Magnisalis, Ioannis

Personal Information:

Position: PhD Candidate Magnisalis, Ioannis
Research areas:
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
Phone: +30-231099.193
Location: Kalamaria, Office 7, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece

Short CV

Magnisalis I. received the BSc degree in mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the MSc degree in business systems analysis and design from the CITY University of London. He is currently a PhD student at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests include adaptive and intelligent systems for collaborative learning. He is a software engineer working since 1999 and has cooperated with various companies in Greece and Worldwide (e.g. INTRACOM, ERICSSON, SAP). He has experience in a variety of IT systems (CRM, Document Management, HR, Sales Operations, E-learning, Web-conference etc.). For the last 10 years, he has been working at the Greek Lottery Industry; he currently works as Head of Sales Support and Operations at OPAP S.A. (north Greece).  His interests currently focus on deploying collaborative games in diverse environments (in-class, at-work, web-based, gesture-based, on mobile devices, for people with special needs). 



  1. PhD Candidate, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, laboratory of "Information and Communication Technologies in Education" (2009-)
  2. Master of Science in Business Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, CITY University London, 1998.
  3. Degree in Maths, Maths Department, Faculty of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997).


Research Interests

  1. Adaptive and Intelligent Systems for Collaborative Learning
  2. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)
  3. IMS-LD authoring and player tools
  4. Interaction Analysis
  5. CSCL orchestration
  6. Games-Gamification



  1. Greek version of Webcollage IMS-LD editor enhanced with adaptive characteristics (i.e. adaptation patterns). See
  2. Collaborative/competitive game prototype based on MAPIS3 arhitecture. See (Test users (username-password): user1-pas, user2-pas1, user3-pas3, user4-pas4)
  3. Interactive visualizations of collaboration related data. Test project at (Teacher role (username-password): teacher -  !!Teaher01 & Learner role: user01 - !!User01)
  4. MAPIS3 based system example:
  5. Android APKs from various demo projects: 



    1. IEEE Computer Society 
    2. ΕΠΥ (Greek Computer Society)
    3. GDG Thessaloniki
    4. Ελληνική Επιστημονική Ένωση Τεχνολογιών Πληροφορίας & Επικοινωνιών στην Εκπαίδευση (ΕΤΠΕ)

Personal Web page:,


  1. Short presentation of work (in Greek)
  2. Extended Presentation (in Greek)



International Journals (with reviewers)

[1]  I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, A. Karakostas, "Adaptive and Intelligent Systems for Collaborative Learning Support: A Review of the Field", Transactions on Learning Technologies, IEEE, vol.4, no.1, pp.5-20, Jan. 2011

[2]  I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, "Tool orchestration in collaborative learning: evaluation of a software architecture solution”, Transactions on Learning Technologies (under review)

[3]  I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis. (2015). "Tool Orchestration in e-Collaboration: A Case Study Analyzing the Developer and Student Perspectives", International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC), vol., no. 4, pp. 40-63, 2015


[4]  S. Demetriadis, I. Magnisalis and A. Karakostas,  "Adaptation Patterns in Systems for Collaborative Learning and the Role of the Learning Design Specification", Scripted vs. Free CS collaboration: Alternatives and paths for adaptable and flexible CS scripted collaboration Workshop in CSCL2009, Rhodes, 2009, pp. 43-47.

International Conferences (with reviewers)

[5]  I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, "Modeling adaptation patterns with IMS-LD specification: a case study as a proof of concept implementation", International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2009), Barcelona, 2009.

[6]  I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, A. Pomportsis, "Implementing Adaptive Techniques in Systems for Collaborative Learning by extending IMS-LD capabilities", International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2010), Thessaloniki, 2010

[7]  D. Meimaridou, I.Magnisalis, S.Demetriadis, A. Pomportsis "Web Conferencing to Support Blended Learning in the School Context: A Case Study in a Second Chance School ", ICICTE 2011 Conference Proceedings 11-3, Rhodes-Greece, 2011.

[8]  I.Magnisalis, S.Demetriadis, "Orchestrating adaptive and complex CSCL scenarios through a choreography among IMS-LD and external services", International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2012), Bucharest, 2012

[9]  I.Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, & Y. Dimitriadis, "Flexible tools for online collaborative learning: integration of adaptation patterns functionality in the WebCollage tool". In Proceedings of the 17th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2013), Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 114-121. ACM, 2013.

[10] I.Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, "Mobile widgets to support peer interaction visualization ". iCALT 2014, Athens, Greece, pp. 114-121., 2014.

[11] I.Magnisalis, S.Demetriadis, "Case studies on the orchestration of technology-enhanced collaboration scripts through the MAPIS3 architecture", International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2014), Palermo, 2014.

Book Chapters

[12] I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, "Modeling adaptation patterns in the context of collaborative learning: case studies of IMS-LD based implementation", Technology-Enhanced Systems and Adaptation Methods for Collaborative Learning Support, 2011, Volume 350/2011, 279-310, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19814-4_13

[13] I. Magnisalis, S. Demetriadis, "Extending IMS-LD capabilities: A review, a proposed framework and implementation cases", Intelligent Adaptation Personalization Techniques in CSCL, Springer book, Vol. 408/2012, 85-108.



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