About me

I am currently a Ph. D. Student at DEIS, Università di Bologna. I am working on a project funded by the EU (SOCS), about logic based multi-agent systems. My research interestes are:

autonomous agents and multi-agent systems

computational logics, logic programming, abduction

social aspects of multi-agent systems and semantics of agent communication

interaction protocols definition languages, properties of such languages

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My personal interests, other than research, are music, mountain (summer and winter), scuba diving and reading.


Short curriclum vitae

Personal Information

Name and Surname: Federico Chesani

Date and place of birth: 6 June 1975, Bologna, Italy

Current position: Ph. D. Student at DEIS, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Place of residence: Bologna, Italy

Citizenship: Italian

Civil status: single


2002: MEng (Diploma di Laurea) in Computer Science Engineering: "Un Sistema che Integra Tecniche Basate sul Contenuto e sulla Collaborazione fra Utenti per la Generazione Automatica di Suggerimenti nellAccesso allInformazione". Supervisors: Prof. P. Mello and Dr. Y. Faihe

Stays abroad ( more than 4 weeks )

2001-2002: 10 months at Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as a graduating student


Schools attended

2004: BISS2004, Bertinoro, Italy.



2004-2006: PhD scholarship (borsa di dottorato) in Computer Science Engineering by the University of Bologna (DEIS, Corso di dottorato in Ingegneria Elettronica ed Informatica, XVIII ciclo): " Formalizzazione ed esecuzione di protocolli di interazione ". Supervisors: Prof. P. Mello, Ing. P. Torroni.

Current and past projects

2004-2005: MIUR 40% project on "Sviluppo e verifica di sistemi nulti-agente basati sulla logica", coordinator A. Martelli.

2002-2004: SOCS project, funded by EU, IST, 5th framework programme, on "Societies Of ComputeeS: a computational logical model for the description, analysis and verification of global and open societies of heterogeneous computees", coordinator F. Toni.


Teaching activity

academic year 2003-2004: Fondamenti di Intelligenza Artificiale, prof. P. Mello, as a teaching assistant

academic year 2003-2004: Fondamenti di Informatica LA, prof. P. Mello and prof. P. Bellavista, as a tutor

academic year 2002-2003: Fondamenti di Informatica LA, prof. M. Milano, as a tutor

Modern language skills

Italian, native speaker.

English, fluent.


Ing. Federico Chesani
Dipartimento di Informatica, Elettronica e Sistemistica
Laboratorio di Informatica Avanzata
Università di Bologna
V.le Risorgimento, 2
40136 BOLOGNA, Italy
office: +39 051 209 3086
FAX: +39 051 209 3073

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