- Member of the Department of Geoinformatics
- Thematic tags: Geospatial data , Data integration , Interoperability , Knowledge extraction , Knowledge organization , Knowledge representation , Natural language processing , Semantic annotation , Semantic web , Spatiotemporal data , Crowdsourcing , User-generated content
Prof. of GIScience and Cartography - National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Dipl. in Rural and Surveying Engineering (1979) NTUA. MScE (1982), PhD (1987) Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada. Served as Dean of the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering of NTUA, Vice President of the Hellenic Cadastral Agency KTIMATOLOGIO SA, Chair of ISPRS Working Group II/6 - System Integration and Interoperability, and Director of the NTUA Cartography Laboratory. Currently, Director of the NTUA Geoinformatics Graduate Programme, Vice-president of the NTUA senate committee on post-graduate studies, and Council Member of AGILE Association. Series editors-member in Dissertations in Geographic Information Science (IOS Press), and in the editorial board of the ISPRS International Journal of Geoinformation. Head of OntoGEO - GIScience Research Group. Adjunct researcher of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI-ATHENA RIC). Research interests: theoretical issues in GIScience, knowledge representation, geospatial ontologies, semantic interoperability, spatio-temporal modelling, concept mapping, and theoretical cartography. Co-author of “Theories of Geographic Concepts – Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration” book by CRC Press T&F, and over 120 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.