S-CASE Blog | Hackathon4business


The S-CASE project coordinators, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), organised a set of hackathons this month to help showcase the final S-CASE solution. Aimed at two sets of key users the aim was to shape the development process while putting the S-CASE solution in the hands of potential future collaborators.

The two hackathons, titled ‘S-CASE hackathon4business’ and ‘S-CASE hackathon4students’, targeted web developers and undergraduate students respectively.¬†Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI) participated in the hackathons as well, with a session on the Web Service Composition tool.

In this blog post we will focus on the results of the Hackathon4business, which specifically targeted web developers of companies and organisations in the vicinity of the Thessaloniki area.

Pre-hackathon survey results

Before starting the S-CASE hackathon we asked the registered developers to fill out a survey. We got 19 responses and the results can be found below:










Post-hackathon survey results

After the hackathon has finished and the developers have seen the platform and the procedure, we asked the attendees to fill out another survey. Fifteen (15) developers responded and the results can be found below.










Through the hackathons 6 minor bugs were identified, which is a good number based on the fact that S-CASE was tested for more than 2 to 3 hours by 63 individuals on both days.

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S-CASE Ontology Repository

In today’s blog we take a look at the S-CASE¬†Ontology Repository being developed by CERTH.

The S-CASE ontology repository is intended to facilitate interoperability by standardizing a series of logically well defined relationships that act as a connectivity tissue for bringing together heterogeneous ontologies.

In this way, domain ontologies remain independent from the network as a whole and so can each undergo development processes without impacting on one another in complex and difficult to control ways.

This approach can be seen as a continuation and extension of several research and development threads begun in a range of large-scale engineering areas, including software engineering and the efforts within ontological engineering of other European projects.

Each operation will be supported through the web user interface along with the corresponding REST API for accessing the functionalities remotely by any application or module. It will host all ontologies that will be developed within the S-CASE project and will be provided as a Cloud Service over the S-CASE Cloud infrastructure.

The technical infrastructure will support among others the operations of ontology navigation, browsing, searching, visualization, uploading and downloading.

Find out more about the S-CASE concept.