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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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Università degli Studi di Trento (UNITN)

The University of Trento (UNITN) has a strong research record, with several of its department ranking among the very top in Italy and Europe. Italy’s official educational survey, CENSIS, has been ranking the University of Trento as first among the small-medium universities in Italy and second overall. The University of Trento is also among the most international in Europe, participating in many joint degree programs with academic counterparts in Europe, North America, and Asia. The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) was established in 2001 and consists of approximately 50 academic staff, and 200 PhD students and postdocs, about half of whom are from outside the European Union. DISI has already attracted a number of high-visibility research projects, a Marie Curie Chair in Networking and Security, as well as an Erasmus Mundus Masters program in Informatics---the only one of its kind funded by the European Union. In addition, DISI has long-term collaboration programs with universities and research centers in USA, India, China, and other countries.

 

Specifically, the people involved in CONET have published extensively in the field of WSNs, and contribute expertise in programming abstractions and communication protocols, data management issues, and ultimately building and deploying WSN systems for real-world applications. For instance, a recent deployment in a medieval tower, where the WSN is used to perform structural health monitoring, received the Best Paper Award at the IPSN conference in 2009. Moreover, the group is currently testing a WSN for road tunnel monitoring, where the data sensed by the WSN are fed in the control loop managing the light intensity of operational tunnels near Trento, Italy.

 

Prof. Gian Pietro Picco is an Associate Professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione (DISI) at University of Trento, Italy. Previously, he has been on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA (1998-1999) and Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1999-2006). He received his M.Sc. from Politecnico di Milano (1993) and Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy (1998). The goal of his current research is to support the development of modern distributed systems through the design and implementation of appropriate programming abstractions, and of communication protocols efficiently supporting them. His work spans the research fields of software engineering, middleware, and networking, and is geared in particular towards wireless sensor networks, mobile computing, and large-scale distributed systems. He actively participated in several national and international projects. He is currently the Scientific Coordinator of TRITon, a research and innovation project funded by the Province of Trento concerned with management and control of road tunnels, which heavily involves the use of WSNs. For his past work in software engineering, in 2007 he was awarded at the Int. Conf. on Software Engineering the prestigious Most Influential Paper Award from ICSE'97. More information at undefinedhttp://disi.unitn.it/~picco.

 

Prof. Themis Palpanas is a faculty member of Computer Science at the University of Trento, Italy. He received the BS degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada. Before joining the University of Trento, he worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has also worked for the University of California, Riverside, and visited Microsoft Research and the IBM Almaden Research Center. His interests include data management, data analysis, streaming algorithms, and business process management. His research solutions have been implemented in world-leading commercial data management products, and he is the author of five US patents. He is a founding member of the Event Processing Technical Society, and is serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Information Systems Journal and as an Associate Editor in the Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis. He has served on the program committees of several top database and data mining conferences, including VLDB, ICDE, KDD, and ICDM, and has been a member of the IBM Academy of Technology Study on Event Processing. He is currently participating in the OKKAM (IP, 7th Framework Program) and TRITon (Province of Trento) projects.