Better search for trustworthy content and objects discovery

Session 3

Lead by Jim Clarke and Paul Malone from (download the slides here)

See the session’s report on the NGI website.

The session time is for 90 minutes and we have 4 speakers/moderators followed small tables moderated by our 4 panellists on their topics. 
This is then followed by a Bringing it all together session using NGI white boards to identify the resulting R&I needs under the following headings:

  • Trends
  • Challenges
  • Priorities


The 4 panellists are:

Alexandru Stan, In-Two, Germany (download the slides here)

We have made contact with Alexandru Stan through the NEM Technology Platform, which offers a platform to European SMEs working on media-related technologies.
TOPIC: Alexandru will provide the viewpoint of an SME working on developing content-rich applications with trustworthiness and quality of content, as well as provide powerful search capabilities and content exploration interfaces. Some of their applications relate to events, tourism and cultural heritage.

Ales Cernivec, XLAB, Slovenia (download the slides here)

Ales is a member of our European Champion Panel (ECP) and he has been leading implementation of Slovenian interoperability portal ( and contributed to Slovenian open data portal (
TOPIC: Ales will be presenting on search and discovery tools from the perspective of the Slovenian interoperability and open data portal, in particular covering security, ID management, authentication and authorisation frameworks, data sharing and safeguarding privacy.

Alessandro Bassi, ABC, France (download the slides here)

Alessandro is a member of our ECP and he will present from the perspective of how IoT technologies can be utilised in search and discovery functionality in a secure and privacy preserving way.
TOPIC: Alessandro will present Semantic Data Organisation, putting data in a mixed environment (cloud + local storage) linked by their semantic “meaning”. How can this be done and considering GDPR aspects? What technological solution may apply and be considered fair by everyone?

Jamal Shahin, VUB and GIPO (download the slides here)

Jamal is a member of our ECP, and also was involved in animating The Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), which has now been passed onto the project, which is geared towards bringing together both the NGI Policy and Technology communities.
TOPIC: Jamal will be covering the topic “Tackling online disinformation: a European Approach”. He will present a brief overview of challenges following recent ‘disinformation’ crises. Three challenges are: skills (for the public), public sphere (media/journalism), platforms and ‘algorithms’.


The overall approach of the session is:

  1. Each speaker gives a lightning talk on the topic and what is the expected output from the session (3-4 minutes each).
  2. Each speaker then hosts a “table” around that sub-topic, where the participants in the workshop will provide their inputs to the sub-topic captured on flip charts.
  3. will provide rapporteurs to manage the outputs from the session.

Ideally, we would like to generate outputs than allow us to frame the table’s in the following model:
Identify the specific Human Value -> and the Challenges they bring -> Identify any Potential Solutions for these challenges-> and/or Known Initiatives -> Identify the Gaps and -> identify the Research and Innovation needed to fill those gaps.
This will help to use the workshop outputs directly in our Consultation Platform and Knowledge Base which is modelled around this approach.

  1. The rapporteurs will summarise the main outputs for the plenary billboard session under the following headings:
    • Trends
    • Challenges
    • Priorities



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