The Institute of Information Science and Technologies (CNR-ISTI) is located in Pisa, Italy, and its main mission is to producing scientific excellence and playing an active role in technology transfer. Part of the largest research institution in Italy (the National Research Council, or CNR), CNR-ISTI is organised in 16 technology centres or labs, each of them pursuing a well-defined set of scientific objectives. State-of-the-art technology development and training are other activities performed by the centres.
The team participating in this project belongs to the ‘Multimedia Networked Information System Laboratory’, which consists of 60 researchers and technicians conducting research and development of (i) software architectures and systems supporting data infrastructures and large distributed multimedia information systems and (ii) technologies for the management, distribution and fruition of multimedia and multi-type information and data. This team has a long experience in participating to many EU-funded projects relevant to the topics addressed in the AGINFRA+ proposal.
In particular, the team has coordinated from the scientific point of view the stream of projects DILIGENT-D4Science-D4ScienceII- EUBrazilOpenBio- iMarine that have played a central role in the definition and implementation of the D4Science Hybrid Data Infrastructure and of a set of enabling services tailored to meet basic data management and processing requirement of different scientific communities. Currently, this activity is being continued in the context of the BlueBRIDGE project.
The team has also co-ordinated/coordinates from the technical point of view the stream of projects DRIVER-DRIVERII-OpenAIRE-OpenAIREplus, and the most recent OpenAIRE2020. Other H2020 related projects the team is involved in are: ENVRIPlus, EGI_ENGAGE, SoBigData and PARTHENOS. It also participates in RDA-Europe project.
The selected AGINFRA+ Use Cases will illustrate the benefits of applying the Science as a Service approach to pressing research questions from the corresponding research communities.
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