Research

Nowadays modern applications base their innovation regarding the services they provide on personalized information that are collected from the users that access these services. In parallel, the degree of the newly presented threats that aim on reveling users’ identity as well as on gaining unauthorized access on their personal data is increasing dramatically. One of the major issues in the field of designing and operating modern Information Systems is the users’ privacy protection along with the protection of their private data and their intellectual property.

Software engineering is an essential aspect for obtaining a systematic, disciplined and quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software and services. Incorporating privacy during the engineering process is of vital importance for assuring the development of reliable, correct, robust and trustful systems as well as adaptive and evolving software services that satisfy users’ requirements. To this extend the need to investigate methods and tools that will assist developers in constructing more reliable privacy-aware information systems and services, is fully justified.

One of today’s challenges in the software engineering field is how to make users trust the software that they use in their everyday activities either for professional or recreational reasons. The way users trust the respective software depends on various elements, one of which is the protection of their privacy. Additionally, current research in the software engineering field highlights the path of addressing trust issues early in the system’s development process during the design rather than the implementation phase. Thus, it is of vital importance to examine and identify how the users’ privacy can be protected in the early development stages, and especially during system design.

My long-term research goal is to effectively develop privacy-aware software systems for various environments. My research position is that privacy-related issues are many and varied, as privacy itself is a multifaceted concept. Privacy comes in many forms, relating to what it is that one wishes to keep private. Thus, it is important to understand privacy through the development of ontologies, languages, models, architectures and tools and consider it as an integrated aspect of the software system development process. The development of the above will also assist on examining the true relation between privacy and security both in the technical and social dimension.

The establishment of an adaptive security and privacy aware framework that will assist on the elicitation, modelling, design and implementation of security and privacy related requirements applicable in both problem and solution domains remains one of the most important research goals.

Interests

  • Privacy Requirements Engineering
  • Security and Privacy Design in Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Privacy Architectures
  • Adaptive Security and Privacy

Research and Development Projects

  • 2018
    Design and implementation of secure smart devices for the preservation of tangible cultural heritage
    North Aegean Region, Lesvos
  • 2017
    Three-dimensional high-resolution mapping of the affected area of Vrisa from the Lesvos earthquake on 12/06/2017
    North Aegean Region, Lesvos
  • 2017
    Security Assurance FramEwoRk for neTworked vEhicular technology (SAFERTEC)
    HORIZON 2020 GRAND AGREEMENT 732319
  • 2016
    Administrative process simplification for Lesvos Municipality
    Municipality of Lesvos, University of the Aegean
  • 2015
    The University of the Aegean, a key factor for the economic and social development of the Aegean
    Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Operational Programme Education and Lifelong Learning, University of the Aegean
  • 2015
    Cross-border Cooperation for Maritime Spatial Planning Development
    Greece-Cyprus Programme INTERREG, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, University of the Aegean
  • 2014-2015
    Border-GUARDS: Border Geomatics Utilities for Area Reconnaissance and Decision
    Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Operational Programme Education and Lifelong Learning, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, “SYNERGASIA 2011” Programme, University of the Aegean
  • 2014
    AEGIS: A Web GIS wildfire prevention and management platform
    Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Operational Programme Education and Lifelong Learning, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, “ARISTEIA”, University of the Aegean
  • 2013-2014
    Digital Herodotus
    Greece-Cyprus Programme INTERREG, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, University of the Aegean
  • 2012-2013
    International Business
    Greece-Cyprus Programme INTERREG, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, University of the Aegean
  • 2011-2013
    Design new simplier and electronic administrative procedures for the University of the Aegean
    Greek Ministry of Interior, Decentralization and Electronic Governence, Operational Programme for Administrative Reform, University of the Aegean
  • 2011
    Design the Roadmap for achieveing the upgrade of all administrative provedures of the University of the Aegean
    Greek Ministry of Interior, Decentralization and Electronic Governence, Operational Programme for Administrative Reform, University of the Aegean
  • 2008-2009
    Action Plan for the digital society
    North Aegean Region – University of the Aegean, University of the Aegean
  • 2005-2009
    OpenDance: Open-editing cooperative platform for Web Dance
    EU Programme 225471-CP-1-2005-1-GR-MINERVA-M, University of the Aegean
  • 2004-2006
    New Technologies and Concepts of Representation
    Greek Ministry of National Education Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training, Program ``PYTHAGORAS: Supporting Research Teams, University of the Aegean

PhD Graduates and Students

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Stavros Simou

PhD Graduate on Cloud Forensics

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Argiri Pattakou

Argiri Pattakou

PhD Stundent on Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing

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Nikos Xatzigiannakis

Nikos Xatzigiannakis

PhD Stundent on eLearning and Cloud Computing

Panagiotis Zagouras

Panagiotis Zagouras

PhD Stundent on Usable Security

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Katerina Mavroeidi

Katerina Mavroeidi

PhD Stundent on Privacy through Gamification

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Katerina Vgena

Katerina Vgena

PhD Stundent on Location Privacy and Social Identities

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