Konstantinos Kotis

Research Associate, PhD
0030 6974822712
Knowledge engineering, Semantic Web technologies, Interoperability and trust in IoT
Research Fellow

Dr. Konstantinos Kotis obtained his BSc (Hons) from the Honours School of Computation at University of Manchester (UMIST), UK, in 1995. He obtained his PhD in Information Management (in the area of Knowledge Representation and Management) from the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece, in 2005. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the same department for one year (2005-2006). From 2006 to 2010 he also worked at the same department as an adjunct lecturer and as a post-doc researcher. During this period he supervised or co-supervised several theses and taught courses at both graduate and post-graduate level. Konstantinos also works as an IT director in a governmental local administrative authority organization since 2000. His research interests include but not limited to: Knowledge engineering, Ontology Engineering, Semantic Interoperability, Semantic Web and the Web of Things. His latest research interest focus on Semantic Interoperability in the Web of Things and Ontology-based Data Integration (OBDA). He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers: 14 papers in international journals (incl. IJDST, KAIS, ILE, IJKEDM, FGCS, IEEE IS, IJWGS, IJMSO, Applied AI), 32 papers in international conferences (incl. ESWC, ISWC, KSEM, IJCAI, VLDB) and 7 book chapters. Recently, Microsoft’s Academic Research and Google Scholar portals reported an h-index of 13. Dr. Kotis is a member of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Company (EETN) and a member of ERCIM DIS working group. In addition, he has served as a reviewer in several international journals and also as a member of conferences’ program committees (incl. IEEE IS, IEEE TKDE, KAIS, JWS, J.UCS, IJDMMM, ICTAI, IJCAI). He has also served as a guest editor in an international journal, as an organizer and chair of an international workshop (i-SEEK), and a co-organizer of an Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative (OAEI) contest track in 2011. In Nov. 2011 he has been selected among 222 candidates world-wide and awarded an one-year ERCIM “Allain Bensoussan” fellowship at post-doc level, working on ‘semantic interoperability and smart environments’ at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Finally, he has been participating in ERCIM Research Exchange and ERASMUS LLP-teaching programs (Poland-University of Zielona Góra, Austria-TUW@DIS group, Switzerland-UZH@DDIS group). Since Feb. 2013 he is also working for University of Piraeus (Digital Systems Dept.) as a post-doctoral research associate (Semantic Web position @ AI-group). He has also participated in several national and international projects, including among them, Grid4All (FP7, 2008), iCore (FP7, 2012), Internet of Things (Finnish Tivit/Tekes, 2012), AMINESS (Greek, Research & Technology General Secretary. 2014).