Kostas Metaxiotis

Kostas Metaxiotis
National Technical University of Athens | NTUA

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The concept of e-Participation is important for both citizens and decision makers. From the citizen’s perspective, e-Participation provides the opportunity to achieve and satisfy the need to be heard by politicians and participate in the decision-making and policy formulation processes through the use of ICT. On the other side, politicians are also...
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Purpose – In the context of today's knowledge economy, development policies that are mainly based on knowledge as a primary source of wealth and added-value are increasingly adopted by cities and countries. This tendency is becoming much more common due to the global financial crisis. Thus, the knowledge-based development field has been in a state...
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During recent years, the theme of Knowledge Cities (KC) has evolved as a major topic of interest, in the context of the knowledge-based development (KBD) field. The KC theme, being multi-dimensional by nature, attracts researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. Many cities around the world are in the process of adopting KBD approaches and, spe...
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The concept of e-Participation is important for both citizens and decision makers. From the citizen's perspective, e-Participation provides the opportunity to achieve and satisfy the need to be heard by politicians and participate in the decision-making and policy formulation processes through the use of ICT. On the other side, politicians are also...
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In today's fierce business competition, companies face the tremendous challenge of expanding markets, improving their products, services and processes and exploiting their intellectual capital in a dynamic network of knowledge-intensive relations inside and outside their borders. In order to accomplish these objectives, more and more companies are...
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Urban development in the first decade of the 21 st century has faced many challenges ranging from rapid to shrinking urbanisation, from emerging knowledge economy to global division of labour and from globalisation to climate change. Along with these challenges new concepts, such as essentialism, environmentalism and dematerialism, are emerged and...
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This chapter focuses on knowledge based development in regions, based on Israel's experience. Israel, a small country in the Middle East, is a very unique case of a knowledge based region. The authors have extensively studied Israel as an innovative region in different contexts. Since 1998 they published three Israel Intellectual Capital Reports fo...
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In this article we present an expert systems methodology for supporting decisions that concern the selection of equities, on the basis of financial analysis. The proposed methodology is employed for selecting the attractive equities, through the evaluation of the overall corporate performance of the corresponding firms. The crucial importance issue...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present how the topics of knowledge-based development (KBD) and especially of knowledge cities (KCs) have attracted the interest of many researchers and practitioners during recent years. In a previous research work of the authors, a set of hypotheses for the design, development and operation of successful...
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An expert systems methodology is presented in this article for supporting decisions that concern the evaluation of the overall corporate performance of firms, on the basis of financial analysis. The advantage of the methodology is that it provides no uniform evaluation of firms, but specialised evaluations per industry, since the firms that partici...
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Purpose – Knowledge cities (KCs) are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery and harness knowledge to create products and services that add value and create wealth. Knowledge cities fall under a new area of academic research entitled...
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In the new era of knowledge economy, knowledge and the processes to generate and manage it are considered as the most valuable assets of an organisation in the competitive business environment. Over the last years, intensive discussions have taken place about the importance of Knowledge Management for the whole society, except from the business wor...
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Purpose – The concept of knowledge cities (KCs) offers advantages to any urban region. Many cities globally claim themselves as being already KCs, while other cities have elaborated strategic plans in order to integrate this concept into their operational structures. The examination of their approaches reveals however that these initiatives are fra...
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Real Estate valuation in urban areas is a very difficult task that has absorbed the interest of many academics in the past years. Many qualitative and quantitative variables affect the value of an estate in urban areas. As a result, multivariate models are more suitable in the appraisal process. One of the most common approaches is multiple linear...
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The concept of the Knowledge City is a subfield of the Knowledge-Based Development which, during the last years, has attracted the interest of many researchers and practitioners. Various cities around the world have also undertaken considerable efforts and initiatives so as to be developed or to enhance their status as a Knowledge City. However, th...
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As various e-Government initiatives are being realised throughout the world, policy makers and technology providers start to understand the importance of local administration e-Government systems. Municipalities are often the closest Point of Service for the European citizens and enterprises, having access to all the necessary information and usual...
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Purpose – The concept of knowledge cities (KCs) is particularly advantageous for any contemporary city. Many cities globally claim themselves as being already KCs, while other cities have elaborated strategic plans in order to be transformed into KCs. The examination of their approaches reveals that these initiatives are fragmented and there is not...
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Nowadays, it is commonly accepted in both researchers' and practitioners' communities that many disciplines and practices of the knowledge management (KM) field are also relevant and applicable to the knowledge-based development. This is reflected by the fact that the theme of knowledge cities (KCs) is now a 'hot' topic of interest and discussion....
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The main scope of this paper is the implementation of a method for production scheduling, using advanced model checking tools. This method makes use of timed automata to model complex production scheduling problems such as the job-shop and the open-shop scheduling problems. By modelling scheduling problems using timed automata, feasible schedules c...
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The effective use of Information Technology (IT) to help modern companies improve service quality, financial performance, customer satisfaction and productivity is a very crucial issue nowadays. Intelligent solutions, based on Expert Systems (ES), to solve complicated practical problems in various sectors are becoming more and more widespread. Howe...
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Purpose – In the new era of knowledge economy, knowledge and the processes to generate it and manage it are considered to be the most valuable assets of an organisation in the competitive business environment. Over the last years, intensive discussions have taken place about the importance of knowledge management for the whole of society, except fo...
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In today's fierce business competition, innovation fuels organisational growth, drives future success and is the engine that allows businesses to sustain their viability in the new knowledge‐based economy. Innovation does not require genius, but it does require a system‐wide dedication to pursue unique opportunities. Since the specific requirements...
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The major advantage of electronic markets over nonelectronic traditional market places is that trading partners use more sophisticated methods, rules and systems of information exchange. The internet has inevitably boosted this advantage over the last decade, making electronic markets the dominant 'playing field' for various industrial and business...
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Purpose – This paper aims to deal with the development of a risk management application for the modelling, optimal adaptation and implementation of an ERP system. Design/methodology/approach – This paper presented a risk management application for the modeling, optimal adaptation and implementation of an ERP system. The application was tested with...
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Purpose – During the last 15 years, knowledge management (KM) has changed from one generation to the next through constant improvements and new perspectives. A myriad researchers have presented methodologies, frameworks, technologies and have discussed various KM theoretical and practical issues. However, KM still needs extensive development – it i...
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Purpose – To control and reduce the time and the cost of implementation and to achieve optimal adaptation of the processes and structures of the enterprise in an ERP environment. Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents a fundamental methodology based on goal directed project management (GDPM) principles which supports the complicated proc...
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Over the past several years, there have been intensive discussions about the importance of Knowledge Management (KM) within our society. As we are moving into an era of "knowledge capitalism", the management of knowledge is promoted as an important and necessary factor for organisational survival and maintenance of competitive strength. During the...
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Good governance is a concept that has recently come into regular use in political science and public administration and appears to be member of a wider group of terms such as democracy, civil society, human rights, social development. In addition, it is only recently that government policy makers have started looking at the potential of applying th...
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Intelligent computer applications (ICA) to solve complicated practical problems in various sectors are becoming more and more widespread nowadays. This paper surveys the application of intelligent systems in the energy sector using a literature review and classification of papers from 1990 to 2003 with keyword index in order to explore how intellig...
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In recent years the growing complexity of industrial manufacturing and the need for higher efficiency, shortened product life cycle, greater flexibility, better product quality, greater satisfaction of customer’s expectations and lower cost have changed the face of manufacturing practice. A great challenge for today’s companies is not only how to a...
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Over the past several years, there have been intensive discussions about the importance of knowledge management (KM) in our society. Nowadays, it is commonly accepted that many KM disciplines and practices are relevant to the social-level knowledge-based development. In this context, the new theme of “knowledge cities” came to the front. This paper...
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Some analysts have claimed that the volatility of an asset is caused solely by the random arrival of new information about the future returns from the asset. Others have claimed that volatility is mainly caused by trading. In any case it is a common belief that volatility is of great importance in finance and it is the factor that plays the most im...
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Managing large amounts of information and efficiently using this information in improved decision making has become increasingly challenging as businesses collect terabytes of data. Intelligent solutions, based on neural networks (NNs) and genetic algorithms (GAs), to solve complicated practical problems in various sectors are becoming more and mor...
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Recent EU and Greek Government legislation highlights the need for the modernisation of the public health management system and the improvement of the overall health of EU citizens. In addition, the effusion of epidemics even in developed countries makes the need for the enhancement of public health services imperative. In order to best confront th...
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Advances in telecommunications, automated processes, web technologies and wireless computing are already forcing dramatic changes in a variety of sectors, ranging from business and industry to education and health. Yet, the electronic business space, in a broader sense, is still in a relatively early state of evolution, and it is only recently that...
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Recent EU and Greek Government legislation highlights the need for the modernisation of the public health management system and the improvement of the overall health of EU citizens. In addition, the effusion of epidemics even in developed countries makes the need for the enhancement of public health services imperative. In order to best confront th...
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Good governance is a concept that has recently come into regular use in political science and public administration and appears to be a member of a wider group of terms such as democracy, civil society, human rights, social development. In addition, it is only recently that government policy makers have started looking at the potential of applying...
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Knowledge management (KM) has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest by industry, enterprises and government. Decision support and KM processes are interdependent activities in many organizations. In all cases, decision makers always combine different types of data...
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Knowledge management (KM) has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest by industry, enterprises and government. Decision support and KM processes are interdependent activities in many organizations. In all cases, decision makers always combine different types of data...
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Knowledge Management (KM) has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest by industry, enterprises and academia. As we are moving into an era of "knowledge capitalism", knowledge management in combination with information management will play a fundamental role towards...
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Sudden market changes have made traditional approaches on forecasting obsolete. Usually, managers put a great deal of trust into their own forecasting expertise, bypassing standard practices of forecasting. A leading company in Greek tobacco distribution market adopted successfully a new forecasting model that can produce accurate forecasts for a w...
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A great challenge for today’s companies is not only how to adapt to the changing business environment but also how to gain a competitive advantage from the way in which they choose to do so. As a basis for achieving such advantages, companies have started to seek to improve the performance of various operations. Forecasting is one of them; it is im...
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Intelligent solutions, based on expert systems (ES), to solve complicated practical problems in various sectors are becoming more and more widespread nowadays. Expert systems are being developed and deployed worldwide in myriad applications, mainly because of their symbolic reasoning and its explanation capabilities. Provides an overview for the op...
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The television industry is growing at an exponential rate. The television stations try to gain more and more viewers in order to increase their market share. In this stage comes the need for a decision support system that helps them forecast their viewership as well as plan their program. In this paper we are proposing a system for forecasting view...
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Companies deal with many decision-making processes whose impact on the global performance can be very strong. As a consequence, the role of the decision support systems (DSSs) within the organization is critical. Considering the imprecise or fuzzy nature of the data in real-world problems, it becomes obvious that the ability to manage uncertainty t...
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The Internet platform has become the most popular one to build integrated applications. This paper describes the design and implementation of an innovative e-Forecasting application over the Internet. The application delivers timeseries' forecasts on-line via the Internet. The user can choose amongst classic forecasting techniques including the The...
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In recent times, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have been receiving increased attention as tools for business applications. In this paper, we focus on the use of ANNs in the field of production scheduling. The history of ANNs in production scheduling is outlined, leading to a discussion of the various approaches, as well as the current research...
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During the last decade, many companies have made large investments in the development and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. However, only few of these systems developed or installed have actually considered maintenance strategies. Maintenance is a complex process that is triggered by planned periodic repair (scheduled or...
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In the current competitive environment, each company faces a number of challenges: quick response to customers’ demands, high quality of products or services, customers’ satisfaction, reliable delivery dates, high efficiency, and others. As a result, during the last five years many firms have proceeded to the adoption of enterprise resource plannin...
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One of the most difficult works in the world of ERP systems is proven to be their installation and customization to fulfil the needs of the customer. With the great development of Knowledge Management in the last decade a new era has begun; the era of capturing, storing and managing effectively ERP Consultants’ knowledge in order to rapidly build c...
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Knowledge management has recently received considerable attention in the computer information systems community and is continuously gaining interest from industry, enterprises and government. As we move towards building knowledge organizations, knowledge management in combination with information management will play a fundamental role towards the...
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Planning and scheduling are forms of decision making, which play a crucial role in manufacturing as well as in service industries. In the current competitive environment, effective sequencing and scheduling has become a necessity for survival in the marketplace. A great challenge for today’s companies is not only how to adapt to this changing, comp...
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Intelligent solutions, based on expert systems, to solve problems in the field of production planning and scheduling are becoming more and more widespread nowadays. Especially the last decade has witnessed a growing number of manufacturing companies, including glass, oil, aerospace, computers, electronics, metal and chemical industries—to name just...
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A web-based nuclear monitoring system called NUMASS implemented to cover the needs of the European Commission for monitoring and follow-up of the TACIS nuclear safety program was presented. The structure of the management of the TACIS nuclear safety program/projects was taken into account in the design concept of the NUMASS system. The NUMASS syste...
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It is common knowledge that during the last decade markets have become extremely competitive with product variety increasing continuously and product life cycles shortening. Many manufacturing companies, which hitherto satisfied their customers while operating specific production systems, were recently obliged to reconsider because of the potential...
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In this paper we consider the use of ontologies as the basis for structuring and simplifying the process of constructing real-time problem-solving tools, focusing specifically on the task of production scheduling. In spite of the commonality in production scheduling system requirements and design, different scheduling environments invariably presen...
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From the very earliest moments in the modern history of the computer, scientists have dreamed of creating advanced systems which would simulate human meditation and reasoning. Of all the modern technological quests, this research to create artificially intelligent computer systems has been one of the most ambitious and fascinating. Although attempt...
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From the earliest stages of computer development, scientists have aspired to the creation of advanced systems which could simulate human thought and reasoning. Of all the modern technological quests, this research to create artificially intelligent computer systems has been one of the most ambitious and fascinating. Although attempts have been made...
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From the very earliest moments in the modern history of the computer, scientists have dreamed of creating advanced systems that would simulate human thinking and reasoning. Of all the modern technological quests, research to create artificially intelligent computer systems has been one of the most ambitious and fascinating. Although attempts were m...
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Within the last decade many projects have been implemented in order to provide technical assistance (TA) to countries which have initiated their transition from centrally planned to market economies (mainly countries of Eastern Europe being previously under the Soviet regime). The “monitoring and evaluation” function (M&E) helps in seeing whether e...
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Within the last decade many projects have been implemented in order to provide Technical Assistance (TA) to countries, which have initiated their transition from centrally planned to market economies (such as some countries in Eastern Europe). The pace and the degree of success of this transition, which these economies and - most important - their...
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Within the last decade many projects have been implemented in order to provide technical assistance (TA) to countries, which have initiated their transition from centrally planned to market economies (mainly countries of Central and Eastern Europe being previously under the Soviet regime). The monitoring and evaluation exercise aims at assisting th...