September 2018

Mohamed Sandeli, Assistant Professor Class A and PhD Candidate at the Department of Software Technologies and Information Systems, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, University Abdelhamid Mehri – Constantine 2, visits the IoT Lab in September-October 2018. This visit is a follow-up of his previous visit on July 2017 to continue collaborating on positioning in wireless sensor networking.

September 2018

Prof. Ferrari participates to the 5G Infrastructure Roundtable 2018 organized by International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (iCPS) in Brussels, Belgium.

September 2018

Prof. Ferrari participates as keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on Cyber Physical Systems and IoT (CPSIOT 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, with the speech “Inertial Signal Processing for CPS.”

September 2018

G. Ferrari and A. Cilfone participate to the kick-off meeting of the European project Aggregate Farming in the Cloud (AFarCloud), Call H2020-ECSEL- 2017-2-RIA-two-stage, project ID 783221. The kick-off was held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Madrid, Spain. The project involves 60 partners, is coordinated by UPM, and the total project cost is over 28 M€. See the also the news in the University of Parma website.

August 2018

Prof. Ferrari participates as keynote speaker at the 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018), Kenting, Taiwan, with the speech “Inertial Signal Processing for IoT Applications.” Attendees and keynote speakers.

July 2018

Antonio Cilfone, PhD student at the IoTLab, visited the Drakkar group of the LIG Laboratory of Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble, France), led by Prof. Andrzej Duda, for a month to collaborate on LoRa-based networks.

June 2018

Prof. Ferrari coordinates a panel on “IoT and Sensors” at the meeting INDUSTRY 4.0: strumenti operativi, tecnologie e servizi di supporto per le imprese organized by Unione Parmense degli Industriali, Parma, Italy. This event is organized in the context of the Confidustria initiative INDUSTRY 4.0: #Preparati al futuro.

May 2018

The paper “Monitoring infants by automatic video processing: a unified approach,” co-authored by L. Cattani, D. Alinovi, G. Ferrari, R. Raheli, E. Pavlidis, C. Spagnoli, F. Pisani and
published in Elsevier Computers in Biology and Medicine (vol. 80, 1 January 2017, pp. 158-165. DOI:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2016.11.010) received the Honors status. The award is assigned to the top 9% of over 300 papers published in 2017.

May 2018

Prof. Ferrari co-authors an online article on Agenda Digitale: “Smart City Parma, metabolismo e sostenibilità: il viaggio verso il 2030.” In this article (pdf version), we discuss about Parma as a smart city, highlighting its metabolic and sustainable aspects. This article follows the meeting “Parma Smart Benchmarking” held in December 2017.

May 2018

N. Strozzi and G. Ferrari participate to the 7th meeting of the NATO Research Task Group HFM–260 “Enhancing Warfighter Effectiveness with Wearable Bio Sensors and Physiologicol Models” in Portsmouth, UK. Attendees from USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Italy come together for a concept demonstration. IoT Lab presented a live demo on hybrid GPS-inertial multiple person tracking.

April 2018

Prof. Ferrari and Prof. Agostino Gambarotta (University of Parma) coordinate a panel on “Smart Energy – Environment & Grid – Infrastructure” at Parma Futuro Smart: progettare città smart e resilienti per tutti – Scenari per Parma Futuro Smart al 2030,” Officine ON/OFF, Parma, Italy. In the panel, attendees discuss on the most relevant trends for Parma in a smart future, in the context of smart energy distribution and IoT-based monitoring.

December 2017

Prof. Ferrari gives the invited speech “Parma 2030: inclusiva, attrattiva e sostenibile” at the meeting Parma Smart Benchmarking: equilibrio, inclusione, sostenibilità e attrattività, organized by FPA
and the Municipality of Parma in Palazzo del Governatore, Parma.
In his speech, Prof. Ferrari discusses the impact of IoT (multiple radio technologies, inertial navigation) and future telecommunications technologies (5G) on the development of smart cities.
See also the news video on this event.

September 2017

The IoT Lab participates to the Notte dei ricercatori (Researchers’ Night) of the University of Parma, on September 29th. This event, promoted by the European Union at a European level, aims at stimulating people (especially young people) to approach the academic research world. The IoT Lab will present a few of its activity. Come and visit us.

July 2017

Prof. Ferrari gives the invited speech “The importance of data collection for an ad-hoc personalized analysis: the experience of the University of Parma on wearable-based monitoring of Parkinson patients” at the Life Science Data Congress 2017, Milan, Italy. In the presentation, Prof. Ferrari outlines the main results obtained by IoT Lab in collaboration with Istituto Auxologico Italiano, coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Mauro.

July 2017

Mohamed Sandeli, Assistant Professor Class A and PhD Candidate at the Department of Software Technologies and Information Systems, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, University Abdelhamid Mehri – Constantine 2, visits the IoT Lab in July 2017. He collaborates with us on wireless sensor networking.

June 2017

Dr. Sumit Kundu, Full Professor at the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India, visits the IoT Lab in June 2017. He collaborates with us on the design of future integrated cellular-IoT systems.

June 2017

Mohamed Skander DAAS, PhD Candidate at the Department of Fundamental Computer Science and its Applications, University of Constantine 2 and Assistant Professor of computer science with the department of Applied Biology at the University of Mentouri – Constantine 1, visits the IoT Lab in June-July 2017. He collaborates with us on the design and implementation of artificial intelligence-inspired routing algorithms.

May 2017

Prof. Ferrari and Prof. Marco Silvestri (University of Parma, Italy, and SUPSI, Switzerland) coordinate an Industry 4.0 panel at the Drug
Supply Chain Congress 2017
, Milan, Italy. In the panel, attendees discuss on the evolution of the supply chain management in the Pharmaceutical Industry through business optimization based on IoT, Robotics, and Industry 4.0.

May 2017

Prof. G. Ferrari gives the invited speech “Driving risk mitigation: a technological perspective” at the 2017 meeting of the Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS) of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The meeting was coordinated by Prof. Liborio Parrino (University of Parma), Chair of the Executive Committee of ANSS. The attendees were received by the President of Iceland.

March 2017

Andrea G. Forte receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis “Security in the IoT: from energy-constrained nodes to cellular network architectures.” Thirteenth PhD graduate of IoT Lab.

March 2017

Nicola Iotti receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis “Design, Implementation and Optimization of Innovative Internet Access Networks, based on Fog Computing and Software Defined Networking.” Twelfth PhD graduate of IoT Lab.

March 2017

Federico Parisi receives his PhD in Information Technologies from the University of Parma, with the thesis “Automated IMU-Based Motion Analysis For Clinical Applications: The Parkinson’s Disease And Post-Stroke Cases.” Eleventh PhD graduate of IoT Lab.

March 2017

Rachit Saluja, from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India, visits the IoT Lab in March 2017. He collaborates with us on cyber physical systems and signal processing.

February 2017

Prof. G. Ferrari gives an invited talk, at the Research Center of BOSCH Service Solutions in Plochingen, Germany, entitled: “Internet of Things (IoT) Lab @ UniParma: research overview.”

January 2017

Prof. Ferrari contributes his opinion on IoT in the article “IoT, la rivincita degli oggetti” (IoT, the revenge of the objects) published in the first issue of the new Italian technological magazine “Eureka!” published by Open Factory Edizioni. In the same article, relevant industrial opinions are also given.

January 2017

Hybrid multi-floor inertial/barometric navigation research at IoT Lab, based on a single Xsens MTw Awinda IMU, gets featured by XSens as a relevant customer case.

January 2017

Prof. Pooya Hejazi, from the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Eqbal Lahoori University, Iran, visited the IoT Lab in January-March 2017. He collaborated with us in the area of distributed storage and Internet of Things.

December 2016

Badr-eddine Miles, maitre-assistant at the Université des Frère 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.22

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 Physiological 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 in 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 Management 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.

October 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 “nnovazione 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–260Enhancing 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, receive 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, receives 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, with the speech “Seamless (and cloudy) integration of heterogeneous networks: from vertical handover to mobile offloading”. 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, receives 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, receives the Best Paper Award at1st International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2012), held in Rome, Italy.

August 2011

Stefano Busanelli and Gianluigi Ferrari receive 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.

July 2011

Prof. Ferrari participates as keynote speaker at the Fifth International Conference on COMmunication System softWAre and middlewaRE (COMSWARE 2011), Verona, Italy, with the speech “Body Sensor Networks: from Communication to Activity Classification.”

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.