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Dr Konstantinos Zachos

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Cass Business School, Faculty of Management

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Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
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EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom

About

Background

Konstantinos Zachos joined the Centre as a visiting student in September 2003 to undertake his final project (diploma thesis) as part of the computer science degree at RWTH Aachen - University of Technology in Germany. His research supervised by Prof Neil Maiden aimed to extend the ART-SCENE's web-based Scenario Walkthrough tool with multi-media facilities to explore the effectiveness of such representations within the tool.

In January 2008 he obtained a PhD degree in Software Engineering (specialisation in Service-oriented Requirements Engineering and Creativity). The research focused on developing effective service discovery mechanisms and techniques, building on the Centre's existing requirements engineering research, as part of the EU-funded Framework VI Integrated Project called SeCSE (Service-centric Systems Engineering).

Currently, he is working on (1) the EU-funded Framework VII Network of Excellence called S-CUBE to identify and codify HCI knowledge and use this codified knowledge to deliver service-based systems that are sensitive to user and task characteristics and the wider social context of these users and tasks, and on (2) the EU-funded Framework VII Integrated Project called MIRROR to design and develop creativity theories, models, techniques and tools to reinforce learning and reflection in creative problem solving.

Program Committee Member for the following Conferences, Workshops and Journals
- Requirements Engineering Journal (since November 2010)
- 17h International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ'2011)
- 8th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC'2010)
- 2nd International Conference on Advanced Service Computing (SERVICE COMPUTATION'2010)
- 1st Workshop on The Web and Requirements Engineering (WeRE'2010)
- 1st Workshop on Creativity in Requirements Engineering (CREARE'2010)
- "Service Orientation" special session at the Euromicro SEAA 2010
- 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems (CAiSE09)
- "Service Orientation" special session at the Euromicro SEAA 2009
- 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems (CAiSE'08)
- 4th International Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for Engineering Requirements (SOCCER'08)
- IET Software special issue on Natural Language in Software Development (published in 2007)
- 2nd International Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Consequences for Engineering Requirements (SOCCER'06)

Research

Research interests

- Requirements engineering, in particular requirements for services delivered from web-systems
- Requirements-based service discovery and service-based systems development
- Theories and models of creativity in software design
- Information Retrieval Methods, including Word Sense Disambiguation, Query Expansion and Natural Language Processing

Projects

- SeCSE
- S-CUBE
- MIRROR

Publications

Chapter

  1. Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Levis, S., Camargo, K. and Allemandi, G. (2015). Creativity support to improve health-and-safety in manufacturing plants: Demonstrating everyday creativity. (pp. 225–234). ISBN 978-1-4503-3598-0.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (28)

  1. Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Lockerbie, J., Hoddy, S. and Camargo, K. (2017). Establishing Digital Creativity Support in Non-Creative Work Environments. 11th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference. 27-30 June, Singapore.
  2. Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Lockerbie, J., Levis, S., Camargo, K., Hoddy, S. and Allemandi, G. (2017). Evaluating Digital Creativity Support To Improve Health-and-Safety in a Manufacturing Plant. CHI'2017 6-11 May, Denver, Colorado.
  3. Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Lockerbie, J., Brock, G. and Traver, C. (2016). Developing and Evaluating Digital Creativity Support in Google Docs for Journalists. 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference 11-15 July, Bournemouth.
  4. Maiden, N., Lockerbie, J., Zachos, K., Bertolino, A., De Angelis, G. and Lonetti, F. (2014). A requirements-led approach for specifying QoS-aware service choreographies: An experience report. .
  5. Thompson, C., Maiden, N., Nouri, M. and Zachos, K. (2013). Evoking Emotion through Stories in Creative Dementia Care. 8th International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems 7-9 November, Kracow, Poland.
  6. Pitts, K., Zachos, K. and Maiden, N. (2013). Creativity Support for Learning in the Person-Centred Care of Older People with Dementia. 1st Workshop on Fostering Creativity in Learning Processes (CCL 2013) 18 September, Paphos, Cyprus.
  7. Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Pitts, K., Jones, S., Turner, I., Rose, M., Pudney, K. and MacManus, J. (2013). A software app to support creativity in dementia care. 9th ACM Conference on Creativity & Cognition 17-20 June, Sydney, Australia.
  8. Zachos, K. and Maiden, N. (2013). A Computational Model of Analogical Reasoning in Dementia Care. The Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity 12-14 June, Sydney, Australia.
  9. Zachos, K., Maiden, N.A.M., Pitts, K., Jones, S., Turner, I., Rose, M., Pudney, K. and MacManus, J. (2013). A software app to support creativity in dementia care. .
  10. Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Karlsen, K., Jones, S., Turner, I. and Rose, M. (2011). Introducing Creativity Techniques and Software Apps to the Care of People with Dementia. 8th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition 3-6 November, Atlanta, USA.
  11. Jones, S.V., Poulsen, A., Maiden, N. and Zachos, K. (2011). User roles in asynchronous distributed collaborative idea generation. 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition 3-6 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  12. Nobauer, M., Seyff, N., Maiden, N. and Zachos, K. (2011). 3C: Using Service Discovery to Support Requirements Elicitation in the ERP Domain. CAiSE’2011 Conference London.
  13. Karlsen, K., Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Jones, S., Turner, I., Rose, M. and Pudney, K. (2011). Supporting reflection and creative thinking by carers of older people with dementia. .
  14. Zachos, K., Lockerbie, J., Hughes, B. and Matthews, P. (2011). Towards a framework for describing cloud service characteristics for use by chief information officers. .
  15. Jones, S., Poulsen, A., Maiden, N.A.M. and Zachos, K. (2011). User roles in asynchronous distributed collaborative idea generation. .
  16. Zachos, K., Maiden, N.A.M., Karlsen, I.K., Jones, S., Turner, I., Rose, M., Pudney, K. and MacManus, J. (2011). Introducing creativity techniques and software apps to the care of people with dementia. .
  17. Maiden, N., Jones, S., Karlsen, K., Neill, R., Zachos, K. and Milne, A. (2010). Requirements engineering as creative problem solving: A research agenda for idea finding. .
  18. Zachos, K., Nikolaou, C., Petridis, P., Stratakis, G., Voskakis, M. and Papathanasiou, E. (2009). Enhancing service network analysis and service selection using requirements-based service discovery. .
  19. Zachos, K., Maiden, N.A.M. and Howells-Morris, R. (2008). Discovering Web Services to Improve Requirements Specifications: Does It Help?. .
  20. Zachos, K., Dobson, G. and Sawyer, P. (2008). Ontology-aided translation in the comparison of candidate service quality. .
  21. Zachos, K., Maiden, N.A.M., Zhu, X. and Jones, S. (2007). Discovering Web Services to Specify More Complete System Requirements. .
  22. Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Zhu, X. and Jones, S. (2006). Does service discovery enhance requirements specification? A preliminary empirical investigation. .
  23. Dourdas, N., Zhu, X., Maiden, N.A.M., Jones, S. and Zachos, K. (2006). Discovering Remote Software Services that Satisfy Requirements: Patterns for Query Reformulation. .
  24. Zisman, A., Jones, S., Kozlenkov, A., Mahbub, K., Maiden, N., Spanoudakis, G., Zachos, K. and Zhu, X. (2005). Service Discovery for Service Centric Systems. eChallenges 2005 19-21 October, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  25. Jones, S.V., Maiden, N., Zachos, K. and Zhu, X. (2005). How Service-Centric Systems Change the Requirements Process. REFSQ’2005 Workshop, in conjunction with CaiSE’2005 13-14 June, Porto.
  26. Jones, S.V., Maiden, N.A.M., Zachos, K. and Zhu, X. (2005). How Service-Centric Systems Change the Requirements Process. 11th Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality: REFSQ2005 .
  27. Zachos, K. and Maiden, N.A.M. (2004). ART-SCENE: Enhancing Scenario Walkthroughs With Multi-Media Scenarios. .
  28. Maiden, N., D'Souza, S., Jones, S., Muller, L., Panesse, L., Pitts, K., Prilla, M., Pudney, K., Rose, M., Turner, I. and Zachos, K. Computing Technologies for Reflective and Creative Care for People with Dementia. .

Journal Articles (10)

  1. Apostolou, D., Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Agell, N., Sánchez-Hernandez, G., Taramigkou, M., Star, K. and Wippoo, M. (2016). Facilitating Creativity in Collaborative Work with Computational Intelligence Software. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 11(2), pp. 29–40. doi:10.1109/MCI.2016.2532266.
  2. Pitts, K., Pudney, K., Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Krogstie, B., Jones, S., Rose, M., MacManus, J. and Turner, I. (2015). Using mobile devices and apps to support reflective learning about older people with dementia. Behaviour and Information Technology . doi:10.1080/0144929X.2015.1015165.
  3. Pitts, K., Pudney, K., Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Krogstie, B., Jones, S., Rose, M., Macmanus, J. and Turner, I. (2015). Using mobile devices and apps to support reflective learning about older people with dementia. Behaviour and Information Technology, 34(6), pp. 613–631. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2015.1015165.
  4. Maiden, N., Lockerbie, J., Zachos, K., Bertolino, A., De Angelis, G. and Lonetti, F. (2014). A requirements-led approach for specifying QoS-aware service choreographies: An experience report. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8396 LNCS, pp. 239–253. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05843-6-18.
  5. Maiden, N., D'Souza, S., Jones, S., Müller, L., Pannese, L., Pitts, K., Prilla, M., Pudney, K., Rose, M., Turner, I. and Zachos, K. (2013). Computing technologies for reflective, creative care of people with dementia. Communications of the ACM, 56(11), pp. 60–67. doi:10.1145/2500495.
  6. Zachos, K., Maiden, N., Pitts, K., Jones, S., Turner, I., Rose, M., Pudney, K. and MacManus, J. (2013). Digital creativity in dementia care support. International Journal of Creative Computing, 1(1), pp. 35–35. doi:10.1504/IJCRC.2013.056924.
  7. Zachos, K., Kounkou, A.P. and Maiden, N.A.M. (2012). Exploiting Codified User Task Knowledge to Discover Services at Design-Time. IJSSOE, 3, pp. 30–66. doi:10.4018/jssoe.2012040103.
  8. Zachos, K. and Maiden, N.A.M. (2008). Inventing Requirements from Software: An Empirical Investigation with Web Services. RE pp. 145–154. doi:10.1109/RE.2008.39.

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  9. Pang, H., Maiden, N., Zachos, K. and Ncube, C. (2005). Do rich media scenarios support requirements discovery? REFSQ 2005 - 11th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. In Conjunction with CAiSE 2005 pp. 152–166.
  10. Zachos, K., Maiden, N.A.M. and Tosar, A. (2005). Rich-Media Scenarios for Discovering Requirements. IEEE Software, 22, pp. 89–97. doi:10.1109/MS.2005.134.

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