Antonio Puliafito

Antonio Puliafito
Università degli Studi di Messina | UNIME · Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Informatica, Edile, Ambientale e Matematica Applicata (DICIEAMA)

PhD in computer engineering

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Introduction
The scientific activity is mainly devoted to distributed systems. Specific solutions have been developed with regard the management of networked systems and to ensure adequate levels of QoS. User mobility and security in wireless and ad hoc networks are other fields of interest. Grid and Cloud infrastructures have been devoted great attention and specifically on how to develop advanced services to the final users, such as SME and public administration. IOT and cyber Physical Systems in general are another area of interest, where specific product/services have been developed. The research activity covers the following thematic areas: • Modeling techniques • Fog and edge computing • Smart Cities • Sensors and IoT • Cloud Computing Supporting the Stack4Things framework.
Additional affiliations
November 1998 - present
Università degli Studi di Messina
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Software Engineering Computer Networks C language Wireless Systems Distributed Systems
November 1998 - present
Università degli Studi di Messina
Position
  • Full Professor of Computer Engineering
Description
  • Interests include parallel and distributed systems, networking, wireless, GRID and Cloud computing, advanced modelling techniques.
Education
October 1989 - October 1992
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Field of study
  • Computer Engineering

Publications

Publications (513)
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In Industrial Wireless Sensors Networks (IWSNs) deployments, data management and processing tasks are often delegated to centralized computing facilities. Albeit providing an abundance of resources, these solutions impose several drawbacks stemming from the higher latency they may introduce as well as from security/privacy issues. To deal with thes...
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Developers of cloud-native applications have rapidly adopted the Serverless/Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) paradigm as it exempts them from provisioning and operating the infrastructure. Within this context, an interesting approach that can foster IoT applications’ development is extending the serverless paradigm towards the network edge to cover IoT...
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A Smart Factory exploits information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the production process and the working environment, usually addressing safety concerns. To this concern, factory-grade fire protection systems are governed by several procedures and standards whose application often becomes definitely challenging when the factory p...
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In Cloud computing deployments, specifically in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, networking is one of the core enabling facilities provided for the users. The IaaS approach ensures significant flexibility and manageability, since the networking resources and topologies are entirely under users’ control. In this context, considerable ef...
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With the significant impact of Internet services and the evolution in the hardware and software fields, the Internet size and usage scope are continuously covering smaller and resource-constrained devices. Such devices, commonly called IoT devices, with sensing/actuation capabilities, are now capable of managing the complexity of communications ove...
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The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), combined with interconnected wearable devices and medical-grade sensors, can play an essential role in healthcare evolution. By exploiting the data generated by the plethora of interconnected devices (vital parameters, location-based info, patients activity and more), advanced ICT systems can be put in place w...
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Modern industrial systems are enriched by cyber–physical devices and interconnections with business processes that enable flexible production, remote monitoring, control and maintenance. These systems are typically subject to multiple authorities which must cooperate with each other, as in the case of segmented industrial environments and supply ch...
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A smart city represents an improvement of today’s cities, both functionally and structurally, that strategically utilizes several smart factors, capitalizing on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to increase the city’s sustainable growth and strengthen the city’s functions, while ensuring the citizens’ enhanced quality of life and heal...
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Abstract In recent years, statistics have confirmed that the number of elderly people is increasing. Aging always has a strong impact on the health of a human being; from a biological of point view, this process usually leads to several types of diseases mainly due to the impairment of the organism. In such a context, healthcare plays an important...
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Thanks to the impact of the advancement in the hardware field, the network size and usage scope of the Internet are continuously growing. Indeed, new smart devices, e.g., sensors, actuators, home appliances are becoming strong enough to communicate and exchange data over the Internet. Accordingly, this distributed ecosystem with sensing/actuation c...
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Driving in modern cities is getting harder and harder due to the continuously changing road and traffic conditions, binding to navigation systems for successful route planning. Despite navigators are becoming more and more powerful and precise in estimating road and traffic conditions, there is still room for improving their effectiveness in route...
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Recently, Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSN) have gained a lot of interest from both research and industry communities as an evolution of WSN specifically tailored for Industry 4.0 applications and their requirements. Thanks to the set of benefits IWSN technology introduces, it is considered to be a sustainable solution for industrial syste...
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Nowadays Cloud computing permeates almost every domain in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and, increasingly, most of the action is shifting from large, dominant players toward independent, heterogeneous, private/hybrid deployments, in line with an ever wider range of business models and stakeholders. The rapid growth in the numbers...
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With the great impact of the advancement in the hardware field, major efforts have been made to create large-scale networks of IoT devices (e.g., embedded systems, sensors, and actuators) that can interact with each other as well as their surrounding environments. However, most of the deployments are based on proprietary and tightly-coupled systems...
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The term 'metabolism' identifies the set of chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain its life. By analogy, we use the 'urban metabolism' concept showing the life of a city. A city is a set of very complex processes involving both public and private stakeholders, areas and infrastructures. Urban metabolism can be a...
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With the widespread emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), our environment and locations are turning progressively into smart environments ranging from individual houses/offices to schools, factories, and hospitals. Even more interesting, with the rise of Fog/Edge paradigms, the IoT application scope has been extended to provide critical servic...
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In this work, we propose a low-cost Smart and Healthy Intelligent Room System (SHIRS), able to monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) by enhancing edge-based computation. SHIRS exploits the ability to run Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to infer humans presence (headcount) from environmental data analysis. Experimental results show the validity of the p...
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Global warming and climate changes are due to several factors, not least vehicle and transportation emissions. Smart City technologies can provide mechanisms for emission(greenhouse gases, particles) containment that may significantly impact on the environment. This paper proposes a solution, based on an intelligent cruise control system, allowing...
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have gained considerable popularity in industrial applica- tions and are widely used nowadays in several indus- trial monitoring and control systems. To process and store the huge amount of data WSNs generate, most of the solutions opt for the Cloud approach as it provides suitable capabilities to deal with ‘Big Data...
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In recent years, a new trend of advanced applications with huge demands in terms of Quality of Service (QoS) is gaining ground. Even though Cloud computing provides mature management facilities with ubiquitous capabilities, novel requirements and workloads, foisted by new services, start to expose its weaknesses. In this context, a new Information...
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P 4 UIoT—pay-per-piece patch update delivery for IoT using gradual release—introduces a distributed framework for delivering patch updates to IoT devices. The framework facilitates distribution via peer-to-peer delivery networks and incentivizes the distribution operation. The peer-to-peer delivery network reduces load by delegating the patch distr...
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Nowadays, the advent of social networks have revolutionised the traditional communication media. In recent years, the number of social media providers has rapidly grown. In this context, one of the major problems is the on-demand video streaming provisioning. In fact, more and more users require to post and access in real-time videos from anywhere...
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In a Smart City scenario, the authors envisioned an IoT-Cloud framework for the management of boards and resources scattered over a geographic area. It can also become a tool to let device owners contribute freely to the infrastructure. In this paper, we present an authorization and delegation model for the IoT-Cloud based on blockchain technology....
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Nowadays, having sensors and getting more data can be irrelevant without real-time insights. This process is not trivial in a “smart” urban ecosystem, both for businesses and Public Administrations (PAs). The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) together with data sharing both at the front-end and the back-end sides promises to advantage the entire...
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A Smart City is an example of a domain where citizens and institutions, at any level, should be empowered to cooperate for the greater good of the respective communities, and one of the most powerful ways to attain that is by actually decentralizing any process that can escape single-authority control and the grip of centrally-managed bureaucracies...
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Multi-access edge computing (MEC) brings data and computational resources near mobile users, with the ultimate goal of reducing latency, improving resource utilization, and leveraging context and radio awareness. Relocation policies for applications in the MEC environment are necessary to guarantee its effectiveness and performance, and can use a m...
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The current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, and known as Industry 4.0. Its “pillars” are Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Cognitive Computing (CC), Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud. In such a scenario, to know both technologies and processes supporting d...
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Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) brings data and computational resources near mobile users, with the ultimate goal ofreducing latency, improving resource utilization and leveraging context- and radio-awareness. Relocation policies for applicationsin the MEC environment are necessary to guarantee its effectiveness and performance, and can use a mul...
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Research in the Internet of Things (IoT) conceives a world where everyday objects are connected to the Internet and exchange, store, process, and collect data from the surrounding environment. IoT devices are becoming essential for supporting the delivery of data to enable electronic services, but they are not sufficient in most cases to host appli...
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The internet of things (IoT) is essential for the implementation of applications and services that require the ability to sense the surrounding environment through sensors and modify it through actuators. However, IoT devices usually have limited computing capabilities and hence are not always sufficient to directly host resource-intensive services...
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Modern systems implement multiple and complex operations to manage the user demand, thereby ensuring adequate quality levels. They are usually made of a collection of interconnected (autonomous) subsystems, with a common goal to be pursued, that are perceived as a whole, single, integrated facility.
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Integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) with the Cloud may lead to a range of different architectures and solutions. Our efforts in this domain are mainly geared toward making IoT systems available as service-oriented infrastructure. Under Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) scenarios, network virtualization is a core building block of any solut...
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This work deals with the problem of amodal perception of 3D object detection in indoor environments. We revisited a novel method of 3D object detection [4], in terms of complexity and runtime speed. 3D detection regards not only object localizations in the 3D world, but also estimating their physical sizes and poses, even if only parts of them are...
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In this paper, we examine a spectrum sharing opportunities over the existing Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) networks, by identifying the unused channels at a specific time and location. For this purpose, we propose a wideband spectrum sensing mechanism to analyze the status of 51 channels at once, belonging to the 10 MHz bandwidth cent...
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#SmartME has been one of the first initiatives in Italy to realize a Smart City through the use of open technologies. Thanks to the use of low cost sensor-powered devices scattered over the city area, different ``smart'' services have been deployed having the Stack4Things framework as the common underlying middleware. In this paper, we present the...
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Smart Grids play a crucial role for always more efficient, flexible and reliable integration of technologies in the electricity marketplace. At the “edge” of Smart Grids, appliances and consumer devices consume electricity by Microgrids. End-users need easily and dynamically accessible electricity marketplace and heterogeneous renewable energy sour...
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The data of the Public Administrations (PAs), together with technologies and platforms developed to provide services to citizens, are the basis of the PA digital heritage. Referring to the Italian context, the Three-Year Plan for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the PA addresses the optimization of both the front-end and the back-e...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of smart devices to collect data and make intelligent decisions. However, a lack of intrinsic security measures makes IoT vulnerable to privacy and security threats. With its “security by design,” Blockchain (BC) can help in addressing major security requirements in IoT. BC capabilities lik...
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The cover image, by Rustem Dautov et al., is based on the Research Article Metropolitan Intelligent Surveillance Systems for Urban Areas by Harnessing IoT and Edge Computing Paradigms, https://doi.org/10.1002/spe.2586. Photo Credit: Rustem Dautov.
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The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way to conceive distributed systems. Nowadays, we can talk about IoT and Cloud computing to indicate a new type of distributed system consisting of a set of smart objects which are interconnected through the Internet with a remote Cloud infrastructure, platform, or software. IoT promises to...
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Our paper presents a low cost experimental prototype for cognitive radio applications, which consists of a radio platform and a host cognitive engine, dedicated essentially to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) scenarios. It is carried out using 'USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) and GNU-Radio' Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform, implemente...
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In the current era Internet is the most used medium for sharing and retrieving the information for building applications which are commonly developed for enhancing the user experience in terms of comfort, communication. For this, the need of real-time sensor data gains importance. The data collected from the physical objects should be easily availa...
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The Software Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm, according to the most popular definition, proposes the ambitious vision of making network infrastructure (e.g., routers and switches) fully programmable. This approach introduces suitable levels of abstraction, in order to adaptnetwork infrastructure functions at runtime through powerful and expressiv...
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Combining the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing is pursuing new levels of efficiency in delivering IoT-as-a-Service (IoTaaS). In such scenario, Public Administrations (PAs) benefit from digitalization process improving development of innovation and administrative transparency. In this paper we propose a strategy to evaluate the quality o...
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Cloud and Fog computing have established a convenient and widely adopted approach for computation offloading, where raw data generated by edge devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) context is collected and processed remotely. This vertical offloading pattern, however, typically does not take into account increasingly pressing time constraints of...
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Some words mark an era, and "Smart City" is definitely one of these. A Smart City is an urban area where the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are employed to improve citizens' Quality of Life (QoL) in areas such as: mobility, urban surveillance, and energy management. Throughout this paper, we present the #SmartME project, which aim...
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Getting cities and communities smarter means to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to transform their “metabolism” in order to offer sustainable services for people. This mission is a strategic but also very complex process that involves worldwide stakeholders (i.e., governments, entities, businesses and citizens), areas and infrast...
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Cloud federation offers new business models to enforce more flexible energy management strategies. Independent Cloud providers are exclusively bounded to the specific energy supplier powering its Data Centers. The situation radically change if we consider a federation of cooperating Cloud providers. In such a context a proper migration of virtual m...