The Internet of Things: 20th Tyrrhenian Workshop on Digital Communications / Edition 1

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This book presents a selection of papers submitted to the 20th Tyrrhenian Workshop, which took place in September 2009 in Sardinia, Italy. The workshop focused on the “Internet of Things.” This subject is quickly emerging in the wireless technology arena. It describes the pervasive presence of a variety of devices—such as sensors, actuators, and mobile phones—such as sensors, actuators, and mobile phones—which, through unique addressing schemes, are able to interact and cooperate with each other to reach common goals. This novel paradigm, which originated from the idea of “smart” environments, will be sure to impact the future of logistics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, business and process management, assisted living, E-health, and other applications.

The Internet of Things covers a wide array of essential topics related to this emerging paradigm, including infrastructures and applications, communication systems and network architectures, embedded systems, and location and tracking through navigation sensors. It also addresses the technological and social implications of this technology, as well as challenges that may arise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441916730
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 3/18/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Networking Issues

Objects Communication Behavior on Multihomed Hybrid Ad Hoc Networks Bernardo Leal Luigi Atzori 3

Classification of Emerging Protocols in the Presence of Asymmetric Routing Manuel Crotti Francesco Gringoli Luca Salgarelli 13

Performance Evaluation of Routing Protocols in WSNs Arranged in Linear Topologies Luca Bergesio Mirko Franceschinis Maurizio Spirito Riccardo Tomasi 27

A Distributed Procedure for IEEE 802.15.4 PAN Coordinator Election in Emergency Scenarios Emanuele Cipollone Francesca Cuomo Anna Abbagnale 39

A Mobile Platform for Measurements in Dynamic Topology Wireless Networks Emanuele Scuderi Rocco Emilio Parrinello David Izal Gian Paolo Perrucci Frank H. P. Fitzek Sergio Palazzo Antonella Molinaro 49

Cluster-Based Irresponsible Forwarding Stefano Busanelli Gianluigi Ferrari Sooksan Panichpapiboon 59

Dynamic Spectrum Access Communications: Wavelet Modulation with Unequal Power Allocation Marco Lixia Maurizio Murroni 69

Optimal Cross-Layer Flow-Control for Wireless Maximum-Throughput Delivery of VBR Media Contents Enzo Baccarelli Mauro Biagi Nicola Cordeschi Tatiana Patriarca Valentina Polli 79

A Secure MPLS VPN Infrastructure for Complex Geodata Sensor Network Mirko Luca Lobina Tatiana Onali 89

Part II The Role of the Middleware

Making the Internet of Things a Reality: The WhereX Solution Antonio Puliafito Angelo Cucinotta Antonino Longo Minnolo Angelo Zaia 99

A Scalable Grid and Service-Oriented Middleware for Distributed Heterogeneous Data and System Integration in Context-Awareness-Oriented Domains David Parlanti Federica Paganelli Dino Giuli Agostino Longo 109

InterDataNet: A Scalable Middleware Infrastructure for Smart Data Integration Franco Pirri Maria Chiara Pettenati Samuele Innocenti Davide Chini Lucia Ciofi 119

Convergence: Extending the Media Concept to Include Representations of Real World Objects Nicola Blefari Melazzi 129

Service Oriented Middleware Solutions for Emergency Communication Networks Fabrizio Ronci Marco Listanti 141

Part III Localization and Applications

Localization Issues in a ZigBee Based Internet of Things Scenario Ugo Biader Ceipidor Massimiliano Dibitonto Luca D'Ascenzo Carlo Maria Medaglia 157

Low-Complexity Audio Signal Processing for Localization in Indoor Scenarios Marco Martalò Gianluigi Ferrari 167

Integrated GPS-Denied Localization, Tracking, and Personal Identification Stefano Tennina Luigi Pomante Fabio Graziosi Marco Di Renzo Roberto Alesii Fortunato Santucci 177

Design and Implementation of Smartphone Applications for Speaker Count and Gender Recognition Alessio Agneessens Igor Bisio Fabio Lavagetto Mario Marchese 187

Video Coding with Motion Estimation at the Decoder Claudia Tonoli Pierangelo Migliorati Riccardo Leonardi 195

Inter-Vehicle Communication QoS Management for Disaster Recovery P. Orefice L. Paura A. Scarpiello 205

Part IV RFID and Sensor Networks Technologies

Beyond the ID in RFID Christian Floerkemeier Rahul Bhattacharyya Sanjay Sarma 219

Performance Characterization of Passive UHF RFID Tags Leena Ukkonen Lauri Sydänheimo 229

Chipless Tags, the Next RFID Frontier S. Tedjini E. Perret V. Deepu M. Bernier 239

Backscatter Communication Using Ultrawide Bandwidth Signals for RFID Applications F. Guidi D. Dardari C. Roblin A. Sibille 251

Passive RFID Integrated Transponders for Automotive Applications Alberto Toccafondi Cristian Della Giovampaola Paolo Braconi Alessio Cucini 263

Sensor-Oriented Passive RFID Gaetano Marrocco Cecilia Occhiuzzi Francesco Amato 273

Performance Evaluation of UHF RFID Tags in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain M. De Blasi V. Mighali L. Patrono M.L. Stefanizzi 283

The Benefits of RFID and EPC in the Supply Chain: Lessons from an Italian Pilot Study Massimo Bertolini Eleonora Bottani Antonio Rizzi Andrea Volpi 293

RFID Data Analytics in Apparel Retail Frédéric Thiesse Jasser Al-Kassab 303

Towards the Future Internet of Sensors Olivier Alphand Andrzej Duda Martin Heusse Benoît Ponsard Franck Rousseau Fabrice Theoleyre 309

Energy and Distortion Minimization in “Refining” and “Expanding” Sensor Networks Franco Davoli Mario Marchese Maurizio Mongelli 319

An IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network for Energy Efficient Buildings Chiara Buratti Alberto Ferri Roberto Verdone 329

A Real Implementation and Deployment for Wine Production Management Based on Wireless Sensor Network Technology Luca Bencini Giovanni Collodi Davide Di Palma Antonio Manes Gianfranco Manes 339

Performance Evaluation of an IEEE802.15.4 Standard Based Wireless Sensor Network in Mars Exploration Scenario R. Pucci E. Dei Re D. Boschetti L. Ronga 349

The PECES Project: Ubiquous Transport Information Systems Antonio Marqués Manuel Serrano 359

HYDRA: A Development Platform for Integrating Wireless Devices and Sensors into Ambient Intelligence Systems Markus Eisenhauer Peter Rosengren Pablo Antolin 367

Probabilistic Information Dissemination for MANETs: The IPAC Approach Odysseas Sekkas Damien Piguet Christos Anagnostopoulos Dimitrios Kotsakos George Alyfantis Corinne Kassapoglou-Faist Stathes Hadjiethymiades 375

Part V Security and Privacy Issues

An Overview of Privacy and Security Issues in the Internet of Things Carlo Maria Medaglia Alexandru Serbanati 389

Privacy Challenges in RFID Systems Yong Ki Lee Lejla Batina Ingrid Verbauwhede 397

Security and Privacy Protection of Contactless Devices Olivier Savry François Vacherand 409

Private Location-Based Information Retrieval via k-Anonymous Clustering David Rebollo-Monedero Jordi Forné Miguel Soriano 421

Index 431

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