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She was born in 1956 graduated in mathematics in 1979, and specialized in Computing in 1982. Since 1984 she has worked for the CNR, at the end of 1986 she moved to CNUCE CNR in Pisa, where she started to be involved in networking activities. Her main activity has been the support in the process of interaction between the Research networks and the Internet in Italy. From the outset she has participated in projects introducing the Internet in Italy, collaborating, within the GARR Italian Academic and Research Network framework, in the establishment of research networks and the development of the information society. In 1986 she became the EARN (European Academic Research Network) country coordinator for Italy. From 1992 to 1996 she managed the GARR link to CNUCE, the central node of the main national and international network infrastructures. For 1993 to 2002 she managed the CNR technical and scientific organizations dedicated to the management and development of telematic networks, such as the Research Network Infrastructure Department, which later became the Telematic Applications Department of CNUCE, and the Computing Communication and Information Security Department for the Institute for Telematic Applications. Beyond the purely physical aspects of the transmission network, she was responsible for the development, management and security of services to the end user, as well as for handling problems associated with the development of communication procedures.
Laura Abba was involved in the TLD.it Registration Authority between 1992 and 2001, and has been a member of the Naming Authority since its inception as the GARR-ITA-PE Group.
Within the scope of Web Technologies, she coordinates technical planning for the development of the CNR web site; for the development and consolidation of the XML standard, she set up, with others, the Italian XML Group.
As a member of the RTRT (Telematic Network for the Tuscany Region) Strategic Management, she contributed to the drafting of Tuscany Regional Law no. 1 of 26 January 2004, the first law in Italy to clarify, by means of a statement of principles, what is meant by the information society, and to define, through the proposed organization of the RTRT, the operational context of network governance.
She was responsible for implementation of the first Internet TCP-IP course at the Sant'Anna School at Pisa in October 1991, under the title "Networks for scientific research, protocols and TCP/IP applications", and since then has continuously worked for the dissemination of the Internet culture and technologies (training, conventions, editorials).
Since 2003 she is a member of the Board of ISOC Italy, the Italian Chapter of Internet Society. She is a member of a group of experts on Internet governance, nominated by the Minister for Innovation and Public Administration. She is a member of the promoting committee of IGF Italy. She participated, since the beginning, in Internet Governance Forum's promoted by the United Nations.
Recently she realized a publication to promote Internet governance as an interdisciplinary research field within CNR; the scope includes establishing links with academic groups and international activities on the subject, with specific attention to the “Internet of the future” project launched by the European Commission.
[Pisa, Jun 2009]
|Management of technical-scientific activities regarding Internet Governance|
|Consultive Committee on the future of the Governance of Internet, set up by Minister Professor Luigi Nicolais|
|Consultation Group of Civil Society on the international management of the Internet, set up by Minister Lucio Stanca (2004 - 2006)|
|IGF ITALIA 2010|
|G8 Internet working group - coordinamento italiano delle questioni relative ad Internet (2011)|
|IGF - Internet Governance Forum experimental (2006 - in corso)|
|e-G8 Forum 'The Internet: Accelerating Growth'|
|IGF 2011 - Internet Governance Forum 2011 - Kenya|
|ISOC - Internet Society|
|ISOC Italia - Società Internet|
|IGF ITALIA 2011|
|IGF ITALIA 2012|
|IGF 2012 - Internet Governance Forum 2012 - Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Partecipazione all'Innovation Day|
|Internet vizi e virtù, ciclo di seminari sui temi della Internet Governance|
|Global United Nations IGF experiment|
|Realizzazione del nuovo sito web dello IIT|
|Sensitization of the Italian Internet community on the Global Internet Governance matters|
|EU Project - Knowledge Yielding Ontologies for Transition-based Organization (KYOTO)|
|GIG - Promote the development of the Global Internet Governance as a recognized interdisciplinary new research field|
|EU Project - Platform for Automatic, Normalized Annotation and Cost-Effective Acquisition of Language Resources for Human Language Technologies (PANACEA)|
|Biblioteca Internet Governance|
|EU Network of Excellence - Technologies for the multilingual European Information Society (T4ME NET)|
|Internet vizi e virtù - Pietrasanta, 15 dicembre 2012||Laura Abba|
|Il sistema Internet dalla nascita - Pisa 27 febbraio 2012||2012||Laura Abba|
|Inter-regional Dialogue session at IGF 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan||2012|
|Innovation Day||2012||Laura Abba|
|Important changes to the Internet’s Domanin Name System: New gTLDs. [Laura Abba, Stefano Trumpy]||2012|
|Buon Compleanno "Internet Society" [Laura Abba]||2012||Laura Abba|
|Il sistema Internet e la sua governance - Area della Ricerca CNR di Potenza, 22 Novembre 2011||2011|
|The Regional Informatics Network for AFrica Project - 1985/2002||2011|
|Development of research networks in Africa in the early nineties: the RINAF Project - Nairobi, Kenya 29 settembre 2011||2011|
|Introduzione ai lavori del convegno "La memoria lunga della rete" Roma 23 giugno 2011||2011||Laura Abba|
|Global Internet Governance: 1. Caratteristiche della Rete; 2.Internet governance; 3.Internet e governi. [Laura Abba, Stefano Trumpy, Antonella Giulia Pizzaleo]]||2011|
|IGFs nazionali e regionali: come si relazionano con l’IGF globale e come sono strutturati||2010||Laura Abba|
|Il sistema Internet verso un uso responsabile della rete - 19 Aprile 2010||2010||Laura Abba|
|Work in progress in Internet governance: a proposed study on ICANN’s opening for new gTLDs, II International Workshop on Global Internet Governance, Belgium, Brussels, 11 maggio 2009||2009|
|Global Internet Governance: un nuovo campo di ricerca interdisciplinare riguardo a l'Internet del futuro. CNR/ITTIG, Firenze, 6 febbraio 2009||2009||Laura Abba|
|Contributi all'IGF globale 2009, Pisa IGF ITALIA 2009, 7 ottobre 2009||2009||Laura Abba|
|La Internet Governance, CNR Istituto IIT, Pisa, 11 marzo 2009||2009||Laura Abba|
|Presentazione del Quaderno “Verso la costituzione dell’IGF Italia”, in IGF ITALIA 2008, Cagliari, 22 ottobre 2008||2008||Laura Abba|
|Il Forum sulla governance di Internet voluto dalle Nazioni Unite, Roma CNR Sede Centrale, 19 maggio 2008||2008||Laura Abba|
|Internet Governance Forum, Conferenza GARR, Roma 30 ottobre 2007||2007||Laura Abba|