Karageorgos Anthony

Karageorgos Anthony
Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly | TEILAR · Department of Wood and Furniture Design and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Additional affiliations
July 2012 - January 2014
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Fellow
July 1999 - December 2003
The University of Manchester Insititute of Science and Technology
Position
  • Research Associate

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Publications (71)
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Nowadays, data integrity has become a critical issue in the pharmaceutical regulatory landscape, one that requires data to be compliant to ALCOA principles (i.e., data must be Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, and Accurate). In this paper, we propose a method which exploits semantic web technologies to represent pharma manufacturing...
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Illegal logging has always been considered as a major environmental and social global concern, as it is directly associated with deforestation and climate change. Nowadays, EU Regulation No 995/2010 has been successfully enforced to impede the placement of illegally produced timber within the EU market and therefore to efficiently enhance sustainab...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) vision involves a future Internet integrated with real-world objects that can commonly offer their functionality trough services. In such pervasive environments of IoT networks, locating and invoking suitable services is quite challenging and traditional service discovery and selection approaches have been proven inadeq...
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The difficulty in predicting the properties and behaviour of paper products produced using heterogeneous raw materials with high percentages of recovered fibres poses restrictions on their efficient and effective use as corrugated packaging materials. This work presents predictive models for the mechanical properties of corrugated base papers (line...
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Traditional service composition approaches rely mostly on centralised architectures, which have been proven inadequate in pervasive Internet of Things (IoT)environments. In such settings, where decentralisation of decision-making is mandatory, nature-inspired computing paradigmshave emerged due to their inherent capability to accommodate spatiality...
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Το προτεινόμενο σύγγραμμα έρχεται να καλύψει ένα σημαντικό κενό στη βιβλιογραφία που αφορά τις μαθηματικές έννοιες και τεχνικές που εφαρμόζονται στην επιπλοποιία. Η ανάπτυξη των θεμάτων γίνεται αφενός δίνοντας βαρύτητα στην κατανοητή παρουσίαση των απαιτούμενων εισαγωγικών μαθηματικών εννοιών και αφετέρου δίνοντας έμφαση στα σημεία εκείνα που άπτον...
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Το παρόν βιβλίο απευθύνεται σε σπουδαστές και κατασκευαστές επίπλου έχοντας ως κύριο στόχο την εξοικείωση με τις βασικές έννοιες της Πληροφορικής και την παρουσίαση Εφαρμογών Λογισμικού χρήσιμων σε επιχειρήσεις που σχετίζονται με Επιπλοποιία και Ξυλοκατασκευές. Ιδιαίτερη έμφαση δίνεται στην περιγραφή των πιο διαδεδομένων Εφαρμογών Πληροφορικής ως β...
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Efficient allocation of human resources to the development tasks comprising a software project is a key challenge in software project management. To address this critical issue, a systematic human resource evaluation and selection approach can be proven helpful. In this paper, a fuzzy linguistic approach is introduced to evaluate the suitability of...
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Proper selection and allocation of human resources to software development tasks is one of the key challenges in software development projects. In this paper we present a fuzzy linguistic approach that supports the selection of suitable human resources based on their skills and the required skills for each project task. The proposed approach uses 2...
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One of the key challenges in software projects is the efficient allocation of human resources to software development tasks. To achieve this challenge, the proper human resource evaluation and selection is an important step. In this paper we present a fuzzy linguistic approach that utilizes 2-tuple fuzzy linguistic terms and supports the selection...
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This paper introduces a model for supporting human resource allocation decisions in software development projects. The model's underlying allocation method is based on an extension of the bio-inspired response threshold model and takes into account various aspects of the human resource allocation problem, such as the skills of available human resou...
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Product bundling refers to the combination of several products for sale as one product. Current bundling approaches lack the ability to adapt, focusing mostly on the creation of pre-computed static bundles, which prove to be inefficient considering the dynamically changing prospective customer needs and product availability, as is particularly the...
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Sensing enterprises span both physical and virtual boundaries and require support for dynamic re-configurability and decentralised collaboration among large numbers of data retrieval and information processing nodes. Current information technology infrastructures lack sufficient support for decentralised service formation requiring either concentra...
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The present research is mapping opinions regarding the consumers' correspondence to the development of a pilot implementation of a business networking model with the use of IT in Greek wood and furniture sectors. The participating enterprises are aiming to their cross -firm cooperation related to the procurement of materials and intermediate produc...
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Sensing enterprises span both physical and virtual boundaries and require support for dynamic re-configurability and decentralised collaboration among large numbers of data retrieval and information processing nodes. Current information technology infrastructures lack sufficient support for decentralised service formation requiring either concentra...
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The highly dynamic nature and ubiquity of contemporary computer environments requires services to adapt and evolve to match varying contexts. Such services can be referred to as polymorphic since they can deliver their functionality in different forms. This paper proposes a fuzzy-based model for intelligent adaptation and evolution of polymorphic s...
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This paper describes an approach for service composition optimization and its application in cloud computing to streamline resource usage that in turn contributes towards energy efficiency. The suitability and usefulness of the approach is evaluated by experimentation. In the experiments, physical hosts at various cloud sites represent candidate se...
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In this paper we introduce a content-based recommendation approach for assisting buyers of high involvement products with their purchasing choice. The approach incorporates a group-based, fuzzy multi-criteria method and provides personalized recommendation to end-users of e-Furniture. E-Furniture is an agent-based system that offers decision making...
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Product bundling is a marketing strategy that concerns offering several products for sale as one combined product. Current technology mainly focuses on the creation of static bundles, which involves pre-computing product bundles and associated discounts. However, due to the inherent dynamism and constant change of current and potential customer inf...
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This article defines age of transition from juvenile to mature wood in two ring-porous species, black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) and chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.). A logistic function was proposed using fiber length and ring width data of three black locust trees, aged 35-37 yr, and five chestnut coppice trees, aged 25-27 yr, from Sithonia...
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This chapter describes the context of Self-organising Systems. First, it presents examples of diverse self-organising systems taken from natural life—living or non-living. Then, it provides an overview of software applications exhibiting self-organising behaviour.
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This chapter discusses the different types of self-organisation and emergence. For each term it discusses its origins and historical evolution and it describes the various definitions given so far with particular emphasis on those concerning software systems. Subsequently, it discusses the main mandatory and optional properties that characterise sy...
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This chapter describes the context of Self-organising Systems. First, it presents examples of diverse self-organising systems taken from natural life—living or non-living. Then, it provides an overview of software applications exhibiting self-organising behaviour.
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MAS is well-known and efficient paradigm to deal with complexity and distribution. They are composed of interacting agents evolving in a common environment in order to execute a global task. Lot of works have been done on these systems and currently, because targeted applications need dynamics, openness and robustness, the systems to be done must h...
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International competition and dynamically changing customer demands lead SME's to join dynamically formed, `smart' enterprise networks aiming to increase their competitiveness and market share. Supporting such networks with decision making related to collaborations and providing adaptive user interfaces are key challenges. In this paper, we use fur...
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International competition and varying customer needs commonly cause small and medium furniture manufacturing enterprises to join dynamically- formed, ‘smart’ enterprise networks, established and operating using digital information technologies. In this paper, we propose a technological approach to support such enterprise networks which is primarily...
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This paper discusses examples of socially inspired self-organisation approaches and their use to build socially-aware, self-organising computing systems. The paper presents different mechanisms originating from existing social systems, such as stigmergy from social insects behaviours, epidemic spreading, gossiping, trust and reputation inspired by...
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The spread of the Internet and the evolution of mobile communication, have created new possibilities for software applications such as ubiquitous computing, dynamic supply chains and medical home care. Such systems need to operate in dynamic, heterogeneous environments and face the challenge of handling frequently changing requirements; therefore t...
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This paper discusses examples of socially inspired self-organisation approaches and their use to build socially-aware, self-organising computing systems. The paper presents different mechanisms originating from existing social systems, such as stigmergy from social insects behaviours, epidemic spreading, gossiping, trust and reputation inspired by...
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This paper is the synthesis of joint work realised in a technical forum group within the AgentLink III NoE framework, which elaborated on issues concerning self-organization and emergence in multi-agent systems (MAS). The work concluded on a common definition of the concepts of self-organization and emergence in MAS and the associated properties an...
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This paper is the synthesis of joint work realised in a technical forum group within the AgentLink III NoE framework, which elaborated on issues concerning self-organization and emergence in multi-agent systems (MAS). The work concluded on a common definition of the concepts of self-organization and emergence in MAS and the associated properties an...
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This paper presents a pattern language supporting the design of Web/mobile interfaces to static agents built by FIPA-compliant agent toolkits. The approach followed was to collaboratively gather the requirements the language should satisfy, and derive, select and combine appropriate patterns fulfilling them. The use of the language has been validat...
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Complexity in software design refers to the difficulty in understanding and manipulating the set of concepts, models and techniques involved in the design process. Agents are sophisticated software artefacts, associated with a large number of features and therefore Agent-Based System (ABS) engineering methodologies involve considerable design compl...
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This work presents a methodology for generic role identification and role reuse together with an infrastructure enabling rapid development of role-based multi-agent system (MAS) applications. The infrastructure includes a FIPA compliant runtime environment for role execution as well as a library of generic roles and interaction protocols (IPs) capt...
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The present paper proposes a new perspective to deal with computer networks security. Networks can be viewed as complex systems that exhibit self-organization and self-control properties. These properties are well suited for today’s open networks like the Internet. In such uncertain environment as the Internet, ensuring survivability is a hard task...
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The research project MaBE aims at the development of agent-based middleware supporting cooperation in open business environments, based on real-world case studies concerning virtual enterprises. These case studies provide us with a library of scenarios of inter- and intra- organisational cooperation, which impose certain requirements to the constru...
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The conversion of a Multi-Agent System (MAS) into a FIPA-compliant system (i.e. one that adheres to FIPA standards) is important to support interoperability across different MAS. We provide an approach to undertaking such a conversion using FIPA-compliant gateways [7]. This approach avoids the need to re-write the entire legacy system to adhere to...
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A self-organising system functions without central con- trol, and through contextual local interactions. Components achieve a simple task individually, but a complex collective behaviour emerges from their mutual interactions. Such a system modifies its structure and functionality to adapt to changes to requirements and to the environment based on...
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Contemporary working environments are increasingly complex, volatile and physically distributed. Coordinating work in such environments is therefore becoming a major challenge as the traditional focus on efficient schedules is shifting to include other factors such as rapid reaction to market changes. This paper argues that effective coordination s...
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Manufacturing and logistics service provision enterprises are currently moving towards open virtual enterprise collaboration networks to meet the needs of the Global Economy. In such networks, manufacturing and logistics planning and scheduling is challenging due to the difficulties in integrating information from different partners and in explorin...
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Manufacturing and logistics service provision enterpri ses are now moving towards open architectures for integrating thei r acti vities with those of their suppliers. customers and partners within wide supply chain networks. Agent-based technology provides a natural way to design and implement such environments.
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Designing realistic multi-agent systems is a complex process, which involves specifying not only the functionality of individual agents, but also the authority relationships and lines of communication existing among them. In other words, designing a multi-agent system refers to designing an agent organisation. Existing methodologies follow a wide v...
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Agent-based systems are increasingly used to support business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce and other Internet-based transactions. The design complexity resulting from the multiple interconnected systems in these domains has to be managed in order to reduce costs and time to market. This paper introduces the Role-Algebraic Multi-Agent Syste...
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In the last years, multi-agent systems (MAS) have proved more and more successful. The need of a quality software engineering approach to their design arises together with the need of new methodological ways to address important issues such as ontology representation, security concerns and production costs. The introduction of an extensive pattern...
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Multi-agent systems can be viewed as organisations of individual agents. Designing an agent organisation is a complex process involving defining the structural relationships among agents, the lines of inter-agent communication, and the agent functionality. Existing approaches to agent organisation design are difficult to apply in practice since the...
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An important part of a distributed system design is the workload sharing among the processors. This includes partitioning the arriving jobs into tasks that can be executed in parallel, assigning the tasks to processors and scheduling the task execution on each processor. In many system contexts, jobs must depart in the order of their arrival, hence...
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An important part of a distributed system design is the workload sharing among the processors. This includes partitioning the arriving jobs into tasks that can be executed in parallel, assigning the tasks to processors and scheduling the task execution on each processor. In many system contexts jobs must depart in the order of their arrival, hence...
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Complexity in software design refers to the difficulty in understand- ing and manipulating the set of concepts, models and techniques involved in the design process. Agents are sophisticated software artefacts, associated with a large number of features and therefore Agent-Based System (ABS) engineering methods involve considerable design complexit...
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Multi-agent systems can be viewed as organisations of individual agents. Designing an agent organisation is a complex process involving defining the structural relationships among agents, the lines of inter-agent communication, and the agent functionality. Existing approaches to agent organisation design are difficult to apply in practice since the...

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The objective of SRPINT-SMEs project (Research in Software PRocess ImprovemeNT Methodologies for Greek Small & Medium sized Software Development Enterprises) is to propose and develop a practical framework for the improvement of software processes which take place in Small & Medium sized Software Development Enterprises (SW SMEs). The framework will emphasize on process assessment and improvement issues required to be adopted by Greek SW SMEs in order to increase their competitiveness. The framework will concentrate on the Requirements Engineering process (RE), a challenging process for most SW SMEs aiming at preventing project failures and delivering high quality software products consistent with end-customers’ needs.