Prof. Giancarlo Fortino
Keynote Speaker Talk:
“highly cited researcher for 2020. link: https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/ ”
Giancarlo Fortino is currently Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. In 2013 he took the Italian Scientific Habilitation for Full Professorship. He received a Laurea Degree (BSc+MSc) in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria, Italy, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He has been a Research Scholar at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley (CA), USA, in 1997 and 1999, and Visiting Professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. He was also Assistant Professor (2001-2006) and Associate Professor (2006-2018) at University of Calabria. He was nominated Guest Professor in Computer Engineering of Wuhan University of Technology on April, 18 2012 (the term of appointment is three years) and in April 2015 he was nominated Adjunct Full Professor of Computer Engineering in the framework of High-End Foreign Experts in China (the term of appointment is three years). Since 2015 he is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-CNR (Italian National Research Council). In 2017 he was also nominated High-end Expert at HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), China. In 2019, he won a CAS PIFI grant at SIAT in Shenzhen (China) covering a Visiting Scientist position and was also nominated Distinguished Professor of Huazhong Agricultural University (China). He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of University of Calabria, whose mission is the development of innovative systems and services based on Internet of Things technology for health care, energy management and structural health. He is currently the Director of the Postgraduate School (2nd Level Italian MSc) on INTER-IoT: Integrator and Manager of IoT Systems. His research interests include distributed computing and networks, agent systems, agent oriented software engineering, body area networks and wearable computing, wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things (including social and trust mechanism), multimedia streaming content distribution networks, GRID/Cloud computing. He is the founder and director of the SPEME (Smart, PErvasive and Mobile systems Engineering) lab that is engaged in cutting-edge research on novel programming languages, systems, protocols and architectures, and in their implementation in smart, pervasive and mobile systems and their emerging application domains. He has been involved in many research and development projects in the research/technical areas of Internet of Things, wireless sensor networks, intelligent and mobile agents, and content delivery networks. He gained funding for more than 3MEuro. In particular, he was the deputy coordinator and STPM of the EU-funded (8MEuro) H2020 project INTER-IoT (Interoperability of IoT Platforms). He is author of many papers (400+) in international journals (120+ papers in Top-level Journals including IEEE, ACM and Elsevier), conferences (majority IEEE conferences) and books (edited by Springer and IEEE Press). From the bibliometrics viewpoint, in Google Scholar he got 8500+ citations and h-index=48 (he is in the VIA-Academy TIS ranking – Top Italian Scientists). He is High-Impact Researcher according to Scopus-SciVal in the last 5 years 2013-18: he is ranked n. 56 in the World in the Computer Science field and N.1 in the top SciVal topic “Middleware, Internet and Sensor Networks”. He is the co-founder and responsible of the Italy-China Joint-Labs: Joint Lab on Internet of Things Technologies established between Unical and Wuhan University of Technology on July 2012 (WUT resp. Prof. Wenfeng Li); Joint-Lab on Internet of Things Technologies oriented to Smart Port established between Unical and Shanghai Maritime University on Nov 2017 (SMU resp. Prof. Yongsheng Yang); Joint-Lab on Internet of Things technologies oriented to Smart Agriculture established between Unical and Huazhong Agriculture University on Nov 2019 (HZAU resp. Prof. Qingxi Liao). He has been awarded with the 2014 Andrew P. Sage Best IEEE SMC Transactions Paper. He is founding series editor of the IEEE Press Book Series on Human-Machine Systems and founding editor-in-chief of Springer Book Series on ÒInternet of Things: Technology, Communications and ComputingÓ and currently serves as associate editor in the editorial board of IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, IEEE SMC Magazine, JNCA (Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Elsevier), EAAI (Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier), INFFUS (Information Fusion, Elsevier, area editor on sensor fusion), Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (Sage), Journal of Smart Health (Elsevier), CASM (Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, Springer), Journal of Bid Data and Cognitive Computing (MDPI), MAGS (Multi Agent and GRID Systems, IOS Press), IJOAIT (International Journal On Advances in Internet Technology, IARIA), SCPE (Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience). He organized as chair many intÕl workshops and conferences (100+), was involved in a huge number of intÕl conferences/workshops (500+) as IPC member, is/was guest-editor of many special issues (55+) on Content Networks, Multimedia Systems, Agent-based Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks, Body Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing in many ISI-impacted journals (e.g. IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing, IEEE Trans. on Service Computing, IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Access, INFFUS, COMNET, JNCA, FGCS, JOS, SIMPAT, MONET, CERA, CCPE, EAAI, Sensors, IJDSN, MIS, Cluster Computing, MTAP, Simulation). He is IEEE Senior Member (member of the IEEE Computer, Communications, SMC, and IoT societies), co-chair of the IEEE SMC TC on “Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices”, member of the IEEE Press Editorial Board (2017-2019), and also member of ACM. He is notably Member of the BoG of the IEEE SMC Society (term 2018-2020) and is chair of the IEEE SMC Society Italian Chapter.