Research and Innovation

Since the beginning of our activity we have heavily invested in experimental Research and Development, mainly relating to knowledge technologies themes. We are historical partners of research centers and university scientific departments such as University of Salerno and University of Roma Tre: an integrated network of expertise covering the entire innovation chain on knowledge for more than twenty years.

Our mission has always been oriented towards exploitation. Over the last ten years we have been creating a series of prototypes and demonstrators, some of which, properly engineered and developed by private capital, have become highly innovative software applications bearing a high added value to innovation processes of global and modern companies.

In the context of technologies for learning & collaboration, we carry out research lines with a view to disseminate technologies, models and methodologies that innovate both teaching and learning processes: tools for personalized and adaptive learning, simulation techniques, personal and social workplaces, community and social networking for knowledge sharing, collaborative solutions for the implementation of complex projects.

In the context of technologies for Human Resource Management, we work on themes focused on defining models, methods and systems based on corporate and worker skills: the use of algorithms and techniques for automatic extraction and semantic inferences of undeclared skills, integrated solutions for recruiting, training and matching between labour demand and supply to the end of employability, solutions for team building, competence gap and advanced enterprise resources searching.

In the context of semantic technologies, we have matured a strong expertise in numerous projects concerned with models and systems for virtual organizations and extended enterprise, models and solutions supporting knowledge sharing, smart tagging, expert finding, systems and techniques for discovery, extraction, classification, representation, management and sharing of tacit and explicit corporate knowledge, search techniques like natural language query, question answering, faceted browsing and document similarity, Google Search Appliance Enhancement.

Below is a list of the main national and European projects related to the topics mentioned above and implemented with industrial partners of national and international importance.


ARISTOTELE - Personalized Learning & Collaborative Working Environments Fostering Social Creativity and Innovation Inside the Organizations (2010-2013)

Collaborative Project-FP7-ICT-2009-5

Analysis, design and development of Models, Methodologies and innovative Technologies supporting the acquisition and sharing of information and knowledge among individuals involved in corporate processes, in order to implement a new way of conceiving relationships inside the so-called "knowledge intensive" organizations.


ALICE - Adaptive Learning via Intuitive/Interactive, Collaborative and Emotional system (2010-2012)

ICT-2009.4.2: Technology-Enhanced Learning

Definition, implementation and experimentation of an innovative and engaging e-learning environment able to combine customization, simulations, storytelling, collaboration and assessment with emotional and affective aspects.


SIRET - Integrated system for Recruitment and Training (2007-2013)

Prototype creation of an integrated system for recruitment and training allowing to effectively represent professional competence and skills and to interpret labour supply and demand in order to optimize recruiting, training and employment actions in general.

TITAN - System for Electronic Money and Multichannel Value-Added Services (2007-2013)

Definition of an innovative platform for the electronic money which integrates different payment mechanisms (electronic) and value added services. The project focuses on the capability of reaching the users via multichannel system and especially via mobile devices with a high interface usability. The project vision is also based on the definition of a semantic framework , for the composition and context-aware discovery of services and cloud deployment.

Automotive Enterprise 2.0 - Methodology and Social Semantic Techniques for the Automotive sector (2007-2013)

Definition of an innovative approach to exploit methodologies and frontier technologies which are contributing to the vision of Web and Enterprise 2.0. The project envisages the definition of new and enabling methodologies, techniques and technologies to manage knowledge and competences distributed over corporate social networks with the aim to capitalize the enterprise intangible assets value (ideas, lessons learned, experiences, knowledge, attitudes , skills). Through Automotive scenarios will be carried out a validation of results from the performed research activity.

My Food Exploitation (2010-2013)

Valorization of typical food products through the study and experimentation of advanced systems for business and marketing intelligence able to increase consumer's trust and sense of guarantee.

KEEN – “Knowledge in Extended Enterprise Networks”

Funds for Supporting Industrial Research (FAR) MIUR

Scope of the project is the study and definition of models and methodologies for the distributed management of knowledge, inside and outside the enterprise structure, to enhance interactions and foster synergies within organization areas and supply chains of companies especially connected with ICT.

LOCOSP: Models, architectures and platforms for integrated Logistics management of knowledge in the supply chain in the areas of automotive Product Development

Definition of a service-oriented architecture for the advanced project management in the manufacturing sector, in particular AUTOMOTIVE.

Nexof – NESSI’s Open Framework

European Research - Seventh Framework Programme

Scope of the project is to provide a solid open services system enabling to vary the infrastructure, up to its user interfaces, leveraging on the research conducted in the field of service-based systems to consolidate and trigger innovation in service-oriented economies.

VIC – Virtual Incubator Center

Funds for Supporting Industrial Research (FAR) MIUR

Scope of the project is to define models, methodologies and techniques for the supply of services for creation, tutoring, incubation and development of entrepreneurial initiatives. MOMA has defined a distributed technology platform for an Enterprise Virtual Incubator, based on the IWT technology, with particular reference to Learning and Collaboration.

NewGenLearn - Services and Applications for the Next Generation eLearning

POR Campania Region 2000 - 2006

The project is concerned with the thematic areas of eCollaboration, ICT Multimedia, Digital Device and Software Development technologies and has the purpose of implementing services, tools and applications aimed at the radical innovation of IWT, an eLearning platform.

L&K - Learning & Knowledge

Funds for Supporting Industrial Research (FAR) MIUR

The project proposes the adoption of innovative didactic models leveraging on the synergic and systematic use of the most modern knowledge technologies and methodologies. Specifically, it faces with aspects of representation and adaptation of didactic strategies, knowledge management and specialization basing on web resources, seen as inexhaustible didactic material and advanced collaborative learning, and using IWT as the technology base.

Easy Rider

Program "Industry 2015"

Design and implementation of a communication network for vehicles, control systems and road infrastructures that enables info mobility and traffic security services in urban contexts, as well as to be extended to extra urban areas.

InViMall - Intelligent Virtual Mall

"Industry2015"– Made in Italy Funds

Project finalized to the creation of an e-Commerce and Market Intelligence system, able to provide higher performances than in the available solutions and basing on the study and definition of innovative models, methodologies and technologies for the e-Business related to Knowledge and Social Web.

MetaCampus – Piattaform enabling Cooperation, Scientific Research and Technology Transfer


Scope of the project is to define, design and develop models, technologies, collaborative paradigms, enabling technologies and software prototypes aimed at supporting research & development activities as well as learning processes according to the eScience.


Research projects

FIBAC – Innovative Exploitation of Cultural Heritage Assets)

PON Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013 – Client: CRMPA

Scope of the project is to define and validate a model for the cultural remediation proposing innovative methodologies, techniques and prototypes for the generation of customized and adaptive use experiences of cultural heritage assets in real and virtual contexts. The experimentation conducted by MOMA on standard link discovery frameworks and the in-house framework personalization called MOMA LDF, have allowed to implement useful services for the remediation support within the FIBAC project.

Digicult – Valorization of distributed Cultural Heritage assets

PON CONV. FESR Research and Competitiveness – Client: CRMPA

Scope of the project is the valorization of distributed cultural heritage assets through innovative models, methodologies and prototypes along with typical features of a Destination Management System (DMS), advanced mechanisms for the geo-referenced management and personalized itinerary planning. Within the project MOMA has defined an ontological model and knowledge base schema, providing the final output in the RDF/OWL format.

Modern – Architectural models for the Definition, Execution and Reconfiguration of User – Centric Processes in Enterprise 2.0.

Client: CRMPA

The project aims at the definition of architectural solutions (according to the Enterprise 2.0 paradigm) enabling the execution and reconfiguration of user-centric processes, methodologies and techniques for the knowledge sharing and collaboration in the Open Enterprise and in the prototypes of defined architectural solutions. MOMA has conducted activities related to the identification of techniques of knowledge extraction from data, especially from social tools, and semantically linked resources for the design and development of advanced solutions in the Enterprise 2.0, for the innovation of processes and the simplification of services supply. It has included the creation of an advanced demonstrator for the ontological matching.

SAT – Advanced Traceability System

Client: Asperience

The project aims at defining new scientific and technological approaches based on distributed cooperative sensor networks and ubiquitous computing able to satisfy specific needs of traceability systems in the supply / productive chain, and also to integrate it with ubiquitous cooperative services having an added value. MOMA has conducted research activities linked to the supervision, coordination, monitoring and validation of the traceability models, the design of platform prototypes and the definition of the final implementation of crucial components.

SIFOL – Supply Chain Information System for the optimization of Logistics

Client: Asperience

Scope of the project is to define and develop a web-based optimization system able to model, simulate and optimize the main standard activities inside a productive system. This system will allow to identify possible anomalies in productive chains like bullwhip effects and reconfigure the whole chain to reduce costs and increase profits. MOMA has conducted research activities linked with supervision, coordination, monitoring and validation of simulation models for the goods loading and optimal pathways; the implementation of methodologies for the optimization of productive process, warehouses dislocation, identification of intermediate loading and unloading areas, transport and fleet management and so on.

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