Vassilis Tsioukas

Vassilis Tsioukas

Personal Information

  • Ph.D. Digital Photorgammetry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2000
  • Electrical Engineer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1992
  • Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Engineering of the Democritos University of Thrace in Greece (2003-2011)
  • Associate Professor at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Invited Professor for the academic periods of 2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8 , 2008-9 , 2009-10 , 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13  in the “Environmental Management” Postgraduate Programme of The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (M.A.I.Ch), for the course  of «Basic Geodesy & Digital Photogrammetry»
  • Invited Professor at the School of Architecture in IUAV di Venezia (1/1/2010-31/3/2010)

Participation in Research Projects

1996-1997 “Optimising the excavation methodology using modern photogrammetric techniques and automated systems of documentation in the region of Toumba in Thesalloniki, Greece” funded by the Greek Government (participating as a Ph.D. Candidate scholar in the Surveying Dept. of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

1996-1998 “Examining the combination of high quality, low cost and fast performance methods for the documentation of monuments, aiming specifically in their use at the archeological site of Dion in Greece” funded by the Greek Government (participating as a Ph.D. Candidate scholar in the Surveying Dept. of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

1996-1998 “Optical Radar Sensor Fusion for Environmental Applications-ORFEAS” Concerted Action funded by the European Union (participating as a Ph.D. Candidate scholar in the Surveying Dept. of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

1998-1999 Development and enhancement of educational studies program using CD-ROM titles in a multimedia environment, Dept. of Surveying of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece” funded by the Greek Government (as a Principle Investigator)

2003 Invited researcher at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology (Mississippi, USA) co-operating in documentation issues for the creation of 3D models of small archaeological objects found in excavation sites

2004-2005 «Digitech III, Study on the Digitisation in 3D”, funded by the Greek Government (cooperating with the Cultural and Educational Technologies Institute-CETI)

2007-2008 Interreg III, Cooperation networks
transfer of know-how on 3D digitization applications (cooperating with the Cultural and Educational Technologies Institute-CETI)

2009-2010 Development of an experimental photogrammetric system for the diagnosis of scoliosis. (Cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus)

2010-2012 OBSERVE: Strengthening and Development of Earth Observation Activities for the Environment in the Balkan Area, funded under the  the Theme: [ENV.2010.4.1.4-1 , Identification and Networking of EO activities in the Balkan area] of  FP7.

2013 Invited instructor in the Erasmus IP Epoch «Excellence in Photogrammetry for Open Cultural Landscape & Heritage Education» realized in Thassos 2013 by the Technical Institute of Kavala and the participation of Universities of University of Alba Iulia (Romania), University of West Hungary (Hungary), Polytechnic University of Timisoara (Romania), Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia)

Papers

  1. Kiskinis, D., Patias, P., Megalopoulos, A., Kostopoulou, E., Gymnopoulos, K., Tsioukas, V., Gemenetzis, D., Kousoulakou, A., Styliadis, A., (1998): 3-D Carotid artery reconstruction from DUS images, Intern. Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXII, Part 5, Hakodate, pp. 453-457.
  2. Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., (1999): A new approach to terrestrial image matching, Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. XXΧΙΙ, Part 5W11, Thessaloniki, 1999, Greece.
  3. Patias P., V. Tsioukas (1999): Multi-image matching for architectural and archaeological orthoimage production, Proceedings of XVII CIPA Symposium, Olinda, Brazil.
  4. Patias P., E. Stylianidis, V. Tsioukas and D. Gemenetzis (1999): Rapid Photogrammetric survey and GIS documentation of pre-historic excavation sites, Proceedings of XVII CIPA Symposium, Olinda, Brazil.
  5. Sechidis, L., Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., (2000): An Automatic Process For The Extraction Of The 3d Model Of The Human Back Surface For Scoliosis Treatment, Intern. Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. XXΧΙΙΙ, Part B5, Amsterdam, 2000, The Netherlands.
  6. Georgiadis, Ch., Tsioukas, V., Sechidis, L., Patias, P., (2000): Fast And Accurate Documentation Of Archaeological Sites Using On The Field Photogrammetric Techniques, Intern. Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. XXΧΙΙΙ, Part B5, Amsterdam, 2000, The Netherlands.
  7. Tsioukas, V., Stylianidis, E., Patias, P., (2000): Epipolar Images For Close Range Applications, Intern. Archives of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing, Vol. XXΧΙΙΙ, Part B5, Amsterdam, 2000, The Netherlands.
  8. Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., Spatalas, S., (2001): The Concept Of Neutral Geometry Of Digital Images And Its Application In Data Fusion, Fourth International Symposium “Turkish-German Geodetic Days”, Berlin, 2001, Germany.
  9. Tsioukas, V., Sechidis, L., Patias, P., (2001), Low Cost 3D Visualization and Measuring “Tool” for Architectural and Archaeological Photogrammetric Applications, Proceedings of XVIIΙ CIPA Symposium, Germany.
  10. Sechidis, L., Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., (2001), Geo-referenced 3D Video as visualization and measurement tool for Cultural Heritage, Proceedings of XVIIΙ CIPA Symposium, Germany.
  11. Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., (2002), Low Cost 3D Visualization and MeasuringTool, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference, “The Digital Heritage of Archaeology”, Ηράκλειο, 2002
  12. Bakourou, E., Tsioukas, V., Katzougraki, I., Stylianidis, E., Papadimitriou, K., Patias, P., (2002) The Promotion of Cultural Heritage Through Internet Using Advanced Audio-Visual Information: The Venetian Castles of Peloponnisos, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXIV, Part 5, 298-301.
  13. Patias, P., Tsioukas, V., Sechidis, L., (2002), A New “Digital Filter” for Extracting Conjugate Points on Epipolar Stereo Images, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXIV, Part 5, 74-78.
  14.  Tsioukas, V., Papadopoulos, K., Daniil, M., Daniil, E., (2002) A New Perspective For The Visualization Of Cartographic Data, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXIV, Part 5, 555-557.
  15. Sechidis, L., Patias, P., Tsioukas, V., (2002), Low-Level Tracking of Multiple Objects, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXIV, Part 3A+B.
  16. Τσακίρη-Στρατή, Μ., Τσιούκας, Β., Παπαδοπούλου, Μ., (2002), Συγχώνευση των εικόνων PAN και MS του δορυφόρου IKONOS-2. εκτίμηση της χωρικής ακρίβειας και της φασματικής ποιότητας της σύνθετης εικόνας, 6o Πανελλήνιο Γεωγραφικό Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Γεωγραφικής Εταιρείας,, Θεσσαλονίκη, 3-6 Οκτωβρίου 2002.
  17. Κ. Παπαδόπουλος, Μ. ∆ανιήλ, Β. Τσιούκας, (2002) Τρισδιάστατη Απεικόνιση Χαρτογραφικών Στοιχείων: Εφαρμογή στην Παρουσίαση Νησιών, 7ο Εθνικό Συνέδριο Χαρτογραφίας της ΧΕΕ με τίτλο  “Νησιώτικη Χαρτογραφία”, 23-26 Οκτωβρίου 2002, Μυτιλήνη
  18. Stylianidis, E., Patias, P., Tsioukas, V., Sechidis, L., Georgiadis, Ch. (2003) A Digital Close-Range Photogrammetric Technique for Monitoring Slope Displacements, 11th International FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurements, May 25-28, Santorini, Greece
  19. Daniil, M., Tsioukas, V., Papadopoulos, K., Livieratos, E., (2003), Scanning Options And Choices In Digitizing Historic Maps, ΧΙΧ συνέδριο της CIPA (International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry), 30 Sept – 4 Oct., Antalya, Τουρκία.
  20. Papadopoulos, K., V. Tsioukas, M. Daniil (2003) 3D MAPS FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION: MULTIMEDIA AND VIRTUAL REALITY, Proceedings of the 21st International Cartographic Conference of ICA, Duran, South Africa
  21. Tsioukas, V., Patias, P., Jacobs, P., (2004), A Novel System for the 3D Reconstruction of Small Objects, «Beyond the Artifact. Digital interpretation of the past», προς δημοσίευση στα πρακτικά του διεθνούς συνεδρίου «Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology», 2004, Prato, Italy.
  22. Paul F. Jacobs, Vassilios Tsioukas , (2004), Toward a digital collection The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum, Μουσειολογία Διεθνές Επιστημονικό περιοδικό, http://museology.ct.aegean.gr/articles/200711111326.pdf
  23. Koidis, P., Patias, P, Tsioukas, V. (2004) 3D Visualization of dental data for virtual treatment planning, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXV, PART B5, pp.996-1001
  24. Sechidis, L.,A., Gemenetzis, D., Sylaiou, S., Patias, P, Tsioukas, V., (2004), Openview A Free System For Stereoscopic Representation Of 3d Models Or Scenes, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXV, PART B5
  25. Tsioukas, V. Patias, P., Jacobs, P., (2004) A Novel System For The 3d Reconstruction Of Small Archaeological Objects, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXV, PART B5
  26. Lianos, N, Spatalas, S., Tsioukas, V. Gounari, E., (2004) 3D Modeling Of The Old Town Of Xanthi In Greece, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXV, PART B5
  27. Tsioukas, V., Tsirliganis, N., Pavlidis, P., Arnaoutoglou, F., Chamzas, Ch., Mpakourou, E., Mexia A. (2005), Photogrammetic Modeling Of Byzantine Churches, ΧΧ συνέδριο της CIPA (International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry), Torino, Ιταλία.
  28. Τσιούκας, Β, (2005), Η Εφαρμογή της Επίγειας Φωτογραμμετρίας στην Αποτύπωση Αρχαιολογικών και Αρχιτεκτονικών Μνημείων, «ΝΕΕΣ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΗ ΧΩΡΙΚΩΝ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΩΝ», Ημερίδα που διοργανώθηκε από την Ελληνική Εταιρεία Φωτογραμμετρίας και Τηλεπισκόπησης σε συνεργασία με τον Πανελλήνιο Σύλλογο Αγρονόμων Τοπογράφων Μηχανικών με τίτλο Αθήνα, 30-11-2005.
  29. Σπαταλάς, Σ., Τσιούκας, Β., Δανιήλ, Μ., (2006) Η Χρήση Τηλεκατευθυνόμενου Ελικόπτερου για την Αποτύπωση μεγάλης Κλίμακας Αστικών Και Περί-Αστικών Εκτάσεων,  Επιστημονικό Διήμερο «Πολιτισμός της Απεικόνισης», Μάρτιος 2006, Ξάνθη
  30. Tsioukas, V., Daniil, M., Livieratos, E., (2006) Possibilities and Problems in Close Range Non-Contact 1:1 Digitalization of Antique Map, proceedings of the 1st International Workshop «Digital Approaches to Cartographic heritage» organized by the ICA Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, Θεσσαλονίκη, 18-19/5/2006
  31. Pavlidis, G., Tsioukas, V.,Tsirliganis, N., Tsiafakis, D., Arnaoutoglou, F., Chamzas C., (2006), 3D DIGITIZATION OF MONUMENTS: THE CASE OF MANI, Γ΄ Διεθνές Συνέδριο Μουσειολογίας και ετήσιο Συνέδριο της επιτροπής AVICOM, Μυτιλήνη, 5-9 Ιουνίου 2006
  32. Pavlidis, N., Tsiafakis, D., Koutsoudis, A., Arnaoutoglou, F., Tsioukas, V., Chamzas C., (2006), RECORDING CULTURAL HERITAGE, Γ΄ Διεθνές Συνέδριο Μουσειολογίας και ετήσιο Συνέδριο της επιτροπής AVICOM, Μυτιλήνη, 5-9 Ιουνίου 2006
  33. Arnaoutoglou, F., Koutsoudis, A., Pavlidis, G., Tsioukas, V., Chamzas C., (2006), Towards a Versatile Handheld 3D Laser Scanner, Proceedings CIPA/VAST/EG, Nicosia (Cyprus). 2006
  34. Pavlidis, G., Tsiafakis, D., Tsioukas, V., Koutsoudis, A., Arnaoutoglou, F., Chamzas C., (2006), Preservation of Architectural Heritage Through 3D Digitization, International Journal of Architectural Computing, issue 02, Vol. 05, pp. 221-237.
  35. Nikolopoulos, D., Tsioukas, V., Sechidis, L., Koidis, P., Patias, P., (2006), 4D Photogrammetric Recording of Soft and Hard Tissues of the Lower Part of Face for Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXVI, PART 5
  36. Pavlidis, G., Koutsoudis, A., Arnaoutoglou, F., Tsioukas, V., Chamzas C., (2007), Methods for 3D digitization of Cultural Heritage, International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 08, (2007), pp. 93-98.
  37. Tsioukas, V.,(2007) Georeference and database management of historic maps, proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop «Digital Approaches to Cartographic heritage» organized by the ICA Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, Αθήνα, 18-19/5/2007
  38. Tsioukas, V., (2007), Low Cost Application for the Georeferencing of Historical Maps, International Conference on the History of Cartography, Bern, 7-15 Ιουλίου 2007.
  39. Adami, Α., Fregonese, L., Guerra, F., Livieratos, E., Tsioukas, V.,(2007) Digital Representations and Analysis of Deformations Induced in Map Supporting Materials, ΧXI συνέδριο της CIPA (International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry), Aθήνα, 1-6 Οκτωβρίου 2007.
  40. Koutsoudis, A., Arnaoutoglou, F., Pavlidis, G., Tsioukas, V., Chamzas C. (2007), Process Evaluation of 3D Reconstruction Methodologies Targeted to Web Based Virtual Reality, ΧXI συνέδριο της CIPA (International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry), Aθήνα, 1-6 Οκτωβρίου 2007
  41. Tsioukas, V., (2007) Simple Tools for Architectural Photogrammetry, ΧXI συνέδριο της CIPA (International Committee of Architectural Photogrammetry), Aθήνα, 1-6 Οκτωβρίου 2007.
  42. Koutsoudis, A., Arnaoutoglou, F., Pavlidis, G., Tsioukas, V., Chamzas, C., (2008), Creating Internet Friendly 3D Tours Using 3D Range Scanner Data, 3D COLOUR LASER SCANNING CONFERENCE, 27-28 March, 2008, London
  43. Tsioukas, V., Daniil, M., (2008), 3D digitization of Historical Maps, proceedings of the 3nd International Workshop «Digital Approaches to Cartographic heritage» organized by the ICA Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, Barcelona, 26-27/6/2008
  44. Guerra, F., Tsioukas, V., (2008) 3D Photogrammetric Recording using DLT and CAD, “Silk Road for Information from Imagery” της International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, VOLUME XXXVII, PART B5, pp.321-324, Beijing, 2008
  45. Guerra, F., Adami, A., Vernier, P. Tsioukas, V., (2008), Χρήση Τρισδιάστατης Ψηφιακής Χαρτογράφησης και Αεροφωτογραφιών στην Αναπαράσταση του Δολομιτικού Τοπίου, 10ο Εθνικό Συνέδριο Χαρτογραφίας, Ιωάννινα, 2008
  46. Tsionas, I. Tsiafakis D.,  Stavroglou K., Tsioukas V., Tsirliganis N., (2009), Thesaurus: Web Map Publishing of Cultural Heritage, FIG Commission 3 Workshop, Spatial Information for Sustainable Management of Urban Areas, 2-4 February 2009, Mainz, Germany
  47. Tsionas, I. Tsiafakis D.,  Stavroglou K., Tsioukas V., Tsirliganis N., (2009), 3D GIS for the Archeological Excavation at Karambournaki, Thessaloniki, FIG Commission 3 Workshop, Spatial Information for Sustainable Management of Urban Areas, 2-4 February 2009, Mainz, Germany
  48. Tsioukas V. (2009), Web Georeference of Historical Maps, Proceedings of the 4th  ICA International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, 6-7 April, Venice, Italy
  49. Fotiou, Α., C. Pikridas, D. Rossikopoulos, S. Spatalas, V. Tsioukas , S., Katsougiannopoulos, (2009) The Hermes GNSS NtripCaster of AUTh, 2009 EUREF Symposium, Florence, Italy
  50. Tsioukas, V., Alexandri, V., Karayannis C.G., Chalioris, C.E., PHOTOGRAMMETRY AS Α ΤOOL TO RECORD A HISTORIC BUILDING AT RISK, Proceedings of the 22nd CIPA Symposium, October 11-15, 2009, Kyoto, Japan
  51. Balletti, C., Guerra, F., Tsioukas, V., Οι Χαρτογραφικες Εργασιες της Ιταλικης Γεωγραφικης Υπηρεσιες Στρατου στην Ελλαδα,11ο Εθνικό Συνέδριο Χαρτογραφίας, Ναύπλιο, 2010
  52. Georgiadis, Ch., Tsioukas, V., Kaimaris, D., Karanikolas, N., Stylianidis, E., Patias, P., Georgoula, O.,Earth Observation activities for the environment in Greece, South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics,Vol 1, No 1s (2012)
  53. Patias, P., Tsioukas, V., Status of Earth Observation activities for the environment in the Balkan area: Executive Summary, South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics,Vol 1, No 1s (2012)
  54. Tsioukas, V., Pikridas, Ch., Spatalas, S., Fotiou A., Use of UAV to Create Large-scale Topographical Maps, Honorary edition for Prof. Vlachos, G., School of Rural and Surveying Eng. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2012
  55. Tsioukas, V., Free software solutions for the creation and manipulation of 3D representations of historical maps, e-perimetron, Research Note in Vol. 8. No.1, 2013, (Proceedings of the 7th  ICA International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, 19-20 April, Barcelona, Spain)
  56. Boutoura, Ch., Tsioukas, V., Tsorlini,  A., Experimenting “fisheye-lens functions” in studying digitally particular historic maps, e-perimetron, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2012, (Proceedings of the 7th  ICA International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, 19-20 April, Barcelona, Spain)
  57. Tsioukas V., A. Koussoulakou, M. Pazarli, N. Ploutoglou, M. Daniil, I. Stergiopoulou, Scanning or digitizing in libraries? A test on the efficiency of dedicated book-scanning devices in digitizing bound atlases and maps, e-perimetron, Vol. 7. No. 4, 2012, (Proceedings of the 7th  ICA International Workshop on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, 19-20 April, Barcelona, Spain)
  58. Tsioukas, V.,  Calzavara, Μ., Contò, F., Gnesutta, M., Guerra, F., Mazzanti, M., Rizzi, F., Vernier, P., The digital archives of Veneto’s aerial photos ,12ο Εθνικό Συνέδριο Χαρτογραφίας, Κοζάνη, 2012
  59. Tsioukas V., Karakasi, E.-M., 3D Recording of Monuments, Grundtvig: practical learning for adults Seminar about the 3D recording of monuments «Places of worship. Touching the earth, gazing at the sky«, Agia 2013, GREECE
  60. Chalioris ,C., Tsioukas, V., Favvata, M., Karayannis, Ch., Recording Historic Masonry Buildings Using Photogrammetry- Two Case Studies, Compdyn 2013, 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, KOS 2013, Greece

 IT Skills

  1. Expert user in the Windows Operating System Environment (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc).
  2. Developer of several Image Processing, Photogrammetric (VeCAD-Photogrammetry, Calib, etc) and Remote Sensing Analysis software
  3. Teaching the courses at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
  • Physical Environment of Measurements (undergraduate)
  • Computer Applications in Surveying (undergraduate)
  • Field application of layout plans and Surveying practice (undergraduate)
  • Field surveying exercises (undergraduate)
  • Remote Sensing (undergraduate, postgraduate)

Research Interests

Mainly on the application of Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing for recording processes and methods in close and aerial cases (medical, archaeological, architectural, mapping of rural and urban regions).

Participation in Scientific Bodies

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Working Group on “Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage” of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), 2005-current
  • Scientific co-operator of the Computer and Educational Institute of Greece (CETI), 2004-current
  • Scientific co-operator of the Greek National Library (ΕΚΕΧΧΑΚ), 2000-current

Involvement in Scientific Missions

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Working Group on “Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage” of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), 2005-current
  • Scientific co-operator of the Computer and Educational Institute of Greece (CETI), 2004-current
  • Scientific co-operator of the Greek National Library (ΕΚΕΧΧΑΚ), 2000-2005

Distinctions

  • Scholar of the Greek Institute for Scholarships (1995-1996).
  • Best Poster Award for the paper «Simple Tools for Architectural Photogrammetry» at the 21st CIPA Symposium (Athens 2007)