My short bios

Researcher at the ISTI Institute of the Italian National Research Council - Italy.

The aim of my research is the study and experimentation of models, methodologies and techniques for the design and development of distributed virtual research environments (VREs) which require the handling of heterogeneous resources. A resource is here intended as a generic entity, physical (storage and computing resources) or digital (software, processes, data), that can be shared and interact with other resources to synergistically provide some functions serving its clients, either human or inanimate. Main keywords of my studies are: distributed virtual research environment architectures and protocols, service oriented architecture, grid oriented architecture, service oriented infrastructure.

Something more about me

I am a Senior Researcher Associate at the Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory of the "Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della Informazione A. Faedo” (ISTI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). I received my M.Sc. in Information Systems Technologies from the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa (1998), and my Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the Department of Information Engineering: Electronics, Information Theory, Telecommunications of the same university (2006). I am a strong background on digital library distributed architectures. I participated to the design of the most relevant DL systems developed by CNR - ISTI.

Currently I am the Technical Director of the "D4Science: DIstributed colLaboratories Infrastructure on Grid ENabled Technology 4 Science" project. I am also leading the development and deployment of the OpenDLib digital library management system in different application areas (libraries, archives, commercial publishing organizations).

I am pleased to participate to the Delos working group that defined the Digital Library Manifesto and is working to define the Digital Library Reference Model and Digital Library Reference Architecture.

Finally, I am serving (or i was deeply involved in) the listed projects as digital library architectural designer and information technology consultant.

My projects