Prof. Vittorio Loreto ( Project Coordinator) got his Ph.D. in Physics at “La Sapienza” University and spent a few years in France at the Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles. In 1999 he joined back the Physics Dept. of “La Sapienza” University as a researcher and in 2004 he got the habilitation as Associate Professor. His scientific activity is mainly focused on the Statistical Mechanics of non equilibrium systems as well as statistical physics of scale-invariance and complex systems. In the last few years he has been active in the fields of granular media, complexity and information theory, networks, language evolution.