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George Caridakis

Assistant Professor in University of the Aegean

George Caridakis is coordinating the Intelligent Interaction research group and serves as a faculty member of the Department of Cultural Technology & Communication, University of the Aegean. He is affiliated as a Senior Researcher with the Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens and has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly. His teaching experience includes courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate levels in different institutions and supervision of PhD, MSc and undergraduate theses. He has served in boards and committees and as a reviewer in numerous international scientific journals, conferences and workshops and is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing and the board of the Greek ACM SIGCHI. His research on various aspects of intelligent human computer interaction and cultural informatics has been published in more than 25 journal articles and book chapters and more than 40 papers in conferences and workshops and has been well recognised by the scientific community by being cited more than 1500 times with an h-index of 20. He has served as an evaluator in many funding and grants frameworks and participated in more than 20 European and National funded R&D projects.

John Aliprantis

PhD Student in University of the Aegean

John studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, and he graduated in 2012 with a specialization in Energy and Computer Systems. In 2016 he completed his Master of Science in Cultural Informatics and Communication at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. Since June 2016, he started his doctoral research in the implementation of Augmented Reality technology (AR) in the Semantic Web (Semantic Web). His research includes the technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality, especially the detection software and identification, the Internet of things and human – machine (smart devices/sensors) interaction, mobile programming, context-aware applications, Semantic web and Linked Open Data (LOD). He is also interested in security and privacy in augmented reality applications, as well as modeling 3D objects and production of animation mini-movies.

Personal E-mail:   jalip@aegean.gr

Eirini Kalatha

PhD Student in University of the Aegean

Eirini Kalatha is a PHD candidate in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, in the field of Serious games with emotional awareness and their implementation on adult education and culture. In 2016, she received a Master of Arts in “Education and Disability. Le dinamiche emotivo-affettive” from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and in 2013, received a Master of Science in” Cultural Informatics and Communication” at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. In 2012, she graduated from the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics of University of Thessaly. Her research includes serious games, affective computing, human-computer interaction (HCI), neuroscience of education, digital culture, adult education, educational technology and cultural education.

Markos Konstantakis

PhD Student in University of the Aegean

Markos Konstantakis is a PhD candidate in the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at Aegean University, in the field of Augmented Reality, entitled: «Augmented Cultural User Experience – ACUX». He receives a Master Degree in “Specialization in Information Systems, Networks and Telecommunications”, from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Hellenic Open University ( HOU ). Markos completed a Degree and a Master Degree in Marine Mechanical Engineer NTUA (National Technical University of Athens). From November 2013 he is a Research Fellow – Lecturer for the implementation of the Act «Supplementary Program Distance Learning e-learning», University of Athens, teaching and writing program notes: «Network Engineer», «Matlab» and «Digital Culture» . From September 2016 is working as  a Research Assistant for the implementation of the Act «ELKE – Special Accounts for Research Founds» at Panteion University. Until August 2016, worked as a Research Fellow at the European Program «LOMIGRAS: Mainstreaming and Monitoring Immigrants Integration in Local Goverment in Greece». Also he worked from April 2011 until November 2015, as a Research Associate – Technical Support Manager for the implementation of the Act “MODIP” , of the act “DASTA” and “Herakleiots II” at Panteion University. From 2010 until 2011 he worked as an Information Officer- AGROLAND Α.Ε., and from 2008 until 2009 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Library Athens University of Economics (AUEB). His research includes the technologies of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Ubiquitous Computing, Digital Culture, User Experience, Cultural Heritage, Prototyping, Human-Computer Interaction, Internet of Things, Serious Games.

Personal E-mail:   mkonstadakis@aegean.gr

Telephone Number: (+30) 6977349344

Kostas Michalakis

PhD Student in University of the Aegean

Kostas Michalakis graduated from the Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics of University of Patras in 2003, focusing on advanced data structures. In 2015 he completed his Master of Science in Cultural Informatics and Communication at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. His thesis explored the prediction of human activities through a context aware mobile application. Extending his interest in the field of ubiquitous computing, he started his doctoral research about “Context Awareness and Interaction in the Internet of things”. Kostas is also teaching Computer Science in Secondary Education from 2006. In the past he also worked as a software engineer in the private sector. His research interests include context awareness in pervasive systems, human-computer interaction in the IoT, smart environments (smart home & city), wearable smart objects and sensors, Iot for healthcare & education and Augmented Reality in IoT.

Personal E-mail: kmichalak@aegean.gr

Efthymia - Themis Moraitou

PhD Student in University of the Aegean

Efthymia-Themis Moraitou graduated from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Athens in 2014. As a student, volunteer and finally professional she worked in organized laboratories on artworks conservation, as well as in situ on historic buildings wall paintings preservation and restoration. Due to her strong interest on the application of new technologies on Cultural Sector, she continued her studies and in 2017 she received the MSc in Cultural Informatics and Communication from the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, majoring on the Design of Digital Cultural Products. Her dissertation focused on the knowledge representation and semantic search using ontology on the domain of artworks conservation. Today, she is a PhD candidate of the Department on the field of semantic technologies on the Cultural Heritage Preservation domain. She is interested in knowledge representation, ontological engineering, semantic web and services, metadata, LOD and digitization applications on Cultural Heritage.

Personal E-Mail: e.moraitou@aegean.gr

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