Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), is a private non-profit research centre in Italy working for the public interest. Established by the Government of the Autonomous Province of Trento, FBK employs 350 researchers, graduates, post-doc students, and visiting professors. FBK participates in meSch with the Centre for Information Technology whose research focuses on key areas of information technology with the aim to provide a practical and experimental evidence of its added value for the market, cultural growth, and social welfare.
Role in the project: FBK will coordinate the core in personalization technologies (WP4). They will also contribute to the design of the authoring tool for curators and the user modelling out of interaction data and of the interface for online personalized access to cultural content (WP3). Support will be provided to the definition and installation of the exhibition activities located in Italy (WP6) and to the evaluation activities (WP7), as well as to the definition of the overall system architecture (WP5).
- Elena Not has been a research scientist at FBK (formerly ITC-Irst) since 1992. She has worked on many research projects on personalization of cultural heritage: ALFRESCO, HyperAudio, HIPS, M-PIRO and PEACH. Her research interest include Intelligent User Interfaces, Recommender Systems, User Modeling, Adaptive Information Presentation with particular focus on personalization, discourse structure, and integration with other modalities.
- Massimo Zancanaro is a senior research scientist at FBK and he leads the i3 research unit (Intelligent Interfaces & Interaction). He coordinates several research and industrial projects on the design of Intelligent Interfaces, in particular shared interfaces for group activities and mobile interaction, also for the cultural heritage domain (e.g., in PEACH).
- Michele Marchesoni is a senior developer at FBK. After his graduation, he worked in the healthcare and telecommunications field for more than 10 years and then he joined the CREATE-NET Research Center as a Ubiquitous Interactions Senior Researcher. Currently, he works in the i3 (Intelligent Interfaces & Interaction) research unit at FBK.