Federica Paganelli (FP) graduated in Telecommunications Engineering in 2000 at the University of Florence, Italy. She worked as system engineer at OTE Marconi - now SelexElsag - from September 2000 to June 2001. She received the Ph.D. degree in Telematics and Information Society, 2004, at the University of Florence, Italy. During the Ph.D. 3-year course FP spent a period of one year as visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, in 2003. FP held a PostDoc Fellowship position ("Assegno di Ricerca") on the topic "Service-oriented Systems for Application-level interoperability", at the Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications at the University of Firenze, from June 2004 to January 2005 (research topics: Service-oriented Architecture, Web Services, eGovernment). Since February 2005, FP is with the National Inter-university Consortium for Telecommunications (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, CNIT), as Researcher under project contracts. Since January 2009, she holds a position as Researcher at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). Her research interests include: service-oriented system engineering, REST and Web service composition models and techniques, context-aware computing and communications. She is member of the Italy Section Chapter of the IEEE Systems Council. She is also coauthor of a book about Ambient Intelligence ("L'intelligenza distribuita - Ambient intelligence: il futuro delle tecnologie invisibili", EricksonEds, 2006).
Stefano Turchi graduated in Engineering in Computer Science in 2010 at the University of Florence, Italy with the thesis "Studio delle Prestazioni di un Sistema FingerCode per Applicazioni Biometriche nel Dominio Cifrato", in english "A Performance Analysis of a FingerCode System for Biometric Applications In the Encrypted Domain". From January 1st 2011 he is a Ph.D. Student in Telematics and Information Society Doctoral Course (Supervisor: Prof. Dino Giuli). Currently he is researching in the field of Distribuited Architectures, Web Applications, Data Security and Data Privacy in distributed and granular data scenarios.
Riccardo Billero graduated in Engineering in Computer Science in 2009 at the University of Florence, Italy. From January 1st 2010 he was a Ph.D. Student in Telematics and Information Society Doctoral Course (Supervisor: Prof. Dino Giuli). He received the Ph.D. degree in Telematics and Information Society, 2013, at the University of Florence, Italy. He holds a PostDoc Fellowship position ("Assegno di Ricerca") at the Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications at the University of Firenze, from February 2013. Currently he is researching in the field of Distribuited Architectures, Web Applications and Mobile Development.
Stefano Cuomo (CNIT) was born in Florence in 1963, got his degree in Electronic Engineering cum laude at the University of Florence in 1990. In 1994 he got his Ph. D. degree in Remote Sensing Engineering. He has developed his professional expertise both private enterprises and public and research bodies where he has achieved a very good experience in software application and vocational training focusing his attention on training, mainly addressed to middle and senior management and concerning several topics, such as advances in Process Innovation, Team Building and Scenario Analysis (particularly through System Dynamics methods). He has been Project Manager (Coordinator) for several projects funded by Fifth Framework Programme (EU) for a SME in Italy, and he has been consultant for several Research Organisations, Public Administration and private Enterprises. From 2008 he is involved with CNIT where he is dealing with Innovation Management, particularly focused on technology transfer towards SME, advanced use of telematics and their impact on society. He has specific competences and long term experience in Project Management for research projects.