• 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

  • GGD GHORAdvisory
  • Stockholm UniversityAffiliated Scholar (Guest Professor) at Stockholm University


ExpO: Towards Explaining Ontology-Driven Conceptual Models. Romanenko, E., Calvanese, D. & Guizzardi, G.Processes as variable embodiments, Article 104 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Guarino, N. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-024-04505-2Evidence of large-scale conceptual disarray in multi-level taxonomies in Wikidata (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Dadalto, A. A., Almeida, J. P. A., M. Fonseca, C. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.3233/SW-243562Modeling competences in enterprise architecture: from knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organizational capabilities (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Fernandes Calhau, R., Almeida, J. P. A., Kokkula, S. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-024-01151-7Ontology-based security modeling in ArchiMate (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Oliveira, Í., Sales, T. P., Almeida, J. P. A., Baratella, R., Fumagalli, M. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-024-01149-1What Do I Get from Modeling?: An Empirical Study on Using Structural Conceptual ModelsIn Enterprise Design, Operations, and Computing: 27th International Conference, EDOC 2023, Groningen, The Netherlands, October 30 – November 3, 2023, Proceedings (pp. 21-38). Springer. Valle Sousa, I., Prince Sales, T., Guerra, E., Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, L. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46587-1_2On Views, Diagrams, Programs, Animations, and Other ModelsIn Informing Possible Future Worlds: Essays in Honour of Ulrich Frank (pp. 123-138). Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH. Proper, H. A. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.30819/5768The Role of Modeling in the Analysis and Design of Sustainable Systems: A Panel Report. Bork, D., España, S., Proper, H. A., David, I., Guizzardi, G. & Reinhartz-Berger, I.
An Ontological View on TypesIn 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MODELS 2023 Companion, Västerås, Sweden, October 1-6, 2023 (pp. 634-634). IEEE. Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.1109/MODELS-C59198.2023.00103Boosting D3FEND: Ontological Analysis and RecommendationsIn Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference, FOIS 2023 (pp. 334-348). IOS. Oliveira, Í., Engelberg, G., Barcelos, P. P. F., Sales, T. P., Fumagalli, M., Baratella, R., Klein, D. & Guizzardi, G.https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA231138

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