ICOOR (Consorzio Interuniversitario per l’Ottimizzazione e la Ricerca Operativa)

Address: Address:  Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna – ITALY

Website: www.icoor.it

Description of the organisation

ICOOR is a research centre founded in 2008 and aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, Operation Research and related domains. The ICOOR members are the following Italian Universities: University of Bologna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Padova, University of Trieste, Politecnico di Bari, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, University of Pisa and University of Camerino. The complementary capacities of the ICOOR’s members make it a unique pole of excellence in Optimization and Operations Research.

Third parties involved in the project


The Polytechnic University of Bari (Italian: Politecnico di Bari – POLIBA) is a university located in Bari, Italy. It was founded in 1990 and is organized in 3 Faculties. Faculty of Architecture; Faculty of Engineering – Bari; Faculty of Engineering – Taranto.

The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is part of Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) and will part in the consortium with the Laboratory of Control and Automation (LCA). The mission of LCA is the investigation, the promotion and the dissemination of scientific research with Italian and international, private and public partner. Currently, the main themes of research are:

Modeling, control systems for industrial applications and optimization; Managing and control of the complex systems; Smartness and Decision Support Systems; Distributed optimization and consensus algorithms. The laboratory is equipped with computers and software development tools, in detail: n. 10 workspaces with PC and standard software, n. 2 laser printers (all on line), Software Rockwell Automation ARENA, Software MATLAB.

Address: Via Edoardo Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari, Italy. https://www.poliba.it/; http://dee.poliba.it/LabControlli/index.htm.


The University of Trieste (Italian: Università degli Studi di Trieste UNITS) is a member of the ICOOR consortium and is involved through the Department of Engineering and Architecture. It features a strong research and education & training of excellence in Information Society Technologies. In particular, the Operations Research Group (ORTS) of Department of Engineering and Architecture, headed by Prof. Walter Ukovich, has a long experience in AEOLIX pertinent research fields, including:

Operations Research, Optimization Models and Algorithms, Industrial and Distribution Logistics, Production Planning and Control, Logistic Chain Modelling and Control, Transportation Modelling,

Innovation Models and Efficiency, Discrete Event Simulation. Moreover, in the last ten years ORTS developed regional, national and European research projects in the fields of Industrial and Distribution Logistics, Production Planning and Control, Logistic Chain Management and Transportation Systems Management.

Address: Piazzale Europa, 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy. https://www.units.it/.


The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMORE) is involved through the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (DISMI). It is involved in methodological and applied researches, and education in various areas of engineering and basic sciences related to. DISMI assemble professors and researchers with a wide international range of experiences and knowledge, active in the main sectors of engineering and basic sciences applied to.

The Operations Research Group of DISMI studies and develops several solution techniques including mathematical models, qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as numerical algorithms as a support for decision-making and problem solving. The group has a long term experience in the analysis of logistics, transportation and production systems, with a particular emphasis on the optimization aspects.

Address: Via Amendola 2, Pad. Morselli, 42122 Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Role in the project

ICOOR is WP1 leader and it is actively involved in the identification of the Actors’ needs and their interrelations as well as in the definition of the Scenarios and Use Cases that are tested in the context of NeMo. The role of ICOOR includes the contribution to the identification of the requirements, the existing and missing standards and regulations. In WP3, ICOOR contributes to the definition of the Common Information Model and to the Data translator by supporting the development of algorithms for data encryption, anonymization, aggregation and smart processing. In WP5, ICOOR is involved in the optimization of existing services related to the smart grid and EV drivers that are made available in the Hyper-Network. ICOOR is Task 6.4 leader related to the validation and impact assessment of the test sites and of Task 7.2 related to the development of a system for ensuring service quality and certification of data and service provision. Finally, ICOOR contributes to the dissemination activities (T8.3) by publishing and presenting project results in scientific journals and conferences.