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Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards a Sustainable Approach – Conference

This was the title and aim of the 4th International Conference of the UNITWIN Network that took place at the Budapest Metropolitan University and was implemented by the INFOTA Research Institute from 12 to 16 June, 2016. From 5 continents, more than 60 presentations, posters have reported about the most recent research achievements of a highly delicate and often discussed cultural heritage, the cultural landscapes – we also have 3 of them: Tokaj, Hortobágy and Fertőtáj.

The video message from the Deputy Director General of UNESCO, Francesco Bandarin is available on the following link.

More information about the conference

Conference website

The most recent volume of the Alma Mater series has been published


The most recent volume of the Alma Mater series has been published with the title “Tourism and ICT Aspects of Balkan Wellbeing – a Balkán jóllét turisztikai és IKT vonatkozásai

The book provides us with a general overview on the touristic and ICT concerns of the Balkan wellbeing. The book can be ordered under the Publications point of the menu.

Since 2001, the Alma Mater series has been a primary Hungarian scientific publication forum for information and knowledge management, besides – because of the interrelation of scientific areas and by the opportunity of cross competences present in the workshops – having also rightly gained attention in international professional communities as a book series of scientific studies.

The present volume – in the course of our thematic publications – is a summary of the most recent regional well-being researches carried out in the widely interpreted Balkan area from the aspects of tourism and the info-communicational technologies.

Joint knowledge for the success of entrepreneurships along the border – Meeting on the occasion of presenting the Project Achievements

The Foundation for Information Society is kindly inviting you on the Meeting for presenting the Achievements of the „TÁMOP-2.2.4-11/1-2012-0063 Project – Joint knowledge for the success of entrepreneurships along the border, that is organised in Pension and Restaurant “Sólyomvár” in Komlóska on Thursday 22 October.

The aim of the project is that from Hungary the remote education, from Slovakia the network of offices providing personal consultations should be integrated in order to establish support for adult education activities and it is made for the entrepreneurships along the border with the help of such an educational methodology and knowledge base as well as with the elaboration of teaching materials that will be implemented together by the help of which micro and SMEs can receive especially up to date, otherwise hardly or expensively available knowledge and these materials can be accessed independently from time restraints.

The downloadable invitation for the meeting in original language:

50 Years of ICOMOS and the Year of Industrial Heritage

At the Budapest Metropolitan University (former BKF), the Foundation for Information Society together with ICOMOS Hungary jointly organised a meeting celebrating the 50 Years of ICOMOS and the Year of Industrial Heritage on 15 October 2015. from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. in Budapest (XIV. Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9.).

The aim of the special conference is to draw the attention on our built cultural heritage by reporting on the half a century long committed worldwide monument protection work of ICOMOS including the great variety of the professional activities carried out by the Hungarian National Committee. We would like to achieve to have not only numerous environmental aware teachers and students in Hungary, in Europe and on the other continents but that they equally possess a high level of heritage awareness as well. This quest has been followed by one of the most successful, ever growing professional network of the ICOMOS community for the past 50 years.

Our invited lecturers include experts from monument protection, ICOMOS Hungary, the Foundation for Information Society, industrial heritage and museum managers, teachers from several Universities.

Students of the Metropolitan University and from other institution present their posters on the subject.

The program in original language can be downloaded.

Invitation to the official closing event of the Balkan Wellbeing Research

KTIA_invitation_a4_2020 The official closing event of the Balkan Wellbeing Research: Wellbeing values, assets and attitudes of the Balkan countries that may serve as a basis for tourism services incorporating ICT tools.

Wellbeing, Happiness and Travel – How can the Balkan countries build on their rich assets?
29-30 October, 2015 Expo Hotel, Budapest

Download link to the invitation:

The PRAXIS project is closed

PRAXIS project has been implemented by the support of the European Commission within Lifelong Learning Program, subprogramme of Academic Network Erasmus. Its aim is to set up, operate and promote a European Professional Practical Centre in order to   offer professional internship on international level for higher education students.

The product of the program is the Project Internship Market facilitates the establishment of contacts and information flow for both the students searching an internship place and the institution offering a practical job.

The PRAXIS project cooperation includes 30 countries with 49 institutions where the Foundation for Information Society is also one of the contributors.

More English language information is available on the web page of the Praxis Project.

PEN Project is completed

HISBIM, Baltic Amadeus, The Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, INFOTA Research Institute of the Foundation for Information Society, IT Vison s.p. zoo and NEXT System Ltd have contributed to the achievement of the main results of the project: The reference model of production process planning has been created. It includes Production Effectiveness Navigator (PEN) system requirements and defining the classes of possible events in enterprise and its environment, which can have essential impact on enterprise process effectiveness unpredictable in advance. Optimization algorithms (heuristic, predictive and deterministic) have been developed that are suitable for the process re-planning. The results have been published in scientific journals (five papers, two papers of them are in the journals from Thomson Reuters Web of Science Journal Master List with high impact factor) and have been presented in five conferences.


World Heritage Management Plans under preparation

What do we have to do with the World Heritage title of Budapest? Research, workshop, round table discussion, radio program was organised by the Association of Cultural Heritage Managers between 13-15. June 2015.The INFOTA Research Institute was represented by Dr Lia Bassa.

CEU was the venue of the main meeting where Professor of interpretation teaching, John Veverka, arriving here by the support of the USA Embassy, delivered a presentation as well as Dr Lars Wohlers (KON-TIKI Interpretive consultation, training and evaluation) about the current situation and aim of visitor researches. This was followed by the discussion related to the Budapest Management Plan with the participation of Tamás Fejérdy, Gábor Soós, Árpád Bőczén, John Veverka and Lia Bassa.

ITA participates in the Balkan Wellbeing Workshop 2.

With international participation, the Balkan Wellbeing workshop 2 took successfully place in the framework of the KTIA project.This time our Foundation has also reported about its ongoing work, as Dr. Attila Horváth presented it by the title „Ways of using ICT tools to support the project goals” . In conclusion of the discussion, in the near future, there will be further meetings organised with researcher dr. Melanie Kay Smith for harmonising the touristic aims with their technological implementations. The foreign and Hungarian, new and already known experts carried out a live exchange of experiences related to the project’s methodological and practical realisation.