Welcome to the website of my graduate course Efficient Provision of Cultural Services in Network Environments (2019) at the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies of the University of Patras.

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Thank you in advance for your interest and cooperation!

Evi Papaioannou

Course desciption and objectives


In the context of this graduate course we will address:

  • popular classes of graphs, including planar graphs and trees, which are often used for modelling and studying several tasks involving some sort of networking environment (e.g., communication, indexing, classification, traversal, exploration, search in places and collections, search, coding, maps, etc.)

  • basic methods for counting discrete objects

  • algorithms for efficient resource allocation (e.g., energy, bandwidth, etc.)

  • algorithms for search, data communication and storage as well as for secure transmission of information and data over inherently insecure network structures like the Internet

Overall, our approach is based on abstraction: our objective focuses on the study and understanding of the underlying fundamental ideas and the theoretical framework which provide the principles for the design and implementation of various applications and services (existing and forthcoming) of cultural interest in network environments.