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The info day of the Chamber of Ileia and the DAISSy Research Group of HOU on “Vocational training in accessible Tourism” was successfully completed

On June 9, 2022, at the Ileia Chamber of Commerce in Pyrgos, a dissemination event took place in the context of the Erasmus+ project “IN-TOUR – INclusive TOURism Professions. European Curricula For Accessible Tourism Manager And Frontline Staff”.

In his opening speech, the President of the Ileia Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, welcomed the event as an important step in highlighting the contribution of accessible Tourism to the Tourism growth, its interconnection with the cultural heritage and the role of vocational training as a tool for professional development, but also as a link to employment policies.

The event was greeted, online, by Dr. Achilles Kameas, Professor at Hellenic Open University, Head of the DAISSy Research Group, who presented the research projects and activities of the DAISSy Group.

Then Ms. Vicky Maratou and Ms. Panagiota Polymeropoulou, Researchers with the DAISSy Group, presented the European curricula of IN-TOUR, as well as the new professional profiles for the manager and the frontline staff in accessible Tourism. As they mentioned, next October, the Hellenic Open University, through the Center for Training and Lifelong Learning, will offer the two courses, one for each profile.

The importance of accessible Tourism for Tourism growth was the main speech topic of both Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director and Mrs. Katerina Papamichael, Accessibility Expert of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), who presented good practices, measurable indicators as well as strategies and concrete steps to highlight the economic and development dimension of accessible Tourism, in order to be incorporated as a valuable tool in the design of relevant measures and policies.

After a short break, the event continued with the presentation of Mr. Konstantinos V. Antonopoulos, MSc Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Ileia, who presented the very interesting recent actions and achievements regarding accessibility in the archeological sites and museums of the Region of Ileia.

The event closed with the speech of Ms. Panagiota Stathopoulou, Employment Counsellor, DYPA, who focused on the importance of the integration of training in accessible Tourism, and the employment policies that could actively support companies in the search for qualified and highly skilled personnel.

The event was attended, among others, by representatives of the Members of Parliament for Ileia, members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Ileia, representatives of DYPA, representatives of hotel and tourist units, VET providers, students, tour operators and others.

The event was streamed online through the official YouTube channel of the Chamber of Ileia and is available here. The event was mentioned in the local press.

For more information visit:

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  • Facebook      : @DAISSyResearchGroup, @InTourProject
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  • Instagram     : @daissy_researchgroup
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Μαζικό Ανοικτό Διαδικτυακό Μάθημα (MOOC) με θέμα τη Ψηφιακή Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά

CDDC Logo - JPEGΗ ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy του ΕΑΠ διαθέτει για 1η φορά το Μαζικό Ανοικτό Διαδικτυακό Μάθημα (MOOC) με τίτλο “Crowddreaming: Youth co-create Digital Cutlure ” και αντικείμενο τη Ψηφιακή Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά (Digital Cutlural Heritage). Το MOOC θα είναι ανοικτό μεταξύ Φεβρουαρίου και Απριλίου 2020 και θα παραμείνει ανοικτό συνολικά για 12 εβδομάδες στα Αγγλικά και Ελληνικά. Στόχο του αποτελούν Εκπαιδευτικοί δευτεροβάθμιας και των τελευταίων τάξεων από την πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση (που διδάσκουν μαθητές μεταξύ 10 έως 19 ετών).

Η δωρεάν εγγραφή στο MOOC του CDDC είναι ανοικτή για κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο. ΕΓΓΡΑΦΕΙΤΕ ΤΩΡΑ στο σύνδεσμο εδώ.

Για την αναλυτική ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ Εκδήλωσης Ενδιαφέροντος δείτε εδώ.

Όλοι οι εκπαιδευτικοί οι οποίοι θα ολοκληρώσουν επιτυχώς το MOOC θα λάβουν Πιστοποιητικό παρακολούθησης.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το έργο Crowddreaming μπορείτε να δείτε τις Ιστοσελίδες: και . Για περαιτέρω πληροφορίες μπορείτε να επικοινωνήσετε στέλνοντας email στη διεύθυνση


Promotion of “WEMIN” project at the “LINGUA CUISINE” project awareness event

Driven by enthusiasm was the promotional event of project LINGUA CUISINE that was organized on 20 Oct 2018, in Athens by the DAISSy (Digital Ambient Intelligence Sociotechnical Systems) Research Group of Hellenic Open University. The project promotes equality of access and participation in learning, with emphasis on the development of digital and linguistic skills. By using a combined educational methodology that promotes foreign language learning, digital literacy and intercultural communication through gastronomy, it helps social inclusion and prevents exclusion of people without or with few digital skills, while enhancing the creation of online digital communities with a common culinary interest. An online app for Android and iPhone has been developed as part of the project, which supports authoring and posting digital cooking recipes in six official EU languages. At the end of training, participants received a digital competence certificate based on the European standard DigComp 2.1. LINGUA CUISINE project achieved widespread adoption of this learning methodology with a focus on social inclusion of migrants and that is why project perfectly matches with the concept of project “WEMIN: Migrant Women Empowerment and Integration(AMIF-2016-AG-INTE / grant agreement no. 776201)

The project was promoted with a specially created short video showcasing all DAISSy projects along with a respective intervention delivered by Achilles KAMEAS, Project Scientific Coordinator and Head of DAISSy Research Group. All participants were informed about the project contents and objectives and were handed the project dissemination material. The event provided a favorable environment for the announcement of the upcoming awareness WEMIN activities i.e. “A chocolate unites us!” initiative (1.11.2018, at city centre of Athens) and the launch of the short policy guide for stakeholders involved in the management of migrants integration and social inclusion (9.11.2018, at the premises of HOU). These two WEMIN awareness events will be organized by Hellenic Open University – DAISSy Research Group (Coordinator) and “Olympic Training & Consulting Ltd (partner) for promoting the existing project results and strengthening their exploitation. The presentation of WEMIN triggered questions and attracted further interest of people in the project actions and future implementation.

The event was attended by almost sixty participants from all levels of education and other sectors of activities (local authorities, civil society, etc.) and it provided a favorable environment for the innovative use of digital technology in the learning process and the development of digital skills through creative activities that unite people and favor anti-discrimination behaviors.




HISTEM-2016 registrations!

Registrations for the conference are now available from here!

Registration fees:

  • 70 Euro prior to December 5, 2016
  • 100 Euro after December 5
  • 25 Euro 2016 University Students

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.


Multiplier event SONETBULL

Σας καλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στην Ημερίδα διάχυσης των αποτελεσμάτων (multiplier event) του διακρατικού έργου «SONETBULLUsing ICT networking tools with peer learning and crowdsourcing to train school communities to counter student Bullying», η οποία θα λάβει χώρα την Τετάρτη 22 Ιουνίου 2016, 9.30 – 14.00, στο Αμφιθέατρο του Ινστιτούτου Τεχνολογίας Υπολογιστών & Εκδόσεων, Διόφαντος (Ν. Καζαντάκη, Πανεπιστημιούπολη Ρίου) .

Η εκδήλωση διοργανώνεται από το Ινστιτούτου Τεχνολογίας Υπολογιστών & Εκδόσεων και το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο, ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy, το οποίο αποτελεί συντονιστή φορέα-εταίρο του έργου.
Πρόσκληση Ημερίδας

Ατζέντα Ημερίδας

Δήλωση Συμμετοχής


Δήλωση συμμετοχής στο Περιβαλλοντικό χαρτοφυλάκιο στην εκπαίδευση – ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΔΙΑΧΥΣΗΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΠΟΤΕΛΕΣΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΟΥ ΕΡΓΟΥ «EPOQUE»

Σας καλούμε να συμμετέχετε στο εργαστήριο διάχυσης των αποτελεσμάτων (multiplier event) του διακρατικού έργου «ÉPOQUE: Environmental POrtfolio for Quality in University Education» που θα πραγματοποιηθεί

Τετάρτη 15 Ιουνίου 2016, 18.00μμ – 21.30μμ

στις εγκαταστάσεις του POS Coworking Space (Γούναρη 69-3ος όροφος, Πάτρα)

Η εκδήλωση θα διοργανωθεί από το Ελληνικό Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο – ΕΑΠ (ερευνητική ομάδα DAISSy) που αποτελεί φορέα-εταίρο του έργου ( Η συμμετοχή στο εργαστήριο είναι δωρεάν και θα δοθούν βεβαιώσεις συμμετοχής.


Κύριος στόχος της δράσης είναι η παρουσίαση των προϊόντων του έργου EPOQUE (με έμφαση στην ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα εκπαίδευσης και το εκπαιδευτικό υλικό) καθώς και καλών πρακτικών τοπικών φορέων με συναφές αντικείμενο.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες πατήστε εδώ.


8th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2016) & International Workshop on Multimedia and Communication Technologies (ICMCT 2016)

During September 26-28, 2016 the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the Technological Education Institute of Thessaly, Larissa Greece will co-organize the “8th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering” (ICSTE 2016) and the “International Workshop on Multimedia and Communication Technologies” (ICMCT 2016). The aim of ICSTE 2016 and ICMCT 2016 is to offer opportunities for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Software Technology, Software Engineering, Multimedia and Communication Technologies.


Detailed information about ICSTE 2016 and ICMCT 2016 you can find in the following websites: &



The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments – IE’16

Intelligent Environments (IEs) refer to physical spaces into which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of, that environment. The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’16) will be held at the city of London, one of the most influential cities in the modern world, with rich offerings to visitors.


Conference Program: The conference provides a multidisciplinary collaborative forum for researchers and practitioners fromComputer Science, Electronic Engineering, Building Architecture, Art & Design, Sociology, Government and Education to present theoretical and practical results related to the development and applications of Intelligent Environments. The event will includeregular full/short papers as well as a Doctoral Colloquium, Posters Session and Demos & Videos Session.


Workshops Program: as in previous editions, a number of workshops during the first two days (12-13 September) will complement the main conference program. The following Workshops have been proposed :

  • Workshop on the “Cloud of Things” (COT 2016)
  • Workshop on Computation, Sustainability, Technologies and Applications (CoSTA’2016)
  • Workshop on “Creative Science” (Creative Science 2016)
  • 2nd Symposium on Future Intelligent Educational Environments and Learning (SOFIEE’16)
  • 2nd International Workshop on the Future Internet and Smart Networks (FI&SN 2016)
  • 7th International Workshop on Intelligent Environments Supporting Healthcare and Well-being (WISHWell 2016)
  • Workshop on Legal Issues in Intelligent Environments (LIEI 2016)
  • 5th International Workshop on the Reliability of Intelligent Environments (WoRIE 2016)
  • 5th International Workshop on Smart Offices and Other Workplaces (SOOW 2016)
  • Workshop on Wireless Body Area Networks for Personal Monitoring in Intelligent Environments (WBAN-PMIE)


Publications:  All papers accepted in the main conference will be published in internationally indexed proceedings (negotiations are currently underway with the IEEE, who published the proceedings of previous editions of the conference).  All papers accepted in the Workshops program will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series (ISI indexed) by IOS Press, which will also be Open Access, and be made electronically available through the ACM Digital Library.


Journal Special Issues:  a number of journal special issues will be published subsequently, encompassing core areas of the event. We have guarantees of special issues from the editorial boards of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), Intelligent Buildings International and Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments (TOFIEE). We also hope to be allocated a special issue of the open access journal Sensors (impact factor 2.5).


Industrial Forum: this will be a networking event providing an opportunity for the business sector to showcase their innovations.


Tutorials Programme: this conference will include a number of tutorials, each designed to introduce an important cutting-edge theme to people developing their interest in that area, delivered by experts on the following important relevant topics :

  • “An Intuitive Tutorial on the Docker Paradigm” by Dr. Pethuru Chelliah (IBM India)
  • “Prototyping IoT-based Applications for Ubiquitous Smart Environments and Healthcare”
    by Dr. Jeanette Chin & Dr. Alin Tisin (Anglia Ruskin University, U.K.)
  • “The Emergence of Affective and Physiological Computing in Ambient User Centred Systems”
    by Dr. Faiyaz Doctor (Coventry University, U.K.)
  • “End-to-End Security for the IoT” by Dr. James Dooley (Andium Ltd., U.K.)
  • “Intelligent automation – Smart Manufacturing” by Dr. Raphael Grech (Manufacturing Technology Centre, U.K.)
  • “Design and Research for the Advanced Human Augmentation” by Dr. Tiina Kymäläinen (VTT, Finland)
  • “Designing Data Visualisations for Intelligent Environments: A Human Factors Primer”
    by Prof. William Wong (Middlesex University, U.K.)


Keynote Speakers : The conference will include keynote lectures  the following distinguished speakers :

Prof. Andrew Hudson-Smith (Professor of Digital Urban Systems, University College London, U.K.)

Dr. Nuria Oliver Ramirez (Scientific Director, Telefónica Research, Spain)

Dr. A.J. Brush (Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Research, U.S.A.)

Special Sessions: There will be a selection of “special sessions” on particular topical themes within the main conference. These will include sessions on “Ambient Intelligence for Elderly or Cognitively Impaired People”, on “Robotics and Intelligent Environments” and on “Advanced Human Augmentation”.  More details will be released through the webpage of the event.

Awards: a number of awards will recognize the best Full Paper, Short Paper, Doctoral Colloquium paper, Demo, and Video.


Important Dates:

Workshops/Tutorials/Special tracks Proposals:

1st  February 2016

Conference paper submission:

1st  March 2016 (Regular Papers)

15th March 2016 (Other tracks : Short Papers, Posters, etc)


General Chairs (

Juan Carlos Augusto (Middlesex University London, UK)

Mehmet Karamanoglu (Middlesex University, UK)


Program Chairs (

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)

Stefan Poslad (Queen Mary University London, UK)


Keynote Lectures Chair :

Elisabeth André (Augsburg University, Germany)


Workshop Chairs (

Paulo Novais (Universidad do Minho, Portugal)

Shin’ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo, Japan)


Tutorials Chair:

Gordon Hunter (Kingston University, London, UK)


Short Papers & Posters Chairs :

Tony Huang (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Stuart Middleton (University of Southampton, UK)


Demos & Video Chairs :

Chao Wei Wang
(Beijing University of Post & Telecommunications, China)

Laurissa Tokarchuk (Queen Mary University of London, UK)


Doctoral Colloquium Chairs :

      Stefano Chessa (CNR-Pisa, Italy)

Rui Loureiro (UCL, UK)


Industrial Forum Chair & Sponsorship Chair :

Mark Gray (Middlesex University, London, UK)


Publications Chairs:

Simon Egerton (Monash University, Malaysia)

Davy Preuveneers (KUL, Belgium)

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Ambient intelligence Smart buildings
Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing Smart educational technology
Context awareness Sustainable design
HCI Smart cities
Wearables AAL
Robotics Sensors
Artificial intelligence Virtual/Mixed reality
Computational intelligence Wireless sensor networks
Middleware Mobile computing
Architecture and interaction design Design and reliability of systems

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LPManage is project of the month!

Every month a project which has been parti-cularly well presented in ADAM is selected as Project of the Month. November’s Project of the Month was „ Learn Play Manage “, a trans-fer of innovation project coordinated in Spain.
Learn Play Manage developed an international project management course that is based on social gaming.
Social gaming provides motivating and interactive learning environments. By simulating real-life situations, the learner is able to acquire international project management skills in a practical manner. Integration with social networks enables cooperative and social learning, thereby enabling the international team to practise working together.
The key objective of Learn Pay Manage was to improve access to attractive further educational provisions through the use of ICT.
An extensive illustration of Learn Play Manage, together with many of the products developed within the framework of the project can be found on the ADAM portal, at the following address
The projects of the month from the last 12 months can be found at ADAM under

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