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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. L. Wanner; S. Vrochidis; M. Rospocher; J. Mossgraber; H. Bosch; A. Karppinen; M. Myllynen; S. Tonelli; N. Bouayad-Agha; U. Bugel; G. Casamayor; T. Ert; D. Hilbring; K. Karatzas; I. Kompatsiaris; T. Koskentalo; S. Mille; A. Moumtzidou; E. Pianta; H. Saggion; L. Serafini; V. Tarvainen,
    Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations - AIAI 2012 International Workshops: AIAB, AIeIA, CISE, COPA, IIVC, ISQL, MHDW, and WADTMB, Halkidiki, Greece, September 27-30, 2012, Proceedings, Part II,
    Berlin Heidelberg,
    Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
    , pp. 351-
    , (The 3rd Intelligent Systems for Quality of Life information Services Workshop (ISQL 2012),
    Halkidiki, Greece,
    27-30 September 2012)
  2. N. Bouayad-Agha;G. Casamayor;S. Mille;M. Rospocher;H. Saggion;L. Serafini;L. Wanner,
    From Ontology to NL: Generation of Multilingual User-Oriented Environmental Reports,
    , pp. 216-
    , (Natural Language Processing and Information Systems - 17th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, NLDB 2012,
    Groningen, The Netherlands,
    June 26-28, 2012)
  3. M. Rospocher; S. Tonelli; L. Serafini; E. Pianta,
    Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - 18th International Conference, EKAW 2012, Galway City, Ireland, October 8-12, 2012. Proceedings,
    Berlin Heidelberg,
    Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
    , pp. 413-
    , (18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012),
    Galway, Ireland,
    October 8-12, 2012)
  4. Marco Rospocher; Luciano Serafini,
    Semantic Technologies meet Recommender Systems & Big Data,
    , pp. 61-
    , (International Workshop on Semantic Technologies meet Recommender Systems & Big Data (SeRSy 2012) [co-located with ISWC2012],
    Boston, USA,
  5. Manuel Atencia; Alexander Borgida; Jerome Euzenat; Chiara Ghidini; Luciano Serafini.,
    A formal semantics for weighted ontology mappings.,
    The Semantic Web – ISWC 2012,
    , pp. 17-
    , (11th International Semantic Web Conference,
    Boston, USA,
    da 11/9/2012 a 15/9/2012)
  6. S. Klarman; S. Schlobach; L. Serafini,
    Formal Verification of Data Provenance Records,
    , (International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-12),,
    nov 11-15)
  7. R. Cattoni; F. Corcoglioniti; C. Girardi; B. Magnini; L. Serafini; R. Zanoli,
    PAI 2012 Popularize Artificial IntelligenceProceedings of the AI*IA Workshop and Prize for Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Alan Turing's Birth,
    , pp. 21-
    , (PAI 2012 Popularize Artificial Intelligence,
    Rome, Italy,
    15 June 2012)
  8. Roldano Cattoni; Francesco Corcoglioniti; Christian Girardi; Bernardo Magnini; Luciano Serafini; Roberto Zanoli,
    The KnowledgeStore: an Entity-Based Storage System,
    , (The eighth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation - LREC,
    Istambul, Turkey,
  9. L. Bozzato; M. Homola; L. Serafini,
    , pp. 11-
    , (ARCOE-12 - The 4th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge,
    Montpellier, France,
  10. Claudia d'Amato; Volha Bryl; Luciano Serafini,
    , pp. 51-
    , (8th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web,
    Boston, USA,
    November 11, 2012)