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Research Areas

The Greek Interoperability Centre is activated in the research areas of Technical, Semantic, Organizational and Legal Interoperability as well as Interoperability Assessment.


  • Technical Interoperability

    The scientific domain of Technical Interoperability is associated with the ability of diverse hardware/software components, systems and services to work together (inter-operate) and focuses on specific data formats and communication protocols as well as on the infrastructures required for these protocols to interoperate. In this frame, research carried out in the field involves the definition

  • Semantic Interoperability

    Semantic Interoperability is associated with the ability of computer systems, applications and services to automatically communicate content and have that content properly interpreted so as to produce useful results as defined by the end users of both systems. It concerns thus human rather than machine interpretation of the content and is directly tied to communities of practice as the meaning

  • Organizational Interoperability

    The scientific domain of Organizational Interoperability refers to the ability of organizations (companies and administrations) to effectively co-operate and to exchange information even though they may be using a variety of different information systems over widely different infrastructures, and they may have different structures and processes, and addresses thus the issues of processes' interworking

  • Legal Interoperability

    Legal interoperability emerges as a specific facet of organizational interoperability and addresses the politic, legal, social and policy barriers that currently hinder the successful application of interoperability at all levels. Such barriers are associated with privacy and personal data protection, authentication and identification, intellectual property rights, freedom of information, content

  • Interoperability Training

    Building up on the research conducted in all interoperability related domains and aiming to generate an extensive impact in the field of interoperability, the centre develops and disseminates training material and organizes training courses and seminars that are designed to meet the specific interests of different participants' profiles.

  • Interoperability Assessment

    As a concept, Interoperability Assessment cuts across all aspects of interoperability (technical, semantic, organizational and legal) and emerges as a field that has to accompany all research and implementation efforts, in order to validate and guarantee the reliability and effectiveness of the solutions developed. The Greek Interoperability Centre recognizes the significance of Interoperability