George Vouros short biography & research interests

Academic Position

Professor

Short Biography

Prof. George VOUROS (B.Sc, Ph.D) holds a BSc in Mathematics, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence all from the University of Athens, Greece. He started pursuing research in the areas of Expert Systems, and Conceptual Knowledge Representation. Currently he works in the areas of knowledge management, Ontologies (their engineering, alignment, mapping, coordination, learning and evolution), Agent organizations, collaborative agents and their adaptation, and architectures of collaborative agents. His published scientific work includes numerous book chapters, papers in international journals and proceedings of national and international conference papers in the above mentioned themes. He has served as program chair and chair and member of organizing committees of national and international conferences on related topics, and has delivered invited tutorials and talks in several highly-ranked schools and conferences.
He has chaired the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, in the University of the Aegean in its first 5 years (never forgets this period 2000-2005), established and directed the MSc of this Department of this Department since 2010, served as Dean of the School of Sciences in University of the Aegean in the period 2006-2010, and chaired the board of the Hellenic Society of Artificial Intelligence (EETN) for four years in sequence (glad to step down after these 4 great years).
After several years in the University of the Aegean, he has moved to the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus

Research Interests

Agents and multi-agent systems

-- Collaborative and Coordinated Action
-- Information Sharing & Semantic Coordination
-- Multi-Agent Based Simulation and Modeling
-- Agents' Organizations and Adaptation


Ontologies and Semantic Web

-- Methodologies and tools for collaborative evolution and engineering of living ontologies
-- Learning Ontologies from (mostly textual) data
-- Mapping and Aligning Ontologies
-- Distributed Reasoning with Description Logics
-- Partitioning large ontologies into modules
-- Computation of Emergent Semantics in Open Agent Societies