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Vassilis Christophides is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Crete and affiliated researcher at the Information Systems and Software Technology Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-ICS). He studied Electrical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, July 1988, he received his DEA in computer science from the University PARIS VI, June 1992 and his Ph.D. from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) of Paris, France, October 1996. His main research interests include:
Databases and Web Information Systems: XML/RDF Storage and Indexing Schemes, Semantics-aware Data Models and Query Languages, Heterogeneous Information Integration, Change Management, Graphical Query Interfaces.
Digital Libraries: Personalization and Preference Management, Peer-to-Peer Data and Knowledge Management Systems, Publish/Subscribe Systems, Graph Mining and Power Laws.
Scientific Systems: Workflow Management Systems, Description and Composition of e-services, Data Provenance and Annotation Management.
He has extensive experience in the scientific coordination of research projects at the Institute of Computer Science at FORTH. He participates in the recent Integrated Project DIACHRON aiming to propose flexible frameworks for preserving linked data. He has published over 120 articles in high-quality international conferences, workshops and journals. He has received the 2004 SIGMOD Test of Time Award and the Best Paper Award at the 2nd and 6th International Semantic Web Conference in 2003 & 2007. He will be the General Chair of the upcoming join EDBT/ICDT Conference in 2014 at Athens.
Preserving Linked Data: Challenges and Opportunities
as author at 3rd ESWC Summer School, Crete 2013,