Category : Projects

1st Prize at ETH Policy Challenge
11 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on 1st Prize at ETH Policy Challenge

I am glad and proud to be member of the Empower Polis team that received the 1st prize at the ETH Policy Challenge. Many thanks to my team members Atif Ghulam Nabi, Mark Ballandies and Michael Noack for their incredible effort. Empower Polis envisions the re-invention of a new cyber-physical agora that allows policy-makers to […]

Resilient Smart Cities
1 year ago Comments Off on Resilient Smart Cities
Posted in: Academic, DIAS, EPOS, Honors, SFINA

I give a keynote speech at the 12th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secure Transactions-ICITST-2017 at University of Cambridge in UK. The title and abstract of the talk follow:   Participatory Self-management Systems for Resilient Smart Cities The pervasiveness of the Internet of Things in Smart Cities has brought paramount opportunities for improving the […]

General public talk at Scientifica
1 year, 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
1 year, 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 […]

Supply-demand in information sharing
2 years, 8 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 […]

Smart Grids for a Smarter Greece
2 years, 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 […]

@Nature: Build Digital Democracy
3 years, 1 month 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
3 years, 4 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:        

Plenary talk at ICCSS 2015
3 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on Plenary talk at ICCSS 2015

My paper “Socio-technical Trade-offs in Self-regulating Smart Grids” is one of the 12 papers selected for a plenary talk among 342 accepted papers in the International Conference on Computational Social Science-ICCSS 2015. Several notable keynote speakers are expected to complement to a very constructive interdisciplinary event on computational social science. My paper provides a data-driven evidence and […]

A New Endeavor
4 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on A New Endeavor

I have recently moved to Zurich in Switzerland, where I have the honor to work together with Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing at the Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation of ETH Zurich. Here I will conduct cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research. I focus on designing and building a large-scale, distributed, privacy-preserved data analytics platform […]