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Special sessions at I2MTC 2020

TC-37 - Measurements and Networking

Submitted by capriglione on Sun, 2020-02-23 01:18
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Mon, 2020-05-25 to Thu, 2020-05-28

"Wireless sensor networks are essential components to support Industry 4.0 operations in factories for process monitoring and control. Associated technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and edge technologies such as IEEE 1451 smart sensors and actuators make the concept of smart factory a reality. This is a multidisciplinary research field, through which it is possible to achieve significant progress. The availability of information enables manufacturers to optimize their processes quickly and efficiently. Through intelligent sensor networks, it is possible to acquire the necessary information for collaboration in various production processes. In this scenario, the adoption of wireless networks with a high number of nodes and some of them with energy usage restrictions, has given rise to the development of new energy harvesting methods and associated energy management mechanisms. On the other hand, the cooperation of various elements in the network is only possible if standards are adopted to promote device and system integration and interoperability. This special session aims to provide a forum for discussion that will attract scholars and industry practitioners to share and discuss latest advances in this scientific field. Topics in this session include, but are not limited to:

  • Smart Sensor Digital Twin
  • Measurements for sensor networks
  • Smart sensors and transducers
  • Low power wireless sensors
  • Testing and simulation techniques for sensors
  • Smart sensor modelling and design techniques
  • Security issues in Sensor Networks
  • Digital Calibration, E‐calibration and auto‐traceability
  • Signal processing for Sensor Networks
  • Parallel and distributed measurement systems
  • Sensor reliability and maintenance
  • New educational technologies for wireless sensing in Industry 4.0
  • Standards, test, and certification in Sensor Networks - edge computing
  • Smart Communication

The special session is promoted and supported by Domenico Capriglione TC-37 “Measurement & Networking” of IMS. The special session is promoted and supported by Kang Lee of TC-9 “Sensor Technology” of IMS. "


SPS-4: Measurements for Demanding Communications: Broadband and Industrial Networking

Organizer: Gianfranco Miele, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy  - Emiliano Sisinni - Univ. Brescia, Italy (

Co-Organizer: Mikael Gidlund, MidSweden University, Sundsvall (

Invited Speaker: Alessandro Depari, Paolo Ferrari, Alessandra Flammini, Emiliano Sisinni, Stefano Rinaldi

Invited Speech: Evaluation of the impact of Cloud Database services on Industrial IoT Applications"


The fundamental principles of "connectivity to all" and "connectivity with all" pose new and demanding challenges to communication systems and technologies. In a world where the possibility to have a broadband ubiquitous connection is a fundamental need, Countries where this possibility is not warranted risk to have many problems for their development. For instance, despite the very different application scenarios, broadband communication systems and industrial networks, both playing a very important role in the modern society, have compelling needs in terms of data, level of reliability, security and resilience.

To satisfy these requests, several solutions have been proposed, especially for wireless and large scale communications, like 4/5G mobile systems, IoT and-IIoT solutions, LPWANs and THz communications, just to mention few of the advanced technologies in the design and test stage.

Well-defined measurement methodologies are fundamental to avoid for example congestion and coexistence problems, resource usage efficiency issues and electromagnetic interference to ensure a very good Quality of Service (QoS) to the users. Therefore, measurements performed at different layers from physical to application of ISO/OSI stack and cross-layer analyses become fundamental for developers, testers, and users of such technologies and services. Furthermore, the pervasiveness of these emerging communication technologies make the human exposure to generated electromagnetic fields another impelling requirements, and well-accepted measurements procedure are required.

Unfortunately, accurate performance evaluations in real-world scenarios are often quite limited, if not missing at all.

This special session aims to bring together academic and industry professional to a session in which the most recent studies, implementations and proposal about the above-mentioned issues can be presented.

Fields of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Measurements on 5G;
  • Measurements on IIoT networks
  • Measurements for THz and millimeter wave communications;
  • Measurements for computer and communication networks;
  • Simulation, RF measurements, modeling and case studies in the Industrial Internet of Things;
  • Analysis and monitoring of industrial communication traffic;
  • Performance characterization of industrial distributed systems;
  • Integration and coexistence of heterogeneous networks;
  • IIoT architectures, protocols, and algorithms;
  • Data management in IIoT;
  • Cognitive radio development and measurements;
  • Measurement for coexistence and interference analysis in wireless networks;
  • Measurement on RF telecommunication systems, cellular networks and mobile terminals;
  • Evaluation and assessment of human exposure to electromagnetic fields.


SPS-8: Sensors and Sensing System for Assistive Technology

Organizer: Vincenzo Marletta - Univ. Of Catania, Italy (

Co-Organizer: Ramiro Velázquez, Universidad Panamericana, Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Invited Speaker: Edwige Pissaloux, Univ. Of Rouen, France

Invited Speech: Force-Feedback Tablet : a new ICT device for 2D data display


Assisted Technologies is a hot area having an everyday increasing strategic relevance given its impact on the economy and on the society. In this sector, sensors and sensing systems assume a role of primary importance. There is, in fact, an extremely vivid interest on this subject both in the scientific and in the industrial community. In spite of the numerous results available, there is still a large need for further research efforts and for novel solutions. In particular, multi-sensor platform and Wireless Sensors Networks hold the promise of being able to bring innovative contribution to this area being able to collect and transfer large sets of measurement data from several points thus realizing distributed and flexible measurement systems. We invite therefore original research papers on this subject with the goal to contribute to this area through a vibrant arena where novel ideas on converging subjects for the general topic of “Sensors and sensing system for Assistive Technology” will be confronted and exchanged between prominent actors in this field. Submissions are welcomed on (but not limited to):

  • Review on the State of the Art on "Measurement systems and sensing solutions for Assistive Technology".
  • Measurement methodologies and algorithms for Assistive Technologies, with particular regards to “Well Being” and “Active Ageing”.
  • Multi-sensor architectures for Fall detection and Postural Instability monitoring.
  •  Multi-sensor systems for Ambient Assisted Living and Activities of Daily Living monitoring.
  • Smart textile solutions for AAL.
  • • Measurement strategies for the assessment of Assistive Technologies.