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Born in Greece, Grigoris studied computer science at Karlsruhe (Germany), and in 1989 he completed his PhD at Osnabrueck (Germany) on program verification. After spending a few more years in Osnabrueck, he emigrated to Australia in 1994, where he stayed until 2001. During that period he moved up the academic ladder, becoming Professor at Griffith University in 1999. His research in that period was mainly concerned with issues of knowledge representation.

Australia was nice and offered ample research funding possibilities, but it was too far away from home, so he decided to return to Europe. After a short stay in Bremen, he became Professor at the University of Crete in 2002, where he spent the next 10 years. From 2004 to 2011 he was, in addition, Head of the Information Systems Laboratory at FORTH, the top-rated research institution in Greece.

During that decade, he expanded his research interests to include semantic technologies, as well as a number of application areas. He was happy to see significant recognition of  his work, becoming an ECCAI Fellow in 2006; and to witness great impact through the publication of his book “A Semantic Web Primer” which has become the standard textbook in this area and has been translated to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. And privately, he found someone who was silly enough to marry him, and became a happy, but sometimes annoyed, father of two sons.

A combination of family preferences and general developments in Greece led to his decision to move once more, and join Huddersfield in 2012. He is determined to continue his research on semantic and knowledge technologies and their applications, seeking to take advantage of existing national funding opportunities and the international outreach of the UK. At the same time, he hopes  that, by bringing in his research expertise and network of research collaborations across Europe and beyond, he will make a significant contribution towards Huddersfield’s  continued strengthening in terms of research quality, impact and reputation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Foundations of ontology languages
  • Knowledge dynamics
  • Nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Foundations of rule-based systems
  • Reasoning about context.

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Foundations of Ontology Knowledge
  • Knowledge Dynamics
  • Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  • Foundations Rule-Based Systems
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • E-Commerce
  • Declarative Business Rules
  • Electronic Contacts
  • Automated Agent Negotiations
  • Web-Based Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Services
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Applications of Ontology-Based Systems
  • e-Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cultural Information Systems

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Projects 2013 2019

SemData: Semantic Data Management

Antoniou, G.


Project: ResearchEU Government


McCluskey, T., Antoniou, G. & Vallati, M.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 1990 2019

Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Risk Management

Baryannis, G., Dani, S., Validi, S. & Antoniou, G., Jan 2019, Revisiting Supply Chain Risk. Zsidisin, G. A. & Henke, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management; vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Traffic signals
Autonomous agents

Large scale distributed spatio-temporal reasoning using real-world knowledge graphs

Mantle, M., Batsakis, S. & Antoniou, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Knowledge-Based Systems. 163, p. 214-226 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric sparks

A Survey of Large-Scale Reasoning on the Web of Data

Antoniou, G., Batsakis, S., Mutharaju, R., Pan, J. Z., Qi, G., Tachmazidis, I., Urbani, J. & Zhou, Z., 31 Oct 2018, In : Knowledge Engineering Review. 33, p. 1-43 43 p., e21.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Parallel algorithms
Sensor networks
Computer systems

A Trajectory Calculus for Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Answer Set Programming

Baryannis, G., Tachmazidis, I., Batsakis, S., Antoniou, G., Alviano, M., Sellis, T. & Tsai, P. W., 1 Jul 2018, In : Theory and Practice of Logic Programming. 18, 3-4, p. 355-371 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Qualitative Spatial Reasoning
Answer Set Programming

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (Journal)

Tianhua Chen (Editor), Grigoris Antoniou (Editor)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Effective Diagnosis of Diabetes with a Decision Tree-Initialised Neuro-Fuzzy Approach

Tianhua Chen (Speaker), Grigoris Antoniou (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Changjing Shang (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Pan Su (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Qiang Shen (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
5 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Trajectory Calculus for Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Using Answer Set Programming

Georgios Bargiannis (Speaker), Ilias Tachmazidis (Speaker), Sotirios Batsakis (Speaker), Grigoris Antoniou (Speaker), Mario Alviano (Speaker), Timos Sellis (Speaker), Pei Wei Tsai (Speaker)
15 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A Semantically Enriched Hypercat-Enabled Internet of Things Data Hub

Ilias Tachmazidis (Speaker), Grigoris Antoniou (Speaker), Sotirios Batsakis (Speaker), John Davies (Speaker), Alistair Duke (Speaker), Sandra Stincic Clarke (Speaker)
21 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation