C++ Day 2016 @ Florence

Saturday 29 October, the first C++ Day happened in Florence, a free Italian event entirely dedicated to C++. Almost 80 people attended (100 actually enrolled, the drop rate was ~20%). We co-organized the event with Develer. The event was sponsored by Soft2000 and supported by JetBrains and O’Reilly Media.

The C++ Day was awesome! We had 6 great technical sessions, a Workshop, a Coding Dojo and a Q/A plenary panel. A big part of the event was allocated for networking and interaction.

PhD. student Daniele Liciotti attended the C++ Day.

Structure and contents of the event

The C++ Day in numbers:

  • 6×60′ technical sessions
  • 1×60′ C++ Coding Dojo
  • 1×60′ C++ Unconference
  • 1×45′ Q/A panel
  • 1×135′ Workshop
  • 150′ allocated for networking

Talk topics:

  • C++17 for the daily job (my talk – slides in ENG)
  • Graphics Stack in Qt (Luca Ottaviano)
  • C++ & Kafka: high performance streaming (Gian Lorenzo Meocci – slides in ENG)
  • Data Oriented Design: high performance in C++ (Daniele Bargiacchi)
  • Introduction to Modern C++ for WinRT (Raffaele Rialdi)
  • API Design in C++ (Marco Foco)



Linux Day 2016 @ Fermo

Sabato 22 ottobre, in occasione del sedicesimo Linux Day, giornata nazionale promossa da Italian Linux Society a sostegno di GNU/Linux e del Software Libero, il FermoLUG ha organizzato, presso il MITI, Museo dell’Innovazione e della Tecnica Industriale, via p. Serafino Marchionni (mappa):



16:00 – Cose che abbiamo fatto (Paolo Silenzi, Franco Mannocchi)
16:20 – Linux nelle scuole (Massimo Ciccola)
17:00 – Impara LaTeX e mettilo da parte (Daniele Liciotti)
17:40 – Pausa
17:50 – Quale scrivania? L’eterno dilemma… (Franco Mannocchi)
18:20 – FreeCAD, il CAD 3D libero (Marco Alici)
18:50 – Introduzione allo sviluppo di Android: da Java alle app di GATTINI (Andrea Colangelo)

CyberParks Skopje Meeting

From 3rd to 5th of October took place in Skopje the Core Group meeting of the European project CYBERPARKS.

For the VRAI group were present Roberto Pierdicca, toghether with prof. Eva Malinverni and prof. Ernesto Marcheggiani. 
Were presented the results of the Short Term Scientific Mission and the proposal of the next meeting of the project that will be held in Ancona (April 2017), with a specific case study in Cardeto Park.

CyberParks’ main objective is to create a research platform on the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the production of public open spaces, and their relevance to sustainable urban development. The impacts of this relationship will be explored from social, ecological and urban design perspectives.

Sharper European Researchers’ Night

On 30th September 2016, VRAI team has attended at Sharper European Researchers’ Night. This event brought the general public and the world of research together in a party with entertainment mixing into communication to create activities focused on science, innovation, technology and general passion for research.

It hosted a number of shows, meetings and science cafes, performances between art and science, role games and friendly meetings animated by researchers and communication experts.

SHARPER focuses on a shared researchers and citizens’ desire to achieve results that can improve the quality of life of individuals. SHARPER focuses on researchers and the general public’s shared passions through which it creates an opportunity for people to meet and to know the world of research. 

Through SHARPER, all citizens thus have the opportunity to debate about innovation challenges and the impact of research on society. SHARPER is also addressed to young students that are keen on science and technology with an interest in knowing the world of research as a possible professional path.


From 28th to 29th of September took place in Izola the second meeting of the European project WELLFOOD ACTION.

For the VRAI group were present Prof. Emanuele Frontoni and Marina Paolanti.

WELLFOOD ACTION aims at strengthening innovation capacity of Adriatic Regions on agri-food sector, by stimulating the link between business, RTD-innovation Centers,producers-consumers as a pillar for territorial growth, development and integration of the area.

Domotica e Persone con Disabilità: Prospettive Educative e Soluzioni Costruttive @ Pordenone

Prof. Emanuele Frontoni, Dr. Ilaria Ercoli and Ph.D. student Annalisa Cenci attended the convention “Domotica e Persone con Disabilità: Prospettive Educative e Soluzioni Costruttive” in Pordenone, Italy, on 27th September 2016, organized by ANCE, Associazione dei Costruttori Edili of Poredenone and by Laluna, Onlus social enterprise.
They presented a speech entitled “Tecnologie per l’Ambient Assisted Living, creazione di spazi intelligenti, sviluppi e ricerche in corso” under the project HDOMO 2.0.


VRAI group, in cooperation with INTERMAC, leading company of glass and marble manufacturing, partecipated to the Glasstech Fair (Dusseldorf 20-23 Sept) and Marmomacc Fair (Verona 28th Sept. 1st Oct). During the exhibition we presented an Augmented Reality application designed for Smart Glasses, with the aim of helping operators for their working activities.
Tests conducted during the fair demonstrate that Augmented Reality can be a valuable support for the training on the job.

Arqueologica 2.0 Conference @ Valencia

Archaeology met Digital Cultural Heritage in Valencia, during the International Conference Arqueologica 2.0. The Virtualization of Ancient sites is the key for promoting the knowledge of our heritage. Roberto presented an article titled "Esquina Multimedia - Museum exhibition for the visualization of Chan Chan archaeological site".


PhD Student @ Lincoln (UK)

Ph.D. student Daniele Liciotti studied for five months at Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS) in the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln (UK).
During this period, he was engaged in a project in the area of activity monitoring, involving the interaction of humans with particular objects under the supervision of Prof. Tom Ducket and Dr. Nicola Bellotto.

ISPRS Conference @ Prague


Roberto Pierdicca presented two article at the International Conference ISPRS, the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

The titles of the article are the following:

"UAV surveying for a complete mapping and documentation of archaeological findings. The Early Neolithic site of Portonovo."

"Virtual reconstruction of lost architectures: from the TLS survey to AR interaction"

ISPRS is a leading organization in remote sensing, photogrammetry and spatial information sciences - very high-resolution satellite imagery, terrain based imaging and participatory sensing, inexpensive platforms, and advanced information and communications technologies, taking place every 4 years.