A hypermedia platform combining an organisational framework and a methodology for the exploitation and promotion of tourism in the Europe of 2000


HYPERTOUR - 20799

keywords: HyTime, MHEG, user-interface, template, asset-handling, multimedia, application development, multimedia publishing, multimedia kiosks, tourism, cultural heritage


Start Date: 1 November of 1995 / Duration: 24 months

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Summary

The principal aim is to develop a business-centred approach for the production of multimedia applications promoting tourism. The key point is that the organisational structure will be planned in such a way as to enable the applications to be self-financing.

The overall objectives are:

To a great extent the project will be based on existing commercial tools as well as existing R&D results. These will be used to develop the services required for the creation of multimedia databases for tourism and the development of applications.

The specific objectives within this general framework are:

Work on the project will include definition of user and system requirements, involving a detailed marketing analysis for the role of multimedia in tourism and the definition of the services that the project will provide. This will provide the basis for the technical work in the project. The technical development work will result in the UITL (User Interface Template Library ) for tourism applications and the AHF (Asset Handling Facility). The HYPERTOUR business methodology will be developed and used in the project itself, and may also be immediately exploited in other areas. In the final phase of the project, the applications will be distributed and evaluated and the final exploitation plans will be developed.


Contact Point

Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA
Dept. of Computer Science
GR-45100 Ioannina
tel +30-651-48123,42914,48131
fax +30-651-42914
E-mail: fotiadis@cc.uoi.gr

Participants

EGNATIA EPIRUS Foundation - GR - C
HYPERTOUR USER ASSOCIATION - A
Foundation for R&D - HELLAS - GR - A
ARCHIMIDES LTD. - GR - A
ALBANET LTD. - UK - A
HORWATH CONSULTING - GR - A -
Univesidad Politecnica de Madrid - E - A
ATM Group Europe AB - SE - A
EURITIS S.A. - F - A
Gesellscaft für Wirtschaftsfortschung und Informationsmanagement mbH - D - A
D. & G. KALOFOLIAS S.A. - GR - A
EPSILON SOFTWARE S.A. - GR - P
R & S INFORMATICA SRL - I - P
SELISA - F - A
Sistemas Multiposto e Distribundos - P - P


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HYPERTOUR - 20799, December 1995


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