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SEERC South - East European Research Centre

17 Mitropoleos Street
54624 Thessaloniki
GREECE
Phone: +30 2310-253477-8
Fax: +30 2310 253478 (ext 115)

website: www.seerc.org
Email: iparaskakis@seerc.org

Profile
The South East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an international, multidisciplinary, non-profit research centre located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Research at SEERC addresses the broad range of economic, technological, political, social and cultural challenges facing an enlarged and enlarging Europe, and is organized around four broad areas of concern: i) Enterprise, Innovation and Development, ii) Information and Communication Technologies, iii) Governance, Politics and Society, and iv) Risk and Well-being. SEERC will be represented in the OrganiK project by its Information & Knowledge Management Research Cluster, a group with significant participation experience in EU-funded research projects and one of the most active research groups in SEERC. Researchers in the IKM cluster explore research questions in the domain of information and knowledge management through multidisciplinary lens, focusing on both theoretical and technological perspectives. Issues of interest include human-centred information management, social interactions and communities of practice, knowledge transformation and organisational learning, as well as the impact of knowledge management on organisational innovation strategies. From a technological standpoint, the group is investigating the application of Semantic Web technologies and techniques for information processing and knowledge management, with a particular emphasis on information systems interoperability and information integration.

Short profiles of staff
Dr Iraklis Paraskakis is a Senior Research Officer at SEERC, leader of the Information & Knowledge Management Research Cluster, and a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at CITY College, Greece. He holds an MSc in Analysis Design and Management of Information Systems from London School of Economics (LSE) and a PhD in Information Technology and Education from the Open University (UK). His research interests are in the areas of educational informatics, information systems, and knowledge management, he has a number of publications in related conferences and journals, and has participated in several successfully completed EU projects in these areas.

Mr Dimitris Bibikas is a Research Associate and PhD candidate at SEERC. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Masters in Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration both from University of Macedonia, Greece. His research interests include the impact of emerging enterprise social software on knowledge and innovation management, social networks and organisational adaptive strategies. He has extensive experience in coordinating R&D projects awarded by the European Commission, the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, and the Greek Information Society.

Mr Dimitrios Kourtesis is a Research Associate and PhD candidate at SEERC. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and an MSc (Distinction) in Software Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of Sheffield. Before joining SEERC as a research associate in 2006 he has been working in the electronic media and telecommunications industry for a period of six years. His research interests are in the areas of Service Oriented Computing and Semantic Web Technologies, which are also the topics of the research projects that he has been involved in at SEERC.