Institute for informatics and telematics (IIT)



The researchers of the laboratory have expertise in several cutting-edge research areas related to the Future Internet and ICT for societal challenges. In particular we have a multi-year experience in the design, modelling and implementation of architecture and protocols for self-organizing wireless networks (opportunistic networks, vehicular networks, sensor networks) that exploit the emerging paradigms of the "Internet of Things" and (online/mobile) Social Networks to establish a close interaction between the smart objects in the physical world and the cyber applications and services. In addition, the researchers of the laboratory develop networking technologies for the monitoring and control of complex systems such as Smart Grids, and advanced eHealth applications. Finally, the group deals with the study of the structural characteristics of dynamic complex networks, which also includes modelling tools for the characterization of the Internet topology and Big Data analytics.
The research methodologies that are employed by the researchers of the laboratory include sophisticated modelling tools (e.g., stochastic processes, queuing theory, equilibrium point analysis, matching learning and optimization frameworks, game theory and complex network analysis), open-source or customized simulation platforms (e.g., ns3), and experimental validation. As far as the last point, technologies that have been often used are: mobile devices (e.g., smart phones), embedded systems, and software frameworks for mobile applications and social networks.


The researchers of the Trustworthy an Secure Future Internet group have expertise and many years of experience in the field of cyber-physical security, as evidenced by the large number of scientific papers they published and by their participation in many research projects. In particular, the expertise of the researchers include the following areas: identity management and authentication systems, systems for Access and Usage Control of resources, services and data, Trust and Reputation management, systems for the shared and coordinated management of resources and services, risk assessment and management, formal methods for the analysis of security properties, data privacy (also for multi subjects data), languages for the specification of security and privacy policies, security engineering, PKI management, Social Network security, critical infrastructures security, security in distributed systems, in particular in the Cloud environment, mobile devices security (including parental control), Mobile ad hoc Networks e Sensor Wireless Networks security, and security in specific scenarios, such as the e-Health one.


The expertise of the research group, which will be useful to carry out the described activities, are the following:
numerical analysis, discrete mathematics, optimization, algorithmics, computational complexity, graph theory, stochastic processes, game theory, information retrieval with applications to "Big Data" scenarios. Moreover, the researchers dealing with wireless networks, acquired over the years a great experience in the study of basic properties (connectivity, capacity, life time network, etc.) for ad-hoc, sensor and vehicular networks.


The WAFI research team focuses on the Web's evolution and its technologies, implementing a common laboratory for testing new paradigms, disseminating "best practices", transferring knowledge (schools, PA, companies), and designing and developing applications for the 'Future Internet' -- thus improving society as a whole by empowering each person.
WAFI research interests include extraction techniques, manipulation and visualization of big data/linked data, statistical analysis and trends on social networks, open source intelligence through the analysis of multimedia data of social networks, enhancement of cultural heritage through the Web, eGovernment services (with particular attention to Quality of Service (QoS) and interoperability aspects, eHealth tools to support wellbeing and eHealth services, and interfaces and applications aimed at fostering social inclusion and accessibility for users with disabilities.


Networking, Network monitoring, L2 switching, IP telephony and videoconferences, methods of troubleshooting and defence from attacks, distributed authentication and authorization systems,video-streaming,video-conferencing.


Taking into account the complex and manifold nature of the service (technological development and applied research), IIT has expertise in the full range of operative, technical, legal and communicative fields. This is essential for the management of the registration and maintenance of Internet domain names. In particular:
Technical know-how:
Expertise regarding the functioning of the Internet, DNS systems, the international scene, Internet legal issues, relations with end-users, advanced and secure ICT technologies and tools for the use and management of large databases. Techniques and benchmarking tools for system testing. Procedures and tools for electronic archiving. Techniques and tools for secure communications based on X.509 digital certificates. There are also extensive skills and experience in the planning, development and management of:
directory services, with particular regard to the Domain Name System and LDAP;
centralised and distributed database systems;
software systems for domain name registration;
Web-based information management systems;
electronic archive systems;
asynchronous and synchronous communication protocols; DNSSEC; networking; IPv6; VoIP; security systems based on digital certificates and advanced authentication processes.
At an international level, main co-operation is with the IETF workgroups and organisations such as CENTR, RIPE-NCC and ICANN.
Legal expertise:
IIT has legal know-how in the field of domain name management within the, specifically regarding alternative dispute resolution. Experience of issues concerning intellectual property, e-commerce, commercial enterprises and competitive procedures. Expertise in administrative and personnel management, of large scale registers, by means of specifically designed IT tools. Analysis and study of legal issues pertaining to domain name assignment, also at an international scale; analysis of contractual procedures with the aim of offering the best possible service to end-users; analysis of aspects regarding legislation on correct data preservation and the effective responsibility of Internet service providers and finally, analysis of the main Internet criminal offences.
Wide-ranging knowledge of the procedures and techniques regarding the assignment and management of Internet domain names, specific organisational skills concerning the management and organisation of events and training courses, journalistic expertise both in the publication of the Registry journal and also in the management of relations with the mass-media.
The help-desk, in dealing with calls uses database-guided consultation and an automatic ticketing system. (cnr.iit/2004-B4-06) .


The transversal skills of the research team, in general, concern: the knowledge and information management and the data processing for the construction and development of taxonomies , thesauri / controlled vocabularies and classification systems for indexing documents , both paper and digital. Therefore, important are the skills acquired and developed over the years for the development of innovative methods for data coding, above all in the domain of healthcare. Last but not least , the skills developed in projects involving document digitization such as those of Digital Library and recovery of historical documentation.