06/2010 – 05/2012

FP7 ICT-2009.1.6

CONVERGENCE is an EU-funded project in the ICT program (FP7). CONVERGENCE has the target to increase the value of Internet, building a new common framework for each type of digital contents based on MPEG21 standard. In order to achieve this goal the project proposes a technology to share multimedia items called VDI (Virtual Digital Item) capable of encapsulating any kind of digital information. In CONVERGENCE, Xiwrite's role is to assist the coordinator CNIT in the management of the project, to coordinate the project's dissemination activities, to develop user scenarios, to analyse data from pilot studies and to contribute in ethics and business research.


(Online Predictive Tools for Intervention in Mental Illness)

01/2010 – 12/2012

FP7 ICT-2009.5.1

OPTIMI is an EU-funded project in the Health program (FP7), oriented to health wellness improvement, and focused on mental health through prevention. Project’s aim is development of technology-based tools to monitor the physiological state and the cognitive, motor and verbal behavior of high risk individuals over an extended period of time and to detect changes associated with stress, poor coping and depression. In order to achieve this goal, OPTIMI project schedules analysis of interaction of physiological, cognitive and psychological measures in voluntaries monitored for a long period. At the end of project, OPTIMI will be able to provide an important predictive tool for early diagnosis of one of the most common diseases of the century. In this project Xiwrite is responsible of financial issues, administrative activities, relationship between partners, working closely with project coordinator EVERIS SL. Moreover, Xiwrite coordinates the project’s dissemination activities (website, support materials, project video) and represents the expert partner for ethical reaserch in the project.


12/2009 – 11/2012


NEUROMED is an EU-funded project in the Capacity’s Program, part of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7). The goal of NEUROMED is to facilitate the process, building a new kind of partnership between established Neuroscience labs in France, Italy and Spain and emerging centres in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (Turkey, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco). NEUROMED will help these centres to build capacity, to attract new staff, and to strengthen their research infrastructure, preparing them for full and effective participation in EU research programs. Xiwrite's role is to manage dissemination and exploitation activities (website, conception and production informative material, and realization of short documentary). Xiwrite supports CNRS of Marseille in the coordination and in management.


11/2011 – 10/2014

Bando MISE “Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy”

ACQUASENSE is a project funded by the Italian Minister of Economic. The goal of ACQUASENSE is to develop an innovative system for the real-time monitoring of the drinkable water quality. Xiwrite's role is to assist the coordinator WEST SYSTEMS in the management and coordination of the project.


11/2011 – 10/2013

LLP-Leonardo Da Vinci – TOI

DECIDE-IT is a Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project which belongs to the Lifelong Learning Programme. DECIDE-IT’s main aim is to create an innovative learning method, easily used, which improves learners’ abilities when they are forced to take decisions in stressful situations. Xiwrite assisted the project partners in preparing planning project reviews.


12/2011 – 11/2013


BLOCK MAGIC is a EU-funded project in the LLP-Comenius program. The goal of Block Magic is to work with teachers in pre-school and early primary education to develop and test a new teaching methodology in which well-established teaching methods (“logic blocks” and “teaching tiles”) are enhanced through the use of advanced, yet low cost RFID technology. Xiwrite's role is to assist the coordinator ISTC-CNR in the management and coordination of the project.


01/2006 – 04/2010


PASION is an EU-funded project in the IST-FET program. The goal of the project is to develop ways of “augmenting” computer-mediated communication over networks, with new forms of information about users' emotional state, their context – for instance their current location and activity – their position within their social network, and the overall dynamics of the network. The basic hypothesis underlying the project is that this augmentation can contribute to more effective group interactions – both in professional situations (e.g. during collaborative work) and during leisure (e.g. online “social gaming, online social networking). Xiwrite's role in the project has been to develop end-user scenarios and requirements, to contribute to the interaction design, to analyse data from trials and to coordinate investigations on ethical and business development issues.


(Simple Mobile Services)

06/2006 – 02/2009

FP6-IST 2006

SMS is an EU-funded project in the IST program. To date mobile services have failed to replicate the success of the World Wide Web. The SMS Consortium believes that the reason is not technology but the lack of standards and standards-based tools - and more important still - the absence of the millions of small providers who have driven the internet explosion. The goal of the SMS project is to address these issues, creating innovative tools enabling a new class of services, addressing the specific needs of mobile users, enabling individuals, and small businesses to become service providers. These services will be simple to find, simple to use, simple to trust and simple to set up. The project calls them Simple Mobile Services (SMS). Xiwrite's goal in the project has been to contribute to the overall project vision, to translate this vision into end-user scenarios, to develop business models making it possible to bring the vision “into the real world”, and to assist the coordinator in the management of the project.


04/2004 – 06/2008


NEUROVERS-IT is an EU funded project in the Marie Curie Program. The theme of Neurovers-IT is the use of in vitro neuronal networks, as a new class of computational device. The hypothesis guiding the project is that such devices will replicate some of the inherent capabities of natural neural networks - in particular the ability to learn, to adapt to the environment and to repair itself.. This implies that in the long run it may be possible to use them in applications where it is not practical to use silicon-based technology. If this vision is to become reality, it will be necessary to create new collaborations between disciplines as different as basic neuroscience, computer science, electronic engineering, and robotics). Neurovers-IT is contributing to this goal by bringing together researchers from these different disciplines in a multidisciplinary program of research and on-the-job training designed to verify the project's basic scientific hypotheses. Xiwrite's role in the project is to manage the project's Distance Learning Program and to provide courses on specific issues within our fields of competence, in particular, Scientific Writing and European Project Management.


(Programmable Artificial Cell Evolution)

04/2004 – 06/2008


PACE was one of the first “Integrated Projects” to be funded under the EU's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program – in Framework VI. The project began in April 2004 and will continue until June 2008. The goal is to lay the foundations for a new generation of embedded information technology using programmable, self-assembling artificial cells – genuine artificial life. From 20005-6 one of the project partners was Telecom Italia Learning Services (TILS). XiWrite assists TILS in organizing its contribution to the project and in liaising with partners whose backgrounds are in biology and chemistry rather than in Information Technology. In particular, XiWrite contributed to a PACE project deliverable describing potential IT applications of programmable artificial cells. In May 2008, Xiwrite will manage a summer school (“ Blueprint for an Artificial Cell ”) dedicated to the work of the project



LLP-Leonardo Da Vinci

SISINE was a project in the EU-funded Life Long Learning Program which ran from 2005 to 2007. The project’s goal was to develop new technology-based tools and new blended training practices to teach negotiating skills. These were tested in three pilot studies in Poland , Slovakia and Italy. Xiwrite's role was to assist the coordinator CNR in the management of the project, and to coordinate the project's dissemination activities.


09/2002 - 03/2005


I-Learning was a project in the EU's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program – part of Framework V. The project began in October 2002 and ended its activities in March 2005. The goal of the project was to develop and test a novel, technology-assisted technique for the teaching of complex motor skills to large target populations. The new technique exploits the concept of “motor” and “mental imagery” –a hot topic in basic neurological and cognitive science. The project successfully tested the technique with patients undergoing neurological rehabilitation after stroke and with drivers learning to drive on ice. Xiwrite's role in the project, was to assist Telecom Italia Learning Services (the co-ordinating partner) in the scientific coordination of the project, ensuring effective collaboration between neuro-scientists, technology specialists and applications developers


04/2002 – 01/2004

@SAT : From April 2002 to January 2004, Xiwrite assisted QMS in the @SAT project – part of the EU TEN-Telecom program. @SAT's goal was to develop and trial innovative interactive satellite services – in particular distance learning services - targeting East European countries. Xiwrite's role in the project was to help QMS – a content specialist – to define specifications and technical requirements for multimedia content developers and for satellite service providers. In addition to this work, Xiwrite assisted the project partners in preparing the business plan for the deployment of @SAT services and in planning project reviews.