Research projects. I have been involved in several EU, UK and Italian research projects. Some of them have been successfully completed others are still running. I list them in the following.
IOT - INTELLIGENT ONCOLOGY TELECARE This project (Nationally funded by POR MARCHE FESR 2014-2020 -Asse 1 – Os 3 – Azione 3.1) is a regional project made in collaboration with 10 companies, two departments of research of the “Università Politecnica delle Marche”, one department of the "Università degli Studi di Camerino" and "Asur Marche". The project started in October 2017 and will last three years. The IOT project develops an integrated system for managing oncology patients through innovative telecare devices that over and above current telemedicine standards, proposes a new and efficient home-based management system for the oncologist and the use of advanced data analysis systems. This project wishes to be an innovative service solution and model for improving the quality of care services. The IOT project targets the development of a new medical device, to detect the endothelial dysfunction, in particular in the cancer patients that follow a chemotherapic therapy. Nowadays, the endothelial dysfunction is evaluated by a Doppler ultrasound exam, that is a non-invasive measure, but is highly operator-dependent. On the other hand, the new device, intended to give a non-invasive, operator-independent measurement, which can be obtained through a simple and automatic procedure which can be used by unqualified personnel. The project will create a small and highly usable device for measuring endothelial dysfunction at home. At the end of the project, the device will be ready to be placed on the market of diagnostic biomedical devices. Role: Principal Investigator.
4Helix+ EU project. The project funded under the Interreg MED Programme aims at stimulating, coaching and funding innovation within the Blue Growth sector in the Mediterranean (MED) area. It is intended to improve the gap between the 8 Mediterranean regional maritime clusters and within their four helixes through an open source, knowledge sharing, and community-based approach, resulting from cooperation with new innovation agents and cultural and creative industries. The 4helix+ project will upgrade transnational innovation process in traditional and emerging Blue sectors in these 8 MED regions by establishing and organizing a cyberspace, bootcamps, transnational brokerage event, regional info days and innovation voucher scheme.The Project’s cyberspace will enable a matchmaking environment between the Blue SMEs/START-UPs, and new innovation agents (fab labs, co-working spaces, creative hubs, etc.) and cultural and creative industries (high-skilled companies, RDI entres, etc.). The 4helix+ will award EUR 480.000 to at least 48 blue projects under its Innovation Voucher Scheme. With its transnational partnership network and objectives, the project contributes to relevant EU macro-regional strategies and innovation policies. Role: Scientific coordinator
INDUSTRY 4.0 This project (Nationally funded by POR MARCHE FESR) is a regional project made in collaboration with 27 companies and a total buget of 5.1 milioni. The project aim at introducing INDUSTRY 4.0 inside marche region comapnies and at conceiving an innovative lab for knowledge transfer.
Homeland security This is on ongoing project in cooperation with University of L'Aquila and Thales. This project (Nationally funded by MIUR, L297, art. 10) focuses on how the technologies of heterogeneous and cooperative wireless networks can provide a significant contribution in monitoring and control of land and/or sensitive perimeters.
Shell projecy This is on ongoing project in cooperation with e-elios and various companies. This project (Nationally funded by Region Marche) focuses on new technologies for building home automation solutions for elderly.
UBIVAL project This project included several uk partners such as Oxford, Imperial College, UCL, University of Birmingham, British Telecom and HP Labs. This is an EPRC project funded by the UK government. The Ubival project aims to define and implement a suite of sound, systematic methods that software engineers can use to create correctly functioning, efficient and secure mobile and ubiquitous applications. My task was to implement novel middleware for programming body sensor networks.
CUSPIS FP6 project This project included several partners such as University of L'Aquila, Vodafone Greece, University of Sapienza Rome, Ministry of Cultural Heritage Italy, Ministry of Cultural Heritage Greece/a> and Next S.p.A.. The CUSPIS project deployed operative solutions for the transportation and fruition of secure assets in open archaeological areas using EGNOS and Galileo. CUSPIS is unique within the cultural heritage user community in merging GNSS aspects, authentication capabilities and “infomobility” services in a single solution. In the context of the CUSPIS project I created novel security protocols in order to authenticate works of art.
PASS project This project is a project funded by the Marche region. The project aims to promote active longevity of the elderly in their own home, a place where he can continue to carry out usual activities, with the benefit of innovative services based on technological features user-friendly. Pass, launched in February 2013, has a term of 24 months and intends to contribute to the spread of a new culture of the concept of smart home by placing the user at the center of the house of technological solutions developed.
Choreos EU FP7 project CHOReOS will implement a framework for scalable choreography development. The goal is to enable domain experts to develop decentralized ultra-large scale (ULS) solutions composed of heterogeneous services that are adaptable and QoS (Quality-of-Service) aware. Prior to this, these solutions were only possible with the support of dedicated IT professionals to provide the skills needed for architectural design and software engineering. CHOReOS will deliver formally grounded abstractions and models, dynamic choreography-centric development processes, governance and service-oriented middleware manipulated via an Integrated Development Runtime Environment (IDRE) aimed at overcoming the ULS impact on software system development.