Pericles Loucopoulos, chair of Information Systems at the University of Manchester
Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), in Manchester, U.K., is contributing
with the series of articles about Enterprise Modelling.
Pericles Loucopoulos holds the chair of Information Systems at the University of
Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), in Manchester, U.K., where
he has worked since January 1984 following a period of seven years in industry.
He has taught widely on a a range of subjects, including requirements engineering,
enterprise knowledge modelling, data modelling, databases, and information systems
development approaches. His research interests focus on the provision of Information
Processing systems that support large, complex and dynamic organisational systems.
Such systems exhibit characteristics of extreme flexibility resulting from rapidly
changing goals and objectives, operating across a dynamic, distributed environment.
His research has been supported by numerous research grants funded by the EPSRC,
by the Commission of the European Communities and by industry.
He has served on the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society Advisory Committee
and chaired the Technical Committee on Information Systems Engineering, Requirements
Engineering and Software Quality. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the
International Conference on the Entity-Relationship Approach and of the Conference
on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE). He has served as General Chair
and Programme Chair of many international conferences and has been a member of over
80 Programme Committees of international conferences.
He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Requirements Engineering published by
Springer-Verlag. He is also the area editor for 'business applications and information
systems engineering' for the International Journal of Information Systems published
by Pergamon Press and serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Information
Systems published by Blackwell Scientific Publications, the Information Systems
Engineering journal published by North-Holland and the International Journal of
Computer Research (IJCR) published by Nova Science Publishers.
He has acted as an international scientific expert for Italian, Austrian and Greek
Governmental institutions. Between 2002-2003 he acted as advisor to the Organising
Committee for the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 where he was responsible for the
development of conceptual and simulation models for operations planning for competition
venues during the Olympic Games.
His the co-author of 5 books, the co-editor of 1 book, the editor of 2 volumes of
conference proceedings, the co-editor of 1 volume of conference proceedings and
the author and co-author of over 100 journal, invited and peer reviewed conference