Welcome to my web site!

I’m Vangelis Banos, an Information & Communication Systems Engineer with an MSc in Information Systems and a PhD in Informatics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Department of Informatics.

I’m expert in the following areas:

  • Digital Libraries, Web Archiving, Search Engines, Big Data and Metadata Aggregators.
  • Develop and run web scale applications, including Petabyte-scale storage and indexing (Back-end & front-end experience).
  • Manage small technical teams (up to 15 engineers) and mentor junior engineers (e.g. GSOC).
  • Submit and implement EU Research Proposals (FP7, Horizon2020).

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

wayback-logoThe Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet created by the Internet Archive.

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.

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+).



During 2010 – 2017, I developed and operated the Hellenic Aggregator for Europeana. The system was sharing content from 20 Greek digital libraries with Europeana.