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Giorgio Terracina

Email: terracina[AT]mat.unical.it
Web: Personal site

Expertise:
Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics

Research:
His main research activities have been carried out in collaboration with two groups, one led by Prof. Luigi Palopoli, at Dipartimento di Elettronica Informatica e Sistemistica of Universita' della Calabria, and one led by Prof. Nicola Leone, at Dipartimento di Matematica of Universita' della Calabria. His research activities have been conducted also in collaboration with national and international research institutes, such as Seattle's Microsoft Research (USA), Computer Science Department of Harbin Institute (Cina), Vienna Insitute fur Informationssysteme Technische Universitat (Austria), Universita' degli Studi "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Istituto per la Sistemistica e l'Informatica del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione dell'Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ingegneria dell'Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica dell'Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", and dipartimento di Biologia Cellulare dell'Università della Calabria.

His main research interest cover:

In the context of Information Systems, research activities focused on interoperability issues between heterogeneous information sources. Specifically, a methodology for handling a multi-step cooperation strategy has been designed:

All these topics, firstly studied for databases only, have been successively extended to heterogeneous and semistructured data, including XML.

In the context of Artificial Intelligence, research activities focused on the definition of user modeling techniques, on intelligent agents and on extensions of logic programming. Specifically, research covered the following topics:

In the context of Bioinformatics, research activities covered:

The above mentioned research activities led to the publication of more then 100 papers on prestigious conferences and journals, such as: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part A), and Information Systems among the journals, and SIGMOD, KR, IAT, LPNMR, RR, SAC, and CoopIS among conferences.