Dr Giovanni Masala

Dr Giovanni Masala

Lecturer in Networks and Cloud Computing

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


PhD in Applied Physics, University of Cagliari, Italy, Jan 2003 - Jan 2006
Thesis :"Artificial Intelligence techniques applied to Medical Physics". 

Degree in Electronic Engineering (“Laurea” with path in AI), University of Cagliari, Italy, Nov 1994 - Feb 2002
Thesis: “Development ofalgorithms for the classification of fingerprints”. 

Professional membership

Core member of the BIG DATA group in Plymouth University

Member of the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS) in Plymouth University

Member of the Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) research group in Plymouth University

Teaching interests

Module leader of :

- Computer Systems CNET050
- Servers, Datacentres and Cloud NET203/NET206
- Servers, Datacentres and Cloud NET504
- Wireless Technologies and Network Programming NET202

Teaching staff in :
-Artificial Intelligence AINT252

Research interests

My current research interestsmainly are on big data analysis, automotive, machine learning, imaging, and datasecurity on cloud platforms.

Big Data Analysis using notstructured data in huge database of images, structured data in biomedicalapplications (in blood diseases and epidemiology) and  real time applications in automotive throughsensors fusion, and machine learning for multimodal data processing (e.g. multimodalbiometrics, videotracking, human language grounding).

In the field of the Naturallanguage processing I’m working to develop a grounding language system throughvery large scale neural networks, using the iCub robot platform, as extensionof the ANNABELL system (PlosOne 2015) . 

In the automotive field I developedan automatic recognition system of distracted state of the driver based onwebcam images and pattern recognition techniques (Transportation Research Part C2014),  and I am working on the detectionof the driver behaviors through several further sensors.

I' m working on the design ofsecurity system on cloud platforms for big data in terms of user’s authenticationusing biometric multimodal features like fingerprints and face recognition, andthe security of data residing on servers through data fragmentation (SAM2015/2016, CISIS-2016). For seven years I was been also system administrator,security officer, and hardware supervisor of the Cybersar supercomputingcluster ( HPC/GRID ) at University of Sassari, Italy.

I have a long experience on medical imaging, developing Computer Aided Detection/Diagnosis Systems 

Grants & contracts

In 2017 PhD studentship grant (value of £93,000) , “DeCIFER:Developmental Collaborative Intelligence For Embodied Robots” from Honda,through its HRI-EU subsidiary (Honda Research Institute Europe at OffenbachGermany).

Project management experience as coinvestigator in 2014-2015“Cloud computing platform for PMI (small and medium enterprises)” funded  with € 200.000 from Sardegna Council(LR7/2007), and in 2008-2009 with the € 130.000 grant from Sardegna Council“Disclosure of information, culture and e-business on Internet: Access for persons with disabilities ". 

Projects participation in several roles includes the EU IST "MammoGrid"project (European federated mammogram database implemented on a GRID structure)(2002-2003), the IST "Rural Wins" project (Roadmap for ICT Solutionsfor Rural Areas and Maritime Regions) (2002-2003), and the participation in several INFN (Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics) projects in medical physics between 2004-2008.

Chapter of the book


MASALA G.L.C., Golosio B.,"Computer Aided Diagnosis  ofThalassaemias" on Thalassaemia: Causes, Treatment Options and Long-TermHealth Outcomes, for Nova Science Publishers, 2014.

MASALA G.L.C, Ruiu P, and Grosso E, Biometric Authentication and DataSecurity in Cloud Computing, Computer and Network Security Essentials,Springer, in press 2017


 Articles on Journals


1)   Golosio B, CangelosiA, Gamotina O, MASALA GL, A Cognitive Neural Architecture Ableto Learn and Communicate through Natural Language. PLoSONE 10(11): e0140866, 2015.

2)   MASALA, G.L., Grosso, E. Real time detection of driver attention:Emerging solutions based on robust iconicclassifiers and dictionary of poses TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART C: EMERGINGTECHNOLOGIES, 49, pp. 32-42,2014.

3)     Golosio, B., Schoonjans,T., Brunetti, A., Oliva, P., MASALA, G.L. Monte Carlo simulation of X-rayimaging and spectroscopy experiments using quadric geometry and variance reductiontechniques, COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS, 185 (3), pp. 1044-1052,2014.

4)     MASALA G, Golosio, B.,Cutzu, R., Pola, R.  A two-layeredclassifier based on the radial basis function for the screening of thalassaemia.COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol. 43, p. 1724-1731, 2013.

5) Golosio B, Oliva P.,Brunetti A, MASALA G, Carpinelli M., Meloni F, G.Battista Meloni. Preliminarystudy of an angiographic and angio-tomographic technique based on K-edgefilters. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 114, p. 064912-064912-8, 2013.

6)   MASALA G, B. Golosio, P.Oliva . An improved Marching Cube algorithm for 3D data segmentation. COMPUTERPHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 184, p. 777-782, 2012.

7)     Antoccia, A., Argazzi, E.,Balata, M., Bedogni, R., Berardinelli, F., Bisogni, G., Bono, M., Bottigli, U.,Brunetti, A.,Buttafava, A., Castellani, G., Centis, F., Cesarini, W.,Cherubini, R., Cossu, A., Cugia, G., Dattena, M., De Nadal, V.,Dondi, D.,Esposito, A., Faucitano, A., Fiori, P.L., Fusco, E., Gerardi, S., Laubenstein,M., Lucarini, A., Marengo, M.,MASALA G, Nieri, D., Nisi, S., Picardi, F.,Pintus, G., Posadino, A., Randaccio, P., Remondini, D., Sgura, A.,Stramigioli,S., Tanzarella, C., Valentini, M., Zamai, L., Zini, G., Zironi, I. Low-doseeffects of ionizing radiations in in vitro and in vivo biological systems: Amulti-scale approach study. IL NUOVO CIMENTO C, vol. 34, p. 49-63, 2011.

8)     P. Cerello , S. C. Cheran, S. Bagnasco , R. Bellotti , L. Bolanos , E. Catanzariti , G. De Nunzio , M.E. Fantacci , E. Fiorina , G. Gargano , G. Gemme , E. L. Torres , G. L. MASALA, C.Peroni , M. Santoro, 3-D object segmentation using ant colonies, PATTERNRECOGNITION, v.43 n.4, p.1476-1490, April, 2010.

9)     B. Golosio, G. L. MASALA,A. Piccioli, P. Oliva, M. Carpinelli, R.Cataldo, F. De Carlo, F. Falaschi, M.E. Fantaccim G. Gargano,P. Kasae, M. Torsello, “A novel multi-threshold methodfor nodule detection in lung CT”, on MEDICAL PHYSICS  Vol.  36, Issue    8 , Issue Date     AUG-2009.

10)  B. Golosio, P. Delogu, I.Zanette, M. Carpinelli, G. L. MASALA, P. Oliva, A. Stefanini, S. Stumbo, Phasecontrast imaging simulation and measurements using polychromatic sources withsmall source-object distances, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 104(9), 2008.

11)  U. Bottigli, A. Brunetti,M. Carpinelli, N. Diaz, P.L. Fiori, B. Golosio, G. L. MASALA, P. Oliva, P.Randaccio, S. Santona, L. Zamai, F. Centis, M. Valentini, W. Cesarini, B.Canonico, F. Grianti, M. Balata, S. Nisi, M. Laubenstein, S. Papa, R. Bedogni,A. Esposito, R. Cherubini, V. De Nadal, S. Gerardi, Effect of cryo-preservationon the response of different biological systems to gamma-ray exposure: Afeasibility study, NUOVO CIMENTO C, vol. 31(1), p. 11-20, 2008

12)  S. Tangaro, R. Bellotti,F. De Carlo, G. Gargano, E. Lattanzio, P. Monno, R. Massacra,  P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, A. Retico, M.Mazzocchi, S. Bagnasco, P. Cerello, S.C. Cheran, E. Lopez Torres, E. Zanon, A.Lauria, A. Sodano, D. Cascio, F. Fauci, R. Magro, G. Raso, R. Ienzi, U.Bottigli, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, G. Meloni, A.P. Caricato, R. Cataldo, “MAGIC-5:an Italian mammographic database of digitised images for research”on RADIOL.MED. vol. 113 - number 4  - pp. 477-485-June 2008

13)  G. L. MASALA, U. Bottigli,A. Brunetti, M. Carpinelli, N. Diaz, P. L. Fiori, B. Golosio, P. Oliva, G.Stegel, Automatic cell colony counting by region-growing approach, NUOVOCIMENTO C, vol. 30(6), p. 633-644, 2007.

14)  R. Bellotti, P. Cerello,S. Tangaro, V. Bevilacqua, M. Castellano, G. Mastronardi, F. De Carlo, S.Bagnasco, U. Bottigli, R. Cataldo, E. Catanzariti, S.C. Cheran, P. Delogu, I.De Mitri, G. De Nunzio, M. E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, G. Gargano, B. Golosio, P. L.Indovina, A. Lauria, E. Lopez Torres, R. Magro, G. L. MASALA, R. Massafra, P.Oliva, A. Preite Martinez, M. Quarta, G. Raso, A. Retico, M. Sitta, S. Stumbo,A. Tata, S. Squarcia, A. Schenone, E. Molinari and B. Canesi, Distributedmedical images analysis on a Grid infrastructure, FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTERSYSTEMS vol. 23 (3), pp. 475-484, 2007

15)  G. L. MASALA, S. Tangaro,B. Golosio, P. Oliva, S. Stumbo,R. Bellotti , F. De Carlo, G. Gargano,D. Cascio , F. Fauci, R. Magro, G. Raso, U. Bottigli , A.Chincarini ,  I. De Mitri , G. De Nunzio,I. Gori  , A. Retico, P. Cerello, S.C.Cheran , C. Fulcheri, E. Lopez Torres. Comparative Study of Feature ClassificationMethods for Mass Lesion Recognition in Digitized Mammograms, NUOVO CIMENTO C,volume.30 C - N 3 pp. 305-316, 2007

16)  U. Bottigli, B. Golosio,G.L. MASALA*, P. Oliva, S. Stumbo,D. Cascio, F. Fauci, R.Magro, G. Raso, M.Vasile,R. Bellotti, F. De Carlo, S.Tangaro,I. De Mitri, G. De Nunzio, M.Quarta, A. Preite Martinez , A. Tata, P. Cerello, S.C.Cheran, E. Lopez Torres, DissimilarityApplication in Digitized Mammographic Images Classification” on JOURNAL OFSYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS, volume 4 - N 3, pp: 18-22, 2006

17)  U. Bottigli, R.Chiarucci,B. Golosio, G.L. MASALA*, P. Oliva, S.Stumbo, D.Cascio, F. Fauci, M. Glorioso,M. Jacomi, R. Magro and G. Raso ,  “SuperiorPerformances of the Neural Network on the Masses Lesions Classification throughMorphological Lesion Differences” on IJBS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICALSCIENCES, Volume 1 Number 1, pp.56-63, 2006.

18)  G. L. MASALA, “PatternRecognition Techniques Applied To Biomedical Patterns” on IJBS INTERNATIONALJOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, Volume 1 Number 1 , pp. 47-56, 2006.

19)  U. Bottigli, B. Golosio,G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, S. Stumbo,P. Delogu, E. Fantacci ,L. Abbene, F. Fauci,G. Raso, “Comparison of two portable solid state detectors with an improvedcollimation and alignment device for mammographic x-ray spectroscopy” MEDICALPHYSICS, September, Volume 33, Issue 9, pp. 3469-3477, 2006.

20)  F. Fauci, S. Bagnasco, R.Bellotti, D. Cascio, S. C. Cheran, F. De Carlo, G. De Nunzio, M. E. Fantacci,G. Forni, A. Lauria, E.Lopez Torres, R. Magro, G. L. MASALA, P.Oliva, M.Quarta, G. Raso, A. Retico, S.Tangaro, Mammogram Segmentation by Contour Searchingand Masses Lesion Classification with Neural Network, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ONNUCLEAR SCIENCE (TNS) Vol. 53, No. 5, pp.2827-2833, 2006                  

21)  U.Bottigli, B.Golosio,G.L. MASALA, P.Oliva, S.Stumbo,A. Bravin,A. Bacci , L. Serafini,C. Maroli , V.Petrillo, M. Ferrario, C. Vaccarezza , “Effect of Different SpectralDistributions to Image a Contrast Detail Phantom in the Mammography EnergyRange” on NUOVO CIMENTO C, vol 29, Issue  02, 2006

22)  G. MASALA, B. Golosio, D.Cascio, F. Fauci,  S. Tangaro, M. Quarta,S. C Cheran, E. L. Torres, “Classifiers trained on dissimilarity representationof medical pattern: a comparative study” on NUOVO CIMENTO C, Vol 028,  Issue  06,  pp  905-912 ,  2005

23)  Bellotti R., De Carlo F.,Gargano G., Maggipinto G., Tangaro S., Castellano M., Massafra R., Cascio D.,Fauci F., Magro R., Raso G., Lauria A., Forni G., Bagnasco S., CerelloP.,Cheran S.C.,  Lopez Torres E.,Bottigli U., MASALA G.L., Oliva P., Retico A., Fantacci M.E., Cataldo R., DeMitri I., De Nunzio G.,  “A completelyautomated CAD system for mass detection in a large mammographic database”, MEDICALPHYSICS, Vol. 33, No. 8,  pp. 3066-3075, Aug2006

24)  S.Bagnasco, U. Bottigli,P. Cerello, S. Cheran, P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, G. Forni, A. Lauria,E. Lopez Torres, R. Magro, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva R. Palmiero, L. Ramello, G.Raso, A. Retico, M. Sitta, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro, E. Zanon, Gpcalma: AGrid-Based Tool For Mammographic Screening on METHODS OF INFORMATION INMEDICINE, n. 2, pp.244-248, 2005

25)  U. Bottigli, P. Cerello,P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, E. Lopez Torres, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, A. Retico, S.Stumbo “ GPCALMA: a GRID approach to mammographic screening” on NUCLEARINSTRUMENTS AND METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 518, Issues 1-2, 1February,Pages 394-398, 2004.

26)  S.Aiello, U.Bottigli,B.Golosio, D.Lo Presti, G.L.MASALA ,P.Oliva ,S.Stumbo, S.Tangaro ” Fluxenportable equipment for direct x-ray spectra measurements” on NUCLEARINSTRUMENTS AND METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 518, Issues 1-2, 1February, Pages 389-390, 2004.

27)  S.R. Amendolia, G. Cossu,M. L. Ganadu, B. Golosio, G.L. MASALA*, G.M. Mura “A Comparative study ofK-Nearest Neighbour, Support Vector Machine and Multi-Layer Perceptron forThalassemia Screening” on CHEMOMETRICS AND INTELLIGENT LABORATORY SYSTEM;69:13-20,2003.



Proceedings of the conferences



1)    Golosio B,  Cangelosi A, GamotinaO, MASALA G,  ANNABELL meets iCub: Alarge scale grounded language learning system, acepted on 7th Joint IEEEInternational Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Roboticsto be held in Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, September18-21, 2017

2)     MASALA G. L., Pola R., Ganadu M.L., Cloud solution for management andsecurity in Temporary Reception Centres on proceedings of the 2017International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’17), Las Vegas, USA,July 17-20, 2017.

3)     MASALA G. L, Golosio B., Tistarelli M., Grosso E., 2D Recurrent Neural Networks for Robust Visual Tracking of Non-Rigid Bodies on proceedings of the 17th Engineering Applications of Neural  Network Conference (EANN2016), in Aberdeen, UK, from Sept. 2nd to 5th, 2016. 

4)   MASALA G. L, Bottomley C.,Lipsitch M., Flasche S., The Role Of Competition Induced By Non-VaccineSerotypes For Herd Protection After Pneumococcal Vaccination on proceedings of  the ​The International 10- Sympo​sium​​ onPneumococci and Pneumococc​al Diseases (ISPPD), Glasgow,UK, June 26-30,2016.

5)   MASALA G. L., Ganadu M.L.,How to realize a Soft Tracking of People in Temporary Reception Centres onproceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Security and Management(SAM’16), Las Vegas, USA, July 25 – 28, 2016.

6)     Ruiu P., Caragnano G.,MASALA G. L., Grosso E., Accessing Cloud Services through BiometricsAuthentication on proceedings of the International Conference on Complex,Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems 6-8 July 2016,Fukuoka Institute ofTechnology (FIT), Japan, (CISIS-2016)

7)   Golosio B., Cangelosi A., GamotinaO., MASALA G., A cognitive neural model of executive functions in naturallanguage processing, on proceedings in Procedia Computer Science, 71:196-201,SixthInternational Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures -BICA Lyon November 6-8, 2015.

8)     MASALA G.L.,Ganadu M.L., MultimodalBiometric Methods for Temporary Reception Centres, , on proceedings of  the 2015 International Conference on Securityand Management (SAM’15), Las Vegas, USA, July 27 – 30, 2015.

9)     MASALA G.L., RuiuP.,Brunetti A.,Terzo O.,Grosso E., Biometric Authentication and Data Securityin Cloud Computing, on proceedings of  the2015 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM’15), Las Vegas,USA, July 27 – 30, 2015.

10)     P. Oliva, B. Golosio, G.L.MASALA, T. Schoonjans, A. Brunetti, M. Carpinelli, New Techniques in DiagnosticX-ray Imaging: A Simulation Tool and Experimental Findings, Physics Procedia,Volume 62, Pages 3-10, 2015.

11)   MASALA G, E. Grosso, A  Driver Assistance System based on MultilayerIconic Classifiers: Model and Assessment on Adverse Conditions, on Proceedingsof the 2013 IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Qingdao,China, October 8-11, 2014.

12)     MASALA G, E. Grosso, DetectingDriver Inattention by Rough Iconic Classification. on Proceedings of the 2013IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV) June 23-26, Gold Coast, Australia. p.913-918,  2013.

13)  Golosio, B., Abou-Haidar,Z., Agodi, C., Alvarez, M.A.G., Aumann, T., Battistoni, G., Bocci, A., Bohlen,T.T., Boudard,A., Brunetti, A., Carpinelli, M., Cirrone, G.A.P.,Cortes-Giraldo, M.A., Cuttone, G., De Napoli, M., Durante, M., Finck,C.,Hannan, Y., Iarocci, E., Iazzi, F., Ickert, G., Introzzi, R., Juliani, D.,Krimmer, J., Kurz, N., Labalme, M., Leifels, I., Le Fevre, A., Leray, S.,Marchetto, F., MASALA G, Monaco, V., Morone, M.C., Oliva, P., Paoloni, A.,Patera, V.,Piersanti, L., Pleskac, R., Quesada, J.M., Randazzo, N., Romano, F.,Rossi, D., Rousseau, M., Sacchi, R., Sala, P.,Sarti, A., Scheidenberger, C.,Schuy, C., ciubba, A., Sfienti, C., Simon, H., Sipala, V., Spiriti, E.,Stuttge, L., Tropea,S.. The FIRST experiment for nuclear fragmentation measurementsat GSI. In: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. p. 2277-2280,2012.

14)  Cerello, P., Cheran, S.C.,Bagagli, F., Bagnasco, S., Bellotti, R., Bolanos, L., Catanzariti, E., Nunzio,G.D., Fiorina, E., Gargano, G., Gemme, G., Torres, E.L., MASALA G, Peroni, C.,Santoro, M. The channeler ant model: Object segmentation with virtual antcolonies. In: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. p. 3147-3152, 2008.

15)  Cascio, D., Cheran, S.C.,Chincarini, A., De Nunzio, G., Delogu, P., Fantacci, M.E., Gargano, G., Gori,I., MASALA G, Preite Martinez, A., Retico, A., Santoro, M., Spinelli, C.,Tarantino, T. Automated detection of lung nodules in low-dose computedtomography. Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery ,CARS. vol. 2, p. 357-359,2007.

16) I. Gori, R. Bellotti, P. Cerello, S.C. Cheran, G. De Nunzio, M.E. Fantacci, P. Kasae, G.L. MASALA, A. PreiteMartinez, A. Retico,“Lung Nodule Detection in Screening Computed Tomography” on proceedings of theIEEE NNS and MIC Conference, San Diego, California, Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2006.

17)  S Tangaro, F De Carlo, GGargano, R. Bellotti, U. Bottigli, G. L. MASALA, P.Cerello,
S, R Cataldo, "Mass lesion detection in mammographic images using Haraliktextural features" - proceedings of CompIMAGE,Computational Modelling ofObject Represented in Images - Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, Coimbra,20-21 October 2006.

18)  U. Bottigli, M.Carpinelli,P.L. Fiori, B. Golosio, A. Marras, G. L. MASALA*, and P. Oliva, “A NewAutomatic System of Cell Colony Counting”, TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING,COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY VOLUME 15 OCTOBER 2006 ISSN 1305-5313, pp. 159-163,CISE 2006, Barcelona 22-24 October 2006.

19)  U. Bottigli, D.Cascio, F.Fauci, B. Golosio, R. Magro, G.L. MASALA*, P. Oliva, G. Raso, and S.Stumbo, “Massive Lesions Classification using Features basedon Morphological Lesion differences”, TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING,COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY VOLUME 12 MARCH 2006 ISSN 1305-5313, pp. 20-24,ICCS2006,Vienna 29-31, 2006

20)  U. Bottigli, B. Golosio,G. L. MASALA*, P. Oliva, S. Stumbo, D. Cascio, F. Fauci, R. Magro, G. Raso, R.Bellotti, F. De Carlo, S.Tangaro, I. De Mitri, G. De Nunzio, M. Quarta, A.Preite Martinez, P. Cerello, S. C. Cheran, E.Lopez Torres “Dissimilarity Applicationfor Medical Imaging Classification” proceedings of The 9th WorldMulti-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics WMSCI 2005, Orlando10-13 July,  volume III pp. 258-262, 2005.

21)  F. Fauci, S. Bagnasco, R.Bellotti, D. Cascio, S. C. Cheran, F. De Carlo, G. De Nunzio, M.E. Fantacci, G.Forni, A. Lauria, E. Lopez Torres, R. Magro, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, M. Quarta,G. Raso, A. Retico, S. Tangaro, “Mammogram Segmentation by Contour Searchingand Massive Lesions Classification with Neural Network”, Conference recordsof  IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium andMedical Imaging Conference, Rome, Italy,  October 16 – 22, M2-373/1-5, 2004.

22)  R. Bellotti, P. Cerello,F. De Carlo, S. Bagnasco, U. Bottigli, M. Castellano, R. Cataldo, E.Catanzariti, S.C. Cheran, P. Delogu, I. De Mitri, G. De Nunzio, M.E. Fantacci,F. Fauci, G. Forni, G. Gargano, B. Golosio, P.L. Indovina, A. Lauria, E. LopezTorres, R. Magro, D. Martello, G.L. MASALA, R. Massafra, P. Oliva, R. Palmiero,A. Preite Martinez, R. Prevete, M. Quarta, G. Raso, A. Retico, M. Santoro, M.Sitta, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro, A. Tata, E. Zanon “The MAGIC-5 Project: Medical Applications on a Grid InfrastructureConnection”, Conference records of  IEEENuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, October 16 – 22 Rome,Italy, 2004.

23)  S. C. Cheran1, R. Cataldo,P. Cerello, F. De Carlo, F. Fauci, G. Forni, B. Golosio, A. Lauria, E. LopezTorres, I. De Mitri, G. MASALA, G. Raso, A. Retico, A. Tata, “Detection andClassification of Microcalcifications Clusters in Digitized Mammograms”proceedings of the Conference records of IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, October16 – 22, Rome, Italy, 2004.

24)  G. L.  MASALA “A Computer Aided Analysis on digitalimages” proceedings of  WIRN ’04 XVITALIAN WORKSHOP ON NEURAL NETWORK, University Perugia , September 14-17, 2004.

25)  U. Bottigli, P.G. Cerello,P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, G. Forni, B. Golosio, A. Lauria, E. LopezTorres, R. Magro, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, R. Palmiero, G. Raso, A. Retico, S.Stumbo, S. Tangaro “CAD and tool for early detection of brest cancer”;proceedings of 4th International Symposium on nuclear and related techniques,Vol.Unico, pp.d10/1-d10/4, Havana, Cuba 2003.

26)  U. Bottigli, P.G. Cerello,P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, B. Golosio, P.L. Indovina, A. Lauria, E.Lopez, R. Magro, G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, R. Palmiero, G. Raso, A. Retico, A.Stefanini, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro, “A Computer Aided Detection system for mammographicimages implemented with a GRID infrastucture “proceedings of 13th IEEE-NPSSReal Time Conference 2003, pp. 85-89, Montreal Canada, 2003 .

27)  G.L. MASALA, P.Oliva,” GPCALMA:A mammographic platform for a distributed database”, proceedings of Mediterranean Medical  Physics Meeting, Agrigento , Italy, 24-28 June2003.

28)  A. Lauria, M. E. Fantacci,U. Bottigli, P. Delogu, F.Fauci, B. Golosio, P.L. Indovina, G.L. MASALA, P.Oliva, R. Palmiero, G.Raso, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro,”Diagnostic performance ofradiologists with and without different CAD system for mammography” proceedingsof SPIE MEDICAL IMAGING  San Diego Town& Country Resort San Diego, California USA 15 - 20 February 2003.

29)  A. Lauria, M. E. Fantacci,U. Bottigli, P. Delogu, F.Fauci, B. Golosio, P.L. Indovina, G.L. Masala, P.Oliva, R. Palmiero, G.Raso, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro,”Comparison between DifferentMonitors to Be Used in the Reading of Digital Mammographic Images” proceedingsof SPIE MEDICAL IMAGING 2003 San Diego Town & Country Resort San Diego,California USA 15 - 20 February 2003.

30)  U. Bottigli, P.G. Cerello,P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, B. Golosio, A. Lauria, E. Lopez, R. Magro, G.L.MASALA*, P. Oliva, R. Palmiero, G. Raso, A. Retico, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro, “GPCALMA,a mammographic CAD in GRID connection” proceedings of the CARS 2003 ComputerAssisted Radiology and Surgery 17th International Congress and Exhibition inLondon June 25 – 28, 2003 , ICS 1256 , pp 944-949, 2003.

31)  U. Bottigli, P.G. Cerello,P. Delogu, M.E. Fantacci, F. Fauci, B. Golosio, A. Lauria, E. Lopez, R. Magro,G.L. MASALA, P. Oliva, R. Palmiero, G. Raso, A. Retico, S. Stumbo, S. Tangaro,“GPCALMA: a tool for mammography with a GRID-connected distributed database”proceedings of the VII MEXICAN SYMPOSIUM ON MEDICAL PHYSICS Facultad deCiencias, UNAM, March 24-26, 2003.

32)  E. LopezTorres, F. Fauci , R. Magro, L. Ramello, M. E.Fantacci, U. Bottigli, G. L. MASALA, P. Oliva, “Use of HEP software for Medical Applications”, proceedings of the Computing inHigh Energy and Nuclear Physics, La Jolla, California,24-28 March 2003.



ShortCommunications to the conferences



1)     G.L.C.MASALA, ” Artificial Intelligence techniques applied to medical physics”,RENDICONTI SEMINARIO Cagliari, volume 76 fas 1, 2006

2)     G.L.C.MASALA, B.Golosio, G.Cossu, G.M. Mura,E.Desortes,M.B.Salis, M.L. Ganadu, “Automationof the haemochromocytometric analysis (HC Cell Dyn 3000)”, XIX di CongressAnalytical Chemistry, Pula (CA), 11-15 September 2005

3)     U.Bottigli, B. Golosio, G.L. MASALA , P. Oliva, S. Stumbo, A. Bacci, L. Serafini,C. Maroli, V. Perillo, M. Ferrario, C. Vaccarezza “Monochromatic,quasi-monochromatic and polychromatic sources in mammography and new perspectives”poster presentation at European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry, Alghero,Italy, 6-11 June 2004

4)     MASALAG.L.C., Golosio B., Mura G.M. “A new software approach for assisted diagnosisin the field of Thalassemia.”, XC National Congress of the Italian Society ofPhysics, Brescia 20-25 September 2004.


Reports & invited lectures

BEST PAPER "Dissimilarity Application for MedicalImaging Classification " on the 9th World Multi-Conference onSystemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2005 Orlando(USA) http://www.iiis.org/bestpapers.asp?year=2005

PLENARY TALK"Artificial Intelligence Techniques Applied to Biomedical Patterns"on ICCS 2006 Vienna March 29-31 ,2006 12th International Conference on ComputerScience : TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY V12 MARCH 2006ISSN 1305-5313, ENFORMATIKA V12 2006 ISSN 1305-5313 pp. 14-19

PLENARY TALK"Computer Aided Detection on Mammography",  CISE 2006 Barcellona October 22-24 ,2006International Conference on Computer Science in TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING, COMPUTINGAND TECHNOLOGY VOLUME 15 OCTOBER 2006 ISSN 1305-5313, pp. 1-6

PLENARY TALK XCNational Congress of the Italian Society of Physics, Brescia 20-25 September2004 Bottigli U., Brunetti A., Golosio B., Masala G.L., Oliva P., Randaccio P.,Stumbo S. “Fast simulation techniques Monte Carlo methodwith imaging experiments with X-ray.”

PLENARY TALK Masala G.“Effects of ionizing radiation on cells cryopreserved”, National Congress ofthe Italian Society of Physics, Torino 18-23 September 2006