Petros Belimpasakis, Dr. Tech



Employment History

  • Global Product Manager, Bang & Olufsen
    Core Business Category (December 2012 - to-date)

As part of the Bang & Olufsen Product Management team, I am responsible for defining new Bang & Olufsen Sound Systems and bringing them to the market. Moreover, I am managing and improving our current and future portfolio of mobile applications for smartphones and tablets.

I am located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Technology Specialist, Bang & Olufsen
    Automotive Concept & Technology (June 2011 - December 2012)

I joined Bang & OIufsen as part of the Automotive Concept and Technology team. As my main role, I have been exploiting the connectivity and media sharing between our automotive systems and other environments (such as domestic home A/V systems), for enabling a seamless and coherent experience for end users.

Bang & Olufsen car audio systems are currently available in several Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG and all Aston Martin models.

I was located in Munich, Germany.

  • Principal Researcher, Nokia
    Nokia Research Center (June 2000 - May 2011)

I joined Nokia Research Center in year 2000. My research has been mainly in the area of the smart/digital home and ubiquitous computing domains, focusing on content/multimedia sharing and Internet technologies, in many different internal and external projects (e.g. IST Future Home, Celtic Encompas and Celtic Feel@Home). Through my work I have been also supporting Nokia's contributions to the standardization activities of the UPnP Forum (mainly Remote Access Working Group) and DLNA (Content Synchronization Task Force).

Since the beginning of 2009 my research focus has been expanded towards location based services and Mobile Mixed Reality, mainly lifelogging, augmented reality and mirror worlds. I was leading the "Mixed Reality Web Service Platform (MRS-WS)" research and development, which provides the core backend infrastructure and mash-up APIs for some of Nokia's Mixed Reality applications & services. Two solutions we built with this platform are the Nokia Image Space and Nokia City Scene, while part of the research work was transferred to NAVTEQ and is powering the JourneyView web service.

My latest position was Principal Researcher in the "Mixed Reality Solutions" team of the Tampere Laboratory, located in Finland. Previous positions included: Trainee, Assistant Research Engineer, Research Engineer and Senior Researcher.

  • Visiting Lecturer, Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
    Department of Signal Processing (August 2010 - July 2013)

In parallel to my full-time job, I have been also the course coordinator and lecturer for the course "SGN-5226: Content Sharing Technologies and Services", at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland.

This course focuses on technologies and wider aspects of Internet services in relation to content. Multimedia content, commercial and user-generated, has been driving the transformation of the web, with many popular Internet services being built around it, directly or indirectly. The objective is to provide an understanding of how such services are designed, developed, interlinked and maintained, so that the student acquires knowledge valuable for working on, or further researching, this domain. In an end-to-end manner the course covers key technologies and enablers, hands-on implementation examples, popular paradigms and use cases, as well as legal, privacy and trust issues.

The course is suitable for postgraduate studies. Successful completion gives 4cr (ECTS).


Education

  • Doctor of Science in Technology (Dr. Tech.), from Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland
    • Major research area: Communications Engineering. Minor research area: Multimedia
    • Thesis title: "Seamless User-Generated Content Sharing in the Extended Home"
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Information Technology, from Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland
    • Major: Communications Engineering. Minor: Software Engineering
    • Thesis title: "Remote Access to Home Services Utilizing Dynamic DNS and Web Technologies"
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mathematics, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece

Certifications

Executive Education Programs
  • Product Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), October 2013.

Patents

As a result of my work at Nokia and Bang & Olufsen, I am the primary inventor or co-inventor of the following patent applications:

  1. US patent Appl. No. 13/213568 (esp@cenet)
    "Method and Apparatus for Socially Aware Applications and Application Stores"
    K. Ugur, P. Belimpasakis
  2. US patent Appl. No. 13/073485 (esp@cenet)
    "Method and Apparatus for Feature-Based Presentation of Content"
    P. Belimpasakis, S. Uusitalo, T. Pylvanainen, K. Roimela, J. Arrasvuori
  3. US patent Appl. No. 13/025121 (esp@cenet)
    "Method and Apparatus for Providing Location Based Information"
    P. Belimpasakis
  4. US patent Appl. No. 12/917033 (esp@cenet)
    "Visually Representing a Three-Dimensional Environment"
    P. Belimpasakis
  5. US patent Appl. No. 12/828571 (esp@cenet)
    "Interacting with Peer Devices Based on Machine Detection of Physical Characteristics of Objects"
    P. Belimpasakis
  6. US patent Appl. No. 12/732802 (esp@cenet)
    "Method and Apparatus for Ad-hoc Peer-to-Peer Augmented Reality Environment"
    P. Belimpasakis, A. Kärkkäinen M. Uusitalo, T. Rantalainen
  7. US patent Appl. No. 12/271035 (esp@cenet)
    "Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program for Binding Local Devices to User Accounts"
    O. Rantapuska, P. Belimpasakis
  8. US patent Appl. No. 12/082525 (esp@cenet) - (United States Patent No.: 8,266,248 - Granted: Sept. 11, 2012)
    "Use of network composition descriptors for determining product compatibility"
    P. Belimpasakis, S. Moloney
  9. US patent Appl. No. 11/985512 (esp@cenet)
    "Configuring a user device to remotely access a private network"
    P. Belimpasakis
  10. US patent Appl. No. 11/678235 (esp@cenet) - (United States Patent No.: 8,438,214 - Granted: May 7, 2013)
    "Method, electronic device, computer program product, system and apparatus for sharing a media object"
    P. Belimpasakis
  11. US patent Appl. No. 11/469597 (esp@cenet)
    "System and method for content functionality"
    P. Belimpasakis
  12. US patent Appl. No. 11/798943 (esp@cenet)
    "Network access with a portable memory device" - (United States Patent No.: 8,566,417 - Granted: Oct. 22 2013)
    P. Belimpasakis, M. Luomi and T. Savolainen
  13. US patent Appl. No. 11/389637 (esp@cenet)
    "System and method for using web syndication feeds as a change log for synchronization in a UPnP audio/video environment"
    V. Stirbu and P. Belimpasakis
  14. US patent Appl. No. 11/279281 (esp@cenet)
    "Method, Apparatus, Network Entity and Computer Program Product for Sharing Content"
    P. Belimpasakis and C. Ionescu
  15. US patent Appl. No. 11/276595 (esp@cenet)
    "System for Uniform Addressing of Home Resources Regardless of Remote Client's Network Location"
    P. Belimpasakis and H. Hakulinen
  16. US patent Appl. No. 11/566132 (esp@cenet)
    "System and Method for Using Web Syndication Protocols as an Out-of-band UPnP Service Discovery System"
    V. Stirbu and P. Belimpasakis
  17. US patent Appl. No. 11/281278 (esp@cenet)
    "Intermediary, Source and Methods for Sharing Content"
    P. Belimpasakis
  18. Inter. PCT Patent Appl. No. PCT/FI2004/000657 (esp@cenet)
    "Bridging Data Network Communications"
    P. Belimpasakis, I. Koskinen and P. Ujfalusi
  19. US patent Appl. No. 10/783798 (esp@cenet)
    "System and Method for Device Discovery"
    M. Grundström and P. Belimpasakis
  20. US patent Appl. No. 10/675913 (esp@cenet)
    "Transport Layer Communication"
    P. Belimpasakis
  21. US patent Appl. No. 10/098848 (esp@cenet)
    "System and Method for the Reception of Content Items"
    P. Belimpasakis, R. Walsh and T. Paila
  22. plus 2 more, not public yet...


Publications

Theses:

  • P. Belimpasakis, "Seamless User-Generated Content Sharing in the Extended Home", Doctoral Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, June 2009. (pdf)
  • P. Belimpasakis, "Remote Access to Home Services Utilizing Dynamic DNS and Web Technologies", Master of Science Thesis, Tampere University of Technology, November 2006. (pdf)

Journal Papers:

  1. P. Belimpasakis, V. Stirbu, "A Survey of Techniques for Remote Access to Home Networks and Resources", Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 1899-1939, June 2014. (abstract, pdf)
  2. V.Stirbu, P. Belimpasakis "Panoramic Street-View Exploration using a Multi-Display Mobile Application",  International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-14, 2013. (abstract)
  3. P. Selonen, P. Belimpasakis, Y. You, T. Pylvänäinen, S. Uusitalo, "Mixed Reality Web Service Platform", Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), vol.18, no.3, pp. 215-230, June 2012. (abstract, pdf)
  4. P. Belimpasakis, R. Walsh, "A Combined Mixed Reality and Networked Home Approach to Improving User Interaction with Consumer Electronics", IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (T-CE), vol.57, no.1, pp. 139-144, February 2011. (abstract)
  5. P. Belimpasakis, A. Saaranen, "Sharing with People: A System for User-centric Content Sharing", Multimedia Systems Journal (MMSJ), vol.16, no.6, pp. 399-421, November 2010. (abstract, pdf)
  6. P. Belimpasakis, S. Moloney, "A Platform for Proving Family Oriented RESTful Services Hosted at Home", IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (T-CE), vol.55, no.2, pp. 690-698, May 2009. (abstract)
  7. P. Belimpasakis, S. Moloney, V. Stirbu, J. Costa-Requena, "Home Media Atomizer: Remote Sharing of Home Content - without Semi-trusted Proxies", IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (T-CE), vol.54, no.3, pp. 1114-1122, August 2008. (abstract)

Conference Proceedings Papers:

  1. P. Belimpasakis, "Improving the Streaming Experience of Large Personal Music Libraries to Mobile Devices". Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE 2013), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 2013. (abstract)
  2. V. Stirbu, P. Belimpasakis, "Experiences Building a Multi-Display Mobile Application for Exploring Mirror Worlds".  Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2011), Cardiff, Wales, UK, September 2011.(abstract)
  3. P. Belimpasakis, R. Walsh, "Fusing Mixed Reality and Networked Home Techniques to Improve User Control of Consumer Electronics". Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE 2011), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 2011. (abstract
  4. P. Belimpasakis, P. Selonen, Y. You, “A Web Service Platform for Building Interoperable Augmented Reality Solutions”. International Augmented Reality Standards Workshop, Seoul, Korea, October 2010. (paper)
  5. Y. You, P. Belimpasakis, P. Selonen, "A Hybrid Content Delivery Approach for a Mixed Reality Web Service Platform". Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2010), Xi'an, China, October 2010. (abstract)
  6. P. Selonen, P. Belimpasakis, Y. You, "Experiences In Building a ReSTful Mixed Reality Web Service Platform". Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2010), Vienna, Austria, July 2010. (abstract)
  7. P. Belimpasakis, Y. You, P. Selonen, "Enabling Rapid Creation of Content for Consumption in Mobile Augmented Reality". Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2010), Amman, Jordan, July 2010. (abstract) - Best Conference Paper Award
  8. P. Selonen, P. Belimpasakis, Y. You, "Developing a ReSTful Mixed Reality Web Service Platform". Proceedings of the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010), Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2010. (abstract)
  9. P. Belimpasakis, P. Selonen, Y. You, "Bringing User-Generated Content from Internet Services to Mobile Augmented Reality Clients". Proceedings of the Workshop on Cloud Mobile Convergence for Virtual Reality 2010 (CMCVR2010), Waltham, MA, USA, March 2010. (abstract)
  10. S. Uusitalo, P. Eskolin, Y. You, P. Belimpasakis, "An Extensible Mirror World from User-Generated Content". Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR2010), Waltham, MA, USA, March 2010. (abstract)
  11. H. Laaki, K. Kaurila, K. Ots, V. Nuckchady, P. Belimpasakis, "Augmenting Virtual Worlds with Real-life Data from Mobile Devices". Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR2010), Waltham, MA, USA, March 2010. (abstract)
  12. S. Uusitalo, P. Eskolin, P. Belimpasakis, “A Solution for Navigating User-Generated Content”. Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2009), Orlando, Florida, USA, October 2009. (abstract)
  13. P. Belimpasakis, K. Roimela, Y. You, “Experience Explorer: a Life-Logging Platform Based on Mobile Context Collection”. Proceedings of the Third IEEE Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2009), Cardiff, Wales, UK, September 2009. (abstract)
  14. D. Murphy, P. Belimpasakis, "Where-Others-Walked: A Solution for Sharing Experiences in an Augmented Reality Environment". Proceedings of the MobileHCI 2009 workshop on Sharing Experiences with Social Mobile Media, Bonn, Germany, September 2009. (paper)
  15. A. Hornsby, P. Belimpasakis, I. Defee, "XMPP-based Wireless Sensor Network and its Integration into the Extended Home Environment". Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE 2009), Kyoto, Japan, May 2009. (abstract)
  16. P. Belimpasakis, M-P. Michael, S. Moloney, "The Home as a Content Provider for Mash-ups with External Services". Proceedings of the 6th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2009), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 2009. (abstract)
  17. P. Belimpasakis, S. A. Awan and E. Berki, "Mobile Content Sharing Utilizing the Home Infrastructure". Proceedings of the Second IEEE Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2008), Cardiff, Wales, UK, September 2008. (abstract)
  18. P. Belimpasakis, J-P. Luoma and M. Börzsei, "Content Sharing Middleware for Mobile Devices". Proceedings of the First International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications (MOBILWARE 2008), Innsbruck, Austria, February 2008. (abstract)
  19. S. A. Awan, P. Belimpasakis, E. Berki, R. Walsh, "Automated Content Sharing in Extended Home through Mobile Devices - A quality solution for group communication". Proceedings of the 15th Software Quality Management Conference (SQM 2007), Tampere, Finland, August 2007. (abstract)
  20. P. Belimpasakis, A. Saaranen and R. Walsh, "Home DNS: Experiences with Seamless Remote Access to Home Services". Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2007), Helsinki, Finland, June 2007. (abstract)
  21. P. Belimpasakis, V. Stirbu, "Remote Access to Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Devices Utilizing the Atom Publishing Protocol". Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2007), Athens, Greece, June 2007. (abstract)
  22. P. Belimpasakis and R. Walsh, "User Created Content in the Extended Home". Proceedings of the 15th IST Mobile & Wireless Communication Summit, Myconos, Greece, June 2006. (paper)
  23. P. Belimpasakis and R. Walsh, "A Resource-efficient Mobile Blogging System". Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN 2006), Berlin, Germany, May 2006.

Technical White Papers and Reports

  1. S. Gorniak, D. Ikonomou, P. Saragiotis, I. Askoxylakis, P. Belimpasakis, B. Bencsath, M. Broda, L. Buttyan, G. Clemo, P. Kijewski, A. Merle, K. Mitrokotsa, A. Munro, O. Popov, C.W. Probst, L. Romano, C. Siaterlis, V. Siris, I. Verbauwhede, C. Vishik, "Priorities for Research on Current and Emerging Network Trends", ENISA Position Paper, April 2010. (pdf)
  2. P. Belimpasakis, A. Saaranen, "Seamless User-Oriented Content Sharing", Tampere University of Technology, Department of Communications Engineering. Research Report 2009:1. ISBN: 978-952-15-2152-2.
  3. P. Belimpasakis, "Device & service discovery in the home networks," in Pervasive Networks and Connectivity, Seminar Series on Special Topics in Networking, B. Silverajan (Ed.), Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, pp. 170–177, 2008. ISBN: 978-952-15-2011-2. (pdf)
  4. N. Achilleopoulos, F. Alvarez, P. Belimpasakis, P. Daras, C. Guerrero Lopez, I. Laso, M. Pelt, and J.C. Point (Eds.), "User Centric Media - Future and Challenges in European Research", Coordinated by Networked Media Unit of the DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission, November 2007. ISBN 978-92-79-06865-2. (pdf)

Demonstrations

  • P. Belimpasakis, P. Selonen, Y. You, "A Web Service Platform Dedicated to Building Mixed Reality Solutions". Demonstration at the Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2010), Seoul, Korea, October 2010. (abstract) - Best Conference Demonstration Award

Presentations

Invited Presentations

  • P. Belimpasakis, "From Social Networks and Web Mash-ups towards Mixed Reality". Invited lecture at the 2nd Summer School on Network and Information Security (NIS'09), organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), on the session "Privacy and Security in Social Networks and 3D Social Worlds", Crete, Greece, 17th September 2009. (presentation)
  • P. Belimpasakis, "Digital Content: Driving the Evolution of Home Networks". Invited speaker in the 7th COST 290 meeting: "Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks", Split, Croatia, 29th September 2006.
  • P. Belimpasakis, "The Home as a Gateway for User Created Content Sharing". Invited speaker in the workshop on "Research Priorities for Home and Extended Home Networking", organized by the DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission (event), Brussels, Belgium, 28th June 2006. (presentation)

Invited University Lectures

  • P. Belimpasakis, "Experiences as a Doctor in Industry". Invited lecture at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), for the course "TLT-9106: Orientation to Postgraduate Studies", 1st December 2009.
  • P. Belimpasakis, "Research Challenges in the Extended Home". Invited lecture at University of Tampere (UTA), Department of Computer Sciences, for the course "TKOPS407: Software Development - Issues, Trends, and Research Directions", 14th October 2009.
  • P. Belimpasakis, "Multimedia Content and the Digital Home". Invited lecture at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Department of Communications Engineering, for the course "TLT-2656: Special Course on Networking", 30th September 2009.



Other Information

Memberships

  • Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • Member of the Industry Advisory Board of the IST Content Network of Excellence (2006-2009)
  • Member of the the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) Expert Group: Priorities of Research on Current & Emerging Network Technologies (PROCENT-EG) (2009-2010)
Conference Committees
  • Program Co-Chair and Member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2007, NGMAST 2008, NGMAST 2009, NGMAST 2010, NGMAST 2011, NGMAST 2012, NGMAST 2013).
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking (FMN 2008, FMN 2009, FMN 2010, FMN 2012)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2009, CCNC 2010, CCNC 2011, CCNC 2012), Work In Progress (WiP) track
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Consumer Communications and Network Conference (CCNC) Research Student Workshop (CCNC-RSW 2011, 2012)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee and Industry Research Chair of the International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA 2009, MMEDIA 2010, MMEDIA 2011)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the of the IEEE & ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2009, ISMAR 2010, ISMAR 2012), Science and Technology track
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles (Nets4Cars 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for the International Conference on Data Engineering and Management (ICDEM 2010)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for the International Workshop on Multimedia, Communication and Convergence technologies (MCC 2011)
  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for the International Workshop on Smart Devices, Applications, and Services (SmartIT 2012)
  • Member of the Program Committee for the International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC-12)
  • Jury member of the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Supervisions

  • Shahzad Akhtar Awan, "Automated Content Sharing in Extended Homes through Mobile Devices", Master of Science Thesis (pdf), University of Tampere (UTA), June 2008.

Evaluation Activities

  • Acted as a judge for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations Awards. (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Have been acting as an expert for the European Commission ICT project proposal evaluations.
  • Acted as Opponent and Member of the Evaluation Committee for a PhD dissertation at University of Agder (UiA), Norway, January 2010.
    • A. Häber, "Remote service discovery and control for ubiquitous service environments in next-generation networks", Doctoral Thesis, University of Agder, 2010. (pdf)

Scholarships

  • Received the Nokia Foundation Scholarship, for supporting my doctoral research (2008)
Contact Information
  • e-mail: firstname.lastname@gmail.com