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.

University of Rome La Sapienza (UNIROMA)

Sapienza is organized in Joint inter departments labs. SENSES lab is part of the Joint Lab of Security Research where Chiara Petrioli leads the line on networked embedded and mobile systems. Focus of the research team is on the design, evaluation and test of complete solutions for cooperating objects, with a focus on wireless sensor networks, personal area networks, RFID based systems.


Current WSN deployments include:

  1. WSN for structural healt monitoring (deployment colocated with the construction site of Rome underground B1 line);
  2. archeological ruines monitoring (La Sapienza archeological missions);
  3. precision agricultural monitoring (non permanent) at the Frascati living lab together with ESA ESRIN;
  4. Underwater Sensor Networks deployments.


Prof. Chiara Petrioli has received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Rome University "La Sapienza," in 1998. She is currently Associated Professor at the Computer Science Department at Rome University "La Sapienza" and Director of the SENSES lab ( Dr. Petrioli also leads the networked embedded and mobile systems area of the Joint Lab on Security Research, part of “La Sapienza” technology incubator ‘Sapienza Innovazione’. She is “La Sapienza” representative within the ARTEMISIA association, the association for European R&D actors in the field of Advanced Research & Technology for EMbedded Intelligence and Systems and is part of "La Sapienza" spinoff committee. She is also "La Sapienza" representative within the steering board of the Consortium of Computer Science Departments. Prior to Rome University she was research associate at Politecnico di Milano and was working with the Italian Space agency (ASI) and Alenia Spazio.


Her research interests focus on the design, evaluation and test of protocol stacks for wireless systems. In particular, her current work focuses on sensor networks (both terrestrial and underwater), personal area networks, RFID based systems, heterogeneous wireless systems, cognitive radio networks, next generation Internet where she contributed over seven dozens papers published in prominent international journals and conferences (h-index 20, g-index:40, over 1800 citations according to publish or perish).


Dr. Petrioli is member of the steering committee and associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. She has been member of the ACM SIGMOBILE executive committee (2004-2008), and is member of the steering committee of the ACM Sensys and Mobiquitous conferences. She is also associate editor of the ACM/Springer Wireless Networks journal, the Wiley InterScience Wireless Communications&Mobile Computing journal and the Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks journal. She has served in the organizing committee and technical program committee of several leading conferences in the area of networking and mobile computing including ACM MobiCom, ACM Mobihoc, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE Percom, IEEE IPDPS. She has been Technical Program co-chair for IEEE SECON 2009, has been Technical Program Chair for ACM MobiCom06, General co-chair of ACM SIGMOBILE HealthNet08, Program co-chair of ACM SIGMOBILE HealthNet07, General co-chair of MobiQuitous 2005 and Program co-chair of MobiQuitous 2004.


Prof. Petrioli’s group has established collaborations with several U.S. research groups. In particular on going collaborations on pervasive and ubiquitous computing and sensor networks include MIT, Penn State University, Sandia National Labs, WHOI, NATO Underwater Research Center and Northeastern University. Dr. Petrioli has been PI or co-PI of over 20 national and EU-funded initiatives in the areas of mobile computing and next generation Internet, including the FP7 EU projects GENESI (Green Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring), CLAM (CoLlAborative eMbedded networks for submarine surveillance), the FP7 projects SENSEI (Integrating the Physical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future) and SENDORA (Sensor Network for Dynamic and Cognitive Radio Access), the ARTEMIS projects eDiana (Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings) and SOFIA (Smart Objects for Intelligent Applications), the FP6 IST projects EYES (Energy Efficient Sensor Networks), E-Sense (Capturing Ambient Intelligence for Mobile Communications through Wireless Sensor Networks), the Eureka ITEA project POLLENS (Platform for Open, Light, Legible, & Efficient Network Services). She regularly serves as reviewer for the European Commission.


Dr. Petrioli was a Fulbright scholar and is a senior member of IEEE. More information on her activity can be found at: