Nicos Komninos is a researcher, developer, and author of books on smart cities. His research interests are in two interrelated fields, intelligent / smart cities, and cyber-physical systems of innovation.
He has authored the trilogy “Intelligent Cities: Innovation, knowledge systems and digital spaces” (Routledge 2002), “Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks” (Routledge 2008), and “The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies” (Routledge 2014). He has also guest-edited five special issues of academic journals on smart cities. His more recent books are “Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era: Integrating technologies, platforms and governance” (Edward Elgar, 2019), and “Smart Cities and Connected Intelligence: Platforms, ecosystems and network effects ” (Routledge 2020).
He is a professor emeritus at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and director of URENIO Research. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture-Engineering from Aristotle University, post-graduate studies in Semantics, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Research from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (EHESS Paris).
Other interests include cycling and mountain biking, hiking, pulp and noir movies, and fiction literature.