Ioannis Tavantzis is a PhD candidate at the Spatial Planning and Development department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. He holds an MEng in Urban/Spatial Planning and Development Engineering from AUTh’s Faculty of Engineering. His research focuses on geoinformatics and smart cities. Over the last two years, he has been participating in the implementation of national and EU-funded research and innovation projects (Horizon2020 and Erasmus+).