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Francesco Botto Profile

Francesco Botto received a Master in Sociology (2000) and a Phd in Information Systems and Organizations at the University of Trento, Italy. Actually he is Senior Researcher in CREATE-NET (2006) and he worked for more than 10 years in the Informatin Systems Research field focusing on qualitative and longitudinal process research and in the management of development actions enabled by ICTs. Francesco is expert in action-research (AR) and in methodologies for participatory design (PD) of information systems, and he adopted several tools and approaches for users' requirements specification, stakeholders involvement and participated experimental validation. He worked on issues like: local strategies for development, digital ecosystems, community networks, ambient aware assistance monitoring systems, smart cities.