Statistical projections of various institutions show that the future costs for public institutions will increase as a consequence of the growth of the global older adult population. This future scenario requires feasible solutions to increase older adults wellbeing and to lower costs. In our Social Informatics research group we study how information systems can realize social goals ad apply social concepts. We focus in the intersection of social behaviour and computationalsystems, and relates to the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and culturalcontexts. This presentation will present recentresearch activities carried out in the Social Informatics Research group at the University of Trento focusing on Active Aging on both physical and cognitive aspects.
Maurizio Marchese is associate professor in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science and Vice Rector for International Relationships at the University of Trento, Italy. He has worked in the field of web engineering and service-oriented architectures for over ten years. He is author of over 100 publications, has taken part to FP7 projects as participant (OpenKnowledge (FP6-027253); FET-OPEN LiquidPub ) and coordinator in Asia-Link EAST- WEB on Semantic Web Application (Contract TH/Asia Link/010 (111084)) and Erasmus Mundus European Master in Informatics. Currently, he is Director of Education in the European Institute of Technology ICT Labs initiative for the Trento node. His main research interest are in social informatics, design and development of Service Oriented Architectures, business process modeling and management.
This talk is organized by the Information and Software Engineering Group at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems.