Luca Mari


Luca Mari (MS in physics, University of Milano, Italy, 1987; Ph.D. in measurement science, Polytechnic of Torino, Italy, 1994) since 2006 has been a Full Professor of measurement science with Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC, Castellanza, Italy, where he teaches courses on measurement science and statistical data analysis, and systems theory.

In the international context, he is currently the chairman of the TC1 (Terminology) and the secretary of the TC25 (Quantities and units) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and an IEC expert in the WG2 (VIM) of the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) (in this context he developed the software for the online browsing of the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM) and the International vocabulary of legal metrology (VIML)). He was the chairman of the TC7 (Measurement Science) of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO).

In Italy, he is currently chairman of the Technical Committee CEI 1/25 "Terminologia, grandezze e unità" of the Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano (CEI) and vicechairman of the Technical Commission UNI-CEI 500 "Metrologia". He was coordinator of the research area "Metrologia" of the scientific society Gruppo Misure Elettriche ed Elettroniche (GMEE).

He is the coordinator of the European research project (Horizon 2020) DiDIY, Digital Do It Yourself (Jan 2015-Jun2017, 7 partners, 2 M€).

He is currently component of the Editorial Board of the journal Measurement and was component of the International Programme Committee of the journal Metrology and Measurement Systems (Polish academy of sciences; Committee of measurement and scientific instrumentation).

He has served as scientific reviewer for the journals IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation & Measurement; Measurement Science and Technology; Measurement; Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives; Metrologia; Metrology and Measurement Systems; NCSLI Measure: The Journal of Measurement Science; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Quality & Quantity.

At LIUC he was head of the PhD programme in “Integrated Business Management” (2008-13), the head of the Institute “Quantitative Methods” (2005-12), the head of the Institute “Technology” (2007-12), the head of the Research Group in “Management Science” (2014-15), the head of Lab#ID, a laboratory on RFId and IoT Systems (2008-16), and SmartUp, a laboratory on digital manufacturing, including a MakerBot Innovation Center (2014-16).

He is author of about 150 papers published in international journals or in proceedings of peer reviewed international conferences, editor of 10 special issues of scientific journals or scientific books, author of 7 educational books on information science and technology. His research activities cover different fields and are related to fundamental topics of measurement science and its relations to information science and technology, systems theory, information systems, elearning. He is the designer and main developer of STGraph, a software engine for the simulation of dynamical systems.

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Selected Publications

Some recent publications:

  • L.Mari, P.Blattner, F.Pavese, Improving the understandability of the next edition of the International System of Units (SI) by focusing on its conceptual structure, Measurement, 101, 200-205, 2017, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2017.01.039
  • L.Mari, A.Maul, D.Torres Irribarra, M.Wilson, Quantities, quantification, and the necessary and sufficient conditions for measurement, Measurement, 100, 115-121, 2017, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2016.12.050
  • D.Petri, L.Mari, P.Carbone, Fundamentals of hard and soft measurement: a pragmatic and structural perspective, in: Modern measurements: fundamentals and applications, A.Ferrero, D.Petri, P.Carbone, M.Catelani (eds.), Wiley, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-118-17131-8
  • D.Petri, L.Mari, P.Carbone, A structured methodology for measurement development, IEEE Trans. Instr. Meas., 64, 9, 2367-2379, 2015, doi:10.1109/TIM.2015.2399023
  • L.Mari, An overview of the current status of measurement science: from the standpoint of the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM), in: Standardization in Measurement. Philosophical and Sociological Issues, L.Huber. O.Schlaudt (eds.), Pickering and Chatto, 2015,  ISBN 978-1-84893-571-6
  • A.Mencattini, L.Mari, A conceptual framework for concept definition in measurement: the case of 'sensitivity', Measurement, 72,77-87, 2015, doi:0.1016/j.measurement.2015.04.030
  • L.Mari, Evolution of 30 years of the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM), Metrologia, 52, R1-R10, 2015, doi:10.1088/0026-1394/52/1/R1
  • L.Mari, D.Petri, Measurement science: constructing bridges between reality and knowledge, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, 17, 6, 6-11, 2014, doi:10.1109/MIM.2014.6968922
  • P.Micheli, L.Mari, The theory and practice of performance measurement, Management Accounting Research, 25, 2, 147-156, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.mar.2013.07.005
  • L.Mari, M.Wilson, An introduction to the Rasch measurement approach for metrologists, Measurement, 51, 315-327, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2014.02.014
  • A.Giordani, L.Mari, Modeling measurement: error and uncertainty, in: Error and uncertainty in scientific practice, M.Boumans, G.Hon, A.C.Petersen (eds.), 79-86, Pickering & Chatto, 2014 – ISBN 978-1-84893-416-0
  • A.Frigerio, A.Giordani, L.Mari, On representing information: a characterization of the analog/digital distinction, Dialectica, 67, 4, 455–483, 2013, doi:10.1111/1746-8361.12040
  • L.Mari, A quest for the definition of measurement, Measurement, 46, 2889-2895, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2013.04.039
  • L.Mari, A.Giordani, Quantity and quantity value, Metrologia, 49, 756–764, 2012, doi:10.1088/0026-1394/49/6/756
  • A.Giordani, L.Mari, Measurement, models, and uncertainty, IEEE Trans. Instr. Meas., 61, 8, 2144-2152, 2012, doi:10.1109/TIM.2012.2193695
  • L.Mari, P.Carbone, D.Petri, Measurement fundamentals: a pragmatic view, IEEE Trans. Instr. Meas., 61, 8, 2107-2115, 2012, doi:10.1109/TIM.2012.2193693
  • A.Giordani, L.Mari, Property evaluation types, Measurement, 45, 437-452, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2011.10.030

Some older publications:

  • A.Frigerio, A.Giordani, L.Mari, Outline of a general model of measurement, Synthese, 175, 2, 123-149, 2010, doi:10.1007/s11229-009-9466-3
  • L.Mari, The problem of foundations of measurement, Measurement, 38, 4, 259-266, 2005, doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2005.09.006
  • L.Mari, Epistemology of measurement, Measurement, 34, 1, 17-30, 2003, doi:10.1016/S0263-2241(03)00016-2
  • L.Mari, Beyond the representational viewpoint: a new formalization of measurement, Measurement, 27, 2, 71-84, 2000, doi:10.1016/S0263-2241(99)00055-X

Projects & Grants

Some projects and grants:

  • 2015-17, Coordinator of the European research project (Horizon 2020) "Digital Do It Yourself"
  • 2014-today, Director of the technology transfer project "SmartUp", with a grant of Unione degli Industriali della Provincia di Varese
  • 2010-13, Director of the project ("doti ricercatore") "Metodologie e strumenti per la progettazione e gestione di processi aziendali innovativi a base tecnologica", with a grant of FSE / Regione Lombardia
  • 2007-today, Director of the technology transfer project "Lab#ID", with a grant of Camera di Commercio di Varese
  • 2006-09, Coordinator of the research project "Misura delle prestazioni", with a grant of Fondazione CARIPLO
  • 2006, Director of FSE Ob. 3 Misura C3 progetti quadro "Alta Formazione Integrata FSE", Progetto n. 411819 "Percorsi integrativi di supporto e approfondimento professionalizzante"
  • 2004-06, Director of the pilot project "Sviluppo di un sistema informativo integrato degli sportelli unici per le attività produttive (SUAP) con tecnologia open source", with a grant of Regione Lombardia
  • 2004, Director of FSE Ob. 3 Misura C3 progetti quadro "Alta Formazione Integrata FSE", Progetto n. 243005 "Percorsi integrativi di supporto e approfondimento professionalizzante"
  • 2003, Director of FSE Ob. 3 Misura C3 progetti quadro "Alta Formazione Integrata FSE", Progetto n. 166617 "Percorsi integrativi di supporto e approfondimento professionalizzante"
  • 2003-04, Component of the Scientific Committee of FSE Progetto IFTS n. 158575, "Tecnico superiore per le applicazioni informatiche"
  • 2002, Director of FSE Ob. 3 Misura C3 progetti quadro "Alta Formazione Integrata FSE", Progetto n. 86967 "Percorsi integrativi di supporto e approfondimento professionalizzante"
  • 2001, Director of FSE Ob. 3 Misura C3 progetti quadro "Alta Formazione Integrata FSE", Progetto n. 11634 "Percorsi integrativi di supporto e approfondimento professionalizzante"
  • 2001-02, Director of FSE Progetto IFTS n. 85, "Tecnico di sistemi informativi integrati per le piccole e medie imprese"