Researcher page: Nik Bessis

Researcher Picture
About the researcher: Nik Bessis

Title: Professor and Director of DISYS research centre

Department: School of Computing and Mathematics

Field: Computer Science

Location: E513, Kedleston Rd

Phone: +44(0)1332592108


Fax: +44(0)1332597741

Current professional webpage

Previous professional webpage

Research interests:

Crowds, Clouds, Inter-Clouds, Internet of Things, Data Grids, Data Push, Online Data Architectures, Data Modeling, Data Analysis and Visualisation, Disaster Management and Threat Detection, Distributed Systems & Next Generation Technologies, Dynamic Web and Web Systems Development, User Requirements and Needs Analysis

Teaching interests:

Emerging Technologies - Web Database Systems - Research Methods - Research Degrees Supervision - Research Staff Mentoring

- folder: Research

Incomplete publication list

Publications that appear in DBLP

Incomplete publications list

Publications that appear in GoogleScholar

International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)

A refereed journal where I am the Editor-in-Chief of

My research centre (DISYS)

The website of the Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research centre where I am the Director of


Nik joined the University in December 2010 as a Professor of Computer Science and became the Head of the group in January 2011. He led the development of DISYS to a centre status and he sought funding worth over £0.5m in 2 years time. He has published over 200 works, received 4 best paper awards. edited 7 books, organised over 40 conferences, tracks or workshops, served as keynote speaker 4 times.

- folder: Edited Books (incomplete list)

Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks

Grid Technology for Maximizing Collaborative Decision Management and Support: Advancing Effective Virtual Organizations

Next Generation Data Technologies for Collective Computational Intelligence

- folder: Projects (incomplete list)


WP Leader (Jan 2005 - Oct 2006)


WP Leader (Jan 2007 – Mar 2009)

Multiscale Visualisation (MSV), Strep, FP7

Co-investigator of WP4: Best Practices (Sep 2009 – Dec 2012)

Other Projects

Projects funded from 2011 onwards