Evangelos Niforatos, MSc

Evangelos Niforatos, MSc
Research Assistant, PhD candidate
Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Location Based Services
Research projects: 


SINAIS: "Sustainable Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services". A 3-year research project funded by the Portuguese National Science Foundation, in the framework of Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program.

M.Sc. Thesis “Mobile Databases: Location Aware Application Development in Android OS”. Development of a location aware application in Google Android 2.2 for location based services discovery purposes. The project involves the use of integrated technologies, such as local SQLite and remote XML databases, XML parsing, GPS handling, optimization and consistency issues, as well as future P2P directions, implementing an advanced graphical user interface.

B.Sc. Thesis “Study of Service Provision Issues in Ad hoc Networks under Mobility Conditions”. The aspects of ad hoc networks were successfully analyzed under the scope of facility location problem and the quality of the service provided.

Evangelos Niforatos holds a degree in Informatics and a M.Sc. in Computer Networks and Communications, both from Ionian University, Greece. His research focuses on mobile and pervasive computing, with a specialization in location-aware application development and Location Based Services. He was till recently working as an assistant researcher in Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, in the frames of the project SINAIS: "Sustainable Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services". 

Wurhofer, D., A. Krischkowsky, M. Obrist, and E. Karapanos, "Everyday commuting: prediction, actual experience and recall of anger and frustration in the car", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications: ACM, 09/2015. Abstract
Niforatos, E., and E. Karapanos, "EmoSnaps: A Mobile Application for Emotion Recall from Facial Expressions", Personal Ubiquitous Comput. [Impact Factor (JCR SCI 2014): 1.518], vol. 19, no. 2, London, UK, UK, Springer-Verlag, pp. 425–444, 2015. Abstract
Niforatos, E., E. Karapanos, M. Langheinrich, D. Wurhofer, A. Krischkowsky, M. Obrist, and M. Tscheligi, "eMotion: Retrospective In-car User Experience Evaluation", Adjunct Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 118–123, 2015. Abstract
Niforatos, E., A. Vourvopoulos, M. Langheinrich, P. Campos, and A. Dória, "Atmos: A Hybrid Crowdsourcing Approach to Weather Estimation", ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'14), Seattle, Washington, US, 09/2014.
Niforatos, E., E. Karapanos, R. Alves, M. C. Martins, M. C. Chen, and N. J. Nunes, "Enwildering the Lab: Merging Field Evaluation with In-Lab Experience Sampling", CHI’13 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, [Acceptance Rate: 32%], Paris, France, 2013. Abstract
Lim, V., M. C. Chen, E. Niforatos, R. Alves, E. Karapanos, and N. J. Nunes, "Exploring the Use of EEG and Eye Tracking in Understanding Customer Experiences for Service Design", 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction - APCHI2012, [Acceptance Rate: 23%], Matsue, Japan, 08/2012. Abstract
Karapanos, E., M. Barreto, V. Nisi, and E. Niforatos, "Does locality make a difference? Assessing the effectiveness of location-aware narratives", Interacting with Computers, [2012 Impact Factor: 1.158], vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 273 - 279, 07/2012.
Gouveia, R., E. Niforatos, and E. Karapanos, "Footprint Tracker: reviewing lifelogs and reconstructing daily experiences", In Proceedings of ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS’12, [Acceptance Rate: 20‰], vol. abs/1207.1818, 06/2012.