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Università degli Studi di Salerno, Dipartimento di Informatica, Italy – PROJECT COORDINATOR

The University of Salerno has very ancient origins as it is one of the oldest universities in Europe together with Paris and Bologna. The Dipartimento di Informatica has almost 30 years of research and teaching activities (previously called Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni), being one of the first Computer Science departments established in Italy.

Within the department, ISISlab is the research laboratory mainly in charge of the participation to ROUTE-TO-PA. ISISLab was established 11 years ago. Its research is carried out on a wide range of topics including distributed systems, CSCW and CSCL, information visualization, interactive virtual environments, peer-to-peer architectures and web proxies.

Vittorio Scarano (, leader for the UNISA-DI is Associate professor of Computer Science and is the co-director of ISISLab.

Alberto Negro ( Full Professor, former Chairman of the DI. Alberto Negro received the Laureate degree (cum laude) in Computer Science in 1981 from the University of Salerno.

Delfina Malandrino is an Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the Dipartimento di Informatica of Università di Salerno

Gennaro Cordasco is an Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the Dipartimento di Psicologia, Facoltà di Psicologia, of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy).

Ugo Erra is an Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) at the Dipartimento di Matematica Informatica ed Economia of the Università degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy).

Nicola Lettieri is a researcher at ISFOL (Rome, Italy) and is adjunct professor of Legal Informatics at the University of Sannio (Benevento, Italy) and adjunct professor of Computational Social Sciences at the University of Salerno.


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS: National Centre for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organisation, under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS ( is the largest fundamental research organisation in Europe, employing over 25000 people, almost half of which are tenured researchers, carrying out research in all fields of knowledge.

The I3 research unit (Interdisciplinary Institute on Innovation,UMR 9217 CNRS – Telecom ParisTech – École Polytechnique – MINES ParisTech.) is jointly funded by the CNRS and Telecom ParisTech graduate engineering school (France’s primary telecom engineering school, a “grande école” affiliated to École Polytechnique and École des Mines), located in Paris. The laboratory is interdisciplinary, comprising researchers in computer science and human and social sciences (economics, linguistics, psychology, sociology) collaborating on research themes such as electronic communication, network technologies, signal and image processing and technology-mediated practices.

Michael Baker (, leader for the CNRS partner, is a Research Director (equivalent full tenured research professor) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS:, working in the Economic and Social Sciences Department of Telecom ParisTech.

Françoise Détienne ( is a Research Director (equivalent full tenured research professor) of the CNRS, in the I3 lab associated to Telecom ParisTech.

Jonathan Groff is a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive psychology.


Wise & Munro Learning Research, The Hague, The Netherlands

Wise & Munro is a small company involved in international research and development on computers and learning. The company is a pioneer in developing and using technology in educational settings since the very beginnings of Internet.

Jerry Andriessen is an experienced researcher and project manager, with more than 100 journal and book publications on children’s writing, collaborative learning, ICT in education, argumentation and arguing to learn.

Mirjam Pardijs, MA: Educational scientist, working as educational support manager at a large vocational education institution. She specialises in developing and supporting new forms of collaborative learning in small groups, supported by ICT.


Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Ireland

Founded in 1845, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) has earned international recognition as a research led university with a commitment to top quality teaching.

The Insight institute at NUIG was founded in 2003 as DERI (Digital Enterprise Research Institute) and incorporated into the nationwide Insight Center for Data Analytics ( in July 2013. Its most recent peer review, conducted by the main funder Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), concluded that the science and technology application of the institute were “impressive” and “world class”. Today the Insight institute at NUIG hosts in excess of 100 members and has established itself as a top player worldwide in the areas of Web Science, Semantic Web and Linked Data. The institute has acquired direct research awards in excess of €60 million from SFI, Enterprise Ireland (EI), and EU framework programmes.

Adegboyega Ojo is Senior Research Fellow and E-Government Unit Leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (formerly known as Digital Enterprise Research Institute – DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway; a leading centre in Semantic Web and Linked Open Data research.

Michael Hogan (Whitaker) Lecturer at NUI, Galway, research foci include individual, social and technology factors contributing to adult learning, motivation, and collaborative performance.

Lukasz Porwol is a PhD Researcher at Insight Centre for Data Analytics. His  research work focuses on leveraging social media, games and mobile technologies to support effective dialogue between citizens and decision-makers.

Arkadiusz Stasiewicz is a Research Assistant at INSIGHT @ NUI Galway. Arkadiusz’s research interests include Open Data, social media and statistical data analytics as well as Big Data integration. He has joined the eGoverment domain at INSIGHT in September 2013. Previously he has worked as a web developer and software developer in a number of projects.

Edobor Osagie is a Research Assistant at INSIGHT @ NUI Galway. He is engaged in the e-gov research specifically concerned with the business/public sector application of the technologies especially as regards to EU project from H2020.

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Warsaw School of Economics, Division of Decision Support and Analysis, Poland

Warsaw School of Economics (WSE, Polish: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie – SGH) is the leading business school in Eastern and Central Europe. WSE was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland. WSE maintains close links with business community that facilitate conducting research projects. It has the extensive network of partner universities from all around the world.

Bogumił Kamiński (, is Head of Decision Support and Analysis Division, is an Associate Professor at Warsaw School of Economics.

Przemysław Szufel ( is an Assistant Professor in Decision Support and Analysis Division at Warsaw School of Economics.

Grzegorz Koloch ( is an Assistant Professor in Decision Support and Analysis Division at Warsaw School of Economics.


Utrecht University, School of Governance, Netherlands

Utrecht University has a long history and a rich tradition. Reminders of the University’s history can be found throughout the city, in the form of buildings, gardens and street names. Founded in 1636, Utrecht University has evolved into a modern and leading institution with a growing international reputation.

Albert Meijer ( is an associate professor in public governance with a particular interest in the role of information and communication technologies in government.

Stephan Grimmelikhuijsen is an assistant professor at the Utrecht School of Governance. His areas of expertise are: government transparency, citizen trust, e-government, and experiments.

Erna Ruijer is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Universiteit Utrecht.


Ancitel, Italy

Ancitel has been the technical arm of the National Association of Italian Cities (ANCI) for 25 years working with local governments on improving the management of innovation and technological changes.

The principal areas of concern to Ancitel include administrative simplification, inter- institutional cooperation, and the transfer of responsibilities from central to local governments.

John Forrester, at the moment is working with the Services Sector in the IT Department of Ancitel as a Systems Architect.

Paolo Molinari, from 2006 has been working in Ancitel as the head of Software Development.


Ortelio Ltd, UK

Ortelio Ltd is a research and innovation management consultancy, offering a combination of experience in business and technology. Ortelio supports the development and commercialisation of new products and services by leveraging the research results through international research management.

Alexandros Gkiokas is employed by Ortelio as a Software Developer.

Ilias Trochidis works as an IT project manager at Ortelio.

Stratos Arampatzis is the Director of Ortelio, with over 15 years experience as an e- business and project management consultant.


Open Knowledge Foundation

The open knowledge movement promotes access to information for everyone about how we live, what we consume, and who we are – for example, how our tax money gets spent, what’s in the food we eat or the medicines we take, and where the energy comes from to power our cities.

A pioneer in the movement, the Open Knowledge Foundation has played a leading role both in advocating for open data and open knowledge in government, business and civil society and in creating the technology to make open material useful. It is also a growing global community, providing a home for individuals and groups working to open up information and to build the tools, apps and insights to make that information used and useful – from handbooks for journalists, to the data platforms used by governments to publish their open data.

Lucy Chambers is the head of the Knowledge Unit, which focusses on supporting data users (particularly journalists and NGOS) by organising training via School of Data and building software tools to fix data problems.

Tryggvi Björgvinsson is the technical lead for the OpenSpending project. He is a software engineer and a digital freedoms activist/promoter based in Iceland.

Sander van der Waal as projects director at Open Knowledge, oversees grant-funded projects in various areas of Open Knowledge ranging from Open Government Data to Privacy & Open Data, Open Education and Open Access.

Jonathan Gray is the Director of Policy and Research. Jonathan coordinates policy and advocacy activities to expand the open knowledge commons and helps to catalyse new projects and collaborations that use this commons to improve the world.


City of the Hague Municipality (department for social affairs and employment projects), The Netherlands

The department for social affairs and employment projects will act as a user/participants in the project. The municipal department for social affairs, in this case the section for employer services, is responsible for the reduction of unemployment in the city especially amongst people relying on social benefit allowances.

Martin Andriessen ( is member of the team of directors of the department and responsible for the section for employer services and the policy for active inclusion and participation of the unemployed with a distance to work. 


Dublin City Council and Dublinked, Ireland

Dublin City Council (Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath) is the authority responsible for local government in the city of Dublin in Ireland and is the largest local authority in Ireland.

Dublinked has a mission “to encourage the next generation of jobs and companies in the area of urban solutions, by enabling data-driven innovation and promoting Dublin as a world-leader in developing and trialing new urban solutions”. Dublinked has received initial funding from the National University of Ireland Maynooth and Dublin City Council.

Pauline Riordan – Planner & Innovation Unit, Dublin City Council, Ireland

Brendan Fahy – Dublin City Council, Ireland

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Comune di Prato, Italy

Prato is an urban community in Tuscany totalling 370,000 inhabitants including its Province. The population of the province area in mainly concentrated in the Prato City area that counts around 180.000 inhabitants.

Paolo Boscolo in 1992 he joined the Comune di Prato as head of the Telecommunications group, which deals with:

– Installation, configuration and management of all distributed computing facilities;

– planning and management of multi-protocol data transmission networks inside the municipality offices and at city level (among all the seats of the Comune di Prato).

During the last 10 years he contributed to setting up a Metropolitan Area Network using proprietary fibre optic cable and leased lines. With Comune di Prato he took part to several European Project initiatives in the field of advanced IT infrastructures, with the role of contact point in the administration in close contact with the external project coordinators.

Giorgio Prister, President of Major Cities of Europe organization. Giorgio Prister is President of Major Cities of Europe since 2008 (

Elena Palmisano works as a consultant with several bodies, like PIN Scrl (a public/private Consortium managing the University of Florence site in Prato), the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) and the University of Florence and she has taken part in many regional, national and EU projects in the field of innovation technology, ICT applications in different contexts, such as infomobility, e- government and cultural heritage.


Issy Média / Issy-Les-Moulineaux (France)

Issy Media is in charge of the communication and the development of new technologies in the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux. It is a Local Public Compagny, also known as ”SEM (Société d’économie mixte)”, whose capital is however held in majority by the city.
Its aim is to create a collaborative environment bringing together the public, the private and the research sector in order to build a local Information Society which is innovative and open to all. Issy Media is therefore, following the developments of new technologies benefiting the population, and experimenting new applications on its territory.
Today, Issy-les-Moulineaux is one of France’s most attractive ICT, metropolis and became a national showcase for how to improve local democracy through the use of ICT. The Intelligent Community Forum (ICT), a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community, has distinguished André Santini, Issy’s mayor, as,”Visionnary 2009″. The city is very interested in confronting experiences and learning from other European initiatives. Intensive cooperation and active networking to share its experience with other cities is one of Issy’s priorities.

Issy Media is in charge of the ICT implementation and innovation and the ICT developement strategy of Issy-les-Moulineaux. Having participated, or being currently involved in a large number of projects supported by the EC and National Authorities (APOLLON, EPIC, CYBERVOTE, e-POCH, e-AGORA, URB-AL), Issy has a vast experience in deploying, piloting, testing and validating ICT services in realistic conditions. With a good knowledge of the local economic tissue and a proven expertise in consolidating good practices towards sustainable economic growth, Issy Media will work in close collaboration with the local government to help make government data openly available. This will encourage innovation and help foster the creation of citizen and SME generated applications and services by both the private sector actors and the end-users.
The close link between Public Institutions, SMEs and citizens creates a particularly rich environment where to test ICT technologies.