Giancarlo Fortino

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Full Professor of Computer Engineering

DIMES – Department of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems

University of Calabria

Via P. Bucci, cubo 41C

87036 Rende (CS), ITALY

Tel. +39.0984.494063

Fax. +39.0984.494713

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Giancarlo Fortino (IEEE Fellow 2022) is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics, and Systems of the University of Calabria (Unical), Italy.

He received a PhD in Computer Engineering from Unical in 2000.

He is also distinguished professor at Wuhan University of Technology and Huazhong Agricultural University (China), high-end expert at HUST (China), senior research fellow at the Italian ICAR-CNR Institute, CAS PIFI visiting scientist at SIAT – Shenzhen, high-end expert of the Henan province, and Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Sensors Council (2021-23).

At Unical, he is the Rector’s delegate to Int’l relations, the chair of the PhD School in ICT, the director of the Postgraduate Master course in INTER-IoT, and the director of the SPEME lab as well as co-chair of Joint labs on IoT established between Unical and WUT, SMU and HZAU Chinese universities, respectively.

Fortino is currently the scientific responsible of the Digital Health group of the Italian CINI National Laboratory at Unical.

He is Highly Cited Researcher 2020-2022 in Computer Science by Clarivate. Currently he has 20 highly cited papers in WoS, and h-index=73 with 19000+ citations in Google Scholar.

His research interests include wearable computing systems, e-Health, Internet of Things, and agent-based computing. He is author of 600+ papers in int’l journals, conferences and books.

He is (founding) series editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Human-Machine Systems and EiC of Springer Internet of Things series and AE of premier int’l journals such as IEEE TASE (senior editor), IEEE TAFFC-CS, IEEE THMS, IEEE T-AI, IEEE IoTJ, IEEE SJ, IEEE JBHI, IEEE SMCM, IEEE OJEMB, IEEE OJCS, Information Fusion, EAAI, etc.

He chaired many int’l workshops and conferences (120+), was involved in a huge number of int’l conferences/workshops (500+) as IPC member, is/was guest-editor of many special issues (75+).

He is cofounder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a Unical spinoff focused on innovative IoT systems, and recently cofounder and vice-CEO of the spin-off Bigtech S.r.l, focused on big data, AI and IoT technologies. Fortino is currently member of the IEEE SMCS BoG and of the IEEE Press BoG, and former chair of the IEEE SMCS Italian Chapter.

The list of Prof. Fortino’s publications can be found in the following bibliometrics databases.

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