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General public talk at Scientifica
3 months ago Comments Off on General public talk at Scientifica
Posted in: Academic, EPOS, Projects

On 02.09.2017 at 16:00 I will give a talk  at Scientifica. Making sharing economies more sustainable Sharing economy platforms like Uber and Airbnb demonstrate our unprecedented ability to participate in a bottom-up exchange of everything from vehicles and tools to accommodation and energy – all via their smartphones. We discuss how people can actively encourage […]

Two papers at AINA 2017
11 months ago Comments Off on Two papers at AINA 2017

The following two papers are accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications-AINA-2017, in Taiwan on March 2017: 1. Evangelos Pournaras, Jovan Nikolic, Alex Omerzel, Dirk Helbing Engineering Democratization in Internet of Things Data Analytics 2. Danielle Griego, Varin Buff, Eric Hayoz, Izabela Moise, Evangelos Pournaras Sensing and […]

Decentralization in Digital Societies: A Design Paradox
11 months ago Comments Off on Decentralization in Digital Societies: A Design Paradox
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In the context of the Swiss Philosophy Salon Festival at Maloja Palace, in which I hosted a philosophy salon, the periodical The Beautiful Soul, The Public Sphere Salons, publishes my essay: Decentralization in Digital Societies: A Design Paradox Digital societies come with a design paradox: On the one hand, technologies, such as Internet of Things, pervasive and […]

Survey on Information Sharing
1 year, 6 months ago Comments Off on Survey on Information Sharing
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The Professorship of Computational Social Science at ETH Zurich is conducting research on information sharing of mobile sensor data. We would appreciate your participation in the following 10-minute survey after reading the instructions below. https://descil.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0xGS6kfmr8GtQd7 This survey aims at studying the perception people have about privacy and information sharing in the context of mobile sensor […]

Supply-demand in information sharing
1 year, 7 months ago Comments Off on Supply-demand in information sharing

I have recently published a new paper that envisions information sharing as a self-regulatory supply-demand system. Citizens are (data) suppliers and third parties requiring access to citizens’ data are (data) consumers. The proposed system regulates the trade-off between privacy of citizens when they share data and accuracy in analytics using citizens’ shared data. Summarization of data […]

Philosophy Salon on Decentralization
1 year, 11 months ago Comments Off on Philosophy Salon on Decentralization
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I will host a philosophy salon in Public Sphere at Maloja Palace from 8th t0 10th of April 2016. An outline of the salon discussion follows below.   The Design Paradox of Decentralization in Digital Societies Digital societies come with a design paradox: On the one hand, technologies, such as Internet of Things, pervasive and […]

Smart Grids for a Smarter Greece
1 year, 11 months ago Comments Off on Smart Grids for a Smarter Greece
Posted in: EPOS, Projects

The energy sector remains a highly under-exploited, though full of flourishing opportunities for Greece and its recovery from the crisis. I have recently presented at the Internet of Things Conference in Athens some key facts and innovations for the energy sector of Greece that require minimal, if none, state interventions. My presentation can be found […]

Interview@ANA-MPA
1 year, 11 months ago Comments Off on Interview@ANA-MPA
Posted in: media

I have recently given an interview at the Athens News Agency, Macedonian Press Agency about digital democracy. The interview in full can be also found here. I outline some of its opportunities and implication in Greek crisis and beyond. The interview is in Greek. More about the topic in English is outlined in the article Build […]

@Nature: Build Digital Democracy
2 years ago Comments Off on @Nature: Build Digital Democracy

Building an information society based on Big Data as we know can undermine sustainable development and democracy: Dirk Helbing and Evangelos Pournaras, Build Digital Democracy, Nature, Vol. 527, pp. 33-34, 2015 The Nervousnet project envisions an alternative paradigm: Data-driven techno-socio-economic systems working in a decentralized, collective and synergistic fashion. And all these by design.

IGI Global Award
2 years, 3 months ago 0
Posted in: Academic, AETOS, Honors

My paper `Adaptive Self-organization in Distributed Tree Topologies’, published in the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies, has been selected as the outstanding Computer Science and Information Technology article for 2014, based on the following criteria: