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Jun 11 2024

OW2Con'24 showcases NGI Search Final Open Call

Date: 11-12 June 2024
Conference: OW2 Annual Conference
Place: Paris Châtillon, Orange Gardens
Number of attendees expected: 200 

Mirko Presser, professor at Aarhus University and NGI Search coordinator, will foster OW2con'24 attendees to study the final NGI Search open call running from early June to the end of July 2024. He'll give key insights to open source software designers about the relevant research topics and will summarize the fourth call outcomes with examples of beneficiaries. Moreover, several NGI Searchers from previous open calls will participate at OW2con’24, to present their outcomes. They will also evaluate synergy opportunies during a  dedicated breakout session.

📣 Discover the topics of NGI Search Open Calls ...

OW2con’24 Press Release

NGI Search Beneficiary Projects Hightlighted at OW2con’24

This year OW2 annual conference showcases NGI Search beneficiary outcomes with demos and discussions in the main Hall community corner, and during a dedicated breakout session.

Paris, 11 June 2024 - OW2, the international community of professional open source software is offering excellent networking opportunities to open source contributors and users, next June 11-12, 2024 at Orange Gardens in Paris-Châtillon.

The 15th edition of OW2con is bringing together developers, companies, academics and non-profit organizations. The conference also welcomes Tunisia as Invited Country and highlights three OW2 projects as Community, Market, and Technology OW2con’24 Best Project Awards. This event is made possible thanks to 12 open source sponsors: NGI Search, NGI Zero Commons Fund, Collabora Online, Huawei, Orange, Worteks, City of Paris,, Xwiki, OnlyOffice, MAIF, and OpenUp. 

During both days, more than 200 international developers have a chance to discuss with several dozens of speakers, partners and members of the community, including NGI Searchers. The central theme of this edition is “Funding Open Source Software and Digital Commons". All participants are able to find out more about the 5th NGI Search open call (June-July 2024) and ongoing NGI Zero Commons Fund EU open calls.

Read the full NGI Search at OW2con'24 Press Release ...

Apr 17 2024

StandUp Meeting #3


Date & Time: 17/04/2024 at 10:00 CEST
Place: Big Blue Button remote meeting
Attendees: 35

Audio presentations of TrustSearch Project, LabDiscovery Engine, and MetaVision ...

Apr 11 2024

Open Source Webinar by OW2 #1

Date: 11/04/2024
Time: 16:00
NGI Search funded project: Search-a-Licious (Open Food Facts)
Speaker: Alex Garel

Search-a-licious is the future Open Food Facts search engine: built upon open source libraries, with faceted search and ready to use widgets and SDK, it is designed in a generic way to be usable on any open dataset, and easy to deploy - so you can use it to power your own search engine!

Alex Garel is an early adopter of Linux and Python. He worked in different SMEs always promoting Open Source software and contribution to the eco-system. Although mainly a developper and tech lead, he always participated in a lot of tasks: from marketing or scrum master to machine learning or system administration. He joined Open Food Facts 18 months ago, where he also participates in a wide variety of tasks on software and community animation.

AlexGarel.pngSearch-a-Licious, an NGI Search funded project, by Alex Garel, Open Food Facts

Slides and Replay

Mar 21 2024

AlpOSS 2024


Date: 21 March 2024
Place: Echirolles, France

Join the OW2 booth for more information about NGI Search final open call (June-July 2024) and NGI Zero Commons Fund first open call.

At 12:05, Pierre-Yves Gibello, OW2 CEO, will talk about "Your project with NGI Zero Commons"
Take this opportunity to finance your searching open source innovations and/or Next Generation Internet digital commons. ...

Mar 10 2024

Infosys 2024 Congress in Athens


Event: Evolving Internet 2024
Date: March 10-14, 2024
Place: Athens, Greece


In the framework of Infosys 2024 Congress, in parallel with the Evolving Internet event in Athens, the NGI Search project led the OSS LLMs scientific conference.
LLMSDI: OSS LLMs and decentralized systems for Search, Discovery and Indexing on the Internet
Chair: Ph.D. Aurora González-Vidal, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Murcia, Spain
Co-Chair: Ph.D. Mirko Presser, Associate Professor, Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University. Denmark ...

Feb 20 2024

Open Call #4 First Webinar


Date: 9/2/2024 9:00-10:00 CET.
Topic: Open Call Webinar OC4.1
Venue: Online

In this webinar, you will discover the list of topics for this fourth Open Call, its scope, and ten services offered to beneficiairies. Join us and discover how, when and where to apply in order to receive up to €150,000 along with business and technical support during up to 12 months.
Ready to become an NGI Searcher? Attend this webinar presented by Mirko Presser, NGI Search Project lead.

NGI Search Open Call #4 Webinar 1 REPLAY


Feb 15 2024

Stand-Up Meeting #2


Date: February 15
Place: Online
Projects: ChatDKG, WAISE, VERIF.AI

NGI-Search monthly Stand-up meetings have the aim to leverage the NGI Search community and to identify possible synergies between NGI Searchers. It also offers projects the opportunity to showcase and disseminate about their technologies.
Click on the name of each project below to access to the podcasts and discover what it is all about: 

Check the project podcasts recorded 📢 

Feb 04 2024

(Re)Search Dev and Policy @ FOSDEM and OFFDEM 2024

Event: FOSDEM 2024 (and OFFDEM 2024)
Place: Brussels Free University (ULB)
Author: Renée RIDGWAY, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Aarhus University
Department: SHAPE Centre (School of Communication and Culture Department of Digital Design and Information Studies)/BTECH


In early February, FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) happened in Brussels, as it does every year, since 2000 as OSDEM and from 2001 as FOSDEM, (at the request of Richard Stallman). Focussing on free and open-source software development and the F(L)OSS movement in general, FOSDEM enables developers to meet up and present their latest applications of free and open-source software. Saturday, the first day of the conference, I attended the keynote lecture by Laura Durieux entitled ‘Where have the women of tech history gone?’, which provided a rich overview of frequently overlooked or forgotten contributions by women to the history of technology. ( As most now realise, Ada Lovelace is considered the first programmer and importantly for the field of search, in the 1970s Karen Spärck Jones focused on NLP and information retrieval, developing TF-IDF (term document frequency), the relevance of specific keyword in the text that is used by most search engines (and SEO). 

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EU programme:  HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01  


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the grant agreement 101069364 and it is framed under Next Generation Internet Initiative.

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