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2019. 08. 01.

The goal of the DIWAS project is to implement a cloud service, which can be used in an Industry 4.0 setup to provide production line workers with suitable assembly instructions.


2021. 07. 01.-2022. 07. 01.

The dhupla platform of the Centre for Digital Humanities (DBK) serves the critical processing and publishing of Hungarian literature. The processing format of works is based on TEI XML. In order to support editors in their work, we develop a plugin for Oxygen XML Editor by the suggestions of DBK. The editing framework provides a readers’ view (without XML tags), context menu for the input of new XML tags and forms for metadata input. Editors can also check the correctness of XML using schematron validation.



The Hungarian Scientific Bibliography (MTMT) is a comprehensive national bibliographic database of scientific publications and citations. Since 1999 MTMT collects data from researchers and institutions, and serves more than 30 thousand users. Furthermore, MTMT also provides national and educational institutions with scientific statistical data. The quality of the bibliographic records and the management of institutional data are supervised by a country-wide network of MTMT administrators. The Department of Distributed Systems at MTA SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) has developed the new version called MTMT2.



The european manufacturing industry is facing challenges in terms of adaptability, flexibility and vertical integration. The SYMBIO-TIC project adresses these important issues towards a safe, dynamic, intuitive and cost effective working environment were inmersive and symbiotic collaboration between human workers and robots can take place and bring significant benefits to robot - reluctant industries, where current tasks and processes are thought too complex to be automated. The benefits that the project can bring about include lower costs, increased safety, better working conditions and higher profitability through improved adaptability, flexibility, performance and seamless integration.



The COURAGE project is exploring the methods for cultural opposition in the socialist era (cc. 1950-1990). We are building a database of historic collections, persons, groups, events and sample collection items using a fully linked data solution with data stored in an RDF triple store. The registry will be used to create virtual and real exhibitions and learning material, and will also serve as a basis for further narratives and digital humanities (DH) research.



The aim of the SZTAKIMemory project is to create the infrastructure for the long-term digital preservation of all research-and-development results and the knowledge that have been gathered throughout several decades in the Institute. By applying SZTAKIMemory, each MTA SZTAKI researcher will be able to store their own research results, and the publications, notes, necessary data, programs, virtual machines, etc. that supported their research; in a way that all these items could be searched, restored, read and run even after years or decades. Though the actual system can store and restore only internal data at the moment, SZTAKIMemory could be a strong base to put Science 2.0 principles into practise. As the required research topic and result are stored in the very same place, they could be later shared with the scientific community on a wider scale. As not only the results of a given research but also their corresponding data will be available, the results could be reproduced by any other researcher.


Share-PSI 2.0


The objective of the Share-PSI 2.0 Thematic Network is to bring together a very broad range of stakeholders in the re-use of public sector information and to help them reach consensus on technical standards, complementing existing and ongoing initiatives in the domain. The network will focus particularly on implementing the new PSI Directive.



The objective of the Chaoster project is to create a collaborative software system for crisis management on mobile platform using new paradigms.



The goal of the InterpreterGlove (TolmácsKesztyű) project is to create such an innovative intelligent tool that can be used by speech- and hearing impaired people to get in touch with their nondisabled fellows along their quotidian life in a way that is intuitive for both parties.



BonFIRE designed, built and operates a multi-site Cloud prototype FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems at all stages of the R&D lifecycle, targeting the services research community on Future Internet.


2011. 02. 01.-2015. 01. 31.

Visionair calls for the creation of a European infrastructure for high level visualisation facilities that are open to research communities across Europe and around the world. By integrating existing facilities, Visionair aims to create a world-class research infrastructure for conducting state-of-the-art research in visualisation, thus significantly enhancing the attractiveness and visibility of the European Research Area (ERA).



ChaosFire is an innovative experiment executed in the frame of the 1st Open Call of the Fed4FIRE. Following the succesful comnpletion of KOPFire as part of BonFIRE, ChaosFire is DSD's second Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) project. The aim of the ChaosFire experiment is to evaluate the performance and usability of the Chaoster opportunistic peer to peer mobile technology as an alternative mean to central service based solutions to collect and distribute sensor information in an urban area. 



The aim of the MunkaPad project is to create an e-science platform that semantically assists the everyday work of knowledge workers and researchers.



The NextGeneration project aims at the re-thinking of the terms scientific publication and scientific journal and researching the new generation of publications (multi-layer, enhanced publications, nanopublications, data papers, etc.).



RICOH Company, Ltd. has agreed to work jointly in software research and development with the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI). Exploring the framework of next generation office work using Web technologies, the goal is to develop related business software in three years.

SZTAKI Dictionary 4.0


The SZTAKI Dictionary will be renewed in content, appearance as well as in architecture.



The aim of the KOPI-Trans project is to create algorithms that enable locating and finding English translations of a Hungarian text, either on the internet, in digital libraries or collections.



ASP solution for advanced distributed event processing and e-Science collaboration platform for effective multimedia research

CloudBricks EU FP7 proposal preparation


CloudBricks - Simplifying Cloud-usage and expanding its availability with a building-block-style approach - EU FP7 proposal preparation 


The project is supported by the Hungarian Government, managed by the National Development Agency, and financed by the Research and Technology Innovation Fund.





During the cooperation DSD is going to design and implement web services in a cloud infrastructure based on existing Nuance technologies.



Till now, grid technologies do not sufficiently meet challenges raised by successful enterprises. The BREIN project thus aims at compensating these deficiencies by taking a more "business-centric" approach. It develops towards a framework, which involves formal representations of supply chain structures, business goals, skeleton process models, process planning and process instantiation patterns, patterns for intra- and inter-organizational interactions, formal representations of the aims, capabilities, and activities of humans as well as of technical (artificial) actors, and simulation toolkits supporting complex decision making in non-standard decision processes. To this end, BREIN will combine the flexibility and stability of Grid-technologies with strength of methods for business modeling, with the intelligence and adaptability of AI technologies, namely Agent theory, planning & optimization strategies and with the semantic web.



The aim of this project is to review T-Online's current web development and web design methodology, and to propose modifications to speed up T-Online's web design and to make current portals more ergonomic.



The ILI (Intelligent Visitor Guidance: Interactive environment driven by contextual semantics) project's aim is to create an integrated visitor guidance framework that is able to guide visitors in multiple environments (e.g. museum, hospital, shopping mall, parking, etc.), integrating the capabilities of sensors, location devices and modern display and interactive devices.



The basic goal of the ABILITIES (Application Bus for InteroperabiLITy In enlarged Europe SMEs) project is to study, design and develop a federated architecture implemented by a set of intelligent and adaptive UBL active messages (an Application Bus for EAI) and basic interoperability services, which aims at supporting SMEs EAI in e-commerce contexts, specifically in less developed Countries and less RTD intensive industrial sectors.



The DELOS network intends to conduct a joint program of activities aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoing research activities of the major European teams working in Digital Library - related areas with the goal of developing the next generation Digital Library technologies.





The primary project objective is to develop an ICT framework, which enables software and service providers (SMEs, RESs, INDs) to generate and establish open, extensible and reconfigurable development platforms for Web-Service applications.



The MOBILE INNOVATION CENTRE (MIK) was founded as a result of the call for proposals „The Establishment of R&D and Innovation Centre for Mobile Communication” supported by the National Office for Research and Technology. The Centre is based on the cooperation of universities, academic research institutions, industrial companies, suppliers and organisations dealing with scientific research and innovation, including the representatives of profit-oriented and non-profit sectors.

MTA SZTAKI participates in MIK's 3.1.2 project called "Service and Application Development for Mobile systems" as a research and development partner.



The aim of the National Cancer Registry GRID (Országos Rákregiszter GRID - ORG) is to develop the next generation of the National Cancer Registry (NCR).

In the course of the ORG project we build a new online infrastructure for collecting and validating data, which will greatly improve the quality of cancer data in the registry and therefore will provide much more adequate statistics for the decision-makers.



The project deals with different scientific issues including the problems and implementation of concurrent transaction handling in large-scale Service Oriented Architectures of telecommunication industry. The details of the research targets, the scope and dimension of the T-Soa project are withheld.





The mission statement of the project is: "To enhance distributed systems and applications with a generic and standardised supervision solution and nurture its practical implementation and multi-sector exploitation as a key enabler for the competitiveness of European research and industry."



The aim objective of the MOVOT project was to develop two alternative electronic voting systems and a new methodology to allow Public Administrations and Private Organisations to use electronic voting equipment in their electoral processes together with the corresponding transfer of technology.



EUTIST-AMI, funded by European Union, is constituted by 13 application projects that are testing the benefits and the potential of agent and middleware technologies applied in real industrial environments. To sustain competition and face the global market challenge, the power of these technologies must be harnessed.

EUTIST-AMI, coordinated by ENEA UDA (Italy) in collaboration with LogOn (Germany), CSIC (Spain), MTA SZTAKI (Hungary) and DFKI (Germany), will last for three years and is intended to improve the efficiency of the management and the dissemination of the results deriving from the 13 projects within the cluster. It also helps emphasise the European dimension of the projects. A key benefit of the cluster is the ability to coordinate dissemination activities. As the results of the individual projects become available, the coordinators will organize European wide dissemination campaigns. These will focus on the "success stories" of the projects, in order to show other potential users the benefits that these two types of technology can offer.



StreamOnTheFly is about offering a personalised community radio program with collaborative filtering agents and bandwidth sensitive streaming.

StreamOnTheFly will demonstrate new ways of management and personalisation technologies for audio content using cutting-edge middleware and agent technologies. Many programs produced at community radio stations are too valuable to be broadcasted only once! We are working on recycling technologies, making them accessible on-line and on mobile devices anytime, whereas personalisation of the radio program is an important goal to be shown in the StreamOnTheFly trial.



VoiceXML is a standardisation effort for telephony based IVR (interactive voice repsonse) applications, such as voice mailboxes, ticket reservation, car sharing, chat or payment services, etc.

PublicVoiceXML is both the name of a software package and the name of a trial project with European community radios, who will be evaluating VoiceXML technology through their umbrella organisation AMARC.

PublicVoiceXML is a voice response application which integrates voice services with data services and frees the authors of VXML from low level programming providing infrastructure to implement phone based interface for web and application interaction.



The project explores the possibilities and examines the necessary steps of introducing and establishing e-administration and disseminating e-democracy in a wider area. The range of tasks in the project is multidisciplinary: successfully achieving the planned goals requires cooperation among administrative specialists, jurists, administration-reengineering specialists, financial and computer specialists, sociologists.



The objective of the project is to interconnect the Hungarian digital libraries on the basis of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI), and to expose them to the international OAI network. Using te OAI's protocol, several digital metadata repositories (data providers) can be searched at once from a central search interface (a service provider), thus realizing the paradigm of unified search . Our main partner in this project is the Hungarian Electronic Library (MEK) of the National Széchenyi Library.



KOPI Online Plagiarism Search and Information Portal.

The goal of the project is to develope an online plagiarism-search portal, that helps both digital libraries to protect their documents and for teachers, professors to find copied work or publications. The portal would also give information about the Hungarian laws belonging to this special field, and would include a discussion forum as well.

Such a service is not available for the Hungarian net community yet, and the foreign services are also limited in number and functionality. This portal will foster Internet publications and spreading of digital libraries by beating back the illegal copies. It has no sense to copy a digital document if within minutes the copy of the whole or part can be detected.



This research and development project aims at implementing a new platform for supporting collaboration within organizations, companies and consortiums having separate internal work culture and infrastructure. The platform fulfills its tasks by providing web-based and other (multimodal) interfaces adapting to the existing software and data-handling infrastructure of cooperating partners for the whole life-cycle of a project.



Decision Support based on Argument Mapping

The long-term goal is to create a a freely available, versatile, sophisticated, and user friendly argument mapping software system, and to promote the usage of it, as widely as possible.

We do this in the hope that armed with this potent tool, the information processing ability of society (and the individuals) will improve, so that this way, we might get closer to the truth, and we might be able to make better decisions.



Web4Groups was an EU-funded project among the Telematics Application Development Projects of the Fourth Framework Program. Its main goal was to develop an advanced, web-based groupware system. The project went on from 1995 to 1998. The software developed by the project is no longer in operation, but several new systems are based on the concepts and code of this software.

Web4Groups primarily supports different-time (non-simultaneous) group communication via discussion forums. There was a stress on multilinguality and universal messaging, services were accessible in several European languages through different communication channels, including WWW, NNTP (Usenet News), e-mail, telephone and fax. The project also implemented some advanced and experimental groupware services: voting, rating, annotation of Web pages and joint document editing. Our department was mainly responsible for the voting service within Web4Groups.



The DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries is an initiative funded by the European Commission's Information Society Technologies 5th Framework Programme (IST-FP5). Its objectives are

  • to improve the effectiveness of European research in this emerging domain,
  • to provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can exchange ideas and experiences
  • to facilitate take-up of DL technologies
  • to promote international cooperation in the DL research domain

DSD is actively participating in the DELOS Working Group 2.1 on digital library evaluation and testing.



The DELOS Working Group was funded by the ESPRIT Long Term Research Programme (LTR No. 21057) within the Fourth Framework Programme of the Commission of the European Union. The objective was to promote research into the further development of digital library technologies.



SELECT was an European R&D project for creating a service that provides enhanced information about Web pages and news messages, including rating given by users. This information has three uses:

  • Global bookmark service: users can collect and manage their personal ratings from any Web browser. Thus, they can find their previously rated pages using any computer.
  • Personal recommendations: the system can advise a user Web pages that he/she may find interesting based on his/her and others' previous ratings.
  • Feedback on one's work: people can add rating facilities to their own Web pages, and collect ratings from others.



The central objective of the CORES project is to encourage the sharing of metadata semantics. CORES will address the need to reach consensus on a data model for declaring semantics of metadata terms in a machine-readable way. Consensus on the ground-rules for declaring standard definitions of terms, as well as local usage and adaptations, will enable the diversity of existing standards to "play together" in an integrated, machine-understandable Semantic Web environment.



AQUA is a prototype implementation of a general user interface paradigm, which is capable of modelling iterative query refinement and embedding several common and advanced query techniques. The objective of this interface is not only to provide an integrated view for different searching and browsing techniques, but also to help the user to explore the contents of a digital library.



Due to the increasing demand of globally distributed information within complex research and development there is a need for intelligent self adapting global research and development networks, especially under groupware aspects. The KNIXMAS project designed a framework for an intelligent global research network consisting of connected local working and research networks. This framework collects and preprocesses pieces of knowledge in the field of automatic control, and provides various types of decision support and data exploration services for this information. Our part of work in this project was to investigate applicable agent technologies, to invent user feedback strategies and to provide connections with external relevant resources on the Internet.



VASIE (ESSI Project No 10211) aimed to provide value-added information for the European software best practice repository and to permanent disseminate the validated ESSI Process Improvement Experiments (PIE) results through the WWW. All ESSI improvement projects were reviewed, categorised and added continuously to the repository for dissemination.