Research projects

Current projects

ANCIEN: Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations

FP7 research project funded by the European Commission


The aims of ANCIEN are to review the Long Term Care (LTC) systems in EU member states, to assess the actual and future numbers of elderly care-dependent people in selected countries and to develop a methodology for comprehensive analysis of actual and future LTC needs and provisions across European countries, including the potential role of technology and policies on maintaining and improving quality. Performance indicators will be identified and relative performances of the different types of LTC systems assessed.

Partners: 1. CEPS, Belgium (coordinator) 2. CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (scientific coordinator) 3. FPB, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium (scientific coordinator) 4. DIW, Germany 5. NIDI - KNAW, the Netherlands 6. FEDEA, Spain 7. CNR, Italy 8. LUISS, Italy 9. IHS, Austria 10. LSE, United Kingdom 11. ISAE, Italy 12. CASE, Poland 13. IER, Slovenia 14. TARKI 15. AACD (Ageing and Aged Care Division), Australian Department of Health and Ageing 16. ETLA, Finland 17. DAUPHINE-LEGOS, France 18. University of Stockholm, Sweden 19. Karolinska Institute, Sweden 20. SAS BIER, Slovakia 21. Praxis, Estonia.

Project website

Riorganizzazione dei processi lavorativi e d’ottimizzazione delle risorse degli Uffici Giudiziari della Regione Abruzzo

Riorganizzazione dei processi lavorativi e d’ottimizzazione delle risorse degli Uffici Giudiziari della Regione Abruzzo - Tribunale Ordinario di Chieti, Tribunale Ordinario de L’Aquila, Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di Teramo, Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di Avezzano, Procura Generale presso la Corte d’Appello de L’Aquila. Marzo 2010 – marzo 2011.

Progetto speciale “Nuova Giustizia” finanziato dal Fondo Sociale Europeo


  • Linea 1 - Analisi e riorganizzazione dell’ufficio giudiziario;
  • Linea 2 - Analisi dell’utilizzo delle tecnologie, adozione e utilizzazione delle stesse per il miglioramento organizzativo;
  • Linea 3 - Costruzione della Carta dei Servizi;
  • Linea 4 - Accompagnamento alla certificazione di qualità ISO 9001: 2000;
  • Linea 5 - Costruzione del Bilancio sociale;
  • Linea 6 - Comunicazione con la cittadinanza e comunicazione istituzionale.

LUISS Business School, Intersistemi Italia S.p.A. e Quality Solutions S.r.l.

Ruolo della LUISS Business School: 
Coordinatore del progetto

Institute for Biomedical Technologies ITB - CNR

Analisi comparativa dei piani sanitari dal punto di vista dei requisiti sull’informazione e comunicazione, giugno-novembre 2010 Collaborazione CNR-LUISS nell’ambito del progetto “Salute in Rete” (Convenzione CNR-DTT)


  • Analisi del potenziale ruolo dell’ICT nei piani sanitari regionali selezionati.
  • Studio sulle potenzialità di utilizzo dell’ICT rispetto ai piani d’azione su specifiche problematiche di salute.

ITB-CNR, coordinatore del progetto

Ruolo della LUISS Business School: 
Partner del progetto


Past projects


Submitted in occasion of the call under the PRIN 2007 Programme funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and University (MUR). The project has started on September 22th and will last 2 years.

The project aims to analyzing the knowledge exchange networks and the diffusion of innovation in professional communities. In particular, the main goals of this project are: (i) testing theories of networking for the exchange of knowledge within professional communities of primary care paediatricians, (ii) developing a theoretical model of reference for the measurement of knowledge exchange networks and their impact on the professional practice as well as on the diffusion of innovation; (iii) producing recommendations in order to develop associative models among primary care paediatricians through their assessment in terms of exchanges of knowledge and innovation diffusion.

Partners are LUISS Guido Carli (Coordinator), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Roma), Università degli Studi di Bologna.

 Project website



The project is funded by NSF and NCSA. The PI is Noshir Contractor (NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). The main aim of SONIC is to develop cutting-edge techniques to measure, mobilize, and modify the social and knowledge networks in large scientific communities. The group uses a comprehensive analytic methodology to computationally model, empirically assess, statistically validate, and iteratively influence the emergence of social and knowledge networks within communities. Understanding and assisting in the development of communities will enable NCSA to design the cyberinfrastructure and cyberenvironments that match each community’s unique attributes and network referral needs, facilitate collaborative work, and propel researchers to fresh insights and innovations. 

Project duration: 2003-2006
My involvement: April 2005-August 2006

My role: researcher (affiliation: NCSA, University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign)

My tasks: literature review on recommender systems, visualization of co-authorship, citation networks, network extraction through text analysis, help in workshop organization. 


The project was commissioned by FILAS spa (the organization devoted to the development of Lazio regional area) to Scuola di Management - Luiss Guido Carli. The main aim of the project was to address the Lazio Region towards the support for the development of innovation activities in three high-tech sectors: telecommunications, information technology and aerospace. The project applied Social Network Analysis in order to draw the exchange networks and the knowledge networks among firms, especially SMEs. Main results: identification of innovation catalysts of high-tech industries in the Lazio region.

Project duration: September 2004 - May 2005

My involvement: whole duration of the project

My role: researcher (affiliation: Scuola di Management - Luiss Guido Carli)

My tasks: identification of key issues, development of research tools and methodology, field research, reporting of the results, dissemination.


Commorg was a European research project, in the framework of the Information Society Technology (IST) Programme of the European Commission, contract IST-2000-26075. The project aimed at analysing the impact of the introduction, adoption and diffusion of email communication on the evolution and change of organisations' structure and processes. The overall goal was to develop and validate context-sensitive and anticipatory knowledge of the consequences of email adoption and diffusion by organisations and provide knowledge and recommendations relevant to new methods of working using e-mail in the form of practical solutions.

In general terms, the project provided information about the use of e-mail by individuals and groups within and between organisations that enable organisations to innovate and be more efficient in their work and businesses. The project findings and policy implications have the potential to strengthen business co-operation and increase competitiveness in the global market place. The project focused particularly on: 

a.       Identifying conditions that enable e-mail to substitute for face-to-face interaction and thus increase the flexibility on both working methods and organisation, freeing them from the constraints imposed by distance and time. 

b.       Increasing understanding of the requirements by individuals and groups to operate in new organisational environments using new working methods enabled by new communication technologies. 

c.        Identifying and understanding the complex relationships between contextual conditions and factors surrounding e-mail use that promote the development of trust and confidence within work groups and organisations in communications across traditional functional and organisational boundaries. 

d.       Developing understanding of the relation of e-mail use to social relationships in the workplace, power relations, organisational participation, and decision-making. 

e.       Developing new methods to assess and predict the impact of e-mail and practices on organisational activity. 

f.          Disseminating examples of best work and business practices.

Project duration: May 2001 - October 2003

My involvement: whole duration of the project

My role: researcher, project manager assistant (affiliation: Scuola di Management -Luiss Guido Carli)

My tasks: literature review, identification of key issues, development of research methods, data gathering, data analysis, data interpretation, policy implication, management reports, dissemination of results. 

Documents: slides on general results

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The project was funded by the National Science Foundation under the programme Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence Initiative (KDI), grant number IIS-9980109. The project’s principal investigator was Noshir Contractor (Dpt. Of Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The main aim of the project was to develop a systematic, rigorous empirically driven,  methodologically expedient, and theoretically sophisticated study of how knowledge networks evolve in organizations. 

Project duration: 1999-2002

My involvement: February-June 2002

My role: researcher (affiliation: visiting scholar at
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

My tasks: data analysis, data interpretation, dissemination of results. 



The project was funded by Minister of Education, University and Research. The project general aim was to analyze and assess Information Systems and organizational structures for the Virtual Organization. Virtual Organizations are networks of independent firms collaborating organically by connecting each others to exploit temporary business opportunities.

The research project in particular aimed to obtain:

a. Individuation of reference models for Virtual Organizations, and the role of inter and intra-organizational Information Systems;

b.  An analysis of existing digital marketplaces and the predictions of their evolution;

c.  Analysis of the inter-organizational processes for Virtual Organizations, paying attention to the social inter-organizational networks.

Project duration: January 2002 - December 2003

My involvement: whole duration of the project

My role: researcher (affiliation: Università degli Studi de L'Aquila)

My tasks: proposal preparation, literature review, identification of key issues, dissemination.