Delegato del Rettore allo Sport con delega speciale alle Olimpiadi Invernali 2026
Diploma di Maturità Classica, July 1985, Liceo-Ginnasio F. Petrarca, Trieste, final vote 60/60.
Diploma di Laurea in Filosofia, July 10, 1992, University of Milan. Master thesis on ``Il ragionamento del senso comune nelle ricerche di Intelligenza Artificiale. Il problema della qualificazione''. Advisors: Prof. E. Ballo (Philosophy Department, University of Milan), Prof. F. Giunchiglia (University of Trento). Final vote: 110/110 e Lode.
Ph.D in Philosophy of Science at the Philosophy Department of the University of Genoa.
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
June 2000 - 2003: Assistant Professor in computer science, University of Trento.
2002: Consultant of the Division on Automated Reasoning Systems at IRST
2003 - present: Associate Professor in Computer Science, University of Trento
2006- present: Pro-Rector for the Development of Sport Activities ( http://www.unitrentosport.tn.it/ ), University of Trento
2008 - 2010: Coordinator of the FP7 project "OKKAM - Enabling the Web of Entities"
2010-2015: Governing Board member of the Semantic Valley consortium
2010 - present: President and co-founder of the spin-off company OKKAM srl ( http://www.okkam.biz/ )
2012 - 2014: Vice President and Head of the Academic Liaison Department of the Organising Committee of the Winter Universiade Trentino 2013
2014 - 2015: Representative of the Italian Government in the EU Expert Group on the Economic Impact of Sport
2018 - present: President of UNISPORT ITALIA, the network of Italian universities for sport development
2001 - 2003: course on Informatics for Humanities, School of Humanities, University of Trento
2004-2006: Laboratory of Computer Science at the School of Economics and Management, University of Trento
2007- 2008: Laboratory of Knowledge Management, School of Economics and Management, University of Trento
2004 - 2018: Models for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning on the Web, School of Economics and Management, University of Trento
2014 - 2019: Introduction to Programming, course on Interfaces and Communication Technologies, School of Cognitive Science, University of Trento
2017 - present: Information Systems, Department of Engineering and Information Science
Interessi di ricerca
Contextual representation and reasoning.
Philosophical foundations of AI.
Distributed Knowledge Management.
Ontology-based data integration.
Semantic big data analytics.
Entity-centric knowledge bases.
Attività di ricerca
2001-2003: local coordinator for the University of Trento of the project Enabling Distributed and Autonomous Management of Knowledge (EDAMOK)
2002 - 2008: coordinator of the research program on Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the University of Trento.
2008 - 2010: general coordinator of the FP7 large-scale integrating project "OKKAM - Enabling the Web of Entities"
Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
Programme Committee Member of the International conference on Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications (TOTh 2013). Chambery (France), 6-7 June 2013
Premi e riconoscimenti
1997-1999 PostDoctorate Fellowship at the Department of Computer and Management Sciences of the University of Trento.
Visiting Research Fellowship of the Caledonian Research Foundation - Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland) to carry research at the University of Dundee, Department of Philosophy during 1998.
Best paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA'98), Sozopol (Bulgaria), 21-23 September 1998. Title of the paper: M. Benerecetti, P. Bouquet, C. Ghidini, Formalizing Belief Reports. The approach and a Case Study.
Best paper Award at the 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA'98), Varna (Bulgaria), 2-4 September 2004. Title of the paper: P. Bouquet, L. Serafini, S. Zanobini, Coordinating Semantic Peers.
Convegni e conferenze
uly 3rd, 1995: talk on ``Reasoning about theory formulation and reformulation. A new solution to the qualification problem''. II World Conference on the Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (WOCFAI-95), Paris.
4 January 1996: talk on ``The problem of context from the Standpoint of Artificial Intelligence'' at Congress of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Scince (SILFS) - Rome, 3-5 January 1996
22-28 July 1996: co-instructor of the course on Introduction to Contextual Reasoning. An Artificial Intelligence Perspective at the Second Internation School in Cognitive Science (CogSci'96), Sofia (July-August 1996).
30 October 1996: presentation at the workshop ``Normatività logica e ragionamento di senso comune'' (Trento, 28-30 October 1996).
13 Dicember 1996: seminar on Ragionamento e Contesto at the Philosophy Department at the University of Genoa.
7 April 1997: presentation of the paper ``Formalizing Opacity and Transparency in Belief Contexts'' at the Second AISB Workshop on Practical Reasoning and Rationality (Manchester, 7-8 April 1997).
April 11, 1997: talk on ``Semantic vs. Cognitive Contexts'' al Workshop dal titolo Contexts organizzato nell'ambito della seconda European Conference on Cognitive Science (ECCS'97), Manchester (inghilterra), 9-11 aprile 1997.
8 November 1997: presentation of the paper ``A multi-context approach to belief report'' at the AAAI Fall Symposium on Context in Knowledge Representation (KR) and Natural Language (NL), MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
October 1997 - January 1997: co-instructor (with Francesca Castellani) of a course on Formalizing belief contexts at the University of Trento.
March 1998: talk on ``Ragionamento in Contesti di Credenza'' at the Symposium on Teorie della Mente e Rappresentazione, Trento (Italy), 21-23 March 1998.
14 May 1998: invited seminar on ``Tra Località e Globalità: Fodor, il "frame problem" e un approccio contestuale alla rappresentazione della conoscenza'', University of Salerno.
3 August 1998: presentation of the paper on A Context-Based Framework for Mental Representation at the XX Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, Wisconsin (USA), August 1-4, 1998.
21 August 1998: presentation of the paper on A contextual framework for distributed mental representation at the 9th Irish Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science (AICS '98), University College, Dublin (Ireland), 19-21 August 1998.
3 November 1998: talk on ``A Logic of Contextual Reasoning''. Department of Computer Science, University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK).
25 November 1998: relazione dal titolo ``The role of context in a theory of knowledge representation''. Department of Philosophy, University of Dundee (Scotland, UK).
30 November 1998: talk on ``A Logic of Contextual Reasoning''. Department of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (England, UK).
3 December 1998: talk on ``Contextual Reasoning and Linguistic Communication''. Psycho-linguistics Research Seminar series, Department of Psychology, University of Dundee (Scotland, UK).
18 February 1999: talk on ``Verso una logica del ragionamento su credenze. Contesti di Credenza come Spazi Cognitivi''. Triennial meeting of the Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Sciences (Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze, SILFS), Urbino (Italy), 15-20 February 1999.
15 September 1999: talk on ``The role of multi-agent systems in representing, using, and integrating knowledge in a distributed environment'' at TEDIS (Center for Studies on Technologies in Distributed Intelligence Systems), Venice International University, Venice (Italy).
22 October 1999: invited talk on ``The WIL project''. Conference on Knowledge management: professional communities as distributed intelligent systems at TEDIS (Center for Studies on Technologies in Distributed Intelligence Systems), Venice International University, Venice (Italy).
3 February 2000: invited talk at the University of Salerno on ``Logic, common sense, and contextual reasoning''.
30 May 2000: talk on ``Foundations of contextual reasoning'' at the 1st Workshop on Context (WOC'2000). University of Genoa.
21 March 2000: talk on A Distributed Intelligence Paradigm for Knowledge Management at the AAAI-00 Spring Symposium on ``Bringing Knowledge to Business Processes''. Stanford, CA (USA), 20-22 March 2000.
27 July 2001: talk on On the dimensions of context dependence: partiality, approximation, and perspective at the Third International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'2001). Dundee (Scotland), 27-29 July 2001.
10 November 2001: talk on A Distributed System for Knowledge Management at the National Conference of the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sui Sistemi (AIRS). Castel Ivano, Trento (Italy), 9-10 November 2001.
29 November 2001: talk on Un approccio distribuito al Knowledge Management at the conference on ``Knowledge Management: ruoli, contributi e prospettive dell'Intelligenza Artificiale'' Milano, 29-30 November 2001.
28 July 2002: talk on Contextualized local ontologies specification via CTXML at the AAAI-02 Workshop on ``Meaning Negotiation''. Edmonton (Canada), 28 July - 3 August 2002.
20 September 2002: poster presentation on Counterfactual reasoning at the First Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC). Rovereto, Trento (Italy), 20-21 September 2002.
20 September 2002: talk on Autonomous agents and sunk costs effect at the First Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC). Rovereto, Trento (Italy), 20-21 September 2002.
22 May 2003: invited talk on Distributed Knowledge Management: a new paradigm for Knowledge Management in complex organizations at Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (University of Milan, Italy).
28 July 2002: talk on Contextualized local ontologies specification via CTXML at the AAAI-02 Workshop on ``Meaning Negotiation''. Edmonton (Canada).
October 2003: talk on Semantic Coordination at the the II International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-03), Sanibel Island, Florida, October 2003.