Damiani, Ernesto

Ernesto Damiani is a full professor at the Information Technology Dept., University of Milan, where he leads the Ph. D. program in Computer Science.

He coordinated the acrivities of the SESAR research lab (http://ra.crema.unimi.it). He holds/ has held visiting positions at several international research institutions: he was a Visiting Professor at the Comp. Science Dept. - George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA (US); a
Distinguished Research Fellow at LaTrobe University, Melbourne (Australia) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia).

Prof. Damiani is the Chair of IP WG 2.6 on Data Semantics, the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics, and the Vice-Chair of the IFIP WG 2.13 on Open Source Development. He has also served as Vice-chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and as a member of the Open Source Committee of the Italian Association of Computing. Prof. Damiani  is the Chief Editor of theSpringer Book Series on Open Source Advances in Computer Applications, and authored more than two hundreds research papers and several books in the fields of advanced secure software architectures, knowledge representation and software
engineering. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Service Computing, Area Editor of the Journal of System Architecture (Elsevier), Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Electronic Trade, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (Inderscience) and serves in the advisory board of several other journals, including the Journal of Knowledge-Based Engineering Systems (IOS Press).

He organized the inaugural IFIP conference on Open Source Systems series and is the general chair of the IEEE Conference on Digital Ecosystems. Prof. Damiani coordinates several research projects funded by the European Commission, the Italian Research Ministry (MURST) and by grants from private companies, including Nokia Siemens Networks, British Telecom, Cisco Systems, ST Microelectronics and others. He has extensive experience in the production of OSS adoption guidelines in the telecommunication sector, in cooperation with user companies.

Prof. Damiani is involved in a number of initiatives for using OSS to enable new initiatives, including the international summer school on technology-enabled entrepreneurship; also, he has a long experience in standardization activities. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and in 2008 was granted ACM Distinguished Membership status.