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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 staff researcher of the ICAR (Istituto per il CAlcolo e le Reti ad alte prestazioni/ High Performance Computing and Network Institute), an institute of the CNR (Italian National Reseach Council) in Palermo, from December 2001. I am responsible for the FACILE (cognitive agents for intelligent management and fruition of information and advanced services) group research activity.
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).

I am currently chairing the IEEE FIPA Design Process Documentation and Fragmentation Working Group (see WG website)

I have been the contact for the ICAR Insitute (Palermo Dept.) of the European's Network of Excellence for Agent Based Computing (AgentLink III).

See the ICAR-CNR AOSE research activity website for further info on my most recent researches.

Research Interests (see also the AOSE website)


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Other Learning Materials (in Italian)

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Current and Past Research Projects


Other and past research activities

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