Demosthenes Akoumianakis

Demosthenes Akoumianakis, (Ph.D) – Editorial Advisory Board Member Dr Akoumianakis Demosthenes is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete. He is also the founder and Director of the Interactive Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory. He received a BA (Hons) in computing in nusiness from The University of Huddersfield (1990) and MSc and PhD degrees in human computer interaction from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (UK, 1995 and 1999 respectively). His work on his final year dissertation was awarded the 1st IBM prize from the Department of Computing & Mathematics of the University of Huddersfield. Proffesor Akoumianakis has published widely in referred archival scientific journals, international conferences and workshops and is the author of a textbook on human computer interaction (in Greek). He also serves as a member of the scientific committee for various established archival journals, international conferences and national / international standards bodies.

Publications

Antecedents of Boundary Spanning E-Collaboration
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2015. 27 pages.
Spanning boundaries has emerged as a key topic in the scholarship on distributed organizing. Nonetheless, most of the works are motivated by boundaries designated...
Excavating Business Intelligence from Social Media
Giannis Milolidakis, Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Chris Kimble, Nikolas Karadimitriou. © 2014. 12 pages.
Retaining and Exploring Digital Traces: Towards an Excavation of Virtual Settlements
Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Giannis Milolidakis, George Vlachakis, Nikolas Karadimitriou, Giorgos Ktistakis. © 2013. 21 pages.
The present work rests and elaborates on the assumption that social technologies are increasingly turned into computer-mediated virtual settlements, thereby...
On ‘Inscribed’ and ‘Enacted’ Connectivity
Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Nik Bessis. © 2013. 10 pages.
This paper serves as a tutorial introduction to the themes and concepts of the special issue on ‘Social Networking and Mining’. It is aimed to provide an overview...
Social Ties in Video Sharing Services: Tactics for Excavating Virtual Settlements
Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Nikolas Karadimitriou, Ioannis Kafousis. © 2013. 28 pages.
The paper explores excavation as a metaphor or conceptual lens for gaining insights into social formations and cyber-structures enacted in video sharing virtual...
Tracing Community Life across Virtual Settlements
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2012. 14 pages.
Recent scholarship has demonstrated that virtual communities can be traced in the online ‘tells’ retained by popular virtual settlements like Facebook and Twitter....
New Media, Communities, and Social Practice: An Introductory Tutorial
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2011. 15 pages.
This chapter aims to provide an introductory tutorial to the key topics and themes suggested in the chapter’s title and further developed by authors in the four...
Designing Practice-Oriented Toolkits: A Retrospective Analysis of Communities, New Media and Social Practice
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2011. 23 pages.
This article aims to develop a conceptual frame of reference for analyzing and gaining insight to virtual community practices. The author’s normative perspective...
Social Interactive Media and Virtual Community Practices: Retrospective and an R&D Agenda
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2011. 10 pages.
This chapter attempts to consolidate concepts, ideas and results reported in this volume in an effort to synthesize an agenda and sketch a roadmap for future...
Recurrent Interactions, Acts of Communication and Emergent Social Practice in Virtual Community Settings
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2011. 27 pages.
The chapter builds on recent efforts aiming to develop a conceptual frame of reference for gaining insight to and analyzing ‘practice’ in virtual communities....
Cross-Organization Virtual CoP: A Field Study in an Information-Based Industry
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2011. 18 pages.
The chapter motivates and presents an approach for assembling innovative information-based products and services by virtual cross-organization communities of...
Retaining and Exploring Digital Traces: Towards an Excavation of Virtual Settlements
Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Giannis Milolidakis, George Vlachakis, Nikolas Karadimitriou, Giorgos Ktistakis. © 2011. 20 pages.
The present work rests and elaborates on the assumption that social technologies are increasingly turned into computer-mediated virtual settlements, thereby...
The ‘Social Experience Factory' and the Fabrics of Collaboration in Virtual Communities of Practice
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2010. 23 pages.
This chapter proposes and discusses the “social” experience factory (SEF). The SEF provides a general model and architecture supporting information- based product...
Tracing Community Life Across Virtual Settlements
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2010. 13 pages.
Recent scholarship has demonstrated that virtual communities can be traced in the online ‘tells’ retained by popular virtual settlements like Facebook and Twitter....
Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Lifecycle and Workflow Analysis
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2009. 528 pages.
In recent years, virtual communities have attracted the attention of scientists and researchers across a variety of disciplines as the cross-disciplinary nature of...
New Media, Communities, and Social Practice: An Introductory Tutorial
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2009. 16 pages.
This chapter aims to provide an introductory tutorial to the key topics and themes suggested in the chapter’s title and further developed by authors in the four...
The 'Social Experience Factory' and the Fabrics of Collaboration in Virtual Communities of Practice
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2009. 24 pages.
This chapter proposes and discusses the “social” experience factory (SEF). The SEF provides a general model and architecture supporting information-based product...
Designing Practice-Oriented Interactive Vocabularies for Workflow-Based Virtual CoP
Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Giannis Milolidakis, George Vellis, Dimitrios Kotsalis. © 2009. 25 pages.
This chapter concentrates on the development of practice-specific toolkits for managing on-line practices in the context of virtual communities of practice. The...
Social Interactive Media and Virtual Community Practices: Retrospective and an R&D Agenda
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2009. 10 pages.
This chapter attempts to consolidate concepts, ideas and results reported in this volume in an effort to synthesize an agenda and sketch a roadmap for future...
Designing Practice-Oriented Toolkits: A Retrospective Analysis of Communities, New Media and Social Practice
Demosthenes Akoumianakis. © 2009. 23 pages.
This article aims to develop a conceptual frame of reference for analyzing and gaining insight to virtual community practices. The author’s normative perspective...