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The Future of Global Internet governance

CNR was involved in the Global Internet governance matters at international level since the ARPAnet times. Now, the IIT institute is the promoter, within CNR, of a new multi-disciplinary research project on Internet governance to study questions that are coming from the evolving needs of the global Internet and are connected to technical standardization, to resource allocation and assignment, to legal and regulatory matters, to public policy and societal issues, to technologies, practices and to the evolving needs of the global Internet. While we are coming from a technological background, we recognize that it is important to work with all stakeholders from all sectors to achieve the fullest benefits of the Internet for all participants in the global network.

Trustworthy and Secure Future Internet

Ubiquitous Internet


Web Applications for the Future Internet

Web has revolutionized our society, creating new challenges and opportunities by making information available to wider sectors of the population than ever before.


Algorithms for Web Technologies

The expertise in the design and analysis of algorithms, graph theory and information retrieval developed by our  group has been applied to improving aspects of the World Wide Web (WWW) Technol

Architectures, protocols and mechanisms for the security of distributed services and systems

This line of research addresses the security of distributed services and systems, with particular emphasis towards the Future Internet.

Consolidation and strengthening of technical and scientific activities in the field of Internet Governance

Digital Signature

Formal methods for security analysis of ICT systems

This line of research includes the design and the development of models, methodologies and tools for the analysis, verification, and simulation of the security and trust properties of complex commu

Future Internet

This activity explores highly innovative paradigms for the Future Internet.

Greening the Internet

Internet-related energy consumption is a increasingly significant portion of total energy consumption in the major industrialized countries. Internet was designed without considering its impact on energy, resulting in high economic and social costs; thus future Internet design must also take into consideration any constraints and costs related to energy consumption.

IGF - Internet Governance Forum 2012


Seventh Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012. The main theme of the 2012 IGF annual meeting was “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”.


IGF Italia 2010

The third edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia (IGF Italia) was held on 29 and 30 November 2010, in Rome, at the National Research Council (CNR), and it was sponsored and organized by the Province of Rome, CNR, NEXA Center for Internet and Society 'of the Polytechnic of Turin, the Italy Chapter of ISOC.

As in previous years, the IGF Italy has represented a relevant national debate on the issues of the Network, also in order to promote the participation of the Italian community to the European (EuroDIG) and international organizations (UN IGF) which deal the Governance of the Internet.



After the IGF Italia editions of Cagliari, Pisa and Rome, the town of Trento hosts the fourth edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia, scheduled from 10 to 12 November 2011.




The sixth edition of the Internet Governance Forum Italia (IGF Italy) has taken place on November 25, 2014, in Rome. It was promoted and organized by the Italian Chamber of Deputies (host), the Parliamentary Intergroup for Innovation, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Agency for Digital Italy, the National Research Council, Lazio Region, Italy Chapter of ISOC
Two issues on which to focus the work day: the present and future situation of Internet Governance in Italy and the wide and complex issue of the rights on the Net.


Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) vision entails the integration within the Internet of billions of objects and artefacts with communication and computing capabilities.

ISOC Italia - Italy Chapter of the Internet Society

ISOC Italia

Società Intenet is the Italy Chapter of the Internet Society and acts primarily at the national level with the aim of spreading the culture of the Internet and of promoting the development of the technology. ISOC's mission is the development and universal dissemination of Internet. For more information browse here http://www.isoc.it

Opportunistic Networking and Computing

Pervasive Internet

Ubiquitous networks are a key element of the Future Internet since they guarantee users access to Internet services anytime, anywhere, without any pre-existing network infrastructure. Users’ devices (cell phones, palm computers, mp3 readers, etc.) will not only connect to the Internet to access information, but will actually become part of the network itself, providing content and services by means of the emerging peer-to-peer paradigm (e.g. eMule and BitTorrent).

Public-Safety Communications

Self-organizing network technologies (MANET, mesh, vehicular, sensor and opportunistic networks ) enable  networks that can extend Internet services on-demand, building commu


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to permit the automatic identification of objects, people and animals.

Security for mobile devices

Within the Future Internet framework, this line of research addresses the privacy and security of mobile devices such as the so called smart phones, e.g., mobile phones with a significant communica

Social Networking

The merging between Social Networking and ubiquitous networking is an exciting example of cyber-physical convergence, whereby interactions and actions in the cyber world (Online Social Networks) an


Chiara Boldrini

Foto di Chiara Boldrini

Eleonora Borgia

Foto di Eleonora Borgia

Laura Abba

Foto di Laura Abba


Consortium GARR


Il GARR (Gruppo per l'Armonizzazione delle Reti della Ricerca) viene costituito alla fine degli anni '80 con lo scopo di rappresentare organicamente la comunità scientifica delle Università e degli Enti Pubblici di Ricerca italiani nelle attività di realizzazione, gestione e ricerca delle reti informatiche.

ISOC Italia - Società Internet

ISOC Italia

Società Internet is the Italian chapter of the Internet Society; Società Internet deal with promoting the Internet and its culture, and defend its values and interests in political and business venues. For more information please surf on http://www.isoc.it

Italian Communication Ministry, XIV Leg.

Italy participation in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee 

Since 1999 Stefano Trumpy - expert Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR - acts as Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) member for Italy within ICANN. During the XIV leg. (2004-2006), the Ministry Maurizio Gasparri confirmed Stefano Trumpy as Italian GAC member.


GIG - Promote the development of the Global Internet Governance as a recognized interdisciplinary new research field

This activity is for evaluating the factibility of starting a new national project call Internet Governance Project to study the future Global Internet Governance issues 

Publications and editorial products until 01/01/2016

50 sfumature di comunicazione umana

ACCESS Internet Connectivity: Policy and Cost

A cognitive-based ego network detection system for mobile social networking

Back to the Future: Towards an Internet of People (IoP)

Evolution of Internet Technologies - Special Issue IEEE Proceedings

Flyer IGF Italia 2010

Flyer IIT-CNR 2013

“Futuro della gestione internazionale di Internet”, Quaderno dell'Internet italiano

Generic Top level Domain

Global Internet Governance: un nuovo campo di ricerca interdisciplinare riguardo all’Internet del Futuro

Il Chi è chi della Internet Governance

Il Comitato di gestione per l’Internet istituito dal Governo del Brasile

Internet Governance Forum n.1, Atene 2006

Internet Governance Forum n.2, Rio de Janeiro 2007

Internet Governance: il modello del Brasile. Il cammino verso la realizzazione della prima Costituzione di Internet

La rete contro lo spam: che cos’è, come combatterlo

MADAM: a Multi-Level Anomaly Detector for Android Malware

Premessa alla "Guida al DNS. Dalla teoria alla pratica"

Programma IGF2009

Programma IGF2010

Research challenges towards the Future Internet

SECURITY Creating trust and confidence through collaboration

Tracce d’introduzione al World Summit on Information Society

"Verso la costituzione del Internet Governance Forum Italia: pensa globalmente agisci localmente", Quaderno dell'Internet italiano

Work in progress in Internet governance: a proposed study on ICANN’s opening for new gTLDs

Publications and editorial products from the 01/01/2016

Editorial 2016

Internet of Things: Research challenges and Solutions

MobCCN: a CCN-compliant protocol for data collection with opportunistic contacts in IoT environments

Self-optimising Decentralised Service Placement in Heterogeneous Cloud Federation

Special Section on Challenged Networks

Presentations and Demos

Crescita digitale, Carrara 13 maggio 2015

IGFs nazionali e regionali: come si relazionano con l’IGF globale e come sono strutturati

Il sistema Internet verso un uso responsabile della rete - 19 Aprile 2010