PLUGGY Final Event Programme 

“Europeans to become online heritage curators”

19 November 2019


Reception (per invitation only) 


Networking session (per invitation only)


20 November 2019


Registration / Welcome Coffee / First visit to the exhibition


0pening session


Welcome to PLUGGY’s Final Event 

Yannis Vassiliou, Director of ICCS, Greece

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Setting the scene 

Giannis Karaseitanidis, Technical Manager, I-SENSE Group of ICCS, PLUGGY Coordination team, Greece

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Cultural Heritage goes…smart

George Moschovis, Deputy Head, Representation of the European Commission in Greece

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Cultural heritage in the digital era

Ioannis Rentzos, Director, Deputy Minister’s office, Ministry of Digital Governance, Greece

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PLUGGY Overview

Nikos FrangakisSenior Researcher, ICCS, VR-AR Team Leader I-SENSE Group, PLUGGY Coordination team, Greece

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Session I: “Towards a Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation: Key results”

Moderator: Luis Molina-Tanco, Profesor Contratado DoctorUniversity of Málaga, Spain


“The PLUGGY Social Platform”

Luis Molina-Tanco, Profesor Contratado Doctor, University of Malaga, Spain

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“Authoring Tool”

Spyros Bolierakis, Researcher, Software Developer, ICCS, Greece

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“Behind the Curtain – Non Technical Introduction to Backend Services and Extendability” 

Peter Smatana, Researcher, Software Developer, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

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PLUGGY3D. Augmented Reality for cultural heritage”

Arcadio Reyes-Lecuona, Associate Professor, University of Málaga, Spain

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“PLUGGY – Pins”

Yiannis Nikolopoulos, CTO and co-founder, Clio Muse, Greece

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“PLUGGY Serious Games: new user engagement strategies in cultural heritage”

Stefano Tamasceli, CEO and Founder, XTeam Software Solutions srls, Italy

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“PlugSonic – creating and interacting with 3D soundscapes” 

Lorenzo Picinali, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK

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Questions & Answers


13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break – exhibition walk and try it yourself demonstration


App challenge: “Winner announcement &  awards ceremony”

Presentation: Nikos Frangakis, Senior Researcher, ICCS, VR-AR Team Leader I-SENSE Group

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Session: “EU advances for Cultural Heritage promotion: Best practices & lessons learned”

Moderator: Christodoulos Ringas, Head of Research and Educational Programmes Dept. of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP)


  • 10’ presentation of relevant projects
    • “Pick out cultural and creative places in European cities: the CULTURAL GEMS app” Francesco PanellaEuropean Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
    • “CultureLabs: Digital technologies and cultural heritage at the service of social innovation” Eirini Kaldeli, National and Technical University of Athens, Greece
    • “CROSSCULT: Empowering reuse of digital cultural heritage in context-aware crossroads of European history”  Angela Antoniou, University of Peloponnese, Greece
    • “The EMOTIVE project – Exploring digital storytelling and social interaction to foster an emotional connection with cultural sites” – Akrivi Katifori, Researcher, ATHENA Research Center, Greece
    • “Heritage for Rural Regeneration: the RURITAGE project”  Elisa Conticelli, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy


  • 10’ presentations of industrial projects
    • “PIOP’s Network of Museums” – Christodoulos Ringas, Head of Research and Educational Programmes Dept. of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP)
    • “Cultural organisations becoming social, The digital story of EMST”- Kassiani Benou, Arts and Cultural Manager / Communication Manager of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)


Coffee Break – Demonstration of the winning applications 


Round table discussion: “Promoting local cultural heritage: Which is the way forward?”

Moderator: Nikos Frangakis, Senior Researcher, ICCS, VR-AR Team Leader I-SENSE Group



  • Francesco Panella, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Belgium
  • Angela Antoniou, University of Peloponnese, Greece
  • Eric Cauchi, Director and CEO Eternal Greece Ltd, specialist tour operating company, UK
  • Angeliki Peleki, Cultural Management Msc. Creative Europe Desk Greece, Directorate of International Affairs and European Union of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
  • Yiannis Nikolopoulos, Co-founder and CTO of Clio Muse tours, Greece

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17.00-17.05 Closing Notes Nikos Frangakis,Senior Researcher, ICCS, VR-AR Team Leader I-SENSE Group, PLUGGY Coordination team, Greece







We are happy to announce that PLUGGY’s Final Event is approaching and will be held on 20th November 2019 in Athens, Greece!

Registration is free, but availability is limited. Grab your seat here.
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