network', enabling immobile senior citizens to organize their social network and choose the activity and select levels of social interaction according to their individual needs, abilities and chosen lifestyle.

InnoFun Interreg IVC: the main objective of InnoFun project is the creation of the specific methodology and the digital tool, whose main task will be to speed up the process "from Research to Sale". In the context of InnoFun, an Innovation Funding Website has been designed and developed. The website aims to aggregate and offer easy access to available information about funding schemes, policies and events, as well as any relevant documents, people to contact with and other websites that are useful for applicants. It also attempts to facilitate the first steps of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing in Cyprus.

MUSIC is a focused initiative that develops a comprehensive open-source software development framework that facilitates the development of self-adapting, reconfigurable software that seamlessly adapts to the highly dynamic user and execution context, and maintains a high level usefulness across context changes.

EU FP7 UNITE Project is gathering 5 institutions that are commited in increasing the level of excellence of ICT research across an enlarged Europe by promoting active secondment to research teams and strengthening cooperation in community supported research on Enterprise Interoperability (EI), Enterprise Software Applications (ESA), and the novel research domains of the "Future of the Internet". It aims to support the flow of skilled people among universities, research institutes, and business related companies between countries of the old member states (EU15) and countries of the new members states (EU12).

Regions is an INTERREG IVC project that aimed at disseminating broadband in Europe through the transfer of best practices and improving the effectiveness of regional development policies.

COIN EU FP7 Integrated Project: the mission of the Coin IP is to study, design, develop and prototype an open, self-adaptive, generic ICT integrated solution to support the above 2020 vision, starting from notable existing research results in the field of Enterprise Interoperability and Enterprise Collaboration.

EU FP6 MADAM: the project provided modelling language extensions, tools and middleware fostering the design, implementation and operation of innovative services and applications for the mobile worker.

The aim of the BETSY project was to have multimedia streams on wireless hand-held devices seamlessly adapted to fluctuating network conditions and available terminal resources while reducing the energy consumption of the stream processing.

ICT COST Action IC1302: Semantic keyword-based search on structured data sources (KEYSTONE)

The problems associated with non-compliance to a prescribed medication regime can have serious implications for the health of the patient and incur unnecessary healthcare costs. The aim of MEDICATE was to investigate the needs of such patients, analyse current methods used to address this problem and develop an innovative care model and associated peripherals to assist with compliance to a medication regimen.

QCCS - Quality Controlled Component-based Software development: before Component Based Development will be accepted widely, the quality of the components needs to be guaranteed. The QCCS developed a methodology and supporting tools that can guarantee that a component will perform as specified.

GeneStream: Massive Genetic Data will become Critical Knowledge

The HealthService24 eTEN project aimed at realizing the mobile health dream. The project developed an innovative mobile healthcare system that supports patients' and health professionals' mobility, increases patients' quality of life and reduces healthcare costs.

MEDFORIST was a project of the EUMEDIS initiative of the European Union and aimed at implementing an Euro-Mediterranean network for sharing IST resources.

CBSEnet Project aimed to a) create a European-wide forum for the exchange of information between researchers and developers working in the area of Component-Based Software Engineering (CBSE); b) suggest how CBSE technologies could improve software engineering processes in different domains and to propose future research requirements for development and deployment of CBSE technologies.

EPRI Start Project aimed at stimulating, increasing, but at the same time qualifying the participation of SMEs from New Member States of the European Union in the IST Programme.

The core of ESIS is the Inventory of Information Society projects. The projects must use IS technologies in an innovative, interactive way and provide remote access.

This UNESCO-led, multi-cultural EUMEDIS pilot project brought together higher education institutions from 15 Euro-Mediterranean states to create a regional community of e-learners. Every country represented in the consortium has set up its own Knowledge Centre (AKC), to produce, adapt and share e-learning modules.

Purpose of the bioGRID project is to conduct a trial for the introduction of a grid approach in the biotechnology industry.

e-Thalassa: the project aimed to the design and development of a reliable and functinal application to enhance the quality of life of people with thalassemia in Cyprus.

Mediterranean Virtual University was an EU-project under the EUMedis programme. Tha aim was: 1. develop and deliver high quality, relevant online modules which meet the requirements of industry and individuals and 2. build a lasting international educational network where academic and technical expertise in e-learning can be exchanged between partners in Europe and the Mediterranean region.


 

COST Action


ICT COST Action IC1406 High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet)

Description: The Big Data era poses a critically difficult challenge and striking development opportunities in High-Performance Computing (HPC): how to efficiently turn massively large data into valuable information and meaningful knowledge. Computationally effective HPC is required in a rapidly-increasing number of data-intensive domains, such as Life and Physical Sciences, and Socioeconomic Systems.

Modelling and Simulation (MS) offer suitable abstractions to manage the complexity of analysing Big Data in various scientific and engineering domains. Unfortunately, Big Data problems are not always easily amenable to efficient MS over HPC. Also, MS communities may lack the detailed expertise required to exploit the full potential of HPC solutions, and HPC architects may not be fully aware of specific MS requirements. Therefore, there is an urgent need for European co-ordination to facilitate interactions among data-intensive MS and HPC experts, ensuring that the field, which is strategic and of long-standing interest in Europe, develops efficiently - from academic research to industrial practice.

This Action will provide the integration to foster a novel, coordinated Big Data endeavour supported by HPC. It will strongly support information exchange, synergy and coordination of activities among leading European research groups and top global partner institutions, and will promote European software industry competitiveness.