Antonio Iera

Antonio Iera
Università della Calabria | Università della Calabria · Department of Computer Engineering, Modelling, Electronics and Systems (DIMES)

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Introduction
Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Calabria, Italy. His research interests include 5G mobile and wireless networks, RFID systems, and Internet of Things. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier "Computer Networks" Journal.
Additional affiliations
December 1997 - October 2019
Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Position
  • Professor
September 1994 - October 1995
Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Position
  • ATDMA RACE Project
Education
October 1993 - October 1996
Università della Calabria
Field of study
  • Telecommunications

Publications

Publications (364)
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In light of the growing number of user privacy violations in centralized social networks, the need to define effective platforms for decentralized online social networks (DOSNs) is deeply felt. Interesting solutions have been proposed in the past, which own the necessary mechanisms to allow users keeping control over their personal information and...
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Multicasting is a key feature of cellular systems, which provides an efficient way to simultaneously disseminate a large amount of traffic to multiple subscribers. However, the efficient use of multicast services in fifth-generation (5G) New Radio (NR) is complicated by several factors, including inherent base station (BS) antenna directivity as we...
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Sixth-Generation (6G) technologies will revolutionize the wireless ecosystem by enabling the delivery of futuristic services through terrestrial and non-terrestrial transmissions. In this context, the Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) is growing in importance owing to its capability to deliver services anywhere and anytime and also provide coverage in...
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In light of the growing number of user privacy vio- lations in centralized social networks, the need to define effective platforms for decentralized online social networks (DOSNs) is deeply felt. Interesting solutions have been proposed in the past, which own the necessary mechanisms to allow users keeping control over their personal information an...
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Forthcoming 5G New Radio (NR) systems will be asked to handle a huge number of devices accessing or delivering "resource-hungry" and high-quality services. In view of this, the new 5G Radio Access Technology (RAT) aims to support, in next releases, Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) to enable the simultaneous de...
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To date, group-oriented communications have been mainly exploited for delivering multimedia services in human-oriented communications while, in future fifth generation (5G) cellular networks, objects will be the main target. Internet of Things (IoT) will undoubtedly play a key role in 5G networks, wherein massive machine-type communications (mMTC)...
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The design of the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) system shall meet the severe requirement of managing an always increasing amount of traffic generated by both humans and machines, while guaranteeing data security. Among the enabling technologies that will turn 5G into a reality, Device-to-Device (D2D) and Multicasting will certainly play a key r...
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Fifth generation (5G) networks are expected to connect a huge number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in many usage scenarios. The challenges of typical massive IoT applications with sporadic and short packet uplink transmissions are well studied, while not enough attention is given to the delivery of content of common interest, such as software...
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Internet of Space Things (IoST) is a challenging paradigm, which is currently attracting great interest from the scientific and industrial communities. IoST is based on the integration of the space segment into the global Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. In the relevant literature, reference is generally made to multiple constellations of n...
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Internet of Space Things (IoST) is a challenging paradigm, which is currently attracting great interest from the scientific and industrial communities. IoST is based on the integration of the space segment into the global Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. In the relevant literature, reference is generally made to multiple constellations of n...
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The combination of multicast and directional mmWave communication paves the way for solving spectrum crunch problems, increasing spectrum efficiency, ensuring reliability, and reducing access point load. Furthermore, multi-hop relaying is considered as one of the key interest areas in future 5G+ systems to achieve enhanced system performance. Based...
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Emerging communication network applications require a location accuracy of less than 1m in more than 95% of the service area. For this purpose, 5G New Radio (NR) technology is designed to facilitate high-accuracy continuous localization. In 5G systems, the existence of high-density small cells and the possibility of the device-to-device (D2D) commu...
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The design of the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) system shall meet the severe requirement of managing an always increasing amount of traffic generated by both humans and machines, while guaranteeing data security. Among the enabling technologies that will turn 5G into a reality, Device-to-Device (D2D) and Multicasting will certainly play a key r...
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Multicasting is becoming more and more important in the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications (e.g., high definition video streaming, virtual reality gaming, public safety, among others) that require high bandwidth efficiency and low energy consumption. In this regard, millimeter wave (mmWave) communications can play a crucial role to...
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Several Internet of Things (IoT) applications are booming which rely on advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and, in particular, machine learning (ML) algorithms to assist the users and make decisions on their behalf in a large variety of contexts, such as smart homes, smart cities, smart factories. Although the traditional approach is to deploy s...
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With more than 75 billions of objects connected by 2025, Internet of Things (IoT) is the catalyst for the digital revolution, contributing to the generation of big amounts of (transient) data, which calls into question the storage and processing performance of the conventional cloud. Moving storage resources at the edge can reduce the data retrieva...
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The new applications populating the Future Internet will increasingly rely on the exchange of data between groups of devices, dynamically established according to their profile and habits (e.g., a common interest in same software updates and services). This will definitely challenge traditional group communication solutions that lack the necessary...
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In next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, every object such as a wearable device, a smartphone, a vehicle, and even a sensor or an actuator will be provided with a digital counterpart (twin) with the aim of augmenting the physical object's capabilities and acting on its behalf when interacting with third parties. Moreover, such objec...
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Thanks to recent advancements in edge computing, the traditional centralized cloud-based approach to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques will be soon replaced or complemented by the so-called edge AI approach. By pushing AI at the network edge, close to the large amount of raw input data, the traffic traversing the core network as well a...
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Besides significantly outperforming past generations in terms of capacity and throughput, 5G networks and systems will provide an infrastructure for the support of highly diversified services and “verticals”. Indeed, the major paradigm shift with respect to previous cellular network generations, specifically oriented to one class of terminals (name...
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Fifth-generation (5G) telecommunication systems are expected to meet world market demands of accessing and delivering services anywhere and anytime. Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) are able to satisfy requests of anywhere and anytime connection by offering wide-area coverage and ensuring service availability, continuity, and scalability. In this pap...
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Fifth generation (5G) networks are expected to connect a huge number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in many usage scenarios. The challenges of typical massive IoT applications with sporadic and short packet uplink transmissions are well studied, while not enough attention is given to the delivery of content of common interest, such as software...
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Named Data Networking (NDN) have been recently advocated as complementary paradigms to improve content distribution in the next-generation Internet. On the one hand, SDN offers a centralized control plane that can optimize routing decisions; on the other, the distinctive features at the NDN data plane, such as...
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The era of the fifth-generation (5G) New Radio (NR) technology has just begun, and its promises to substantially improve the system performance have turned into reality. The 5G NR enabled Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) is almost upon us and will represent an effective solution to provide services anytime, anywhere, and over wider coverage areas. In...
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To date, group-oriented communications have been mainly exploited for delivering multimedia services in human-oriented communications while, in future fifth generation (5G) cellular networks, objects will be the main target. Internet of Things (IoT) will undoubtedly play a key role in 5G networks, wherein massive machine-type communications (mMTC)...
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Forthcoming 5G New Radio (NR) systems will be asked to handle a huge number of devices accessing or delivering “resource-hungry” and high-quality services. In view of this, the new 5G Radio Access Technology (RAT) aims to support, in next releases, Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) to enable the simultaneous de...
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This chapter presents solutions for paging aimed at improving energy efficiency of different Internet of things (IoT) applications in cellular-based radio access technologies such as long-term evolution for machines and narrowband-Internet of things. The initial section describes the basic power saving solutions in licensed wireless networks and in...
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Recently, millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology has attracted significant attention due to its ambitious promise to deal with the rapid growth in wireless data traffic. Moreover, mmWave is expected to constitute a foundation for the fifth-generation (5G) communication systems’ services, claimed to efficiently and effectively support both unicast and...
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The ever-increasing demand for high-quality video contents over mobile networks is pushing Telco operators towards the design of new delivery solutions. 3GPP has defined Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) to enable the simultaneous transmission of the same content within multiple cells over the same radio resour...
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Pushed by the challenging demands of fifth generation (5G) use cases and the recent advancements in virtualization technologies, edge network devices are rapidly evolving from simple forwarders to softwarized infrastructures augmented with computing and storage capabilities. Such a trend blurs the distinction between IT and telco domains and paves...
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Next to come 5G New Radio (NR) radio access technology is foreseen to support a massive number of “resource-hungry” connections and provide high-quality services. Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) for NR, expected in forthcoming 3GPP releases, will enable the simultaneous delivery of the same content over...
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Device-to-device (D2D) communications and cellular solutions represent key technologies for the development of a future infrastructure in which fifth-generation (5G) systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) will converge. A tricky issue to be carefully investigated in D2D communications is the prevention of threats to privacy and security caused by...
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Internet of Things (IoT) applications have become essential parts of telecommunication industry and forthcoming fifth generation (5G) ecosystem. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) address the key challenges of the IoT segment for improved indoor coverage and low power consumption. Point-to-Multipoint (PTM) technology is a key enabler for supporting massive Ma...
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The future Internet of Things (IoT) landscape includes not only low-latency and low-payload machine-type communications (MTC), but it is also expected to support the growing demand of multimedia data traffic to be communicated in smart environments. Emerging IoT use cases address the delivery of the same content from the network to a large number of...
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It is a matter of fact that social ties drive communications during most of our daily activities. This observation has inspired research activities aimed at exploiting the properties of social networks to implement novel networking paradigms, applications models, and middleware platforms. In this work, we leverage social networking technologies and...
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Empowering smart devices with the capability of establishing social links with other peers is gaining momentum. Indeed, it is a feature that has the great potentials to: foster devices collaboration; speed up and make more effective the discovery of services; and evaluate the trust of devices by exploiting the relevant functionalities based on opin...
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The Cognitive Radio (CR) paradigm represents an innovative solution to mitigate the spectrum scarcity problem. Enabling a Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA), it conciliates the existing conflict between the ever-increasing spectrum demand and the currently inefficient spectrum utilization. The basic idea of DSA is to provide proper solutions that allow...
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Nowadays, the increasing in the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is growing the realization of pervasive Smart Environments (SEs) and Smart Urban Ecosystems, where all the data gathered by the “Things” can be elaborated and used to improve the livability, the safety and the security of the environment, and to make inhabitants lives easier. M...
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The demanding requirements of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) applications, such as ultra-low latency, high-bandwidth, highly-reliable communication, intensive computation and near-real time data processing, raise outstanding challenges and opportunities for fifth generation (5G) systems. By allowing an operator to flexibly provide dedicated logical ne...
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The Internet of Things paradigm will certainly be one of the main drivers of the tomorrow's 5th generation (5G) wireless networks. In order to support the algorithms required for real time exchange and analysis of great amounts of data among the involved smart devices, Virtual Objects (VO) have become a key component to improve the objects energy m...
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In recent years Identifier/Locator Splitting (ILS) has been proposed as a promising future Internet solution to the so-called “semantic overload of addresses” problem. It is currently under debate whether the ILS approach, which entails identifier-to-locator resolution procedures, could ensure scalability, session continuity and mobility across het...
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Device-to-device (D2D) communication is considered as one of the key enabling technologies for fifth-generation (5G) networks as it allows data offloading generated by the huge number of connected devices. In this respect, group-oriented services are among the most interesting usage scenarios. Indeed, D2D can improve the performance of the conventi...
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The forthcoming fifth generation (5G) networks are claimed to deliver the large amount of traffic generated by the huge number of heterogeneous devices that constitute the Internet of Things (IoT). This unprecedented volume of both human- and machine-generated traffic to be managed imposes 5G network operators to move the focus from throughput-opti...
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Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications are widely recognized as a key technology enabler of increased road safety, improved traffic efficiency, and more comfortable traveling experience. Notably, vehicles on the road may share common interests and some mobility patterns determined by the road topology and the human habits and they can cooperate...