Welcome to KEL
The Knowledge Engineering Lab (KEL) of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus is a research working group focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments. Since 1997, the Knowledge Engineering Lab has presented significant research work, supported PhD candidates and researchers, participated in several research projects, organized conferences and contributed in the department's academic work by teaching course modules and supervising numerous undergraduate and graduate theses.
The Knowledge Engineering Lab actively carries out research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments. Among our main interests is the exploration of novel methods for the generation of believable intelligent virtual agent behaviour through deliberation, models of perception and action, personality and emotion modeling, and social inter-agent interaction.
The Knowledge Engineering Lab owns specialized software and hardware, including a 5DT Data Glove 5 Ultra, a Trivisio 3Scope HMD and an Ascension Flock of Birds tracker. Furthermore, we have developed software that has been used for academic and research purposes, including the REVE Worlds system and the mVital system.
Since 2008, the Knowledge Engineering Lab research working group is a part of the Information Systems Lab of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus.
KELnet is the Knowledge Engineering Lab's website. Here you can find information about our personnel, research and academic activities, including taught modules and dissertations. You can also subscribe to our news feed to keep up with our latest news, or visit our calendar to learn about our teaching schedule and upcoming events. Feel free to also visit our forums and participate in ongoing discussions related to the Knowledge Engineering Lab and related scientific topics. You may also visit our wiki, which contains guides and other material related to our topics of interest. We would also appreciate hearing your opinion and suggestions about our website.
Enjoy your stay!
Professor Themis Panayiotopoulos
Information Systems Lab
Department of Informatics
University of Piraeus