Email : stefano.vitturi [at]

Research Interests

Industrial Communication Systems


Phone : +39 049 8277960
Fax : +39 049 8277699
Site :Padova
Position : Senior Researcher


Stefano Vitturi graduated (summa cum laude) in Electronics Engineering at the University of Padova (Italy) in 1984. In 1985 he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for Gas Ionization (IGI), where he has worked for about 15 years at the RFX Project (, a nuclear fusion experiment built in Padova and currently in operation. His activities were mainly concerned with the control and data acquisition system of RFX.

In 1993 Stefano Vitturi was appointed as the leader of the Automation and Informatics group of the RFX project.

From 1999 to 2000 he temporarily moved to the Galileo Scientific Park in Padova where he coordinated both research and technological transfer activities.

At the end of 2000 he returned to CNR, Institute of Dynamic Systems and Bioengineering (CNR-LADSEB).

In 2003, following an in-depth reorganization of the CNR scientific network, Stefano Vitturi joined the Institute of Electronics and Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (IEIIT) of CNR, where he founded the Padova territorial site, located at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova. He is, currently, the responsible of the IEIIT Padova territorial site.

During his scientific and professional activity, Stefano Vitturi has taken part in the program and organizing committees of many international conferences in the areas of industrial informatics and automation; furthermore, in some of them, he has served as track chair. Also, he served as Guest Editor of two Special Sections appeared on the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

Stefano Vitturi has authored/co-authored more than 100 scientific papers published in refereed international journals, books and conference proceedings, mainly in the areas of industrial informatics, industrial communications and factory automation systems.

Since 1995 he is a contract professor at the University of Padova where he teaches courses on Industrial Automation and Industrial Communication Systems. Moreover, he has been an invited lecturer of several seminars and courses attended by professionals, graduate and post-graduate students in the areas of industrial communications, real-time networks and networks for automation.