Valeria De Antonellis

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell‘Informazione
Università degli Studi di Brescia

Via Branze, 38 25123 Brescia - Italy
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Short biography

Valeria De Antonellis is full professor of Information Systems at the University of Brescia. Previously she has been full professor at the University of Ancona (1994-1996), and associate professor at Politecnico di Milano (1991-1994) and University of Milano (1989-1991).

She is Deputy Director of the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Brescia (since November 2017).  She has been (2010-2016): Rector's Delegate for ICT, Rector's Delegate for the University Library System, President of the Information Systems Innovation Committee at University of Brescia, President of the University Library System,  Member of the University's Quality Committee, Member of the University's Disaster Recovery Committee. See UniBS Digitale 2011-2016: 

She has been chair of the PhD program in "Information Engineering" (2000-2006) and led its transformation into the PhD Program in "Computer Science, Engineering and Systems Control" (2007-2011) at the University of Brescia. She has been responsible for the creation and organization of the Bachelor and Master Degree programs in "Computer Science and Engineering" at the University of Brescia. Chair of the University Competence Centre for EUCIP (European Certification of Informatics Professionals) at University of Brescia. Co-founder and executive committee member of the Italian Pole of Scientific and technological Reserch on Interoperability "Interop-Vlab.IT".

Her research interests include:

  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DATABASES: advanced database and web information system design - conceptual modeling and semantic representation of data, processes, services – schema matching and semantic integration – process analysis and reengineering - service design.

  • SEMANTIC WEB - DATA, SERVICES, APPLICATIONS: data and web services search and ranking - ontologies and semantic interoperability - web application design.

Current research activity focuses on: models, methods and tools for semantic description, exploration and composition of data services, Big and Open Data exploration in Web Oriented Architecture.

She published in main peer-reviewed journals of the field (including ACM TODS, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSC, Information Systems, WWW), and in the proceedings of the main international conferences of the field (including ACM-SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, CAiSE, WISE, ICWE, ER). She is co-author of the books: Relational Database Theory (Benjamin/Cummings 1993, ISBN 0-8053-0249-2) and La Teoria Relazionale dei Dati (Bollati Boringhieri , ISBN: 88-339-5031-X, 1985). Co-editor of the book: Computer-Aided Database Design: the DATAID approach (North-Holland 1985, ISBN 0-444-87735-5).
She has been part of the program committee in numerous international conferences, and referee for several international journals. Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Conference SEBD (Advanced Systems for Databases). She has been Chair of the AICA Working Group on Databases. Member of the "ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling" Steering Committee. Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Data&Knowledge Engineering. Member of the Scientific Committee of "Collana di Informatica", ed. Franco Angeli.

She has been working within several national and international research projects and collaborations, coordinating parts of or whole Projects. In particular, she led the DATAID research project originating the DATAID-1 methodology for the analysis, design and realization of database systems (cited in: People Behind Informatics: The history of Conceptual Modeling). She promoted the conceptual modeling of both data and processes (Modeling Events in Data Base Applications Design, VLDB 1981) in the methodology anticipating issues of the object-oriented methodologies.
In the area of semantic integration research, she proposed: novel affinity and clustering techniques for automatic schema matching supported by the ARTEMIS tool, chosen by the Microsoft Database Group as a reference for experimentation and development of matching tools (cited in Rahm and Bernstein, A Survey of Approaches to Automatic Schema Matching, VLDB Journal 10, 4, Dec. 2001); schema integration techniques (cited in Doan and Halevy, Semantic-integration research in the database community, AI Magazine, v.26 n.1, p.83-94, March 2005). More recently, original results were contributed in ontology-based service modelling, hybrid matchmaking and semantic service discovery, multi-perspective framework for data service search in web application design (Best Paper Award CAiSE 2013).