Prof. George Vouros

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.

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), established and directed the MSc of this Department of this Department since 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
-- 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 in P2P systems
- Emergent Semantics