School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Antonios Kaniadakis


Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Management

Telephone: +44 20 7882 5814
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 416


Business Information Systems (Postgraduate)

The role of software is increasingly critical in our everyday lives and the accompanying risks of business or safety critical systems failure can be profound. This module will provide students with a framework for articulating and managing the risks inherent in the systems they will develop as practitioners. Likewise, students will learn how to build decision support tools for uncertain problems in a variety of contexts (legal, medical, safety), but with a special emphasis on software development. This course will make a distinctive offering that will enable our students to bring a principled approach to bear to analyse and solve uncertain and risky problems. Course contents: Quantification of risk and assessment: Bayesian Probability & Utility Theory, Bayes Theorem & Bayesian updating; Causal modelling using Bayesian networks with examples; Measurement for risk: Principles of measurement, Software metrics, Introduction to multi-criteria decision aids; Principles of risk management: The risk life-cycle, Fault trees, Hazard analysis; Building causal models in practice: Patterns, identification, model reuse and composition, Eliciting and building probability tables; Real world examples; Decision support environments.

Business Information Systems (Undergraduate)

This module covers the basics of business information systems, with emphasis on the technical, ethical and human factors in successful information system deployment. You will study how organisations use information systems as well as the basic concepts, methods and terminology used during the design and development stages of business information systems. The module reviews the typical hardware, software, data and telecommunications used in business systems and their strategic importance.

Product Development (Undergraduate)

The module builds upon all areas of business and their related theories that are introduced by ELE402 Enterprise Management. These include the roles of personnel, marketing, sales and production. The roles of these departments will be further developed in terms of the introduction of a new product and the impact of the business on the development of that product and vice-versa, i.e. the implication of success and failure, risk assessment etc.

Professional and Research Practice (Undergraduate)

This module provides you with the opportunity to examine the role of engineering in society and the expectations of society for a professional engineer. During the module, you should develop and achieve a level of written and spoken communication expected of a professional engineer. You will also construct a personal development plan (PDP) and an on-going employability skills folder. The assessment of the module is 100 per cent coursework, broken down as follows: oral presentation: 25 per cent; in-class essay: 25 per cent; PDP folder: 25 per cent; employability folder: 25 per cent. Not open to Associate Students or students from other departments.

Project Risk Management (Undergraduate)

Topic list: - Formal introduction to Project Management - Project Structure, Leadership and Team Roles, Communications - Project Scope, Feasibility and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) - Stakeholders and Quality Management - Project Risk, Decision Making, Estimating and the Business Case - A brief review of risk management and the risk management process - explain the legal basis of risk management; - critically evaluate how pure risks may be identified, assessed and evaluated; - discuss the role of human behaviour in managing risks; - Review of the basic key techniques and tools to plan and control projects (e.g. work breakdown, Gantt charts, critical path analysis and managing risk) - Introduction to other resources which can assist with project planning (e.g. Microsoft Project and PRINCE) - Examples of different kinds of processes in different contexts.


Research Interests:

My research is multi-disciplinary and combines insights from Information Systems, Economic Sociology, Innovation Studies and Management. I have an interest in socio-economic analyses of innovation in digital infrastructures and platforms, mainly in the finance sector but also in the sharing economy and digital media. 

I specialise in qualitative and ethnographic methods.

Topics of interest include: Social informatics, digital innovation, information infrastructures, social studies of finance, innovation ecosystems, enterprise systems (e.g. ERP), social media, virality of brand videos.

I publish in information systems and social sciences journals. 

Twitte r: @kaniadakisa 


PhD - Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - The University of Edinburgh, UK

MRes - Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - The University of Edinburgh, UK

MA - Sociology of ICT - Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

BA - Sociology - University of Crete, Greece

PGCAP - Queen Mary University of London, UK

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Head of the IT & Business Management Teaching Group


Farmaki, A. & Kaniadakis, A. (forthcoming), "Power dynamics in peer-to-peer accommodation: insights from Airbnb hosts", International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Farmaki, A., Stergiou, D. & Kaniadakis, A. (2019), "Self-perceptions of Airbnb hosts' responsibility: a moral identity perspective", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2019.1707216

Kaniadakis, A. & Elbanna A. (2019), "Thinking transparency in European securitization: Repurposing the market's information infrastructures", In M. Kornberger, G. Bowker, N. Pollock, P. Miller, A. Mennicken, J. Randa Nucho & J. Elyachar (Eds), Thinking Infrastructures, (Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 62), Emerald Publishing. pp. 183-205

Kaniadakis, A. & Foster, P. (2019), "Blockchain as a 'trust machine': from organising visions to techno-organisational reality", Proceedings of the 35th European Group for Organization Studies Colloquium, Edinburgh, July 4-6 2019.     

Kaniadakis, A. (2019), "Embedding professional skills education in the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Curriculum: Cultural, organisational and managerial aspects", Advance HE STEM Conference: Delivering next generation Higher Education in STEM, 30-31 January, 2019, Millennium Point, Birmingham. 

Kaniadakis, A., Cabral, A., Wright, S. (2018), "Interpretation and application of assessment criteria in a large soft skills module: the role of relationships in communities of practice", Society for Research into Higher Education annual international conference, 5-7 December, 2018, Celtic Manor, Newport, South Wales.

Karpasitis, C., Polycarpou, I. & Kaniadakis, A. (2018), "The role of music in viral video advertisements", Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Social Media, 21-22 June 2018, Limerick, Ireland. 

Wood, C., Poslad, S., Kaniadakis, A. & Gabrys, J. (2017), "What lies above: alternative user experiences produced through focussing attention on GNSS infrastructure" Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017, pp. 161-172, Edinburgh, UK, June 10?14, 2017 (Best Paper Award) Available at:

Wood, C. Poslad, S., Gabrys, J. & Kaniadakis, A. (2017), "GPS Tarot: Encounters with satellites as divination tools", P roceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 329-332, Edinburgh, UK, June 10-14, 2017. Available at:

Kaniadakis, A. (2017), "Review of: How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future, by Neil Pollock and Robin Williams, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, 400pp.", Journal of Cultural Economy. Volume 10, Issue 4, Special Issue: Intersections of Culture Studies and Finance. Available at: ll/10.1080/17530350.2017.1312487

Kaniadakis, A. & Elbanna, A. (2017), "The making of transparency in European securitization: Rebuilding the market's information infrastructures", 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen, 6-8 July, 2017. 

Wood, C., Poslad, S., Gabrys, J. & Kaniadakis, A. (2016), "Studying digi tal locative infrastructures: a reflective workshop approach", Pre-ECIS workshop,  European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016, Istanbul, 12 June, 2016.

Wood, C., Poslad, S., Gabrys, J. & Kaniadakis, A. (2016), "Dial Stories: The hybridisation of site using radio as a locative technology", 4th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx), 7-8 July 2016, Bergamo, Italy.

Kaniadakis, A. (2016), ?Standardization of information and financial innovation: Lessons from mortgage securitization?, in K. Jakobs (Ed), Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings, IGI Global

Kaniadakis, A. & Karpasitis, C. (2015), ?Viral video marketing ca mpaigns in a social media ecosystem: the rise of ephemeral online communities?, Social Media & Society 2015 International Conference, Toronto, July 2015

Ibrahim, Y. & Kaniadakis, A. (2015), ?Data Economy: Reconstituting the Human?, Social Media & Society 2015 International Conference, Toronto, July 2015

Kaniadakis, A. (2015), ?The Role And Impact Of Information Systems On Financial Innovation: The Case Of Master Trusts For Mortgage Securitization?, Information Systems Impact: Making Research Matter ? Proceedings of UKAIS 2015, Oxford, March 2015

Karpasitis C. & Kaniadakis, A. (2015), ?Social media as marketing information systems: Co-creation in viral video advertising?, In T. Tsiakis (Ed), Trends and Innovations in Marketing Information Systems, IGI Global

Kaniadakis, A. & Constantinides P. (2014), ?Innovating Financial Information Infrastructures: the transition of legacy assets to the securitization market?, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Vol. 15, Issue 5, Article 3 (Special Issue: Innovation in Information Infrastructures). Available at: http://ai

Kaniadakis, A. ( 2012), ?ERP implementation as a broad socio-economic phenomenon: The Agora of Techno-Organisational Change?, Information Technology & People, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp.259 ? 280. Available at: http://www.emeraldi

Kaniadakis, A. (2010), ?Integrating Systems and Shaping the Information Technology Marketplace?, EASST Conference: Practicing Science & Technology, Performing the Social, 2-4 September 2010, Trento, University of Trento, Italy.

Kaniadakis, A. & Kyrtsis, A.A. (2009), ?The Socio-Logic of the IT Marketplace and long-term relationships between Banks and IT Firms?Proceedings of the MCIS 2009, Athens, 25-27 September, 2009.

Kaniadakis, A. (2008), ?Understanding Information Systems Development: The Agora of Techno-Organisational Change? Proceedings of the MCIS 2008, Tunisia, 23-26 October, 2008.


  • Farmaki A, Kaniadakis A (2020). Power dynamics in peer-to-peer accommodation: Insights from Airbnb hosts. nameOfConference

  • Kim R, Thomas S, van Dierendonck R et al. (2019). Microbial Integration on Player Experience of Hybrid Bio-digital Games. nameOfConference

  • Farmaki A, Stergiou D, Kaniadakis A (2019). Self-perceptions of Airbnb hosts’ responsibility: a moral identity perspective. nameOfConference

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  • Kaniadakis A, Elbanna A (2019). Thinking transparency in european securitization: Repurposing the market’s information infrastructures. nameOfConference

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  • Karpasitis C, Polycarpou I, Kaniadakis A (2018). The role of music in viral video advertisements. nameOfConference

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  • Wood C, Kaniadakis A, Poslad S et al. (2017). GPS tarot: Encounters with satellites as divination tools. nameOfConference

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  • Wood C, Poslad S, Kaniadakis A et al. (2017). What lies above: Alternative user experiences produced through focusing attention on GNSS infrastructure. nameOfConference

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  • Kaniadakis A (2017). How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future. nameOfConference

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  • Ibrahim Y, KANIADAKIS A (2015). Data Economy: Reconstituting the Human. Social Media & Society International Conference

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  • KANIADAKIS A (2015). Social media as marketing information systems: Co-creation in viral video advertising. nameOfConference

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  • KANIADAKIS A (2015). Standardisation of information and financial innovation: Lessons from Mortgage Securitisation. nameOfConference

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  • KANIADAKIS A (2015). The Role And Impact Of Information Systems On Financial Innovation: The Case Of Master Trusts For Mortgage Securitization. UKAIS 2015: Information Systems Impact: Making Research Matter

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  • KANIADAKIS A, Karpasitis C (2015). Viral video marketing campaigns in a social media ecosystem: the rise of ephemeral online communities. Social Media & Society International Conference

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  • Kaniadakis A, Constantinides P (2014). Innovating Financial Information Infrastructures: The Transition of Legacy Assets to the Securitization Market. nameOfConference

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  • Kaniadakis A, Constantinides P (2014). Innovating financial information infrastructures: The transition of legacy assets to the securitization market. nameOfConference

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  • Kaniadakis A (2012). ERP implementation as a broad socio-economic phenomenon: The agora of techno-organisational change. nameOfConference

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