CTIF_Italy Lab was opened on September 28, 2006as a part of an international research network conceived by Prof. Ramjee Prasad (Aalborg University, Denmark).
The CTIF – Center for TeleInFrastructures network includes other selected centers in Europe, Asia and US, whose research is focused in the development of infrastructures, technologies, devices and interdisciplinary applications of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
CTIF nodes are in Denmark (Università di Aalborg with a branch in Copenhagen, 2004 e 2008), Italy (University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2006), India (University of Kolkota e Mumbai, 2007 e 2009), Japan (at YRP, Yokosuka Park, 2008) and USA (Princeton, 2011), Southern-Eastern Europe in Greece (2012).
The aim of the CTIF_Italy node is to coordinate heterogeneous research groups in order to push the limits of the applications of wireless communications and make the “ICT for life” paradigm a reality.
Nowadays, the CTIF_Italy node includes the Department with the core competences on ICT (the Department of Electronic Engineering) but also the Department of Management Engineering and Departments from Faculty of Law, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Medicine. So, ICT technology and all the applications leading towards the “Quality of Life” paradigm, are under the same “umbrella”.