Nik Bessis

Nik Bessis is a full Professor of Computer Science and the Head of Department of Computing at Edge Hill University, UK. Prior to that, Nik was a full Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research centre at the University of Derby, UK. He holds a PhD and a MA from De Montfort University, UK and a BA from TEI of Athens, Greece. Professor Bessis is a Fellow of HEA, BCS and a Senior Member of IEEE. His research is on social graphs for network and big data analytics as well as on developing data push and resource provisioning services in IoT, FI and clouds. He has led several projects worth over £3m. He has published over 250 works and won 4 best paper awards. He has chaired over 40 international events, delivered 4 keynote speeches, edited 4 SIs, 8 books and 9 conference proceedings. His latest 2 edited books on IoTs & big data have been ranked as top 25 & top 40 on Amazon AI book lists. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of IJDST. Professor Bessis has served as an expert evaluator for the Hellenic QAA and, as an assessor for more than 10 Professorships conferment worldwide.

Publications

International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)
Simon Polovina, Simon Andrews. Est. 2013.
The International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) provides a forum for the role of Conceptual Structures (CS) and Smart...
Development of Distributed Systems from Design to Application and Maintenance
Nik Bessis. © 2013. 367 pages.
With the continued research of distributed systems and technologies, the ability to have mixed technologies work together is crucial for the development of many...
Defining Minimum Requirements of Inter-Collaborated Nodes by Measuring the Weight of Node Interactions
Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Ye Huang, Paul Sant, Carsten Maple. © 2013. 17 pages.
This paper focuses on defining the minimum requirements to support the inter-cooperation between various scales, dynamically evolved Virtual Organizations (VOs)....
The Development of a Parallel Ray Launching Algorithm for Wireless Network Planning
Zhihua Lai, Nik Bessis, Guillaume De La Roche, Pierre Kuonen, Jie Zhang, Gordon J. Clapworthy. © 2013. 18 pages.
Propagation modeling has attracted much interest because it plays an important role in wireless network planning and optimization. Deterministic approaches such as...
A Next Generation Technology Victim Location and Low Level Assessment Framework for Occupational Disasters Caused by Natural Hazards
Nik Bessis, Eleana Asimakopoulou, Peter Norrington, Suresh Thomas, Ravi Varaganti. © 2013. 10 pages.
Much work is underway within the broad next generation technologies community on issues associated with the development of services to support interdisciplinary...
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...
A Next Generation Technology Victim Location and Low Level Assessment Framework for Occupational Disasters Caused by Natural Hazards
Nik Bessis, Eleana Asimakopoulou, Peter Norrington, Suresh Thomas, Ravi Varaganti. © 2012. 10 pages.
Much work is underway within the broad next generation technologies community on issues associated with the development of services to support interdisciplinary...
The Development of a Parallel Ray Launching Algorithm for Wireless Network Planning
Zhihua Lai, Nik Bessis, Guillaume De La Roche, Pierre Kuonen, Jie Zhang, Gordon J. Clapworthy. © 2012. 18 pages.
Propagation modeling has attracted much interest because it plays an important role in wireless network planning and optimization. Deterministic approaches such as...
Technology Integration Advancements in Distributed Systems and Computing
Nik Bessis. © 2012. 426 pages.
The functionality of distributed computing systems has advanced greatly in recent months, and staying abreast of the latest research within the field is difficult....
Towards a Bespoke Framework for Eliciting Consumer Satisfaction in Second Life
Mitul Shukla, Marc Conrad, Nik Bessis. © 2012. 21 pages.
The approach taken to data gathering, analysis, and interpretation in the context of the framework is described; as well as refinements made to the framework as a...
Managing Inconsistencies in Data Grid Environments: A Practical Approach
Ejaz Ahmed, Nik Bessis, Peter Norrington, Yong Yue. © 2012. 14 pages.
Much work has been done in the area of data access and integration using various data mapping, matching, and loading techniques. One of the main concerns when...
Trust Issues on Crowd-Sourcing Methods for Urban Environmental Monitoring
Tim French, Nik Bessis, Carsten Maple, Eleana Asimakopoulou. © 2012. 13 pages.
This paper explores trust related issues arising from the use of a crowd-sourcing method. Crowd-sourcing is a relatively new method that utilises modern...
A Mathematical Analysis of a Disaster Management Data-Grid Push Service
Nik Bessis, Antony Brown, Eleana Asimakopoulou. © 2012. 15 pages.
Much work is under way within the Grid technology community on issues associated with the development of services fostering the integration and exploitation of...
Modelling Self-Led Trust Value Management in Grid and Service Oriented Infrastructures: A Graph Theoretic Social Network Mediated Approach
Antony Brown, Paul Sant, Nik Bessis, Tim French, Carsten Maple. © 2012. 18 pages.
Current developments in grid and service oriented technologies involve fluid and dynamic, ad hoc based interactions between delegates, which in turn, serves to...
Exploring Inter-Cloud Load Balancing by Utilizing Historical Service Submission Records
Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Nick Antonopoulos. © 2012. 10 pages.
Cloud computing offers significant advantages to Internet users by deploying hosted services via bespoke service-provisioning environments. In advance, the...
A Next Generation Technology Victim Location and Low Level Assessment Framework for Occupational Disasters Caused by Natural Hazards
Nik Bessis, Eleana Asimakopoulou, Peter Norrington, Suresh Thomas, Ravi Varaganti. © 2011. 11 pages.
Much work is underway within the broad next generation technologies community on issues associated with the development of services to support interdisciplinary...
The Development of a Parallel Ray Launching Algorithm for Wireless Network Planning
Zhihua Lai, Nik Bessis, Guillaume De La Roche, Pierre Kuonen, Jie Zhang, Gordon J. Clapworthy. © 2011. 19 pages.
Propagation modeling has attracted much interest because it plays an important role in wireless network planning and optimization. Deterministic approaches such as...
Defining Minimum Requirements of Inter-Collaborated Nodes by Measuring the Weight of Node Interactions
Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Ye Huang, Paul Sant, Carsten Maple. © 2011. 18 pages.
This paper focuses on defining the minimum requirements to support the inter-cooperation between various scales, dynamically evolved Virtual Organizations (VOs)....
International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)
Nik Bessis. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) focuses on integration techniques, methods, and tools employed in applied distributed...
Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks
Eleana Asimakopoulou, Nik Bessis. © 2010. 370 pages.
Disaster management is a dynamic and fluid area, which requires the involvement of expertise from different authorities and organizations. There is a need to...
A Personalized Forest Fire Evacuation Data Grid Push Service: The FFED-GPS Approach
Eleana Asimakopoulou, Nik Bessis, Ravikanth Varaganti, Peter Norrington. © 2010. 17 pages.
Much work is under way in disaster reduction and emergency management towards the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the design of...
A Mathematical Analysis of a Disaster Management Data-Grid Push Service
Nik Bessis, Antony Brown, Eleana Asimakopoulou. © 2010. 15 pages.
Much work is under way within the Grid technology community on issues associated with the development of services fostering the integration and exploitation of...
Managing Inconsistencies in Data Grid Environments: A Practical Approach
Ejaz Ahmed, Nik Bessis, Peter Norrington, Yong Yue. © 2010. 14 pages.
Much work has been done in the area of data access and integration using various data mapping, matching, and loading techniques. One of the main concerns when...
Modelling Self-Led Trust Value Management in Grid and Service Oriented Infrastructures: A Graph Theoretic Social Network Mediated Approach
Antony Brown, Paul Sant, Nik Bessis, Tim French, Carsten Maple. © 2010. 18 pages.
Current developments in grid and service oriented technologies involve fluid and dynamic, ad hoc based interactions between delegates, which in turn, serves to...
Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations
Nik Bessis. © 2009. 360 pages.
Managers today are experiencing an increased focus on emergent collaborative technologies designed to enable virtual organization users to share resources and...
International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC)
Emmanuel Udoh, Ching-Hsien Hsu, Mohammad Khan. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC) examines current, state-of-the art research on all aspects of grid and cloud evolution...
Model Architecture for a User Tailored Data Push Service in Data Grids
Nik Bessis. © 2009. 21 pages.
This chapter describes a framework to support runtime service discovery for Grid applications based on service discovery queries in both push and pull modes of...
International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour. Est. 2005.
The International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC) addresses the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assesses its behavioral impact on...