Professor Ernesto Damiani, Italy

01 July 2014 By In IFIP TC12 Blog

Decision Making from Big Data Sets & Streams 

There is little doubt that the digital infrastructure of the next decade will look radically different from today’s. All sorts of products and devices will be connected to the Internet and to each other via ultra-wide band 4G (and, soon, 5G) mobile networks. Massive streams of data from digital devices will go global, along with other types of social media and rich business data. According to many, the possibility of "going full data" (i.e. handling the entire event/data streams generated by people and organizations' behavior, as opposed to sampling them to obtain traditional datasets) has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of decision making, creating a wealth of business opportunities. However, the "full data" option is not straightforward. The talk will cover some important aspects of it. First, it will provide a clear understanding of when full data is better than sampling. Secondly, it will present techniques to perform the "semantic lifting" needed  to bring events' (and context) representation at the level of abstraction suitable for specific decision making goals. Thirdly, the talk will review available architectural choices and component toolkits for data processing, as well as data integration, interoperability and trustworthiness standards.


Ernesto Damiani is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, where he leads the SESAR research lab ( and the Head of the Università degli Studi di Milano's Ph.D. program in Computer Science. He holds/has held visiting positions at a number of international institutions, including George Mason University in Virginia, US, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia, EBTIC, Abu Dhabi, and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) at Lyon, France. He is a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Progress of Science. Prof. Damiani serves in the editorial board of several journals; among others, he is EIC of the International Journal on Big Data, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Service-oriented Computing and of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Ernesto is the the Chair of IFIP WG 2.6 on Database Semantics. He is a senior member of the IEEE. In 2008 he was nominated ACM distinguished scientist and he received the Chester Sall Award form IEEE Industrial Electronics Society He has co-authored the book "Open Source Systems Security Certification" (Springer 2009).
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