Nicola Aloia was born in Mottola, a little town close to Taranto (Italy), on July 30th, 1952.
He attended the University of Pisa (Italy), at the Department of Computer Science, where he graduated.
He received a post graduate master’s degree on “Network and Internet Technologies” at the Information Engineering
Department of the University of Pisa.
Since 1973 he has been working at ISTI in the area of Information Systems.
His main research activities are in the area of Information Systems.
More specifically, he has been working in the area of database design, distributed database management systems,
office information systems, object oriented databases, web based information systems,
Digital Libraries. He has participated in several projects both National (including the Progetto Finalizzato
Informatica I and II, funded by the Italian National Research Council) and International
(including the ESPRIT FIDE-Basic Research Action 6309, MULTOS e COMMANDOS).
From 1997 to 2005 he leads the Web-based Information System (WIS) group at ISTI.
Among the WIS group activities, the design and implementation of a huge Public Access Web Information System (PAWIS)
for the Italian Ministry of Environment. From 2005 he was a member of the "Core-Development Team" of the
project, coordinating the design and development of the Collection Manager and the Query Mediator components.
From November 2007 he is participating in EDLnet Technical Architecture work group (WG2.3). He is in charge of the design and
development of the Advanced Search functionality of Europeana
He had teaching activities on "Database Design" at Department of Computer Science of Pisa University.
He published more than 60 papers on national and international journals and conferences.