Emilio M. Sanfilippo


Emilio M.Sanfilippo
via alla Cascata 56C
38123 Trento


Research Fellow
Short profile: 

I am currently researcher fellow at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR) and I am enrolled at the Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technologies (29th cycle) at the University of Trento. My research focus is on ontology engineering for manufacturing, design, business process and product knowledge modeling. I'm interested in: Applied Ontology, Formal Ontology, Knowdlege Engineering, Logics, Computational Linguistics, Conceptual Modeling, Medical-informatics, Bio-informatics and Philosophy. 

I had a research position from July 2011 to July 2013 at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS; Germany) at Saarland University. At the IFOMIS my research was about the development of Semantic Web ontologies for Biology, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine with particular reference to oncology.

I graduated in Philosophy and History of Philosophy at the University of Catania (B.A 2010; M.A 2012).

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Journal articles

Sanfilippo E., Borgo S. What are features? An ontology-based review of the literature. In: Computer-Aided Design, vol. 80 pp. 9 - 18. Elsevier, 2016.  image   image   image


Sanfilippo E. M., Borgo S., Masolo C. Events and Activities: Is there an Ontology behind BPMN?. In: FOIS 2014 - 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 22-25 September 2014). Proceedings, pp. 147 - 156. P. Garbacz, O. Kutz (eds.). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 267). IOS Press, 2014.  image   image
Sanfilippo E. M., Borgo S., Masolo C. Towards an ontological analysis of BPMN. In: KESE2014 - 10th Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (Prague, Czech Republic, 19 August 2014). Proceedings, pp. 1 - 6. G. J. Nalepa, J. Baumeister (eds.). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 1289)., 2014.  image   image