Cultural Technology Department
University of the Aegean
The University of the Aegean was founded in 1984 as a network of island academics in the Archipelagos and today counts 5 schools, 16 departments, over 300 faculty members, numerous research, technical and administrative staff. As far as his educational and research work is concerned, he has received a number of distinctions with the most recent highest score, and a first place among all the Universities of the country, based on the External Evaluation Report, the Quality Assurance and Higher Education Authority academic year 2015-16. The PA has strong partnerships at national, European and international levels, having implemented more than 2400 projects worth 150M € while only under NSRF 2007- 2013 has successfully completed 33 total budgets of 1.8M € while operating as Regional Innovator in the Aegean Regions by contributing strategies intelligent expertise and business discovery. The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication focuses and shapes the modern trends of interdisciplinary research in the innovative and dynamic field of Cultural Informatics. TTEE has recognized and set the goal of promoting and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in fields that are within the scope of Computational and Cultural Heritage Management.
The research team
The Intelligent Interaction Research Group has recently been established and is active in the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Intelligent Systems and Cultural Heritage Management. Coordinator of her research, educational and development activities is George Karydakis, Professor Eikouros and consists of a core of young researchers, doctoral candidates and postgraduate students with the structure of being open, supporting multidisciplinary research synergies per job by hosting researchers from related and non-scientific fields.
Main research interests
The main research interests of the members of the research team are Emotional Computations, Artificial Intelligence and Mechanical Learning, Digital Representation of Cultural Documents through Semantic Web and Open Interconnected Data Technologies, Internet of Things and Diverse Computational with emphasis on context awareness, Mixed / Enhanced Reality, Educational or Serious Digital Games, and Cultural User Experience.
In the first year of its operation, the research team has participated in National and European conferences and publications in prestigious scientific journals. Typical examples are the presence of members of the group conferences ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2017 in Cyprus, Genedis 2016 and the Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) ITN 2017 in Slovenia, in training programs like ARIADNE ARIADNE’s Transnational Access (TNA) to Italy and the publication of an article in IEEE Consumer Electronics. At the same time, group publications have been accepted at conferences to be held in the summer of 2017, such as Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization 2017 in Slovakia and PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2017 in Rhodes.
The team constantly seeks new challenges and collaborations within and outside funding to support its members, strengthen its infrastructure and finance its activities. It is based on the research and computational infrastructure of the Department and the University, which has a Computer Center, an advanced storage network and an integrated teleconferencing system. Additionally, as a GRNET hub, it enjoys services and infrastructure such as Okeanos and ViMa. Finally, the team joined and is an active member of National and International Organizations and Associations such as the gi-Cluster (Cluster of Creative Industries), Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and Lora Alliance.