Manolis Koubarakis
Position: Professor
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Phone: +30-210-7275242
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Short CV

Manolis Koubarakis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


  • 1994: Ph.D. thesis, Computer Science Division, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.
    Title: "Foundations of Temporal Constraint Databases" [gzipped postscript]
  • 1988: M.Sc. thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto.
    Title: "An Implementation of CML (Telos)"¨. Not available in electronic form. Instead you can read the basic paper on Telos.

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Agents
    We are interested in the theory and practice of intelligent agents. We have applied our results to the following applications: Information retrieval,Information dissemination over wide-area networks, Electronic commerce, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Business Process Modelling and Design. This work is done in the context of project DIET funded by the European Community under IST/FET.
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  • Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing
    We are interested in the new and exciting area of P2P and Grid computing. Our work on P2P computing is done in the context of project DIET and utilises ideas from agent systems, distributed computing, natural ecosystems and economics. Our work on Grid computing emphasizes aspects similar to the ones we study for P2P computing (e.g., resource allocation), but we are also especially interested in the role of Grid computing in bioinformatics. Our work on bioinformatics is currently funded by project BRIDGEMAP.
    [More information about Peer-to-Peer and Grid Computing] 
  • Bioinformatics
    The research of our group in bioinformatics aims at the development of tools that manage biological data and assist biologists in their research. To do this, we utilize our expertise in modern technologies such as data and knowledge-base management systems, intelligent agents, P2P computing and computational grids. Currently we are developing the bioinformatics toolkit for the comparative genomics project BRIDGEMAP.
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  • Data and Knowledge-base Systems
    The Knowledge Representation Language Telos. The Scheme of Indefinite Constraint Databases. Spatial and Temporal Database Management.
    [More information about Data and Knowledge-base Systems] 
  • Constraint Programming
    Cardinal Direction Constraints. Tractable Disjunctive Constraints. Temporal Disjunctive Constraints. The Scheme of Indefinite Constraint Databases.
    [More information about Constraint Programming] 


  • OntoGrid: Paving the way for Knowledgeable Grid Services and Systems
    One of the greatest challenges we now face in Grid Computing regards the ability to explicitly share and deploy knowledge to be used for the development of innovative Grid infrastructure, and for Grid applications – the Semantic Grid. To address this challenge the OntoGrid project will produce the technological infrastructure for the rapid prototyping and development of knowledge-intensive distributed open services for the Semantic Grid. Designing Grid applications that make use of a Semantic Grid requires a new and sound methodology which OntoGrid will develop. The results are aimed at developing grid systems that optimize cross-process, cross-company and cross-industry collaboration, which OntoGrid will show by adopting a use case-guided development and evaluation strategy based on two test case applications of differing, yet stereotypical, Grid characterisation. A principle of OntoGrid is to adopt and influence standards in Semantic Grid and Grid Computing, in particular the Open Grid Service Architecture.
    [More information about this project] 
  • EVERGROW: Ever-growing global scale-free networks, their provisioning, repair and unique functions
    The vision of EVERGROW - ever-growing global networks, their provisioning, repair and unique functions - is to invent methods and systems, and build infrastructure for measurement, mock-up and analysis of network traffic, topology and logical structure, so that we can start now to address the opportunities presented by the Internet of 2025.
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  • GCB: Getting Cretan Businesses On-Line and Doing E-Business
    The role of this laboratory is to train consultants that will advise Cretan businesses about the benefits of getting on-line and doing e-business
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  • BRIDGE-MAP: An integrated genomic approach toward genetic improvement of aquacultured fish species
    The role of this laboratory in BridgeMap is to design and implement the bionformatics component of the project (database and related tools).
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  • DIET: Decentralised Information Ecosystem Technologies
    The DIET project proposes to specify, design, implement and validate a novel information processing and management framework via a bottom-up, ecosystem approach. DIET would provide a set of new technologies including a complex information ecosystem tool suite with infohabitants exhibiting self-organising and emergent behaviour. The whole ecosystem simulation will be validated by getting different societies of infohabitants to interact within a rich information environment (the WWW) whilst providing useful information management services for human infohabitants. DIET would also provide intelligent, interactie simulation and visualisation tools to facilitate understanding the complex interactions in the ecosystem. DIET ultimately aims to develop technologies which will replace brittle, expensive, unadaptive software with robust, inexpensive and adaptable solutions to ever increasing complexity in a more networked era.
    [More information about this project]