Sokratis Barmpounakis

Email: sokbar[at]
Telephone: +30210-7275177

Dr. Sokratis Barmpounakis is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in SCAN group, Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications. He holds a Ph.D. in “Context-based Resource Management and Slicing for SDN-enabled 5G Smart, Connected Environments”, since May 2018. Dr. Barmpounakis obtained his Engineering Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2010. From 2010 until 2013, he worked as a Research Associate at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in several projects (Swiss and European), as a member of the QoL group. Since March 2013, he is a researcher in the SCAN group, actively involved in numerous European Projects and industrial contracts, having also undertaken managerial roles, coordinating the University of Athens team. Since 2018, he serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. Dr. Barmpounakis has more than 100 citations, and he is a co-inventor of 2 patents, approved and filed in the World Intellectual Property Organisation. His main fields of interest are: 5G, AI-assisted Networking for intelligent resource management, Network Function Virtualization, and Software Defined Networking. Since 2010, he is also a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Courses (Academic Experience as Adjunct Professor)

  • Advanced Communication Networks 2019-2020, Master of Science (MSc), Graduate Program, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Winter Semester 2018-2019
  • Advanced Communication Networks 2018-2019, Master of Science (MSc), Graduate Program, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Winter Semester 2019-2020


  • WO2017137089A1, World Intellectual Property Organization, EP 2016/052963, European Patent Office, “User Equipment Profiling for Network Administration”, A. Kaloxylos, P.Spapis, C. Zhou, S. Barmpounakis, N. Alonisitioti
  • WO2017211415A1, World Intellectual Property Organization, EP 2016/063081, European Patent Office, “Context Information Processor, Profile Distribution Unit and Method for a Communication Network”, A. Kaloxylos, P.Spapis, C. Zhou, S. Barmpounakis, N. Alonisitioti

Book Chapters

  • M. Luis, S. Sargento, J. Ortiz, J. Santa, P. Fernandez, M. G. Perez, G. M. Perez, S. Barmpounakis, Nancy Alonistioti, et al., “Exploring Cloud Virtualization over Vehicular Networks with Mobility Support ”, Book chapter in “Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities”, CRC-Taylor&Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, USA,, ISBN: 9780429329401.
  • S. Barmpounakis, N. Alonistioti, “A survey of existing testbeds for Programmable Networks”, Programmable Network Architecture and Protocols, Wiley 5G REF: The Essential 5G Reference Online, by John Wiley & Sons, publication date: December 2019.

Refereed Journal Publications

  • S. Barmpounakis, G. Tsiatsios, M. Papadakis, et al., “Collision Avoidance in 5G using MEC and NFV: The Vulnerable Road User safety use case”, The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (Computer Networks Journal), Elsevier, Vol. 172, 8 May 2020, 107150, DOI:
  • A. Kousaridas, A. Schimpe, S. Euler, X. Vilajosana, M. Fallgren, G. Landi, F. Moscatelli, S. Barmpounakis, et al., “5G Cross-Border Operation for Connected and Automated Mobility: Challenges and Solutions”, MDPI Future Internet Journal, Special Issue “5G-V2X Communications and Networking for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles”, December 2019,
  • S. Barmpounakis, N. Maroulis, M. Papadakis, et al., “Network Slicing – enabled RAN Management for 5G: Cross Layer Control based on SDN and SDR”, The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (COMNET Journal), Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2019.106987, November 2019.
  • S. Barmpounakis, A. Kaloxylos, P. Spapis, C. Zhou, P. Magdalinos, N. Alonistioti, “Data Analytics for 5G Networks: A complete framework for network access selection and traffic steering”, International Journal On Advances in Telecommunications, IARIA, Vol. 11, Issue 3&4, December 2018
  • S.Barmpounakis, A. Kaloxylos, P. Spapis, N. Alonistioti, «Context-aware, user-driven, network-controlled RAT selection for 5G networks», The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (COMNET Journal), Elsevier, Vol. 113, pp. 124-147, 2017.
  • P. Magdalinos, S.Barmpounakis, P. Spapis, A. Kaloxylos, et al., «A Context Extraction and Profiling Engine for 5G Network Resource Mapping», The International Journal for the Computer and Telecommunications Industry (COMCOM Journal), Elsevier, Vol. 109, pp. 184-201, September 2017.
  • D. Calabuig, S.Barmpounakis, et al., «Resource and Mobility Management in the Network Layer of 5G Cellular Ultra-Dense Networks», IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55, Issue: 6, pp 162-169, 2017.
  • S. Barmpounakis, A. Kaloxylos, A. Groumas et al., «Management & Control applications in Agriculture domain via a Future Internet Business-to-Business Platform», Information Processing in Agriculture Journal (IPA), Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 51-63, May 2015
  •  S. Arkoulis, D-E. Spanos, S. Barmpounakis, A. Zafeiropoulos, N. Mitrou, “Cognitive radio-aided wireless sensor networks for emergency response”, IOPscience Journal, November 2010.

Conference Publications

  • C. Papagianni, J. Mangues-Bafalluy, P. Bermudez, S. Barmpounakis, et al., “5Growth: AI-driven 5G for Automation in Vertical Industries”, 2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), accepted May 2020. 
  • S. Barmpounakis, A. Kaloxylos, P. Spapis, N. Alonistioti, “COmpAsS: A Context-Aware, User-Oriented RAT Selection Mechanism in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”, Mobility 2014, Fourth International Confrence on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users, July 20-24 – 2014, Paris, France
  • A. Kaloxylos, S. Barmpounakis, P. Spapis, N. Alonistioti, “An efficient RAT selection mechanism for 5G cellular networks”, International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 4-8 August 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus

Conference Demo Sessions

  • S. Barmpounakis, N. Maroulis, G. Tsiatsios, M. Papadakis, “Cross Layer Control (CLC) based on SDN and SDR towards 5G Heterogeneous Networks”, Fed4FIRE+ Engineering Conference (FEC), October 2017, Volos, Greece

Workshop Publications

  • S. Barmpounakis, K. Wac, “Deriving Connectivity and Application Usage Patterns From Longitudinal Mobile Phone Usage Data (2012)”, MDC Workshop, Pervasive 2012, July 2012 Newcastle


  • “5G Automotive Vision”, October 2015, link [October 2015]:

Invited talks

  • S. Barmpounakis, A. Groumas, Invited talk and session charing in “Smart Greenhouse Management & Control on FIspace B2B platform”, Smart AgriMatics conference, Paris, June 2014
  • S. Barmpounakis, K. Wac, “QoSIS – Quality of Service Information System”, TIGERS (Technology of Information for Geographic and Environment Research and Studies), Institute of Science Services, Geneva, November 2012

TPC Member/Reviewer in

  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Access
  • ΙΕΕΕ Vehicular Communications
  • Elsevier Vehicular Communications
  • International Journal of Communication Systems – Wiley Library
  • IARIA, MOBILITY 2015, The 5th Intl. Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users
  • International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2014) 

Supervisor of MSc/BSc theses

  • A. Zafeiri, T. Patapis, “Smart Living”, 11/2019
  • V. Kostantakopoulos, “Sense City”, 10/2019
  • C. Kitsanelis, “An architecture and implementation of IoT (LoRa-based) networks, interworking with SDN-enabled LTE systems”, 07/2019
  • S. Patsou, “Street Advisor: An trajectory prediction-based Road Safety application for Vulnerable Road Users”, 03/2019
  • N. Leonidakis, “Context awareness and related challenges: A comprehensive evaluation study for a context-based RAT selection scheme towards 5G networks”, 03/2017
  • Α. Gkroumas, “IoT application development in the context of a Future Internet Business-to-Business collaboration platform”, 07/2016
  • A. Kalyva, “Challenges towards Wireless 5G Systems: Experimental Evaluation of Network Environment Parameters of 4G Ultra Dense Networks”, 07/2016
  • M. P. Kynigos, “Adapting Future Cellular Networks for Heterogeneous Network Topology Interoperation”, 04/2016
  • D. Stavlas, “A novel smart Battery Consumption application for Android smartphones”, 11/2014
  • G. Regkas, “An Android application for Environment Sensing and WLAN APs mapping”, 01/2014
  • E. Skandalellis, A. Valsamis, “Indoor Positioning methods investigation using WiFi technology”, 01/2014


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