Academic

Service

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos is Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University (Corfu, Greece). He is also adjunct lecturer in the School of Science and Technology at the Hellenic Open University.

Editorial work

I have been serving on the editorial board (reviews, special issues, review delegation) of the following journals: Computers in Entertainment (ACM), Entertainment Computing (Elsevier), Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting

Program committees

6th Iberoamerican Conference on Applications and Usability of Interactive TV (2017), ACM TVX 2014, European Interactive TV (EuroITV) conference (2005-2013), The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM Multimedia 2013), Workshop on Multi-User Services for Social TV (MUSST2013), CVRB 2013 - 1st International Conference on Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling (MMM 2012, 2014-2015), Edited Book on “TV Content Analysis”, International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video (UXTV08), IET Intelligent Environments 2007, ACM SIGCHI 2006 Workshop on “sociable and mobile ITV”, ACM SIGCHI 2007 workshop on “Shared Encounters: Content Sharing as Social Glue in Everyday Places”, ACM SIGCHI 2007 Workshop on “Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape”

Reviewer

Journals Computers and Education (Elsevier), The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (Wiley), Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (Elsevier), Entertainment Computing (Elsevier), Multimedia Systems Journal (ACM/Springer), Information Sciences Journal (Elsevier), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Springer), Transactions on Multimedia (IEEE), Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMCCAP), Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (Taylor and Francis), Behaviour and Information Technology (Taylor and Francis), Telematics and Informatics (Elsevier), Computers in Entertainment (ACM), Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IGI).

Conferences

ECIS (2014), ICEC (2014), ACM SIGCHI Work in Progress (2003-2006, 2008, 2011, 2014), ACM SIGCHI Papers and Notes (2007-2014), MMM (2012-2013), MUM 2013, UbiComp 2012, 7th IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment (NIME’11), 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2009), ACM SIGCHI UIST Demos (2008), ACM SIGCHI UIST Papers (2007), IEΤ Intelligent Environments (2007-2008), ACM SIGCHI Student Papers (2003-2006), , ACM SAC 2004 - Special Track on Ubiquitous Computing, Cross Media Service Delivery Conference 2003

Review requests

Since 2005 (and up to January 2015), I have consistently provided reviews for more than three hundreds research papers, and for more than two dozens academic venues (journals, conferences, workshops). Lately, the number of requests has been growing exponentially, so I might not be able to respond to all requests in due time. Still, I am looking forward to thoughtful and targeted review requests that seriously consider past and present research interests, as indicated in Research and Publications. Please note that my current rate of accepting to review is less than 30% and it strongly depends on my professional connection with the respective associate editor. In other words, please do not take personally a possible rejection, the reason is that we have not yet spent enough time working together for me to invest back in this relationship.

Courses

Undergraduate

Human-Computer Interaction (3rd semester, 6 ECTS, 80 students): The HCI course provides an introduction to the breadth of human-centered computing. In addition to desktop user interfaces, the course introduces mobiles, CSCW, ubiquitous computing, entertainment, etc. The course is also complemented with student assignments that focus on empirical user analysis and user-centered design of computer applications, as well as software prototyping with Processing.

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (4th semester, 4 ECTS, 20 students): The CSCW course provides an overview of theories as diverse as software, sociology, anthropology, and organizational behavior. This course is an (optional) follow-up to Human-Computer Interaction and students are working in groups in order to design, develop and evaluate groupware.

Multimedia (5th semester, 5 ECTS, 40 students): The Multimedia course is based on a practical personal project, which is performed in the Processing programming environment. Moreover, the course lectures provide a firm ground on both theory and contemporary practice in multimedia technology, design, management, and art.

Software Technology (6th semester, 6 ECTS, 50 students): Software engineering has been usually focused on the modeling and design aspects of large software projects. In addition to the established approach, the Software Technology course takes a pragmatic approach to the numerous and rather diverse daily activities of software construction. For this purpose, the theory and the mandatory project include case studies and practical exercise on tools and techniques that support the software development and maintenance process. I am mostly concerned with the user-aspect of software (UIST), while my colleagues support the system aspect.

Previous teaching program included: Computer and Internet Art, Cultural Informatics, ICT and Tourism, Multimedia Design, Audiovisual Techniques, Communication Theory, Computer Programming.

Postgraduate

Interaction Design (1st semester, 5 ECTS, 10 students): The Interaction Design course provides a lecture-based introduction to the breadth of human-centered computing. In addition to desktop user interfaces, the course introduces mobiles, CSCW, ubiquitous computing, entertainment, etc. The course is complemented with a reading folder and critical presentations by the students.

Computer Supported Cooperative Work (2nd semester, 5 ECTS, 10 students): This course is complementary (optional) follow-up to Interaction Design and is based on a reading folder that includes the state-of-the-art in CSCW. Moreover, students are working in groups of two in order to produce original research in CSCW and present it in a final workshop (schoolit10 workshop, schoolit11 workshop).

Ubiquitous computing (Distance education, 6 ECTS, 15 students): The ubiquitous computing course has two dimensions: 1) A series of five lectures provides a solid background to the human factors aspect of computer technologies beyond the desktop and the server room, and 2) A hands-on series of projects, which employ either off-the-shelf technologies (camera, leds, sensors), or re-purposed consumer devices (mobile phone, mouse, keyboard), or the arduino system.

Mentoring

In addition to teaching (broadcasting of knowledge), I have been mentoring students toward an MSc, PhD thesis. So far, more than half of the thesis students under my supervision are publishing their final thesis as a research article in an international peer-reviewed venue.

I enjoy working with people who are passionate about interactive technologies and want to address important personal, social, and natural challenges. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with me as advisor please contact me to discuss projects.

If you are an ambitious and motivated BSc, MSc, PhD student and you are working in English, then feel free to drop me a line, we might be able to work together.

Completed PhD (Year of graduation)

  • Varvara Garneli (2017), Ionian University, Greece

Ongoing PhD (Year of mentoring)

  • Alexandros Merkouris (2014-), Ionian University, Greece
  • Christina Ilioudi (2015-), Ionian University, Greece
  • Elias Stouraitis (2015-), Ionian University, Greece
  • Diogenis Alexandrakis (2016-), Ionian University, Greece
  • Manousos Kamilakis (2017-), Ionian University, Greece

MSc, BSc Thesis students (Year of award): Topic

The following students have been successfully supported toward a completed thesis project. All the students have also successfully published at least one research article in an international peer-reviewed venue (conference, journal).

  • Koutsourelakis, C. (2006): Mobile phone icons
  • Mikalef, K. (2010): Mobile learning in the museum
  • Stamatoukou, G. (2010): Math video game in Scratch
  • Gkonela, C. (2011): Data collection from user interaction within web video
  • Leftheriotis, I. (2011): Multi-touch and multi-user programming and evaluation
  • Ilioudi, C. (2012): Video lecture styles
  • Garneli, B. (2013): learning by playing and learning by making
  • Talvis, K. (2013): Flu detection through social media status updates
  • Takoulidou, I. (2014): Data collection from crowdsourcing platforms
  • Merkouris, A. (2014): Learning programming through wearables and robotics
  • Pardalis, K. (2015): Open geographic information systems
  • Kapenekakis, I. (2015): Dynamic geographic map layers for pedestrians
  • Simianakis, S. (2016): Human-centered video editing for action cameras
  • Sagiadinos, S. (2017): Video tutor analytics
  • Patiniotis, K. (2017): Serious video games
  • Chorianopoulou, B. (2017): Science education through robots and tablets
  • Papapolyzos, A. (2017): Peer-reviewing for collaborative cartography

External examiner

  • Emil A. Mork (2013): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Alcina Prata (2014): PhD Thesis (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Arnfinn Gjørvad (2014): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Stian Weie, (2015): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Kristoffer Hagen (2015): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Meng Zhu (2015): PhD Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Jordi Puig (2015): PhD Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Martin Almvik (2016): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Mikael Rino Solstad (2016): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Maria Aune Remøy (2016): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Ingeborg Ødegård Oftedal (2016): MSc Thesis (NTNU, Norway)
  • Altanopoulou, P. PhD Thesis (University of Patras, Greece)

Software

Please find bellow software that has been developed in the context of projects and theses. All software is open-source, free to download and modify according to the respective licence.

  • VideoAnalytics (Cloud-based proxy service that facilitates the capturing and analysis of user interactions within youtube videos) VideoAnalytics Proxy Online Service: coming soon.
  • FluTrack (Mining and visualization of geocoded short messages, eg twitter, sms that have keywords related to viral human infections): Flutrack Online Service.
  • SocialSkip (Cloud-based custom YouTube video player with questionnaire functionality, useful for video lectures and for video analytics, e.g., skipped/paused video regions): SocialSkip Online Service
  • ChordiAction: Multi-user and Multi-touch library for large multi-touch screens with many users who work independently
  • AppMapNode (Map-based node management with social features for large metropolitan wireless community networks)
  • Virtual TV Channels (TV channels are produced dynamically from local-network storage)
  • Personalized Interactive Maps (User interface for vector based maps and routes based on personal preferences)

Talks

  • Interaction Design. Guest lecture. User Interface Design for Interactive TV. Department of Computer Science. University College London. February 2005.
  • Beyond Usability. Opening keynote speech. 3rd European Interactive TV conference (EuroITV 2005), April 2005, University of Aalborg, Denmark, 2005
  • Supporting the Social Uses of Interactive TV. Guest lecture. Social computing course. University of the Arts (UDK), Berlin. Ιούλιος 2006.
  • Double screen interaction design. Guest lecture in the course ‘Multi-device interaction design in the museum,’ Department of media design, Bauhaus University of Weimar, November 2006.
  • Interaction Design for Ambient Systems. Guest lecture. Social computing course. University of the Arts (UDK), Berlin. December 2006.
  • Interaction Design for Ambient Systems. Guest lecture. Architectural Media Communication course. Department of Architecture. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, December 2006.
  • Media Design in Everyday Places. MSc Media Architecture, Bauhaus University of Weimar, January 2007.
  • From Mass Media to Interactive Multimedia. Guest lecture. Department of Audiovisual Arts, Corfu, Greece, April, 2007.
  • What is interactive TV? Keynote speaker, Mediacity, Abo Academy, Vasa, Finland, May 2007
  • Physical computing with the Processing programming environment, Physical computing workshop, Department of media design, Bauhaus University of Weimar, June 2007.
  • Broadband multimedia applications in everyday life of an Archipelago. Lecture. Broadband Symposium. University of the Aegean. Syros. June 2007.
  • Connecting Everyday Life in Sporadic Communities. Guest lecture. Technical University of Berlin (TU-Berlin), Berlin, Germany, September 2007.
  • Exploring the impact of urban conflict on the ‘image of the city’ with an interactive video installation, Locunet, symposium, University of Athens, May 2008.
  • Modelling and development of interactive and networked artworks with open-source software and hardware, e-MobilArt (CULTURE 2007) seminar, University of Athens, Greece, June 2008.
  • HCI teaching and Research at Ionian University, World sability Day 2010, University of Athens, Greece, November 2010
  • Understanding the Hybrid City with Dynamic Digital Maps, Hybrid City Symposium, University of Athens, Greece, March 2011
  • Ubiquitous games in the museum, Trondheim museum, Trondheim, Norway, August 2011
  • Pragmatic understanding within web video, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Sept 2011
  • User-centered design and development methods for interactive video, Mini course, University of Aveiro, Portugal, July 2012
  • Graphical interfaces for Navigating Web video, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2012
  • Crowdsourcing user interactions with the Video Player, Keynote talk at WebMedia 2012, Sao Paolo, Brazil, October 2012
  • Interaction design for ubiquitous learning and entertainment through video technologies, Mini-course, Sao Paulo University, Sao Carlos, Brazil, October 2012
  • Ubiquitous computing and interaction, Guest lecture, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, November 2012.
  • Flutrack.org: Open system and open data for epidemiology, Health Informatics Day, University of Athens, December 2013
  • Socialskip.org, Web Technologies Course Guest Lecture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, September 2014
  • Social Media Analytics, Behavioral Informatics Course Guest Lecture, Athens University of Economics and Business, October 2014
  • Flutrack.org: Open system and open data for epidemiology, Guest Lecture, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (MiTI), Portugal, December 2014
  • Programming Interactivity and Innovation. Book presentation at ACM SIGCHI Greek Chapter, December 2015
  • Introduction to Programming interactivity. Lecture and Demo, Athens University of Economics and Business, April 2016

Tutorials

  • K. Chorianopoulos. Research Methods in Social-Video Semantics, TBA, 2014
  • K Chorianopoulos, L Jaccheri, AS Nossum. Creative and Open Software Engineering Practices and Tools in Community Projects, Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2012), Denmark.
  • P. Cesar and K. Chorianopoulos. ESCape – Directions for Next Wave of Interactive Television Research, European Interactive TV Conference 2010 (EuroITV 2010), Tampere, Finland.
  • P. Cesar and K. Chorianopoulos, Interactive Television and the Web International World Wide Web Conference 2009 (WWW 2009), 2009, Madrid, Spain.
  • P. Cesar and K. Chorianopoulos, Introduction to User Experience Design for Interactive TV International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video (uxTV 2008), Mountain View (CA), USA.
  • K. Chorianopoulos and P. Cesar, User Experience Design for Interactive TV International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA 2008), Athens, Greece.
  • K. Chorianopoulos and P. Cesar, Human-computer interaction methods in digital TV applications European Interactive TV Conference 2008 (EuroITV 2008), Salzburg, Austria.
  • P. Cesar and K. Chorianopoulos, Interactive Television and the Web International World Wide Web Conference 2008 (WWW 2008), Beijing, China.
  • K. Chorianopoulos and P. Cesar, Introduction to Interactive Digital Television. European Interactive TV Conference 2007 (EuroITV 2007), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • P. Cesar and K. Chorianopoulos, Interactive Digital Television and Multimedia Systems Multimedia Conference 2006 (ACM MM 2006), Santa Barbara (CA), USA.
  • K. Chorianopoulos, Beyond TV. 4th European Interactive TV conference (EuroITV 2006), Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

Funded projects

I have been employed and/or acquired external funding in context of the following projects.

  • ArTe: Art and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (2011-2012)
  • VIDEOPAL: Asynchronous Video Messaging over a distance: Microsoft Research Grant (2010-2011)
  • CULT (Cultural Understanding through Learning and Technology) – EC FP7 (2009-2011)
  • MEDIACITY – EC FP6 (2006-2008)
  • TIRAMISU (The Innovative Rights and Access Management Inter-platform Solution) — EC FP6 (2004-2005)
  • CONTESSA (Content Transformation Engine Supporting Universal Access) — EC FP5 (2001-2003)
  • iMEDIA (Intelligent Mediation Environment for Digital Interactive Advertising) — EC FP5 (2000-2001)
  • CAMPIELLO (Interacting in collaborative environments to promote and sustain the meeting between inhabitants and tourists) — EC FP4 (1997-1999)

Awards

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