Past International Projects

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    ELIAS (2011 - 2016)

    Contract n. 09-RNP-085

    Evaluating Information Access Systems

    It aims at achieving an evaluation methodology directed at user-oriented interactive evaluation, a new and tested set of interactive evaluation metrics, infrastructure and test suites based on these and an ongoing collaborative forum with evaluation cycles with a focus on evaluating information access systems, as well as producing a European network of new researchers trained in the improved methodologies.

    Role: Member of the Steering Committe and representative for Italy.

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    CULTURA (2011 - 2014)

    Contract n. 269973

    Cultivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity

    It aims at delivering innovative adaptive services and an interactive user environment which dynamically tailors the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities artefacts and collections. Through the provision of such functionality, CULTURA can empower all users to investigate, comprehend and contribute to digital cultural collections.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the re-design and re-engineering of the FAST annotation back-end used by the CULTURA adaptive environment.

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    PROMISE (2010 - 2013)

    Contract n. 258191

    Participative Research labOratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation

    It aims at providing a virtual laboratory for conducting participative research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation into the evaluation and benchmarking of complex multilingual and multimedia information systems, by facilitating management and offering access, curation, preservation, re-use, analysis, visualization, and mining of the collected experimental data.

    Role: Coordinator of the project.

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    EuropeanaConnect (2009 - 2011)

    Contract n. ECP-2008-DILI-528001

     

    It develops services and components for the Europeana digital library with a special focus on multilinguality and interoperability.

    Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of task 2.1 about user requirements and use cases for multilinguality; leader of task 2.5 about evaluation of the multilingual information access components.

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    EuropeanaV1 (2009 - 2011)

    Contract n. ECP-2008-DILI-558001

     

    It aims at delivering the European Digital Library as an operational service and the community behind it.

    Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; member of the working group on the Europeana Data Model with a focus on multilinguality and annotations.

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    TrebleCLEF (2008 - 2009)

    Contract n. 215231

     

    It fosters and promotes the experimental evaluation of multilingual information access systems.

    Role: Leader of the unit of the Department; leader of WP2 about the organization of the CLEF evaluation campaigns and the design and development of the evaluation infrastructure; leader of task 2.4 about the systematic experiments which study the impact of languages over system components and are carried out in Grid@CLEF.

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    TELplus (2007 - 2009)

    Contract n. ECP-2006-DILI-510003

     

    It aims at improving The European Library, which is the access point to 48 national libraries across Europe, and delivers components and additional functionalities to it.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the design and development of the FAST annotation back-end used by the TELplus system.

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    SAPIR (2007 - 2009)

    Contract n. IST-045128

    Search In Audio Visual Content Using Peer-to-peer IR

    It delivers advanced multimedia (audio, text, images) search capabilities over P2P networks.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible of the design of the SPINA framework for P2P text retrieval.

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    DELOS (2004 - 2007)

    Contract n. G038-507618

     

    It is the European network of excellence on digital libraries. It developed the DELOS reference model for digital libraries, which provided the foundations for defining what a digital library is, and delivered the DelosDLMS, the next generation digital library management systems complying with the reference model.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; participant to the reference model for the part concerning quality in digital libraries; responsible for the design and developement of the FAST annotation service, adopted within the DelosDLMS prototype.

Past National Projects

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    SIAR Veneto (2005 - 2016)

    Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale del Veneto.

    Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale, Regional Archival Information System (SIAR) Project.
    It is a project aimed to develop a distributed Digital Library System (DLS) for describing, managing, accessing and sharing archival resources. SIAR is a joint project with the Italian Veneto Region and the "Sopraintendenza Archivistica per il Veneto" (Archival Regional Board of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage).

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.

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    University of Padua Big Equipments Project (2013 - 2015)

    Cloud computing

    The project is aimed at developing a cloud computing infrastructure based on open solutions for supporting research activities and scientific calculus in a multidisciplinary context.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.

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    SVETPET (2013 - 2015)

    Pet Veterinary Surveillance

    It is a project aimed at implementing the surveillance of diseases of pets of the Veneto Region. The project designs and develops a Web-based application for managing and accessing the diagnoses of transmittable and non-transmittable diseases of dogs and cats made by veterinarians in their practices, in hospitals, in kennels and catteries.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department.

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    University of Padua Big Equipments Project (2011 - 2014)

    Videoconferencing and video streaming

    The project is aimed at the design and development of an infrastructure for videoconferencing and video streaming, also on mobile platforms, as a support to research and teaching activities with a special focus on multidisciplinarity.



    Role: Responsible of the unit of the Department.
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    Noveservizi (2012 - 2013)

    It is a project aimed at carrying out a feasibility study for a search engine in the medical domain.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the coordination of the activities of the study.

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    University of Padua Post-Doc Research Program Grant (2011 - 2013)

    The research program entitle "Harnessing the Scientific Data Produced by the Experimental Evaluation of Multilingual Information Access Systems by means of Advanced, Distributed and Open Infrastructures" funds a post-doc grant for defining an appropriate conceptual model taking into consideration and describing all the entities involved in the evaluation process. From the conceptual model, appropriate data and metadata formats will be derived for representing, managing and exchanging information among the different components of the evaluation infrastructure.

    Role: Scientific responsible for the research program and supervisor of the post-doc researcher.

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    PV (2008 - 2012)

    Portale Veneto

    It is a project of the Veneto Region aimed at designing and developing the portal to the libraries of the Region, offering advanced services such as annotation or geo-spatial location.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design and developement of the PV digital library system.

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    SAN (2009 - 2011)

    Sistema Archivistico Nazionale

    It is a project of the Direzione Generale Archivi (DGA) of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities for the design and development of a national archival system.

    Role: Representative of the Veneto Region in the working group about the metadata for the archival resources managed by the SAN system.

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    ECD (2002 - 2005)

    Law n. 47/97-99

    Enhanced Content Delivery

    It is a national CNR project to develop methods and components to deliver enhanced content to the end-users of both digital libraries and the Web.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design and developement of the FAST annotation service.

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    IBM VoIP (2002 - 2003)

    Soluzione Tecnica per trasmissione dati e voce su protocollo IP

    It is a project of the IBM Italy Foundation concerning the study, comparison, and quality of service evaluation of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions of different vendors.

    Role: Participant of the unit of the Department; responsible for the design of the technical solution and the evaluation of its quality of service.