VIRGO: Virtual Registry of Underground Infrastructures
AEIT JOURNAL, vol. 98, pp. 36-40, vol. 10, n. 4/5, ISSN 1825-828X, 2015
5 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2015
Date Written: April 2015
The article describes the research and implementation of a register of digital infrastructures, in line with the European Directive INSPIRE and the new Directive 2014/61/EU of 15 May 2014, capable of supporting the public administrations in the census of infrastructure available. Thanks to the experiments planned on some municipalities of Lombardy region, they will be able to replicate the project in three pilot countries: Italy, Romania and Portugal, with the aim to provide not only a register of infrastructure, but also numerous application services that will simplify the management of the subsoil, creating an overview of existing infrastructures and going to reduce the resulting inconvenience citizens. The integrated system will deliver to different end users (PA, citizens, businesses services and telecommunications operators) various services that allow to optimize public spending, improving coordination of operators and reducing the environmental impact of interventions. The system will allow a number of advantages such as: simplify the procedure for issuing permits, improve the quality and accessibility of public services by the PA and private; increase efficiency offices and public infrastructure for achieve cost savings (lower costs and the timing of implementation of interventions); share databases to simplify the formalities administrative with a consequent reduction of red tape faced by businesses. The platform cloud based allows municipalities to dematerialize paper files on existing infrastructures and enables the development of applications available designers of networks and systems underground with the possibility of using the VIRGO system.
Keywords: Digital infrastructures, municipalities, public administration, citizens, dematerialization, national register
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