Projects

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AMBIT

Fondazione CRM co-funded Project
2014-2016

The AMBIT (Algorithms and Models for Building context-dependent Information delivery Tools) project aims to study and develop a prototype software architecture for the development of context-dependent applications and systems, i.e., tools that provide users with services that are customized according to the context in which they operate. The project also has important application outcomes, both for the operational partners and for the companies and organizations in the area. From this point of view, some application areas appear to be particularly suitable for the adoption of such a notion of context: among these, online advertising, interactive applications for the development of the Modena area, smart help-desk systems.

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PEGASUS

Pegasus

Industria 2015 Project
2009-2012

The aim of the PEGASUS (mobility management project through infotelematics systems for urban areas, passengers vehicles and goods safety) is to carry out an integrated infotelematics platform acting as enabler of a systemic approach to sustainable and safe management of people, vehicles and goods’ flows within urban areas. In particular, the platform will be based on the collection and real-time processing of data arising from vehicles, infrastructure and their interactions and will exploit them in view of improving mobility management in urban and sub-urban areas.

FACIT

Facit SME

European FP-7 Funded Project
2009-2012

The FACIT SME project addresses SMEs operating in the ICT domain. The goals are: to facilitate the use of Software Engineering (SE) methods and to systematize their application integrated with the business processes; to provide efficient and affordable certification of these processes according to internationally accepted standards; to securely share best practices, tools and experiences with development partners and customers.

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Outdoor Video Protection: innovative vision and information technologies for safe outdoors work environments

Regional Project
2009-2010

The main purpose of the project is the monitoring of wide open spaces, with particular reference to hazardous workplaces such as construction sites, in order to detect intruders or situations that are not up to standard. These environments are very complex to control, usually spread over very large areas whose access points are most often unknown and not monitored. The solution proposed in the project plans to overcome these limitations by resorting to the use of multimodal sensor fusion, by jointly using cameras and RFID technologies.

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Semantic Self-organizing Mobile Networks of Radio Sensors

DII Department Project
2007-2009

The research focuses on sensor networks in all ICT disciplines, with the aim of integrating aspects related to technology and microelectronic systems, design of interconnection systems via ad hoc radio communication, organization of digital information and the formulation and efficient execution of queries based on semantics. In particular, research in computer science is concerned with providing connection capacity, self-organization, and suitable algorithms to retrieve and manage information in a distributed mobile environment.

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NeP4B: Networked Peers for Business

Italian FIRB Project
2006-2009

NeP4B goal is to contribute innovative ICTs solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), by developing an advanced technological infrastructure to enable companies of any nature, size and geographic location to search for partners, exchange data, negotiate and collaborate without limitations and constraints.

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WISDOM: Web Intelligent Search based on DOMain ontologies

Italian Council co-funded Research Project
2005-2007

The huge amount of data and services available on the Web requires the development of systems that, overcome the "information overloading" problem of traditional search engines. In particular, there is the need of developing novel tools for the integration, the localization and the customizable fruition of informative resources. WISDOM goal is to develop intelligent techniques and tools, based on domain ontologies, to perform effective and efficient information search on the WEB.

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DELOS – A Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries

IST Network of Excellence
2004-2006

Digital Libraries (DL) have been made possible through the integration and use of a number of IC technologies, the availability of digital content on a global scale and a strong demand for users who are now online. They are destined to become essential part of the information infrastructure in the 21st century. The DELOS network intends to conduct a joint program of activities (JPA) aimed at integrating and coordinating the ongoing research activities of the major European teams working in DL-related areas with the goal of developing the next generation DL technologies.

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Semantic Web techniques for the management of digital identity and the access to norms

Italian Council co-funded Research Project
2004-2006

The objective of the research is the study of information systems and services aimed at facilitating the involvement of the citizen in the eGovernance process. In this context, the main effort is devoted to the development of a technological infrastructure based on the Semantic Web for the citizen’s personalized access to Public Administration services. The service chosen for the project development is the access to norm texts, while the personalization of the service consists of the retrieval and reconstruction of all and only norms that are valid and applicable to the citizen also according to his/her digital identity.

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La dinamica della norma nel tempo: aspetti giuridici ed informatici

Italian Council co-funded Research Project
2002-2003

The research investigates the issue of the dynamics of norms over time to analyze models, tools, methodologies for describing the effects of the legislative changes produced in the normative system. In particular, the research has been directed to the development and production of instruments for facilitating the identification and determination of current legislation and for suggesting rules of good standardization.

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Technologies and Services for Enhanced Content Delivery (ECD)

CNR co-funded Research Project
2002-2005

The project is focused on developing tools and technologies for delivering enhanced contents to final users. This entails identifying relevant material from various sources, transforming it, adding to it metadata and other useful distinguishing information, organizing it and delivering the most relevant material to interested users in a timely fashion.