by Ioannis Constantinou, Andreas Papadopoulos, Marios D. Dikaiakos, Nicolas Stylianides and Theodoros Kyprianou

Traditional medical practice is moving from relatively ad-hoc and subjective decision making to modern evidence-based healthcare. Evidence is based on data collected from: electronic health record (EHR) systems; genomic information; capturing devices, sensors, and mobiles; information communicated verbally by the patient; and new medical knowledge. These resources produce a collection of large and complex datasets, which are difficult to process using common database management tools or traditional data processing applications.

by Sara Colantonio, Daniela Giorgi and Ovidio Salvetti

The European project SEMEOTICONS offers a fresh perspective on educational programs and lifestyle intervention for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. SEMEOTICONS will develop a multisensory platform, in the form of a mirror, to be integrated into daily-life settings. The mirror will be able to detect and monitor over time facial signs correlated with cardio-metabolic risk, and give personalized advice to end-users on how to improve their habits.

by Marco Potenziani, Marco Callieri and Roberto Scopigno

The interactive visualization of 3D content on the Web has gained momentum in recent years, thanks to the release of ad-hoc technology as part of HTML5. However, so far, few products fully exploit this opportunity for the easy and quick embedding of high-resolution 3D models in a Web page. 3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is an advanced solution for easy publishing of 3D content on the Web.

by Christophe Guéret and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux

Sixty-five percent of the world's population is deprived of ICT-enhanced data-sharing because of poor access to digital technology. The ExaScale Infolab and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) have designed a new framework, the "Entity Registry System" (ERS), and produced a reference implementation making it possible to publish and consume Linked Open Data in poorly connected environments.

by Francesca Arcelli Fontana, Riccardo Roveda and Marco Zanoni

Developing software systems by reusing components is a common practice. FLOSS (Free, Libre and Open Source Software) components represent a significant part of the reusable components available. The selection of suitable FLOSS components raises important issues both for software companies and research institutions. RepoFinder supports a keyword-based discovery process for FLOSS components, and applies well-known software metrics and analyses to compare the structural aspects of different components.

by Oliver Zendel, Wolfgang Herzner and Markus Murschitz

VITRO is a methodology and tool set for testing computer vision solutions with measurable coverage of critical visual effects such as shadows, reflections, low contrast, or mutual object occlusion. Such “criticalities” can cause the computer vision (CV) solution to misinterpret observed scenes and thus reduce its robustness with respect to a given application

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