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Francesco Bianchini

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-FIL/02 Logic and Philosophy of Science

Curriculum vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: Italy, 1976.

Nationality: Italian

E-mail: francesco.bianchini5@unibo.it

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

Associate Professor (2019 – today), M-FIL02 – Logic and Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, Italy.

EDUCATION

2007: Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of Bologna under the supervision of Professor Maurizio Ferriani. Dissertation title: “L’approccio subcognitivo allo studio della mente. Modelli, concetti, analogie” (“The subcognitive approach to the study of mind. Models, concepts, analogies”).

2001-2003: Specialization certificate for secondary-school teaching (History and Philosophy), SSIS Emilia Romagna, Bologna.

2001: Graduated (first-class degree) in Philosophy (University of Bologna), with a thesis in Theory and Systems of Artificial Intelligence (under the supervision of Professors Maurizio Matteuzzi and Sandra Tugnoli Pattaro). Thesis title: “Conoscenza e autoreferenzialità in Douglas Hofstadter” (“Knowledge and self-reference in the writings of Douglas Hofstadter”).

1994: secondary school degree (Liceo Classico Vittorio Emanuele II di Jesi (AN))

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2016-2019: Senior Assistant Professor (M-FIL02 – Logic and Philosophy of Science), Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, Italy.

05-12-2017: National Scientific Qualification (11/C2 – Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, associate level).

2013-2016: Junior Assistant Professor (M-FIL02 – Logic and Philosophy of Science), Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, Italy.

2013 (January–April): post-doc position (Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna). Project title: “From mind to brain: simulative models and systems of cognition in light of the problem of representation, with particular reference to concepts and analogical reasoning”.

2008-2012: post-doc position (Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna). Project title: “Between computational and biological views: consciousness, concepts and representation in the discussion upon mind and brain” (partially co-funded by “Casa dei Risvegli Luca De Nigris).

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT ROLES AND MEMBERSHIPS

2019: member of Department Statute Committee of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2019-today: Delegate for ALMA-AI Interdepartmental Center of Human Centered AI of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2018-today: member of Department Board of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2018-today: Delegate for Third Mission of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2018-today: member of Website Editorial Board of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2018: member of Committee of programming criteria of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2018-today: member of submission and coordination group of Department Strategic Development Project of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2017: member of Committee of Post-Doc Fellowship Criteria of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2016-today: member of Post-Doc Fellowship Committee of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2015-today: SUA-RD Dept. Delegate of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna, for relations with University Research Quality Assurance Office (to compile the annual report on Department research activity).

2014-today: member of the Research Committee of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2012-2013: post-doc fellow representative of the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

2004-2006: representative of PhD students of the Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

2017-today: Vice-president and member of the governing council of SILFS – Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science.

2016-today: Treasurer and member of the governing council of AISC – Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences.

2014-today: President of SFI - Società Filosofica Italiana, chapter: Bologna – Emilia Romagna.

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES AND PARTICIPATIONS

Dal 2020: member of ALMA-AI - Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, University of Bologna.

Dal 2019: member of the scientific committee of “Knowledge and Cognition” Research Center, Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

Dal 2019: member of “Game Science Research Center”, IMT – School for Advanced Studies Lucca.

2015-today: member of organizing committee of SeRiC – Seminario Ricerche in Corso del Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione, Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

2014 (Fall semester): visiting scholar and adjunct professor at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA).

2012–2015: member of EUCogIII: European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics.

2010–2013: member of the organizing committee of Giornate della Filosofia. Department of Philosophy-CIRESS. Cappella Farnese di Palazzo d’Accursio (Bologna City Hall).

2008-2012: member of the coordination group of departmental workshops in the Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.

2005: visiting scholar: Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, US).

1998-2001: member of the “arcipelago” group, conducting a six-month journal of philosophical subject matter.

PROJECTS AND GRANTS

2018 University of Bologna international cooperation (participant). University of Bologna grant. P.I.: Prof. Sebastiano Moruzzi.

FFABR 2017. Winner of the national ministry grant for fundamental research activities.

ALMAIDEA 2017 (participant). University grant – University of Bologna. P.I.: Prof. Raffaella Campaner.

FIRB 2012. Winner of Bologna unit FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2012 project “Structures and Dynamics of Logic and Cognition” (principal investigator Vincenzo Crupi, University of Torino). 2013-2017: local scientific investigator.

PRIN 2010-2011 (participant). Project title: Metodi logici per il trattamento dell’informazione (Logical Methods for the Processing of Information). Principal investigator: Antonio Di Nola, University of Salerno; local scientific investigator: Andrea Asperti, University of Bologna.

PRIN 2008 (participant). Project title: La meccanica del pensiero: l'argomentazione tra ontologia e calcolo (Mechanics of Thought: Reasoning between Ontology and Calculus). Principal Investigator Massimo Mugnai, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa; local scientific investigator: Giovanna Corsi, University of Bologna).

MARCO POLO (2005): University of Bologna grant for academic international mobility (Indiana University, USA, spring semester).

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH MEMBERSHIPS

§ AISB – The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour;

§ AISC – Associazione Italiana di Scienze Cognitive/Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (member of the council, treasurer);

§ Cognitive Science Society;

§ EUCog - European Association for Cognitive Systems;

§ EPSA - European Philosophy of Science Association;

§ IACAP - International Association for Computing And Philosophy;

§ SFI - Società Filosofica Italiana (president of Bologna – Emilia Romagna chapter);

§ SFL - Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio;

§ SILFS – Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze/ Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science (member of the council, vicepresident);

§ SISS – Società Italiana di Storia della Scienza;

§ Sodalitas Leibnitiana.

NON-ACADEMIC JOBS

2011-2016: design and development of lexicographical projects for Zanichelli publisher.

2005-2015: academic and editorial translation for various publishers.

2003-2004: teaching activity (philosophy and history) in high school.

ACADEMIC TEACHING

2018-2019: course Theories and Systems of Artificial Intelligence (1), bachelor’s in Philosophy, University of Bologna.

2017-2018: course Epistemology, part of the course Logic an Epistemology, bachelor’s in Philosophy, University of Bologna.

2017-2018: course Philosophy of Science, bachelor’s in Biological Sciences, University of Bologna.

2017-2018: course Philosophy of Science, bachelor’s in Educator in Childhood Social Services and Expert Social and Cultural Education, University of Bologna.

2015-2016 – 2018-2019: course Artificial Intelligence, Problem Solving and Semantic Web (1), bachelor’s in Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2015-2016 – 2016-2017: course Philosophy Laboratory (1) bachelor’s in Philosophy, University of Bologna.

2013-2014 – 2015-2016: course Philosophy of cognitive science (1) bachelor’s in Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

2010-2011: main part of the course of Philosophy of Science (16 hours), bachelor’s Biological Sciences, University of Bologna.

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2017 (February): lectures in Master in Retorica per le Imprese, la Politica e le Professioni of University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano: Registrare e creare il linguaggio: neologismi, virus linguistici e parole in disuso.

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2012-2013: teacher tutor in the course Theoretical Philosophy. Philosophy of knowledge and forms of experience, bachelor’s in Expert Social and Cultural Education, University of Bologna.

20010-2011 – 2012-2013: teacher tutor in the course Inductive and Deductive Logic, bachelor’s in Expert Social and Cultural Education, University of Bologna.

2010-2011: teacher tutor in the course Theories and Systems of Artificial Intelligence, bachelor’s in Expert Social and Cultural Education, University of Bologna.

2009-2010: teacher tutor in Philosophy of Language bachelor’s in Expert Social and Cultural Education, University of Bologna.

2008-2009 seminar for the School of Psychology and Education, University of Bologna. Title: “Contemporary visions of the mind”.

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Dissertations as a supervisor: Philosophy, Communication Sciences, Philosophical Sciences.

Dissertations as a co-examiner: Philosophy, Philosophical Sciences, Semiotics, Cultural Anthropology and Etnology.

2018-2020 supervisor in the Philosophy, Science, Cognition, and Semiotics (PSCS) PhD program, Department of Philosophy and Communication, University of Bologna.

ACADEMIC TEACHING ABROAD

2014-2015 (fall semester): 3cr. course Artificial Intelligence: History and new Developments, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

(Invitation)

16-12-2019. Previsione e cognizione tra intelligenza artificiale e biologia sintetica, ciclo seminariale Prismi, University of Bolgna.

18-10-2019. Prediction, the Artificial, and some old cognitive problems. Workshop: “Rationality, Logic, and Scientific Realism”, University of Trieste.

10-4-2019. Dalla storia alla filosofia della scienza, seminar for Didattica della filosofia, University of Bologna.

26-6-2018. Artificial Intelligence: cognitive, biological or what else? Panel: What Role for Cognitive Science in Modern AI Research?, AISC mid-term 2018 “Levels of Cognition”, University of Genova.

14-6-2018. discussant in Robert Briscoe (University of Ohio) seminar, Virtual Representation in Pictorial Space, DiPSCo seminar, University of Trento.

5-3-2018. Virtually Extending the Bodies with (Health) Technologies, “Will Science Remain Human? Frontiers of the Incorporation of Technological Innovations in the Bio-Medical Sciences”, Expert meeting, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome.

1-12-2017. Intelligenze artificiali: un percorso logico, University of Cagliari.

26-10-2017 Artificial intelligence and cognitive science, Seminars on Technologies and Humanities, Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) - International Second Cycle Degree, University of Bologna.

15-9-2017. Descartes, Leibniz e la mente come sistema: uno sguardo dalla scienza cognitiva, International conference “Teoria e critica dei sistemi nel Settecento”, University of Bologna.

4-9-2017. The problem of prediction in AI and SB, workshop “What can Synthetic Biology offer to Artificial Intelligence? SB-AI 2017”, satellite event of ECAL 2017 (ECAL - the European Conference on Artificial Life), 4-8 September 2017, University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

8-6-2017. La parola scelta: definire la lingua a partire da considerazioni cognitive, Conference AISC mid-Term 2017 “The Role of Cognitive Science in Social Change”, University of Messina.

29-5-2017. (with Luisa Lugli) Stereotipi epistemologici e metodo scientifico, “SeRiC - Seminario Ricerche in Corso”, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

26-5-2017. Reasoning by analogy, learning by analogy: Where is the boundary? Conference on “Metaphor and Argumentation”, University of Cagliari.

2/3-3-2017. Turing: la mente dalle macchine alla biologia and Coscienza, intelligenza e sistemi in Dennett e Hofstadter. Two seminars at University of Messina.

22-2-2017. Discussion on Descartes by Mariafranca Spallanzani, with Mariafranca Spallanzani (University of Bologna), Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna), Sebastiano Moruzzi (University of Bologna), Gianbattista Gori (University of Milano). Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

30-9-2016 Methodological Stereotypes in Scientific Research. Workshop “Realism, Progress, and Cognitive Values”, University of Trieste.

19-2-2016. Cordeschi, MacKay, Hofstadter: un trialogo. Convegno: “Macchine e modelli. L’evoluzione del pensiero cibernetico. Gionata di studio dedicata a Roberto Cordeschi”, Università La Sapienza, Roma.

11-1-2016. Questioni di confine: intelligenza artificiale, neuroscienze e filosofia, Liceo Scientifico Enrico Fermi, Bologna.

27-11-2015. Evoluzione, cognizione e approcci sintetici. Seminar series: “Ecoevoluzione e Cognizione”. Università La Sapienza, Roma.

21-10-2015. Analogy as an explanatory model. Workshop: “Models of explanation: logic, science, and cognition”, Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna.

14-9-2015. Models, Analogy and Category Extension. Seminar series: “Summer of logic”, Università di Cagliari.

20-6-2105. La verità definita, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano.

17-2-2105. Le fallacie del ragionamento. Lecture series: “Critical Thinking: le inferenze e il ragionamento”, Imola.

15-05-2014. L’analogia nel ragionamento e nella cognizione, “Structures and Dynamics of Knowledge and Cognition FIRB conference”, Università di Torino.

8-04-2014. Lessicografia e cognizione. Definire la lingua che cambia, Università di Messina.

10-9-2013. Dalla mente dematerializzata al corpo esteso. Workshop: “Achille Ardigò e il pensiero socio-tecnico”, CUP 2000, Bologna.

24-6-2013. Superorganismi per la (super)intelligenza? Storns Group seminar. Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTC-CNR), Roma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwIHRA2_8U ).

17-6-2013. Conoscenza, rappresentazione, percezione: una prospettiva bio-inspired per colmare il gap. Cogito. Research Centre in Philosophy – Cogito seminar, University of Bologna, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies.

30-4-2013. Complessità, cognizione e superorganismi, Department of Cognitive Science, Education, and Cultural Studies, University of Messina.

14-11-2012. La mente in crisi. Conference: “Giornate della Filosofia 2012”, 14-15 November 2012, Department of Philosophy and Communication and CIRESS, University of Bologna.

12-10-2012. Turing, il Test e l’interazione. Conference: “Alan Turing’s Legacy – L’eredità di Alan Turing”, University La Sapienza, Rome and University of Rome 3.

22-9-2012. Turing e la valutazione dell’intelligenza. Summer school: “La natura dell’artificiale, 15th Summer School on the Philosophy of Physics, in the centennial year of A. M. Turing”, 19-24 September 2012, Cesena.

21-6-2012. Della complessità della nozione di “scienza”. Doctoral School in Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna.

4-5-2012. Percezione di alto livello, rappresentazione, analogia, Department of Philosophy, University La Sapienza, Rome.

9-2-2012. Musica e intelligenza artificiale. Lecture series: “Per volontà e per caso: la musica nell’era della probabilità del caos”, Municipal Theater of Bologna.

4-2-2011 Fra ontologie e mappe: un’introduzione. Seminar series: “Introduzione al testo filosofico mediante forme di annotazione semantica”, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, and Italian Philosophical Society.

1-3-2010. L’evoluzione dell'IA e l’impatto sociale della tecnologia semantica e della (neuro)scienza cognitiva. Workshop: “Dall’Intelligenza Artificiale alle tecnologie sociali: l’attualità del pensiero di Achille Ardigò”, Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Sociology, University of Urbino.

11-2-2010. La mente tra neurocorrelazione e neurocausalità. Il dibattito sulla neuroscienza. Seminar series “Modi della Logica e Forme della Scienza”, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.

29-1-2009. Analisi, percezione e modalità. Riflessioni sulla computazione in Leibniz. Seminar series: “Modi della Logica e Forme della Scienza”, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna,

24-10-2008. E-learning ed Intelligenza Artificiale: analogia, evoluzione, apprendimento nell'epoca delle community, (AIF – Association of Italian Educators).

31-10-2007. Leibniz, Turing e la meccanica del calcolo, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.

17-5-2006. Wittgenstein e le scienze cognitive. Workshop: “Scienze cognitive e linguaggio”, Department of Psychology, University of Trieste.

20-1-2006. Artificial Intelligence and Intentionality: a survey. Doctoral School in Psychology, University of Trieste.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

(peer review process)

12-12-2019. Intelligent, but not so much. The intelligence of IoT (con Martina Bacaro), AISC 2019, AISC Annual Conference 2019 “The complexity of cognition: multidisciplinary approaches to human behavior”, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy.

25-10-2018. Models and Prediction in Artificial Intelligence and Synthetic Biology, MBR18_Spain, Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology “Inferential Models for Logic, Language, Cognition and Computation”, University of Seville, Spain, 24-26 October 2018.

31/7-2017 - 2/8/2017. Poster: Two-step analogies and new knowledge creation. 4th Analogy Conference. Paris, France at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle.

6/7-7-2017. Poster: Virtually Extended Bodies and Health Web Technologies. 3rd Workshop on Virtual Social Interaction, CITEC, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

20-1-2017. Definire, percepire, concepire: un’esperienza lessicografica. XXIII Congress of the Italian Society for the Philosophy of Language, University of Bologna.

24/26-11-2016. Stereotypes in scientific research: a tentative approach. AISC 2016 Conference: “Mind the gap: brain, cognition and society”, 13th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC).

15/17-09-2016. Le radici artificiali della biologia sintetica. Italian Society of the History of Science conference: “Scienza, Innovazione, Istituzioni”, Università di Bologna and Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi.

25/27-06-2015. Analogy as categorization: a support for model-based reasoning, “MBR015 ITALY Conference: Model-based reasoning in science and technology”, Sestri Levante

2/4-07-2014. Poster: From extended mind to extended body: a real prospect? Conference: “IACAP 2014 – International Association for Computing and Philosophy”. Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

18/20-06-2014. Analogy between making and reasoning. Conference: “SILFS 2014 – Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Sciences”. University of Roma 3.

19/20-03-2014. Participation in the Fifth EUCogIII Members Conference, “Embodied communication”, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

28/30-11-2013. Participation in conference: CODISCO 2013Le scienze cognitive in Italia. Bilanci e prospettive. University of Messina (in Noto (SR)).

23/24-10-2013. Participation in the Fourth EUCogIII Members Conference, “Social and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Systems”, University of Brighton, UK.

21/22-9-2013. Poster: Superorganisms and intelligence. Conference: “Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence 2013 (PT-AI 2013)”, Oxford, UK.

12/14-9-2013. Emergence from biology to cognition: the case of superorganisms. Workshop: “SMLC 2013 – Synthetic Modeling of Life and Cognition: Open Questions”, University of Bergamo.

10/11-4-2013. Participation in the Third EUCogIII Members Conference, “Learning”, University of Balearic Islands, Spain.

25/26-8-2012. Participation in the Second EUCogIII Members Conference, “Soft Robotics”, University of Southern Denmark.

4-7-2012. What Language for Turing Test in the Age of Qualia? Conference: “The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)/The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012”, Symposium: “Revisiting Turing and his Test: Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World”, University of Birmingham, UK.

28-9-2011. The analysis in Leibniz: calculus, contingency and natural machines. An heuristic parallel with Turing’s work, “Ninth International Leibniz Conference IX Internationaler Leibniz-Kongress unter der Schirmherrschaft des Bundespraesidenten, Natur und Subjekt”, University of Hannover, Germany.

ORGANIZED CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

29-11-2019. EIAR 2019: Experimental and Integrative Approaches to Robo-ethics, satellite workshop of “International Conference on Social Robotics 2019”, Carlos III University of Madrid, Leganés, Spain.

22-10-2019. Roberto Giuntini (Università di Cagliari), Logiche quantistiche fuzzy, Lincean lecture, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

1/3-7-2019. Truth and Facts in the Humanities and in the Sciences, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

3/7-6-2019. SILFS PG2019 - 4th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on logic and philosophy of science, University of Urbino.

21-2-2019. Workshop: Resilienza e vulnerabilità nelle tecnologie dell'artificiale e nei sistemi complessi, University of Bologna (Almaidea project “I-CORE: Inter-connectivity and Resilience”).

20-6-2018. Workshop: Le Forme Della Teoria. Giornata in ricordo di Maurizio Matteuzzi, Università di Bologna.

14/16-12-2017. AISC 2017 - 14th Annual Conference of the Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences (AISC), “The Science of Cognition. Brain, Body, Language, and Technologies”, University of Bologna (Conference chair).

20/23-6-2017. SILFS 2017- Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science, University of Bologna (member of organizing committee).

9-2-2017. Antonio Ledda (University of Cagliari), Una nuova visione degli effetti in uno spazio di Hilbert, seminar series “Modi della Logica, Forme della Scienza”, Dept. of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

26-1-2017. Roberto Festa (Università di Trieste), Gustavo Cevolani (Università di Torino), The basic feature approach to verisimilitude and the conjunctive image of human knowledge, Dept. of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

25-1-2017. Vincenzo Crupi (University of Torino), Rationality and Reasoning Research: A Guide for the Perplexed, Cogito seminar, Dept. of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.

16-3-2016. Analogie, concetti e traduzioni. Un incontro con Douglas Hofstadter. Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, US), Marcello Frixione (Università di Genova), Francesco Remotti (Università di Torino) and Francesco Bianchini (Università di Bologna).

21-10-2015. Workshop: Models of explanation: logic, science, and cognition, Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna (FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2012 project “Structures and Dynamics of Logic and Cognition”).

17-4-2015. Lecture: Ruth Byrne (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland), Conterfactual Thoughts: Reasoning and Imagination, Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, University of Bologna.

25-11-2014/2-12-2014. Lecture series: Professor Marcin Schroeder (Akita International University, Japan). Titles: Mystery of Consciousness: From Artificial to Autonomous Intelligence (in collaboration with “Cogito Research Project Seminar”), Structural Characteristics of Information and Information Integration: From Philosophy to Mathematical Formalism (in collaboration with “Modi della Logica, Forme della Scienza” seminar series), Life as Computation: Nature Inspired Multilevel Information Processing Systems.

28-5-2013. Lecture: Professor Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University, U.S.), L’onnipresenza dell’analogia in matematica, Sala dello Stabat Mater, Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio, Bologna. Talks by Prof. Stefano Besoli (University of Bologna) and Alberto Parmeggiani (UNiversity of Bologna).

12-12-2012. Workshop: Leibniz e la fenomenologia, Department of Philosophy and Communication (in collaboration with Sodalitas Leibnitiana), University of Bologna.

14/15-11-2012 Workshop: Giornate della Filosofia – La crisi, Cappella Farnese, Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies (member of organizing committee).

16/17-11-2011: Workshop: Giornate della Filosofia, Cappella Farnese, Palazzo D’Accursio, Bologna, Department of Philosophy and CIRESS (member of organizing committee).

4-2-2011/4-3-2011. Seminar series: Introduzione al testo filosofico mediante forme di annotazione semantica (Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, and Società Filosofia Italiana).

22/23-11-2010: Workshop: Giornate della Filosofia, Cappella Farnese, Palazzo D’accursio, Bologna, Department of Philosophy and CIRESS (member of organizing committee).

13-5-2009. Workshop: Filosofia, media, politica. Presentation of Loris Mazzetti’s book (RAI executive), La macchina delle bugie. Discussant: Angelo Guglielmi (Spokesman for the Arts, Bologna) and Walter Tega (University of Bologna).

26-11-2008. Lecture: Professor Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University): “Anelli nell’io o Lasciate ogni coscienza, voi ch’entrate in booka al loopo!” (Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna).

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL AND PUBLISHING COLLABORATIONS

  • Discipline Filosofiche (member of editorial board)
  • La mente e i sistemi cognitivi. Series of cognitive science, philosophy and technology - Aracne editrice (member of scientific board)
  • Le Scienze. Storia-teoria-metodo-etica. Series - Rosenberg&Sellier (member of scientific board)

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  • APhEx (reviewer)
  • Cognitive Systems Research (reviewer)
  • Isonomia (reviewer)
  • Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (reviewer)
  • Lexicon Philosophicum. International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas (reviewer)
  • Phenomenology and Mind (reviewer)
  • P.O.I. (Points of Interest) - Rivista di filosofia e nuove pratiche della conoscenza (reviewer)
  • Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia (reviewer)
  • Rivisita Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio (reviewer)
  • Sistemi Intelligenti (reviewer)
  • Studi di estetica (reviewer)
  • Synthese (reviewer)
  • Topoi. An International Review of Philosophy (reviewer)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

  • COGSCI 2020 (The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) (reviewer)
  • SILFS PG2019 (4th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on logic and philosophy of science) (Member of programme and organizing committee)
  • AISC mid-term 2019 (Mid-term Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences) (PC member)
  • COGSCI 2019 (The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) (reviewer)
  • AISC mid-term 2018 (Mid-term Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences) (PC member)
  • COGSCI 2018 (The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) (reviewer)
  • AISC 2017 (The annual Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences) (Chair)
  • AISC mid-term 2017 (Mid-term Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences) (PC member)
  • COGSCI 2017 (The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) (reviewer)
  • SILFS 2017 (Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science) (PC member)
  • AISC mid-term 2016 (Mid-term Conference of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences) (PC member)
  • COGSCI 2016 (The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society) (reviewer)