15 Nov , 2015  

SKILThe Semantics and Knowledge Innovation Lab (SKIL) is part of the Joint Open Labs network of Telecom Italia, whose goal is to foster the open innovation through the creation of laboratories co-located at the top-level universities all over Italy. The technological focus of SKIL is Big Data and Data Mining: the high-level multidisciplinary team investigates and develop data-driven solutions that exploit the enormous amount of data generated (Call Detailed Records – CDR ) in the network of Telecom Italia, as well as the Personal Data created in mobility – by its customers. SKIL is co-located at the EIT ICT Labs Italian node with the University of Trento and the FBK Research center.SKIL runs project with top international partners like British Telecom and Telefonica and universities like MIT Media Lab, North Eastern University, TU Delft and Politecnico di Milano. Its international team is composed by internal researcher, PhD students and research scholars.


EVENTS,Media/Press,Mobile Territorial Lab


20 Apr , 2015  


LivLab ( is a living lab created by Telecomitalia in partnership with Unicoop Tirreno, CNR and Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

For Telecomitalia, the project involves JOL SKIL of Trento, the JOL WAVE of Catania, and the Future Centre.

The living lab started on 10.04.2015  (see press release ) and will involve 100 members equipped with Android smartphone in Livorno for a year.

The mission of LivLab is (i)  developing of the model of the Personal Data Store, which the user sees as the only protagonist of the management of their personal data (in this case the data from the sensors on board the smartphone and expenditure with membership card) and (ii) the development of innovative personal data driven in the retail grafted onto the platform of Personal Data Store developed as part of the living labs of Trento.

Members investigators are already using the ‘application LIVLAB charges, developed by JOL WAVE, smart management of expenditure incurred by membership card, but it is already expected by the year the release of 2 new services made by EMS circuit EIT and in the course of the co-design of the evoluzionu LIVLAB charges with which they will try to integrate the diversity of personal information with the aim of providing a truly personalizzato.logo_livlab

The success of the Mobile Territorial Lab of Trento has shown that the model of living labs Federated accelerates the innovation cycle and time-to-market services developed through an ongoing engagement, the early stages, and the user of a business partner (in this case Unicoop Tirreno) interested in this new way of building services. Moreover, the involvement of academic partners (CNR and FBK, if LivLab) also allows you to experimentally verify the results produced by these research centers in realistic application contexts.

City Sensing


1 Sep , 2014   Video

From the experience of the Trentino Open Living Data (TOLD) project, SKIL Lab, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, is developing CitySensing, a platform for the management of large events in urban areas based on social media and mobile network Big Data Streams. The platform, by the means of a dashboard, enable the monitoring of venues providing insights such as the estimation of presence, the socio-demographic distribution, the provenience,  the arguments of interest, the sentiment, etc. The platform has been deployed in several settings in Italy, such as the Design Week event in Milan (see and will be the basis for future geo-referenced big data services for the public administration.


Mobile Territorial Lab

Mobile Territorial Lab

1 Sep , 2014  



The Mobile Territorial Lab (MTL) project has been created by Telecom Italia SKIL Lab, in cooperation with Telefónica I+D, the Human Dynamics group at MIT Media Lab, the Institute for Data Driven Design (ID³) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, and with contributions from Telecom Italia Future Center. The project aims at creating an experimental environment to push forward the research on human-behavior analysis and interaction studies of people while in mobility. MTL aims at exploiting smartphones’ sensing capabilities to unobtrusively and cost-effectively access to previously inaccessible sources of data related to daily social behavior (location, physical proximity of other devices; communication data (phone calls and SMS), movement patterns, and so on. The Mobile Territorial Lab (MTL) in Trentino is the first of a network of living labs and aims at fostering mobile phone related research activities with real people on a very responsive territory. This includes the involvement of a significant number of committed users with the goal of having a continuous and active user base to interact with and cutting down the experimentation setup costs. A continue and active user base equipped with smartphones, enabling users to access (from everywhere) online services and to collect personal or contextual information from the integrated sensors, represents a valuable and unique sample for investigating new paradigms of Personal (Big) Data management and novel Personal Data-driven services.

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Mobile Territorial Lab,MTL services,My Data Store

My Data Store – The Personal Data Store of MTL

4 Aug , 2014  



Toward a new model for personal data management: from data protection to data control and exploitation

Ubiquitous sensing is nowadays reality and it has gone largely beyond the widespread adoption of smartphones among a large majority of the consumers. Ubiquitous computing, in fact, is rapidly broadening its boundaries, leveraging on continuously increasing sensing opportunities offered by modern, low-cost technologies (ranging from wearable/body sensors to smart homes, vehicles and other devices empowered with rich sensing capabilities). These leaded to the generation and collection of a previously unimaginable quantity and variety of Personal Data (PD), which have enriched everyone’s digital footprint and has become the core of digital services and mobile applications. Smartphones capabilities of collecting contextual information and of ensuring connection to the network while in mobility, moreover, has further pushed the success of social networks applications andthe digitalization of business/personal services, chich have resulted in a tremendous and continuous production of PD.


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PhD Call XXXI,PhD Students


12 Nov , 2015  


Academic Advisor: Andrea Passerini


EVENTS,Telecomitalia Big Data Challenge

Big Data JAM 2015 – It is not always the case of “Data Privacy” over “Data Exploitation”

25 Sep , 2015  


Recently JOL SKIL  participated at the award ceremony of the TIM BigDataChallenge 2015. The challenge was based on the exploitation of different data such as telecommunication records, utility consumption, traffic information, demographics and many others distributed by Telecom Italia and other partners respecting privacy rules, to promote the use of Big Data and foster the open innovation paradigm.