University of Florence, Information Engineering (DINFO)
DISIT lab and research group is active since 1994. It is one of the most active ICT labs of the University of Florence. DISIT successfully developed a relevant number of International and National research, development and innovation projects. DISIT provides an infrastructure for cloud and distributed computing. DISIT has coordinated a number of large EC projects, and also coordinating scientific and technical WP and performing activities of dissemination and assessment. DISIT has received a relevant number of awards and is directly involved into top level international conferences, advisory boards, and committees.
DISIT provides solutions for: Smart City modelling and tools, decision support system, prediction, user behaviour analysis, multilingual and cross media indexing, user and collective profiling, indoor/outdoor navigation, media synchronisation, matchmaking, audio transcoding, sentient and autonomous agents and tools, open data, linked open data.
DISIT research areas are: big data, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed systems, formal models, metrics definition and assessment: Smart City integrated solutions; Data Mining and understanding: OD ingestion, quality improvement, data fusion, econciliation; Open Data: OD, LOD, RDF stores visual tools, link discovering, enrichment; Data analytics: statistics, clustering, logistic and holistic regression, machine learning, indexing and search, similarity distance; Semantic computing: ontology / knowledge modeling, reasoning, deduction, recognition, disambiguation, prediction, inference, such as: high performance distributed systems, Grid and parallel computing; RDF store: indexing, high performance, parallel querying; Content and data protection: IPR modeling, conditional access, digital rights management, MPEG-21.