National Telecommunications and Information Technology Group - GTTI


The National Telecommunications and Information Technology Group (GTTI) is an association of professors and researchers of Italian universities and companies who operate in the field of telecommunications and, more generally, in the broad area of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In addition to Academic partners, Research Units belonging to public and private national and multinational companies are also partners of GTTI.
The Research Units of GTTI are active in all fields of Telecommunication technologies: telephone and data networks, the Internet, cellular systems, wired and wireless LANs, satellite communications, network architecture and security, Next Generation Networks, remote sensing and positioning systems based on radar and satellites, signal processing technologies for multimedia applications, just to cite the main topics.


Born in the 80's under the aegis of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) as a scientific reference body in the field of telecommunications, the GTTI now is an informal Association (Group) on a par with the other Groups that operate in different but related academic areas, such as electronics and/or electromagnetism.
Currently, 37 Italian universities are partners of GTTI with a total of about 300 people in their capacities of full professors, associate professors and assistant professors (researchers).
In addition to this, 7 research centers and 20 companies are also members of GTTI, including Telecom Italia, Ericsson, Selex, Alenia, Siemens, Alcatel, Albacom.


The GTTI cooperates with other Italian associations belonging to the same field, particularly with AICT (Association for the Technologies of Information and Communications) and CNIT (National Inter-university Consortium about Telecommunications).
The GTTI operates through a Scientific Council consisting of representatives from each Research Unit (University, Research Center, and Lab of a Company). Every three years, the Council elects a President, a Secretary, and the Executive Committee, (Giunta), the Secretary, and the President. These bodies steer and manage all the activities of the Group.
The Group encourages initiatives at the national level to spread culture and to promote research and education in telecommunications and telematics, in order to foster interaction between academic and industrial research, and to improve the general National expertise in the field.


Multimedia Signal Processing

This GTTI research area was established in 2011 with the first thematic meeting organized by the Trento University Research Unit in Folgarida (TN).
In 2012, the second thematic meeting is organized by the University of Genova.