Epsilon International SA (EPS) – Greece

Epsilon International SA (www.epsilon.gr) is a leading GIS Technologies Organization with history since 1985. The company has an international presence with offices and companies in Cyprus, Italy, Russia and soon Munich. EPSILON has accomplished in recent years more than 200 major GIS and remote sensing projects in worldwide partnership, for instance with ESRI DE. The company: (i) conducts original research & technology development for new products, (ii) delivers consulting services, GIS & remote sensing applications in the sectors of water, environment, information society technologies, city management & emergency, statistics, economics, digital aerial photography, mapping and in other technology & sciences sectors, (iii) is generating and offering GIS & digital products, digital maps, digital statistical databases, GIS added value s/w products, mathematical environmental s/w and models for environmental decision-making based on multiple GIS technologies, and (iv) conducts training courses for its clients.

Role in the project

EPS will be leader of WP3 responsible for creation of a CityGML ADE on differently-abled-friendly routing. Furthermore in the context of WP4 EPS will be in charge of development of the aforementioned routing service, based on existing (standard) routing technology developed in the context of BRISEIDE. Furthermore EPS will provide technical support to the pilot in DRAMA.

Key Staff involved in the project

Prof. Marc Bonazountas is a Civil Engineer. His expertise is in the entire broad spectrum of environmental sciences & engineering and in supporting peripheral domains of GIS, InfoSociety and space technologies. Prof. Bonazountas has authored 600+ publications, proceedings and white papers, and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals & organizations. Tenured Professor, NTUA 1990+, School of Civil Engineering, Department of Water Resources & Environment; Member of the Scientific Management Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA, 2007-2010); Chairman of the Environment & Sustainability Standing Committee of the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE, 2007-2010). He was with Arthur D. Little Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1976-87); with Rhein-Main-Donau AG, Germany (1972-73). He has managed 60+ major EC/RTD projects, has lead and guided 150+ major state-of-technology projects, has supervised 40+ major academic research projects. Dr. Sotirios Kanellopoulos is a Computer Sciences Engineer (Dr. Eng) working at Epsilon International SA R&D Department. He holds a Doctorate degree in Electrical and Computer Eng., NTUA. He has 10 publ. in International Journals and Conferences. His expertise is on Advanced Mathematics for Statistical / Stochastic Analysis & Engineering, Satellite Communications and Signal Processing for Telecommunications. He has worked as a research assistant at NTUA and Milan Polytechnic. He works on Data Modelling with GIS Technologies, Geospatial Statistics and Patterns for the Environmental & Geo-Marketing Sectors, on the Design and Integration of Large GIS systems & on WMS applications. Mr. Iraklis Karampourniotis was born in 1982. He is an MSc Rural and Surveying Engineer and an MSc in Techniques and Methods in Spatial Design, Analysis and Management. Mr. Karampourniotis has experience in Geographic Information Systems on various software platforms including ArcGIS, AutoCAD Map 3D, Manifold GIS, GRASS, QGIS and Geomedia Professional. He has experience in software and algorithm development for GIS, WebGIS, Mobile GIS and Spatial Databases. Mr Karampourniotis has eight (8) publications concerning GIS, Quality Management Systems, WebGIS, Cartography and Artificial Intelligence. He is highly experienced in spatial databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and MS Access as well as development and management with procedural languages such as T-SQL and plpgsql. He also develops GIS and other desktop, mobile and web applications using Microsft.NET technologies and programming with VB.Net and ASP.Net.