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Research projects

2016-Ongoing

"Augmenting the Web-based learning experience with recommendations from multiple sources"
This project aims at developing and testing an approach to enhance existing online learning environments with the feature of recommending additional resources of possible interest for the learner using both crowdsourcing and data mining techniques. The approach will be independent of the specific learning environment, thus overcoming compatibility barriers between different systems, and recommendations will be generated from different sources and in an automatic but controllable way by exploiting techniques of data mining, semantic tagging, Web augmentation, and crowdsourcing.

  • Role: Project coordinator for Unitelma Sapienza University.
  • Project partners: Unitelma Sapienza University (Italy), LIFIA Laboratory, National University of La Plata, (Argentina), Giustino Fortunato University (Italy), Johannes Kepler University in Link (Austria)
  • 2014-2016

    "A recommender system for the Moodle learning management system and the WikiLOR learning object repository"
    The goal of this project is to combine data mining and information retrieval techniques with learning analytics and visualization tools to develop a recommender system to support and enhance learning and teaching processes in online learning environments. In particular, the recommendation strategies will be implemented for the Moodle learning management system and the WikiLOR learning object repository and experimented with the learning communities of the different academic partners involved in the project.

  • Role: Project coordinator for Unitelma Sapienza University.
  • Project partners: Unitelma Sapienza University (Italy), LIFIA Laboratory, National University of La Plata, (Argentina), Tampere University of Technology (Finland), University of Sannio (Italy)
  • 2013-2015

    "Developing Learning Analytics @ Unitelma and TUT"
    The aim of this research project is to experiment data mining and social network analysis techniques applied on data logs collected by LMSs, in particular, Moodle and Drupal, which are the LMSs adopted respectively by Unitelma Sapienza and TUT. The objective is to abstract and present both learners and teachers (including in the latter category also learning tutors) with synthesized information useful to assist them in carrying out their own activities and better reaching their own goals.

  • Role: Project coordinator for Unitelma Sapienza University.
  • Project partners: Unitelma Sapienza University (Italy), Tampere University of Technology (Finland), LIFIA Laboratory, National University of La Plata (Argentina)
  • 2008-2010

    "Denaro Media"
    The project aims at defining and prototyping a Multichannel Collaborative Content Management System able to support the creation, storage, retrieval and publications of multimedia contents towards different communication media (Web, TV, Mobile TV, Radio, etc.) in a collaborative environment. The project includes research activities concerning the semantic ontology-based annotation of multimedia contents, the usage of information retrieval techniques for searching and reusing contents, and the publication of descriptive metadata on contents by means of emerging standards such as RSS and RDF-SPARQL.

  • Role: Project co-author and technical supervisor for the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio.
  • Website: http://plone.rcost.unisannio.it:443/denaromedia/
  • 2007-2008

    "SOGEI"
    The project aims at realizing a solution for the development of enterprise Web portals by integrating open source software solutions including the OpenCMS Content Management Systems, the JetSpeed portal, the OpenLDAP directory and the JOSSO Single Sign-On system.

  • Role: Technical coordinator.
  • 2005-2008

    "Service Centric Systems Engineering (SeCSE)"
    The primary goal of this research project is to create methods, tools and techniques for systems intergrators and service providers to support the cost-effective development and use of dependable services and service-centric applications. The project brings together IT companies, developers and research labs and is driven by the emerging needs in the automotive and telecommunications industries.
    Technically, SeCSE focuses on four ares for the engineering of sw systems: specification, discovery, design, and management of services for which new techniques and tools will be delivered. These tools and techniques will be integrated to provide a SeCSE development environment and, based on visionary scenarios from application partners, domain-specific adaptations.

  • Role: Member of the development team for RCOST.
  • Website: http://www.secse-project.eu/
  • 2004-2005

    "GPAWeb"
    The project was intend to reengineer and migrate onto the Web an application (named GPA) for the e-procurement in the Public Health centers and adotpion of the Web meta-platform. The GPA software was developed by Biosal Scrl, an ICT company seated in Novoli (Le) Italy. I am responsible of the coordination of the project activities that will be developed by the Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Lecce, Italy.

  • Role: Author and technical coordinator.
  • 2003-2004

    "Intese"
    The INTESE project (INnovative Technologies against Social Exclusion) was a pioneer project aimed at exploring new ways of communication for the dissemination of information concerning the asylum and immigration policy in Europe. It has been funded through the Joint Actions of the SOCRATES, LEONARDO & YOUTH PROGRAMMES, call DG EAC No 04/02 of the European Commission (project number N 107417) and involves various European partners.

  • Role: Co-author of the project and developer of the implementation activities.
  • 2003

    Survey on Organizational and Tecnological Innovation of Italian Municipalities
    The project aimed at conducting a survey and to study the innovative models of e-government setted up by Italian local administrations. The commission for the research was granted to the University of Lecce by the Italian Minister for the Innovation and the Technologies.

  • Italian name of the project: "Rilevazione sull'Innovazione Organizzativa e Tecnologica nei Comuni".
  • Role: Member of the research group wich developed the project.
  • 2000-2001

    Innovative Systems for e-commerce of ICT products and services
    The project aimed at researching and experimenting innovative solutions for electronic commerce of ICT products and services. The project was implemented by SVIC, an ICT small company seated in Lecce, and was funded by Regione Puglia among the POR program of Regional fundings.

  • Italian name of the projec: "Sistemi evoluti di supporto al commercio di prodotti e servizi informatici".
  • Role: I was member of the research group of the Department of Engineering of Innovation of the University of Lecce wich was charged for the research inside the project.
  • 2000-2001

    Technological Solutions for the Migration of Legacy Business Software on a Web Centric Architecture
    The project, funded by the Regione Puglia, was aimed at reengineering a business legacy software developed by Sinfor (an ICT company based in Lecce) on a Web centric architecture, using design methodologies and developing technologies suitable for Web application.

  • Italian name of the project: "Soluzioni tecnologiche per il porting di software applicativo legacy su un'architettura web centric".
  • Role: I collaborated with prof. M. Bochicchio in developing the research activities planned in the project.
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