The conference began with a welcome message from Prof. Ioannis Vassiliou, Director of ICCS. Then the session’s moderator Prof. Stefanos Kollias, Director of Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory provided the context of the event and the focus of the session, which was
“creative reuse and all the different ways we can access and reuse the available digital content”.
The first talk was given by Alexis Panagiotopoulos, Representative of Ministry of Economy, providing information about Open data, core element of NSRF (ΕΣΠΑ) administration and prerequisites for NSRF projects.
Then Vassilis Tzouvaras, Senior researcher at NTUA, leading the development in MINT and WITH activities, gave a talk about “The age of reuse and user engagement: Enrichment and participation in digital culture”.
Ioanna-Ourania Stathopoulou & Haris Georgiadis representing National Documentation Center presented an ecosystem consisting of an Aggregator of Cultural Heritage Content (http://searchculture.gr), a Metadata and Digital File Validation System and an Information System for Semantic Vocabularies and Contextual Enrichment (http://semantics.gr). The ecosystem was developed by National Documentation Center so as to provide homogenized content subject to validation , data clearing and semantic enrichment thus enhancing the user experience and search / explore capabilities.
In the last presentation of the session, Athanasios Drosopoulos, Senior researcher at NTUA, leading the development in MINT and WITH activities, introduced the newly established collaborative and interoperable WITH platform for creative reuse and the related Europeana Space project activities.
The session ended with questions addressed from attendees to speakers.