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Workshop on Smart Building and Internet of Things (SBIoT)

Workshop Chair (s)

• Michele Nitti – University of Cagliari (Italy) –
• Virginia Pilloni – University of Cagliari (Italy) –

Internet of Things (IoT) enables network objects of the most diverse types to dynamically cooperate and make their resources available in order to reach a common goal. Such a paradigm is currently revolutionizing a variety of fields, facilitating and improving human life and work. Among them are Smart Buildings, which are characterized by the presence of smart devices, which give the opportunity to monitor and to remotely control key equipment within buildings. In such an intelligent environment, major goals are to improve the comfort and quality of life of people and to provide decision-support tools in order to aid users in making cost-effective decisions when utilizing electrical energy. Smart Buildings integrate autonomy and adaptive control and are considered as the next generation of buildings that must be allocated in Smart Cities. Smart Building links automation, sustainable development, information technology, security, industrial controllers and communications (among other systems) to achieve an optimal level of comfort and energy consumption. As for now, the research on this topic has a sufficient degree of advancement, however several issues still remain open. Indeed, this scenario is lacking people-centric applications, where the presence of intelligent tools can augment the capabilities of the objects in constructing a relationship with the users and exploit the user profile to construct personalized services; moreover, it is important to define methodologies and algorithms to analyze and exploit the context in which the user lives and works. Based on these considerations, the objective of this workshop is to highlight recent research, development, and evaluation of novel systems in Smart Building scenarios. We are seeking for original, previously unpublished work, addressing key issues and challenges in this area. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Active and Collaborative Sensing in Smart Building
• Behavioural and Energy Consumption Analytics
• Implementation of Social IoT for Smart Building
• IoT applications, systems, and testbeds for Smart Building
• Models of context and context awareness
• IoT for Smart Building devices and accessibility
• New design paradigms in human-machine interaction for Smart Building
• Cloud and mobile cloud architectures supporting Smart Building through IoT
• Privacy-preserving data processing techniques
• Big data, analytics, and signal processing for Smart Building enabled by an IoT approach
• People-centric applications in Smart Building
• Algorithms, architectures and platforms for Active and Assisted Living
• Safety and Security preservation in Smart Building
• Indoor location and guidance applications

Michele Nitti is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He received a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2014. In 2010 he worked for a year as a researcher at the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) at Cagliari, on the development of models for network connectivity in mobile ad hoc network. In 2013, he has been a visited student at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has been technical program co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting 2017 and invited keynote speaker at the International Workshop of Trends and Challenges in Social Internet of Things (TC-SIoT’2018) at PIMRC 2018. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board for the Computer Networks Journal. He is Assistant Professor since 2015 at the University of Cagliari. His main research interests are in architectures and services in the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly in the creation of a network infrastructure to allow the objects to organize themselves according to a social structure.

Virginia Pilloni is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari. In 2013 she was awarded with the PhD degree with Doctor Europaeus mention. From November 2011 to April 2012 she was a visiting PhD student at the Centre for Communication System Research at the University of Surrey. She was awarded with the Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering with full marks in 2009 at the University of Cagliari. She has been involved in several national and international research projects, among which DEMANES (EU – 7FP) and QoE-NET (EU – H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014). She is an Associate Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks. Her main research interests are Internet of Things and Wireless ad-hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation.

Workshop on Optimization in Computing and Networking (OptiComNet 2019)

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General Chair (s)

• Vangelis Angelakis (Linköping University)
• Fabio D’Andreagiovanni (CNRS and UTC-Sorbonne University)
• Enrico Natalizio (LORIA, University of Lorraine)

Emerging computing and networking technologies will lead to the introduction of a wide new range of advanced services, provided on the basis of new, complex wired and wireless networks. This will lead to more complicated planning, design and management problems that require to develop new mathematical optimization approaches for their effective and efficient solution. The workshop will focus on the use of optimization models and algorithms (exact, approximation and heuristic methods) forplanning, design, and management problems associated with computing and networking. We encourage both theoretical and applied contributions and submissions. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• 5G technologies and solutions
• Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)
• Implementation of Social IoT for Smart Building
• Network planning, capacity analysis, and topology control
• Ad hoc, Mesh and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
• Signal Processing for Communications
• Cloud and Fog Computing
• Mobile Edge Computing and Caching
• Network Virtualization
• Cross-layer optimization
• Massive Machine-Type Communication
• Machine learning in communication and networking systems
• Vehicular Communications
• Internet Services and Applications
• Internet of Things and Social Web of Things
• Social Computing and Networking

Vangelis Angelakis joined LiU in 2009 as a Marie Curie postdoc with the Mobile Telecommunications group. He became an assistant professor in 2013, and since 2015 he is an associate professor with the Dept. of Science and Technology (ITN). In 2015 he also received his Docent from ITN-LiU. He holds a PhD from the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of Crete, Greece, acquired in 2008. His research interests revolve around design of telecommunication systems and network resource optimization, with a focus on applications of the IoT in the domain of Smart Cities. He has held multiple guest posts both in the industry and academia, primarily through EU funded projects. The most recent one was within the EU-FP7 SOrBet project, which he coordinates, at Converge ICT solutions and Services, in the summer of 2015. He has been also been a guest researcher at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, in 2013, a senior visiting scientist at Ranplan Wireless Network Design Ltd, United Kingdom, in 2012 and 2018, and a visiting research associate at University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2005. He had also been, 2014-‘16, a guest scholar at MAPCI at Lund University. Vangelis has more than 70 papers in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences. In 2017 he published an edited a Springer book in Smart Cities, and co-authored a monograph on Age of Information. Vangelis serves as an associate editor of the IEEE/KICS journal of communications and networks (JCN). He co-chaired the IEEE Globecom'15 workshop in Optimizing Heterogeneous Networking Technologies for the Internet of Things and he has been serving as organizer (chaining finances, keynotes, and local arrangements) and technical program committee member in a wide range of international conferences and workshops.

Fabio D’Andreagiovanni has been a First Class Research Scientist at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and at the Laboratory “Heudiasyc” of UTC-Sorbonne University since September 2016. Until September 2016, he was Head of Research Group at the Department of Mathematical Optimization of Zuse Institute Berlin and Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Freie Universität Berlin and at the Faculty of Engineering of Technische Universität Berlin. He received his summa cum laude M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (2006) and Ph.D. in Operations Research (2010) from Sapienza Università di Roma and he was Research Scholar of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Columbia University in the City of New York (2008-2009). His research has been focused on the theory and applications of Robust Optimization and Mixed Integer Programming and has received many awards for his work, such as the Accenture M.Sc. Prize 2006, the INFORMS Telecom Ph.D. Award 2010, the INFORMS Telecom Best Paper Award 2014, the RNDM Best Paper Award 2017, the EvoStar-EvoApplications Best Paper Award 2018 and the ICIN Best Paper Award 2018. He has worked as consultant for several major European telecommunications and electric utility companies.

Enrico Natalizio (Member IEEE) is currently a Full Professor with the Université de Lorraine. He obtained his master’s degree magna cum laude and his Ph.D in Computer Engineering at the University of Calabria (Italy) in 2000 and 2005 respectively. In 2005-2006 he was a visiting researcher at the BWN (Broadband Wireless Networking) Lab at Georgia Tech in Atlanta (USA). From 2006 till 2010, he was a research fellow at the Titan Lab of the Università della Calabria (Italy). In October 2010, he joined POPS team at Inria Lille – Nord Europe (France) as a postdoc researcher and from 2012 till 2018 he was an Associate Professor at the Université de technologie de Compiègne (France). His research interests include robot and sensor communications with applications in networking technologies for disaster management and infrastructure monitoring and IoT privacy and security. He is currently an associated editor of Elsevier Vehicular Communications, Ad hoc Networks, Digital Communications and Networks and Wiley&Hindawi Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.