Enrico Vicario

Enrico VicarioEnrico Vicario is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (IngInf05 - 09/H1).

He was born in 1965,  received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering (cum laude) in 1990 and the Ph.D. in Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Florence in 1994. From 1994 to 1998 he was an Assistant Professor at the Engineering School of the University of Florence. From 1998 to 2002, he was  Associate Professor at the Universities of Ancona and then Florence. He is a Full Professor since 2002.

Since November 2016, he is the Head of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Florence. He served as a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Florence (Nov.2012-Nov.2016), and as  vice-President of the Italian Association of Computer Science and Engineering - GII (Sept.'13-Sept'17).

His research is in the area of Software Engineering, with a present focus on

  • quantitative evaluation of stochastic models,
  • software architecture and methodologies,
  • ... and on their connection through Model Driven Engineering practices.

In the past, until year 2000, he also worked on visual formalisms and matching algorithms for search by visual similarity in image archives.

He is author of more than 150 papers indexed on Scopus, with more than 1600 citations and H-Index 20 (a more extensive list of publications).

He serves as chair of the steering committee of QEST, General Chair of ISSRE'23, General co-Chair of ECMS'23. He served as general chair of QEST'14 and EPEW'14. He repeatedly served as member of the Program Committee of major conferences in the area of quantitative evaluation, including  DSN, EDCC, ISSRE, QEST, FORMATS, EPEW, ICPE, ECMS, ValueTools, MASCOTS, SmartComp, ICATPN05, ECRTS.

He is active in technology transfer in the area of SW engineering methods and architectures, through several competitive projects and contracts with public administrations and enterprises.  Among these:

  • he is workpackage leader ans scientific responsible for the research unit of the University of Florence in the Structured Project Coherent (S1) for the development of a Digital-Twin-centered architecture for next generation networks, within the RESTART project, funded by the European Union in the Next Generation EU programme.

He is/was scientific responsible for several EU regional development fund projects, including:

    QUASAR (QUantitative Analysis for Services and Assets Reliability) on smart industrial-assets management as a Service; (2021-2023);

    JARVIS, on the development of an HW/SW systems supporting just in time maintenance on Industry4.0 systems, funded under the FESR programme (years 2017-2019);

    SCHEMA and ANDROMEDA on Sw Architecture, Quantitative Methods, and Model Driven Engineering for supply chain Management as a service (funded, to be started soon); 

    RACE, on evidence based evaluation of compliance in cardiology, funded under the FESR programme (years 2016-2018);

    GENIALE, on the development of an electromechnical system for biological analyses (years 2017-2018);

    LINFA, on prediction adn optimization methods for smart replenishment of drugs stocks in hospital units, funded under the PAR-FAS programme (years 2016-2018).

  • He was scientific responsible of the competence center on Information systems in healthcare working with the University Hospital of Careggi (AOUC) in the years 2008-2011, then with the central Tuscany healthcare system in the years 2011-2013, and with the Institute for Oncological Studies and Prevention  (ISPRO) of the Tuscany Region. As a part of this, he directed the development and presently diects the evolution and maintenance of the Electronic Health Record System Empedocle, in use since 2012 in a number of clinics of the major Hospital of Tuscany (Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Careggi) and also in use by the national scientific society of headache (SISC) he is directing the software implementation of the new Oncological Registry of the Institute for Study and Prevention of Tuscany - ISPRO.
  • He was the National Scientific Coordinator of the project Wireless Sensor Networks for Dependable Monitoring of Critical Applications (WiSeDeMon) funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Reasearch in the PRIN 2007 Programme.
  • He was scientific responsible for the research acivity on "Design and Verification Methods for Concurrent Real Time SW" of the SW Initiative of FinMeccanica Group.
  • He served for several years as a member of the eToscana Commitee and was scientific responsible for the certification of  compliance of cooperation components in the Tuscany e-government infrastructure.
  • He was a member of the testing committee of the Italian National eGovernment Interoperability Framework (SICA) at the Italian National Center for IT in the Public Administration (CNIPA).
  • He is co-founder and scientific resposnsible of 2 spin-offs of the University of Florence: JAEWA started in the year 2013 with Jacopo Torrini and Valeriano Sandrucci; and Wedge Engineering started in the year 2022 with Boris Brizzi, Jacopo Parri, and Samuele Sampietro. Both these spin-offs consolidate the experience acquired at the Software Science and Technology Lab on SW engineering methods and architectures, with major interests including OO analysis, design, and testing, enterprise architectures, application interoperability, healthcare information systems.
  • He is Inventor of the World Patent  "Job scheduler for electromechanical system for biological analysis", developed in a collaboration with BioMérieux Italia spa.

He presently teaches  "Software Engineering" (6CFU undergraduate), Software Architectures and Methodologies  (6+3CFU master); Quantitative Evaluation of Stochastic Models (6+3CFU master, first edition by march 2022). In the past he also taught a module in "Sw Engineering for Embedded Systems" (3CFU master) "Verification and Testing Methods", "Foundations of Computer Programming" (Fondamenti di Informatica),  "Internet SW Technologies", "Computer Architectures", "Operating Systems",  "Usability Engineering".  He is the author of the monographic book "Fondamenti di Programmazione: linguaggio c, strutture dati e algoritmi elementari, c++".

He is a faculty member of the PhD program in Smart Computing, jointly delivered by the Universities of Florence, Pisa, and Siena.