Extended session program
BigHPC session - Book of abstracts (download here)

Day 1 - September 11

Frontdesk Wagner Teatro Aula Posillipo Aula Informatica/AWS Academy
8:30-9:30 Reception & Coffee
9:30 - 10:00 Opening - Prof. Antonio Garofalo, Rector of the University of Naples "Parthenope" - Prof. A. Ciaramella, University of Naples "Parthenope" - Prof. C. Ardagna, University of Milan
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote - Prof. Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno: Deep Learning models for biomedical image analysis in the era of big data - Chair: Angelo Ciaramella (University of Naples "Parthenope") ITADATAhack Presentations - Chair: Antonio Maratea (University of Naples "Parthenope")
10:45- 11:00 Coffee Break & Demo
11:00 - 11:15 Panel: The importance of data for the protection of essential services and critical infrastructures from cyber attacks. Moderator: Paolo Roccetti. Panelist: Davide Ariu (CEO, PluribusOne) - Achievements and lessons learned from the KINAITICS project; Davide Ottonello (Product Owner, STAM) - Achievements and lessons learned from the CyberSEAS project; Stefano Sebastio (R&D Senior Manager, Collins Aerospace) - Achievements and lessons learned from the CERTIFY project; Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga) - Cybersecurity scenarios in digital twins. ITADATAhack Presentations - Chair: Antonio Maratea (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Session: Dataspaces and large-scale data management - Chair: Vincenzo Pasquadibisceglie (University of Bari "Aldo Moro")

Enabling Efficient Network Governance for Autonomous Mobility Transportation in MobiSpaces: Exploring the Application in the Intelligent Public Transport Routing domain. Delia Milazzo, Rosario Catelli (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.)
11:15 - 11:30 Dataspaces: concepts, architectures and initiatives. Beniamino Di Martino (Second University of Naples); Maurizio Atzori (University of Cagliari); Angelo Ciaramella (University of Naples "Parthenope"); Claudia Diamantini (Università Politecnica delle Marche); Distefano Salvatore (University of Messina); Antonino Nocera, Tullio Facchinetti (University of Pavia); Fabrizio Montecchiani (University of Perugia); Giancarlo Ruffo (University of Turin); Roberto Trasarti (CNR, Italy)
11:30-11:45 A Survey of Dataspace Connector Implementations. Tobias Dam, Lukas Daniel Klausner, Sebastian Neumaier, Torsten Priebe (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences)
11:45 - 12:00 Large-scale Computing Frameworks: Experiments and Guidelines. Fabrizio Montecchiani, Michele Baglioni (University of Perugia); Mario Rosati (E4 Analytics)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Opening - Prof. R. Montella, University of Naples "Parthenope"
13:45 - 14:30 Keynote - Prof. S. Kosta, Aalborg University: HPC in the era of Quantum Computing: The case of PQC - Chair: Raffaele Montella (University of Naples "Parthenope")
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break & Demo
14:45 - 15:00 ITADATAhack 2023 Awards - Chair: Aldo Razzino (Open Data Playground)
15:00 - 15:15 Business Track: E4 Computer Engineering

Session: HPC & Key Technologies - Chair: Alessia Antelmi (University of Turin)

Autonomous Decentralised Applications in the Continuum. Patrizio Dazzi, Marco Danelutto, Luca Ferrucci, Gabriele Mencagli, Massimo Torquati, Antonio Brogi, Stefano Forti, Federica Paganelli (University of Pisa); Emanuele Carlini, Massimo Coppola, Hanna Kavalionak, Matteo Mordacchini (IIT-CNR).

Session: HPC & Tools - Chair: Iacopo Colonnelli (University of Turin)

ParSoDA-Py: Enabling Python-based HPC Runtimes for Parallel Data Analysis. Loris Belcastro (University of Calabria); Salvatore Giampà (DtoK Lab); Fabrizio Marozzo, Domenico Talia, Paolo Trunfio (University of Calabria, Italy).
15:15 - 15:30 Business Track: Amazon Web Services M-WaComM: Harnessing CPU Malleability for Environmentally-Focused Applications. Ciro G De Vita, Gennaro Mellone, Diana Di Luccio, Raffaele Montella (University of Naples "Parthenope") Predictive Maintenance with Big Data and HPC. Valentina Tessoni, Danny Casa, Michele Ollari (Sidel); Michele Amoretti (University of Parma)
15:30 - 15:45 Business Track: Deloitte HPC Networks: Challenges and Opportunities. Daniele De Sensi (Sapienza University of Rome) GPU-Accelerated Environmental Data Fitting. Pasquale de Luca, Diana Di Luccio, Ardelio Galletti, Livia Marcellino, Raffaele Montella (University of Naples "Parthenope")
15:45 - 16:00 Business Track: ION Group A methodology for automated code decomposition and Cloud-Edge continuum deployment based on computational and deployment patterns. Salvatore D'Angelo (University of Campania L.Vanvitelli); Beniamino Di Martino (Second University of Naples); Antonio Esposito (University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli). Energy-Efficient Research Infrastructure for the Academic and Scientific Landscape. Donato Pera, Giovanni Stilo (University of L'Aquila)
16:00 - 16:15 Business Track: P4i Hierarchical Secret-Share based Pseudonymization in Federated Data Spaces. Gabriele Morabito, Antonio Celesti, Massimo Villari, Maria Fazio (University of Messina) Making Data Analysis More Efficient with Noir. Luca De Martini, Alessandro Margara, Gianpaolo Cugola (Politecnico of Milan)
16:15 - 16:30 Business Track: Enginius Power consumption of a multi-GPU sparse linear solver: first experiments and results. Alessandro Celestini (Institute for Applied Computing "Mauro Picone"); Pasqua D'Ambra (IAC-CNR); Massimo Bernaschi (Institute for Applied Computing "Mauro Picone") Optimizing Wacomm++ Performance: Employing Hercules for Overcoming Filesystem Bottlenecks. Ciro G. De Vita, Gennaro Mellone (University of Naples "Parthenope"); Genaro Juan Sanchez Gallegos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Diana Di Luccio (University of Naples "Parthenope"); Javier Garcia-Blas (University Carlos III of Madrid); Raffaele Montella (University of Naples "Parthenope")
16:30 - 16:45 Business Track: Data Reply Energy-Efficient Heterogenous Computing with SYNERGY. Biagio Cosenza (University of Salerno) Parallelo Parallel Library: Bring SPP on Rust. Valerio Besozzi, Marco Danelutto (University of Pisa)
16:45 - 17:00 Business Track: Capco Enabling fine-grained execution in Hybrid Cloud HPC supporting latency-sensitive data stream applications. Luca Ferrucci, Marco Danelutto, Patrizio Dazzi (University of Pisa) Combining MTCL and FastFlow for Hybrid Cloud/HPC Distributed Applications. Nicolò Tonci, Massimo Torquati (University of Pisa)
17:00 - 17:15 Business Track: Open Data Playground Large-scale Analysis of License Usage in Open-source Software via the SWH Analytics Framework. Marco Aldinucci, Alessia Antelmi (University of Turin); Daniele Gregori (E4 Computer Engineering SpA); Francesco Polzella, Gianmarco Spinatelli (Zerodivision systems Srl); Massimo Torquati (University of Pisa)
17:30 - 20:30 Visita al Parco Archeologico Pausilypon

Day 2 - September 12

Frontdesk Wagner Teatro Aula Posillipo Aula Informatica/AWS Academy
8:30 - 9:30 Reception & Coffee
9:30 - 10:15 Keynote - Francesco Bonfiglio, CEO GAIA-X: The Future of European Digital Ecosystems - Chair: Luigi Romano (University of Naples "Parthenope")
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Demo
10:30 - 10:45 Panel - Towards European Data Spaces: achievements, challenges, and enabling technologies. Moderator: Luigi Romano (University of Naples "Parthenope"). Panelist: Angelo Marino (Head of Department - European Health and Digital Executive Agency > Health and Food (HADEA.A)) – The huge potential of European Data Spaces; Dario Avallone (Gaia-X European Board Member) - Data sovereignty: sharing data does not imply losing control on it; Juanjo Hierro (CTO di FIWARE) - FIWARE: a key enabling technology for interoperable data exchange; Angelo Giuliana (Director General MediTech competence center): FIWARE nodes: a valuable resource for innovative enterprises; Rocco Mammoliti (Poste Italiane Chief Information Security Officer): Business opportunities and challenges in the Digital Single Market; David Scuderi (AWS): The role of hyperscalers in the context of data spaces; Stefano De Panfilis (Quality in Data Spaces) Tutorial - XAI in Cybersecurity
Presenter: Giuseppina Andresini (University of Bari "Aldo Moro")
Chair: Michele Di Capua (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Session: Healthcare and beyond I - Chair: Emanuel Di Nardo (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Healthcare Data Summarization via Medical Entity Recognition and Generative AI. Giuseppe Riccio, Antonio Romano, Andriy Korsun, Michele Cirillo, Marco Postiglione, Valerio La Gatta, Antonino Ferraro, Antonio Galli, Vincenzo Moscato (University of Naples "Federico II")
10:45 - 11:00 Continual Learning for Travel Speed Forecasting in Road Networks. Lorenzo Goglia (University of Sannio); Angelo Furno (LICIT-ECO7); Antonio Rapuano, Eugenio Zimeo (University of Sannio)
11:00 - 11:15 Some experiences on parallelizing the Evolution of Cellular Potts Models. Pasquale de Luca (Parthenope University of Naples); Ardelio Galletti (University of Salerno); Livia Marcellino (University of Naples Parthenope)
11:15 - 11:30 Enhancing Human Resources through Data Science: a Case in Recruiting. Paolo Frazzetto (University of Padua)
11:30 - 11:45
11:.45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Keynote - Dr. Maria Fazio, University of Messina: The power of the Compute Continuum for time-critical and data-intensive application deployments- Chair: Patrizio Dazzi (University of Pisa) Tutorial - Leveraging artificial intelligence in predictive process monitoring: transforming raw event data into smart predictive knowledge
Presenter : Vincenzo Pasquadibisceglie (University of Bari "Aldo Moro")
Chair: Michele Di Capua (University of Naples "Parthenope")
Webinar - Smart Deployment Solution for Edge-Cloud Continuum: The MUSA approach - Marco Anisetti (University of Milan)
13:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break & Demo
14:45 - 15:00

Session: HPC & Applications - Chair: Marco Lapegna (University of Naples "Federico II")

Exploiting big geodata in the context of soil moisture retrieval on large areas: the case of the SMOSAR system and SM-Tools. Francesco P. Lovergine (CNR IREA)
Tutorial - Statistical and Machine Learning methods for medical applications
Presenters: Paola Cerchiello (University of Pavia), Fabrizio Maturo (Universitas Mercatorum), Chiara di Maria (University of Palermo), Silvia Salini (University of Milan)
Chair: Michele Di Capua (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Session: Distributed systems life cycle management - Chair: Mariacarla Staffa (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Unveiling the Roots of Big Data Project Failure: a Critical Analysis of the Distinguishing Features and Uncertainties in Evaluating Big Data Potential Value. Nicolò G. Totaro, Massimiliano Gervasi, Giorgia Specchia, Maria Elena Latino (University of Salento)
15:00 - 15:15 Scalable Parallel Astrophysical Codes for Exascale (SPACE). Eva Sciacca (INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania); Giuliano Taffoni (INAF-OATs); Luca Tornatore (INAF); Marisa Zanotti,Gino Perna (EnginSoft); Andrea Mignone (University of Turin), Daniele Gregori (E4 Computer Engineering SpA) Discovering Functional Dependencies: Can we use ChatGPT to generate algorithms? Loredana Caruccio, Stefano Cirillo, Tullio Pizzuti, Giuseppe Polese (University of Salerno)
15:15 - 15:30 Benchmarking Federated Learning Scalability. Gianluca Mittone, Samuele Fonio (University of Turin) Orchestrating DAG workflows on the Cloud-to-Edge continuum. Angelo Marchese, Orazio Tomarchio (University of Catania)
15:30 - 15:.45 Accelerating Large-scale Graph Processing with FPGA-Based Distributed Computing. Marco Procaccini, Amin Sahebi (University of Siena); Marco Barbone, Wayne Luk, Georgi Gaydadjiev (Imperial College London); Roberto Giorgi (University of Siena) A Big Data Pipeline for building the WL-A Model from Microservices Telemetry Data. Ida Falco,Carmine Colarusso, Eugenio Zimeo (University of Sannio)
15:45 - 16:00 Portability and performance in HPC: the Gaia use-case. Giulio Malenza (University of Turin); Valentina Cesare (INAF-OACT), Marco Aldinucci (University of Turin) Enhancing Scalability of Distributed SNPs Calling Pipelines using Cluster-Driven Partitioning Strategy. Lorenzo Di Rocco, Umberto Ferraro Petrillo, Giorgio Grani (Sapienza University of Rome)
16:00 - 16:15 A Hyperspectral Image classification based on Convolutional Neural Network in High Performance Edge Computing Environments. Gianluca De Lucia (ICAR-CNR); Marco lapegna (University of Naples "Federico II"); Diego Romano (ICAR-CNR)

Session: Transportation, environment, and social networks - Chair: Alessandro Sperduti (University of Padua)

Prediction of wave energy spectrum based on ship motions using a data driven approach. Alessandro La Ferlita (University of Catania); Yan Qi (University of Duisburg-Essen); Emanuel Di Nardo (University of Naples "Parthenope"); Simon Newes (University of Duisburg-Essen); Angelo Ciaramella (University of Naples "Parthenope"); Ould el Moctar (University of Duisburg-Essen)
16:15 - 16:30 Persistent Homology Computation for Large Scale Astronomical Images: some preliminary results. Riccardo Ceccaroni, Lorenzo Di Rocco, Umberto Ferraro Petrillo, Pierpaolo Brutti (Sapienza University of Rome) An Experimental Comparison of Large Language Models for Emotion Recognition in Italian Tweets. Claudia Diamantini, Alex Mircoli, Domenico Potena, Simone Vagnoni (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
16:30 - 16:45 Understanding Underwater Litter: XAI-Driven Classification on a Containerized Distributed Platform for Marine Drones. Gennaro Mellone, Ciro G. De Vita, Diana Di Luccio, Raffaele Montella, Pietro Patrizio Ciro Aucelli, Angelo Ciaramella (University of Naples "Parthenope")
16:45 - 17:00 High Performance Visualization in Peta-scale Astronomy & Cosmology. Eva Sciacca (INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania); Nicola Tuccari, Fabio Vitello (INAF); Valentina Cesare (INAF-OACT) Business Track: i4Trust - Data Spaces Business Alliance (DSBA) Technical Convergence recommendations
17:00 - 17:15 Panel: Big&HPC@Italy - landscape, horizon, and beyond. Raffaele Montella, Angelo Ciaramella (University of Naples "Parthenope"), Claudio Ardagna (University of Milan), Daniela Galetti (CINECA), Daniele Gregori (E4 Computer Engineering SpA), Pasqua D'Ambra (IAC-CNR), Beniamino Di Martino (University of Naples Vanvitelli), Domenico Talia (University of Calabria), Emanuela Merelli (University of Camerino) Business Track: i4Trust - i4Trust: a collaboration program integrating FIWARE and iSHARE technologies towards support of DSBA recommendations
17:15 - 17:30
17:30 - 17:45
17:45 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30 Award Ceremony
19:00 - 20:00 Aperitivo + Concerto
20:00 - 23:00 Social dinner

Day 3 - September 13

Frontdesk Wagner Teatro Aula Posillipo Aula Informatica/AWS Academy
9:00 - 9:45 Reception & Coffee
9:45 - 10:00

Session: Data generation and optimization - Chair: Antonino Staiano (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Effective heuristics for finding small Minimal Feedback Arc Set even for large graphs. Claudia Cavallaro, Vincenzo Cutello, Mario Pavone (University of Catania)

Session: Healthchare and beyond II - Chair: Paola Barra (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Multimodel emotion recognition from voice and video signals. Danilo Greco, Paola Barra (University of Naples "Parthenope").
10:00 - 10:15 (Un)supervised Univariate Feature Extraction and Selection for Dimensional Data. Patrik Cavina, Federico Manzella, Giovanni Pagliarini, Guido Sciavicco (University of Ferrara); Eduard Ionel Stan (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) Towards an RNA-Centered KG for Drug Discovery. Emanuele Cavalleri, Sara Bonfitto, Alberto Cabri, Jessica Gliozzo, Paolo Perlasca, Mauricio Soto-Gomez, Elena Casiraghi, Giorgio Valentini, Marco Mesiti (University of Milan)
10:15 - 10:30 Data Management in Information Systems: Experience and Challenges from Preparing and Sharing Large Datasets. Carlo Bono (Politecnico of Milan); Cinzia Cappiello, Marco Dilettis, Matteo Falconi, Barbara Pernici, Pierluigi Plebani, Edoardo Ramalli, Mattia Salnitri, Camilla Sancricca, Jingxian Wang, Monica Vitali (Politecnico of Milan) Geographically Contextualized Trajectory Summarization and Enrichment. Chiara Pugliese, Francesco Lettich, Chiara Renso (ISTI-CNR); Fabio Pinelli (IMT Lucca)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break & Demo
10:45 - 11:30 Keynote - Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan: From "Data is everything" to "Everything is data": Issues and opportunities of the second digital transition - Chair: Claudio A. Ardagna (University of Milan)
11:30 - 11:45

Session: Smart ecosystems- Chair: Orazio Tomarchio (University of Catania)

TALON: Bridging the Gap between Intelligence and Efficiency in Industry 4.0. Delia Milazzo, Salvatore Cipolla, Flavio Scaccia, Davide Dalle Carbonare (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA)
Tutorial - Open the black box: Methods and Practices for explainable AI
Presenter: Michela Natilli (ISTI CNR), Carlo Metta (ISTI CNR)
Chair: Michele Di Capua (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Data extraction and ontologies - Chair: Salvatore Scognamiglio (University of Naples "Parthenope")

Coupling Entity Resolution and Query Answering in Ontologies. Ronald Fagin (IBM Research - Almaden); Phokion Kolaitis (University of California, Santa Cruz); Domenico Lembo (University of Rome); Lucian Popa (IBM Almaden Research Center); Federico Scafoglieri (Sapienza University of Rome)
11:45 - 12:00 A Service Infrastructure for Management of Legal Documents. Valerio Bellandi, Silvana Castano, Alfio Ferrara, Stefano Montanelli, Davide Riva (University of Milan); Stefano Siccardi (CINI) Vocabularies for Multidimensional Data Sources: The KPIOnto Proposal. Claudia Diamantini, Domenico Potena, Cristina Rossetti, Emanuele Storti (Università Politecnica delle Marche)
12:00 - 12:15 Multi-Layer Assurance Methodology for Big Data Pipelines. Nicola Bena, Filippo Berto (University of Milan) Dynamic link prediction with textual content in Web3 social platforms. Manuel Dileo, Matteo Zignani, Sabrina Gaito (University of Milan).
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 Keynote - Dr. Antonio Maratea, University of Naples "Parthenope": Causal AI - the next big leap towards effective XAI - Chair: Claudio A. Ardagna (University of Milan) Tutorial - Explainable Deep Learning using the localGLMnet Architecture
Presenter: Salvatore Scognamiglio (University of Naples "Parthenope")
Chair: Michele Di Capua (University of Naples "Parthenope")
Tutorial: Storage and Computational Malleability (ADMIRE project)
Presenter: Ciro Giuseppe De Vita (University of Naples "Parthenope")
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break & Demo
15:15 - 15:30 Concluding remarks: spots on big data and HPC @ UniParthenope
15:30 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:00 Closing Ceremony - Prof. A. Ciaramella, University of Naples "Parthenope"
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