Linked Organisation of

Local Authority ICT Societies (LOLA)


Linked Organisation of Local Authority ICT Societies (LOLA)  is a non-profit organisation of ICT professional associations. These associations comprise professionals who work in local authority and other local public service delivery organisations, and their suppliers, in different countries worldwide.

LOLA’s core values are based on a desire to provide a high standard of local authority services to our citizens through the effective deployment of Information and Communications Technologies. LOLA intends to achieve this through joint projects, sharing of good practice, products and services, joint influencing of national governments, and engaging the ICT supply industry.


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ProXML is a service provider in the field of publishing and consuming Open Data with a preference for Linked Data. It has been offering services mainly for government organisations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

In Belgium, ProXML is part of the Open Data team of the Flemish Government and is co-editor of the ‘Open Data manual’ ( ProXML is also author of the Linked Open Data URI guidelines of the Flemish government. ProXML is building the Linked Open Data publishing infrastructure related to building and environmental permits of the Flemish government


Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE) sepve-low

The Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE) was founded in April 1994 as a private non-for-profit organisation and is based in Thessaloniki.

From its foundation until the present day it has been the only collective body representing the interests and concerns of the information technology businesses active in Northern Greece (regions of Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly). Today SEPVE proudly numbers more than 220 member enterprises. Over the 20 years since its foundation the Association has organized a significant number of events, training seminars, conferences and forums, while taking part in an even larger number of such events organized by other associations and agencies.


AcrossLimits AcrossLimits-Logo-300x63

AcrossLimits is a dynamic Maltese technology research and consulting SME with its roots firmly derived from the innovation and ICT sectors. In fact its core business is still centred around the areas of Internet-based solutions for business and social purposes and its expertise varies from technology and innovation research projects to development, elearning, eHealth and digital culture.

The company was established in June 2001 as a limited liability company.  In the last years, AcrossLimits has diversified and now is made up of three main divisions, namely Technology, European projects and Education. AcrossLimits has been participating and helping organisations to benefit from EU funded projects for over 10 years.


Aalborg University (AAU) 250px-AAU_logo_2012

Aalborg University (AAU) conducts teaching and research to the highest level in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural sciences, health, and social sciences. AAU has more than 13,000 matriculated students, and the annual budget is in excess of DKK 1.4 billion. A trademark of AAU is research based education and the unique pedagogical model of teaching based on problem-based learning (The Aalborg PBL model). Through a problem and project-based approach the students engage in action learning projects and research in collaboration with supervisors and professors.

Through many years of research and project work within the area of networked learning, ’e-Learning Lab – Center for User-driven Innovation, Learning and Design’ (eLL) holds expertise in the field of designing, implementing and evaluating use of online and blended learning environments with a particular focus on novel implementations of PBL. Through participation in European Commission financed projects eLL has built considerable expertise in this field. eLL has built a strong research based environment around use, evaluation, analysis and design of social media and innovative learning practices in relation to new and emerging media.


Open Data Institute (ODI)  ODI logo

The Open Data Institute (ODI) was founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt and launched in December 2012. As an independent, non-profit company ODI provides a catalyst for the evolution of an open data culture, creating economic, environmental and social value.

ODI works with governments, the commercial, and not-for-profit sectors worldwide to unlock the supply of open data and build understanding of how open data can create impact.


University of Macedonia (UOM) uom_logo

The University of Macedonia (UOM) of Economic and Social Sciences was established in 1948 and currently has 8 departments, 7 departmental and 3 interdepartmental postgraduate programmes. It has a long record in research and educational activities including participation in European programmes such as Erasmus-ECTS, Alfa, ADAPT, Leonardo, Tempus, Med-Campus, Continuing Education Program and Jean Monnet.

Combining the scientific fields of Business Administration and Information Technology, the Information Systems Laboratory operates as a part of the Business Administration Department of UOM. The laboratory’s areas of expertise vary and include:

  • Conceptual and domain modelling.
  • Open Data and Linked Data
  • The Use of Web 2.0 and semantic technologies in eLearning and eGovernment.
  • E-Learning Systems and their role in the educational process.