Vangelis Banos at iPRES2013Welcome to my web site!

My name is Vangelis Banos. I am an Information & Communication Systems Engineer. I have an MSc in Information Systems and a PhD in Informatics from the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

I focus on software engineeringdigital libraries, metadata, aggregators, web archiving, digital preservation and search engines.

Below, you can see a list of the most interesting things that I’m working on right now.

dataopen-logodataopen.eu is a search engine for open data published by EU governments.
dataopen.eu enables users to discover information “hidden” in open data
by indexing the full contents of open data files. On the contrary, other
open data portals search only metadata and not the actual open data files.

webgraph-it-logoWebGraph-It.com analyses websites and creates web graphs. WebGraph-It can detect duplicate and near-duplicate webpages, as well as web spider traps.

archivereadyArchiveReady.com is an innovative online tool which determines if your website will be archived correctly by web archives (2012+).

new_openarchives_logo_homeOne of my most important projects is openarchives.gr, the first and most important search engine for Greek scientific and cultural content.

europeana-logo-2I developed the Hellenic Aggregator for Europeana . The system is sharing content from 20 Greek digital libraries with Europeana.


UltraCl@rity (ΥπερΔιαύγεια) is a search engine indexing the full text of all Greek Government public documents,  published online through the “Cl@rity” open gov data project (2011+).

I develop and operate oaipmh.com, a web application which enables validation and data extraction from OAI-PMH enabled digital libraries (2010+).