New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

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Achilles Kameas

Institution: Hellenic Open University

Address: 18 Parodos Aristotelous str.

Postal Code: 26 335

Country: Greece

Achilles D. Kameas received his Engineering Diploma (in 1989) and his Ph.D. (in 1995, in Human-Computer Interaction), both from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Univ. of Patras, Greece. He has also received formal education on Adult Education and on Open and Distance Education He is an Associate Professor with the Hellenic Open University (HOU), where he teaches Pervasive Systems (since 2013) and Software Design (since 2003). He is the Director of the Postgraduate Study Programme on “Engineering of Pervasive Computing Systems” ( He is also the Director of Research Unit 3 / DAISy (Dynamic Ambient Intelligent Systems) ( at the Computer Technology & Publications Institute “Diophantus” (CTI). Between 2007 and 2014 he was Director of the HOU e-Comet Lab (Educational Content, Methodologies and Technologies Lab) ( Between 2007 and 2010 he served as Deputy Dean of the School of Sciences and Technology (SST) of the Hellenic Open University.
Over the years, he has participated in more than 30 Research, Development and Innovation projects. Examples are the EU IST projects e-Gadgets, Astra, Plants, Social and Atraco (he was the scientific coordinator of the first two), the EU LLP projects eCult, SONETOR, TIPS, VAB, PIN, CompAAL, eVirtue (he was the scientific coordinator of the first two), the EU Erasmus plus projects SEM@SCHOOLS, TIME, EPOQUE, SONET-BULL (he is the scientific coordinator of the latter) and the national projects FragmEx and ADVENT (he is coordinator of the latter). These projects realize R&D activities in the fields Pervasive Computing Systems, Ambient Assisted Living, Technology Enhanced Learning, Ontologies and Semantically Rich Representations, and their applications. Indicative outcomes include middleware systems, platforms, tools, methodologies, ontologies and prototypes of smart devices.
He has published over 120 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, authored 3 university textbooks and co-edited more than 10 books and conference proceedings. He was appointed conference / programme chair in more than 5 international conferences and he has participated in the programme committees of more than 50 conferences.

Areas of expertise: Transnational cooperation, ubiquitous / pervasive computing systems, Internet of Things applications, engineering and application of ontologies and ontology matching, application of ICT in healthcare, higher education.

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