Gianfranco E. Modoni

Gianfranco E. Modoni
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing STIIMA-CNR

PhD in Computer Science

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Introduction
Gianfranco E. Modoni currently works at the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation ITIA, Italian National Research Council. Gianfranco does research in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Data Management. His current projects are INTER-IoT and CasAware.

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Publications (34)
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n recent years, the interest in miniaturization of devices easier to wear or even to insert into the body and in general the interest in building lightweight and compact systems are greatly increased. For this reason, the field of micro manufacturing is becoming more and more strategic for modern industry. One critical aspect for the adoption of mi...
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The growing relevance of digitalization in production requires the enhancement of human skills and competences in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Higher education has to cope with this need by providing the necessary ICT skills to future industrial engineers, so that they have a good understanding of the complexity of i...
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Technologies for the effective and efficient handling of RDF data are one of the main success factors for a larger scale take-up of Semantic Web Technologies in real scenarios. In this regard, several software components (RDF Stores) devoted to the semantic data persistence and retrieval are available in literature. However, each of them may be app...
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The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies provided the means to enable the smart home (SH), a residence aimed at anticipating and responding to its dwellers’ needs and one of the most promising Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions. However, the massive adoption of monitoring techniques and some shortcomings in the field of security can h...
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CasAware is an Ambient Assisted Living platform, developed within an Italian research project, with the aim to improve the level of comfort and well-being of inhabitants of a house, while optimizing the energy consumption. A key feature, for successful realization of such a platform, is its capability to interoperate with other IoT platforms, which...
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Digital twin (DT) is the virtual clone of a factory representing its static and dynamic aspects (e.g., processes, systems, products, etc.) in detail. Among the significant challenges that manufacturing company has to face to implement the DT, one of the most demanding is applying an appropriate software infrastructure, which would enable synchroniz...
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The critical success factor of the supply chain management process in a modern manufacturing company consists in the company’s capability to exploit the data produced by a growing number of different sources. The latter include a network of collaborative sensors, digital tools, and services, made available to suppliers and other involved supply cha...
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The Digital Twin is a representation of characteristics and behavior of a factory according to various levels of detail and the scope it addresses. Its full range of capabilities can be exploited when it is synchronized with the real world. Indeed, in this case, it can be used to mirror the real operating conditions for simulating the real-time beh...
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Industry 4.0 paradigm envisions a new generation of collaborative manufacturing system where all the components are connected exploiting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) protocol. Through this pervasive connection, sensors, machines, robots and other production equipment can communicate and share information with their surroundings resource...
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One of the significant challenges of Industry 4.0 is the realization of a more sustainable manufacturing along the whole factory life-cycle, which has an impact on three different dimensions: economical, environmental, and social. Whereas the economic and environmental dimensions have been widely discussed in many research works and progressively i...
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In the era of Industry 4.0, modern factories workers have to become resilient to the changing market conditions and to the complexity of new technologies involved in the production process. This means that workforce’s skills and competencies necessitate to be aligned to the changing needs of modern manufacturing companies. One of the promising para...
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The synergistic cooperation of a set of different devices is still one of the major open issues in designing the new generation of collaborative AAL system. To contribute to fill this gap, this paper introduces Semantic Events Notifier (SEN), a lightweight prototype of semantic-based and agent-oriented middleware that aims to provide near real-time...
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The Teaching Factory is an emerging paradigm aiming to enforce skills and competencies of engineers and operators working in the field of manufacturing, through an alignment of the teaching and training activities to the needs of modern factories. In this research work, the Teaching Factory principles are applied to envision ManuLearning, a new int...
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The Digital Twin is a representation of characteristics and behavior of a component, product or system according to various levels of detail and the scope it addresses. Its full range of capabilities can be exploited when it is fully synchronized with the real world. Indeed, in this case, the digital twin can be used to support the whole product's...
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In order to face the challenge of strengthening its cybersecurity, a manufacturing company can follow the approach of aligning cybersecurity-related goals with its specific business objectives.
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The CasAware research project combines context awareness with ambient assisted living by using a semantic-based framework that enables the smart home paradigm for everybody.
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This paper describes CasAware, a context-aware system allowing domestic distributed devices to interoperate and collaborate with each other exploiting the Internet of Things. CasAware's main purpose is to improve inhabitants' level of comfort and well-being, enforcing their safety, while optimizing time and energy consumption of appliances. The env...
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One of the significant challenges of Industry 4.0 is the realization of a more sustainable manufacturing along the whole factory life-cycle, which has an impact on three different dimensions: economical, social and environmental. Whereas the economic and environmental dimensions have been widely discussed in many works and progressively integrated...
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This research aims to realize a knowledge-based system recognizing teenagers’ behaviours in the lifestyle domain. Since various heterogeneous data sources are involved in this recognition process (e.g. wearable sensors, etc.), it is essential to face the harmonization of the data produced from these disparate sources and expressed under the form of...
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Significant efforts of the current manufacturing companies are devoted to the implementation of the full synchronization between the real world at the shop-floor level and its digital counterpart (so-called Digital Twin). Indeed, a true reflection of the real factory can be exploited to monitor and simulate the factory performance, allowing to adju...
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The integration of a set of heterogeneous data streams coming from different source into a coherent scheme is still one of the key challenges in designing the new generation of AAL system enabling the Smart Home. This paper introduces a service-oriented platform that aims to enhance data integration and synchronization between physical and virtual...
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Data integration is one of the most crucial challenges for current manufacturing companies. Indeed, while the extended use of software tools generate more and more data about products, processes, and production resources, still this huge amount of data is represented using different formats and non-aligned structures. This issue is worsened by the...
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Telemetry enables the collection of data from remote points to support monitoring, analysis and visualization. It is largely adopted in Formula One car racing, where streams of live data collected from hundreds of sensors installed on car components are transmitted to the pitwall to be used as input of real-time car performance simulations. The aim...
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A smart home is a residence equipped with various smart objects which aim at antici-pating and responding to the needs of its dwellers, in order to promote their comfort, well-being, security and entertainment [1]. An important example of its application is in the field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), where smart home provides tailored services t...
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Many recent research works have investigated the potential of an Ontology-based approach to support the standardization of the information in industrial scenarios. A key success factor in this regard is the effective and efficient reuse of existing knowledge sources because the building of new ones from scratch is an expensive and time-consuming ac...
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The aim of this paper is to introduce the main outcomes of the application of Augmented Reality (AR) features to manufactur- ing and industrial scenarios under a new perspective. While the request of industrial mixed reality technologies is continuously growing, the re- search community is still facing the crucial challenge to give a convenient ans...
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Contemporary design is characterized by the paradigm shift from a one-size-fits-all, oriented to the standard man, to an holistic and inclusive one-size-fits-one, that takes into account the full range of human diversity. Following the new paradigm, the “Design for All” Italian research project aims at realizing an effective demonstrator of a frame...
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This paper analyzes the potential of Semantic Web technologies to support innovation in industrial scenarios. The study focuses in particular on RDF stores, the software components dedicated to the storage, representation and retrieval of semantic information. Starting from a literature review, a qualitative analysis is carried out considering a se...
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Various recent studies have shown that in many companies workers can spend near half of their time looking for information. Effective internal search tools could make their job more efficient. However, a killer application for this type of solutions is still not available. This paper introduces an envisioned architecture, which should represent the...
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A prototype version of a semantic-based verification environment for manipulating and analyzing mobile systems specified in the -calculus is presented. In the current version, the -environment provides two main facilities: a -calculus interpreter equipped with a graphical interface, and a verification tool which is used to decide (strong and weak)...

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CasAware’s main purpose is to improve inhabitants’ level of comfort and well-being, enforcing their safety, while optimizing time and energy consumption of appliances.
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