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Roberta Ferrario

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ferrario@loa.istc.cnr.it
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 Roberta Ferrario is a researcher at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR and she works at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology in Trento. She has accomplished her PhD in Philosophy in 2003, under the scope of a co-tutorship program between the Universities of Milan (Italy) and Strasbourg (France). She has spent an academic year at the Suppes Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology of Stanford University. Back in Trento, she has worked on ontology of mind, of organizations and of services. Lately, her research interests have been on ontology of socio-technical systems, on the integration of ontological and probabilistic approaches and on relational ontologies. She has been PI of the VisCoSo project (2012-2016), a three year "Research Unit" project grant awarded 600K euros by the Autonomous Province of Trento.

She is Co-Editor-in-chief of the International journal Applied Ontology (IOS Press) and member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Ontology and its Applications (IAOA);  she has been PC Co-chair of the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016) and co-founder of series of workshops like CONTACT (Computer vision + ONTologies: Applied Cross-disciplinary Techniques) and FOMI (Formal Ontology Meets Industry).

She's author of a monograph and more than 80 scientific articles and book chapters on social ontology, ontology of services, ontology of mental entities, philosophy of language.

 

Publications


Journal articles

   2012
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Appearance Counting as Reality? Some Considerations on Stability and Unpredictability in Social Institutions. In: Phenomenology and Mind, vol. 3 pp. 139 - 149. Norms, Values, Society: Phenomenological and Ontological Approaches. E. Caminada, B. Malvestiti (eds.). IUSS Press, 2012.  image   image
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Fondamenti ontologici per una scienza dei servizi. In: Rivista di estetica, vol. 49 pp. 227 - 246. Ontologia analitica. A. Bottani, R. Davies (eds.). Rosenberg & Sellier, 2012.  image

   2011
Ferrario R. Fondamenti ontologici per una scienza dei servizi. In: Rivista di Estetica, vol. 48 pp. ? - ?. Elena Casetta, Pietro Kobau, Ivan Mosca (eds.). Rosenberg & Sellier, 2011.  image

   2009
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Preliminaries to a DOLCE ontology of organisations. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS PROCESS INTEGRATION AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 4 pp. 225 - 238. 2009.
Bryl V., Dalpiaz F., Ferrario R., Mattioli A., Villafiorita A. Evaluating Procedural Alternatives. A Case Study in e-Voting. In: Electronic Government, an International Journal, pp. 213 - 231. Inderscience Publishers, 2009.

   2008
Arrighi C., Ferrario R. Abductive Reasoning, Interpretation and Collaborative Processes. In: Foundations of Science, vol. 13 pp. 75 - 87. 2008.

   2007
Borgo S., Ferrario R., Masolo C., Oltramari A. Mereogeometry and Pictorial Morphology. In: Image, Journal of Interdisciplinary Image Science, vol. 5 pp. 36 - 49. Herbert von Halem Verlag, 2007.  image
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Problemi filosofici emergenti dalla modellazione delle organizzazioni sociali. In: Rivista di Estetica, vol. 36 pp. 43 - 58. 2007.

   2006
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Primi ingredienti di una DOLCE ontologia delle organizzazioni. In: Networks, vol. 6 pp. 36 - 63. 2006.
Ferrario R. Pensieri e rappresentazioni di Elisabetta Sacchi. In: 2R, vol. 2 pp. 95 - 105. 2006.
Ferrario R. Who Cares about Axiomatization? Representation, Invariance, and Formal Ontologies. In: Epistemologia, vol. 2 pp. 323 - 342. 2006.

   2003
Bonifacio M., Bouquet P., Ferrario R., Ponte D. Rationality, Autonomy and Coordination: the Sunk Costs Perspective. In: LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, vol. 2577 pp. 29 - 38. 2003.
Oltramari A., Borgo S., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Pisanelli D. M. Il ruolo dell'Ontologia nella disambiguazione del significato. In: Networks, vol. 2 pp. 14 - 24. 2003.
Oltramari A., Borgo S., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Pisanelli D. M. Negoziati di significato. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 3 pp. 419 - 428. 2003.

   2001
Ferrario R. Counterfactual Reasoning. In: LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, vol. 2116 pp. 170 - 183. 2001.

Books/Monographs

   2012
Ferrario R., Schiaffonati V. Formal Methods and Empirical Practices. Conversations with Patrick Suppes. 120 p. Stanford, CA, USA: CSLI Publications, 2012.

   2009
Ferrario R., Oltramari A. Formal Ontologies Meet Industry. 1-250 p. Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington DC: IOS Press, 2009.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2012
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Trampus R., Laskey K., Hartman K., Gangadharan G. Service System Approaches. Conceptual Modeling Approaches for Services Science. In: Handbook of Service Description: USDL and Its Methods. pp. 75 - 109. A. Barros, D. Oberle (eds.). New York: Springer, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Fernandez-Barrera M. Ontological Foundations for Services Science: the Legal Perspective. In: Approaches to Legal Ontologies. pp. 235 - 258. G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M. A. Biasiotti, M. Fernandez Barrera (eds.). (Law, Governance and Technology Series, vol. 1). Berlin: Springer, 2011.  image
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Fernandez Barrera M. Ontological Foundations for Services Science: the Legal Perspective. In: Approaches to Legal Ontologies. Law, Governance and Technology Series ed. vol. 1 pp. 235 - 258. G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M. Biasiotti, M. Ferna ́ndez Barrera (eds.). Berlino: Springer Verlag, 2011.
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Trampus R., Laskey K., Hartman A., Gangadharan G. Service System Approaches. Conceptual Modeling Approaches for Services Science. In: The Unified Service Description Language. pp. 75 - 109. D. Oberle, A. Barros, N. Weissenberg, B. Zarov (eds.). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2011.  image

   2009
Cuel R., Ferrario R. The Impact of Technology in Organizational Communication Processes. In: Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches. vol. Chapter 13 pp. 198 - 217. B. Staudinger, V. Hoess , H. Ostermann (eds.). IGI Global, 2009.

   2007
Cuel R., Ferrario R., Camussone P. Gli effetti dei sistemi informativi sui processi di comunicazione: un caso di studio. In: Relazioni di lavoro e forme organizzative. Nuovi modelli di progettazione. pp. 268 - 284. Fabbri, T.M., Golzio, L.E (eds.). Roma: Carocci, 2007.  image

   2005
Arrighi C., Ferrario R. The Dynamic Nature of Meaning. In: Computing, Philosophy, And Cognition. pp. 295 - 312. L. Magnani, R. Dossena (eds.). London: College Publications, 2005.
Masolo C., Guizzardi G., Vieu L. R., Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Relational Roles and Qua-individuals. In: Proceedings of the AAAI Symposium on Roles, an interdisciplinary perspective. pp. 103 - 112. G. Boella, J. Odell, L. van der Torre, H. Verhagen (eds.). Arlington, Virginia (USA): AAAI Press, 2005.

   2004
Ferrario R., Oltramari A. Towards a Computational Ontology of Mind. In: Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of the International Conference FOIS 2004. pp. 287 - 297. A. C. Varzi, L. Vieu (eds.). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 2004.
Masolo C., Vieu L. R., Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Gangemi A., Guarino N. Social Roles and their Descriptions. In: Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. pp. 267 - 277. D. Dubois, C. Welty, M.A. Williams (eds.). Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press, 2004.

Proceedings

   2013
Conigliaro D., Setti F., Bassetti C., Ferrario R., Cristani M. ATTENTO: ATTENTion Observed for Automated Spectator Crowd Analysis. In: HBU 2013 - Human Behavior Understanding, 4th International Workshop, HBU 2013. Proceedings (Barcelona (Spain), 22 October 2013). Proceedings, pp. 102 - 111. A. Ali Salah, H. Hung, O. Aran, H. Gunes (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8212). Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Conigliaro D., Setti F., Bassetti C., Ferrario R., Cristani M. Viewing the Viewers: A Novel Challenge for Automated Crowd Analysis. In: SBA 2013 - SBA 2013 - International Workshop on Social Behaviour Analysis hosted by ICIAP 2013 International Workshops, Naples, Italy, September 9-13, 2013. Proceedings (Naples (Italy), 9-13 September 2013). Proceedings, pp. 517 - 526. A. Petrosino, L. Maddalena, P. Pala (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8158). Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Setti F., Porello D., Ferrario R., Abdulhak S. A., Cristani M. "Tell me more": how semantic technologies can help refining internet image search. In: VIGTA '13 - International Workshop on Video and Image Ground Truth in Computer Vision Applications (St. Petersburg, Russia, 15 July 2013). Proceedings, pp. 3:1 - 3:6. ACM, 2013.  image   image
Setti F., Lanz O., Ferrario R., Murino V., Cristani M. Multi-scale f-formation discovery for group detection. In: ICIP 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing ICIP 2013. Proceedings (Melbourne (Australia), 15–18 September 2013). Proceedings, pp. 3547 - 3551. IEEE, 2013.  image   image
Setti F., Cheng D., Abdulhak S. A., Ferrario R., Cristani M. Ontology-Assisted Object Detection: Towards the Automatic Learning with Internet. In: ICIAP 2013 - International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, 17th International Conference, Proceedings. (Neaples (Italy), 9-13 September 2013). Proceedings, pp. 191 - 200. A. Petrosino (ed.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8157). Springer, 2013.  image   image

   2012
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Masolo C. The Mysterious Appearance of Objects. In: FOIS 2012 - Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Seventh International Conference 2012. Proceedings (Graz, Austria, 24-27 July 2012). Proceedings, pp. 59 - 72. M. Donnelly, G. Guizzardi (eds.). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 239). IOS Press, 2012.  image
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Commitment-based Modeling of Service Systems. In: IESS 1.2 - International Conference on Exploring Service Science (Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17/02 2012). Proceedings, pp. ? - ?. Springer Verlag, 2012.  image

   2011
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Faulty Institutional Objects. A threat for the Infallibilist (and the Fallibilist as well). In: ECAP 7, Seventh European Conference of Analytic Philosophy (Milano, ). Proceedings, 2011.
Ferrario R., Guarino N., Janiesch C., Kiemes T., Oberle D., Probst F. Towards an Ontological Foundation of Services Science: The General Service Model. In: 10. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) (Zurich, ). Proceedings, 2011.
Guarino N., Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Sartor G. Ontology-Driven Sociotechnical Systems: Transparency as a Key for Business Resiliency. In: itAIS2011, Information Systems (Roma, 07-08/10 2011). Proceedings, pp. ? - ?. ?, 2011.  image

   2010
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Facing the inevitable? The dynamics of impasse in collective contexts. In: Collective Intentionality VII (Basel, Switzerland, ). Proceedings, 2010.
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Oggetti sociali e prospettive. In: VII Convegno dell'Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive (Trento, ). Atti, 2010.

   2009
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Arbitral functions and constitutive rules. In: Inaugural Meeting of the European Network on Social Ontology (Konstanz (Germany), ). Proceedings, 2009.
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Towards an Ontological Foundation for Services Science. In: FIS 2008 - Future Internet – FIS 2008, First Future Internet Symposium, 2008 (Vienna, 29-30 September 2008). Proceedings, pp. 152 - 169. J. Domingue, D. Fensel, P. Traverso (eds.). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5468). Springer Verlag, 2009.  image   image

   2008
Ferrario R., Guarino N. A New Ontological Perspective for Social Services. In: MeTTeG08, 2nd International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools Enabling e-Government (Camerino (MC), June 2007). Proceedings, pp. 41 - 51. F. Corradini, A. Polzonetti, 2008.  image

   2007
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R., Masolo C., Trypuz R. Designing Organizations: Towards a Model. In: Normative Multi-agent Systems, Dagstuhl Seminar (Dagstuhl, Germany, 18-23/03 2007). Proceedings, pp. 237 - 244. Boella, G., van der Torre, L., Verhagen, H (eds.). IBFI, 2007.
Bryl V., Dalpiaz F., Ferrario R., Mattioli A., Villafiorita A. Evaluating Procedural Alternatives. A Case Study in e-Voting. In: MeTTeG07. 1st International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools Enabling e-Government, Halley (Matelica (MC), Italy, ). Proceedings, pp. 125 - 138. 2007.

   2005
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. A Path to an Ontology of Organizations. In: EDOC International Workshop on Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for The Enterprise (VORTE 2005) (Enschede, The Netherlands, ). Proceedings, 2005.

   2004
Ferrario R., Oltramari A. The COM Perspective on Intentional Agents. In: 1st Italian Semantic Web Workshop SWAP 2004 (Semantic Web Applications and Perspectives) (Ancona, ). Atti, 2004.

Editorials

   2007
Ferrario R., Prevot L. Special issue: Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents. In: Applied Ontology (special issue). Editorial, vol. 2 (3-4) pp. 209 - 216. Ferrario R., Prevot L (eds.). 2007.

   2006
Benzi M., Ferrario R. Ontologia. vol. 6 pp. 1 - 4. SWIF, 2006.  image

   2003
Bouquet P., Ferrario R. Il Semantic Web. vol. 2 pp. 1 - 8. SWIF, 2003.  image

Technical reports

   2002
Ferrario R. Il Ragionamento Controfattuale. Un modello e la sua applicazione al Ragionamento Pratico. Altro. 2002.

Abstracts

   2011
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Critical situations from spontaneous to sophisticated social interactions. In: New Trends in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Madrid, 28-29/09 2011).   image
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. How Sophisticated Our Interaction Can Get. In: ENSO 2011 - Second Conference of the European Network of Social Ontology (Luiss Guido Carli University, Roma, 21-23/09 2011).   image
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. Introducing Perspectiles in Organizations. In: EuroCog 2011 - European Conference on Cognitive Science (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 21-24/05 2011).   image
Ferrario R., Guarino N. Generic Commitments, Specific Contracts and Quality Criteria in Service Systems: an Ontological Analysis. In: Understanding Complex Service Systems Through Different Lenses (University of Cambridge, 21-23/09 2011).   image

   2010
Bottazzi E., Ferrario R. The role of computational ontologies and failure-based systems in the social. In: Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST 2010) (Trento, Abstract, 2010.

   2007
Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Trypuz R. Non Mediated Collective Intentions. In: Narrative Alternatives to Theories of Mind (University of Hertfordshire, Abstract, 2007.

   2006
Bottazzi E., Catenacci C., Ferrario R., Trypuz R. Intenzioni collettive non mediate. In: AISC (Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive) (Genova, 26-27 October 2006). Abstract, pp. 136 - 138. A. Greco, C. Penco, G. Sandini, R. Zaccaria, 2006.  image

   2004
Ferrario R., Oltramari A. COME (Computational Ontology of Mental Entities). In: II Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences (AISC) (Ivrea, Abstract, 2004.

   2002
Bonifacio M., Bouquet P., Ferrario R., Ponte D. Towards a Model of Goal Autonomous Agents. In: AOIS '02 - Agent-Oriented Information Systems (Madrid, ? 2002). Abstract, pp. ? - ?. P. Giorgini, Y. Lesprance, G. Wagner, E. S. K. Yu (eds.). EUR-WS.org, 2002.  image