COOJA and Testbed Federation/TWIST growing together

Two COOJA plugins and manuals have been published to integrate the TWIST testbed in COOJA and to take checkpoints and perform rollbacks both in TWIST and COOJA.

Call for Papers: CONET/UBICITEC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects for Smart Cities 2013 (CONET/UBICITEC 2013), colocated with CPSWeek 2013, accepts submissions until January 28th, 2013.

Newsletter issue #19

The 19th CONET newsletter has been published. You can read on Virtual Organizations for Multi-Model Based Embedded Systems and on the UvA Bird Tracking System.

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UniversitĂ  di Bologna (UNIBO)

The University of Bologna (UNIBO) is recognized as the oldest university in the western world, and one of the largest in Italy. It is organized in a multi-campus structure divided into 23 schools, 68 departments and 5 operating sites (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini) with an offer of 143 first-level degree courses, 98 specialized degree courses and 9 European specialization courses. Graduate studies are organized by 14 Doctoral Schools, which offer more than 300 graduate-level programs to approximately 1800 PhD students. The University of Bologna is one of most active Italian universities in research and technology transfer. At the national level: UNIBO ranks second for competitive research funding from the Italian Government. Furthermore, it is the primary research partner for Regione Emilia Romagna and for the regional branch of "Confindustria", the Confederation of Italian industry, in a number of initiatives for advanced applied research, technology transfer and development of high-tech enterprises (including academic spin-offs).


At the European level UNIBO successfully participated in FP6 with a total of 103 projects (acting as coordinator in 14 of them) funded by the European Commission in the different specific programmes, 27 of these projects were in the Thematic Priority "Information Society Technologies". In FP7 the University of Bologna is currently involved in more than 90 funded projects, 30 of them in the ICT theme (including 5 ARTEMIS projects and 1 ENIAC project funded in 2008 calls). UNIBO currently ranks first in Italy for funding from FP7.


The Micrel laboratory lead by Prof. Luca Benini, participates to the project. The groups belongs to the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems (DEIS). DEIS is a research-led institute employing more than 70 professors, 40 researchers, 90 doctorate students and a number of post-doctoral and visiting researches. The research activity of the Micrel group focuses on design of energy-efficient embedded systems for ambient intelligence. The laboratory is active in more than 10 EU-funded projects, has a staff of more than 20 full-time researchers, actively cooperates with industry (STMicroelectronics, Intel, Telecom Italia among others).


Luca Benini is Full Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (DEIS) of the University of Bologna. He holds a visiting faculty position at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). He is currently serving as chief architect for the P2012 project in STMicroelectronics. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1997.
Dr. Benini's research interests are in the design of system-on-chip platforms for embedded applications. He is also active in the area of energy-efficient smart sensors and sensor networks for biomedical and ambient intelligence applications.
He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences, four books and several book chapters. He has been general chair and program chair of the Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference. He has been a member of the technical program committee and organizing committee of several conferences, including the Design Automation Conference, International Symposium on Low Power Design, the Symposium on Hardware-Software Codesign.
He is Associate Editor of several international journals, including the the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Circuits and Systems and the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the steering board of the ARTEMISIA European Association on Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems.


Davide Brunelli graduated (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 2002, and he received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2007. In 2005, 2006 and 2007 he has been visiting researcher at ETHZ studying to develop methodologies for Energy Harvesting aware embedded design. He currently cooperates with ETHZ on energy efficient distributed sensor platforms. His research interests include i) the development of new techniques of Energy Scavenging for WSN and embedded systems; ii) the development and optimization of low-power and low-cost WSNs, with a focus on networks of smart-objects (internet of the things) and wearable sensor devices; iii) the development of algorithms for WSN communications and the analysis of new standards (IEEE802.15.4, ULP Bluetooth); iv) exploring interaction and design issues in embedded personal device and wireless sensor networks. Particular emphasis is dedicated on ultra-low power design and energy management and on battery-less systems which use alternative storage devices (e.g., supercapacitor). In these fields he has published 32 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Brunelli has been member of several Technical Program Committees of conferences in the field of sensor networks and energy management, including the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, the
International Workshop on Energy in Wireless Sensor Networks, the ACM International Workshop on Vision Networks for Behaviour Analysis. In the industrial field, he has been scientific consultant for HP-Hewlett Packard Laboratories (2002) on "Graphic systems for portable applications" and for Telecom Italia Labs (2006 and 2008) on WSN for SmartHome Environments and on Wireless Sensor Networks - Electronic systems for Ambient Intelligence. He is involved and cooperates in many EU projects (FP7 GENESI, ARTEMIS SCALOPES, ARTEMIS CHIRO) and industrial cooperation on ambient assisted living (supported by Telecom Italia - TI), and ambient intelligence.