George Vouros, Professor

Professor George Vouros (B.Sc, Ph.D) holds a BSc in Mathematics, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence all from the University of Athens, Greece. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus. He works mainly in the areas of knowledge management, Ontologies (their engineering, alignment, mapping, coordination, learning and evolution), Agent organizations and their adaptation, Architectures of collaborative agents, Collaboration and Coordination in multiagent systems. He supervises and has supervised numerous theses (nearly 50) and PhDs (nearly 15) in these topics and has participated in numerous national and international research and innovation projects as researcher, manager and principal investigator. Currently he serves as project coordinator in two international projects: datAcron (www.datacron-project.eu) και DART (www.dart-research.eu). He has served as program chair, chair, and member of program and organizing committees of national and international conferences on related topics, as well as keynote speaker in international conferences and workshops. Before his current position, he was Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Systems in the University of the Aegean, where he chaired the Department for 5 years and he was elected to be Dean of School of Sciences. He chaired the board of the Hellenic Society of Artificial Intelligence (EETN) for four years in sequence (2007-2010) and the last two years (2015-2016).

Undergraduate Degree Program

M.Sc. Digital Systems and Services

M.Sc Techno-economics Management and Digital Systems Security

Print

Publications 2011 – 2017


I) JOURNALS

  • Skarlatidis A., Paliouras G., Artikis A., Vouros G. 2015 Probabilistic Event Calculus for Event Recognition. Transactions on Computational Logic 16(2).
  • Santipantakis G., Vouros G. 2015. Decomposing Ontologies for the Construction of Distributed Knowledge Bases: The mONTul method. IJAIT 24(5).
  • Santipantakis G., Vouros G. 2014. Distributed Reasoning with Coupled Ontologies: The E-SHIQ Representation Gramework, KAIS Online
  • Vouros G. 2014 Decentralized Semantic Coordination of Interconnected Entities via Belief Propagation, AI Communications, Online.
  • Argente E,Boissier O,Carrascosa C,Fornara N,McBurney P,Noriega P,Ricci A,Sabater-Mir J,Schumacher MI,Tampitsikas C et al.. 2013. The Role of the Environment in Agreement Technologies. Artificial Intelligence Review (special issue on Agreement Technologies).
  • Jezic G,Ossowski S,Toni F,Vouros G. 2013. Special Issue on Agreement Technologies. Artificial Intelligence Review.
  • Rendoumi, V,Vouros GA,Karkaletsis V,Moser A. 2012. Investigating Metaphorical Language in Sentiment Analysis: A Sense to Sentiment Perspective.ACM Trans. Language and Speech Processing. 9(3): 6
  • Zavitsanos, E,Paliouras G,Vouros G. 2012 Non-Parametric Estimation of Topic Hierarchies from Texts with Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes. JMLR.
  • Karagiannis, P,Vouros G,Stergiou K,Samaras N. 2012. Overlay Networks for Task Allocation and Coordination in Large-scale Networks of Cooperative Agents. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agents Systems. 24(1):24(1):26-68.Google Scholar
  • Spiliopoulos, V,Vouros G. 2012. Synthesizing Ontology Alignment Methods Using the Max-Sum Algorithm. IEEE TKDE. 24(5):940-951.
  • Karagiannis, P, Vouros G, Stergiou K, Samaras N. In Press. Overlay Networks for Task Allocation and Coordination in Large-scale Networks of Cooperative Agents. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agents Systems, Vol 24, Issue 1, pp 26-68, 2012.
  • Spiliopoulos, V, Vouros G. In Press. Synthesizing Ontology Alignment Methods Using the Max-Sum Algorithm. IEEE TKDE, Vol 24, Issue 5, pp 940-951, 2012.
  • Rendoumi, V, Vouros GA, Karkaletsis V, Moser A. Investigating Metaphorical Language in Sentiment Analysis: A Sense to Sentiment Perspective. ACM Trans. on Speech and Language Processing, 2012.
  • Zavitsanos, E, Paliouras G, Vouros G. Non-Parametric Estimation of Topic Hierarchies from Texts with Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes. , JMLR, 2012.
  • Zavitsanos, E, Paliouras G, Vouros G. Gold Stanfard Evaluation of Ontology Learning Methods Through Ontology Transformation and Alignment. IEEE TKDE. Vol 23, No 11, pp 1635-1648, 2011
  • K.Kotis, Papasalouros A, Vouros G, Pappas N, Zoumbatianos K. 2011. Enhancing the Collective Knowledge for the Engineering of Ontologies in Open and Socially Constructed Learning Spaces. Journal of Universal Computer Science. 17(12), 2011
  • McGuinness, DL, Vouros GA, Kotis K, Fox P. 2011. Special Issue: Intelligent Systems for Engineering Environmental Knowledge (I-SEEK) . International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems (IJAEIS) (Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association ). 2 (1), 2011
  • Zavitsanos, E,Paliouras G,Vouros G. Evaluation of Ontology Learning Methods Using Gold Ontologies. IEEE TKDE, 2011
  • McGuinness, DL, Vouros GA,Kotis K,Fox P. 2011. Special Issue: Intelligent Systems for Engineering Environmental Knowledge (I-SEEK). International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems (IJAEIS) (Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association ). 2 (1)
  • K.Kotis,Papasalouros A,Vouros G,Pappas N,Zoumbatianos K. 2011. Enhancing the Collective Knowledge for the Engineering of Ontologies in Open and Socially Constructed Learning Spaces. Journal of Universal Computer Science. 17(12), 2011


II) CONFERENCES

  • Kofinas P., Vouros G., 2016. Energy Management in Solar Microgrid via Reinforcement Learning. SETN 2016: 12:1-12:7.
  • Santipantakis G., Kotis K., Vouros G. 2015. Accessing and Reasoning with Data from Disparate Data Sources Using Modular Ontologies and OBDA. SEMANTiCS 2015.
  • Santipantakis G., Kotis K., Vouros G. 2015. Ontology based data integration for Event Recognition in the Maritime Domain. WIMS 2015.
  • Santipantakis G., Kotis K., Vouros G. 2015. Ontology based data sources integration for Maritime Event Recognition. IISA 2015.
  • Vouros G. 2015. The Emergence of Norms via Contextual Agreements in Open Societies in 2nd International Workshop on Multiagent Foundations of Social Computing @ AAMAS 2015.
  • Santipantakis G., Vouros G. 2014. Constructing E-SHIQ Distributed Knowledge Bases via Ontology Modularization: The mONTul method. WoMO 2014.
  • Santipantakis G., Vouros G. 2014. Modularizing Ontologies for the Construction of E-SHIQ Distributed Knowledge Bases. SETN 2014.
  • Raptis K,Vouros GA,Kapros E. 2013. Exploring Factors and Policies for Poverty by Agent-Based Simulation. Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2013) .
  • Koukourikos A,Karkaletsis V,Vouros G. 2013. Exploiting Unstructured Web Information for Managing Linked Data Spaces. PCI 2013.
  • Vouros G. 2013. Decentralized Semantic Coordination Through Belief Propagation (short paper). AAMAS 2013.
  • Santipantakis, GM, Vouros GA. 2012. Distributed Instance Retrieval in E_{DDL} HQ+ SHIQ Representation Framework. 7th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN 12).
  • Vouros, GA. 2012. Information Sharing and Searching via Collaborative Reinforcement Learning. 7th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN 12) .
  • Koukourikos, A, Vouros GA, Karkaletsis V. 2012. Towards Enriching Linked Open Data via Open Information Extraction. KNOW-A-LOD @ ESWC.
  • Koukourikos, A, Karampiperis P, Vouros G, Karkaletsis V. 2012. Using Open Information Extraction and LOD towards Ontology enrichment and alignment. ONTOSE @ CAiSE.
  • Santipantakis, GM,Vouros GA. 2012. Combining Multiple Ontology Units using the E-SHIQ representation framework. 1st Intl Conf on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012).
  • Vouros, GA. 2012. Decentralized Semantic Coordination Through Belief Propagation. 1st Intl Conf on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012).
  • Argente, E,Boissier O,Carrascosa C,Fornara N,McBurney P,Noriega P,Ricci A,Sabater J,Schumacher M I,Tampitsikas C et al.. 2012. Environment and Agreement Technologies. 1st Intl Conf on Agreement Technologies (AT 2012).
  • Giannakopoulos, G,Karkaletsis V,Vouros GA. 2012. Detecting Human Features in Summaries – Symbol Sequence Statistical Normality. SETN 2012.
  • Vouros, GA,Santipantakis GM. 2012. Distributed Reasoning with E-SHIQ. WoMo 2012.
  • Santipantakis, GM,Vouros GA. 2012. Modularizing OWL ontologies using E-SHIQ. ICTAI 2012.
  • E.Zavitsanos, G.Vouros, G.Paliouras. 2011. Identifying User Interests in Folksonomies. ISWC 2011 (Poster).
  • Skarlatidis, A, Paliouras G, Vouros G, Artikis A. 2011. Probabilistic Event Calculus based on Markov Logic Networks . RULE ML @ BRF 2011.
  • E.Zavitsanos, G.Vouros, G.Paliouras. 2011. Classifying Users and Identifying User Interests in Folksonomies. SPIM 2011 Workshop @ ISWC 2011.


III) BOOK CHAPTERS


IV) BOOKS

  • Nick Bassiliades, Antonis Bikakis, Dimitris Vrakas, Ioannis P. Vlahavas, George A. Vouros: Proceedings of the 9th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence, SETN 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 18-20, 2016. ACM 2016, ISBN 978-1-4503-3734-2
  • Michael Rovatsos, George A. Vouros, Vicente Julián: Multi-Agent Systems and Agreement Technologies – 13th European Conference, EUMAS 2015, and Third International Conference, AT 2015, Athens, Greece, December 17-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9571, Springer 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-33508-7
  • Chesñevar CI,Onaindia E,Ossowski S,Vouros GA. 2015 Editorial in Special Issue on Agreement Technologies, Information Systems Frontiers, Springer.
  • Ossowski S,Toni F,Vouros GA. 2012. Proc. of the1st Intl. Conference on Agreement Technologies. AT 2012.
  • S.Ossowski,Editor,Vouros G,among the co-editors. 2012. Agreement TechnologiesCOST Action IC0801. Law, Governance and Technology Springer Series. Vol 8:645.
  • Vos, M D, Fornara N, Pitt JV, Vouros GA. 2011. Coordination, Organizations, Institutions, and Norms in Agent Systems VI – COIN 2010 International Workshops, COIN@AAMAS 2010, Toronto, Canada, May 2010, COIN@MALLOW 2010, Lyon, France. Lecture Notes of Computer Science. 6541, 2011.

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