Georgina Siitta Achilleos

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Georgina Siitta Achilleos
Georgina Siitta Achilleos
With FWC February 2008 - April 2012
Title Project Coordinator
Key Project(s) Cyberethics
Local Authorities Cyprus
CARDIAC
Identifeye
Degree(s) BA degree, Higher Diploma
Filed(s) of study Psychology, Office Administration
University(ies) St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Specialization(s) Project Management
SDD Facilitation



Georgina has been with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute since February 2008. She has been working as a project's coordinator for the Cyberethics in Cyprus, since March 2008 contributing to the enhancement of awareness to teachers, parents and children on the correct use of the Internet and new technologies. She continued to coordinate this project throughout Cyberethics GII and Cyberethics GIII. She was an assistant Coordinator to the Local Authorities Cyprus project, were SDDs and interviews were contacted around Cyprus with partner organizations CIIM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Georgina has also participated in many ICT projects in different positions executed by the New Media Lab of Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute such as CARDIAC, Identifeye and other projects coordinated by the New Media lab of Future Worlds Center. Throughout the years, Georgina has also been involved in writing grant applications for the organization and also worked as the liaison to the Head for many operational issues regarding the projects and the organization. She is a trained facilitator of structured dialogue (SDDSM) and has organized and participated in dozens of settings in several countries.


Short Biography

Georgina Siitta Achilleos has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, USA while being on the Deans list throughout her studies (2001-2004). She has also gained her KYSATS recognition at the University of Cyprus during 2006-2007. She has a great interest in the new technologies and the influence they have on the socio-psychological aspects of children and adults life but also to the societal evolution. Georgina also has a Higher diploma in Secretarial Studies from Frederick University, Cyprus (1998-2000).

Trained Facilitator & Mediator

Georgina is a trained Facilitator for the Structured Dialogic Design Process and has conducted co-laboratories using the SDD Process at a wide spectrum of topics ranging from peace reconciliation over possible risks to a project as well as technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services to cooperation between civil society and local authorities in many projects including CyberEthics, CARDIAC and Local Authorities Cyprus.

List of SDDs facilitated and co-facilitated

Date Type Location Participants Project Triggering Question Title of SDDP Role(s)
2010/01/18-19 Diagnosis Limassol, Cyprus 24 participants Local Authorities Cyprus What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Gr: Τι περιορίζει την αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης; CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2010/01/25-26 Diagnosis Pafos, Cyprus 24 participants Local Authorities Cyprus What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Gr: Τι περιορίζει την αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης; CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2010/01/28-29 Diagnosis Pafos, Cyprus 24 participants Local Authorities Cyprus What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Gr: Τι περιορίζει την αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης; CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2010/02/04-05 Diagnosis Nicosia, Cyprus 24 participants Local Authorities Cyprus What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Gr: Τι περιορίζει την αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης; CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2010/02/16-17 Diagnosis Troodos, Cyprus 21 participants Local Authorities Cyprus What influences the efficient operation of local governance? Gr: Τι περιορίζει την αποτελεσματική λειτουργία της τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης; CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2010 Diagnosis Virtual Members of the CARDIAC Consortium CARDIAC In view of the three upcoming three SDDPs, what obstacles and threats do you anticipate that might compromise the quality of the outcomes? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer, Facilitator
2010/02/16-17 Action Pafos, Cyprus 21 participants CARDIAC What mechanisms would ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer, Facilitator
2011/07/28-29 Diagnosis San Sebastian, Spain 22 participants CARDIAC What type of research is missing that could facilitate development of inclusive HCI? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer, Facilitator


Publications

Achilleos-Siitta, G. (2011). ‘Cyberethics GIII: Cyprus safer internet centre. Annual report 2010-2011’, ISBN: 978-9963-677-60-3.

Roe, P., Gill J., Allen B., Boyle B., Heck H., Siitta A. G., Laouris Y., (2011). A technology transfer roadmap from the Coordination Action in R&D in Accessible and Assistive ICT (CARDIAC). Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, AAATE Journal on Technology and Disability.

Siitta A. G., (2010). ‘Cyberethics GII: Cyprus safer internet center. Annual Report 2009 – 2010’, ISBN: 9789963677467.

Taraszow, T., Aristodemou, E., Arsoy, A., Shitta, G. and Laouris, Y. (2009: in press) ‘Disclosure of personal and contact information by young people in social networking sites: an analysis using Facebook™ profiles as an example’, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.

Shitta, G., (2008). ‘Cyberethics: Annual Report 2008. Campaign Group for island-wide awareness on safe Internet’, ISSN: 1986-1141.


Presentations

Laouris, Y., Siita A. G., Roe P., Emiliani L. P., Christakis A., (2011). Virtual structured dialogic design as tool for analysis of threats before implementing European dialogues aiming to identify R&D gaps in assistive ICT. Paper presented at the HCI International 2011 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 9-14 July 2011, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Shitta, G., Taraszow, T., Laouris, Y. (2008, May). Safer Internet Forum: A youth- driven initiative for safer cyberspace. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia. Cyprus. Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, 28-29 May 2008, Nicosia, Cyprus

Drousiotou, A.-M., Shitta, G., Taraszow, T., & Laouris, Y. (2008, May). CyberEthics: The safer internet awareness node of Cyprus that promotes the active participation of children in their own safety. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia. Cyprus.

Taraszow, T., Arsoy, A., Shitta, G., & Laouris, Y. (2008, Nov). How much Personal and Sensitive Information do Cypriot Teenagers reveal in Facebook? Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on E-Learning, Ayia Napa, Cyprus. European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2008), 6-7 November 2008, Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Workshops:

DIALE Dialogue Workshop for FWC

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