Current Funded Projects


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MIGRANT INFORMATION CENTRES [miHUB] 2016-2017

Migrant Information Centres (MICs) provide informational and psychosocial support services to migrants in order to support their social inclusion into the local society. The MICs are under co funding by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus. The Centers’ service provision includes direct and indirect advocacy on migration, employment, housing, educational opportunities, health care, culture and social inclusion information and so forth. In addition, collaboration is established with relevant
governmental organisations and departments, NGOs and voluntary agencies.

 


ENHANCING SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN THE SOCIAL WEB [ ENCASE ] 2016-2020

ENCASE is funded by the Horizon 2020, Marie Sklodowska Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges program. The EU budget amounts to 2.16M Euro. The aim of the ENCASE project is to leverage the latest advances in usable security and privacy to design and implement a browser-based architecture for the protection of minors from malicious actors in online social networks. The overall vision of the project is to provide research and innovation contributions to end-user experience assessment, large scale data processing, machine learning and data mining, and content confidentiality.

 


NETWORK FOR SOCIAL COMPUTING RESEARCH [ NOTRE ] 2016-2018

NOTRE is funded (total budget: 1 million euro) by Horizon 2020 Twinning programme – TWINN 2015 – and the duration of the project is 36 months (01/01/2016-31/12/2018). NOTRE aims to develop a network that will strengthen and enhance the research and innovation potential and capability of the newly established Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC) at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) for stimulating scientific excellence and innovation capacity in the area of Social Computing.

 


SEA TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT VALIDATION PROJECT [ STM ] 2015-2018

EU has decided to contribute with €21 million to the Sea Traffic Management Validation Project, a Motorways of the Sea project. Test beds in Northern Europe and Mediterranean Sea will engage 300 vessels, 10 ports of different sizes and 3 shore centres. These will validate the Sea Traffic Management (STM) concept and pave the way for smooth deployment of new collaborative services previously unknown to sea transport but existing for many years in other transport sectors. see more…

 


Technology Enhanced Peacemaking

Considering that collaboration and conflict resolution are socially-mediated and highly reflective processes, the use of multitouch interactive technologies has great potential to demonstrate in this context, as it enables people in conflict to work together. In our current work, we study the use of tabletops in peacemaking interventions. One such effort tool place in a public school in Cyprus and required students in conflict-laden groups to collaborate on various game-like learning activities, over the span of three weeks. Encouraging results pointed to how tabletops can become an intermediary for communication giving the chance for people to share common space. We are expanding this work via collaboration with the Limassol Municipality (ΥΕ/ΥΑ/ΤΑΜΕ/02.2015; Limassol – One city, the whole world, www.2016.integrationlimassol.com). Starting in Jan 2017, the Cyprus Interaction Lab will conduct technology enhanced interventions (using interactive tabletops) to promote perspective taking and collaboration in public schools with large number of immigrants.

 


COST Action IS1401: Strengthening Europeans’ capabilities by establishing the European literacy network

Through this Action, reading and writing research communities across Europe are joining, integrating their findings, and aligning their agendas so that they can: 1) develop an integrated and inclusive approach to foundational literacy across Europe; 2) devise a comprehensive framework of developmental aspects of literacy and education in a digital world; and 3) further improve literacy technologies. This will be valuable for promoting citizens’ interdependence, participation, and innovation, which are key assets to a united and diverse Europe.

 


COST Action LUDI: TD1309 – Play for Children with Disabilities (LUDI)

The “LUDI” COST Action aims at the creation of a novel and autonomous field of research and intervention on play for children with disabilities.The network has three main objectives: a) collecting and systematizing all existing competence and skills: educational researches, clinical initiatives, know-how of resources centers and users’ associations; b) developing new knowledge related to settings, tools and methodologies associated with the play of children with disabilities; c) disseminating the best practices emerging from the joint effort of researchers, practitioners and users.see more…