The SUITCEYES consortium is happy to announce that a special track coordinated by project partners CERTH and HB was accepted by the organizers of the SEMAPRO 2019 conference, and took place on September 24th in Porto, Portugal. The special track was titled “SyMpATHY: Semantic Technologies for Healthcare and Accessibility Applications”. As its name indicates, the special track aimed to serve as a venue for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and open problems in the application of semantic and web technologies in the domains of healthcare and accessibility. The SyMpATHY track was coordinated by colleagues Dr. Efstratios Kontopoulos (CERTH), Prof. Em. Sándor Darányi (HB) and Marina Riga (CERTH). The session was chaired by Dr Nasrine Olson (HB) in which four peer-reviewed papers were presented and discussed as listed below:
A Data Referencing Formalism for Information Exchange between Deafblind People and Databases [Author: Carlos Seror; Presented by: Carlos Seror]
Static and Dynamic Haptograms to Communicate Semantic Content [Authors: Sandor Daranyi, Nasrine Olson, Marina Riga, Efstratios Kontopoulos, and Ioannis Kompatsiaris; Presented by: Nasrine Olson]
A State of the Art Survey: Business Cases Based on Semantic Web Technologies in Healthcare [Authors: Vivi Ntrigkogia, Thanos G. Stavropoulos, Maro Vlachopoulou, and Ioannis Kompatsiaris; Presented by: Spyridon Symeonidis]
Knowledge-based Intelligence and Strategy Learning for Personalised Virtual Assistance in the Healthcare Domain [Authors: Eleni Kamateri, Georgios Meditskos, Spyridon Symeonidis, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, and Wolfgang Minker; Presented by: Spyridon Symeonidis]
The second paper, written by project members, presented the SUITCEYES ontology and the way in which a set of static and dynamic haptograms are designed to represent concepts for use in the haptic communication interface which is being developed within SUITCEYES.
The full text of these papers are published in, and can be accessed via the conference proceedings.