Partners & People – Seconda Universita Degli Studi di Napoli, Italy (SUN)


Seconda Universita Degli Studi di Napoli, Italy (SUN)

Seconda Universita Degli Studi di Napoli, Italy (SUN)
The Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione of the Second University ofNaples (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli) – SUN

The Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione of the Second University of Naples (Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli) – SUN – performs research and educational activities in several scientific areas, including: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Industrial electronics and electrical power systems, Robotics, Physics, Telecommunications and Information Systems Engineering. SUN-DIII is currently participating in 9 EC projects (one, mOSAIC, as Coordinator) and several national projects. Over the last two years, the research team has authored over 300 publications in scientific journals and over 600 presentations to international conferences (for a complete list see http://www.diii.unina2.it). The Information Systems Engineering Group at Second University of Naples performs research on a number of fields including: Cloud Computing, Mobile Agents and Devices, Ubiquitous and Embedded Computing, High Performance Computing and Systems, Performance Evaluation and Simulation, Knowledge Engineering, Semantic Web and Web Services, Information Retrieval, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Formal Systems. It is involved in several international and national projects, including mOSAIC (FP7-ICT-2010-256910) – Project coordinator Prof. Beniamino Di Martino – and Cloud@Home (IT-MIUR-PRIN 2010).

Main tasks in the project

The role of SUN concerns the design and development of an agents based infrastructure that allows for the distributed scheduling of power sources to energy storage over a P2P overlay. SUN will contributed to define the negotiation protocol and the optimisation algorithm that will be exploited for the autonomous scheduling. Moreover SUN will support the application partners to exploit the agent framework in the case studies and will provide a centralised service for collection, evaluation and monitoring of the overall system.

People involved in the project

Prof. Beniamino Di Martino is currently Full Professor of Information Systems at the Second University of Naples (Italy) since 2005. He is author of 7 international books and more than 180 publications in international journals and conferences. He is currently Project Coordinator of the FP7-ICT-2010-256910 Project mOSAIC – Open-Source API and Platform for Multiple Clouds. He participated to various research projects supported by national and international organisations. He acted as Evaluator and Reviewer of scientific projects for the European Commission, for the Belgium Research Ministry, for the Luxembourg Research Ministry, for the Italian Research and Economic Development Ministries. He has been vice Chair of the Executive Board of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on Scalable Computing. He is member of the IEEE Working Group on Cloud Interoperability, of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, of the Cloud Computing Experts’ Group of European Commission.

Prof. Aversa Rocco is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of SUN. His research interests include the use of the mobile agents paradigm in the distributed computing and the design of simulation tools for performance analysis of parallel applications running on heterogeneous computing architectures. Rocco Aversa participated to various research projects supported by international and national organisations and in collaboration with foreign academic institutions; in particular he is WP leader of mOSAIC project.

Dr. Salvatore Venticinque is Assistant Professor at Department of Information Engineering of the Second University of Naples. He is involved in research activities dealing with parallel, Grid, Cloud computing and Mobile Agents programming for distributed systems. He is author of several publications in international journals, books, and conferences in collaboration with national research organisations and foreign academic institutions. He participated as task leader to research projects supported by international and national organisations.

Dr. Rak Massimiliano is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the Second University of Naples. He taught courses in ”Parallel Programming”, ”Unix” and “Computer Architecture” in regular and master courses. His research interests are both theoretical and practical. They focus on Heterogeneous System Analysis and Design, Software Performance Engineering, Parallel and Distributed Software Engineering, Performance Analysis and Simulation.

Dr. Massimo Ficco is Assistant Professor at Department of Information Engineering of the Second University of Naples. From 2000 to 2010, he was senior researcher at the Italian University Consortium for Computer Science (CINI). His current research interests include software engineering architecture, dependability aspects of critical infrastructure, and mobile computing. In particular, he is currently involved in two EU funded research projects in the area of security and reliability of critical infrastructures.

Dr. Luca Tasquier is PhD Student in Computer and Electronic Engineering at Department of Industrial and Information Engineering of the Second University of Naples. He received his Master Degree in Computer Engineering in 2011. He is involved in research activities dealing with parallel and cloud computing and mobile/intelligent agents for distributed systems. He participated to research projects supported by international and national organizations.

Dr. Giuseppina Cretella is a PhD Student of Computer and Electronic Engineering at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering at the Second University of Naples. She received her Master Degree in Computer Engineering in 2011. She is involved in research activities dealing with Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services, Knowledge Discovery, Reverse Engineering and Cloud Computing. She participated in research projects supported by international and national organizations, such as: mOSAIC Cloud FP7 project and Cloud@Home.

Dr. Alba Amato is Research Fellow in Computer and Electronic Engineering at the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering in the Second University of Naples. She received her MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Naples Federico II and her PhD in Electronic Engineering from the Second University of Naples. Her research interests focus on intelligent systems, agent architectures, multi-agent systems and their applications in cloud computing.

Dr. Marco Scialdone is a PhD student in Electronic and Computer Engineering at Industrial and Information Engineering Department of Second University of Naples. He received the MSc degree in Computer Science Engineering from the Second University of Naples in 2011. His research interests include multi agent systems, intelligent systems and distributed systems.