Mirko Zichichi

Mirko Zichichi
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial

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Introduction
I am a Doctoral Researcher with the Law, Science, and Technology Joint Doctorate—Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, affiliated with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Bologna and University of Turin. My Ph.D. research focuses on the location privacy and inference in online social networks and on the use of distributed ledger technologies and smart contracts for the protection and distribution of individuals’ personal data.

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This paper presents an analysis of the role of social media, specifically Twitter, in the context of non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs. Such emerging technology framing the creation and exchange of digital object, started years ago with early projects such as "CryptoPunks" and since early 2021, has received an increasing interest by a commu...
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The rise of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) in the financial sector has generated a socio-economic shift that triggered legal concerns and regulatory initiatives. While the anonymity of DLTs may safeguard the right to privacy, data protection and other civil liberties, lack of identification hinders accountability, investigati...
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Decentralised systems have been proved to be quite effective to allow for trusted and accountable data sharing, without the need to resort to a centralised party that collects all the information. While complete decentralisation provides important advantages in terms of data sovereignty, absence of bottlenecks and reliability, it also adds some iss...
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The enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the response of the European Union to the growing data-driven economy backed up by the largest companies in the world. It provides the data protection and portability needed by individuals that “unconsciously” generate personal data for “free” services offered by providers that...
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Dealing with a growing amount of data is a crucial challenge for the future of information and communication technologies. More and more devices are expected to transfer data through the Internet, therefore new solutions have to be designed in order to guarantee low latency and efficient traffic management. In this paper, we propose a solution that...
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In distributed environments, such as distributed ledgers technologies and other peer-to-peer architectures, communication represents a crucial topic. The ability to efficiently disseminate contents is strongly influenced by the type of system architecture, the protocol used to spread such contents over the network and the actual dynamicity of the c...
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Recently, a new generation of P2P systems capable of addressing data integrity and authenticity has emerged for the development of new applications for a "more" decentralized Internet, i.e., Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Decentralized File Systems (DFS). However, these technologies still have some unanswered issues, mostly related to da...
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Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Decentralized File Storages (DFS) are becoming increasingly used to create common, decentralized and trustless infrastructures where participants interact and collaborate in Peer-to-Peer interactions. A prominent use case is represented by decentralized data marketplaces, where users are consumers and provi...
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Plenty of research on smart mobility is currently devoted to the inclusion of novel decentralized software architectures to these systems, due to the inherent advantages in terms of transparency, traceability, trustworthiness. MOVO is a decentralized application (dApp) for smart mobility. It includes: (i) a module for collecting data from vehicles...
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This paper presents an architecture of a Personal Information Management System, in which individuals can define the access to their personal data by means of smart contracts. These smart contracts, running on the Ethereum blockchain, implement access control lists and grant immutability, traceability and verifiability of the references to personal...
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This paper presents an architecture, based on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and Decentralized File Storage (DFS) systems, to support the use of Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS). DLT and DFS are used to manage data sensed by mobile users equipped with devices with sensing capability. DLTs guarantee the immutability, traceabili...
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Data are becoming the cornerstone of many businesses and entire systems infrastructure. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are no different. The ability of intelligent vehicles and devices to acquire and share environmental measurements in the form of data is leading to the creation of smart services for the benefit of individuals. In this pa...
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Personal data has undoubtedly assumed a great value with the advancements on technologies able to gather it and infer from it. The businesses that operate in a data-driven economy offer services that rely on data collected about their users and usually they store this personal information in “silos” that impede transparency on their use and possibi...
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The aim of this paper is to understand if Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are ready to support complex services, such as those related to smart transportation systems. In smart transportation services, a huge amount of sensed data is generated by a multitude of vehicles. While DLTs provide very interesting features, such as immutability, tra...
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This paper presents a system architecture to promote the development of smart transportation systems. Thanks to the use of distributed ledgers and related technologies, it is possible to create, store and share data generated by users through their sensors, while moving. In particular, IOTA and IPFS are used to store and certify data (and their rel...
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Crowdfunding has become a popular form of collective funding, in which small donations or investments, made by groups of people, support the development of new projects in exchange of free products or different types of recognition. Social network sites, on the other hand, promote user cooperation and currently are at the basis of any individuals c...
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Crowdfunding has become a popular form of collective funding, in which small donations or investments, made by groups of people, support the development of new projects in exchange of free products or different types of recognition. Social network sites, on the other hand, promote user cooperation and currently are at the basis of any individuals c...

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