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StephanidisConstantine
First Name:
Constantine
Last Name:
Stephanidis
Occupation:
Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, is the Director of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Founder and Head of its Human - Computer Interaction (HCI)
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Information and Communication Technologies & Mathematics Archive (Regular Member), Archive NCRT 2014-2016 (Member)

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Constantine Stephanidis, Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, is the Director of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Founder and Head of its Human - Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory, and Founder and Head of its Ambient Intelligence (AMI) Programme.

Over the past 25 years, Prof. Stephanidis has been engaged as the Prime Investigator and Scientific Responsible in more than 50 European Commission and nationally funded projects in areas of his competence. In the '90s he introduced in the international literature new concepts and principles for Design for All and Universal Access in HCI and ICT. He has published more than 500 articles in scientific archival journals, proceedings of international conferences and workshops related to the fields of his expertise.

He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer international journal "Universal Access in the Information Society". He is the Editor of the books "User Interfaces for All - concepts, methods and tools" published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2001) and “The Universal Access Handbook” published by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group (2009). He was the Founder and Chair of the ERCIM Working Group "User Interfaces for All" and General Chair of its nine international Workshops (1995-2006), and Founder and Chair of the International Scientific Forum "Towards an Information Society for All" (1997-2000) in the context of which he edited White Papers concerning the roadmap and RTD agenda towards an Information Society for All. In 2001 he founded the International Conference "Universal Access in HCI" and he is now the General Chair of the HCI International Conference.

Since the late ‘80s, Prof. Stephanidis has been actively involved in various activities contributing to the European Commission RTD Policy on Information Society, and served as national representative in several EC Management Committees. He was the Scientific Coordinator of the EC Coordination Action InterLink (2006-2009), which addressed large-scale, basic research problems in 'software intensive systems and new computing paradigms', 'ambient computing and communication environments' and 'intelligent and cognitive systems', under a human-centred perspective, and defined joint basic research agendas for world-wide cooperation in these domains.

As Founder and Head of the Ambient Intelligence Programme of ICS-FORTH,  Prof. Stephanidis is coordinating since 2005 multidisciplinary and cross-thematic activities with the aim of conceptualizing, designing and developing in vitro, and deploying in vivo, pioneering, innovative technologies and applications for Smart Environments, capable of “understanding” and proactively addressing individual human needs, following a human-centred approach.

In 2010, Prof. Stephanidis was elected member of the Informatics Section of the Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.