Dr. Apostolos Meliones

A. MelionesDr. Apostolos Meliones received a diploma with honours in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree in distributed systems and telecoms from the National Technical University of Athens, in 1999. Since 1994 to 1999, he held a research position at NTUA. He was the initiator and coordinator of the ESPRIT INNO Technology Transfer Node on High Performance Computing and Networking, and of the successful ESPRIT EROPPA project on the use of metacomputing and distributed supercomputing in the post-production industry. From 2001 until 2005 he was Technical Manager of Network Embedded Systems at Ellemedia Technologies, a Lucent product development partner. In January 2006 he joined inAccess Networks, as an R&D Manager. Mr. Meliones was the project manager of the ESA SATWAYS, Eurostars NetHomEra, HTCI/A2 and several national research activities, coordinator of the application of the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association in the framework of the Hellenic Technology Cluster Initiative and member of the Project Coordination Committee of ICT-FET ATRACO, Eurostars Z-Phone, CELTIC IMPULSE/GENIO, ENIAC END and AAL PeerAssist projects. He is currently the Project Manager of the T1RCI-593 MANTO R&D project developing innovative autonomous outdoor and indoor blind navigation applications using smartphones. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, where he has been teaching since 2005. He has received the Bodosakis Foundation grant and State Scholarships Foundation awards for excellence in academics. He is the author of more than 90 papers in the areas of distributed systems, metacomputing, fault-tolerant supercomputing, total quality management of broadband networks, network embedded systems, telecommunication systems, audiovisual systems, real-time systems, industrial HPCN, satcom applications and pervasive computing. He is the developer of the open source MPC8260 Linux ATM device driver for the PowerQUICC-II family of communication processors which has been widely used worldwide.

Dr. Ilias G. Maglogiannis

I. MaglogiannisDr. Ilias G. MAGLOGIANNIS is the Head of the Department and Director of the Computational Biomedicine Laboratory in the Dept of Digital Systems in the University of Piraeus (http://cbml.ds.unipi.gr). He received a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Greece in 1996 and 2000 respectively, with scholarship from the Greek Government. From 1996 until 2000 he worked as a Researcher in the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in NTUA (www.biomed.ntua.gr). From February of 2001 until June 2008 he was with the Dept of Information and Communication Systems Engineering in University of the Aegean (www.icsd.aegean.gr), from 2008 until 2013 he was Assistant Professor in the Dept of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics in the University of Thessaly (www.dib.uth.gr) and in the beginning of 2013 he joined the Dept. of Digital Systems in the University of Piraeus. He has been principal investigator in many European (i.e. H2020: PolicyCloud, CROWDHEALTH, UNCAP, AGILE, FP7: e-LICO, INHOME, FP6: UNITE, NOMAD, TELEMED, FP5: MOMEDA, INTRACLINIC) and National Research programs, while he has also served as external evaluator in R&D projects for the EU, the Botnar Research Center, the Government of Hong Kong, the Republic of Portugal, Czech, Cyprus and Greece. His scientific interests include Biomedical Informatics, Image processing and Computer Vision, Multimedia and Video processing, Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Systems, Ambient Assisted Living. His published scientific work includes three (3) books (Springer, IOS press and Morgan Claypool Publishers), 130 journal papers and more than 200 international conference papers. Dr. Maglogiannis has received more than 6500 citations on his published work. He served as Associate Editor for the Journals IEEE Biomedical Health Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare and he is editorial board member of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing published by Springer, Journal of Healthcare Engineering and Scientific World Journal published by Hindawi and Intelligent Decision Technologies published by IOS Press. Dr. Maglogiannis is a Senior member of IEEE – Societies: Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Computer, Communications, SPIE – International Society for Optical Engineering, ACM, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Greek Computer Society and the Hellenic Society of Bioinformatics. He has served as and General Secretary and Vice- President of the Hellenic Association of Biomedical Engineering (2015-2019), Vice-President of the Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (2018-2021) and Vice-Chair of IEEE EMBS Greek Chapter (2020-2023). Dr. Maglogiannis is also since 2014 national representative for Greece in the IFIP technical committee TC 12 and president of IFIP Working Group WG12.5 (AI Applications).

Konstantinos Filios

K. TsiligkosConstantinos Filios has been working as Mobile Developer since 2012. As a software engineer for Android and iOS, he has plenty of online applications at Play Store and App Store, the majority of them being banking applications alongside with a variety of other application types. He graduated from University of Piraeus and the Department of Digital Systems and he is currently working as a Mobile Tech Leader at a leading gambling company. From an early age he was interested in microcontrollers and microprocessors. Languages: Greek, English


Andreas Tsigris

A. Tsigris

Tsigris Andreas received the M.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Piraeus in 2013.

He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus. His research interests include indoor localization and navigation, activity recognition and assistive technologies.



Paraskevi Theodorou

P. TheodorouParaskevi Theodorou is a PhD candidate of the Department of Digital Systems at the University of Piraeus, Greece. She holds an MSc in Educational Science – Special Education, and an MSc in Technological Education in Digital Systems. She has a BSc in Digital Systems from the University of Piraeus. Her research interests lie in the fields of (a) the development of mobile assistive apps for people with special needs, with special focus on mobile apps for blind or deaf people, and (b) the identification of best practices in education and training that facilitate technology adoption by these groups of people. In order to acquire knowledge of the communication and education channels of these two groups, Ms. Theodorou learned the Braille writing system, as well as the Greek sign language. Prior to being a PhD, she participated in research concerning environmental education, methods and technologies for the improvement of the education and training of people with learning disabilities, and human-computer interaction – subjects which still interest her.

Oleg Popivchak

O. PopivchakPopivchak Oleg has been working as a Software Developer at Omniworks since 2017, undertaking projects on .Net and Android technologies. Since 2017 he has been working on the 'SpacePark' project as an Android Developer, which was awarded in KEDE's Hackathon competition. He was part of the team that created the ‘’Το 24ωρο’’ app and the online platform ‘’Το ήξερες’’. He completed his internship as an Android Developer at "Tzellos D.Panagiotis Software Technologies". His undergraduate thesis, "Automated Indoor Navigation System in Android Environment", is a research product designed to contribute to a fully autonomous indoor blind navigation system. He is a graduate of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. Languages: Greek, English, Ukrainian, Russian.



Gerasimos Gkotsopoulos

G. GkotsopoulosGerasimos Gkotsopoulos has been working as an Android Developer at Online Delivery SA since 2018, developing and maintaining multiple android applications. In addition, in 2017, he was working for the “SpacePark” project as an Android Developer, which was awarded in the KEDE Hackathon Competition for implementing a car parking spot finder. Furthermore, he was a member of the team that implemented the android application " Το 24΄ωρο " and the team that implemented the web site " Το ήξερες ". He completed his internship at Arnos Online education as IT support. His thesis entitled "Android Application for Navigation of Visually Impaired People" was a research product designed to contribute to a fully autonomous indoor blind navigation system. He is a graduate of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. Languages: Greek, English. 



Kleomenis Tsiligkos

K. TsiligkosKleomenis Tsiligkos received his B.Sc. degree in Digital Systems (top 2%) from the University of Piraeus, Greece in 2012 and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Systems from the department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece in 2015. He is currently working towards his PhD at the School of Information and Communication Technologies - Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus in the area of advanced software architectures for the Internet of Things (IoT) under the supervision of Associate Professor Apostolos Meliones. He has received scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation and from the Bodossaki Foundation for his undergraduate and postgraduate studies respectively. Currently, his PhD studies are funded by the State Scholarships Foundation and the European Social Fund under the National Strategic Reference Framework (2014-2020) - Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”. His research interests include computer systems and networking, distributed systems, networked embedded systems, Fog/Edge Computing and Cloud Computing.

Panteleimon Demenagas

P. DemenagasPanteleimon Demenagas holds an MSc degree in “Digital Communications and Networks” from the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus. His undergraduate thesis is about developing a voice-enabled destination configurator subsystem in the context of smartphone navigation applications for blind persons.

He also holds an MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens. His thesis, at NTUA, entitled "Efficient Radiocommunication Management Techniques on Heterogeneous Networks" was aimed at equitable access of many terminals to the available heterogeneous wireless network resources. Software Tools: Internet & Microsoft Office, Matlab, C, Java. Languages: English (C2 level), Greek (Native) Voluntary Activity: MDΑ Hellas Member.

George Stravodimos

George Stravodimos graduated from University of Piraeus and the Department of Digital Systems.

His interests lie in the fields of Linux Systems administration, as well as in DevOps. Since 2015 he has been working in the section of Telecommunications and Information Technologies. Languages: Greek, English.





Nikolaos Nikolakopoulos

Nikolaos Nikolakopoulos is serving Greek army as an Officer. He graduated from the «Military College of Evelpidon» (Σ.Σ.Ε). He gained an extensive experience in Human Resources management during his army career serving from various positions. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Analyst - Programmer by the School of Computer Programmers of the Armed Forces. He has five (5) years of experience in designing and developing software for Armed Forces and he is specialized in Web Applications Development.