Participation of the SMARTiMONY project in the 9th Panhellenic Exhibition of Arta

The project “SMARTiMONY- Support stakeholders tackle strategic innovation in tourism in peripheral, remote and sparsely populated areas with resilient heritage offers and place based investments in the Cultural and Creative Industries” participated in the 9th Panhellenic Exhibition of Arta. A diverse audience of all age groups visited the booth of the Laboratory of Knowledge & Intelligent Computing at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Ioannina, where they had the opportunity to directly experience the innovative digital applications developed by the research team of the project.

The applications of this specific research project focus on showcasing the cultural wealth of Greece and Albania, specifically in the regions of Arta, Thesprotia, and Gjirokaster, both within the cities and their surrounding areas.

Under the project SMARTiMONY, co-financed by the Cross-Border Cooperation Program IPA Interreg “Greece-Albania 2014-2020,” numerous applications and innovative tools have been developed. These include three-dimensional models of the significant monuments in the Arta region and Gjirokaster, captivating storytelling, interviews with specialized speakers, a digital repository of informational material containing historical data and rich visual content, an interactive map of businesses in the Arta and Gjirokaster regions belonging to Cultural and Creative Industries, cultural heritage games, a digital book developed as part of the project, along with a printed edition. Additionally, there are applications featuring points of interest, navigation, and augmented reality.

The project aims to support the tourism sector in regions with unique cultural and heritage offerings, providing visitors and stakeholders with a digital platform to explore and engage with the rich cultural resources of the Arta and Gjirokaster areas.

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