Projects

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This project designed and developed a website for the ESI'2017 conference village. The webside can be found at http://esi2017.uclancyprus.ac.cy/index.html.
  • Inspire Contribution : Website Development, Web Design
  • Period : 2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €500
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, University Of Cyprus, Technological University of Cyprus

PharmaTrack



This project aims to build a data analytics platform for pharmaceutical sales in Cyprus. The project includes two major components: i) the data storage component, which is responsible for importing/transforming data into a unified data model; and ii) the data processing and visualisations component, which is responsible for extracting useful knowledge on pharmaceutical sales trends and visualising this knowledge in the form of tabular and graphical reports.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development, Trainings
  • Period : 2015-2017
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €32000
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, University Of Cyprus, I.A.S. Sinopsis Ltd, PREDU Consulting

Drone2theRescue



This project designs and develops software for a drone that can search and find a person by identifying dangerous health situations through the interpretation of wearable device signals.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development
  • Period : 2016-2017
  • Funding Type and Budget : Research
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, University Of Cyprus

Code Cyprus Web App



This project aims to build a responsive web app client for the Treasure Hunt challenge which is the highlight activity of the yearly Code Cyprus event. The project will imitate the native app's functionality as much as possible. It features: i) Javascript-based, interactive design; and ii) full utilization of the online API (https://uclan-thc.appspot.com/guide); iii) design of a platform-neutral, mobile-friendly user interface (UI); iv) release of the source code as open-source under LGPL.
  • Inspire Contribution : Trainings, Consultancy
  • Period : Summer 2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Non-profit sponsorship €300
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, Code Cyprus

Prodromos Website



This project designed and developed a website for prodromos village. The webside can be found at http://www.prodromosvillage.org.
  • Inspire Contribution : Website Development, Web Design
  • Period : 2016-2017
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €500
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, University Of Cyprus

High School Robotics Club



This project allows high school students to learn programming techniques by interacting with the Engino robotic platform. The students are developing the fundamental programming skills associated with robotics in a fun and intuitive way.
  • Inspire Contribution : Consultancy
  • Period : 2016-2017
  • Funding Type and Budget : Community Engagement, Industry Engagement
  • Partners : Engino Ltd

Virtual Reality Fashion



This project explored how aspects of online retail can be realised into a virtual 3D setting in order to create fully immersive experiences that reach beyond existing physical and digital channels. More specifically, using the Oculus Rift, this project designed and developed a fully interactive VR environment where users can shop fashion products, providing standard functionality such as add items to cart and check out thus, creating a new and unique shopping experience.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Research through Industry engagement
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, GM Powersoft Computer Solutions Ltd

Enhancing Virtual Reality Systems with Smart Wearable Devices



This project proposed a framework that governs communication, task execution and data acquisition and analysis for innovative distributed applications that will be built upon wearable technologies.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Research
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, University Of Cyprus, Technological University of Cyprus

Altius Insurance Data Warehouse



The proposed system will design and develop a data management system that will provide useful reports to the personnel of Altius Insurance Ltd. More specifically, the proposed system will be composed of two major sub-systems: a) a Data Warehouse system that will integrate data from multiple sources maintained by the organization (4 different databases are utilized for storing data related to life insurances, car insurances, group insurances and accounting information and these databases are built using different technologies, Oracle 11g, Informix genero, Oracle 11g and SQL Server 2008 respectively); and b) a Web Application for interacting with the Data Warehouse and presenting a number of reports with integrated customer data.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development, Consultancy
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €3000
  • Partners : Altius Insurance Ltd

Scan Me or Touch Me



This project coached a high school team, Team NFC Services CY, to programme QR codes and NFC tags and place them outside UCLan Cyprus teaching rooms (e.g., laboratories) so that UCLan Cyprus students can scan QR codes or touch the NFC tags and immediately get connected to the university’s online timetable system in order to view the room’s timetable.
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development, Consultancy
  • Period : 2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Community Engagement
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, Aradippou High School

Monimax Building Management



This project designed and developed a building management system that enables reporting on common expenses of buildings.
  • Inspire Contribution : Consultancy
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €1000
  • Partners : University Of Cyprus, Monimax Ltd

IT Ticketing System



The UCLan IT Ticketing System is an online system that enables university staff members to report their problems and issues related to different departments (e.g. IT, marketing, security) within the university and be issued a service ticket by the relevant department. This allows for better organisation of service tasks as well as monitoring of pending requests.
  • Inspire Contribution : Consultancy
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €2000
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus

Timetable/Student Attendance Monitoring



The Timetable/Student Attendance Monitoring system is a comprehensive timetable scheduling system that supports the development of course timetables, including any related housekeeping (e.g., room/module/faculty registration, holiday management), managing changes to these timetables, and enrolling students to individual sessions. Additionally, the system keeps track of daily student attendance and is able to generate reports at multiple granularities (e.g., module, student, programmes).
  • Inspire Contribution : Software Development
  • Period : 2015-2016
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €80000
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus

ZeroGravity



ZeroGravity is an Android game developed by Inspire Research Center in partnership with the Zero Gravity student team. It had two aims: First help the students promote their school's model formula one racer. Second help them practice for the competition (e.g. to have a good response time) Its code is hosted on GitHub as open source (under LGPL license).
  • Inspire Contribution : Mobile Apps Development, Consultancy
  • Period : Summer 2015
  • Funding Type and Budget : Probono contribution
  • Partners : UCLan Cyprus, Livadia High School

InfoStar Promotional Material Analytics and Visualisation



This project developed a component, as part of an already deployed software system, that enables the analysis of promotional material in Cyprus through tabular and graphical visualisations.
  • Inspire Contribution : Consultany
  • Period : 2015
  • Funding Type and Budget : Industry outsource €2500
  • Partners : PREDU Consulting, RAI Consultants Ltd

Publications


Krause, J. & Polycarpou, I. (2012). “An Exploratory Study on Recruitment and Retention of Women in Undergraduate CS: Collaborative Learning with Formal Learning Groups.” ACM-W Newsletter (Summer Issue), 4 (1), pp.6-12.
Polycarpou, I. (2011). “Using Technology to Enhance K-12 Outreach in Materials Science.” In the Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin, April 2011 Special Issue on K-12 Outreach, 36 (4), pp.290-297.
Polycarpou, I. (2014). “Decimal to Binary Number Conversion can be Fun.” In the Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, pp.381-386.
Mehta, D., Kouri, T., & Polycarpou, I. (2012). “Forming Project Groups while Learning about Matching and Network Flows in Algorithms.” In the Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, pp.40-45.
Krause, J., Polycarpou, I., & Hellman, K., (2012). “Exploring Formal Learning Groups and Their Impact on Recruitment of Women in Undergraduate CS.” In the Proceedings of the SIGCSE 2012 Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp.179-184.
Polycarpou, I., Krause, J., & Noring, M. (2011). “Binary Blaster: An Educational Game for Practicing Binary number Conversions.” In the Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, pp.492-497.
Kerri, S., Polycarpou, I., Krause, J., & Rader, C. (2011). “Electronic Collaborative Learning with Math-City.” In the Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, pp.295-301.
Polycarpou, I, Rader, C., & Kembel, C. (2011). “Sun Tracker: A K-12 Solar Energy Simulation.” In the Proceedings of the Global Conference on Learning and Technology - Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011, in Melbourne, Australia (March 2011), pp.1519-1528.
Christophorou C., Georgiades D., Andreou P., Kleanthous S., Cereghetti D.M., Meijers J., Christodoulou E., Samaras G. (2016) “ICT Systems and Services: Identification and Assessment of a Package of ICT Services for Ageing Well”. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2016), March 31st - April 2nd 2016, Paphos, Cyprus. (Accepted for Publication)
Georgiadis D., Christophorou C., Kleanthous S., Andreou P., Santos L., Christodoulou E., Samaras G. (2016) “A Robotic Cloud Ecosystem for Elderly Care and Ageing Well: The GrowMeUp Approach”. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MEDICON 2016), March 31st - April 2nd 2016, Paphos, Cyprus. (Accepted for Publication)
Phokaides P., Andreou P., Antoniou G., Pyla P., Samaras G. (2015) “Architectural Historiography and Database Design: An Alliance to Empower Research in Modern Heritage”. International Conference on Sustainability in Architectural Cultural Heritage (BIOCULTURAL 2015), December 11, 2015, Limassol, Cyprus.
Belk M., Germanakos P., Andreou P., Samaras G. (2015) “Towards a Human-centered E-Commerce Personalization Framework”. International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2015), December 6-9, 2015, Singapore.
Andreou P., Georgiadis D., Pamboris A., Christophorou C., Samaras G. (2015) “Towards a backend framework for supporting affective avatar-based interaction systems”. European Conference on Ambient Intelligence 2015 (AmI-15), 11-13 November 2015 - Athens, Greece.

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