Gennaro Boggia

Gennaro Boggia
Politecnico di Bari | Poliba

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The adoption of the NB-IoT technology in satellite communications intends to boost Internet of Things services beyond the boundaries imposed by the current terrestrial infrastructures. Apart from link-level studies in the scientific literature and preliminary 3GPP technical reports, the overall debate is still open. To provide a further step forwar...
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Container networking is emerging as a game-changer paradigm for the deployment of virtualized service infrastructures in a faster and reliable way. Nevertheless, Small and Medium Enterprises are still skeptical to revise their business in this direction because of the absence of deep studies showing its effectiveness in real deployments leveraging...
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Piezoelectric nanogenerators recently emerged as a turning point in the design of energy-aware and energy harvesting transmission scheme at the nanoscale. This work considers their adoption in diffusion-based molecular communications, proposing a power control strategy based on feedback control theory. In particular, the transmission power of an el...
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Telecom operators recently started to integrate Software-Defined Networking facilities for controlling and managing their optical transport networks. Here, the management of forwarding rules into the resulting Transport Software-Defined Networking (T-SDN) architecture has to be addressed by taking into account the energy and quality of service requ...
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Software-defined networking (SDN) is an innovative technology that aims to improve the network control, provide virtualized, and improved resource utilization in traditional networks. At the same time, telco operators are adopting the SDN technologies in their traditional networks, eventually called Transport-SDN (T-SDN). This integration poses num...
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Thanks to its inherent capabilities (such as, fairly long radio coverage with extremely low power consumption), LoRaWAN can support a wide spectrum of low rate use-cases in the industry 4.0. In this paper, both plain and energy harvesting industrial environments are considered to study the performance of LoRa radios for industrial automation. In th...
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Starting from these premises, this book chapter aims to investigate physical transmission rates and communication ranges reachable in human tissues, starting from the formulation of a sophisticated channel model that takes into account the frequency and spatial dependence of the skin permittivity. First, the communication channel is modeled as a st...
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Software-Defined Systems are offering great opportunities for deploying programmable networks, as well as large-scale services distributed across clouds. Starting from the baseline principles of both Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization, they embrace a number of novel enabling technologies (like containers, container orch...
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Conventional Key Management Protocols establish secure communication channels by using asymmetric cryptography based on “fixed“ public keys. In the Internet of Things context, it is preferable to have a good level of freshness of the cryptographic material. But efficient solutions leveraging “ephemeral“ public keys are not available yet. The work p...
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Upcoming 5G systems are called to face a huge growth of mobile traffic compared to the current 4G technology. To meet this challenge, the Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (mMIMO) emerged as an essential and capable transmission technique, able to concurrently serve a large number of users, while guaranteeing a very high spectral efficiency. M...
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Exploiting the advantages brought by long-range radio communications and extremely low power consumption, LoRaWAN is capable to support low rate industry 4.0 services. Despite being energy-efficient, LoRa motes can still undergo frequent battery replenishment caused by the monitoring requirements of industrial applications. Duty-cycle constrained o...
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Blockchain is emerging as a promising technology able to support transparent, secure, and immutable transactions traceability in decentralized networks. Its usage in many application domains, including the Internet of Things, is gaining the attention of even more researchers and industries worldwide. In line with current research interests, the wor...
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While enabling brand new services and opportunities, the federation of vertical Internet of Things platforms presents new challenges in terms of secure and controlled access to heterogeneous resources, especially when authorization permissions must be regulated by multiple decentralized authorities. The work presented herein designs, develops, and...
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Applications and services emerged in the Internet of Things era are introducing new challenging requirements to the current communication technologies. Since a high number of devices are intentioned to sporadically send small data packets, the transmission speed goes at a secondary level of importance. Instead, more attention is devoted to coverage...
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The information-centric networking (ICN) paradigm is attracting more and more interest from the research community due to its peculiarities that make it one of the best candidates for constructing the future Internet. For this reason, there are many papers in literature that study how to transform ICN principles in reality in order to magnify its r...
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A Body Area Nano-NETwork represents a system of biomedical nano-devices that, equipped with sensing, computing, and communication capabilities, can be implanted, ingested, or worn by humans for collecting diagnostic information and tuning medical treatments. The communication among these nano-devices can be enabled by graphene-based nano-antennas,...
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Research interest on Information Centric Networking (ICN) has been sharply growing. Although new architectures, algorithms, and analytical models have been proposed, their evaluation remains often isolated and not rigorously verified by the research community. This paper initially portrays the composition of open source software tools available for...
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The Device-to-Device (D2D) communication over the Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular system is emerging as a key technology to support safety and traffic efficiency applications in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs). By offering a flexible usage of the radio interface, it allows vehicles to directly communicate each other, while experiencing low-la...
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Name Data Networking (NDN) is a novel information-centric architecture, based on networking primitives that are driven by hierarchical content names. It promises to ease the development of content sharing services, simplify the management of mobile applications across heterogeneous wireless technologies, and enable native multicast and multipath co...
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This paper summarizes all research advancements obtained by the Politecnico di Bari through the RES NOVAE Project activities in the field of the smart grids. Such activities have been aimed at bringing substantial contributions in the development of smart grid in medium-voltage and low-voltage distribution systems. Since the scientific approach to...
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In the recent past, we witnessed to a dramatic growth of networks with a huge number of interconnected wireless nodes exchanging large amounts of information. This has brought to the need of ad-hoc, energy-aware protocols suitable for low-power and lossy networks. Among these, Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is surely one of...
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In this paper, a lightweight enhanced monitoring (LEMON) algorithm based on packet sampling, is proposed. It targets a preassigned accuracy on bitrate estimates, for each monitored flow at a router interface. To this end, LEMON takes into account some basic properties of the flows, which can be easily inferred from a sampled stream, and it exploits...
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In the upcoming many-core era, chip multiprocessor architectures will be composed of hundreds or even thousands of processor cores, which interact among them through an on-chip communication platform for synchronization and data coherency/consistency purposes. As the traffic generated within the chip becomes more multicast-intensive, it is necessar...
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The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is widely recognized as one of the most successful enabling technologies for short range low rate wireless communications. It covers all the details related to the MAC and PHY layers of the protocol stack. In addition, it supports the possibility to protect MAC packets by using symmetric-key cryptography techniques and it...
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Secure data aggregation still represents a very challenging topic in wireless sensor networks’ research. In fact, only few solutions exists to face, simultaneously, confidentiality, integrity, adaptive aggregation, and privacy issues. Furthermore, proposals available in literature mainly assume flat network architectures, without leveraging the pec...
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As exposed in a recent report by General Electric, an industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a commercially viable embodiment of the IoT where physical sensors gather data readings from the field and deliver the traffic to the Internet. The collected real-time big data, in turn, allow the optimizing of entire industry verticals with eno...
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The emerging IEEE802.15.4e standard and IETF RPL routing protocol are core to the organization of multi-hop Low-power and Lossy Networks. They provide key functionalities useful for a really viable Internet of Things. However, several open issues still remain and require research efforts to be solved. Among others, the design of effective schedulin...
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The Wireless nanosensor network paradigm is rapidly gaining the attention of researchers within the scientific and industrial communities, thanks to the progress of nanotechnology. The envisioned concept is based on integrated machines at the nano scale, which interact on cooperative basis by means of wireless communications. At the present stage,...
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Renewable energy could be the key for sustainable next-generation cellular networks. The authors’ approach would let mobile operators feed base stations in a heterogeneous network using renewable energy sources. The authors compare their method to a classical grid-powered solution. They evaluate costs and CO2 emissions savings for different scenari...
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We have witnessed the Fixed Internet emerging with virtually every computer being connected today; we are currently witnessing the emergence of the Mobile Internet with the exponential explosion of smart phones, tablets and net-books. However, both will be dwarfed by the anticipated emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), in which everyday objec...
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A “Smart City” is intended as an urban environment which, supported by pervasive ICT systems, is able to offer advanced and innovative services to citizens in order to improve the overall quality of their life. In this context, the present contribution formulates a pioneering proposal, by drawing an advanced information centric platform for support...
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Renewable energy could be the key for sustainable next-generation cellular networks. The authors' approach would let mobile operators feed base stations in a heterogeneous network using renewable energy sources. The authors compare their method to a classical grid-powered solution. They evaluate costs and CO2 emissions savings for different scenari...
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Long-term evolution (LTE) femtocells represent a very promising answer to the ever growing bandwidth demand of mobile applications. They can be easily deployed without requiring a centralized planning, to provide high data rate connectivity with a limited coverage. In this way, the overall capacity of the cellular network can be greatly improved. A...
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3GPP-standardized networks have been evolving at a very fast pace over the last decade. Cell capacities increased more than an order of magnitude, latencies have become considerably smaller, and worldwide deployment has changed the way people access services. In this evolution, efficient mechanisms for radio resource control have played a key role....
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In the vision of heterogeneous networks, the Quality of Service provided by classic cellular systems is improved thanks to a jointly adoption of macro and small-range cells (i.e., micro, pico, and femtocells) working in the same area. This rationale has been also assimilated by 3GPP, which now proposes its possible exploitation in the upcoming Long...
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The information centric paradigm assumes that the Future Internet will be built around contents rather than host locations. In this direction, the promising Content Centric Networking (CCN) architecture has been conceived to solve the problems of the today Internet by means of a novel way for distributing contents (based on their names) and by adop...
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The lack of scalable routing algorithms is one of the main obstacles that slow down a large deployment of Content Centric Networking on an Internet-scale. From one side, content based networking promises to solve the current problems of the Internet. On the other hand, instead, it requires routers to account for a very huge amount of content names....
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We expect around 9 billions people on the Earth within 2050, 70% of them living in urban environments. By that time, we have to be ready to support a never seen request for ICT services in order to improve the efficiency of future Smart Cities, thus allowing a pacific coexistence among humans. In line with this premise, the present contribution pro...
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The Time Synchronized Channel Hopping (TSCH) protocol is part of the newly defined IEEE 802.15.4e standard and represents the latest generation of highly reliable low-power MAC protocols. With implementation details left open, we conceive here a novel Traffic Aware Scheduling Algorithm (TASA) by extending the theoretically well-established graph th...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is having a great impact on the specifications of Low-power and Lossy stacks, especially in IEEE and IETF bodies. In fact, emerging standards present a mix of technological and architectural features to boost a wide deployment of the IoT. At the same time, such novel proposals require a thorough evaluation to d...
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Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications refer to the ability of devices to communicate with each other without human intervention. Being arguably the most industrial branch of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), it has some very stringent requirements on reliability, low-power and often delay. With cellular M2M today still being relatively power...
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Femtocells represent a new technological advance, conceived to significantly boost cellular network performance. At the same time, several issues that could arise with their deployment, still need to be investigated. Unfortunately, to the best of our knowledge, no accurate simulation tools are freely available for dealing with femtocells. To bridge...
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The Hybrid Coordination Function is a very powerful mechanism to provide differentiated services in IEEE 802.11 WLANs. In recent years, its adoption in conjunction with centralized scheduling algorithms has lead to many interesting solutions to support services with very sharp delay constraints. Notably, two main approaches have been proposed to fa...
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End-to-end data aggregation, without degrading sensing accuracy, is a very relevant issue in wireless sensor networks (WSN) that can prevent network congestion to occur. Moreover, privacy management requires that anonymity and data integrity are preserved in such networks. Unfortunately, no integrated solutions have been proposed so far, able to ta...
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Future generation cellular networks are expected to provide ubiquitous broadband access to a continuously growing number of mobile users. In this context, LTE systems represent an important milestone towards the so called 4G cellular networks. A key feature of LTE is the adoption of advanced Radio Resource Management procedures in order to increase...
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Long-term evolution represents an emerging technology that promises a broadband and ubiquitous Internet access. But several aspects have to be considered for providing effective multimedia services to mobile users. In particular, in this work, we consider the design of a quality-of-service (QoS) aware packet scheduler for real-time downlink communi...
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In recent years the new vision of data-centric net-works has emerged as a natural way to satisfy user needs in the Future Internet. It is based on novel architectures oriented towards data sharing and delivering as opposite to classic host-to-host communications. Among several proposals, Content Centric Networking has been conceived as a very promi...
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Packet sampling can greatly reduce traffic measurement overhead in high-speed networks. At the same time, this operation introduces estimation errors that have to be carefully handled to ensure a reasonable measurement accuracy. Recently, a frequency-based approach has been proposed to catch the impact of such errors in bitrate estimation of IP flo...
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A Selective Dropping Congestion Control (SDCC) algorithm is proposed in this work, for wireless multimedia sensor networks based on scalable multimedia encoding. SDCC, which has been designed by means of linear discrete time control theory arguments, can be applied in a fully distributed way. It periodically evaluates at each node the amount of dat...
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The IETF Routing Over Low-power and Lossy Networks working group has recently proposed the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low power and Lossy Networks, i.e., the RPL protocol. It has been designed to face the typical requirements of wireless sensor networks. Given its relevance in the industrial and scientific communities, this paper presents a performa...
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Long-term evolution (LTE) represents an emerging and promising technology for providing broadband ubiquitous Internet access. For this reason, several research groups are trying to optimize its performance. Unfortunately, at present, to the best of our knowledge, no open-source simulation platforms, which the scientific community can use to evaluat...
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The adoption of scalable encoders can improve P2P-TV performance in heterogeneous scenarios, where peers with different capabilities coexist. In fact, each peer could dynamically adapt the resolution of the audio/video signals to its computation capabilities and available communication resources. Despite these clear benefits, casting a scalable enc...
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In recent years the new vision of data-centric networks has emerged as a natural way to satisfy user needs in the Future Internet. It is based on novel architectures oriented towards data sharing and delivering as opposite to classic host-tohost communications. Among several proposals, Content Centric Networking has been conceived as a very promisi...
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We present a general framework for resource discovery, composition and substitution in mobile ad-hoc networks, exploiting knowledge representation techniques. Key points of the proposed approach are: (1) reuse of discovery information at network layer in order to build a fully unified semantic-based discovery and routing framework; (2) use of seman...
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Modern data analytics applications, e.g. Internet-scale in-dexing, system trace analysis, recommender engines to name a few, operate on massive amounts of data and call for a par-allel approach to data processing. In this work, we focus on the popular MapReduce framework to carry out such tasks and identify bulk data insert operations as a critical...
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Supported by IEEE 802.15.4 standardization activities, embedded networks have been gaining popularity in recent years. The focus of this paper is to quantify the behavior of key networking metrics of IEEE 802.15.4 beacon-enabled nodes under typical operating conditions, with the inclusion of packet retransmissions. We corrected and extended previou...
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In-network processing and data-aggregation are key features of Wireless Sensor Networks. In fact, they allow the data to be processed and aggregated as they go through the network. In this work, we propose an innovative congestion control algorithm for wireless sensor networks based on data aggregation, which will be referred to as Data-Aggregation...
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In Internet multimedia streaming, the quality of the delivered media can be adapted to the Quality of Service provided by the underlying network, thanks to encoding algorithms. These allow a fine grained enhancement of a low quality base layer at streaming time. The main objective that should be satisfied in such systems is to avoid the starvation...
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Long Term Evolution represents an emerging and promising technology for providing a broadband ubiquitous Internet access. But several aspects have to be considered in order to provide an effective service to users. In particular, in this work, we consider the problem of optimizing the performance of real time downlink communications using a novel t...
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Use of multiple frequency channels offers great potential to improve the capacity of wireless ad hoc networks if advanced MAC protocols are employed to assign channels to radio interfaces. An efficient multichannel protocol must exploit a channel assignment strategy which assures fairness and high performance with a low signaling overhead. When mul...
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Spurious Retransmission Timeouts in TCP connections have been extensively studied in the scientific literature, particularly for their relevance in cellular mobile networks. At the present, while several algorithms have been conceived to identify them during the lifetime of a TCP connection (e.g., Forward-RTO or Eifel), there is not any tool able t...
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This chapter has analyzed the feasibility of a 802.11 based wireless real-time communication system. For that purpose a wireless communication architecture that properly integrates the leading IEEE 802.11 technology, the RTnet framework, and the Xenomay nano-kernel has been implemented. This architecture has been experimentally tested for various t...
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3GPP has been enhancing UMTS networks by issuing new standard releases recurrently. However, the RRC state transition model has remained rather unchanged through several releases, namely, Rel. 99, Rel. 05 and Rel. 06. We review RRC state transitions and study them in practice using our novel 3G Transition Triggering Tool (3G3T), focusing on the net...