Dimitris Spiliotopoulos

dspiliot@ics.forth.gr

Distributed Computing Systems Lab,

tel.: +3069770596457

Institute of Computer Science,

www.spiliotopoulos.org

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

www.linkedin.com/in/dspiliot

                                        

Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH INTERESTS        

Usability, UX, Social Media, Trust and Privacy, Usable security, Big Data Analytics, Opinion mining, Sentiment Analysis, Human Factors and Complex Tasks, Spoken Dialogue Systems, Speech Prosody, Natural Language Processing.

EDUCATION

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece

Advisor: Prof. G. Kouroupetroglou

University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), Manchester, UK.

Advisor: Prof. B. Karakostas

University of Manchester, Department of Linguistics, Manchester, UK.

Advisor: Prof. A. Cruttenden

University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), Manchester, UK.

AWARDS

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Institute of Computer Science

Nov. 2014 – present

Services Management and Quality of Life Research Group

Sep. 2010 – Oct. 2014

Research Associate

Department of Informatics, Speech and Accessibility Lab
Aug. 2002
 Sep. 2010

Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory,
Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications

Mar. 2000 – Jul. 2002

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Development of Voice User Interface for Vodafone GR Customer Care Services

Nov. 2008 – Sep. 2009

ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS        

GRANTS - Principal Investigator

GRANTS - CoPI

COOPERATION

Recent cooperation for EU funded projects with researchers from the following institutions:

TEACHING

Undergraduate courses

Management Information Systems (2011-12).

Department of Sports Organization and Management, University of Peloponnese.

Media and Theatre Informatics (2010-11).  

Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese

Theoretical Linguistics (2010-11).

Department of Linguistics, University of Peloponnese

Real Time Digital Signal Processing (2003-04 to 2005-06). Teaching Assistant.

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens

Postgraduate courses

Speech technologies and Spoken Dialogue Systems (2012-13)

University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications.

Speech Technologies (2004-05 to 2011-12). Teaching Assistant.

University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal papers

  1. Risse, T., Demidova, E., Dietze, S., Peters, W., Papailiou, N., Doka, K., Stavrakas, Y., Plachouras, V., Senellart, P., Carpentier, F., Mantrach, A., Cautis, B., Siehndel, P., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2014): The ARCOMEM Architecture for Social and Semantic Driven Web Archiving, Future Internet, 6(4):688-716.
  2. Demidova, E., Barbieri, N., Dietze, S., Funk, A., Holzmann, H., Maynard, D., Papailiou, N., Peters, W., Risse, T., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2014): Analysing and Enriching Focused Semantic Web Archives for Parliament Applications, Future Internet, 6(3), 433-456.
  3. Hendley, RJ., Beale, R., Bowers, C., Georgousopoulos, C., Vassiliou, C., Petridis, S., Moeller, R., Karstens, E., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2014): CASAM: Collaborative Human-Machine Annotation of Multimedia. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Special Issue on Multimedia Authoring and Annotation, 70(2), 1277-1308.
  4. Spiliotopoulos, D., Xydas, G., Kouroupetroglou, G., Argyropoulos, V., Ikospentaki, K. (2010): Auditory Universal Accessibility of Data Tables using Naturally Derived Prosody Specification. Univ. Access Inf. Soc., vol.9, no. 2, pp. 169-183, June 2010, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  5. Kouroupetroglou, G., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2009): Usability Methodologies for Real-Life Voice User Interfaces. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 4(4):78-94.
  6. Xydas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2005): Modeling Improved Prosody Generation from High-Level Linguistically Annotated Corpora. IEICE Trans. of Inf. and Syst., Special Section on "Corpus-Based Speech Technologies", vol. E88-D, no 3, March 2005, pp. 510-518.
  7. Spiliotopoulos, D. (2016): Interaction-based Interface Design for Search and Retrieval in Digital Archives. (in preparation).
  8. Spiliotopoulos, D., Cabulea, C., Frey, D., Lasfargues, F., Peters, W., Risse, T.: Journalists in Times of Social Media: An Application Centric Social Web Preservation Approach, in preparation.
  9. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Xydas, G., Baltazani, M., Kouroupetroglou, G.: Synthetic Speech Modeling of Visual Attributes: The Ritor system. (in preparation).
  10. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G.: Voice Interaction for Service Robots – Design and Evaluation (in preparation).

Book chapters

  1. Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G., Stavropoulou, P. (2011): VoiceWeb: Spoken Dialogue Interfaces and Usability. Chapter in the book: Web Engineered Applications for Evolving Organizations: Emerging Knowledge, 2010, Information Science Reference Press (IGI Global), Pennsylvania, USA.
  2. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2010): Design and Development of an Automated Voice Agent: Theory and Practice Brought Together. Chapter in the book: Conversational Agents and Natural Language Interaction: Techniques and Effective Practices, 2010, Information Science Reference Press (IGI Global), Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2009): Usability Methodologies for Spoken Dialogue Web Interfaces. Chapter in the book: Integrating Usability Engineering for Designing the Web Experience: Methodologies and Principles, 2009, Information Science Reference Press (IGI Global), Pennsylvania, USA, ISBN: 1605668966.

Conferences

  1. Spiliotopoulos, D., Antonakaki, D., Ioannidis, S., & Fragopoulou, P. 2016. Motivation Effect of Social Media Posts about Well-being and Healthy Living. Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  2. Spiliotopoulos, D., Antonakaki, D., Ioannidis, S., & Fragopoulou, P. 2016. Usability Evaluation of Accessible Complex Graphs. 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Austria.
  3. Koryzis, D., Svolopoulos, V., & Spiliotopoulos, D. 2016. Metalogue: A Multimodal Learning Journey. Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  4. Koryzis, D., Samaras, C.V., Makri, E., Svolopoulos, V., & Spiliotopoulos, D. 2016. Visual Cue Streams for Multimodal Dialogue Interaction. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, FL, USA.
  5. Samaras, C., Tsioliaridou, N. A., Liaskos, C. K., Spiliotopoulos, D., & Ioannidis, S. (2015): Enhancing the Trustworthiness of Service On-Demand Systems via Smart Vote Filtering. Proc. 8th International Conference on Trust & Trustworthy Computing (TRUST 2015), Heraklion, Greece, August 24-26, 2015.
  6. Spiliotopoulos, D., Dalianis, A., Koryzis, D. (2015): Speech Enabled Ontology Graph Navigation and Editing. Proc. 9th International Conference UAHCI 2015, LNCS 9175, pp. 487-494, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-7 August, 2015.
  7. Spiliotopoulos, D., Dalianis, A. (2014): Technically Challenging Human Factors Issues for a Policy Argumentation Approach, Proc. Int. Conf. Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Krakow, Poland, 19-23 July 2014.
  8. Alexandersson, J., Girenko, A., Spiliotopoulos, D., Petukhova, V., Klakow, D., Koryzis, D., Taatgen, N., Specht, M., Campbell, N., Aretoulaki, M., Stricker, A., Gardner, M. (2014): Metalogue: A Multiperspective Multimodal Dialogue System with Metacognitive Abilities for Highly Adaptive and Flexible Dialogue Management, 10th Int. Conf. Intelligent Environments (IE'14), 2-4 July 2014, Shanghai, China.
  9. Spiliotopoulos, D., Dalianis, A., Koryzis, D. (2014): Need driven Prototype Design for a Policy Modeling Authoring Interface, HCI (27) 2014: 162-166, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  10. Spiliotopoulos, D., Petukhova, V., Koryzis, D. (2014): Evaluation Methods for Metacognitive Skills Learning Dialogue System, CCIS 435: 162-166, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  11. Spiliotopoulos, D., Dalianis, A., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2014): Accessibility Driven Design for Policy Argumentation Modelling, HCI (7) 2014: 101-108, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  12. Spiliotopoulos, D., Koryzis, D., Schefbeck, G. (2014): Crowdsourcing and Transparency in the Legislative Process: The NOMAD Approach, Proc. 17th Int. Symp. Legal Informatics, 20-22 February 2013, Salzburg, Austria.
  13. Petasis, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Tsirakis, N., Tsantilas, P. (2014): Sentiment Analysis for Reputation Management: Mining the Greek Web, SETN 2014: 327-340, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  14. Spiliotopoulos, D., Bouwmeester, R., Proios, D. (2013): Relation Visualization for Semantically Enriched Web Content, Proc. Communicating Complexity International Design Conference, 25-26 October 2013, Alghero, Italy.
  15. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2013): Where Greek TtS Fails, Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Greek Linguistics, 26-29 September 2013, Rhodes, Greece.
  16. Spiliotopoulos, D., Cabulea, C., Frey, D. (2013): User Interaction Issues on Searching Digitally Archived Content, 1st Int. Workshop on Archiving Community Memories (ARCOMEM-2013), 6 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.
  17. Papatheodorou, N., Stavropoulou, P., Tsonos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G., Papageorgiou, C., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2013): On the Identification and Annotation of Emotional Properties of Verbs, On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2013, LNCS 8186: 588-597, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  18. Spiliotopoulos, D, Tzoannos, E, Cabulea, C., Frey, D. (2013): Digital Archives: Semantic Search and Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction and Knowledge Discovery in Complex, Unstructured, Big Data, CHI-KDD 2013: 173-182, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  19. Spiliotopoulos, D., Bouwmeester, R., Kouroupetroglou, G., Stavropoulou, P., Tsonos, D. (2013): Usability design and testing of an interface for search and retrieval of semantic web data, Design, User Experience, and Usability. Web, Mobile, and Product Design, HCI (12) 2013: 575-580, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  20. Spiliotopoulos, D., Stavropoulou, P., Kouroupetroglou, G., Tsonos, D. (2013): User Perception Knowledge for Socially-aware Web document Accessibility, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, User and Context Diversity, HCI (7) 2013: 710-717, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  21. Spiliotopoulos, D., Bouwmeester, R., Frey, D., Kouroupetroglou, G., Stavropoulou, P. (2013): The Iterative Design and Evaluation Approach for a Socially-aware Search and Retrieval Application for Digital Archiving, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, pp. 157-161, Nice, France, 24 February - 1 March, 2013.
  22. Spiliotopoulos, D., Schefbeck, G., Koryzis, D. (2013): Obtaining Societal Feedback on Legislative Issues through Content Extraction from the Social Web, Proc. 16th Int. Symp. Legal Informatics, 21-23 February 2013, Salzburg, Austria.
  23. Schefbeck, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Risse, T. (2012): The Recent Challenge in Web Archiving: Archiving the Social Web, International Council on Archives Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 20-24 August 2012.
  24. Spiliotopoulos, D., Tzoannos, E., Stavropoulou, P., Kouroupetroglou, D., Pino, A. (2012): Designing user interfaces for social media driven digital preservation and information retrieval, Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7382, 2012, pp 581-584.
  25. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, D. (2012): Resource Evaluation for Usable Speech Interfaces: Utilizing Human–Human Dialogues, 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Istanbul, Turkey, 23-25 May, 2012.
  26. Del Pozo, A., Bywood, L., Georgakopoulou, Y., van Loenhout, G., Petukhova, V., Sepesy Maucec, M., Spiliotopoulos, D., Trespalacios, V., Volk, M., Way, A. (2012): SUMAT: An online service for SUbtitling by MAchine Translation, 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, Trento, Italy, 28-30 May, 2012.
  27. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, D. (2011): Acoustic modeling of dialogue elements for document accessibility, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6768/2011, 175-184, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21657-2_19
  28. Apostolikas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., et al (2010): CASAM: A prototype system for computer-aided semantic annotation of multimedia, Proc. 5th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT 2010), Saarbrücken, Germany, 1-3 December 2010.
  29. Pino, Α., Kouroupetroglou, G., Kacorri, H., Sarantidou, A., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2010): An Open Source / Freeware Assistive Technology Software Inventory. Proc. 12th Int. Conf. on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010, Part I, LNCS 6179, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 178–185, 2010.
  30. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2010): Integrating Contrast in a Framework for Predicting Prosody. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6008, Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 748-758, 2010, ISBN 3978-3-642-12115-9.
  31. Spiliotopoulos, D., Stavropoulou, P., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2009): Spoken Dialogue Interfaces: Integrating Usability. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5889, HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 484-499, 2009, ISBN 0302-9743.
  32. Spiliotopoulos, D., Stavropoulou, P., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2009): Acoustic Rendering of Data Tables using Earcons and Prosody for Document Accessibility. Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence 5616, Universal Access in HCI, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 587-596, 2009.
  33. Stavropoulou, P., Spiliotopoulos, D. (2009): Prosodic Realisation of Topics. Proc. 19th Int. Symp. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Thesssaloniki, 3-5 April 2009, Greece.
  34. Spiliotopoulos, D., Petasis, G., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2008): A Framework for Language-Independent Analysis and Prosodic Feature Annotation of Text Corpora. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5246, Text Speech and Dialogue, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 517-524, 2008.
  35. Spiliotopoulos, D., Petasis, G., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2005): Prosodically Enriched Text Annotation for High Quality Speech Synthesis. Proc. Int. Conf. Speech and Computer (SPECOM-2005), 17-19 October 2005, Patras, Greece, pp. 313-316.
  36. Spiliotopoulos, D., Xydas, G., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2005): Diction Based Prosody Modeling in Table-to-Speech Synthesis. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3658, Text Speech and Dialogue, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 294-301, 2005, ISBN 3-540-28789-2.
  37. Spiliotopoulos, D., Xydas, G., Kouroupetroglou, G., Argyropoulos, V. (2005): Experimentation on Spoken Format of Tables in Auditory User Interfaces. Universal Access in HCI, Vol. 8, Proc. Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction (HCII-2005), Las Vegas, USA, 22-27 July, 2005.
  38. Xydas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2004): Modeling Prosodic Structures in Linguistically Enriched Environments. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3206, Text Speech and Dialogue, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 521-528, 2004, ISBN 3-540-23049-1.
  39. Xydas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2003): Building Prosodic Structures in a Concept-to-Speech System. Proc. Balkan Language Resources and Tools, 1st Balkan Conference on Informatics (BCI-2003), 21-23 November 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 105-111.
  40. Xydas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2003): Prosody Prediction from Linguistically Enriched Documents Based on a Machine Learning Algorithm. Proc. Workshop on Text Processing for Modern Greek: from Symbolic to Statistical Approaches, 6th Int. Conf. Greek Linguistics (ICGL-2003), Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 18-21 September, 2003.
  41. Xydas, G., Spiliotopoulos, D., Kouroupetroglou, G. (2003): Modelling Emphatic Events from Non-Speech Aware Documents in Speech Based User Interfaces. In Stephanidis C., and J. Jacko (Eds), Human-Computer Interaction, Theory and Practice, Proc. Int. Conf. Human-Computer Interaction (HCII-2003), 22-27 June, 2003, Crete, Greece. Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2003, Vol. 2, pp. 806-810.
  42. Androutsopoulos, I., Spiliotopoulos, D., Stamatakis, K., Dimitromanolaki, A., Karkaletsis, V., Spyropoulos, C.D. (2002): Symbolic Authoring for Multilingual Natural Language Generation. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2308, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 131-142, 2002.
  43. Spiliotopoulos, D., Androutsopoulos, I., Spyropoulos, C.D. (2001): Human-Robot Interaction Based on Spoken Natural Language Dialogue. European Workshop on Service and Humanoid Robots (ServiceRob-2001), Santorini, Greece, 25-27 June, 2001.
  44. Spiliotopoulos, D., Androutsopoulos, I. (2000): A Survey of Spoken Dialogue Management Techniques, Technical Report DEMO 2000/15, NCSR “Demokritos”.

Theses and Dissertations

  1. Spiliotopoulos, D. (2009): Language analysis and prosodic feature annotation for high quality speech synthesis. PhD thesis, Dept. Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece.
  2. Spiliotopoulos, D. (1999): Building workflow technology based on CORBA. MPhil Computation thesis, Dept. Computation, UMIST, UK
  3. Spiliotopoulos, D. (1998): Laryngeal elements: Cases of voicing in Modern Greek. MA Linguistics dissertation, Dept. Linguistics, University of Manchester, UK
  4. Spiliotopoulos, D. (1995): Software Implementation of Transcendental Functions. BSc Computation dissertation, Dept. Computation, UMIST, UK

PROFESSIONAL/RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS

PROGRAMMING SKILLS        

Java

LANGUAGES

English, Greek.

INTERESTS

Long distance running, music, reading, photography.


REFERENCES

I have closely worked with the following people who would be happy to provide references.

Prof. Kouroupetroglou was my PhD supervisor and his expertise lies within the domains of speech synthesis, prosody and accessibility. I have been a member of the Speech lab led by him since 2002. Dr. Karkaletsis is the Director of Education of the Demokritos Research Centre and Leader of the SKEL Lab that I am an alumnus of and currently cooperate in the NOMAD EU-funded research project. I have been collaborating with Prof. Martin Volk and his team during the last three years for the EU-funded project SUMAT.

Prof. Georgios Kouroupetroglou

Dept. Informatics and Telecommunications

University of Athens

Panepistimiopolis, Ilissia,

Athens 15784,

Greece

Email: koupe@di.uoa.gr

Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis

Software and Knowledge Engineering Lab

Demokritos Research Centre,

Agia Paraskevi,

Athens,

Greece

Email: vangelis@iit.demokritos.gr

Prof. Martin Volk

Dept. Computational Linguistics

University of Zurich

Oerlikon Campus, Zurich,

Switzerland,

Email: volk@cl.uzh.ch