Senior Researcher in the University of Edinburgh

I am a Senior Researcher in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. I'm currently working with Dave Robertson on the SociaM project, which focuses on the theory and practice of social machines. I'm also running the Code Yourself! and ¡A Programar! MOOCs in introductory computer science.
My research involves modelling and reasoning about complex workflows with the use of artificial intelligence techniques, such as formal methods and intelligent agents. My research focus is on health informatics, and more particularly on healthcare workflow modelling and diagnosis.
I completed my PhD in 2012, under the supervision of Jessica Chen-Burger and Michael Rovatsos. My PhD thesis title is "Analysing Supply Chain Operation Dynamics through Logic-Based Modelling and Simulation". After my doctorate I worked as a Research Associate for WorkflowFM, a health informatics project led by Jacques Fleuriot.


I am interested in the coordination of complex, distributed and dynamic systems, such as healthcare and supply chains. I employ artificial intelligence methods to model, simulate and analyse complex workflows, as well as diagnose delays and poor performance.

Health Informatics

I am investigating healthcare procedures followed by clinicians in real-world settings. This includes integrated care pathways and clinical guidelines.

Artificial Intelligence

Knowledge representation and reasoning, formal methods and intelligent agents are employed for modelling and diagnosing complex behaviours.

Workflow Management

End-to-end smart workflow management: From process modelling to workflow composition, and from simulation and analysis to deployment.


HIV ICP project
HIV Integrated Care Pathways
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process conceptualisation of intra-hospital transfers
Safer Intra-hospital Transfers
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Supply Chain Operation Dynamics
Supply Chain Operation Dynamics
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Code Yourself!
Large-Scale Computing Education
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Business Interaction Ontology
Business Interaction
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Dell's SC strategies
Supply Chain Strategies
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  • D. Robertson, F. Giunchiglia, S. Pavis, E. Turra, G. Bella, E. Elliot, A. Morris, M. Atkinson, G. McAllister, A. Manataki, P. Papapanagiotou, and M. Parsons. Healthcare Data Safe Havens: Towards a Logical Architecture and Experiment Automation, The Journal of Engineering, 2016 [pdf]
  • A. Manataki, and I.F. de Kereki. "Code Yourself" and "A Programar": a bilingual MOOC for teaching Computer Science to teenagers. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Eire, PA, October 2016 [pdf] [IEEE version]
  • A. Manataki, J. Fleuriot, and P. Papapanagiotou. A workflow-driven, formal methods approach to the generation of structured checklists for intra-hospital patient transfers. To appear in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2016 [IEEE preprint]
  • S. Joksimovic, A. Manataki, D. Gaševic, S. Dawson, V. Kovanovic, and I.F. de Kereki. Translating network position into performance: Importance of Centrality in Different Network Configurations. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge, Edinburgh, UK, April 2016 (nominated for best paper award) [pdf] [ACM version]
  • P. Papapanagiotou, J. Fleuriot, A. Manataki, A. Winter, R. Nandwani, D. Clutterbuck, and D. Wilks. Rigorous development of computer based Integrated Care Pathways for HIV patients. In Proceedings of the 7th Health Informatics Scotland Conference, Glasgow, UK, September 2014 [BCS version]
  • A. Manataki, J. Fleuriot, and P. Papapanagiotou. Tracheostomy transfers: A case study in the application of formal methods to intra-hospital patient transfers. In Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, New York, USA, May 2014 [IEEE version]
  • A. Manataki, Y.-H. Chen-Burger, and M. Rovatsos. SCOlog: A logic-based approach to analysing supply chain operation dynamics, Expert Systems with Applications, 41(1): 23-38, 2014 [pdf]
  • PhD Thesis: Analysing Supply Chain Operation Dynamics through Logic-Based Modelling and Simulation. 2012 [pdf]
  • A. Manataki and Y-H Chen-Burger. A Meta-Model of Business Interaction for Assisting Intelligent Workflow Systems. In Proceedings of the 5th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-agent Systems – Technologies and Applications, Manchester, UK, June 2011 [pdf] [Springer version]
  • A. Manataki, Y.-H. Chen-Burger, and M. Rovatsos. Improving the understanding of supply chain dynamics: Towards an intelligent simulation tool. In Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA 2010), Porto, Portugal, June, 2010 [pdf]
  • A. Manataki, Y.-H. Chen-Burger, and M. Rovatsos. Towards Improving Supply Chain Coordination through Agent-Based Simulation. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems (PAAMS 2010), Salamanca, Spain, April 2010 [pdf] [Springer version]
  • A. Manataki and Y-H Chen-Burger. Analysing Supply Chain Strategies Using Knowledge-Based Techniques. In Proceedings of the 3rd KES Symposium on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems – Technologies and Applications, Invited Session on Digital Economy, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2009 [pdf] [Springer version]
  • G. Nadarajan, A. Manataki and Y-H Chen-Burger. Semantics-Based Process Support for Grid Applications, In N. Bessis editor, Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations, IGI Global, 2009 [pdf] [IGI version]
  • MSc Thesis: A Knowledge-Based Analysis and Modelling of Dell’s Supply Chain Strategies. 2007 [pdf]


Code Yourself! & ¡A Programar!

Coding MOOCs

Academic lead of the free online courses Code Yourself! and ¡A Programar!, which teach young teenagers around the world how to program.

Semantic Web wordcloud

Semantic Web lecturing

Lecturer in Semantic Web Systems, a course that covers the aims, the fundamentals and the technologies of the semantic web.

Innovative Learning Week

Innovative Learning Week

Organiser of the hands-on, interactive Innovative Learning Week workshop "Speaking of Informatics: The Art of Science Communication".


Science Festival

Science Festival

Our recent Code Yourself! workshop taught more than 160 kids how to build their own computer games.

First Lego League

First Lego League

Fun judging in a robotics competition for young ones. Can you complete all challenges?

Code First: Girls

Code First: Girls

We need more women in tech! I've recently given a talk for CF:G, in an attempt to lure young women into IT.

Third Space

Third Space

A series of activities that help students explore, reflect, engage and share culture while abroad.


I was born in Athens, and grew up in the carnival capital of Greece, Patras. I studied Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and then decided to do an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. Having done a gap year in Cologne, Germany, I strongly believe in the advantages of youth mobility. I am therefore running the project GapYear, promoting European mobility to young Greeks, funded by the European Commission.
Wanna make my day? A coffee, a newspaper and a cookie in your kitchen will do - in this order.


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