Institute of Information Science and Technologies "Alessandro Faedo" - ISTI

The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy and is organized in departments and institutes. ISTI (Institute of Information Science and Technologies "Alessandro Faedo") is affiliated to the CNR Dept. of Engineering, Information, Communication, Energy and Transportation Technologies (DIITET). ISTI-CNR is the largest CNR institute for Computer Science (with a staff of around 230 plus a fluctuating number of students) and is located in Pisa (Tuscany). The Institute was founded in 2000 by merging the CNUCE and IEI institutes of CNR. A collection of documents on the history of ISTI and its ancestors is available at:  (but most of those documents are in Italian).

The main aim of ISTI-CNR is to advance science and achieve important results in many Computer Science subdomains. ISTI is organized in 13 thematic laboratories covering most if not all CS domains. ISTI collaborates with many universities and research institutions at both national and international levels. Collaborations are often related to specific research projects and consortiums. The Institute also has a very solid expertise and reputation in the design and deployment of CS infrastructures and in technology transfer activities oriented towards industry or the public administration. In addition, ISTI is strongly involved in didactics, at bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many ISTI researchers hold courses or seminars in national universities or abroad.

The results obtained by and news about ISTI-CNR are regularly published in our newsletter “Isti News”.

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