Antonis Argyros

Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Crete

Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH



Positions and appointments

  • Chair of the Scientific Council, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH (September 2016 – today).
  • Director of the Graduate Studies Programme, Computer Science Department, University of Crete (September 2014 – today).
  • Chair of the Inter-institutional Committee, Brain and Mind Graduate Program (July 2018 – today).
  • Member of the “TG Perception” task group of the euRobotics AISBL, definition of research priorities that have to be set in the context of the Horizon 2020 Programme (http://www.eu-robotics.net/).
  • Member of the European AI Alliance (https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/eu-ai-alliance).
  • Represented Greece in the Ministerial Conference on AI - AI Forum 2018 (https://www.tekoalyaika.fi/en/ai-forum-2018/), Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, October 8-9, 2018.
  • Acting Member of the Senate, University of Crete (September 2011 – December 2013).
  • Invited by EU as an Expert to the joint EU/US-NSF Gendered Innovations project and the July 2012 Harvard Workshop. The project and the event were supported by the European Commission, the NSF, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Contributions in the topic of Assistive AI/Robotics for the Elderly. Harvard University, Boston, 19-20 July 2012 (http://genderedinnovations.eu).
  • Member of the Strategy Task Group of the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) (November 2011 – January 2013).
  • Vice representative of ICS-FORTH to the ERCIM AISBL General Assembly (September 2013 – today).
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) representing FORTH-ICS (April 2005 – November 2011).
  • Member of the evaluation committee of the ERCIM Cor Baayen Award (November 2005 – April 2015).
  • Member of the European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (EuCogII and EuCogIII).
  • Project reviewer, projects funded by the European Commission within the FP6 - IST Programme.
  • Invited by EU as an Expert to the evaluation of proposals submitted to the 4th call of the FP6 strategic Objective “Cognitive Systems”, April 2005.
  • Proposal evaluator, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
  • Proposal evaluator, Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI - ELIDEK).
  • Proposal evaluator, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC - http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp).
  • Proposal evaluator, Italian Ministry for Education, Univ. and Research (MIUR).
  • Proposal evaluator, "FIT-IT Visual Computing", Austrian IT research funding initiative.
  • Proposal evaluator, Romanian National Research Council
    (CNCS – http://www.cncs-uefiscdi.ro/home/).
  • Proposal evaluator, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation
    (RPF - http://www.research.org.cy/EN/index.html/).
  • Invited as an evaluator of the Digital Imaging Research Centre, Kingston University, January 2010.
  • Panelist for researchers’ recruitment, Deutsche Telekom Labs, Berlin, August 2009.
  • Member of the Election Committee of several faculty positions in various Greek Universities.
  • Member of the Election Committee, Researcher Positions, Greek Research Centers.
  • Member of the Interdepartmental Studies Committee, Brain and Mind Multidisciplinary Graduate Programme (June 2007 – today).
  • Member of the Graduate Studies Committee, Computer Science Department, University of Crete (October 2010 – September 2014).
  • Member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee, Computer Science Department, University of Crete (October 2007 – September 2009).
  • Coordinator of the Graduate Students Selection Committee, Computer Science Department, University of Crete (2009).
  • Member of the Graduate Students Selection Committee, Computer Science Department, University of Crete (2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016).
  • Member of the Best Paper Award Evaluation Committee, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2015).

Organization of scientific events

  • Co-organizer, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS 2017), in conjunction with ICCV 2017, Venice, Italy, October 23, 2017.
  • Steering Committee, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS 2016), in conjunction with CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, USA, July 1, 2016.
  • Co-organizer, Special track ST3, “Observing Humans”, International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2015), Las Vegas, USA, December 2015.
  • Co-organizer, Special Session on Computational Intelligence applied to Vision and Robotics (CIVR), Killarney, Ireland, July 12-17, 2015.
  • Co-organizer, IEEE Computer Society Workshop on "Observing and understanding hands in action" (HANDS 2015), in conjunction with CVPR 2015, Boston, USA, June 12, 2015.
  • Co-organizer, Special track ST3, “Tracking for Human Activity Monitoring”, International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2014), Las Vegas, USA, December 2014.
  • General Co-Chair, European Conference on Computer Vision 2010 (ECCV 2010), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 2010.
  • Workshops Chair, ICVS 2008 conference, Santorini, Greece, May 2008.
  • Organizing Committee member, the Eight Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision, Camera Networks and Non-classical Cameras, OMNIVIS 2008, in conjunction with ECCV 2008.
  • Organizing Committee member, Vision in Action: Efficient strategies for cognitive agents in complex environments, in conjunction with ECCV 2008.
  • Organizing Committee member, Brain and Mind Workshop, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 2011.
  • Organizing Committee member, “FORTH retreat 2005” Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 2005.
  • Organizing Committee member, “FORTH retreat 2000”, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, October 2000.

Editorial activities

  • Member of the Advisory Board, IET Image Processing Journal, IEE (March 2018 – today).
  • Area Editor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) journal, Elsevier (Oct. 2010 – today).
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) covering topics on Human Detection and Tracking (June 2015 – today).
  • Editorial board member, IET Image Processing Journal, IEE (May 2007 – March 2018).
  • Area Chair, IEEE Face and Gesture (FG 2019), Lille, France, May 14-18, 2019.
  • Program Co-chair, International Conference on VIsion Systems (ICVS 2019), Thessaloniki, Greece, September 23-25, 2019.
  • Area Chair, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2018), Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, September 3, 2018.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems 2018 (IROS 2018), Madrid, Spain, October 1-5, 2018.
  • Associate Editor, IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2018 (ICPR 2018), Bong, China, 20-24-August, 2018.
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2018 (ICRA 2018), Brisbane, Australia 21-25-June, 2018.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems 2017 (IROS 2017), Vancouver, Canada, September 24-28, 2017.
  • Area Chair, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2017), London, UK, September 3-7, 2017.
  • Area Editor, 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2017), Kos, Greece, August 28 - September 2, 2017.
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2017 (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 29-June 3, 2017.
  • Area Chair, European Conference on Computer Vision 2016 (ECCV 2016), Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 8-16, 2016.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems 2016 (IROS 2016), Daejeon, Korea, October 9-14, 2016.
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016 (ICRA 2016), Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21, 2016.
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2015 (ICRA 2015), Seattle, US, May 26-30, 2015.
  • Guest editor (together with Prof. R. Dillmann, and Prof. T. Asfour), ERCIM News special theme on Intelligent and Cognitive Systems, ERCIM News No 84, Jan. 2011.

Invited talks and scientific presentations

  • Invited talk, DGR Days 2017, organized by the German Association for Robotics, Bremen, Germany, Nov. 27-29, 2017.
  • Invited talk, International conference on Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, ACIVS 2017, the Grauwzusters Cloister, Antwerp, Belgium, Sept. 18-21, 2017.
  • Invited talk, RSS workshop on Articulated Object Tracking, Boston, USA, July 16, 2017.
  • Presentation to high school students of Crete on “Computer vision: making computers see”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2, 2017.
  • Invited talk, “Tracking human hands and hand-object interactions”, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, January 23, 2017.
  • Invited talk, “Vision-based tracking of human activities”, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM – CNRS), Montpellier, France, December 9, 2016.
  • Invited talk, HANDS 2016 workshop, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2016, Las Vegas, USA, July 1, 2016.
  • Invited talk on “Visual perception of human activities in support of Human-Robot Interaction” at the SFHMMY 2016 conference, Chania, Crete, April 23, 2016.
  • Invited talk on “Computer Vision: Making computers see”, at DIGIFEST 2016, April 9, 2016.
  • Invited talk, “Vision-based tracking and understanding of hands and hand-object interactions: strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for prosthetics”, MYOSENS workshop on Smart, affordable Prosthetics, Gottingen, Germany, March 8, 2016.
  • Invited talk, “Observing hands in action”, CVSSP, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, Jan 21, 2016.
  • Invited talk on “Observing hands in action”, Imperial College London, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, London, UK, Nov 10, 2015.
  • Invited talk, “Observing hands in action”, University of Cambridge, Engineering Department, Cambridge, UK, Nov 9, 2015.
  • Keynote talk, “Observing, tracking and understanding human hands and hand-object interactions”, at the International Conference on Man Machine Interactions (ICMMI 2015), Beskids, Poland, October 6-9, 2015.
  • Invited talk, “Visual perception of human motion and human-object interaction”, The 8th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA’2015), Corfu, Greece, July 1-3, 2015.
  • Invited talk, “Physically plausible 3D tracking of hands and hand-object interactions”, IEEE workshop on “Vision meets cognition: Vision meets Cognition: Functionality, Physics, Intentionality and Causality”, in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2015, Boston, USA, June 11, 2015.
  • Invited talk, "”Robots at the service of elderly people”, Pan-Cretan interdisciplinary meeting on the Alzheimer disease and relevant disorders, Heraklion, Crete, September 26-28, 2014.
  • Invited talk, British Machine Vision Association, Technical Meeting on Vision for Language and Manipulation, London, July 11, 2014.
  • Invited talk, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, June 17, 2014.
  • Invited talk, Workshop on Multimodal Gesture Recognition, in conjunction with the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2013), Sydney, Australia, December 9, 2013.
  • Invited talk, Universita di Roma, Sapienza, ALCOR Vision, Perception and Cognitive Robotics Lab., November 11, 2013.
  • Invited lecturer, FP7 Project Xperience Summer School, Mallorca, Spain, October 1-4, 2013.
  • Invited talk, Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea, July 9, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality 2013, (ISUVR 2013), KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, July 10-13, 2013.
  • Invited talk, Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Workshop, Recognizing Manipulation Actions in Cluttered Environments from Vision and Sound, Telluride, Colorado, USA, June 30 – July 20, 2013.
  • Invited talk, “New Open Source Tools for Robotics from EU Projects” workshop, EU Robotics Forum, Lyon, France, March 19-21, 2013.
  • Invited lecturer, Workshop on Mathematics and Computer Science, Pankritio High School, 6 March 2013.
  • Invited talk, “Research activities on computer vision and robotics at FORTH-ICS”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TEI of Crete, December 6, 2012.
  • Invited talk, “Assistive AI/Robotics for the Elderly”, joint EU/US-NSF Workshop, Harvard University, Boston, 19-20 July 2012.
  • Keynote speech, “Markerless 2D/3D tracking of human hands”, The 5th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA’2012), Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, June 6, 2012.
  • Invited talk, “Tracking of the articulated motion of hands”, The 30th Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision Colloquium, Center of Machine Perception, Czech Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic, April 12, 2012.
  • Invited talk, “Efficient model-based tracking of the articulated motion of hands”, Oxford Robotics Research Group, Univ. of Oxford, UK, March 26, 2012.
  • Invited talk, “Efficient model-based tracking of the articulated motion of hands”, Department of Engineering and Informatics, Univ. of Siena, Italy, January 24, 2012.
  • Invited talk, “Computational Vision and Robotics at ICS/FORTH”, Department of Engineering and Informatics, University of Siena, Italy, January 23, 2012.
  • “Visual perception of hands in action”, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme seminar series, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, December 8, 2010.
  • Invited talk, “Computer Vision: Goals, Problems, Applications”, invited talk, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Athens, Greece, April 16, 2010.
  • Invited lecturer, 1st Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Summer School (HAISS’09) (http://www.icsd.aegean.gr/haiss09), International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, August 24-28, 2009.
  • Invited talk, “Real time Tracking of Multiple skin colored objects”, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, December 14, 2006.
  • Invited talk, “Real time Tracking of Multiple skin colored objects”, ACIN, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, October 11, 2005.
  • Invited talk, “Computational Vision: A Guided Tour to the State of the Art”, invited talk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ATEI of Crete, January 10, 2005.
  • Invited talk, “Centering and Homing Behaviors for Mobile Robots equipped with Panoramic Cameras”, Seminar on “Imaging beyond the pin-hole camera”, 12th seminar on theoretical foundations of computer vision, Dagstuhl seminar series, Dagstuhl, Germany, June 13-18, 2004.
  • “Exploiting Visual Information for the Development of Robot Behaviors”, 1st symposium of the Brain and Mind graduate programme, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, March 27-28, 2004.
  • “Computational Vision: Methods and Applications”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, ATEI of Crete, December 9, 2003.
  • Invited talk, “From sensors and Actuators to Autonomous Robotic Systems”, Computer Science and Bioengineering Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, November 26, 2002.
  • Invited talk, “Feature Transfer and Matching in Disparate Stereo Views through the Use of Plane Homographies”, Colloquium on Wide-Baseline Stereo, Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University of Prague, April 4, 2002.
  • Invited talk, “Panoramic Vision: Sensors, Analysis and Applications”, Research Center Demokritos, June 22, 2001.
  • Invited talk, “Computer Vision and Robotics Activities at CVRL”, Research Center Demokritos, Athens, June 22, 2001.
  • "Development of Visual Perception Capabilities for Autonomous Robots", ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 6-7 1999.
  • Invited talk, “Methods for Independent 3D Motion Detection”, Research Dept. of ERICSSON, Stockholm, Sweden, November 13th, 1996.
  • “Independent 3D Motion Detection by a Binocular Observer”, CVRL seminar series, ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 1996.
  • “Attention Mechanisms in Active Vision Systems”, CVRL seminar series, ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, March 1994.
  • “Thoughts on a Computational Model for a Reactive System that Couples Perception, Reasoning and Action”, CVRL seminar series, ICS-FORTH, October 1993.

Chairing conference sessions

  • International conference on Advanced Concepts of Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2017)
  • International Conference on Man-Machine Interactions (ICMMI 2015).
  • British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2015).
  • IEEE Workshop on Observing and understanding the activities of hands (HANDS 2015), in conjunction with the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015).
  • IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2014).
  • International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2013, 2014).
  • Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA’2012).
  • Machine Vision Applications (MVA 2009).
  • Omnidirectional Vision, Camera Networks and Non-classical Cameras (OMNIVIS 2008), in conjunction with ECCV 2008.
  • Vision in Action 2008, in conjunction with ECCV 2008.
  • Visual Information Engineering (VIE 2006).
  • Computer Graphics International (CGI 2004).
  • International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2002).
  • Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum (CVBVS 2001), in conjunction with CVPR 2001.

Technical reviewer of papers in scientific journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI).
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP).
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics (IEEE T-RO).
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT).
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (T-VCG).
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE).
  • IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH).
  • IEEE Transactions on System Man and Cybernetics (T-SMC).
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE).
  • IEEE Computer Magazine.
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).
  • ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR).
  • ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (ACM TiiS).
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) - Elsevier.
  • Image and Vision Computing (IVC) - Elsevier.
  • Pattern Recognition - Elsevier.
  • Pattern Recognition Letters - Elsevier.
  • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) – Springer.
  • Machine Vision and Applications Journal (MVA) - Springer.
  • The Visual Computer – Springer.
  • Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal – Springer.
  • International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) - Springer.
  • Autonomous Robots - Springer.
  • Cognitive Computations – Springer.
  • Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) - Springer.
  • International Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT) - Springer.
  • International Journal of Digital Libraries – Springer.
  • International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG) – World Scientific.
  • International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) – World Scientific.
  • Optical Engineering - SPIE.
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging - SPIE.
  • International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) – SAGE.
  • Adaptive Behavior Journal – SAGE.
  • Computer Vision - IET.
  • IEE Proceedings - Vision, Image and Signal Processing Journal.
  • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI) – World Scientific Publishing.
  • Advances in Multimedia – HINDAWI.
  • Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting (JVRB).

Member of committees of scientific conferences

  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2006, 2012, 2014).
  • ACM SIGGRAPH (2013, 2014).
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2018).
  • British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2004, 2015, 2016).
  • Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2009).
  • IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008, 2010, 2014).
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011).
  • IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).
  • IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2015), Technical program committee member of the Doctoral Consortium (DC).
  • Workshop on Human Pose, Motion, Activities and Shape (3D HUMANS 2018), in conjunction with IEEE CVPR 2018, Salt Lake City, USA (2018).
  • ChaLearn Looking at People, in conjunction with ECCV 2014 (LAP 2014), CVPR 2015 (LAP 2015), CVPR 2016 (LAP 2016).
  • International workshop on 6D object pose, in conjunction with ECCV 2016 (R6D 2016).
  • International conference on Advanced Concepts of Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS 2018).
  • Affordances 1.0, in conjunction with ECCV 2014 (2014).
  • International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).
  • ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014).
  • International workshop on Assistive Computer Vision for Robotics (ACVR 2015 - in conjunction with ICCV, ACVR 2016 - in conjunction with ECCV).
  • WCCI 2016 Special Session on Machine Learning Methods applied to Vision and Robotics (MLMVR 2016))
  • International Conference on SIGNAL IMAGE TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET BASED SYSTEMS (SITIS 2018)
  • IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee Workshop on 3D Image/Video Technologies and Applications (IVMSP 2013).
  • IET Image Processing Conference (2012).
  • International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
  • European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2018).
  • Multimodal processing, modeling and learning for human-computer/robot interaction (MultiLearn 2017 – in conjunction with EUSIPCO 2017).
  • Human-centric Visual Computing in Interactive Environments (HcVCIE 2012, in conjunction with ECCV 2012) IAPR International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP 2010, 2012).
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2011).
  • IEEE/RSJ 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • IEEE/RSJ 2008 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
  • Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2006, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).
  • 27th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria Danube Region (RAAD 2018).
  • Affordances 2.0, in conjunction with RSS 2014 (2014).
  • The International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR 2015).
  • Cognitive Robotics and Systems – Replicating Human Actions and Activities (CRS 2013, in conjunction with IROS 2013).
  • IEEE International Symposium on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2012).
  • International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication (RoMAN 2013).
  • Cognitive Assistive Systems: Closing the Action-Perception Loop (CAS 2012, in conjunction with IROS 2012).
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Image Processing (ICASSP 2009, 2010).
  • IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP 2007).
  • IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (ICME 2005, 2007, 2009).
  • IEEE Workshop on Advanced 3D Imaging for Safety and Security (A3DISS 2005).
  • IEEE International Symposium on Signal and Information Processing (ISSPIT 2003).
  • IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED 2005).
  • ACM Multimedia (2007, 2008).
  • ACM International Workshop on Vision Networks for Behaviour Analysis (VNBA 2008).
  • International Workshop on Search in 3D and Video (S3DV 2009, in conjunction with ICCV 2009).
  • International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).
  • International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010).
  • International Cognitive Vision Workshop (ICVW 2008).
  • International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys 2008).
  • 3rd Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2014), in conjunction with IROS 2014.
  • ACM Int’l Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts.
  • (DIMEA 2008).
  • International Conference on Man-Machine Interactions (ICMMI 2015, 2017).
  • International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (ISCCSP'14).
  • Int’l Symposium on Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications (INISTA 2005, 2007, 2009).
  • Regional chair for Europe, Int’l Conference on Visual Information Engineering (VIE 2006, 2007).
  • IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (RA 2007).
  • IASTED Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
  • IASTED International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control.
  • (ISC 2005, 2006).
  • International Conference on Advance Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS 2005).
  • Panhellenic Robotics Conference (2009, 2016).
  • International Symposium on “Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016).
  • 11th IMEKO TC10 International Workshop on Technical Diagnostics (2008).
  • Computational Intelligence (CI 2005, 2006, 2007).
  • Computer Graphics International (CGI 2004, 2016).
  • Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2004).
  • International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2003).
  • SETN (2002, 2004, 2014, 2015).
  • Scale Space (1999).

Ph.D. thesis committee member

  • Loukas Bampis, “Hardware accelerated visual place recognition based on image and sequence descriptors for real-time robotics applications”, Department of Production and Management Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, May 2018 (advisor: Prof. Antonios Gasteratos).
  • Vassilis Papadourakis, “FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF CEREBRAL CORTICAL NEURONS IN AND AROUND THE CENTRAL SULCUS OF THE MONKEY BRAIN DURING EXECUTION AND OBSERVATION OF FORELIMB MOVEMENTS”, Medical School, University of Crete, February 2018 (advisor: Prof. Vassilis Raos).
  • Maria Korozi, “Empowering Intelligent Classrooms with Attention Monitoring and Intervention Cycles”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, December 2017 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • George Margetis, “lnPrinted Framework: lnteracting with augmented physical printed matter in Ambient lntelligence environments”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2017 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Dimitrios Tzionas, “Capturing Hand-Object Interaction and Reconstruction of Manipulated Objects”, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn, January 2017 (advisor: Prof. Juergen Gall).
  • Tu-Hoa Pham, “Contact Force Sensing from Motion Tracking”, Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, December 2016 (advisor: Prof. Abderahmanne Kheddar).
  • Michalis Vrigkas, “Human Activity Recognition Using Conditional Random Fields and Privileged Information”, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, February 2016 (advisor: Prof. Christophoros Nikou).
  • Philip Krejov, “Real Time Hand Pose Estimation for Human Computer Interaction”, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, January 2016 (advisor: Prof. Richard Bowden).
  • Danhang Tang, “3D Hand Pose Regression with Variants of Decision Forests”, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Imperial College, London, October 2015 (advisor: Prof. Tae-Kyun Kim).
  • Nikolaos Kazepis, “FIRMA: Α Deνelopment Framework for Elderly-Friendly lnteractiνe Multimodal Applications for Assistive Robots”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2015 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Markos Sigalas, “Full-body pose tracking under severe occlusions - the Top View Reprojection approach”, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2015 (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Alessio Colombo, “Socially aware motion planning of assistive robots in crowded environments”, University of Trento, Italy, April 2015, 2015 (advisor: Prof. Luigi Palopoli).
  • Dimitris Gerogiannis, “Εξαγωγή Xαρακτηριστικών για Ανάλυση Εικόνων και Σημείων, Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων, Τμήμα Μηχανικών ΗΥ και Πληροφορικής, Ioannina, Greece, December 2014 (advisor: Prof. Christoforos Nikou).
  • Evanthia Mavridou, “Robust Image Description with Laplacian Profile and Radial Fourier Transform”, Universite de Grenoble, France, November 2014 (advisor: Prof. James Crowley).
  • Stavros Theodorakis, “Αναγνώριση και Μοντελοποίηση Νοηματικής Γλώσσας με την Χρήση Οπτικής Επεξεργασίας και Στατιστικών Μεθόδων”, National Technical University of Athens, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Signals, Control and Robotics Lab., examination committee member (advisor: Prof. Petros Maragos).
  • Chavdar Papazov, “Stochastic and Deterministic Methods for 3D Shape Registration”, Technical University of Munich, Germany, October 2013 (advisor: Prof. Darius Burshcka).
  • Giannis Georgalis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, June 2013 (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Manolis Hourdakis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2012 (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Theodore Patkos, “A Formal Theory for Reasoning about Action, Knowledge and Time”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2010 (advisor: Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis).
  • Andre Holzapfel, “Similarity methods for computational ethnomusicology”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2010 (advisor: Prof. Yannis Stylianou).
  • Kalliroi Flouri, “Distributed Algorithms for Support Vector Machine training in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Ph.D. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2009 (advisor: Prof. Panagiotis Tsakalidis).
  • Andreas Kardamakis, “Αρχές συντεταγμένης κίνησης οφθαλμού/κεφαλής”, Ph.D. Thesis, Brain and Mind Graduate Programme, June 2009 (advisor: Prof. Adonis Moshovakis).
  • Elias Grinias, “Bayesian flooding for image and video segmentation”, PhD Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2009 (advisor: Prof. Georgios Tziritas).
  • Asimina Evangeliou, “Αναγνώριση και εκτέλεση κινήσεων σύλληψης τρισδιάστατων αντικειμένων με την άκρα χείρα παρουσία και απουσία οπτικής πληροφορίας. In vivo λειτουργική χαρτογράφηση των εμπλεκομένων περιοχών του φλοιού του εγκεφάλου πιθήκου με τη μέθοδο της ποσοτικής αυτοραδιογραφικής μεθόδου της 2-[14C] δεοξυγλυκόζης”, Ph.D. Thesis committee member, Medical School, University of Crete, July 2008 (advisor: Prof. Eleni Savaki).
  • Achilleas Dougalis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Dimitris Plexousakis).
  • Konstantina Fotiadou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Panos Tsakalides).
  • Maria Korozi, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis).
  • Mariana Koskinopoulou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Panos Trahanias).
  • Vasilis Papadourakis, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Medical School, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Vasilis Raos).
  • Margarita Papaefthimiou, Ph.D. Thesis advisory committee member, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, in progress (advisor: Prof. Giorgos Papagiannakis).

M.Sc. thesis committee member

  • Nikoleta Tsampanaki, “A Commonsense-Driven Model of Belief Revision for Dynamic Domains using the Event Calculus”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2017.
  • Stavros Timotheatos, “Visual UAV Navigation”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2017.
  • Stavros Chonianakis, “Automatic Organization of User Generated Content Based on Audio Correlations”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, January 2017.
  • Menelaos Viskadouros, “Mixing and Reproduction of User Generated Audio Recordings”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, December 2016.
  • Giorgos Galanakis, “Tracking, re-identification and interaction using RGB-D sensors in Ambient Intelligence environments”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, March 2015.
  • Konstantina Fotiadou, “Image Super-Resolution and Low Light Image Enhancement via Sparse Representations”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2014.
  • Olympia Simantiraki, “VOICE QUALITY ASSESSMENT USING PHASEINFORMATION: APPLICATION ON VOICE PATHOLOGY”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2014.
  • Nikolaos Zorakis, “Τεχνικές ανάλυσης εικόνων για την ανίχνευση δομικών στοιχείων σε προσόψεις κτιρίων”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2013.
  • Petros Papanikolaou, “Physically principled character lighting and shading in real-time”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2013.
  • Antonis Makrogiannakis, "The Development of Applications for Smart-phones and their Performance Analysis using Empirical Measurements", M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, September 2011.
  • Charidimos Papagiannakis, “AmI Game Floor: A multimodal Ambient Intelligence Environment for Playful Learning”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, February 2011.
  • Giannis Avgouleas, “Simultaneous tracking of multiple moving humans from a robotic system” M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2009.
  • Christina Farmaki, “A spatially adaptive active contour approach for improving semi-automatic cancer image segmentation”, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of `Computer Science, University of Crete, July 2009.
  • Panagiotis Tourlakis, “Development of a Smart Office Application to Support Multiuser Collaboration using Ambient Intelligence Technologies”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, April 2009.
  • Dimitrios Velegrakis, “Outlier Detection over Data Streams using Statistical Modeling and Density Neighborhoods”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, January 2009.
  • Evangelos Mangas, “Fine-grained Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks using Acoustic Sound Transmissions and High Precision Clock Synchronization”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2008.
  • Markos Sigalas, “Probabilistic gesture recognition”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2008.
  • Nikolaos Kazepis, “Integrated Platform For Location – Aware Information Systems: Spatial Content Administrator”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2008.
  • Socrates Kartakis, “Tool Support for Designing and Generating Accessible User Interfaces in Ambient Intelligence Environments”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, October 2008.
  • Panagiotis Papadakos, “Very rapid software-design prototyping with interactive 3d crc cards”, M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Crete, November 2007.