Enrico Vicario

Enrico VicarioEnrico Vicario is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (IngInf05 - 09/H1). Since November 2016, he is the Head of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Florence.

He is vice-President of the Italian Association of Computer Science and Engineering - GII (Sept.'13-Sept'17).

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. He was a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Florence from Nov.2012 to Nov.2016.

He works in the area of Software Engineering, at the Software Science and Technology Lab,  with a current scientific focus on model driven development, verification, and evaluation of concurrent systems with non-deterministic or stochastic durations, and with a practical interest in software architectures and development methods. In the past, he also worked on visual formalisms and matching algorithms for search by visual similarity in image archives.   He is author of more than 90 papers indexed on Scopus, with more than 20 papers appeared in international journals, and of one scientific monography (a more extensive list of publications).

He is a member of the steering committee of QEST and DCIT. He served as member of the program committee of QEST'17,   SmartComp'17, ICPE'17, DOCEIS'17, and  QEST'16, MASCOTS'16SmartComp'16, DOCEIS'16QEST'15, QEST'12, QEST'11FORMATS'14, FORMATS'13, FORMATS'10, Valuetools'15, Valuetools'14, Valuetools'13, Valuetools'12,Valuetools'11,Valuetools'09,    MB4CP'15, DCIT'15, ICATPN05, ECRTS03. He served as general chair of QEST'14 and EPEW'14, chair of the organizing committee of FORMATS'14  and FMICS'14, Program co-chair of FORMATS'15, invited speaker at  MmbDft'16, DCIT'15, QAPL'14.

He carries out an intense activity of 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 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 is Inventor of the World Patent  "Job scheduler for electromechanical system for biological analysis", developed in a collaboration with BioMérieux Italia spa.
  • 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 has been 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  (ESTAV-Centro) in the years 2011-2013, and now with the Institute for Oncological Studies and Prevention  (ISPO) 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); he is directing the software implementation of the new Oncological Registry of the Institute for Study and Prevention of Tuscany - ISPO (http://www.cspo.it/).
  • He is co-founder and scientific director of a spin-off of the University of Florence started in the year 2013, which consolidates the experience acquired at the Software Science and Technology Lab on SW engineering methods and architectures, with major interests in OO analysis, design, and testing, enterprise architectures, application interoperability, healthcare information systems.
  • He is scientific responsible for the UniFi Unit in the Tuscany regional project RACE, on evidence based evaluation of compliance in cardiology, funded under the FESR programme (years 2016-2018).
  • He is scientific responsible for the UniFi Unit in the Tuscany regional project GENIALE, on the development of an electromechnical system for biological analyses (years 2017-2018).
  • He is scientific responsible for the UniFi Unit in the Tuscany regional project 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 presently teaches  "Software Engineering" (6CFU undergraduate), Software Architectures and Methodologies  (9CFU master), and a short module (3CFU master) that maintains the stochastic part of the contents of the previous class on Verification and Testing Methods, now embedded in the course on Software Dependability given by Alessandro Fantechi.

In the past he also taught  "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.