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Knowledge graphs have become the most important tools of sharing and connecting research or industry information and contacts.  These graphs enable, in a flexible way, the access, use and publication of data as a distributed system.
Due to the increasing uptake of Knowledge Graph technologies, research and development communities face new challenges including the management of the ever-increasing scale and size of these graphs, maintaining quality of data and ensuring data security and privacy.

Dr. László Kovács (SZTAKI Department of Distributed Systems) gave a presentation on Data Repositories on the 4th event in the HRDA meetup-series.
The Department of Distributed Systems (DSD) of SZTAKI that has been playing a pioneering role in several fields, like the introduction and adoption of World Wide Web (WWW) technologies in Hungary, was established 25 years ago, in 1994. On this occasion, we present some outstanding projects from the past.

COURAGE project, completed with the international cooperation of 12 participants, received a Special Mention at the Heritage in Motion competition. The Award Ceremony held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 20th September celebrated the best multimedia projects and achievements that aim the preservation of Europe's cultural heritage.

As of November 1, 2018 the national scientific publication registry system called Hungarian Scientific Bibliography (MTMT) is supported by a new software system (MTMT v.2.0). The Department of Distributed Systems at MTA SZTAKI has developed the new version, on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Library and Information Centre of MTA during the past 4 years.

W3C Hungarian Office, hosted by MTA SZTAKI joins to celebrate 30th anniversary of the web.
Between the 10th and 12th December 2018, three members of our Institute (Gergely Horváth - EMI, Csaba Kardos - EMI, Balázs Pataki - DSD) participated on an integration meeting of the H2020 project SYMBIO-TIC.
FUGA hosts the exhibition "Risk Factors", that shows the legacy of cultural opposition during the communist era through selected materials taken from well- and less-known archives in Eastern European countries. Archive photos, university samizdat, alternative works of art, punk magazines, illegal publications "bring back" the culture of the opposition, and demonstrate individual and community ways of opposition to the visitors. The collection is also available online in the virtual exhibition.
COURAGE H2020 project, along with six other projects, was invited to exhibit on the European Institutions Open Day 2018 in Brussels. In the event held on May 5, the selected projects aimed to demonstrate scientific research and innovations come to life under the H2020 framework.
MTA SZTAKI Department of Distributed Systems is working on a solution that enables long-term digital preservation of knowledge and R&D results built up during the past several decades.
Muzeum@Digit 2017 conference, organized by the Hungarian National Museum, focused on the current questions and sharing best practices regarding innovation and digital renewal. In the event held on November 28-29, András Micsik, senior researcher of the MTA SZTAKI Department of Distributed Systems gave a presentaton on the COURAGE EU project, the Linked Data approach and the long-term digital preservation.
In October, ERCIM News focuses on Digital Humanities, with László Kovács (head of the Department of Distributed Systems, MTA SZTAKI) being one of the editors of the special theme issue.

The event organized by the Antall József Knowledge Centre focused on accessibility and the innovative solutions that support it. In the workshop, held on May 3 in Pécs, several applications that improve life for people with disabilities were demonstrated. László Kovács, head of the Department of Distributed Systems gave a presentation on Tolmácskesztyű (InterpreterGlove) and Symbio-TIC projects.

"Go Digital!" conference, organised by the National University of Public Service, dealt with the current questions of digitalization regarding public collections, and focused on the challenges that museums, libraries and archives are facing in the field of knowlegde and information preservation. In the event held on May 2, László Kovács, head of the Department of Distributed Systems gave a presentation on long-term digital preservation.

The March event of the Budapest Open Knowledge Meetup series took place on March 23, titled “See through the walls!”
The COURAGE project had a successful project review on 28 March in Brussels. The project will create a comprehensive online database (digital registry) of existing but scattered collections on the histories and forms of cultural opposition in the former socialist countries and thereby make them more accessible.

The workshop is planned for the interest of professors, academic researchers, IT professionals and PhD students, with the following program:

09:30 - 10:00: Registration

10:00 - 10:20: Welcome and introduction to W3C (Máté Pataki - W3C Hungarian Office)

10:20 - 11:50: HTML: Making of the Modern Web Platform (Michael Smith, W3C Japan – in English)

11:50 - 12:30: Coffee break

12:30 - 13:15: HTML5 from the perspective of “accessibility” (Károly Szántai - AkadálymentesWeb.hu)