Publications



2019

Journal Articles

Michail Papamichail, Kyriakos Chatzidimitriou, Thomas Karanikiotis, Napoleon-Christos Oikonomou, Andreas Symeonidis and Sashi Saripalle
Data, 4, (2), 2019 May

The widespread use of smartphones has dictated a new paradigm, where mobile applications are the primary channel for dealing with day-to-day tasks. This paradigm is full of sensitive information, making security of utmost importance. To that end, and given the traditional authentication techniques (passwords and/or unlock patterns) which have become ineffective, several research efforts are targeted towards biometrics security, while more advanced techniques are considering continuous implicit authentication on the basis of behavioral biometrics. However, most studies in this direction are performed “in vitro” resulting in small-scale experimentation. In this context, and in an effort to create a solid information basis upon which continuous authentication models can be built, we employ the real-world application “BrainRun”, a brain-training game aiming at boosting cognitive skills of individuals. BrainRun embeds a gestures capturing tool, so that the different types of gestures that describe the swiping behavior of users are recorded and thus can be modeled. Upon releasing the application at both the “Google Play Store” and “Apple App Store”, we construct a dataset containing gestures and sensors data for more than 2000 different users and devices. The dataset is distributed under the CC0 license and can be found at the EU Zenodo repository.

@article{Papamichail2019,
author={Michail Papamichail and Kyriakos Chatzidimitriou and Thomas Karanikiotis and Napoleon-Christos Oikonomou and Andreas Symeonidis and Sashi Saripalle},
title={BrainRun: A Behavioral Biometrics Dataset towards Continuous Implicit Authentication},
journal={Data},
volume={4},
number={2},
year={2019},
month={05},
date={2019-05-03},
url={https://res.mdpi.com/data/data-04-00060/article_deploy/data-04-00060.pdf?filename=&attachment=1},
doi={http://10.3390/data4020060},
issn={2306-5729},
publisher's url={https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5729/4/2/60},
abstract={The widespread use of smartphones has dictated a new paradigm, where mobile applications are the primary channel for dealing with day-to-day tasks. This paradigm is full of sensitive information, making security of utmost importance. To that end, and given the traditional authentication techniques (passwords and/or unlock patterns) which have become ineffective, several research efforts are targeted towards biometrics security, while more advanced techniques are considering continuous implicit authentication on the basis of behavioral biometrics. However, most studies in this direction are performed “in vitro” resulting in small-scale experimentation. In this context, and in an effort to create a solid information basis upon which continuous authentication models can be built, we employ the real-world application “BrainRun”, a brain-training game aiming at boosting cognitive skills of individuals. BrainRun embeds a gestures capturing tool, so that the different types of gestures that describe the swiping behavior of users are recorded and thus can be modeled. Upon releasing the application at both the “Google Play Store” and “Apple App Store”, we construct a dataset containing gestures and sensors data for more than 2000 different users and devices. The dataset is distributed under the CC0 license and can be found at the EU Zenodo repository.}
}

2019

Conference Papers

Themistoklis Diamantopoulos, Maria-Ioanna Sifaki and Andreas L. Symeonidis
"Towards Mining Answer Edits to Extract Evolution Patterns in Stack Overflow"
16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, 2019 Mar

Thecurrentstateofpracticedictatesthatinorderto solve a problem encountered when building software, developers ask for help in online platforms, such as Stack Overflow. In this context of collaboration, answers to question posts often undergo several edits to provide the best solution to the problem stated. In this work, we explore the potential of mining Stack Overflow answer edits to extract common patterns when answering a post. In particular, we design a similarity scheme that takes into account the text and code of answer edits and cluster edits according to their semantics. Upon applying our methodology, we provide frequent edit patterns and indicate how they could be used to answer future research questions. Our evaluation indicates that our approach can be effective for identifying commonly applied edits, thus illustrating the transformation path from the initial answer to the optimal solution.

@conference{Diamantopoulos2019,
author={Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Maria-Ioanna Sifaki and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={Towards Mining Answer Edits to Extract Evolution Patterns in Stack Overflow},
booktitle={16th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
year={2019},
month={03},
date={2019-03-15},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MSR2019.pdf},
abstract={Thecurrentstateofpracticedictatesthatinorderto solve a problem encountered when building software, developers ask for help in online platforms, such as Stack Overflow. In this context of collaboration, answers to question posts often undergo several edits to provide the best solution to the problem stated. In this work, we explore the potential of mining Stack Overflow answer edits to extract common patterns when answering a post. In particular, we design a similarity scheme that takes into account the text and code of answer edits and cluster edits according to their semantics. Upon applying our methodology, we provide frequent edit patterns and indicate how they could be used to answer future research questions. Our evaluation indicates that our approach can be effective for identifying commonly applied edits, thus illustrating the transformation path from the initial answer to the optimal solution.}
}

Tsardoulias Emmanouil, Panayiotou Konstantinos, Symeonidis Andreas and Petrou Loukas
"REMEDES: Τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά και προδιαγραφές συστήματος αποτίμησης κιναισθησίας προς διάγνωση της νόσου Alzheimer"
11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2019 Feb

Το REMEDES αποτελεί ένα σύστημα προσανατολισμένο στην μέτρηση και καταγραφή αντανακλαστικών και αντίδρασης με υψηλή ακρίβεια, κάνοντας χρήση οπτικών ή/και ακουστικών ερεθισμάτων. Το σύστημα είναι κατάλληλο για την ποσοτικοποίηση της ιδιοδεκτικότητας/κιναισθησίας, καθώς στηρίζεται στο βασικό πεδίο της ανθρώπινης δράσης/αντίδρασης, έχοντας ως είσοδο την όραση ή την ακοή και έξοδο το μυοσκελετικό σύστημα. Ως σύστημα, το REMEDES αποτελείται από έναν αριθμό ασύρματων φορητών συσκευών (Pads), οι οποίες μπορούν να τοποθετηθούν στον χώρο και να “προγραμματιστούν” ανάλογα, υλοποιώντας έτσι διάφορους τύπους ασκήσεων. Μέσω του κατάλληλου λογισμικού, για κάθε άσκηση γίνεται ανάλυση αποτελεσμάτων, ενώ παρέχονται στοιχεία επίδοσης χρήστη. Το σύστημα δίνει την δυνατότητα σύγκρισης των επιδόσεων ανάμεσα σε άλλους χρήστες ή ομάδες χρηστών. Κάθε REMEDES Pad ενεργοποιείται, παράγοντας φως συγκεκριμένου χρώματος/φωτεινότητας ή ήχο συγκεκριμένης έντασης/συχνότητας. Στη συνέχεια, ο εκάστοτε χρήστης καλείται να το “απενεργοποιήσει”, περνώντας το χέρι (ή άλλο μέλος του σώματος ανάλογα με την άσκηση) μπροστά από το εμπρόσθιο μέρος της συσκευής, οπότε και καταγράφεται με ακρίβεια ο χρόνος που πέρασε από την ενεργοποίηση έως την απενεργοποίηση του Pad. Κάθε άσκηση αποτελείται από έναν αριθμό τέτοιων ενεργοποιήσεων/απενεργοποιήσεων. Συνεπώς συνδυάζοντας διαφορετικές τοπολογίες και διαφορετικά ερεθίσματα (χρώματα, φωτεινότητες, ήχο), μπορεί να δημιουργηθεί ένα μεγάλο εύρος ασκήσεων διαφορετικής πολυπλοκότητας και δυσκολίας. Το σύστημα καταμετρά τις έγκυρες, άκυρες και εσφαλμένες απενεργοποιήσεις, όπως και όλους τους χρόνους απόκρισης, και παρουσιάζει τα αποτελέσματα σε γραφική κι επεξεργάσιμη μορφή. Ένα από τα ανταγωνιστικά πλεονεκτήματα του συστήματος REMEDES σε σχέση με άλλα, παρόμοια, συστήματα είναι ότι υποστηρίζει μέσα από τη διαδικτυακή γραφική του διεπαφή τη δημιουργία και εκτέλεση ασκήσεων τυχαίας ενεργοποίησης (όπου το σύστημα αποφασίζει ποιες συσκευές θα ενεργοποιηθούν ανάλογα με παραμέτρους εισόδου), ασκήσεις προκαθορισμένων βημάτων, όπως και ασκήσεις ελέγχου μνήμης. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστούν ο τρόπος λειτουργίας του συστήματος, οι οθόνες διεπαφής όπου εμφανίζονται τα αποτελέσματα και μία μικρή επίδειξη ενδεικτικών ασκήσεων.

@conference{EmmanouilPICAD2019,
author={Tsardoulias Emmanouil and Panayiotou Konstantinos and Symeonidis Andreas and Petrou Loukas},
title={REMEDES: Τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά και προδιαγραφές συστήματος αποτίμησης κιναισθησίας προς διάγνωση της νόσου Alzheimer},
booktitle={11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND},
address={Thessaloniki, Greece},
year={2019},
month={02},
date={2019-02-14},
abstract={Το REMEDES αποτελεί ένα σύστημα προσανατολισμένο στην μέτρηση και καταγραφή αντανακλαστικών και αντίδρασης με υψηλή ακρίβεια, κάνοντας χρήση οπτικών ή/και ακουστικών ερεθισμάτων. Το σύστημα είναι κατάλληλο για την ποσοτικοποίηση της ιδιοδεκτικότητας/κιναισθησίας, καθώς στηρίζεται στο βασικό πεδίο της ανθρώπινης δράσης/αντίδρασης, έχοντας ως είσοδο την όραση ή την ακοή και έξοδο το μυοσκελετικό σύστημα. Ως σύστημα, το REMEDES αποτελείται από έναν αριθμό ασύρματων φορητών συσκευών (Pads), οι οποίες μπορούν να τοποθετηθούν στον χώρο και να “προγραμματιστούν” ανάλογα, υλοποιώντας έτσι διάφορους τύπους ασκήσεων. Μέσω του κατάλληλου λογισμικού, για κάθε άσκηση γίνεται ανάλυση αποτελεσμάτων, ενώ παρέχονται στοιχεία επίδοσης χρήστη. Το σύστημα δίνει την δυνατότητα σύγκρισης των επιδόσεων ανάμεσα σε άλλους χρήστες ή ομάδες χρηστών. Κάθε REMEDES Pad ενεργοποιείται, παράγοντας φως συγκεκριμένου χρώματος/φωτεινότητας ή ήχο συγκεκριμένης έντασης/συχνότητας. Στη συνέχεια, ο εκάστοτε χρήστης καλείται να το “απενεργοποιήσει”, περνώντας το χέρι (ή άλλο μέλος του σώματος ανάλογα με την άσκηση) μπροστά από το εμπρόσθιο μέρος της συσκευής, οπότε και καταγράφεται με ακρίβεια ο χρόνος που πέρασε από την ενεργοποίηση έως την απενεργοποίηση του Pad. Κάθε άσκηση αποτελείται από έναν αριθμό τέτοιων ενεργοποιήσεων/απενεργοποιήσεων. Συνεπώς συνδυάζοντας διαφορετικές τοπολογίες και διαφορετικά ερεθίσματα (χρώματα, φωτεινότητες, ήχο), μπορεί να δημιουργηθεί ένα μεγάλο εύρος ασκήσεων διαφορετικής πολυπλοκότητας και δυσκολίας. Το σύστημα καταμετρά τις έγκυρες, άκυρες και εσφαλμένες απενεργοποιήσεις, όπως και όλους τους χρόνους απόκρισης, και παρουσιάζει τα αποτελέσματα σε γραφική κι επεξεργάσιμη μορφή. Ένα από τα ανταγωνιστικά πλεονεκτήματα του συστήματος REMEDES σε σχέση με άλλα, παρόμοια, συστήματα είναι ότι υποστηρίζει μέσα από τη διαδικτυακή γραφική του διεπαφή τη δημιουργία και εκτέλεση ασκήσεων τυχαίας ενεργοποίησης (όπου το σύστημα αποφασίζει ποιες συσκευές θα ενεργοποιηθούν ανάλογα με παραμέτρους εισόδου), ασκήσεις προκαθορισμένων βημάτων, όπως και ασκήσεις ελέγχου μνήμης. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστούν ο τρόπος λειτουργίας του συστήματος, οι οθόνες διεπαφής όπου εμφανίζονται τα αποτελέσματα και μία μικρή επίδειξη ενδεικτικών ασκήσεων.}
}

Spyros Megalou, Anastasios Tzitzis, Stavroula Siachalou, Traianos Yioultsis, John Sahalos, Emmanouil Tsardoulias, Alexandros Filotheou, Andreas Symeonidis, Loukas Petrou and Antonis G. Dimitriou
"Fingerprinting Localization of RFID tags with Real-Time Performance-Assessment, using a Moving Robot"
13th European Conference of Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, Poland, 2019 Jan

@conference{Megalou2019,
author={Spyros Megalou and Anastasios Tzitzis and Stavroula Siachalou and Traianos Yioultsis and John Sahalos and Emmanouil Tsardoulias and Alexandros Filotheou and Andreas Symeonidis and Loukas Petrou and Antonis G. Dimitriou},
title={Fingerprinting Localization of RFID tags with Real-Time Performance-Assessment, using a Moving Robot},
booktitle={13th European Conference of Antennas and Propagation},
address={Krakow, Poland},
year={2019},
month={01},
date={2019-01-01}
}

Eleni Poptsi, Despoina Moraitou, Tsardoulias Emmanouil, Panayiotou Konstantinos, Symeonidis Andreas, Petrou Loukas and Magda Tsolaki
"Συστοιχία REMEDES: Ένα νέο ηλεκτρονικό εργαλείο αξιολόγησης ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση"
11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2019 Feb

Στις μέρες μας, υπάρχουν αρκετά νευροψυχολογικά εργαλεία που έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί για τον διαχωρισμό των νοητικά υγιών ατόμων άνω των 65 ετών, από τα άτομα με Υποκειμενική Νοητική Δυσλειτουργία (ΥΝΔ), με Ήπια Νοητική Δυσλειτουργία (ΗΝΔ) και άνοια. Με βάση την υπάρχουσα βιβλιογραφία, οι ικανότητες νοητικού ελέγχου όπως η αναστολή και η εργαζόμενη μνήμη έχουν συσχετιστεί με νοητική έκπτωση και άνοια. Ωστόσο, οι δοκιμασίες που χρησιμοποιούνται έως σήμερα τείνουν να επηρεάζονται είτε από το εκπαιδευτικό επίπεδο του εξεταζόμενου, είτε από αντίστοιχες γλωσσικές μειονεξίες. Γι’ αυτό το λόγο τα υπάρχοντα εργαλεία φαίνεται να μην είναι ιδιαίτερα ευαίσθητα στη διαφορική διάγνωση μεταξύ των παραπάνω ομάδων. Κατά συνέπεια, η σχεδίαση κατάλληλων συστοιχιών/εργαλείων που μπορούν να εκτιμήσουν της ικανότητες νοητικού ελέγχου, χωρίς να απαιτούν γλωσσικές ικανότητες (μειώνοντας έτσι την επίδραση του εκπαιδευτικού επιπέδου των συμμετεχόντων) παραμένει ένα θέμα ιδιαίτερα επίκαιρο. Για το σκοπό αυτό δημιουργήθηκε μια συστοιχία αξιολόγησης του νοητικού ελέγχου προσαρμόζοντας το σύστημα “REMEDES1”, ένα σύστημα μέτρησης αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης. Η συστοιχία αυτή επικεντρώνεται σε τρεις διαφορετικές πτυχές του νοητικού ελέγχου (εργαζόμενη μνήμη, προσοχή κι εκτελεστική λειτουργία). Η πρώτη δοκιμασία εξετάζει ικανότητες εργαζόμενης μνήμης, ενώ η επόμενη εκτιμά ικανότητες εποπτικού συστήματος προσοχής. Οι τελευταία δοκιμασία διερευνά τον ανασταλτικό έλεγχο και την εναλλαγή κανόνων/έργων. Η συστοιχία δοκιμασιών REMEDES4Alzheimer θα εφαρμοστεί σε 150 συμμετέχοντες (n=150), οι οποίοι θα χωριστούν σε τέσσερις ομάδες: α) υγιείς ηλικιωμένοι, β) ηλικιωμένοι με Υποκειμενική Νοητική Διαταραχή (ΥNΔ), γ) διαγνωσθέντες με Ήπια Νοητική Διαταραχή (ΗNΔ) και δ) διαγνωσθέντες με ήπια άνοια. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστεί η φιλοσοφία και η δομή της συστοιχίας, τα πλεονεκτήματά της σε σχέση με τις υπόλοιπες συστοιχίες νοητικού ελέγχου που υπάρχουν, καθώς και τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα από το πιλοτικό στάδιο της μελέτης.

@conference{PoptsiMeCoND2019,
author={Eleni Poptsi and Despoina Moraitou and Tsardoulias Emmanouil and Panayiotou Konstantinos and Symeonidis Andreas and Petrou Loukas and Magda Tsolaki},
title={Συστοιχία REMEDES: Ένα νέο ηλεκτρονικό εργαλείο αξιολόγησης ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση},
booktitle={11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND},
address={Thessaloniki, Greece},
year={2019},
month={02},
date={2019-02-14},
abstract={Στις μέρες μας, υπάρχουν αρκετά νευροψυχολογικά εργαλεία που έχουν χρησιμοποιηθεί για τον διαχωρισμό των νοητικά υγιών ατόμων άνω των 65 ετών, από τα άτομα με Υποκειμενική Νοητική Δυσλειτουργία (ΥΝΔ), με Ήπια Νοητική Δυσλειτουργία (ΗΝΔ) και άνοια. Με βάση την υπάρχουσα βιβλιογραφία, οι ικανότητες νοητικού ελέγχου όπως η αναστολή και η εργαζόμενη μνήμη έχουν συσχετιστεί με νοητική έκπτωση και άνοια. Ωστόσο, οι δοκιμασίες που χρησιμοποιούνται έως σήμερα τείνουν να επηρεάζονται είτε από το εκπαιδευτικό επίπεδο του εξεταζόμενου, είτε από αντίστοιχες γλωσσικές μειονεξίες. Γι’ αυτό το λόγο τα υπάρχοντα εργαλεία φαίνεται να μην είναι ιδιαίτερα ευαίσθητα στη διαφορική διάγνωση μεταξύ των παραπάνω ομάδων. Κατά συνέπεια, η σχεδίαση κατάλληλων συστοιχιών/εργαλείων που μπορούν να εκτιμήσουν της ικανότητες νοητικού ελέγχου, χωρίς να απαιτούν γλωσσικές ικανότητες (μειώνοντας έτσι την επίδραση του εκπαιδευτικού επιπέδου των συμμετεχόντων) παραμένει ένα θέμα ιδιαίτερα επίκαιρο. Για το σκοπό αυτό δημιουργήθηκε μια συστοιχία αξιολόγησης του νοητικού ελέγχου προσαρμόζοντας το σύστημα “REMEDES1”, ένα σύστημα μέτρησης αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης. Η συστοιχία αυτή επικεντρώνεται σε τρεις διαφορετικές πτυχές του νοητικού ελέγχου (εργαζόμενη μνήμη, προσοχή κι εκτελεστική λειτουργία). Η πρώτη δοκιμασία εξετάζει ικανότητες εργαζόμενης μνήμης, ενώ η επόμενη εκτιμά ικανότητες εποπτικού συστήματος προσοχής. Οι τελευταία δοκιμασία διερευνά τον ανασταλτικό έλεγχο και την εναλλαγή κανόνων/έργων. Η συστοιχία δοκιμασιών REMEDES4Alzheimer θα εφαρμοστεί σε 150 συμμετέχοντες (n=150), οι οποίοι θα χωριστούν σε τέσσερις ομάδες: α) υγιείς ηλικιωμένοι, β) ηλικιωμένοι με Υποκειμενική Νοητική Διαταραχή (ΥNΔ), γ) διαγνωσθέντες με Ήπια Νοητική Διαταραχή (ΗNΔ) και δ) διαγνωσθέντες με ήπια άνοια. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστεί η φιλοσοφία και η δομή της συστοιχίας, τα πλεονεκτήματά της σε σχέση με τις υπόλοιπες συστοιχίες νοητικού ελέγχου που υπάρχουν, καθώς και τα πρώτα αποτελέσματα από το πιλοτικό στάδιο της μελέτης.}
}

Eleni Poptsi, Despoina Moraitou, Tsardoulias Emmanouil, Panayiotou Konstantinos, Symeonidis Andreas, Petrou Loukas and Magda Tsolaki
"Αξιολόγηση του νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση με τη χρήση ηλεκτρονικών εργαλείων μέσω του συστήματος αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης REMEDES4Alzheimer"
11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2019 Feb

Η συστοιχία REMEDES4Alzheimer είναι ένα νέο ηλεκτρονικό εργαλείο που στοχεύει στην αξιολόγηση ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου και απευθύνεται σε ηλικιωμένους με νοητικά ελλείμματα. Η συστοιχία αυτή αποτελεί προσαρμογή του ήδη υπάρχοντος συστήματος αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης REMEDES. Στόχος της παρούσας συστοιχίας είναι η διαφορική διάγνωση μεταξύ ήπιων και μείζονων νοητικών διαταραχών από το φυσιολογικό γήρας και από το φυσιολογικό γήρας με ήπια νοητικά παράπονα. Το σύστημα αποτελείται από 7 φορητές συσκευές (REMEDES pads), οι οποίες είναι προγραμματισμένες να ενεργοποιούνται, δηλαδή να παράγουν χρώμα ή/και ήχο ανάλογα με τις απαιτήσεις της εκάστοτε υποδοκιμασίας. Για τις ανάγκες της αξιολόγησης του νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση έχουν προσαρτηθεί στα REMEDES pads γραφικές αναπαραστάσεις ζώων, οι οποίες συνδυάζονται με τις αντίστοιχες ηχητικές αναπαραστάσεις. Ο εξεταζόμενος καλείται να απενεργοποιήσει τα REMEDES pads, περνώντας το χέρι του πάνω από κάθε ένα, ανάλογα με τις οδηγίες της κάθε υπο-δοκιμασίας. Κατά τη διάρκεια της εκτέλεσης της συστοιχίας δοκιμασιών, οι οδηγίες που αναφέρονται στα έργα δίνονται τόσο λεκτικά όσο και μη λεκτικά (μέσω εικονικών αναπαραστάσεων-σκίτσων). Η συστοιχία περιλαμβάνει δοκιμασίες οι οποίες αξιολογούν τρεις βασικές πλευρές των ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου. Η πρώτη δοκιμασία αξιολογεί ικανότητες εργαζόμενης μνήμης και συγκεκριμένα ικανότητες αποθήκευσης, επεξεργασίας και ενημέρωσης της εργαζόμενης μνήμης. Η δεύτερη δοκιμασία αξιολογεί το εποπτικό σύστημα προσοχής και συγκεκριμένα την οπτική και ακουστική επιλεκτική προσοχή, την συντηρούμενη και διαμοιραζόμενη προσοχή. Η τρίτη και τελευταία δοκιμασία αξιολογεί εκτελεστικές ικανότητες και συγκεκριμένα τον ανασταλτικό έλεγχο, την εναλλαγή των κανόνων/έργων και τη νοητική ευελιξία. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστεί η δομή και το περιεχόμενο της κάθε δοκιμασίας, ο τρόπος βαθμολόγησης της συστοιχίας καθώς και οι δυνατότητες που δίνει το γραφικό περιβάλλον του συστήματος.

@conference{PoptsiPICAD2019,
author={Eleni Poptsi and Despoina Moraitou and Tsardoulias Emmanouil and Panayiotou Konstantinos and Symeonidis Andreas and Petrou Loukas and Magda Tsolaki},
title={Αξιολόγηση του νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση με τη χρήση ηλεκτρονικών εργαλείων μέσω του συστήματος αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης REMEDES4Alzheimer},
booktitle={11th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer's Disease & 3rd Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases PICAD & MeCoND},
address={Thessaloniki, Greece},
year={2019},
month={02},
date={2019-02-14},
abstract={Η συστοιχία REMEDES4Alzheimer είναι ένα νέο ηλεκτρονικό εργαλείο που στοχεύει στην αξιολόγηση ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου και απευθύνεται σε ηλικιωμένους με νοητικά ελλείμματα. Η συστοιχία αυτή αποτελεί προσαρμογή του ήδη υπάρχοντος συστήματος αντανακλαστικών/αντίδρασης REMEDES. Στόχος της παρούσας συστοιχίας είναι η διαφορική διάγνωση μεταξύ ήπιων και μείζονων νοητικών διαταραχών από το φυσιολογικό γήρας και από το φυσιολογικό γήρας με ήπια νοητικά παράπονα. Το σύστημα αποτελείται από 7 φορητές συσκευές (REMEDES pads), οι οποίες είναι προγραμματισμένες να ενεργοποιούνται, δηλαδή να παράγουν χρώμα ή/και ήχο ανάλογα με τις απαιτήσεις της εκάστοτε υποδοκιμασίας. Για τις ανάγκες της αξιολόγησης του νοητικού ελέγχου στη γήρανση έχουν προσαρτηθεί στα REMEDES pads γραφικές αναπαραστάσεις ζώων, οι οποίες συνδυάζονται με τις αντίστοιχες ηχητικές αναπαραστάσεις. Ο εξεταζόμενος καλείται να απενεργοποιήσει τα REMEDES pads, περνώντας το χέρι του πάνω από κάθε ένα, ανάλογα με τις οδηγίες της κάθε υπο-δοκιμασίας. Κατά τη διάρκεια της εκτέλεσης της συστοιχίας δοκιμασιών, οι οδηγίες που αναφέρονται στα έργα δίνονται τόσο λεκτικά όσο και μη λεκτικά (μέσω εικονικών αναπαραστάσεων-σκίτσων). Η συστοιχία περιλαμβάνει δοκιμασίες οι οποίες αξιολογούν τρεις βασικές πλευρές των ικανοτήτων νοητικού ελέγχου. Η πρώτη δοκιμασία αξιολογεί ικανότητες εργαζόμενης μνήμης και συγκεκριμένα ικανότητες αποθήκευσης, επεξεργασίας και ενημέρωσης της εργαζόμενης μνήμης. Η δεύτερη δοκιμασία αξιολογεί το εποπτικό σύστημα προσοχής και συγκεκριμένα την οπτική και ακουστική επιλεκτική προσοχή, την συντηρούμενη και διαμοιραζόμενη προσοχή. Η τρίτη και τελευταία δοκιμασία αξιολογεί εκτελεστικές ικανότητες και συγκεκριμένα τον ανασταλτικό έλεγχο, την εναλλαγή των κανόνων/έργων και τη νοητική ευελιξία. Στη συγκεκριμένη ομιλία θα παρουσιαστεί η δομή και το περιεχόμενο της κάθε δοκιμασίας, ο τρόπος βαθμολόγησης της συστοιχίας καθώς και οι δυνατότητες που δίνει το γραφικό περιβάλλον του συστήματος.}
}

Anastasios Tzitzis, Spyros Megalou, Stavroula Siachalou, Traianos Yioultsis, John Sahalos, Emmanouil Tsardoulias, Alexandros Filotheou, Andreas Symeonidis, Loukas Petrou and Antonis G. Dimitriou
"Phase ReLock - Localization of RFID Tags by a Moving Robot"
13th European Conference of Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, Poland, 2019 Jan

@conference{Tzitzis2019,
author={Anastasios Tzitzis and Spyros Megalou and Stavroula Siachalou and Traianos Yioultsis and John Sahalos and Emmanouil Tsardoulias and Alexandros Filotheou and Andreas Symeonidis and Loukas Petrou and Antonis G. Dimitriou},
title={Phase ReLock - Localization of RFID Tags by a Moving Robot},
booktitle={13th European Conference of Antennas and Propagation},
address={Krakow, Poland},
year={2019},
month={01},
date={2019-01-01}
}

Konstantinos N. Vavliakis, George Katsikopoulos and Andreas L. Symeonidis
"E-commerce Personalization with Elasticsearch"
International Workshop on Web Search and Data Mining in conjunction with The 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2019), Leuven, Belgium, 2019 Apr

Personalization techniques are constantly gaining traction among e-commerce retailers, since major advancements have been made at research level and the benefits are clear and pertinent. However, effectively applying personalization in real life is a challenging task, since the proper mixture of technology, data and content is complex and differs between organizations. In fact, personalization applications such as personalized search remain largely unfulfilled, especially by small and medium sized retailers, due to time and space limitations. In this paper we propose a novel approach for near real-time personalized e-commerce search that provides improved personalized results within the limited accepted time frames required for online browsing. We propose combining features such as product popularity, user interests, and query-product relevance with collaborative filtering, and implement our solution in Elasticsearch in order to achieve acceptable execution timings. We evaluate our approach against a publicly available dataset, as well as a running e-commerce store.

@inproceedings{VavliakisWSDM2018,
author={Konstantinos N. Vavliakis and George Katsikopoulos and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={E-commerce Personalization with Elasticsearch},
booktitle={International Workshop on Web Search and Data Mining in conjunction with The 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2019)},
address={Leuven, Belgium},
year={2019},
month={04},
date={2019-04-29},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/WSDM_6_6382.pdf},
abstract={Personalization techniques are constantly gaining traction among e-commerce retailers, since major advancements have been made at research level and the benefits are clear and pertinent. However, effectively applying personalization in real life is a challenging task, since the proper mixture of technology, data and content is complex and differs between organizations. In fact, personalization applications such as personalized search remain largely unfulfilled, especially by small and medium sized retailers, due to time and space limitations. In this paper we propose a novel approach for near real-time personalized e-commerce search that provides improved personalized results within the limited accepted time frames required for online browsing. We propose combining features such as product popularity, user interests, and query-product relevance with collaborative filtering, and implement our solution in Elasticsearch in order to achieve acceptable execution timings. We evaluate our approach against a publicly available dataset, as well as a running e-commerce store.}
}

2018

Journal Articles

Christoforos Zolotas, Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis
Enterprise Information Systems, pp. 1-27, 2018 Mar

In the modern business world it is increasingly often that Enterprises opt to bring their business model online, in their effort to reach out to more end users and increase their customer base. While transitioning to the new model, enterprises consider securing their data of pivotal importance. In fact, many efforts have been introduced to automate this ‘webification’ process; however, they all fall short in some aspect: a) they either generate only the security infrastructure, assigning implementation to the developers, b) they embed mainstream, less powerful authorisation schemes, or c) they disregard the merits of the dominating REST architecture and adopt less suitable approaches. In this paper we present RESTsec, a Low-Code platform that supports rapid security requirements modelling for Enterprise Services, abiding by the state of the art ABAC authorisation scheme. RESTsec enables the developer to seamlessly embed the desired access control policy and generate the service, the security infrastructure and the code. Evaluation shows that our approach is valid and can help developers deliver secure by design enterprise services in a rapid and automated manner.

@article{2018Zolotas,
author={Christoforos Zolotas and Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={RESTsec: a low-code platform for generating secure by design enterprise services},
journal={Enterprise Information Systems},
pages={1-27},
year={2018},
month={03},
date={2018-03-09},
doi={https://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2018.1462403},
publisher's url={https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17517575.2018.1462403},
abstract={In the modern business world it is increasingly often that Enterprises opt to bring their business model online, in their effort to reach out to more end users and increase their customer base. While transitioning to the new model, enterprises consider securing their data of pivotal importance. In fact, many efforts have been introduced to automate this ‘webification’ process; however, they all fall short in some aspect: a) they either generate only the security infrastructure, assigning implementation to the developers, b) they embed mainstream, less powerful authorisation schemes, or c) they disregard the merits of the dominating REST architecture and adopt less suitable approaches. In this paper we present RESTsec, a Low-Code platform that supports rapid security requirements modelling for Enterprise Services, abiding by the state of the art ABAC authorisation scheme. RESTsec enables the developer to seamlessly embed the desired access control policy and generate the service, the security infrastructure and the code. Evaluation shows that our approach is valid and can help developers deliver secure by design enterprise services in a rapid and automated manner.}
}

George Mamalakis, Christos Diou, Andreas L. Symeonidis and Leonidas Georgiadis
Neural Computing and Applications, 2018 May

In this work, we propose a methodology for reducing false alarms in file system intrusion detection systems, by taking into account the daemon’s file system footprint. More specifically, we experimentally show that sequences of outliers can serve as a distinguishing characteristic between true and false positives, and we show how analysing sequences of outliers can lead to lower false positive rates, while maintaining high detection rates. Based on this analysis, we developed an anomaly detection filter that learns outlier sequences using k-nearest neighbours with normalised longest common subsequence. Outlier sequences are then used as a filter to reduce false positives on the FI2DS file system intrusion detection system. This filter is evaluated on both overlapping and non-overlapping sequences of outliers. In both cases, experiments performed on three real-world web servers and a honeynet show that our approach achieves significant false positive reduction rates (up to 50 times), without any degradation of the corresponding true positive detection rates.

@article{Mamalakis2018,
author={George Mamalakis and Christos Diou and Andreas L. Symeonidis and Leonidas Georgiadis},
title={Of daemons and men: reducing false positive rate in intrusion detection systems with file system footprint analysis},
journal={Neural Computing and Applications},
year={2018},
month={05},
date={2018-05-12},
doi={https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-018-3550-x},
issn={1433-3058},
publisher's url={https://rdcu.be/2vUc},
keywords={Intrusion detection systems;Anomaly detection;Sequences of outliers},
abstract={In this work, we propose a methodology for reducing false alarms in file system intrusion detection systems, by taking into account the daemon’s file system footprint. More specifically, we experimentally show that sequences of outliers can serve as a distinguishing characteristic between true and false positives, and we show how analysing sequences of outliers can lead to lower false positive rates, while maintaining high detection rates. Based on this analysis, we developed an anomaly detection filter that learns outlier sequences using k-nearest neighbours with normalised longest common subsequence. Outlier sequences are then used as a filter to reduce false positives on the FI2DS file system intrusion detection system. This filter is evaluated on both overlapping and non-overlapping sequences of outliers. In both cases, experiments performed on three real-world web servers and a honeynet show that our approach achieves significant false positive reduction rates (up to 50 times), without any degradation of the corresponding true positive detection rates.}
}

2018

Conference Papers

Eleni Nisioti, Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis
AutoML, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018 Jul

The presence of computationally demanding problems and the current inability to auto-matically transfer experience from the application of past experiments to new ones delaysthe evolution of knowledge itself. In this paper we present the Automated Data Scientist1,a system that employs meta-learning for hyperparameter selection and builds a rich ensem-ble of models through forward model selection in order to automate binary classificationtasks. Preliminary evaluation shows that the system is capable of coping with classificationproblems of medium complexity.

@conference{2018Nisioti,
author={Eleni Nisioti and Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={ICML 2018 AutoML WorkshopPredicting hyperparameters from meta-features in binary classification problems},
booktitle={AutoML},
address={Stockholm, Sweden},
year={2018},
month={07},
date={2018-07-14},
publisher's url={http://assets.ctfassets.net/c5lel8y1n83c/5uAPDjSvcseoko2cCcQcEi/8bd1d8e3630e246946feac86271fe03b/PPC17-automl2018.pdf},
keywords={meta-features;hyperparameter selection;automl;binary classification},
abstract={The presence of computationally demanding problems and the current inability to auto-matically transfer experience from the application of past experiments to new ones delaysthe evolution of knowledge itself. In this paper we present the Automated Data Scientist1,a system that employs meta-learning for hyperparameter selection and builds a rich ensem-ble of models through forward model selection in order to automate binary classificationtasks. Preliminary evaluation shows that the system is capable of coping with classificationproblems of medium complexity.}
}

Sotirios-Filippos Tsarouchis, Maria Th. Kotouza, Fotis E. Psomopoulos and Pericles A. Mitkas
IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, pp. 189-199, Springer, Cham, 2018 May

The identification of meaningful groups of proteins has always been a major area of interest for structural and functional genomics. Successful protein clustering can lead to significant insight, assisting in both tracing the evolutionary history of the respective molecules as well as in identifying potential functions and interactions of novel sequences. Here we propose a clustering algorithm for same-length sequences, which allows the construction of subset hierarchy and facilitates the identification of the underlying patterns for any given subset. The proposed method utilizes the metrics of sequence identity and amino-acid similarity simultaneously as direct measures. The algorithm was applied on a real-world dataset consisting of clonotypic immunoglobulin (IG) sequences from Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, showing promising results.

@inproceedings{2018Tsarouchis,
author={Sotirios-Filippos Tsarouchis and Maria Th. Kotouza and Fotis E. Psomopoulos and Pericles A. Mitkas},
title={A Multi-metric Algorithm for Hierarchical Clustering of Same-Length Protein Sequences},
booktitle={IFIP International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations},
pages={189-199},
publisher={Springer},
address={Cham},
year={2018},
month={05},
date={2018-05-22},
doi={https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92016-0_18},
isbn={978-3-319-92016-0},
publisher's url={https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-92016-0_18},
abstract={The identification of meaningful groups of proteins has always been a major area of interest for structural and functional genomics. Successful protein clustering can lead to significant insight, assisting in both tracing the evolutionary history of the respective molecules as well as in identifying potential functions and interactions of novel sequences. Here we propose a clustering algorithm for same-length sequences, which allows the construction of subset hierarchy and facilitates the identification of the underlying patterns for any given subset. The proposed method utilizes the metrics of sequence identity and amino-acid similarity simultaneously as direct measures. The algorithm was applied on a real-world dataset consisting of clonotypic immunoglobulin (IG) sequences from Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, showing promising results.}
}

Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou, Michail Papamichail, Themistoklis Diamantopoulos, Michail Tsapanos and Andreas L. Symeonidis
"npm-miner: An Infrastructure for Measuring the Quality of the npm Registry"
MSR ’18: 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, pp. 4, ACM, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018 May

As the popularity of the JavaScript language is constantly increasing, one of the most important challenges today is to assess the quality of JavaScript packages. Developers often employ tools for code linting and for the extraction of static analysis metrics in order to assess and/or improve their code. In this context, we have developed npn-miner, a platform that crawls the npm registry and analyzes the packages using static analysis tools in order to extract detailed quality metrics as well as high-level quality attributes, such as maintainability and security. Our infrastructure includes an index that is accessible through a web interface, while we have also constructed a dataset with the results of a detailed analysis for 2000 popular npm packages.

@inproceedings{Chatzidimitriou2018MSR,
author={Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Michail Papamichail and Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Michail Tsapanos and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={npm-miner: An Infrastructure for Measuring the Quality of the npm Registry},
booktitle={MSR ’18: 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
pages={4},
publisher={ACM},
address={Gothenburg, Sweden},
year={2018},
month={05},
date={2018-05-28},
url={http://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/msr2018.pdf},
doi={https:%20//doi.org/10.1145/3196398.3196465},
abstract={As the popularity of the JavaScript language is constantly increasing, one of the most important challenges today is to assess the quality of JavaScript packages. Developers often employ tools for code linting and for the extraction of static analysis metrics in order to assess and/or improve their code. In this context, we have developed npn-miner, a platform that crawls the npm registry and analyzes the packages using static analysis tools in order to extract detailed quality metrics as well as high-level quality attributes, such as maintainability and security. Our infrastructure includes an index that is accessible through a web interface, while we have also constructed a dataset with the results of a detailed analysis for 2000 popular npm packages.}
}

Themistoklis Diamantopoulos, Georgios Karagiannopoulos and Andreas Symeonidis
IEEE/ACM 6th International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE), pp. 21-27, 2018 May

https://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=3194107&ftid=1982571&dwn=1&CFID=87644405&CFTOKEN=833260e7cb501a7d-48967D35-AFC5-4678-82812B13D64D3DD3

@inproceedings{Diamantopoulos2018,
author={Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Georgios Karagiannopoulos and Andreas Symeonidis},
title={CodeCatch: Extracting Source Code Snippets from Online Sources},
booktitle={IEEE/ACM 6th International Workshop on Realizing Artificial Intelligence Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE)},
pages={21-27},
year={2018},
month={05},
date={2018-05-01},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RAISE2018.pdf},
doi={http://10.1145/3194104.3194107},
publisher's url={https://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=3194107&ftid=1982571&dwn=1&CFID=87644405&CFTOKEN=833260e7cb501a7d-48967D35-AFC5-4678-82812B13D64D3DD3},
abstract={https://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=3194107&ftid=1982571&dwn=1&CFID=87644405&CFTOKEN=833260e7cb501a7d-48967D35-AFC5-4678-82812B13D64D3DD3}
}

Anastasios Dimanidis, Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis
"A Natural Language Driven Approach for Automated Web API Development: Gherkin2OAS"
WWW ’18 Companion: The 2018 Web Conference Companion, pp. 6, Lyon, France, 2018 Apr

Speeding up the development process of Web Services, while adhering to high quality software standards is a typical requirement in the software industry. This is why industry specialists usually suggest \"driven by\" development approaches to tackle this problem. In this paper, we propose such a methodology that employs Specification Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development in order to facilitate the phases of Web Service requirements elicitation and specification. Furthermore, we introduce gherkin2OAS, a software tool that aspires to bridge the aforementioned development approaches. Through the suggested methodology and tool, one may design and build RESTful services fast, while ensuring proper functionality.

@inproceedings{Dimanidis2018,
author={Anastasios Dimanidis and Kyriakos C. Chatzidimitriou and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={A Natural Language Driven Approach for Automated Web API Development: Gherkin2OAS},
booktitle={WWW ’18 Companion: The 2018 Web Conference Companion},
pages={6},
address={Lyon, France},
year={2018},
month={04},
date={2018-04-23},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/gherkin2oas.pdf},
doi={https://doi.org/10.1145/3184558.3191654%20},
abstract={Speeding up the development process of Web Services, while adhering to high quality software standards is a typical requirement in the software industry. This is why industry specialists usually suggest \\"driven by\\" development approaches to tackle this problem. In this paper, we propose such a methodology that employs Specification Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development in order to facilitate the phases of Web Service requirements elicitation and specification. Furthermore, we introduce gherkin2OAS, a software tool that aspires to bridge the aforementioned development approaches. Through the suggested methodology and tool, one may design and build RESTful services fast, while ensuring proper functionality.}
}

Maria Th. Kotouza, Konstantinos N. Vavliakis, Fotis E. Psomopoulos and Pericles A. Mitkas
5th International Conference on Big Data Computing Applications and Technologies, pp. 191-197, IEEE/ACM, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018 Dec

Item clustering is commonly used for dimensionality reduction, uncovering item similarities and connections, gaining insights of the market structure and recommendations. Hierarchical clustering methods produce a hierarchy structure along with the clusters that can be useful for managing item categories and sub-categories, dealing with indirect competition and new item categorization as well. Nevertheless, baseline hierarchical clustering algorithms have high computational cost and memory usage. In this paper we propose an innovative scalable hierarchical clustering framework, which overcomes these limitations. Our work consists of a binary tree construction algorithm that creates a hierarchy of the items using three metrics, a) Identity, b) Similarity and c) Entropy, as well as a branch breaking algorithm which composes the final clusters by applying thresholds to each branch of the tree. ?he proposed framework is evaluated on the popular MovieLens 20M dataset achieving significant reduction in both memory consumption and computational time over a baseline hierarchical clustering algorithm.

@inproceedings{KotouzaVPM18,
author={Maria Th. Kotouza and Konstantinos N. Vavliakis and Fotis E. Psomopoulos and Pericles A. Mitkas},
title={A Hierarchical Multi-Metric Framework for Item Clustering},
booktitle={5th International Conference on Big Data Computing Applications and Technologies},
pages={191-197},
publisher={IEEE/ACM},
address={Zurich, Switzerland},
year={2018},
month={12},
date={2018-12-17},
url={http://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/BDCAT_2018_paper_24_Proceedings.pdf},
doi={http://10.1109/BDCAT.2018.00031},
publisher's url={https://doi.org/10.1109/BDCAT.2018.00031},
abstract={Item clustering is commonly used for dimensionality reduction, uncovering item similarities and connections, gaining insights of the market structure and recommendations. Hierarchical clustering methods produce a hierarchy structure along with the clusters that can be useful for managing item categories and sub-categories, dealing with indirect competition and new item categorization as well. Nevertheless, baseline hierarchical clustering algorithms have high computational cost and memory usage. In this paper we propose an innovative scalable hierarchical clustering framework, which overcomes these limitations. Our work consists of a binary tree construction algorithm that creates a hierarchy of the items using three metrics, a) Identity, b) Similarity and c) Entropy, as well as a branch breaking algorithm which composes the final clusters by applying thresholds to each branch of the tree. ?he proposed framework is evaluated on the popular MovieLens 20M dataset achieving significant reduction in both memory consumption and computational time over a baseline hierarchical clustering algorithm.}
}

Panagiotis G. Mousouliotis, Konstantinos L. Panayiotou, Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias, Loukas P. Petrou and Andreas L. Symeonidis
MOCAST, 2018 Mar

FPGAs are commonly used to accelerate domain-specific algorithmic implementations, as they can achieve impressive performance boosts, are reprogrammable and exhibit minimal power consumption. In this work, the SqueezeNet DCNN is accelerated using an SoC FPGA in order for the offered object recognition resource to be employed in a robotic application. Experiments are conducted to investigate the performance and power consumption of the implementation in comparison to deployment on other widely-used computational systems. thanks you!

@conference{Mousouliotis2018,
author={Panagiotis G. Mousouliotis and Konstantinos L. Panayiotou and Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias and Loukas P. Petrou and Andreas L. Symeonidis},
title={Expanding a robots life: Low power object recognition via FPGA-based DCNN deployment},
booktitle={MOCAST},
year={2018},
note={Accepted in MOCAST 2018},
month={03},
date={2018-03-01},
publisher's url={https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00512},
abstract={FPGAs are commonly used to accelerate domain-specific algorithmic implementations, as they can achieve impressive performance boosts, are reprogrammable and exhibit minimal power consumption. In this work, the SqueezeNet DCNN is accelerated using an SoC FPGA in order for the offered object recognition resource to be employed in a robotic application. Experiments are conducted to investigate the performance and power consumption of the implementation in comparison to deployment on other widely-used computational systems. thanks you!}
}

Michail Papamichail, Themistoklis Diamantopoulos, Ilias Chrysovergis, Philippos Samlidis and Andreas Symeonidis
Proceedings of the 2018 Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evaluation (MaLTeSQuE), 2018 Mar

The popularity of open-source software repositories has led to a new reuse paradigm, where online resources can be thoroughly analyzed to identify reusable software components. Obviously, assessing the quality and specifically the reusability potential of source code residing in open software repositories poses a major challenge for the research community. Although several systems have been designed towards this direction, most of them do not focus on reusability. In this paper, we define and formulate a reusability score by employing information from GitHub stars and forks, which indicate the extent to which software components are adopted/accepted by developers. Our methodology involves applying and assessing different state-of-the-practice machine learning algorithms, in order to construct models for reusability estimation at both class and package levels. Preliminary evaluation of our methodology indicates that our approach can successfully assess reusability, as perceived by developers.

@inproceedings{Papamichail2018MaLTeSQuE,
author={Michail Papamichail and Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Ilias Chrysovergis and Philippos Samlidis and Andreas Symeonidis},
title={User-Perceived Reusability Estimation based on Analysis of Software Repositories},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2018 Workshop on Machine Learning Techniques for Software Quality Evaluation (MaLTeSQuE)},
year={2018},
month={03},
date={2018-03-20},
url={https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324106989_User-Perceived_Reusability_Estimation_based_on_Analysis_of_Software_Repositories},
publisher's url={https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324106989_User-Perceived_Reusability_Estimation_based_on_Analysis_of_Software_Repositories},
abstract={The popularity of open-source software repositories has led to a new reuse paradigm, where online resources can be thoroughly analyzed to identify reusable software components. Obviously, assessing the quality and specifically the reusability potential of source code residing in open software repositories poses a major challenge for the research community. Although several systems have been designed towards this direction, most of them do not focus on reusability. In this paper, we define and formulate a reusability score by employing information from GitHub stars and forks, which indicate the extent to which software components are adopted/accepted by developers. Our methodology involves applying and assessing different state-of-the-practice machine learning algorithms, in order to construct models for reusability estimation at both class and package levels. Preliminary evaluation of our methodology indicates that our approach can successfully assess reusability, as perceived by developers.}
}

Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias, Konstantinos L. Panayiotou, Christoforos Zolotas, Alexandros Philotheou, Anreas L. Symeonidis and Loukas Petrou
"From classical to cloud robotics: Challenges and potential"
3rd International Workshop on Microsystems, Sindos Campus, ATEI Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018 Dec

Nowadays, a rapid transition from the classical robotic systems to more modern concepts like Cloud or IoT robotics is being experienced. The current paper briefly overviews the benefits robots can have, as parts of the increasingly interconnected world.

@conference{TsardouliasMicrosystems2018,
author={Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias and Konstantinos L. Panayiotou and Christoforos Zolotas and Alexandros Philotheou and Anreas L. Symeonidis and Loukas Petrou},
title={From classical to cloud robotics: Challenges and potential},
booktitle={3rd International Workshop on Microsystems},
address={Sindos Campus, ATEI Thessaloniki, Greece},
year={2018},
month={12},
date={2018-12-01},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/From-classical-to-cloud-robotics-Challenges-and-potential.pdf},
abstract={Nowadays, a rapid transition from the classical robotic systems to more modern concepts like Cloud or IoT robotics is being experienced. The current paper briefly overviews the benefits robots can have, as parts of the increasingly interconnected world.}
}

Konstantinos N. Vavliakis, Maria Th. Kotouza, Andreas L. Symeonidis and Pericles A. Mitkas
"Recommendation Systems in a Conversational Web"
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,, pp. 68-77, SciTePress, 2018 Jan

In this paper we redefine the concept of Conversation Web in the context of hyper-personalization. We argue that hyper-personalization in the WWW is only possible within a conversational web where websites and users continuously “discuss” (interact in any way). We present a modular system architecture for the conversational WWW, given that adapting to various user profiles and multivariate websites in terms of size and user traffic is necessary, especially in e-commerce. Obviously there cannot be a unique fit-to-all algorithm, but numerous complementary personalization algorithms and techniques are needed. In this context, we propose PRCW, a novel hybrid approach combining offline and online recommendations using RFMG, an extension of RFM modeling. We evaluate our approach against the results of a deep neural network in two datasets coming from different online retailers. Our evaluation indicates that a) the proposed approach outperforms current state-of-art methods in small-medium datasets and can improve performance in large datasets when combined with other methods, b) results can greatly vary in different datasets, depending on size and characteristics, thus locating the proper method for each dataset can be a rather complex task, and c) offline algorithms should be combined with online methods in order to get optimal results since offline algorithms tend to offer better performance but online algorithms are necessary for exploiting new users and trends that turn up.

@conference{webist18,
author={Konstantinos N. Vavliakis and Maria Th. Kotouza and Andreas L. Symeonidis and Pericles A. Mitkas},
title={Recommendation Systems in a Conversational Web},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
pages={68-77},
publisher={SciTePress},
year={2018},
month={01},
date={2018-01-01},
url={https://issel.ee.auth.gr/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/WEBIST_2018_29.pdf},
doi={http://10.5220/0006935300680077},
isbn={978-989-758-324-7},
abstract={In this paper we redefine the concept of Conversation Web in the context of hyper-personalization. We argue that hyper-personalization in the WWW is only possible within a conversational web where websites and users continuously “discuss” (interact in any way). We present a modular system architecture for the conversational WWW, given that adapting to various user profiles and multivariate websites in terms of size and user traffic is necessary, especially in e-commerce. Obviously there cannot be a unique fit-to-all algorithm, but numerous complementary personalization algorithms and techniques are needed. In this context, we propose PRCW, a novel hybrid approach combining offline and online recommendations using RFMG, an extension of RFM modeling. We evaluate our approach against the results of a deep neural network in two datasets coming from different online retailers. Our evaluation indicates that a) the proposed approach outperforms current state-of-art methods in small-medium datasets and can improve performance in large datasets when combined with other methods, b) results can greatly vary in different datasets, depending on size and characteristics, thus locating the proper method for each dataset can be a rather complex task, and c) offline algorithms should be combined with online methods in order to get optimal results since offline algorithms tend to offer better performance but online algorithms are necessary for exploiting new users and trends that turn up.}
}

2018

Inbooks

Valasia Dimaridou, Alexandros-Charalampos Kyprianidis, Michail Papamichail, Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Andreas Symeonidis
Charpter:1, pp. 25, Springer, 2018 Jan

Nowadays, developers tend to adopt a component-based software engineering approach, reusing own implementations and/or resorting to third-party source code. This practice is in principle cost-effective, however it may also lead to low quality software products, if the components to be reused exhibit low quality. Thus, several approaches have been developed to measure the quality of software components. Most of them, however, rely on the aid of experts for defining target quality scores and deriving metric thresholds, leading to results that are context-dependent and subjective. In this work, we build a mechanism that employs static analysis metrics extracted from GitHub projects and defines a target quality score based on repositories’ stars and forks, which indicate their adoption/acceptance by developers. Upon removing outliers with a one-class classifier, we employ Principal Feature Analysis and examine the semantics among metrics to provide an analysis on five axes for source code components (classes or packages): complexity, coupling, size, degree of inheritance, and quality of documentation. Neural networks are thus applied to estimate the final quality score given metrics from these axes. Preliminary evaluation indicates that our approach effectively estimates software quality at both class and package levels.

@inbook{Dimaridou2018,
author={Valasia Dimaridou and Alexandros-Charalampos Kyprianidis and Michail Papamichail and Themistoklis Diamantopoulos and Andreas Symeonidis},
title={Assessing the User-Perceived Quality of Source Code Components using Static Analysis Metrics},
chapter={1},
pages={25},
publisher={Springer},
year={2018},
month={01},
date={2018-01-01},
url={https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325627162_Assessing_the_User-Perceived_Quality_of_Source_Code_Components_Using_Static_Analysis_Metrics},
publisher's url={https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325627162_Assessing_the_User-Perceived_Quality_of_Source_Code_Components_Using_Static_Analysis_Metrics},
abstract={Nowadays, developers tend to adopt a component-based software engineering approach, reusing own implementations and/or resorting to third-party source code. This practice is in principle cost-effective, however it may also lead to low quality software products, if the components to be reused exhibit low quality. Thus, several approaches have been developed to measure the quality of software components. Most of them, however, rely on the aid of experts for defining target quality scores and deriving metric thresholds, leading to results that are context-dependent and subjective. In this work, we build a mechanism that employs static analysis metrics extracted from GitHub projects and defines a target quality score based on repositories’ stars and forks, which indicate their adoption/acceptance by developers. Upon removing outliers with a one-class classifier, we employ Principal Feature Analysis and examine the semantics among metrics to provide an analysis on five axes for source code components (classes or packages): complexity, coupling, size, degree of inheritance, and quality of documentation. Neural networks are thus applied to estimate the final quality score given metrics from these axes. Preliminary evaluation indicates that our approach effectively estimates software quality at both class and package levels.}
}