• Project Data

    European FP7 Project
    The CONVERGENCE project is funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme
    Collaborative Project
    Grant agreement n. FP7-257123

    CNIT (Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni)
    Prof. Nicola Blefari Melazzi

    Community contribution to the project
    2,989,140 Euro

    Project start date
    June, 1, 2010

    Project end date
    May, 31, 2013



  1. “MPEG-M: Multimedia Service Platform Technologies”

    Panos Kudumakis, Xin Wang, Sergio Martone, Mark Sandler

    Article for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, November 2011

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  2. “Supporting the Web with an Information Centric Network that Routes by Name”

    A. Detti, M. Pomposini, N. Blefari-Melazzi, S. Salsano

    Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, Elsevier North-Holland, Inc. New York, NY, USA
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  3. “Employing Podcasts for Augmented Learning Using Information Centric Networks”

    A. Hang, F. Almeida, H. Castro, M.T. Andrade, L. Chiariglione, N. Blefari-Melazzi, H. Hussmann

    IJeLS: International Journal for e-Learning Security , Vol. 2, Issues 1-2, March-June 2012, Infonomics Society
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  4. “Distributed Content Semantic Organization and Access Control with EuterpeFS”
    A.-C. Anadiotis and I. S. Venieris
    Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2013.

Book Chapters

  1. “Scalability Measurements in an Information-Centric Network”,

    N. Blefari Melazzi, A. Detti, M. Pomposini

    to appear in “Measurement-based experimental research: methodology, experiments and tools”, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 7586, 2012, Editors: Lluís Fàbrega, Pere Vilà, Davide Careglio, Dimitri Papadimitriou

Conferences and Proceedings

  1. “CONVERGENCE: extending the media concept to include representations of Real World Objects”,

    N. Blefari Melazzi

    20th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications. The Internet of Things. Pula, Sardinia, Italy, September 2-4, 2009.View & Download

  2. “Self-configuring and IP-enabled Low Rate Wireless PANs based on 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4”,

    F. Lo Piccolo, D. Battaglino, L. Bracciale, A. Bragagnini, M. Santina Turolla, N. Blefari Melazzi

    IEEE Infocom 2010 Demo Session, San Diego, California, March 15-19, 2010.View & Download

  3. “Towards fully self-configured and IP-enabled IEEE 802.15.4 LR-WPANs”,

    F. Lo Piccolo, D. Battaglino, L. Bracciale, A. Bragagnini, M. Santina Turolla, N. Blefari Melazzi

    9th IFIP/IEEE Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net’2010), June 23-25, 2010, Juan-les-Pins, France.View & Download

  4. “Network-layer solutions for a content-centric Internet“,

    A.Detti, N. Blefari-Melazzi

    21st International Tyrrhenian Workshop on Digital Communications (ITWDC), Ponza, Italy, September 6-8, 2010.View & Download

  5. “A Content-Centric, Publish-Subscribe Architecture delivering Mobile Context-Aware Health Services“,

    P. K. Gkonis, C. Z. Patrikakis, A. G. Anadiotis, D. I. Kaklamani, M. T. Andrade, A. Detti, G. Tropea, N. Blefari Melazzi

    Future Network and Mobile Summit 2011, Warsaw, Poland, 15-17 June 2011.View & Download

  6. “On the Potentials of Object Group Localization in the Internet of Things“,

    L. Galluccio, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo

    IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks, (WoWMoM 2011), Lucca, Italy, June 20-24, 2011.

  7. “CONET: A Content Centric Inter-Networking Architecture“,

    A. Detti, N. Blefari-Melazzi, S. Salsano, M. Pomposini

    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2011), August 19, 2011, TORONTO, ON, CANADA. View & Download

  8. “Exploring Semantic Relationships Across Internet Resources”,

    H. Castro, M. T. Andrade, F. Almeida, G. Tropea, N. Blefari Melazzi, L. Chiariglione, A. S. Mousas, D. I. Kaklamani

    7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP 2011), October 19-21, 2011, Salamanca, Spain

  9. “Integração de projectores duplos em dispositivos móveis”

    Hang, A.

    RTI Redes, Telecom e Instalações (No. 142, March Issue), p. 84-86

  10. “From Linked Data to Linked Entities: a Migration Path”

    G. Bartolomeo, S. Salsano

    WWW 2012 Companion, April 16–20, 2012, Lyon, France

  11. “A Spectrometry of Linked Data”

    G. Bartolomeo, S. Salsano

    Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2012), April 16–20, 2012, Lyon, France

  12. “Routing in Content-Centric Networks: From Names to Concepts”

    Georgios V. Lioudakis, Angelos-Christos G. Anadiotis, Aziz S. Mousas, Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, Dimitra I. Kaklamani, Iakovos S. Venieris

    5th IFIP Internation Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, May 7-10, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

  13. “Supporting Information-Centric Functionality in Software Defined Networks”

    N. Blefari-Melazzi, A. Detti, G. Morabito, S. Salsano, L. Veltri

    Article for IEEE ICC 2012, Software Defined Networks Workshop, June 10-15, 2012 Ottawa, Canada

  14. “Offloading cellular networks with Information-Centric Networking: the case of video streaming”

    A. Detti, M. Pomposini, N. Blefari-Melazzi, S. Salsano, A. Bragagnini,

    IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2012), S. Francisco, California, June 25-28, 2012

  15. “Converging Podcasts: A proposal for a content-centric approach for social learning environments”

    A.Hang, F.Almeida, H.Castro, M.T. Andrade, L.Chiariglione, N.Blefari-Melazzi, H.Hußmann

    International Conference on Information Society (iSociety 2012), June 25-28, 2012, London, UK

  16. “Caching in information-centric satellite networks”,

    L. Galluccio, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo

    IEEE ICC 2012, June 2012, Ottawa, Canada

  17. “An OpenFlow-based Testbed for Information Centric Networking”

    N. Blefari-Melazzi, A. Detti, G. Mazza, G. Morabito, S. Salsano, L. Veltri

    Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012, 4 – 6 July 2012, Berlin, Germany

  18. “Publish/Subscribe over Information Centric Networks: a Standardized Approach in CONVERGENCE”

    L. Chiariglione, A. Difino, N. Blefari Melazzi, S. Salsano, A. Detti, G. Tropea, A. C. G. Anadiotis, A. S. Mousas, I. S. Venieris, C. Z. Patrikakis

    Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012, 4 – 6 July 2012, Berlin, Germany

  19. “Transport-layer issues in Information Centric Networks”

    S. Salsano, A. Detti, M. Cancellieri, M. Pomposini, N. Blefari-Melazzi

    ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2012), August 17, 2012, Helsinki, Finland

  20. “Route discovery and caching: a way to improve the scalability of Information-Centric Networking”

    N. Blefari Melazzi, A. Detti, M. Pomposini, S. Salsano

    IEEE Global Communications Conference 2012 (Globecom 2012), December, 3-7 2012, Anaheim, California

  21. “A Concept to Extend the Mobile Interaction Space with a Projected Aura”,

    A. Hang

    Workshop on Mobile and Personal Projection at the 29th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Vancouver, BC; Canada, May 07-12, 2011.View & Download

  22. ”Supporting mobile applications with Information Centric Networking: the case of P2P live adaptive video streaming”

    A. Detti, B. Ricci, N. Blefari-Melazzi

    poster session at the 3rd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2013), Hong Kong, China, August 12-16, 2013


  1. A. de Polo: “Presentation of the CONVERGENCE project“, Panel on Content Management and Image Search and Retrieval, 6Sight (www.6Sight.com) Future of Imaging, San José, California, November 15-17, 2010; presentation given also at the 6Sight and Apple meeting in Cupertino, CA
  2. A. de Polo: “Presentation of the CONVERGENCE project“, 6Sight and Apple meeting in Cupertino, CA, November 15-17, 2010
  3. N. Blefari-Melazzi: “CONET – A Content Centric Inter-Networking Architecture: Plans to use FIRE Experimental Facilities“, FIRE research workshop, Future Internet Week, May 16, 2011, Budapest, Hungary
  4. A. Detti: “Position statement by the CONVERGENCE project“, Future Internet Assembly, Session I.1 Information-Centric Networking (ICN), 17-19 May, 2011, Budapest, Hungary
  5. N. Blefari-Melazzi, S. Salsano: “Presentation of the CONVERGENCE trials, of the CONVERGENCE Network and discussion on plans to use the OFELIA Experimental Facility”, Full progress meeting of the OFELIA project, May 26-27, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany
  6. A. de Polo, S.Minelli: “Contribution to IPTC Photo Metadata working group about content licensing schema in the IPTC field and controlled vocabulary. The contribution offered CONVERGENCE’s solutions on how to manage photographic content and how to describe the EXIF part of it”, 55th Jpeg standard Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1, July 11-14, 2011, Berlin, German.
  7. S.Minelli: “Ownership of the original file (image/photo) with a digital license plate”, 55th Jpeg standard Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1, July 11-14, 2011, Berlin, Germany
  8. Carsten Rust: “Smart Card based secure management of digital items in the future internet“, Smart Event 2011, e-Smart Conference, September 21-23, 2011, Sophia Antipolis, France
  9. Charalampos Z. Patrikakis: “On the state of the art and future of streaming media, focusing on personalization and social P2P media”,MMCOM’11 workshop – Keynote speech, December 9th, 2011, Houston, Texas
  10. Invited Speaker N. Blefari-Melazzi: “CONET: an Evolutionary Path to Information Centric Networking”, 4th EU-Japan Symposium on the “New Generation Network” and the “Future Internet” – , January, 19th, 2012, Tokio, Japan – (In this workshop, the CONVERGENCE project has been recognized as one of the representative projects on ICN in Europe)
  11. Invited Speaker Giacomo Morabito: “Opportunities and challenges for ICN experimentation and deployment in Software Defined Networks”, hosted by Alcatel-Lucent at LINCS (Paris, France)
  12. Invited speaker A. Detti: “Route caching: a technique to improve the scalability of ICN”, Contribution to ICNRG side meeting IETF-83 in Paris, March 28th 2012
  13. Invited Speaker N. Blefari-Melazzi: “CONVERGENCE – Metrics and measurement tools needs in Information-Centric Networking and CONVERGENCE in particular”, FIRE workshop: Measurement and Measurement Tools, Future Internet Assembly and Future Internet Week, 7-11 May 2012, Aalborg, Denmark.
  14. Invited Panelist N. Blefari-Melazzi: FIRE round table discussion, moderated by Dimitri Papadimitriou, FIRE workshop: Measurement and Measurement Tools, Future Internet Assembly and Future Internet Week, 7-11 May 2012, Aalborg, Denmark.
  15. Invited Speaker Stefano Salsano: “A collection of (ICN) research themes stemming from CONVERGENCE Project”, EU-Japan Co-ordinated Call Preparatory meeting, July 3rd, 2012, Berlin
  16. Keynote speech, Stefano Salsano: “”Content-aware networks: research challenges”, Future Networks 10th FP7 Concertation Plenary Meeting, 11 October 2012, Brussels


  1. CONVERGENCE, represented by Andrea Detti, together with other Professors coming from Europe, USA and Korea, contributed to the editorship of the Special Issue on Information-Centric Networking (ICN) of Elesevier Computer Network journal (2013)

Real-World Applications based on CONVERGENCE and Photographic Book

The PAM (Photo Archive Management) application has been finalized and the interface is available to the general public with access to 2000 annotated images under free license (non-for-profit use). Annotation of the images and usage of the application through Facebook communities involved the Associazione Amici del gioco del Ponte – with more than 5000 users.

The application comprehends real Alinari retail products (books, calendars, prints, collotypes, etc.) and discount offers represented by retail VDIs.

Press communication with local journalists, and creation of a book referencing the CONVERGENCE project and its distribution on-line was carried out by putting together an editorial team, involving also the municipality of Pisa and the town mayor. CONVERGENCE realized a photographic book of 100 pages, published on December 2012 (http://www.blurb.com/b/4054072-il-gioco-del-ponte). The book has been presented to the press at the airport of Pisa with local authorities and the airport managers (21st Dec 2012).

The book is offered under non commercial agreement: the book can be ordered by general public on-line (the users can purchase the book paying only the print and delivery, furthermore Blurb.com offered a 20% discount key to all users).



Presented at the 10th Future Internet Assembly (FIA) Conference, Hands-on FIRE! Demonstrations , May 8-10th 2013, Dublin (www.fi-dublin.eu).

  1. CONVERGENCE ComicStrip Poster #1
  2. CONVERGENCE Booth Poster #2 General
  3. CONVERGENCE Booth Poster #3 demonstration