Federated CNIT National Laboratory of Smart, Sustainable and Secure Internet Technologies and Infrastructures – S3ITI

The National Laboratory S3ITI, even though recently created (2016), builds upon numerous research topics and activities that have been present for a long time within the CNIT Research Unit (RU) at the University of Genoa. Specifically, it deals with

  • Flexible and programmable networks, along the paradigms of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Integration between access networks and cloud/fog computing infrastructures
  • Network energy efficiency in legacy and new generation architectures
  • Dynamic allocation of fixed and mobile resources in 5G networks
  • High-throughput (Tbit/s) satellite networks and pervasive satellite networks (nano-satellites)
  • Network and host cybersecurity
  • Advanced signal processing techniques for multimedia devices, systems and applications with high processing and cognitive capacity
  • Virtualization and remote control of heterogeneous instrumentation infrastructures
  • Sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT)

The S3ITI Lab possesses high-value instrumental resources for SDN and NFV, both in terms of hardware and software, high-speed switching systems (several hundred Gbits/s), numerous 40-Gbit/s network interfaces, systems for emulation of traffic flows and advanced network architectures, measurement instrumentation for the acquisition, processing and management of large data volumes. The infrastructure also includes a node of the FIWARE-Lab European cloud federation, in the framework of the European FICORE Consortium (FP7), with 448 cores, and about 1 TB RAM and 22 TB mass memory (http://status.lab.fiware.org/node/Genoa).

The available expertise and instrumental resources have been acquired during numerous years of research activity, with the participation in quite a few national and international projects. In the European projects’ framework (both FP7 and H2020), the staff of the Lab has conducted partnership (projects ARCADIA – H2020, http://www.arcadia-framework.eu, and FI-WARE – FP7, https://www.fi-ppp.eu/projects/technology-foundation/fiware#detail), as well as coordination activities (projects ECONET – FP7, http://www.econet-project.eu, and INPUT – H2020, http://www.input-project.eu).

Laboratory building:

Director: Prof. Franco Davoli

Contacts: E-mail: franco.davoli[AT]cnit.it, Phone:

Afferents to the S3ITI Laboratory

Adorni Giovanni prof. ordinario 010353 2219
Aiello Maurizio prof. ordinario 010647 5212
Cambiaso Enrico assegnista di ricerca 010647 5201
Di Febbraro Angela prof. ordinario 010353 2236
Marchese Mario prof. ordinario 010353 6571
Pastorino Matteo prof. ordinario 010353 2242
Raffetto Mirco prof. ordinario 010353 2796
Raggio Marco tecnico laureato 010353 2274
Scaglione Silvia ricercatore 010647 5206
Vernazza Gianni prof. ordinario 010353 2755
Perugin Bernardi Sara dipendente t.i. 010353 6686