Margarita Kokla C.V. Print

 

Position: Lecturer, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

  

Personal Details:

 

Date and place of birth: June 10, 1975, Athens
Marital status: Married with 1 child
Residence address: Kalvou 125-129, 11475, Athens, Greece

 

Contact Address:

 

School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Iroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou Campus, Greece

 

Tel.: +30 210 7722637

 

Fax.: +30 210 7722734

 

URLhttp://ontogeo.ntua.gr/index.php/kokla.html

 

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Member of:

  • Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ)

 

  • Hellenic Association of Rural and Surveying Engineers

 

  • Hellenic Cartographic Society

 

  • Hellenic Association of Geographic Information Systems (HELLASGIs)

 

  • The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

  

Education:

 

  • 2005: PhD, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. 
    Doctoral Dissertation: “Semantic Interoperability in Geographic Information Science”, supervised by Prof. Marinos Kavouras

 

  • 2000: MSc in Geoinformatics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 

  • 1998: Diploma in Rural and Surveying Engineering, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 

Brief Career:

 

  • Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2011: Research Associate, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 

  • Jan. 2012 – to date: Lecturer, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

 

 Scientific and Professional Activity:

 

  • 2002 - today: Research Associate, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

 

  • 2002 - 2004: Member of the Scientific Committee GeoiInfo-Soc of the Operational Program “Information Society in Greece” for the measure 2.4 “Geographic Information Systems”.

 

 

  • 2007 - 2010: Member of the Scientific Committee “Geographic Information Systems” of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

 


Participation in Research Programs:

 

  • 1997 “Study of a Spatial Data Transfer Standard for Cadastre”, for the Hellenic National Cadastre.

 

  • 1999 “Analysis of the Data Model for the Database of Administrative Boundaries of the European Project Esprit: ABDS for the CEEC», ABDS INCO PROJECT No 977050, for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization.

 

  • 2000 “Definition of a Land Cover - Land Use Classification Schema”, Research Program Technical Report for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization and the National Statistical Service of Greece.

 

  • 2000 “Development of a Methodology for the Integration of Different Geographic Ontologies”, “Archimedes” Basic Research Program, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).

 

  • 2003 “A Decision Support System for Enterprises and Users via Web and Open GIS Platform”, E-Business Research Program, General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

 

  • 2004 “System and Data Organization for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure”, Operational Program “Information Society”, Measure 2.4.

 

Teaching Activity:

Participation in the educational process of the following courses:

 

1. Under-graduate:

 

  • “Principles of Geographic Information Systems”, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Academic Years: 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11.

 

2. Post-graduate:

 

  • “Principles of Geographic Information Systems in Spatial Planning”, Post-Graduate Program “Architecture and Spatial Planning”, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Academic Years: 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04.

 

  • “Geoinformation Theory”, Post-graduate Program “Geoinformatics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Academic Years: 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11.

 

  • “Research Issues in GIS”, Post-graduate Program “Geoinformatics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Academic Years: 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11.

 

  • “Representation of Geographic Knowledge” Post-graduate Program “Geoinformatics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Academic Years: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11.

 

Specialization:


1. Geoinformatics – Geographic Information Science (GIScience):  

 

  • Ontologies – Geospatial Ontologies

 

  • Geospatial concepts (theories, types, functions of)

 

  • Semantics of geospatial concepts

 

  • Cognitive and linguistics aspects

 

  • Knowledge representation

 

  • Natural Language Processing

 

  • Geo-ontology integration

 

  • Semantic Interoperability

 

  • Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs)

 

2. Geovisualization/ Cartography: 

 

  • Theoretical issues - Cartography as a means of communication and knowledge

 

  • Cognitive representation – (mental categories, knowledge schemata, map schemata)

 

  • Model generalization

 

Scholarships - Awards:


1. ISPRS Prize for Best Papers by Young authors, ISPRS XXI Congress, 3-11 July 2008, Beijing, China.

 

2. Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Prize for the contribution of the doctoral dissertation to the research area “representation of geospatial knowledge”, 2005.

 

3. Scholarship for the participation in the International Conference on GIScience (GIScience scholarship) for the years 2000 and 2002.

 

4. Thomaidis Award for the Progress of Arts and Sciences for papers published in well-known refereed scientific journals for the years 2000 and 2001.

 

5. PhD Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, 1999-2001.

 

6. Scholarship from the MSc in Geoinformatics, National Technical University of Athens, 1998-1999.

 

7. Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation for the Academic Years 1993-94 και 1995-96.


Book: Theories of Geographic Concepts: Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration (with M. Kavouras), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2008.

 

Selected publications: here

 

Citations: over 300 (excluding self-citations by all authors).

  

Invited Talks:

 

  • INSPIRE – GMES workshop for land cover, 29 June – 1 July 2009, Madrid, Spain.

 

  • COST Action C21 3rd Workshop “Construction of multilingual ontologies for Urban Civil Engineering projects”, 20-21 October 2008, Zaragoza, Spain.

 

  • 2nd CEN/TC 287 Mediterranean Workshop, 10-11 June 2008, UN FAO, Rome, Italy.

 

  • 1st CEN/TC 287 Mediterranean Workshop, 14 March 2008, Athens, Greece.

 

Other Activities:

Reviewer of papers for the following journals:

 

  • Computers and Geosciences
  • Environment and Planning B
  • Geoinformatica
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science Journal of Spatial Science
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science - Special Issue on Information Semantics and its Implications for Geographical Analysis
  • Journal of Spatial Science
  • Transactions in GIS

 

Member of the Program Committee of the following Conferences:

   

  • 2nd Conference on Geospatial Semantics (GeoS 2007), 22-23 November 2009, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 3rd Conference on Geospatial Semantics (GeoS 2009), 3-4 December 2009 Mexico City, Mexico.
  • XXIth ISPRS Congress, 3-11 July 2008, Beijing, China.
  • XXIIth ISPRS Congress, 25 August – 1 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Research Projects:

 

  • Research team member in the Program “Study of a Spatial Data Transfer Standard for Cadastre”, for the Hellenic National Cadastre, NTUA, 1996–1999. 
  • Research team member in the Program “Analysis of the Data Model for the Database of Administrative Boundaries of the European Project Esprit: ABDS for the CEEC», ABDS INCO PROJECT No 977050, for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization, 1998–2001.
  • Research team member in the Program “Definition of a Land Cover - Land Use Classification Schema”, Research Program Technical Report for the Hellenic Mapping and Cadastral Organization and the National Statistical Service of Greece, NTUA, 2001–2002.
  • Main researcher of the Program “Development of a Methodology for the Integration of Different Geographic Ontologies”, “Archimedes” Basic Research Program, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS), NTUA, 2000 –2002.
  • Research team member in the Program “System and Data Organization for a National Spatial Data Infrastructure”, Operational Program “Information Society”, Measure 2.4, 2004 –2005.
  • Research team member in the Program “A System for Decision Making for Businesses and Consumers through the Web and Open GIS Platform, Program e-Business, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, 2003 –2005.
  • Research team member in the Program “Development of a Spatial Database for the Organization for Local Government Organizations with settlements for scale 1:50,000”, National Statistical Service of Greece, 2008–2009.
  • Research team member in the team for the development of educational material for GIS for the Technical Chamber of Greece, 2009.
  • Research team member in for the development of educational material “Geographic Information Systems for the Local Government Organizations (GNOSI109)” on an asynchronous eLearning platform Open eClass, for the “Information – Training – Local Development S.A. (PETA)”, 2009.
  • Research team member in the Program Geocrowd – “Creating a Geospatial Knowledge World”, funded as an IΤΝ under FP7 - People Marie Curie Actions by the European Commission, 2010 –2014.

 

Foreign Languages: English, French.
 

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