Projects

Big Data for Public Safety and Personal Security (AEGIS)


AEGIS aims to drive a data-driven innovation that expands over multiple business sectors and takes into consideration structured, unstructured and multilingual data sets, rejuvenate the existing models and facilitate all companies and organisations in the PSPS linked sectors to provided better and personalised services to their users. Moreover, the project will introduce new business models through the breed of an open ecosystem of innovation and data sharing principles.
AEGIS, brings together the data, the network and the technologies to create a curated, semantically enhanced, interlinked and multilingual repository for public and personal safety-related big data. It delivers a data-driven innovation that expands over multiple business sectors and takes into consideration structured, unstructured and multilingual datasets, rejuvenates existing models and facilitates organisations in the Public Safety and Personal Security linked sectors to provide better and personalised services to their users.
AEGIS will introduce new business models through the breed of an open ecosystem of innovation and data sharing principles. From the technology perspective, AEGIS targets to revolutionise semantic technologies in big data, big data analytics and visualisations as well as security and privacy frameworks by addressing current challenges and requirements of cross-domain and multilingual applications.

Team
Prof. Christopher Tucci, Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi

Partners
FRAUNHOFER FOKUS – Germany (coordinator)
National Technical University of Athens – NTUA
KTH – Sweden
GFT Italia Srl – Italy
Hdi Assicurazioni S.P.A. – Italy
HYPERTECH – Greece
SUITE5 Ltd – UK
UBITECH – Cyprus
VIF – Virtual Vehicle Research Center – Austria

Funding: AEGIS is a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-ICT-2016) under Grant Agreement No. 732189 and is contributing to the BDV-PPP of the European Commission.

Period: 2017-2019

Project website: AEGIS

Future Enterprise

FutureEnterprise aims at opening new avenues for Internet-based Enterprise innovation by supporting and coordinating the research activities in Future Internet from the perspective as well as for the benefit of enterprises, on the basis of an open mentality to bridge the past (FP7) with the future (Horizon 2020). Combining a community-driven approach with Web 2.0 collaboration tools, FutureEnterprise will fully align the scope of its activities to the priorities of DG CONNECT Unit E3: Net Innovation.
In FutureEnterprise, bridging research with entrepreneurship plays a pivotal role, which is driven by the consolidation of research results produced by the FP7 projects of the domain and their provision as digital innovation elements / entrepreneurship ‘seeds’. With regard to the roadmapping activities, FutureEnterprise will deliver crowdsourcing-driven, iterative and live versions of a research roadmap on new forms of Internet-based Enterprise innovation. Taking into account the transition to new EU-funded programmes, FutureEnterprise will also provide concrete recommendations toward Horizon 2020 for policy makers and the EC, treating Digital Enterprise, Web Entrepreneurship, Future Internet PPP and CAPS under a common perspective.

Team

Prof. Christopher Tucci, Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi

Partners

National Technical University of Athens – NTUA
The University of Warwick
Intrasoft International SA
European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs

Funding:FP7

Period: 2013-2015

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SIERA Project (2011-2014)

“SIERA” (Integrating Sina Institute into the European Research Area) is an EU FP7 funded project in the field of multilingual and multicultural knowledge sharing technologies. The idea of SIERA emerged as a response to the rapid growth of cross-border markets and global concerns which is generating a huge demand to facilitate knowledge sharing between societies. In fact, the diversity of languages, cultures, and standards are the main barriers to sharing and consuming knowledge. The objective of SIERA project is to reinforce closer and sustainable scientific cooperation between Palestinian and EU scientists in the field of multilingual and multicultural knowledge sharing technologies. Sina institute will twin with four leading European research institutions that are pioneers in this field to: : (i) Widening the R&D strategy of BZU Sina Institute, (ii) setting up joint research and cooperation, (iii) facilitating PhD students co-supervision, (iv) Organizing joint summer courses, (v) building competency and facilitating the participation of BZU Sina Institute in FP7, and (vi) increasing the visibility and impact of BZU Sina Institute at the regional and international levels.

Two domains are selected as testbeds: (A) Cultural Heritage and (B) Environment and Ecology.

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Cooperlink Project (2010-2011)

The project aims to support mobility and exchange of researchers between both universities in order to facilitate joint research activities in the area of e-Governance and interoperability, in particular: service ontology engineering (i.e., the design of business process and service repositories and mashups of data and services), multilingual government ontologies, policies, and business rules. Also, the project aims to support student mobility and PhD student co-supervision, in addition to dissemination and outreaching activities, such as joint tutorials and course materials and the organization of national and international conferences.
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eG4M: eGovernment for Mediterranean Countries (2006-2009)

The eGovernment for Mediterranean Countries (MCs) project aimed at investigating new methodologies for supporting MCs in establishing and consolidating the most suitable eGovernment solutions for their specific context.
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NeP4B project NeP4B: Networked peers for business (2006-2009)

NeP4B (Network of Peers for Business) aimed to contribute innovative ICTs solutions for SMEs, by developing an advanced technological infrastructure  based on independent and interoperable semantic peers who behave as nodes of a virtual network.  The NeP4B project aimed to provide a substantial contribute to the Single European Electronic Market (SEEM) concept, which represents one of the core aspects of the European Information Society 2010 initiative.
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