Dr. Georgios John Fakas
Fakas has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department
of Computing and Mathematics of the Manchester
Metropolitan University (MMU) since June 2002. From January until May
2002, he was a Research Associate in the Computer Science Department of the
Fakas obtained his Ph.D. in 1998, his M.Phil. in
1996 and, his B.Sc. in Computation in 1995; all from the Department of
is also a warden at Montgomery Hall of
In 2009, he received the fellowship “Hosting of Experienced Researchers from Abroad” from the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), Cyprus which was hosted by the University Of Cyprus, Cyprus.
In 2001, he was awarded an ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) Fellowship. As part of the ERCIM fellowship, he worked as a Research Associate at the Institute for Automatic Control of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland (for 9 months, i.e. 1/2/2001-31/10/2001), and he is also to work at VTT, Oulou, Finland (for another 9 months- not yet).
An Interactive Web-based Presentation of Southeastern
project (10/2003- 10/2006),
funded by the SOCRATES/MINERVA Programme, European Commission. The project
will develop and present web-based distance learning resources for the
Prehistory and Archaeology of South-eastern
EPSRC CASE for New Academics (CNA) Studentship in collaboration with SibiLo (UK) Ltd (10/2003 – 10/2006). This project investigates mechanisms that address the integration of personal data (in the context of Data Protection Act) from different parts of an organisation. Data Spiders are proposed that can search corporate databases to identify and fetch “automated data”. Schema-design for relational databases varies immensely; thus, identifying a set of fields in a single database table or multiple tables as personal data and that they belong to the data subject requires the use of machine learning approaches.
This Project’s Web site is still under construction…..
Cultural Journeys in the
Information Society (CJIS), (15/3/99-30/5/2002),
(INCO Project- funded by the EU), Electronic Roads in the Information
Society (ERIS) (funded by the Government of Cyprus),
eMersion and CoHandle (1/2/2001-31/10/2001), (funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, ERCIM Fellowship program), EPFL. Development of the Electronic laboratory Journal environment that emphasizes collaborative and cooperative work in the framework of remote experimentation carried out by a group of students located at different places.
Annotation Caching Engine (eRace),
Collaborator, (1/1/2001-30/6/2002) (funded by the
Cyprus National Research Promotion Foundation),
EUROBANQUET (4/1996 –6/1998) (ESPRIT project funded by EU), UMIST. EUROBANQUET proposes an effective methodology for information System Evolution reflecting business and legislative changes.
is my first PhD student (completed his PhD in 2008).
the Beijing University of Technology, China.
His research interests include Database Systems. More precisely, his research activities in Database Systems cover the following areas:
2) Automated Generation of Personal Data Reports from Relational Databases and Compliance with Data Protection Acts.
He also researches in Workflow Management Systems and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Dr. Fakas investigates Peer to Peer and Grid Workflow Architectures, dynamic web enabled workflows. Other research interests also include Computers in Education, Distance and Collaborative Learning.
Database Management and Programming, Object Oriented Databases, Oracle
Object Oriented Programming (Java)
Systems Analysis and Design
Multimedia Learning Environments
G. J. Fakas, Z. Cai, N. Mamoulis, Versatile Size-l Object Summaries for Relational Keyword Search, accepted to appear at IEEE TKDE, 2013.
G. J. Fakas, Z. Cai, N. Mamoulis, Size-l Object Summaries for Relational Keyword Search, Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 229-240, 2011.
G. J. Fakas, B. Cawley, Z. Cai, Automated Generation of Personal Data Reports from Relational Databases, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, World Scientific, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 1-16, 2011.
G. Fakas, Automated Generation of Object Summaries from Relational Databases: A Novel Keyword Searching Paradigm, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 208-229, 2011.
G. Fakas, Z. Cai, Ranking of Object Summaries, DBRank Workshop 2009, ICDE 2009.
B. Karakostas, G. Fakas, An Architecture for Reliable Mobile Workflow in a Grid Environment, Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, Venice, May 2009.
G. Fakas, Automated Generation of Object Summaries from Relational Databases: A Novel Keyword Searching Paradigm, DBRank Workshop 2008, ICDE 2008. (Presentation, Demo)
E. Kyriacou, G. Fakas, V. Pavlaki, A
Completely Decentralized Workflow Management System for the Support of
Emergency Telemedicine and Patient Monitoring, 28th IEEE EMBS
Annual International Conference, Aug 30-Sept. 3, 2006,
G. Fakas, A. V. Nguyen and D. Gillet, The Electronic Laboratory Journal: A Web-Based Collaborative Environment for Remote Experimentation, Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Volume 14, Number 3, pp 189–216, 2005.
G. Fakas, I. Lamprianou, A. Andreou, M. Pampaka, C. Schizas, The Evaluation of Cultural Journeys in the Information Society (CJIS) Environment as an Educational Aid, Computers & Education Journal, Elsevier, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp. 123-139, 2005.
G. Fakas, B. Karakostas, A Peer to Peer Architecture for Dynamic Workflow Management Using Web Services, Information and Software Technology Journal, Elsevier, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 423-431, 2004.
G. Fakas, A. Kakas, C. Schizas, Electronic Roads: Intelligent Navigation Through Multi-Contextual Information, Knowledge and Information Systems, International Journal, Springer, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 103–124, 2004.
G. Fakas, B. Karakostas, A Peer to Peer (P2P) Dynamic Workflow Management Based on Web Services, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Web Services, ICWS'03, CSREA Press, pp 428-431, June 23-26, 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
B. Karakostas, D. Panayiotakis, G. Fakas, Workflow Requirements Modelling Using XML, Requirements Engineering Journal, Springer, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 124-138, 2002.
Dr. George John Fakas
Department of Computing and Mathematics,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester, M1 5GD,
Web Site: www.docm.mmu.ac.uk/STAFF/G.Fakas/