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11 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Keynote Speech at eDemocracy 2019

I had the honor to give the keynote speech “Proof of Witness Presence: Blockchain Consensus for Augmented Democracy in Smart Cities” at the 8th International Conference of eDemocracy 2019 in Athens, Greece. My keynote speech was based on my recent awarded work and can be downloaded here. In my talk, I elaborate on how well […]

1 year, 8 months ago Comments Off on Two papers at SEAMS 2019
Posted in: Academic, Honors

I have one long paper and an artifact paper accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-managing Systems-SEAMS-2019, in Montreal, Canada on May 2019: 1. Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Evangelos Pournaras TRAPPed in Traffic? A Self-Adaptive Framework for Decentralized Traffic Optimization (Awarded badge: Artifacts Evaluated – Reusable) 2. […]

2 years, 11 months 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 […]

2 years, 11 months 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 […]

3 years, 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 […]

3 years, 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 […]

3 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Decentralization in Digital Societies: A Design Paradox
Posted in: Other

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 […]

4 years, 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 […]

4 years, 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 […]

4 years, 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 […]