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NCSR “Demokritos” organizes a workshop titled “The role of Research e-infrastructures in the National Research Agenda “, which is part of the 6th Hellenic Forum for Science Technology and Innovation ( and the Demokritos Summer School 2018. The workshop will take place at the Central Amphitheater of NCSR “Demokritos”, on Tuesday 10 July 2018 between 14:00 – 18:00.
Research e-infrastructures are essential for advancing research in the physical and computational sciences where data and processing requirements are significant and ever-increasing. During the last decade EC has invested in planning and developing Europe-wide research e-infrastructures and platforms to increase research output via increased integration and uptake across country borders. This arrangement however can only benefit the Greek research community if the participating national research infrastructures are themselves adequate, focused and useful. This workshop will present current issues and directions in strengthening the role of national research e-infrastructures.

The workshop is organized by: Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR ‘Demokritos’ (
Photos and presentations form the workshop available here:


14:00 – 14:30
Welcome & Introduction Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis, IIT, NCSR ‘Demokritos’, P. Kyprianidou, Secretary General for Research & Technology, Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs, and Yannis Ioannidis, President ATHENA

14:30 – 14.45
OpenAIRE N. Manola, OpenAIRE Director

14:45 – 15.00
Research Data Alliance F. Karagiannis & E. Papadopoulou, RDA

15.00 – 15.15
e-Infrastructure services for the Research Community in Greece, P. Tsanakas, Chairman, GRNET

15:15 – 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45
Representative projects
APOLLONIS – P. Constantopoulos, AUEB
HELPOS – Ch. Evangelidis, NOA
HIMIOFoTS – L. Perivoliotis, HCMR
PANACEA – K. Eleftheriadis, NCSR-D
DARE – I. Klampanos, NCSR-D

16:45 – 18:00
Panel discussion
Current issues and directions in strengthening the role of national research e-infrastructures
Panellists to include:


Host: Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis (Research Director, SKEL Laboratory, IIT, NCSR Demokritos) 
Vangelis Karkaletsis is the head of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications at NCSR “Demokritos”, and responsible for the Institute’s educational activities. His research interests are in the areas of content analysis, human-machine interfaces, ontology engineering. He is scientific manager of the H2020 project Your Data Stories ( on the analysis of open governmental data and their linking to social web. He is also site manager for the H2020 Big Data Europe project ( for the development of a Big Data Integrator platform, and coordinator of the H2020 Radio project ( on the use of robots in assisted living environments. He has organised international workshops, conferences, summer schools. He teaches for many years at post-graduate courses on language and knowledge technologies.

Panel coordinator: Mr. Yannis Rizopoulos (Journalist/Host, Tech Talks Central) 
Yannis Rizopoulos was born in Athens and studied Electronics, yet even as a student he has worked in the Media sector: for 26 years in the prestigious daily “Kathimerini” first as a member, then as the head of Foreign Desk, as well as in “Naftemporiki” and “Sunday Eleftherotypia” newspapers, focusing on Technology and Innovation issues. For 40+ years, he has served as editor-in-chief or member of the staff in dozens of magazines on a wide area of subjects, has many years of radio and TV experience and has also served as moderator in numerous conferences and congresses. For six years (2007-13), he was the editor of the specialized section Technologein at the popular portal “Pathfinder”, where he produced more than 110 multimedia documentaries on innovative research, tech apps and best practices. Nowadays he contributes to Smart Press events ( and a web radio focusing on innovation, science, technology, etc ( For the last five years, he has also been the communication manager for the Greek pavilion at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona. He is a member of the Journalist Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ΕΣΗΕΑ), he serves at the board of ΣΕΝ/Junior Achievement Greece, NGO and he is also a member of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Education Committee at the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, in Athens.

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