Publications

Bachelor Thesis

Ploskas, N. (2007). Software Development for Computation Experiments. Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia (Grade 10.00/10.00) [in Greek]. Supervisor: Associate Professor Nikolaos Samaras.

Master Thesis

Ploskas, N. (2009). Parallel Programming of an Exterior Point Algorithm for Linear Programming Problems. Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia (Grade 10.00/10.00) [in Greek]. Supervisor: Associate Professor Nikolaos Samaras.

PhD Thesis

Ploskas, N. (2014). Hybrid Optimization Algorithms – Implementation on GPU. Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia (Grade: Excellent). Supervisor: Associate Professor Nikolaos Samaras.

Book Chapters

B1. Papathanasiou, J., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2014). A Web-Based Decision Support System for the Multiple Capacitated Facility Location Problem. In Decision Support Systems III-Impact of Decision Support Systems for Global Environments. Springer Proceedings in Business Information Processing, pp. 34 – 44.

B2. Ploskas, N., Samaras. N., & Papathanasiou, J. (2013). A Web-Based Decision Support System using Basis Update on Simplex Type Algorithms. In Decision Support Systems II-Recent Developments Applied to DSS Network Environments, Springer Proceedings in Business Information Processing, vol. 164, pp. 102 – 114.

B3. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Margaritis, K. (2013). A Parallel Implementation of the Revised Simplex Algorithm using OpenMP: Some Preliminary Results. In Optimization Theory, Decision Making, and Operational Research Applications. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, vol. 31, pp. 163 – 175.

Journals

J1. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Papathanasiou, J. (2014). A Decision Support System for Solving Linear Programming Problems. International Journal of Decision Support Systems TechnoIogy, accepted for publication.

J2. Ploskas, N., Stiakakis, E., & Fouliras, P. (2014). Assessing Computer Network Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Multicriteria Decision Analysis Techniques. Journal of Multi‐Criteria Decision Analysis, accepted for publication.

J3. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2014). A Computational Comparison of Scaling Techniques for Linear Optimization Problems on a Graphical Processing Unit. International Journal of Computer Mathematics, accepted for publication.

J4. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2014). Pivoting Rules for the Revised Simplex Algorithm. Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research, accepted for publication.

J5. Kostoglou, V., Ploskas, N., Vassilakopoulos, M., & Tsantopoulou, V. E. (2014). Analysis and Design of a web-based Decision Support System for Choosing Higher Education Studies. Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research, accepted for publication.

J6. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2014). GPU Accelerated Pivoting Rules for the Simplex Algorithm. Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 96, pp. 1 – 9.

J7. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2013). A Computational Comparison of Basis Updating Schemes for the Simplex Algorithm on a CPU-GPU System. American Journal of Operations Research, vol. 3, pp. 497 – 505.

J8. Glavelis, T., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2010). A Computational Evaluation of Some Free Mathematical Software for Scientific Computing. Journal of Computational Science, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 150 – 158.

International Conferences

IC1. Ploskas, N., Papathanasiou, J., Samaras, N. (2014). Towards a Web-Based Spatial Decision Support System for the Multiple Capacitated Facility Location Problem. In Proceedings of the International Conference GDN 2014, 10 – 13 June, Toulouse, France.

IC2. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2013). The Impact of Scaling on Simplex Type Algorithms. In Proceedings of the 6th Balkan Conference in Informatics, ACM, 19 – 21 September, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 17 – 22.

IC3. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2013). Computational Comparison of Pivoting Rules for the Revised Simplex Algorithm. In Proceedings of the XI Balkan Conference on Operational Research, 7 – 10 September, Belgrade, Serbia, pp. 309 – 317.

IC4. Kostoglou, V., Vassilakopoulos, M., & Ploskas, N. (2013). Towards a Web Based Decision Support System for Choosing Higher Education Studies. In Proceedings of the XI Balkan Conference on Operational Research, 7 – 10 September, Belgrade, Serbia, pp. 168 – 176.

IC5. Papathanasiou, J., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2012). A Dynamic Heuristic Algorithm for the Facility Location Problem. In Proceedings of the 8th HSSS National & International Conference, 5 – 7 July, Thessaloniki, Greece.

IC6. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Margaritis, K. (2011). A Parallel Implementation of the Revised Simplex Algorithm using OpenMP: Some Preliminary Results. In Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium & 10th Balkan Conference on Operational Research, 22 – 25 September, Thessaloniki, Greece.

IC7. Glavelis, T., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2010). A Computational Evaluation of Some Software for Mathematical Programming. In Proceedings of the Applied Computing, Iadis International Conference, 14 – 16 October, Timisoara, Romania, pp. 256 – 260.

IC8. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Sifaleras, A. (2009). A Parallel Implementation of an Exterior Point Algorithm for Linear Programming Problems. In Proceedings of the 9th Balcan Conference on Operational Research (BALCOR 2009), 2 – 6 September, Constanta, Romania.

National Conferences

NC1. Glavelis, T., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2013). Combining Interior and Exterior Simplex Type Algorithms. In Proceedings of the 17th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, ACM, 19 – 21 September, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 174 – 179.

NC2. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Papathanasiou, J. (2012). LU Decomposition in the Revised Simplex Algorithm. In Proceedings of the 23th National Conference, Hellenic Operational Research Society, 12 – 14 September, Athens, Greece, pp. 77 – 81.

NC3. Ploskas, N., Papathanasiou, J., & Samaras, N. (2012). Parallel Implementation of an Algorithm for the Production Allocation Problem. In Proceedings of the 23th National Conference, Hellenic Operational Research Society, 12 – 14 September, Athens, Greece, pp. 82 – 86.

NC4. Glavelis, T., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2008). A Peer Review of the Parallel and Distributed Toolboxes of Matrix Programming Languages for Mathematical Programming. In Proceedings of the 20th National Conference of Hellenic Operational Research Society, 19 – 21 June, Spetses Island, Greece, pp. 767 – 775.

NC5. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2007). Software Development for Computation Experiments. In Proceedings of the 1st Hellenic Scientific Student Conference in Informatics (EUREKA 2007), 18 – 20 May, Patra, Greece, pp. 106 – 118 [in Greek].

Conferences without Proceedings

C1. Ploskas, N., Kostoglou, V., & Vassilakopoulos, M. (2014). Mapping of Higher Education Specialties through the Implementation of a Decision Support System. In Book of Abstracts of the 3rd International Symposium and 25th National Conference on Operational Research, 26 – 28 June, Volos, Greece, pp. 33 – 34.

C2. Kostoglou, V., Ploskas, N., & Vassilakopoulos, M. (2014). Personalized User Information on a Decision Support System Supporting the Choice of Higher Education Specialty. In Book of Abstracts of the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2014), 13 – 18 July, Barcelona, Spain.

C3. Papathanasiou, J., Ploskas, N., Samaras, N. (2014). Analysis and Design Considerations of a Web-Based Decision Support System for the Multiple Capacitated Facility Location Problem. In Book of Abstracts of the International Workshop on Enterprise Information Systems, Tirana, Albania.

C4. Ploskas, N., Samaras, N., & Papathanasiou, J. (2013). A Decision Support System for Solving Linear Programming Problems. In Book of Abstracts of the EURO Mini-Conference GRAZ-2013 on Collaborative Decision Systems in Economics, Complex Societal & Environmental Applications, 17-19 October, Graz, Austria, p. 4.

C5. Vassilakopoulos, M., Kostoglou, V., & Ploskas, N. (2013). A Decision Support System for Choosing Higher Education Studies. In Book of Abstracts of the 2nd International Symposium and 24th National Conference on Operational Research, 26 – 28 September, Athens, Greece.

C6. Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2013). Basis Update on Simplex Type Algorithms. In Book of Abstracts of the EWG-DSS Thessaloniki 2013, 29 – 31 May, Thessaloniki, Greece, p. 11.

C7. Papathanasiou, J., Ploskas, N., & Samaras N. (2013). A Web-Based Decision Support System for the Capacitated Facility Location Problem. In Book of Abstracts of the EWG-DSS Thessaloniki 2013, 29 – 31 May, Thessaloniki, Greece, p. 29.

C8. Glavelis, T., Margaritis, K., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2008). Using Grid Technologies for the Mapping out of Taxation Policy. In Book of Abstracts 3rd EGEE User Forum, 11 – 14 February, Clermont – Ferrand, France, pp. 59.

C9. Glavelis, T., Margaritis, K., Ploskas, N., & Samaras, N. (2008). Using Grid Technologies for the Mapping out of Taxation Policy. In Book of Abstracts of the 1st HellasGrid User Forum, 10 – 11 January, Athens, Greece, pp. 22 – 23 [in Greek].