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December 2016

Badr-eddine Miles, maitre-assistant at the Université des Frè Mentouri, Constantine, Algerie, and Researcher at the Laboratoire de Modélisation et d’Implémentation des Systèmes Complexes (MISC), visits IoT Lab to collaborate on Internet of Things research topics.

December 2016

IoT Lab hosts the 4th meeting of the NATO Research Task Group HFM–260 "Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness with Wearable Bio Sensors and Physiologicol Models." Attendees from USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, and Italy come together to share current research results and exchange ideas.

November 2016
IoT Lab receives a grant from the Cooperative Planning Programme Fund of NATO (Science and Technology Organization - Collaboration Support Office) to carry out advanced navigation research activities in the context of the NATO RTG HFM 260 "Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness with Wearable Bio Sensors and Physiologicol Models."
October 2016
Prof. Ferrari gives the invited talk "Internet of Things: Ideas and Applications to Factory 4.0" at the Think&Talk meeting on Industry 4.0 organized by Marchesini Group in their headquarters in Carpi (Modena), Italy. The Think&Talk meetings are a series of three meetings (Industry 4.0; Serialization, Track&Trace and Traceability; Regulatory aspects and currents regulations) to talk about pharmaceutical industry innovation, exchange ideas and perspectives about the future of manufacture inside the Open House.
October 2016

The Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (WASN) Lab has been renamed as Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, as most of the research activities revolve around the design and implementation of smart systems and cyber physical systems, i.e., the IoT ecosystem.
October 2016

Nicolò Strozzi, PhD student at the WASN Lab, classifies third in the Track 2 “Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Positioning” competition at Seventh International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN 2016), Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. The used navigation system is described in the paper N. Strozzi, F. Parisi, and G. Ferrari, "A multifloor hybrid inertial/barometric navigation system," published in the proceedings of IPIN 2016.
September 2016
The WASN Lab is granted, as a donation by Texas Instruments, 10 Internet of Things (IoT) nodes with various communication capabilities. They will be integrated in the WASNLab IoT testbed.
July-August 2016
Federico Parisi, PhD student at the WASN Lab, will visit the Motion Analysis Lab of Harvard University (Boston, MA, USA), led by Prof. Paolo Bonato, for a few months to collaborate on inertial signal processing for biomedical applications. Prof. Ferrari visited the Motion Analysis Lab on August 2016, giving the speech "Signal Processing for Biomedical Applications, with an Outlook to IoT".
June 2016
Federico Parisi, PhD student at the WASN Lab, wins the hackaton organized at the 13th Annual Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2016), San Francisco, CA, USA.
June 2016
Prof. Nawaporn Wisitpongphan, from the Department of Data Communication and Networking, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thiland, visits WASN Lab with colleagues and PhD students, to present their research activites and discuss about possible collaborations.
May 2016
Prof. Ferrari gives the invited talk "Internet of Things per la Fabbrica 4.0" (IoT for Factory 4.0) at the ICT Day organized at the University of Parma. See also the article which appeared on the local newspaper Gazzetta di Parma.
April 2016
The paper "Models, statistics, and rates of binary correlated sources," co-authored by WASN Lab member M. Martalò is accepted for Elsevier Physical Communication (Apr. 2016. ISSN 1874-4907). Additional slides HERE
March 2016
Laura Belli receives her PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Efficient Data Mangement with Applications to IoT." Tenth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2016
Andrea Gorrieri receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Efficient Multi-hop Broadcast Data Dissemination in IoT and Smart Cities." Ninth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2016
Muhammad Asim receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Advanced Receivers for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems." Eighth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
December 2015
Prof. Ferrari gives the invited talk "Cognitive Wireless Networking: Exploiting
Sensing Correlation and Position Information" at the Huawei Technologies' Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab in Paris. The talk is based on joint work with Andrea Abrardo (University of Siena) and Marco Martalò (University of Parma).
November 2015
The activities of WASN Lab in the context of IoT and Smart Cities are featured in the "Speciale SMART CITY: Realtà Eccellenti" of the November 12, 2015 issue of Il Sole 24 Ore, one of the major Italian economic newspapers. The featured article is titled "Smart City e Internet delle Cose: Un matrimonio ben riuscito all’Università di Parma."
November 2015

The paper "BSN-based kinematic characterization and comparative outlook of UPDRS scoring in leg agility, sit-to-stand, and gait tasks in Parkinson's disease," co-authored by WASN Lab members F. Parisi and and G. Ferrari is selected for the Special Section "Enabling Technologies for Parkinson’s Disease Management" of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1777-1793, Nov. 2015. DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2015.2472640).
November 2015
WASNLab team members Federico Parisi, Luca Davoli, and Mattia Antonini participate to
the 2015 Unicredit Appathon (see also twitter) as the group "Headshakers," presenting a novel APP for money transactions based on hand shaking using smartwatches.
Octber 2015
Prof. Ferrari gives the invited talk "Smart Cities e Internet of Things: un matrimonio ben riuscito" (Smart Cities and Internet of Things: a successful marriage) at the Workshop Energie Rinnovabili e Smart City: dalla Teoria alle Buone Pratiche ("Renewable Energies and Smart City: from Theory to Good Practices"), organized by the Association "Officina delle Idee" and held in Lerici (La Spezia), October 2015.
September 2015

Prof. Ferrari gives the invited talk "Dalle reti di sensori all’Internet of Things: il florovivaismo va sul web " (From sensor networks to IoT: floriculture goes on the web) at the Workshop Innovazione e Tecnologie Informatiche per il florovivaismo e l'agricoltura ("Innovation and computer science technologies for floriculture and agricolture"), held in conjunction with International Floriculture & Gardening Trade Show (FLORMART 2015), Padova, September 2015. The article
"L'innovazione nel florovivaismo tra sostenibilità e internet delle cose" (authored by R. Fresco and G. Ferrari) is published on the November issue of Il floricultore.
September 2015
The paper "Design and deployment of an IoT application-oriented testbed," authored by WASN Lab members (L. Belli, S. Cirani, L. Davoli, A. Gorrieri, M. Mancin, M. Picone, and G. Ferrari) graces the cover of the September 2015 issue of IEEE Computer, Special Issue "Activating the Internet of things" (vol. 48, no. 8, September 2015, pp. 32-40. DOI:10.1109/MC.2015.253).
July 2015

Prof. Ferrari is nominated, by the Italian Ministry of Defense, as the only Italian representative (Technical Team Member) in the NATO Research Task Group HFM–260 "Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness with Wearable Bio Sensors and Physiologicol Models," in the period 2015-2018.

June 2015
The WASN Lab is granted, as a donation by Texas Instruments, 50 Internet of Things (IoT) nodes with various communication capabilities. They will be integrated in the WASNLab IoT testbed.
June 2015
Federico Parisi, PhD student at the WASN Lab, wins the hackaton (teaming up with a Researcher from MIT Lincoln Laboratory) organized at the 12th Annual Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2015), Boston, MA, USA.
May 2015
Prof. Ferrari is an invited Panel Member at the MobiSys 2015: PhD Forum, held at the 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2015), Florence, Italy.
May 2015

The WASN Lab (Prof. Ferrari, Dr. Picone, Dr. Cirani) co-organizes (jointly with: King's College London, UK; Politecnico di Bari, Italy; and Inria, France) the 1st International Workshop on IoT challenges in Mobile and Industrial Systems (IoT-Sys 2015), held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2015), Florence, Italy.
April 2015

The paper "A swarm intelligent approach to 3D distance-based indoor localization," by S. Monica and G. Ferrari, receives the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications15), Track on
International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications15), held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 2015
Pietro Gonizzi receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Connect Sensor Networks to the Internet of Things." Seventh PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2015
Stefania Monica receives her PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "UWB Technology for Indoor Localization: from Theory to Practice." Sixth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
December 2014
Prof. G. Ferrari gives an invited talk, at the Research Center of Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, USA, entitled: "Pushing IP into Smart Objects: Challenges and Solutions."
September 2014

The paper "Lightweight Multicast Forwarding for Service Discovery in Low-power IoT Networks," co-authored by Mattia Antonini, Simone Cirani, Gianluigi Ferrari, Paolo Medagliani, Marco Picone and Luca Veltri, received the Best Conference Paper Award (Symposium on RFID Technologies and Internet of Things) at IEEE 22st International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2014), Split (Croatia), September 17-19, 2014 , 2014.
June 2014

The paper "Linking UPDRS scores and kinematic variables in the leg agility task of Parkinsonians," co-authored by Matteo Giuberti and Gianluigi Ferrari, together with collaborators from Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Telecom Italia, and Politecnico di Milano, received the Best Runner-up Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2014), Zurich, Switzerland.
April 2014

The WASN Lab has been accepted as exhibitor at 23rd European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC 2014) , held in Bologna, Italy, with a project entitled 'Real-time monitoring of dynamic Internet of Things environments using Smart Objects'
April 2014
WASN Lab announces the Internet of Things and Smart Cities Ph.D. School 2014 to be held in Lerici (SP), Italy - September 8th - 13th, 2014
March 2014
Matteo Giuberti receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Inertial Sensing for Human Motion Analysis: Processing, Technologies, and Applications." Fifth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2014
Giovanni Spigoni receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Integration of Heterogeneous Networks: Protocols, Technologies, and Applications." Fourth PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2014
WASN Lab has been granted, as a donation (over 50k$) by CISCO, an extension of the testbed with 12 high-end WiFi Access Points and controller servers to support and deploy CISCO CMX indoor localization system inside the department. The appliances provided by CISCO will be integrated with the ongoing activities on Internet of Things.
July 2013
WASN Lab announces the Ph.D. School on Internet of Things and Smart Cities 2013, which will be held in Lerici (La Spezia), 16-21 September 2013.
July 2013
The WASNLAB group got 7/7 papers accepted at the 9th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2013), Cagliari, Italy, July 2013.
April 2013

Prof. Ferrari participates as keynote speaker at the 19th IEEE Workshop on Local & Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN 2013), Brussels, Belgium, April 2013. Watch his talk here.
April 2013
The paper "Impact of the number of beacons in PSO-based auto-localization in UWB networks", by S. Monica and G. Ferrari, received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications13), Track on Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems (EvoCOMNET 2013), held in Vienna, Austria.
February 2012

The paper "Redundant Distributed Data Storage: Experimentation with the SensLab testbed", by P. Gonizzi, G. Ferrari, Vincent Gay and Jeremie Leguay, received the Best Paper Award at1st International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2012), held in Rome, Italy.
August 2011

Stefano Busanelli and Gianluigi Ferrari received an Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions (owing to 5 accepted and co-authored papers) at the 11th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST-2011), held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
May 2011
The WASNLab team (M. Giuberti, M. Martalò, S. Busanelli, and G. Ferrari) receives the
First Body Sensor Network (BSN) contest winner award, held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2011), Dallas, TX, USA.
March 2011
Stefano Busanelli receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Efficient Multihop Wireless Communications in VANETs." Third PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
October 2010
The paper "On the link layer performance of narrowband body area networks," co-authored by G. Ferrari and collaborators from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, receives a Best Paper Award at the Second International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence (EMERGING 2010), Florence, Italy.
April 2010
Paolo Medagliani receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Performance Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks." Second PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
March 2009
Marco Martalò receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis "Efficient Distributed Detection for Wireless Sensor Networks." First PhD graduate of WASN Lab.
June 2006

The paper "Sensor networks with decentralized binary detection: clustering and lifetime," co-authored by M. Martalò and G. Ferrari, receives a Best Student Paper Award at the 2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON '06), New York, NY, USA.

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