Scientific & Technical Publications

I am the author or co-author of about 70 scientific/technical publications as well as co-author of two IBM books edited by IBM Redbooks. I also contributed in a dozen of strategic worldwide studies targeting IBM senior management.

  1. P. Leo, G. D’Onofrio, D. Sancarlo, F. Ricciardi, M. De Petris, Giuliani, G. Ciarambino, S. Peschiera, A. Failla, F. Renzi e A. Greco. (2017) ViTA: Virtual Trainer for Aging.  ForITAAL. 8th Form on Ambient Assisted Living – Genova http://www.foritaal2017.it/assets/programma_forum_k.pdf
  2. R. Colella, B. Balech, A. Vaccina, P. Leo, G. Scioscia. (2015) Renewing bioinformatics workflow systems by using a Web 2.0 approach. EMBnet.journal 21, e840. http://dx.doi.org/10.14806/ej.21.0.840, 2015
  3. P. Leo, R. Parmar, A. Martin. (2015). Analytics, Cloud Still Dominant, but More Looms on IT Horizon. An IBM Redbooks Point-of-View publication. REDP-5177-00., 2015
  4. Pannarale P., Catalano D., De Caro, G, Grillo1 G., Leo, P., Pappadà, G., Rubino, F., G. Scioscia, Licciulli, F. (2012) GIDL: a rule based expert system for GenBank Intelligent Data Loading into the Molecular Biodiversity database. BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13(Suppl 4):S4. 2012.
  5. S. Battagliero, G. Puglia, S. Vicario, F. Rubino, G. Scioscia and P. Leo (2010). An Efficient Algorithm for Approximating Geodesic Distances in Tree Space. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2011.
  6. P. Pannarale, G. Scioscia, F. Rubino, P. Leo, G. Pappadà, D. D’Elia, G. Grillo, S. Vicario, G. De Caro, A. Gisel, G. Mulè, A. Susca, D. Catalano, F. Licciulli “Social Database for Biodiversity”. Proceedings e talk a “CNR and the New Biology” – DSV Conference, Rome 11-12 October, 2010
  7. M. Accetturo, T.M. Creanza, C. Santoro, G. Tria, A. Giordano, S. Battagliero, A. Vaccina, G. Scioscia, P. Leo (2010). Finding new genes for non-syndromic hearing loss through an in silico prioritization study. PLoS ONE
  8. Battagliero S, Puglia G, Vicario S, Rubino F, Scioscia G, Leo P (2010) Efficient computation of a geodesic distance approximation in phylogenetic tree space. BITS Annual Meeting 2010
  9. Giordano, S.Battagliero, G Scioscia, P Leo. An effcient pathology-based Semantic Information Seeking system of biomedical literature. EMMIT@ 6th International Conference – Split, Croatia. September 26 -28, 2010
  10. Di Tota F, Balech B, Lobefaro A, Falcone A, Vaccina A, Scioscia G, Leo P (2010). Viral-KB: an integrated Knowledge-Base to support Viral molecular biodiversity studies. BITS Annual Meeting 2010
  11. Leo P, Scioscia G, Accetturo M, Creanza TM, Santoro C, Tria G, Giordano A, Battagliero S (2010). Non syndromic Hereditary Hearing Loss (HHL) bioinformatic workbench. BITS Annual Meeting 2010.
  12. Pannarale P, Scioscia G, Rubino F, Leo P, Pappadà G, D’Elia D, Grillo G, Vicario S, De Caro G, Gisel A, Mulè G, Susca A, Catalano D, Licciulli F (2010). Social Database for Biodiversity. BITS Annual Meeting 2010
  13. Accetturo M, Creanza TM, Giordano A, Leo P, Santoro C, Scioscia G, Tria G, Vaccina A (2010). Finding new genes for non-syndromic hearing loss through an in silico prioritization study. BITS Annual Meeting 2010.
  14. Colella R, Quinto V, Vaccina A, Scioscia G, Leo P. (2010). Renewing bioinformatics workflow system by using a Web 2.0 approach. BITS Annual Meeting 2010.
  15. Balech B, Creanza TM, Di Tota F, Scioscia G, Leo P (2010). A Bioinformatic Workflow for Grapevine Viral Diseases Analysis with Reference to Grapevine Leafroll Complex. BITS Annual Meeting 2010
  16. Pappadà G, Santamaria M, Scioscia G, Quinto V, Leo P (2010). A system for barcode primer retrieval and evaluation BITS Annual Meeting 2010
  17. Vaccina A, Alviggi C, Pivonello R, Colao A, Cariati F, Doronzo V, Leo P (2010). Standard protocol definition for human oocytes selection based on morphological and structural data and preliminary scoring alghoritm results. BITS Annual Meeting 2010.
  18. M. Accetturo, T.M. Creanza, A. Giordano, P. Leo, C. Santoro, G. Scioscia, G. Tria, A. Vaccina (2010). A semantic based functional gene distance to prioritize genes associated with Non-Syndromic Hereditary Hearing Loss. 14th Human Genome Meeting (HGM) 2010. 18-21 May 2010, Le Corum, Montpellier, France
  19. P. Leo, F. Grieco, G. Mulè (2009). Full Value Tracing of a wine chain. Poster at the 2° International Symposium “MICRO SAFETY WINE”. Martina Franca (Italy).
  20. M. Biba, F. Esposito, M. Accetturo, T.M. Creanza, C. Santoro, P. Leo (2009). Non Syndromic Hereditary Hearing Loss: Gene Prioritization Based on Textual Approach. Proceeding of Logic-based approaches in Bioinformatics Workshop. Satellite workshop of the AI*IA 2009: International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. December 2009, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
  21. C. Loglisci, A. Falcone, B. Balech, P. Leo (2009). First-Order Frequent Pattern Mining for Analyzing Complex Phenotype Data. Proceeding of Logic-based approaches in Bioinformatics Workshop. Satellite workshop of the AI*IA 2009: International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. 12 December 2009, Reggio Emilia (Italy).
  22. L. Di Pace, P. Leo, A. Colao, F. Esposito, G. Pesole, C. Saccone, A. Visconti (2009). The Molecular Biodiversity Laboratory (MBLab): a private- public research initiative involved in the study and the use of molecular biodiversity for industrial applications. Proceeding of E-Biosphere Conference 09. June 09. London UK.
  23. G. Aloisio, G. Maggi, P. Leo, E. Rossi, R. Casadio, G. Pesole, C. Saccone. Advances in the LIBI Project, a Virtual Laboratory for Bioinformatics. 4th EGEE User Forum. 2-6 March 2009 Le Ciminiere, Catania, Sicily, Italy. 2009
  24. M. Mirto, I. Epicoco, S. Fiore, M. Cafaro, A. Negro, D. Tartarini, D. Lezzi, O. Marra, A. Turi, A. Ferramosca, V. Zara, G. Aloisio, G. Donvito, L. Carota, G. Cuscela, G. P. Maggi, G. La Rocca, M. Mazzucato, S. My, G. Selvaggi, G. Scioscia, P. Leo, L. Di Pace, G. Pappada’, V. Quinto, M. Berardi, F. Falciano, A. Emerson, E. Rossi, G. Lavorgna, A. Vanni, Lisa Bartoli, P. Di Lena, P. Fariselli, R. Fronza, L. Margara, L. Montanucci, P. L. Martelli, I. Rossi, M. Vassura, R. Casadio, T. Castrignanò, D. D’Elia, G. Grillo, F. Licciulli, S. Liuni, A. Gisel, M. Santamaria, S. Vicario, C. Saccone, A. Anselmo, D. Horner, F. Mignone, G. Pavesi, E. Picardi, V. Piccolo, M. Re, F. Zambelli, G. Pesole, (2008). The LIBI Grid Platform for Bioinformatics, in Mario Cannataro (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences, Biomedicine and Healthcare, IGI Global – ISBN: 978-1-60566-374-6, 2009.
  25. L. Doronzo, P. Leo, G. Scioscia, G. Pappadà, V. Quinto (2008). Querying the LIBI federated database through a data abstraction model. EMBNet News. Vol. 14.
  26. M. Berardi, D. Malerba, R. Piredda, M. Attimonelli, G. Scioscia, P. Leo (2008). Chapter 16 – Biomedical Literature Mining for Biological Databases Annotation. Book chapter in Eugenia G. Giannopoulou (Ed.), Data Mining in Medical and Biological Research , Vienna, Austria: IN-TECH, ISBN 978-953-7619-30-5. 2008
  27. P. Leo, M. D’Aniello (2007). Leveraging Clinical Risk Management by using a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. Medical Informatics – 8TH Italian Congress. Bari. Italy, December 2007. Casa Editrice “La Matrice”,.ISBN 978-88-95614-02-1.
  28. C. Loglisci, M. Berardi, S. D’Alessandro, P. Leo. (2007). Finding Generalized Closed Frequent Itemsets for Mining Non Redundant Association Rules. SEBD 2007: 184-195
  29. M. Berardi, A. Appice, C. Loglisci, P. Leo, (2006). Supporting Visual Exploration of Discovered Association Rules through Multi-Dimensional Scaling. 16th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. Bari, Italy. September 27-29, 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). Volume 4203/2006. SpringerLink Date Thursday, September 28, 2006
  30. C. Ballard, A. Abdel-Hamid, R. Frankus, J. Larrechart, P. Leo, J. Ramos (2006). Performance Insight: Business intelligence and Websphere Process Integration. IBM Redbooks.
  31. M. Berardi, P. Leo, D. Malerba (2005). Beyond unstructured textual data for life science. 3rd IASC world conference on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus, 28-31 October, 2005.31. M. Berardi, D. Malerba, C. Marinelli, P. Leo, C. Loglisci & G. Scioscia. (2005) A Text-Mining application able to mine association rules from biomedical texts” , Bioinformatics Italian Society Annual Meeting. BITS 2005, 17-19 March 2005, Milan-Italy.
  32. M. Berardi, M. Lapi, P. Leo, C. Loglisci (2005). Mining Generalized Association Rules on Biomedical Literature. 18th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems. IEA/AIE 2005, Springer-Verlag, 2005
  33. M. Berardi, M. Lapi, P. Leo, D. Malerba, C. Marinelli, G. Scioscia, L. (2004). A PubMed query refinement tool. KDNet Wokshop on Health Care 2004. Bonn 2004.
  34. 34. P.Leo (2004). I nuovi strumenti IT a favore dei Chief Financial Officer. OL3 – numero 7. Ed. IBM Global Services Italy
  35. L Frati, P Leo (2004). IBM activities in the Healthcare and Life Sciences domain and specific capabilities and innovative projects developed in Italy. International Conference on BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY. Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Roma, Ottobre, 1-3 2004.
  36. P.Leo (2004). I nuovi strumenti IT a favore dei Chief Financial Officer. OL3 – numero 7. Ed. IBM Global Services Italy
  37. M. Attimonelli, M. Accetturo, G. Scioscia, C. Marinelli, P. Leo, M. Santamaria, S. Mona, D. Lascaro, I. Cascione, M. Tommaseo-Pozzetta (2004). HMDB, the Human Mitochondrial Data Base, a genomic resource supporting population genetics studies and biomedical research on mitochondrial diseases. Bioinformatics Italian Society Meeting. Padova
  38. Margherita Berardi, Michele Lapi, Pietro Leo, Donato Malerba, Caterina Marinelli, and Gaetano Scioscia (2004) A data mining approach to PubMed query refinement. 2nd International Workshop on Biological Data Management (BIDM 2004), in conjunction with DEXA 2004, Zaragoza, Spain, September 2, 2004.
  39. P. Leo, C. Marinelli, G. Pappadà, G. Scioscia, L. Zanchetta (2004). BioWBI: an Integrated Tool for building and executing Bioinformatic Analysis Workflows. BITS04. Bioinformatics Italian Society Meeting. Padova 26-27
  40. D. D’Elia, P. Leo, G. Scioscia, P. Lopriore, G. Delle Foglie, F. Licciulli, M. Millot, F. Weighardt, L. Bonfini, R. Lorberth, P. Heinze, G. Van den Eede, M. Attimonelli, H.-J. Buhk (2003). An example of an Integrated Bioinformatic System to support detection/quantification of GMOs. ECCB’2003 European Conference on Computational Biology – Satellite Event. September 27-30, 2003, Paris, France.
  41. D. D’Elia, P. Leo, G. Scioscia, P. Lopriore, G. Delle Foglie, F. Licciulli, M. Millot, F. Weighardt, L. Bonfini, R. Lorberth, P. Heinze, G. Van den Eede, M. Attimonelli, H.-J. Buhk (2003). An Integrated Bioinformatic System to support sequences analysis, detection and quantification of Genetically Modified Organisms. SIG -48° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare. September 15 – 18, 2003 – Ferrara – Italy.
  42. D. D’Elia, P. Leo, G. Scioscia, P. Lopriore, G. Delle Foglie, F. Licciulli, M. Millot, F. Weighardt, L. Bonfini, R. Lorberth, P. Heinze, G. Van den Eede, M. Attimonelli, H.-J. Buhk (2003). The GMOs Molecular Register: an Integrated Bioinformatic System to support detection/quantification of GMOs. Biocom2003. Villa Mondragone, Frascati (Roma).
  43.  F. Areste, P. Leo. (2001). We@Bank:An example of multichannel application using Websphere Transcoding Publisher. IBM Websphere Conference 2001. Vienna.
  44. Ennser, L., Leo, P., Velade, E. (2000). The XML Files: Using XML for Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer Applications”, ISBN 0-7384-1810-2, edito da IBM Redbooks.
  45. Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Portoghese, D. (2000). Document and Knowledge Management for the Knowledge-based Enterprise. IBM Knowledge Management Conference 2000 Sponsored by the IBM Academy of Technology, IBM East Fishkill, June 27-29, 2000.
  46. Esposito, F., Malerba, D., Di Pace, L., Leo, P. (2000). A machine learning approach to webmining. In AI*IA 99: Advances in Artificail Intelligence. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1792. Spring and Verlag.
  47. J. McNaught, W.J. Black, F. Rinaldi, E. Bertino, A. Brasher, D. Deavin, B Catania, D. Silvestri, B.Armani, P. Leo, A. Persidis, G. Semeraro, G-P. Zarri, L.Gilardoni. (2000). Integrated Document and Knowledge Management for the Knowledge-based Enterprise. Third International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Knowledge Management Wednesday April 12 – Friday April 14, 2000, Manchester, U
  48. Castellano, E., Leo, P., Ruju, G., Amodio, L. (1999). An Advanced Learning System to Be Used in Future MediaLibraries. AI*IA News journal. Numero speciale su Sistemi per l’arte e l’intrattenimento. June 1999.
  49. Esposito, F., Malerba, D., Di Pace, L., Leo, P. (1999). A Learning Intermediary for the Automated Classification of Web Pages. Proceedings of ICML-99 Workshop: Machine Learning in Text Data Analysis to be held at the 16th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-99). Bled, Slovenia, June 30, 1999.
  50. Castellano, E., Leo, P., Ruju, G., Amodio, L. (1999). An Advanced Learning System to Be Used in Future MediaLibraries. Workshop su Intelligenza Artificiale per i Beni Culturali. Bologna, Italy. September 1999.
  51. Bertino, E., Black, B., Brascher, A., Candela, V., Catania, B., Deavin, D., Di Pace, L., Esposito, F., Leo, P., McNaught, J., Persidis, A., Rinaldi, F., Semeraro, G.,Zarri, G.P. (1999). CONCERTO, Conceptual Indexing, Queryng and Retrieval of Digital Documents. 6th edition of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems. IEEE ICMCS 99. Centro Affari, Florence, Italy. June 7-11, 1999.
  52. Zarri, G.P., Bertino, E., Black, B., Brascher, A., Catania, B., Deavin, D., Di Pace, L., Esposito, F., Leo, P., McNaught, J., Persidis, A., Rinaldi, F., Semeraro, G. (1999). CONCERTO, An Environment for the “Intelligent” Indexing, Queryng and Retrieval of Digital Documents. Eleventh International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. ISMIS 99. Staszica Palace, Warsaw, Poland June 8-11, 1999.
  53. Castellano, E., Leo, P., Ruju, G., Amodio, L. (1999). MEDIATECA: An Advanced Learning System to Be Used in Future MediaLibraries. Workshop su Sistemi Intelligenti per l’Arte e l’Intrattenimento. Napoli, Italy. April 1999.
  54. Castellano, E., Leo, P., Ruju, G. (1999). Il progetto MEDIATECA. Mensile edito da Città della Scienza e Fondazione IDIS. Napoli, Italy. January 1999.
  55. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A., Malerba, D., Vespucci, G. (1998). WebMining & Machine Learning per Supportare l’Attività di Navigazione in Rete. AICA 98. Napoli. Italia. Novembre 1998.
  56. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. (1997). WebClass: a web mining tool. Proceedings of LN-AI 97. Workshop su Incontro dei Gruppi di Lavoro dell’Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale (AI*IA) su APPRENDIMENTO AUTOMATICO e LINGUAGGIO NATURALE. Torino. Italia. Dicembre 1997.
  57. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. (1997). JAVA + Agenti Inteligenti = Servizi per la Ricerca di Informazioni Efficaci per la Pubblica Amministrazione. Atti di IPA 97. Primo Workshop italiano su Informatica e Pubblica Amministrazione. Benevento. Italia. Settembre 1997.
  58. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. and Benedetto, S. (1997). Ontologies, Intelligent Agents, Traditional (Statistical) Information Retrieval Systems and “Navigational” searching mechanism: building a new generation of Internet/Intranet Information Repository. Proceedings of BISCA 97 an informal Workshop within the. Bolzano International Schools in Cognitive Analysis. Bolzano. Italia. Settembre 1997.
  59. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. (1997) NetRepository: a Networked Information Repository which Supplies Ontologies for Retrieving Information. Proceedings of AICA 97. Milano. Italia. Settembre 1997.
  60. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. (1997) Ontological Organization for Complex and Efficient Storage and Retrieval in the Network. Proceedings of the Second International KRUSE 97 Symposium (Knowledge Retrieval Use and Storage for Efficiency. Vancouver, Canada. Agosto. 1997.
  61. Convertino, G., Di Pace, L., Leo, P., Maffione, A. (1997). Intelligent Agents and Traditional Database Systems: Building an Integrated Application. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. ASC97 (Accettato).
  62. Convertino, G. Leo, P. (1996). Più che Software sono amici. Scienza&Vita. Giugno 1996.
  63. Leo, P. Giliberti, V. (1996). InterPersonal Computer. Scienza&Vita. Aprile 1996
  64. Leo, P. Giliberti, V. (1996). Il mondo nuovo del Software. Scienza&Vita. Maggio 1996.
  65. Barbanente, A., Borri, D., Esposito, F., Lanza, A., Leo, P. (1996). Apprendimento automatico per l’interpretazione concettuale di concetti spaziali. In G. Maciocco (Ed.), La città in ombra. Pianificazione urbana e interdisciplinarietà, Franco Angeli: Milano, 364-391.
  66. Leo, P., Sleeman, D., Tsinakos, A. (1996). S-SALT: A Problem-Solver, Knowledge Acquisition Tool and associated Knowledge Base refinement mechanisms. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing, vol. 10, 157-159. Cambridge University Press. New York.
  67. Leo, P. (1996). S-SALT: A Problem Solver plus Knowledge Acquisition Tool which Additionally can Refine its Knowledge Base. Master of Science. Thesis. University of Aberdeen. UK.
  68. Leo, P., Sleeman, D., Tsinakos, A. (1994) S-SALT: A Problem-Solver Plus Knowledge Acquisition Tool Which Automatically Can Refine Its Knowledge Base. EKAW-94 Position paper section. Hoegaarden. Sett. 1994. Belgio.
  69. Leo, P., Lanza, A. (1994). Riconoscimento contestule di Concetti Spaziali. AICA-94. Sett. 1994. Palermo.

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