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16th-17th of September

4th Conference on


Building a resilient and sustainable transformation in key domains for fostering international competition

The last year has proven the sense of resilience in overall all companies and organizations, destroying prior concepts and behaviours, creating new opportunities and increasing the relevant role of technology in daily life. Companies have faced unimaginable challenges able to redesign practice in product development, processes management and work habits. The digital transformation started some years ago, has now increased its role in defining new scenarios of competition involving actors with complementary skills.

Furthermore, the importance of topics such as climate change, environmental sustainability and digital technologies for society has been underlined by the EU’s strategies for achieving climate neutrality by 2050 and by the European Commission Programme for 2019–2024, which lists ‘A European Green Deal’ and ‘A Europe fit for the digital age’ among its six priorities. With this view, the term ‘Green IT’ is more and more used to identify the point of connection between the domain of information technology (IT) and studies of environmental issues' change and enhance people’s lives and to provide a smart and sustainable built environment for citizens.

In this context, Industry Digital Evolution (IDE) is a current and continuous process of corporate change supported by a highly innovative strategic and multidisciplinary vision focused on the combination of different organizational, technological and cultural variables, in order to make companies more competitive and resilient.

The new edition of IDE 2021 "Building a resilient and sustainable transformation in key domains for fostering international competition" Conference wants to provide a two days of discussion and comparison among different sectors for sharing technological experiences that have fostered the current competitive scenario. Industry, Healthcare, Critical Infrastructure and Food & Environment are the key domains explored in this year event. Cross contamination can lead future actions and innovation, leading the generation of new ideas and the creation of both promising initiatives by workers and both research projects and studies by the Academia.

Conference Sessions


CHAIR: Prof. Sergio Terzi

Politecnico di Milano

The focus of the session is to highlight current and future technological and digital innovations, including challenges and opportunities, for fostering competitiveness and profitability in industry. Methodologies and advanced digital technologies should be discussed to support businesses in their digitization roadmap.


CHAIR: Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

This session focuses on the integration of new technologies with new requirements and emerging issues in the context of health management systems. Experts will share their knowledge about scientific state-of-the-art proposals, as well as practical solutions and project implementation.


CHAIR: Prof. Andrea Bondavalli

Università degli Studi di Firenze

The session explores the challenges of the management of critical infrastructures in connected environments, highlighting the critical issues and the countermeasures to be implemented. Technological methods and tools are discussed, for improving their efficiency and effectiveness while guaranteeing safety and security.

and Environment

CHAIR: Prof. Pierpaolo Pontrandolfo

Politecnico di Bari

The session focus on global population growth, climate change, food safety, waste land, labor exploitation, pesticide run-off, and many others that require new ways of thinking, and the most usual strategies to establish new methods and advances in developing new knowledge and exploiting it through innovations.


Angelo Corallo
Angelo Corallo is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation Engineering – Università del Salento and is the responsible of CORELab. His research activities focus on the development of technologies, methodologies and organizational models for creating an integrated business environment.
Mariangela Lazoi is Researcher in the Department of Innovation Engineering – Università del Salento and leads the area “Industry” of CORELab, her research topics are product design, product lifecycle management and business process management.
Giulio Avanzini, full professor of Flight Mechanics at the University of Salento, deals with problems related to simulation and control of fixed-wing and rotating wing aircraft (including remotely piloted aircraft), as well as orbital dynamics and satellite distribution control.
Ernesto Damiani is full professor at Università degli Studi di Milano, where he leads the SESAR Lab, Director of the Centre on Cyber-Physical Systems and of the Information Security Research Center at the Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, and the leader of the Big Data area at Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center. He has done extensive research on design and deployment of secure systems and protocols.
Paolo Ceravolo
Paolo Ceravolo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. His research interests include Data Representation and Integration, Business Process Monitoring, Process Mining, Empirical Software Engineering, Social Interaction Metrics, Innovation Management, Technology Enhanced Learning.
Sergio Terzi is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Manufacturing Group. He is one of the founders of the IFIP WG 5.1, as well as member of the IFIP WG 5.7 and of the IEEE TMS. He is Director of the national Observatory Industry 4.0 and Director of the Executive Program in Industry 4.0.
Monica Rossi is Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano in the Department of Management, Economics and industrial Engineering. Her main research interests are in the areas of product development, innovation and design engineering, Lean Product Development and life cycle thinking.
Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Firenze. His research activity is focused on Dependability and Resilience of critical systems and infrastructures. In particular he has been working on safety, security, fault tolerance, evaluation of attributes such as reliability, availability and performability.
Cosimo Distante
Within the CNR since 2001 his research activity is focused on the context of artificial intelligence: robot learning, image understanding and pattern recognition. He has been a contract professor in computer and communication engineering at the University of Salento.
Full professor of economic and management engineering aat the Polytechnic of Bari. Since 2009 he is collaborator of the InterNeg Research Centre, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Since 2016, he is director of the Inter-University Research Centre 'Industry 4.0', to which the four Apulian public universities belong.
Associate Professor of Economics and Management Engineering at the Polytechnic of Bari. She teaches Business Process Management and Economics and Business Organisation. She is the author of more than 80 scientific publications related to the fields of management and innovation of business processes and corporate sustainability.
Giovanni Scarafile is an Associate Professor at the University of Pisa. He is a member of the Steering Committee of FISP (Fédération Internationale Des Sociétés De Philosophie).


• 09:00-09:15 ~ Welcome 1st Conference Day Open: Prof. Angelo Corallo (Università del Salento)

• 09:15-12:55 ~ SESSION 1: INDUSTRY

• 09:15-09:30 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Sergio Terzi / Prof. Monica Rossi / Dott. Claudio Sassanelli - Politecnico di Milano

• 09:30-10:10 ~ KEYNOTE: Yacine Ouzrout - University Lumiere Lyon 2

• 10:10-10:40 ~ Alberto Riccabone - Avio aero - GE aviation

• 10:40-11:10 ~ Luca Sebastiani - SEASTEMA

• 11:10 ~ Coffe break

• 11:30-12:00 ~ Valentina Rega / Davide Mannone - BOSCH Tecnologie Diesel CodeArchitect

• 12:00-12:30 ~ Oronzo Lucia / Paola Olivieri - FAMECCANICA Group

• 12:30-13:00 ~ Danilo Cannoletta - LEONARDO

• 13:00 ~ Light Lunch

• 14:30-18:15 ~ SESSION 2: HEALTHCARE

• 14:30-14:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Ernesto Damiani - Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

• 14:45-15:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Jacques Demongeot - University of Grenoble Alpes

• 15:25-15:55 ~ Alberto Rainer - CNR-NANOTEC

• 15:55 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15-16:45 ~ Paolo Ceravolo - Università degli Studi di Milano Statale

• 16:45-17:15 ~ Davide Guerri - DEDALUS

• 17:15-17:45 ~ Davide Gindro - SOL Group

• 17:45-18:15- ~ Giovanni Gorgoni - AReSS

• 20:30 ~ Social Dinner

• 09:00-09:15 ~ Welcome 2nd Conference Day Open: Prof. Angelo Corallo (Università del Salento) / Salvatore Capone


• 09:15-09:30 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Andrea Bondavalli - Università degli Studi di Firenze

• 09:30-10:10 ~ KEYNOTE: Henrique Madeira - Universidade de Coimbra

• 10:10-10:40 ~ Daniele Munari / Alfredo Maria Garibaldi - DELOITTE

• 10:40-11:10 ~ Nicoletta Antonias / Daniela Aprea - ITALFERR

• 11:10 ~ Coffe break

• 11:30-12:00 ~ Francesco Del Greco - Autostrade per l’Italia

• 12:00-12:30 ~ Maria Teresa Meo / Luigi Mazzarella / Francesca Moscara - NARDÒ TECHNICAL CENTER

• 12:30-13:00 ~ Alessia Golfetti - DEEP BLUE

• 13:00 ~ Light Lunch


• 14:30-14:45 ~ Plenary Session Introduction: Prof. Pierpaolo Pontrandolfo - Politecnico di Bari

• 14:45-15:25 ~ KEYNOTE: Riccardo Valentini - Università degli Studi della Tuscia - Fondazione CMCC

• 15:25-15:55 ~ Teodoro Miano / Vincenzo Verrastro- Università degli Studi di Bari CIHEAM Bari

• 15:55 ~ Coffe break

• 16:15-16:45 ~ Carlo Leardi - TETRA PAK Packaging Solutions

• 16:45-17:15 ~ Francesca Maggi - Data Protection Officer

• 17:15-17:45 ~ Eugenio Parente - Università degli Studi della Basilicata

• 17:45-18:15- ~ Antonello Aiello - PLANETEK ITALIA srl

• 18:15-18:45- ~ Francesco Brancati - ResilTech

• 18:45 ~ Cyberchallenge Award and closing remarks

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