SMARTOUR is a MIUR-PON POJECT (Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation (D.D. 84/Ric. del 02/03/12) - Progetti di Innovazione Sociale). Project objective is the realization of interactive territorial marketing, social and inter-operable, connecting the knowledge about the touristic areas with the community experiences as well as the promotion of the production activities with the most innovative information and communication technologies, allowing a simple fruition of the touristic and cultural facilities of a city. This interactive guide will be available also offline and connected to one or more social networks.
UNCAP (“Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People “) will make use of solutions and technologies developed in previous research projects to develop an open, scalable and privacy-savvy ICT infrastructure designed to help aging people live independently while maintaining and improving their lifestyle. The final solution will consist of real products that will be made available on the market. The project is co-financed by the EU through the Horizon 2020 programme, and it involves 23 partners (including several pilot user partners) from 9 European countries (IT, UK, SI, RO, EL, DE, SE, ES, MK).
The “Wireless and Optical TestBed Laboratory” (WOTBL) is a platform leveraging on the ultra-wide band project of the Autonomous Province of Trento. The facilities and basic resources that compose the TestBed include optical fiber, spaces, roaming access to the network (including wireless network), computational resources, centralized service facilities and the possibility of collaborating with experts in the field from industry, university, research and public administration.
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MOTUS (Mobility and Tourism in Urban Scenarios) aims at improving the management, sustainability and eco-compatibility of mobility through a paradigm change which puts the citizen/tourist at the center of the system, as infomobility service user and builder. MOTUS is a platform of services able to detect, aggregate and interpret urban mobility in real time starting from information gathered on the heterogeneous infrastructures available on the road system as well as data provided by mobile devices positioned in the areas of interest. MOTUS will be able to process in an innovative way the mobility data with the goal to develop suitable traffic models to support monitoring and planning services, which will be used to plan actions for infrastructure enhancement and existing systems improvement.
The project will create a set of tools to enrich the annotation and to create multi-faceted interconnections among media contents. IHTE is executing user trials to iteratively improve the tools in a real-world setup. Two main focus areas in IHTE's work are the following: (1) multi-device interaction and (2) reliving and searching for event-based multimedia.
We describe the world using words. But words often call to mind different mental views of the world to different people, because of their differing personal experience and contexts. As a result, the semantic gap between our verbally expressed conceptualizations of the world and our actual experience of the world – which is most directly represented by media such as photos and videos – is far beyond the reach of current multimedia systems. Hence we don’t yet have a universal way of contextualizing search, navigation and media management according to users’ needs and their operating environments. A key idea underlying the Integrating Project GLOCAL is to use events as the primary means for organizing and indexing media.
Knowledge and its articulations are strongly influenced by diversity in, e.g., cultural backgrounds, schools of thought, geographical contexts. Judgements, assessments and opinions, which play a crucial role in many areas of democratic societies, including politics and economics, reflect this diversity in perspective and goals. For theinformation on the Web (including, e.g., news and blogs) diversity implied by the ever increasing multitude of information providers - is the reason for diverging viewpoints and conflicts. Time and evolution add a further dimension making diversity an intrinsic and unavoidable property of knowledge.
TRITon is a research and innovation project funded by the project members and the Autonomous Province of Trento aimed at advancing the state of the art in the management of road tunnels, specifically to improve safety and reduce energy costs. To achieve these goals, TRITon will merge research on state-of-the-art technology into the established practices of road tunnel infrastructures, supported by project members that include local research centers and companies working in the field.
An example application, central in TRITon, is adaptive lighting. In current deployments, the light intensity inside the tunnel is typically regulated based on design parameters and the current date and time, and regardless of the actual environmental conditions. As it can be experienced when driving through a road tunnel too bright or too dark, this potentially determines a waste of energy, as well as a potential safety hazard. In TRITon, the light intensity inside the tunnel will instead be regulated through a wireless sensor network (WSN). This will relay sensed light information to the control station, which will exploit such information for fine-grained adaptation to environmental condition, significantly reducing costs and improving safety.
Latest research work within ICT has allowed to pinpoint the most important and urgently required features that future systems should possess to meet users' needs. Accordingly, methods making systems capable of adapting to changes in user requirements and application domains have been pointed out as key research areas. Adaptation and evolution depend on several dimensions, e.g., time, location, and security conditions, expressing the diversity of the context in which systems operate. A design based on an effective management of these dimensions constitutes a remarkable step towards the realization of Trustworthy Eternal Systems. The EternalS Coordination Action specifically aims at coordinating research in that area based on a researcher Task Force together with community building activities, where the organization of large workshops and conferences is just one of the tools that will be used to conduct a successful CA.
ACube (Ambient-Aware Assistance) targets the design and implementation of a highly-developed smart environment to be deployed in nursing homes as a support to medical and assistance staff. In the framework of the recent technological trend Ambient Intelligence (AmI), the ACube platform addresses the quality of care, quality of life of the assisted, as well as working conditions for caregivers. Indeed, the major technical outcome of the project is an integrated, layered platform for intelligent monitoring, able to efficiently accommodate and manage a wide range of sensors and combine the acquired data into high-level perception, in a highly configurable and autonomous manner.
E-Value is a three years research project developed by The Erickson Research Center and based on several years of action-research projects and test-retest actions held in primary schools around Italy, evaluating difficulties in learning and teaching literacy and numeracy. The main objective of the E-VALUE project is to design, develop and test a multimedia platform, which integrates the evaluation of various learning cognitive abilities (metaphonology, writing, reading , calculate, etc.) with the didactic intervention in class using Learning Objects (LO) and e-books derived from the Erickson books and multimedia software catalogue.