Research

Output and Impact

Research Interests
The research interests focus in the general area of Data Management, which includes (among others) the fields of Data Bases, Data Mining, Data Warehouses, Information Systems (e.g. Web Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems), as well as the recently established fields of Big Data (streams), Graph Databases, Sensor/Social Networks, and so on. Also, of interest are the areas of Web Information Retrieval and Mining, Blog Preservation and Informetrics (Scientometrics, Webometrics and Bibliometrics). In the past, contributed in the interface area between Data Bases and Operating Systems.

Invited talks
He delivered keynote talks at the following conferences:  ICCCI'2021@Rhodes, DMCESE'2021@PanamaCity,  
CPS&IoT'2021@Budva, AIMinScience'2020@Lyon, SADASC'2020@Marrakesh, SEIM'2020@St.Petersburg, ICBICC'2019@Rome, INISTA'2019@Sofia, PCI'2018@Athens, IDEAS'2018@Calabria, SOFSEM'2018@Krems, ICCCI'2017@Nicosia, ICAR'2015@Beirut, IISA'2015@Corfu, ScienceWeek'2015@Kosovo, ISPS'2015@Algiers, RTA-CSIT'2014@Tirana, SMAP'2014@Corfu, ODBD'2014@Beirut, MEDES'2013@Luxemburg, ICEIS'2012@Wroclaw, CEE'211@Cluj-Napoca, CompSysTech'2010@Sofia, SOFSEM'2010@SpindleruvMlyn, SYRCODIS'2008@St.Petersburg.

Funding
He participated in a number of R&D projects funded by EU and national state/private funds as project leader or researcher. As project leader he attracted funding of 2,2 Meuros.   

Impact
Received >16.000 citations according to Google Scholar from >2300 distinct academic institutions frοm >100 countries (h-index=57).
• Listed in the top-2 computer science authors of Cypriot universities with highest h-index value according to Guide2Research (as of October 2020).
• Listed in the top-10 most cited authors of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki according to Google Scholar (until September 2020).
• Listed in the top-10 computer science authors of Greek universities with highest h-index value according to Guide2Research (until September 2020).
• Listed in the top-1000 most prolific authors according to DBLP digital library (Data Bases & Logic Programming).
• Listed among the top-714 Greek scientists with the greatest impact according to a study of Prof Yannis Ioannidis, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).
Included in the list of top-100,000 scientists world-wide according to "Data for Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators'' by Baas J., Boyack K. and Ioannidis J., Mendeley Data, V2, 2020. 

Best Paper Awards
• "Fast Subsequence Matching in Time-Series Databases", ACM SIGMOD Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1994.
• "
SkyGraph: An Algorithm for Important Subgraph Discovery in Relational Graphs", ECML/PKDD Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 2008.
• "A Bi-objective Cost Model for Database Queries in a Multi-cloud Environment", ACM MEDES Conference, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, 2014.
• "Early Malicious Activity Discovery in Microblogs by Social Bridges Detection", IEEE ISSPIT Workshop, Limassol, Cyprus, 2016.
• "Detecting Intrinsic Dissimilarities in Large Image Databases through Skylines", ACM MEDES Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2017.