Javier Prieto

Javier Prieto
Universidad de Salamanca · Bioinformatic, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology (BISITE)

PhD Telecommunications

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January 2009 - February 2014
Universidad de Valladolid
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Publications (112)
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The pandemic experienced in the last two years in the world has led people to be much more careful in their social relations, keeping their social distance and using hygienic prevention measures. However, when it is necessary to enter crowded closed environments, people feel insecure and are more afraid of contagion. This situation leads to the nee...
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Communication systems and networks are evolving as an integral part of not only of our everyday life but also as a part of the industry, fundamental infrastructures, companies, etc. Current directions and concepts, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), promise enhanced quality of life, greater business opportunities, cost-effective manufacturing, a...
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The management of software incidents is a process that involves a significant cost in the context of software development. The introduction of artificial intelligence techniques in the issue management process can help to reduce these costs, covering tasks such as the detection of duplicate issues, related issues, prioritization or assignment. This...
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Blockchain technology is used as a distributed ledger to store and secure data and perform transactions between entities in smart grids. This paper proposes a platform based on blockchain technology and the multi-agent system paradigm to allow for the creation of an automated peer-to-peer electricity market in micro-grids. The use of a permissioned...
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A robótica móvel é um campo que vem crescendo constantemente nos últimos anos, possuindo aplicações em diversas áreas como a indústria, agricultura, medicina, entre outros. Sendo o ROS uma das principais plataformas de desenvolvimento de softwares desta área e visando a disseminação do conhecimento destas tecnologias, foi proposto um hackathon para...
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In recent years it has been demonstrated that the use of the traditional property registry models involves the risk of corruption along with long waiting times. This paper points out the main problems associated with conventional models and makes a survey of the new ones that are based on blockchain technology. This type of model is already being d...
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Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) is a concept devised for improving the operation of modern factories through the use of the latest technologies, under paradigms such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Big Data. One of such technologies is Blockchain, which is able to provide industrial processes with security, trust, tra...
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The increasing urbanisation and digitalisation taking place all around the world has increased the interest in Smart Cities (SCs). The main goal of any SC is to provide a high quality of life to its citizens by enhancing the quality of the public and private services. However, mass-adoption of the IoT technology and IT technology creates a series o...
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Cryptocurrencies are fungible digital assets whose market capitalization has not stopped growing since the appearance of their first use case in 2009, Bitcoin. However, one of the biggest problems facing cryptocurrencies is the enormous fluctuation of their value in the market. To help understand different patterns in cryptocurrency ecosystems, sev...
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Artificial intelligence algorithms, developed for traditional computing, based on Von Neumann’s architecture, are slow and expensive in terms of computational resources. Quantum mechanics has opened up a new world of possibilities within this field, since, thanks to the basic properties of a quantum computer, a great degree of parallelism can be ac...
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In recent years it has been demonstrated that the use of the traditional property registry models involves the risk of corruption along with long waiting times. This paper points out the main problems of conventional models and makes a survey on new ones, based on blockchain technology, already being developed as proof of concepts by different coun...
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Globalization has led to a new paradigm where the traditional industries, such as agriculture, employ vanguard technologies to broaden its possibilities into what is known as smart farming and the agri-food industry 4.0. This industry needs to adapt to the current market through an efficient use of resources while being environmentally friendly. Th...
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The optimization of energy use in family homes and public buildings is an ongoing topic of discussion. State-of-the-art research has almost always focused on reducing the consumption of heating systems, airconditioning or lighting. Despite their importance, user-related variables, such as comfort, are normally not included in the optimization proce...
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Land typology classification is one of the main challenges of Land Registries all around the world. This process has historically been carried out by hand, requiring a large workforce and long processing times. Satellite imagery is shaking up the information retrieval methods for rural areas, where automatic algorithms have also been developed for...
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The advances in data computing and analysis methodologies have contributed to the added value of data. Several years ago it was difficult to imagine that we would ever be able to extract such a large amount of information from the Internet. All this thanks to the ability of current techniques to process large volumes of data in a short period of ti...
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Machine Learning has recently emerged as a new paradigm for processing all types of information. In particular, Artificial Intelligence is attractive to corporations & research institutions as it provides innovative solutions for unsolved problems, & it enjoys a great popularity among the general public. However, despite the fact that Machine Learn...
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Logistics services involve a wide range of transport operations between distributors and clients. Currently, the large number of intermediaries are a challenge for this sector, as it makes all the processes more complicated. To face that problem, we propose a system that uses smart contracts to remove intermediaries and speed up logistics activitie...
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The drop in the area of land available for agriculture and the growth of the population is creating more food demand and this makes farmers turn to the new technologies to increase or maintain the quantity and quality of agricultural products. Cloud computing has been playing an important role in the last decade. Unlike Cloud computing, Edge Comput...
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New mapping and location service applications have focused on offering improved usability and service based on multimodal passenger experiences from door to door. This helps citizens to develop greater confidence in and adherence to multimodal transport services. These applications focus on adapting to the needs of users during their journeys thank...
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Detection of video duplicates is an active field of research, motivated by the protection of intellectual property, the fight against piracy or the tracing of the origin of reused video segments. In this work, a method for the detection of duplicate videos is proposed and implemented, making use of deep learning methods and techniques typical of th...
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This book brings together past insights, current research and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real-world problems. The book is based on the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2020 (DCAI...
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The development and integration of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) or edge computing devices is contributing to the formation of an increasingly digital, intelligent and connected world. As a result, there is a massive flow of data in different sectors of human activity. One example is intelligent buildings, where thousands of com...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm allows the interconnection of millions of sensor devices gathering information and forwarding to the Cloud, where data is stored and processed to infer knowledge and perform analysis and predictions. Cloud service providers charge users based on the computing and storage resources used in the Cloud. In this reg...
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Documentation and conservation of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) are crucial to preserving humankind’s history and traditions, safeguarding tangible testimonies of past human life while ensuring its accessibility to future generations. The TECTONIC (Technological Consortium TO develop sustainability of underwater Cultural Heritage) project is p...
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The rapid growth of digital health information has elevated the application and egress of data analytics healthcare industry. One proposed solution, health recommender systems (HRS) have emerged for patient-oriented decision making to recommend better healthcare advice based on profile health records (PHR) and patient databases. The HRS can enhance...
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In this paper, the problem of robust adaptive fault-tolerant tracking control with state-prediction performance is analyzed for a class of Iot temperature systems subject to accuracy states uncertainties and external disturbances. In order to ensure the efficiency of our new adaptive temperature control algorithm, we propose a new control strategy...
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Healthcare facilities spend a lot of resources on taking care of patients while they recover from their illnesses. IoT (Internet of Things) devices are used to monitor and control the environment of healthcare facilities. According to Spanish standards of hygiene and safety in hospitals: the temperature must be between 18 \(^{\circ }\) and 24 \(^{\...
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A few years ago, hitting the silo container from the outside was the only way of knowing whether it had to be refilled with feed or water. However, current advances make it possible to develop more evolved mechanisms that not only allow the farmer to know if it is necessary to fill the silo with feed but give a precise estimate of the quantity of f...
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Intelligent agriculture has the potential of increasing sustainability and productivity in the field of agriculture and livestock, through efficient and precise use of resources. Thus, this technology gives the possibility of promoting growth in developing countries through automation and control of repetitive farming activities, such as monitoring...
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Logistics services involve a wide range of transport operations between distributors and clients. Currently, the large number of intermediaries are a challenge for this sector, as it makes all the processes more complicated. This paper proposes a system that uses smart contracts and blockchain technology to remove intermediaries and speed up logist...
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As a result of the 2017 boom in the cryptocurrency market, some governments around the world have begun to work in the direction of regularizing and supervising digital currency. People have gained trust in the use of cryptocurrency thanks to the security of the blockchain technology and of their economic ecosystem. This paper reviews the challenge...
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Blockchain technology (BT) allows the development of platforms in which micropayments can be carried out between machines without the need for human intervention. Thus its capabilities make it suitable as the technology for energy management in islanded microgrids (MGs) based on automatic micropayments between the entities of the system. In this ch...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) ceased to be a novel technology to become part of daily life through the millions of sensors, devices and tools that measure, collect, process and transfer data. The need to exchange, process, filter and store this huge volume of data has led to the emergence of Edge Computing (EC). The purpose of this new paradigm is t...
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Although the majority application of Blockchain Technologies (BT) are in the field of cryptocurrencies, they are gradually spreading to other services where a decentralized, reliable and immutable model makes sense. One of the fields where the use of Blockchain Technologies is spreading the most is in Smart Contracts, computer programs which are ex...
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Logistics services involve a wide range of transport operations between distributors and clients. Currently, the large number of intermediaries are a challenge for this sector, as it makes all the processes more complicated. In this paper we propose a system that uses smart contracts to remove intermediaries and speed up logistics activities. In ad...
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Power utilities experience large losses of electricity in distribution from power plants to the end consumer. There are two types of losses: technical and non-technical. Among non-technical losses is a very prominent one: electrical fraud. In this paper we propose a new system to detect fraud. A blockchain is used to store the data collected by the...
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With its strong coverage, low energy consumption, low cost and great connectiv-ity, the Internet of Things technology has become the key technology in smart cities. However, faced with a large number of terminals, the rational allocation of limited resources, the topology and non-uniformity of smart buildings, the fusion of heterogeneous data becom...
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In this paper, the problem of robust adaptive fault-tolerant tracking control with state-prediction performance is analyzed for a class of Iot temperature systems subject to accuracy states uncertainties and external disturbances. In order to ensure the efficiency of our new adap-tive temperature control algorithm, we propose a new control strategy...
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End-users are more active because of demand response programs and the penetration of distributed energy resources in the bottom-layer of the power systems. This paper presents a virtual organization of agents of the power distribution grid for local energy trade. An iterative algorithm is proposed; it enables interaction between end-users and the D...
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Forecasting energy usage is a challenge that enables power suppliers to address particular behaviors. These activities that power suppliers may perform include finding out the customers' behavior in order to adapt their prices to their consumption or the intervals at which energy demand will be higher and have planned the adjustment of supply chain...
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This paper investigates distributed continuous-time fault estimation for multiple devices in Internet of Things (IoT) networks by using a hybrid between cooperative control and state prediction techniques. Firstly, a mode-dependent intermediate temperature matrix is designed, which constructs an intermediate estimator to estimate faulty temperature...
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IoT network generates a large amount of data. This means that the monitoring and control of these networks and the transfer of packets from the IoT network to the server can cause communications to collapse. On the other hand, due to the large volume of data stored in the databases the monitoring of the IoT network needs very powerful servers to ha...
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The monitoring of the Internet of things networks depends to a great extent on the availability and correct functioning of all the network nodes that collect data. This network nodes all of which must correctly satisfy their purpose to ensure the efficiency and high quality of monitoring and control of the internet of things networks. This paper fo...
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Unobtrusive indoor location systems must rely on methods that avoid the deployment of large hardware infrastructures or require information owned by network administrators. Fingerprinting methods can work under these circumstances by comparing the real-time received RSSI values of a smartphone coming from existing Wi-Fi access points with a previou...
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The increase in energy consumption in the European Union has increased considerably in recent decades. Much of this consumption comes from the residential sector. Buildings are responsible for most of Europe's �nal energy consumption (40%) and represent the greatest potential for energy savings.
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There is a wide variety of industrial processes that waste a great deal of energy. These processes have been optimized to a large extent and work is continuing to prevent this energy from being wasted. One of the activities in which the greatest amount of energy is wasted occurs in power plants during power generation processes. This energy can be...
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This letter presents a novel multi-sensor probability hypothesis density (PHD) filter for multi-target tracking by means of multiple or even massive sensors that are linked by a fusion center or by a peer-to-peer network. As the challenge we confront, little is known about the statistical properties of the sensors in terms of their measurement nois...
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This paper presents the design and development of an innovative multiagent system based on virtual organizations. The multiagent system manages information from wireless sensor networks for knowledge discovery and decision making in rural environments. The multiagent system has been built over the cloud computing paradigm to provide better flexibil...
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The sensorization of machines used in industries (Industry 4.0) and the ability to connect them to a data network, have changed the way companies maintain and optimize the performance of their machines. Each one is capable of generating large volumes of data daily, big data methodologies can now be applied to these data in order to extract knowledg...
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One of the main problems in urban environments is the accumulation of waste. A large percentage of waste can be recycled, preventing it from being deposited at landfills or uncontrolled sites, contributing to air, soil and water pollution. Although today’s systems collect and separate different types of waste, a large part of waste is not disposed...
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Until now, most of the proposals made to optimise energy consumption in the home have not taken into account the preferences of its inhabitants in terms of comfort. In addition, the proposed systems often fail to optimise the power consumption of HVACs and lighting systems. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a solution that controls the factors...
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One of the problems we encounter when dealing with the optimization of household energy consumption is how to reduce the consumption of air conditioning systems without reducing the comfort level of the residents. The systems that have been proposed so far do not succeed at optimizing the electricity consumed by heating and air conditioning systems...
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Educational innovation is a field that has been greatly enriched by using technology in its processes, resulting in a learning model where information comes from numerous sources and collaboration takes place among multiple students. One attractive challenge within educational innovation is the design of collaborative learning activities from the s...
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This paper analyses customers’ demand flexibility in a local power trading scenario through an Ising spin-based model. We look at quantitative information on the two-way relationships between power exchanges and spin dynamics. To this end, a modified version of the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm was implemented, including a gradient descent through...
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At present, the domotization of homes and public buildings is becoming increasingly popular. Domotization is most commonly applied to the field of energy management, since it gives the possibility of managing the consumption of the devices connected to the electric network, the way in which the users interact with these devices, as well as other ex...
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Educational innovation is a field that has been greatly enriched by using technology in its processes, resulting in a learning model where information comes from numerous sources and collaboration takes place among multiple students. One attractive challenge within educational innovation is the design of collaborative learning activities from the s...