Professor of Management Information Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Greece.
Undergraduate studies in Computer and Information Engineering (5 years B.Sc., 1989) and graduate studies in Operations Management (Ph.D., 1993), both at University of Patras, Greece.
Before joining University of Patras (August 2000), he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, and as Research Associate at EPFL - LITH (Switzerland), INRIA - Sophia Antipolis (France), GMD - AiS (Germany), and Queen Mary & Westfield College (UK).
Editor of a recent Springer book on Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making.
He was the Scientific Coordinator of the Dicode FP7-ICT project.
His work is aimed at supporting and augmenting the synergy of human and machine reasoning in the areas of Computer-Supported Collaborative Work, Business Intelligence and Technology-Enhanced Learning.
Development of methodologies and supporting software tools that facilitate and enhance the quality of collaborative tasks; Integration of group decision making and organizational knowledge management processes; Computer-Supported Collaborative Argumentation.
Collaborative Business Process Modeling and Simulation; Development of IS frameworks for the design and management of supply chains; Explanation-based Recommendations.
Design of advanced e-Learning methodologies and development of supporting software tools; Learning as a well-orchestrated activity that increases the capacity and willingness of individuals, groups and organizations to acquire existing and produce new knowledge.
Organization of Scientific Events
Invited Session Co-Chair
KES IDT 2014 - Invited Session on Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration through the Synergy of Human and Machine Reasoning, Chania, Greece, June 2014
Conference Track Co-Chair
CBMS'13 - 6th Special Track on Grid and Cloud Computing in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, Porto, Portugal, June 2013
I-Pat'12 - Mining and exploiting interpretable local patterns, Bristol, UK, September 2012
dicoSyn'12 - Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration through the Synergy of Human and Machine Reasoning, Seattle, WA, February 2012
Demo (System Demonstrations) Co-Chair
EC-TEL'09 - 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Nice, France, September 2009
TEL-CoPs'09 - 3rd International Workshop on Building Technology Enhanced Learning solutions for Communities of Practice, Nice, France, September 2009
Demo (System Demonstrations) Chair
ECAI'08 - 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Patras, Greece, July 2008
TEL-CoPs'07 - 2nd International Workshop on Building Technology Enhanced Learning solutions for Communities of Practice, Crete, Greece, September 2007
TEL-CoPs'06 - 1st International Workshop on Building Technology Enhanced Learning solutions for Communities of Practice, Crete, Greece, October 2006
Editorship / Review Boards
Associate Editor (appointment: August 2016 – )
Intelligent Decision Technologies - An International Journal
Associate Editor (appointment: January 2014 – )
International Journal of Business and Systems Research
Editor-in-Chief (appointment: January 2007 – December 2011)
Advances in Web-based Learning (AWBL) Book Series
Co-Editor-in-Chief (appointment: January 2009 – December 2011)
International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Associate Editor (appointment: May 2006 – October 2010)
Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO)
International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies
Special Issue: Building Technology Enhanced Learning Solutions for Communities of Practice
Vol. 2, No 3, IGI Publishing, 2007
International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology
Special Issue on Computer-Supported Collaborative Design, Vol. 6, No 2, Europia Press, 1998
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board
Advances in Information Resources Management (AIRM) Book Series
Member of the International Advisory Board
Operational Research: An International Journal
Member of the International Editorial Board
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL)
Member of the International Editorial Board
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)
"Mastering Data-Intensive Collaboration and Decision Making".
Keynote Talk given at KEOD 2013 - 5th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development. September 22, 2013, Vilamoura, Portugal.
"The Dicode project".
Talk given at the ECML PKDD 2012 Workshop on Mining and Exploiting Interpretable Local Patterns (I-Pat 2012). September 28, 2012, Bristol, UK.
"Supporting Online Deliberation with CoPe_it!".
Talk given at the invitational workshop Online Deliberation Emerging Tools (ODET 2010). June 30, 2010, Leeds, UK.
"Supporting Collaboration, Enhancing Learning".
Talk given at the "Future Internet/IPv6 and FP7" 2-day International Networking event (in the context of the Ni-Hao Project). November 19, 2007, Beijing, China.
"Managing Argumentative Discourses in Multi-Actors Environments: Approaches and Tools".
Lecture given at the School in Evaluation for Planning (theme: “Small Medium Sized Cities. Perspectives of Strategic Planning”). October 16-21, 2006, Campi Salentina, Italy.
"CoPe_it!: Towards augmenting collaboration and learning in Communities of Practice".
Talk given at the invitational workshop MMAD: Modelling Meetings, Argumentation & Discourse. September 13, 2006, Liverpool, UK.
"Towards an integrated e-collaboration framework".
Seminar given at EPFL (Lausanne) and EIF (Fribourg), Switzerland, February 2004.
"E-Business oriented work flow management".
International Conference on Operations Research for Development (ICORD 2002).
December 2002, Chennai (Madras), India.
"Computer-Supported Argumentation for Cooperative Design on the WWW".
2nd International Workshop on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design.
November 1997, Bangkok, Thailand.
"The ZENO Argumentation Framework".
VIM Consortium Meeting.
September 1996, Technical University of Catalunia, Barcelona, Spain.
"Collaborative Environmental Planning with GeoMed".
XIV EURO Summer Institute on Environmental Planning.
June 1996, Athens, Greece.