I participated to/led several national and international projects, among which the most prominent are:
The enCompass Project
The enCOMPASS H2020 project will implement and validate an integrated socio-technical approach to behavioural change for energy saving, by developing innovative user-friendly digital tools to make energy consumption data available and understandable for different stakeholders (residents, visitors, public actors, building managers, utilities and ICT-providers) so to empower them to achieve energy savings and manage their needs in energy efficient, cost-effective and comfortable ways. To this end, enCOMPASS will integrate visualisation of energy data collected from smart sensors, user-generated information and context-aware collaborative recommendations for energy saving, intelligent control and adaptive gamified incentives.
The PENNY Project
The project aims at improving our understanding on behavioural mechanisms in energy efficiency, following an
interdisciplinary and broad behavioural science approach. The project will provide an empirical and numerical assessment of the psychological, social, economic and financial factors that influence energy efficiency in the residential and industry sectors By paring with energy utilities and retailers in different European countries, the project will conduct scientific experiments (A/B testing) which will enhance the design of policies aiming at maximizing energy efficient behaviors. The project will use novel data from different European countries to take into consideration institutional and political factors. The project will analyze consumers’ behavior related to the consumption of energy, the investment in energy efficient products, as well as the renovation of buildings. Finally, ex ante assessment will be executed using improved energy economy models, which will generate quantitative information with regard to expected impacts of EU and global policies.
The Proactive Project
The project aims to design, implement and test a new approach to homeland security that combines the traditional measures of the Public Admministratio with telecommunications technology of the latest generation (4G Heterogeneous Network, Small Cells) and with the use of social networks as tools for monitoring and warning the population.
The SmartH2O Project
The SmartH2O project, funded by the EC under the FP7, develops an ICT platform for improving the management of urban and peri-urban water demand thanks to the integrated use of smart meters, social computation, and dynamic water pricing, based on advanced models of consumer behavior.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) can help transition to a more sustainable water management, but a purely technical solution cannot work in the area of water supply, a complex socio-technical system. Water consumers are people whose behavior depends on a variety of motivations and social and individual drivers and triggers. SmartH2O will develop a framework able to consider both the technical and the social sides of the problem and promote the active engagement of the consumers with the shared objective of saving water and energy.
The Automobile Project
The AutoMobile project, funded by the EC under the FP7, Research For SMEs call, aims at designing and bringing to the market innovative methodologies, software tools, and vertical applications for the cost-effective implementation of cross-platform, multi-device mobile applications, i.e. business applications that can be accessed by users on a variety of devices and operating systems, including PC, cellular / smart phones and tablets. Home page of the project.
The CUBRIK Project
The CUBRIK project is a 36 month large-scale Integrating Project partially funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework ICT Programme for Research and Technological Development. The project is driven by its four global objectives: 1)advance SoTA in the multimedia search domain, especially in the areas of content enrichment, query processing, and relevance feedback, with the help of open source components and pipelines for search-driven applications. 2) Putting humans in the loop, by empowering multimedia search with an innovative networked human computation framework that combines the conventionally segregated areas of user behavior analysis, crowdsourcing, social network and trust analysis and gaming with a purpose. 3) Opening the search box by enabling component-based development of tailor-made multimedia search applications. 4) Starting-up a multimedia search business ecosystem. The consortium consists of 15 partners from across Europe bringing complementary expertise.
More information on the CUBRIK Project and on the related people, events, publications, and technologies: The CUBRIK Project Home
The BPM4People Project
The BPM4People project aims at designing and bringing to the market innovative methodologies, software tools, and vertical applications for the implementation of Social Business Process Management (Social BPM), i.e., processes collaboratively defined and collaboratively executed by organizations and their stakeholders (employees, customers, citizens).
More information on the BPM4People Project and on the related people, events, publications, and technologies: The BPM4PEOPLE Project Home