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Massimo Cossentino

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Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 11.
c/o CUC (Centro Universitario di Calcolo)
90128 Palermo (Italy)

Fax +39.091.6529124
e-mail: cossentino [ at]    (write @ in place of [ at] )


I am a research scientist with the ICAR (Istituto per il CAlcolo e le Reti ad alte prestazioni/ High Performance Computing and Network Institute) institute of the CNR (National Research Council of Italy) in Palermo, from December 2001. I am heading the ECOS lab.

My research interests lie in the software engineering/cyber-physical systems fields with a specific focus on self-organization/self-adaptation issues, design processes, simulation and workflows. I am currently exploring the implication of some of these researches in the ICT for maritime application context (shipboard power systems smart reconfiguration) and emergency procedures adaptive management.

In 2017 I got my National Scientific Qualification (ASN-Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) for Computer Science Engineering (09H1) - Associate Professor and in 2014 my National Scientific Qualification for Informatics (01B1) - Associate Professor from the Italian Ministry for Education and Research. From September 2006 to August 2007 and from March to August 2008, I have been an invited associate professor at the University of Belfort-Montbelliard, UTBM (France). On October 2008 I got my Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR)1,2 from the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France).

See also the ICAR-CNR ECOS Lab website  for further info on my most recent researches.

Research Interests (see also the ECOS LAB website)


Past courses

Other Learning Materials (in Italian)

Current and Past Research Projects


Other and past research activities

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