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Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Technology, Communications and Computing

Series Editors: Fortino, Giancarlo, Liotta, Antonio

ISSN: 2199-1073

Giancarlo Fortino (SM’12) is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Dept. of Informatics, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES) of the University of Calabria (Unical), Rende (CS), Italy. He has a Ph. D. degree and Laurea (MSc+BSc) degree in Computer Engineering from Unical. He is High-end Foreign Expert of China (term 2015-2018), Adjunct and Guest Professor at the Wuhan University of Technology (China), High-end Expert of HUST (China), CAS PIFI Visiting Scientist at Shenzhen (2019-2021), and Associated Senior Research Fellow at the Italian National Research Council - ICAR Institute. He has been also Visiting Researcher and Professor at the International Computer Science Institute (Berkeley, USA, 97-99) and at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia, 2009), respectively. He is in the list of Top Italian Scientists (TIS) by VIA-academy, with h-index=40 and about 6000 citations according to GS. According to the SciVal tool in the last 5 years (2013-18), he is ranked N. 1 in the topic “Middleware, Internet, and Sensor Networks” and N. 56 in the Computer Science field in the ranking of authors with high citation impact based on the FWCI index at the Scopus Database. He is the director of the SPEME (Smart, Pervasive and Mobile Systems Engineering) Lab at DIMES, Unical and co-director of two joint-labs on IoT technologies established with Wuhan University of Technology and Shanghai Maritime University, respectively. His main research interests include Internet of Things computing and technology, agent-based computing, body area networks, human-machine systems, wireless sensor networks, pervasive and cloud computing, multimedia networks, and mobile health systems. He participated to many local, national and international research projects and currently is the deputy coordinator and scientific & technical project manager of the EU-funded (8M) H2020 INTER-IoT project. He authored about 400 publications in journals, conferences and books. He chaired about 100 Int'l conferences/workshops as co-chair, organized about 50 special issues in well-known ISI-impacted Int'l Journals, and participated in the TPC of about 500 conferences. He is the founding editor in chief of the IEEE Book Series on “Human-Machine Systems” and of the Springer Book Series on "Internet of Things: Technology, Communications and Computing”, and currently serves (as associate editor) in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, IEEE SMC Magazine, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Information Fusion, and others. He is the recipient of the 2014 Andrew P. Sage SMC Best Transactions Paper award. He is co-founder and CEO of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of Unical, developing innovative IoT-based systems for e-health and domotics. He is the Chair of the IEEE SMC Italian Chapter, Member-at-large of the IEEE SMCS BoG, Member of the IEEE Press Board of Directors, and founding chair of the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on “Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices”.

Antonio Liotta is Professor of Communication Network Protocols at the Eindhoven University of Technology, NL where he is leading a multifaceted team in Smart Communication Networks. Antonio holds a ‘Laurea’ degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy and an MSc in Information Technology (cum laude) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He gained his PhD in Computer Science from University College London, UK with a thesis on distributed monitoring systems. He was appointed Lecturer in 2001 while he was with the University of Surrey, UK (2000-2004). At the University of Essex, UK (2005-2008) he became Senior Lecturer (2005) and Reader (2007). Antonio is a Fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Network and System Management (Springer) and serves the editorial boards of four more journals. During the last decade, Antonio has investigated topical issues in the areas of network and service management and is currently studying cognitive systems in the context of optical, wireless and sensor networks. He has three patents and over 150 publications to his credit and recently authored the book ‘Networks for Pervasive Services: six ways to upgrade the Internet’ (Springer, 2011).

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