The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the largest Italian public research organisation. Its mission is to carry out, evaluate, and promote advanced research in strategic areas of knowledge and to actively support the application of research results through technology transfer for the scientific, technological, economic, and social development of the country. CNR activities are divided into 7 departments. The Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transport (DIITET) of CNR was created in 2012 as the union of three departments: Energy and Transport, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Production Systems.
DIITET includes approximately 1,500 researchers and technicians organised in 21 institutes distributed throughout the national territory. The research activities of the department are aligned with the strategic priorities of Horizon 2020: Energy, Transport, ICT, Construction, New materials, Sensors, Advanced manufacturing, and Space.
DIITET researchers involved in the project feature a broad expertise in the energy, transport, and ICT research areas. In particular, their main research skills are in the design, modelling, performance evaluation through analysis, simulation and experiments of innovative future internet architectures and services, with special emphasis on intelligent transportation systems, smart grids, mobile social networks, and e-health. Particularly relevant to the scope of the ESPRIT project is the researchers’ expertise in stochastic modelling of human mobility, traffic micro-simulation, tools and models for multi-modal transportation systems, smart managements systems of electric vehicles.
CNR will contribute to the development of the modelling framework of the ESPRIT system within work package 7 “Operation and business model estimation tool developments”. Furthermore, CNR will develop and evaluate new approaches to optimise the redistribution and recharging of vehicles. Finally, CNR will contribute to the dissemination activities by organising a scientific workshop/conference (work package 8).
CONTI Marco, male, is Research Director of the Italian CNR. He is currently the Director of the Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transportation (DIITET). He has published in journals and conference proceedings more than 300 research papers related to design, modelling, and performance evaluation of computer networks, pervasive systems and social networks. He has participated to several FP6/FP7 EU projects, including FP7 FET-PERADA SOCIALNETS, FP7 ICT SCAMPI project and FP7 FET-AWARE RECOGNITION project. He is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Computer Communications journal and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal. He received the Best Paper Award at IFIP TC6 Networking 2011, IEEE ISCC 2012 and IEEE WoWMoM 2013. He served as TPC chair for several major conferences - including IFIP Networking 2002, IEEE WoWMoM 2005, IEEE PerCom 2006, and ACM MobiHoc 2006 - and he was general chair (among many others) for IEEE WoWMoM 2006, IEEE MASS 2007 and IEEE PerCom 2010. He is the founder of successful conference and workshop series, such as ACM RealMAN, IEEE AOC, ACM MobiOpp, and IFIP/IEEE SustainIT.
BRUNO Raffaele, male, is researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR. His current research interests include the design, modelling and performance evaluation of cyber-physical systems, intelligent transportation and smart grids. He has published in journals and conference proceedings more than 70 papers.
He served as guest editor for special issues/fast track sections in Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal and Elsevier Computer Communications journal. He is currently on the editorial board of Elsevier Computer Communication journal. He was workshop co-chair of IEEE PerSeNS 2006, IEEE MASS-GHS07, IEEE HotMESH 2009- 2011, and IEEE SmartVehciles 2014. He was TPC chair of ACM Q2SWinet 2012 and IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2013.
BOLDRINI Chiara, female, is researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR. Her main research interests are human mobility modelling, stochastic modelling of networks, data delivery and duty cycling in DTN/opportunistic networks. Her work has appeared in high-impact publications, such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Communication Magazine, and has been cited more than 1000 times. She has served as Program co-Chair for IEEE AOC’11 and IEEE AOC’12. She has also served as guest editor for the Computer Communications Special Issue on Opportunistic Networking.