Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Sveva Avveduto

Sveva Avveduto

Sveva Avveduto is the Director of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the Italian National research Council. Her main research interests concern science and education policy and are focused on studies on higher education and research and particularly on human resources for science and technology, and on mobility issues of scientists, egineers and high skilled personnel. A further field of studies concerns diffusion of knowledge, new media and public understanding of science topics. She is the Head of Research Unit on Human Resources and Knowledge Society. She is vice-chair of the OECD Group on Research Institutions and Human Resources and Italian delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development, (OECD), Paris, for the activities stemming from the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy. She chaired from 2004 to 2008 the OECD Group on Steering and Funding of Research Institutions. She has been national expert in many OECD activities concerning postgraduate training, higher education, women in science, employment and mobility and national coordinator of the Group on Human Resources for Science and Technology preparing the Canberra Manual for measurement and indicators of HRST for OECD. She is advisor (from 2009 onwards) to the Ministry of Education and Research as a member of the 'Commission on International Activities and Internationalization of Italian Research'. She has been working on several European projects and networks funded by the European Commission as chief scientist at Italian level. She is Professor at the Graduate School 'Socialtrends' of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza' and at the Master on Science, technology and Innovation at the Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione in Rome and Bologna. She was a lecturer at Universita degli Studi di Cassino on Organization and Education for Research for three years. She has been professor at Jean Monent Courses of the European Commission at Universtity of Catania.

  • AVVEDUTO, S., Mobility of PhD Students ad Scientists, in: Penelope Peterson, Eva Baker, Barry McGaw (editors). International Encyclopedia of Education, Vol 4, Oxford: Elsevier 2010,2 pp.286-293
  • AVVEDUTO, S, Cerbara, L., VALENTE, A., La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia: I risultati dell’indagine, (Innovation Culture in Italy: the Results of our Survey) in Cotec Wired, La cultura dell’innovazione in Italia, Rapporto 2010,  Condè-Nast, Milano 2010 pp. 37-87
  • AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Monitoring progress towards the ERA: Country Report Italy, (Framework Service Contract Nr -150176-2005-F1SC-BE), Erawatch Network, European Commission Brussels, febbraio 2009
  • AVVEDUTO, S, BRANDI, M. C., BUSSOLA, M., Training, Career and Gender: a Survey on Italian Researchers in the Life Sciences Sector, ESTIA-Earth, ESTIA-Net, Proceedings of the International Conference, Vilnius May 2009
  • AVVEDUTO, S, Women in science: what about Italy? Chapter 20 in OECD Women in Scientific Careers: Unleashing the Potential Paris, Oecd Publishing, 2006

Maria Angela Biasiotti

Maria Angela Biasotti She has a degree in Law (1999) and holds a Ph.d in Information Technologies and Law (2008) at the Faculty of Law, Bologna University. In 2001 she started her activity at the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques (ITTIG-CNR) where she is a researcher. She collaborated in several projects at European and national level such as Caselex (Case Law Exchange) and CARE – Citizens Consular Assistance in Europe.

She combines a robust practical experience in the area of law (she has practised as a lawyer in public law, administrative law and EC law for an Italian leading law firm) with a broad knowledge in the field of ICT and law. Her main research areas involve: legal informatics, computer law, legal information modelling and accessing, and legal information documentation management and dissemination. She is the author of many scientific works and contributions presented at international conferences.


  • Sartor, G.; Palmirani, M.; Francesconi, E.; Biasiotti, M.A. (Eds.), Legislative XML for the Semantic Web, Principles, Models, Standards for Document Management, Series: Law, Governance and Technology Series, Vol. 4,Berlin, Springer, 2011, XI, 190 p.
  • Giovanni Sartor, Pompeu Casanovas, M.Angela Biasiotti, Meritxell Fernández-Barrera (Eds), Approaches to Legal Ontologies. Theories, Domains, Methodologies, Berlin, Springer, 2011, XIII+279 pp
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Sebastiano Faro, Caselex - Case Law Exchange: An Unprecedent Service for the Dissemination of National Case Law Applying EU Law
  • in: P. Cunningham and M. Cunningham (eds), "Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies", Amsterdam, IOS Press, 2007
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Daniela Tiscornia, Legal Ontologies: The Linguistic Perspective, in: G. Sartor, P. Casanovas, M.A. Biasiotti, M. Fernández-Brrera (eds.), "Approaches to Legal Ontologies, Theories, Domains, Methodologies", 2011, pp. 143-166
  • M.Angela Biasiotti, Re-using case law across Europe: legal barriers to be faced, in Informatica e diritto, 2006, vol. XXXII, fasc. 2, pp.169-192.


Sebastiano Faro

Sebastian Faro

Sebastiano Faro is Primo ricercatore (Senior researcher) at the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the National Research Council of Italy. He has a degree in Law (1992) and holds a Ph.d. in Administrative Law (1999). His main research areas involve: techniques and methods for legal documentation and for the creation of administrative and legal information systems; techniques and methods for the electronic analysis, production and evaluation of legal acts; formal models for the organization of legal knowledge and ICT and law.

For ten years he was professor under contract of European Public Law and Legal Informatics at the University of Florence (Master in European Studies) and the Unuiversity of Lecce. He worked in several national and international projects as the NiR (Norme in Rete – Legislation on the Net) portal and Caselex (Case Law Exchange), a project funded by the EU Commission under the eTEN programme. He also worked in a research project promoted by the OPOCE on the interoperability between the Eurovoc thesaurus and other thesauri of interest. He was the coordinator of the CARE (Citizens Consular Assistance Regulation in Europe) project funded by the EU Commission under the Fundamental rights and citizenship programme.

He coordinates the ITTIG’s department on Computer law.

Recently he has published academic articles and delivered conference contributions on the processing of personal data, consumer protection, eDemocracy, and digitalisation of document processing in the Italian administrative justice system.


Lucio Pisacane


Lucio Pisacane, sociologist, is researcher at Institute of Research on Population and Social Policy of the Italian National Council for Research. His main research interests are measuring inequality in the Italian context and social/health impacts of environmental degradation in Global South. He has been working with AMREF, African Medical Research Foundation, and Legambiente (the main Italian environmental Ngo) in field research in Africa since 2002.

He is the author, with Mattew Ngunga of AMREF, of "Breaking the Cycle" report presented at the UN Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. In Italy, he is co editor of "Climate and Poverty, new ways to understanding globalization", Le Balze, Florence, 2004. From 2009 he worked for the European Project SET-DEV, Scientific and Technological Responsibility in Developing and Emerging Countries (Kenya and in India) and for the European indicators and ranking methodology for university third mission (E3M).


Luciana Libutti

Luciana LibuttiLuciana Libutti holds a PhD in information science from the University of Rome La Sapienza. She is senior researcher at the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS) of the Italian National Research Council. She works in the Research Unit Human Resources and Knowledge Society. Her research activities focus on information science, with competencies on the analysis of information flows in different contexts. A further area of studies concerns new media and public understanding of science, in particular the impact of ICTs on  public communication of science and the role of information professional in science communication.

She carried out postgraduate teaching in the area of information science. She has also been involved in other European projects.






Daniela Luzi

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Daniela Luzi is researcher of the Italian National Research Council at the Institute of Research on Populations and Social Policies. Her research interests have privileged the analysis of the impact of ICTs on information management and communication processes. Within this context, research topics such as information flow, Open archives, network communication, as well as semantic and structural analysis of clinical documents, exchanged in a collaborative environment have been dealt with in scientific papers and publications. She has been responsible in research projects where information systems have been developed.