Nicola Blefari Melazzi has been an evaluator for many research proposals.

He has been involved in the following research projects:

Projects co-financed by the European Union:

In most of the projects listed below he has been or he is the coordinator of his university’s activity within the project. In the case of the SIMPLICITY, SMS, CONVERGENCE, BONVOYAGE, SUPERFLUIDITY, Fed4IoT, LOCUS and I-NEST   projects he played or he is playing the role of coordinator for the whole european consortium.
The total cost of the 8 EU projects coordinated by N. Blefari Melazzi is about 41 M€.


Horizon Europe

  • I-NEST (Italian National hub Enabling and enhancing networked applications and Services for digitally Transforming Small- Medium Enterprises and Public Administrations)

H2020 (2014-2021):

  • BONVOYAGE (From Bilbao to Oslo, intermodal mobility solutions, interfaces and applications for people and goods, supported by an innovative communication network), Call: Mobility for Growth
  • SUPERFLUIDITY (Superfluidity: a super-fluid, cloud-native, converged edge system), Call: ICT, 5G, ranked first over 80 project proposals
  • ICN2020 (Advancing ICN towards real-world deployment through research, innovative applications, and global scale experimentation)
  • 5G-EVE (5G European Validation platform for Extensive trials), ranked first
  • Fed4IoT (Federating IoT and cloud infrastructures to provide scalable and interoperable Smart Cities applications, by introducing novel IoT virtualization technologies), ranked first.

7th Framework Programme (2007-2013), ICT:

  • MOMENT (Monitoring and measurement in the next generation technologies)
  • PRISM (PRIvacy-aware Secure Monitoring)
  • OFELIA (OpenFlow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications)
  • GREENICN (Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking)
  • CONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet)
  • GN3plus (Multi-Gigabit European Research and Education Network and Associated Services)

6th Framework Programme (2002-2006), IST:

  • EuQoS ((End-to-End QoS over Heterogeneous Networks)
  • SATNEX (Satellite Communications Network of Excellence)
  • SIMPLICITY (Secure, Internet-able, Mobile Platforms LeadIng CItizens Towards simplicitY)
  • SATNEX II (Satellite Communications Network of Excellence)
  • E2R II (End-to-End Reconfigurability II)
  • DISCREET (Discreet service provision for smart environments)
  • SMS (Simple Mobile Services)

5th Framework Programme (1998-2002), IST:

  • AQUILA (Adaptive Resource Control for QoS Using an IP-based Layered Architecture
  • ELISA (European Linkage between Internet Integrated and Differentiated Services over ATM)
  • FIFTH (Fast Internet for Fast Trains Hosts)
  • ICEBERGS (IP ConferEncing with Broadband multimedia over Geostationary Satellites)
  • SUITED (Multi- Segment System for Ubiquitous Access to Internet Services and Demonstrator)
  • WHYLESS.COM (Vision of an open platform for mobile, ubiquitous and seamless e-work and e-commerce based on a highly novel radio transmission principle)

4th Framework Programme (1994-1998), ACTS:

  • INSIGNIA (IN and B-ISDN Signalling Integration on ATM Platforms)
  • MEDIAN (Wireless Broadband CPN/LAN for Professional and Residential Multimedia Applications)
  • SECOMS/ABATE(Satellite EHF Communications for Mobile Multimedia Services / ACTS Broadband Aeronautical Terminal and Experiment)
  • ASSET (ACTS Satellite Switching and End-to-End Trial)

Projects financed by the European Space Agency:

  • On-Board Data Interleaving Scheme
  • Pilot experimental and demonstration system for transmission of ATM through satellite (Phase 1)
  • Pilot experimental and demonstration system for transmission of ATM through satellite (Phase 2)
  • Transport Protocol and Resource Management for Mobile Satellite Networks
  • Integrated Resource and QoS Management for DVB-RCS Networks
  • SatNEx-III

Projects co-financed by the Italian Public Education Ministry:

  • Several “MURST 40 % ” and “MURST 60%” projects
  • FIRB PRIMO (Reconfigurable platforms for wideband wireless communication)
  • FIRB VICOM (Virtual Immersive Communications)
  • PRIN MULTIQOS (Techniques for quality of service guarantee in multiservice telecommunication networks)
  • PRIN RAMON (Reconfigurable Access module for MObile computiNg applications)
  • PRIN TWELVE ( ToWards Enhancing 802.11 support of differentiated service LeVEls)
  • PRIN WOMEN (Wireless 8O2.16 Multi-antenna mEsh Networks)
  • PRIN IMPRESA (Internet Monitoring with PRivacy-PReserving Encoding and Selective Access)

Projects co-financed by the Italian National Research Council:

  • “Progetto Finalizzato Telecomunicazioni”
  • “Progetto Strategico: Reti Locali via Radio a Larga Banda”

Main contracts with private companies:

Alenia Spazio, Cisco, DoCoMo, EADS, Ericsson, Siemens, Space Software Italia, Telecom Italia, Telespazio

Contribution to standards organizations: