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Giuseppe Vizzari (english)

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Giuseppe Vizzari was born in Milan, Italy on June 16, 1976. Currently he is assistant professor at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milan-Bicocca.

He had his degree in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan (Italy), in October 8, 2001. He received his PhD in Computer Science at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy), in January 2005 (Thesis: >>Dynamic Interaction Spaces and Situated Multi-Agent Systems: from a Multilayered Model to a Distributed Architecture). Since September 2000 he collaborates with the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milan-Bicocca, and since May 2005 he also collaborates with the Nomadis Laboratory of the University of Milan-Bicocca. His research activity, documented by both national and international scientific publications, concerns:

Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management

  • Definition of different pieces of knowledge and information required to develop a module for the expression of natural langage queries to databases, with a fuzzy evaluation of the adherence of the contents of the DB to user’s requirements and a dialogue-based approach to the interaction with the user
  • Development of CBR systems supporting the design of production processes; in particular a case-based system for tyre curing processes design was designed and developed in the context of the P-Truck project

Models, Languages and Architectures for Multi Agent Systems (MAS)

  • Design and development of a Multi Agent System for psychological profiling with role playing games based tests
  • Application of the Multilayered Multi Agent Situated System (MMASS) model to complex distributed systems analysis, modeling and design
  • Analysis of issues related to the design and implementation of a platform for the development of distributed systems based on the MMASS model

Research projects

  • P-Truck since 2002 (Development of a tool for supporting product and production process design of trucks tyres)
  • FuLL since 2002 (Development of a module for the expression of natural language queries to a database, with a fuzzy evaluation of user’s requirements and a dialogue based approach)
  • MAIS (English) since 2003 (Design and development of context-aware applications in Multi Channel Adaptive Information Systems)
  • SMES (English) (Social Mobile Entities in Silico) since 2005 (Multi-agent modeling and simulation of collective complex dynamical systems, such as crowds of pedestrian)
  • >>Crystals project since 2010 (Modeling and simulation of pilgrims in the context of the Hajj, Makkah)

Professional Activities

Member of the Program Committee of the following events:

  • >>WOA (Workshop "From Objects to Agents"), years 2002 - 2010
  • >>AAMAS (International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems), years 2006 - 2007, 2010
  • MAS&S (International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Simulation), year >> 2006 and >>2007
  • >>ISA IADIS Intelligent Systems and Agents conference, years 2007 and 2008
  • >>AIASTS 2007 workshop (Workshop on AI Applications for Sustainable Transportation Systems).
  • >>AT2AI6 (Sixth International Workshop "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation" - at AAMAS 2008)
  • >>ATT2008 (Fifth Workshop on Agents in Traffic and Transportation - at AAMAS 2008)
  • >>C&CA (Second International Workshop on Crowds and Cellular Automata at 8th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry (ACRI2008))
  • EUMAS (European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems), years >>2008, >>2009, >>2010.
Co-chair of >>ABModSim 2006 (Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation International Symposium), in the context of the 18th European Meeting on Cybernetic Science and Systems Research. Co-editor of the special issue Best of “Agent Based Modeling and Simulation”, Cybernetics and Systems 38(7), 2007.

Co-chair of the >>Advances in Computer Simulation (ACS) track at >>SAC 2008.

Co-chair of >>ABModSim 2008 (Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation International Symposium), in the context of the 19th European Meeting on Cybernetic Science and Systems Research. Co-editor of the special issue Best of “Agent Based Modeling and Simulation”, Cybernetics and Systems 40(5), 2009.

Co-chair of the >>Advances in Computer Simulation (SIM) track at >>SAC 2009.

Workshop Co-Chair of the >>2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT'09).

Co-chair of the >>Advances in Computer Simulation (SIM) track at >>SAC 2010.

Co-chair of >>ABModSim 2010 (Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation International Symposium), in the context of the 20th European Meeting on Cybernetic Science and Systems Research.

Lecturer for a tutorial on >>Agent-based modeling and simulation at the eleventh edition of the European Agent Systems Summer School (>>EASSS'09).

Promoter of the >>Environments for Multi-Agent Systems (E4MAS) Agentlink Technical Forum Group.

Co-editor of the proceedings of the A passo d'uomo workshop: >>"A passo d'uomo - Modelli e strumenti di intervento per la mobilità pedonale ", Editrice Guerini, Stefania Bandini and Giuseppe Vizzari (eds.)

Selected Publications (see >>my DBLP page for a more detailed list)

(Dowloadable papers are personal/pre-print versions. Single copies can be downloaded and printed only for the reader’s personal research and study)

S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, G. Vizzari. >>Agent Based Modeling and Simulation: An Informatics Perspective. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 12(4):4

M. P. Locatelli, G. Vizzari. >>Awareness in collaborative ubiquitous environments: The Multilayered Multi-Agent Situated System approach. TAAS 2(4), 2007.

S. Bandini, M. L. Federici, G. Vizzari. >>Situated Cellular Agents Approach to Crowd Modeling and Simulation. Cybernetics and Systems 38(7):729-753, 2007.

S. Bandini, M. Sarini, C. Simone, G. Vizzari. WWW in the Small Towards Sustainable Adaptivity. World Wide Web Journal 10(4):471-501, 2007.

A. Helleboogh, G. Vizzari, A. Uhrmacher, F. Michel. Modeling dynamic environments in multi-agent simulation. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 14(1): 87-116, 2007.

S. Bandini, M. L. Federici, S. Manzoni, G. Vizzari. >>Towards a Methodology for Situated Cellular Agent Based Crowd Simulations. Sixth International Workshop Engineering Societies in the Agents World (ESAW 2005), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3963, pages 203-220, 2006.

S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, and G. Vizzari. Towards a platform for Multilayered Multi Agent Situated System based simulations: focusing on field diffusion. Applied Artificial Intelligence, Taylor & Francis, 20(4-5):327-351, 2006.

D. Weyns, G. Vizzari, and T. Holvoet. Environments for Situated Multi-Agent Systems: Beyond Infrastructure. The Second International Workshop on Environments for Multi-Agent Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 3830, pages 1-17, 2006.

S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, G. Vizzari. >>Web Sites as Agents' Environments: General Framework and Applications. The Second International Workshop on Environments for Multi-Agent Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 3830, pages 235-250, 2006.

S. Bandini, G. Mauri, and G. Vizzari. >>Supporting Action-At-A-Distance in Situated Cellular Agents. Fundamenta Informaticae, 69(3):251-271, 2006.

S. Manzoni, F. Sartori and G. Vizzari. >>Towards a General Framework for Substitutional Adaptation in Case-Based Reasoning. Ninth Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 3673, pages 331-342, 2005.

S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, and G. Vizzari. >>A Spatially Dependant Communication Model for Ubiquitous Systems. The First International Workshop on Environments for Multiagent Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intel- ligence, Springer–Verlag, Vol. 3374, pages 74-90, 2005.

S. Bandini, E. Colombo, F. Sartori, and G. Vizzari. >>CBR and Production Process Design: the Case of P-Truck Curing. ECCBR 2004 – The 7th European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer–Verlag, Vol. 3155, pages 504–517, 2004.

S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, and G. Vizzari. >>Situated Cellular Agents: a Model to Simulate Crowding Dynamics. IEICE - Transactions on Information and Systems: Special Section on Cellular Automata, Vol.E87-D, No.3, pages 669-676, 2004.

Teaching (mostly in Italian … however slides are in English, generally)

  • Distributed AI, Multi-Agent Systems and Complex Systems (formally "Complementi di Intelligenza Artificiale"): course page for year 2007/2008
  • Laboratory of Programming Languages (Lisp + Prolog): course pages in Docebo (year 2007/2008), and Moodle (2008/2009)
  • Laboratory of Informatics (Degree in Mathematics): course page for year 2007/2008