2021-06 – IoTLab at Parco San Rossore for the EU AFarCloud project

June 2021

L. Davoli and G. Codeluppi participated to the General Assembly of the European project Aggregate Farming in the Cloud (AFarCloud), Call H2020-ECSEL- 2017-2-RIA-two-stage, project ID 783221. The General Assembly was held in online mode because of COVID-19 situation, while, in the meanwhile, the Italian partners (UNIPR, UNIVAQ, RoTech, Archa, CNR, ESTE) met in the Parco San Rossore, Pisa, Italy, to perform maintenance operations and new deployments. In particular, the Italians have installed a new LoRaWAN GW (connected to the TTN public network) in the Marmo field, north of the Park. The system can provide Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN connectivity to nearby sensors 24 hours a day up to several km, thanks to the energy management system, the powerful solar panel, the powerful 5.8 dBi antenna, and LoRaWAN sensors.

Have a look at the team in action in the Parco San Rossore, Pisa, Italy!

2021-06 – The paper “Hybrid LoRa-IEEE 802.11s Opportunistic Mesh Networking for Flexible UAV Swarming” graces the cover of the June 2021 issue of MDPI Drones

June 2021

The paper “Hybrid LoRa-IEEE 802.11s Opportunistic Mesh Networking for Flexible UAV Swarming,” authored by IoTLab members (L. Davoli, E. Pagliari, and G. Ferrari) graces the cover of the June 2021 issue of MDPI Drones, Special Issue “Mobile Fog and Edge Computing in Drone Swarms” (vol. 5, no. 2, April 2021, pp. 26. DOI:10.3390/drones5020026).

This networking approach will be experimented with our new drone acquired within the ADACORSA project

2021-02 – Paper in Top 10 Cited works

February 2021

The paper “Wireless Mesh Networking: An IoT-Oriented Perspective Survey on Relevant Technologies,” co-authored by A. Cilfone, L. Davoli, L. Belli, G. Ferrari and published in MDPI Future Internet (vol. 11, no. 4, 17 April 2019. DOI:10.3390/fi11040099) has gained a lot of interest since its publication and has been highlighted as the top 10 cited papers selected for the “10th Anniversary Feature Papers” special issue.

2020-12 – NG-IoT – Connectivity side protocols

December 2020

Prof. Ferrari, as a member of the Scientific Council of the ARTEMIS Industry Association together with the Scientific Council Chairman Prof. Dimitrios Serpanos (University of Patras, Greece), gives the talk “Connectivity side protocols for devices” in the online Workshop “IoT and Edge Computing II: The Far Edge,” organized in the context of the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) Next Generation Internet of Things (NGIoT).

2020-06 – Virtual kick-off meeting of InSecTT

June 2020

Online kick-off meeting (because of COVID-19 situation) of the European project Intelligent Secure Trustable Things (InSecTT), Call H2020-ECSEL-2019-1-IA-two-stage, project ID: 876038. The project involves 52 partners, is coordinated by Virtual Vehicle Research Gmbh (Austria), and the total project cost is over 44 M€. The University of Parma is participating as part of Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica (CINI).