Alexandros Kostopoulos

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Research Interests

  • Network Economics and Pricing
  • Adoption of new Internet Architectures
  • Game Theory
  • Cloud Computing



  • I. Chochliouros, A. Kostopoulos, I. Giannoulakis, A. Spiliopoulou, M. Belesioti, E. Sfakianakis, A. Kourtis, E. Kafetzakis. “Using Small Cells for Enhancing 5G Network Facilities”. IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN), 4th Workshop on Network Function Virtualization and Programmable Networks, Berlin, Germany, November, 2017. [pdf]
  • I. Chochliouros, A. Kostopoulos, E. Sfakianakis, D. Arvanitozisis, A. Spiliopoulou, M. Belesioti, I. Giannoulakis, A. Kourtis, P. Khodashenas, J. Fajardo, A. Dardamanis, E. Kafetzakis, J. Lloreda, J. Romero. “Revisiting SESAME architecture for 5G Networks”. 16th International Conference on WWW/INTERNET (ICWI), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, October, 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, I. Chochliouros, I. Papafili, A. Drakos. “Enhancing Privacy Using Crowdsourcing Mechanisms”. 21st Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2017), Larisa, Greece, September 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Dimakis, A. Kostopoulos, E. Agiatzidou. “Economic Implications of Energy-Aware Pricing in Clouds”. 14th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services (GECON 2017), Biarritz, Anglet, France, September 2017. [pdf]
  • I. Chochliouros, A. Spiliopoulou, A. Kostopoulos, M. Belesioti, E. Sfakianakis, P. Georgantas, I. Neokosmidis, T. Rokkas, A. Dardamanis. “Putting Intelligence in the Network Edge through NFV and Cloud Computing: The SESAME Approach”. 18th International Conference, Engineering Applications of Neural Networks (EANN 2017), 5G – Putting Intelligence to the Network Edge” (5G-PINE 2017), pp. 704-715, Springer, Athens, Greece, August 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, E. Sfakianakis, I. Chochliouros, J. Pettersson, S. Krenn, W. Tesfay, A. Migliavacca, F. Hörandner. “Towards the Adoption of Secure Cloud Identity Services”. The 2nd Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Identity Management in the Cloud (SECPID), in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), Calabria, Italy, August 2017. [pdf]
  • I. Chochliouros, I. Giannoulakis, A. Spiliopoulou, M. Belesioti, A. Kostopoulos, E. Sfakianakis, A. Kourtis, E. Kafetzakis, S. Agapiou. “A Novel Architectural Concept for Enhanced 5G Network Facilities”. 21st International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2017), Crete, Greece, July, 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, R. Riggio, F. Kuo, K. Pentikousis. “Software Development Platform for Programmable Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks”. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Poster paper session, Oulu, Finland, June 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, I. Chocliouros, F. Kuo, R. Riggio, L. Goratti, N. Nikaein, I. Giannoulakis, J. Romero, T. Chen, R. Steinert, D. Panaitopol. “Design Aspects for 5G Architectures: The SESAME and COHERENT approach”. IEEE ICC 5GArch ‘17, 4th International Workshop on 5G Architecture, Paris, France, May 2017. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, E. Agiatzidou, A. Dimakis. “Energy-aware Pricing within Cloud Environments”. 13th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services (GECON 2016), Athens, Greece, September 2016. [pdf]
  • G. Agapiou, A. Kostopoulos, F. Kuo, T. Chen, A. Kliks, M. Goldhamer, K. Katsalis, R. Riggio, D. Panaitopol, A. Cipriano, D. Marandin “Developing a Flexible Spectrum Management for 5G Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks”. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Special Session, Athens, Greece, June 2016. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, G. Agapiou, F. Kuo, K. Pentikousis, A. Cipriano, D. Panaitopol, D. Marandin, K. Kowalik, K. Alexandris, C. Chang, N. Nikaein, M. Goldhamer, A. Kliks, R. Steinert, A. Mämmelä, T. Chen “Scenarios for 5G Networks: The COHERENT Approach”. 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2016), Advances on Network Virtualization for 5G Systems, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 2016. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, E. Agiatzidou, L. Lopez, A. J. Ferrer. “Revisiting Business Models within Cloud Market”. 12th REHVA World Congress (CLIMA 2016), Aalborg, Denmark, May 2016. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, M. Papadopouli. “Looking for New Allies in Mobile Internet Market”. IEEE INFOCOM SDP 2016, 5th Workshop on Smart Data Pricing, San Francisco, USA, April 2016. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, I. Papafili, G. Fortetsanakis, M. Papadopouli. “Pricing Wireless Access Services: The Effect of Offloading and Users' Bounded Rationality”. IEEE/IFIP 12th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference (WONS 2016), Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italy, January 2016. [pdf]
  • A. Kostopoulos, A. Dimakis, C. Courcoubetis. “Economic Incentives for Adopting Congestion Accountability Protocols”. 26th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 26), Karlskrona, Sweden, September 2014 [pdf].
  • D. Trossen, A. Kostopoulos. “Exploring the Tussle Space for Information-Centric Networking”. 39th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), Arlington, USA, September 2011 [pdf].
  • A. Kostopoulos, A. Dimakis, C. Courcoubetis. “Games Between Competing ISPs Employing Different Pricing Schemes”. Euro-NF International Workshop on Traffic and Congestion Control for the Future Internet, Volos, Greece, March 2011 [pdf].
  • A. Kostopoulos, K. Richardson, M. Kanakakis. “Investigating the Deployment and Adoption of re-ECN”. ACM CoNEXT ReArch'10 - Re-Architecting the Internet, Philadelphia, USA, November 2010 [pdf].
  • M. Bagnulo, P. Eardley, A. Ford, A. Garcia, A. Kostopoulos, C. Raiciu, F. Valera. “Boosting mobility performance with Multi-Path TCP”. Future Network and Mobile Summit 2010, Florence, Italy, June 2010 [pdf].
  • A. Kostopoulos, H. Warma, T. Levä, B. Heinrich, A. Ford, L. Eggert. “Towards Multipath TCP Adoption: Challenges and Perspectives”. NGI 2010 - 6th EuroNF Conference on Next Generation Internet, Paris, France, June 2010 [pdf].
  • C. Kalogiros, M. Bagnulo, A. Kostopoulos. “Understanding Incentives for Prefix Aggregation in BGP”. ACM CoNEXT ReArch'09 - Re-Architecting the Internet, Rome, Italy, December 2009 [pdf].
  • H. Hammainen, A. Ford, A. Kostopoulos, B. Heinrich, T. Levä, R. Widera, C. Courcoubetis, P. Eardley. “Business Models in a Multipath World”. Future Internet Assembly (FIA), Stockholm, Sweden, November 2009 [pdf] [poster].
  • C. Kalogiros, A. Kostopoulos, A. Ford. “On Designing for Tussle: Future Internet in Retrospect”. IFIP EUNICE 2009 - The Internet of the Future, LNCS 5733, pages 98–107, Barcelona, Spain, September 2009 [pdf].

Journals and Book Chapters

  • M. Katsarakis, G. Fortetsanakis, P. Charonyktakis, A. Kostopoulos, M. Papadopouli. “On User-centric Tools for QoE-based Recommendation and Real-time Analysis of Large-scale Markets ” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, no. 9, September 2014 [pdf].
  • N. Fotiou, D. Trossen, G. Marias, A. Kostopoulos, G. Polyzos. “Enhancing Information Lookup Privacy through Homomorphic Encryption ” Security and Communication Networks, Wiley, December 2014 [pdf].
  • B. Tagger, D. Trossen, A. Kostopoulos, S. Porter, G. Parisis. “Realising an Application Environment for Information-centric Networking”, Computer Networks, Special Issue in Information Centric Networking, vol. 57, issue 16, pp. 3249-3266, Elsevier, November 2013 [pdf].
  • A. Kostopoulos, I. Papafili, C. Kalogiros, T. Levä, N. Zhang, D. Trossen. “A Tussle Analysis for Information-centric Networking architectures ”. In F. Αlvarez et al. (Eds.): Future Internet – From Technological Promises to Reality, FIA 2012, LNCS 7281, pp. 6-17, May 2012 [pdf].
  • D. Trossen, A. Kostopoulos. “Techno-Economic Aspects of Information-Centric Networking”. Journal of Information Policy, vol. 2, pp. 26-50, 2012 [pdf].
  • H. Warma, T. Levä, H. Tripp, A. Ford, A. Kostopoulos. “Dynamics of Communication Protocol Diffusion: the Case of Multipath TCP”. NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking, vol. 12, issue: 2, pp. 133-159, Springer, November 2011 [pdf].
  • P. Eardley, M. Kanakakis, A. Kostopoulos, T. Levä, K. Richardson, H. Warma: “Deployment and Adoption of Future Internet Protocols”. In J. Dominigue et al. (Eds.): The Future Internet: Achievements and Technological Promises, ISBN 978-3-642-20897-3, LNCS, vol. 6656, pp. 133-144, Springer, May 2011 [pdf].
  • T. Levä, H. Warma, A. Ford, A. Kostopoulos, B. Heinrich,R. Widera, P. Eardley. “Business Aspects of Multipath TCP Adoption”. In G. Tselentis et al. (Eds.): Towards the Future Internet: Emerging Trends from European Research, ISBN 978-1-60750-538-9 (print) and ISBN 978-60750-539-6 (online), pp. 21-30, IOS Press, April 2010 [pdf].


Postgraduate course

Undergraduate course

  • Business Solutions with Software Applications, Department of Accounting and Finance, AUEB.

Teaching assistant:

Undergraduate course

  • Introduction to Computer Science, AUEB, Prof. C. Courcoubetis
  • Digital Systems Design, AUEB, Prof. A. Veneris
  • Computer Applications I, University of Piraeus, Prof. M. Sfakianakis
  • Computer Applications II, University of Piraeus, Prof. M. Sfakianakis
  • Introduction to Economic Science, AUEB, Prof. S. Dimeli
  • Automata and Complexity, AUEB, Ass. Prof. E. Papadopoulou

Postgraduate course

  • Network Economics, AUEB, Prof. C. Courcoubetis
  • Microeconomics for Managers, University of Athens, Lect. E. Athanasiou