Vincenzo Maltese
Maltese Vincenzo (Post-doc) University of Trento

is currently the Project Leader of the Digital University project

Projects
  Digital University - University of Trento flagship project (2015-now)
as Project Leader. The initiative started in January 2015 as innovation project of strategic importance for the University of Trento. It aims to integrate and correlate data managed by different information systems of the University (such as the data of the publications, projects, courses and people who work there) and then leverage on the collected data to develop services targeted to a wide audience of users (students, researchers, industries). These services are aimed at improving the way the University knows itself, it presents itself to the world, uses the knowledge produced by it, becomes more efficient and transparent, and conducts self-assessment.
  Safe Heavens - EIT KIC activity project (2014-2015)
as Co-author. The goal si to develop a commercial framework (technical integrations, contacts network, business processes) by which multiple institutions can access and share appropriately consented health data across European jurisdictions whilst ensuring accountability, privacy and good governance of regional data safe havens. Build business models and routes to market that grow the market for healthcare data while preserving the duty of care to those served by healthcare systems.
 

DCT Digital Cities - EIT KIC activity project (2013-2014)
as Co-author. Crowdsourcing, cooperation between citizens and devices, prediction capabilities. The goal is to productize additional features in a public safety crowdsourcing App. The App had been developed in a previous project (SOCIONICAL) and has been used by nearly 100’000 people at events including the crowning of Prince Willem-Alexander. The features to be developed include resource management based on improved cooperation between citizens and devices and prediction capabilities.

HBS FY2014 project  
Harvard Business School Semantic HUB (2013-2014)
as Project Leader. The overarching goal was to develop a concrete demonstration of a horizontal semantic layer on top of a selected subset of the Harvard Business School (HBS) datasets. By preserving and making explicit the meaning of data from the various HBS datasets, it provides a uniform integrated view of the data across datasets and exposes a set of key facilities.
SmartSociety EU project  
Smart Society FET IP EU project (2013-2015)
as Co-author and Project Leader. Society is progressively moving towards a socio-technical ecosystem. Our goal is to move towards hybrid systems where humans and machines synergically complement each other and operate collectively to achieve their, possibly conflicting, goals, but which also exhibit an emergent behaviour that is in line with their designers objectives.
 
CrowdSem (EPR national project, call by Trento Rise) (2014)
as Project Coordinator. In a world in which the physical and virtual dimensions permeate each other, a new generation of ICT solutions is needed to provide the basic infrastructure for innovative services able to assist people in their everyday activities and to address key social challenges. In order to tackle such complexity and provide prompt and reliable services, there is a pressing need for very accurate, up-to-date and diversity-aware knowledge resources which can guarantee that results of automatic processing can be trusted enough to take decisions on top, both at individual and societal levels. The overarching goal of CrowdSem is to explore novel techniques to maintain knowledge resources which leverage on the respective strengths and compensate for the limitations of humans and automatic tools.(project not started due to lspreading review in the research institution).
ESSENCE project Marie Curie NetWork programme  
ESSENCE Marie Curie Training Network (2013-2014)
as Co-author. Whenever different components of different computational systems with different vocabularies and models of meaning interact within distributed, open enviroments, they rely on their human designers abilities to resolve problems of miscommunication. The aim of the ESSENCE network is to translate these abilities of natural communicating systems to computational systems.
 
DCT Digital Cities - EIT KIC activity project (2014)
as Co-author. The project goal is to productize additional features in a public safety crowdsourcing App currently being brought to market by the DFKI (Germany) spinoff SIS-software. The features will include better interaction between the users and the system, resource management based on improved cooperation between citizens and devices and prediction capabilities.
Cubrik EU project  
CUBRIK EU project (2012-2014)
as Contributor. CUbRIK has developed technologies that enable new multimedia search applications that combine conventional computation and the power of the crowd. The CUbRIK Applications benefit  by increased multimedia machine-based intelligence and by integrating humans in the loop when judgements help to eliminate uncertainty left by pure machine-based computation.
 
ITPAR: India-Trento technological and scientific cooperation (2012-now)
as Project Manager and Contributor. It aims at establishing a strong connection between Italy and India for the development of a stable research community for long term collaboration. The 3 years project involves students working 50% of their time in India and Italy with periodic exchange visits of researchers, and fosters for joint research activities and publications. The research work mainly focuses on the development of the Universal Knowledge Core (UKC), a very large scale multilingual faceted knowledge organization and representation system.
LivingKnowledge EU Project  
Living Knowlegde FET EU project (2009-2012)
as WP leader and Interdisciplinary & Communication Manager. The vision that inspired the project is to consider diversity an asset and to make it traceable, understandable and exploitable, with the goal to improve navigation and search in very large multimodal datasets (including the World Wide Web). LivingKnowledge studied the effects of diversity and time on opinions and bias.
InterConcept Project  
InterConcept (2010-2011)
as Project Manager. Identifying semantic correspondences between vocabularies is a fundamental step towards enabling interoperability among them. With the project we conducted a matching experiment between two large scale knowledge organization systems, NALT and LCSH. We showed that automatic tools can significantly reduce the time necessary at finding and validating correspondences.
Semantic Geo-Catalogue  
Semantic Geo-Catalogue (2009-2012)
as Contributor. Spatial discovery services are often limited by only syntactically matching the user terminology to metadata. The needs to overcome this limitation, both considering multilingual and semantically heterogeneous SDI catalogues, has been identified as one of the key issues for the future of the INSPIRE implementation. The project focused on the implementation of the discovery service for the geo-catalogue within the Spatial Data Infrastructure of the Trentino region in Italy.
GeoWordNet  
GeoWordNet (2009-2011)
as Contributor. A geo-spatial ontology is an ontology consisting of geo-spatial classes (e.g. lake, city), entities (e.g. Lago di Molveno, Trento), their metadata (e.g. latitude and longitude coordinates) and relations between them (e.g. part-of). GeoWordNet is a multilingual geo-spatial ontology built from the full integration of WordNet, GeoNames and the Italian part of MultiWordNet.
S-Match  
S-Match Open Source tool (2007-2011)
as Contributor. S-Match is a semantic matching framework. It takes any two tree-like structures (such as database schemas and classifications) and returns a set of correspondences between those tree nodes which are semantically related. The framework offers implementations of the semantic matching, minimal semantic matching and structure preserving semantic matching algorithms.