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1 1 ISTITUTO DI SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIE DELLINFORMAZIONE A. FAEDO P. Maestrini October 2005

2 2 The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) was constituted in 2002 as a result of a merger between the Istituto CNUCE (CNUCE-CNR) and the Istituto di Elaborazione dellInformazione (IEI-CNR). The Institute is located in the CNR Research Area of Pisa. ISTI is named in honour of Alessandro Faedo, former Rector of the University of Pisa and President of CNR, in recognition of his important contribution to the advancement of Information Science and Technologies in the Italian academic communities.

3 3 IEI and CNUCE IEI The beginnings of the Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione (IEI) can be traced back to 1954 when Pisa University, on the advice of the Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi and financially backed by the provinces of Pisa, Lucca and Livorno decided to design and construct a computer intended entirely for scientific use, the first in Italy. The CSCE (Centre for Studies on Electronic Computing) was thus founded, and in 1961 the CEP - Pisan Electronic Computer - was inaugurated. In 1962 the CSCE became part of the Italian National Research Council, and in 1968 was renamed Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione (IEI). CNUCE CNUCE was founded on 5th July 1965 as the National University Computing Centre with the goal of providing various university faculties with a valid computing support. In 1973 CNUCE became part of the National Research Council (CNR) under the Committee for Engineering and Architecture. Besides the necessary economic support for developing Computing Services which by then had become widespread in Italy, CNR also provided the CNUCE Institute with an appropriate framework to conduct research in Computer Science.

4 4 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) STAFF Technical and Administrative staff70 Research staff84 PhD Students21 Graduate Fellows35 Post-doctoral Fellows15 Visiting Researchers 6 Non-permanent Administrative Support 7 Part-time Research Collaborators25

5 5 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) Budget 2005, Euro Cost of permanent staff (CNR) 7.000.000 Research funding from CNR 722.000 Funding from research contracts (2004) 3.712.000 Total 11.434.000 Self-financing 32,5%

6 6 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) Research contracts by source Source Number Industry 19 European Commission25 Government13 Public and Regional Authorities11 Universities and Research Institutions 10

7 7 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) Funding from external sources (2002 - 2004) Year Cumulative funding 20021.976.000 20032.843.000 20043.712.447 Post-graduate/post-doc grants (2002 - 2004) Year Number of grants 200235 200344 200463

8 8 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) Publications (2004) Journal papers 67 Chapters of edited books 17 Conference papers (proceedings)129 Best paper awards (2003 - 2004) Year Awards 20032 20042

9 9 Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dellInformazione A. Faedo (ISTI-CNR) Research Organization Research Laboratories pursue a well-defined set of strongly related scientific objectives. The teams include permanent staff, visitors, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students, with an average number of 10 members per Lab. Research Laboratories are largely self-financed and subject to periodical evaluation. Technology Centres are aimed at enhancing and exploiting the patrimony of competence existing at ISTI in specific areas. Typical activities are pre-competitive development, technology transfer and training. Technology Centers work in close collaboration with Research Laboratories, in order to foster the sharing of competence and the bi-directional flow of knowledge. Curiosity driven projects aim at exploring matters and at pursuing objectives that go beyond, and possibly anticipate, the national and international research programs. Projects are submitted by single or multiple research laboratories. The projects proposals are evaluated by the Scientific Council and funded by the Institute. Independent Research consists of free initiatives by individuals or small groups, aimed at widening and deepening their competence, at cultivating the spirit of diversity and at exploring interdisciplinary connections. The publication of innovative results and the open circulation of ideas within the scientific community are considered prime goals. Independent research is supported by ISTI under a funding scheme that rewards scientific production and privileges young researchers.

10 10 MODELS & METHODS Space-Flight Dynamics Lab Mechanics of Materials and Structures Lab INDEPENDENT RESEARCH 2003: 100.000 Euro 2004 : 100.000 Euro CURIOSITY DRIVEN PROJECTS 2003 190.000 Euro 12 projects submitted 4 projects funded 2004 300.000 Euro 17 projects submitted 6 projects funded RESEARCH LABORATORIES, TECHNOLOGY CENTERS INFRASTRUCTURE AND GENERAL SUPPORT ISTITUTO DI SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIE DELLINFORMAZIONE A. FAEDO CNR Funding research funding maintenance contribution SOFTWARE INTENSIVE SYSTEMS Software Engineering Lab Formal Methods and Tools Lab Dependable Computing Lab System and Software Evaluation Techn. Center GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE & UBIQUITOUS SERVICES Networked Multimedia Information Systems Lab Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Lab High Performance Computing Lab Human Interfaces in Information Systems Lab Wireless Networks Lab Domotics Lab Information Systems Techn. Center MULTIDIMENSIONAL MEDIA Visual Computing Lab Signals & Images Lab Creative Virtual Systems Lab External Funding (Click links to show details)

11 11 Visual Computing Laboratory Head: Claudio Montani Claudio.Montani@isti.cnr.it Claudio.Montani@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2923 Research topics: 3D Automatic Acquisition Scientific Visualization Deformable Object Modeling -Data Structures and Algorithms for Computer Graphics

12 12 Head: Ovidio Salvetti Ovidio.Salvetti@isti.cnr.itOvidio.Salvetti@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 3124 Research topics: Models and Algorithms for Signal & Image Processing Models and Algorithms for Image Understanding Diagnostic Imaging Vision Machines and Systems Audio Digital Signal Processing and Computer Music Signals & Images Laboratory

13 13 Creative Virtual Systems Laboratory Head: Patrizia Palamidese Patrizia.Palamidese@isti.cnr.itPatrizia.Palamidese@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 3069 Research topics: Storytelling Methods and Techniques: 3d Worlds: Images and Audio Video Media

14 14 Networked Multimedia Information Systems Laboratory Head: Costantino Thanos Costantino.Thanos@isti.cnr.itCostantino.Thanos@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2910 Research topics: Multimedia Information Access Advanced Information Retrieval Digital Libraries

15 15 Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Laboratory Head: Fosca Giannotti Fosca.Giannotti@isti.cnr.itFosca.Giannotti@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2999 Research topics: - Data Mining Query Languages - Web Mining and Content Delivery - Geographic Knowledge Discovery and Reasoning - Natural Language Processing and Text Mining

16 16 High Performance Computing Laboratory Head: Domenico Laforenza Domenico.Laforenza@isti.cnr.itDomenico.Laforenza@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2992 Research topics: Grid Computing High Performance Data Mining and Information Retrieval Parallel Programming Tools High Performance Algorithms/Applications

17 17 Human Interfaces in Information Systems Laboratory Head: Fabio Paterno Fabio.Paterno@isti.cnr.itFabio.Paterno@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 3066 Research topics: Design of Interactive Systems Usability and Accessibility Mobile Information Systems for All Interaction with Information Systems

18 18 Wireless Networks Laboratory Head: Erina Ferro Erina.Ferro@isti.cnr.itErina.Ferro@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 3070 Research topics: Digital satellite communications Wireless ad hoc networks

19 19 Domotics Laboratory Head: Rolando Bandinelli Rolando.Bandinelli@isti.cnr.itRolando.Bandinelli@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2946 Research topics: Interoperable XML based on Web services Mobile devices for home management XML standards for the home network Architecture of interoperable applications

20 20 Information Systems Technology Center Head Guglielmo Cresci Guglielmo.Cresci@isti.cne.itGuglielmo.Cresci@isti.cne.it Tel. 050 315 2937 Areas of competence: Innovative Information Systems Automation Processes Geographic Information Science and Statistics Systems

21 21 Software Engineering Laboratory Head: Antonia Bertolino Antonia.Bertolino@issti.cnr.itAntonia.Bertolino@issti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2914 Research topics: Software requirements analysis Software process evaluation Software product evaluation Testing in the large and integration testing approaches Reliable assembly and validation of component-based software Evaluation of software reliability, testability, test effectiveness

22 22 Formal Methods and Tools Laboratory Stefania.Gnesi@isti.cnr.itStefania.Gnesi@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2918 Research topics: Formal Specification Methodologies Formal Verification Technologies and Applications. Requirements engineering

23 23 Dependable Computing Laboratory Head: Felicita Di Giandomenico Felicita.Digiandomenico@isti.cnr.itFelicita.Digiandomenico@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2904 Research topics: Mechanisms for fault-tolerant systems Development of generic architectures for fault-tolerant (real-time) systems Model-based dynamic reconfiguration in complex critical systems Methods for early validation and evaluation of system designs Multiple Phased Systems (MPS) Quality of Service in Network Systems and Protocols

24 24 System and Software Evaluation Technology Center Head: Fabrizio Fabbrini Fabrizio.Fabbrini@isti.cnr.itFabrizio.Fabbrini@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2915 Areas of competence: Software process assessment and improvement Measurement and evaluation of quality attributes of software products Software certification Analysis and evaluation of system and software requirements

25 25 Mechanics of Materials and Structures Laboratory Head: Cristina Padovani Cristina.Padovani@isti.cnr.itCristina.Padovani@isti.cnr.it Tel. +39 050 315 2951 Research topics: Finite Plasticity, Metal-forming Processes. Mechanics of Masonry Constructions Thermodynamics of masonry-like materials - Non-linear Dynamics

26 26 Curiosity driven Projects 2003 Available funds: 190.000 12 proposals submitted; evaluated by the Scientific Board 4 Projects funded: 1) Privacy Preserving Pattern Discovery (F. Giannotti, Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Lab ) 2) Distributed Search in the Semantic Web (U. Straccia, Networked Multimedia Information Systems Lab) 3) Natural Integration in Computerized Home Environment (R. Bianchi Bandinelli, Domotics Laboratory) 4) Management of Data in Wireless Sensor Networks (G. Amato & S. Chessa, Networked Multimedia Information Systems Lab & Wireless networks Lab) 1 Project approved, funding delayed to 2004: a) CONTURA: Integration of Volume Data Acquisition via 3-D Scanning and Structural Analysis of Masonry Buildings (C. Montani & C. Padovani, Visual Computing Lab & Mechanics of Materials and Structures Lab) (Click to return to page 8)

27 27 Curiosity driven Projects 2004 Available funds : 300.000 1 Project approved in 2003, funded in 2004: 1)CONTURA: Integration of Volume Data Acquisition via 3-D Scanning and Structural Analysis of Masonry Buildings (C. Montani & C. Padovani, Visual Computing Lab & Mechanics of Materials and Structures Lab.) 16 proposals submitted in 2004; evaluated by the Scientific Board 5 Projects approved: 1.Mining Opinions from Online Text (F. Sebastiani, Networked Multimedia Information Systems Lab) 2.Multi-Source Signal and Image Management for Heart Surgery Application (O. Salvetti, Signals & Images Lab) 3.BREW - BRoadcast in Error-prone Wireless environment (F. Potortì, Wireless Network Lab) 4.LIGHT: XML-based Innovative Generation for Home Networking Technologies (V. Miori, Domotics Lab) 5.Migratory Distributed user Interfaces (F. Paternò, Human Interfaces in Information Systems Lab) (Click to return to page 8)


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