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Invited Speakers


Gianluca Demartini 2014

Gianluca Demartini

Gianluca Demartini is a Lecturer in Data Science at the Information School of the University of Sheffield. Previously, he was post-doctoral researcher at the eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg, visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, junior researcher at the L3S Research Center, and intern at Yahoo! Research.

His research interests include Web Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, and Human Computation. His PhD work focused on Entity Retrieval. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and given tutorials about Entity Retrieval and Crowdsourcing at research conferences. His research focuses on combining structured Web data (e.g., schema.org, Linked Open Data) together with Human Computation approaches to propose novel algorithms and build better information management systems on the Web. The end goal is to provide novel and richer Web user experience including search, browsing and discovery of information on the Web. This goal can be reached by adopting scalable Human Computation on-demand in combination with the large volume of data available on the Web.

He was module coordinator and the main teacher (for more than 70% of the lectures) for the MSc level module “Social Computing” at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in 2012 - 2013 and 2013 - 2014. Additionally, he has supervised several MSc thesis and more than 30 course projects at the University of Fribourg. At the University of Sheffield, he is Deputy programme coordinator for the MSc Data Science programme and module coordinator for the “Data Mining and Visualisation” module. He has also given tutorials at international conferences about Entity Search and Crowdsourcing over 2012 - 2013.

Gianluca Demartini personal webpage




Cesare Pautasso

Cesare Pautasso is associate professor at the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Previously he was a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab (2007) and a senior researcher at ETH Zurich (2004-2007). He completed his graduate studies with a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2004 and his undergraduate studies at Politecnico di Milano, Italy with a Computer Science Engineering Degree (cum laude) in 2000.

His research group focuses on building experimental systems to explore the intersection of model-driven software composition techniques, business process modelling languages, and autonomic/Cloud computing. He is currently supervising the research of 5 PhD students and one Post-Doctoral researcher working on Architectural Decision Modeling, Web 2.0 Mashups, and Self-Organizing, Liquid Service Oriented Architectures.

His teaching, training, and consulting activities both in academia and in industry cover advanced topics related to Web Development, Business Process Management, Enterprise Software Architecture, Service Oriented Architectures and emerging Web services and Middleware technologies. He is an active member of IEEE and ACM, where he has participated in more than 100 international conference/workshop program committees. He is the program co-chair of the 11th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2013). He has served as program chair of the 8th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010) and the 7th International Symposium on Software Composition (SC 2008). He has also started the series of International Workshops on RESTful Design (WS-REST) at the WWW conference. He was the general chair of the 9th European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2011). He regularly referees for Swiss, EU and US funding agencies. Since 2010 he is an advisory board member of EnterpriseWeb, a New York based company putting work in context.

He has designed a visual composition language and built a set of very powerful rapid composition tools for Eclipse in the context of a project called JOpera: Process Support for more than Web Services. Both his dissertation and hissystem are available for download.

Cesare Pautasso personal webpage.





Tutorial Lecturers


Andrea Tagarelli

Andrea Tagarelli Andrea Tagarelli is an assistant professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria, Italy. From the same university, he received his Ph.D. in computer and systems engineering in 2006. He also obtained the Italian national scientific qualification to associate professor in 2013.

His research interests are in the areas of data/text mining, network analysis and mining, web and semistructured data management, information retrieval. He was co-organizer of three workshops and a mini-symposium on data mining topics in premier conferences in the field (KDD, SDM, PAKDD, ECML-PKDD). Since 2010, he has served on the program committee of the Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) conference. More information on his research, professional, and educational activities can be found at the personal webpage.



Giuliano Armano

Giuliano Armano

Giuliano Armano obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1990. He is associate professor of computer engineering at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE), University of Cagliari, leading also the IASC (“Intelligent Agents and Soft-Computing”) group. At the Faculty of Engineering, he is currently teaching the following courses: (i) Fundamentals of Databases and of Bioinformatics, (ii) Fundamentals of Computer Science 1, and (iii) Object Oriented Programming and Sctipting in Python.

His educational background ranges over expert systems and machine learning, whereas his current research activity is focused on machine learning and pattern recognition techniques, mainly experimented in the field of bioinformatics, information retrieval, and text categorization. Author or co-author of several international journals, Prof. Armano has organized variuos international events (conferences, workshops, and special issues), in the fields of software agents and bioinformatics.

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