Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Dr. Dimitris Vrakas


Dept. of Informatics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Tel.: (+30) 2310 998885,
Fax: (+30) 2310 998418


Office: 313, 3rd floor,
New Building, School of Sciences

Short Bio

Dimitris Vrakas is a Lecturer at the Department of Informatics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (AUTH), since September 2007. He teaches undergraduate courses on Programming Paradigms, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems and two post graduate courses on “Planning and Scheduling”, “Web Services and the Internet of Things” and “Decision Support and Expert Systems”. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Ambient Intelligence, Automated Planning, Web Service Composition and Intelligent Tutoring Systems. During the last years his research has been focused on the use of automated planning techniques in the automatic composition of functional entities of the world wide web, including web services for things (sensor networks), semantic web services and learning objects. He has published more than 45 papers and articles and has been involved in the editing of two edited volumes on “AI Planning” and “Automated Problem Solving”. He has worked in more than 10 national and European projects concerning educational software, intelligent agents, e-learning, web services, risk management and ambient intelligence. Dimitris Vrakas received his first degree on “Informatics” from the department of Informatics AUTH in 1999 and his PhD degree in Intelligent Planning Systems from the same department in 2004.



AI Planning
Semantic Web Services
Ambient Intelligence

Basic Programming Principles
Advanced Programming Techniques
Logic & Functional Programming\
Intelligent Autonomous Systems
Planning and Scheduling
Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems (UoM)
Click here for a complete list of publicationsClick here for the list of citationsSmart IHU Smart Building Application based on SOA
IRIS Integrated System for Risk Management
SWEL Planning System for e-Learning in the semantic web
VLEPPO Visual Language for Planning
HAP Highly Adjustable Planning System
HAPRC adaptive planning system
ViTAPlan integrated visual environment for AI Planning
Open Learning Environment  integrated educational system for teaching Physics

Last Update: June 14, 2013