Anna Bernardi; Monica Favaro; Timo G. Nijland; Olga García; Vincent Detalle; K. Wittstadt; M.D. Romero Sanchez; L. Pockelé; B. Kunday; B. Verhey; +5 more
Anna Bernardi; Monica Favaro; Timo G. Nijland; Olga García; Vincent Detalle; K. Wittstadt; M.D. Romero Sanchez; L. Pockelé; B. Kunday; B. Verhey; U. Brinkmann; G. de Micheli; M. Labouré; B. Möller; Iulian D Olteanu;
The problem of deterioration of historical building materials, namely stone, wood and glass has become more and more urgent. Climate changes have increased the impact of natural decay whilst socio-economic requirements claim a more sustainable use of existing built heritage. The EU project NANOMATCH addresses this problem through the development of a family of innovative materials. These are specifically designed for the consolidation requirements of historical substrates and for the production of high performance products to fill the gap in the market dedicated to the conservation of built heritage. Metal-alkoxide precursors will be synthesized and their properties will be tuned based on the substrate characteristics of respectively stone, wood, glass to fulfil specific functionalities. The consolidation effects will be first evaluated through lab experimentation and subsequently the most suitable metal alkoxides will be tested in different European sites to evaluate also the environmental effects on their performance This will lead to a new generation of nano-products specifically tailored for historic materials in a context of climate change, emerging from the most recent and advanced research in the fields of conservation science and nanotechnologies. The development of suitable products for the treatment of historical materials will finally stop the inappropriate use of several commercial products, especially polymers. These have shown in recent years detrimental effects due to their fast deterioration and have also hampered the treated material as well. Central to the project is the synthesis of molecular precursors, nano-coating deposition and assessment of their conservation properties leading to the production of innovative products for the market of conservation in replacement of unfit traditional ones. The basis for their production and market introduction will be developed within the project. CNR-ISAC, Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy, CNR-ICIS, Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy, TNO, The Netherlands, TECNALIA, C/Geldo - Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, 48160 Derio (Bizkaia), Spain, Cercle des partenaires du Patrimoine - TRMH, 77420 Champs-sur-Marne, France, Fraunhofer E. V., Bronnbach 28, 97877 Wertheim-Bronnbach, Germany, AIDICO, Camí de Castella 4, 03660 Novelda-Alicante, Spain, R. E. D. srl, Viale dell'industria 58B, 35129 Padova, Italy, NANOTEGO INC., GOSB, Teknopark High Tech Binas1 K1 A10, 44184 Gebze Kocaeli, Turkey, Bofimex B. V., Krombraak 3, 4906 CR Oosterhout state, The Netherlands, Metropolitankapitel der Hohen Domkirche Köln Dombauverwaltung, Roncalliplatz 1, D-50667 Köln, Germany, Opera di Santa Croce, Piazza S. Croce 16, 5122 Firenze, Italy, Eschlimann, rue Ettore Bugatti, PO Box 40100, 67150 Erstein Cedex, France, T_O_P Oberflächen GmbH, Friedrichstraße 10a, 97082 Würzburg, Germany, SC DUCT SRL, Aviator Stefan Sanatescu 41, 11476 Bucharest, Romania
Περιέχει το πλήρες κείμενο We consider the problem of e-Infrastructures that wish to reconcile the generality of their services with the bespoke requirements of diverse user communities. We motivate the requirement of functional adaptivity in the context of gCube, a service-based system that integrates Grid and Digital Library technologies to deploy, operate, and monitor Virtual Research Environments defined over infrastructural resources. We argue that adaptivity requires mapping service interfaces onto multiple implementations, truly alternative interpretations of the same functionality. We then analyse two design solutions in which the alternative implementations are, respectively, full-fledged services and local components of a single service. We associate the latter with lower development costs and increased binding flexibility, and outline a strategy to deploy them dynamically as the payload of service plugins. The result is an infrastructure in which services exhibit multiple behaviours, know how to select the most appropriate behaviour, and can seamlessly learn new behaviours.
Currently in the EU, there are limited examples of operationally integrated solutions capable of achieving optimal interaction of energy networks, combining both electricity and heat-cooling energy supply and storage. There is thus, a need for the efficient use of renewable energy resources through hybrid systems utilising generation and storage of energy. The present study proposes a novel concept for the development of an innovative compact hybrid electrical-thermal storage system for stand-alone and district connected buildings. The proposed hybrid storages will be used to upgrade existing building configurations and will be monitored in real-life operation in a historic building in Cyprus. The building has been selected to be part of a hands-on technology exhibition area of renewable energy systems complimented with visual means to enhance the experience of visitors. The RES systems will be enhanced with enabling technologies offering the benefits of smart digitalised home solutions that can seamlessly be integrated in the neighbouring communities / districts to form energy communities. The municipality is to use the systems as a hands-on experience for informing society about the use of new technologies in their homes capable of offering a transition to the low-carbon economy achieving high levels of energy savings. Moreover, the integration of such systems in this specific application is to be used as an exploration of the sensitive issue of the architectural integration of technologically advanced systems into the listed buildings of historical centers. The concept presented herein is part of the ongoing research programme HYBUILD, which is funded by the European Union through HORIZON 2020. 12
The paper presents the introduction of Open Access movement in the Academic environment, pros and cons of the adoption of OA by Universities and how the European Union is enforcing the use of Open Access. The ways of implementing OA, the policies of publishers and journals regarding the deposits of publications and the RoMEO and Juliet projects are also referred in an effort to give an overview of the conditions in exploiting Open Access, either as authors, publishers or end users. The adoption of the Berlin declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities by the Senate of the University of Cyprus is commented in the paper. Furthermore an analysis of the projects OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus in which the University of Cyprus Library is involved is provided. University of Cyprus Library, 75 Kallipoleos Str. P. O. Box 20537 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus.
The proper preservation of both current and historical scientific data will underpin a multitude of ecological, economic and political decisions in the future of our society. The SCIDIP-ES project addresses the long-term persistent storage, access and management needs of scientific data by providing preservation infrastructure services. Taking exemplars from the Earth Science domain we highlight the key preservation challenges and barriers to be overcome by the SCIDIP-ES infrastructure. SCIDIP-ES augments existing science data e-infrastructures by adding specific services and toolkits, which implement core preservation concepts, thus guaranteeing the long-term access to data assets across and beyond their designated communities. European Space Agency ESA-ESRIN, Italy, Alliance for Permanent Access, The Netherlands, Science and Technology Facility Council, United Kingdom.
Περιέχει το πλήρες κείμενο The agINFRA project focuses on the production of interoperable data in agriculture, starting from the vocabularies and KOS used to classify and an-notate them. In this paper we report on our first steps in the direction of con-tributing to a LOD of agricultural data. In particular we look at germplasm data and soil data, which are still widely missing from the LOD landscape, seeming-ly because information managers in this field are still not very familiar with LOD practices. This is why this paper also recaps the basics of LOD publishing, which will be applied in the agINFRA project.