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Vittorio Ghini

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Academic discipline: INF/01 Informatics

Director of First Cycle Degree of Computer Science and Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Vittorio Ghini

Born in Cesena (FC), Italy, 21 december 1964.

Position:

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, since 1 march 2011.

Studies:

  • PhD in Computer Science, from Department in Computer Science, University of Bologna, 12 february 2002.
  • Italian Laurea degree in Computer Science (110 "cum Laude"), University of Bologna, 17 july 1997.

Awards:

  • Best Paper Award in the IARIA Fifth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT 2009), for the paper: “A Web 2.0, Location-based  Architecture For A Seamless Discovery Of Points of Interests”, written with S. Ferretti. Venice/Mestre, Italy, May 2009.
  • Best Paper Award in the 34th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'34), IEEE Computer Press, for the paper: “Client-centered Load Distribution: A Mechanism for Constructing Responsive Web Services”, written with F. Panzieri and M. Roccetti.  Maui, Hawaii, January 2001.

Academic experiences:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, since 1 march 2011.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, since 20 january 2005 to february 2011..
  • Collaboration with the Computer Science Department of the University of Bologna concerning QoS in wireless devices with etherogeneous networks, from july 2004 to january 2005.
  • Professor of "Computer Networks and Network Programming" at the Computer Science course, University of Bologna, from december 2002 to december 2004..
  • Study period at the Computer Science Department of the University of California in Los Angeles, summer 2003.
  • Collaboration with the Computer Science Department of the University of Bologna concerning mobility and QoS provied from the middleware layer, from november 2000 to november 2002.
  • Study period at the Computer Science Department of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, summer 2000.

Professional Experiences (most significant):

  • Design and Installation of the Radio Network of the University of Bologna, from 1994 and 2000, that connects the central site of the University of Bologna with its decentered sites in Romagna (Cesena, Forlì, Rimini, Ravenna e Bertinoro).

Teaching (currently, 2016/17):

  • Operating Systems, Computer Science and Technologies "Laurea" course, University of Bologna.

Teaching (previously):

  • Computer Architecture, Computer Science "Laurea" course, University of Bologna.
  • Computer Networks, Computer Science "Laurea" course, University of Bologna.
  • Mobile Systems, Computer Science "Laurea Magistrale" course, University of Bologna.
  • Distributed Systems, module 2, Computer Science "Laurea Magistrale" course, University of Bologna.
  • Multimedia Systems,  Computer Science "Laurea" course, University of Bologna.

Recent Research Interests:

  • Architectures for providing QoS to multimedia applications, working on mobile devices and wireless networks, based on a Cross-Layer approach.
  • Multi-layer simulation for IoT systems.
  • VoIP on mobile devices with WiFi networks.
  • Sistems for mobile audio/videosurveillance in urban context.

Most Significant Publications:

Journals and Magazines.

  1. D'Angelo, Gabriele; Ferretti, Stefano; Ghini, Vittorio, Multi-level simulation of Internet of Things on smart territories, «SIMULATION MODELING PRACTICE AND THEORY», 2017, 00, pp. 1 - 19.
  2. Ferretti, Stefano; Ghini, Vittorio; Panzieri, Fabio, A survey on handover management in mobility architectures, «COMPUTER NETWORKS», 2016, 94, pp. 390 - 413.
  3. V. Ghini, S. Ferretti & F. Panzieri, "m-Hippocrates: Enabling Reliable and Highly Interactive m-Health Services", in IEEE IT Professional 14(3): 29-35 (2012), IEEE.
  4. V. Ghini, S. Ferretti, F. Panzieri ``The "Always Best Packet Switching" architecture for SIP-based mobile multimedia services'', Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier Science Inc., New York, NY, USA, Volume 84, Issue 11, November 2011.
  5. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, “Discovering Points of Interests Through A Web 2.0, Location-based Architecture”, Iinternational Journal on Advances in Internet Technology, vol. 2; p. 238 - 252, ISSN: 1942-2652, 2010.
  6. V. Ghini, G. Lodi, F. Panzieri, ``Always Best Packet Switching: the Mobile VoIP Case Study'' Journal of Communications (Academy Publisher), Oct. 2009.
  7. V. Ghini, G. Lodi, S. Cacciaguerra, F. Panzieri, "Meeting Interactivity Requirements in Mobile E-Witness: an Experimental Study", Wireless Personal Communication Journal, special Issue on "Resource and Mobility Management and Cross-Layer Design for the Support of Multimedia Services in Heterogeneous Emerging Wireless Networks", Springer, February 2010, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 569-591 (accepted for publication July 2008, first online 13 November 2008).
  8. V. Ghini, G. Lodi, F. Panzieri, ``Mobile E-Witness'', Multimedia Tools and Applications, special Issue on "New Achievements in Pervasive and Interactive Multimedia Systems and Applications", Volume 37, Number 3, May, 2008, pp. 293-318, Springer.
  9. V. Ghini, G. Pau, P. Salomoni, `` Always Best Served Music Distribution for Nomadic Users over Heterogeneous Networks '', Special issue of IEEE Communications Magazine on ``Entertainment Everywhere: System and Networking Issues in Emerging Network-Centric Entertainment Systems'', Vol. 43, Issues 5, pp 69-74, May 2005.
  10. V. Ghini, G. Pau, M. Roccetti, P. Salomoni, M. Gerla, ``For Here To Go? Downloading Music on the Move with an Ultra Reliable Wireless Internet Application'', Special issue of Computer Networks on ``Networking Issues in Entertainment Computing'', Elsevier Ed., Vol. 49, N. 1, pp. 4-26, Sept. 2005.
  11. M. Roccetti, P. Salomoni, V. Ghini, S. Ferretti, ``Bringing the Wireless Internet to UMTS Devices: A Case Study with Music Distribution''. Multimedia Tools and Applications, an International Journal, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 25, N. 2, February 2005, pp. 217-251.
  12. M. Roccetti, V. Ghini, G. Pau, P. Salomoni, M.E Bonfigli, ``Design and Experimental Evaluation of an Adaptive Playout Delay Control Mechanism for Packetized Audio for use over the Internet'', Multimedia Tools and Applications , an International Journal , Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 14, N. 1, May 2001, pp. 23-53.
  13. M. Roccetti, V. Ghini, G. Pau, ``Simulative Analysis of an Adaptive Control Mechanism for Packetized Voice across the Internet'', International Journal of Modelling and Simulation , Acta Press, Vol. 21, N. 2/3, 2001.

Book chapters:

  1. F. Panzieri, O. Babaoglu, S. Ferretti, V. Ghini & M. Marzolla, "Distributed Computing in the 21st Century: Some Aspects of Cloud Computing", in "Brian Randell's Tales: A Festschrift Recognizing the Contributions of Brian Randell", Cliff Jones and John Lloyd, eds. Springer Verlag, 2011.
  2. V. Ghini, F. Panzieri & M. Roccetti, ``Middleware for Mobile Entertainmnet Computing'', In Handbook of Mobile Middleware, (A. Corradi, P. Bellavista Eds.), CRC Press, 2006.
  3. M. Roccetti, P. Salomoni, V. Ghini, S. Ferretti, S. Cacciaguerra, ``Delivering Music over the Wireless Internet: from Song Distribution to Interactive Karaoke on UMTS Devices'', In Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards and Applications, (B. Furht, M. Ilyas eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton (USA), March 2003, pp. 537-565.
  4. V. Ghini, ``QoS-Adaptive Middleware Services '', In 'Doctoral Dissertations' series, Bononia University Press, Bologna (Italy), December 2004, ISBN 88-7395-050-7.

Tutorials:

  1. F. Panzieri, M. Roccetti, V. Ghini, ``Constructing Responsive Web Services: Architectures, Techniques and Experimental Results Distributed Applications in a Networked Laboratory''. Tutorial Lecture held at the IFIP WG 7.3 International Symposium on Computer Performance Modeling, Measurement and Evaluation (Performance 2002), Roma (Italy), September 2002.

Conferences (favorites only):

  1. D'Angelo, Gabriele; Ferretti, Stefano; Ghini, Vittorio, Simulation of the Internet of Things, in: 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation, HPCS 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016, pp. 1 - 8.
  2. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, M. Marzolla, F. Panzieri, ``Walking with the Oracle: Efficient Use of Mobile Networks through Location-Awareness'', in Proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days 2012 Conference, IEEE Communication Society, Dublin (Ireland), IEEE, November 2012.
  3. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, M. Marzolla, F. Panzieri, ``Modeling the Energy Consumption of Multi-NIC Communication Mechanisms'', in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE GreenCom'12), IEEE Communication Society, September 2012.
  4. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, M. Marzolla, F. Panzieri, "Modeling the Always Best Packet Switching Mechanism'', in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST2012), Paris (France), IEEE CPS, September 2012.
  5. G D'Angelo, S. Ferretti,V. Ghini, F. Panzieri ``Mobile Computing in Digital Ecosystems: Design Issues and Challenges'', Proc. of the 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011), Istanbul (Turkey), IEEE, July 2011.
  6. V. Ghini, S. Ferretti, ``A Strategy for Best Access Point Selection'' Proc. of the 3rd IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days 2010 Conference, Venice (Italy), IEEE, Oct. 2010.
  7. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, F. Panzieri, E. Turrini, "Seamless Support of Multimedia Distributed Applications Through a Cloud", Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud 2010), Miami (USA), IEEE, July 2010.
  8. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, F. Panzieri, M. Pellegrini, E. Turrini, "QoS-aware Clouds", Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud 2010), Miami (USA), IEEE, July 2010.
  9. V. Ghini, S. Ferretti, F. Panzieri, "Mobile Games Through the Nets: a Cross-Layer Architecture for Seamless Playing", Proc. of the International Workshop on DIstributed SImulation & Online gaming (DISIO 2010) - ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010), Torremolinos (Spain), ICST, March 2010.
  10. S. Ferretti, V. Ghini, ``A Web 2.0, Location-based Architecture For A Seamless Discovery Of Points of Interests'' Proc. of The Fifth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT 2009), May 24-28, 2009, Venice/Mestre, Italy.
  11. V. Ghini, A. Messina, F. Panzieri, ``Multiple Flow Mobile Transfer''. Proc. of Second IRSTurkey International Railway Symposium, pp. 599-608, Istambul, Turkey, October 15-17, 2008.
  12. V. Ghini, S. Cacciaguerra, G. Lodi, F. Panzieri, ``Enhancing Mobile E-Witness with Access Point Selection Policies, ''. Proc. of Fifth IEEE InternationalConference on Information Technology: New Generations (ITNG 2008), Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), April 7-9, 2008.
  13. V. Ghini, S. Cacciaguerra, F. Panzieri, P. Salomoni, ``An hidden proxy for seamless & ABC multimedia mobile blogging, ''. Proc. of IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking (CCNC 2006), 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment (NIME2006), Las Vegas, NV (USA), January 2006.
  14. M.Furini, V.Ghini, ``An Audio-Video Summarization Scheme Based on Audio and Video Analysis, ''. Proc. of IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking (CCNC 2006), 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Networking Issues in Multimedia Entertainment (NIME2006), Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), January 2006.

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