Michele Amoretti


Michele Amoretti, Assistant Professor

email: michele.amoretti[at]unipr.it

mailing address: Department of Information Engineering

Università degli Studi di Parma 

Parco Area delle Scienze, 181A
43124 Parma

office phone: +39 0521 906390





I received the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Parma in 2002, and the Ph.D. in Information Technologies in 2006 from the same University. In January 2015 I achieved the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor. Since December 2015, I am Assistant Professor at the Università degli Studi di Parma. 

I authored more than 100 peer reviewed papers in international journals, books and conferences. See my Google Scholar page.

Starting from March 2016, I am a member of the Scientific Computing Working Group of the Università degli Studi di Parma.

I am IEEE Member since 2001. I am AI*IA Member since 2015.

I speak Italian, English and French.

Research interests

In general, my research area is parallel and distributed computing. Currently, I am focusing on:

  • Complex and adaptive distributed systems
  • Service-Oriented Architectures and distributed middleware
  • Wireless Sensor Networks 
  • Quantum Computing architectures and protocols 


  • The Quantum Information Science @ UniPr web site is finally online!
  • In the academic year 2015/2016, I teach "Internet-Oriented Systems" (Fall 2015) and "Parallel and Distributed Computing" (Spring 2016).
  • Starting from academic year 2014/2015, my course "Parallel and Distributed Computing" (Fall 2014) has a new program, including a module on Quantum Computing. During the second edition of the QC module, I introduced students to IBM Quantum Experience. 
  • From 15/2/2013 to 31/8/2013 I have been in Grenoble (FR) as a Visiting Researcher, at LIG Lab, to work with the Drakkar group on decentralized naming services for IPv6-based wireless sensor networks. What a wonderful experience!  


I co-authored the book: M. Picone, S. Busanelli, M. Amoretti, F. Zanichelli, and G. Ferrari, Advanced Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Springer, Germany, 2015.



Articles in Journals:

Accepted, in press:

(J25) M. Amoretti, F. Zanichelli, Distributed Reputation Management for Service-Oriented Peer-to-Peer Enterprise Communities, Int. J. Computational Science and Engineering, Special Issue on "Security and Trust Issues in Peer-to-Peer Networks", ISSN 1742-7185, Ed. Inderscience



(J24) S. Sebastio, M. Amoretti, A. Lluch Lafuente, AVoCloudy: a simulator of volunteer clouds, Software: Practice and Experience, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 3-30, 2016, ISSN 1097-024X, Ed. Wiley, doi:10.1002/spe.2345

(J23) M. Amoretti, C. Gershenson, Measuring the Complexity of Adaptive Peer-to-Peer Systems, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, 2015, ISSN 1936-6442, Ed. Springer, doi:10.1007/s12083-015-0385-4

(J22) M. Amoretti, A. Grazioli, F. Zanichelli, A Modeling and Simulation Framework for Mobile Cloud Computing, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 58, part 2, pp. 140-156, 2015, ISSN 1569-190X, Ed. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2015.05.004

(J21) M. Amoretti, A. Grazioli, F. Zanichelli, An Autonomic Approach for P2P/Cloud Collaborative Environments, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, 2015, ISSN 1936-6442, Ed. Springer, doi:10.1007/s12083-015-0367-6

(J20) M. Amoretti, A. Grazioli, V. Senni, F. Tiezzi, F. Zanichelli, A Formalized Framework for Mobile Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Computing and Applications, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 229-248, 2015, ISSN 1863-2394, Ed. Springer, doi:10.1007/s11761-014-0169-3

(J19) M. Picone, M. Amoretti, G. Ferrari, F. Zanichelli, D4V: A peer-to-peer architecture for data dissemination in smartphone-based vehicular applications, PeerJ Computer Science, vol. 1, no. 15, 2015, ISSN 2376-5992, Ed. PeerJ, doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.15

(J18) M. Amoretti, S. Cagnoni, Toward Collective Self-Awareness and Self-Expression in Distributed Systems, IEEE Computer, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 29-36, 2015, ISSN 0018-9162, Ed. IEEE, doi:10.1109/MC.2015.208

(J17) M. Picone, M. Amoretti, M. Martalò, F. Zanichelli, G. Ferrari, Combining Geo-referencing and Network Coding for Distributed Large Scale Information Management, Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, vol. 27, no. 13, pp. 3295-3315, 2015, ISSN 1532-0626, Ed. Wiley, doi:10.1002/cpe.3221

(J16) M. Amoretti, Evolutionary Strategies for Ultra-Large-Scale Autonomic Systems, Information Sciences, vol. 274, pp. 1-16, 2014, ISSN 0020-0255, Ed. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.ins.2014.03.003

(J15) M. Amoretti, Modeling and Simulation of Network-On-Chip Systems with DEVS and DEUS, The Scientific World Journal, in press, Ed. Hindawi, published as open access, 2014, doi:10.1155/2014/982569

(J14) M. Martalò, M. Amoretti, M. Picone, G. Ferrari, Sporadic Decentralized Resource Maintenance for P2P Distributed Storage Networks. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 2029-2038, 2014, ISSN 0743-7315, Ed. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2013.11.001

(J13) M. Amoretti, G. Ferrari, J.-L. Richier, A. Duda, Patents on IPv6-Related Technologies. Recent Patents on Computer Science, vol.6, no.3, pp.170-180, 2013, ISSN 1874-4796, Ed. Bentham Science, doi:10.2174/22132759113066660011

(J12) M. Amoretti, G. Ferrari, Investigating the Resilience of Unstructured Supernode Networks. IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1272-1275, 2013, doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2013.043013.130305

(J11) M. Amoretti, F. Zanichelli, G. Conte, Efficient Autonomic Cloud Computing Using Online Discrete Event Simulation, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISSN 0743-7315, Ed. Elsevier, vol.73, no.6, pp.767-776, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2013.02.008

(J10) M. Amoretti, Introducing Artificial Evolution into Peer-to-Peer Networks with the Distributed Remodeling Framework. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, ISSN 1389-2576, Ed. Springer, vol.14, no.2, pp.127-153, 2013, doi:10.1007/s10710-013-9182-0

(J9) M. Amoretti, S. Copelli, F. Wientapper, F. Furfari, S. Lenzi, S. Chessa, Sensor Data Fusion for Activity Monitoring in the PERSONA Ambient Assisted Living Project. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, ISSN 1868-5137, Ed. Springer, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 67-84, 2013, doi:10.1007/s12652-011-0095-6

(J8) M. Amoretti, A Modeling Framework for Unstructured Supernode Networks. IEEE Communications Letters, vol.16, no.10, pp.1707-1710, 2012, doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2012.082012.121554

(J7) M. Muro, M. Amoretti, F. Zanichelli, G. Conte, Towards a Flexible Middleware for Context-aware Pervasive and Wearable Systems. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Ed. Springer, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 1127-1136, 2012, doi:10.1007/s11517-012-0905-9

(J6) M. Picone, M. Amoretti, F. Zanichelli, Proactive Neighbor Localization Based on Distributed Geographic Table. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 240-263, 2011, doi:10.1108/17427371111173022

(J5) M. Amoretti, Towards a Peer-to-Peer Hydrogen Economy Framework. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 6376-6386, 2011, ISSN 0360-3199, Ed. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.03.039

(J4) M. Amoretti, M. Reggiani, Architectural Paradigms for Robotics Applications. Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 24, no. 1, pp.4-13, 2010, ISSN 1474-0346, Ed. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.aei.2009.08.004

(J3) M. Amoretti, A Survey of Peer-to-Peer Overlay Schemes: Effectiveness, Eciency and Security. Recent Patents on Computer Science, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 195-213, 2009, ISSN 1874-4796, Ed. Bentham Science, doi:10.2174/1874479610902030195

(J2) M. Amoretti, R. Bertolazzi, M. Reggiani, F. Zanichelli, G. Conte, Designing Grid services for multimedia streaming in an e-learning environment. Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Special Issue: Emerging Technologies for Next-generation GRID, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 911-923, 2006, ISSN 1532-0626, Ed. Wiley, doi:10.1002/cpe.985

(J1) M. Amoretti, S. Bottazzi, S. Caselli, M. Reggiani, Telerobotic Systems Design based on Real-Time CORBA. Journal of Robotic Systems, Special Issue: Internet & Online Robots for Telemanipulation Applications, New Trends and Advanced Techniques, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 183-201, 2005, ISSN 0741-2223, Ed. Wiley, doi:10.1002/rob.20058

Complete list of publications: 20162015 - 201420132012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 

Editorial Board Membership

TPC Membership

  • ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (PADS) 2013, 2014, 2015
  • ACM SIGEVO Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2014, 2015, 2016
  • International Workshop on IoT Challenges in Mobile and Industrial Systems (IoT-Sys) 2015
  • SCS Symposium on Theory of Modeling and Simulation (TMS/DEVS) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • IEEE GLOBECOM - SAC - P2P Networking 2015
  • IEEE CEC 2016
  • IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • IEEE International Workshop on Mobile and Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS) 2016
  • European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) 2013
  • Formal Approaches to Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (4PAD) 2014, 2015
  • International Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments on Clouds and P2P (LSDVE) 2014, 2015, 2016

Workshop Organization


  • Sistemi di Elaborazione (Parallel and Distributed Computing) [2007/2008 - ..]
  • Sistemi Orientati ad Internet (Internet-Oriented Systems) [2015/2016]


My Erdös number is 5:

  • Amoretti - Conte - Chiola - Hammar - Hell - Erdös;
  • Amoretti - Gershenson - Rosenblueth - Kaski - Colbourn - Erdös;  
  • Amoretti - Cagnoni - Gori - Sanguineti - Kainen - Erdös.

I support the AAL Open Association (AALOA).