Citizenship : Francaise et Suisse
Birth date : 30.12.1944
Fields of expertise
Database modeling, Geographical information, Data integration, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Data semantics
Database Design and Operation, Database Engineering
Data Warehousing and Data Integration
Data Modeling, Database Design and Operation, Spatio-Temporal Data Management,Visual Interfaces, Location-Based Services,
Data and Ontology Integration, Moving Objects and Trajectories
BiographyStefano Spaccapietra is a full professor at EPFL, Switzerland, where he has been heading the database laboratory. He has been in academic positions all along his career. He got his PhD from the University of Paris VI, in 1978, where he first had his master in Computer Science in 1969. At that time, he has been teaching file systems, later turned into teaching database systems. He moved to the University of Burgundy, Dijon, in 1983 to take a professor position at the Institute of Technology. He left Dijon for EPFL in 1988.
Prof. Spaccapietra is a Fellow of the IEEE and recipient of the IFIP Silver Core Award and ER Award. He is an ER fellow.
He has been Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Data Semantics (LNCS subline), Springer.
He is member of the editorial boards of the Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal (Elsevier), the
Internet and Web Information Systems Journal (Kluwer), the Revue Internationale de Géomatique (Hermes), and the Computing Letters Journal (CoLe), VSP/Brill.
He was former Chair of the IFIP Working Group 2.6 "Databases" and of the ER Conferences Steering Committee.
Current WorkMODAP: Mobility, Data Mining, and Privacy, a Coordination Action type project funded by EU, FET OPEN, 2009-2012 - http://www.modap.org/content/about_modap
MOVE: ICT COST Action IC0903 Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects, 2009-2013 - http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/ict/Actions/IC0903
EPFL-Brzil collaboration project, 2009-2012