«Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation,
when without moving from his privacy, Bartleby, in
a singular mild, firm voice, replied, “I would prefer not
( Herman Melville,
Bartleby, the Scrivener )
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).
• I am the second most authoritative member of staff at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (source: Microsoft Academic search).
I prepared the material for an
introductory online course in Description
Logics. The material includes slides for 6
modules: A review of Computational Logics, Structural
Description Logics, Propositional Description Logics,
Description Logics and Knowledge Bases, Description
Logics and Logics, Description Logics and Databases.
Recent Research Community
Information on the events I am currently organising
can be found in the FranconiSpace
wiki restricted access area.
Giving a tutorial on "Ontologies and Databases:
myths and challenges" at the 34th International
Very Large Data Bases (VLDB-2008), held
in Auckland, New Zealand, 23-28 August 2008;