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Odysseas Papapetrou

Researcher at Software Technology and Network Applications Lab (SoftNet), Technical University of Crete, and adjunct faculty at Open University of Cyprus
Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering,
Technical University of Crete
University Campus -- Kounoupidiana
73100 Chania, Greece

Office Number: 141A.12.2

Tel: +30 28210 37265
Fax: +30 28210 37542

E-Mail: papapetrou (OUC students please use odysseas.papapetrou


1998-2002 B.Sc., University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science
Thesis title: Mobile Agents for Distributed Web-Crawling (Greek)
Supervisor: Prof. George Samaras

2002-2004 M.Sc., University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science
Thesis title: Location-Aware Web Crawling with the use of Migrating Crawlers (English)
Supervisor: Prof. George Samaras

2004-2005 M.Sc., Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (supported by an IMPRS Master Fellowship)
Thesis title: On the Usage of Global Document Occurrences in Peer-to-Peer Information Systems (English)
Supervisor: Prof. Gerhard Weikum

2006-March 2011 Ph.D.  (Dr. rer. nat.), L3S Research Center and Leibniz Universität Hannover
Thesis title: Approximate Algorithms for Efficient Indexing, Clustering, and Classification, in Peer-to-Peer Networks ( Presentation )
Supervisor: Prof. Wolfgang Nejdl

L3S Research Center

Professional Experience

Aug. 2002- Dec. 2003
Research Associate, University of Cyprus, SEIT Lab
Project: QCCS: Quality-Controlled Component-based Systems
Consultant, NetU Consultants Ltd. Cyprus
Oct. 2004-Oct. 2005
IMPRS Master Fellowship, MPII, Saarbruecken, Germany
Oct. 2005-March 2011
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter and PhD student at L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Recent professional services

2016 PC Member for Big Data Processing Reloaded'16
External reviewer for ICDE'16
2015 PC Member for CIKM'15, CloudDP'15, EPForDM'15
Evaluator for Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
Reviewer for TKDE, TOIS
External reviewer for SDM'15, ICDE'15
2014 External Evaluator for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net.
  PC Member for CIKM'14.
  Reviewer for TKDE, Trans. Large-scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems, Information Systems, Information Sciences.
2013 PC Member for International Workshop on Big Dynamic Distributed Data 2013 (collocated with VLDB'13), Workshop of Domain Driven Data Mining 2013 (collocated with ICDM'13).
  External reviewer for SIGMOD, EDBT.

Selected publications

Odysseas Papapetrou, Minos Garofalakis, Antonios Deligiannakis. Sketching Distributed Sliding-Window Data Streams. The VLDB Journal, 2015 (to appear). (Preprint) -- final version available at Springer.

Ioannis Demertzis, Stavros Papadopoulos, Odysseas Papapetrou, Antonios Deligiannakis, and Minos Garofalakis. Practical Private Range Search Revisited, Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD'2016, San Francisco, California, June 2016. (Invited to ACM Transactions on Database Systems)

Odysseas Papapetrou, Minos Garofalakis. Continuous Fragmented Skylines over Distributed Streams. In 30th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'14). (Full) (Slides)

Odysseas Papapetrou, Minos Garofalakis, Antonios Deligiannakis. Sketch-based Querying of Distributed Sliding-Window Data Streams. In 38th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB'12). (Abstract) (Full) (Slides).

Odysseas Papapetrou, Wolf Siberski, Norbert Fuhr: Decentralized Probabilistic Text Clustering, Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), IEEE, 2012 (Abstract) (Preprint) -- Final version available from TKDE

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