Salvatore Vadacca



Short Biography

Salvatore Vadacca was born in Galatina, Italy in 1982. He received summa cum laude bachelor and master degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Lecce, Italy in 2003 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include distributed computing (grid and cloud computing), web service integration and data management. From 2003 to 2009, he has been a team member of the GRelC Project. From 2006 to 2009 he has been a research assistant for the Scientific Computing and Operations division of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) in Lecce, Italy. During 2010 he has been research assistant at DEI, Politecnico di Milano, working at the design and implementation of an execution engine for Search Computing under the supervision of professor Stefano Ceri. Starting from January 2011, he is a Ph.D Candidate at Politecnico di Milano.


How to contact me

Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
via Ponzio, 34/5 - 20133 Milano
Building 20 - Office 101 (1st floor)
tel. +39 02 2399 3655

skype: totovadacca
aim: totovadacca
mail: <my_last_name>@elet.polimi.it

Current positions

  • Ph.D. student - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano (since January 2011)

Past positions

  • Research assistant - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano (December 2009 - November 2010)
  • Visiting researcher - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano (October 2009 - November 2009)
  • Consultant for Grid srl (April 2009 - October 2009)
  • Research assistant - Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (June 2006 - May 2009)
  • GRelC Project team member (June 2003 - May 2009)

Academic qualifications

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Engineering - University of Lecce, Italy - April 2006
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Engineering - University of Lecce, Italy - October 2003

Book chapters 

  • Daniele Braga, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Michael Grossniklaus, Salvatore Vadacca 
    Efficient Computation of Search Computing Queries
    Search Computing: Trends and Developments, Springer, Editors S. Ceri, M. Brambilla, LNCS 6585, pp. 145-159, March 2011
  • Sandro Fiore, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Massimo Cafaro, Giovanni Aloisio, Roberto Barbera, Emidio Giorgio
    An architectural overview of the GRelC Data Access Service
    Encyclopedia of Grid Computing, IGI Global, Editors E. Udoh, F. Wang, pp. 98-108, 2009
  • Sandro Fiore, Massimo Cafaro, Maria Mirto, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Giovanni Aloisio
    The GRelC Project: state of the art and future directions
    High Performance Computing and Grids in Action, IOS Press, Editor L. Grandinetti, pp. 331-344, 2008

Journals

  • Stefano Ceri, Adnan Abid, Mamoun Abu Helou, Davide Barbieri, Alessandro Bozzon, Daniele Braga, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Emanuele Della Valle, Davide Eynard, Piero Fraternali, Michael Grossniklaus, Davide Martinenghi, Stefania Ronchi, Marco Tagliasacchi, Salvatore Vadacca
    Search Computing: Managing Complex Search Queries
    IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 14-22, Nov./Dec. 2010
  • Sandro Fiore, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Giovanni Aloisio
    Data Issues at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change
    Journal of Earth Science Informatics, ed. Springer, pp. 23-35, vol. 2, num. 1-2, June 2009

Conference and Workshop Proceedings

2011

  • Giorgio Ghisalberti, Marco Masseroli, Salvatore Vadacca
    Multi-Domain Data Search and Retrieval: A Service-Oriented Life Science Scenario
    to appear in Proceedings of IEEE CBMS 2011 - June 27-30, 2011 - Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Davide Barbieri, Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Chiara Pasini, Luca Tettamanti, Salvatore Vadacca, Riccardo Volonterio, Srdan Zagorac
    Exploratory Multi-Domain Search on Web Data Sources with Liquid Queries
    to appear in Proceedings of ICWE 2011 - June 20-24, 2011 - Paphos, Cyprus
  • Alessandro Bozzon, Daniele Braga, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Piero Fraternali, Salvatore Vadacca
    Search Computing: Multi-domain Search on Ranked Data
    to appear in Proceedings of SIGMOD 2011 - June 12-16, 2011 - Athens, Greece
  • Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Stefano Ceri, Piero Fraternali, Salvatore Vadacca
    Exploratory Search in Multi-Domain Spaces with Liquid Query
    Proceedings of WWW 2011 (companion volume) - March 28 - April 1, 2011 - Hyderabad, India - pp. 189-192

2010

  • Daniele Braga, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Michael Grossniklaus, Salvatore Vadacca
    Panta Rhei: Optimized and Ranked Data Processing over Heterogeneous Sources
    Proceedings of ICSOC 2010 - December 7-10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA, USA - pp. 715-716
  • Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Salvatore Vadacca
    A Service-based Architecture for Multi-Domain Search on the Web
    Proceedings of ICSOC 2010 - December 7-10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA, USA - pp. 663-669
  • Stefano Ceri, Daniele Braga, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Micheal Grossniklaus, Salvatore Vadacca
    Search Computing Challenges and Directions
    Proceedings of ICOODB 2010 - September 28-30, 2010 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany - pp. 1-5
  • Alessandro Bozzon, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Stefano Ceri, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Piero Fraternali, Salvatore Vadacca
    Modeling Search Computing Applications
    Proceedings of ICWE Workshops 2010 - July 5-9, 2010 - Vienna, Austria - pp. 61-72
  • Stefano Ceri, Adnan Abid, Mamoun Abu Helou, Alessandro Bozzon, Daniele Braga, Marco Brambilla, Alessandro Campi, Francesco Corcoglioniti, Emanuele Della Valle, Davide Eynard, Piero Fraternali, Michael Grossniklaus, Davide Martinenghi, Stefania Ronchi, Marco Tagliasacchi, Salvatore Vadacca
    Search Computing Systems
    to appear in Proceedings of SEBD 2010 - June 20-23, 2010 - Rimini, Italy

2008

  • Sandro Fiore, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Massimo Cafaro, Giovanni Aloisio, Roberto Barbera, Emidio Giorgio
    Advances in the GRelC Data Access Service
    Proceedings of ISPA 2008 - December 10-12, 2008 - Sydney, Australia - pp. 849-854
  • Sandro Fiore, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Emanuele Verdesca, Alessio Leone, Giovanni Aloisio
    The GRelC Portal: a Seamless and Ubiquitous Way to Manage Grid Databases
    Proceedings of PDCAT 2008 - December 1-4, 2008 - Dunedin, New Zealand - pp. 413-418
  • Sandro Fiore, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Giovanni Aloisio
    iGRelC: a Dashboard Implementation for Grid Environments
    Proceedings of PDCAT 2008 - December 1-4, 2008 - Dunedin, New Zealand - pp. 532-537
  • Sandro Fiore, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Giovanni Aloisio
    Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change Data Grid
    Proceedings of DAPSYS 2008 - September 3-5, 2008 - Debrecen, Hungary - pp. 61-74
  • Sandro Fiore, Maria Mirto, Massimo Cafaro, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Giovanni Aloisio
    A GRelC based Data Grid Management Environment
    Proceedings of IEEE CBMS 2008 - June 17-19, 2008 - Jyväskylä, Finland - pp. 355-360
  • Sandro Fiore, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Giovanni Aloisio
    Grid Database Management: Issues, Requirements and Future Directions
    Proceedings of HPCS 2008 - June 2-6, 2008 - Nicosia, Cyprus - pp. 135-140
  • Sandro Fiore, Massimo Cafaro, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro, Emanuele Verdesca, Maria Mirto, Giovanni Aloisio
    Asynchronous query mechanisms within the GRelC Data Access Service
    Proceedings of IASTED PDCN 2008 - February 12-14, 2008 - Innsbruck, Austria - pp. 49-54

2007

  • Sandro Fiore, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Massimo Cafaro, Maria Mirto, Giovanni Aloisio
    Advanced Grid DataBase Management with the GRelC Data Access Service
    Proceedings of ISPA 2007 - August 29-31, 2007 - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada - LNCS 4742 - pp. 683-694
  • Sandro Fiore, Massimo Cafaro, Alessandro Negro, Salvatore Vadacca, Giovanni Aloisio, Roberto Barbera, Emidio Giorgio
    GRelC DAS: a Grid-DB Access Service for gLite Based Production Grids
    Proceedings of IEEE WETICE 2007 - June 18-20, 2007 - Paris, France - pp. 261-266
  • Giovanni Aloisio, Massimo Cafaro, Sandro Fiore, Maria Mirto, Salvatore Vadacca
    GRelC Data Gather Service: a Step Towards P2P Production Grids
    Proceedings of ACM SAC 2007 - March 11-15, 2007 - Seoul, Korea - Vol. I - pp. 561-565 

Program Committee Membership

  • Workshop on Data Grid for e-Science - May 18-20, 2009 - Ischia, Italy
  • Workshop on High Performance Data Management - December 1-4, 2008 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Tutorials

  • Sandro Fiore, Salvatore Vadacca
    Grid Database Access, Management and Integration
    HPCS 2008 - June 3-6, 2008 - Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Sandro Fiore, Salvatore Vadacca, Alessandro Negro
    The GRelC Project: Advanced Grid Database Management
    PDCAT 2008 - December 1-4, 2008 - Dunedin, New Zealand

Curriculum Vitae

You can download my curriculum vitae here

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