NOTRE project meeting in Cyprus and SCRC Summer Schools

GET Lab, a member of the newly established Social Computing Research Centre (SCRC), participated in the fourth meeting of the EU-funded project Network for Social Computing Research (NOTRE) with its two PhD students, Maria Christofi and Christos Kyrlitsias.

This meeting in Cyprus took place between the 17th – 19th of July 2017. It consisted of visits, workshops and presentations. More specifically, presentations were made by WP leaders and representatives on their progress and actions to be completed as well as the project meeting. A training on proposal writing took place as well as a brainstorming on research ideas.

The following four workshops took place:

  • WP3 – TC2 “Serious Games Design and Game Models” by Telmo Zarraonandia of DEI.
  • WP4 – TC4 “Computer Graphics for Social Applications for Health” by Marlene Arevalo of Miralab.
  • WP5 – TC5 “Design of Social Technologies for Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Disabilities and the Elderly” by Iosif Klironomos of ICS-FORTH.
  • WP6 – TC7 “Social Impact of Social Applications for Social Change – The Case of Voting Advice Applications” by Stefan Marschall of UDUS.


GET Lab also participated in the SCRC Summer Schools and more specifically in the NOTRE Summer School with its two PhD students, Maria Christofi and Christos Kyrlitsias.

The NOTRE Summer School successfully took place between the 17th – 21th of July 2017.
It provided Postgraduate and PhD students from Japan, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Mexico, Germany and Norway the opportunity to network, expand their knowledge and enhance their skills. The theme of this Summer School was “Social Computing in the Big Data Era”. It featured a range of speakers from renowned institutions that include the University of Düsseldorf, the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) as well as industry partners such as SignalGeneriX Ltd and Google UK.
It included intensive morning lecture sessions regarding Social Computing and Big Data related themes which included but were not limited to Recommender Systems, Design for All, Persuasion and Behavior Change and Crowdsourcing. It also included afternoon study sessions while one day was allocated for a visit at the mountains.
All participants, who successfully completed the summer school, will receive a Summer School Certificate of Attendance (6 ECTS) from the Cyprus University of Technology.