Fabio L. Bellifemine, PMP, is a senior project manager at the Research&Prototyping Department of Telecom Italia where he managed several research projects and where, since 2006, he leads the R&D Project on Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Grid & AAL Services. In his experience of 20+ years, more than 10 years in this role, he addressed all aspects of research, from idea to prototyping to exploitation. He is member of the Steering Committee and a co-founder of Energy@home, a collaborative project of Electrolux, Enel, Indesit, and Telecom Italia that aims at developing a communication infrastructure in the Home Area Network to develop Value Added Services based upon Smart Grids. He is also in the Industrial Advisory Board of WiserBAN EU FP7 project on Body Area Network technologies. His previous research interest was in the field of software agent technology where he launched the JADE Open Source Project – one of the most widespread diffused agent platforms – and where he led the Architecture Board of FIPA, a standardization alliance of companies. The effort and the passion for this emerging technology were recognized by some official appreciation certificates of FIPA for his outstanding contributions including, in 2000, on behalf of the FACTS EU Project, the first prize of the FIPA competition for the best agent-based application. Before joining Telecom Italia, he was a researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) where for 5 years he studied theoretical research in the field of digital video coding. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of the Technical Committee on Distributed Intelligent Systems of the IEEE SMC Society, and since 2010 member of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents. He is also member of the Program Committee of several scientific conferences and in 2008 he was general co-Chair of EWSN 2008, the European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks. He is author of several scientific papers and of some books.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2011