Selected Publications

"Enhancing Virtual Reality Systems with Smart Wearable Devices"
"Do Human Cognitive Differences in Information Processing Affect Preference and Performance of CAPTCHA?"

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"Performance Vs. Freshness in Web Database Applications"

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"Optimized Query Routing Trees for Wireless Sensor Networks"

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Latest Publication

"Effects of human cognitive differences on interaction and visual behavior in graphical user authentication"

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National Research Board funded projects (PI and CO-PI)

Active Projects

PersonaWeb Personalizing Generic Web Environments

PersonaWeb January 2013 - January 2015, Budget - 149,994 EURO (Scientific co-coordinator)
Cooperating organization: University of Athens, Citard Services LTD. - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 149,994 EURO

The project aims to design and develop an adaptive interactive system that will adapt content and functionality according to users' cognitive characteristics in order to improve efficiency, effectiveness of user interactions and provide a positive user experience.

Past Projects

FireWatch G.I.S.-assisted Wireless Sensor Networks for Forest Fires. Cooperating organization: Department of Forests - Ministry of Agriculture, T.C. Geomatic LTD, Citard Services LTD. - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 171,620 EURO

Web-site: http://firewatch.cs.ucy.ac.cy

This project aims to design and develop a ubiquitous fire detection and prediction system, coined FireWatch, based on state of the art technologies in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Terrain Analysis & Digital Terrain Modelling and Collaboration Systems.

MELCO: Mobile Elderly Living Community. Cooperating organization: Cyprus University of Technology, Instituto Pedro Nunes - Associacao Para a Inovacao e Desenvolvimento em Ciencia e Tecnologia, Cosige Ltd - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 129,996 EURO

Web-site: http://www.melco.cs.ucy.ac.cy/desc.html

The project goes beyond the state-of -the-art in two areas: from one side it creates innovative mobile wireless technology able to integrate and support socialization and daily activity monitoring services to improve the quality of life of elderly people outside the home and from the other hand it develops an innovative social community model stimulating the elderly to adopt and maintain a more independent and active lifestyle. The project aims the improvement of the elderly care challenge in Cyprus by taking into consideration the real needs of the elderly at a local level.

EKPAIDEION: Personalized and Adaptive Multimedia Educational Environments. Cooperating organization: University of Athens - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 125,000 EURO

Web-site: http://www3.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ekpaideion/Site/index.html

EKPAIDEION aims at the research and analysis of parameters and contexts such as users intellectuality, mental capabilities, socio-psychological factors, emotional states and attention grabbing strategies, that could affect the apt collection of students' customization requirements offering in return the best adaptive environments to their preferences and demands.

GITONIA: Improving Quality of Life by Utilizing Multimedia Mobile Wireless Technologies (& Sensors) to watch the Neighborhood by the local authorities. Cooperating organization: Cosign Ltd, Ithaki Consulting Ltd - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 35,000 EURO

ePavsanias: A Multimedia Database for Archeological Excavations Salonika. Cooperating organization: University of Thessaloniki - Funding: RPF, Cyprus. Budget- 21,000 EURO

MHTIS: of relationally complete interactive querying methods for mobile devices and personal computers. Co-Primary Investigator , June 2005-May 2007. Budget- 40,000 CYP

DITIS ΙΙ, Akolouthia: Collaborative Virtual Medical team for home healthcare of cancer patients (Principal Investigator), 2004-2006. Budget- 30000 CYP

Web-site: http://www.ditis.ucy.ac.cy

The aim of DITIS is to deliver a product that can improve the quality of the citizen/s life. Contrary to today/s health processing structure which is, in all practical terms facility-based care, this project aims to shift the focus onto home-based care, where everything is moving around the patient. The virtual healthcare team will be able to provide dedicated, personalized and private service to the home residing patient on a need based and timely fashion, under the direction of the treating specialist. Thus, it is expected that chronically and severely ill patients, such as cancer patients, can enjoy “optimum“ health service in the comfort of their home while feeling safe and secure. In case of a change in their condition, the health care team will be (virtually) present to support them.

PERSONA: Personalization for the Mobile and wireless User: Primary Investigator, (Rank first in the evaluation process), 2004-2005. Budget – 27,750 CYP

SemaNet: Semantic Overlay Networks of Services in Ubiquitous Computing, (Rank second in the evaluation process), Primary Investigator, 2004-2006. Budget – 22,000 CYP

ENDIKTIS: Performance Evaluation of Networks with Quality of Service Provisioning, Co-Primary Investigator, 2002-2004. Budget~30000 CYP

Web-site: http://www.endiktis.cs.ucy.ac.cy

The research program "ENDIKTIS" has been concerned with the study of architectures and mechanisms that support the provision of quality of service for fixed and mobile networks (e.g. constant low delay in the delivery of data, small percentage of lost data, and high and constant throughput), as well as the development of tools and theoretical methodologies for performance evaluation of such applications. The main objective of the program has been the extensive evaluation of architectures and protocols that have been proposed for providing quality of service in both fixed and mobile networks via extensive and realistic analysis and comparisons of their performance. For the achievement of this objective, different techniques for the analysis of networks were used, such as, simulation tools of network architectures, pilot networks that we have developed, and mathematical analysis using formal methods for analysis of system performance.

MATHWN: Primary Investigator of the research program MATHWN (Location Management for Mobile Agents), ($40000) (Rank first in the evaluation process)

DITIS: Co-Primary Investigator of the research program DITIS, ( Telemedicine via Mobile Devices) ($55000) (Rank second in the evaluation process)

Web-site: http://www.ditis.ucy.ac.cy

The aim of DITIS is to deliver a product that can improve the quality of the citizen/s life. Contrary to today/s health processing structure which is, in all practical terms facility-based care, this project aims to shift the focus onto home-based care, where everything is moving around the patient. The virtual healthcare team will be able to provide dedicated, personalized and private service to the home residing patient on a need based and timely fashion, under the direction of the treating specialist. Thus, it is expected that chronically and severely ill patients, such as cancer patients, can enjoy “optimum“ health service in the comfort of their home while feeling safe and secure. In case of a change in their condition, the health care team will be (virtually) present to support them.

MADALIB: Primary Investigator of the research program MADALIB (Library of Mobile Agents for Database access), ($50000). (Donated by NetU)

MAD: Primary Investigator of the research program MAD (Mobile Agent Technologies and Services), ($20000). (Donated by Ippodromos)