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Intelligent Modelling of e-Government Initiatives in Greece


Can e-Government initiatives overcome some of the endemic problems of public administration in Greece?  What are their limits? How can we monitor their impact?  Is Greece keeping up with e-Government initiatives elsewhere?

In this Research Seminar, the speakers will present the findings of their research project ‘Intelligent Modelling of e-Government Initiatives in Greece’, funded by the Hellenic Observatory Research Calls Programme.


Meet our speakers and chair

Fay Makantasi is a Senior Research Analyst at diaNEOsis. She teaches Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She completed her PhD thesis on a game theoretic approach of international trade at AUEB. As a Postdoctoral Fellow she focused on public sector reform in Greece, the country's export performance and the measurement of its human capital. During her studies she awarded grants for excellence and research from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), the Bank of Cyprus, the Georgios and Victoria Karelia Foundation, the AUEB, the European Research Funding Program -“Heracleitus II”. She has been a researcher at the Hellenic Observatory of LSE on intelligent modeling of e-Government initiatives in Greece. Her research has been published in international journals and she has presented her work in national and international conferences. She has also co-authored and edited socio-economic research about Greece’s exit from the crisis.

Diomidis Spinellis is Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Management Science and Technology heading the Business Analytics Laboratory (BALab) at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece and Professor of Software Analytics in the Department of Software Technology at the Delft University of Technology. His research interests include software engineering, IT security, and computing systems. He has written two award-winning, widely-translated books: Code Reading and Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective, and has published more than 300 technical papers in journals and refereed conference proceedings, which have received more than 10500 citations. He served for a decade as a member of the IEEE Software editorial board, authoring the regular “Tools of the Trade” column and for four years at the magazine’s Editor in Chief. He has contributed code that ships with Apple’s macOS and BSD Unix and is the developer of CScout, UMLGraph, dgsh, and other open-source software packages, libraries, and tools. He holds an MEng in Software Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science, both from Imperial College London.

Dr George Xirogiannis is currently the Deputy Director General at SEV Hellenic Federation and Enterprises and CEO at SEV’s research institute. He is also a BoD member at Entersoft SA. George has extensive professional experience in industrial policy, digital transformation, industrial investments, and international trade. He has also extensive management consulting experience in strategy and operations. His current academic research focuses on intelligent business modeling. In the past he researched on distributed execution of A.I. He has lectured as an Adj. Lecturer at the University of Piraeus, Greece, and the University of the Aegean, Greece. His research has been published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored several books on modern entrepreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and an M.Sc in Artificial Intelligence from Bristol University, UK. He graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Ioannina, Greece.

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

The twitter Hashtag for this event is: #LSEGreece

The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.

15 Feb 2022