I am/was in charge for the following research programs.

Pluggable Platform for Personalised Multilingual Patent Search (PerFedPat).

Position: proposer and Marie Curie Fellow.
Funding obtained: approximately 230.000,00 €. Funding organisation: FP7/Research Executive Agency (REA). Project URL: http://www.perfedpat.eu.
The PerFedPat project aims to research into a new generation of advanced patent search systems for the patent related industries and the whole spectrum of patent users by designing a new exciting framework for integrating multiple patent data sources, patent search tools and UIs. The iPerFedPat system, which will be the main result of the project, will have a pluggable architecture, providing core services and operations being able to integrate multiple patent data sources and patent related data streams, thus providing multiple patent search tools and UIs while hiding complexity from the end user. At the core of the system’s architecture lies the idea of Personalised Federated Search. In iPerFedPat federated search is used as a method for retrieving information from distributed data sets into user’s workbench, possibly operate and/or integrate, and finally deliver to the patent users for using them in a parallel, coordinated way. As a result the iPerFedPat system will be able to provide a rich, personalised information seeking experience for different types of patent search types, potentially exploiting techniques from diverse areas such as distributed information retrieval, machine learning  and human-computer interaction.

MUMIA (Multilingual and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access).

Position: proposer and Action Chair
Funding obtained: approximately 480.000,00 €. Funding organisation: European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research/ COST. Project URL: http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/mumia. The main objective of the Action is to coordinate and support the interaction and harmonization of high quality research at a European level in the field of multilingual and multifaceted interactive information access with a view to contribute to the development of next-generation search systems.

AUDIR (Algorithms for Uncooperative Distributed Information Retrieval).

Position: Scientist in charge. Funding obtained: 70.300,00 €.  Funding organisation: General Secretariat of Research &   Technology. Project URL: http://erodios.it.teithe.gr/LCBF/. This research program aimed to investigate algorithms and strategies of source selection and results merging in distributed information retrieval systems and to incorporate these strategies in large scale, highly distributed, uncooperative information retrieval environments.

SeEBrowser (Semantically Enhanced Browsing for Blind People).

Position: Coordinator and Chief Scientist Funding obtained: 54.000 €. Funding organisation: Greek Ministry of Education. Duration: 1.1.2004 – 31-8-2007. Project URL: http://seebrowser.it.teithe.gr/. This research program aimed to improve Web accessibility for blind people by rationalising  their information seeking behaviour. The project has developed an open, extensible highly distributed generalised framework based on the Semantic Web which can be used to develop various accessibility applications.

Within the SeEBrowser application framework we suggested an interaction method based on Browsing Shortcuts (BS). Browsing shortcuts is an interaction mechanism which facilitates users to move efficiently to various semantic, content, navigational or functional elements of a web page during the information seeking process, hence operating effectively as a vital counterbalance to low accessibility. This idea is also useful and applicable in every interactive system having users with limitations such as declining visual acuity or for situations that the size of visual cues that can be conveyed to sighted users is limited (e.g. PDAs or other small screen devices). Results of various quantitative experiments which measured navigation performance criteria with and without the use of browsing shortcuts showed that the browsing shortcuts mechanism has a statistically significant positive effect on navigation performance.

Other research programs

Except the projects described above that were funded by Greek/EU organisations, Dr. Salampasis has received funding from the research committee of ATEI for various small size (bridge-type) research projects (total funding obtained for these projects: 25.000 €). The projects are BrowserTree (duration: 4/2003 – 3/2004), NavBlind (duration: 1/2007 – 5/2007), TraceALL (duration: 9/2007 – 8/2008).

I have also worked as technical project manager in the following research programs

Coordinator for the Work-package 05 (ΠΕ05:Development of Digital Tools for Education). Funding organisation: Greek Ministry of Education.

Research assistant in the programme “Digital TEI”. Funding organisation: Research committee of the ATEI of Thessaloniki. Duration: September 1999 – August 2001.

Research assistant in the programme “Use and Impact of Web presence from agricultural organizations in the Greek agricultural sector. Funding organisation: Research committee of the ATEI of Thessaloniki. Duration: March 2002 – March 2003.

Research assistant in the programme “Investigation of ICT adoption in farm management”. Funding organisation: Research committee of the ATEI of Thessaloniki. Duration: April 2002–April 2003.

Research networks

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