Lorenzo Mucchi

Lorenzo Mucchi
University of Florence | UNIFI · Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione

Ph.D.

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October 2018 - present
University of Florence
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2014 - June 2014
University of Oulu
Position
  • Lecturer
May 2012 - May 2012
University of Oulu
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
October 1998 - March 2002
University of Florence
Field of study
  • Information Engineering

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Publications (159)
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The wide variety of services and applications that shall be supported by future wireless systems will lead to a high amount of sensitive data exchanged via radio, thus introducing a significant challenge for security. Moreover, in new networking paradigms, such as the Internet of Things, traditional methods of security may be difficult to implement...
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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) aim at integration of innovative technologies in next-generation vehicles in order to increase the safety and efficiency standards of vehicular traffic fluxes. Although many sensors are currently available in modern cars, mutual data exchange between vehicles in real-time will be crucial in future smart vehi...
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The sixth generation (6G) of mobile network will be composed by different nodes, from macro-devices (satellite) to nano-devices (sensors inside the human body), providing a full connectivity fabric all around us. These heterogeneous nodes constitute an ultra dense network managing tons of information, often very sensitive. To trust the services pro...
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In the last years a large variety of eHealth services and Apps for professional medical users have been developed for different scenarios. The increasing elderly population (+100% in 2050) makes urgent to implement tele-medicine paradigm in the healthcare structures. The need of monitoring large number of patients distributed over the territory, to...
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In this paper, we propose an unobtrusive method and architecture for monitoring a person’s presence and collecting his/her health-related parameters simultaneously in a home environment. The system is based on using a single ultra-wideband (UWB) impulse radar as a sensing device. Using UWB radars, we aim to recognize a person and some preselected m...
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Residual motion of upper limbs in individuals who experienced cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) is vital to achieve functional independence. Several interventions were developed to restore shoulder range of motion (ROM) in CSCI patients. However, shoulder ROM assessment in clinical practice is commonly limited to use of a simple goniometer. Conven...
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The last decades have been characterized by an exponential increase in digital services. The demand is foreseen to further increase in the next years, and mobile networks will have to mandatorily supply connections to enable digital services with very different requirements, from ultra high speed to ultra low latency. The deployment and the coexist...
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Visible light communication (VLC) is nowadays envisaged as a promising technology to enable new classes of services in intelligent transportation systems ranging, e.g., from assisted driving to autonomous vehicles. The assessment of the performance of VLC for automotive applications requires as a basic step a model of the transmission pattern and p...
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This paper presents a condensed review of the European smart body area network (BAN) standardization work and its already published standards. The work is carried out under the ETSI Technical Committee (TC) SmartBAN. The goal of ETSI TC SmartBAN is to define and develop new European BAN standards; fostering the successful market adoption of wireles...
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This work presents a characterization of a low-cost, low-latency Visible Light Communication (VLC) prototype for infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication for future Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The system consists of a regular traffic light as a transmitter (the red light is modulated with the information), and a photodetector as...
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Reducing energy consumption is one of the most important task of the approaching Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. Existing communication standards, such as 3G/4G, use complex protocols (active mode, sleep modes) in order to address the waste of energy. These protocols are forced to transmit when one frame is only partially filled with information...
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One of the main revolutionary features of 5G networks is the ultra-low latency that will enable new services such as those for the future smart vehicles. The 5G technology will be able to support extreme-low latency thanks to new technologies and the wide flexible architecture that integrates new spectra and access technologies. In particular, visi...
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This paper reports a detailed experimental characterization of non Line-of-Sight (LoS) optical performances of a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system using a real traffic light for ultra-low latency, infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communications for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) protocols. Despite the implementation of long-sought I...
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One of the main revolutionary features of 5G networks is the ultra-low latency that will enable new services such as those for the future smart vehicles. The 5G technology will be able to support extreme-low latency. Thanks to new technologies and the wide flexible architecture that integrates new spectra and access technologies. In particular, Vis...
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Emerging healthcare radio technologies are designed to operate in the 2:4GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band. Since both standardized (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) and non-standardized (proprietary) devices use the same frequency band, the aggregate interference may significantly affect the performance of medical wireless systems. This paper...
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The roles of trust, security and privacy are somewhat interconnected, but different facets of next generation networks. The challenges in creating a trustworthy 6G involve multidisciplinary spanning technology, regulation, techno-economics, politics and ethics. This white paper addresses their fundamental research challenges in three key areas: Tru...
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The roles of trust, security and privacy are somewhat interconnected, but different facets of next generation networks. The challenges in creating a trustworthy 6G are multidisciplinary spanning technology, regulation, techno-economics, politics and ethics. This white paper addresses their fundamental research challenges in three key areas. Trust:...
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This paper reports a detailed experimental characterization of optical performances of Visible Light Communication (VLC) system using a real traffic light for ultra-low latency, infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communications for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) protocols. Despite the implementation of long sought ITS protocols poses the cru...
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Molecular communication (MC) is a new communication paradigm where, opposite to radio or optical communication, the information flow is based on the molecules exchange and chemical interactions. Thanks to the high biological compatibility and nano-scale feasibility, MC is a promising communication technology for health applications, from disease de...
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This paper reports and discusses the results of a measurement campaign of an ultra-wide band positioning (UWB) system for monitoring players in sports. In particular, the present work aims to investigate how the location of the tag worn on the player’s body affects the system performance in a five-a-side football scenario. Four static UWB receivers...
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This work presents the performance evaluation of an ultra-wide band (UWB) positioning system for monitoring athletes in sports. Focusing on a five-a-side football scenario, the objective of this paper is to evaluate the performance of the proposed UWB positioning system by considering three different heights of the receiver antenna: 1 m, 1.6 m and...
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Wearable devices and wireless communications, combined with personalized health management, are future trends that healthcare practices and procedures are heading toward. To facilitate this progress, new technologies and methods are required to provide reliable measurements, end-to-end communications, and data analysis mechanisms from the data sour...
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Body Area Networks, BodyNets 2020, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 15 papers presented were selected from 30 submissions and issue new technologies to provide trustable...
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Family associations, educational and university institutions, political and health systems, companies and local agencies, and third sector organizations are involved in and committed to consolidate the historical and cultural path of children’s right to play, including children with disabilities. The objective of this paper is to explore the potent...
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The fifth generation (5G) mobile network will provide features that are not possible with the current technology. 5G enables new services for the city of the future, such as real-time information to the vehicles. In this type of service, latency is one of the key element. 5G and VLC are both technologies that can provide ultra-low latency services....
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Persons with dementia face several challenges in daily life and the consequences of the disease can be a threat to live a dignified life. Martha Nussbaum has developed the concept of dignified life for people with dementia and suggests the capability approach focusing on what people are able to do and to be in certain agreed-upon areas. Particularl...
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This paper deals with the description of an effective solution for tele-monitoring and tele-assistance of diabetics patients which resorts to the use of the recently launched 5G cellular networks. The proposed solution allows the provision of a tele-monitoring service for chronic diabetic patients, which provides proactive remote interaction of the...
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Visible Light Communications (VLC) represents a very promising technology for the implementation of revolutionary Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) protocols. In cooperative ITS, where the interconnection of vehicular units will enable for revolutionary protocols such as car platooning, queue avoidance, and for many critical automatic and/or...
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The biocompatibility and nanoscale features of Molecular Communication (MC) make this paradigm, based on molecules and chemical reactions, an enabler for communication theory applications in the healthcare at its biological level (e.g., bimolecular disease detection/monitoring and intelligent drug delivery). However, the adoption of MC-based innova...
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Network secrecy is vital for a variety of wireless applications and can be accomplished by exploiting network interference. Recently, interference engineering strategies (IESs) have been developed to harness network interference, depending on the wireless environment (node distribution, transmission policy, and channel conditions). Typically, the n...
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The integration of Visible-Light Communications technology (VLC) in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is a very promising platform for a cost-effective implementation of revolutionary ITS and cooperative ITS protocols. In this paper, we propose an infrastructure-to-vehicle-to-vehicle (I2V2V) VLC system for ITS, implementing it through a regu...
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Visible light communication (VLC) is nowadays envisaged as a promising technology to enable new classes of services in intelligent transportation systems ranging e.g. from assisted driving to autonomous vehicles. The assessment of the performance of VLC for automotive applications requires as a basic step a model of the propagation of the VLC signa...
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks, BodyNets 2019, held in Florence, Italy, in October 2019. The 27 papers presented were selected from 54 submissions and issue new technologies to provide trustable measuring and communications mechanisms from the data source...
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The fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication systems is considered the key technology to enable a wide range of application scenarios and the effective spreading of the smart city concept. Vertical business use cases, specifically designed for the future 5G city, will have a strong economical and social impact. For this reason, ongoing 5G fi...
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An innovative wireless sensor network (WSN) based on Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology for 3D accurate superficial monitoring of ground deformations, as landslides and subsidence, is proposed. The system has been designed and developed as part of an European Life+ project, called Wi-GIM (Wireless Sensor Network for Ground Instability Monitoring). Th...
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An innovative wireless sensor network (WSN) based on Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology for 3D accurate superficial monitoring of ground deformations, as landslides and subsidence, is proposed. The system has been designed and developed as part of an European Life+ project, called Wi-GIM (Wireless Sensor Network for Ground Instability Monitoring). Th...
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Reports on the standards activities of the IEEE Communications Society(ComSoc) The standards development activities are conducted in partnership with the IEEE-Standard Association (SA) Standards Board (SASB), with appropriate, as needed liaison with other standards bodies. The ComSoc Standards Development Board or, in IEEE-SA’s nomenclature, COM/SD...
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Ground displacement monitoring is one of the most important aspects of early warning systems and risk management strategies when addressing phenomena such as landslides or subsidence. Several types of instrumentation already exist, but those able to provide real-time warnings on multiple time series are typically based on expensive technology, high...
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In this paper, performance of different indicators for the profiling of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) wireless propagation channel are analyzed. In particular, the γ-indicator and the kurtosis index k are compared in terms of the standard error. In order to improve the accuracy in the kurtosis case, results of the bootstrap error procedure are also accompl...
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Wireless communications’ infrastructures are frequently selected as a cable replacement in many applications, giving an immediate advantage on the wireless investment. However, the worldwide proliferation of wireless local area network (WLAN) imposed large investments on the network security. In the early days of the Internet, its layered protocol...
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Sallent es una población situada a 60 km de Barcelona, en la Cuenca Potásica Catalana. Una parte de su trama urbana se ubica sobre una zona de subsidencia, detectada y monitorizada desde finales de los años 90 hasta la actualidad. Esta subsidencia está relacionada con una antigua explotación minera y por la presencia de una gran cavidad subterránea...
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ETSI Technical Committee (TC) Smart Body Area Network (SmartBAN) defines and specifies low power physical and medium access control layers for smart body area networks. Several use cases have been defined for SmartBAN, such as sleep monitoring, fall monitoring and apnea monitoring. The specialist task force 511 (STF511), working under ETSI TC Smart...
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Information-theoretical approaches can ensure security regardless of the computational power of the attackers. Requirements for the application of this theory are: 1) assuring an advantage over the eavesdroppers quality of reception and 2) knowing where the eavesdropper is. The traditional metrics are the secrecy capacity or outage, which are both...
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The provision of enhanced augmented reality services to mobile users based on the Human Bond Communication (HBC) paradigm will rely on the definition of a high performance and highly reconfigurable network architecture for the exchange of sensory information. A network capable of securely and efficiently transmitting data, incorporating all the fiv...