Scholarly activities

A selection of evaluation activities, committee work, memberships, and awards.

Research Evaluations & Reviews | Board Membership | Program Committees | Departmental service | Awards

Research Evaluations & Reviews

  • European Commission, H2020 proposal evaluator and/or rapporteur for:
    • H2020-ICT-25-2018 "Interactive Technologies", 2019
    • H2020-ICT-23-2017 "Interfaces for accessibility", 2017
    • H2020-ICT-22-2016 "Technologies for Learning and Skills", 2016
    • H2020-ICT-24-2016 "Gaming and Gamification", 2016
    • H2020-ICT-19-2016-2 Coordinated and Support Actions "Media and content convergence", 2016
    • H2020-ICT-2014-1 "Advanced digital gaming/gamification technologies", 2014
    • H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017 "Virtual museums and social platform on European digital heritage, memory, identity and cultural interaction", 2016
    • H2020-ICT-20-2015 "Technologies for better human learning and teaching", 2015
    • FET-OPEN - Novel ideas for radically new technologies – Research and Innovation Actions (H2020-FETOPEN-2014-RIA).
  • European Commission, project reviewer/monitoring for H2020 funded projects (XR4ALL, 2019-2021; DIDIY, 2017; RAPID-MIX, 2016)
  • Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, proposal evaluator, 1st Call for Research Projects for the support of Post-doctoral researchers, 2018
  • European Commission, FP7 IST proposal evaluator and/or rapporteur for:
    • Call 11 ICT-2013.8.2 "Technology-enhanced learning", 2013
    • Call 10 ICT-2013.8.1 "Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of creativity", 2013
    • Call 9 "ICT for access to Cultural Heritage", 2012
    • Call 8, ICT-2011.8.1 "Technology-enhanced learning", 2012.
    • Call 5, ICT-2009.4.2 "Technology-enhanced learning", 2009.
    • Call 2 "Accessible and Inclusive ICT", 2007
    • Call 1 ICT-2007.4.1 "Digital Libraries and Technology-enhanced Learning", 2007
  • European Commission, project reviewer/monitoring for FP7 IST funded projects (meSch, 2013-2017; PELARS, 2015; SIREN, 2011-2014; Natural Europe, 2011-2014; eCute, 2011-2014; SCY, 2009-2012; 80Days, 2008-2010).
  • European Commission, invited expert for drafting of Call FP7 Objective ICT-2009.4.1: Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation, , 09/2009.
  • European Commission, project reviewer for FP6 IST funded projects in Technology Enhanced Learning (eCIRCUS, 2007-2009; iTACITUS, 2007-2009; ISAAC, 2007-2009).
  • European Commission, project reviewer for a funded project in action line “eLearning Futures” (KA III - Multimedia Content and Tools - Education and Training), 2003-2004.
  • European Commission, FP6 IST proposal evaluator (Multimodal Interfaces), 2003.
  • Hellenic Ministry of Culture - Information Society 2000-2006, proposal evaluator (Measure 1.3 - Digitisation and Dissemination of Hellenic Cultural Heritage, Call 65), 2003.
  • European Commission, project reviewer for FP5 IST funded projects (VICTEC - Virtual ICT with Empathic Characters, 2003-2005; SLIM-VRT, 2005).
  • Austrian Science Fund, Translational Research Programme project reviewer, 2004.
  • European Commission, FP5 IST (V.1.15, IV.4.1) proposal evaluator, 2002.
  • European Commission, FP5 (CPA15 "Technology platforms for culture and artistic creative expression") proposal evaluator, 2002.

Board Member of Scientific Organisations & Publications

  • Board of Directors of the Institute for the Visualization of History, USA, since 2001, www.vizin.org.
  • International / Scientific Advisory Board:
    • Member of the Advisory Council of ONX Studio (Onassis USA & New Museum’s NEW INC) XR studio.
    • Two Eyes, 3­D, National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education program, coordinated by the American Association of Variable Star Observers, www.aavso.org.
    • TARGET - Transformative, Adaptive, Responsive and enGaging EnvironmenT, EU-funded FP7 IST, 2009-2011.
    • Child Art Foundation, Washington DC., since 2001, www.icaf.org.
    • Fournos Center for Art & Technology, Athens, Greece, since 1998, www.fournos-culture.gr.

Conference and Workshop Organization/Chairing

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  •  2019:
  • 2018:
    • Chair of the ACM GR-SIGCHI event Human Computer Interaction in Greece, Full day session at the 22nd Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2018), December 1, 2018, Athens Greece.
    • Scientific Commitee member, VR@GR Virtual Reality in Greece, 24-25 November, 2018, Athens Greece.
    • co-Chair (with M. Economou), DigitalHERITAGE 2018 Special Session "Emotions in Digital Cultural Heritage: How do we design and evaluate emotionally engaging applications and tools?", 26-30 Oct. 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA.
    • Associate Chair, ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’18), 19-22 June 2018, Trondheim, Norway.
    • Ιnternational Faculty Attendee – mentor, Greece representative at CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women '18, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 13-14, 2018.
  • 2012:
    • Scientific & Organising Committee member & Chair of the ACM GR-SIGCHI event, World Usability Day event - Ημέρες Ευχρηστίας και Προσβασιμότητας 2012, "Usability of Financial Systems, Athens, Greece, November 6, 2012. 
    • Panel coordinator, LUDUS days on Serious Games, “Gamify content: How to effectively integrate fun and engagement in training, education and other non-game contexts”, 4-6 Oct. 2012, Athens, Greece.
  • 2011:
  • 2010: Short Papers co-Chair (with S. Seitinger), ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’10), 9-11 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2008:
    • Guest co-Editor (with M. Benayoun), International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART): Special Issue on Immersive Virtual, Mixed, or Augmented Reality Art, Sept. 2009.
    • Tutorials co-chair (with M. X.), ACM Int’l Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA) 2008, 10-12 Sept. 2008, Athens, Greece.
    • Tutorials co-chair (with J. Leigh), Eurographics 2008, 14-18 Apr. 2008, Crete, Greece.
    • Tutorials co-chair (with O. Staadt), IEEE VR 2008, 8-12 Mar. 2008, Reno Nevada, USA.
  • 2007: Program Chair, INTUITION 2007 Int'l Conference on Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments, October 3-5, 2007, Athens, Greece. Invited keynote speakers: M. Billinghurst, D. Bowman, M. Slater.
  • 2006: Scientific & Organizing Committee and Session Chair, 7th Mediaterra Int. Art & Technology Festival ’06 "Gaming Realities: a Challenge for Digital Culture", 4-8 Oct. 2006, Technopolis, Athens, Greece.
  • 2005: Session organiser and Chair, 2nd INTUITION Workshop, Senlis, Paris, November 24, 2005. Best Practices and Threads in VR Applications - Development Guidelines.
  • 2004:
    • Workshop co-Organiser (with D. Pape & J. Anstey), “VR for Public Consumption” workshop, IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, Chicago, IL, March 27, 2004. Organised a full-day workshop with over 30 presenters and over 50 registered participants.
    • Co-Curator (with M. Santorinaios), “Hypertext”, Mediaterra Int. Art & Technology Fest. & Symposium, January, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece.
  • 2002: Symposium Chair, “New Platforms of Spectacle, Communication and Resistance”, Mediaterra Int’l Art & Technology Fest. & Symposium, 6-15 Dec. 2002, Greece.
  • 2001:
    • Conference Local co-Chair (with S. Karapetsis), VAST2001 - VR & Archeology Int. Symposium, 28-30 Nov. 2001, Athens, Greece.
    • Full-day Workshop Organiser, “Building Immersive Environments”, Museum Computer Network / CIMI conference, 17 Oct. 2004, Cincinnati, OH.
    • Panel Session Organiser & Chair, “Responsive Physical Environments”, Museum Computer Network / CIMI conference, 26 Oct. 2004, Cincinnati, OH. Invited speakers: Clark Dodsworth, Carter Emmart, Jeff Mayer.
    • Co-Curator, “De-Globalizing / Re-Globalizing”, Mediaterra Int’l Art & Technology Fest. & Symposium, September, Lavrion, Greece.
  • 2000:
    • Session Chair, VAST 2000 Euroconference on Virtual Archaeology, Arezzo, Italy, 24-25 November 2000.
    • Symposium Chair & Art Exhibition Co-Organiser, “Neo[techno]logisms”, Mediaterra Int’l Art & Technology Fest. & Symposium, November, Athens, Greece.
  • 1999:
    • Panel & Workshop Organiser, “Creativity & Technology” panel - Medi@terra '99 Int’l Art & Technology Fest. & Pendulum Symposium, Athens, Greece, November 1999 (invited speakers: Maurice Benayoun, Prof. John Kontos, Maya Kusmanovic, Dr. Vali Lalioti, Dr. Ramon Lopez de Mantaras).
    • Workshop Organiser, “Cultural Heritage & Technology” full day workshop - Medi@terra '99 Int’l Art & Technology Fest. & Pendulum Symposium, Athens, Greece, November 1999.

Member of Program Committees / Reviewer

  • 2020:  ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) journal; IEEE Conference on Games (IEEE CoG) 2020; EuroVR 2020;
  • 2019: ACM SIGCHI ’19 Papers; Int'l Journal of Child-Computer Interaction; Int'l Conf. on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS'19); 18th IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence conference (WI’19); Halfway to the Future HCI Conf.; ACM UMAP Workshop on Human Aspects Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments (HAAPIE); 11th Int'l Conf. on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2019).
  • 2018: Int'l Journal of Child-Computer Interaction; Int'l Conf. on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) ’18; 16th EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage.
  • 2017: Int'l Journal of Human-Computer Studies; IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing; 9th Int'l Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (Intetain 2017); 11th European Conf. on Games Based Learning (ECGBL ’17).
  • 2016: ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH); Int'l Conf. on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) ’16; ACM UMAP Workshop on Human Aspects Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments (HAAPIE); 14th ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’16); 6th Int'l Euro-Mediterranean Conference
  • 2015: 13th ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’15); IEEE-Melecon 2016; Hybrid City III; Digital Heritage 2015
  • 2014: ACM Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) ’14; 12th ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’14); 12th Eu-rographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage
  • 2013: ACM SIGCHI ’13, Papers & Notes; Int’l Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI)
  • 2012: ACM SIGCHI ’12, Papers & Notes; 11th IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC ’12); 7th Hellenic Con-ference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN) - Intelligent, Affective and Nat-ural Interfaces Session; 2nd Annual Int’l Conference of the UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society “High-Tech Heritage: How Are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past?”; 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL ’12).
  • 2011: 10th ACM SIGCHI Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’11); Int’l Journal of Human-Computer Studies; Int’l Journal of Virtual Reality; IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) 2011; 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECGBL ’11); 3rd Int’l Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games’11); Philosophy of Computer Games ’11.
  • 2010: ACM SIGCHI ’10, Papers & Notes; ACM Siggraph Asia, Papers; Int’l Journal of Human-Computer Studies; Eurographics ’10; ACM Int’l Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC’10); EuroVR-EVE 2010; CSEDU ’10 (2nd Int’l Conference on Computer Supported Education); Int’l Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS ’10); EuroMed2010 (Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries).
  • 2009: Int’l Journal of Human-Computer Studies; Advances in Human-Computer Interaction Journal; ACM IDC’09 (Int’l Conference on Interaction Design and Children); ICEC ’09 (Int’l Conference on Entertainment Computing); Int'l Conf. on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS'09); The Open Virtual Reality Journal.
  • 2008: ACM SIGCHI ’08 Papers & Notes; 2 book proposals on Virtual Reality for Elsevier Publisher (paid)
  • 2007: ACM SIGCHI ’07 Papers; ACM SIGGRAPH ’07 Papers; Eurographics ’07; IDC’07: Long & Short Papers; Journal of Applied Ergonomics; Context Aware Multimedia Systems and Applications; Museology Journal; VSMM’ 07; VAST’07.
  • 2006: Springer Cognition, Technology, and Work Journal (Special Issue on: "Child Computer Interaction: Methodological Research”); Springer Virtual Reality Journal (Special Issues on “Virtual Reality in the e-Society”, “CVEs for Creative People”, “Using Virtual Reality in Education”); ACM SIGCHI ’06 Papers; Int’l Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life Long Learning; ISEA ’06; ACM VRCIA ’06; Int’l Museology Conference ’06; CIPA, VAST & Eurographics on Graphics and Cultural Heritage ’06, Mediaterra ‘06.
  • 2005: ACM SIGCHI ’05 Interactivity program; VSMM'05; ACM VRST 2005; VAST ’05; Int’l Conference on Virtual Storytelling ’05.
  • 2004: ACM SIGCHI ’04 Full Papers and Demonstrations; Computer Graphics Int’l ’04; ACM Multimedia ’04; VAST ’04; TIDSE ’04; Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal.
  • 2003: Computer Applications in Archaeology '03; TIDSE '03; VAST ’03; IEEE VR ’03.
  • 2002: ACM SIGGRAPH '02 Courses and Ed. Program; IEEE VR '02; Eurographics '02; UNESCO World Heritage Virtual Congress '02; 3D Virtual Heritage '02; IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications magazine.
  • 2001: ACM SIGGRAPH '01 Courses; Afrigraph '01; PRESENCE MIT Press Journal.
  • 2000 - 1994: ACM SIGGRAPH '94 – ’00 Educator’s Program, SIGKids.

Departmental/University service

  • Director of the Museum of Informatics & Telecommunications, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2019-present).
  • Member of the Ethics Committee, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2019-present).
  • Member of the Curriculum Design Committee for the Department of Digital Arts and Cinema, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2019-present).
  • Member of the Interinstitutional Committee for the MSc Program in Language Technology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and Athena Research and Innovation Center (2020-present).
  • Alternate member of the Interdepartmental Committee for the MSc Program in Science, Technology, Society— Science and Technology Studies, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2020-present).
  • Member of the website redesign team for the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications and coordinator of activities for the transition to the new website (2018-present).
  • Member of the University Open Days Committee for the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications and coordination of the relevant activities of the Department (2017-present).
  • Member of the faculty team of Student Advisors, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (2017-present).
  • Member of the Committee on Pedagogical and Teaching Adequacy of the Department of Informatics & Telecommunications (2016-present).

Professional memberships

Awards

  • Tartessos Award for contributions in Digital Heritage and Virtual Archaeology (2013).
  • Best Paper Award (out of 264 papers), ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM ’97.
  • Aileen S. Andrew Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, UIC (1994-1995).