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Giancarlo Guizzardi

Giancarlo Guizzardi holds a PhD (with the highest distinction) in Computer Science from the University of Twente, in The Netherlands. He is the head of the Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Group (NEMO) in Brazil and an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Ontology (ISTC-CNR), Trento, Italy. Between 2013 and 2015, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Trento, Italy. He has been doing research in ontology and conceptual modeling for the past 18 years and has published over 170 publications in these areas (including 9 award-wining publications and the book monograph “Ontological Foundations for Structural Conceptual Modeling”). Among the best known results of his lab, we have the foundational ontology UFO and the conceptual modeling language and methodology OntoUML. Over the years, he has contributed to the ontology and conceptual modeling communities in roles such as keynote speaker (e.g., ER 2014), general chair (e.g., FOIS 2016), tutorialist (e.g., CAISE 2012, ER 2009), panelist (e.g., CAISE 2012) and PC Chair (e.g., FOIS 2014, EDOC 2010). Moreover, he is an associate editor of the Applied Ontology journal and has been a member of editorial boards of international journals such as Requirements Engineering and Semantic Web. Furthermore, between 2012 and 2014, he was an elected member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Ontologies and its Applications (IAOA) and currently is a member of its Advisory Board (since 2014). Finally, he has been involved in technology transfer projects in sectors such as Telecommunications, Software Engineering, Digital Advertisement, Product Recommendation, Digital Journalism, Complex Media Management and Energy.