Maritime Informatics & Robotics - Maritime2023

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
3 Jul 2023 to 12 Jul 2023

Dimitris Zissis is an Associate Professor at the University of the Aegean at the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering. More recently he established the Smart Move Laboratory at the University of the Aegean in Syros (Greece), that undertakes research into autonomous vessels and marine robotics. He has an interest in marine technology and maritime informatics, spatial analysis, autonomous systems, trajectory analytics, distributed computing and Big Data. His published scientific work includes more than 80 publications (scientific journals, books and conferences included), which have received more than 3800 citations to date. According to [1] he has is included in the top 2% of scientists internationally in the field of “Information Systems” for three consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021), while according to Thomson Reuters, the paper “Addressing Cloud Computing Security Issues” is included in the top 0,1% percentile of publications internationally for 2010-2014 based on the citations it has received. Throughout these years he has participated and led teams in numerous R&D projects funded by the EC and industry, with Horizon 2020 projects VesselAI, INFORE and BigDataOcean being the most recent ones. He was a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Groups on Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing and B2G data sharing for official statistics (B2G4S), and led the Task Force (Data Science/AI) for the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the Big Data Value PPP program, for a number of years. He is a member of the editorial board of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) published by Elsevier and PC member for numerous conferences including CLOUDCOM, GECON, SerCO and others. Ηe is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering and the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Societies and the Young Researchers Committee of the World Federation on Soft Computing. His professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions.

Elias Xidias studied Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Patras. He did his doctorate (Ph.D.) in the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering of the same University in the research area of ​​Robotics. Today he is an assistant professor in the department of Product & Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean with the subject "Motion Planning for Autonomous Moving Units". He has also worked as a research engineer in the Robotics Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS) research team at the INRIA de Paris Research and Technology Institute.