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Luciano Serafini

Head of Unit
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  • Phone: 0461314319
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Short bio

Luciano Serafini is currently leading the research unit on Data and Knowledge Management Research Unit, which is part of the ICT department of Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. Luciano Serafini has a 30 year experience in academic research and technology transfer in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning, artificial intelligence and Knowledge and Data Management.  His research interests include logic for distributed knowledge (since 1990 development of the logic of context) information integration, automated reasoning, multi agent system, ontological reasoning for the semantic web, collaborative knowledge acquisition and modelling. In the last 10 year he dedicated a large effort in the challenge of integrating reasoning and learning with logical and statistical knowledge. Recently he proposed Logic Tensor Networks as a framework that integrates neural networks and fuzzy logic. This framework has been successfully applied in the task of semantic image interpretations.  He has published more than 180 papers, and his current h-index according to Google Scholar is 42. He is member of the PC committee of several top level conferences and workshops in these areas and contributes to many industrial, research, local and European projects. He was the Local chair of the 2002 edition of the European Summer School on logic language and information, and the local co-chair of the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (2014) In 2015 he obtained the Italian full professor habitation ("abilitazione nazionale di prima fascia) in the sector of Informatic Science. He regularly supervises Master and Ph.D students, at the University of Trento, Verona, Milano and Graz, and his Teaching activity includes courses in Database, Information systems, Mathematical Logic, Knowledge Representation and reasoning, data mining and Semantic Web, for the Master degree and Doctoral Degree at the University of Trento, Bolzano and Padova

I'm currently teaching the course on Knowledge and Data Mining at the Laurea in Data Science at University of Padova. Course material can be found here

Research interests
Logic for knowledge representation and reasoning; Ontologies Integration of machine learning and automated reasoning Contextual Reasoning Statistical relational learning (SRL)
  1. S. Cramerotti;M. Buccio;G. Vaschetto;M. Rospocher;L. Serafini; Elena Cardillo; Ivan Donadello,
    ISWC 2014 Industry Track,
    , (Proceedings of the Industry Track at the International Semantic Web Conference 2014 (ISWC 2014),
    Riva del Garda, Italy,
    October 19-23, 2014)
  2. M. Rospocher;F. Corcoglioniti;R. Cattoni;B. Magnini;L. Serafini,
    Proceedings of the ISWC 2014 Posters & Demonstrations Track,
    , pp. 69-
    , (13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2014),
    Riva del Garda, Italy,
    October 21, 2014)
  3. Marco Rospocher; Chiara Ghidini; Luciano Serafini,
    Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, FOIS2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    IOS Press,
    , pp. 133-
    , (8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014),
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
    September, 22-25, 2014)
  4. Loris Bozzato; Thomas Eiter; Luciano Serafini,
    CILC 2014,,
    , pp. 132-
    , (CILC 2014 - 29 esimo Convegno Italiano di Logica Computazionale,
    Torino, Italia,
    16-18 giugno 2014)
  5. Loris Bozzato; Luciano Serafini,
    ECAI 2014 - 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 18-22 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic - Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2014),
    IOS Press,
    , pp. 979-
    , (ECAI 2014 - 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
    Prague, Czech Republic,
    18-22 August 2014)
  6. Bozzato, Loris; Serafini, Luciano,
    Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - EKAW 2014 Satellite Events, VISUAL, EKM1, and ARCOE-Logic, Linkoping, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014. Revised Selected Papers,
    , pp. 35-
    , (EKAW 2014 - 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management,
    Linköping, Sweden,
    November 24-28, 2014)
  7. Loris, Bozzato; Luciano, Serafini,
    ARCOE-Logic 2014 (Workshop notes),
    , pp. 13-
    , (ARCOE-Logic 2014 - The 6th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning about Context with Logic,
    Linköping, Sweden,
    November 25, 2014)
  8. Semeraro G.; Basile P.; Basili R.; de Gemmis M.; Ghidini C.; Lenzerini M.; Lops P.; Moschitti P.; Musto C.; Narducci F.; Pipitone A.; Pirrone R.; Poccianti P.; Serafini L.,
    vol. 7,
    n. 2,
    , pp. 125 -
  9. R. Cattoni; F. Corcoglioniti; C. Girardi; B. Magnini; L. Serafini; R. Zanoli,
    Anchoring Background Knowledge to Rich Multimedia Contexts in the KnowledgeStore,
    New Trends of Research in Ontologies and Lexical Resources,
    , pp. 91 -
  10. A. Fokkens;M. v. Erp;P. Vossen;S. Tonelli;W. R. van;B. SynerScope;L. Serafini;R. Sprugnoli;J. Hoeksema,
    Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation at the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies,
    , pp. 11-
    , (NAACL HLT,