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Assistant Professor Dimitrios Bechtsis

Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis serves as Assistant Professor at the Industrial Engineering and Management Department of the International Hellenic University, Greece. Dr. Bechtsis is also a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Statistics and Qualitative Analysis Methods (Logistics And Supply Chain Management) of the Industrial Management Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.), Greece in the area of Industrial Information Systems for Digital Sustainable Supply Chains. He holds a Ph.D. (Digital manufacturing methodologies and information technology (ΙΤ) tools for the management and control of autonomous vehicles in Supply Chains) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.U.Th., an M.Sc. degree in Medical Informatics from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics and the School of Medicine, A.U.Th. and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, A.U.Th.. His scientific interests indicatively cover the fields of Information Technology, Database Management Systems, Internet Of Things, Industry 4.0, Autonomous Vehicles, Digital/Sustainable Supply Chains and Agrifood Systems, while he is focusing on the incorporation of intelligent autonomous vehicles and systems in the supply chain ecosystem. He has published his research work in acknowledged peer-reviewed scientific journals, as chapters in scientific books and in many national and international conference proceedings, while he has participated in more than 20 national and European research projects. He also serves as a reviewer in scientific journals and is a member of several associations, such as the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Association of Mechanical-Electrical Engineers of Northern Greece, the Greek Association of Supply Chain Management (EEL) and the AUTh Alumni Association.

Dr. Dimitrios Behctsis

PhD Digital Supply Chains and Autonomous Systems | MSc Medical Informatics

Assistant Professor | Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, IHU

Collaborating Academic | Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (CIRI-AUTH), Balkan Center, Laboratory of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Work Experience

timeline

Work experience

  • February 2019 – now

    Assistant Professor

    International Hellenic University (IHU), Thessaloniki (Greece)

    Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Specialization: Industrial Information Systems and Digital Supply Chains.

  • February 2014 – 2019

    Lecturer

    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, (ATEITH), Thessaloniki (Greece)

    Department of Automation Engineering, Division of Automation and Control Systems, Specialization: Information Systems for Engineers.

  • October 2004 - January 2014

    Developer - IT

    IT Center of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a Developer, Responsible for the IT Support Department and Project Manager (Working on the University Information Systems, Cooperating with Eudoxus and other central services).

  • October 2001 - January 2014

    Contract Lecturer

    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki as a contract Lecturer (Informatics, Medical Informatics, Internet Services, and Informatics for Engineers).

  • September 2007 - February 2008 and November 2008 - December 2008

    Project Manager

    International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (Greece), Project Management ( e-learning technologies, IT Support).

  • May 2006 - February 2007

    IT Support and Project Manager

    National Theater of Northen Greece, Thessaloniki (Greece), IT National Project for Cultural Heritage Digitization.

  • August 2003 - August 2004

    Hellenic Army, Military Service at the Research and Informatics Corps (SEP) of the Hellenic Army.

  • January 2003 - May 2004

    Developer

    TREK Consulting SA, (IT COMPANY), Thessaloniki (Greece), Developer (web based project).

  • September 2000 - August 2003

    Research Assistant

    Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Thessaloniki (Greece), Participated in many national and international research projects, as a research assistant (development, project management).

Awards

Awards

  • December 2009: Qualified for the position of Special Technical & Laboratory Staff (ETEP) at the International Hellenic University for the Management of the IHU’s telecommunication infrastructure, the development and maintenance of information technology systems.
  • June 2009: Qualified as a state employee at the Municipality of Kordelio-Eyosmos (FEK 278/ASEP/26-06-2009)
  • October 2002: Granted a postgraduate State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) while finishing the first year of my Master in Science in Medical Informatics, as the student with the higher grade.
  • October 2001: 1st position at the qualified written examination among 43 candidates for the entry level exams at the Master of Science in Medical Informatics.
  • September 2001 - September 2003: Scholar as a postgraduate student at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – ITI Institute.

Academic Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Tsolakis, N., Bechtsis, D., Bochtis, D., 2019. Agros: A robot operating system based emulation tool for agricultural robotics, Open Access, MDPI Agronomy, 9(7), 403 .
  • Bechtsis, D., Moisiadis, V., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D., and Bochtis, D., 2019. Unmanned Ground Vehicles in Precision Farming Services: An Integrated Emulation Modelling Approach, Special Issue, Springer's CCIS, "Communications in Computer and Information Science", Volume Number CCIS 953, pp. 177-190.
  • Tsolakis, N., Bechtsis, D. and Srai, J.S., 2019. Intelligent autonomous vehicles in digital supply chain operations: From conceptualisation, to simulation modelling, to real-world operations. Business Process Management Journal 25(3), pp. 414-437. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-11-2017-0330.
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D., Srai, J.S., 2018. Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles in digital supply chains: A framework for integrating innovations towards sustainable value networks. Special Issue: Innovation for sustainable development, Journal of Cleaner Production, 181, pp 60-71.
  • Bechtsis, D., and Tsolakis, N., 2018. Trends in Industrial Informatics and Supply Chain Management. International Journal of New Technology and Research (IJNTR), ISSN: 2454-4116, 4, 10, pp. 91-93.
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D., Iakovou, E., 2017. Sustainable supply chain management in the digitalisation era: The impact of Automated Guided Vehicles. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 4, pp 3970-3984.
  • Vouzas, M., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2016. Optimization of Industrial Automated Guided Vehicle Systems: A simulation approach. Astrolavos, Journal of New Technologies, Hellenic Mathematical Society, 25, pp19-37.
  • Keramydas, C., Bechtsis, D., Aidonis, D., 2016. Agent-Based Simulation for Modeling Supply Chains: A Comparative Case Study. International Journal of New Technology and Research (IJNTR), ISSN: 2454-4116, Volume-2, Issue-10, pp 36-39.

Scientific Books (Chapters)

  • Tsampoulatidis, I., Bechtsis, D., & Kompatsiaris, I., 2019. "Moving from e-Gov to we-Gov and beyond: a blockchain framework for the digital transformation of cities". In Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789907056.00016
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Bizakis, A., Vlachos, D., 2019. A Blockchain Framework for Containerized Food Supply Chains, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 46, pp. 1369-1374.
  • Poulimenos, D, Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., Iakovou, E., 2018. A software tool for optimizing intra-logistic activities, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 43, 2018, pp 439-444.
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Vouzas, M., Vlachos, D., 2017. Industry 4.0: Sustainable material handling processes in industrial environments,, In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 40, 2017, Pages 2281-2286.
  • Bechtsis, D., Giannikis, G.K., Efstratiadis, S., 2002. “A progressive Wavelet Oriented Watershed technique for image segmentation”, Recent Trends in Multimedia Information Processing, pp. 327-333. ISBN: 978-981-238-243-6

Conference Proceedings Peer Reviewed

  • Karamanos, X., Mallioris, P., Poulimenos, D., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2019. A ROS tool for optimal routing in intralogistics , Annals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the International DAAAM Symposium.
  • Tsolakis, N., Bechtsis, D. and Srai, J.S., 2018. “Agriculture 4.0 as enabler for water stewardship: An emulation tool for drones in farming operations”. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium: Supply chain transformation enabled by advanced technologies: implications for producers, consumers and society. Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 27-28.
  • Karamitsos, G., Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D., 2018. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Warehouse Inventory Management Systems, 4th Olympus International Conference on Supply Chains (4th Olympus ICSC), Accepted.
  • Yakavenka, V., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2018. Blockchain Impact on Food Supply Chains: A Critical Taxonomy, 4th Olympus International Conference on Supply Chains (4th Olympus ICSC), Accepted.
  • Poulimenos, D., Menexes, I., Loukaridou-Kizili, E.Z., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2018. A swarm intelligence software tool for optimizing last-mile logistics in Green Supply Chains, International Conference on Green Supply Chain, GSC’ 2018.
  • Moisiadis, V., Bechtsis, D., Menexes, G., Vlachos, D., Iakovou, E. and Bochtis, D., 2017. Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles in industrial environments, 6th ICMEN International Conferences, October 5‐6, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, ICMEN 2017, pp 207-2012.
  • Katikaridis, D., Bechtsis, D., Liakos, K., Vlachos, D. and Bochtis, D., 2017. A Google-Maps® based software tool for in-field logistics, 10th National Conference of Hellenic Agricultural Engineers, September 2017.
  • Moisiadis, V., Bechtsis, D., Liakos, K., Vlachos, D. and Bochtis, D., 2017. A real time navigation tool for planning and control of unmanned guided vehicles (UGV), 10th National Conference of Hellenic Agricultural Engineers, September 2017.
  • Bechtsis, D., Tsolakis, N., Vouzas, M., Vlachos, D., 2017. Industry 4.0: Sustainable material handling processes in industrial environments, 27th European Symposium ESCAPE-27, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Tsolakis, N., Bechtsis, D. and Srai, J.S., 2017. Design of operations in digital supply chains: From simulation modelling to real-world intelligent autonomous vehicles. In: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CIM Symposium - Globalisation 2.0. Cambridge, United Kingdom, 28-29 September.
  • Bechtsis, D., Moisiadis, V., Tsolakis, N., Vlachos, D., and Bochtis, D., 2017. Scheduling and Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Precision Farming: A Real-time Navigation Tool, 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment (HAICTA 2017), September 21-24, 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  • Katikaridis, D., Bechtsis, D., Menexes, I., Liakos, K., Vlachos, D. and Bochtis, D., 2017. A software tool for efficient intra-logistics in agriculture, 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food & Environment (HAICTA 2017), September 21-24, 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece.
  • Bechtsis, D., Drakaki, M., Vlachos, D., 2015. Using Agent-Based Modeling for the Design of Agrifood Supply Chains with Emergency Replenishments. Thessaloniki 1st International Conference on Agrifood SCM & Green Logistics FP7 REGPOT Project: GREEN-AgriChains.
  • Bechtsis, D., Karagiannidis , Ch., Demetriadis, S., Pomportsis A., Developing Learning Material for Mobile Learning Applications, University of Thessaly, 2006.
  • Mentzelou, P., Vosniakos, F., Nikolaou, K., Papadakis, N., and Bechtsis, D., An Information Management System For Hospital Wastes, 13th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 8-12, 2005.
  • Daras, P., Palaka, D., Giagourta, V., Bechtsis, D., Petridis, K., and Strintzis, M.G., A novel peer-to-peer payment protocol, IEEE EUROCON, International Conference on Computer as a Tool (Invited paper), Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 2003.
  • Bechtsis, D., Daras, P., and Strintzis, M.G., A web/wap-based maagement tool for health care services, Proc. International Academic Conference on eHealth Telemedicine and Telecare, TELEMED 03, London, January 2003.
  • Daras, P., Bechtsis, D., and Strintzis, M.G., A WEB/WAP based system for remote monitoring patients with data mining support, Proc. 6th Seminar on Neural Network Applications in Electrical Engineering (NEUREL '02), supported by IEEE, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, September 2002.
  • Bechtsis, D., Giannikis, G.K., Efstratiadis, S., A progressive Wavelet Oriented Watershed technique for image segmentation, 9th International Workshop on Systems, Signals and Image Processing IWSSIP' 2002, Manchester, 2002.
  • Bechtsis, D., Giannikis, G.K., Efstratiadis, S., Hierarchical image segmentation combining wavelets and watersheds, 2002 Thessaloniki, 2002.

Announcements at conferences

  • Vlachogiannis, G., Kyriakidis-Tingilidis, P., Bechtsis, D., 2017. An Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle (IAV) prototype for industrial facilities, 2nd International Workshop on Microsystems, Sindos Campus, ATEITH, 17WOM-08, December 20, pp. 20.
  • Katikaridis, D., Menexes, G., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2017. Industry 4.0: Automated Guided Vehicle management in industrial environments, Department of Management Science and Technology (DMST) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), 14th Management Science and Technology Student Conference (FSDET 2017), Athens, Greece, April 27.
  • Koutras, V., Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2017. Multiagent Systems in agricultural Supply Chains, Management Science and Technology Student Conference, Department of Management Science and Technology (DMST) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), 14th Management Science and Technology Student Conference (FSDET 2017), Athens, Greece, April 27.
  • Vouzas, M., Bechtsis, D., and Vlachos, D., 2016. Optimization of Industrial Automated Guided Vehicle Systems, Management Science and Technology Student Conference, Department of Management Science and Technology (DMST) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), 13th Management Science and Technology Student Conference (FSDET 2016), Athens, Greece, April 27.
  • Bechtsis, D., Vlachos, D., 2016. Multi-Agent Systems in Supply Chains, Seminar Day in Mechanical Engineering (SEMENG 2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, May 20.

Speeches and Research Events

  • KEDEK – Research Teams, Autonomous Intelligent Systems, July 04 2018.
  • Speaker at the event #Drones that was co-organized from the students of the Automation Department and GeoSense - GeoSense UAS Academy, March 21, 2018.
  • Speaker at the 21st Panhellenic Logistics Conference “Digital Supply Chains” of the Greek Logistics Company Northern Greece (https://eelbe.org/), on “Autonomous Vehicles and Logistics Information Systems in Supply Chains”, November 24-25, 2017.
  • Presentation at the Researchers Night 2017: On behalf of the Department of Automation Engineering our team presented “Smart transporters: Moving intelligent and synergistically”, September 29, 2017.

Summer Schools

  • DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT Summer School – July 1st-5th, 2019 - https://dsclm.imet.gr/2019/ Topic: IoT & Autonomous technologies

List of funded projects

Funded Projects

  • Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply Chain, Transport and Logistics, EN.I.R.I.S.S.T., 2019.
  • Dynamic Quality CONtrol on Production lines using intelligent AutonomouS vehicleS, Q-CONPASS, Accepted, 2019.
  • Human-Robot Synergetic Logistics for High Value Crops – SYNERGIE, 2018.
  • Design and Construction of a Fully Automated Electrophoresis System, Autoelectrophoresis, Funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for the 2014-2020, “Research- Develop – Innovate”.
  • NEXUS Identifying Agriculture-Water-Energy challenges, Funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for the 2014-2020 (2017).
  • GREEN-AgriChains project, Funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 under Grant Agreement No. 316167 (2015).
  • Open academic courses AUTh – Opencourses, Funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for the 2007-2013 (01/11/2012 to 31/11/2015).
  • Upgrade the Information Systems of the AUTH Digital University, Funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for the 2007-2013 (1/10/2011-30/4/2013).
  • Alumni Personalized Services for the AUTh university, Funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) for the 2007-2013 (1/10/2011-31/12/2012).
  • e-University Registration Office (eURO), Funded by Aristotle University’s Research Committee (1/2009-6/2010).
  • International Hellenic University (IHU) Development and Design of IHU’s action plan : Information Systems, Network Backbone, Telecommunication Systems, Funded by Aristotle University’s Research Committee (01/11/2008-31/12/2008 and 01/09/2007-29/02/2008).
  • Lab Infrastructure development MyNetLab, Funded by the Greece Research and Technology Network. (15/10/2010–15/12/2011).
  • Digitalization of the resources and development of digital courses for the National School of Judges, Funded by the 3rd Community Support Framework for Greece (2008).
  • Digitalization and development of a digital platform for the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Funded by the Funded by the 3rd Community Support Framework for Greece (2007-2008).
  • Creation of a digital services platform for the resources of the National Theater of Northern Greece, Funded by the 3rd Community Support Framework for Greece (01/05/2006-28/02/2007)
  • Telecommunication services and actions at the AUTHNET campus, Funded by the COMMUNITY SUPPORT FRAMEWORK GREECE 2000-2006 (2006-2007).
  • Study the design and installation of hardware infrastructure (computer labs): Cooperation of AUTh and – University of Tirana, Funded by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Program “Synergasia” (2006).
  • Development of Digital University Services and implement smart card readers to the AUTh University, Funded by the COMMUNITY SUPPORT FRAMEWORK GREECE 2000-2006 for the 42 departments of the university (9/2005–12/2007).
  • Study and develop the University Directory Services (PYKA) AUTh, Funded by the Aristotle University’s Research Committee (2005-2006).
  • Development of a Web based Information for controlling and managing enterprise expenses, Funded by “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (EPAnEK) Operational Programme, (01/01/2003-01/03/2004).
  • Broadband Services of ADSL Networks, Funded by the GSRT in cooperation with ΟΤΕ (2002-2003)
  • Technologies for Remote Monitoring Patients (URL: http://www.iti.gr), Funded by the GSRT, Greece-Yugoslavia bilateral scientific cooperation agreement project (2002-2004).
  • Remote monitoring of patients (http://diabalkaniko.iti.gr ), Funded by the GSRT - PAVET, assoc. Interbalkan Medical Center, (2001-2003).
  • Tele-medical services using the WAP protocol, Funded by the GSRT, Greece-Cyprus bilateral scientific cooperation agreement project (2003-2005).
  • P2P common interest and collaborative platform, P2People project is to research & develop a P2P collaborative framework and a prototype application to allow people to form "common interest" groups, FP5 ΙST-Information Society Technologies-2002-38458 (2002-2004).
  • ESCAPE SOLUTIONS Development of an advanced Working Station, Funded by the GSRT (2002).
  • INTERFACE — Multimodal Analysis / Synthesis System for Human Interaction to Virtual and Augmented Environments, Funded by IST-Information Society Technologies-2000 (2000-2002).