Dr Alessio Antonini

Research Associate

Dr Alessio Antonini is a Research Associate at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Open University, and a member of KMi's Intelligent Systems and Data Science group. Before joining KMi, he was a post-doc researcher in Urban Computing at the University of Turin, Italy. His research is on Human-Data Interaction (HDI) in applicative context of Civic Technologies, Smart City and Digital Humanities (DH) applications, in which contributed with more than 30 peer-reviewed papers. Transdisciplinary problems emerging from real-life scenarios are the focus of his research, approached through interdisciplinary collaborations, ranging from urban planning, philosophy, law, humanities, history and geography. He has extensive experience in EU and national projects, leading activities and work-packages in 14 projects. With more than ten years of professional practice, he as broad experience in leading R&D projects.


HyperText, Digital Humanities, Web Technologies, Conceptual Design


Antonini, Alessio, Suárez-Figueroa, Mari Carmen, Adamou, Alessandro , Benatti, Francesca , Vignale, François, Gravier, Guillaume and Lupi, Lucia ,(2021). Understanding the phenomenology of reading through modelling. Semantic Web Journal, 12(2) pp. 191–217.

Lupi, Lucia,Antonini, Alessio, De Liddo, Anna and Motta, Enrico(2020). Actionable Open Data: Connecting City Data to Local Actions. Journal of Community Informatics, 16 pp. 3–25.

Antonini, Alessio, Brooker, Sam and Benatti, Francesca (2020). Circuits, Cycles, Configurations: an Interaction Model of Web Comics. In: The 13th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, 3-6 Nov 2020, Bournemouth, UK.

Antonini, Alessio and Brooker, Sam(2020). Mediation as Calibration: A Framework for Evaluating the Author/Reader Relation. In: Proceedings of the 31st ACM HyperText, 13-15 Jul 2020, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 17–25.

Antonini, Alessio, Benatti, Francesca and Blackburn-Daniels, Sally (2020). On Links To Be: Exercises in Style #2. In: 31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20), 13-15 Jul 2020, Online, pp. 27–36.

Antonini, Alessio and Lupi, Lucia(2019). Social AI for Engaging UbiComp. In: HTTF 2019 Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium 2019, article no. 39.

Antonini, Alessio, Gomez Mejia, Gustavo and Lupi, Lucia ,(2019). All We Do is "Stalking": Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks. In: HT '19: Proceedings of the 30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, ACM.