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

Workshop on Sustainable networking through MachIne Learning and Internet of thINGs - Program

The First Workshop on Sustainable networking through MachIne Learning and Internet of thiNGs (SMILING 2019)

Monday, 29 April, 2019 ● 14:00 – 17:30 ● Room: Forum B

Sustainability is a key challenge of the digitalized world and, while technologies for the connected world evolve, sustainability calls for new paradigms and solutions. The research in the field of sustainable networking has been vibrant for some years and now new frontiers in this topic are emerging. In the application domain, this is the IoT momentum and the research is boosted by several paradigms, among which are the Smart City, 5G and Industry 4.0. When thousands or millions or devices will be deployed, IoT systems will need an architecture lasting in time, saving the device batteries and reducing the cumulative energy cost for running the system and the applications. In the methodological domain, planning, developing and managing complex and massive systems of devices, that might also be simple as in the IoT case, Machine Learning (ML) is emerging as the technology of choice.

The workshop intends to stimulate discussion about these new frontiers of sustainable networking. The workshop does not aim at covering the very vast range of applications of ML in networking, or IoT technologies, but focuses on tools, technologies, paradigms and solutions that target network sustainability.


General Co-chairs

Francesca Cuomo (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)

Michela Meo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)


Technical Program Co-Chairs

Luca Chiaraviglio (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)

Paolo Dini (CTTC, Barcelona, Spain)

Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)



14:00 – 14:10

Opening Session

Chairs:  Francesca Cuomo, Michela Meo, Luca Chiaraviglio, Paolo Dini, Zhisheng Niu


14:10 – 15:00

Keynote Session

Wireless AI: Challenges and Opportunities
Merouane Debbah (Huawei Technologies, France)


15:00 – 15:30

Technical Session 1 - Invited paper

Using Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics to Prioritize OutPatients in HetNets     
Mohammed Hadi, Ahmed Lawey, Taisir El-Gorashi and Jaafar Elmirghani (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:40

Technical Session 2

Reinforcement-Learning for Management of a 5G Network Slice Extension with UAVs
Giovanni Schembra, Christian Grasso and Giuseppe Faraci (University of Catania, Italy)
Neural Networks for Cellular Base Station Switching    
Igor Donevski and Greta Vallero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Marco G. Ajmone Marsan (Politecnico di Torino & IMDEA Networks, Italy)
A Flexible 4G/5G Control Platform for fingerprint-based indoor localization    
Ilenia Tinnirello and Michele Gucciardo (University of Palermo, Italy), Gian Michele Dell'Aera (Mobile Communication, Italy), Marco Caretti (Telecom Italia, Italy)
Latency-Constrained Dynamic Computation Offloading with Energy Harvesting IoT Devices  
Mattia Merluzzi, Paolo Di Lorenzo and Sergio Barbarossa (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Practical Compression Methods for Quantized Compressed Sensing 
Markus Leinonen (University of Oulu, Finland), Marian Codreanu (Linköping University, Sweden), Markku Juntti (University of Oulu, Finland)


17:40 – 17:45

Closing Session


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