Elena Bellodi

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Assistant Professor
DE: Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara,
Blocco A, Polo Scientifico Tecnologico
Via Saragat 1, 44122, Ferrara, Italy
Tel: +39 0532 974882 Fax: +39 0532 974882
E-Mail: elena.bellodi@unife.it
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Latest Publications
[5] Fabrizio Riguzzi, Elena Bellodi, Riccardo Zese, Marco Alberti, and Evelina Lamma. Probabilistic inductive constraint logic. Machine Learning, 110:723--754, 2021. [ bib | DOI | .pdf ]
[4] Elena Bellodi, Alessandro Bertagnon, Marco Gavanelli, and Riccardo Zese. Improving the efficiency of euclidean TSP solving in Constraint Programming by predicting effective nocrossing constraints. In Riccardo De Benedictis, Marco Maratea, Andrea Micheli, Enrico Scala, Ivan Serina, Alessandro Umbrico, and Mauro Vallati, editors, IPS-RCRA 2020, Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling and International Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion, volume 2745 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, pages 1--15, Aachen, Germany, 2020. © by the authors, Sun SITE Central Europe. [ bib | .pdf ]
[3] Giuseppe Cota, Riccardo Zese, Elena Bellodi, Evelina Lamma, and Fabrizio Riguzzi. A framework for reasoning on probabilistic description logics. In Giuseppe Cota, Marilena Daquino, and Gian Luca Pozzato, editors, Applications and Practices in Ontology Design, Extraction, and Reasoning, volume 49 of Studies on the Semantic Web, pages 127--144. IOS Press, © Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA GmbH, Berlin, 2020. [ bib | DOI ]
[2] Elena Bellodi, Marco Alberti, Fabrizio Riguzzi, and Riccardo Zese. MAP inference for probabilistic logic programming. Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, 20(5):641–655, © Cambridge University Press, 2020. [ bib | DOI | http | .pdf ]
[1] Damiano Azzolini, Elena Bellodi, Alessandro Brancaleoni, Fabrizio Riguzzi, and Evelina Lamma. Modeling bitcoin lightning network by logic programming. In Francesco Ricca, Alessandra Russo, Sergio Greco, Nicola Leone, Alexander Artikis, Gerhard Friedrich, Paul Fodor, Angelika Kimmig, Francesca Lisi, Marco Maratea, Alessandra Mileo, and Fabrizio Riguzzi, editors, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Logic Programming (Technical Communications), pages 258--260, Waterloo, Australia, 2020. © by the authors, Open Publishing Association. [ bib | DOI | http | http ]

Research Projects

  • POLIcy Support systEm for smart citY data governancE (POLIS-EYE), 2019-2022: it intends to analyze, together with companies, requirements and data related to the tourism sector to create forecasting and decision-making models integrated into a decision support system, and apply them in the field
  • Green Smart Technology for Water (GST4Water), 2016-2018: it aims at developing innovative solutions towards economical savings and hydro-sustainability by means of ICT technologies that should make citizens informed about water consumption
  • Decision Support System to improve appropriateness of repeated execution of laboratory examinations, financed by the Italian Ministry of Health under the “Ricerca Finalizzata 2010” call (2012-2015). See the following publications: ICHI2014 conference, ICTAI2015 conference, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making Journal (2017)

Organization and Editorial Activities


  • The Ph.D. Thesis won the 2014 Award sponsored by the Italian Association “Gruppo Ricercatori e Utenti di Logic Programming” (GULP) for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of Computational Logic discussed from December 2011 until May 2014 at an Italian university
  • The Ph.D. Thesis won the 2013 “Marco Cadoli” Award sponsored by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA), for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of AI discussed from January 2012 until May 2013 at an Italian university
  • Best Paper Award for the article BUNDLE: A Reasoner for Probabilistic Ontologies by Riccardo Zese, Fabrizio Riguzzi, Evelina Lamma and Elena Bellodi at the 7th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2013)
  • Highly Commended Paper Award for the article Probabilistic declarative process mining by Elena Bellodi, Fabrizio Riguzzi, and Evelina Lamma at the 4th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering & Management (KSEM 2010)

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