The FITNESS lab research activity mainly focuses on cutting edge technologies and pre-competitive research. Our team is especially interested in coping with real-life challenges and this leads us to cooperate with many companies and other research teams in the context of funded projects. The bulk of our research is funded by European Commission, but also Italian Ministires, Local Government are interested in our research. In this page it is possible to have a bird eyes view of the open, and recently closed, research projects we were involved in.


Project objective : Although artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) provide unprecedented opportunities for improved cancer detection, various technical challenges as well as a lack of data availability hamper their utilisation. The EU-funded INCISIVE project aims to develop a toolbox for enhancing the accuracy, specificity and sensitivity of existing […]


Project objective : The overall concept of 7SHIELD is to provide to the European Ground Segment facilities a holistic framework enable to confront complex cyber and physical threats by covering all the macrostages of crisis management, namely pre-crisis, crisis and post-crises phases. 7SHIELD integrates a series of state-of-the-art technological achievements […]


  Project objective : InfraStress addresses cyber-physical (C/P) security of Sensitive Industrial Plants and Sites (SIPS) Critical Infrastructures (CI) and improves resilience and protection capabilities of SIPS exposed to large scale, combined, C/P threats and hazards, and guarantee continuity of operations, while minimizing cascading effects in the infrastructure itself, the […]


  Project objective : SecureCloud addresses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of applications executed in the cloud. Data at rest or in transit on the network is already nowadays protected by encryption. The main problem that we face is how to ensure the confidentiality of data while being processed. Our […]


Project objective : KONFIDO advances the state of the art of eHealth technology with respect to four key dimensions of digital security, namely: data preservation, data access and modification, data exchange, and interoperability and compliance. To address the challenges of secure storage and exchange of eHealth data, protection and control […]


COmpetitive Methods to protect local Public Administration from Cyber security Threats Project Objective : Cyber threats are the most significant and growing risk for public administrations (PA). However, technological, organisational and structural issues hamper the ability, especially for local PAs (LPAs) to improve their cyber security level. Budget constraints and […]


The main objective of VIPER is to build an open, scalable and dependable service platform. The target of the VIPER platform is to enable the construction of novel large-scale distributed services on the Internet. In order to achieve this goal, VIPER will allow for dynamic composition of reusable services deployed […]


Description Want to process all credit card transactions in Europe in real time? No luck, today’s computers cannot do it. Unless, of course, you use technology from STREAM project. A growing number of applications require the ability to analyze massive amounts of streaming data in real time. A few examples: stock […]


CONCEPTS AND PROJECT OBJECTIVES The project (INSPIRE-International) aims specifically at fostering mutually beneficial international cooperation between the EC FP7 STREP project 225553 INSPIRE (INcreasing Security and Protection through Infrastructure Resilience; INSPIRE RTD) and the US power grid protection activities and especially the NSF supported GridStat project  ongoing at Washington State […]


CONCEPT AND PROJECT OBJECTIVES INSPIRE is an EC funded Specific Targeted Research Project (STReP) that aims at improving robustness and resiliency of Critical Infrastructures (CI) and specifically Large Complex Critical Infrastructures (LCCI) through the improvement of security and resiliency of the LCCIs control systems, i.e. ICT systems controlling LCCI processes. Moreover such improvement […]


Project details: Total cost EUR 4 591 845 EU contribution EUR 2 900 000 Coordinated in Italy Topic(s) ICT-2007.1.4 – Secure, dependable and trusted infrastructures Call for proposal FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call Funding scheme CP – Collaborative project (generic) Description INTERSECTION (INfrastructure for heTErogeneous, Resilient, SEcure, Complex, Tightly Inter-Operating […]


MAnagement of Security information and events in Service InFrastructures From 2010-10-01 to 2013-09-30, closed project Project details : Total cost: EUR 8 500 881 EU contribution: EUR 5 950 000 Coordinated in: Spain Topic(s): ICT-2009.1.4 – Trustworthy ICT Call for proposal: FP7-ICT-2009-5See other projects for this call Funding scheme: CP – Collaborative project […]


SAWSOC aims at bringing a significant advancement in the convergence of physical and logical security, meaning effective cooperation (i.e. a coordinated and results-oriented effort to work together) among previously disjointed functions. Recently some achievements have been made (e.g. SEM and SIM have merged into SIEM, and LACS and PACS have […]


LeanBigData aims at addressing three open challenges in big data analytics: 1) The cost, in terms of resources, of scaling big data analytics for streaming and static data sources; 2) The lack of integration of existing big data management technologies and their high response time; 3) The insufficient end-user support […]


SERECA is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. The project aims to remove technical impediments to secure cloud computing, and thereby encourage greater uptake of cost-effective and innovative cloud solutions in Europe, since the lack of adequate security guarantees is becoming the […]


TENACE is a national project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research under the PRIN program. The TENACE project will investigate the protection of national critical infrastructures from cyber threats following a collaborative approach whenever appropriate. TENACE will address three scenarios: financial infrastructures, power grid and transportation […]