Dr. Andreas Kamilaris

Team Leader & Researcher
Pervasive Real-World Computing for Sustainability (SuPerWorld) Research Group
CYENS Center of Excellence

Assistant Professor & Lecturer
Pervasive Systems Group
University of Twente

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I received the BA degree in Computer Science from University of Cyprus in 2007 and the MS degree in Distributed Systems from the ETH University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2009. I worked two years as an IT consultant in Politis newspaper and I am co-founder of Elevate-Me Promotions, which is the first company that brought to Cyprus the radical-new concept of elevator advertising.

In December 2012, I have successfully defended my PhD Thesis, entitled "Enabling Smart Homes using Web Technologies" at the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Pitsillides, collaborating with the Institute for Pervasive Computing of the ETH Zurich, in the area of the Web of Things. I am also a member of the Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL), which is part of the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus.

In 2013, I performed a one-year postdoc research at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, studying techniques for reducing the ICT-based plug loads in offices and commercial buildings, affecting at the same time the occupants' behaviour towards more rational use of the office equipment for energy savings.

Then, near the end of 2014, I returned back to the University of Cyprus, continuing my postdoc research by working on the Social Electricity Online Platform (SEOP) European project, till the end of 2015, developing learning modules, educational content and online eco-feedback platforms, aiming to raise the awareness and knowledge of European citizens about energy, the environment and sustainability, investigating in parallel how Web technologies and social computing can lead people to pro-environmental behaviour. In parallel, I collaborated with the National University of Singapore, working on a project related to providing real-time online eco-feedback services to 50 houses around Singapore, using smart metering, promoting online user collaboration for co-creation of knowledge and energy savings through a synergistic effort of the participants.

During the spring semester of 2016, for 6 months, I worked as a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics of the National University of Ireland (NUIG Galway), performing research related to real-time Internet-of-Things stream processing and large-scale data analytics for smart city applications, through the CityPulse EU project.

Near the end of 2016, I received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, working at the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA, Torre Marimon) in Barcelona, through the European P-SPHERE project, collaborating with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), performing research on big data analysis and applications in the agri-food sector. In parallel, I had been lecturing a course over "Advanced Web Technologies" at the Open University of Cyprus.

Now I am working as a team leader at the Pervasive Real-World Computing for Sustainability (SuPerWorld) Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG) of the newly established CYENS Center of Excellence. In parallel, I am an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) of the University of Twente, lecturing at the Creative Technologies BSc programme as well as the Computer Science MSc programme of the university.

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture
  • Geospatial Analysis and GIS Systems
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Satellite imagery and aerial photography
  • The Internet of Things and the Web of Things
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Linked Data
  • Data Analysis and Large-Scale Stream Processing
  • Social Computing and Online Social Networking
  • Eco-Feedback Techniques and Green ICT Applications for Raising Environmental Awareness
  • Smart Metering and Energy Awareness
  • Energy Efficiency in Smart Homes, Offices and Commercial Buildings
  • Measuring and Analyzing ICT-based Plug Loads in Offices towards Energy Savings and Load Disaggregation
  • Affecting Employees for more Efficient Use of ICT Equipment in Offices
  • Mobile Computing and Location-Based Services
  • Urban Computing and Participatory Sensing
  • Integration of Energy-Aware Smart Homes to the Smart Grid (Demand Response, Load Shedding Techniques)
  • Ad hoc, Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Web Technologies
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Distributed Systems
  • Smart Cities
  • Active citizenship, e-Government
  • Collaborative Economy facilitated by ICT technologies
JournalsConferences WorkshopsBooks EditedBook ChaptersPosters/DemosTechnical ReportsMagazines

Journals

  1. Ildar Rakhmatuiln, Andreas Kamilaris and Christian Andreasen, Deep Neural Networks to Detect Weeds from Crops in Agricultural Environments in Real-Time: A Review, In Remote Sensing, vol. 13, no. 21, January 2022. (.pdf | doi)

  2. Andreas Kamilaris and Francesc X.Prenafeta-Boldú, Examining the perspectives of using manure from livestock farms as fertilizer to crop fields based on a realistic simulation, In Computers and Electronics in Agriculture journal, vol. 191, no. 106486, December 2021. (.pdf | doi)

  3. Chirag Padubidri, Andreas Kamilaris, Savvas Karatsiolis and Jacob Hamminga, Counting Sea Lions and Elephants from Aerial Photography using Deep Learning with Density Maps, In Animal Biotelemetry journal, vol. 9, no. 27, August 2021. (.pdf)

  4. Savvas Karatsiolis, Andreas Kamilaris and Ian Cole, IMG2nDSM: Height Estimation from Single Airborne RGB Images with Deep Learning. In Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 2417, June 2021. (.pdf)

  5. Andreas Kamilaris and Nicolò Botteghi. The Penetration of Internet of Things in Robotics: Towards a Web of Robotic Things. In Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 491-512, December 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  6. Jesper Provoost, Andreas Kamilaris, Luc Wismans, Sander van der Drift and Maurice van Keulen. Predicting Parking Occupancy via Machine Learning in the Web of Things. In Internet of Things Journal, vol. 12, no. 100301, December 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  7. Andreas Kamilaris, Andries Engelbrecht, Andreas Pitsillides and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Transfer of Manure as Fertilizer from Livestock Farms to Crop Fields: The Case of Catalonia. In Computers and Electronics in Agriculture Journal, vol. 175, no. 105550, August 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  8. Photis Papademas. Eleni Kamilari, Maria Aspri, Dimitrios A. Anagnostopoulos, Panayiotis Mousikos, Andreas Kamilaris and Dimitrios Tsaltas. Investigation of the Cyprus donkey milk bacterial diversity by 16S rDNA high-throughput sequencing on a Cyprus donkey farm. In Journal of Dairy Science, November 2020. (.bib | .pdf) [In Press]

  9. Eleni Kamilari, Dimitrios A. Anagnostopoulos, Photis Papademas, Andreas Kamilaris and Dimitrios Tsaltas. Characterizing halloumi cheese's bacterial communities through metagenomic analysis. In LWT Food Science and Technology Journal, vol. 109298, no. 1, March 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  10. Andreas Kamilaris, Agusti Fonts and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. The Rise of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture and Food Supply Chains. In Trends in Food Science & Technology Journal, vol. 91, no. 1, pp. 640-652, September 2019. (.bib | .pdf)

  11. Andreas Kamilaris, Anton Assumpcio, August Bonmati Blasi and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Assessing and Mitigating the Impact of Livestock Agriculture on the Environment through Geospatial and Big Data Analysis. In International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 98-122, September 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  12. Andreas Kamilaris and Frank O. Ostermann. Geospatial Analysis and the Internet of Things. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Special Issue "Geospatial Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT)", vol. 7, no. 7, July, 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  13. Andreas Kamilaris and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. A review of the use of convolutional neural networks in agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-11, June, 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  14. Andreas Kamilaris and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Deep learning in agriculture: A survey. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture International Journal, vol. 147, no. 1, pp. 70–90, April, 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  15. Nancy Peña, Assumpció Antón, Andreas Kamilaris and Peter Fantke. Modeling ecotoxicity impacts in vineyard production: Addressing spatial differentiation for copper fungicides. In Science of The Total Environment Journal, vol. 616–617, no. 1, pp. 796-804, March, 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  16. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Kartakoullis and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. A Review on the Practice of Big Data Analysis in Agriculture. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture International Journal, vol. 143, no. 1, pp. 23-37, December, 2017. (.bib | .pdf)

  17. Semih Yumusak, Erdogan Dogdu, Halife Kodaz and Andreas Kamilaris. SpEnD: Linked Data SPARQL Endpoints Discovery Using Search Engines. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, vol. E100-D, no. 4, pp. 758-767, April, 2017. (.bib | .pdf)

  18. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Mobile Phone Computing and the Internet of Things: A Survey. IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 885-898, December, 2016. (.bib | .pdf)

  19. George Kourtis, Andreas Kamilaris, Ioannis Hadjipaschalis and Maria Solomou. Assessment of the Social Electricity Online Platform Tools and their Potential Impact on European Citizens. Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering (JSACE), vol. 3, no. 16, pp. 46-60, December, 2016 (.bib | .pdf)

  20. Balaji Kalluri, Andreas Kamilaris, Sekhar Kondepudi, Kua Harn Wei and Tham Kwok Wai. Applicability of using time series subsequences to study office plug load appliances. Energy & Buildings, vol. 127, no. 1, pp. 399-410, September, 2016. (.bib | .pdf)

  21. Andreas Kamilaris, Sekhar Kondepudi and Noor Danial. Understanding the Activities and Areas of Concern of Elderly Population: The Case of Singapore. Technology and Disability, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 141-153, May, 2016. (.bib | .pdf)

  22. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides and Christos Fidas. Social Electricity: A Case Study on Users Perceptions in Using Green ICT Social Applications. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 67-88, February, 2016. (.bib | .pdf)

  23. Andreas Kamilaris, Jodi Neovino, Sekhar Kondepudi and Balaji Kalluri. A case study on the individual energy use of personal computers in an office setting and assessment of various feedback types towards energy savings. Energy & Buildings, vol. 104, no. 1, pp. 73-86, October, 2015. (.bib | .pdf)

  24. Andreas Kamilaris, Balaji Kalluri, Sekhar Kondepudi and Tham Kwok Wai. A literature survey on measuring energy usage for miscellaneous electric loads in offices and commercial buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 536-550, June, 2014. (.bib | .pdf)

  25. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides and Michalis Yiallouros. Building Energy-aware Smart Homes using Web Technologies. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE), vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 161-186, March, 2013. (.bib | .pdf)

  26. Andreas Kamilaris, George Taliadoros, Diomidis Papadiomidous and Andreas Pitsillides. The Practice of Online Social Networking of the Physical World. International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC), vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 240-252, November, 2012. (.bib | .pdf)

  27. Andreas Kamilaris, Yiannis Tofis, Chakib Bekara, Andreas Pitsillides and Elias Kyriakides. Integrating Web-Enabled Energy-Aware Smart Homes to the Smart Grid. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 5, no. 1 & 2, pp. 15-31, July, 2012. (.bib | .pdf)

  28. Andreas Kamilaris, Vlad Trifa, and Andreas Pitsillides. The Smart Home meets the Web of Things. International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Special issue on The Smart Digital Home, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 145-154, April, 2011. (.bib | .pdf)

Conferences

  1. Jochem Postmes, Nicolò Botteghi, Beril Sirmacek and Andreas Kamilaris, A System for Efficient Path Planning and Target Assignment for Robotic Swarms in Agriculture, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2021), St. Gallen, Switzerland, November, 2021. (.pdf)

  2. Philippos Isaia, Christos Laoudias, Andreas Kamilaris, and Christos G. Panayiotou, CovTracer-EN: The Ongoing Journey of Covid-19 Digital Contact Tracing in Cyprus, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), Lloret de Mar, Spain, November, 2021. (.pdf)

  3. Jelise Schokker, Andreas Kamilaris and Savvas Karatsiolis, A review on Key Performance Indicators for Climate Change, Proceedings of the 35th edition of Environmental Informatics (EnviroInfo 2021), Berlin, Germany, September, 2021. (.pdf)

  4. Indrajit Kalita, Savvas Karatsiolis and Andreas Kamilaris, Land Use Change Detection Using Deep Siamese Neural Networks and Weakly Supervised Learning, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2021. (.pdf)

  5. Savvas Karatsiolis and Andreas Kamilaris, Converting Image Labels to Meaningful and Information-Rich Embeddings, Proc. of the 10th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2021), Vienna, Austria, February, 2021. (.bib | .pdf)

  6. Sarah Kentsch, Savvas Karatsiolis, Andreas Kamilaris, Luca Tomhave and Maximo Larry Lopez Caceres, Identification of Tree Species in Japanese Forests based on Aerial Photography and Deep Learning, In Proc. of EnviroInfo, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  7. Andreas Kamilaris, Immaculada Funes Mesa, Robert Savé, Felicidad De Herralde and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú, Can animal manure be used to increase soil organic carbon stocks in the Mediterranean as a mitigation climate change strategy?, In Proc. of EnviroInfo, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  8. Andreas Kamilaris, Andries Engelbrecht, Andreas Pitsillides and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldu, Transfer of Manure from Livestock Farms to Crop Fields as Fertilizer using an Ant Inspired Approach, XXIVth International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, Nice, France, June 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  9. Nicolò Botteghi and Andreas Kamilaris, Lior Sinai and Beril Sirmacek. Multi-Agent Path Planning of Robotic Swarms in Agricultural Fields. In Proc. of XXIVth International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress, Nice, France, June 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  10. Jesper Provoost, Luc Wismans, Sander Van der Drift, Andreas Kamilaris and Maurice Van Keulen. Short Term Prediction of Parking Area states Using Real Time Data and Machine Learning Techniques. In Proc. of Transportation Research Board 2020 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, January 2020. (.bib | .pdf)

  11. Andreas Kamilaris. A Review on the Application of Natural Computing in Environmental Informatics. In Proc. of EnviroInfo, Munich, Germany, September 2018. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  12. Balaji Kalluri, Sekhar Kondepudi, Tham Kwok Wai, Kua Harn Wei and Andreas Kamilaris. SMELs: A Data-driven Middleware for Smart Miscellaneous Electrical Load Management in Buildings. In International Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech 2018), Athens, Greece, August 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  13. Andreas Kamilaris, Anton Assumpcio, August Bonmati Blasi, Marta Torrellas and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Estimating the Environmental Impact of Agriculture by means of Geospatial and Big Data Analysis: The Case of Catalonia. In Proc. of EnviroInfo, Luxembourg, September 2017. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  14. Andreas Kamilaris, Anton Assumpcio, August Bonmati Blasi and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. AgriBigCAT: An Online Platform for Estimating the Impact of Livestock Agriculture on the Environment. In Proc. of EFITA WCCA Congress, Montpellier, France, July 2017. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  15. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides, Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú and Muhammad Intizar Ali. A Web of Things Based Eco-System for Urban Computing - Towards Smarter Cities. In Proc. of the 24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Limassol, Cyprus, May 2017. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  16. Andreas Kamilaris, Feng Gao, Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú and Muhammad Intizar Ali. Agri-IoT: A Semantic Framework for Internet of Things-enabled Smart Farming Applications. In Proc. of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Reston, VA, USA, December 2016. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  17. Andreas Kamilaris and Muhammad Intizar Ali. Do "Web of Things Platforms" Truly Follow the Web of Things? In Proc. of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Reston, VA, USA, December 2016. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  18. Andreas Kamilaris, Semih Yumusak and Muhammad Intizar Ali. WOTS2E: A Search Engine for a Semantic Web of Things. In Proc. of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Reston, VA, USA, December 2016. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  19. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides, Sekhar Kondepudi and Nikos Komninos. Privacy Concerns in Sharing Personal Consumption Data through Online Applications. In Proc. of the 12th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Paphos, Cyprus, September 2016. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  20. Balaji Kalluri, Sekhar Kondepudi, Andreas Kamilaris, Kwok Wai Tham and Harn Wei Kua. Classifying Office Plug Load Appliance Events in the context of NILM using Time-series Data Mining. In Proc. of the 12th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2016, Aalborg, Denmark, May 2016. (.bib | .pdf)

  21. Andreas Kamilaris, Andreas Pitsillides, Sekhar Kondepudi and Christos Fidas. Social Electricity: The evolution of a Large-Scale, Green ICT Social Application through two Case Studies in Cyprus and Singapore. In Proc. of ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2015. (.bib | .pdf)

  22. Balaji Kalluri, Sekhar Kondepudi, Andreas Kamilaris, Kua Harn Wei and Tham Kwok Wai. OPLD: Towards Improved Non-Intrusive Office Plug Load Disaggregation. In Proc. of the First International Conference on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technologies (ICBEST), Singapore, September 2015. (.bib | .pdf)

  23. Andreas Kamilaris, Dang Truong Hoang Ngan, Alexandros Pantazaras, Balaji Kalluri, Sekhar Kondepudi and Tham Kwok Wai. Good Practices in the Use of ICT Equipment for Electricity Savings at a University Campus. In Proc. of the 5th International Green Computing Conference (IGCC), Dallas, Texas USA, November 2014. (.bib | .pdf)

  24. Andreas Kamilaris, Koula Papakonstantinou and Andreas Pitsillides. Exploring the Use of DNS as a Search Engine for the Web of Things. In Proc. of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Seoul, South Korea, March 2014. More Patents Award. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  25. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. The Impact of Remote Sensing on the Everyday Lives of Mobile Users in Urban Areas. In Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU), Singapore, January 2014. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  26. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. The Web as a Common Language Towards Software Sustainability. In Proc. of the International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2013. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  27. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Towards Interoperable and Sustainable Smart Homes. In Proc. of the IST-Africa 2013 Conference, Special Session on Environmental Sustainability, Applications and Case Studies, Nairobi, Kenya, May 2013.

  28. Andreas Kamilaris, Giannis Kitromilides and Andreas Pitsillides. Energy Conservation through Social Competitions in Blocks of Flats. In Proc. of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS), Porto, Portugal, April 2012. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  29. Andreas Kamilaris, Diomidis Papadiomidous and Andreas Pitsillides. Lessons Learned from Online Social Networking of Physical Things. In Proc. of the Sixth International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA), Barcelona, Spain, October 2011. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  30. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Exploiting Demand Response in Web-based Energy-aware Smart Homes. In Proc. of the first International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies (Energy 2011), Venice, Italy, May 2011. Best Paper Award. (.bib | .pdf)

  31. Andreas Kamilaris, Vlad Trifa, and Andreas Pitsillides. HomeWeb: An Application Framework for Web-based Smart Homes. In Proc. of the 18th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2011), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 2011. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  32. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Social Networking of the Smart Home. In 21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal,Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey, September 2010. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  33. Vlad Trifa, Dominique Guinard, Vlatko Davidovski, Andreas Kamilaris and Ivan Delchev. Web Messaging for Open and Scalable Distributed Sensing Applications. In International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2010), pages 129-143, Vienna, Austria, July 2010.

Workshops

  1. Andreas Kamilaris, Jean-Baptiste Filippi, Chirag Padubidri, Jesper Provoost, Savvas Karatsiolis, Ian Cole, Wouter Couwenbergh and Evi Demetriou, EscapeWildFire: Assisting People to Escape Wildfires in Real-Time, 6th IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Context-Aware Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport System (PerAwareCity), Proc. of PerCom 2021, Kassel, Germany, March, 2021. (.bib | .pdf)

  2. Andreas Kamilaris, Corjan van den Brik and Savvas Karatsiolis. Training Deep Learning Models via Synthetic Data: Application in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In the Workshop on Deep-learning based computer vision for UAV, Proc. of CAIP 2019, Salerno, Italy, September 2019. (.bib | .pdf)

  3. Andreas Kartakoullis, Andreas Kamilaris, Joel Gonzalez, Xavier Serra, Pere Gou and Maria Font. Hyperspectral Imaging for assessing the quality attributes of cured pork loin. In the 9th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2018. (.bib | .pdf)

  4. Andreas Kamilaris and Frank Ostermann. Geospatial Analysis and Internet of Things in Environmental Informatics. In the Applying Internet of Things Technologies in Environmental Research Workshop, in Proc. of EnviroInfo, Munich, Germany, September 2018. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  5. Andreas Kamilaris. Simulating Training Data for Deep Learning Models. In the Machine Learning in the Environmental Sciences Workshop, in Proc. of EnviroInfo, Munich, Germany, September 2018. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  6. Semih Yumusak, Andreas Kamilaris, Erdogan Dogdu, Halife Kodaz, Elif Uysal and Riza Emre Aras. A Discovery and Analysis Engine for Semantic Web. In the International Workshop on Profiling and Searching Data on the Web Workshop, in Proc. of International World Wide Web Conference (WebConf 2018), pages 1497-1505, Lyon, France, April 2018. (.pdf)

  7. Andreas Kamilaris and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Disaster Monitoring using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Deep Learning. In the Disaster Management for Resilience and Public Safety Workshop, in Proc. of EnviroInfo, Luxembourg, September 2017. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  8. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Using Request Queues for Enhancing the Performance of Operations in Smart Homes. In the 7th ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM2HW2N), in Proc. of MSWiM 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, October 2012. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  9. Andreas Kamilaris, Nicolas Iannarilli, Vlad Trifa, and Andreas Pitsillides. Bridging the Mobile Web and the Web of Things in Urban Environments. In Urban Internet of Things Workshop, in Proc. of IoT 2010, Tokyo, Japan, November 2010. (.bib | .pdf | Presentation)

  10. Andreas Kamilaris, Vlad Trifa and Dominique Guinard. Building Web-based Infrastructures for Smart Meters. In Energy Awareness and Conservation through Pervasive Applications Workshop, in Proc. of Pervasive 2010, Helsinki, Finland, May 2010. (.bib | .pdf)

Books Edited

  1. Andreas Kamilaris, Volker Wohlgemuth, Kostas Karatzas and Ioannis Athanasiadis (editors), Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics. Digital Twins for Sustainability, Springer-Verlag, 2021.


  2. Andreas Kamilaris, Volker Wohlgemuth, Kostas Karatzas and Ioannis Athanasiadis (editors), Environmental Informatics: New perspectives in Environmental Information Systems: Transport, Sensors, Recycling, Adjunct Proceedings of the 34th edition of the EnviroInfo, Shaker Verlag, 2021.


Book Chapters

  1. Andreas Kamilaris, Ian Cole and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Blockchain in agriculture Book Chapter. Food Technology Disruptions Book, Elsevier, Charis Galanakis (Editor), January 2021. (ISBN: 9780128214749) (.bib | .pdf (Chapter) | URL (Book))

  2. Carlos Granell, Andreas Kamilaris, Alexander Kotsev, Frank O. Ostermann and Sergio Trilles. Internet of Things in Geospatial Analytics. Manual of Digital Earth, Springer. Huadong Guo, Michael F. Goodchild, and Alessandro Annoni (Editors), November 2019. (ISBN: 978-981-329-915-3) (.bib | .pdf (Chapter) | .pdf (Book))

  3. Andreas Kamilaris and Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú. Mapping the Collaborative Economy Landscape and its Relationship with Information and Communication Technologies. The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption, ABC-CLIO. Pia A. Albinsson and B. Yasanthi Perera (Editors), January 2018. (ISBN: 978-144-085-186-5) (.bib | .pdf)

  4. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Blending Online Social Networking with the Physical World. Dynamic Analysis for Social Network, iConcept Press, Carlos Andre Pinheiro (Editor), November 2012. (.bib | .pdf)

Posters/Demos

  1. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. A Web-based Tourist Guide Mobile Application. In Proc. of the International Conference on Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2013. (.bib | .pdf)

  2. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. Using DNS for Global Discovery of Environmental Services. In Proc. of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST), Porto, Portugal, April 2012. (.bib | .pdf | Poster)

  3. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. The Evolution of Smart Homes - Towards the Web. In 2nd Workshop of KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, Nicosia, Cyprus, April 2012. (Poster)

Technical Reports

  1. Andreas Kamilaris, Marios Michael, Andreas Pitsillides and Christos Fidas. A Case Study on the Use of Social Electricity by Cypriot Residents. Technical Report No. TR-13-1, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, September 2013. (.pdf)

  2. Andreas Kamilaris and Andreas Pitsillides. A Restful Architecture for Web-based Smart Homes using Request Queues. Technical Report No. TR-12-5, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, June 2012. (.pdf)

Magazines & Commentaries

  • Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú and Andreas Kamilaris. AI assists in locating hidden farms. In Nature Sustainability, vol. 2, pp. 262–263, April 2019. (.html | .pdf)

  • Andreas Kamilaris, Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldú and Agusti Fonts. The rise of blockchain technology in agriculture. In the ICT Update (Issue 88), CTA Technical Centre for Rural and Agricultural Cooperation, September 2018. (.html | .pdf)

  • Andreas Kamilaris, George Taliadoros and Andreas Pitsillides. Social Electricity: When Awareness about Electricity becomes Social. In the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) News, no. 93, pp. 47-48, January 2013. (.pdf)

A list of the projects of the Pervasive Real-World Computing for Sustainability (SuPerWorld) Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG) of the newly established CYENS Center of Excellence, which I am leading (the group, not the center ;), is available here, while a list of demos and visualizations is available here.

The ARISE project will build an infrastructure that will identify and monitor all multicellular species in the Netherlands. This infrastructure will be the first of its kind, and combine information from eDNA, AI-based recognition of both images and audio, and radar data, generated in new and existing monitoring programmes, to yield a comprehensive picture of the country's biodiversity. It will also bring together many new insights in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science. This infrastructure will provide researchers, nature conservation organizations, policy makers, industry, regional authorities, etc., with access to the most advanced near-real-time identification service for species detection and monitoring biodiversity. This, in turn, will yield new opportunities for understanding how ecosystems function. It will identify trends, and ensure that biodiversity recovery receives the necessary attention in solutions for major societal transitions such as towards nature-inclusive cities and agriculture.
Combating the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic requires the rapid identification of people who have come into recent contact with confirmed cases of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. This allows for timely interventions such as evacuation and disinfection of spaces and for assistance in locating people who have been close to a carrier or have been exposed to the virus, so that they too can be appropriately tested or treated. The CovTracer project involves the development of a mobile app which works for halting the COVID19 pandemic in Cyprus by facilitating tracing of infected patients and accelerating action-taking. It is available both in Android and iOS. CovTracer supports tracing based on GPS (location tracing) as well as tracing based on Bluetooth (contact tracing). It is the official contact tracing mobile app used by the Government of Cyprus and it has more than 10K users. The project began in March, 2020 in collaboration with the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Government of Cyprus.

The P-SPHERE is a European project, part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. Through this project, research is performed on big data analysis and applications in the agri-food sector, towards smarter, more productive and sustainable agriculture, enhancing food security and consumer transparency. In addition, it is being study the environmental impact of conventional and precision agriculture, and how this impact can be avoided or mitigated through modern techniques.
Publications relevant to this project are available here (EnviroInfo Conference 2017), here (EFITA Congress 2017), here (IEEE WF-IoT Conference 2016) and here (COMPAG Journal). A nice experimentation using deep learning for disaster monitoring is available here (Disaster Monitoring Workshop, Proc. of EnviroInfo 2017). More info is provided at the project's website.
Fifty houses at the north-west area of Singapore are equipped with smart metering equipment, for real-time monitoring of their electrical consumption by their residents. Energy metering information becomes available to the participants through Social Electricity, our award-winning online tool for energy management through a social and collaborative environment. Participants are encouraged to compare their consumptions, set goals for savings, study educational material, participate in competitions, exchange experiences in online discussion forums, and generally use the features provided by Social Electricity to manage their electricity footprint. The project began in April, 2016 in collaboration with the Department of Building of the National University of Singapore. It will run for one year and is funded by the Singapore's Ministry of Education.

CityPulse is a European project funded by the FP7 program of the European Commission, to provide real-time Internet of Things-based stream processing and large-scale data analytics for smart city applications. CityPulse provides innovative smart city applications by adopting an integrated approach to the Internet of Things and the Internet of People. The project facilitates the creation and provision of reliable real-time smart city applications by bringing together the two disciplines of knowledge-based computing and reliability testing. Semantic Web technologies and linked data are used for seamless machine-to-machine (M2M) collaboration and interaction.
Publications relevant to the project are available here and here (IEEE WF-IoT Conference 2016), here (ICT 2017) as well as here (IEEE Internet of Things Journal 2016) and here (EICE Transactions on Information and Systems Journal 2017).
Social Electricity Online Platform (SEOP) is a European project funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). It started officially in January, 2014, its duration is 24 months, and its mission is to develop educational services, learning modules and online eco-feedback platforms, through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to raise the awareness and education of European citizens about electricity, energy, sustainability and the environment. The project extends the award-winning Social Electricity Facebook application, enhancing it with a pedagogical character, based on state of the art methodologies relating to adult education and latest developments in the field of adult training and e-learning.
Publications about the project are available here (JSACE journal 2016), here (IJESD journal 2015) and here (ICT4S conference 2015)

The commercial sector is responsible in a large extend for the overall energy consumption around the world. Miscellaneous electric loads (MELs), defined as all non-main commercial building electric loads, have a significant role in this consumption. In this project, we aimed to measure and analyze the consumption patterns of these loads, identifying good practices in the use of ICT equipment methods for energy savings and also deriving techniques for signature analysis of electrical appliances and load disaggregation. Through persuasive approaches, we tried to influence occupants towards more rational use of energy in their office space. Our energy metering equipment has been deployed at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.

A summary of the practices we recorded for efficient use of ICT equipment is available in this paper (IGCC conference 2014). Also, a literature survey on energy metering of MELs in offices is available here (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews journal 2014). Our findings on load disaggregation of office equipment have been published here (Energy&Buildings journal 2016) and here (CLIMA conference 2016). During the project, we also developed a building management system (BMS) Web application, for managing office equipment, observing and comparing their consumption or the aggregated consumption in different rooms/offices in real-time through smart plugs. A description and user manual of this BMS applications is provided here. Finally, a paper related to affecting occupants on properly using personal computers at the office has been published at the Energy&Buildings journal. The most important finding of this paper is that energy reduction and proper use of equipment continued 13 weeks after the feedback was removed!

Social Electricity is a Facebook application that aims to raise the energy awareness of users by exploiting social norms, normative social influence and various eco-feedback services. It allows people to compare their electricity footprint with their online friends and their neighborhood/village/city in a country-wide scale. Detailed domestic consumption data from all around Cyprus is provided by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, for the last three years. After two years of operation, our application counts more than 2,000 active users. Social Electricity has been awarded the first prize at the 2nd ITU Green ICT Application Challenge. Reportages (in Greek) about Social Electricity were produced in TV (ANT1, RIK), in newspapers (Phileleftheros, Alithia, Xaraugi) and in radio (Astra 92.8, Politis 107.6).

Publications about the project are available here (IJSSC journal 2012) and here (BWCCA conference 2011).

HomeWeb is an application framework for smart homes, built using Web principles and designed following REST architectural style. By integrating request queues for communicating with home devices, reliability and time efficiency are ensured while prioritized requests can be easily included to the system and multiple simultaneous family members may be supported. By combining sensor devices with smart power outlets, the foundational pillars are built, towards energy-aware smart homes that operate with Web technologies. Access to the source code of the framework is available here (zip) and here (git). You can find a manual for the application here.

Publications about this project are available here (ICT conference 2011), here (IJAHUC journal 2011), here (PM2HW2N workshop 2012) and here (JAISE journal 2013).

UrbanRadar is a mobile application that discovers, locates and interacts with services, provided by Internet-enabled sensors that are registered to the online sensor directory Cosm and are deployed in the proximity of the mobile user. These services help the mobile user be aware of the local environmental conditions. Location is a potential dimension that facilitates the filtering of enormous amounts of data, collected by Web-enabled sensors that will flood the cities of the future.

Description of this approach, towards the vision of a real-time digital city, is available here (Urban Internet of Things workshop 2010). A case study on the impact of remote sensing on the everyday lives of mobile users in urban areas is presented in this paper (ICMU conference 2014). Based on the feedback from participants, we identified eleven design patterns, important for future mobile applications involving remote sensing. Finally, in order to enable real-time, global and pervasive discovery of environmental services in urban areas through the Web, we explored the use of DNS as a search engine for the Web of Things in this paper (WF-IoT conference 2014).

Cyprus Tourist Guide is a project that aims to encourage and reinforce tourism in Cyprus, by offering location-based services to tourists, for attractions around the island. Through this project, a mobile application has been developed, helping tourists to taste the beauties of Cyprus in a more informed way. The use of HTML5/AJAX technologies, in combination with Adobe PhoneGap, allowed the deployment of the application in various mobile platforms such as Android, iOS (for iPhone,iPad), Windows Phone, Blackberry and webOS. The project is funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. A press article about the project has been released in Kathimerini local newspaper (in Greek). After one year from its official release, the Android application has been used by more than 4,000 tourists from 32 countries visiting Cyprus.

More info about the project is available here here (paper at the STE conference 2013) and here (presentation at the CSR conference 2013).

Received the University Teaching Qualfication (UTQ), issued by the University of Twente. UTQ is a qualification of pedagogical competences of university teachers, which gives new perspectives on teaching for lecturers and academic personnel. At Enschede, The Netherlands in December, 2019.
Received the award for the "Most Patents received", regarding the paper ""Exploring the use of DNS as a search engine for the Web of Things, published in the proceeding of the 2014 World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Seoul, South Korea, March 2014. According to IEEE Xplore, the paper has reached by 2019 more than 73 citations in Patents requests. At Nicosia, Cyprus in November, 2019.
Participated at the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship (EIT Food-InnoF) Foodathon event with the team FoodGain. The idea was to use spectroscopy and Internet of Things to quantify and assess the waste produced by restaurants, and then create partnerships with these restaurants to sell this waste as either biogas or as upscaling products for pharmaceutical/cosmetic companies. FoodGain was selected to take part to the fellowship programme and realize the proposed idea in the coming two years. At Leuven, Belgium in March, 2019.
Second place at the Cisco Spark Hackathon, for the project "Meeting Insights", exploiting smart sensing from mobile phones and embedded sensors installed at the meeting room, based on the concept of "Internet of Things", to enhance the overall online meeting experience and improve productivity. At Dublin, Ireland in June, 2016.
Honored for excellence and high-quality research during my PhD study at the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus, by the Department Chair Prof. Marios Dikaiakos. At Nicosia, Cyprus in June, 2013.
First prize award for the most innovative green ICT application, at the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). At Paris, France in September, 2012.
First prize award at the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition (CyEC) 2012 for the start-up company Elevate-Me Promotions and its latest innovation for digital, Web-based elevator advertising services. At Nicosia, Cyprus in July, 2012.
Best paper award for the paper Exploiting Demand Response in Web-based Energy-aware Smart Homes, during the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies (Energy 2011). At Venice, Italy in May, 2011.
CourseWorking asSemesterSchool
Create BSc Module 8 (DSS): Data VisualizationLecturerSpring 2019 - 2021University of Twente
Create BSc Module 2 (UbC): Smart EnvironmentsLecturerAutumn 2018 - 2021University of Twente
CS MSc Block 2B: Pervasive ComputingLecturerSpring 2020University of Twente
KPS510: Web TechnologiesLecturerAutumn 2016Open University of Cyprus
PES511: Advanced Web TechnologiesLecturerAutumn 2015Open University of Cyprus
PF1105: Intelligent BuildingsAssistantSpring 2014National University of Singapore
PF3303: Facilities ManagementAssistantSpring 2014National University of Singapore
EPL 602: Foundations of Internet TechnologiesAssistantSpring 2011University of Cyprus
EPL 660: Information Retrieval and Search Engines AssistantSpring 2011University of Cyprus
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