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October 25, 2022

IIT participates at Athens Science Festival 2022 | CIL

The Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications participated in the Athens Science Festival 2022, which was realised physically after three years, from 21 to 23 October 2022, in Technopolis  Athens.

More specifically, IIT was represented by CIL – Computational Intelligence Laboratory, in the interactive exhibitions section with the project titled Exploring historical documents. In this activity, visitors had the opportunity to access and search the information found in historical documents of archives and libraries and to discover how this can be done with the aid of digital document analysis and machine learning.

List of participants:
Vassilis Gatos, Head of Division of Intelligent Information Systems, Researcher (A)
Giorgos Sfikas, Collaborating Researcher
Konstantinos Paleologos, Collaborating Researcher
Panagiotis Kaddas, PhD Candidate
Katerina Christopoulou, PhD Candidate
Gerasimos Matidis, PhD Candidate
Eleni Beneki, Head of Research & Communication Dpt. (Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation)
Panagiota Sklavenitis, Archivist (Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation)

A few words about ASF 2022: The event had more than 10.000 visitors, while it was inspired by Foresight, the strategic exploration of different possible versions of the future, as well as the opportunities and challenges they could create. The Festival hosted a variety of science-based activities that connect the people to “Tomorrow” and highlighted how the scientific study of the past and present can both shape and shield the Future.

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