Technological Educational Institute of Crete

Physical Address
Technological Educational
Institute of Crete
GR 71004 Iraklio
Crete Greece

Contact Person
Prof. Manolis Tsiknakis
The Technological Educational Institute of Crete was founded in 1983. It is a higher educational institute with full University status. It now comprises the Schools of Applied Technology, Health & Welfare Services, Management & Economics and Agricultural Technology. In addition, there are departments of general sciences, foreign languages, and physical education. With a permanent teaching staff of 200 and approximately 10,000 students, TEI is a thriving academic institution.

The Department of Applied Informatics and Multimedia was established in 2000 within the Faculty of Applied Technologies of the Technological Education Institution of Crete. Today, the Department has grown into a fully operational educational and research unit with more than 2,500 undergraduate students and a number of postgraduate and PhD students. In parallel to its educational goals, the Department operates a number of Research and Development laboratories. Amongst those research laboratories is the Biomedical informatics and eHealth technologies lab, focusing on the innovative application of mainstream computer science methods, tools and technologies in the domain of translational medicine, bioinformatics and eHealth and the Interactive Software Technologies & System Engineering Laboratory, which focuses on a range of technological areas with an emphasis on Human Computer Interaction, Visual querying mechanisms, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, and Virtual Organization Informatics.



Key Publications

– A. Hristoskova, V. Sakkalis, G. Zacharioudakis, M. Tsiknakis, F. De Turck,
Ontology-driven Monitoring of Patient’s Vital Signs enabling Personalized Medical Detection and Alert,
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (accepted).

– G. Tsiliki, M.Zervakis, M. Ioannou, E. Sanidas, E. Stathopoulos, G. Potamias, M.Tsiknakis, D. Kafetzopoulos,
Multi-platform data integration in microarray analysis,
IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. Vol 15, No 6, November 2011, pp. 806-812.

– K. Marias, D. Dionysiou, V. Sakkalis, N. Graf, R. M. Bohle, P. V. Coveney, S. Wan, A. Folarin, P. Büchler, M. Reyes, G. Clapworthy, E. Liu, J. Sabczynski, T. Bily, A. Roniotis, M. Tsiknakis, et al,
Clinically driven design of multi-scale cancer models: the ContraCancrum project paradigm,
Interface Focus, 2011, doi:10.1098/rsfs.2010.0037.

– M. Brochhausen, G. Grigonyte, L. Martín, N. Graf, J. Haller, B. Smith, M. Tsiknakis,
The ACGT Master Ontology and its applications – Towards an ontology-driven cancer research and management system,
J Biomed Inform, 2011 Feb;44(1):8-25.

– M. Zervakis, M.E. Blazadonakis, V. Danilatou, G. Tsiliki, M. Tsiknakis, D. Kafetzopoulos,
Outcome Prediction Based on Microarray Analysis: A Critical Perspective on Methods,
BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10:53.

– N. Graf, A. Hoppe, E. Georgiadi, R. Belleman, C. Desmedt, D. Dionysiou, M. Erdt, J. Jacques, E. Kolokotroni, A. Lunzer, M. Tsiknakis, G. Stamatakos,
The impact of “in silico” oncology on clinical decision making in the context of nephroblastoma,
Clinical Pediatrics, Klin Padiatr 2009; 221: 1? 9.

– M. Tsiknakis, M. Brochhausen, J. Nabrzyski, J. Pucaski, S. Sfakianakis, G. Potamias, C.Desmedt and D. Kafetzopoulos,
A semantic grid infrastructure enabling integrated access and analysis of multilevel biomedical data in support of post-genomic clinical trials on Cancer,
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Special issue on Bio-Grids, 2008, vol 12, no 2, pp. 191-204.

– D. Akoumianakis, G. Milolidakis, P. Gnagnarella, A. Misotti, N. Bessis,
Networking tactics for online eHealth campaigns and intervention studies: Preliminary results from a case study on nutritional support for cancer patients,
4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA; 09/2012

– D. Akoumianakis,
Learning as ‘Knowing’: Towards Retaining and Visualizing Use in Virtual Settings,
Educational Technology & Society (Special issue on “Knowledge Visualization for Learning and Knowledge Management”), 2011, 14 (3), 55-68.

– G. Vellis, D. Kotsalis, D. Akoumianakis, J. Vanderdonckt,
Towards a new generation of MBUI engineering methods: Supporting polymorphic instantiation in synchronous collaborative and ubiquitous environments,
In Coyette, A., Faure, D., Gonzalez, J., Vanderdonckt, J. (Eds.), Proc. of Int. Workshop on User Interface Description Language UIDL’2011 (Lisbon, 6 September 2011), Thales Research and Technology France, Paris, 2011 (ISBN 978-2-9536757-1-9).