The National Telecommunications and Information Theory Group (GTTI) is an association of teachers and researchers of Italian universities that operate in the field of telecommunications and, more generally, in the broad area of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
In addition to Academic partners, Research Units belonging to public and private national and multinationals companies are also partners of GTTI.
Currently, 37 Italian universities are partners of GTTI with a total of about 300 people in their capacities of full professors, associate professors and assistant professors (researchers).
In addition to this, 7 research centers and 20 companies are also members of GTTI, including Telecom Italia, Ericsson, Selex, Alenia, Siemens, Alcatel, Albacom.
The GTTI cooperates with other Italian associations in the same field, particularly with AICT (Association for the Technologies of Information and Communications) and CNIT (National Inter-university Consortium about Telecommunications).
The GTTI operates through a Scientific Council consisting of representatives from each Research Unit (University, Research Center, and Lab of a Company). Every three years, the Council elects the Executive Committee, (Giunta), the Secretary, and the President. These bodies steer and manage all the activities of the Group.
The Group encourages initiatives at the national level to spread culture and to promote research and education in telecommunications and telematics, in order to foster interaction between academic and industrial research, and to improve the general National expertise in the field.
The official website can be found at: http://www.gtti.it/