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Luciano Serafini

Head of Unit
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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. 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)
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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,
  5. Loris Bozzato; Luciano Serafini,
    , pp. 552-
    , (DL2013 - 26th International Workshop on Description Logics,
    Ulm, Germania,
    da 23/07/2013 a 26/07/2013)
  6. Francesco Corcoglioniti; Marco Rospocher; Roldano Cattoni; Bernardo Magnini; Luciano Serafini,
    Interlinking Unstructured and Structured Knowledge in an Integrated Framework,
    Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC),
    , (7th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC),
    Irvine, CA, USA,
    September, 16-18 2013)
  7. Loris Bozzato; Chiara Ghidini; Luciano Serafini,
    Comparing contextual and flat representations of knowledge – a concrete case about football data.,
    Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2013),
    , (Seventh International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2013),
    Banff, Canada,
    23-26 June 2013)
  8. Bozzato L.; Eiter T.; Serafini L.,
    Defeasibility in contextual reasoning with CKR,
    ARCOE-LogIC 2013,
    , (ARCOE-LogIC 2013 - The 5th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge,
    Corunna, Spagna,
  9. Bozzato L.; Homola M.; Serafini L.,
    Modeling and Using Context,
    , pp. 199-
    , (CONTEXT'13 - 8th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context,
    Annecy, Francia,
  10. van Erp M.; Fokkens A.; Vossen P.; Tonelli S.; van Hage W.R.; Serafini L.; Sprugnoli R.; Hoeksema J.,
    Proceedings of the ISWC 2013 Posters & Demonstrations Track,
    , pp. 189-
    , (ISWC 2013,