Foreign Collaboration

University of Salerno (UNISA)

We have been actively collaborating with University of Salerno since 2013. The university is organizer of the essential conference Naples Forum on Service, which representatives from Faculty of Informatics have been attending since the beginnings in 2009. Salerno University representatives have also been and are involved in SSME and RSSS programs' courses teaching:

Members of the laboratory collaborate with many faculty of the University of Salerno in conference and journal papers. We also have Erasmus exchange agreement and are finishing Double Degree program, aimed at services and newly also Smart City. The situation has been complicated by COVID19 quarantine, so the program start cannot be set yet.

S.I.Ma.S. - Innovation systems & Health Management

S.I.Ma.S. is an Interdepartmental Research Centre of the University of Salerno, with which our laboratory closely cooperates. The research centre focuses on R&S innovative technologies and good management practices for socio-economic development of EU territorial actors; on technology transfer, management and dissemination of innovation in all industrial sectors as well as specifically in healthcare; on scientific initiatives carried out in the framework of University or other universities and with other public and private research centers; and on research projects and programs of national and international interest. Prof. Francesco Polese is its current director.

prof. Francesco Polese


Francesco Polese is Full professor of Business Management at the Dept. of Business Studies - Management & Innovation Systems in Salerno University where he teaches Service Management, Marketing, Healthcare Management. He is Director and founder of Interdept. Centre Simas (Innovation Systems and Healthcare Management) and author of several books dealing with networks and management in healthcare environment. With a system thinking perspective, his research interests cover the Viable Systems Approach, Service Science, Complexity. Since 2009 he is co-chair, along with Evert Gummesson and Cristina Mele, of the Naples Forum on Service.

Luca Carrubo


Luca Carrubbo has graduated cum laude in Business Management from University of Naples "Federico II" (2006) and he received his Ph.D. in Business Management (2011). He is licensed as Associate Professor in Business Management since 2018 with University of Salerno. He has been in charge of DISA-MIS Dept. (Business' Sciences, Management and Innovation Systems). Luca has taught over the years various lectures, such as "Complexity Management" at University of Salerno, "Business Internationalization" and "Innovation Management" at Universitas Mercatorum in Rome (2018-2015), "Marketing strategies in service business", as Visiting Professor at Masaryk University of Brno (CZ), since 2012, and "Service Management and Business Management" at University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (2011-2015). He was Research Fellow at University of Salerno and Member of SIMAS Interdepartmental Research Centre focused of Innovation Systems and Healthcare Management (2017-2015). Since 2011 he is ASVSA Member (association aimed to conceptual development and international dissemination of the scientific proposals of Viable Systems Approach).

University of Naples

We have started collaborating with the University of Naples in 2020. Francesco Caputo, who has been working in 2018 for your Lab, is established there. We have together agreed on the continuation of teaching course J007 Knowledge Management, which should be accessible to students in a short time. We are also preparing an Erasmus agreement for student and teacher exchange.

Francesco Caputo


Francesco Caputo Ph.D. is Senior Researcher Research Fellow at Department of Economics, Management, and Institutions - University of Naples "Federico II” and Adjunct Professor at University of Roma. He is author of more than 100 publications, and he is member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals and he serves as reviewer for several Italian and international journals. He was finalist at the 2012/2013 Emerald/EMRBI Business Research Award and he has won the best paper or presentation award at several symposiums and conferences. His main research interests include but they are not limited to complexity, knowledge management, and systems thinking.

University Bucharest

University Bucharest has been recently highly active in the field of services thanks to Prof. Dragoicea – namely due to the collaboration with Michel Leonard, with whom she organizes one of the most prestigious conferences aimed as Service Science – IESS. We are negotiating hosting (TODO:co se tím myslí?) on Faculty of Informatics and in our laboratory with Prof. Dragonicea. It is also newly possible to enroll in an Erasmus exchange program at University Bucharest.

Monica Dragoicea

Monica Dragoicea is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers from University Politehnica of Bucharest. She holds a Ph.D. in Automatic Control (2000) and a B.S. degree in Automatic Control from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers (1993), both from the same University. She received a M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Technische Universitä​​t Wien, Austria, and School of Business Administration, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, United States (1999).

She has been involved with theoretical and experimental work in Software and Systems Engineering for the past 20 years. Her research interests include modelling and simulation-based systems engineering, real-time systems, service systems engineering, digital design of services, and computational intelligence. She is a member of the IEEE - Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, ISSIP - International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, and SRR - Robotics Society of Romania.


An international program MOTIS has been taught for a relatively long time on ESIEE, which is, similarly to SSME and RSSS programs at Faculty of Informatics taught in English. The laboratory supervisor, Ing. Leonard Walletzký, Ph.D., is routinely participating in teaching of its courses.

ESIEE Paris has also signed Erasmus exchange agreement, which allows our students to take advantage of studies in this university.

Derek Mainwering

Derek Mainwering (the supervisor of MOTIS program 2016-2019) in collaboration with Faculty of Informatics teaches the highly successful course PV263 – Intercultural Management at FI since 2016.

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