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.

Mobility of Cooperating Objects

Partners involved

  • Cluster leader: AICIA
  • Associated members: CATEC, DLR, UOX, UP, UPC, UPO


Mobility has deep influences on the cooperation of Cooperating Objects. It deeply affects the main characteristics of COs focusing on different levels of cooperation between COs.


The general objective of the MCO cluster is to research on specific issues related to the mobility of Cooperating Objects in dynamic environments at different levels. Many factors should be considered when designing mobility management mechanisms for CO systems: velocity, obstacles, radio propagation models, network scale, network density and network partitioning. Supporting nodes mobility should not impact other QoS metrics in a way that CO application requirements are respected. Also, mobile COs interacting and cooperating in the same physical space involves several topics related to coordination and cooperation paradigms, reliability and safety. Furthermore, security and safety requirements impose the consideration of faulty or malicious COs in the same space.


Mobility has deep influences on the cooperation of Cooperating Objects. The MCO cluster tackles mobility issues among COs at different levels.

- Communications of mobile COs,

- Middleware for mobility of COs,

- Cooperation of mobile COs for sensing and perception,

- Cooperation of mobile COs for decision and actuation.


Research topics

The main research areas of interest in MCO for year 2 are listed:

  • Communication for highly mobile environments
  • Middleware for mobile COs
  • Cooperation of mobile COs for sensing and perception
  • Integrity, authenticity and confidentiality in multivehicle cooperation
  • Hard cooperation for coordination and control
  • Distributed methods for spatial and temporal coordination of mobile objects
  • Fully distributed mission planning and task allocation


The work carried out in the second year includes the following activities:

- joint research in the MCO areas,

- integration and experimentation of techniques in the Integrated Testbed,

- analysis of collaboration with other CONET clusters.

Achieved results

Below are the main results of MCO in year 2:

  • Project PLANET (FP7-ICT-2009-5) involving 5 MCO partners
  • 2 PhD Theses (both with Awards) and 1 MsD Thesis:

            - Award "2010 CONET Best Industrial Thesis Award"
            - Award "Best PhD Thesis in Aeuronautics", Univ. Sevilla

  • 18 publications (6 joint and 12 individual)
  • One MCO integrated reseach and experimentation in the Integrated Testbed
  • Several joint experiments


For more detailed information contact J. Ramiro Martinez-de Dios.