Agostino Poggi

Agostino Poggi received a Laurea degree cum laude in Electronics Engineering in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Computers and Electronics Engineering in 1992, both from the University of Genoa. He is full professor of Computer Engineering at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione of the University of Parma and teaches Distributed Systems (Sistemi Distribuiti) and Software Engineering (Ingegneria del Software) at the local Faculty of Engineering where he acts as a chairman of the Centro Universitario di Servizi per la Didattica di Ingegneria. His research focuses on agent, Web and object-oriented technologies and their use to develop distributed and complex systems. In these research areas, he has been and is involved both in national and international projects, coordinating the research of his Department inside different projects funded by public and private organizations. In particular, he participated in different EU funded research projects: COLLABORATOR, IST-2000-30045, (2001-2003), of which was the scientific coordinator, and CoMMA, IST-1999-12217, (2000-2002), LEAP, IST-1999-10211, (2000-2002), AGENTCITIES:RTD, IST-2000-28385, (2001-2003) and ALIS TECNET, ALA/2002/049-055, (2003-2006), where acted as coordinator of the research unit of the University of Parma. Moreover, he was one of the authors of JADE, an "open source" software development framework for realizing multi-agent systems that is become the international reference software to develop multi-agent applications. He is author of more than two hundreds of technical papers in international scientific journals, books and refereed conference proceedings, and his scientific contribution has been recognized through the "System Research Foundation Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award" in 1988 and through the "Innovation System Award" in 2001. Moreover, he is in the editorial board of the following scientific journals: International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems, International Journal of Software Architecture and Software Practice & Experience.

Publications

Social Media for Online Collaboration in Firms and Organizations
Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2020. 17 pages.
Participation in social networks has long been studied as a social phenomenon according to different theories. In particular, the notion of social capital highlights a...
Computational Thinking in Innovative Computational Environments and Coding
Alberto Ferrari, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2019. 11 pages.
The concept of computational thinking has been discussed for several decades and in recent years has been brought to the attention of the scientific community by Jeanette Wing....
Blogracy: A Peer-to-Peer Social Network
Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2019. 22 pages.
The current approach to build social networking systems is to create huge centralized systems owned by a single company. However, such strategy has many drawbacks, e.g., lack of...
Agent-Based Social Networks
Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2019. 12 pages.
Social networking sites have deeply changed the face of the web in the last years. Although the current approach to build social networking systems is to create huge centralized...
Supporting Participation in Online Social Networks
Agostino Poggi, Paolo Fornacciari, Gianfranco Lombardo, Monica Mordonini, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2019. 21 pages.
Social networking systems can be considered one of the most important social phenomena because they succeeded in involving billions of people all around the world and in...
A P2P Architecture for Social Networking
Michele Tomaiuolo, Monica Mordonini, Agostino Poggi. © 2019. 26 pages.
Social networking systems are usually huge centralized systems owned by a single company. However, this solution has many drawbacks (e.g., lack of privacy, lack of anonymity...
Computational Thinking in Innovative Computational Environments and Coding
Alberto Ferrari, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2018. 10 pages.
The concept of Computational Thinking has been discussed for several decades and in recent years has been brought to the attention of the scientific community by Jeanette Wing....
Agent-Based Social Networks
Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2018. 11 pages.
Social networking sites have deeply changed the face of the web in the last years. Although the current approach to build social networking systems is to create huge centralized...
Information Attacks and Defenses on the Social Web
Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2018. 20 pages.
Social web sites are used daily by many millions of users. They have attracted users with very weak interest in technology, including absolute neophytes of computers in general....
Participation in Social Networks as Feral Information Systems
Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2016. 16 pages.
Social networking systems blur the distinction between the private and working spheres, and users are known to use such systems both at home and at the work place, both...
Multi-Agent Systems for E-Health and Telemedicine
Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2016. 12 pages.
Participation in Social Networks as Feral Information Systems
Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2014. 18 pages.
Social networking systems blur the distinction between the private and working spheres, and users are known to use such systems both at home and at the work place, both...
Multi-Agent Active Services for Online Social Networks
Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2014. 17 pages.
This chapter has the goal of showing how multi-agent systems can be a suitable means for supporting the development and the composition of services in dynamic and complex...
Enhancing Social Networks with Agent and Semantic Web Technologies
Federico Bergenti, Enrico Franchi, Agostino Poggi. © 2012. 18 pages.
In this chapter, the authors describe the relationships between multi-agent systems, social networks, and the Semantic Web within collaborative work; they also review how the...
Developing Smart Emergency Applications with Multi-Agent Systems
Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi. © 2012. 14 pages.
Multi-agent systems have been importantly contributing to the development of the theory and the practice of complex distributed systems and, in particular, they have shown their...
Mobile Agents: Concepts and Technologies
Agostino Poggi, Michele Tomaiuolo. © 2011. 13 pages.
Current technological advances and the increasing diffusion of its use for scientific, financial and social activities, make Internet the de facto platform for providing...
Enhancing Online Games with Agents
Agostino Poggi. © 2011. 16 pages.
Online games have grown during recent years into a popular entertainment form with a wide variety of games and player communities spread across the world. Such games have, as the...
Developing Smart Emergency Applications with Multi-Agent Systems
Federico Bergenti, Agostino Poggi. © 2010. 13 pages.
Multi-agent systems have been importantly contributing to the development of the theory and the practice of complex distributed systems and, in particular, they have shown their...
Multi-Agent Systems for Semantic Web Services Composition
Agostino Poggi, Paola Turci. © 2009. 16 pages.
The vision which is making its way in information technology is to encapsulate organizations’ functionalities within appropriate interfaces and advertise them as one or more Web...