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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Interdisciplinarity as a Key Competence on Industry 4.0 Labor Market
Paweł Poszytek
(pages: 1-7)

Digital Meta-Skills Development for Interdisciplinary Competence in Foreign Languages Education
Rusudan Makhachashvili, Ivan Semenist
(pages: 8-23)

Human Intelligence (HI –Nous) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in ESP/EAP Teaching and Editing of Inter-Disciplinary Research for International Communication – Case Studies and Methods
Ekaterini Nikolarea
(pages: 24-38)

Cybernetic Sparks and Philosophical Feedback Loops
Steve Dixon
(pages: 39-52)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Technology and Education
Jasmin Cowin
(pages: 53-63)

Educational Technologies for Hybrid Learning Contexts: A Grid of 12 Technological Communication Tools
Andrea Giuseppe Manciaracina
(pages: 64-81)

Statistics Education in the Era of COVID-19
Eleni Tsami, Sophia Kitsou
(pages: 82-94)

Agile Methodology and War Strategies
Cătălin Tudose
(pages: 95-112)

Information Systems and Technologies in Agronomy and Business: Employers-Oriented Study
Olena Kopishynska, Yurii Utkin, Viktor Lyashenko, Olha Barabolia, Olena Kalashnik, Svitlana Mororz, Olga Kartashova
(pages: 113-127)

"Historical Path in Mathematical Games": A Didactic Laboratory Activity Dedicated to Upper Secondary School Students
F. S. Tortoriello, I. Veronesi
(pages: 128-138)

Resilience Profiles Associated with Social Support and Engagement for Overcoming Academic Obstacles in Undergraduate Education
Ailed Daniela Marenco-Escuderos, Dayana Restrepo Cervantes, Laura Isabel Rambal-Rivaldo
(pages: 139-147)

Towards a Framework for Assessing Cybersecurity Risks in Internet of Things (IOT) Devices
Zhilei Qiao, Julio C. Rivera, Mi Zhou
(pages: 148-163)

How Does a Cell Change Flow Direction Due to a Micro Groove?
Shigehiro Hashimoto, Taketo Matsumoto, Shogo Uehara
(pages: 164-181)

Proposal of a Model from the Perspective of Parsons Functional-Structural Theory
Fuensanta Fernández de Velazco, Eduardo Carpinteyro Lara, Saúl Rodríguez Luna
(pages: 182-197)

Case Method in the Study of Information Technologies and IT Project Management
Olena Kopishynska, Yurii Utkin, Oleksandr Galych, Hanlar Makhmudov, Alla Svitlychna, Viktor Lyashenko
(pages: 198-211)





Biobank Metaportal to Enhance Collaborative Research:

Maria Krestyaninova, Ola Spjuth, Janna Hastings, Jörn Dietrich, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann

In order to identify new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, biobanks systematically collect samples of human tissues and population-wide data on health and lifestyle. Efficient access to population biobank data and to biomaterial is crucial for development and marketing of new pharmaceutical products, especially in the area of personalised medicine. However, such access is hindered by legal and ethical constraints, and by the huge semantic diversity across different biobanks. To address these challenges, we have developed SAIL, a sophisticated metaportal for biobank data annotation across different collections and repositories, harmonised to allow cross-biobank searchability, while preserving the anonymity and privacy of the underlying data such that legal and ethical requirements are met. We describe the technological architecture and design of SAIL that allows us to meet these pressing challenges, and give an overview of the current functionality of the application. SAIL is available online at, and it currently contains around 200 000 samples from 14 collections.

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