Dr. Dimitris Kanellopoulos is a member of the Educational Software Development Laboratory (ESDLab) in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Patras, Greece. He received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras. Since 1990, he was a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras and involved in several EU R&D projects. He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications. He was a lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management at the Technological Educational Institute of Patras. He serves as reviewer for journals such as: Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier), Information Sciences (Elsevier), Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), IETE Technical Review (Taylor & Francis), The Electronic Library (Emerald), International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (Inderscience) etc. He has served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member to more than 60 International conferences. He was the Technical Committee Chair of the First International Conference on Multimedia Information NEtworking and Security ( MINES2009 ), hold in Wuhan, Hubei, China during 18-20 November, 2009.

  His research interests include: Multimedia networking, Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), Intelligent information systems, and e-learning technologies. He has many publications to his credit in international journals and conferences at these areas. He has edited two books: "Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools", and "Emerging Research on Networked Multimedia Communication Systems" published by IGI Global. He serves as an Editorial board member in some refereed journals. Some of his publications are available at DBLP, IEEE XploreGoogle Scholar,  and  Scopus   [ResearchGate]  [ORCID]

Multimedia networking applications benefit from the rapid development of encoding techniques of multimedia data sources, the effective quality of service (QoS) control mechanisms, and the quality of experience (QoE) criteria for system optimization.

Meanwhile, interoperability solutions are being proposed to integrate wired and wireless heterogeneous networking systems.

Another challenge is ensuring that the multimedia-networked content is fully interoperable, with easy of management and standardized multimedia content adapted for interoperable delivery, as well as intellectual property management and protection (i.e., digital rights management), successfully incorporated in the system.

Therefore, there is an inherent need to present frameworks, standards, techniques, QoS control mechanisms, QoE criteria for system optimization, and other tools that deal with such components in multimedia networking.