IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29 April - 2 May 2019 // Paris, France

Workshop on Hot Topics in Social and Mobile Connected Smart Objects - Program

The1st Workshop on Hot Topics in Social and Mobile Connected Smart Objects

Joint Edition of the 11th HotPOST and the 5th Smart Objects Workshops (HotSALSA 2019)

Monday, 29 April, 2019 / Paris, France ● 13:30 – 17:50 ● Room: Forum A

Internet of Things, smart cities and edge/fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and global cooperative infrastructure built upon objects intelligence and self-configuring capabilities; these connected objects are finding their way into vehicles (smart-cars), urban areas (smart-cities), and infrastructure (smart-grid).

Objects need to be smart, with enough intelligence to perform required operations. On the one hand, the objects should be able to deal with the possibly unpredictable and intense mobility and can wirelessly communicate with each other in a reliable and secure way. On the other hand, these objects must be socially aware, as we have witnessed a big growth in provisioning social network services including messaging, gaming, advertising, recommending, commercing, and content sharing on mobile objects.

The HotSALSA workshop focuses on experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation, and evaluation of novel systems for smart objects and the social aspects of these systems in the emerging cooperative environments. We are seeking for original, previously unpublished work, addressing key issues and challenges in the social and mobile connected smart objects arena.


Steering Committee:

Alessandra Sala (Nokia Bell Labs, Ireland)

Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padova, Italy)

Jörg Ott (TU Munich, Germany)

Lei Jiao (University of Oregon, USA)

Mario Gerla (UCLA, USA)

Max Mühlhäuser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Pan Hui (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica de València, SPAIN)

Yang Chen (Fudan University, China)

Yang-Dar Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)


General Co-chairs

Pietro Manzoni (Universitat Politècnica de València, SPAIN)

Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padova, Italy)


Technical Program Chairs:

Lin Wang (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)



14:00 – 14:05

Opening Session

Chairs: Pietro Manzoni, Claudio Palazzi, Lin Wang, Stephan Sigg


14:05 – 15:00

Keynote Session

Title: “Wireless Sensing”
Daqing Zhang (Département Réseaux et Services Multimédia Mobiles at Télécom SudPais and CNRS, France)


15:00 – 15:30

Session 1:

IoT Services Deployment over Edge vs Cloud Systems: a Simulation-based Analysis
Claudio Savaglio and Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria, Italy); Giuseppe Di Fatta (University of Reading, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Giuseppe Campisano (University of Calabria, Italy)
Learning with Vertically-Partitioned Data, Binary Feedback, and Random Parameter Update
Le Nguyen Ngu Nguyen and Stephan Sigg (Aalto University, Finland)


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:00

Session 2:

Engaging Communities in Public Safety via Social Media
Shafaq B Chaudhry and Murat Yuksel (University of Central Florida, USA)
Art Scene Investigation: discovering and supporting cultural heritage conservation through Mobile AR
Irina Rosete Polyakova, Giulia Maglieri, Silvia Mirri, Paola Salomoni and Rocco Mazzeo (University of Bologna, Italy)
On exploiting acoustic sensing and citizen science in a game for biodiversity monitoring and awareness
Catia Prandi (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute & University of Bologna, Italy); Jardim Nunes (University of Madeira, Portugal); Valentina Nisi (University of Madeira, Italy); Pedro Loureiro (Tecnico - University of Lisbon, Italy)
Crowd-sensing Images to Understand Citizens' Emotions, Issues and Interests
Roberta De Michele, Marco Furini and Manuela Montangero (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)


17:15 - 17:45

Session 3:

Beam Alignment and Tracking for Autonomous Vehicular Communication using IEEE 802.11ad-based Radar
Guillem Reus Muns (Northeastern University, USA); Kumar Vijay Mishra (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology); Carlos Bocanegra (Northeastern University, USA); Yonina C. Eldar (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Kaushik Chowdhury (Northeastern University, USA)
A Secure, Lightweight, and Privacy-Preserving Authentication Scheme for V2G Connections in Smart Grid
Kuljeet Kaur and Sahil Garg (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada); Georges Kaddoum (ETS Engineering School, University of Québec, Canada); Francois Gagnon (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada); Syed Hassan Ahmed (Georgia Southern University, USA); Mohsen Guizani (University of Idaho, USA)
BEE-DRONES: Energy-efficient Data Collection on Wake-Up Radio-based Wireless Sensor Networks
Angelo Trotta, Marco Di Felice and Luciano Bononi (University of Bologna, Italy); Enrico Natalizio (University of Lorraine/Loria, France); Luca Perilli, Eleonora Franchi and Tullio Salmon Cinotti (University of Bologna, Italy); Roberto Canegallo (ST Microelectronics, Italy)


17:45 – 17:50

Closing Session


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