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Topics & Professors 
 14. Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIP, CIIP)

Antonella Longo
(Chief Professor)
University of Salento


Antonella Longo, assistant professor at the Department of Engineering for Innovation of the University of Salento, received the PhD in Information Engineering in 2004. She teaches Data Management and Big data management for decision making at Management Engineering and Business school master courses. Her research interests deal with information systems and databases, service-oriented architectures design for cloud infrastructure, technology-enhanced learning and citizen science. Her current research activity focuses on big data management and exploration of cloud architecture integration with edge computing in cyber-physical social systems. On these topics, she has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. She carries out her research activity at the DIDA – Lab, the technology- enhanced learning lab at University of Salento, where she coordinates the research activities about the use of digital technologies for enhancing STEM teaching and learning at Higher Education Institutions

Antonio Ficarella
University of Salento


Full professor of Energy and Environment Systems at University of Salento (Italy). Director of the Department of Engineering for Innovation (2013-2015, and 2019-today). President of the ITS (High Technical Institute) Aerospace Foundation (since 2013). Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering (2008-2012). President of the Industrial Engineering School (2012-2013). Member of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Technological Cluster (Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale, DTA) (2009-2015). Member of the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) (since 2012), and of the Technical Committee of CTNA - Italian Aerospace Technological Cluster (since 2012). Registered in the Expert List of Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, for the evaluation of projects regarding the scientific and technological research and the industrial development. He was professor of Machinery, Energy Systems, Aeronautical Propulsion, Design and Management of Energy Systems, Industrial Energy Management, Fluid-dynamics, Sustainability of Propulsion and Energy Systems. The main research activities were carried out in the fields of Energy, Fluid Machinery, Environment Impact, Industrial Plants. The main activities topics are Applied and Industrial Fluid-dynamic, Combustion, Turbo-machinery, Environmental Impact, Energy Saving, Pollution Prevention, Waste Recycling, Industrial Safety.


Mónika Szente-Varga
 Ludovika – University of Public Service

Giovanni Pellerino
University of Salento

Ali Aghazadeh Ardebili
University of Salento

Alessandro Lazari
University of Salento

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