dr. R. Guizzardi - Silva Souza (Renata)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences Faculty, (IEBIS group) of the University of Twente, in the Netherlands. Moreover, I am a founding member of the Ontology & Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO) and of the Laboratory of Supporting Technologies for Collaborative Networks (LabTAR), at UFES, Brazil, where I held an Associate Professor position from 2009-2016. In 2006, I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Twente in the Netherlands with a thesis entitled Agent-Oriented Constructivist Knowledge Management. I have also been a visiting scholar at the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) in 2006 and 2018, and at the University of Trento in 2013-2014, Italy. In 2018, I was an Senior Associate Researcher at the University of Bristol, UK and in 2019, I was a lecturer at the University of Trento, Italy. My main research interests include Knowledge Management, Ontologies and Goal-oriented Modeling.


Requirements Engineering
Engineering & Materials Science
Requirements Engineering
Business & Economics


Luis de la Vara, J., Barcellos, M., Genero, M. , & Guizzardi, R. (2024). Preface for “Selected papers from the 25th Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIbSE 2022)”. Science of computer programming, 233, Article 103059. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scico.2023.103059
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. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA231115
Martins, B. F. , Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R., Román, J. F. R., Hadad, M., & Pastor, O. (2023). The Ontology for Conceptual Characterization of Ontologies. In J. P. A. Almeida, J. Borbinha, G. Guizzardi, S. Link, & J. Zdravkovic (Eds.), Conceptual Modeling - 42nd International Conference, ER 2023, Proceedings (pp. 105-124). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 14320 LNCS). Springer Nature. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-47262-6_6
Kerkhof, R. , Pires, L. F. , & Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R. (2023). Evaluating Process Efficiency with Data Envelopment Analysis: A Case in the Automotive Industry. 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, Proceedings (pp. 291-307). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 476). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33080-3_18
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
Guizzardi, R., Faron, C. , Miranda Soares, F. , & Sedrakyan, G. (2023). SmartFood: 1st Workshop on Controlled Vocabularies and Data Platforms for Smart Food Systems. In Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2023 Workshops, CMLS, CMOMM4FAIR, EmpER JUSMOD, OntoCom, QUAMES, and SmartFood Lisbon, Portugal, November 6–9, 2023 Proceedings (1 ed., pp. 295-297). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 14319). Springer Nature.
Guizzardi, R., Horkoff, J., Perini, A., & Susi, A. (2023). Preface: The 4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence (RE4AI’23). CEUR workshop proceedings, 3378.
Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R., Horkoff, J., Perini, A., & Susi, A. (2022). 3rd Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence (RE4AI). CEUR workshop proceedings, 3122.
Guizzardi - Silva Souza, R., & Neumayr, B. (2022). Preface. In Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2022 Workshops, CMLS, EmpER, and JUSMOD, Hyderabad, India, October 17–20, 2022, Proceedings https://link.springer.com/book/9783031220357

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