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Elisabetta Zuanelli
 
Full Professor Digital Communication, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Department of Enterprise, Government, Philosophy. President of the Center for Research and Development on EContent (CReSEC www.cresec.com) University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
1983 – 1994: UNESCO consultant in language education and planning sociolinguistics (Paris).
1987 – 1992: Counsellor on Public Communication at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
1993 – 2004: Head of the Department of organizational-computing sciences/international-communicational sciences at the School of Economy and Finance (SSEF), Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Since 2005 EU Expert in the European Union on eContent Plus and security project.
Evaluator of projects 2005-2006.
Since 2010 Member of the Scientific Committee/ International Referee for IEEE / MEEM (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine).
Since 2012 Expert for the Ministry of Education and University in Industrial Research Projects.
Since 2013 Coordinator on information security observatory (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Center for National Research, Guardia di Finanza).
President and R&D responsible of Pragmema srl ( digital architecture and Internet design) www.pragmema.it
 
Research themes
Semiotics of interface design, technology architectures, elearning; intelligent platforms and digital services; search engines development research.
 
Publications
21 books and a number of essays on theories of information and communication, educational planning, institutional and digital communication (knowledge and communication architectures, elearning platforms and content, search engines).
 
Abstract: "Aquenergy: a transboundary platform for water and energy information availability"
 
The demand for water and energy in multiple uses is growing in every country even though the resources are limited in quantity and quality. Moreover, dryness and floods make water an increasing factor of risk and energy supplies represent a present vital issue.The local, national and supranational energy suppliance is one of the most important current issues. In the international context, procurement, cost and financial logic are of interest for individuals, businesses,  public institutions, research and education. At the transboundary level, water and energy become a relevant policy, a cooperation and peace issue. Laws, policies, research, planning and management, both from a public and a private perspective, require the identification, sharing and monitoring of good quality information. Knowledge of the water and energy resources, initiatives, research activities require participation of different actors and users, information and communication for experts and general public, research and education. An added value is represented by the provision of information security mechanisms. All these are  essential elements in the global perspective of the World Wide Web, although still goals to be achieved.
 
Although the Internet offers big opportunities to the identification, sharing and monitoring of good quality information the current situation in the water and energy sector is still that of a high fragmentation, a scattering of sources and a lack of common criteria for sharing and monitoring information in a cost-effective way. In order to achieve this target we have developed an advanced digital communication tool www.aquasearchportal.it  for a cost/effective information sharing and, basically, for improving water governance at the different levels. The Aquasearchportal is in fact proposed as an innovative and practical solution to the growing need of pertinent, useful, reliable and comparable data, indicators and information, both qualitative and quantitative. It is based and developed on former implementations, experiences and outcomes in several domains, such as training, administration,  research and education.
 
The presentation will deal with aims, content, characteristics and technological roadmap for the  Project through steps and organization of the Aquenergy platform. The proposal aims at the implementation of the water platform/search engine extended to energy contents by means of collaboration of a specific network of stakeholders: institutions, companies, academics and students.