Leonidas G. Anthopoulos

Leonidas G. Anthopoulos
University of Thessaly | UTH

PhD, Full Professor

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Introduction
Leonidas G. Anthopoulos currently works at the University of Thessaly. Leonidas does research in smart cities and e-business. He is a member of numerous committees worth mentioning the ITU U4SSC and has published numerous articles and books around his research interests.
Additional affiliations
October 2014 - present
Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly
Position
  • Associate Professor in e-Business
Description
  • Associate Professor in e-Business (e-Business, Innovation Management, Management Information Systems, Smart City, e-Government)
January 2012 - November 2015
Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly
Position
  • Enterprise Architecture for Digital Cities (EADIC)
Description
  • Investigating how the appropriate architecture, business models and organization features that can ensure smart city's viability
September 2009 - September 2014
Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Assistant Professor in Project Management (Engineering Management, e-Government project management, management information systems)
Education
January 2000 - October 2005
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • E-Government and Smart City
September 1992 - July 1996
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Field of study
  • Computer Science

Publications

Publications (141)
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The level of air pollution in smart cities plays a critical role in the community’s health and quality of life. Thus, air pollution forecasting would be beneficial and would guide citizens in avoiding exposure to dangerous emissions. The air health of a place can be diagnosed by close observation of the AQI (Air Quality Index) of that place. Moreov...
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Data has become a key asset for "Smart Cities" [SC], especially within their emerging circular orientation ("Smart and Circular Cities" [SCC]). Local organizations are struggling to capture the different types of value that are generated from "Big and Open Linked Data" [BOLD]. However, there are no specific methods to guide them in creating, captur...
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Regardless the Smart City (SC) broad scope, which ranges from a service-oriented ecosystem with the use of almost all the emerging technologies to a resilient urban environment, practice shows that the SC is mostly capitalized for utility upgrades, urban renovation, and real-time city monitoring. Moreover, recent city implementations register attem...
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Although energy efficiency is quite a cliché term, it is a topic that attracts an increasing attention the last decade, especially in the context of cities and as a means to address emerging challenges like sustainability and climate change. Several models have been introduced to conceptualize and calculate the urban energy system, and to demonstra...
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Carpooling schemes for mutual cost benefits between the driver and the passengers has a long history. However, the convenience of driving alone, the increasing level of car ownership, and the difficulties in finding travelers with matching timing and routes keep car occupancy low. Technology is a key enabler of online platforms which facilitate the...
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Electro-mobility (EV) is an emerging transportation method, whose charging infrastructure development concerns a key-factor for its growth. EV charging infrastructure has not grown yet in Greece, regardless of the ambitious national targets that have been grounded for 2030 towards a climate-neutral mobility. This study introduces a multi-criteria d...
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Urbanization and knowledge economy have highly marked the new millennium. Urbanization brings new challenges which can be addressed by the knowledge economy, which opens up scientific and technical innovation opportunities. The enhancement of cities' intelligence has heavily impacted city transformation and sustainable decision-making based on urba...
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According to market research, the number of smart cities is increasing rapidly. Information and communication technologies (ICT) provide the smart infrastructure that is the foundation for all the key themes related to a smart city, such as smart economy, smart governance, smart mobility, smart health, smart buildings, and smart water. As such, a s...
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Smart government (SG) is an emerging topic, which increasingly attracts attention from scholars who work in public administration, political and information sciences. Smart city (SC) on the other hand, is an emerging and multidisciplinary domain of study. SC It is not clear whether the two terms SG and SC co-exist or concern different domains that...
Conference Paper
Formulation of carpooling schemes for mutual cost benefits between the driver and the passengers has a long history. However, the convenience of driving alone, especially under the current COVID-19 pandemic, the increase of car ownership and the difficulties in finding travelers with matching schedule and route keeps car occupancy low. The technolo...
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Planning and establishing digital transformation (DT) is a complex process for all the organizations. City's DT is another challenging and complex process, which demands both the leading and dedicated role of the local government, and the engagement and commitment of the local stakeholders on a commonly agreed vision and plan. European Commission l...
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Predicting the actual cost and duration in construction projects concern a continuous and existing problem for the construction sector. This paper addresses this problem with modern methods and data available from past public construction projects. 39 bridge projects, constructed in Greece, with a similar type of available data were examined. Consi...
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This research attempts to highlight the application of neural networks in the management of technical projects through their use for the construction of forecast models, concerning the actual cost and duration of construction of bridges in Greece.
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This paper examines the ways in which the management of technical projects is affected by the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAVs) and the software that accompanies it. As a case study it was chosen to consider the project management of the construction of a large-scale photovoltaic park with a nominal power of 50 MWp.
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Smart cities have emerged significantly since their initial appearance in 1990s, more and more cities around the world are striving to gain intelligence and in this regard the need for standardization and performance measurement grows. Given the current challenges in the field of smart cities, this work revisits the proposed "cityDNA" framework whi...
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It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the Web4City 2019 1st International Workshop on Web Intelligence and Smart Cities. Web4City emphasizes on the contribution of artificial intelligence (AI) and especially web intelligence in smart cities. Specifically, the focus is on the emerging role of intelligence that transforms the smart services to a...
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The city of Trikala has a long smart history, which started back in 2004. During this timeframe, this local smart transformation experienced even failures in terms of social acceptance in 2010, which questioned its viability, while it also experienced a dramatic evolution after 2015. This chapter after presenting in brief the past story of smart in...
Book
Smart city (SC) has emerged during the last 2 decades to a broad scientific domain and a dominant industrial market, which attract an interdisciplinary attention. All the scientific fields -from the information and communications technologies (ICT) to the economics and environmental studies or even the humanities- and all the industries -from the I...
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Smart technologies advancements, emerging markets competition and sustainability needs have radically changed tourism and transport sectors. The key features of this change are the exploitation of evolving Big Data in the business intelligence context, the development of customized services tailored to the needs of consumers with the purpose of imp...
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The proliferation of social platforms and the enhanced connectivity have led people of different age groups, ethnicity, social or economic status to reveal a great deal about themselves online. Data collected from online social networks (OSN) provides social, economic, and cultural information which can be utilized by governments, policy makers, au...
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Smart cities have attracted an extensive and emerging interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from all over the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been being criticized for not being able to realize...
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Smart cities have attracted an increasing international scientific and business attention and an enormous niche market is being evolved, which engages almost all the business sectors. Being engaged in the smart city market is not free-of-charge and corresponding investments are extensive, while they usually concern innovation development and always...
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Smart cities (SCs) are becoming highly sophisticated ecosystems at which innovative solutions and smart services are being deployed. These ecosystems consider SCs as data production and sharing engines, setting new challenges for building effective SC architectures and novel services. The aim of this article is to “connect the pieces” among Data Sc...
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The proliferation of social platforms and the enhanced connectivity have led people of different age groups, ethnicity, social or economic status to reveal a great deal about themselves online. Data collected from online social networks (OSN) provides social, economic, and cultural information which can be utilized by governments, policy makers, au...
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Smart cities have attracted an extensive and emerging interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from all over the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been being criticized for not being able to realize...
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The regional development is a complex problem whose solution can be provided by the interaction of the natural, technological, social and human elements. Industry 4.0 launches a new approaches and business models for the raising of the digital sustainability of the human environment. The goal of the paper is to provide a systemic approach of a deve...
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An increasing amount of applications can be located in several cities that attempt to deal with mobility issues like traffic management, transportation safety, congestion control, taxi booking, car sharing, carpooling etc. The aim of this work in progress article is to collect information with regard to carpooling applications and attempt to recogn...
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Following up the success of the past events at WWW2015, WWW2016 and WWW2017, the 4th AW4City 2018 aims to keep on attracting a significant international attention with regard to web applications for smart cities. More specifically, the aim of this workshop is to focus on the applications smart city component and more specifically on the design and...
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Smart cities have emerged radically since their initial appearance in literature in 1997 and they have attracted a significant scientific and industrial attention since then. The primary smart city exemplars were able to visualize local information -like a portal from local sources- or even to simulate the city’s landscape -like an online map-. The...
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Governing a city means that city politicians and administrators try to keep the city operational in terms of utility service provision, law enforcement and political decisions’ implementation. This term is also names as “urban governance”, which is defined as “a political response to broader developments in society, such as globalization, internati...
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In the previous chapter, it has been realized that smart city concerns urban innovation not necessarily but mainly based on ICT. This kind of innovation structures the smart city ecosystem, which was presented as a multi-tier scheme (Fig. 2. 7). This figure indicates the different types of hard and soft technologies that are being built by the smar...
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Smart city and smart government appear to share a common scientific interest, since they structure corresponding research and practice terms like the “Web Applications and Smart Cities (AW4City)”, “The Smart Cities and Smart Government Research-Practice (SCSGRP) Consortium” and the “Beyond Bureaucracy”, while calls for mutual scientific tracks, wor...
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A novel smart city market evolves radically and it is estimated to reach US $1 trillion by 2025 and exceed the size of all traditional business sectors (Amarnath in City as a customer strategy: Growth opportunities from the cities of tomorrow, 2010; Kohno et al. in Hitachi’s smart city solutions for new era of urban development, 2011). In 2016 alon...
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There is no common consensus about what “smart” really means in the context of the information and communications technology (ICT). The author provides with a new and quite “umbrella” definition to smart city: the utilization of ICT and innovation by cities (new, existing or districts), as a means to sustain in economic, social and environmental te...
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Smart cities evolve over multiple themes and areas with the development of cyber-physical systems and smart services that address several urban issues regarding economy, mobility, environment, people, living and governance. This evolution has obliged the definition of several conceptualization and evaluation models, which respect alternative smart...
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A dataset with M items has 2M subsets anyone of which may be the one satisfying our objective. With a good data display and interactivity our fantastic pattern-recognition defeats the combinatorial explosion by extracting insights from the visual patterns. This is the core reason for data visualization. With parallel coordinates, as illustrated her...
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Several competitive standards have been introduced, which define smart city’s development framework, architecture and components or city’s key performance indicators. However, these standards have not introduced specifications for smart services, nor for policy making process modelling, although standardization assists in achieving process automati...
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Findings and lessons learnt for European cities from the INSMART project: A new methodology for smarter energy planning, tested in four EU cities. An EU-funded project under the FP7 Programme with 10 partners from 4 member states 2013-2017
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The decision-making methodologies that have been followed during the project concern the resistance-to-change grid method and PROMETHEE, which belong to the Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methodology. The MCDM methodology is based on the definition of multiple criteria, which are used by a decider/decision maker in his attempt to select the...
Book
This book investigates the role of smart cities in the broader context of urban innovation and e-government, identifies what a smart city is in practice and highlights their importance to the welfare of society. The book offers specific, measurable, and action-oriented public sector planning and management principles and ideas for smart governance...
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Evolving to a smart city has become a challenge for many cities across the globe. This transformation is a complex process, which requires a harmonized mix of policy, technology and planning since it deals with important challenges like climate change and local economic growth. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the achievement of this mix, wh...
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Several competitive standards have been introduced for smart city quite recently, which define the architecture and its components or city key performance indicators. However, these standards do not discuss smart service formulation, nor policy making process modeling. Standardization assists in achieving process automation by introducing “best pra...
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20 years after the appearance of literature evidence and the launch of the first, pioneering cases, the smart city domain remains ambiguous and generates an increasing argument with regard to its feasibility and potential. Indeed, today the smart city domain is being characterized by an emerging market that provides novel solutions for cyber-physic...
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More than a decade has passed since the conception of major Government e-strategies and significant outcomes have been delivered worldwide concerning information technology infrastructure and e-service deployment. Already, major e-Strategies have closed their lifecycles and have been reviewed. British “t-Government” and Obama's “Open Government Ini...
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Traditional competition between cities appears to transit to a “smart” competition and to this end smart city ownership, organization and evolution are questioned. In this paper, a worldwide smart city classification is performed in order to address the preferred organization and the technological evolution of smart city. This classification's find...
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Smart cities have attracted an extensive and emerging interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from all over the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been being criticized for not being able to realize...
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Smart cities have attracted an increasing international scientific and business attention and an enormous niche market is being evolved, which engages almost all the business sectors. Being engaged in the smart city market is not free-of-charge and corresponding investments are extensive, while they usually concern innovation development and always...
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Digital cities have been evolved during the last decade and they have installed various information systems and information and communication technology (ICT) based infrastructures across various cities in the world. Most digital cities are ongoing investments, while their outcomes are differentiated from their primary objectives, and many of them...
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The proposed "Beyond Bureaucracy" workshop aims to outline and discuss challenges along the boundaries of society, technology, and governance, which reach beyond established e-governance research paths and priorities. Where well-established e-government / e-governance research ambitions focus on providing technology that supports the work and missi...
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Cities experience radical shifts from conventional areas of fragmented services and interactions, to whole-of-service and end-to-end providers, while their citizens are empowered primarily via social networking applications with geotagging capabilities. This work is motivated by the fact that the exploitation of a (smart) city’s social networking a...
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Smart City is an emerging and multidisciplinary domain. It has been recently defined as innovation, not necessarily but mainly through information and communications technologies (ICT), which enhance urban life in terms of people, living, economy, mobility and governance. Smart government is also an emerging topic, which attracts increasing attenti...
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Smart services concern the core element of a smart city, since they support the realization of urban “intelligence” in terms of people, economy, governance, environment, mobility and leaving. Smart services aim to enhance quality of life within a city and in this respect to improve “livability”. The types and purposes of smart services cannot be ea...
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Electronic building permission systems have been used in several European countries from the early 70s (i.e. Italy, France and Netherlands), while in USA are being utilized several components and sub-modules of the system from the early 30s. The European Commission defined the electronic application for Building Permission as one of the 20 primary...
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The aim of this paper is to identify and compare the evaluation models for social networks (SN) that can be installed in or utilized by a smart city. Evaluation purposes concern SN either selection or performance measurement. In this order, this paper investigates the SN domain with regard to the smart city. More specifically, it uses literature fi...
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Dam design and construction teams respect flood wave risks, they perform estimations and define response plans for the project post-completion period. To this end, dams are designed strong enough to sustain from such a disaster. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether a flood wave danger exists during the pre-completion period of a dam proj...
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Smart city has been evolved since late 1990s to a rapidly emerged domain, where the academia, the industry and the government have mutual interest in transforming cities to innovation-based sustainable spaces. However, this evolution has come to a critical point of argument, where existing efforts are being developed mainly with public spending, wh...
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Smart cities have been evolving since their early appearance in late 1990s from metropolitan-wide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based solutions to today’s innovations –not necessarily based on ICT- that utilize city resources and improve local everyday life. This paper attempts to answer two research questions: (a) Does e-governmen...
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Smart cities have attracted the international scientific and business attention and a niche market is being evolved, which engages almost all the business sectors. In their attempt to empower and promote urban competitive advantages, local governments have approached the smart city context and they target habitants, visitors and investments. Howeve...
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Smart cities have attracted an extensive and increasing interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from across the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been criticized for being influenced by vendor hype...
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Smart cities have attracted an extensive and increasing interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from across the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been criticized for being influenced by vendor hype...
Technical Report
These Technical Specifications describe the ICT architecture development framework of Smart Sustainable Cities and concludes on corresponding architecture views and guides.
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Smart Cities appeared in literature in late '90s and various approaches have been developed so far. Until today, smart city does not describe a city with particular attributes but it is used to describe different cases in urban spaces: web portals that virtualize cities or city guides; knowledge bases that address local needs; agglomerations with I...
Book
E–government was first introduced more than 20 years ago as an ambitious “vehicle,” which would result in a better, more efficient and effective, transparent, and accountable government. However, after all these years and tremendous funding, scholars argue over the effectiveness of e–government, and various types of failures are being discussed: pr...
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More than a decade has passed since the launch of the first e-Government one-stop web portals, which concern central points for digital access by citizens, enterprises and government. Due to the broad audience that these portals serve, various analyses have been performed concerning their effectiveness with regard to service delivery; trustworthine...
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More than a decade has passed since the launch of the initial e-Government one-stop web portals, which concern central points for digital access by citizens, enterprises and government. Due to the broad audience that these portals serve, various analyses have been performed concerning their effectiveness with regard to service delivery; trustworthi...
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Economic recession has expanded during the last five years from U.S.A. to Europe and sprawls at an international level. Governments try to redefine their strategies and policies in order to recognize and deal with this unexpected environment, while they prioritize alternative methods in order to return to growth and to control national and supranat...
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E-Government was first introduced more than 20 years ago as an ambitious “vehicle”, which would result in a better, more efficient and effective, transparent, and accountable government. However, after all these years and tremendous funding, scholars argue over the effectiveness of e-Government and various types of failures are being discussed: pro...