With an H index 84 and a total citation count of 34541 (Google Scholar accessed on May 10th, 2023), I am listed among the Top Italian Scientists. I am author of more than 400 articles on International Journals and Conference Proceedings including 40 articles on ACM or IEEE Transactions. For my joint research with Jennifer Widom in active rule management, I won the best paper award at VLDB 1989 (Barcelona) and the test-of-time award at VLDB 2000 (Cairo). The list of disciplinary publications in computer science is available at: Additional interdisciplinary publications are on Google Scholar,

List of Publications 

DBLP – Google SCHOLAR (H Index 84) – Microsoft ACADEMIC SEARCH

I am co-author of several books in English:

  • Distributed Databases: Principles and Systems (McGraw-Hill, 1984)
  • Logic Programming and Databases (Springer-Verlag, 1990)
  • Conceptual Database Design: an Entity-Relationship Approach (Benjamin-Cummings, 1992)
  • Active Database Systems (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1995)
  • Advanced Database Systems (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1997)
  • The Art and Craft of Computing (Addison-Wesley, 1997)
  • Designing Database Applications with Objects and Rules: the IDEA Methodology (Addison-Wesley, 1997)
  • Database Systems: Concepts, Languages, and Architecture (McGraw-Hill, 1999)
  • Designing Data-Intensive Web Applications (Morgan Kaufmann, 2002)
  • Search Computing: Challenges and Directions (Springer-Verlag, 2010)
  • Search Computing: Trends and Developments (Springer-Verlag, 2011)
  • Search Computing: Broadening Web Search (Springer-Verlag, 2013)
  • Web Information Retrieval (Springer-Verlag, 2013)
  • Creating Innovation Leaders (Springer-Verlag, 2015)

I am author of two textbooks in Italian which have undergone several editions and revisions:

  • Basi di dati (McGraw-Hill, Serie di Informatica, divided into “Modelli e Linguaggi di interrogazione” and “Architetture e Linee di Evoluzione”)
  • Istituzioni di Informatica (McGraw-Hill, Serie di Informatica, divided into “Informatica: Arte e Mestiere” and “Informatica: Programmazione”)

I am co-author of three US Patents:

  • Model for the definition of world wide web sites and method for their design and verification (US 6,591,271, July 2003, with P. Fraternali)
  • Method for extracting, merging and ranking search engine results (US 8,180,768, May 2013, with D. Braga, M. Brambilla, A. Campi, E. Della Valle, P. Fraternali, D. Martinenghi, M. Tagliasacchi)
  • Method and system of management of queries for crowd searching (US 8,825,701 B2, July 2014, with A. Bozzon, M. Brambilla)
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