Context Modelling,e-Science, Environmental Data Sharing, Explorative Search ,Information Visualization, Knowledge Organization Systems, Knowledge Technologies, Linked Data, Metadata Analysis, Ontology Design, Semantic 3D media, Semantic Granularity,
Riccardo Albertoni received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Genoa in December 2001. He got a Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in April 2007. He has been working at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technology, which is part of the Italian National Research Council, for more than ten years, as a research fellow at first and as a researcher later. From Mach 2012 to February 2013, he was Post-Doc (funded by ERCIM / Marie Curie Programme) at the Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. Riccardo Albertoni's research activity has focused on Knowledge Management: Data Visualization, Metadata Analysis, Ontologies, Semantic Similarity and Semantic Granularity. Since 2009 his research interests have moved on linked data: exploiting linked data principles to publish and interlink Environmental Thesauri; deploying and maintaining the Nature Conservation Common Thesaurus and investigating tools to consume linked data datasets made available by third parties. In particular, as far as it concerns to the linked data consumption, he has recently started a brand new research activity pertaining to Linked Data quality and he has developed and maintained SSONDE (http://purl.oclc.org/NET/SSONDE), a framework providing an instance similarity which enables in a detailed comparison and ranking of resources through the comparison of their RDF ontology driven metadata.