George Koutras

Georgios Koutras is founder, CEO and head of R&D Department of OpenIT. He conducted his undergraduate and graduate studies (MSc) in the Computer Science Department, University of Crete (Greece). He was research assistant at University of Crete working on service value networks and web services. He worked in many FP7 funded and Greek funded research projects as technical manager like Oistros, S-Cube, Elearning for Omogenia and Allow Ensembles. Current research interests are on mobile applications, service value networks, web services and Service Science and Engineering.
Research Interests
  • Web Services
  • Mobile applications
  • Service Value Networks
  • Service Science and Engineering
  • ECHO (2013-2015)
  • “Bilateral R&D Cooperation between Germany – Greece, 2013 – 2015” project within the Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Enterpreneurship”, whose objective is to Enhance Chronic patients’ Health Online by integrating a solution that:
    - Connects chronic patients to their physicians through a cloud infrastructure and online ser-vices, and a mobile application (Chronic Online), thereby enabling regular monitoring of patients and avoidance of medical emergencies.
    - Proposes a new, sustainable and innovative business model that provides at low cost and at significant savings to the national health system, a preventive health service for chronic patients, by combining human medical expertise with state-of-the-art online service delivery based on cloud computing, SOA, data analytics and mobile applications.
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  • Allow Ensembles (2013-2016)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies project within the 7th Framework Programme, 2013-16, whose objective is to develop a new design principle for adaptive workflows in large-scale collective systems (CAS) based on the concepts of cells and ensembles.
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  • Elearning for Omogenia (2011-2014)
  • National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 project, whose objective was to enhance and improve the learning of the Greek language to primary and secondary students of Greek origin as well as non-Greek speaking students who live and study abroad by providing a Moodle-based Learning Management System encapsulated through a graphically enriched navigation system.
    [ Elearning for Omogenia ]

  • S-Cube (2008-2012)
  • S-Cube, the European Network of Excellence in Software Services and Systems, has established an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community, enabling Europe to lead the software-services revolution and helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society.
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  • Oistros (2005-2006)
  • This project runs in the context of the 3rd Community Support Framework. The duration of the project is 7 years (01/01/2000 to 31/12/2006). Its ultimate goal is the further improvement of library standards and resources.
    [ Oistros ]

Socioeconomic impact of e-Health services in major joint replacement: A scoping review
Christos Koutras · Marina Bitsaki · Georgios Koutras · Christos Nikolaou · Hansjoerg Heep ·
09/2015; DOI:10.3233/THC-151036

An Integrated mHealth Solution for Enhancing Patients’ Health Online
Marina Bitsaki · Christos Koutras · George Koutras · Frank Leymann · Bernhard Mitschang · Christos Nikolaou · Nikolaos Siafakas · Steve Strauch · Nikolaos Tzanakis · Matthias Wieland ·
6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 01/2015: pages 695-698; Springer International Publishing.

Conference Paper:
Towards next generation intelligent energy systems: Design and simulations engines
Eleftherios Tsoukalas · Manolis Vavalis · Antonia Nasiakou · Rafik Fainti · Elias Houstis · George Papavasilopoulos · Elena Sarri · Christos Nikolaou · George Koutras ·
Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications, IISA 2014, The 5th International Conference on; 07/2014

Conference Paper:
Building a Moodle frontend for Greek language learning
Nikolaou C. · Skouradaki M. · Kampouraki M. · Kutsuras T. · Koutras G. · Psycharaki A ·
7th ICODL, Athens, Greece; 11/2013

Conference Paper:
Building a Moodle frontend for Greek language learning
Skouradaki M. · Nikolaou C. · Kampouraki M. · Koutras G. · Kutsuras T. · Damanakis M. · Chatzidaki A. · Spantidakis J. · Hourdakis A. · Chatzipanagiotidou A. · Kourtis-Kazoullis V ·
1st Moodle Conference Proceedings, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; 09/2012

An Architecture for Managing the Lifecycle of Business Goals for Partners in a Service Network
Marina Bitsaki · Olha Danylevych · Willem-Jan van den Heuvel · George Koutras · Frank Leymann · Michele Mancioppi · Christos Nikolaou · Mike Papazoglou ·
Towards a Service-Based Internet, Volume 5377 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp 196-207

Estimating value in service systems: A case study of a repair service system
N. S. Caswell · C. Nikolaou · J. Sairamesh · M. Bitsaki · G. D. Koutras · G. Iacovidis ·
Ibm Systems Journal 02/2008; 47(1-47):87 - 100. DOI:10.1147/sj.471.0087 · 1.79 Impact Factor

Model Transformations to Leverage Service Networks
Marina Bitsaki · Olha Danylevych · Willem-Jan van den Heuvel · George D. Koutras · Frank Leymann · Michele Mancioppi · Christos N. Nikolaou · Mike P. Papazoglou ·
Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008 Workshops, Volume 5472 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp 103-117