Institute for informatics and telematics (IIT)


Cooperations are currently divided into the following topics, corresponding to as many research groups.

The researcher of the laboratory have established several scientific collaborations both at the European and National level with prestigious academic institutions and European companies thanks to the rich portfolio of research projects and their standing in the community. We just mention the main collaborations: Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy), AVEA (Turkey), Telecom Italia (Italy), FON (Spain), Intecs (Italy), Technicolor (France), Thales Communications (France), UPMC (France), SICS (Sweden), KTH (Sweden), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Cardiff (UK), Institut Eurecom (France), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), SUPSI (Switzerland), Aalto University (Finland), University of Athens (Greece), University of Pisa (Italy), University of Milan (Italy), Eindhoven University of Technology (NL). .

The research activities of the group, including national and international projects, were carried out in collaboration with leading universities, research centers, industries, private companies and public bodies, including the University of Pisa (I), University of Trento (I), University of Naples "Parthenope" (I), University of Malaga (E), University of Florence (I), IMT-Institute for Advance Studies Lucca (I), INRIA (F), Fraunhofer (D), Italy Telecom Future Centre, Dedalus SpA (I), STFC Scientific Computing Department (UK), Imperial College London (UK), UNIPOLSA (I), Thales (F), Bird & Bird International Law Firm (I), ATOS (E) , HP Italy Innovation Centre (I), SAP (F), INTECS SpA (I); Engineering (I), CEA (F), TU Eindhoven (H), KU Leuven (B), British Telecom (UK), Guardia di Finanza (I), AGID (I), Carnegie Mellon University (US), Missouri University of Science (US )

The researcher of the group have established several scientific collaborations, both at International and National level. These collaborations arise either from research cooperations and from funded research projects. We mention in particular the following ones:
ICS Forth (GR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Northeastern University (USA), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Los Alamos National Labs (USA), Stony Brook University (USA), Karlsruhe University (DE), Fraunhofer IAO-Competence Center Mobility Innovation (DE), INDRA (E), University of Cantabria (E), Santander City Council (RS), GEST (RS), DunavNET (RS), JGSP "Novi Sad" (RS), City of Novi Sad council (RS), ISTI-CNR (I), IFC-CNR (I), ITB-CNR (I), Università di Siena (I), Università di Pisa (I), Università di Parma (I), Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (I), Università del Piemonte Orientale (I), Università dell'Aquila (I), Univ. Roma La Sapienza (I), Università Roma3 (I), Università di Salerno (I), Università di Catania (I), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (I), Sistemi Territoriali SRL (I), Intecs S.p.A. (I), Evidence s.r.l.(I), Aleph Progetti s.r.l.(I), SAT S.p.A.(I), Comune di Firenze (I).

Partner: Consortium GARR (, experts of the European scientific community participating to TERENA workgroup (, University experts, ENEA, INFN e INAF within the framework of the GARR, CNR network office, national internet exchange points (,,,
Customer: Consortium GARR, CNR network office, CDC Point S.p.A., Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, Regione Toscana, Regione Calabria, BESS (, IRES (

The Registry works with Italian and European maintainers, with than 2300 contracts stipulated, and with similar European institutions and maintains relations with government bodies and with the Italian Garante (Information Commissioner) for the protection of personal data with the aim of ensuring a standardised management and useful exchange of ideas and opinions.
The Registry collaborates in the technological transfer and support for commercial enterprises and government services. The collaboration projects involve the planning and development of technologically advanced applications which contribute to the work of the CNR Public Relations Office, the National Cancer Institute of Milan, the "European Society for Photobiology" (ESP), and the Tuscany Regional Government. Within these projects collaborative Content Management Systems have been developed, including multi-lingual processes, using document workflow and access control, online conference management systems, planning and set-up of ad hoc databases with personal data extraction processes.
For the development of advanced systems and innovative tools for domain name registries collaborative projects have been established with: the Polish Registry NASK (ccTLD "pl"), Austrian Registry NIC.AT (ccTLD "at") and the Swedish Internet Exchange Netnod/Autonomica.
The Registry participates in the activities of relevant international organisations (ICANN, CENTR, RIPE). ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit making body, which assigns IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, manages the first level domain name system (generic Top-Level Domain, gTLD, such as .com, .net, .info) and the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), which identify specific national territory, e.g. .uk for the United Kingdom, .it for Italy, etc.), and also the root server. Previously, these services were supplied by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority), commissioned by the US government, and other bodies. As it is based on a public-private partnership, ICANN has the task of safeguarding the operative stability of the Internet, of promoting the marketing competition of domain names, of ensuring the highest possible level of representation of the Internet community, and of developing policies in line with its mandate by means of full participation and based on mutual consent. In 2004 the Registry hosted in Roma an ICANN meeting ((, an important event attended by than 700 delegates from all over the world. Stefano Trumpy, in addition to representing the Registry within ICANN, with nomination of the Italian Ministry for Innovation, technology and Communications, is the Italian Government representative in the GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) of ICANN.
The Registry has relations with international organisations that supervise aspects of Internet governance and which collaborate with national domain name registries (ccTLD - country code Top Level Domain); in particular with: ISOC (Internet Society) within which the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) operates; RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeenne); CENTR (Council of European National TLD Registries) which has the aim of standardising the European registries. In 2007, the activities of the Registry at an international level brought about the signing of a formal contract between the Registry and ICANN which has enabled the two parties to recognise and accept the roles and functions carried out by the two parties effectively going beyond the informal agreement with IANA active since 1987, the moment of activation of the ccTLD .it. During 2007 the Registry actively participated in CENTR activities, contributing its experience particularly as regards the "policies of access to the whois database" and the methods of collection and management of data regarding the consensus for the publication of personal data for Registrants and the administrative and technical contacts of the domain names. For its participation at RIPE the Registry attended the two annual meetings and contributed to the workgroups dealing with DNS and ENUM.

Taxonomies, Thesauri and Classification Systems

The acknowledgement of the Taxonomies and classification systems group is reinforced by international collaborations engaged both with the Mediterranean Institute of Primary Care ( MIPC ) Malta and within the project " SemanticHealthNet - Semantic Interoperability for Health Network - Network of Excellence ( NoE ) under the 7th framework Programme . Always actives remain the collaborations with the University of Calabria and the Agency for Digital Italy , with the latter is still ongoing activity of defining the guidelines and evaluation of the projects of the regions in the health sector. Other collaboration are listed below:
-Regenstrief Institute Inc. Indianapolis (US)
-University "Magna Grecia" of Catanzaro, University of Macerata, University of Naples Federico II
-The Central Archives of the State (Italy)
-Istituto Superiore di Sanità
-Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea
-Regional Neurogenetic Center of Lamezia Terme (CZ)
-The CSM ex psychiatric hospital of Girifalco (CZ)
-Gesan Srl
-Biolabor sas