Enrico Franconi
associate professor
pro-rector for research 2005-2006
«Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation, when without moving from his privacy, Bartleby, in a singular mild, firm voice, replied, “I would prefer not to.”»
( Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener )

KRDB KRDB Research Centre
Faculty of Computer Science
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Domenicani 3, I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZ, Italy
Room POS 3.06, 3rd floor
Phone: (+39) 0471-016-120; fax: (+39) 0471-016-009
Home: via della Meridiana 11, I-38122 Trento TN, Italy
  • National habilitation:
    • I have the habilitation as full professor.
  • Research quality evaluation (by the governmental Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research - ANVUR):
    • I got the top mark (3 out of 3);
    • our Faculty of Computer Science is the second best in research among all the Italian computer science departments (source: VQR Bolzano, Computer Science, Computer Science tables).
  • Bibliometric Ranking:
    • I am the second most authoritative member of staff at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (source: Microsoft Academic search).

  • My interests are in:
    • Description Logics,
    • Knowledge Representation,
    • Foundations of Databases,
    • Knowledge Representation and Databases,
      • Ontologies and Conceptual Modelling,
      • Temporal Logics and Temporal Databases,
      • Multi-dimensional Data Models,
      • Information Access and Integration,
      • Peer-to-Peer Database Systems,
    • Computational Logics,
    • Artificial Intelligence,
    • Natural Language Semantics.