Guido Boella is full Professor since 2016 at Dipartimento di Informatica of University of Torino, where he has been permanent researcher since 1999 and associate professor since 2006. He is Director of the Dipartimento di Informatica since 2018 and member of the Academic Senate of University of Torino. He is one of the founders of the new area of Normative Multi-agent Systems (NorMAS) and he created the civic social network FirstLife based on an interactive map. Since 2017 he started working on Blockchain technologies, with the projects Co-City, CO3, DLT4ALL, ge.CO Living Lab and BLINC. The topic is the use of Blockchain for the social good, to develop a wallet app to create and distribute smart contract based tokens representing local financial instrument to support municipality welfare initiatives and urban communing. Guido Boella published more than 300 papers, is author of over 40 papers published in leading international journals and conferences, on Scopus he has 247 papers, 1750 citations, h-index 20. Dr. Boella is the author and scientific coordinator of a) CO3 H2020 DT-Transformations-02-2018, for University of Torino b) EUCases 2013-2015 for Torino c) “ICT4Law: ICT Converging on Law” involving 15 partners financed by Regione Piemonte d) La Casa nel Parco (CANP) a 30 months interdisciplinary project, Piattaforma Salute e Benessere of Regione Piemonte. e) SeeS@W (sensing safety at work) financed by Regione Piemonte Moreover he has been responsible of local unit of: a) EU H2020-EURO-6 project WeGovNow! 2016-2019 b) EU Urban Innovative Action Co-City2017-2020 c) Librare financed by Regione Piemonte (2014-2015)
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Computer Science Department, University of Torino Alberto holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics and worked as Researcher and Junior Faculty Member in Research centers and Universities around Europe. He worked as Senior Developer in a start-up developing blockchain solutions for the energy sector and as Data Scientist and Machine Learning expert on a variety of projects. His research activity in the blockchain domain focuses on applications of the technology for the Public and Social Sector. He is the Project Manager of the CO3 H2020 DT-Transformations-02-2018 project.
PhD in Computer Science in 2008 at University of Turin. He worked as researcher at RAI research centre of Turin, within the MeSoOnTV project and as a grant holder at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, within the ConTraffic research project of the Maritime Affairs unit, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen. He is a research scientist at the University of Turin, Department of Computer Science, Social Computing Group, within the FirstLife smart cities project, working mostly on spatial data storing, representation and analysis. During his activity, he collaborated with several international companies and institutions, like Arizona State University, École Centrale de Paris, Université Paris 8, Telecom Italia Research and Development Lab, Sisvel, Eurix. His current activity fields include big data, large-scale multidimensional data analysis and indexing, artificial intelligence, social and information networks analysis, knowledge representation and integration, data visualization, collaboration networks and bibliometrics. Researcher at CO3 H2020 DT-Transformations-02-2018.
Liliana Ardissono, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Torino, Italy, where she teaches Object Oriented Programming and Web Technologies courses. Her research interests are: User Modeling, Recommender Systems, Context-aware systems. She is an author of more than 100 papers on these topics, published in international journals and conferences. She is Board member of the User Modeling and User- Adapted Interaction journal, and an Academic Editor of the PeerJ Computer Science journal. Both journals are top-level scientific publication venues. She is Member of the Advisory Board of User Modeling Inc. and has been Secretary of the Board of Directors of UM Inc. from 2005 to 2015. She is the leader of the OnToMap research project.
Project management and monitoring, EU funding, Social and economic research
is an Assistant Professor of Private Law in the Department of Law of the University of Turin. She obtained the national scientific qualification to function as Associate Professor in 2017. In the period 2014-2017 she was a research fellow at the University of Turin, after receiving her PhD in Private Law from the University of Foggia. From 2011 to now, she has been Director of the Research at the International University College of Turin where she teaches a course dedicated to Property & the Commons. She previously taught Private Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Eastern Piedmont (academic years 2013-2014; 2014-2015).
Diego di Caro
Cofounder University of Turin Blockchain Initiative. Augmented reality economist Researcher at CO3 H2020 DT-Transformations-02-2018
Città Torino - Rete Case Del Quartiere
Vittorio Bianco coordinates European projects for Rete delle Case del Quartiere and for several other non-profit organizations. With a major in Natural Sciences, he started his career in Legambiente, the main environmental organisation in Italy, with a focus on urban ecology and sustainable development. He then expanded his field of activity to other aspects of sustainability in the urban context such as social inclusion, culture, health, and solidarity economy. Throughout his career, he has been promoting cooperation between non-profit organisations and private and public bodies participating in bottom-up participatory processes that gave birth to several local networks.
Axel Kistner is a specialist for participation, strategic planning and process improvement, real world integration of deliberation frameworks regarding social, economic and legal aspects. He is a board member of the Association for Interactive Democracy.
Andreas Nitsche is a computer scientist with research interest in democratic self organization. His multidisciplinary work focuses on the chances and risks of technology for democracy, social cohesion, inclusion and conflict management.
Björn Swierczek is a requirements and system engineer, developer, and participation specialist. He is a board member of the Public Software Group and editor of “The Liquid Democracy Journal on electronic participation, collective moderation, and voting systems”.
Senyor researcher at Links Foundations based in Turin, Italy.. Ergonomist/HF expert, Human Centred Designer in the field of Innovation Technology and Services. From January 2014 I'm Regional President and National Board member of the Italian Society of Ergonomics. Graduated in Psychology, Master in cognitive Ergonomics, I'm working on national and european research projects. I've been lecturer at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca (Ecuador). Researcher at CO3 H2020 DT-Transformations-02-2018.
I am a master graduate from Politecnico di Torino and Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, with degrees in Interaction Design and Electronics Engineering. With an experience exceeding 10 years in supporting innovation through strategic design and design thinking, and in fostering service design and UX design into projects and organizations, I am keen on turning technology, data and communities into value for people, customers, companies and institutions. I helped public and private entities to improve existing products and services or develop new opportunities, and to benefit from regional- and EU-funded programs for research and innovation actions. I developed a personal interest and passion for design-driven innovation processes, applying and innovating methods and tools for the whole UX lifecycle: in-depth domain investigation, technological scouting, user-centered and participatory processes, design-prototype-evaluate iterations.
Vincent Puig is director of the Institute for Research and Innovation (IRI). Since 1993, he has been studying and developing new technologies at Ircam and Centre Pompidou. In 2006, he co-founded IRI with Bernard Stiegler, a platform for reflection and development on the epistemological, cultural and political issues of the digital. IRI closely articulates an international dimension within the framework of the Digital Studies network set up in 2012 and then developed in the context of the Internation (https://internation.world) and a territorial-experimental dimension within the Contributive Learning Territory initiated in May 2016 (https://recherchecontributive.org/).
Giacomo Gilmozzi is in charge of European projects, territorial experimentation, publication and edition at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) [https://www.iri.centrepompidou.fr/] and the coordinator of the Internation Collective [https://internation.world]. MA in Political Philosophy and Ethics at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV), his research and professional interests include urban commons, the future of work, automatization and economic-social policies. He is also an active member of the Association des Amis de la Generation Thunberg-Ars Industrialis [http://generation-thunberg.org/] launched by Bernard Stiegler.
Dimitra Tsakanika is a National and Kapodistrian University of Athens graduate and holds a BSc Degree in Literature and a postgraduate degree (MSc) in Organizational and Economical Psychology. She has been working for DAEM S.A. since 2007, and since 2010 has been working in EU Sector as Project Manager and later as Head of EU Projects Networking & Management Dpt. She has been involved in the complete set of activities, tasks and projects of the EU Sector and her tasks include also the management of NSRF and other national projects. She has been involved in the projects Peripheria, Puzzled by Policy, Radical, Viopolis, Citadel, City4Age, CharGED, CO3, DUET, MESOC, ASSURED, PRELUDE, CODE, FUSILLI, AI4PP.
Ilia Christantoni is a National and Kapodistrian University of Athens graduate and holds a BSc Degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications (2004) and two post graduate degrees (MSc) in: Radioelectrology and Electronics (2012), as well as in Neurosciences, Socio-biology and Education (2014). She has been working in the IT sector (System Administration, Education) and since 2014 is a freelance Scientific Collaborator in the National Hellenic Research Foundation. Her professional skills were further enriched in the field of project management as a financial and project officer in EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), European Commission. She has been involved in the projects City4Age, CharGED, VisiOn, CO3, EXTREMA, DUET, MESOC, ASSURED, PRELUDE, CODE, FUSILLI, AI4PP.
Pau Yànez Vilanova: CEO & Founder of Geomotion Games. Pau is a serial entrepreneur expert on Game/ Serious Game design, team leader who has previously worked as a Project Director in Open University of Catalonia. As a part of his work profile he worked on several video games and serious games company development. He has a degree in pedagogy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and completed his masters in ICT from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Pau has leaded research & innovation projects centred on learning, sustainability & intensive application of ICT in education. Nowadays Pau is also collaborator researcher of the “GAME - COMMUNICATION & NEW MEDIA (GAME- CNM)” research group at Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
Lourdes García Pombo: Lead Artist. Lourdes is responsible for design, UI and UX quality multiplatform technology. Has previous experience on team management, serious game concept, design and development. Lourdes has worked on web design projects and also for mobile platforms (iOS and Android) as well as hybrid applications
Ruth S. Contreras is researcher at Fundació Universitaria Balmes / University of Vic. She received the Ph.D. degree in Multimedia Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). In 2011 she jointed University of Vic, as an Associate Professor. Her research and professional interests include Gamification, Serious games, User experience and User Centered Design. Since 2017 she has been involved in a set of activities, tasks and projects of the EU sector, for example in the project "Transmedia literacy. Exploiting transmedia skills and informal learning strategies to improve formal education -645238” Horizon 2020. She also is researcher in national projects. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers in her research areas.
Alejandro Blanco received a Ph.D. in Experimental sciences & technologies in 2018 at the University of Vic with the development of a machine learning system that extracts the Wind Turbines' failure patterns. He is an experienced software engi-neer and embedded software with data scientist skills and the underlying hardware parallelization. In 2012 he joined the R&D Department of the Technological Center Leitat and participated in several European projects related to energy, IoT and dis-tributed sensor networks.In 2015 he joined the Research Group in Data and Signal Processing of the UVic as a doctoral student at the company Smartive-Itestit, in charge of creating new machine learning methods for predicting failures of Wind Turbines from real data from the wind plants that the company is monitoring. His research interest is in machine/deep learning.
I am a researcher for Open Lab Athens and an Interaction Designer and Developer for Sociality Collective. I participate in the H2020 research project “Digital Disruptive Technologies to co-create, co-produce and co-manage Open Public Services” (CO3). I have studied in Athens University of Economics and Business and the University of Amsterdam. My work has so far centered in designing and developing digital tools for communities, organizations and private businesses and user research over technology acceptance particularly regarding blockchain. I am also a member of the greek node of FairBnB.
Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Civics at Newcastle University, School of Computing and a co-founder of Open Lab Athens. My previous research has involved a set of experiments into participatory methods in digital systems. In general, my work centers on designing novel digital infrastructures for civic participation through novel place-based, participatory and action-led research methods aiming at the development of cooperative decision-making and service provision (i.e. CSCW and PD research and practice). Co-investigator for the H2020 “Generative European Commons Living Lab” (Ge.CO Living Lab), a co-investigator of the EPSRC Digital Economy Research Center (DERC) and of our newly awarded EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens – Next Stage Digital Economy Centre; while also been the principal investigator of Open Lab Athens for the H2020 “Digital Disruptive Technologies to co-create, co-produce and co-manage Open Public Services” (CO3) project.
I am working in research projects as a researcher for Open Lab Athens and Transformable Intelligent Environment Laboratory of Technical University of Crete. I have studied Architecture in Democritus University of Thrace and I completed my MSc in Sociology in School of Social Sciences at University of Crete. During my studies, I have worked as a free lancer graphic designer for organizations and private businesses and I have also involved in several art projects.