Sistemi Esperti e Reti

Referente Sezione: Expert Systems and Networks


Mission (ENG)

The activities of the laboratory involve the study of both systems control applications and innovative strategies and algorithms for flexible resource management in real-time systems and networks. The main aim is to define resource allocation policies (regarding CPU time or bandwidth, depending on contexts) that are flexible and achieve a good trade-off between timeliness and efficiency, accepting, where possible, limited performance degradation for soft real-time activities. Several applications in various areas, including embedded and wireless systems supporting communication in the factory and home automation, have been analyzed and allowed the publication of several papers.

Mission (ITA)

Studio di applicazioni per il controllo di sistemi e di strategie ed algoritmi innovativi per una gestione flessibile delle risorse nei sistemi e nelle reti real-time.  L'obiettivo è definire politiche di allocazione delle risorse (intese in termini di tempo di CPU o di larghezza di banda, a seconda dei contesti) che siano flessibili e realizzino un buon compromesso tra rispetto dei vincoli temporali (timeliness) ed efficienza, accettando ove possibile un limitato degrado di prestazioni per attività real-time di tipo soft. Sono state investigate e sono tuttora in esame applicazioni in vari settori, tra i quali i sistemi embedded e wireless a supporto della comunicazione nell'automazione di fabbrica e nella domotica. 


Call for Papers



Journal Papers

  1. G.Pau, M.Collotta, V.Maniscalco, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, "A fuzzy-PSO system for indoor localization based on visible light communications", Soft Computing, doi:10.1007/s00500-018-3212-z, 2018.
  2. V.Sharma, I.You, G.Pau, M.Collotta, J.D.Lim, J.N.Kim, "LoRaWAN-Based Energy-Efficient Surveillance by Drones for Intelligent Transportation Systems", Energies, 11, 573, doi:10.3390/en11030573, 2018.
  3. M.Collotta, G.Pau, D.G.Costa, "A Fuzzy-based Approach for Energy-Efficient Wi-Fi Communications in Dense Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks", Computer Networks, ISSN 1389-1286, doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2018.01.041, Vol. 134, pp. 127-139, 2018.
  4. G.Pau, T.Campisi, A.Canale, A.Severino, M. Collotta, G.Tesoriere, "Smart Pedestrian Crossing Management at Traffic Light Junctions through a Fuzzy-Based Approach", Future Internet, 10, 15, doi:10.3390/fi10020015, 2018.
  5. G.Pau, A.Severino, A.Canale, "Wireless Protocols Comparison to Improve the Performance of Intelligent Traffic Light Junctions", Research Briefs on Information & Communication Technology Evolution (ReBICTE), Vol. 3, Article No. 1, 2017.
  6. F.Song, Z.-Y.Ai, J.-J.Li, G.Pau, M.Collotta, I.You, H.-K.Zhang, "Smart Collaborative Caching for Information-Centric IoT in Fog Computing", Sensors, 17, 2512, doi: 10.3390/s17112512, 2017.
  7. G.Pau, M.Collotta, V.Maniscalco, "Bluetooth 5 Energy Management through a Fuzzy-PSO Solution for Mobile Devices of Internet of Things", Energies, 10, 992, doi: 10.3390/en10070992, 2017.
  8. M.Collotta, G.Pau, A.Bobovich, "A Fuzzy Data Fusion Solution to enhance the QoS and the Energy Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2017, Article ID 3418284, 10 pages, doi: 10.1155/2017/3418284, 2017.
  9. G.Pau, M.Collotta, S.Tirrito, R.Caponetto, "An Innovative Approach for the Management of Cross-Coupling Interference in Street Lighting Networks", Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 44-63, 2017.
  10. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.Maniscalco, "A Fuzzy Logic Approach by using Particle Swarm Optimization for Effective Energy Management in IWSNs", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 64, Issue 12, pp. 9496-9506, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2711548, 2017.
  11. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "An Innovative Approach for forecasting of Energy Requirements to improve a Smart Home Management System based on BLE", IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 112-120, doi: 10.1109/TGCN.2017.2671407, 2017.
  12. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "A novel approach to improve power management in wireless local area networks", Int. J. Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, in press, doi:10.1504/IJAHUC.2016.10001366, 2017. 
  13. D.G.Costa, M.Collotta, G.Pau, C.Duran-Faundez, "A Fuzzy-Based Approach for Sensing, Coding and Transmission Configuration of Visual Sensors in Smart City Applications", Sensors , 17, 93, doi:10.3390/s17010093, 2017. 
  14. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "A power management solution for Bluetooth low energy in smart homes of internet of things", Int. Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, Vol. 9, Issue 2/3, pp.53-61, doi: 10.1504/IJIPT.2016.079544, 2016. 
  15. G.Pau, "Power Consumption Reduction for Wireless Sensor Networks Using A Fuzzy Approach", International Journal of Engineering and Technology Innovation, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 55-67, 2016.
  16. V.Artale, M.Collotta, C.Milazzo, G.Pau, A.Ricciardello "Real-Time System based on a Neural Network and PID Flight Control", Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, 10, No. 2, pp. 395-402, ISSN 1935-0090 (print), ISSN 2325-0399 (online), 2016.
  17. V.Artale, M.Collotta, C.Milazzo, G.Pau, A.Ricciardello "An integrated system for UAV control using a Neural Network implemented in a prototyping board", Journal of Intelligent & Robotic System, ISSN 0921-0296 (print version) - ISSN 1573-0409 (electronic version), pp. 1-15, doi:10.1007/s10846-015-0324-x, 2016.
  18. G.Pau, "A Solution for Power Consumption Costs of WLANs in Enterprises", Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce, 20:125, doi:10.4172/2165-7866.1000125, 2015.
  19. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "A Solution based on Bluetooth Low Energy for Smart Home Energy Management", ENERGIES, Vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 11916-11938, doi:10.3390/en81011916, 2015.
  20. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "A Novel Energy Management Approach for Smart Homes using Bluetooth Low Energy", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC), Series on Green Communications and Networking, Volume: 33, Issue: 12, Print ISSN: 0733-8716, Online ISSN: 1558-0008, pp. 2988-2996, doi:10.1109/JSAC.2015.2481203, 2015.
  21. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "New Solutions Based On Wireless Networks For Dynamic Traffic Lights Management: A Comparison Between IEEE 802.15.4 And Bluetooth", Transport and Telecommunication Journal. Volume 16, Issue 3, pp. 224 - 236, ISSN (Online) 1407-6179, doi: 10.1515/ttj-2015-0021, June 2015.
  22. M.Collotta, L.Lo Bello, G.Pau, "A Novel Approach for dynamic traffic lights management based on Wireless Sensor Networks and Multiple Fuzzy Logic Controllers", Expert Systems with Applications, ISSN: 0957-4174, Volume 42, Issue 13, 1 August 2015, pp. 5403-5415, doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2015.02.011, 2015. 
  23. M.Collotta, G.Pau, "Bluetooth for Internet of Things: a Fuzzy Approach to improve Power Management in Smart Homes", Computers & Electrical Engineering, Volume 44, May 2015, Pages 137-152, ISSN 0045-7906, 
  24. V.Conti, M.Collotta, G.Pau, S.Vitabile, "Usability Analysis of a Novel Biometric Authentication Approach for Android-based Mobile Devices", JOURNAL OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ISSN: 15094553, Vol. 2014, Issue 4, pp. 34-43, 2014. 
  25. M.Collotta, T.Giuffrè, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "Smart traffic light junction management using wireless sensor networks", WSEAS Transactions on Communications, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-2742 / 2224-2864, Vol. 13, Art. # 71, pp. 648-658, 2014. 
  26. M.Collotta, A.Messineo, G.Nicolosi, G.Pau, "A Dynamic Fuzzy Controller to Meet Thermal Comfort by Using Neural Network Forecasted Parameters as the Input", ENERGIES, Vol. 7, Issue 8, pp. 4727-4756, doi: 10.3390/en7084727, 2014. 
  27. M.Collotta, G.Pau, L.Gentile, G.Scatà, "Flexible IEEE 802.15.4 deadline-aware scheduling for DPCSs using priority-based CSMA-CA", Computers in Industry, Vol. 65, Issue 8, pp. 1181-1192, doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2014.07.004, 2014. 
  28. M.Collotta, A.Messineo, G.Nicolosi, G.Pau, "A Self-Powered Bluetooth Network for Intelligent Traffic Light Junction Management", WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, Vol. 11, January, pp. 12-23, E-ISSN: 2224-3402, 2014. 
  29. M.Collotta, G.Pau, G.Scatà, T.Campisi, "A Dynamic Traffic Light Management System Based On Wireless Sensor Networks for the Reduction of the Red-Light Running Phenomenon", Transportation and Telecommunication, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-11, ISSN (Online) 1407-6179, ISSN (Print) 1407-6160 doi: 10.2478/ttj-2014-0001, 2014. 
  30. M.Collotta, V.Conti, G.Scatà, G.Pau, S.Vitabile, "Smart wireless sensor networks and biometric authentication for real time traffic light junctions management", International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 454-478, ISSN: 17515858, DOI: 10.1504/IJIIDS.2013.056392, 2013. 
  31. M.Collotta, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "A priority based CSMA/CA mechanism to support deadline aware scheduling in home automation applications using IEEE 802.15.4", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2013, Article ID 139804, 12 pages, doi:10.1155/2013/139804, ISSN: 15501329, 2013. 
  32. M.Collotta, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "Deadline-aware scheduling perspectives in industrial wireless network: a comparison between IEEE 802.11.4 and Bluetooth", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2013, Article ID 602923, 11 pages, doi:10.1155/2013/602923, ISSN: 15501329, 2013. 
  33. M.Collotta, V.Conti, G.Pau, G.Scatà, S.Vitabile, "Fuzzy Techniques for Access and Data Management in Home Automation Environments", Journal of Mobile Multimedia, ISSN: 1550-4646, Vol. 8, No.2, pp.114-131, 2012. 

Editorial contributions

  1. H.Huang, K.Lu, G.Pau, Y.Ren, P.Y.Chen, "Advanced Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Technologies for the Internet of Things," Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2018, Article ID 9693514, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2018/9693514, 2018.
  2. J.Lee, B.Shah, G.Pau, J.Prieto, Ki-Il Kim, “Real-Time Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2018, Article ID 9612631, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2018/9612631, 2018.
  3. G.Pau, C.Chaudet, D.Zhao, M.Collotta, "Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Internet of Things", Sensors, 18, 221, doi:10.3390/s18010221, 2018.
  4. M.Collotta, G.Pau, L.Di Persio, M.De Marchis, B.Milici, Preface of the Symposium "Advanced Engineering Systems and Computer Applications: Theory and Practice", AIP Conference Proceedings 1906, 190001, doi:10.1063/1.5012464, 2017.
  5. G.Pau, M.Collotta, A.Ruano, J.Qin, "Smart Home Energy Management", Energies, 10, 382, 2017.

Chapter in Books

  1. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.M.Salerno, G.Scatà, "Wireless Sensor Network to Improve Road Monitoring", Wireless Sensor Networks - Technology and Applications, INTECH, ISBN 980-953-307-499-8, 2012. 

Conference Papers

  1. M.Collotta, G.Pau, G.Tesoriere, S.Tirrito, "Intelligent Shoe System: a Self-Powered Wearable Device for Personal Localization", 12th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014 (ICNAAM 2014), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE 2014), AIP Conf. Proc. 1648, 780004, doi:, 2015. 
  2. M.Collotta, G.Pau, S.Tirrito, "A Preliminary Study to Increase Baggage Tracking by using a RFID Solution", 12th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014 (ICNAAM 2014), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE 2014), AIP Conf. Proc. 1648, 780005, doi:, 2015. 
  3. G.Pau, G.Tesoriere, S.Tirrito, "A Fuzzy Controller to Reduce Power Consumption in a Quadrotor Helicopter for Environmental Monitoring", 12th International Confe- rence of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014 (ICNAAM 2014), Ma- thematical Problems in Engineering (MPE 2014), AIP Conf. Proc. 1648, 780009, doi:, 2015. 
  4. M.Collotta, G.Pau, S.Tirrito, "A comparison among scheduling algorithms in order to improve the air traffic control", 12th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014 (ICNAAM 2014), Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering, AIP Conf. Proc. 1648, 710008, doi:, 2015. 
  5. M.Collotta, G.Pau, R.Caponetto, "A Real-Time System based on a Neural Network Model to Control Hexacopter Trajectories", 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM 2014), pp. 222-227, doi: 10.1109/SPEEDAM.2014.6871963, 2014. 
  6. V.Artale, M.Collotta, C.Milazzo, G.Pau, A.Ricciardello, "An adaptive trajectory control for UAV using a real-time architecture", International Conference on Unmanned Air- craft Systems (ICUAS 2014), pp. 32-42, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2014.6842236, 2014. 
  7. M.Collotta, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "A Fuzzy System to reduce Power Consumption in Wireless Sensor Networks: a comparison between WirelessHART and IEEE 802.15.4", IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition (ENERGYCON 2014), pp. 766-771, doi: 10.1109/ENERGYCON.2014.6850512, 2014. 
  8. V.Artale, M.Collotta, G.Pau, A.Ricciardello, "Hexacopter trajectory control using a Neural Network", 11th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013 (ICNAAM 2013), Mathematical Problems in Engineering (MPE 2013), AIP Conf. Proc. 1558, pp.1216-1219, DOI:, ISSN: 0094243X, ISBN: 978-073541184-5, 2013. 
  9. M.Collotta, A.Lo Cascio, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "Smart Localization platform for IEEE 802.11 Industrial Networks”, International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES 2013), pp. 69-72, DOI: 10.1109/SIES.2013.6601472, ISBN: 978-147990658-1, 2013. 
  10. M.Collotta, A.Lo Cascio, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "A Fuzzy Controller to improve CSMA/CA performance in IEEE 802.15.4 Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technology & Factory Automation (ETFA 2013), pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2013.6648094, ISSN: 19460740, ISBN: 978-147990862-2, 2013. 
  11. M.Collotta, L.Gentile, G.Pau, G.Scatà, "A Dynamic Algorithm to Improve Wireless Sensor Networks Management", 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2012), pp. 2802-2807, DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2012.6389451, ISBN: 978-146732421-2, 2012. 
  12. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.M.Salerno, G.Scatà, "A Distributed Load Balancing Approach for Industrial IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks", 17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA 2012), pp. 1-7, DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2012.6489583, ISBN: 978-146734737-2, 2012. 
  13. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.M.Salerno, G.Scatà, "A Novel Trust Based Algorithm for Carpooling Transportation Systems", IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition (ENERGYCON 2012), pp. 1077-1082, DOI: 10.1109/EnergyCon.2012.6347730, ISBN: 978-146731454-1, 2012.
  14. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.M.Salerno, G.Scatà, "A Novel Road Monitoring Approach Using Wireless Sensor Network", 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive System 2012 (CISIS 2012), pp. 376 – 381, ISBN: 978-076954687- 2, DOI:10.1109/CISIS.2012.37, 2012. 
  15. M.Collotta, G.Pau, V.M.Salerno, G.Scatà, "A fuzzy based algorithm to manage power consumption in industrial wireless sensor network", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), pp. 151-156, DOI: 10.1109/INDIN.2011.6034854, 2011. 



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