CNR was involved in the Global Internet governance matters at international level since the ARPAnet times. Now, the IIT institute is the promoter, within CNR, of a new multi-disciplinary research project on Internet governance to study questions that are coming from the evolving needs of the global Internet and are connected to technical standardization, to resource allocation and assignment, to legal and regulatory matters, to public policy and societal issues, to technologies, practices and to the evolving needs of the global Internet. While we are coming from a technological background, we recognize that it is important to work with all stakeholders from all sectors to achieve the fullest benefits of the Internet for all participants in the global network.
Web has revolutionized our society, creating new challenges and opportunities by making information available to wider sectors of the population than ever before.
Our research group is using its long-time experience in design and analysis of algorithms, graph theory and information retrieval to improve aspects of the World Wide Web (WWW) Technology. Internet is a distributed system and the applications built on top (such as the WWW) have a natural interpretation as a graph whose nodes represent web pages, or web sites, and the arcs are the navigational hyper-links. This view abstracts from many low level details of single computers and allow to detect global phenomena.
This line of research addresses the security of distributed services and systems, with particular emphasis towards the Future Internet. The main topics focus on identification and authentication mechanisms, as well as on coordinated resource sharing management, as access and usage control. Privacy is also a main concern. In particular, the research staff has been studying secure mechanisms for the management and usage of pseudonyms for the definitions and implementations of web services.
Internet-related energy consumption is a increasingly significant portion of total energy consumption in the major industrialized countries. Internet was designed without considering its impact on energy, resulting in high economic and social costs; thus future Internet design must also take into consideration any constraints and costs related to energy consumption.
Seventh Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. The proposed main theme of the 2012 IGF annual meeting is “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”.
La terza edizione dell'Internet Governance Forum Italia (IGF Italia) si è svolta il 29 e 30 novembre 2010, a Roma, presso l'Aula Convegni del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), ed e' stata promossa e organizzata dalla Provincia di Roma, dal CNR, dal Centro NEXA su Internet e Societa' del Politecnico di Torino, dalla Internet Society ISOC Italia e da quanti, tra gli enti, le istituzioni e le imprese, hanno aderito.
Dopo quelle svoltesi a Cagliari, Pisa e Roma, è la città di Trento a ospitare la quarta edizione dell’Internet Governance Forum Italia, in programma dal 10 al 12 novembre 2011.
Sarà la città di Torino a ospitare la quinta edizione dell'Internet Governance Forum Italia, in programma dal 18 al 20 ottobre 2012.
Obiettivo principale del Forum è quello di definire i contenuti della partecipazione italiana all' IGF globale in programma a Baku dal 6 al 9 novembre 2012 , seguendo la natura aperta e multi-stakeholder che è propria dell'IGF.
The "Internet of Things" surpasses traditional network limits and extends the virtual world by linking to real-world objects. Sensors and tags can identify a specific object and gather real-time information about its surrounding environment, such as temperature, location, pressure, noise, light, or humidity. This new technological scenario, fueled by great leaps in wireless and satellite technology, fosters the development of innovative context-dependent applications, which have already begun to pervade our society.
Società Internet - ISOC Italia è la delegazione nazionale (chapter) di Internet Society e agisce principalmente in ambito nazionale con l'obiettivo di diffondere la cultura di Internet e di promuovere lo sviluppo della tecnologia che la sostiene. Missione di ISOC è lo sviluppo e la diffusione universale di Internet. Per maggiori informazioni navigare qua http://www.isoc.it
IIT Institute, which is working on the organization of a new line of research on the governance of the Future of Internet, has begun a workforce for the head of coordination of the necessary action
This line of research includes the design and the development of models, methodologies and tools for the analysis, verification, and simulation of the security and trust properties of complex communication environments, with particular emphasis to the Future Internet scenario. The high dynamicity and variety of ICT distributed systems, as well as their inter-dependencies and the multiplicity of the possible application scenarios, quest the need for security tools able to discover possible threats and risks, starting from the very design phase.
Ubiquitous networks are a key element of the Future Internet since they guarantee users access to Internet services anytime, anywhere, without any pre-existing network infrastructure. Users’ devices (cell phones, palm computers, mp3 readers, etc.) will not only connect to the Internet to access information, but will actually become part of the network itself, providing content and services by means of the emerging peer-to-peer paradigm (e.g. eMule and BitTorrent).
Self-organizing network technologies (MANET, mesh, vehicular, sensor and opportunistic networks ) enable networks that can extend Internet services on-demand, building communication systems that could substitute/support traditional communication systems in case of emergencies due to natural disasters (e.g. Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans), breakdowns (Italian national blackout in September 2003), and/or attacks (9/11), providing indispensable support for communication between rescue teams and between them and citizens.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to permit the automatic identification of objects, people and animals. It consists of two components, readers and tags; the tags store information that can be retrieved by readers. Tags may be passive, active (battery-powered) or semi-active. Passive tags are especially convenient since they are small, cheap and potentially can last infinitely.
Within the Future Internet framework, this line of research addresses the privacy and security of mobile devices such as the so called smart phones, e.g., mobile phones with a significant communication and computation capability. The increasing number of smart phones’ users, as well as their low expertise in the field, make progress in the area dramatically relevant (e.g., think to issues like the parental control). The staff has been obtaining several scientific results, as well as innovative software tools.
This activity is aimed at investigating, both analytically and through simulation, some fundamental properties of wireless multihop networks such as connectivity, radio interference, network lifetime, node spatial distribution in presence of mobility, safety-critical message propagation in vehicular networks, and so on. The general approach to study these problems is defining simplified -- yet detailed enough to capture the most relevant features of real networks -- models, which are then used to analytically study the fundamental tradeoffs involved in the considered network properties.
Il GARR (Gruppo per l'Armonizzazione delle Reti della Ricerca) viene costituito alla fine degli anni '80 con lo scopo di rappresentare organicamente la comunità scientifica delle Università e degli Enti Pubblici di Ricerca italiani nelle attività di realizzazione, gestione e ricerca delle reti informatiche.
Società Internet is the Italian chapter of the Internet Society; Società Internet deal with promoting the Internet and its culture, and defend its values and interests in political and business venues. For more information please surf on http://www.isoc.it
Italy participation in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee
Since 1999 Stefano Trumpy - expert Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR - acts as Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) member for Italy within ICANN. During the XIV leg. (2004-2006), the Ministry Maurizio Gasparri confirmed Stefano Trumpy as Italian GAC member.
This activity is for evaluating the factibility of starting a new national project call Internet Governance Project to study the future Global Internet Governance issues
Considering the importance of the Internet governance issues on the consolidation of the Information Society, the project aims to sensitize and educate and facilitate informed dialogue on policy and regulatory issues between the Italian Internet governance stakeholders (industry, government, parliament, research and academia, other organizations and civil society).
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