Luca Simoncini is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa. He has been Director of CNUCE, an Institute of Italian CNR from 1996 to 2002.
His activity includes theory and practice in the design and validation of dependable systems and architectures and design environments for safety-critical control applications. He is author of 28 papers, published in international Journals and more than 80 papers appeared in international Conferences, Symposia and Workshops.
He has chaired the most important International Conferences in Fault-Tolerant and Dependable Computing:
- 1983 Program Chairman for IEEE FTCS-13, 13th International Symposium on Fault Tolerant Computing;
- 1990 Program Co-Chairman of IEEE SRDS-9, 9th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems;
- 1991 General Chairman of IEEE SRDS-10, 10th International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems;
- 1992 General Chairman of IFIP DCCA-3, 3rd International Working Conference on Dependable Computing for Critical Applications;
- 1996 General Chairman of EDCC-2, 2nd European Conference on Dependable Computing;
- 1999 Program Co-Chair for ISADSí99, International Synposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems.
- 2003 General Chair for ISADS 2003, International Synposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems.
- 2004 General Chair for ICDSN 2004, International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.
He is a founder member of IFIP W.G. 10.4 Working Group on "Dependable Computing and Fault-Tolerance"; he has served seral times in the Program Committees of FTCS, SRDS, ICDCS, DCCA, EDCC, ISADS Conferences. He is the Chairman of the Italian National Group on "Dependable Systems" and is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computer System Science and Engineering, of the series on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerant Systems of Springer Verlag and of the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems of IGI-Global. At European level Luca Simoncini has participated in the EEC Esprit Programme to the Delta-4 Project for the design of a Dependable Distributed System, to PDCS - Predictably Dependable Computing Systems Basic Research Action for the development of tools for the design of dependable systems and to the Guards Project in the Framework IV. He has been in the Executive Board of the Esprit Network of Excellence in Distributed Computing Systems Architecture Cabernet. He hwas participated to the EU Project CRUTIAL of FP6 and to the EU Network of Excellence ReSIST, where he has lead the WP3 Package on Training and Dissemination. He was member of the Steering Committee of DSN Conference, and in the IEEE TC FTC Executive Committee, and is member of the Technical Committees on Distributed Systems, Security and Privacy and VLSI Systems.