21st European Conference on Advances in
Databases and Information Systems

Hilton Cyprus Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus
24 - 27 September

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Demetris Zeinalipour

Assistant Professor
Department of Cpmputer Science
University of Cyprus
: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~dzeina


Indoor Navigation Services from Mobile Data


People spend 80-90% of their time in indoor environments such as offices, undergrounds, libraries, shopping malls and airports. On the other hand, the uptake of interesting applications in indoor spaces has so far been hampered by the lack of technologies that can provide indoor location (position) accurately, in real-time, in an energy-efficient manner and without expensive additional hardware. In this scope, the pervasiveness of smartphones is leading to the uptake of a new class of Internet-based Indoor Navigation (IIN) services, which rely on geo-location databases to store spatial indoor models along with wireless, light and magnetic signals used to localize users and provide better power efficiency and wider coverage than predominant approaches. In this talk, I will overview the research behind the building blocks of the Anyplace IIN, an open, modular, extensible and scalable navigation architecture that exploits crowdsourced Wi-Fi data to develop a novel navigation service that won several international research awards for its utility and accuracy (i.e., less than 2 meters). Our MIT-licenced open-source software stack has to this date been used by hundreds of researchers and practitioners around the globe, with the public Anyplace service reaching over 100,000 real user interactions. In the second part of this talk, I will focus on an algorithm we developed for protecting users from location tracking by the IIN service, without hindering the provisioning of fine-grained location updates on a continuous basis. Our algorithm exploits a k-Anonymity Bloom filter and a generator of camouflaged localization requests, both of which are shown to be resilient to a variety of privacy attacks. My talk will conclude with a summary of related research challenges and results.

Short Bio:

Demetris Zeinalipour (PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2005) is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus, where he founded and directs the Data Management Systems Laboratory (DMSL). Before his current appointment, he served the University of Cyprus and the Open University of Cyprus as a Lecturer of Computer Science. He has also been a short-term Visiting Researcher at the Network Intelligence Lab of Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA (2004), a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Athens, Greece (2007) and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2015). During 2016-2017, he is a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany. His research interests include Data Management in Computer Systems and Networks, in particular Mobile and Sensor Data Management; Big Data Management in Parallel and Distributed Architectures; Spatio-Temporal Data Management; Network and Web 2.0 Data Management; Crowd and Indoor Data Management as well as Data Privacy Management. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2017-2020), a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Member of IEEE, and Member of USENIX. For more information, please visit: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~dzeina/




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  • March 30, 2017 extended to April 28, 2017:
    Submission of papers
  • May 25, 2017 extended to May 29, 2017:
    Notification of acceptance
  • June 15, 2017: Camera-ready papers
  • September 24, 2017: Workshops
  • See submission, notification, and camera-ready dates at a web page of a workshop of interest


Main Conference' s Short Papers and Workshops' Papers

Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 767)


  • 28/11/2017: Accepted short papers of the main conference and Workshops' papers are published in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS 767) series.
  • 02/10/2017: Photos taking during the conference are now available
  • 13/09/2017: The proceedings of the conference are now available
  • 28/07/2017: Early Registration deadline extended to 13 August 2017
  • 05/07/2017: The List of Accepted Papers is now available
  • 30/05/2017: Registration is now OPEN
  • 25/05/2017: Notification of acceptance has been extended to May 29th, 2017
  • 17/05/2017: Deadline for the Submission for DC contributions has been extended to June 2nd, 2017
  • 13/04/2017: Deadline for Submission of papers (regular/short) has been extended to April 28th, 2017 (final and firm)
  • 27/03/2017: Deadline for Submission of papers (regular/short) has been extended to April 17th, 2017
  • 27/03/2017: The best workshop papers will be published in a regular issue of journal Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences (FCDS)
  • 10/03/2017: The best workshop papers will be published in a special section of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (AMCS)
  • 20/01/2017: Workshops are now available
  • 13/10/2016: Doctoral Consortium Call for Papers is now avaliable
  • 23/09/2016: The website is now online

Academic matters:

Prof. George Angelos Papadopoulos

University of Cyprus
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