Fernando Ferri

Fernando Ferri received his degrees in Electronics Engineering and PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ Actually Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy, he was a Contract Professor from 1993 to 2000 of ‘Sistemi di Elaborazione’ at the University of Macerata.

He is the author of more than 90 papers in international journals, books and conferences. His main methodological areas of interest are Human-Computer Interaction Visual Languages, Visual Interfaces, Sketch-based Interfaces, and Multimodal Interfaces, Data and knowledge bases, Geographic Information Systems.

Publications

RFID Technologies in Healthcare Setting: Applications and Future Perspectives
Alessia D'Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2016. 13 pages.
The paper discusses the use of RFID technologies in healthcare setting examining the status of applications and prospective views. The authors have identified two classes of...
Multiculturality and Multimodal Languages
Maria Chiara Caschera, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2014. 16 pages.
The way by which people communicate each other changes in the different cultures due to the different communicative expectations and depending on their cultural backgrounds. The...
Risk Communication Methods and Participatory Approaches
Tiziana Guzzo, Patrizia Grifoni, Fernando Ferri. © 2014. 15 pages.
The chapter provides an overview of the main methods, tools, and actions of risk communication used in the different phases of risk governance, analyzing their advantages and...
The E-Commerce Business Model Implementation
Alessia D'Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2014. 12 pages.
Virtual Communities in Marketing Processes: A Marketing Framework
Alessia D'Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2014. 15 pages.
The chapter provides a marketing framework to analyse the uses of virtual communities on marketing processes. The framework involves: actors (companies and companies), goals...
A Semantic-Based Approach for Context-Aware Service Discovery
Patrizia Grifoni, Arianna D'Ulizia, Fernando Ferri. © 2014. 26 pages.
The increasingly growing number of services available on the web, along with advances in information and communication technologies, has given rise to the development of new...
Geographic Visual Query Languages and Ambiguities Treatment
Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2013. 9 pages.
The main issues of spatial databases and Geographic Information System (GIS), concern the representation, the management and the manipulation of a large and complex number of...
Virtual Communities in Marketing Processes: A Marketing Framework
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2013. 15 pages.
The chapter provides a marketing framework to analyse the uses of virtual communities on marketing processes. The framework involves: actors (companies and companies), goals...
Assessing E-Health in Africa: Web 2.0 Applications
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2013. 26 pages.
The aim of this chapter is to discuss the e-health readiness assessment in Africa by analysing the ICT usage and the different barriers for the implementation of e-health...
RFID Technologies in the Health Sector
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2013. 8 pages.
RFID technologies are increasingly acquiring a considerable relevance in the field of patients’ assistance. This contributes to independent living and quality of life for many...
Multiculturality and Multimodal Languages
Maria Chiara Caschera, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2012. 16 pages.
The way by which people communicate each other changes in the different cultures due to the different communicative expectations and depending on their cultural backgrounds. The...
Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance
Alessia D’Andrea, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2012. 15 pages.
Wireless technologies are increasingly acquiring a considerable relevance in the field of Ambient Assisted Living. This contributes to independent living and quality of life for...
Knowledge Access and Interaction Evolution in Virtual Learning Communities
Maria Chiara Caschera, Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2012. 20 pages.
Interaction among members in Virtual Learning Communities influences the communities’ evolution. Starting from this consideration, this chapter provides a discussion on the more...
Social Aspects and Web 2.0 Challenges in Blended Learning
Tiziana Guzzo, Patrizia Grifoni, Fernando Ferri. © 2012. 15 pages.
The term e-learning is revolutionizing learning way and it is having a large impact on knowledge society is rapidly evolving into a Blended Learning method, which blends online...
Flood Risk Awareness: An Experiment Using School Students to Inform Families and Friends
Tiziana Guzzo, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Katja Firus. © 2012. 15 pages.
Communication plays an essential role in risk awareness when the gap between the risk perception and the actual risk depends on correct knowledge. This study investigates public...
A Business Model Framework for Second Life
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2012. 14 pages.
This chapter provides a framework to analyse the marketing and promotion advantages of Virtual Communities. Virtual Communities offer companies the possibility to carry out a new...
IBF: An Integrated Business Framework for Virtual Communities
Fernando Ferri, Alessia D’Andrea, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2012. 13 pages.
The paper provides an integrated business framework for Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer and Consumer-to-Consumer Virtual Communities. The framework involves internal...
An Innovative Architecture of a System for Storing and Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage
Alessia D’Andrea, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2011. 17 pages.
In this chapter an innovative architecture of a system for the collection, preservation, management and access of intangible cultural heritage is proposed. It allows local or...
Wireless Solutions for Elderly People Assistance
Alessia D’Andrea, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2011. 14 pages.
Wireless technologies are increasingly acquiring a considerable relevance in the field of Ambient Assisted Living. This contributes to independent living and quality of life for...
CAMCE: A Framework for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2011. 9 pages.
There is a growing need to collaborate at national and European level for solutions connected with risks and problems due to climate changes. This need is leading to creation of...
Sketching in Knowledge Creation and Management
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2011. 10 pages.
A sketch is a schematic representation of an image containing a set of objects or concepts. When people need to express and communicate a new idea, they often sketch a rough...
A Business Model Framework for Second Life
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2011. 14 pages.
This chapter provides a framework to analyse the marketing and promotion advantages of Virtual Communities. Virtual Communities offer companies the possibility to carry out a new...
International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI)
Victor Chang. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI) focuses on computing theories and empirical analyses of shared knowledge relevant to businesses....
Social Aspects of Mobile Technologies on Web Tourism Trend
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Tiziana Guzzo. © 2010. 15 pages.
This chapter analyzes how the development and use of mobile and Web technologies are changing the way to search information, to plan, to buy, and to travel. The new technologies...
Social Aspects of Mobile Technologies on Web Tourism Trend
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Tiziana Guzzo. © 2010. 15 pages.
This chapter analyzes how the development and use of mobile and Web technologies are changing the way to search information, to plan, to buy, and to travel. The new technologies...
Smart Homes to Support Elderly People: Innovative Technologies and Social Impacts
Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Tiziana Guzzo. © 2010. 14 pages.
Today the biggest challenge of our aging society is to enable people with impairments to have a better quality of life maintaining their independence. The chapter explores how...
Knowledge Access and Interaction Evolution in Virtual Learning Communities
Maria Chiara Caschera, Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2010. 20 pages.
Interaction among members in Virtual Learning Communities influences the communities’ evolution. Starting from this consideration, this chapter provides a discussion on the more...
Social Impacts of Mobile Virtual Communities on Healthcare
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2010. 15 pages.
Mobile technologies, such as PDAs, pocket PCs and cell phones, are transforming interpersonal communications, making them independent from a fixed location and then “situated...
Genetic Algorithms and Other Approaches in Image Feature Extraction and Representation
Danilo Avola, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2009. 19 pages.
The novel technologies used in different application domains allow obtaining digital images with a high complex informative content, which can be exploited to interpret the...
Social Aspects of Mobile Technologies on Web Tourism Trend
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni, Tiziana Guzzo. © 2009. 11 pages.
This chapter analyzes how the development and use of mobile and Web technologies are changing the way to search information, to plan, to buy, and to travel. The new technologies...
Social Impacts of Mobile Virtual Communities on Healthcare
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2009. 12 pages.
Mobile technologies, such as PDAs, pocket PCs and cell phones, are transforming interpersonal communications, making them independent from a fixed location and then “situated...
Improving Multimedia Digital Libraries Usability Applying NLP Sentence Similarity to Multimodal Sentences
Stefano Paolozzi, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2009. 8 pages.
This chapter describes multimodality as a means of augmenting information retrieval activities in multimedia digital libraries. Multimodal interaction systems combine visual...
Geographic Visual Query Languages and Ambiguities Treatment
Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2009. 9 pages.
The main issues of spatial databases and Geographic Information System (GIS), concern the representation, the management and the manipulation of a large and complex number of...
Knowledge Management and Interaction in Virtual Communities
Maria Chiara Caschera, Arianna D’Ulizia, Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2009. 17 pages.
This chapter provides a classification of virtual communities of practice according to methods and tools offered to virtual community members for the knowledge management and the...
Analyzing Multimodal Interaction
Fernando Ferri, Stefano Paolozzi. © 2009. 15 pages.
Human-to-human conversation remains such a significant part of our working activities because of its naturalness. Multimodal interaction systems combine visual information with...
Mobile Devices to Support Advanced Forms of E-Learning
Alessia D’Andrea, Fernando Ferri. © 2009. 19 pages.
This chapter describes changes that mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, iPods and smart phones improve on the learning process. The diffusion of these devices has...
Visual Languages for Interactive Computing: Definitions and Formalizations
Fernando Ferri. © 2008. 532 pages.
Visual languages are the defining component of interactive computing environments, yet in spite of the rapid pace of evolution of this domain, significant challenges remain....
Sketching in Knowledge Creation and Management
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni. © 2006. 7 pages.
A sketch is a schematic representation of an image containing a set of objects or concepts. When people need to express and communicate a new idea, they often sketch a rough...
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Jeffrey Hsu. Est. 2005.
The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the...
Syntactical and Semantical Correctness of Pictorial Queries for GIS
Fernando Ferri, Maurizio Rafanelli. © 2005. 6 pages.
One of the main topics in geographical information systems (GIS) research concerns the definition of high level visual query languages (Chrisman, 2002; Laurini & Thompson, 1992)....