Activities

ISTI is actively involved in collaborations with many other research institutes as well as with the academic world, both national and international. In recognition of the importance of training in today's Information Society, ISTI pays great attention to involving doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in research activities and participates actively in the educational programs of the University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and other partner universities.

ISTI is strongly involved in teaching activities, at bachelor, masters and PhD levels, contributing with a variety of training initiatives in cooperation with national and international universities.

We are cooperating on teaching and training with many universities, including:

  • Computer Science Dept, Univ. of Pisa;
  • Information Engineering Dept, Univ. of Pisa;
  • Digital Humanities (Informatica Umanistica), Univ. of Pisa;
  • IMT – School for Advanced Studies, Lucca
  • Engineering and Computer Science Dept, Univ. Aquila

Training activities are organized in the framework of many national and international projects (summer schools, training camp, access to infrastructures, etc).

ISTI is actively involved in collaborations with many other research institutes as well as with the academic world, both national and international. In recognition of the importance of training in today's Information Society, ISTI pays great attention to involving doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in research activities and participates actively in the educational programs of the University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and other partner universities.

The Institute provides external services in the following areas:

The Center provides "third-party" evaluation and certification services in the area of Information Technology for Industry and the Public Administration. Hardware development is focussed on:

  • Reliability prediction
  • Safety
  • Mean-time-between-failure (MTBF) of context-dependent systems
  • Quality control
  • Compliance with standards

The software activity is mainly concentrated on model set up and evaluation services:

  • Study of reliability evaluation criteria
  • Criteria for methodological analysis of projects
  • Models for quality control
  • Software process modeling

Further information at this link.

The ISTI Library, founded in 1954 with the Center for Studies on Electronic Computing (CSCE) of the University of Pisa (later IEI-CNR), is one of the oldest ICT Libraries in Europe. The Library support the informational needs of the scientific community, allowing access to a significant number of either traditional or electronic resources.

The Library offers high quality services with the aim to facilitate the research activities of the Institute. It is responsible for the management of ISTI research products and provides support in the research assessment procedures (VQR).

The Library is a member of associations as well as national and international committees, and office of the National Civil Service project [UNSC - Servizio Civile Nazionale] - Una Biblioteca Digitale CNR per la Scienza e la Tecnica: dal Prototipo al Servizio.

For more information please visit https://library.isti.cnr.it/index.php/en/

The working group operates a cloud infrastructure which hosts the Institute core services: DNS, Identity Manager, the management of email and mailing lists. The same infrastructure is going to provide computation, containers orchestration, storage and managed services to the Institute and to the research groups.

Beyond the previous services, the working group is managing also a ticketing service, a file share and collaboration platform, a git repository, a network monitoring service.

Further the group is also managing the email services for the AREA-CNR of Pisa.

W3C

W3C logoThe W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C is an international industry consortium jointly run by the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (MITLCS) in the USA, the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in France and Keio University in Japan. On January 1st, 2003 the W3C European Host was moved from INRIA to ERCIM. This change allows W3C to better leverage research relationships throughout Europe while maintaining its historically strong relationship to INRIA, one of the ERCIM founders. Services provided by the Consortium include a repository of information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate the use of new technology. To date, nearly 450 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3c.org/.

ISTI is actively involved in collaborations with many other research institutes as well as with the academic world, both national and international. In recognition of the importance of training in today's Information Society, ISTI pays great attention to involving doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in research activities and participates actively in the educational programs of the University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and other partner universities.

ERCIM
ISTI is an institutional member of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics


GreyNet International
ISTI is an institutional member of GreyNet: a net dedicated to Research, Publication, Access, and Education on Grey Literature.


Toscana Spazio
ISTI is a charter member of Toscana Spazio ("Il Tirreno" - Cronaca di Livorno, 23 sept. 2012)


Eurographics Association
ISTI is an institutional member of the Eurographics, the European Association for Comuter Graphics.