Maria Pia FANTI

Full Professor

Phone: +39 080 596 3643

E-mail: mariapia.fanti[at]

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Maria Pia Fanti is full professor of System and Control Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy).

She received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), in 1983. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Since 1983 she has been with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy), where she was Assistant Professor from 1990 till 1998 and Associate Professor from 1990 till April 2012.

Maria Pia Fanti is IEEE fellow for contributions to modeling and control of discrete event systems.

Her research interests include Discrete event systems, Petri net, consensus algorithms, networked and control systems, management and modeling of logistic systems, automated manufacturing systems, automatic guided vehicle systems, traffic networks, and healthcare systems.

Currently, she teaches the following courses:

•     Fundamentals of Control Systems Engineering (I Module: Analysis of Control systems) 6 credits. 1st level degree in Computer Science and Automation Engineering.

•     Modelling and Control of Discrete Event Systems. 6 credits. Master degree in Computer Engineering.

•     Estimation and Control of Dynamical Systems. 6 credits. Master degree in Automation Engineering.

•     Modelling and Control. 6 credits. Master degree in Engineering (University of Trieste)

Maria Pia Fanti is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

She is Member at large (2016-2018) of the BoG of the IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Member of the scientific committee of the Italian Federation of Automatic Control (SIDRA).

She is Co-Chair of the Technical committee on Discrete Event Systems for the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Chair of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter of the IEEE Central & South Italy Section, member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems

She received in 2008 from the IEEE SMC Awards Committee the "IEEE SMC Best Associate Editor Award" and the "Most Active Technical Committee Award of the SMC Society"

She is authors of 2 books and of 230+ peers refereed papers including 69 journal articles, 10 book chapters, and many conference proceeding papers.

Current activities


General Chair

SOLI 2017

2017 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics September

18-20, 2017, Bari, Italy


Program Co-Chair


14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

May 16-18, 2017, Calabria, Italy


Program Co-Chair


4th 2017 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies

April 5-7, 2017, Barcelona, Spain


Member of the Steering committee

CASE 2017

13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering

August 20-23, 2017 Xi'an, China