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.
Lorenzo Bianchi received the "Laurea" (M.S.) degree (cum laude) in Computer Engineering, from the University of Florence, Italy, in 2011, with the thesis "PHARMA (Personal HospitalizAtion Records MAnagement): REST Telematic System for the aggregation and reuse of personal Health data on the Web. Favouring collaboration among health care staff". Since January 2012 he is Ph.D. student in "Informatics, Systems and Telecommunications". He is presently with the Telematic Systems and Remote Sensing group at the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Florence.
Lucia Ciofi is a Telecommunications Engineer who achieved a Post-Doc position in the Integrated Laboratory of Radar & Telematics Technology. In 2011 obtained a Ph.D. in Telematics and Information Society. Since 2008 she has taught seminars and lectures in the course of Telematics Systems for Master of Science in Computer Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering. Her main research interest are: Web Science, REST, Restful Web Services, Cloud Computing.
Maria Chiara Pettenati, Program Manager of the ICON (International Center of Computational Neurophotonics) Foundation. She received the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering (telecommunication curriculum in 1996). In 2000 she received the PhD title in Telematics and Information Society. Until December 2011 she was researcher by the Telematics Laboratory of the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the University of Florence. Until 2004 she held a post-doctoral research position in the same laboratory. From 1997 to 1999, she has been working at the Computer Science Department (DI - LITH Laboratory) of the (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) EPFL.