Networking Issues.- Objects Communication Behavior on Multihomed Hybrid Ad Hoc Networks.- Classification of Emerging Protocols in the Presence of Asymmetric Routing.- Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols in WSNs Arranged in Linear Topologies.- A Distributed Procedure for IEEE 802.15.4 PAN Coordinator Election in Emergency Scenarios.- A Mobile Platform for Measurements in Dynamic Topology Wireless Networks.- Cluster-Based Irresponsible Forwarding.- Dynamic Spectrum Access Communications: Wavelet Modulation with Unequal Power Allocation.- Optimal Cross-Layer Flow-Control for Wireless Maximum-Throughput Delivery of VBR Media Contents.- A Secure MPLS VPN Infrastructure for Complex Geodata Sensor Network.- The Role of the Middleware.- Making the Internet of Things a Reality: The WhereX Solution.- A Scalable Grid and Service-Oriented Middleware for Distributed Heterogeneous Data and System Integration in Context-Awareness-Oriented Domains.- InterDataNet: A Scalable Middleware Infrastructure for Smart Data Integration.- CONVERGENCE: Extending the Media Concept to Include Representations of Real World Objects.- Service Oriented Middleware Solutions for Emergency Communication Networks.- Localization and Applications.- Localization Issues in a ZigBee Based Internet of Things Scenario.- Low-Complexity Audio Signal Processing for Localization in Indoor Scenarios.- Integrated GPS-Denied Localization, Tracking, and Personal Identification.- Design and Implementation of Smartphone Applications for Speaker Count and Gender Recognition.- Video Coding with Motion Estimation at the Decoder.- Inter-Vehicle Communication QoS Management for Disaster Recovery.- RFID and Sensor Networks Technologies.- Beyond the ID in RFID.- Performance Characterization of Passive UHF RFID Tags.- Chipless Tags, the Next RFID Frontier.- Backscatter Communication Using Ultrawide Bandwidth Signals for RFID Applications.- Passive RFID Integrated Transponders for Automotive Applications.- Sensor-Oriented Passive RFID.- Performance Evaluation of UHF RFID Tags in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.- The Benefits of RFID and EPC in the Supply Chain: Lessons from an Italian Pilot Study.- RFID Data Analytics in Apparel Retail.- Towards the Future Internet of Sensors.- Energy and Distortion Minimization in "Refining" and "Expanding" Sensor Networks.- An IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network for Energy Efficient Buildings.- A Real Implementation and Deployment for Wine Production Management Based on Wireless Sensor Network Technology.- Performance Evaluation of an IEEE802.15.4 Standard Based Wireless Sensor Network in Mars Exploration Scenario.- The PECES Project: Ubiquous Transport Information Systems.- HYDRA: A Development Platform for Integrating Wireless Devices and Sensors into Ambient Intelligence Systems.- Probabilistic Information Dissemination for MANETs: The IPAC Approach.- Security and Privacy Issues.- An Overview of Privacy and Security Issues in the Internet of Things.- Privacy Challenges in RFID Systems.- Security and Privacy Protection of Contactless Devices.- Private Location-Based Information Retrieval via k-Anonymous Clustering.
In the last few years, a stimulating idea is fast emergingin the wireless scenario: the pervasive presence around us of a variety of "things" or "objects", such as RFID, sensors, actuators, mobile phones, which, through unique addressing schemes, are able to interact with each other and cooperate with their neighboring "smart" c- ponents to reach common goals. This novel paradigm, named "The Internet of Things" (IoT) continues on the path set by the concept of smart environments and paves the way to the depl- ment of numerous applications with a signi cant impact on many elds of future every-day life. In this context, logistics, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), business/process management,assisted living, and e-health are only a few examples of possible application elds in which this novel paradigm will play a leading role in the next future. Actually,manychallengingissues still needto be addressedand both technolo- calandsocialnodesuntiedbeforethe IoTideabeingwidelyaccepted.Centralissues are making a full interoperabilityof such devices possible, enablingtheir adaptation and autonomousbehavior, as well as guaranteeingtrust, privacy,and security. Also, the IoT idea poses several new problemsconcerningthe networkingaspects. In fact, the "things" composing the IoT will be characterized by low resources in terms of both computation and energy capacity. Accordingly, the proposed solutions need to payspecial attentionto resourceef ciencybesides the obviousscalability problems. The papers included in this volume present a picture of the current state of the art on the above issues; more speci cally, concepts and ideas are discussed on n- working, middleware, security and privacy, RFID and sensor networks, as well as electromagnetic aspects.
Focus on middleware and networking issues
RFID and sensor networks technology covered as well as network security and privacy issues
Includes localization and tracking discussion