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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 senior 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, workflows and design processes. I am currently exploring the implications of some of these researches in the ICT for maritime application context (shipboard power systems smart reconfiguration) and emergency procedures adaptive management.

I am listed in the top 2% researchers in the field by the paper Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators based on Scopus 2019 database (here the Mendeley dataset).

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)


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