Keynote Speaker

"A quick look at some beautiful corners of data management systems, from the basement to the penthouse"

Prof. Yannis Ioannidis
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications - NKUA
and Athena Research Center

Yannis Ioannidis is a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as an Associated Faculty at the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, where he also served as the President and General Director for 10 years (2011-2021). His research interests include Database and Information Systems, Data Science, Data and Text Analytics, Scalable Data Processing, Data Infrastructures and Digital Repositories, and Recommender Systems and Personalization, topics on which he has published over 160 articles in leading journals and conferences and also holds three patents. His work is often inspired by and applied to data management and analysis problems that arise in industrial environments or in the context of other scientific fields (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biodiversity, Cultural Heritage). He has been the coordinator and legal entity head of OpenAIRE, which implements the European policies on open access to research publications and data. He is the software director of the European Human Brain Project flagship initiative and a key partner in the governmental flagship initiatives of the National Network on Climate Change and The Hellenic Precision Medicine Network on Cancer. Ηe has also led or is currently leading the creation of new international or spin-off companies. He is an ACM and IEEE Fellow, a member of Academia Europaea, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award and several other research and teaching awards. He has served as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and member of the ACM Europe Council and he serves as the Faculty Sponsor of the University of Athens ACM Students Chapter. He is a vice chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the Greek delegate to ESFRI and a member of its Executive Board, and the ESFRI representative to the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG). Finally, he is on the strategic management board of the Greek hub of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

For a workshop on “data management and (data) applications”, what better than to talk about data-based software in its entirety, from the bottom to the top. From the lowest system levels of data organization and data processing, interacting with the operating system and the hardware, all the way up to the specialized functionality levels, interacting with the end users, and everything in between, every level serves the requirements posed by the one above. In this presentation, I’ll give a quick tour of various levels of a (partly fictitious) such system, zooming in to a handful of its components and highlighting some exciting relevant work being done by students and researchers of MaDgIK at the Univ. of Athens and the Athena Research Center.