ALTAIR, the ALTEC Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research is a recently established unit of ALTEC Software S.A.
Basic driver for the ALTAIR Laboratory is to endow research studentships at MSc and PhD levels and support their work within cross- and inter-disciplinary teams which shall organise their working environment and draw their methodologies from different schools of thought and disciplines, with a special emphasis to the areas of social sciences and humanities.
ALTAIR aspires to contribute to the creation of novel research methodologies and practices as well as to define innovative workflows for collaboration and operation across multiple domains and optimise the usage of trans-European resources in the research world while also strengthen the synergies between different communities.
Currently ALTAIR is involved in activities geared towards community building, intended to stimulate cross-disciplinary approaches and a more effective user - supplier dialogue, and measures including field validation and adoption standards, aimed at a faster uptake of research results. Other tasks concern usability and technology assessment studies from a holistic perspective, economic analyses and roadmaps to chart the opening process of personal and community based ICT system service production and innovation management tools.
ALTAIR is lead by Dr Ioannis Ignatiadis.
Past experience in the area of interdisciplinary research work includes the:
Study on the potential of the Living Labs approach
Study on Effectiveness of IST-RTD Impacts on the EU Innovation System
The Interdisciplinary Research core areas analysed by ALTAIR include:
- Governance and e-Government:
TELL ME project - Trans-European Living Labs for an improved E-participation
LexiPation project - An advanced ICT Tool for enhancing Citizen’s Participation in the Legislative Process
OneStopGov project - A life-event oriented framework and platform for one-stop government
SemanticGov project- Providing Integrated Public Services to Citizens at the National and Pan-European level with the use of Emerging Semantic Web Technologies
EU-PUBLI.COM project - Facilitating Co-operation amongst European Public Administration employees through a Unitary European Network Architecture and the use of Interoperable Middleware
InfoCitizen project - Agent based negotiation for inter- and intra-enterprise coordination employing a European Information Architecture for Public Administration
- Health Telematics services:
T-Seniority project - Expanding the benefits of Information Society to Older People through digital TV channels
SAPHIRE project - Intelligent Healthcare Monitoring based on Semantic Interoperability Platform
FORALL project: Universal Service for Managing and Monitoring Cardiac and Psychological Health of European Cardiac Patients
Artemis project - A Semantic Web Service-based P2P Infrastructure for the Interoperability of Medical Information Systems
OLP project - Ortho-Logo-Paedia
PANDA project - Collaborative Process Automation Support using Service Level Agreements and Intelligent dynamic Agents in SME clusters
DESYME project – Development systems for Mobile Services
NOPIC project - Personal Information and Knowledge Organiser Network
TORERO project - TOtal life cycle web-integRatEd contROl
EXPLANTECH project - Hands-on adoption of a multi-agent production planning technology in the manufacturing industry
ADREANALIN project - ADvanced FRactal CompaniEs use INformAtion SuppLy ChaINs
PABADIS project - Plant Automation based on Distributed System
ATLAS project - A push Technology Leveraging Action for ‘Slingshot’
- Intangibles Management and Intellectual Capital validation
PACE Exploitation Toolkit