Dimitris Plexousakis

 
Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis

Head of the Information Systems Lab of the Institute of Computer Science
Professor of Computer Science, University of Crete

Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
P.O Box 1385
GR-70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30 2810 391637
Fax: +30 2810 391638
E-mail: dpATics.forth.gr

Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and Head of the Information Systems Laboratory (ISL) of the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH.

Research Interests

His research interests are in the broader area of Data and Knowledge Management:

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Formal models and query languages for the Semantic Web
  • Process and service modelling
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Knowledge Base Management Systems
  • Knowledge Representation and Management on the Semantic Web and in Ambient Intelligence Environments
  • Web-based Information Systems
  • Peer-to-peer Data Management
  • Digital Libraries
  • Discovery and Composition of E-Services
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Business Process Modeling and Analysis
  • Temporal, Active and Deductive Databases
  • Applications of Information Systems in Bioinformatics

Participation in Research Projects

 

Ongoing research projects

  • CloudSocket CloudSocket: Business and IT-Cloud Alignment using a Smart Socket EU H2020-ICT-2014-1 (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017)(Scientific Coordinator)
  • The PaaSage European FP7 collaborative project (2012-2016) which aims to deliver an open and integrated platform to support model based lifecycle management of Cloud applications.

Past projects

  • RealEstate 2.0 RealEstate 2.0 - Informed Real-Estate Services: Leveraging Web 2.0, national project funded by GSRT / NSRF 2007-2013, Co-operation 2011 (24/05/2013 - 31/10/2015) (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Information Systems Laboratory)
  • The eHealthMonitor EU FP7 - ICT-2011-7 project (01/12/2011 - 30/11/2014) which aims to  provide a platform that generates a Personal eHealth Knowledge Space (PeKS) as an aggregation of all knowledge sources (e.g., EHR and PHR) relevant for the provision of individualized personal eHealth services. (Scientific Coordinator)
  • The 3D-SYSTEK national project funded by GSRT / NSRF 2007-2013, Co-operation 2009 (18/04/2011 - 17/04/2014) which aims to develop a novel system for 3D Documentation, Promotion and Exploitation of Cultural Heritage Monuments via 3D data acquisition, 3D modeling and metadata recording
  • plugIT - Business and IT Alignment using a Model-based Plug-in Framework, ICT-FP7-231430, (Scientific Coordinator)
  • InterLink - International Cooperation Activities in Future and Emerging ICTs, Coordination Action, FET Programme, IST-FP6-034051, (Member of the Scientific Coordination Committee)
  • PPK -Broadband Service and Business Transformation , Regional Pole of Innovation of Crete, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Development (Scientific Coordinator)
  • ACGT - Advancing Clinico-Genomic Trials on Cancer: Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery, Integrated Project, IST-FP6-026996 (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Information Systems Laboratory)
  • KPLab - Developing Knowledge Practices Laboratory, Integrated Project, IST-FP6-27490
  • Research Excellence ΙΙ Emerging Areas of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Development
  • Rewerse - Rewerse - Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics, European Network of Excellence in AI Planning
  • PrognoChip - Developing and Establishing DNA Microarray Technology in Greece: Identification and Validation of Classification and Prognosis Molecular Markers for Breast Cancer, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Development (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Information Systems Laboratory)
  • PLANET - European Network of Excellence in AI Planning, IST-FP5, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Institute of Computer Science)
  • Beyond-the-Horizon - Anticipating Future and Emerging Information Society Technologies, FET Programme, IST-FP6-006622 (Scientific Coordinator)
  • CYCLADES - An Open Collaborative Archive Environment, IST-2000-25456, (Scientific Coordinator on behalf of the Institute of Computer Science)
  • SeLeNe - Self e-Learning Networks, IST-2001-3904
  • QuestionHow - Quality Engineering Solutions via Tools, Information and Outreach for the New Highly- enriched Offerings from W3C: Evolving the Web in Europe, IST- 2000-28767
  • MESMUSES - Metaphors for Science Museums, IST-2000-26074
  • C-Web - A Generic Platform Supporting Community Webs, IST-1999-13479
  • ARION - An Advanced Lightweight Architecture for Accessing Scientific Collections, IST-2000-25289
  • DELOS - Network of Excellence in Digital Libraries, IST
  • OntoWeb - Network of Excellence on Ontology-based Information Exchange for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce, IST-2000-29243
  • ECTourism - An Electronic Commerce System for the Provision of Tourism Services over Internet, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Development (Scientific Coordinator)
  • Research Excellence-Ι - Emerging Areas of Excellence in Information and Communication Technologies, General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greek Ministry of Development
 

Short CV

Dimitrios Plexousakis is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and a Researcher at  the Institute of Computer Science, FORTH in Greece,  head of the Information Systems Laboratory since 2012. As of 12/2009 he is the head of the University of Crete’s Data Processing Laboratory and Computing Center and since 2012 he is the head  of the Information Systems Laboratory of FORTH-ICS. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Crete in 1988 and M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto in 1990 and 1996 respectively.

His research interests span the following areas: Knowledge Representation and Knowledge Base Design with emphasis on the representation and management of temporal knowledge; Distributed Database Systems and Databases on the Web with focus on the study of formal knowledge representation models and query languages for the Semantic Web; Formal reasoning systems and applications of artificial intelligence in database systems with focus on dynamic action theories and belief revision; Business process and e-service modeling over wide-area distributed information systems. He has published over 140 articles in international conferences and journals and has served on the program committees of numerous international conferences. He co-chaired the 1st International Workshop on the Semantic Web and the International Workshop on E-Services and the Semantic Web in 2000 and 2003 respectively. He was the executive chair of the 9th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (March 14-18, 2004, Heraklion, Greece) and the Program Committee co-Chair of the 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (November 7-11, 2004, Hiroshima, Japan).

He has extensive experience in the scientific coordination of research projects at the national and European levels. He served as the Scientific Coordination of the FET Coordination Action "Beyond the Horizon" and as a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the FET Coordination Action "InterLink". He participates to the S-Cube Network of Excellence on Service Science, Software and Systems. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE.

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