The Internet of Things

20th Tyrrhenian Workshop on Digital Communications

  • Daniel Giusto
  • Antonio Iera
  • Giacomo Morabito
  • Luigi Atzori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Networking Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manuel Crotti, Francesco Gringoli, Luca Salgarelli
      Pages 13-25
    3. Luca Bergesio, Mirko Franceschinis, Maurizio Spirito, Riccardo Tomasi
      Pages 27-38
    4. Emanuele Cipollone, Francesca Cuomo, Anna Abbagnale
      Pages 39-48
    5. Emanuele Scuderi, Rocco Emilio Parrinello, David Izal, Gian Paolo Perrucci, Frank H. P. Fitzek, Sergio Palazzo et al.
      Pages 49-57
    6. Stefano Busanelli, Gianluigi Ferrari, Sooksan Panichpapiboon
      Pages 59-68
    7. Enzo Baccarelli, Mauro Biagi, Nicola Cordeschi, Tatiana Patriarca, Valentina Polli
      Pages 79-88
    8. Mirko Luca Lobina, Tatiana Onali
      Pages 89-96
  3. The Role of the Middleware

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 98-98
    2. Antonio Puliafito, Angelo Cucinotta, Antonino Longo Minnolo, Angelo Zaia
      Pages 99-108
    3. Franco Pirri, Maria Chiara Pettenati, Samuele Innocenti, Davide Chini, Lucia Ciofi
      Pages 119-127
  4. Localization and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 156-156
    2. Ugo Biader Ceipidor, Massimiliano Dibitonto, Luca D’Ascenzo, Carlo Maria Medaglia
      Pages 157-165
    3. Marco Martalò, Gianluigi Ferrari
      Pages 167-176

About these proceedings


This book presents a selection of papers submitted to the 20th Tyrrhenian Workshop, which took place in September 2009 in Sardinia, Italy. The workshop focused on the "Internet of Things." This subject is quickly emerging in the wireless technology arena. It describes the pervasive presence of a variety of devices—such as sensors, actuators, and mobile phones—which, through unique addressing schemes, are able to interact and cooperate with each other to reach common goals. This novel paradigm, which originated from the idea of "smart" environments, will be sure to impact the future of logistics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, business and process management, assisted living, E-health, and other applications.

The Internet of Things covers a wide array of essential topics related to this emerging paradigm, including infrastructures and applications, communication systems and network architectures, embedded systems, and location and tracking through navigation sensors. It also addresses the technological and social implications of this technology, as well as challenges that may arise.


IEEE 80 Internet of Things Protection Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) ZIGBee ad-hoc network communication system development future internet radio-frequency identification (RFID) routing wireless sensor network wireless technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Giusto
    • 1
  • Antonio Iera
    • 2
  • Giacomo Morabito
    • 3
  • Luigi Atzori
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipto. Ingegneria Elettrica eUniversità di CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Fac. IngegneriaUniversità MediterraneaReggio CalabriaItaly
  3. 3.Dipto. Ingegneria ElettricaUniversità CataniaCataniaItaly
  4. 4.Dipto. Ingegneria Elettrica eUniversità di CagliariCagliariItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1673-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1674-7
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