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Nicola Guarino

Email:
guarino@loa.istc.cnr.it
Telephone: 
+ 39 0461 314871
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+ 39 0461 314875
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Via alla Cascata 56C - 38123 Povo (TN) - Italy

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Profile

Position: 
Research Director
Keywords:
  • conceptual modeling;
  • knowledge representation;
  • ontology;
  • ontology design;
  • service science;
  • sociotechnical systems
Short profile: 

Nicola Guarino is research director at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), where he leads the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) in Trento. Since 1991 he has been playing a leading role in the ontology field, developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics. His impact is testified by a long list of widely cited papers and many keynote talks and tutorials in major conferences involving different communities. Among the most well known results of his lab, the OntoClean methodology and the DOLCE foundational ontology. Current research interests include service science, socio-technical systems, and e-government. He is founder and editor-in-chief  (with Mark Musen) of Applied Ontology, founder and past president of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications, and editorial board member of Int. Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems and Journal of Data Semantics. He has been recently nominated ECCAI fellow.

Publications


Journal articles

   2012
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Fondamenti ontologici per una scienza dei servizi. In: Rivista di estetica, vol. 49 pp. 227 - 246. Ontologia analitica. A. Bottani, R. Davies (eds.). Rosenberg & Sellier, 2012.  image

   2010
Gaio S., Borgo S., Masolo C., Oltramari A., Guarino N. Un'introduzione all'ontologia DOLCE. In: AIDA Informazioni, vol. 28 pp. 107 - 125. 2010.

   2006
Calvanese D., Guarino N. Ontologies and description logics. In: Intelligenza Artificiale, vol. 3 pp. 19 - 25. 2006.
Guarino N., Guizzardi G. In Defense of Ontological Foundations for Conceptual Modeling. In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 18(1) pp. 115 - 126. 2006.

   2005
Guarino N., Musen M. Applied Ontology: Focusing on Content. In: Applied Ontology, vol. 1 pp. 1 - 5. 2005.

   2004
Guarino N. Toward a Formal Evaluation of Ontology Quality. In: IEEE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, vol. 19(4) pp. 78 - 79. 2004.
Guizzardi G., Wagner G., Guarino N., van Sinderen M. An Ontologically Well-Founded Profile for UML Conceptual Models. In: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, vol. 2577 pp. 29 - 38. 2004.

   2003
Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Oltramari A. Sweetening WordNet with DOLCE. In: AI MAGAZINE, vol. 24 pp. 13 - 24. 2003.
Masolo C., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Oltramari A., Vieu L. R. La prospettiva dell'Ontologia Applicata. In: Rivista di Estetica 2003, pp. 170 - 183. 2003.
Oltramari A., Borgo S., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Pisanelli D. M. Il ruolo dell'Ontologia nella disambiguazione del significato. In: Networks, vol. 2 pp. 14 - 24. 2003.
Oltramari A., Borgo S., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Pisanelli D. M. Negoziati di significato. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 3 pp. 419 - 428. 2003.

   2002
Guarino N., Welty C. Evaluating Ontological Decisions with ontoclean. In: COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM, vol. 45 pp. 61 - 65. 2002.

   2001
Welty C., Guarino N. Supporting Ontological Analysis of Taxonomic Relationships. In: DATA & KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING, vol. 39 pp. 51 - 74. 2001.

Books/Monographs

   2002
Guarino N., Welty C. Identity and subsumption. Amsterdam: Kluwer, 2002.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2012
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Trampus R., Laskey K., Hartman K., Gangadharan G. Service System Approaches. Conceptual Modeling Approaches for Services Science. In: Handbook of Service Description: USDL and Its Methods. pp. 75 - 109. A. Barros, D. Oberle (eds.). New York: Springer, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Fernandez-Barrera M. Ontological Foundations for Services Science: the Legal Perspective. In: Approaches to Legal Ontologies. pp. 235 - 258. G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M. A. Biasiotti, M. Fernandez Barrera (eds.). (Law, Governance and Technology Series, vol. 1). Berlin: Springer, 2011.  image
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Fernandez Barrera M. Ontological Foundations for Services Science: the Legal Perspective. In: Approaches to Legal Ontologies. Law, Governance and Technology Series ed. vol. 1 pp. 235 - 258. G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M. Biasiotti, M. Ferna ́ndez Barrera (eds.). Berlino: Springer Verlag, 2011.
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Trampus R., Laskey K., Hartman A., Gangadharan G. Service System Approaches. Conceptual Modeling Approaches for Services Science. In: The Unified Service Description Language. pp. 75 - 109. D. Oberle, A. Barros, N. Weissenberg, B. Zarov (eds.). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2011.  image

   2010
Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., O. A. Interfacing WordNet with DOLCE: towards OntoWordNet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Oltramari A., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C. Restructuring WordNet's Top-Level: the OntoClean Approach. London: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

   2009
Guarino N., Welty C. An Introduction to OntoClean (revised version). Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Guarino N. The Ontological Level: Revisiting 30 Years of Knowledge Representation. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Guarino N., Oberle D., Staab S. What is an ontology. Dordrecht: Springer Verlag, 2009.

   2008
Artale A., Guarino N., Keet M. Formalizing Temporal Constraints on Part-Whole Relations. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press,, 2008.

   2004
Guarino N., Welty C. An Overview of OntoClean. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2004.
Masolo C., Vieu L. R., Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N. Social Roles and their Descriptions. In: Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. pp. 267 - 277. D. Dubois, C. Welty, M.A. Williams (eds.). Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press, 2004.

Proceedings

   2013
Distinto I., Guarino N., Masolo C. A well-founded ontological framework for modeling personal income tax. In: ICAIL'13 - Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. Proceedings (Rome, Italy, 10-14 June 2013). Proceedings, pp. 33 - 42. ACM, 2013.  image   image   image

   2012
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Commitment-based Modeling of Service Systems. In: IESS 1.2 - International Conference on Exploring Service Science (Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17/02 2012). Proceedings, pp. ? - ?. Springer Verlag, 2012.  image

   2011
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Janiesch C., Kiemes T., Oberle D., Probst F. Towards an Ontological Foundation of Services Science: The General Service Model. In: 10. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) (Zurich, ). Proceedings, 2011.
Guarino N., Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Sartor G. Ontology-Driven Sociotechnical Systems: Transparency as a Key for Business Resiliency. In: itAIS2011, Information Systems (Roma, 07-08/10 2011). Proceedings, pp. ? - ?. ?, 2011.  image

   2010
Oltramari A., Vetere G., Lenzerini M., Gangemi A., Guarino N. Senso Comune. In: LREC 2010, 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (Valletta, Malta, ). Proceedings, 2010.

   2009
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Towards an Ontological Foundation for Services Science. In: FIS 2008 - Future Internet – FIS 2008, First Future Internet Symposium, 2008 (Vienna, 29-30 September 2008). Proceedings, pp. 152 - 169. J. Domingue, D. Fensel, P. Traverso (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5468). Springer Verlag, 2009.  image   image

   2008
Ferrario R., Guarino N. A New Ontological Perspective for Social Services. In: MeTTeG08, 2nd International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools Enabling e-Government (Camerino (MC), June 2007). Proceedings, pp. 41 - 51. F. Corradini, A. Polzonetti, 2008.  image

Editorials

   2007
Guarino N., Musen M. Applied Ontology - An interdisciplinary journal on ontological analysis and conceptual modelling. Guarino N., Musen M (eds.). 2007.

Technical reports

   2003
Masolo C., Borgo S., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Oltramari A. WonderWeb Deliverable D18 - Ontology Library (Final Version). Altro. Working paper, 2003.

Abstracts

   2011
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Generic Commitments, Specific Contracts and Quality Criteria in Service Systems: an Ontological Analysis. In: Understanding Complex Service Systems Through Different Lenses (University of Cambridge, 21-23/09 2011).   image

Projects

Leading

Tue, 01/12/2009 - Mon, 19/03/2012
Università degli Studi di Torino
Wed, 01/09/2010 - Thu, 30/06/2011
Business Process Engineering SRL
Mon, 01/02/2010 - Sat, 31/07/2010
SAP AG
Fri, 04/07/2008 - Thu, 30/10/2008
CSI PIEMONTE
Fri, 01/10/2004 - Sun, 30/09/2007
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Sun, 15/01/2006 - Sat, 31/03/2007
Informatica Trentina
Wed, 10/03/2004 - Fri, 09/03/2007
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Tue, 01/02/2005 - Tue, 31/01/2006
Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship
Thu, 01/01/2004 - Thu, 30/06/2005
Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Mon, 01/01/2001 - Wed, 30/06/2004
FP5
Fri, 01/06/2001 - Mon, 31/05/2004
FP5
Fondazione Bruno Kessler