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The Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network POEM trains future experts for the heritage sector and studies participatory memory practices and digital heritage in Europe. POEM starts in April 2018 with the recruitment of early stage researchers for 13 projects. Two of the 13 projects are being led by the Cyprus University of Technology. The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie. Participatory memory work is critical to understanding the inclusion of memories across nations and social situation (gender, wealth, education, migration) into institutional memory work and heritage building and …[more]



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.


RATIONING – MISSED CARE: An international and multidimensional problem [RANCARE] 2016-2018

The overall aim of this Action is to facilitate discussion about rationing of nursing care based on a cross-national comparative approach with implications for practice and professional development. This will be achieved by advancing collaboration and networking, and by integrating different disciplines and approaches including nursing, ethics and moral philosophy, health care studies in general, economics and social policy.



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.



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.



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…


Limassol – One city, the whole world [TAME] 2016-2017

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 collaboration with the Limassol Municipality (ΥΕ/ΥΑ/ΤΑΜΕ/02.2015; Limassol – One city, the whole world), the Cyprus Interaction Lab conducts technology enhanced interventions (using interactive tabletops) to promote perspective taking and collaboration in public schools with large number of immigrants.


Strengthening Europeans’ capabilities by establishing the European literacy network [COST Action IS1401] 2014-2016

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.


Play for Children with Disabilities (LUDI) 2013-2016

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…



RISE was funded by EU through the TEAMING program of HORIZON 2020. The project aimed at the establishment of an interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyprus to integrate research in the Visual Sciences, Human Factors and Design, and Communications and Artificial Intelligence. The grant awarded was 0.5 million EUR for 1 year for the development of the business plan for the Centre.

WoMEnpower [WE-ME] 2014-2015 and ACM Women @ Cyprus Interaction Lab

The Cyprus Interaction Lab is part of the in the ACM-W Cyprus Chapter (see ACM Women @ Cyprus Interaction Lab) which focuses on activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. The WoMEnpower [WE-ME] project was a major funded project under this initiative. The project sought to link women mentors and mentees together through an online community platform. More specifically WE-ME aimed at helping young women to receive support and advice in regards to self-improvement, in order to increase their self-esteem, personal and social power and solidarity. The platform was designed to allow its members to organize local WE-ME Mentoring/supporting- meetings, seminars and/or fairs and a yearly WE-ME Mentoring-conference in Euro-Mediterranean region.The platform targeted women in academia, business and health and social care; whereas other fields will be added in the future.

Creative Multimodal Information Spaces for Problem Based Learning [InfoSpaces] 2012-2014

An interdisciplinary project funded by the Cyprus Research Foundation (25000 euro) to explore innovative, multimodal learning environments for the support of problem based learning (PBL) in higher education, particularly design education. The project built on the idea that successful PBL implementation depends on both the selection of learning activities and development of appropriate infrastructure, that is, technology-enhanced learning spaces in which the activities can take place. This project developed and delivered a framework comprising the construction of creative, multi-modal information spaces ideal for the implementation of PBL in the university classroom.


Multitouch Interactive Tabletops for Collaboration and Peacemaking [PeaceTable] 2011-2013

CUT Start-up Grant funded to A.Ioannou as Principal Investigator (40000 euro). This start-up grant funded several small-scale interdisciplinary, exploratory projects in the area of technology-enhanced learning and peacemaking using interactive tabletops.


Startup grant for the establishment of the Cyprus Interaction Lab 2010-2012

CUT Start-up Grant funded to P.Zaphiris as Principal Investigator (80000 euro). This grant aimed at establishing the Cyprus Interaction Lab, purchasing of the required equipment and funding of research assistants for the execution of initial HCI related projects.


Usability and user experience user interface design heuristics for Deaf users 2013-

The aim of the project is to develop a novel usability inspection method that can be applied to measure the usability and user experience of websites that are designed for Deaf users. The usability inspection method will be in the form of a heuristic evaluation that can be used by HCI experts and developers alike. It will be required to understand the unique characteristics of Deaf user interactions with websites and to examine existing web design guidelines and principles for Deaf users. In addition, a process must be applied for developing new heuristics for specific application domains.


Eye-tracking based Methodological framework for optimal distribution of online advertisement locations [Eye-Advertising] 2012-2014

The goal of this project is to develop a methodological framework for optimizing the location of online advertisement.  The project will make use of an experimental use of eye-tracking technology for the development of such a methodological framework.  The Cyprus Interaction Lab assists in the scientific use of eye tracking technology and the creation of the methodological framework.


COST Action IC1002: Multilingual and multifaceted interactive information access [MUMIA] 2012-2014

MUMIA coordinates the collaboration between these disciplines, fostering research and technology transfer in these areas and play an important role in the definition of the future of search. To form a common basis for collaboration the domain of patent retrieval has been selected as a use case, as it provides highly sophisticated and information intensive search tasks that have significant economic ramifications. MUMIA explores innovative frameworks to empower the synergies from the disparate research fields of MT/IR/MIIA within the specific context of patent search and other next generation Web applications.


COST Action TwinTide: IC0904 2010-2013

The Action aimed to provide harmonization and leadership currently lacking in this field by bringing together researchers and D&E professionals. Their broad experience of D&E methods deployed in different sectors and disciplines enabled comparison of method applications, assessing transferability of both established and novel approaches. The Action provided young interdisciplinary researchers with systematic training and networking opportunities such as STSMs and Training Schools.