Writings of Academic Personnel

Radio Wave Propagation and Channel Modeling for Earth–Space Systems

The accurate design of earth–space systems requires a comprehensive understanding of the various propagation media and phenomena that differ depending on frequencies and types of applications. The choice of the relevant channel models is crucial in the design process and constitutes a key step in performance evaluation and testing of earth–space systems. The subject of […]

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E-Learning Systems, Environments and Approaches

The volume consists of twenty-five chapters selected from among peer-reviewed papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) 2013 Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, in October 2013 and also from world class scholars in e-learning systems, environments and approaches. The following sub-topics are included: Exploratory Learning Technologies (Part […]

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Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2014

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2014, held in Sydney, Australia, in October 2013. The 20 full papers, 6 short papers and 8 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. In addition to these papers, the program featured 3 demonstration papers, and 2 […]

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Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2012, held in Halkidiki, Greece, in September 2012. The 44 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Models and Applications (2012)

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, SETN 2012, held in Lamia, Greece, in May 2012. The 47 contributions included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. They deal with emergent topics of artificial intelligence and come from the SETN main conference as well as […]

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Organized Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Workshop on Organised Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems, OAMAS 2008, held in Estoril, Portugal, in May 2008 as an associated event of AAMAS 2008. The 6 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited lectures were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Models and Applications (2010)

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, SETN 2010, held in Athens, Greece, in May 2010. The 28 revised full papers and 22 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. The topics include but are not restricted to adaptive systems; AI and creativity; […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Models and Applications (2008)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, SETN 2008, held at Syros, Greece in October 2008. The 27 revised full papers together with 17 revised short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The papers address any area of artificial intelligence; particular fields of interest include: […]

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Engineering Societies in the Agents World VIII

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Engineering Societies in the Agents World, ESAW 2007, held in Athens, Greece, in October 2007. The 19 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. The papers are organized in topical sections on electronic institutions, models […]

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Digital Systems for Open Access to Formal and Informal Learning

Today, Digital Systems and Services for Technology Supported Learning and Education are recognized as the key drivers to transform the way that individuals, groups and organizations “learn” and the way to “assess learning” in 21st Century. These transformations influence: Objectives – moving from acquiring new “knowledge” to developing new and relevant “competences”; Methods – moving […]

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Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments

With the evolution of digitized data, our society has become dependent on services to extract valuable information and enhance decision making by individuals, businesses, and government in all aspects of life. Therefore, emerging cloud-based infrastructures for storage have been widely thought of as the next generation solution for the reliance on data increases. Data Intensive […]

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Achieving Real-Time in Distributed Computing: From Grids to Clouds

Real-time systems are of importance to a large number of university laboratories and research institutes worldwide, and without the proper integration of real-time into distributed computing, institutions simply could not function. Achieving Real-Time in Distributed Computing: From Grids to Clouds offers over 400 accounts from a wide range of specific research efforts. Major focus is […]

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Parasitic Antenna Arrays for Wireless MIMO Systems

This book unites two different technologies: parasitic antenna arrays driven via analogue circuits that control the electromagnetic waves generated by the antenna array; and MIMO technology for multi-antenna arrays, typically driven by digital techniques in the baseband domain. The combination of these two technologies has revealed a novel functionality that breaks through the conventional MIMO […]

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Image and Signal Processing for Networked eHealth Applications

E-health is closely related with Networks and Telecommunications when dealing with applications collecting or transferring medical data from distant locations for performing remote medical collaborations and diagnosis. In this book we provide an overview of the fields of Image and Signal Processing for Networked and Distributed e-health applications and their supporting technologies. The book is […]

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Emerging Artificial Intelligence Applications in Computer Engineering

The ever expanding abundance of information and computing power enables researchers and users to tackle highly interesting issues for the first time, such as applications providing personalized access and interactivity to multimodal information based on user preferences and semantic concepts or human-machine interface systems utilizing information on the affective state of the user. The purpose […]

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Ubiquitous and Mobile Informal and Formal Learning in Digital Age

This edited volume includes the most up to date, expanded, and peer reviewed papers from the 2011 CELDA Conference, focusing on the conference theme: Ubiquitous and Mobile Informal and Formal Learning in the Digital Age. The contributions are aggressively interdisciplinary and cover such timely topics as social web technologies, virtual worlds and games, and location-based […]

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Towards Learning and Instruction in Web 3.0

Towards Learning and Instruction in Web 3.0 addresses evolving learning processes, innovative pedagogies, and technology-based educational applications in the digital age. This innovative volume addresses paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches which have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. It […]

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Peer-to-Peer Query Processing over Multidimensional Data

Applications that require a high degree of distribution and loosely-coupled connectivity are ubiquitous in various domains, including scientific databases, bioinformatics, and multimedia retrieval. In all these applications, data is typically voluminous and multidimensional, and support for advanced query operators is required for effective querying and efficient processing. To address this challenge, we adopt a hybrid […]

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Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Logic (In Greek)

This book has been written for the students of the Hellenic Open University. It has been written after years of teaching experience for students that do not have the opportunity to meet their instructor once or twice a week. It covers topics concerning elementary propositional logic, set theory, and algorithms, emphasizing mostly on graph theory.

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Multiple Perspectives on Problem Solving and Learning in the Digital Age

Have computers made problem-solving easier? The answer is a resounding yes and no: while we can access more information and increasingly sophisticated search engines, problems themselves are more complicated, and often more vague. Accordingly, new strategies for teaching problem-solving should be technologically astute, engage learners, and encourage progressive development of skills. The perspectives represented in […]

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Learning and Instruction in the Digital Age

Instruction tailored to the individual student, learning and teaching outside the limits of time and space—ideas that were once considered science fiction are now educational reality, with the prospect of an intelligent Web 3.0 not far distant. Alongside these innovations exists an emerging set of critical-thinking challenges, as Internet users create content and learners (and […]

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Handbook on Information Technologies for Education and Training

Education and training have faced many challenges in the past years – political, educational, and technological trends such as the European Bologna process, Lifelong Learning and the use of Social Software are just a few of the factors influencing this field. Furthermore, technology-enhanced learning has become the mainstream of educational and training innovation. Within this […]

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Digital Privacy: Theory, Technologies, and Practices

While traveling the data highway through the global village, most people, if they think about it at all, consider privacy a non-forfeitable right. They expect to have control over the ways in which their personal information is obtained, distributed, shared, and used by any other entity. According to recent surveys, privacy, and anonymity are the […]

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