RTSI 2016 » Panels


Digital Community: smart mobility and logistic


September 7th, 2016

Panel Chairs:

  • Giambattista Gruosso (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Alberto Reatti (Università di Firenze, Italy)

The topic of logistics combined to the smart mobility is one of the most attractive in the discussions about Manufacturing optimisation and reduction of impact of movement of vehicles. On one hand plan the displacement of goods, waste and people requires the integration of ICT technologies with the traditional logistic assets, to obtaining the maximum benefit, on the other hand mobility instruments also play an important role in order to reduce consumption and to increase the effectiveness of planning. The major interest of the scientific community is in the design the correct mix between several technologies such as:

  1. Wireless communication
  2. Smart sensing
  3. Electrical and Smart Vehicle
  4. Recharge infrastructures , V2G an V2V communication
In this round Table an overview of policy and technologies will be discusses in order to promote an interesting debate on the integration of smart mobility with logistics. In particular, the attention will be posed in Fleet managers, Electrical and smart Vehicles manufacturers, Vehicular Communication specialist, and Charging infrastructure managers. All the voice will introduce their contribution to the debate that is complex and interdisciplinary.


  • ZED - Zero Emissions Distribution: practical experiences in Roma and Pescara (www.logisticazed.it) - Augusto Leonida (BIP - Best Idea & Projects)
  • ITS as enabling factor for new governance models in urban logistics - Massimo Marciani (President, FIT Consulting)
  • “Electric Mobility: Zero Emission WEEE Collecting in urban centres” - Marina Melissari (SGL Relogistics)
  • Territorial Network Support System - Roberto Zollo (Theorematica)
  • The Electric Urban Mobilty: the Iveco prospective - Marco Aimo Boot (CNH Industrial-IVECO)
  • “Renault and the electric mobility: innovation for a sustainable and modern mobility” - Gabriella Favuzza (Groupe Renault)
  • Fast Charging infrastructure for Logistic - Giorgio Gabba (Protoscar)

Smarter city and Health care


September 7th, 2016

Panel Chair:

Paolo Maresca (Università Federico II Napoli, Italy)

Description:   Technological development allows to define scenarios that until 10 years ago were unimaginable because we will realize the city on a human scale. In this sense, an intelligent city is simply a set of problems and reasonable and mutual solution of these. A smarter city is one in which there is sharing, participation and transparency of decisions that allow you to take action on the problems and offer solutions to communities, businesses and citizens.

The current city transformation into the most intelligent, therefore, requires a continuous innovation path, planned and transparent that will transform existing services with new services whose aim is to improve the quality of life of the citizen. Citizen will be at the centre of this transformation process because he will be more and more involved in government processes and monitoring of the needs of a city in continuous evolution.

The most intelligent cities (smart cities) is therefore a set of relevant issues and ideas to solve them, a set of models, rules of engagement between the public and private system, new financial instruments, for innovation in public administration, procurement procedures, simplification and transparency actions, regulatory, on which the government knows how to make credible promises in the medium term. At the heart of the challenge is the construction of a new kind of COMMON GOOD, a great technological and immaterial infrastructure that makes dialogue people and objects, integrating information and generating intelligence, producing inclusion and improving our daily lives.

However the purpose of the smarter city is: the citizen. The changes behind the smart acronym are huge because the technologies are entering the public management changing the way we understand, design and live the city. The city is becoming computers in the open air and the technologies enter the city and its physical space. The areas in which a city can become intelligent are many, often more than you can imagine.


The round table wants to deal with the scope Living and particularly of healthcare opening a split between different vertical projects of smarter city that can revolutionize the future of citizens.

Particular attention will be devoted to the tools put in place to support this challenge such as "fascicolo sanitario elettronico" electronic health records. Also we will discuss how big data can be useful to address the growing challenge of making decisions in the face of multiple and increasing moles of medical data. To this regard, IBM will speak to us of Watson and its use in the healthcare theme. It will also investigate the Italian business reality in the healthcare sector in order to identify solutions and contributions devoted to the research in this area. CNR-IEIIT will show the extraction of medical concepts in clinical notes written in Italian with the aims of applying NLP to perform IE through mapping clinical concepts to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS). Tykly e GPI present a solution for the analysis of unstructured content (eg, compiled documentation at the hospital, the Medical Diary, the nursing diary, documentation folder anesthetic, drug prescriptions) in order to automatically generate a coding ICD-IX-CM comparable with the encoding manually operated by medical personnel and activate any action / warning in the event of discrepancies or deviations. Finally, the state of the art of Italian smart cities will be drawn by university of Trento.


  • Marco Monti (IBM Italia)
  • Andrea Molinari (Università di Trento)
  • Dario Petri (Università  di Trento)
  • Gabriella Tognola (IEIIT-CNR)
  • Natalia Pianesi (Direttore Divisione Consulenza (ENGINEERING)
  • Gianpiero Camilli (Financing Initiatives (NoemaLife SpA)
  • Agusti Solanas (Roviri I virgili University, Spain)
  • AnnaMaria Chiasera (GPI)
  • Lorenzo Verna (Tykli srl)

This panel will be preceded by an introductory tutorial to be held on September 7th, in the morning with Marco Monti as lecturer.

Emerging Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities for Industry 4.0


September 8th, 2016 afternoon

Panel Chairs:

  • Maurizio Fiasché (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Danilo Pau (STMicroelectronics, Agrate, Italy)

The fourth industrial revolution commonly known as Industry 4.0 is a common term for a number of smart automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies. It had been defined as 'a collective term for technologies and concepts of value chain organization which draws Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Services (IoS) jointly with the Big Data and Big Analytics new paradigm'. For example Industry 4.0 facilitates the vision and execution of a "Smart Factory" where CPS monitor physical processes through cognitive technologies that, while not completely new, are now of mass market applications leveraging smart heterogeneous sensors there are cheaper and cheaper. Over the IoT, CPS communicate and cooperate each other and with other intelligently distributed mechanism with humans in real time, and via the cloud located Internet of Services, since both internal and cross-organizational services are offered and utilized by participants of the value chain. Many areas of our common lives have already been changed by the Internet of Things (e.g. smartphones, wearable devices, high speed data communication, cloud computing), and is out of doubt industry is no exception. By blending the real and the virtual worlds of production via the internet, the IoT makes it possible to connect all parts of the production process: machines, products, systems, and people. This means that machines and products can communicate so they can manage themselves and each other to offer a brand new generation of services to help in people lives. Software-based system and service platforms will play a major role in tomorrow’s manufacturing as they are the only way to bring connectivity, including data analysis, to machines and work pieces in production. Those software solutions will enable connected manufacturing and logistics to gather, visualize, analyse, and monitor machine, process, and sensor data. They will then translate this data into useful information that serves as a source for their rule- and process-based actions and to determine precisely where to optimize production, logistics, distribution and support processes along the entire value chain and during product life cycle. For example, automotive products quality monitoring will reduces waste, and detecting faults early on makes it possible to schedule maintenance without customer product service disruption.

The Industry 4.0 concept embracing a number of contemporary automation, data exchange and manufacturing technologies for the enhancement of the value chain in industry, including the complete monitoring and management of the Supply Chain and the Product and Service Life Cycle management has been addressed with the definition of new approaches and technologies for enhancing functionalities and performances (RFID and smart sensors adoption). Non-conventional methods and technologies, as ontology and soft-computing techniques have been adopted to address specific areas as NP-complete problems, reconfigurable-modular-adaptive-automated production systems, energy efficiency in sustainable manufacturing, optimization of key performance indicators and green manufacturing. New technological directions will be outlined in open and new projects for designing smart, sustainable and robust industrial systems. All together these arguments are an urgent call to industrial companies to invest adequately to be successfully in surfing such a revolution. Different University and Industry entities will share reciprocally and openly their views and contributions on how Industry 4.0 will bring innovation in everyone life.


  • Sergio Terzi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Manuel Roveri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Anna Valente (SUPSI Lugano, Switzerland)
  • Fabio Floreani (Consorzio Intellimech, Bergamo, Italy)
  • Roberto Filipelli (Microsoft Italia)
  • Giuseppe Gammariello (Altran Italia, Roma Italy)
  • Paolo Calefati (PrimaPower, Torino, Italy) (EFFRA Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Fabrizio Rovati (STM, Agrate, Italy)
  • Luciano Baresi (DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

This panel will be preceded by an introductory tutorial to be held on September 8th, in the morning with Sergio Terzi and Manuel Roveri as lecturers.