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Institution of origin:
University of Calabria

Giancarlo Fortino is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He has a Ph. D. degree and Laurea (MSc+BSc) degree in Computer Engineering from Unical. He holds the Italian Scientific National Habilitation for Full Professorship and is High-end Foreign Expert of China, Adjunct Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology (China) and Senior Research Fellow at the Italian National Research Council – ICAR Institute. He has been also Visiting Researcher and Professor at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, USA) and at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), respectively.

He is on the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy (, with h-index=34 and about 4000 citations according to GS. His main research interests include agent-based computing, body area networks, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks and Internet of Things technology. He participated in many local, national and international research projects and currently is the deputy coordinator and STPM of the EU-funded H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored over 350 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired more the 80 Int’l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized more than 32 special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int’l Journals, and participated in the TPC of over 400 conferences. He is the founding editor of the Springer Book Series on “Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing”, and currently serves (as associate editor) in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Information Fusion.

He is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew P. Sage SMC Transactions Paper award. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of Unical, developing innovative IoT-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is IEEE Senior Member, the Chair of the IEEE SMC Italian Chapter, Member-at-large of the IEEE SMCS BoG, and founding chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on “Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices”.

Professor Giancarlo Fortino is involved in the activities of the research group Edge Intelligence.

Giancarlo Fortino
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