Hello, I'm Elisjana

I am a Passionate and Creative R&D Engineer from Greece, with a Confidence
and Enthusiasm about Interactive Design, Innovation, and Life.

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About Me

I'm a Web Designer / Developer specializing in deliberation and e-Participation platforms, with a focus on clustering, representation and reasoning technologies for developing and managing semantic data on the Web. I am currently working as R&D Engineer at FORTH-ICS, and I actively participate in all stages of the design and development cycle of dynamic projects in which I am involved, for creating impressive collections of responsive, innovative, and interactive tools.

My interests lie mainly in the broad area of Computational Argumentation, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, the Argument and Semantic Web. I had the opportunity to be involved in National & European projects, and simultaneously enrich my research and development experiences over creative and high quality projects. I had also been able to represent my work in International Conference on Ontolgies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantic (ODBASE - 2017), as well as attend and participate in various social events, such as the Researchers Night (2017 - 2018), the FORTH's Research Summit - 2017, the 9th Symposium and Summer School on Service Oriented Computing (SummerSoc - 2015), and the 3rd MUMIA training school - 2014.






Heraklion, Greece


2013 - 2016

master of computer science

university of crete

heraklion, Greece

This Master Thesis was affiliated with the Design & Development of a Web-based deliberation platform that aims to offer different means of analysis of the debate, extract useful patterns of relationships and user profile, and finally visualize the desicion-making process.

2007 - 2012

bachelor of computer science

university of crete

heraklion, Greece

This Bachelor Degree was affiliated with the Design & Development of an e-Commerce website. The aim was to implement an online auction of products and services, where users would be able to view & search for auctioned products, and finally purchase them.

2004 - 2007

High School Diploma

1st High School of Chania

Chania, Greece

I recieved my High School degree from the 1st general High School in Chania.




Artificial Intelligence


Computer programming & Coding


Ontology & Data Structures Management


UI Design & Development


Responsive Web Design


Communication Skills & Critical Thinking


Software Requirement Analysis




Evaluation & JUnit-test Development




Version Control Systems



  • Oct 2019 - Present

    Creative R&D engineer

    The Design/Development of a privacy-related tool

    FORTH-ICS, Greece

    Requirement analysis specification
    Ontology development & databases
    Technology management of storing/sharing data
    Evaluation & JUnit Development
    Testing, updating, and expanding services
    Documentation & implementation of technical documents/deliverables

  • 2017 - 2019

    UI Designer/Developer

    The design/development of a Deliberation Platform

    FORTH-ICS, Greece

    Requirements analysis specification
    UI design & devlopment (user-friendly mockups)
    Semantic Infrastructure development for storing diverse opinions
    Shell Scripting & ftp tools managment
    System evaluation & deployment with real users
    Web-based applications maintenance

    2017- 2019

    UI Designer/Developer

  • 2017 - 2018

    The design/development of a Relational Database

    Database Developer

    FORTH-ICS, Greece

    Design/Development of a database management system
    Store/manage relaational data by using shell scripting
    Modify & check consistency of data
    Documenting and delivering technical documents
    Contribution in writing a scientific article

  • 2013 - 2016

    Graduate Student Fellowship

    Teacher Assistant

    University of Crete, Greece

    Assistance in the presentation of lab tutorial material
    Contribution in evaluating lab exercises

    2013 - 2016

    Graduate Student Fellowship

  • 2013 - 2014

    Trainee Experience

    CMS Developer

    Creta InterClinic, Greece

    Requirement analysis specification
    UI design/development using CMS tool
    Evaluation, update & maintenance of Website (short time)

Organizational Events

Researchers Night

A wide public event to bring researchers closer to the general public in research science field. taken place in FORTH-ICS, Greece-2017 & 2018.


The 16th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Application of Semantics, taken place in Rhodes, Greece-2017

Research Summit

An event that offers the opportunity for academics, researchers, and students to discuss their own work, FORTH-ICS 2017.


An International Forum on service-oriented computing, taken place on the 9th symposium and Summer School, Heraklion-2015.


The 3rd training school on Information Retrieval and Interactive Information Access taken place in FORTH-ICS, Greece-2014.


The APOPSIS Project

The APOPSIS Project

APOPSIS is a web-based deliberation platform that aims to motivate online users to participate in well-structured dialogues by raising issues and posting ideas or comments, related to goal-oriented topics of discussion. The system is designed to enable more structured and less confusing argumentative discussions, thus helping sense-makers in understanding the dynamic flow of the dialogue. APOPSIS can be used in everyday deliberation, as well as decision-making discussions, where users exchange their viewpoints and argue over a plethora of topics. In order to interpret and analyze user reactions, such as comments, votes and ratings, the system uses methods from the fields of Computational Argumentation and Machine Learning (ML) that enable the structuring and evaluation of the differing opinions.

The Heraklion Smart City Project

The Heraklion-Smart City Project

The implementation of the internet Of Thinks (IoT) and open data infrastructure in a specific Greek smart city, the city of Heraklion, Crete. This project describes the use of the Internet Of Thinks (IoT) promoting the domains of Telecommunication and Networks, Information Systems, Signal Processing, and Human-Computer Interaction in building the core of Heraklion ICT Infrastructure. The project offers a web portal which is available to the municipality and the public through the Heraklion Smart City portal. The system was developed with the State-Of-Art technologies utilizing Object Internet Technologies as well as various Interactive Tools to manage resources, Infrastructures, and networks to better serve the citizens of the Heraklion city.

The CAP-A Project


In an increasingly instrumented and inter-connected digital world, citizens generate vast amounts of data, much of it being valuable and a significant part of it being personal. However, controlling who can collect it, limiting what they can do with it, and determining how best to protect it, remain deeply undecided issues. CAP-A will deploy a socio-technical solution based on collective awareness and informed consent, where by data collection and use by digital products are driven by the expectations and needs of the consumers themselves, through a collaborative participatory process and the configuration of collective privacy norms.


APOPSIS: A Web-Based Platform for the Analysis of Structured Dialogues

Elisjana Ymeralli, Giorgos Flouris, Theodore Patkos, and Dimitris Plexousakis. Invited talk to the 16th Internacional Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE-17) in Rhodes, Greece-2017. For more information on the paper, see [link]

Building a Smart City Ecosystem for Third Party Innovation in the City of Heraklion

Manos Kalaitzakis, Manousos Bouloukakis, Pavlos Charalampidis, Manos Dimitrakis, Giannis Drossis, Alexandros Fragkiadakis, Irini Fundulaki, Katerina Karagiannaki, Antonis Makrogiannakis, Georgios Margetis, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Stefanos Papadakis, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos Partarakis, Stylianos Roubakis, Elias Tragos, Elisjana Ymeralli, Panagiotis Tsakalides, Dimitris Plexousakis and Constantine Stephanidis. A chapter available in the "Meditetarranean Cities and Island Communities Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient", 2018. For more information on the chapter, see [link]