prof.dr. G. Guizzardi (Giancarlo)

Full Professor

About Me

  • Besides my position at the University of Twente, I am also a Full Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in the Italian Alps, where I lead the Conceptual and Cognitive Modeling Research Group (CORE). Before that, I have co-founded and co-directed the Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO) in Brazil for 10 years.
  • I am very active in the communities of Formal and Applied Ontology, Conceptual Modeling, 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 350 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, IEEE ICSC). I am currently an Associate Editor for the journals Applied Ontology, Data & Knowledge Engineering, and Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures. I am also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Association for Ontologies and its Applications (IAOA).
  • Finally, 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.

Ancillary Activities

  • Various
    Scientific Public Speaking


Guizzardi, R., Amaral, G. , Guizzardi, G., & Mylopoulos, J. (2022). Eliciting Ethicality Requirements Using the Ontology-Based Requirements Engineering Method. In Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling (pp. 221-236). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 450). Springer Science + Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07475-2_15
Amaral, G. , Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R. , Guizzardi, G., & Mylopoulos, J. (2021). Trustworthiness Requirements: The Pix Case Study. In A. Ghose, J. Horkoff, V. E. Silva Souza, J. Parsons, & J. Evermann (Eds.), Conceptual Modeling: 40th International Conference, ER 2021, Virtual Event, October 18–21, 2021, Proceedings (pp. 257-267). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 13011). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89022-3_21
Duarte, B. B., de Almeida Falbo, R. , Guizzardi, G. , Guizzardi, R., & Souza, V. E. S. (2021). An ontological analysis of software system anomalies and their associated risks. Data and Knowledge Engineering, 134, [101892]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.datak.2021.101892
Guizzardi, R., Amaral, G. , Guizzardi, G., & Mylopoulos, J. (2020). Ethical Requirements for AI Systems. In C. Goutte, & X. Zhu (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Intelligence: 33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2020, Proceedings (pp. 251-256). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12109 LNAI). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47358-7_24
Guizzardi, R., Carneiro, B. G., Porello, D. , & Guizzardi, G. (2020). A core ontology on decision making. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2728, 9-21.
Amaral, G., Guizzardi, R. , Guizzardi, G., & Mylopoulos, J. (2020). Ontology-Based Modeling and Analysis of Trustworthiness Requirements: Preliminary Results. In G. Dobbie, U. Frank, G. Kappel, S. W. Liddle, & H. C. Mayr (Eds.), Conceptual Modeling: 39th International Conference, ER 2020, Vienna, Austria, November 3–6, 2020, Proceedings (Vol. 12400, pp. 342-352). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12400). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62522-1_25

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