IEEE 9th World Forum on Internet of Things
12–27 October 2023 // Aveiro, Portugal

Tut‐08: Distributed, Robust and Trustworthy Service Delivery in Edge‐Assisted Green IoT

Distributed, Robust and Trustworthy Service Delivery in Edge‐Assisted Green IoT

ID: Tut-08



In this tutorial, we will overview Edge-assisted heterogeneous Green Internet of Things (IoT) network architectures as a potential solution for increased throughput and reduced latency in innovative applications. We will consider a general architecture in which either local or Fog/Edge/Cloud computation can be exploited across the Edge-to-Cloud continuum to achieve improvements in the energy efficiency of the ecosystem itself. Moreover, we will examine in depth a few crucial aspects of such a scenario, which lead to specific functions/modules to be implemented in the architecture. First, Location-Based Services (LBS) are investigated as a component to enable (in an energy-efficient manner) location-aware applications, by feeding (possibly accurate) positioning information obtained by means of simple, yet effective, low-complexity algorithms. Second, context-aware and user-centric resource allocation and service offloading/assignment algorithms are illustrated to manage the energy-efficient integration of networks with different computation and communication capabilities. Finally, security modules are discussed to securely-by-design counter-act the presence of malicious objects and users. The performance of these characteristics and modules is finally assessed in three relevant IoT-based use cases: (i) service allocation in cognitive scenarios, (ii) trustworthy range-based localization, and (iii) LBS integration in a realistic use case.


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marco Martalò:



Marco Martalò, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engg., University of Cagliari, Italy

Marco Martalò received the Ph.D. degree in information technologies from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2009. From 2012 to 2017, he was an Assistant Professor with E-Campus University, Italy, and also a Research Associate with the University of Parma, Italy, where he collabo- rated until 2020. Since 2020, he has been an Associate Professor of telecommunications with the University of Cagliari, Italy, where he is part of the Networks for Humans (Net4U) laboratory. His research interests are in the distributed wireless systems and networks, with specific focus on IoT scenarios. Moreover, his interests are in the security aspects of such systems, both from protocol design and trustworthy service provisioning points of view. He has coauthored the Springer book Sensor Networks with IEEE 802.15.4 Systems: Distributed Processing, MAC, and Connectivity. He is an IEEE senior member and has won a few awards in international conferences. He regularly serves as program committee member of several international conference and reviewers for international journals.



Virginia Pilloni, Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engg., University of Cagliari, Italy

Virginia Pilloni is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Her main research interests are focused on the Internet of Things and wireless ad-hoc networks, with particular attention to the improvement of their performance through task allocation. She received her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Cagliari in 2013. She is an expert evaluator of EU H2020 and BELSPO proposals. She has been involved in several national and international research projects. Virginia is an Editor of Elsevier Computer Networks and Frontiers in Communications and Networks. She has served as organization chair and program committee member of several international conferences. She is the Young Professional representative for the EMEA region of the IEEE ComSoc, a member of the IEEE ComSoc Member Services Board, and of IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals, where she currently is the awards chair for the IEEE ComSoc Best YP Awards.



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