Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Ερευνητική Ομάδα Περιβαλλοντικής Πληροφορικής, Τμήμα Μηχανολόγων Μηχανικών, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης
Name of the organization/project in English:
Environmental Informatics Research Group, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Please select the type of your organization/project:
If other, please specify below:
University Research Group
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.:
Environmental Informatics, Computational Intelligence for crowdsourcing data analysis and modelling, Participatory Environmental Sensing, Air Quality microsensor networks, Quality of Life Information Services design and development;
Computational Intelligence-based Problem Solving: Air Quality Management and Information Systems, Aeroallergen and Symptom Data Analysis and Modelling, Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Modelling, Energy Consumption Profiling, Aeromechanics, Tribology, etc.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
(a) Include citizen science approaches in University Teaching in the frame of the 5th year course titled "Environmental Informatics" in our Department
(b) Already active in local research projects like bubus.gr that brought together students and young researches
(c) Already active in in t research collaborations for AQ microsensor development to support citizen science among other research directions (www.eunetair.it, MC member)
(d) Participation in citizen science research collaborations (http://www.citizensensor-cost.eu/, MC member)
(d) Publications on participatory environmental sensing
Name of Citizen Science Project:
Brief description of project:
This is an old project that was initiated in summer 2011 by a student group as part of the Environmental Informatics research and educational activities. Thessaloniki ByBus offers the urban bus passenger of Thessaloniki a better experience of transportation within the city.
With Thessaloniki ByBus you can have: (i_ Real-time community-powered information about the lines, (ii) A personal profile of your trips, (iii) Profile comparison with other users, (iv) Bus routes information.
A scientific paper on the project has been published and is available on line:
Stefanis I., Tsavlidis I., Mavros S., Karamanlis D., Bassoukos A., Voukantsis D., and Karatzas K. (2012), Community-powered advancement of public transportation with the use of mobile technologies: a participatory environmental sensing approach. In: Protection and Restoration of the Environment XI, International Conference Proceedings (Katsifarakis K.L., Theodossiou N., Christodoulatos C., Koutsospyros A. and Mallios Z., eds), Thessaloniki, Greece, ISBN:978-960-99922-1-3, pp. 1973-1982 (URL: http://www.srcosmos.gr/srcosmos/showpub.aspx?aa=16344)
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