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Special Session
Special Session on
Collaborative Information Systems and Social Networks
 - CISSN 2012

28 June - 1 July, 2012 - Wroclaw, Poland

Within the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2012



Yannis Manolopoulos
Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia

Brief Bio
Yannis Manolopoulos holds a 5-years Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (1981) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering (1986), both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is Professor of the Open University of Cyprus, as well as Professor Emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Moreover, he is Member of Academia Europaea, London. He has been with the University of Toronto, the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Cyprus and the Hellenic Open University. He has served as Vice-Rector of the Open University of Cyprus, President of the Board of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece and Vice-President of the Greek Computer Society. Currently, he serves as Dean of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the Open University of Cyprus and Member of the Board of the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus. 

His research interest focuses in Data Management. He has co-authored 6 monographs and 10 textbooks (in Greek), as well as >350 journal and conference papers. He has received >17500 citations from >2600 distinct academic institutions from >100 countries (h-index=60 according to Google Scholar, d-index=61 according to He has also received 5 best paper awards from SIGMOD, ECML/PKDD, MEDES (2) and ISSPIT conferences. Currently, he serves in the Editorial Boards of the following journals (among others): Digital (Editor-in-Chief), The Computer Journal (Deputy Editor), Information Systems, World Wide Web, Expert Systems, Data Science & Analytics.


The special session on Collaborative Information Systems and Social Networks draws on the recent trends of moving collaborative work to world-wide highly distributed systems taking advantage of Web 2.0 technologies and cloud computing, to name just a few. Blogging, for example, is a wide information field, with more than 150 million blogs with content spanning a large area of human knowledge, prone for application of advanced technologies related to data mining and knowledge management and preservation. Similar concerns are valid for other types of information structures based on Web 2.0 technologies and social networking.

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:
All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
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ICEIS Special Sessions - CISSN 2012