Unobtrusive clinical monitoring with robots in AAL environments: the RADIO ecosystem

Vangelis Karkaletsis

Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis is the head of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL) of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications at NCSR "Demokritos", and responsible for the Institute's educational activities. His research interests are in the areas of Language and Knowledge Engineering, as applied to content analysis, natural language interfaces, ontology engineering. He has extensive experience in the coordination and technical management of European and national projects. He is currently coordinator of the H2020 Radio project on the use of robots in assisted living environments. He has organised international workshops, conferences, summer schools. He teaches for many years at post-graduate courses on language and knowledge technologies. He is co-founder of the spin-off company ‘i-sieve Technologies’ that exploited SKEL research work on on-line content analysis. He is currently involved in the founding of the new spin-off company Newsum that exploits SKEL technology on multilingual and multi-document summarization.


Tailoring Health Treatment to the Individual: From Health Related Data to Actionable Knowledge

Dimitris Fotiadis

Dr. Fotiadis is Prof. of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems (MEDLAB), University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. Dr Fotiadis is the founder of MEDLAB, which now is one of the leading centers in Europe in Biomedical Engineering with activities ranging from the development of health monitoring systems to big data management and multiscale modelling. The Unit is an active center for many R&D projects and is considered as a center of excellence for human tissues modelling activities with international collaborations with the research community, industry and public organizations. Dr Fotiadis is affiliated researcher of the Biomedical Research Dept. of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FORTH, and member of the board of Michailideion Cardiac Center.


What happens when educational technology becomes seamless – A case from Singapore

Nabil Zary

Dr. Zary is Associate Professor of Medical Simulation and eLearning. He received both his MD (1992) and PhD (2007) from KI and his thesis work focused on medial simulation. He is the acting director of the Medical Education Research and Scholarship Unit (MERSU) and Visiting Associate Professor of Medical Education Research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also the director of the Laboratory for Emerging Technologies (LET) at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He served as a senior consultant at Collège des Hautes Etudes en Médecine, France largest CME/CPD provider. Dr. Zary has also served as coordinator of the Karolinska Institutet edX MOOC initiative (KIx) at edX, as well as the Compulsory Introduction to Doctoral Education at Karolinska Institutet. He is the former founding director of the Centre for Learning and Knowledge (CLK) at KI and the technical director for the Wallenberg Global Learning Network (Stanford). Dr. Zary has a long experience of research, education and innovation in the field of eLearning and Simulation. He is the main author of +120 scientific publications. Dr. Nabil Zary is currently leading the European branch of the ANSI accredited MedBiquitous standardization initiative.


Discovery and Optimization of Diagnostic Pathways

Tony Solomonides

Tony Solomonides studied mathematics at King’s College (1972-76) and computer science at Imperial College (1988-90), both in London. A lifelong academic, he made the transition from math to CS through pedagogy and by studying formal aspects of databases for his early research. In the mid-1980’s he undertook his first medical informatics project and has remained fascinated and engaged ever since.

After his twin-track academic career as a biomedical informatician and as a computer scientist, culminating in his work in “healthgrids” and serving as Vice-President and Chair of the Scientific Board of HealthGrid from 2006 to 2010, Tony Solomonides was invited to join NorthShore in late 2011. He has contributed to the design, direction and analysis in several clinical research informatics projects. Lately he has served as co-PI on the PCORI-funded CAPriCORN network in the Chicago area. He chairs two Working Groups of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Ethics, Legal and Social Issues WG and the Clinical Research Informatics WG. He also has a longstanding relationship with CBMS, having participated over many years and served as Program Chair and host in 2011 in Bristol, UK.

Tony has been working with colleagues at NorthShore, Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins and Weill Cornell to address the problem of diagnosis of “undifferentiated complaints”. He uses complementary methods from computer science and from cognitive science to understand physicians’ reasoning and practical actions in their effort to diagnose a patient’s condition.

More broadly, Tony’s vision is to enhance the role of the patient as “expert” in his or her own condition and to engage the patient more directly in research in the “Learning Health System” movement. In this he hopes to leverage work done with his former student, Hanene Rahmouni, to create a system in which the patient can manage safely his or her own clinical data in a way that allows broad consent to be given for research, at the same time guaranteeing the integrity, privacy and confidentiality of the data through formal “norms” and data annotation.


Geomedicine: the key to Personalized Health, Wellness and disease prevention

Luis Kun

Luis Kun, is a Fellow AIMBE, Life Fellow IEEE, Fellow IAMBE. He is Editor in Chief - Journal of Health & Technology - Springer - IUPESM - WHO

IFMBE Chair Global Citizen Safety and Security WG, Member Developing Countries WG

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) - Board of Governors

IEEE - Computer Society - Distinguished Visitor Program (DVP)

IEEE - SSIT - Chair and Distinguished Lecturer (DL)

IEEE - EMBS - Distinguished Lecturer (DL)

IEEE EMBS /CS , Editorial Board - Transactions on NanoBioscience, Steering Committee

IEEE Life Science Technical Committee Member - SSIT Representative

IEEE - Computer Society Adhoc Public Policy Committee - Healthcare Transformation Chair 2016

IEEE - Computer Society - Vice-chair Fellows Committee 2016


Real-Time Deformable Registration for Brain MRI and Enabling Technologies at CRTC

Nikos Chrisochoides

Dr. Nikos Chrisochoides earned his BSc from Mathematics Department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the Richard T. Cheng Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Medicine & Health. In 2012 he was elected Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.

In 2008 he founded Medical Imaging Software Technologies LLC. Professor Chrisochoides received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Computer Science Department at Purdue University. He worked at Northeast Parallel Architectures Center in Syracuse University and Advanced Computing Research Institute at Cornell University. In 1997 he joined the Computer Science & Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame and in 2000 the College of William and Mary. He has held visiting positions at MIT, Harvard Medical School, Brown University, NASA Langley Research Center, Eastern Forum of Science and Technology organized by Academy of Sciences in China, and Queen’s University in UK.


Advanced signal processing perspectives in affective computing towards innovative human assistive technology

Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis

Prof. Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis (π, 1966) received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1997, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. Hadjileontiadis also holds a Diploma in Musicology (AUTH, Thessaloniki, 2011) and a Ph.D. degree in music composition (University of York, UK, 2004). Since December 1999 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AUTH, Greece, as a faculty member, working on signal processing in the fields of biomedical engineering (bioacoustics, ECG data compression, high density EEG-based 3D vector field tomography) affective computing (EEG-based emotion recognition), educational data analytics (blended-, affective-, collaborative-learning modeling), non-destructive testing data analysis (crack detection in beams and plates), behavioral modeling (swarm-based decomposition/transform), active and healthy ageing (unobtrusive big data analysis and modelling) at the Signal Processing and Biomedical Technology Unit of the Telecommunications Laboratory, serving also as its Director. He is also a visiting Professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Professor of composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. Hadjileontiadis is a senior member of the IEEE. ORCID:; SCOPUS: Scopus Author ID: 7004037926; RESEARCHER: ResearcherID: O-9052-2016;


Living Labs and serious games for health management

Evdokimos Konstantinidis

Dr Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ( He received the Ph.D. degree in the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. His research interests lie predominately in the area of medical informatics, particularly within assistive technologies (silverscience, silvergaming, mobile health) as well as co-creation methodologies in the healthcare domain and assistive technologies. He supported the establishment of the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (Thess-AHALL; which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). Combining the power of living labs and the maturity of serious games he envisaged and started working towards a collaborative online platform for serious game development with and for older people promoting trans-national co-creation of serious games. The platform won the 3rd prize for best co-creation work of the European Live Lab Europe Network 2016. 




The Organizing Committee regrets to inform the CBMS 2017 delegates that the previously announced keynote speech by Paul Walsch will not take place.