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Emanuele Della Valle is a Assistant Professor of "Software Project Management " at the Department of Electronics and Information of the Politecnico di Milano since July 2008. He started CEFRIEL ’s Semantic Web Activities in 2001 and he coordinated the Semantic Web group until June 2008. He was Aggregated Professor of Knowledge Engineerig at Università dell’Insubria from 2006 and 2010. He was Service Coordinator for Testbeds and Challenges of Semantic Technology Institute - International from 2007 to 2008. His activities include research, education and industrial projects.
His major research interest is in semantic technologies and in particular in translating them into business opportunities by performing research that is justified and guided by business needs. Following this strategy, he is leading the Business and technology Watch activities of the Search Computing project, the Urban Computing use case of the European project LarKC and the Stream Reasoning activities within LarKC. Between 2008 and 2009, he was Project and Scientific Manager of the European project Service-Finder which aimed at realizing Web Service Discovery at Web Scale exploiting Semantic and Web 2.0 technologies. Between 2006 and 2008, he was Technical Manager of the European Project SEEMP which aimed at prototyping a semantic interoperability middleware for e-employment services. Between 2006 and 2008, he also participated to the research activities of the research projects NeP4B and TripCom . Between 2004 and 2006, he was deputy Technical and Scientific Manager of the European Project COCOON. His work on Semantic Web Service was evaluated “the most complete solution presented at Phase-II of Semantic Web Service Challenge” and received the IBM Faculty Award in 2006.
His education activities include lecturing: Software Project Management at Politecnico di Milano; Knowledge Engineering at Università dell’Insubria; a tutorial about Realizing Semantic Web Applications at BIS 2008 and ISWC 2008; and several industrial short courses for CEFRIEL centered on future evolution of the Web. In 2008 he was author of the first Italian Semantic Web book. Between 2004 and 2007, he was lecturer of Advance Information Systems at Politecnico di Milano.
His industrial projects are focused on bring innovation in enterprises and public bodies. Between 2006 and 2008, he worked on a business opportunity for starting up a company centered on Squiggle (CEFRIEL’s Semantic Search Engine). The business idea of Squiggle was evaluated among the best 10 submitted to Obiettivo ICT in 2006, it received the second prize at StartCup Milano Lombardia in 2008 and it was nominated for Premio Nazionale Innovazione 2008. His consultancy activities include feasibility studies for Web portals, search engines and document management systems; support in developing portals and search engines that combines Semantic Technologies and Web 2.0; and support in information systems integration using SOA, Web 2.0 and Semantic Technologies.