16 Dicembre 2016

Ernesto Damiani @ 3rd ESA International Security Symposium

Ernesto Damiani has been invited as speaker at the 3rd ESA International Security Symposium to describe the activities of our SESAR Lab in producing the ENISA report on Big Data Threats. The Symposium will focus on how challenges related to security of Big Data – access, analysis, capture, data management and integration, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualisation, querying, updating – impact […]

30 Novembre 2016

Ernesto Damiani speaker at Cyber Resilience & InfoSec 2017

Ernesto Damiani will be Panelist and Speaker at Cyber Resilience & InfoSec 2017 in Abu Dhabi, 6th -7th February 2017. The event combines all the latest regional and international updates, case studies of recent security deployments and ideas for more effective Cyber Security strategy, together with insightful discussion between like-minded peers. For more information

27 Novembre 2016

Ernesto Damiani Keynote at BigDat 2017

Ernesto Damiani gave a keynote at the 3rd International Winter School on Big Data (BigDat 2017), titled “Model-driven Development of Big Data Applications”. The school has been organized from the 13th to the 17th of February, 2017, at the University of Bari. The advent of Big Data has highlighted a number of problems in the design, development […]

12 Novembre 2016

Ernesto Damiani awarded with the Ph.D. honoris causa by INSA Lyon

On November 30th, 2016, Ernesto Damiani has been awarded by the Ph.D. honoris causa by the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (Lyon, France).   The ceremony has been held during the Journée Big Data (Big Data Day), where Ernesto gave a talk on “Big Data: Opportunities and societal issues”. In the morning, the IRIXIS Lab, founded by […]

11 Ottobre 2016

Pay with a Selfie starts experimentation phase

Pay with a Selfie, the Gates Foundation project by University of Khalifa and SESAR Lab, that plan to use visual cryptography to support mobile digital payments, starts deployment in Benin. First demo of the project.    

22 Settembre 2016

Ernesto Damiani Keynote at ESORICS 2016

      Ernesto Damiani gave a keynote at ESORICS 2016 titled “Controlling Leakage and Disclosure Risk in Big Data applications“. In Big Data environments, information is made available as huge data sets or streams, collected and analyzed at different locations, asynchronously and under the responsibility of different authorities. It has become common for such […]

19 Luglio 2016

Ernesto Damiani interviewed by the social financial blogger Salvatore Barbato

Ernesto Damiani has been interviewed on TOREADOR by the social financial blogger Salvatore Barbato, in the context of the 24th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems held in  Ugento, Italy, from the 19th to the 22nd June, 2016. The video is available in Italian only.

13 Luglio 2016

I-Conn Official Presentation

The I-Conn platform has been officialy presented in Segno (TN). At the meeting were present the President of the Trento Province, Ugo Rossi, mayors of the province municipality, Prof. Ernesto Damiani and the team that produced and implemented the platforms. The video of the official presentation are available here and a demo of the use and […]

10 Luglio 2016

Ernesto Damiani received the Stephen S. Yau Services Computing Award

The Stephen S. Yau Services Computing Award aims to honor excellent researchers for outstanding contributions to the field of services computing. The award is named after Dr. Stephen S. Yau, a world-renowned researcher, educator, and community leader who has made many significant contributions to distributed and services computing. The 3rd edition of the Award has […]

16 Maggio 2016

UAE Cyber Security Day

25 May 2016 The Center for Cyber Security (CCS) at New York Univerity Abu Dhabi continues to develop high quality research that addresses challenges relevant to the UAE and region.  The UAE has one of the most advanced Information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructures in the region, as well as a high number of […]

05 Maggio 2016

Best Paper Award: INFORSID 2013

Gabriele Gianini has been awarded with the best paper award at the INFORSID 2013 with the paper titled: Tag similarity in folksonomies written in collaboration with H. Mousselly-Sergieh, E. Egyed-Zsigmond, M. Döller, H. Kosch, and J.M.Pinon.    

07 Aprile 2016

Nasce IRIXYS, il centro internazionale di ricerca in informatica

Cerimonia ufficiale, all’Università di Passau, per l’inaugurazione dell’IRIXIS, il Centro Internazionale di Ricerca e Innovazione in Sistemi Digitali Intelligenti. Nato dalla partnership di ricerca in Informatica tra l’Università di Passau, l’Institut National de Sciences Appliquées (INSA) di Lione e l’Università degli Studi di Milano, l’IRIXYS è un “laboratorio virtuale” che permetterà a ricercatori e dottorandi […]

17 Marzo 2016

UAE Security Forum 2016: Bridging the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Ernesto Damiani represented SESAR Lab and EBTIC at the UAE Security Forum 2016. More than a hundred leaders from across government, academia, and the private sector gathered for the inaugural UAE Security Forum on February 21 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The forum brought focus to a key topic of global and national security: cybersecurity […]

26 Dicembre 2015

Keynote at ENASE 2016

Prof. Ernesto Damiani gave a keynote at the 11th Int. Conf. on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE2016) titled “TOWARDS MODEL-DRIVEN BIG-DATA-AS-A-SERVICE”. Much work has been done to show that model-driven development—following the classic Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) approach—is also advantageous in the context of data intensive applications, which have become the norm in key business […]

22 Novembre 2015

Keynote at AICCSA 2015

Ernesto Damiani gave a keynote on “Threats to Big Data“at the 12th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2015) in Marrakech (Morocco).

Novembre 2015

Pay with a Group Selfie

The SESAR Lab, in collaboration with the team in EBTIC – Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates leaded by Ernesto Damiani, will develop a software toolkit to enable the secure purchase of goods by taking a photo with a simple mobile phone. The procedure only requires both purchaser and merchant to carry a simple […]

09 Settembre 2015

Appointment of Dr. Ernesto Damiani as Director of Information Security Centre

Khalifa University is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Ernesto Damiani as the Director of the Khalifa University Information Security Centre recently established under the Senior Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies.  In this role, Prof. Ernesto Damiani will provide leadership and strategic direction for this newly established university-level center that is aligned […]

04 Giugno 2015

Ernesto Damiani at EDCH UG meeting

Discussing Big Data applications with Asian and ME telco providers at the Emirates Data Clearing House User Group meeting.

04 Maggio 2015

Keynote at the 11th FT Summit & Meetings – Middle East

Ernesto Damiani has been invited to give a keynote at the 11th Financial Technology Summit & Meetings – Middle East in Dubai, the 29th of April 2015. The Financial Technology Summit & Meetings, now in it’s 11th edition, is the foremost exclusive, by-invitation only summit dedicated to the CIOs & CxOs of the Banking & […]

29 Aprile 2015

Hadoop User Group Italy

The Computer Science Department, in collaboration with the SESAR Lab (Prof. Ernesto Damiani) and Engineering Ingegneria Italiana, will host the meeting of the dell’Hadoop User Group Italy, in the Sala Lauree Tuesday 19 May 2015, from 17.45 to 19.30. The meeting will be the opportunity to meet Marcel Kornacker (, lead developer of Impala. Cloudera […]