I am/was in charge, or key member, for the following research programs.

DOSSIER (Domain Specific Systems for Information Extraction and Retrieval)

Duration: 2019-2023. Position: Beneficiary Funding organisation: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019

DoSSIER (Domain Specific Systems for Information Extraction and Retrieval) will elucidate, model, and address the different information needs of professional users. It mobilizes an excellent and highly synergistic team of world-leading Information Retrieval (IR) experts from 6 EU States who, together with 5 academic partners (elite universities in US, Japan, Singapore, and Australia), and 9 industrial partners (dynamic SMEs and large corporations) will produce fundamental insights into how users comprehend, formulate, and access information in professional environments. For this, DoSSIER takes a highly innovative intersectorial and multidisciplinary approach, addresses fundamental questions about the nature and representation of information needs, engages in novel qualitative and quantitative evaluation, and provides training towards a structured, rigorous, and practical approach to search systems. It connects premier schools and outstanding industrial partners to provide unique opportunities to young researchers.

Flexible Reccomender SYstems for Big Data

Duration: 2018-2021. Position: Member of the research group (coordinator: Kostas Diamantaras). Funding organisation: National Program Epxlore-Create-Innovate

Recommender Systems are a fast-growing field of Information Mining that offers solutions to major marketing and advertising problems such as: finding new products that are likely to appeal to the user,  finding other users who have similar user preferences or could be friends of the user, finding products that probably like in groups of users. The objectives of the project are divided into two categories, research and commercial. The research objectives include industrial research on the parallel and distributed implementation of a customized recommender system that will satisfy the needs of enterprises with very big volume data.  Commercial objectives include the development of an innovative software package that will implement the results of industrial research and also the implementation, testing and promotion of the product.

Pluggable Platform for Personalised Multilingual Patent Search (new URL: (PerFedPat).

Position: proposer and Marie Curie Fellow.
Funding obtained: approximately 230.000,00 €. Funding organisation: Research Executive Agency (REA). Project URL:
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: 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. 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. 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 (2007), NavBlind (2007), TraceALL (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. .

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

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