Società Italiana Reti Neuroniche


On August 25 2022 the Committee for the Caianiello Award (Proffs. Anna Esposito, Giancarlo Fortino, Carlo Francesco Morabito, and Eros Pasero) carefully evaluated the theses received by adopting the following criteria:

  1. Number of publications in journals Q1 (score 10 for each journal)
  2. Number of publications in Q2 journals (score 8 for each journal)
  3. Number of publications in all other journals (score 7 for each journal)
  4. Number of publications in conferences listed A and B in the GRIN List (score 7 for each conference)
  5. Number of publications in all other conferences (score 5 for each conference)
  6. Year of thesis discussion normalization coefficient is 1 for 2022, .75 for 2021 and .50 for 2020
  7. Thesis score is based on:
    • Originality (score A=10, B=8, C=6, D=4)
    • IMPACT (based on SCOPUS/WoS citations, score A=10, B=8, C=6, D=4)
    • Clarity of method (score A=10, B=8, C=6, D=4)


Based on these evaluations:

The 1st prize, i.e. a compensation of 500 Euros (offered by the IEEE Italian Chapter on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and a free registration at WIRN meeting (equivalent to 200 Euro including the social dinner, offered by SIREN), has been assigned to:

ANTONIO BRUNETTI, Polytechnic University of Bari.

The 2nd prize, i.e. a free registration at WIRN meeting (equivalent to a compensation of 200 Euros including the social dinner), has been assigned ex equo to:

TERRY AMORESE, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
VINCENZO RANDAZZO, Politecnico di Torino


The three winners are required to give during the WIRN 2022 a 10 minutes presentation of their thesis on Wed 7 Sept at 9, at the beginning of the WIRN Conference.

The 1st IEEE/SIREN  Award of the Caianiello prize was presented by Giancarlo Fortino to:

Antonio Brunetti for the thesis: “Intelligent Frameworks for Diagnosis in the Precision Medicine Era”

The 2nd SIREN Award of the Caianiello prize was presented by Eros Pasero to:

Terry Amorese for the thesis: “Assistive virtual agents: the impact of agents’ features and emotions on elderly people perception and preferences”

Vincenzo Randazzo for the thesis: “Novel Neural Approaches to Data Topology Analysis and Telemedicine”