The Database and Information System group, coordinated by Prof. Valeria De Antonellis, is known for its original results in the fields of conceptual modeling, analysis and design (see, People Behind Informatics: The history of Conceptual Modeling) and more recently for novel contributions in semantic interoperability, service discovery techniques, web application design.

Basic research activity includes the following main areas:

  • Database and Information System Design
  • Semantic Web - Data, Services, Applications
  • Semantic interoperability in distributed heterogeneous information systems
  • Conceptual framework for Data and Service Exploration
  • Big and Open Data Management, Exploration and Sharing

ER2012 con Peter Chen
                                                                                                     Prof. Peter Chen the Father of ER Conceptual Modeling