Fabrizio MESSINA

Researcher of Informatics [INF/01]
Office: Room 302, building MII, 2nd floor
Email: messina@dmi.unict.it
Phone: 095 7383207
Mobile: 392 7767208
Web Site: www.dmi.unict.it/messina
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Fabrizio Messina, born in 1979, is researcher in Computer Science at the University of Catania since 2018.

In August 2018 Fabrizio Messina obtained the National Scientific Qualification for the profession of Associate Professor for Inf/01 and Ing-Inf/05.

Beginning with the Academic Year 2017/2018, he is in charge of the programming course 1 for the DMI degree course in Computer Science.

He collaborates with several research groups, including the research group of the Robotics Laboratory of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science led by Prof. Santoro. His current research is in the field of swarm intelligence, as well as trust and reputation models applied to large-scale social and computational systems.

Work Experiences

March 2018 – Present. Assistant Professor, Computer Science.
2009 - 2017 - Postdoc, Department of Mathematics and Informatics. In the same period he has been Research Fellow in various European Universities.
2006 - 2009 – Ph.D. student at the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania.

Main activities.

From 2017 he is lecturer for the course of  "Programmazione 1" (basic programming), first year of the Bachelor Degree of Computer Science, University of Catania.

In the previous years ha has been lecturer of several laboratory courses of Distributed Systems and Web Programming.

From 2014 to 2017 he has supervised the Ph.D. student Massimiliano De Benedetti, and since 2017 he has been supervising the Ph.D. student Fabio Leonardi.

He has been contributing as Program Committee for several International conferences.

From January 2017 he is Managing Editor of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing. Moreover, he is editorial board member of
several different International Journals. He is currently serving as guest editor for several importanmt journal as IEEE Access e Future Generation Computer Systems.

He serves as reviewer for several International journals, as  Transactions on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Journal of Network and Computer Applications.

In 2016 he has co-organized the 18th edition of the European Agent Systems Summer School (EASS), held in Catania.


2018. National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor, Inf/01 (Computer Science)  and Ing-Inf/05.

2006 - 2009. Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Catania. Research in the field of distributed systems,

2006. Master Degree in Computer Science.

Papers in international journal (2014 - 2018)

(Scopus  - EXPORT DATE:07 Sep 2018)

Fortino, G., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Using trust and local reputation for group formation in the Cloud of Things
(2018) 89, pp. 804-815.

DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2018.07.021

De Meo, P., Fotia, L., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Providing recommendations in social networks by integrating local and global reputation
(2018) 78, pp. 58-67.

DOI: 10.1016/j.is.2018.07.002

De Benedetti, M., Leonardi, F., Messina, F., Santoro, C., Vasilakos, A.
Anomaly detection and predictive maintenance for photovoltaic systems
(2018) 310, pp. 59-68.

DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2018.05.017

Fotia, L., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Using local trust for forming cohesive social structures in virtual communities
(2017) 60 (11), pp. 1717-1727.

DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxx072

De Meo, P., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Forming time-stable homogeneous groups into Online Social Networks
(2017) 414, pp. 1339-1351.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2017.05.048

De Benedetti, M., D'Urso, F., Fortino, G., Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Santoro, C.
A fault-tolerant self-organizing flocking approach for UAV aerial survey
(2017) 96, pp. 14-30.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2017.08.004

De Benedetti, M., Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Santoro, C.
Web-based Simulations of Multi-agent Systems
(2017) 93 (9), pp. 737-748.

DOI: 10.1177/0037549717706198

De Meo, P., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Combining trust and skills evaluation to form e-Learning classes in online social networks
(2017) 405, pp. 107-122.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2017.04.002

De Benedetti, M., Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Santoro, C.
JarvSis: a distributed scheduler for IoT applications
(2017) 20 (2), pp. 1775-1790.

DOI: 10.1007/s10586-017-0836-1

Fichera, L., Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Santoro, C.
A Python framework for programming autonomous robots using a declarative approach
(2017) 139, pp. 36-55.

DOI: 10.1016/j.scico.2017.01.003

Costanzo, F., Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Santoro, C.
Flexible simulations of complex networks in openstack clouds
(2017) 8 (2), pp. 133-141.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2017.085908

Messina, F., Mikkilineni, R., Morana, G.
Middleware, framework and novel computing models for grid and cloud service orchestration
(2017) 8 (2), pp. 71-73.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2017.085917

Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Comi, A., Fotia, L., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
Combining reputation and QoS measures to improve cloud service composition
(2017) 8 (2), pp. 142-151.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2017.085915

Comi, A., Fotia, L., Messina, F., Rosaci, D., Sarné, G.M.L.
A partnership-based approach to improve QoS on federated computing infrastructures
(2016) 367-368, pp. 246-258.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2016.05.051

Messina, F., Pappalardo, G., Rosaci, D., Santoro, C., Sarné, G.M.L.
A trust-aware, self-organizing system for large-scale federations of utility computing infrastructures
(2016) 56, pp. 77-94.

DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2015.07.013

Academic Year  

Grid e Cloud computing.

Trust and Recommender systems for IoT and Cloud Computing.

Multi agent systems.

Discrete event simulations.