Apostolos Meliones, Assistant Professor

Dr. 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 Jan. 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. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Digital Systems at the 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 70 papers in the areas of distributed systems, metacomputing, fault-tolerant supercomputing, total quality management of broadband networks, network embedded 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.

Undergraduate Degree Program


Publications 2010 – 2018


  • A. Meliones and D. Sampson, “Blind MuseumTourer: A System for Self-Guided Tours in Museums and Blind Indoor Navigation”, Technologies, 2018, 6(4), MDPI, doi:10.3390/technologies6010004
  • S. Apostolacos, A. Meliones, S. Badessi, G. Stassinopoulos, “Adaptation of the E-model for satellite internet protocol radio calls in Air Traffic Control”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 50(1), January 2015.
  • A. Meliones, E. Touloupis, J. Perello, A. Serrat, Embedded Parallelism Enabling Zigbee Voice Communications, under evaluation, Real-Time Systems, Springer.
  • A. Meliones, S. Apostolacos, A. Nouvaki, “A Web-based Three-Tier Control and Monitoring Application for Integrated Facility Management of Photovoltaic Systems”, Applied Computing and Informatics, Elsevier, 2014, 10(1-2), 14–37.
  • E. Touloupis, A. Meliones, S. Apostolacos, “Speech Codecs for High Quality Voice-over-ZigBee Applications: Evaluation and Implementation Challenges”, IEEE Communications Magazine, 50(4): 122-128, April 2012.
  • H. Hangras, C. Wagner, A. Kameas, C. Goumopoulos, A. Meliones, L. Seremeti, Y. Bellik, G. Pruvost, T. Heinroth, W. Minker, “Symbiotic Ecologies in Next Generation Ambient Intelligent Environments”, International Journal of Next Generation Computing, March 2012, pp. 52-86.
  • S. Apostolakos, A. Meliones, G. Lykakis, E. Touloupis, V. Vlagoulis, “Design, Implementation and Validation of an Open Source IP-PBX/VoIP Gateway Multi-Core SoC”, International Journal of Parallel Programming, Springer, 38(3-4): 288-302, June 2010.


  • A. Meliones and I. Plas, “Developing Video Games with Elementary Adaptive Artificial Intelligence in Unity: An Intelligent Systems Approach”, 2017 IEEE Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2017), 7-8 September 2017, London, UK
  • A. Meliones and D. Sampson, “Indoor Blind Navigator: A Use Case for Self-Guided Tours in Museums”, 2017 ACM Int. Conf. on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2017), June 21-23, Rhodes, Greece.
  • A. Meliones, N. Stavrou, I. Papaefthymiou, AITHALES: Autonomous M2M Satellite Tracking Embedded System Harvesting Ambient Energy, In Proc. of the 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, October 24-27, 2016, Florence, Italy.
  • Α. Meliones, C. Filios, BlindHelper: A Pedestrian Navigation System for Blinds and Visually Impaired, In Proc. of the 9th ACM Int. Conf. on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assitive Environments, June 29-July 1, 2016, Corfu, Greece.
  • A. Meliones, C. Filios, “A Low-End Versatile Networked Microcontroller Embedded System for Field Control Applications”, In Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN2015), July 2015, Cambridge, UK.
  • A. Meliones, S. Kokkovos, “Privacy-Preserving Intelligent Networked Video Surveillance for Patient Monitoring and Alarm Detection”, 8th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, July 2015, Corfu.
  • A. Meliones, E. Touloupis, J. Perello, A. Serrat, Z-Phone: Design and Implementation of Embedded Voice over Zigbee Applications, 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2014), June 23-26, 2014, Madeira, Portugal.
  • K. Tsiligkos and A. Meliones, On Formulating Optimized Storage and Memory Space Specifications for Network Embedded Systems, 11th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, August 20-22, 2014, Paris
  • Petros Morakos and Apostolos Meliones, Design and Implementation of a Cloud SaaS Framework for Multi-Tenant Applications, 5th IEEE International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, July 7-9, 2014, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Α. Meliones and D. Giannakis, Visual Programming of an Interactive Smart Home Application using LabVIEW, In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN2013), July 29-31, 2013, Bochum, Germany
  • A. Meliones and A. Nouvaki, “A Web-based Service Backend for Control and Monitoring of Solar Parks”, In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN2012), July 27-29, 2012, Beijing, China.
  • E. Touloupis, A. Meliones, S. Apostolacos, “Implementation and Evaluation of a Voice Codec for Zigbee”, 16th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC’2011), June 28-July 1, 2011, Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece.
  • A. Meliones, I. Liverezas, D. Economou, «Network Adaptation in Intelligent Environments», In Proc. of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IEʼ10), 19-21 July 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A. Meliones, “A Comprehensive Development Guide for Network Embedded Systems”, 8th IEEE Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems (WISES 2010), 8-9 July 2010, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • D. J. Casado Ochoa, A. Meliones, E. Touloupis, “Quality Study of Speex Audio Codecs and Application to Voice-over-Zigbee”, 1st International Conference for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Computer Engineering, Informatics, related Technologies and Applications (EUREKA!2010), Rion, Patras, Greece, October 14-15, 2010.


  • Apostolopoulos, V. A., Meliones, A., Routing Protocols: Problems and Solutions, Tziolas Publications, 2014, ISBN 978-960-418-389-0 (in Greek)
  • S. Apostolacos, A. Meliones (2014): Satellite IP Radio Communications in Air Traffic Control: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Telecommunication Systems (in Greek)
  • A. Meliones, I. Liverezas, D. Economou, “Adaptive Networking”, in Book titled “Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems”, Springer, Sept. 2011, ISBN 978-1-4614-1298-4, pp. 56-103 (the book consists of eight chapters each covering a detailed look on a specific scientific area within the field of Intelligent Environments)