prof.dr. G. Guizzardi (Giancarlo)

Full Professor

About Me

  • Before coming to Twente, I was a Full Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the Italian Alps, where I lead the Conceptual and Cognitive Modelling Research Group (CORE). Before that, I have co-founded and co-directed the Ontology and Conceptual Modelling Research Group (NEMO) in Brazil for 10 years.
  • I am very active in the communities of Formal and Applied Ontology, Conceptual Modelling, Information Systems Engineering, and Enterprise Computing/Business Informatics. My research follows a multidisciplinary program that combines results from Philosophy, Logics, Linguistics and Cognitive Science to address a number of problems in the aforementioned areas.
  • I have published circa 400 papers in these areas, and have played many key roles in the main conferences in these fields (e.g. ER, FOIS, IEEE CBI and EDOC) including Program Committee Chair, General Chair, Steering Committee Member, and Keynote Speaker (e.g., ER, BPM, CAiSE, IEEE ICSC). I am currently an Associate Editor for the journals Applied Ontology, Data & Knowledge Engineering, and Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures. I am also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Ontologies and its Applications (IAOA).
  • I have conducted many technology transfer projects in areas such as Telecommunications, Risk Management, Tourist, e-Government, Digital Journalism, Complex Media Management, Distributed Software Development, Energy, among others.
  • I am currently also a Guest Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. There I collaborate on scientific research in the areas of Value-Based Modelling, Formal and Applied Ontology in CyberSocial Systems, and Ethical Requirements for Information Systems.

Ancillary Activities



Valle Sousa, I., Prince Sales, T., Guerra, E. , Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, L. , & Guizzardi, G. (2024). What Do I Get from Modeling? An Empirical Study on Using Structural Conceptual Models. In H. A. Proper, L. Pufahl, D. Karastoyanova, M. van Sinderen, & J. Moreira (Eds.), Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing: 27th International Conference, EDOC 2023, Groningen, The Netherlands, October 30 – November 3, 2023, Proceedings (pp. 21-38). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 14367). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46587-1_2
Baratella, R., Amaral, G., Prince Sales, T. , Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R. , & Guizzardi, G. (2023). The many facets of trust. In Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference (FOIS 2023) IOS.
Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R., Moura Amaral, G. C. , Guizzardi, G., & Mylopoulos, J. (2023). An ontology-based approach to engineering ethicality requirements. Software and systems modeling, 22(6), 1897-1923. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-023-01115-3
Sales, T. P., Barcelos, P. P. F., Fonseca, C. M., Souza, I. V., Romanenko, E., Bernabé, C. H. , Bonino da Silva Santos, L. O., Fumagalli, M., Kritz, J., Almeida, J. P. A. , & Guizzardi, G. (2023). A FAIR catalog of ontology-driven conceptual models. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 147, Article 102210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.datak.2023.102210
Bernasconi, A., Simon, A. G. , Guizzardi, G. , Santos, L. O. B. D. S., & Storey, V. C. (2023). Ontological Representation of FAIR Principles: A Blueprint for FAIRer Data Sources. In M. Indulska, I. Reinhartz-Berger, C. Cetina, & O. Pastor (Eds.), Advanced Information Systems Engineering: 35th International Conference, CAiSE 2023, Zaragoza, Spain, June 12–16, 2023, Proceedings (pp. 261-277). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 13901 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34560-9_16
Fumagalli, M., Engelberg, G., Prince Sales, T., Da Silva Oliveira, Í. J., Klein, D., Soffer, P., Baratella, R. , & Guizzardi, G. (2023). On the Semantics of Risk Propagation. In S. Nurcan, A. L. Opdahl, H. Mouratidis, & A. Tsohou (Eds.), Research Challenges in Information Science: Information Science and the Connected World: 17th International Conference, RCIS 2023, Corfu, Greece, May 23–26, 2023, Proceedings (pp. 69-86). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 476). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33080-3_5
Guizzardi, G., & Baratella, R. (2022). On the adequacy of requirements for foundational ontologies. Journal of Knowledge Structures & Systems, 3(1), 76-81. Article 236.
Kritz, J., Roos, M. D. , Pires, L. F. , Moreira, J. L. R. , & Guizzardi, G. (2022). UgameFeature: Automatic Code Generation for Unity Game Projects. In L. F. Pires, S. Hammoudi, & E. Seidewitz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2022, Online Streaming, February 6-8, 2022 (pp. 371-378). Article 55 SCITEPRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0010990000003119

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