The IIAMIS is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in the framework of the FIRB Programme (project RBIN04M8S8). The main goal of the project is twofold:
- establishing a cross-cultural community of developers and end-users of intelligent web-based knowledge dissemination tools among the institutions involved in the project and other Public Institutions, Research Centres, as well as Enterprises and Business Associations in Europe and India;
- customizing, experimenting, verifying and maintaining software and networking infrastructure (e.g. intelligent search engines, portals, knowledge management systems, etc.) for enhancing the dissemination, pooling and use of data, information, and knowledge, among academia, research centres and industry (especially SMEs), in view of: development of web-enabled services, such as knowledge centres and digital libraries, especially in the area of 3D virtual museums, education, and courseware for the development, maintenance and user training of these very tools; technology transfer, especially in ICT; human resource mobility, especially internships and job placement of researcher and students.