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Team work is a fundamental part of our activity: we are the first Lab in Italy for EU projects proposals accepted. Here you'll find some of the european, national, industrial and internal projects of the KDD Lab. You can also browse our Projects Wall.

Type: European Project
Start Date: 15 June 2015
End Date: 30 May, 2019
One of the most pressing and fascinating challenges scientists face today, is understanding the complexity of our globally interconnected society. The big data arising from the digital breadcrumbs of human activities promise to let us scrutinize the ground truth of individual and collective behaviour at an unprecedented detail and scale. There is an urgent need to harness these opportunities for scientific advancement and for the social good.

MineTheNet - MineTheNet

Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 January 2007
End Date: 31 December, 2017
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Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 January 2015
End Date: 31 December, 2017

We propose visionary research to develop modeling, computational, and ICT tools needed to predict and influence disease spread and other contagion phenomena in complex social systems. To achieve non-incremental advances we will combine large scale, realistic, data-driven models with participatory data-collection and advanced methods for Big Data analysis. In particular we will go beyond the one-dimensional focus of current approaches tackling one aspect of the problem at a time. We will interconnect contagion progression (e.g.

Type: Industrial Project
Start Date: 18 August 2017
End Date: 30 September, 2017

Nowadays we have an unprecedented opportunities of sensing, storing and analysing data describing human activities at extreme detail and resolution.
Unfortunately, personal data are sensitive, because they may allow re-identification of individuals in a de-identified database.

Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 February 2014
End Date: 31 January, 2017

The aim of this project is to develop a service platform that connects the providers and controllers of transport in cities with the travellers in a way that information flows are optimized while respecting and supporting the individual freedom safety and security of the traveller. Cities will get an integrated platform to enable the provision of citizen-centric, demand-adaptive city-wide transportation services. Travellers will get mobile applications that facilitate them in making travel priorities and choices for route and modality.

LivLab - LivLab Livorno

Type: Local Project
Start Date: 8 April 2015
End Date: 31 December, 2016
LivLab is a living laboratory that aims at creating a participatory eco-system for setting-up experiments on a trusted user-centric platform, and based on personal mobility and purchasing data. Goals are: (i) Creating and managing a community of volunteers, (ii) Realizing services built on top of users’ data, and (iii) Increasing users’ awareness about their daily activities. The living lab, created by Unicoop Tirreno, in partenership with CNR, Telecomitalia and FBK, started on April 2015 and involve Unicoop Tirreno's customers with a fidelity card.
Type: Industrial Project
Start Date: 1 January 2015
End Date: 31 December, 2016
This project proposes a unified, open-source execution framework for scalable data analytics. Data analytics tools have become essential for harnessing the power of our era's data deluge. Current technologies are restrictive, as their efficacy is usually bound to a single data and compute model, often depending on proprietary systems. The main idea behind ASAP is that no single execution model is suitable for all types of tasks and no single data model (and store) is suitable for all types of data. The project makes the following innovative contributions:

Irpet - IRPET

Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 3 November 2015
End Date: 2 November, 2016
This project is the result of a scientific collaboration between KDD Lab and the Regional Institute for the Economic Planning in Tuscany (Istituto Regionale per la Programmazione Economica della Toscana – IRPET), for the realization of an informative system of the mobility in Tuscany through the use of big data. In particular, it aims at providing models and tools for the analysis of the mobility at urban and regional level, by integrating Big Data of GPS and GSM sources with other more conventional data sources.
Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 September 2014
End Date: 31 December, 2015

EIT ICT Labs' Trusted Cloud initiative is an ambitious approach to find a European solution to store digital data and contents, so that consumers and businesses in Europe do not have to worry on where and by whom their valuable digital age assets are handled. With EIT ICT Labs support the partners will gain European wide coverage to create an ecosystem that really matters in creating new business opportunities around trusted cloud services.

Type: Industrial Project
Start Date: 1 July 2014
End Date: 31 December, 2015
The project has the objective of creating a framework to aggregate data collected by sensors deployed in a portion of a distribution grid. The system provides functionalities to model the topological properties of the distribution grid, to harmonize and integrate readings coming from the sensors, to store and query efficiently the data, to visualize with a clear interface the timeseries collected.
Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 January 2012
End Date: 30 June, 2015
In industry, society and science advanced software is used for solving planning, scheduling and resource allocation problems, collectively known as constraint satisfaction or optimization problems. At the same time, one continuously gathers vast amounts of data about these problems. This project starts from the observation that current software typically does not exploit such data to update schedules, resources and plans. It aims at developing a new approach in which gathered data is analysed systematically in order to dynamically revise and adapt constraints and optimization criteria.
Type: Industrial Project
Start Date: 1 July 2014
End Date: 31 March, 2015

Mobility data are an important source of knowledge useful for understanding human behaviour and for developing a wide range of user services. Unfortunately, this kind of data is sensitive, because people's whereabouts may allow re-identification of individuals in a de-identified database. Therefore, Data Providers, before sharing those data, must apply any sort of anonymization to lower the privacy risks, but they must be aware and capable of controlling also the data quality, since these two factors are often a trade-off.

TagMyDay - TagMyDay

Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 January 2014
End Date: 31 December, 2014
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Persons&Places - Persons&Places

Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 January 2014
End Date: 31 December, 2014
The project aims at investigating to what extent ”big data” - Mobile calls data - in integration with administrative data, could be a support in producing reliable and timely estimates of inter-city mobility. This study, jointly developed by ISTAT, CNR, and University of Pisa, wants to experiment an analysis process built on top of the so-called Sociometer, a data mining tool for classifying users by means of their of their calls habits, in order to study the composition of the population and their mobility behaviors.
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Start Date: 1 January 2014
End Date: 31 December, 2014
The aim of the project is to realize a novel service for Event Managers to sense their City Scale Events by fusing a variety of volatile and massive data available in digitized cities such as: mobile telecom data (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, and LTE); social media streams from multiple location-aware social networks (twitter, instagram, and foursquare); and pollution, traffic, public transport status data.
Type: Industrial Project
Start Date: 1 August 2011
End Date: 31 December, 2014
This project includes several experiences we have done with Orange Telecom. The first was in the in 2010 with the objective of analysing GSM data by means of algorithms developed in our lab integrated in M-Atlas system. A second experience in 2012 lead to the developing of GSM-specific algorithms able to cope with the uncertainty of this kind of data and taking advantage from the representativeness of the population presence in the long period, the result was the correlation pattern algorithm.
Type: National Project
Start Date: 1 April 2009
End Date: 30 September, 2014
Mobility in urban areas poses serious problems to both the local administration and to who is having to move within the city either citizen or tourist. The situation becomes more complicated in those cities or areas where traffic produced by residents overlaps massive flows of tourists.

DataSIM - DataSIM

Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 October 2011
End Date: 1 September, 2014
DATASIM aims at providing an entirely new and highly detailed spatial-temporal microsimulation methodology for human mobility, grounded on massive amounts of Big data of various types and from various sources, e.g. GPS, mobile phones and social networking sites, with the goal to forecast the nation-wide consequences of a massive switch to electric vehicles, given the intertwined nature of mobility and power distribution networks.
Type: National Project
Start Date: 1 December 2010
End Date: 31 March, 2014
The greater presence and pervasiveness of ICT in everyday life poses new concerns about personal rights such as non-discrimination and individual privacy. Since these concerns limit the practical applicability and the broad acceptance of advanced technologies, such as decision support systems (DSS) and location-based services (LBS), the diffusion of these applications relies on the existence of technical tools to enforce personal rights. Developing these tools requires a constant reference to what is legal and what is not, in measurable and formal terms.
Type: European Project
Start Date: 30 November 2010
End Date: 31 October, 2013
As the scale of today’s networked techno-social systems continues to increase, the analysis of their global phenomena becomes increasingly difficult, due to the continuous production of streams of data scattered among distributed, possibly resource-constrained nodes, and requiring reliable resolution in (near) real-time.
Type: Local Project
Start Date: 1 September 2012
End Date: 1 August, 2013
The aim of the project is to study the touristic flows in Pisa thanks to the analysis and the integration of different types of data: GPS traces, GSM call, Flickr photos and social and demographical data.

Pisa Mobilità - Pisa Mobilità

Type: Local Project
Start Date: 1 April 2012
End Date: 30 June, 2013
The project aims at realizing a systematic study starting from the observation of mobility phenomena around the Municipality of Pisa and the five Municipalities that contribute to the Strategic Plan. The objective of the study is to supply a full view of the mobility demand inside the area, and thus give a support to the decision makers in compiling the Integrated Strategic Plan.
Type: National Project
Start Date: 1 November 2011
End Date: 15 May, 2013
The project aims at realizing a framework for the construction of innovative components able to exploit both the TETRA net and the corresponding commercial nets. The objective is to realize complex Smart Environments for the supply of advanced services and other typical utilities of the public administrations operating on the urban areas and on the territory.
Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 January 2012
End Date: 1 May, 2013
D4D - is an open data challenge, encouraging research teams around the world to use datasets of anonymous call patterns to help address society development questions in novel ways. The data sets are based on anonymized Call Detail Records extracted from Orange’s customer base. The goal of the D4D challenge, in line with our Group’s Orange for Development initiative, is to contribute to the socio-economic development and well-being of populations.
Type: National Project
Start Date: 1 January 2009
End Date: 31 December, 2010
ANONIMO is an inter-disciplinary project and is based on the observation that research in the area of privacy protection is currently pursued both from the legal regulation viewpoint and the information and communication technology viewpoint.

VisMaster - VisMaster

Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 August 2008
End Date: 31 July, 2010

VisMaster is a European Coordination Action Project focused on the research discipline of Visual Analytics: One of the most important challenges of the emerging Information Age is to effectively utilise the immense wealth of information and data acquired, computed and stored by modern information systems. On the one hand, the appropriate use of available information volumes offers large potential to realize technological progress and business success.

MiningForLife - MiningForLife

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Start Date: 1 May 2009
End Date: 31 May, 2010
As part of this project KDDlab intends to explore and experiment data mining techniques applied specifically to data from medical records by S. Chiara and Umberto I of Rome hospitals. Such structured data will be the result of a number of techniques for automatic extraction from texts of reports and clinical history. On these data should be applied a number of data mining techniques, in particular the temporal aspect allows to establish correlations between diagnostic reports and/or interventions surgical and diagnosis and/or development of disease.
Type: Local Project
Start Date: 1 April 2009
End Date: 1 March, 2010
[i]Mobility Marketplace[/i] includes the development of models for analysis of data collected from mobile sensors and wireless networks and the testing of specific services, to promote the use of public transport and optimize the use of private vehicles in the path home-to-work. The data are collected from the monitoring of cells visited in a GSM and GPS surveys. This information will be subject to various steps of analysis to extract individual profiles and global models on the habits of users.
Type: European Project
Start Date: 1 December 2005
End Date: 31 March, 2009
The technologies of mobile communications and ubiquitous computing pervade our society, and wireless networks sense the movement of people and vehicles, generating large volumes of mobility data. Miniaturization, wearability, pervasiveness is producing traces of our mobile activity, with increasing positioning accuracy and semantic richness: Location data from mobile phones: (GSM cell positions), GPS tracks from mobile devices receiving geo-positions from satellites, etc.
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Start Date: 29 April 2008
End Date: 1 January, 2009
is an industrial R&D project funded by Unicoop, one of largest italian retail companies. KDDLab created a very large sales data warehouse, equipped with advanced BI solutions for strategic marketing and customer care based on data mining predictive analytics.
Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 June 2014
End Date:

Today we have an unprecedented opportunity to observe and measure how our society intimately works, by analyzing the big data, i.e, the digital breadcrumbs of human activities sensed as a by-product of the ICT systems that we use everyday. Digital breadcrumbs record the real individual and collective human behaviors at great detail and resolution. Big Data are transforming the science and the business and are becoming the key resource – the new oil – of the next future.

Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 June 2013
End Date:
Sports analytics have evolved in recent years in an amazing way, thanks to automated or semi-automated sensing technologies that provide high-fidelity data streams extracted from every game. In the lab we are investigating data-driven approaches to boost the understanding of sports performance, in two main context: cycling and football..
Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 January 2013
End Date:
An open research question is whether measurements made on Big Data recording human activities, such as mobile phone data, can yield us high-fidelity proxies of socio-economic development. Can we monitor and predict the socio-economic development of a territory just by observing the behavior of its inhabitants? The goal of this project is design a data-driven analytical framework that uses mobility measures and social measures extracted from mobile phone data to estimate indicators for socio-economic development.
Type: Internal Project
Start Date: 1 January 2013
End Date:
The aim of this project is to observe, analyze, understand and possibly predict the patterns of human migration flows. This is a crucial topic in contexts like urban planning, disease spreading and energy consumption.