Vincenzo (KatolaZ) Nicosia
Research Assistant
List of Publications
In preparation and preprints
  1. J. Gomez-Gardenes, V. Nicosia, R. Sinatra, V. Latora "Motion-induced synchronization in metapopulations of mobile agents" submitted. (PDF)
Edited books
  1. Santo Fortunato, Ronaldo Menezes, Giuseppe Mangioni and Vincenzo Nicosia (Eds) "Complex Networks", Proceedings of CompleNet 2009, International Workshop on Complex Networks, Catania, Italy, May 26-27, 2009. Springer's series Studies in Computational Intelligence.
Papers in international journals
  1. V. Nicosia, J. Tang, M. Musolesi, C. Mascolo, G. Russo, V. Latora "Components in time-varying graphs", AIP Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol 22, 2, ISSN 1054-1500, doi:10.1063/1.3697996, 023101 (2012) (Abstract@Chaos) (PDF - Final) (PDF - Arxiv)
  2. E. Strano, V. Nicosia, V. Latora, S. Porta, M. Barthelemy "Elementary processes governing the evolution of road networks". Scientific Reports, vol 2, 296, ISSN 2045-2322, doi:10.1038/srep00296 (2012). (PDF)
  3. V. Nicosia, R. Criado, M. Romance, G. Russo, V. Latora "Controlling centrality in complex networks".Scientific Reports , vol. 2, 218, ISSN: 2045-2322, doi:10.1038/srep00218 (2012). (PDF)
  4. V. Nicosia, F. Bagnoli, V. Latora "Impact of network structure on a model of diffusion and competitive interaction". EPL - Europhysics Letters, vol. 94, ISSN: 0295-5075, doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/94/68009 (2011). (PDF - Arxiv)
  5. R. Sinatra, J. Gomez-Gardenes, R. Lambiotte, V. Nicosia, V. Latora "Maximal-entropy random walks in complex networks with limited information" Physical Review E , vol. 83, ISSN: 1539-3755, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.030103 (2011). (PDF - Arxiv)
  6. F. De Vico Fallani, V. Nicosia, R. Sinatra, L. Astolfi, F. Cincotti, D. Mattia, C. Wilke, A. Doud, V. Latora, B. He, F. Babiloni "Defecting or not defecting: how to ''read'' human behavior during cooperative games by EEG measurements". Plos ONE, vol. 5, ISSN: 1932-6203, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014187 (2010). (PDF)
  7. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia "An Adaptive Overlay Network Inspired by Social Behaviour". Journal of Parallel And Distributed Computing, vol. 70, p. 282-295, ISSN: 0743-7315, doi: 10.1016/j.jpdc.2009.05.004 (2009).
  8. V. Nicosia, G. Mangioni. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri "Extending the definition of modularity to directed graphs with overlapping communities". Journal Of Statistical Mechanics: Theory And Experiment, vol. 3, p. 03024, ISSN: 1742-5468, doi: 10.1088/1742-5468/2009/03/P03024 (2009). (PDF - Arxiv)
  9. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni G, V. Nicosia "Emerging structures of P2P networks induced by social relationships". Computer Communications, vol. 31, p. 620-628, ISSN: 0140-3664, doi: 10.1016/j.comcom.2007.08.016 (2008)
  10. V. Carchiolo, A. Longheu, M. Malgeri. G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia "The Dilemma of Trust: a Social Network Based Approach". Scalable Computing. Practice And Experience, vol. 9, p. 29-37, ISSN: 1895-1767 (2008).
  11. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia "Fast Intormation Retrieval in a Self/Organizsing Peer-to-Peer Network". Journal Of Computers, vol. 2, p. 75-81, ISSN: 1796-203X (2007)
Conference proceedings
  1. C. Brown, V. Nicosia, S. Scellato, A. Noulas, and C. Mascolo. ``The importance of being placefriends: Discovering location-focused online communities''. In Proceedings of ACM WOSN '12, Helsinki, Finland (2012).
  2. C. Brown, V. Nicosia, S. Scellato, T. Noulas, C. Mascolo. "Where Online Friends Meet: Social Communities in Location-based Networks", In Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012. Dublin, Ireland (2012).
  3. L. Fichera, D. Marletta, V. Nicosia V, C. Santoro. "A Methodology to Extend Imperative Languages with AgentSpeak Declarative Constructs". In Proceedings of 11 Workshop nazionale "Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti", WOA 2010. Rimini, September 5-7, 2010. vol. 621, AACHEN:CEUR-WS.org (2010).
  4. J. Tang, M. Musolesi, C. Mascolo, V. Latora, V. Nicosia. "Analysing Information Flows and Key Mediators through Temporal Centrality Metrics". In Proceedings of 3rd ACM Workshop on Social Network Systems 2010. ACM (2010).
  5. R. Massari, V. Nicosia, C. Santoro. "Path Planning of a Mobile Robot in a Tight Constrained Environment: the "Eurobot 2010" UNICT-TEAM Experience". In: Proceedings of the 4th italian workshop on Planning and Scheduling - PlanSIG 2010. Brescia, 1-3 December 2010, vol. 1, GLASGOW:PlanSIG Group (2010).
  6. V. Carchiolo, A. Longheu, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Adaptive E-Learning: an architecture based on PROSA P2P network". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - New Frontiers in Applied Artificial Intelligence. vol. 5027/2008, p. 777-786, ISBN: 978-3-540-69045-0, doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-69052-8_81 (2008).
  7. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "PROSA: P2P Resource Organisation by Social Acquaintances". In: Lecture Notes on Computer Science - Agents and peer-to-peer computing. Japan, 2006, vol. 4461/2008, p. 135-142, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-79704-3, doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79705-0 (2008).
  8. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia . "Using genetic algorithms to discover overlapping communities in complex networks". In: Proceedings of 10th Experimental Chaos Conference. Chaos conference, Catania, (2008).
  9. V. Carchiolo, A. Longheu, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "An approach to trust based on social networks". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2007. vol. 4831/2007, p. 50-61, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-76992-7, doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-76993-4_5 (2007).
  10. V. Carchiolo, A. Longheu, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Applying social behaviours to model trusting". In: Advances in Intelligent and Distributed Computing, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Intelligent and Distributed Computing (IDC 2007). vol. 78, p. 105-114, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-74929-5 (2007).
  11. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Efficient searching and retrieval of documents in PROSA". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Databases, Information Systems, and Peer-to-Peer Computing. vol. 4125/2007, p. 298-309, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-71660-0, doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-71661-7_29 (2007).
  12. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "On robustness and self-adaptiveness of a socially inspired P2P network". In: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences. Ankara, Turkey, p. 1-6, IEEE, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1363-8, doi: 10.1109/ISCIS.2007.4456882 (2007).
  13. M. Fargetta, V. Nicosia. "The agreement Utopia". In: Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2007). Paris, p. 308-313, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN: 0-7695-2879-1, doi: 10.1109/WETICE.2007.175 (2007).
  14. V. Nicosia. "Towards Hard Real-time Erlang". In: Proceedings of the 2007 SIGPLAN workshop on ERLANG Workshop. Freiburg, Germany, p. 29-36, New York:ACM, ISBN: 978-1-59593-675-2 (2007).
  15. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Evaluating the dynamic behaviour of PROSA P2P network". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications. vol. 4330/2006, p. 904-915, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-68067-3, doi: 10.1007/11946441_81 (2006).
  16. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Exploiting social network dynamics for P2P resource organisation". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Computer and Information Sciences - ISCIS 2006. vol. 4263/2006, p. 726-734, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-47242-1, doi: 10.1007/11902140_76 (2006).
  17. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V. Nicosia. "Self-Organisation of resources in PROSA P2P Network". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Self-Managed Networks, Systems, and Services. Dublin, 2006, vol. 3996/2006, p. 171-174, HEIDELBERG:SPRINGER, ISBN: 978-3-540-34739-2, doi: 10.1007/11767886_13 (2006).
  18. V. Carchiolo, M. Malgeri, G. Mangioni, V.Nicosia. "Social behaviours applied to P2P systems: an efficient algorithm for resources organisation". In: 15th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE'06). Manchester, UK, June 2006, IEEE Computer Society, ISBN: 0-7695-2623-3, doi: 10.1109/WETICE.2006.61 (2006).
  19. V. Nicosia, C. Santoro, C. Spampinato. ":Software Agents for Autonomous Robots:the Eurobot 2006 Experience". In: Proceedings of the 12th Erlang User Conference. STOCKHOLM:Ericsson (2006).