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ImageEmanuele Della Valle is assistant professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano. He performs researches that are justified and guided by business needs in smart city, social media analytics, and, previously, in health care and life science. In more than a decade of research, his research interests covered Semantic Web, Stream Management Systems, Big Data, Search Engines, Rank-aware Databases and Service Oriented Architectures. His major research contributions are the stream reasoning concept (an approach to master the velocity and variety dimensions of Big Data), and its embodiment in the Continuous SPARQL query language and execution environment. In the last three years, Stream Reasoning was a major topic in the reasoning and data management tracks at the ISWC and the ESWC conference series. He organized more than 10 tutorials and workshops on Stream Reasoning. In 2013, he initiated a W3C community on RDF Stream Processing that counts 83 participants and meets biweekly. He is member of the editorial board of Journal of Web Semantics, and International Journal of Semantic Web and Information System. He co-authored the first book in Italian about Semantic Web (2008), a book on Web Information Retrieval (2013), 16 journal articles (in TOIT, JWS, SWJ, Sigmod Records, IEEE IS, IEEE IC), 13 conference papers in major conferences (ISWC, ESWC, WWW) and more than 50 other manuscripts including book chapters, papers and posters. His h-index is 20. From 2001 to 2008, he worked in CEFRIEL. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked in strategic consultancy IT projects of CEFRIEL in eBusiness, eGovernment and eHealth. In 2003, he started the Semantic Web Practice of CEFRIEL that he coordinated until 2008. He was Aggregated Professor of Knowledge Engineering at Università dell’Insubria from 2006 and 2010.

From 2013 to 2014, he was activity leader for the EIT ICT Lab project "City Data Fusion for Event Management", the results of this project include: the launch of the W3C RDF Stram Procesing Community Gourp; the design, development and evaluation of several Social Media Analytics real world applications (e.g. CitySensing and Social Listener); and the publication of 2 journals.  

From 2008 to 2011, he led the activity about stream reasoning and smart cities in the LarKC FP7 project. In 2011, the results of these researches allowed him to win the Semantic Web Challenge with Bottari and the AI mashup Challenge with Traffic LarKC.

In the same period, he participated to the activities of the Search Computing ERC project. In particular, he led the Business Models and Technology Watch and proposed how to combine the stream reasoning idea with the search computing one.

Between 2008 and 2009, he was Project and Scientific Manager of the European project Service-Finder which aimed at realizing a Search Engine for Web Service exploiting Semantic and Web 2.0 technologies.

Between 2006 and 2008, he worked on a business opportunity for starting up a company centered on Squiggle (CEFRIEL’s Semantic Search Engine). The business idea of Squiggle was evaluated among the best 10 submitted to Obiettivo ICT in 2006, it received the second prize at StartCup Milano Lombardia in 2008 and it was nominated for Premio Nazionale Innovazione 2008. 

In the same period, he was Technical Manager of the European Project SEEMP that  aimed at prototyping a semantic interoperability middleware for e-employment services. Between 2006 and 2008, he also participated to the research activities of the research projects NeP4B (Networked Peers for Business)  and TripCom (where he lead an healthcare use case).

Between 2004 and 2006, he was deputy Technical and Scientific Manager of the European Project COCOON where he focused on Semantic Web Service Discovery. This was evaluated the most complete solution presented at Phase-II of Semantic Web Service Challenge and received the IBM Faculty Award in 2006.

His industrial projects are focused on bring innovation in enterprises and public bodies. His consultancy activities include feasibility studies for Web portals, search engines and document management systems; support in developing portals and search engines that combines Semantic Technologies and Web 2.0; and support in information systems integration using SOA, Web 2.0 and Semantic Technologies.

For more information consult my full CV (last update 2013-12-11).

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